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Countered by an Anarchist Libertarian
...of the opinion that those racist, warmongering, Fascist, Nazi-like, heartless, moronic, evil, Republicans are mean spirited hatemongers?
Donít forget, un-cool prudes who narc on EVERYBODYís fun and who love guns and are old, fat, and drive kitten killing American made automobiles.
Donít forget selfish, self seeking, ignorant, gay-bashing hypocrites. No, you donít narc on EVERYBODY. But you do when it benefits your own
...horrified when you hear about dolphins being killed in a tuna net, but unperturbed by a woman aborting her own baby?
Democrats, just like any other person (minus most kill happy Republicans) are just as disgusted with abortion and the procedures as the next
person. What we liberals do support is the idea that a woman should have a choice, no one wants a government thatís overbearing and regulated to high
hell. Thatís why I donít understand you hypocrites. Yes! We want to have as little government as possible but when it comes to regulating personal
lifestyles, thatís ok. You call liberals communists? Stop trying to homogenate the whole here and let people live their own lives.
Or the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS buried in MASS GRAVES around the world!! Attack Iraq? Hell no, Saddam was ok, so was Slobodon, and why should
liberals be concerned with North Korea!?
First of all, if there are thousands of mass graves around the world, what does that have to do with Iraq? You just proved a good point. You see,
the mass graves in Myanmar, a score of West African countries, Indo (Iím talking about the uprising in Balikpapan) all go unnoticed. But a country
that punishes Kurdish dissenters with death for treason, who also happens to be loaded with oil raises your eyebrows? HmmÖ Yes we see where the self
interests lie again. You support the death penalty for Americans charged with treason, what if it was on a grand scale? All would be forgotten?
Please! You hypocrites just make yourselves look more and more foolish with your double standards and contradictions. Saddam was not Okay, which is
why no one in this country understands why our troops are being killed by the truckload. Surely you would rather preserve some American lives than see
them wasted for a cause the IRAQI people are against in the first place (The majority of Iraq, 85% are not Iranian supporters who dissented against
Iraq in the Ď88 war, thus they do not feel Saddamís wrath as much as the media tells you they do)
...wondering if we can "afford" a tax cut while supporting every expensive, new social program proposed in Congress?
Yeah somehow CUTting taxes is spending. RONALD REGANís PRESIDENCY PROOVED THAT LOWERING TAXES INCREASES REVENUES. People like to spend and grow if
they arenít getting beat down financially every time they try to live life. (in Vermont pay 50% to feds for income, then 10% for state, then property
tax around 4%, 9% on meals, 6% on sales, car tax, land use tax, business tax, and having the whole works shut down if any neighbor complains from
Vermontís hyper zoning rules.) I should just be poor and collect unemployment, gather handouts from the government, and exploit churches and charities
and Iíll never have to work so I can do any kind of drug I wish and all my health care and pills will be paid for when democrats get their way, all my
insurance and education is free if they get their way as well. So why work? I can just sue some business for millions on some slip and fall. )
Iím a liberal who supports little governments and little taxes, in my opinion the government should do its best to get out of peoples lives and
this includes through tax. However, Bush is spending out the ass and I thought he was a republican. The lines are being mixed nowadays and there are
some grey areas in politics. Social spending is one of them and you will see Democrats focused on a balanced budget. Role reversal. Thatís just like
Republicans to be living in the past.
Öworried that the electronic voting machines might be rigged, but unconcerned about people voting without a picture ID?
When the top four voting machine manufacturing corporations are owned by Republicans, it raises some concern. How would you feel if it was the
other way around? I thought Republicans are all about preserving our political freedoms? When something that could malfunction so easily could just as
easily corrupt the right we hold dearest, Republicans donít care. Hypocrites (when your own self interests are involvedÖ So sad).
They LOVE it when illegal immigrant minorities vote cause they know that theyíll mostly vote for them cause they know that democrats will give them
the best handout.
Ahem, wasnít it your Republican leaderís idea to give the temporary immunity? This is exactly what I was talking about above. You donít care about
whether or not the voting machines are corrupted, just as long as they tip in your favor. I think after your Republican leader makes a statement like
he does, illegal aliens switch sides in a heartbeat. You also donít seem to mind it when the corporations you support ship business overseas. In
effect youíre giving some laborers a handout and the spending that follows that boosts the economy isnít even on this side of the pacific.
...terrified by the idea of global warming, but only minimally concerned about stopping terrorists who want to release biological weapons in the US?
How good was Bush at stopping terrorists from flying COMMERCIAL AIRLINES into the country, even after the 9/11 committee decided that there was
adequate evidence and that this should have been prevented. Whatís the word Iím looking for here? Oh yeah, hypocrite.
And arenít they the ones bitching that the earth was about to go into an ICE AGE 25 years ago? How come we correct today but not back then? Why are
tailpipes so bad when the bacteria in the ocean create more carbon dioxide. They bitch about the global warming when one volcano could send up more
pollution than any amount of oil we have, and the earth has survived A LOT of volcanoes.
THERE IS NO PROOF THAT ďGREENHOUSE GASSESĒ CAUSE GLOBAL WARMING. Temperature readings from the equator have not risen, but they say that the heat
rising is sucking all the cold weather down on us, sounds odd, cold in the winter? Scientists know that the SUN itself is getting warmer. They know
that there are MANY trends in temperature, we just ended a downswing 25 years ago, now we are going up, wow el nino drives a big gas guzzler!
Um, buddy, you need to do some research or at least read a few short paragraphs on global warming before you make stupid comments like the one
above. If you know the absolute BASICS about global warming, you would know that a volcano REDUCES surface temperatures because it blocks the sunlight
out. Also the sulfur dioxide in the plume of ash acts as an aerosol that reflects sunlight away. This is called albedo. By the way, the only
reason why a greenhouse gas is called a greenhouse gas is because it causes global warming, thus the name GREENHOUSE gas. Hereís a short lesson so you
donít make this mistake again. There are things called feedback loops, negative or positive. As the temperature goes up, even slightly, snow and ice
go down. When the snow and ice go down, less energy is reflected and more stays here. The temperature rises again and more snow and ice disappear.
This is called a positive feedback loop and this particular one is bad. I could go on but I too realize that global warming isnít as bad as most
people make out. But it is happening and itís because of greenhouse gas emissions. BTW, bacteria may make a lot of carbon dioxide, but the majority of
our oxygen comes from plant organisms in the sea that live off carbon dioxide so that pretty much cancels your argument out.
...opposed to cutting taxes on the middle class and the poor if it means that the rich will get a tax cut as well?
Yeah you canít cut taxes without cutting them for the rich because of the fair scale. The liberals unknowingly want it so when you earn $20,000 and
get taxed like 3% when you earn $20,001 you get taxed 5% making a raise in pay earning you LESS money. Thatís why a cut has to be across the board.
Forget about the loop holes and credits.
Iím not opposed to cutting taxes, I also donít get why Democrats use the ďtax cuts for the richĒ BS. The top 1% of earners pays 19% of the taxes
...criticize Republicans because you think they judge people by the color of their skin, yet support Affirmative Action?
Good point. But supporting the advancement of someone who has not had the same treatment of yourself (you know it happens, donít lie and act all
naÔve on me) is a little different than burning a cross in someoneís yard or treating them like theyíre from another planet because they have more
melanin in their skin than you. Racism is the reason for AA, as much of an oxymoron as that sounds, it actually makes sense. I pity your mental
capacity if you canít see it.
...claim that you want a strong economy, yet support almost every regulation & tax increase that comes down the pike?
A strong economy involves not running yourself into a trillion dollar deficit. Who did this again? Oh yeah, the Republicans. Democrats are for a
balanced budget and had Clinton been in office another year you might have seen a tax cut, who knows? Republicans are the ones wasting money on pork
barreling and useless crap. Black budgets are skyrocketing.
...enjoy going to anti-war rallies run by Communists who oppose everything our country stands for?
Um, if Communists opposed everything the country stood for then they would be having a rally against having rallies. You make no sense whatsoever,
and Iím guessing that all those billions that were spent on jets and aircraft carriers prevented you from going to a school with adequate funding to
teach you the difference between thinking for yourself and being a communist. I pity you, I really do. I think your flock is getting away, you better
run to catch up with it because youíre a sheep, just another number. Being liberal is about breaking the mold, itís the opposite of Communism. Do you
even know what a Communist is? Or is it just a word that your parents say a lot to describe everyone who isnít like them and you picked up on it
...point to David Duke, a former Klansman who never won an office above state legislator, as evidence of racism in the Republican party, while
believing that having Robert Byrd in the Senate doesn't reflect negatively on the Democratic party?
Forcing Trent Lott to resign on his private emotional speech on how cool he thought old Strom was, while Hillary cracks a joke about Gandhi being a
guy who worked in a gas station down town and that there was a lot of wisdom in that gas station and everyone is SILENT.
Hey, I donít think its fair to crack jokes about anyone. The connotations involved in both the Hillary and Lott examples you provide arenít
favorable. But I donít support attacking the individual who said it. Yaíll sure did go after Clinton when he got his cocked sucked though,
...think Ann Coulter is mean spirited, vicious, & shrill, but Maureen Dowd, Ted Rall, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, John Pilger, Margo Kingston, Tom
Daschle, Noam Chomsky, Arianna Huffington, Molly Irvins, Eric Alterman & James Carville (among many others) are nice, sweet-natured, and reasonable?
And she doesnít rally the HATE that Shaprton and Jackson do, they can never get over history and move forward and SURPRISE sometimes life is unfair,
not just to them but to everybody sometimes. And they DO NOT want to solve those problems, because where did they get their power? By enflaming those
issues over and over and over, getting people on their bandwagon for decades.
Politicians are nobodyís favorite people, but when a Republican starts talking about moving forward and getting over history? How hypocritical was
that statement did anyone else see that? LOL, you act progressive when you want to and regressive when it suits the ideologies you spoon feed each
other. It gives me hope for Republicans, to know that they are capable of thinking for themselves and using logic. That line brought a tear to my eye,
Republicans thinking progressively. But wait, if you think progressively yourself but oppose those who also look to the future and think progressively
themselves, doesnít that make you a hypocrite?
...feel that the rich must have inherited their money, gotten lucky, or cheated someone to earn their wealth, but that it's society's fault that
people are poor?
Kennedyís inherited all of their money from un taxable trusts yet they are loved by liberals. How come people have to be taxed when they die? Because
it might create pure evil rich people and it might make someone feel bad or something?
Hey if you think itís so easy to get rich, why do you make such a big deal out of AA? Just let it go and everyone will be happy. You can get rich
by the means that you surely must be familiar with, while those who arenít as lucky as you to be so enlightened into the ways of the world can try
their luck with what little help the government can give them. It shouldnít bother you, hell, yaíll are rich anyway.
Kennedy is the man because his grandpa made his money off bootlegging and going against the prohibition laws the government set up. Thatís why I
admire his family, and thatís why republicans should admire the Kennedy line too. His grandfather achieved the American dream by undercutting the
tyrannical laws that held him down.
[Edited on 2-4-2004 by insite]