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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:02 AM
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Poll question: Generally do you trust what our government tells you any more?
And when I say government I mean our entire government which is made up of Dems and Repugs with a few exceptions.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:04 AM
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1. Fuck no
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Lindsay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:05 AM
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2. Not just no,
but HELL no.

They tell me the sun is shining, I look out the window and check for myself.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:05 AM
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3. No, and it's depressing. Katrina was my tipping point . . .
Everybody has their own, but it was at that time that I realized we are on our own!
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:05 AM
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4. HAHAHAHAHA
I never really did.
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:05 AM
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5. No.
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jimshoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:06 AM
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6. You need a choice for
Bwahahahahahah :rofl:
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:06 AM
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7. As an entire government or as individuals?
I certainly don't trust Bush or Cheney or Hastert or Lieberman. But I'm on record as putting a certain amount of confidence in Pelosi, Fiengold, Reid, and others.

Bryant
Check it out --> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:06 AM
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8. No.
Another victory for the repukes, federalists and the oligarchy.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:06 AM
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9. hell no, not a chance of that happening anymore
its been a while since I could or did
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:07 AM
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10. You mean the folks who piss in our face and tell us it's raining?
Why, of course!

:sarcasm:
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:08 AM
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11. I never believed what they said completely
I figured they were spinning and selectively reporting. Until Joseph Wilson spoke up, I had no idea they were outright lying.

They might be saying something true from time to time, but it's impossible to separate the truths from the fantasy and spin and the lies.
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:10 AM
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12. Not since 1964 and the Tonkin Gulf Resolution
Nor, do I believe that any citizen should believe and/or trust their government.

"The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same." Marie Beyle
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JacquesMolay Donating Member (413 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:11 AM
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13. Mama didn't raise no fool...
...no. Google rex-84
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1620rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:12 AM
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14. Not since grade school, and that was 50 years ago.
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SutaUvaca Donating Member (472 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:19 AM
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15. Absolutely not.
Not even the most well-meaning of government officials anymore is free from Chumpco's control of their information output. And of course, way too many of our government officials are NOT well-meaning in the least.
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:28 AM
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16. Generally, no.
I accept that there are some excellent sources of information out there from the government, like the Bureau of Labor Statistics and so forth. But generally, as it is told to us by the elected government spokesmodels, no way. And even the most likable, decent-seeming Progressive types feel obliged to either sugar-coat or withhold information.

So, no.
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marlakay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:37 AM
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17. Not since they didn't listen to Richard Clarke
and pay attention and let 9-11 happen...and right after 9-11 when I could tell everyone was afraid to talk on tv...made me sick and when ABC canned Bill Maher for just being himself...it was like we were in a takeover and I hated it and have ever since....
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:38 AM
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18. Nope, and that makes me sad/angry. nt
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marlakay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:38 AM
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19. Not since they didn't listen to Richard Clarke
and pay attention and let 9-11 happen...and right after 9-11 when I could tell everyone was afraid to talk on tv...made me sick and when ABC canned Bill Maher for just being himself...it was like we were in a takeover and I hated it and have ever since....
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:43 AM
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20. I wouldn't believe them
If they told me they could piss and make it hit the ground!! :mad:
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Toasterlad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 11:48 AM
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21. No...But Then, I Never Did.
I'm a skeptic from a long line of skeptics. My grandmother used to say "It doesn't matter which crook gets in." I wouldn't go THAT far, but I do believe that ALL politicians, by definition, are liars.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:30 PM
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22. Or option #4, have you ever trusted what your gov't has told you?
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:32 PM
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23. Not unless they tell me to. n/t
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:33 PM
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24. i didn't them before Bush and i won't trust them after his reign of error is over.
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ben_meyers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:36 PM
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25. NO! And I don't trust anybody over 30 either! n/t
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