GOP Nominee 2012 - who will it be? - Page 48 - 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 07-12-2011, 11:04 AM   #706
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
Pearl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: NYC
Posts: 5,653
Local Time: 08:44 AM
No, it sets our progress back several decades.
__________________

__________________
Pearl is offline  
Old 07-12-2011, 11:47 AM   #707
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
BEAL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: San Diego
Posts: 3,562
Local Time: 12:44 PM
I think the way they both behave, they are closet homosexuals themselves and really really struggle with coming to terms with it.

Not to go into stereotype, but her husband would strike me as gay. that video jsut didn't come off as someone who's hetero....but wrong for me to judge.

And as bat shit crazy as Michelle is, I get the impression she's that way because she truly isn't comfortable being herself.

She will win Iowa, but will lose New Hampshire. So it'll be up to South Carolina to crush her campaign. Though if Rick Perry joins in, I think he's the front runner and he's about as scary as Michelle.
__________________

__________________
BEAL is offline  
Old 07-12-2011, 12:14 PM   #708
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,974
Local Time: 07:44 AM
We are all screwed

Is it too late to blow up this country and start over?
__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline  
Old 07-12-2011, 12:20 PM   #709
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Irvine511's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 30,473
Local Time: 07:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrsSpringsteen View Post
Is it too late to blow up this country and start over?

that's the GOP plan:

Quote:
McConnell: no real deficit deal until Obama is gone

By
Corbett B. Daly, Brian Montopoli


The Senate's top Republican said Tuesday that he did not see a way for Republicans and Democrats to come to agreement on meaningful deficit reduction as long as President Obama remains in office.

"After years of discussions and months of negotiations, I have little question that as long as this president is in the Oval Office, a real solution is probably unattainable," Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said in remarks on the Senate floor.

The remarks come as negotiations between Republicans and Democrats intensify on long-term deficit reduction ahead of a looming deadline on how much the United States can legally borrow.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and many economists have warned of economic catastrophe if the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling is not raised before August 2.

And lawmakers from both parties want to use the threat of that deadline to work out a broader package on long-term deficit reduction. Republicans are looking to cut trillions of dollars in federal spending, while Democrats are pushing for a more "balanced approach," which would include both spending cuts and higher revenue to the government.

McConnell suggested in his remarks that the debt ceiling will still be raised, but without a broader deal on long-term deficit reduction.

"The president has presented us with three choices: smoke and mirrors, tax hikes, or default. Republicans choose none of the above. I had hoped to do good, but I refuse to do harm. So Republicans will choose a path that actually reflects the will of the people, which is to do the responsible thing and ensure that the government doesn't default on its obligations," he said.

The Senate Republican leader is not the only member of his party ratcheting up the rhetoric Tuesday. Speaking of Mr. Obama, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio said "the debt limit increase is his problem."

"And I think it's time for him to lead by putting his plan on the table," he continued. "Something that the Congress can pass."

Republicans have walked away from negotiations led by Mr. Obama to reach a $4 trillion deficit reduction deal over ten years, saying a smaller deal -- for perhaps $2 trillion -- is more feasible.

McConnell: no real deficit deal until Obama is gone - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

nihilism.

let the people suffer. it works for us politically.
__________________
Irvine511 is offline  
Old 07-12-2011, 12:28 PM   #710
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,974
Local Time: 07:44 AM
I read that Obama and Boehner had a deal of sorts and that Cantor nixed it. So wtf is going on?

It makes me sick that they are willing to f this country just to play their political games. What do they care, they'll all keep on getting their checks.
__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline  
Old 07-12-2011, 01:08 PM   #711
has a
 
kramwest1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Not a toliet wall
Posts: 6,939
Local Time: 06:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrsSpringsteen View Post
I read that Obama and Boehner had a deal of sorts and that Cantor nixed it. So wtf is going on?

It makes me sick that they are willing to f this country just to play their political games. What do they care, they'll all keep on getting their checks.
And cushy corporate jobs/consulting/speech circuit/etc. after.

It has not helped my view of the U.S. being in Canada for the last week.
__________________
Bread & Circuses
kramwest1 is offline  
Old 07-12-2011, 10:23 PM   #712
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
maycocksean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: The Most Important State in the Union
Posts: 4,882
Local Time: 07:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Irvine511 View Post
that's the GOP plan:




nihilism.

let the people suffer. it works for us politically.
McConnell's statement is disgusting.
__________________
maycocksean is offline  
Old 07-12-2011, 11:22 PM   #713
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Irvine511's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 30,473
Local Time: 07:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by BEAL View Post

Not to go into stereotype, but her husband would strike me as gay.

i am gay and my gaydar went PING! or, rather, HAAA-AAAY!

but, in all seriousness, "gaydar" is a kind of subtle thing, and it's not about effeminacy.

it should also come to no surprise that the strongest proponents of the "ex-gay" movement are the ones who most desperately need wish for it to be true.
__________________
Irvine511 is offline  
Old 07-13-2011, 09:09 AM   #714
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,974
Local Time: 07:44 AM
(AP) DES MOINES, Iowa -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign said Tuesday that he will not sign a conservative Iowa Christian group's far-reaching pledge opposing gay marriage, making him the first Republican presidential candidate to reject it.

Two of Romney's rivals for the Republican nomination, Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, have signed the The Family Leader's 14-point pledge, which calls on the candidates to denounce same-sex marriage rights, pornography, same-sex military accommodations and forms of Islamic law.

When it was first circulated last week, the introduction to the pledge stated that African American children were more likely to be raised in two-parent households when they were born into slavery than they are today. The group struck that language and apologized after black ministers complained, but it said it stands by the rest of the document.

Andrea Saul, a spokeswoman for Romney, told The Associated Press in a written statement Tuesday that Romney "strongly supports traditional marriage," but that the oath "contained references and provisions that were undignified and inappropriate for a presidential campaign."
__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline  
Old 07-13-2011, 03:48 PM   #715
Blue Crack Addict
 
deep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: A far distance down.
Posts: 28,501
Local Time: 04:44 AM
more backbone* than any other "serious" GOP candidate I can recall













* of course Anthony Weiner gets the award for most frontbone.
__________________
deep is offline  
Old 07-13-2011, 04:27 PM   #716
has a
 
kramwest1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Not a toliet wall
Posts: 6,939
Local Time: 06:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by deep View Post
more backbone* than any other "serious" GOP candidate I can recall



* of course Anthony Weiner gets the award for most frontbone.


Not bad actually.
__________________
Bread & Circuses
kramwest1 is offline  
Old 07-13-2011, 05:00 PM   #717
Blue Crack Addict
 
mikal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Black Lodge
Posts: 24,900
Local Time: 06:44 AM
So if Bachmann wins the GOP Nominee, will the Republican party position the election as "If you vote against Michelle, you hate women"?

we all know i hate women, but i don't want to speak for all Democrats.
__________________
mikal is online now  
Old 07-15-2011, 10:15 AM   #718
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,974
Local Time: 07:44 AM
Marcus Bachmann says his clinics not anti-gay | StarTribune.com

Someone must have doctored the recording
__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline  
Old 07-15-2011, 11:49 AM   #719
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Irvine511's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 30,473
Local Time: 07:44 AM
these conversations are so good to have. and here's why:

Quote:
Gaydar is for real:

Quote:
Nicholas Rule and Nalini Ambady from Tufts University perused online dating sites and carefully selected 45 straight male faces and 45 gay male faces. All of these photos were matched for orientation (only faces shown looking forward were used) and facial alterations (none of the images contained jewelry, glasses or facial hair). To control for context, the faces were also cut and pasted onto a white background for the study. These 90 faces were then shown to 90 participants in random order, who were asked simply to judge the target's "probable sexual orientation" (gay or straight) by pressing a button. Surprisingly, all participants (both men and women) scored above chance on this gaydar task, correctly identifying the gay faces. Even more surprisingly, accuracy rate was just as good when the images were exposed at a rapid rate of only 50 milliseconds, which offered participants no opportunity to consciously process the photo....

Furthermore, in an even more rigorously controlled series of experiments published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Rule and his colleagues replicated their discovery that people are able to accurately guess male sexual orientation. This time, the researchers demonstrated that perceivers were able to do this even when they were shown only individual features of the target's face. For example, when shown only the eye region ("without brows and cropped to the outer canthi so that not even "crow's-feet" were visible"), perceivers were amazingly still able to accurately identify a man as being gay.
You know, people had gaydar back in the bad old days—back before gay people started coming out and living openly—but Marcus Bachmann would've gotten a pass. He would've gotten multiple passes: a pass for the way he looks, for the way he speaks, the way walks, the way he dances. Being a homosexual used to be considered so vile, disgusting, and immoral—so criminal—that a man like Marcus Bachmann had to be given the benefit of every doubt. Being gay was literally the worst thing you could think about a person. So straight people went out of their way to avoid thinking it. Even when evidence of a man's gayness was on conspicuous display, straight people would refuse to see it. Which explains why millions of blue-haired old ladies went to their graves convinced that Liberace was straight.

Times have changed.

Straight people haven't just gotten used to gay people—to openly gay people—they've come to the realization that they prefer openly gay people to lying closet cases. They would rather have a beer with an honest Cam than a glass of champagne with a lying Liberace. And that's why Marcus Bachmann is being ridiculed: it's not because he's perceived to gay—it's not because he pings on everyone's gaydar save Michele's—it's because he's perceived to be dishonest. He appears to be a lying closet case, a lying closet case who's made convincing other gay people to join him in the closet his life's work. And straight people don't like being lied to.

Not anymore.

the more we see how impossible it is for people to truly hide their sexual orientation, and the pathetic-ness of the lengths to which people go to try to be anything other than gay. it's deeply sad, and yet also deeply reprehensible.

if his clinic practiced "ex-gay" "therapy," he should be in jail.
__________________
Irvine511 is offline  
Old 07-15-2011, 01:45 PM   #720
Blue Crack Addict
 
deep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: A far distance down.
Posts: 28,501
Local Time: 04:44 AM
I think it is likely the (straight) men that work with struggling gay youths may have gay issues.

Why would they feel they are qualified? Because they can hug and comfort these young men and tell them I used to be gay too. I no longer have any gay sex, I just meet young men and offer them love, understanding and firm support.

I am not hetero-sexual, but I would love to council young wayward promiscuous girls, 18 years old and up of course. I could hug, and comfort and offer them accommodations and listen to them talk about their sexual desires. Just the decent (Christian)* thing to do.










* For You (MrsS)
__________________

__________________
deep is offline  
 

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 07:44 AM.


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