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What?! No Kennedy memorial thread?

Postby Serenity » Wed Aug 26, 2009 8:32 pm

The whole TV day was spent talking about Ted and all of his political accomplishments. Too bad they saved these memories to show on TV after he passed away.

He did more than I would ever hope to accomplish in my lifetime....Oh, I'm just another Charlie Brown clone! :( ...........
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Re: What?! No Kennedy memorial thread?

Postby Shapley » Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:02 pm

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Re: What?! No Kennedy memorial thread?

Postby jamiebk » Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:23 am

Serenity wrote:The whole TV day was spent talking about Ted and all of his political accomplishments. Too bad they saved these memories to show on TV after he passed away.

He did more than I would ever hope to accomplish in my lifetime....Oh, I'm just another Charlie Brown clone! :( ...........


You forget Serenity that this is a right wing controlled board.
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Re: What?! No Kennedy memorial thread?

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:23 am

jamiebk wrote:You forget Serenity that this is a right wing controlled board.

I resemble that remark :grin:
On the whole, we're fairly good humored for a bunch of right-wing redneck hoodlums. And I'm not entirely sure about the "controlled" part.
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Re: What?! No Kennedy memorial thread?

Postby dai bread » Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:26 pm

I agree with Shapley. A place called Chappaquiddick comes to mind, unless my ageing memory is playing tricks again. It leaves me wondering what else he got up to that wasn't reported.
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Re: What?! No Kennedy memorial thread?

Postby Shapley » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:18 pm

Selma in Sandy Eggo wrote:
jamiebk wrote:You forget Serenity that this is a right wing controlled board.

I resemble that remark :grin:
On the whole, we're fairly good humored for a bunch of right-wing redneck hoodlums. And I'm not entirely sure about the "controlled" part.


Yeah. Nicole Marie is a closet Rush Limbaugh fan.
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Re: What?! No Kennedy memorial thread?

Postby Serenity » Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:15 pm

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_obama_text

Although I would have preferred the video, here is the text to Pres. Obama's eulogy to TK.
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Re: What?! No Kennedy memorial thread?

Postby jamiebk » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:06 am

Shapley wrote:
Selma in Sandy Eggo wrote:
jamiebk wrote:You forget Serenity that this is a right wing controlled board.

I resemble that remark :grin:
On the whole, we're fairly good humored for a bunch of right-wing redneck hoodlums. And I'm not entirely sure about the "controlled" part.


Yeah. Nicole Marie is a closet Rush Limbaugh fan.


Perhaps "dominated" would be a better choice of words.
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Re: What?! No Kennedy memorial thread?

Postby Giant Communist Robot » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:57 am

jamiebk wrote:


You forget Serenity that this is a right wing controlled board.


I don't know if that's true. Tally the number of posts for each person you identify on the right and left. Wait! Does the number of posts still appear?
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Re: What?! No Kennedy memorial thread?

Postby Giant Communist Robot » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:09 pm

Looky here, between OT and Shapley you have 25,000 posts on the left. Far more than the right.
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Re: What?! No Kennedy memorial thread?

Postby Shapley » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:15 pm

Giant Communist Robot wrote:Looky here, between OT and Shapley you have 25,000 posts on the left. Far more than the right.


I'm on the left? How the Hell did I get there????? :)

I would say that Jamie and OT together, with over 13,000 left-leaning posts, more than offsets my 12,000+ right-leaning posts. Haggis and BigJon are the only really right-leaning members I can think of, although I think BigJon might not like being tagged a right-winger. I don't think Haggis would mind the label. Barfle is mostly libertarian in his views, putting him close to center. Shos leans to the left, IMHO. It's hard to peg some of the others.

Right, left, & center, however, are moving targets. One man's right may be to the left of another. When I was in school, I was taught that it wasn't a line, but more like an Ω. If you go far enough to the extreme left, you'll get very close to the extreme right, and vice versa. I believe the space between was identified as 'anarchy', though I don't see how that fit the theory. This was based on the idea of 'Fascism' being the extreme right, and 'Communism' being extreme left. 'Fascism', as we know it, is usually related to 'Nazism', which is derived from the National Socialist Party. 'Communism', as practiced, usually identified itself with 'Socialism' as well, as in the "United Soviet Socialist Republic". This would place both the extreme right, "Nationalist Socialism", and the extreme left, "Socialist Nationalism", pretty much at the same place, making it a circle rather than an Ω, IMHO.
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Re: What?! No Kennedy memorial thread?

Postby Giant Communist Robot » Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:11 pm

I'm on the left? How the Hell did I get there


Well, you're to the left of me.... :wink:
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Re: What?! No Kennedy memorial thread?

Postby Giant Communist Robot » Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:16 pm

In 1996 Barry Goldwater told Bob Dole (even though their positions had not changed) that they had become the liberals of the Republican Party.
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Re: What?! No Kennedy memorial thread?

Postby jamiebk » Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:49 pm

Actually, I am quite to the middle....except when super righty-tighty banter starts up. It's hard to maintain a middle of the road approach then.
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Re: What?! No Kennedy memorial thread?

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:59 am

jamiebk wrote:Actually, I am quite to the middle....except when super righty-tighty banter starts up. It's hard to maintain a middle of the road approach then.

I consider myself somewhere in the middle, too. I know I'm well to the right of OT, though I'll acknowledge that I am also apparently well to the left of a couple of folks. I used to be a flaming radical feminist, but the definition of that category has shifted in the last forty-five years and I'm pretty ordinary now.
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Re: What?! No Kennedy memorial thread?

Postby jamiebk » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:10 am

Selma in Sandy Eggo wrote: I used to be a flaming radical feminist, but the definition of that category has shifted in the last forty-five years and I'm pretty ordinary now.

:rofl: :rofl: You crack me up Selma...
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Re: What?! No Kennedy memorial thread?

Postby OperaTenor » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:43 am

As far as social policies are concerned, I doubt there's anyone to the left of me. However, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if I'm the most fiscal conservative person here.
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Re: What?! No Kennedy memorial thread?

Postby Shapley » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:04 am

OperaTenor wrote: However, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if I'm the most fiscal conservative person here.


That would depend on what your definition of 'is' is, as former president Clinton would say. You're wanting the government to expand its' spending authority by billions, if not trillions though a take-over of the health care network in the hopes that it will save Americans billions by no longer have the authority to spend it themselves. That does not strike me as 'fiscally conservative', since I believe conservatism has more to do with allowing one make ones' own spending decisions, not having the government do it for them.
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Re: What?! No Kennedy memorial thread?

Postby OperaTenor » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:47 am

That might be because you aren't looking at the bigger picture. Why does fiscal conservatism have to end at politics?
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Re: What?! No Kennedy memorial thread?

Postby Shapley » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:19 pm

Fiscal conservatism ends when you stop deciding how to spend your money and start deciding how to spend mine.

I'm looking at the 'big picture', but I see it differently than you. 'FIscal conservatism', politically, deals with how public monies are spent, and also how much money will become 'public money'. I've no doubt that you want the public monies wisely spent, but I also have no doubt that you want to expand the range of public monies by expanding the spending authority of the government, presumably in order that more money may be 'wisely spent'. I don't see that as 'conservative', fiscally or otherwise. Conservatism in the sense that it is commonly used, supports the concept of a government no larger than is necessary to meet its constitutionally-defined duties. There are arguments among conservatives as to the exact limits of those duties but most conservatives want less, not more, government control of spending.
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