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Old 12-08-2011, 03:47 PM   #741
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if they don't have enough candidates,
Trump can always announce that he is back in the race
Or Trump could debate that badger that's on his head. Kinda like that Mel Gibson movie.
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:50 PM   #742
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I'd like to quote from the Poke-e-mon movie, if I could:

Gotta catch 'em all.
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that came from The Olympics.
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:02 PM   #744
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damn those fat lazy poor people

Speaking in Le Mars, Iowa on Monday, Rick Santorum promised to significantly reduce federal funding for food stamps, arguing that the nation’s increasing obesity rates render the program unnecessary:

Santorum told the group he would cut the food stamp program, describing it as one of the fastest growing programs in Washington, D.C.

Forty-eight million people are on food stamps in a country with 300-million people, said Santorum.

“If hunger is a problem in America, then why do we have an obesity problem among the people who we say have a hunger program?” Santorum asked.
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Holy fucknut Batman another GOP intellectual.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:06 PM   #746
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If we have too many rich people in the US, then why are there so many poor people within the population?
Obviously the math is all wrong on this one.
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If we have too many rich people in the US, then why are there so many poor people within the population?
Because the rich live off the poor.
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Santorum told the group he would cut the food stamp program, describing it as one of the fastest growing programs in Washington, D.C.
He probably thinks Reagan's welfare queens are spending it on 12-packs of 2L grape soda.
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Bachmann said no to Trump too
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Former Speaker Newt Gingrich dismissed the Palestinian bid for statehood as the effort of an "invented Palestinian people, who are in fact Arabs, and were historically part of the Arab community." Gingrich also said the Palestinian Authority, which has typically represented the moderate wing of Palestinian leadership and formally accepts Israel's right to exist, is motivated by "an enormous desire to destroy Israel."

Gingrich's comments, in an interview with The Jewish Channel, edge him and his party further away from the two-state solution embraced over the last decade by presidents of both parties, and are the latest in a series of comments from Republican leaders that will set a sharply confrontational tone toward the Arab world if a Republican is elected next year.
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"I believe that the Jewish people have the right to have a state, and I believe that the commitments that were made at a time," Gingrich said in an interview with Steven I. Weiss. "Remember there was no Palestine as a state. It was part of the Ottoman Empire. And I think that we've had an invented Palestinian people, who are in fact Arabs, and were historically part of the Arab community. And they had a chance to go many places. And for a variety of political reasons we have sustained this war against Israel now since the 1940's, and I think it’s tragic."
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As to whom he agrees with, Gingrich said “I see myself as in many ways being pretty close to Bibi Netanyahu in thinking about the dangers of the world,” adding “Bibi’s a really tough guy, and he’s a guy who puts Israel’s security first; he also happens to be a free-market guy and someone who has made the entrepreneurial boom so successful.”
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cauci positioning
(and primaries,too)
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:50 PM   #752
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Yep.

I'm not a Jon Stewart fan, but his segment last night 'rating' the various candidates' pitches at the Republican Jewish Coalition forum was pretty funny.

"The Matzorian Candidate" - The Daily Show, Dec. 8
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Help me out here. Isn't "Arab" an ethnicity as opposed to a nationality?

Wouldn't this be like saying that the French and Germans are "invented peoples" because really they're all European and part of the European community?
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Yes, it's an ethnicity rather than a nationality. Like the Han Chinese, Arabs are sometimes called a "panethnic" group, meaning that as a consequence of history they happen to comprise an exceptionally diverse group of people (could be genetically, linguistically etc.) relative to most other ethnic groups. I'm not aware of anyone who considers "European" an ethnicity though ("white" maybe; in some former colonies, untangling race from ethnicity can get tricky), so I'm not sure that analogy quite works?

All existing national identities are inventions to some degree. It's fair enough to say no Ottoman Arabs thought of themselves as "Palestinians," but of course no Jews at the time thought of themselves as "Israelis" either. It's especially audacious for an American, coming from one of the younger nations in the world (a nation whose self-concept was likewise crystallized through opposition to a colonial power), to deny the existence of Palestinian identity on the grounds that it's too recent to be "authentic."

Politically, there is of course the movement known as Arab nationalism, though in practice that's historically been much more about resisting Western influence in the Middle East than about serious aspirations to a unitary Arab state. Given the history of 'the Arab world,' a single Arab state would seem about as likely a prospect as a single European state.
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^ yeah, European was the wrong word. "They're all Caucasians and a part of the Caucasion community" would have been a more apt analogy, no?
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Perry continues to pile on with unpopular statements.

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Jesus Responds to Rick Perry's "Strong" Ad from DC Pierson, Ryan Perez, Funny Or Die, BoTown Sound, and Alex Richanbach


"what have gays in the military ever done to Rick Perry other than keep him safe while he executed the mentally retarded?"
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Speaking of Rick Perry and executions, can anyone answer this for me: why are most Evangelical Christians pro-death penalty? Can anyone offer a good explanation for this? I'm not religious, but it's just disappointing to me to see people who are devout followers of Jesus to support capital punishment. It was especially disappointing when I found out Joel Osteen, the televangelist, also support capital punishment. I just don't get it.
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Speaking of Rick Perry and executions, can anyone answer this for me: why are most Evangelical Christians pro-death penalty? Can anyone offer a good explanation for this? I'm not religious, but it's just disappointing to me to see people who are devout followers of Jesus to support capital punishment. It was especially disappointing when I found out Joel Osteen, the televangelist, also support capital punishment. I just don't get it.
"Whoever takes the life of any human being shall be put to death" (Leviticus 24:17).
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