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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-29-10 11:31 PM
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The 24 types of Libertarian
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spin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-29-10 11:42 PM
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1. K&R (n/t)
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piedmont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-29-10 11:47 PM
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2. Dang that's good. nt
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dorkulon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-29-10 11:57 PM
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3. I recognize them all. nt
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:00 PM
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38. Vote for the most ridiculous one HERE!
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AnArmyVeteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-29-10 11:59 PM
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4. Libertarianism is a CULT...
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Narkos Donating Member (919 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:04 AM
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5. LOVE IT!!! n/t
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agent46 Donating Member (424 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:12 AM
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6. Hilarious!
We should privitize the police! People who can't afford to pay the cops won't have anything worth stealing, anyway.

:rofl:
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:23 AM
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7. I like the left-wing one. :)
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notesdev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:17 AM
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12. Gosh that is sooooo familiar
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Ex Lurker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:29 AM
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13. me too. I am one, sort of
I'd be happy with the government staying out of personal decisions, anyway. Unregulated business, not so much.
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:05 PM
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31. Yep...pretty much where i am.
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:50 PM
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37. difference between an anarchist and a libertarian
anarchists want to abolish the government because it oppresses the working class

libertarians want to abolish the government because it restrains and taxes the wealthy
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:28 PM
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62. That one and "Atlas" just have such a familiar ring to them...
:)
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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:35 AM
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8. Love Atlas up 3 panels!
Remember the circle Jerk "Going Galt" lasted for 2 weeks in 2009? :rofl:
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:38 AM
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9. I confess... Briefly Tempting is me
You can shoot me now.
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:47 AM
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10. K&R
:thumbsup:
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nemo137 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:40 AM
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11. Love it.
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DonCoquixote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:01 AM
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14. get this to the greatest now
especially as there are some leftist falling for Libertarians.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:15 AM
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15. This is so good!
And so true.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:44 AM
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16. K & R!!
Most libertarians I've encountered fall under four categories:

Denial-icans, Whiteys, Islands and Apostles. In that order.

All of them falling for the same hilarious Reaganite fairy-tale bullshit.
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Stumbler Donating Member (599 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:52 PM
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41. Same here
My aging mother, a Denial-ican, is about to remarry to a man who fits into all four categories.. Every time we talk about him I shake my head in shame as he's neither rich nor powerful, but claims to be both while demonizing anyone unlike him... classic libertarian
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Kweli4Real Donating Member (792 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:06 PM
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54. I don't have so much a problem with ...
The rich and powerful having libertarian views, it's consistent with their interests. But the it drives me nuts to hear folks that HOPE TO BE rich and powerful spout that libertarian crap.
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tilsammans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:43 AM
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17. So funny, and so true! n/t
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:51 AM
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18. Libertarians..
... the most delusional douchebags on the planet, now in 24 flavors!
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:01 AM
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19. ttt
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 07:04 AM by Blue_Tires
Half of those types I see around Va. Beach daily or read in the paper...
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nxylas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:12 AM
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20. Of course, it's possible to be more that one of these types
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 07:13 AM by nxylas
Heck, I'm pretty sure I've met people who are all 24 (or maybe 23...the left-wing one being the exception).
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liberation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:45 PM
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39. Yup, I know some people who are in the high teens of those types
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 01:46 PM by liberation
They are all share a really interesting quality: they are the type of people you are friends with via obligation or pity, and yet they go through life thinking they are doing you a favor.

I have been a bit over two decades on this earth. But I am getting the distinct impression that comic strip describes in one degree or another a significant chunk (if not the majority) of our population. I don't know if that is a new or old development, but it is frightening to me at least.
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:20 AM
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21. ! nt
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:03 AM
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22. But they all roll into one convenient package--selfish greedheads. Great 'toon, thanks! nt
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 09:03 AM by blondeatlast
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 06:43 PM
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55. But they all roll into one convenient package--selfish greedheads.
Or... people who don't, can't, or can't be bothered to think things through to the end of the sentence.
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DirkGently Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:39 AM
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23. Excellent. "Briefly tempting" kind of fails as critique, though.

Can't see where that guy's got anything wrong. :)
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:33 PM
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45. Think of him this way
Back when I was a kid, these folks would come through the neighborhood, rounding up children to take to an ice cream party (this was in a section of the nation that had yet to succumb to the fear that people are out to eat your kids). And of course our parents would let us go and we'd be all excited about it because hey ice cream!

And it was the crazy snake-shaker Baptists who would make us sit through an hour of telling us about hell. THEN we get the ice cream. That "Non-dairy frozen treat" stuff, or as I later came to call it, Soviet Sherbert.

Yeah, they offer ice cream... but they're still going to sell you their crazy first
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:54 PM
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51. me neither
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athenasatanjesus Donating Member (592 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:54 AM
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24. What about the delusional centrists?
The people that try to pass off libertarianism as the center of the political spectrum,many in the media are trying to pull this off right now.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:20 AM
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25. k
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kenfrequed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:55 AM
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26. amusing!
I have met most of these people in some form or another at some time or another in my life.
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:29 AM
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27. hilarious.
K&R



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LiberalLovinLug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:52 AM
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28. I don't get the "left-wing" version
Its funny and I don't want to rain on the parade, but I've never heard of a left wing libertarian. Most lefties, myself included, want a government. A democratic government, ideally with publicly financed elections. A government that regulates things like Wall Street, Food, children's toys etc...helps build schools, roads, universal medicare etc..Because it makes sense to pool our resources to progress in the world.

I guess I can see why no one is listening to him, he doesn't make sense. I think he should be fused with the one in the last frame.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:03 PM
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30. They are an overlap with the 'Naive' Libertarian.
I encountered a few of them in 2000 working against Al Gore. They were clueless.

There are a few here that claim to have 'Libertarian leanings' and then some.

No comment.

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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:57 PM
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52. I want a social welfare state,
regulation of business, food, and drugs yet want prostitution, gambling, recreational drugs (hard and soft, heroin, cannabis, crack etc.) and suicide legalized. I am libertarian as far as individual liberties go and socialist as far as everything involved in a social welfare state is concerned.
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:07 PM
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32. I'm one..I'd like limits on govt and corporations.
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 12:09 PM by krabigirl
I guess i am naive, so be it. Libertarianism is not about left vs right..it's where you are on the statist/individualist spectrum. I believe we need government to do many of the things you mentioned,however it can be taken way too far.
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The Green Manalishi Donating Member (426 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:24 PM
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35. The principle of 'left wing' libertarianism is distrust
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 12:27 PM by The Green Manalishi
Why should the government *OR* corporations (or armies) be trusted? People in large organizations are probably going to do more harm than good. I don't care for tha IRS, DEA, ATF *OR* Halliburton, BP or Exxon.

But I'm 'briefly tempting" except for believeing in the need for caring for the environment and regarding healthcare as something any civilization worthy of the name provides.
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:10 PM
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42. It's the anti-authoritarian left.
It's opposition to centralized power over society in either the government or private sector. It generally describes my ideology. I wouldn't call it libertarian because libertarians only talk about limiting government power.

It has been a dominant attitude throughout American history but doesn't have a consistent label. Populist? Anarchist? Radical? Libertarian socialist?

Conservatives know that most Americans are skeptical of centralized, bureaucratic authority. That's why they want people to think that liberal=big government. Meanwhile, they ignore that corporations are the far more powerful, obtrusive force in our lives.
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 06:50 PM
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56. It's opposition to centralized power over society in either the government or private sector.
You're "Naive" and
Left wing".....

So call it "libertarian", 'cause it is.
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okie Donating Member (158 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:35 PM
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48. Libertarian was once understood as a left wing term.
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 04:36 PM by okie
If I recall correctly, 19th century anti-capitalist anarchists (Proudhon, Mikhail Bakunin) were the first to describe themselves as libertarians. It was in the mid 20th century that the right adopted the term.
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proReality Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:55 AM
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29. "People are going hungry in this country because they're too lazy to cook."
That's one of my Libertarian neighbor's favorite statements. The "Caveat Emptor" reminded me of her.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:12 PM
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33. Aren't #8 and #18 the same person?
We have a reservation for them, don't we?
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:17 PM
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34. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Alcibiades Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:49 PM
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36. The creepy libertarian
Absolutely true. For some reason, sex offenders are attracted to an ideology that says you can do anything you want.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 05:00 PM
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53. you cant do anything you want
you can do anything you want without violating the rights of another, so having sex with a kid is against libertarian ideology. just saying, i dont support laissez faire economics but I understand that libertarians dont want child sex, rape, murder, theft ect legalized.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:02 PM
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40. Just..too.perfect.
:applause:
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Robert DAH Bruce Donating Member (245 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:17 PM
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43. Type 25:
He who wants absolute freedom for himself only!
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:18 PM
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44. THANKS! Rec n/t
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 03:37 PM
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46. Denial-ican = typical teabagger
:rofl:

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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:21 PM
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47. And all of them are the same type of WRONG.
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:47 PM
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49. I am left wing libertarian
I am against letting big business run the world, support the putting in place of a QUALITY social welfare state, yet I think the state should not prevent grown adults from using whatever illegal drug they want, that the govt should not prevent people from gambling, that the govt. should not make consensual sex of any form between adults illegal and I also think that suicide should be legal. I vote communist, socialist, radical unionist and green here in France and green and democrat in the USA.
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:19 PM
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58. #24 it would seem.
A lot of sacred cows these days...

#24 it would seem.

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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:52 PM
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65. No, you're a liberal
"Left-wing libertarian" is sort of an oxymoron. I mean identify yourself that way as you want, but you might as well call yourself a conservative leftist, or a reformist fundamentalist or something
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:42 PM
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67. Same here!
:hi:
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 04:50 PM
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50. the creepy one is bullshit
I have talked to many libertarians who, as I, think that prostitution should be legalized as it would mean less risk for the actual prostitutes, and none have suggested that child prostitution should be legal.
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:09 PM
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57. lols the last two ftw
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:37 PM
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59. HaHa. Funny stuff.
Even hits home on here on DU now and then.
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:12 PM
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60. libertarian = republican that smokes marijuana
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 08:17 AM
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69. And wants their hookers
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ejbr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:21 PM
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61. k & r n/t
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:39 PM
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63. Fabulous
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 10:23 PM
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64. Incoming Libertard defenders in 3.... 2....
:popcorn:

:kick: & rec'd
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:38 PM
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66. Whoa, Rand Paul sure gained a lot of weight. And went bald. -nt
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-02-10 08:16 AM
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68. This needs a
:kick:
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