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Discussion in 'Community' started by Ghost, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent 2017 Celebrity Deathpool Winner star 10

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    Watching bits of this made me want to vomit. History will remember Bush as a good President only if the entire political spectrum to the left of the graph is utterly destroyed.
     
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  2. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's getting there. Just give it time.
     
  3. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent 2017 Celebrity Deathpool Winner star 10

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    According to Chris Matthews the word "Iraq" was not mentioned once.
     
  4. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Jimmy Carter spoke fondly of W.

    The end must be nigh, hold loved ones close.
     
  5. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    I think Barbara Bush saying she was tired of President Bush's was better! :p
     
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  6. AAAAAH

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    always liked barbara
     
  7. Ghost

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  8. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    they can have my pirated emeli sande album when they pry it from my cold dead harddrive
     
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  9. Juliet316

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  10. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    wrong trhead
     
  11. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Compared to the clowns who ran on the GOP ticket in 2012 and continue to be front runners in that party, Bush 43 looks pretty damn good.

    I've always said that I'd have a steak and a beer with the guy, even if he never has gotten my vote and never would.
     
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  12. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    What do chimpanzees usually eat? I'd watch him eat that while having a beer.
     
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  13. shinjo_jedi

    shinjo_jedi Jedi Master star 5

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    Other than Hillary, my favorite ex-First Lady since Jacqueline Kennedy.
     
  14. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Just saw it today, it's about a month old. If I were elected supreme leader tomorrow, there would be some sort of censure for stuff like this. And a citation written for wasting the taxpayer's time. Which we would use to fund healthcare.



    Apologies for any nightmares caused.
     
  15. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's stuff like that flight controller "fix" that make me embarrassed to be an American. Whenever people with money get affected, changes happen fast. When it's mostly poor people, nothing happens.

    To rebut Margaret Thatcher: I don't want the poor to be poorer, I want the rich to be less rich so that they have more connection with the rest of the population. Inequality is a disease, a cancer, and it's eating this country alive.
     
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  16. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    In the words of Hubert Humphrey, it is the greatest threat to world peace that we have.

    I will never understand the utter lack of concern for it among conservatives, much less the outright endorsement of it.
     
  17. Emperor_Billy_Bob

    Emperor_Billy_Bob Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Because that is what conservatism is. The protection of inequality. It has no other all-encompassing definition.
     
  18. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah, go figure.

    Let the something something "but...freedom!" something something posts begin.
     
  19. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent 2017 Celebrity Deathpool Winner star 10

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    I think the upcoming movie Elisium with illustrate this nicely. At the very least the trailer shows it as the ultimate ivory tower. Paradise for the rich, and only for the rich.

    What some of the 1% think

    On one point I think the mega rich and their politicians are stupid. If they brought the poor up to middle class and helped that middle class thrive they would make more money then they ever dreamed of. So because they are not doing that I think they are truly the stupid people.

    One the other hand they may well be aware of that but don't care and would rather just subjugate the middle class into the realms of the poor because they just like th eidea. In this case they are diabolocal.

    There is something to be said for dealing with what THEY have set up, and becoming wealthy within THEIR rules. That is literally embodied in Gordon Gekko(Gecko?) in Wall Street. But most people do not want to become empty inside so they can afford a Bugatti.
     
  20. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent 2017 Celebrity Deathpool Winner star 10

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    Related to that last post, I'll just leave THIS HERE

    I'm still absorbing it. I may comment later.
     
  21. Emperor_Billy_Bob

    Emperor_Billy_Bob Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    So Condoleeza Rice is a ****. Good to know.
     
  22. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Disgusting, but I wish I were surprised.
     
  23. shinjo_jedi

    shinjo_jedi Jedi Master star 5

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    What is more embarrassing is the right's (and many on the left's) uproar over cancelled White House tours. Gut funding for education, health care for the poor and elderly, soldiers, programs for the poor, the environment, whatever and people cheer that we just cut waste. But cancel public tours of the White House and it's a travesty. The flight controller "fix" is low, but like at least someone - anyone - was substantially affected.

    I think narcissistic politics is dangerous (and a large part of what conservatism is founded upon). Matt Yglesias at Slate had a great article on this regarding Rob Portman (i.e., he only came around to gay marriage after his son came out and he realized the effect it could have on someone but was unable to put himself in someone else's shoes prior to that).
     
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  24. Juliet316

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    MSNBC must have been bored today because they picked on Bachmann for misquoting Shakespeare.

    I don't like the woman, but that's such a trite thing to call somebody out on (especially when the person has committed much more egregious faux pas in the past)
     
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  25. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    Yeah, I forgot about that. :rolleyes: