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Re: Have you heard about...? (Politics edition)
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2010, 09:33:04 AM »
Charleston and college girls get along very nicely, it's true.

"nicely" doesn't even begin to describe it.   :-)
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Re: Have you heard about...? (Politics edition)
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2010, 12:57:04 PM »
Charleston and college girls get along very nicely, it's true.

"nicely" doesn't even begin to describe it.   :-)

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Re: Have you heard about...? (Politics edition)
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2010, 01:07:39 PM »
predictions of the Euro collapsing in 2011 and the price of oil increasing to between $150-200/barrel? :samurai: 

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Re: Have you heard about...? (Politics edition)
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2010, 05:48:05 PM »
predictions of the Euro collapsing in 2011 and the price of oil increasing to between $150-200/barrel? :samurai:

Heard today that they're thinking of forcing Greece to go back to using the Drachma... But I really don't think that even with the bailouts in Greece, Spain, & Ireland the the Euro is that close to completely failing...
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Re: Have you heard about...? (Politics edition)
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2011, 10:32:58 AM »
David Frum suggests increasing drug penalties (and gives an outlandish example) to help reduce demand and thereby cut back on the drug-related violence in Mexico:

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To help Mexico in its struggle against the gangs, some suggest legalizing drugs in the United States. Legalization would transform drugs into a lawful business and transform the drug gangs into more or less normal corporations. Possibly that's true.

At the same time, legalization would almost certainly increase drug consumption in the United States by huge amounts. It's a solution even more socially costly than the problem.

Perhaps a less dramatic solution would be to force American drug users to confront the cost to others of their bad habit.

People arrested for the first time or with small amounts of drugs are often released with a warning or a few hours of community service. Perhaps that community service should take the form of burial duty at a funeral after a birthday party in Ciudad Juarez.

Someone tell me how shipping pot-smoking Americans off to Mexico to bury birthday party attendees slain in the drug-war crossfire is somehow "a less dramatic solution" ...

(via http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/01/03/frum.mexico.risk/index.html?hpt=T2)
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Re: Have you heard about...? (Politics edition)
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2011, 11:55:40 AM »
The word "ironic" has a new definition:

Rep. Bachmann lands post on Intelligence Committee
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40946997/ns/politics-capitol_hill/


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Re: Have you heard about...? (Politics edition)
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2011, 12:33:47 PM »
:shakehead:  local news in MN was buzzing yesterday after more kang-firmation that she intends to run in the next presidential primary, as well.

She should go for it.  I don't think she can pull off sanity anywhere close to well enough to go anywhere with it.  Bring on the crazy quotes!



Also, regarding Minnesota and the next presidential election, people here know that Dick Cheney personally set former Governor Tim Pawlenty on the path to be the Republican guy and win the next time out.  He could do it, too - with the flannel shirts, the jeans, the nice guy look, and the assumption that the kind of republican that could get elected in MN has got to be a guy who gets along with everybody.  Watch out.  If it isn't Tim Pawlenty, then Dick Cheney loses and that means the terrorists win.
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Re: Have you heard about...? (Politics edition)
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2011, 12:52:41 PM »
The word "ironic" has a new definition:

Rep. Bachmann lands post on Intelligence Committee
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40946997/ns/politics-capitol_hill/




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Re: Have you heard about...? (Politics edition)
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2011, 12:54:00 PM »
:shakehead:  local news in MN was buzzing yesterday after more kang-firmation that she intends to run in the next presidential primary, as well.

She should go for it.  I don't think she can pull off sanity anywhere close to well enough to go anywhere with it.  Bring on the crazy quotes!


I'm psyched for a Bachmann run. Let it all out there and show people what she's made of, let the fact checkers at her.

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Re: Have you heard about...? (Politics edition)
« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2011, 04:33:09 PM »
http://gayrights.change.org/blog/view/chick-fil-a_partners_with_rabid_anti-gay_group

this makes me sad....don't know if I can justify eating there anymore
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Re: Have you heard about...? (Politics edition)
« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2011, 05:49:45 PM »
http://gayrights.change.org/blog/view/chick-fil-a_partners_with_rabid_anti-gay_group

this makes me sad....don't know if I can justify eating there anymore

As a former business owner, I will never understand why a business of any kind would ever get publicly involved in politics or any controversial subject.  No matter which side you choose to support, you're automatically going to piss off half of your customer base.  I guess the exception would be if you're a small business in a really small town (whose citizens all lean one way or the other).  Then I could see how you'd want to be "part of the team".  But that's definitely not the situation here.  This reminds me of earlier last year when Target and Best Buy made large campaign donations to that anti-gay Minnesota nutjob who ran for governor.  It just doesn't make any sense.
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Re: Have you heard about...? (Politics edition)
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2011, 05:59:50 PM »
http://gayrights.change.org/blog/view/chick-fil-a_partners_with_rabid_anti-gay_group

this makes me sad....don't know if I can justify eating there anymore

Are you really surprised?  I remember walking by one in the mall and they were closed because it was Sunday.
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Re: Have you heard about...? (Politics edition)
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2011, 06:39:16 PM »
http://gayrights.change.org/blog/view/chick-fil-a_partners_with_rabid_anti-gay_group

this makes me sad....don't know if I can justify eating there anymore

Are you really surprised?  I remember walking by one in the mall and they were closed because it was Sunday.

Yeah, the founder/CEO/whatever of chickfila is a huge christian.  They're closed on Sundays ostensibly because he wanted his employees to be able to go to church without any job-hour conflicts.  I respect that.  However, its no surprise that he'd partner with an anti-gay group, or any right-wing group in general.

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Re: Have you heard about...? (Politics edition)
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2011, 12:28:17 PM »
http://gayrights.change.org/blog/view/chick-fil-a_partners_with_rabid_anti-gay_group

this makes me sad....don't know if I can justify eating there anymore

Dude, that company was founded by and has always been run by right wing Bible-beaters. Why do you think they're never open on Sundays? You should be at church.

The company's official statement of corporate purpose says that the business exists "to glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us and to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A."

That they support some anti-gay group should surprise nobody.
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Re: Have you heard about...? (Politics edition)
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2011, 02:38:54 PM »
 :-o :-o :-o :-o

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40978517/ns/politics/

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona dies after being shot, NPR reports

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U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona and at least six others have died after a gunman sprayed bullets into a public meeting on Saturday, Pima County sheriff's office in Arizona confirmed to National Public Radio.

A gunman ran up to Giffords, 40, and shot her in the head as she addressed supporters outside a Safeway grocery store, according to media reports.

The gunman was in custody.

Giffords, who was re-elected to her third term in November, was hosting her first "Congress on Your Corner" event at the store in northwest Tucson, NPR reported.

Giffords, 40, a Democrat, is married to U.S. astronaut Mark Kelly. She took office in January 2007, emphasizing issues such as immigration reform, embryonic stem-cell research, alternative energy sources and a higher minimum wage.

The Arizona politician's office had been vandalized last March just hours after the House vote overhauling the health care system, The New York Times reported.

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