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Postby mmichaelson » Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:13 am

Shapley wrote:
Don't be too hard on Shap, he's going to be feeling Blue tomorrow......


No, not me. But apparently lots of people were.

Not many red states left.... <sniff>


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Postby Serenity » Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:18 am

Catmando wrote:
Shapley wrote:
Don't be too hard on Shap, he's going to be feeling Blue tomorrow......


No, not me. But apparently lots of people were.

Not many red states left.... <sniff>


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Question: In the USA, Democrats are Blue, and Republicans are Red?


Republicans are Red,
Democrats are Blue.................I'll let you finish the poem.
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Postby Nicole Marie » Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:20 am

:keyboard :victory: :#1:

Yippeee!!!! I love being Blue!
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Postby barfle » Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:24 am

I seem to recall a saying from the sixties: "Better dead than red."

Not sure I agree, but it seemed to come from the right side of the aisle.
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Postby Catmando » Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:27 am

Serenity wrote:Question: In the USA, Democrats are Blue, and Republicans are Red?

Republicans are Red,
Democrats are Blue.................I'll let you finish the poem.


Hmm, that's the opposite of here in Canada, where the Liberals are Red, and the Conservatives are Blue.
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Postby Marye » Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:28 am

Paraphrasing front page of Canada's National Newspaper:

Democrats take the House... maybe now they can tell us what they stand for

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Postby Serenity » Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:31 am

I thought they were about going to hell. :wink:
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Postby Shapley » Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:32 am

Democrats take the House... maybe now they can tell us what they stand for


That's what I'm waiting to hear, also.
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Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:29 am

Catmando wrote:Question: In the USA, Democrats are Blue, and Republicans are Red?

I'm never sure. I always feel like the Republicans should be Blue, on account of how that was how the history books I grew up with represented the Union states from the US Civil War (or, as my paternal grandmother always insisted, The War Between The States). So the news channels often disagree with my preconceptions, and I get baffled and befuddled, and don't remember who I am. Very sad.

Maybe somebody knows a mnemonic I can memorize? Like the one for I and E when you're spelling things?
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Postby jamiebk » Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:26 pm

barfle wrote:I seem to recall a saying from the sixties: "Better dead than red."

Not sure I agree, but it seemed to come from the right side of the aisle.


Hummmm...I hope you do not think that this refers to Republicans and Democrats. The origin of this came from anti-war protestors who felt it was better to be communist than dead from fighting about it.
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Postby Shapley » Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:33 pm

Jamie,

I wasn't sure, but I, too, thought that 'better red than dead' preceeded 'better dead than red'. It could just be the order I heard them in, though. This part of the country was more of the 'I'd rather fight than switch' crowd, not the 'if you can't lick 'em, join 'em' group.

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Postby jamiebk » Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:31 pm

Shapley wrote:Jamie,

I wasn't sure, but I, too, thought that 'better red than dead' preceeded 'better dead than red'. It could just be the order I heard them in, though. This part of the country was more of the 'I'd rather fight than switch' crowd, not the 'if you can't lick 'em, join 'em' group.

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You're right Shap...I have heard it both ways..."Dead, than red" may have been the original, but I am not sure. I remember the anti war guys saying it the other way. Guess it depends on your orientation.

DOES ANYONE ON THE BB KNOW THE ORIGIN? I'd be interested to know.
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Postby jamiebk » Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:34 pm

Not a terribly reliable source, but it is a start:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Better_dead_than_Red
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Postby BigJon » Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:14 pm

People who talk about red and blue with regards to bulk political beliefs are most likely intellectually immature. Sorry, it just shows a lack of critical thinking.
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Postby Marye » Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:26 pm

Don't think you are really sorry, there bigjon :wink:

No more Rummy? Ah....
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Postby Shapley » Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:40 pm

I was, of course, referring to it with regards to the colouration that is used by the news channels to show political winners and losers. They typically show Republicans in red and that other party in blue.

Serenity said I would be 'feeling blue' this morning and I merely disagreed, but pointed out that apparently a large number of people did feel like voting that way.

I'm sorry if that sounds intellectually immature.... okay, well I'm not sorry. :) I thought it was a clever joke.

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Postby shostakovich » Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:26 pm

Selma in Sandy Eggo wrote:
Catmando wrote:Question: In the USA, Democrats are Blue, and Republicans are Red?

I'm never sure. I always feel like the Republicans should be Blue, on account of how that was how the history books I grew up with represented the Union states from the US Civil War (or, as my paternal grandmother always insisted, The War Between The States). So the news channels often disagree with my preconceptions, and I get baffled and befuddled, and don't remember who I am. Very sad.

Maybe somebody knows a mnemonic I can memorize? Like the one for I and E when you're spelling things?


Re(d)publican.

And as for the red, dead thing,it's a variant on Patrick Henry's famous words, "Give me liberals or give me death".
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Postby Serenity » Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:30 pm

BigJon wrote:People who talk about red and blue with regards to bulk political beliefs are most likely intellectually immature. Sorry, it just shows a lack of critical thinking.


That's just about everyone in the media. I think somebody needs a hug :grouphug:
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Postby barfle » Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:31 am

If memory serves, I first heard it during the cold war. I lived in very conservative Orange County, CA at the time, and it was "Better dead than red." I heard it turned around by Vietnam war protesters later.
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Postby BigJon » Thu Nov 09, 2006 3:17 pm

Serenity wrote:
BigJon wrote:People who talk about red and blue with regards to bulk political beliefs are most likely intellectually immature. Sorry, it just shows a lack of critical thinking.


That's just about everyone in the media. I think somebody needs a hug :grouphug:
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