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Re: Defining the 21st Century Republican Party?

Post by Pyperkub » Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:04 am

Seriously Alabama? Can you please join us in the 21st Century?

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Post by Pyperkub » Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:32 pm

The headline is funny, but the reality behind the situation is pretty sad - Shutdown of Homeland Security averted as Pelosi comes to rescue:
A partial government shutdown was narrowly avoided late Friday evening as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made a surprise move to back legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for one week.

Pelosi’s support helped Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) move the one-week bill through the House in a 357-60 vote just after 10 p.m., with 55 Republicans and 5 Democrats voting against it. The Senate passed the one-week funding bill in a voice vote...

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The complete inability of the GOP to actually govern (which tends to happen when your election platform is 100% anti-govenment) is turning out to be the defining characteristic of the GOP in the teens. When Peter King calls you out as delusional, you've got serious problems:

Republican Congressman Peter King said today that he’s incredibly frustrated with the “self-righteous, delusional” wing of his party ...

...He recalled when Republicans “enthusiastically followed Ted Cruz over the cliff” for last year’s shutdown, and lamented how many members of his party “live in an echo chamber” where everything is always “anti-Obama.” King even went so far to say that this fight over DHS funding may hurt the GOP’s chances in the next presidential election.
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Post by Pyperkub » Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:04 pm

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Re: Defining the 21st Century Republican Party?

Post by Zekester » Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:16 pm

Do you not notice the one-sided conversation? :?:
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Post by hepcat » Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:48 pm

You don't count?
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Re: Defining the 21st Century Republican Party?

Post by Zekester » Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:59 pm

1, 2, 3, 4........
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Post by Pyperkub » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:17 pm

Zekester wrote:Do you not notice the one-sided conversation? :?:
I thought the Star Wars reference was funny enough to put in.

Plus, I'm used to talking to myself :oops:
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Post by Holman » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:31 pm

Zekester wrote:Do you not notice the one-sided conversation? :?:
Definitely agree that the 21stC GOP is defining itself as totally nuts with no help from Democrats.
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Post by Zekester » Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:24 pm

with rumors of Biden running, what was that again?
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Post by hepcat » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:07 am

Sad day when the only sane choices may just be Biden or Hillary. The GOP is so torn apart from within that I doubt they'll be able to field even moderate that might have a chance at taking the office.
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Post by raydude » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:42 am

hepcat wrote:Sad day when the only sane choices may just be Biden or Hillary. The GOP is so torn apart from within that I doubt they'll be able to field even moderate that might have a chance at taking the office.
I have no qualms voting Republican or vice versa. I just want a reasonable person who believes in science and who believes government can still do good for the people.

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Post by Jeff V » Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:53 pm

raydude wrote:I just want a reasonable person who believes in science
I looked it up in the Republican catalog and it seems those have been backordered since the Nixon administration and have no indications of being back in stock anytime soon.

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Post by raydude » Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:58 pm

Jeff V wrote:
raydude wrote:I just want a reasonable person who believes in science
I looked it up in the Republican catalog and it seems those have been backordered since the Nixon administration and have no indications of being back in stock anytime soon.
Which is weird because I know a few Republican voters who like NASA.

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Post by Pyperkub » Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:59 pm

I have qualms about voting for a republican president because of the supreme court lately. I can vote for a moderate republican in state contests, e.g. Ahnold over that idiot Angelides the democrats put up gov a few years back. Of course, it seems to difficult finding moderate republicans (or democrats) lately.
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Post by Jeff V » Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:10 pm

raydude wrote: Which is weird because I know a few Republican voters who like NASA.
What's so weird about them liking the National Anti-Semitic Association? :P

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Post by Moliere » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:19 pm

As POTUS, Sen. Graham Vows U.S. Military Force Against Non-Compliant Congress
“…and here is the first thing I would do if I were President of the United States, I wouldn’t let Congress leave town until we fix this. I would literally use the military to keep them in if I had to.”
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Post by msteelers » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:27 pm

My heart sank a little once I realized that wasn't an onion article.

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Re: Defining the 21st Century Republican Party?

Post by PLW » Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:57 pm

I worked for that man on the Hill one summer.

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Post by Rip » Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:14 pm

PLW wrote:I worked for that man on the Hill one summer.
Wsa the work "hard"?

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Post by LordMortis » Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:46 pm

You know something's awry when Fox news has hit the point where it's telling the right to back off and settle down...

The radio this morning was playing clips from Fox News going off on the ignorance of the Duggars(?) in and interview with their minister and church protection and what to do with the inability of a family do right inside their own home.

There there's Chris Wallace going off on Santorum for telling the Pope to leave Climate Change to science (Well, uh, and Congress)

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Post by LordMortis » Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:41 am

I see this site linked to constantly on FB by leftwing mouthpieces and no one else, so I have no idea how accurate it is but it still made me laugh.

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/06/09 ... years-old/

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Post by Holman » Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:05 pm

LordMortis wrote:I see this site linked to constantly on FB by leftwing mouthpieces and no one else, so I have no idea how accurate it is but it still made me laugh.

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/06/09 ... years-old/
Noah also had sex with his daughters, but that might be more of a second-term agenda.
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Post by Grifman » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:45 pm

Holman wrote:
LordMortis wrote:I see this site linked to constantly on FB by leftwing mouthpieces and no one else, so I have no idea how accurate it is but it still made me laugh.

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/06/09 ... years-old/
Noah also had sex with his daughters, but that might be more of a second-term agenda.
Actually, that was Lot the Democrat, not Noah the Republican, who slept with this daughters.
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Post by Holman » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:13 am

Oops. My mistake about the daughter-sleeping!

But Noah was obviously some kind of RINO. A true conservative would have ignored all that nonsense about climate change.
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Post by raydude » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:37 am

Holman wrote: But Noah was obviously some kind of RINO. A true conservative would have ignored all that nonsense about climate change.
Where's the LIKE button on this thing? :clap:

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Post by hepcat » Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:04 pm

Rip wrote:
PLW wrote:I worked for that man on the Hill one summer.
Wsa the work "hard"?

:twisted:
What's the quote marks for? :?
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PLW wrote:I worked for that man on the Hill one summer.
Wsa the work "hard"?

:twisted:
What's the quote marks for? :?
Really? Do you really not know? Do you really want to know?

If so, try doing a Google image search for the word "hard" and (without even bothering to test my hypothesis) I'm willing to bet the answer will "come" to you.
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Post by hepcat » Thu Jun 11, 2015 5:26 pm

I fully understand juvenile sexual humor. I revel in it at times (although I hope more eloquently than you). What I was puzzled about was the context of its use by Rip. I wasn't aware that Sen. Graham was gay. Although I guess there's also the possibility that to some the term "working on the Hil" is a euphemism.
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Post by Max Peck » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:11 pm

hepcat wrote:I fully understand juvenile sexual humor. I revel in it at times (although I hope more eloquently than you). What I was puzzled about was the context of its use by Rip. I wasn't aware that Sen. Graham was gay. Although I guess there's also the possibility that to some the term "working on the Hil" is a euphemism.
I apologize for my crude response. All I that I intended it to mean was that there as only one obvious -- and innately crude -- reason that springs to mind as to why he would use the quotation marks and that smiley in combination, and I honestly took your comment as puzzlement as to what he meant rather than why. It appears that I was mistaken, as I often am, as to the intent of your question, and may well be mistaken in my interpretation of his comment as well. I assumed that he was riffing on the long-standing "closeted gay social conservative politician" memes that have been common on the internet for many years (e.g. "wide stance" references) rather than implying anything about Senator Graham specifically, but I should know better than to make assumptions, or make an ill-conceived joke about an apparent joke in a serious political forum.

I'll try to behave more appropriately in the future, and speak only when spoken to in matters of such great weight. I'll also try to find out what "eloquently" means, and will make an effort at self-improvement. In context, I think it means your juvenile behaviour is more humorous than mine, but I could be mistaken. As we have established, I often make mistakes.
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Post by hepcat » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:27 pm

And I may have mistakenly taken your comment as being more abrasive than was intended, just as I think you mistook the tone of mine. No harm, no foul in any case.

Also, no need to apologize for crudeness around here. Especially in a thread with Rip.
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Post by Rip » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:46 pm

hepcat wrote:
Rip wrote:
PLW wrote:I worked for that man on the Hill one summer.
Wsa the work "hard"?

:twisted:
What's the quote marks for? :?

Because I am unable to make quote marks in the air as I say hard, when referring to you "working" for him on the hill.

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Post by Rip » Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:50 pm

hepcat wrote:I fully understand juvenile sexual humor. I revel in it at times (although I hope more eloquently than you). What I was puzzled about was the context of its use by Rip. I wasn't aware that Sen. Graham was gay. Although I guess there's also the possibility that to some the term "working on the Hil" is a euphemism.

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Post by Holman » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:49 pm

A Southern gentleman is either a Rhett or an Ashley, and Graham is definitely an Ashley. In my experience, though, neither one proves a sexuality.

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hepcat wrote:And I may have mistakenly taken your comment as being more abrasive than was intended, just as I think you mistook the tone of mine. No harm, no foul in any case.

Also, no need to apologize for crudeness around here. Especially in a thread with Rip.
Fair enough, no hard feelings. On reflection, jumping into a thread relating to US domestic political identity with a glib drive-by joke was unwise at best. Not my country, not my parties, not my politicians and not my place to poke fun.

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Post by Rip » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:01 pm

Max Peck wrote:
hepcat wrote:And I may have mistakenly taken your comment as being more abrasive than was intended, just as I think you mistook the tone of mine. No harm, no foul in any case.

Also, no need to apologize for crudeness around here. Especially in a thread with Rip.
Fair enough, no hard feelings. On reflection, jumping into a thread relating to US domestic political identity with a glib drive-by joke was unwise at best. Not my country, not my parties, not my politicians and not my place to poke fun.

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Rip wrote:
Max Peck wrote:
hepcat wrote:And I may have mistakenly taken your comment as being more abrasive than was intended, just as I think you mistook the tone of mine. No harm, no foul in any case.

Also, no need to apologize for crudeness around here. Especially in a thread with Rip.
Fair enough, no hard feelings. On reflection, jumping into a thread relating to US domestic political identity with a glib drive-by joke was unwise at best. Not my country, not my parties, not my politicians and not my place to poke fun.

Cheers!
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Sorry, eh?
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Post by Rip » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:14 pm

:lol:

Crap now I want to go watch another episode of Murdoch Mysteries.

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Post by hepcat » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:18 pm

Is that any good? It's on Hulu plus and I've debated checking it out in the past.
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Post by Rip » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:05 am

hepcat wrote:Is that any good? It's on Hulu plus and I've debated checking it out in the past.

I am enjoying it. If you are a history buff and a little science geeky it is fun. Perhaps a little slow but the glimpses into people Like Tesla, Doyle, and Houdini are intriguing. I also love seeing people talk about discoveries that we no longer appreciate with amazement.

I find it so good I can even got over the fact that it is Canadian through and through.

Sometimes annoyingly so.

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Post by Max Peck » Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:29 am

Rip wrote:
hepcat wrote:Is that any good? It's on Hulu plus and I've debated checking it out in the past.
I am enjoying it. If you are a history buff and a little science geeky it is fun. Perhaps a little slow but the glimpses into people Like Tesla, Doyle, and Houdini are intriguing. I also love seeing people talk about discoveries that we no longer appreciate with amazement.

I find it so good I can even got over the fact that it is Canadian through and through.

Sometimes annoyingly so.
Hey, now.

I don't generally like police procedurals, so I haven't seen a lot of the show, but I think I know what you mean. I'm not sure I can quite put my finger on it, but to me it seems just a little too... clean. When someone review-bombs your show because in *one* episode a character said "goddam" then maybe you need a bit more grit. :)

There is, however, one aspect of the show which I find flawless:
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P.S. There appears to be no thread which I cannot derail. Of all the superpowers to discover so late in life... Ah well, with great power comes great opportunity.
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