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Kerry has lost my vote.

 
 
Foxfyre
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2004 09:00 am
Which perhaps is why I am not a Republican? Given the stated party platforms of the GOP and Dems are compared, however, and considering the philosophy and voting records of those they elect, I have to go with the GOP as the party as the least intrusive.
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2004 09:06 am
Occum Bill
Occum Bill wrote: "It is the pompous prick that works for the government that gets my goatÂ… The bureaucrat who shares in the wealth while contributing nothing, but disdain for me as I pay his bills."

Just which government employee "pompous prick" did you have in mind? Firefighters, police, emergency personnel, public health professionals, the military branches?
Who would you like to get rid of so you don't have to pay for them? Who would you like to pay for these services or would you rather not have these services?

BBB
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2004 09:15 am
Foxfyre
Foxfyre wrote:
Which perhaps is why I am not a Republican? Given the stated party platforms of the GOP and Dems are compared, however, and considering the philosophy and voting records of those they elect, I have to go with the GOP as the party as the least intrusive.


The GOP wants to intrude ideologically into the social fabric of our nation while preventing intrusion into the destructive business interests of the wealthy elite classes.

The GOP wants to intrude into our bedrooms, our personal finances , our schools and libraries, our personal relationships such as marriage, and religious institutions, etc.

I've never known a party more ideologically intrusive than the GOP except for the communist and fascist parties.

BBB
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Acquiunk
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2004 09:23 am
Basically the "pompous prick" is the government agent that make you do something you don't want to do, spend money you don't want to spend, blocks you from doing something you want to do, or refuses to recognize your own evaluation of your own importance. Thus the fireman the pulls you out of a burning building, puts out the fire and saves your property is a hero. The Fire Inspector that shows up unannounced and demands that you install a sprinkler system, cut an emergency exit, hold periodic fire drill, and implies that you have been maintaining an unsafe establishment is a pompous prick. It is all a mater of perspective.
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Foxfyre
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2004 09:28 am
Respectfully disagree BBB. What you have cited is right out of the Democrat playbook to demonize Republicans. But the empirical and documented evidence simply does not support it. At least it doesn't persuade me.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2004 09:31 am
You got that right, BBB.
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2004 09:33 am
Foxfyre wrote:
Respectfully disagree BBB. What you have cited is right out of the Democrat playbook to demonize Republicans. But the empirical and documented evidence simply does not support it. At least it doesn't persuade me.


Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Shocked Shocked
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2004 09:35 am
Edgar
Edgar, I know. Ain't it a shame to prick Foxfyre's illusionary bubble? Did you notice that Foxfyre can only respond by attacking my motives rather than the facts presented?

I loved Acquiunk's cogent response. Laughing

BBB
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2004 09:38 am
the mote in one eye becomes the other's log. I don't see a lot of logic in most of the arguments being advanced against progressive thought. Mostly knee jerk reaction.
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Foxfyre
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2004 09:44 am
Sorry BBB, I don't attack (or even comment on) anybody's motives. My point was that you agree with the "Democrat playbook". You on the other hand did direct your remarks as a criticism of me rather than a rebuttal of my remarks. Smile
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Foxfyre
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2004 09:46 am
Edgar, I have no problem with progressive thought. I do have a problem with an agenda that promotes more government as the solution for all problems. I have problems with Republican, Democrat, and Green Party initiatives that put government increasingly in charge of things best left to the local community and/or private initiative.
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2004 09:48 am
Foxfyre
Foxfyre Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes this is all the time its worth.

BBB
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PDiddie
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2004 10:33 am
Foxfyre wrote:
What you have cited is right out of the Democrat playbook to demonize Republicans.


I don't have one of these; in fact I have never seen one.

I have only heard about this "playbook" from Republicans.

Foxfyre, could you send me your copy (since you appear to have it memorized)?
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Foxfyre
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2004 10:39 am
Gee, I don't want to give up my only copy PDiddie, but I'm sure you can get one from the same folks who put out the Republican play book or reasonable facsimile that is continually referred to here in A2K.

Or you can accept the term as a metaphor as it was intended.
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2004 10:42 am
Is this anything like the private community I've had experience with? Local city politics is even more corrupt than the State or Federal government.
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2004 11:14 am
Bingo Light Wizard. Here in Palm Beach; one of the most beautiful buildings in the city is the Multi-Million Dollar School Board Building. BBB; who do you think works there? Meanwhile, many of our kids go to school in overcrowded Semi-Trailers.

BBB: Are those professionals you named really the first one's who come to mind when you hear the word "bureaucrat"? Shocked Are you guessing that I consider their "contributions" meaningless? Confused Or are you traveling a good distance out of your way to deliberately not get my point? Rolling Eyes
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2004 11:19 am
Occum Bill
Occum Bill, I got your point---it's dull.

BBB Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2004 11:20 am
Re: Occum Bill
BumbleBeeBoogie wrote:
Occum Bill, I going your point---it's dull.

BBB Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
Question
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2004 11:30 am
I think we have pretty well exhausted this point. Anything else?
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2004 11:30 am
Occum Bill
Occum Bill, OK, so I can't type.

BBB Embarrassed
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