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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:42 AM
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"Let's bring back civility" Jeopardy Alex Trebeck
said earlier today on CNN Crossfire.

And I was wondering whether we can. And the reason why we are so much divided is because the actions of the Republicans affect our day to day life.

Until Reagan, the Republicans supported small government and free market and "live and let live." Sure, they did not support assisting the poor, the sick, children and the elderly and did not care much about equal rights, but they did not actively work to intervene in our lives.

While Reagan himself might have promoted this approach, the Christan Right latched on to him and to the Republican party and things have gone downhill from there. I know couples where one is a Democrat the other a Republican and I know that I would never be able to be a part of such a marriage. I will have hard time being civil to someone who thinks that god tell him/her that homosexual love is a sin, that politicians have any business in women's body, that our tax money should support the wealthy and big corporation while leaving millions with no access to health care.

And, worse, Bush himself may be a nice enough guy, but leading his party with these attitudes, and claiming that "god" is guiding him - is the worse. Basically he is not engaged in a political debate which, of course, is the role of a legislative body. How can one debate someone who says: god told me so?

I have to wonder whether the new Catholic doctrine of not voting for so many who even endorse pro-choice candidates has been encouraged by the "Jesus says" doctrine that has been guiding this administration. (Jeff Greenfield report on CNN http://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0405/24/ip.01.html and scroll to the bottom of the page)

It used to be that Catholics in this country, being a minority with a history of discrimination were the strongest supporters of separation of church and state and the most tolerant.
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KissMyAsscroft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:43 AM
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1. It's already a barfight, when you steal an election and lie us into war...

Suck it Trebek...(props to Sean Connery)
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:22 AM
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3. "Ape tit for 500, Alex."
That's "A petit dejeuner."
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:46 AM
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6. I'll take The Rapists for $200
That's Therapists!
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Selwynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:12 AM
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11. Then the day is mine! :)
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President Jesus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:22 AM
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2. Trebek's campaign contributions
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neebob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:27 AM
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4. Nah, let's just be pompous snobs
and impress everyone with our pronunciation and pretend it's not just a game show and the stupid people aren't watching.
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Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:43 AM
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5. What is GOP Talking Point #5: the Sign of Desperation?
I'll take Moral Equivalency for $800.
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vetwife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:48 AM
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7. What is misleading us into an unnecessary war
What is ...in dollars and lives.....Priceless
UNLESS YOU ARE HALLIBURTON OR BUSH/CHENEY
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:50 AM
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8. Hey! Isn't Trebek Canadian?
:+
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Oddman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:59 AM
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10. yup
he's a NEOCANUCK!
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:57 AM
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9. Wouldn't it be funny to see Sean Connery in a Jeopardy skit ...
... lampooning Trebek?

SNL oughtta think about this one over the summer hiatus.

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