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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-29-11 11:22 PM
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1. To do what exactly? I know we need to do something. Do you want
to see the Constitution re-written? Sorry, I'm my typical slow self by this time in the evening.
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  -We Do NOT Need An Election In 2012. We Need A Constitutional Convention. -- UPDATED -- JFN1  Mar-29-11 11:17 PM   #0 
  - To do what exactly? I know we need to do something. Do you want  snappyturtle   Mar-29-11 11:22 PM   #1 
  - I am afraid that  KT2000   Mar-29-11 11:27 PM   #2 
  - Excuse me? In this toxic climate?  Warpy   Mar-29-11 11:31 PM   #3 
  - Every third word would have Jesus or God in it. nt  rpannier   Mar-29-11 11:43 PM   #6 
  - Every 4th word would be Reagan.  JoePhilly   Mar-30-11 03:16 PM   #39 
     - Forgot about that  rpannier   Mar-30-11 06:31 PM   #51 
  - i know.  La Lioness Priyanka   Mar-29-11 11:47 PM   #7 
  - Right. Things will hold together while we build a newer, better, shinier climate through the ages.  JFN1   Mar-30-11 12:00 AM   #11 
  - +1000  Blue_Tires   Mar-30-11 03:10 PM   #37 
  - Beware the unintended consequences  Hugabear   Mar-29-11 11:34 PM   #4 
  - Yes, we will have to battle the forces of unreason.  JFN1   Mar-29-11 11:40 PM   #5 
     - We Must Not Enable the Forces of Unreason to Do Even More Damage  AndyTiedye   Mar-29-11 11:59 PM   #10 
        - As opposed to what we have now?  JFN1   Mar-30-11 02:44 AM   #27 
  - NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! The Fundies Would Take It Over and Turn the US into Jesusland  AndyTiedye   Mar-29-11 11:49 PM   #8 
  - I remember when the Republicans were pushing for one a couple of years back. hmmmm.  glinda   Mar-29-11 11:53 PM   #9 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Mar-30-11 12:02 AM   #12 
  - Starting with a clean slate could be a double edged sword  Cresent City Kid   Mar-30-11 12:08 AM   #13 
  - That has been the call since the 60s. What we were afraid of then  jwirr   Mar-30-11 12:18 AM   #14 
  - Of the many problems with this proposal,  Sinistrous   Mar-30-11 12:22 AM   #15 
  - Yes there are  themadstork   Mar-30-11 05:10 AM   #30 
  - I know this might come as a shock to you, but you being disappointed at an election result doesn't  BzaDem   Mar-30-11 12:27 AM   #16 
  - Democracy depends on fair elections and vote integrity.  JFN1   Mar-30-11 12:36 AM   #18 
  - That is the biggest "TELL" of all.  bvar22   Mar-30-11 03:05 PM   #35 
  - Me being disappointed in an election result doesn't...  vim876   Mar-30-11 05:19 AM   #32 
  - Oh yeah, lets bring the California experience with corporate funded propositions...  TomCADem   Mar-30-11 12:30 AM   #17 
  - Fine. You Fear the Right. CC is OUT. So what is your plan for 2012, then?  JFN1   Mar-30-11 12:38 AM   #19 
  - well  upi402   Mar-30-11 12:43 AM   #20 
  - Good suggestion.  JFN1   Mar-30-11 01:40 AM   #21 
     - We need  upi402   Mar-30-11 01:47 AM   #22 
        - Vernon Johns: "When you see a good fight, get in it."  JFN1   Mar-30-11 02:00 AM   #24 
  - Peaceful secession.  vim876   Mar-30-11 05:20 AM   #33 
  - Lincoln made a huge mistake!  Cascadian   Mar-30-11 04:44 PM   #45 
  - I don't understand where the "ignorance is bliss" attitude is coming from.  Cascadian   Mar-30-11 04:42 PM   #44 
  - 2012 Will Be All About Preventing the Teabaggers from Taking Over  AndyTiedye   Mar-30-11 07:05 PM   #53 
  - A constitutional convention opens the ENTIRE Constitution to revision  pinboy3niner   Mar-30-11 01:58 AM   #23 
  - As opposed to what we have now?  JFN1   Mar-30-11 02:31 AM   #25 
  - You'd have to be delusional to think things wouldn't be worse if we opened it to change  pinboy3niner   Mar-30-11 03:26 AM   #28 
  - Actually, a Constitutional Convention can only propose  NYC Liberal   Mar-30-11 03:49 PM   #42 
     - I don't think it would necessarily replace Congress,  Cascadian   Mar-30-11 04:48 PM   #46 
        - No no. I mean, it replaces Congress in the amendment process.  NYC Liberal   Mar-30-11 04:51 PM   #48 
           - OK point well taken....  Cascadian   Mar-30-11 04:55 PM   #49 
  - How psychotically reckless!! We'd NEVER get as good a deal on religion,  PurityOfEssence   Mar-30-11 02:43 AM   #26 
  - The US is too unstable IMO for this, it would probably sink the country even further. Imagine  RKP5637   Mar-30-11 05:02 AM   #29 
  - Hmm.  vim876   Mar-30-11 05:17 AM   #31 
  - we need a CC like a fucking bloody hole in the head  cali   Mar-30-11 05:31 AM   #34 
  - No no ... wait this might be a good idea ...  JoePhilly   Mar-30-11 03:13 PM   #38 
  - I vote for more use of the comma...nt  SidDithers   Mar-30-11 03:09 PM   #36 
  - Dangerous, very dangerous idea.  Initech   Mar-30-11 03:46 PM   #40 
  - Yeah, I think it is ill timed and a wrong idea for an age that has  Rex   Mar-30-11 03:47 PM   #41 
     - The Righties, Neocons, and Teabaggers are ALREADY getting their way!  Cascadian   Mar-30-11 04:51 PM   #47 
  - And while we are at it, how about a new Continental Congress?  Cascadian   Mar-30-11 04:35 PM   #43 
  - How ironic...  fried eggs   Mar-30-11 05:07 PM   #50 
  - You seriously believe the ONLY voices at the table will be the nutjobs?  JFN1   Mar-30-11 06:37 PM   #52 
     - The difference is the nutjobs believe THEY are the ONLY voice!  Initech   Mar-30-11 08:12 PM   #54 

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