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Old 03-29-2011, 10:01 PM   #241
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How on earth is a country BOTH secular atheist and radical Islamist. . .that makes no sense?
You know those boneheaded T-shirts and bumper stickers that say "Christ is the answer--what was the question?" That's basically the thinking here; the common denominator is that invoking either scenario makes evangelical conservatives panic. His PR people will say he just left out an "or," and that will satisfy his admirers, who aren't concerned by the fact those hypotheticals involve radically different social trajectories because they're only looking at the fantasy ideal being departed from.
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How on earth is a country BOTH secular atheist and radical Islamist. . .that makes no sense?


Gingrich fancies himself an intellectual. i'm just saying.

what a pathetic bunch these GOP nominees are.

sure, you can crank up the base for the midterms, but when the leaders of your party, the one's running for the presidency, are so awful, you know that you're rotten from within.

i suppose this gives me hope, in a weird way. the country seems to do a bit better with divided government, especially with a Democrat in the White House. so the Republicans can keep the house, and we'll get Obama again in '12, and perhaps Andrew Cuomo in '16, and continue from there.
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Gingrich fancies himself an intellectual. i'm just saying.

what a pathetic bunch these GOP nominees are.

sure, you can crank up the base for the midterms, but when the leaders of your party, the one's running for the presidency, are so awful, you know that you're rotten from within.

i suppose this gives me hope, in a weird way. the country seems to do a bit better with divided government, especially with a Democrat in the White House. so the Republicans can keep the house, and we'll get Obama again in '12, and perhaps Andrew Cuomo in '16, and continue from there.
Ahem.
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the country seems to do a bit better with divided government, especially with a Democrat in the White House. so the Republicans can keep the house, and we'll get Obama again in '12, and perhaps Andrew Cuomo in '16, and continue from there.
This. I've always thought it was good to have a left-leaning President who functions as a visionary, while a more conservative Congress figures out how to institute those policies.
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This. I've always thought it was good to have a left-leaning President who functions as a visionary, while a more conservative Congress figures out how to institute those policies.


agreed. the 1990s look positively sun-drenched idyllic these days.
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Yeah, that must be it. Um-if we had even more people competing for the fewer jobs..how exactly would that work?

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CONCORD, N.H. – In his latest trip to New Hampshire, Republican Rick Santorum says the Social Security system would be in much better shape if there were fewer abortions.

The former Pennsylvania senator and potential presidential candidate was asked about Social Security during an interview on WESZ-AM radio in Laconia on Tuesday morning.

He says the system has design flaws, but the reason it is in big trouble is that there aren't enough workers to support retirees. He blamed that on what he called the nation's abortion culture. He says that culture, coupled with policies that do not support families, deny America what it needs — more people.

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Jon Stewart said it best: if the Baby Boomers had just been aborted at a higher rate, we wouldn't have as many people to support.
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You know those boneheaded T-shirts and bumper stickers that say "Christ is the answer--what was the question?" That's basically the thinking here; the common denominator is that invoking either scenario makes evangelical conservatives panic. His PR people will say he just left out an "or," and that will satisfy his admirers, who aren't concerned by the fact those hypotheticals involve radically different social trajectories because they're only looking at the fantasy ideal being departed from.

I guess I'm a bonehead.

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I guess I'm a bonehead.

A Libertarian bonehead


how Libertarian could you be if you think that everybody should be a Christian?
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Iron horse, I take it you're a conservative libertarian?
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Iron horse, I take it you're a conservative libertarian?


what is a conservative libertarian? seems like a contradiction in terms. if you're really a libertarian, bring on the sex and drugs and atheism.
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Iron horse, I take it you're a conservative libertarian?
Shouldn't a libertarian not lean left or right?

This is why the libertarians fail, they can't even seem to define themselves.

Iron horse is a propagandist, nothing more nothing less.
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Shouldn't a libertarian not lean left or right?

This is why the libertarians fail, they can't even seem to define themselves.

Iron horse is a propagandist, nothing more nothing less.
My uncle is a self-described conservative libertarian. I don't think he truly understands what a libertarian is though; he's conservative on social issues, supports the war on terror, etc. Yet he reads all these books on libertarians. Idk, I don't really get it.
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