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Gilly

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« Reply #900 on: October 27, 2008, 08:52:00 PM »
Sweden has a state church and only 2% actually attend. I wouldn't want to see that in America.

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #901 on: October 27, 2008, 08:52:25 PM »
You can put that "McCain is the bomb!" video up next to the will.i.am "Yes We Can" video and I can't decide which group of people are more hateful. 

Oh yeah the video of the nut threatening physical harm to Obama if he "took our jobsss" is the same thing as the goofy rap video.

I'm not judging them as real people, but as characters in low-memory, small-screen entertainments.  And as such they both make me want to murder somebody (not obama, though).

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« Reply #902 on: October 27, 2008, 09:13:40 PM »
Sweden has a state church and only 2% actually attend. I wouldn't want to see that in America.

That is true. However, since 2000 we have separation between church and state.

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #903 on: October 27, 2008, 09:17:07 PM »
Sweden has a state church and only 2% actually attend. I wouldn't want to see that in America.

That is true. However, since 2000 we have separation between church and state.

 We used to have that.
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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #904 on: October 27, 2008, 09:19:06 PM »
The problem with looking for conservative intellectuals is that many of the people who espouse genuinely conservative ideals have long ago given up the fight. People like Goldberg, Krauthammer and Kristol have hijacked the conservative intellectual hemisphere with their brand of neoconservativism, which is actually far closer to both liberalism and fascism than Goldberg would like to admit. And in doing so, they completely intertwined themselves with the absolute worst sort of people, people like Pat Robertson, William Bennett or James Dobson who call themselves social conservatives because it sounds better than fear-mongering profiteer. To see someone like Bill Kristol so strongly championing someone like Sarah Palin is just fascinating in its implications. The only sane logic behind it is that he honestly believes that his party is either too stupid or too indifferent to demand serious or honest leaders. He thinks all they need is a gun and a cross and they'll fall in line. She is his Manchurian candidate, and she will drive him into oblivion.

The other conservative voices listed here are great. I like Andrew Sullivan, too, as eyebrow-raising as he can be. But if you are looking for intelligent, reasonable commentary from anyone who would still claim that the last eight years were in the right direction, you're dreaming.

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« Reply #905 on: October 27, 2008, 09:28:40 PM »
There are no principled republicans.

if any violence befalls Obama I place the blame squarely on McCain-Palin and their puppet masters.

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« Reply #906 on: October 27, 2008, 09:37:02 PM »
There are no principled republicans.


How about Chuck Hagel, Republican and likely Obama appointee as Secretary of Defense?

Oh, never mind.

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #908 on: October 27, 2008, 10:38:46 PM »
"people with hats, people with funny hats"

"While Omari was waiting, he got hungry and ate the string of his press pass."

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #909 on: October 27, 2008, 11:34:29 PM »
"people with hats, people with funny hats"

"While Omari was waiting, he got hungry and ate the string of his press pass."

"I forgot to turn my mic on. Now I'll always remember to turn my mic on."

These are great!

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #910 on: October 27, 2008, 11:52:02 PM »
it's totally obvious who that little kid is voting for.
Breakfast- I'm havin' a time
Wheelies- I'm havin' a time
Headlocks- I'm havin' a time
Drunk Tank- not so much a time
George St.- I'm havin' a time
Brenda- I'm havin' a time
Bingo- I'm havin' a time
House Arrest- I'm still havin' a time

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #911 on: October 28, 2008, 07:52:49 AM »
Damon Weaver has pulled miles ahead of the Olberman/Matthews fight as my favorite election coverage moment of 2008.  I love that kid.

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« Reply #912 on: October 28, 2008, 08:04:21 AM »
My only complaint?  He needs to say his own name more clearly.  Otherwise, I hope he never changes.

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #913 on: October 28, 2008, 11:28:22 AM »
I love it.

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Re: Humorless Politics Thread
« Reply #914 on: October 28, 2008, 12:19:59 PM »
It would be amusing if people confused "Senator" with "Governor" -

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