Fun with Santorum: My Weather Service Is Better than Yours - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Free Your Mind > Free Your Mind Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-04-2005, 12:33 PM   #1
pax
ONE
love, blood, life
 
pax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Ewen's new American home
Posts: 11,412
Local Time: 06:17 PM
Fun with Santorum: My Weather Service Is Better than Yours

http://www.slate.com/id/2123557/

HOW many days until the 2006 elections??
__________________

__________________
and you hunger for the time
time to heal, desire, time


Join Amnesty.
pax is offline  
Old 08-04-2005, 12:42 PM   #2
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Se7en's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: all around in the dark - everywhere
Posts: 3,531
Local Time: 05:17 PM
Quote:
On the one hand, the Republican senator from Pennsylvania says that the free market system is godly: It "not only produces wealth but also virtuous people whose worldly enterprise complements the work of the Creator." Big government, I need hardly add, is an unholy lumbering giant that's "overly intrusive and burdensome."
sorry, i couldn't make it past the second paragraph.
__________________

__________________
Se7en is offline  
Old 08-04-2005, 01:26 PM   #3
Blue Crack Distributor
 
tiny dancer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: small town Pennsylvania, USA
Posts: 87,250
Local Time: 10:17 PM
Pax, is man is insane and scarey. Bob Casey just has to defeat this man in the 2006 election. Trust me I will be helping out with getting him elelcted with the State and my local Democratic party.
__________________
Into the heart of a child...
tiny dancer is offline  
Old 08-04-2005, 08:35 PM   #4
ONE
love, blood, life
 
zonelistener's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: six convenient metro locations
Posts: 14,747
Local Time: 05:17 PM
ya know...it's too bad I will most likely be FAR from Penna. during the 2006 election.
__________________
zonelistener is offline  
Old 08-05-2005, 06:14 AM   #5
Blue Crack Addict
 
U2democrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: England by way of 'Murica.
Posts: 22,140
Local Time: 10:17 PM
I hope santorum tanks. We're having a big senate race here in VA (especially if warner runs) so i'll be working on that here...otherwise I'd help out with the PA race.
__________________
U2democrat is offline  
Old 08-05-2005, 08:51 AM   #6
Blue Crack Addict
 
verte76's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: hoping for changes
Posts: 23,331
Local Time: 10:17 PM
Santorum has got to go. He's a disgrace.
__________________
verte76 is offline  
Old 08-05-2005, 10:18 AM   #7
Blue Crack Addict
 
nbcrusader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Southern California
Posts: 22,071
Local Time: 02:17 PM
Yet another example of how our elected officials twist national policy for the benefit of a few constituents in their state.
__________________
nbcrusader is offline  
Old 08-05-2005, 10:29 AM   #8
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
80sU2isBest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 4,970
Local Time: 05:17 PM
"On the one hand, the Republican senator from Pennsylvania says that the free market system is godly: It "not only produces wealth but also virtuous people whose worldly enterprise complements the work of the Creator." Big government, I need hardly add, is an unholy lumbering giant that's "overly intrusive and burdensome."

Quote:
Originally posted by Se7en

sorry, i couldn't make it past the second paragraph.
What's wrong with that? Many wealthy people do use their money to help mankind.
__________________
80sU2isBest is offline  
Old 08-05-2005, 12:27 PM   #9
ONE
love, blood, life
 
FizzingWhizzbees's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: the choirgirl hotel
Posts: 12,614
Local Time: 10:17 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by 80sU2isBest
"On the one hand, the Republican senator from Pennsylvania says that the free market system is godly: It "not only produces wealth but also virtuous people whose worldly enterprise complements the work of the Creator." Big government, I need hardly add, is an unholy lumbering giant that's "overly intrusive and burdensome."



What's wrong with that? Many wealthy people do use their money to help mankind.
What's wrong with it is that he implies that a free-market economy is in some way endorsed by God. I've heard many people say they can't understand how Christianity, a religion which advocates caring for the poor and vulnerable, can be used to justify an economic system which actively disadvantages the most vulnerable people in the world.

Even without getting into a debate about the merits of free-market economics, the way that Santorum implies that his views on economics are "godly" is offensive.
__________________
FizzingWhizzbees is offline  
Old 08-05-2005, 04:39 PM   #10
Blue Crack Addict
 
nbcrusader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Southern California
Posts: 22,071
Local Time: 02:17 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by FizzingWhizzbees
Even without getting into a debate about the merits of free-market economics, the way that Santorum implies that his views on economics are "godly" is offensive.
How are his views on economics "offensive"? He is simply matching his economic views to his religious beliefs.
__________________
nbcrusader is offline  
Old 08-05-2005, 04:53 PM   #11
ONE
love, blood, life
 
FizzingWhizzbees's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: the choirgirl hotel
Posts: 12,614
Local Time: 10:17 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by nbcrusader


How are his views on economics "offensive"? He is simply matching his economic views to his religious beliefs.
He stated that he believes his particular brand of free-market economics to be "godly" thus implying that those who support other economic policies are in some way "ungodly." That's what I find offensive.
__________________
FizzingWhizzbees is offline  
Old 08-05-2005, 05:52 PM   #12
Blue Crack Addict
 
nbcrusader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Southern California
Posts: 22,071
Local Time: 02:17 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by FizzingWhizzbees


He stated that he believes his particular brand of free-market economics to be "godly" thus implying that those who support other economic policies are in some way "ungodly." That's what I find offensive.
If we treat every statement lik e"X is Good" to imply that "not-X is not Good", we could be offended any time someone makes a statement.

I just don't see the implication there.
__________________
nbcrusader is offline  
Old 08-05-2005, 07:53 PM   #13
Refugee
 
MadelynIris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Craggy Island
Posts: 1,504
Local Time: 05:17 PM
Wow! My business disseminates weather also. We get weather from the NWS and make our own maps too. It would cut into our business. I've been following this development.

So, yes, God, weather and Santorum YAY!

http://www.aeroplanner.com
__________________
MadelynIris is offline  
Old 08-05-2005, 09:16 PM   #14
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Se7en's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: all around in the dark - everywhere
Posts: 3,531
Local Time: 05:17 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by 80sU2isBest

What's wrong with that? Many wealthy people do use their money to help mankind.
honestly, i'm not even going to get started on this topic. if you know me or my posts at all you know exactly where i stand on economic issues. what he said is an absolute joke. an economic system that leaves over half of the world's population starving and impoverished...while the vast minority soaks up the vast majority of wealth...real fuckin' godly.

maybe he forgot the part about the camel and the needle.
maybe he forgot the part about ridding yourself of all of your possessions and "following me."
maybe he forgot the part about loving your neighbor as yourself.
__________________
Se7en is offline  
Old 08-05-2005, 09:33 PM   #15
Blue Crack Addict
 
DaveC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: illegitimi non carborundum
Posts: 17,410
Local Time: 05:17 PM
"Fun with Santorum"
__________________

__________________
DaveC is online now  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com