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Perfect Example Of the New Republican Party

 
 
gungasnake
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jun, 2012 09:36 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
I knew a guy sort of like Mr. Blue Balls here once... The guy actually exposed himself in front of a French girl scout troop and one of the French girls said something like

Quote:

"Quelle dhommage, he weel nee-vaire be ah-bel to have cheel-dreen with such a LEETLE WEE WEE..."
blueveinedthrobber
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jun, 2012 08:01 am
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:

That guy looks so much like my father (cigar and all) that, when my brother and i saw the show for the first time, we looked at each other in surprise and we both said: "The old man got a job!" The similarity was more than skin deep, too.


My father had the decency to not be around, I'll give the prick that. Mr. Green
raprap
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jun, 2012 09:58 am
@blueveinedthrobber,
Sorry to hear that. My father was a warrior, an educated professional one who'd seen enough war to hate practicing his profession. Archie Bunker was as far from his demeanor as possible, except for the cigar. He retired in 66 and became a high school biology teacher. He considered Viet Nam a bigger boondoggle than Korea. It was, in his opinion, a meat grinder created by politicians who had never had a bullet fired at them in anger and that war violated a basic precept of Darwin because it killed the fittest.

In 68 he was a Republican, but was never a fan of Nixon. As a Republican though he had a hard time supporting Humphrey. He worried about me and the draft because (as he said) "I became a warrior so my children wouldn't have to."

He died in 71 when I was 21, so we didn't have too long to appreciate each other as men, but in retrospect I have come to appreciate what he did, where he was and who he was.

Rap
RABEL222
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jun, 2012 11:47 am
@raprap,
The old men cause the wars that the young die in. Too bad it isent the other way around.
raprap
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jun, 2012 02:22 pm
@RABEL222,
War is a failure of politics--Sun Tzu

Politics is the practice of compromise--somewhere in this partisan world that has been forgotten. The sad thing about the lack of compromise will lead to the failure of politics.

Sad

Rap
joefromchicago
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jun, 2012 03:23 pm
@gungasnake,
gungasnake wrote:
I knew a guy sort of like Mr. Blue Balls here once... The guy actually exposed himself in front of a French girl scout troop...

You need a better class of friends.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jun, 2012 03:27 pm
@joefromchicago,
What we need, and what we can achieve, are not always in congruence.
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IRFRANK
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jun, 2012 02:20 pm
@raprap,
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War is a failure of politics--Sun Tzu
Politics is the practice of compromise--somewhere in this partisan world that has been forgotten. The sad thing about the lack of compromise will lead to the failure of politics.


Absolutely. Yet we celebrate our politicians who take us to war. It satisfies a basic instinct to fight. Even better when it is someone, somewhere else.

We humans have such an easy time letting our emotions overwhelm our knowledge.
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gungasnake
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jun, 2012 07:50 am
@joefromchicago,
I didn't say he was a friend, just somebody I knew. I know lots of people I wouldn't want for friends.
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