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Sorry Kurt, I think this is a kind of lame article. First of all, the reason democrats are democrats is because they know in their souls they are dependent on others for everything. Even the rich liberals know that if they turn on the tap and no water comes out, they call someone. It's beyond just the concept of receiving welfare, it's a voluntary state of being to join and belong to a collective. The democrats - for all their talk, know deep down they are dependent on the producers of the world. They exist, and all their glorious speeches exist, because they KNOW there are grown ups in the world to actually take care of things that they, as users, use. It's like the 98 pound weakling telling his buddies to hold him back from beating you up. All that huffing and puffing is only there because they know they are safe. So no, this won't ever happen. Besides, it's only the Red America that has the mentality that they CAN stand alone and take care of themselves, so if anyone ever decided to leave America, it would be those that could. In fact, history shows us that the only areas that ever bring up succession is red types - Texas, counties in Western Kansas, Western Nebraska, Southeast Wyoming and Northern Colorado. So it's kind of a fun article, but not going to happen. Too bad the red states don't understand just how dependent the blue states are and take advantage of that. Imagine the 98 pound weakling and if his friends didn't hold him back and what his reaction would be.
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Climate Catastrophe

Spike40 Wrote: Dec 10, 2014 3:04 PM
I've often wondered how it was decided (or who made the decision) that the climate we have now is the best one. Why are liberals who are usually all about change so conservative when it comes to climate? I've also always wondered how it is that liberals claim ownership of the most conservative of issues - conservation. That should totally be a conservative plank. Every conservative I know tries to leave nature better than they found it. (except of course evil, cartoon business tycoons) Like I said in another post on another topic - it's clear now that all democrats do is lie. That's it. If they are interested in climate it's because they smell money. Seriously - why is the climate we currently have the one we want to keep? Honest and simple question. I can't ever get a single response to that question - from anyone.
out of all this, what I get is a little bit of relief. At least I know the Democrats are liars and not as stupid as I thought. Turns out they are WELL aware that if you tax a company, they just pass those costs on to consumers. It's good that came out so now I don't have to wonder if they are stupid or liars. They are liars. I don't have to wonder about minimum wage either. They know minimum wage hikes work the same way - but from the bottom up instead of top down. They are just lying about their reasons for wanting to do it, that's all. From now on, my arguments with democrats will be much different. I know they know the deal and I won't waste time arguing. I'll just know they are lying and get right to that.
I respectfully disagree. I wish it were true, but I think that Obama, for the first time since he's been president, is finally in his element. He has made his whole life the idea of basically 'raging against the machine' and every since he's been president, he's had the problem of the machine being his own peeps. FINALLY, finally, he is now able to fall back on his lifetime of training and preparation to 'fight the man'. I'm telling you - I think as stupid as it sounds, as far from reality as the rest of us may think, THIS is what he's prepared for his whole life. I think he's been struggling the first few years because 'the man' has been his own team. Now he can fall back into the community organizer roll that he is comfortable with. You need to watch him now more closely than ever.
Thanks for not drowning me :)
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Republicans, Democrats, and White Men

Spike40 Wrote: Nov 11, 2014 6:26 PM
I had a big long response typed up and then realized that neither of you actually said or asked anything. Just jabbing me for voting Libertarian. Do you have anything you'd like to actually talk about? Or are you scared you might find out you are a closet Libertarian yourselves? Since you appear to be in attack mode, lets start there. Other than possibly costing republicans votes, what is it about the Libertarians you don't like? (by the way, I'm no purist, so don't be surprised when I agree with you that open borders are bad... m'kaay)
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Republicans, Democrats, and White Men

Spike40 Wrote: Nov 11, 2014 3:48 PM
This white male always votes libertarian.
I'm a Kansan, what do you want to know?
Might even drop another percent if the news would even MENTION the fact that under Obama's new and improved NASA, the first rocket they launched blew up. You know the timing of this was so they could crow about this success just days before the election and how smart this guy is. Of course now that it blew up - good luck even finding a story about it. I guess that's what happens when you change the focus of a space agency to muslim outreach efforts.
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