“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Cedar Grove, TN

#82 Mar 14, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Case in point, this happened today. I overheard a woman talking about energy drinks, and how stupid it would be to ban them because someone drank too much and died. Just like smoking, of course people know smoking is bad for them, we don't need a ban or make policy to make people realize this.
I don't work with this woman, I know nothing about her. But her comments lead me to believe she's probably right leaning. See how simple it is? I don't even HAVE to look or extrapolate. It's right there.
Yes, because a person's platform on energy drinks is emblematic of their entire political philosophy.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#83 Mar 14, 2013
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
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Yes, because a person's platform on energy drinks is emblematic of their entire political philosophy.
I assume that is sarcastic, but a person's platform on the government's role in knowing what is good for you and forcing or removing choices is, IMO, emblematic of a poltical philosophy.

Whetehr I subscribe to that or agree with that is another matter.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Knoxville, TN

#84 Mar 14, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>I assume that is sarcastic, but a person's platform on the government's role in knowing what is good for you and forcing or removing choices is, IMO, emblematic of a poltical philosophy.
Whetehr I subscribe to that or agree with that is another matter.
Very sarcastic. And people are hardly consistent on the issue of government's role in personal choices. I know no one whose feelings on abortion, smoking and soft drinks are consistent in that regard, aside from those who say hands off everything. I know many people who feel the government has no right to ban abortion, but they feel the insured has every right to ban smoking and/or big sugary drinks. And vice versa. People like government involvement in things they don't like, and they don't like it in things they do.

Since: Jan 10

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#85 Mar 14, 2013
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
People like government involvement in things they don't like, and they don't like it in things they do.
Agreed.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#86 Mar 14, 2013
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
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Very sarcastic. And people are hardly consistent on the issue of government's role in personal choices. I know no one whose feelings on abortion, smoking and soft drinks are consistent in that regard, aside from those who say hands off everything. I know many people who feel the government has no right to ban abortion, but they feel the insured has every right to ban smoking and/or big sugary drinks. And vice versa. People like government involvement in things they don't like, and they don't like it in things they do.
I agree with you. People can be all over the board on issues.
Kuuipo

Monterey, CA

#87 Mar 14, 2013
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
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Very sarcastic. And people are hardly consistent on the issue of government's role in personal choices. I know no one whose feelings on abortion, smoking and soft drinks are consistent in that regard, aside from those who say hands off everything. I know many people who feel the government has no right to ban abortion, but they feel the insured has every right to ban smoking and/or big sugary drinks. And vice versa. People like government involvement in things they don't like, and they don't like it in things they do.
I'm a hands off everything. I accept that others' personal choices can be different than mine and feel that it is futile to legislate against them. When you make something illegal, you create a black market for it. Consider prohibition, for example. That was a huge failure, as is our current war on drugs. Does this philosophy make me a liberal? A radical? A libertarian? I have no idea. This is just what makes sense to me.

Since: Jan 10

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#88 Mar 14, 2013
Kuuipo wrote:
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I'm a hands off everything. I accept that others' personal choices can be different than mine and feel that it is futile to legislate against them. When you make something illegal, you create a black market for it. Consider prohibition, for example. That was a huge failure, as is our current war on drugs. Does this philosophy make me a liberal? A radical? A libertarian? I have no idea. This is just what makes sense to me.
I think it makes you a REALIST.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#89 Mar 14, 2013
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
I know many people who feel the government has no right to ban abortion, but they feel the insured has every right to ban smoking and/or big sugary drinks. And vice versa.
I'll agree, Sam. This speaks more to the inconsistency and hypocriticalness of today's liberals. Soft drinks must be banned, smoking must be banned, talking on a cell phone while walking must be banned, seatbelts must be worn... but a woman can do whatever she wants with her unborn fetus. If liberals are opposed to personal freedoms, you'd think they'd also be opposed to abortions.

Man who wants nothing to do with his baby: Deadbeat.

Woman who wants nothing to do with her baby: Pro choice and should be hailed a hero...
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
People like government involvement in things they don't like, and they don't like it in things they do.
Speak for yourself, Miss "The government should ban people from owning assault weapons." I wear my seatbelt but don't like the fact it's a law. I'm opposed to abortion but am pro-choice because I support personal freedoms more. I'm not a smoker but don't think smoking should be banned in public. That's consistency.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#90 Mar 14, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I think edog doesn't get that a person can be, say, a Republican, and also be pro-choice.
Toj tried to say the same thing. You're both wrong.

Don't underestimate what I "get."

Since: Jan 10

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#91 Mar 14, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Toj tried to say the same thing. You're both wrong.
Don't underestimate what I "get."
Your numerous posts have made it very clear that Toj and I are cmpletely right. you were SHOCKED to find out that there are atheist REpublicans.

Since: Jan 10

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#92 Mar 14, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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I'll agree, Sam. This speaks more to the inconsistency and hypocriticalness of today's liberals. Soft drinks must be banned, smoking must be banned, talking on a cell phone while walking must be banned, seatbelts must be worn... but a woman can do whatever she wants with her unborn fetus. If liberals are opposed to personal freedoms, you'd think they'd also be opposed to abortions.
Man who wants nothing to do with his baby: Deadbeat.
Woman who wants nothing to do with her baby: Pro choice and should be hailed a hero...
<quoted text>
Speak for yourself, Miss "The government should ban people from owning assault weapons." I wear my seatbelt but don't like the fact it's a law. I'm opposed to abortion but am pro-choice because I support personal freedoms more. I'm not a smoker but don't think smoking should be banned in public. That's consistency.
Oh please. You want government out of our lives, but you're okay with government being in our bedrooms, in our marriages, in our uteruses.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#93 Mar 14, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Your numerous posts have made it very clear that Toj and I are cmpletely right. you were SHOCKED to find out that there are atheist REpublicans.
No, I wasn't.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#94 Mar 14, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Oh please. You want government out of our lives, but you're okay with government being in our bedrooms, in our marriages, in our uteruses.
I'm guessing you haven't been following along. I'm not okay with the government in our bedrooms OR uteruses. Marriage, however, is a government sanctioned institution, so yeah, that one I'll give you.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#95 Mar 14, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Toj tried to say the same thing. You're both wrong.
Don't underestimate what I "get."
So, is your definition of a "Republican" one who agrees with EVERYTHING on the Republic platform and a person who disagrees with any item on the Republic platform is a liberal?

Since: Jan 10

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#96 Mar 14, 2013
Toj wrote:
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So, is your definition of a "Republican" one who agrees with EVERYTHING on the Republic platform and a person who disagrees with any item on the Republic platform is a liberal?
It must be.

He's the ONLY person here who takes someone's letter or post and takes one thing in it and decides that person is a stupid liberal.

He has zero credibility.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#97 Mar 14, 2013
Why? doesnt the credibility scale go negative?
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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It must be.
He's the ONLY person here who takes someone's letter or post and takes one thing in it and decides that person is a stupid liberal.
He has zero credibility.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#98 Mar 14, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
He has zero credibility.
You are one sexy, redheaded Republican!

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#99 Mar 14, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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It makes perfect sense but good lord don't let that stop you. If you've been lurking for a while you are well aware of the fact that we can sometimes go round and round (and round) on a subject for quite a while with everyone weighing in even though others may have said the same thing. If we all kept quiet when someone else said it first...lol...we'd have no reason to be here. If *that* makes sense.
Yes, I have seen that, and from now on when I have comment to make I may just decide to bore you with it.
:)

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#100 Mar 15, 2013
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Reason Personified wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, I have seen that, and from now on when I have comment to make I may just decide to bore you with it.
:)

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Cedar Grove, TN

#101 Mar 15, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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I'll agree, Sam. This speaks more to the inconsistency and hypocriticalness of today's liberals. Soft drinks must be banned, smoking must be banned, talking on a cell phone while walking must be banned, seatbelts must be worn... but a woman can do whatever she wants with her unborn fetus. If liberals are opposed to personal freedoms, you'd think they'd also be opposed to abortions.
Man who wants nothing to do with his baby: Deadbeat.
Woman who wants nothing to do with her baby: Pro choice and should be hailed a hero...
<quoted text>
Speak for yourself, Miss "The government should ban people from owning assault weapons." I wear my seatbelt but don't like the fact it's a law. I'm opposed to abortion but am pro-choice because I support personal freedoms more. I'm not a smoker but don't think smoking should be banned in public. That's consistency.
I'll readily admit I am inconsistent from issue to issue. That's because each issue stands on its own. Anyone who says "I am a Dem/Repub so my position is...." is an idiot. Your positions should define you, not your party affiliation.

Pleas explain how banning abortion would equate to personal freedom for a woman.

And do you really want to get into double standards between men and women?

Man aggressive in the workplace = leader, driven.
Woman aggressive in the workplace = bitch.

Man has many sexual partners, takes women home from bars = stud, prowess.
Woman has many sexual partners, goes home with men from bars = whore.

You really need to get out more.

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