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#76350 Nov 27, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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No, I didn't. My god, you make a lousy lawyer. Maybe you and edog should open up shop together.
Race even pointed it out to you too.

You are just making personal attacks now, Angela. Good or bad, I don't particularly care what you think of my abilities when it comes to my profession.

“bELieve”

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#76351 Nov 27, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
<quoted text>What?!?

I don 't think that the syphillis-experiments, etc can be blamed on today's Republican Party. Institutionalized racism transcended party lines.

There is very little difference in the actual behind the scenes "leaders" in both parties. Rich people who can't relate to the concerns of the middle class and seem to care more about how to get re-elected and the needs of the lobbyists than their constituents.

The big difference is in the people who are trying to make big names for themselves. They have to figure out how to distinguish themselves from the *other* party and come up with some wild sound bites (often thanks to some leading or prodding by the media) in the process.

Why are we talking about politics again? Today is Giving Tuesday.
I need to add - that's not to say there aren't some IDIOTS out there

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#76352 Nov 27, 2012
Also, that bill Ryan sponsored wasn't intended to be against women or punish women. He and many religious folks believe that life begins when fertilization occurs. This is what motivates them. Not hatred for women. I don't agree with the republican's parties views on this issue, but even I can see it's not about "hating women" that motivates them. It's a gross misrepresentation to characterize it as such.

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#76353 Nov 27, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
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Yes, please. I am unaware of any racist and women-hating platforms of the Republican party. Typical liberal statement. Completely narrow-minded in believing Republicans are pure evil and blind and oblivious to any facts to the contrary.
I think this is a case of if the facts don't support your case, distort, distort, distort.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#76354 Nov 27, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
Why are we talking about politics again? Today is Giving Tuesday.
I just saw that; did not hear about it last year. But we had decided last night that we, as in all 4 of us, would spend some of the money for christmas gifts on a donation of some sort after we got a Heifer International "catalog" yesterday in the mail.

I thought that might be a great idea. The kids love animals after all, and I think they would get how a few farm animals could really help a family. But then I saw where we can buy some guinea pigs for families in Equador - where they use them for protein in their diet.

I think that we'll just stick to goats or chicks or bunnies...

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#76355 Nov 27, 2012
could not prove it by me. I think you are looking hot.
Oh...Maybe it is your fever.
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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Hehe. I was going to say something cute/funny/sarcastic, but I'm sick (it's the plague, I sear to god it reached through time and kicked me in the face) and I'm just not up to being adorable today.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#76356 Nov 27, 2012
Sublime1 wrote:
Also, that bill Ryan sponsored wasn't intended to be against women or punish women. He and many religious folks believe that life begins when fertilization occurs. This is what motivates them. Not hatred for women. I don't agree with the republican's parties views on this issue, but even I can see it's not about "hating women" that motivates them. It's a gross misrepresentation to characterize it as such.
It's how these people think. If you're pro-life, you hate women. Defense of marriage, you're homophobic. Immigration reform, you're a racist... on and on. It's how liberals justify their own short-sightedness.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#76357 Nov 27, 2012
edogxxx wrote:
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It's how these people think. If you're pro-life, you hate women. Defense of marriage, you're homophobic. Immigration reform, you're a racist... on and on. It's how liberals justify their own short-sightedness.
"These people"?

Since: Jan 10

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#76358 Nov 27, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
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Show me that one. I don't recall seeing it.
Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, both candidates for the presidency under your party, support banning birth control. Michele Bachmann has stated this as well. Paul Ryan and Romney both are opposed to free birth control (which has been *proven* to reduce unwanted pregnancies AND abortion rates), or anyone paying for it other than yourself (i.e., shouldn't be covered under employee health plans).

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#76359 Nov 27, 2012
As for the racist policies of our government, NUMEROUS city officials have gone on record for past decisions, *admitting* that freeways and other major infrastructure were purposely done in black neighborhoods, because they didn't have the voting power to stop it.

Since: Jan 10

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#76360 Nov 27, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
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What?!?
I don 't think that the syphillis-experiments, etc can be blamed on today's Republican Party. Institutionalized racism transcended party lines.
That's just our government, period, at work. Although, southern Democrats became REpublicans when the Civil Rights Act was passed.

Since: Jan 10

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#76361 Nov 27, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
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What?!?
I don 't think that the syphillis-experiments, etc can be blamed on today's Republican Party. Institutionalized racism transcended party lines.
There is very little difference in the actual behind the scenes "leaders" in both parties. Rich people who can't relate to the concerns of the middle class and seem to care more about how to get re-elected and the needs of the lobbyists than their constituents.
The big difference is in the people who are trying to make big names for themselves. They have to figure out how to distinguish themselves from the *other* party and come up with some wild sound bites (often thanks to some leading or prodding by the media) in the process.
Why are we talking about politics again? Today is Giving Tuesday.
No, the big differences is the Democrats in power would like to help the little guy. The disenfranchised. The middle class. THE GOP has no interest in any of that.

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#76362 Nov 27, 2012
Meanwhile, my party wants to give money away to poor people too lazy to work. We all have our failings, I guess.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#76363 Nov 27, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, both candidates for the presidency under your party, support banning birth control. Michele Bachmann has stated this as well.
And none of them won the nomination, did they?
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Paul Ryan and Romney both are opposed to free birth control (which has been *proven* to reduce unwanted pregnancies AND abortion rates), or anyone paying for it other than yourself (i.e., shouldn't be covered under employee health plans).
I do not think it should be the tax-payer's responsibility to provide birth-control for women. Guess that must mean I hate women.

People need to be responsible for themselves, and not be utterly dependent on the government for everything. That is not freedom.

Since: Jan 10

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#76364 Nov 27, 2012
I need a cocktail.\

I have a pot roast with veggies waiting for me in the crockpot at home. Come on over. Baked potatoes and sweet potatoes were done last night. Salad. Nick's bringing the rolls.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#76365 Nov 27, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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No, the big differences is the Democrats in power would like to help the little guy. The disenfranchised. The middle class. THE GOP has no interest in any of that.
This simply isn't true. You are so oblivious it's kinda funny. But mostly sad.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#76366 Nov 27, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, both candidates for the presidency under your party, support banning birth control. Michele Bachmann has stated this as well. Paul Ryan and Romney both are opposed to free birth control (which has been *proven* to reduce unwanted pregnancies AND abortion rates), or anyone paying for it other than yourself (i.e., shouldn't be covered under employee health plans).
Difference between a candidate who didn't get past the primaries stating something and it being an official party plank.

Romney was not opposed to birth control being covered by insurance. He was opposed to religious employers being forced to carry insurance policies that provided coverage for birth control. He said that was violating the separation of church and state.

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#76367 Nov 27, 2012
/end psychorant : )

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#76368 Nov 27, 2012
Toj wrote:
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"These people"?
They know who they are.

Toj

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#76369 Nov 27, 2012
Jess in NJ wrote:
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Difference between a candidate who didn't get past the primaries stating something and it being an official party plank.
Romney was not opposed to birth control being covered by insurance. He was opposed to religious employers being forced to carry insurance policies that provided coverage for birth control. He said that was violating the separation of church and state.
Personally, I have a big problem with how many religious organizations run hospitals "their way". It's downright frightening how the Catholics dispense pain killers, etc. And I was raised Catholic.

It's not like you have an option in some towns whether or not you want to have a procedure done or get admitted into emergency at a religious institution.

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