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Knock yourself out. But right now there's not much going on but the Conventions and political strategy. Zero people are discussing policy at this point, rightly or wrongly. Hence the discussion here is going to reflect the more petty and superficial aspects of the campaign.<br><br>Hopefully, once the excesses of the conventions are over, policy will once again come to the fore -- but until then, some of us are commenting on the theater of it all. If you don't wish to participate in that aspect, more power to you. But coming off as a self-righteous asshat isn't really helping the discussion of policy and just makes you look ... "elite" ;-)<br><br>Turn up the signal, wipe out the noise ...
<br>Just curious? Isn't this EXACTLY WHEN we SHOULD be discussing these matters???<br>When this is EXACTLY WHEN we FINALLY Get a SAY in the direction the country takes???<br><br>Waiting until AFTER the Election is pretty much closing the barn door after the horse is gone.<br><br>Discussing the actual issues that matter AFTER the Election makes No sense whatsoever.<br>it will be too late to do anything about any ill-informed decisions we can still make, other<br>than to go back to bitchin' & moanin' like we have been during the LAST two cycles.<br><br>NOW is the only time we can LEGALLY Do Anything to CHANGE IT. THIS IS THE MOMENT<br>WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR yet we're allowing that opportunity to slip through our fingers.<br><br><br>It's the Republican Strategy to continually derail the discussions that matter with BS like <br>"Doric Columns" ....and a million other distractions...while they make off with the loot!!! <br><br><br><br>[color:green]"...or am I a butterfly that's dreaming she's a woman?"</font color=green> <br>
[color:blue]It makes me upset to see so many people who's opinions I value discussing such crap. </font color=blue><br><br>... when even the aspiring candidates don't take positions on issues that matter, like Caucasus. Obama is actually worse than McCain in this instance, because he seemingly thinks it serves him better to be non-committal.<br>When you consider the primaries, one year out of four means that in America elections=politics.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
"Humor ist, wenn man trotzdem lacht" (Humour means laughing despite of it)
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>When you consider the primaries<p><hr></blockquote><p>yeah, consider those primaries. the primaries are when we learned the intricacies of Obama's health plan and how it differed from Clinton's health plan. they talked about how they both cover everyone, yet Clinton was going to force everyone to get health care and Obama was just going to make it available for everyone, etc. they talked about their plans for Iraq and how they differed. same with every other issue. they discussed these things and they discussed their differences.<br><br>20 some debates and only about 2 or 3 of the debates were crappy and spent on lapel pins, etc.
Whenever I complain (my wife says rant which I hate but she is right, "you're ranting" is something I might hear once a week.) I find on further reflection that I am usually complaining about something that I do myself. This is certainly the case here as mojo or reboot pointed out to me my frequent retort of a Depends wearing McCain. Not all that funny to some, offensive to others and not really elevating the conversation.<br><br>I guess to this specific rant, the posting of dumb stuff in the soapbox I am really just hoping to raise the bar a tad on the threads that go on and on. My personal favorites are threads that go on and on about something of value but I also value humor so a hijack or two is nothing worth complaining about. I suppose what I really am complaining about is the the right wing is more expert at picking up and running with distracting funny anomalies which make fun of the left and the left wing here is just too eager to play the eager swarm of fish ready to take the bait.<br><br>So I think the fish are pretty stupid for running up and grabbing the hook and sticking it through there own lip and the people throwing the chum out on the water our stupid because where is the challenge in that game? When I fish I like a little bit of a challenge.<br><br>So to sum up I think I might have just called everyone stupid including myself. As self appointed jackass I hope that I did not miss anyone. If you do feel left out please be comforted by the fact I think you are stupid too.<br><br>The tide is completely wrong or I would be fishing for my lunch right now. Or maybe I could find a really stupid bluefish to take my bait. I guess they really all taste the same.<br><br>
I feel honored. I had a special mention along with mojo. <br><br>"people throwing the chum out on the water our stupid"<br><br>You wrote our instead of are. Jackass. Get your rants together.<br><br>Hey, I needed some nit to pick, what can I say.<br><br>------>#1 - JD's Trivia game<br><br>------>#2 - MM-MCF Trivia game
I meant to do that! No, really, I thought of saying "you R stupid" but I went subtle with the our instead of are.<br><br>Really. Not. Sigh, OK, please underline that part where I called myself stupid. I have to be some kind of knuckle dragger to swap our and are but it is some kind of phonetical twitch I have. Actually I am a total genius who only writes the tightest of prose with no spelling mistakes whatsoever. But in order to post in this forum I have to take this humongous stupid pill.<br><br>Yeah, that's it.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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