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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 04:13 AM
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Will any semblance of sanity ever be restored to this nation?
Or are we doomed to endure a lifetime of selfish, ignorant buffoons who continuously interject their imbecilic prejudices into our country?

It seemed to start as a bizarrely extreme reaction to Clinton and has built in strength and influence ever since then. I thought once Bush W. was out things would begin to balance again but they are tottering more out of control than ever before.

Will it ever end?

No light can be seen at the end of the tunnel as of yet.

It's so wearying.


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But on the other hand, if you can distance yourself from everything, the pitiful, self important, 600 person get together that calls itself a national tea party is actually kind of funny in a morbid, Lipton kind of way.

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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 04:53 AM
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1. Actually, if we let the insane people out and put the sane ones in the institutions...
it might get better. At this point, what is considered sane looks insane and what is considered insane looks like the truth about what is really going on. I have no clue what those teabagger types are droning on and on about though. They are a whole nother ball game.

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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 05:11 AM
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2. Rec. The 'Baggers are complaining, but have nothing else to offer-
Edited on Sun Feb-07-10 05:12 AM by old mark
they are the ultimate party of NO - they embrace nothing positive.
They are convinced they are right, but they are not sure about what.

FWIW, there was a political party called the Know Nothings or the American Party in the 1840s and 1850's. They came out of the midwest and were against Jews, Catholics, Irish and all immigrants.They thought all foreigners were controlled by an outside power - the Pope. They were, interestingly, anti-slavery and most joined the then new Republican party in the late 1850's.

They were a secret party- if members were questioned about party activities they were supposed to answer,"I Know Nothing!" Hence the name.

The current band of idiots is actually carrying on American tradition, sad as that is.

mark
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 07:19 AM
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5. The Teabagger beef can be summed up in seven words
There's a Negro in the White House.
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 08:19 AM
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8. That is their entire agenda, and it is about 95% of the entire GOP agenda, too...nt
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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 11:22 AM
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9. I'll be there are a smattering of Democrats who secretly harbor the same agenda too.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 05:57 AM
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3. if history is any guide: nope
collectively speaking, humans are just that stupid. :(
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Frank Cannon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 07:25 AM
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6. We are little more than shaved apes
Actually, that does a disservice to other primates, who I often think have more on the ball than we do.

It's actually quite amazing that humans were able to discover radio waves or split the atom or land a man on the moon. Other than those technological achievements, our species has demonstrated about as much intellectual advancement as sea lampreys.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 03:11 PM
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10. I agree
Edited on Sun Feb-07-10 03:12 PM by ixion
We're pretty lousy animals -- we can't run fast, or see very well, or smell very well. What we have going for us is our opposable thumbs and a capacity for language. All in all, just enough horsepower to cause trouble.



"Just because we can read and write and do some math, that doesn't make us the Masters of the Universe."

-- Kurt Vonnegut
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-08-10 02:56 PM
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12. Doesn't say much for the apes, does it?
At least they have the sense to try to avoid us....

" Those damn kids! Where did we go wrong...we tried to give them everything...."

mark
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 06:01 AM
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4. Looks bad for quite awhile.
This election's opportunities have been squandered due to the ideology of some democrats in office (being the same as the opposition).
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CanonRay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 07:44 AM
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7. 25% of this nation, give or take
is totally irrational, wants no government at all, wants no taxes of any kind, and thinks the world is going to end any day. How the hell are we supposed to deal with this? And you have a media that is coddling them, and special interests that are manipulating them. At this time, I see no way out.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-08-10 02:58 PM
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13. What would motivate the other 75% to come out and vote?
:shrug:
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Fire_Medic_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-07-10 03:16 PM
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11. Too much drama. I don't see anything mainstream going on that's remotely insane.
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blues90 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-08-10 03:22 PM
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14.  I went nuts during the campaigns because it seemed to me
That many people were just voting against GW and McCain was not a choice at all. Yet at the same time when we got the majority in the house in 2006 look what happened.

Hell in 2004 my car was not working so I walked two miles each way to the polling place and faught panic and anxiety attacks all the way through it and then the next day Kerry gave in, I thought he was playing a game hoping he would count all the votes like he said he would. Kerry was not my first choice.

No I don't see things getting better anytime soon. It seems far to many reps on both sides are working for corporate interests and the media is out right owned.

So many people without jobs. The wars, the worry.

People have to realize that no matter what party they side with that if you work we are all in this together, if you have no job we are all in this together.
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