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Thu Mar 7, 2013, 12:13 PM

ABC News: Box of "Liberal Causes" stolen from DNC warehouse. Libertarians suspected.


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From ABC News:
Washington, DC - A refrigerator-sized cardboard box containing all the party's liberal causes has been stolen from the Democratic National Committee, sources report. The box of 'left wing' political ideas went missing sometime after being put into storage after the Democratic National Convention of 2012.

"Every two years we go to the warehouse and get the box loaded onto the truck. We open it up, dust the liberal causes off, do some restoration if necessary, and then put them on display during the convention. An intern was taking an inventory for insurance purposes and found it wasn't at the warehouse anymore." said Edith March, DNC spokesperson. "Which is ironic, because we hadn't actually insured them."

--snip--

"Well, it's not a total loss. We still have these little bobblehead statues of Ted Kennedy and Paul Wellstone from a gift shop in the lobby. Somebody had written 'liberal' on the bottom with a Sharpie so we've put those in a safe place. Oh, also...Somebody found an old 'ERA NOW!' button in their desk. We're looking into what that means and what it would take to mount the button on either of the bobbleheads. Maybe with hot glue or something."

Asked about the possibility the Democratic Party may not be able to recover the ideas, March seemed optimistic about being able to rebuild from scratch if necessary.

"We had a big brainstorm a few days ago to see what everybody remembers and so far we have: 'something about Social Security', 'there's nothing wrong with black people', and something about growing corn or maybe the sea. Didn't somebody famous write a book about corn growing in the sea? Anyway, we're getting there."

"Oh, one more!" she added, "'Old people need blankets.'"


--snip--

Sources close to the police investigation have implicated members in the local chapter of the Libertarian party in the theft. A YouTube video surfaced, showing Libertarians coaching each other on the pronunciation of phrases like 'Constitutional Rights', 'living wage' and 'old people need blankets'. Arrests are expected soon.


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Reply ABC News: Box of "Liberal Causes" stolen from DNC warehouse. Libertarians suspected. (Original post)
Poll_Blind Mar 2013 OP
Comrade_McKenzie Mar 2013 #1
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DirkGently Mar 2013 #19
zbdent Mar 2013 #23
R. Daneel Olivaw Mar 2013 #67
zbdent Mar 2013 #68
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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 12:16 PM

1. I'd rather ensure a living wage and hand out blankets to old people...

 

Than have an argument about hypotheticals about something that has killed ZERO people in this country.

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 12:19 PM

4. But most of all, you prefer creating false choices

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 12:54 PM

19. Wow, that's some careful tiptoeing around "hundreds of murdered civilians abroad."


Gee, if drones have killed ZEEERROOO!!! people in America, there must be no problem.

Fuck.

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Response to DirkGently (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 01:08 PM

23. U.S. citizens?

and I believe the outrage on the Right is the idea that "Obama will kill U.S. citizens" (which I don't believe he has done to U.S. citizens with the drones, else we would already have heard about the "hundreds of U.S. citizens" killed - read: BENGAZI!!!), whereas the outrage by the "left" is that Obama is using drones at all to kill.

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Response to zbdent (Reply #23)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 07:57 PM

67. Well...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anwar_al-Aulaqi

U.S. citizens, yes. In this country, no.

In April 2010, the United States President Barack Obama placed al-Aulaqi on a list of people whom the United States Central Intelligence Agency was authorized to kill because of terrorist activities. The "targeted killing" of an American citizen, sometimes described as an assassination order, was unprecedented. Al-Aulaqi's father and civil rights groups challenged the order in court. Al-Aulaqi was believed to be in hiding in Southeast Yemen in the last years of his life. The U.S. deployed unmanned aircraft (drones) in Yemen to search for and kill him, firing at and failing to kill him at least once, before succeeding in a fatal American drone attack in Yemen on 30 September 2011. Two weeks later, al-Aulaqi's 16-year-old son, Abdulrahman al-Aulaqi, a U.S. citizen who was born in Denver, was killed by a CIA-led drone strike in Yemen.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #67)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 08:01 PM

68. but the above said ...

"hundreds of civilians" ...

so, no ... not "hundreds" of U.S. citizens, apparently.

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Response to zbdent (Reply #68)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 08:04 PM

69. I was replyig to your comment.

"...is the idea that "Obama will kill U.S. citizens" (which I don't believe he has done to U.S. citizens with the drones..."

It's been done. Not wholesale, not 100s though.

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Response to zbdent (Reply #68)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 08:36 PM

72. Yes, "hundreds of civilians." You're making the "dead foreigners don't count" argument?


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Response to DirkGently (Reply #72)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 02:40 AM

83. I would venture to say that dead terrorists, especially foreign terrorists, don't count

Nor do civilians who are actively sheltering these terrorists. And the vast majority of Democrats agree with me.

- C.D. Proud Member of the Reality Based Community

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Response to ConservativeDemocrat (Reply #83)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 10:51 AM

88. So you are saying, if we kill them, they must be terrorists or terrorist sympathizers?

 

How the hell could anyone know, when we seemly pick our targets at random? How do we justify killing dozens of people, because we said ONE person in the area was a terrorist?
Just because there are other people are in the area when we murder a suspected terrorist out of the blue, doe not make them actively sheltering these terrorists. Quite often these others, either live where we blew up or near by. Guilty of the crime of living close by?
One person's terrorist is another persons Freedom Fighter, defending their country from foreign invaders, usually us, US. We are the ones in their country. They are not in ours.

Conservative Democrat? That is an oxymoron and you are not helping.

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Response to zbdent (Reply #23)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 08:26 PM

71. No. As you know, "the left" is not outraged that Obama is using drones "at all."


The "outrage" is that drone strikes kill secret targets in secret locations, for secret reasons, and manages to kill hundreds of civilians in the process.

As you also know, the administration has also claimed the right to kill U.S. citizens without due process, and has done so at least once.

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Response to DirkGently (Reply #71)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 10:57 AM

89. Twice, they have purposely killed American citizens.

 

As you also know, the administration has also claimed the right to kill U.S. citizens without due process, and has done so at least once twice.

The man's 16 year old son, a week or so later. They knew and did it anyway.

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Response to RC (Reply #89)

Tue Mar 12, 2013, 10:39 PM

95. Absolutely correct. (nt)

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 02:25 PM

41. I imagine many people are unable to to both.

I imagine many people are unable to to both. More's the pity that peculiar lack of ability. Good luck in overcoming it!!!

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 01:17 PM

94. YOU DON'T KNOW THAT BECAUSE THE PROGRAM IS SECRET!

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 12:17 PM

2. LOL. Perhaps we're best off starting fresh anyway.

Kudos if this is your work.

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Response to EOTE (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 12:20 PM

5. Thanks, it is. nt

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 01:36 PM

32. VERY well done! That's onion worthy right there. n/t

 

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 01:42 PM

35. Good satire.

Cracked Magazine is looking for talent like this. The pay (nothing) helps groom cynicism.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 12:17 PM

3. Too funny





In a sad kind of way. Rec

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Response to Autumn (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 01:07 PM

22. They don't know that ERA is Equal Rights Amendment? Too funny in a sad way.

 

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Response to Autumn (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 02:35 PM

43. "In a sad kind of way.", indeed! If I wasn't laughing, I'd be crying. nt

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 12:22 PM

6. That made me laugh

 

While I don't think it is quite that bad, it does seem that liberal causes are only important during elections and when a republican is in power. Not just from the leadership but also rank and file democrats. The excuses I have heard and read for not supporting Rand Paul and his stance against drone killings can only be explained if people put their party affiliation above the common good. Right is right and wrong is wrong, no matter what letter follows the individuals name.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 12:22 PM

7. Can we create a

 

"dripping satire" smilie?

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 12:23 PM

8. Have they checked the shredder? First place I would look. :-)

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Response to djean111 (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 12:51 PM

17. Shredder? The paper should have turned brown and powderized like pecan leaves ny now.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 12:24 PM

9. Standing-O!

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 12:26 PM

10. Libertarians disagree with liberals on 99% of the issues. They favor letting poor people starve and

die of preventable disease.

They oppose Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

They oppose the minimum wage, workplace safety laws, and the Civil Rights Act, not to mention the ADA.

Ranting about drones doesn't change that.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 06:17 PM

59. +1

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 12:29 PM

11. I think it's extremely regrettable that we've let people (out of ignorance) set out

"liberal" and "libertarian" as some kind of opposites.

In the old days of the Democratic Party, "civil libertarians" were a distinct wing. To use these words as if they are conceptual opposites, as is done on DU?

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Response to Romulox (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 12:35 PM

14. Because on economic issues they ARE opposites. On the environment they ARE opposites.

When it comes to regulating Wall Street and financial institutions, they ARE opposites.

On the issue of providing the basic necessities of life to all people, they ARE opposites.

When it comes to worker and consumer protection, they ARE opposites.

When it comes to combatting private sector discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, orientation, or disability, they ARE opposites.

Liberals and libertarians are opposites when it comes to one's view of the proper role of government in society.

That Rand Paul says something that gets liberals nodding their heads about drones doesn't make him an ally, or even anything less than a bitter enemy.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 01:25 PM

28. Are you confused?

Authoritarians and Libertarians are complete opposites.

Libertarians span the entire political spectrum from left to right, including anarchy.

The current Democratic party is right of center and authoritarian.

The current Republican party is FAR right and authoritarian.

Please go look around this site:
http://www.politicalcompass.org/index

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Response to pediatricmedic (Reply #28)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 01:36 PM

31. Under that standard, government regulation of business is considered 'authoritarian'

Food safety and labeling laws are 'authoritarian'

Forbidding discrimination on the basis of race is considered 'authoritarianism'

What do you think the libertarians mean when they yell 'liberty?'

Note, btw, that that site has Gary Johnson as a non-libertarian.

You should really talk to some actual libertarians. They're nuts. The Libertarian party's motto is "maximum liberty, minimum government."

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #31)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 03:03 PM

44. "What do you think the libertarians mean when they yell 'liberty?' "

Oooo!!! Ooooo!!! I know this one!!

The ability to smoke pot.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #44)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 03:05 PM

45. And the right to pollute the environment. And the right to discriminate against minorities they

don't like.

And the ability to have really, really low taxes.

And the elevation of property rights over human rights.

And the right to own 10 machine guns and a bazooka.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #45)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 03:08 PM

46. That's American Libertarians which are really Republicans who believe Bush was a Liberal.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #46)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 03:13 PM

47. Well, this is a board dedicated to American politics. Just like liberalism means

the exact opposite in different places.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #47)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 03:32 PM

49. I'm old enough to remember when "Conservative" meant never wanting to try something new even once.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #49)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 03:33 PM

50. I can remember when conservatism and conservation were not enemies. nt

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #50)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 03:37 PM

51. I'm old enough to remember when the NRA fought against acid rain.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #51)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 03:38 PM

52. About the same time Republicans stood up to the NRA on occasion. nt

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #52)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 03:43 PM

54. Back before the Republicans decided to claim "Liberal" was a dirty word.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #54)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 03:47 PM

55. I'm not that old. nt

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #55)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 06:16 PM

58. Remember Carter?

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #58)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 06:32 PM

62. I remember Carter vs Reagan. nt

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #62)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 07:15 PM

64. You don't remember Carter vs Ford?

That was a lot different than people want to remember.

Ford was seen as the typical beer drinking football fan glued to the sofa. If Ford hadn't pardoned Nixon he would have probably won.

Carter was seen as a hayseed. Helen Thomas said his press conferences were like going to Sunday School. The South LOVED him at the time. His brother Billy was considered to be a classic "good old boy" especially after he hosed down the runway.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #44)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 08:37 PM

73. Many people, Bill Maher included, have described Libertarians as Republicans who want to get high.

Screw granny, defund social programs from health to safety nets in terms of housing and food security, starve the schools so that if you want your kids educated, you pay for it yourself, leave people to die if they don't have medical insurance, but smoke 'em if ya got 'em!

Oh--and no speed limits!

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Response to MADem (Reply #73)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 10:00 PM

74. It wasn't that long ago when Republicans were the ones against traffic cams....

The "Eye of Big Brother" and all that.

After 9/11 the Republicans were talking about citizens having to apply for travel permits that would have to be presented at armed checkpoints. Funny how they were able to pull that authoritarian crap INSTANTLY out of their asses.

Democrats didn't even CONSIDER that crap during WWII.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #74)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 10:12 PM

75. There's money to be made. The UK model is a "success" for them so they see opportunities

to translate that success here.


You can't go anywhere in London without being on a screen, somewhere. This is true of most cities of any import in UK.

It's getting to be the same in New York city, as well. Other cities, too.


It is a different world. We won't go backwards on this--it's just too much of a money-saver as well as being a money-maker. I can understand the reluctance to feel comfortable with this constant surveillance, but as I have said elsewhere, the horse has left the barn. This will not be rolled back. Don't want to be recognized? Large hats, big brims, oversized coats and Jackie Onassis-sized dark glasses and scarves will be the must-wear accessories for both sexes.

During WW2, borders still meant something. We were fairly secure in our persons, despite efforts by the Japanese and Germans to cause trouble on the west and east coasts, respectively.

It wasn't easy to go from USA to any other country, save to our allies Canada or Mexico. You'd have to stop and refuel if you took a plane, and if you took a boat, you risked getting sunk. I've gone to Europe for a weekend; that kind of mobility wasn't possible seventy years ago.

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Response to MADem (Reply #75)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 10:39 PM

77. I believe it's a measure of our cowardice....

We have a media that constantly pumps the average citizen full of fear.

Look how many ran out to get duct tape and plastic sheeting.

It inspired this piece of art entitled "In Bondage"....

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #77)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 11:03 PM

81. Well, the new paradigm is part and parcel of all that bullshit terra-terra-terra that followed

Nahn Wun Wun...


But it's morphed a bit--it is now less about 'terra' and more about information. Who are you, what are you doing, where are you going, and why are you where you are...
We're in a Brave New World. Interpol connects us all...

http://www.interpol.int/en

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Response to MADem (Reply #81)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 11:22 PM

82. We could only WISH Interpol had an enforcement arm...

All it is right now is a data dump for cops to access.

International law has no actual enforcement. That's why Cheney wasn't hauled into the Hague.

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Response to pediatricmedic (Reply #28)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 02:05 PM

38. Libertarians start and finish with Anarchy

As long as they are rich, they'll let the world burn, because it's their personal liberty to set fires.

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Response to pediatricmedic (Reply #28)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 02:28 PM

42. Libertarians in the US

are republicans. Your source might work if we were discussing libertarians in any other country but not here.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 04:25 PM

56. That's not what "civil libertarian" means. I mean, it's *SPECIFICALLY* not what it means.

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Response to Romulox (Reply #56)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 04:42 PM

57. Libertarian and "civil libertarian" are as similar as liberals and neo-liberals.

I.e., nothing alike.

Libertarians are not our allies, have never been our allies, never will be our allies.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 12:30 PM

12. I don't think it was stolen. I think the Democratic Party pissed and shitted on it so many times

 

it disintegrated - which is what the party leaders intended.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 12:33 PM

13. Libertarians don't care about liberal causes.

They just don't want the federal government doing the things they think the state governments should be doing. That's all.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 01:05 PM

21. Actually it goes a good bit deeper than that

It is not that they want the states to do work now done by the Federal Government, they simply do not want any public body doing that work at all. If it needs to be done, they suppose, someone will do it. And if they can make a profit at it they will keep on doing it and so and and so forth. But the point is not the conflate a Libertarian with a State's rights person, that they are not. They don't want to move the responsibilities of Government down slope, they want to remove them from the public sphere all together.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 12:38 PM

15. Very nice work. n/t

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 12:47 PM

16. "...dust them off" LOL!

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Thu Mar 7, 2013, 12:54 PM

18. Great.



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Thu Mar 7, 2013, 01:12 PM

24. Bravo!

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Thu Mar 7, 2013, 01:12 PM

25. This would be a great Daily Show bit. n/t

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 01:18 PM

26. Go get a job with The Onion. :)

This is neat

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 01:22 PM

27. Well done and absolutely true.

 

We have no choice but to be played as suckers every four years.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 01:31 PM

29. Funny! At least we believe in something.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 01:31 PM

30. Is this a joke?

The Democratic National Committee has no liberal ideas.

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Response to nineteen50 (Reply #30)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 01:37 PM

33. Didn't you hear? Rand "Privatize Medicare" Paul is more of a liberal than Obama is.

I read it right here at DU.

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #33)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 11:01 PM

80. That's the ticket.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 01:37 PM

34. Ouch.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 01:42 PM

36. Very funny, Poll Blind.

It cracked me up, so I guess I haven't lost all perspective.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #36)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 03:29 PM

48. LOL, I hear ya! From my perspective, American politics is like a fun house mirror that...

...hasn't stopped stretching and distorting since 2000, which is profoundly unsettling. Thankfully, that's just at the Federal level. For me, I don't have all that much to complain about on the state level. I think I would go nuts if I couldn't turn to either for some hope, and I know there are a fair number of DUers who are, sadly, in that situation where they live.

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 02:08 PM

39. So Nixonion Of Them

In fact there has been a rash of dirty tricks/lawlessness in the last few months and the false prostitution smear of Sen. MenÚndez is one other such example.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 02:23 PM

40. Excellent satire!

I was sure it was from the Onion.

By the way, nice touch putting in the ABC News link.

The SNIPs were also very inspired.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 03:40 PM

53. Excellent post! Great bit of satire.

K&R

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 06:20 PM

60. Mirthful K&R

Rachel said she was flooded with hate mail for supporting and covering Paul's filibuster.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 06:26 PM

61. Too funny

Love it! Thank you!

It's so darned obvious that our Dems should have been on the floor in the Senate for that filibuster. I'm ashamed of them and ashamed of all the people who would rather criticize Rand Paul than to participate in the debate. An old friend of mine who I worked with as a moderator on the old Kerry website evidently doesn't even know what all the fuss is about. He was clueless. He's so wrapped up in knocking Rand Paul that he won't stop to educate himself on what the filibuster was all about. It's so depressing.

I too wish people would understand that civil libertarian and the Libertarian Party aren't the same thing. While I supported the filibuster I am not a Libertarian. I am, however, a civil libertarian.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 06:59 PM

63. This is from the Onion, right? If true, it is supremely funny.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Reply #63)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 07:18 PM

65. It's not from The Onion, it's from The Poll_Blind. ;^) nt

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 07:29 PM

66. K&R! Be funnier if it weren't so damn sad. nt

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 08:09 PM

70. Go read page 18 of the Violence Against Women act and get back to me

People who doubt that progressive ideas are getting enshrined in law in under president Obama need to educate themselves and get their head out of mythical boxes.

And this is happening even as the republicans try their hardest to obstruct.

I give DUers the benefit of the doubt. If after educating themselves they come back and say that no good law is getting put in place, they are either disingenuous, lying or both.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 10:29 PM

76. Wonderfully witty!

I know Republicans struggle with satire, but skimming through the comments, I learned that they are not alone.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 10:43 PM

78. Bra fucking vo, anyone remember when were the ones who wanted to protect people's rights?

I don't want people to die without healthcare, but I don't want to blow them up with drones either.

Where is MY party?

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 10:44 PM

79. Exceptionally poor Inventory Management procedures.

Someone is not doing their Cycle Counts.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 08:09 AM

84. The day one thinks that libertarians have suddenly embraced Libral causes, is the day you need

to check into a mental clinic.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 08:19 AM

85. Good satire, PB. =)

TBH, I actually thought it was from the Onion for a second.....

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 09:11 AM

86. oh come on. This is an Onion piece, right?

I mean, really.


From ABC. News???

At least tell me it's from ABC's department of satire.

I mean.....really!

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 10:14 AM

87. Hilarious satire -- but I object that there is no indication that it is satire. n/t

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 11:41 AM

90. This is brilliant

Bravo!

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 11:46 AM

91. Superb

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 12:02 PM

92. They'll probably use the space for some 3rd Way Initiatives and drones

cut (not slash) Medicare & SS benefits. Sell public schools to "reformers". And big boxes full of cash from Big Insurance & the Pentagon

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 01:15 PM

93. They were probably stashed next to the Ark Of The Covenant.

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