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Old 02-14-2008, 04:28 PM
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To be a Republican you need to believe:

1. Jesus loves you, and shares your hatred of homosexuals and Hillary Clinton

2. Saddam was a good guy when Reagan armed him, a bad guy when Bush's Daddy made war on him, a good guy when Cheney did business with him, and a bad guy when Bush needed a "we can't find Bin Laden" diversion.

3. Trade with Cuba is wrong because the country is Communist, but trade with China and Viet Nam is vital to a spirit of international harmony.

4. The United States should get out of the United Nations, and our highest national priority is enforcing U.N. resolutions against Iraq .

5. A woman can't be trusted with decisions about her own body, but multinational drug corporations can make decisions affecting all mankind without regulation.

6. The best way to improve military morale is to praise the troops in speeches, while slashing veterans' benefits and combat pay.

7. If condoms are kept out of schools, adolescents won't have sex.

8. A good way to fight terrorism is to belittle our longtime allies, then demand their cooperation and money.

9. Providing health care to all Iraqis is sound policy, but providing health care to all Americans is socialism. HMO's and insurance companies have the best interests of the public at heart.

10. Global warming and tobacco's lin k to cancer are junk science, but creationism should be taught in schools.

11. A president lying about an extramarital affair is an impeachable offense, but a president lying to enlist support for a war in which thousands die is solid defense policy.

12. Government should limit itself to the powers named in the Constitution, which include banning gay marriages and censoring the Internet .

13. The public has a right to know about Hillary's cattle trades, but George Bush's driving record is none of our business.

14. Being a drug addict is a moral failing and a crime, unless you're a conservative radio h ost. Then it's an illness and you need our prayers for your recovery.

15. Supporting 'Executive Privilege' for every Republican ever born, who will be born or who might be born (in perpetuity.)

16. What Bill Clinton did in the 1960's is of vital national interest, but what Bush did in the '80's is irrelevant.

17. Support for hunters who shoot their friends and blame them for wearing orange vests similar to those worn by the quail.

Friends don't let friends vote Republican.
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:37 PM
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Wow -- I'm an Independent and that's the most ignorant thing I have heard lately. Tell me it's just a lame joke. ??? :dontknow:
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:44 PM
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I suspect it is someone trying to give Democrats a bad name as he/she just registered today and this is the only post.

In a Republican stronghold, this doesn't help. Sorry if you are real. If so, this post certainly is not representative of other Democratic voters.

VK
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:46 PM
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This must be for Democrats only because Independents and Republicans are not dumb enough to buy into the illogic of every statement.

(I would guess there are some democrats who do not buy into all of it either.)
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:54 PM
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Please be aware that Dem Voter is a "troll". That is a person who is already a member of this board and registers with another name in order to create problems or controversy. We, as administrators, have access, through IP address to who these people are. So, we know the true identity of Dem Voter and once again ask our members to please,
DON'T BE A TROLL.
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:07 PM
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Thanx for the confidence in the administration of the board as well as sending the message out to the trolls.
One can tell it is a pot stirring event by just viewing the totally ridiculous commentary.

Good on the other Dems who shot it down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BTK :bigthumbsup:
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:40 PM
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The general guideline dating to early usenet groups was "Don't Feed the Trolls." Unfortunately, with the ability to change names at will, or more accurately, register anew whenever the whim hits, you can't always tell for sure if it's a troll or just a newbie with a stupid comment. I guess the best thing to do is to not respond to an asinine post unless you recognize the author. Believe it or not, I have it on good authority that a few of us quasi-regular posters have occasionally submitted questionable messages. 024 (What's that saying about when you point a finger, there's more pointing back at you?) :joke:
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:01 PM
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That list looks like something which has been circulating around the Internet. http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1104/prager110204.asp

It's been circulating for a least 51 months or so. Since Thanksgiving of 2003 at least. http://www.rgj.com/news/stories/html...1/21/57365.php
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:28 PM
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Since this thread is for Democrats only, you must all be Democrats!
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:34 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Avista
Since this thread is for Democrats only, you must all be Democrats!
I am a registered Democrat but can end up voting either way. I did vote for Bush in 2000 because I was kind of sick of the Clintons which also covered Al Gore, Jr. in 2000. Did vote for Kerry/Edwards in 2004 but did not like Kerry all that much. It is often what the party gives us as far as choices are concerned which is the problem. This year looks different though with both McCain and Obama. Both do not seem to offer the same old party politics.
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:43 PM
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There are Democrat versions of these too. Just Google it and you get stuff like this http://www.theconversationcafe.com/f...hp/t-8348.html

And this--"20 things you have to believe to be a Democrat--

1) You have to believe the AIDS virus is spread by a lack of funding.



2) You have to be against capital punishment but for abortion on demand -in short, you support protecting the guilty and killing the innocent.



3) You have to believe that the same overpaid public school idiot who

can't teach 4th graders how to read is qualified to teach those same kids about sex.



4) You have to believe that trial lawyers are selfless heroes and

doctors are overpaid.



5) You have to believe that guns in the hands of law-abiding Americans

are more of a threat than nuclear weapons in the hands of the Red Chinese.



6) You have to believe that global temperatures are less affected by

cyclical, documented changes in the brilliance of the Sun, and more affected by yuppies driving SUVs.



7) You have to believe that gender roles are artificial but being gay

is natural.



8 ) You have to believe that businesses create oppression and

governments create prosperity.



9) You have to believe that hunters don't care about nature but

pasty-faced, fey activists who've never been outside Seattle do.



10) You have to believe that self-esteem is more important than

actually doing something to earn it.



11) You have to believe there was no art before federal funding.



12) You have to believe the military, not corrupt politicians, start

wars.



13) You have to believe the free market that gives us 500+ channels

can't deliver the programming quality PBS does.



14) You have to believe the NRA is bad, because it stands up for

certain parts of the Constitution, while the ACLU is good, because they stand up for certain parts of the Constitution.



15) You have to believe that taxes are too low but ATM fees are too

high.



16) You have to believe that Harriet Tubman, Cesar Chavez and Gloria

Steinman are more important to American history than Thomas Jefferson, General Robert E. Lee or Thomas Alva Edison.



17) You have to believe that standardized tests are racist, but racial

quotas and set-asides aren't.



18) You have to believe that second-hand smoke is more dangerous than

HIV.



19) You have to believe that conservatives are racists but black people couldn't make it without your help.



20) You have to believe that the only reason democratic socialism

hasn't worked anywhere it's been tried is because the right people haven't been in charge."



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Old 02-14-2008, 08:52 PM
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Barrrfffff.....uuuurrrrrpppppp.....puke!

BTK
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Old 02-14-2008, 09:21 PM
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doh :: I'll bet those are offensive to everyone but thanks for establishing that they are old hat as far as making the rounds.

Where is substantive info when you need it???? :dontknow:
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:46 PM
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Sorry, I'm a liberal and dang proud of it. There is little that Tal posted that is even remotely reasonable to any thinking person. There are just minor grains of truth but no thought behind them. Yes, I'm anti-capital punishment. I'm not totally pro-life but I do believe there are circumstances when a female of any age should have the right to have an abortion. I am totally pro-gun control but I'm not dumb enough to think that guns are a greater threat than nuclear weapons in the wrong hands. And so on and so forth.

They are easy, offensive generalizations meant to do nothing but irritate. I've seen stupid generalizations made about Republicans and conservatives. Fortunately, I haven't believed them any more than any thinking person should believe this drivel of liberals and Democrats.

As to Dem Voter, no comment. As Mr. Gump would say, "Stupid is as stupid does." Personally, I wish the administrators would out the trolls. It might stop the process.
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Old 02-19-2008, 12:10 AM
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I posted this on the 2 forums thread and I'll post it here since this is the thread I was talking about. And then, I've promised myself to never read any of the political stuff on TOTV again!

I found all the hullabaloo on the For Democrats Only thread a mystery. To me it was obvious that the original posting was pure satire. The fact that Tal found a similar one for Republicans proved that point to me. I think both were meant to point out the differences in party stance, but with a twist -- one for democrats one for republicans.

Satire has a very long history of use for political commentary. In school the example we read was by Jonathan Swift about how the Irish eat their babies. Did the Irish really eat their babies? Of course not. Outrageous? Yes, that's what makes it satire. (See, I wasn't sleeping, or at least during that lecture!)

And I just looked it up. The Swift example of satire was written in 1729! Very long history! http://art-bin.com/art/omodest.html
 

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