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Old 02-16-2011, 10:24 PM   #226
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So, wait, I'm confused-she says she's breast-fed her babies and yet she still objects to Mrs. Obama promoting that very activity? Huh? Am I understanding that right?

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The government shouldn't promote health.

Except when it's a Republican, when their NOW hero Reagan and his wife promoted health it was good government, when a Democrat promotes health it's bad socialist.

This is the tea party logic. Try to follow along if you can.
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:56 PM   #227
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The government shouldn't promote health.

Except when it's a Republican, when their NOW hero Reagan and his wife promoted health it was good government, when a Democrat promotes health it's bad socialist.

This is the tea party logic. Try to follow along if you can.


"The government shouldn't promote health."


I agree.
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:44 PM   #228
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"The government shouldn't promote health."


I agree.
Care to explain why? I'm having a hard time finding any downside to governments encouraging healthy living choices.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:12 PM   #229
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Care to explain why? I'm having a hard time finding any downside to governments encouraging healthy living choices.

It's not their business to be messing with my food choices.

It's not in the U.S. Constitution to limit the salt in my oyster stew.


I'm still trying to understand why some seem to love giving a central government more and more power over our lives.
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Do you have a problem with the government giving people information?
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:20 PM   #231
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Do you have a problem with the government giving people information?
Do you have a problem with people questioning what the government tells them?
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:22 PM   #232
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Do you have a problem with people questioning what the government tells them?
No. I do have a problem with people questioning things the government say simply because it's the government and not because of any actual argument of merit.
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No. I do have a problem with people questioning things the government say simply because it's the government and not because of any actual argument of merit.

Did I do that?
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:13 PM   #234
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Cable company didn't want to run broadband access all the way out to the unibomber shed?
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It's not their business to be messing with my food choices.

It's not in the U.S. Constitution to limit the salt in my oyster stew.


I'm still trying to understand why some seem to love giving a central government more and more power over our lives.
I feel you man.

Just today the Secret Police busted into my house threw out my overly-salted chili.

"On Obama's orders" apparently. That's what they said, anyway.

Will nothing stop this overreaching, oppresive government:?
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It's not in the U.S. Constitution to limit the salt in my oyster stew.
Dump a kilo of salt in your oyster stew and eat it 5 times a day, nobody gives a shit!
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Did I do that?
Yes. You do it quite frequently. You just did right there, with the salt on your oyster thing.
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It's not their business to be messing with my food choices.

It's not in the U.S. Constitution to limit the salt in my oyster stew.


I'm still trying to understand why some seem to love giving a central government more and more power over our lives.
The government has not messed with your food choices. You've never shown ONE example of them doing so.

I'm still trying to understand why you don't understand this issue.
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The government has not messed with your food choices. You've never shown ONE example of them doing so.

I'm still trying to understand why you don't understand this issue.
He works in education, I think the local public school board has probably threatened to replace Tastycakes Powdered Donuts and Pizza Hut Wednesdays with communist choices like garden salad.

In which case, he's welcome to try and find a job with a private school that believes in his personal value system. What freedom of choice he has! What a country!
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