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Aggie

Cartersville, GA

#1106 Oct 31, 2012
In an interview with Wolf Blitzer in 1999, Gore did say "During my service in the United State Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet." To give him his due, he did have a hand in legislative acts that were among the MANY components that came together to create the Internet. However, to repeat, these acts were a part - but the actual "birth" of the concept can be taken back to 1967 and the development was a complex and ongoing process over decades. So I certainly think his quote was self-serving, indulgent and factually incorrect to say the least. But then I wouldn't expect much else from a man who mislead or outright lied throughout that "Inconvenient Truth" load of hogwash and who stands to be the first "green Billionaire" through his Generation Investment Management firm that among other things profits from "carbon credits". Oh, and by the way, the last time I heard, Mr "decrease your carbon footprint"'s home uses 12 times the electricity of the average household in Tennessee.

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#1107 Oct 31, 2012
Aggie wrote:
In an interview with Wolf Blitzer in 1999, Gore did say "During my service in the United State Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet." To give him his due, he did have a hand in legislative acts that were among the MANY components that came together to create the Internet. However, to repeat, these acts were a part - but the actual "birth" of the concept can be taken back to 1967 and the development was a complex and ongoing process over decades. So I certainly think his quote was self-serving, indulgent and factually incorrect to say the least. But then I wouldn't expect much else from a man who mislead or outright lied throughout that "Inconvenient Truth" load of hogwash and who stands to be the first "green Billionaire" through his Generation Investment Management firm that among other things profits from "carbon credits". Oh, and by the way, the last time I heard, Mr "decrease your carbon footprint"'s home uses 12 times the electricity of the average household in Tennessee.
+1 Brilliant!
Columbus Native

Edmond, OK

#1108 Oct 31, 2012
Will Dockery wrote:
<quoted text>
Gary Johnson is picking up momentum... he won't get it this time but by 2016 the time of the rise of a valid third party should begin.
I agree totally about Johnson 2016,but had to vote Obama this time around.3124
aww

United States

#1110 Nov 9, 2012
he needs to do something about dead beat dads in ga

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Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1111 Nov 10, 2012
Columbus Native wrote:
<quoted text>I agree totally about Johnson 2016,but had to vote Obama this time around.3124
I think that if the Republicans could have found a better candidate than Romney, someone like Johnson who could appeal to the masses and also had a good record as Governor for getting things done, they might have stood a chance.

Romney's gambit of exclusionism while depending on a mass turnout of a so-called "silent majority" definitely backfired.

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Aggie

Cartersville, GA

#1112 Nov 11, 2012
@Will Dockery
With all due respect, I am so tired of the Republican party being labeled "exclusionist". For the last four days, I have had to turn off the tv within 5 minutes of turning it on because that seems to be all I hear. "The Republicans must be more inclusive" or "Republicans must appeal to more than just old white men." Bull hockey. The idea behind political parties is that like minded people get together to work towards their common goals. The Republican party is an open door party for ANYONE with the same ideals regardless of race, creed, sex etc, etc. Basically, if you believe in the free market, in capitalism, in limited govt, in individual responsibility (no, not every man for himself - those who truly need help will get it, but the gravy train needs to be brought to a halt), in a strong military and so on - you are welcome here. If you look at elected Hispanics in higher level political offices (senators, lieutenant governors, governors), you will find more of them are Republican than Democrat. And most were voted in DESPITE the Hispanic vote mostly going for their Democratic opponent. Guess who that means voted for them - those horrible racist Republicans. If you look at Congress, black Democrats represent majority black districts. However, in 2010 both Tim Scott and Alan West were voted into office by majority white districts.(Yes, I know Alan West may not win the recount thanks to the redistricting) The Republican party cares about your values and what you think - not what you look like. Now compare this to the Democratic party which is no more than a party of disparate special interest groups all joined together to basically say I'll vote for your pet issue if you'll vote for mine. Where are the big ideas that someone can look to and say "yes, that is my vision for this country." The only big ideas they seem to have are that if you worked hard and were successful that somehow isn't fair and that just because the top 5% of income earners pay 59% of the taxes (the top 10% pay 70% and the top 25% pay 87%) somehow they aren't paying their "fair share" and they need to "contribute" even more. And we all know how Democrats treat Hispanics and Blacks who are Republican - somehow they are traitors to their race, etc. No respect for diversity of thought there. I am still stunned by this election. The ignorance is appalling.

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#1113 Nov 11, 2012
Aggie wrote:
@Will Dockery
With all due respect, I am so tired of the Republican party being labeled "exclusionist". For the last four days, I have had to turn off the tv within 5 minutes of turning it on because that seems to be all I hear. "The Republicans must be more inclusive" or "Republicans must appeal to more than just old white men." Bull hockey. The idea behind political parties is that like minded people get together to work towards their common goals. The Republican party is an open door party for ANYONE with the same ideals regardless of race, creed, sex etc, etc. Basically, if you believe in the free market, in capitalism, in limited govt, in individual responsibility (no, not every man for himself - those who truly need help will get it, but the gravy train needs to be brought to a halt), in a strong military and so on - you are welcome here. If you look at elected Hispanics in higher level political offices (senators, lieutenant governors, governors), you will find more of them are Republican than Democrat. And most were voted in DESPITE the Hispanic vote mostly going for their Democratic opponent. Guess who that means voted for them - those horrible racist Republicans. If you look at Congress, black Democrats represent majority black districts. However, in 2010 both Tim Scott and Alan West were voted into office by majority white districts.(Yes, I know Alan West may not win the recount thanks to the redistricting) The Republican party cares about your values and what you think - not what you look like. Now compare this to the Democratic party which is no more than a party of disparate special interest groups all joined together to basically say I'll vote for your pet issue if you'll vote for mine. Where are the big ideas that someone can look to and say "yes, that is my vision for this country." The only big ideas they seem to have are that if you worked hard and were successful that somehow isn't fair and that just because the top 5% of income earners pay 59% of the taxes (the top 10% pay 70% and the top 25% pay 87%) somehow they aren't paying their "fair share" and they need to "contribute" even more. And we all know how Democrats treat Hispanics and Blacks who are Republican - somehow they are traitors to their race, etc. No respect for diversity of thought there. I am still stunned by this election. The ignorance is appalling.
One of THE BEST posts I have EVER read on Topix.++++1 Thank you SO much.
Aggie

Cartersville, GA

#1114 Nov 11, 2012
Thank you Synergy. These last few days have been rough. My husband has worked hard and if it were just the two of us, we could say "fine, let the country go to heck in a hand basket". But we have college age kids whose future we worry about and we happen to love this country and we fear the nation was at a crucial point with this election and the county as a whole chose poorly. But if enough people wake up, maybe the 2014 midterms can echo the 2010 and strengthen the House and take back the Senate. Now is not the time to roll over and play dead, let's pick ourselves up and work towards the midterm.(And Boehner better grow a spine.)
Aggie

Cartersville, GA

#1115 Nov 11, 2012
Oops, "country" , not county
Could Be

United States

#1116 Nov 11, 2012
Aggie wrote:
Thank you Synergy. These last few days have been rough. My husband has worked hard and if it were just the two of us, we could say "fine, let the country go to heck in a hand basket". But we have college age kids whose future we worry about and we happen to love this country and we fear the nation was at a crucial point with this election and the county as a whole chose poorly. But if enough people wake up, maybe the 2014 midterms can echo the 2010
and strengthen the House and take back the
Senate. Now is not the time to roll over and play
dead, let's pick ourselves up and work towards
the midterm.(And Boehner better grow a
spine.)
I could not agree more. Thanks for both post. Excellent, spot on!

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#1118 Nov 11, 2012
Aggie wrote:
Thank you Synergy. These last few days have been rough. My husband has worked hard and if it were just the two of us, we could say "fine, let the country go to heck in a hand basket". But we have college age kids whose future we worry about and we happen to love this country and we fear the nation was at a crucial point with this election and the county as a whole chose poorly. But if enough people wake up, maybe the 2014 midterms can echo the 2010 and strengthen the House and take back the Senate. Now is not the time to roll over and play dead, let's pick ourselves up and work towards the midterm.(And Boehner better grow a spine.)
I am with you 100%. The midterms could save us from what is most assuredly coming. Otherwise, buckle your seatbelt.

“Maker of poetry, art & music”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1119 Nov 12, 2012
Aggie wrote:
@Will Dockery
With all due respect, I am so tired of the Republican party being labeled "exclusionist". For the last four days, I have had to turn off the tv within 5 minutes of turning it on because that seems to be all I hear. "The Republicans must be more inclusive" or "Republicans must appeal to more than just old white men." Bull hockey. The idea behind political parties is that like minded people get together to work towards their common goals. The Republican party is an open door party for ANYONE with the same ideals regardless of race, creed, sex etc, etc. Basically, if you believe in the free market, in capitalism, in limited govt, in individual responsibility (no, not every man for himself - those who truly need help will get it, but the gravy train needs to be brought to a halt), in a strong military and so on - you are welcome here. If you look at elected Hispanics in higher level political offices (senators, lieutenant governors, governors), you will find more of them are Republican than Democrat. And most were voted in DESPITE the Hispanic vote mostly going for their Democratic opponent. Guess who that means voted for them - those horrible racist Republicans. If you look at Congress, black Democrats represent majority black districts. However, in 2010 both Tim Scott and Alan West were voted into office by majority white districts.(Yes, I know Alan West may not win the recount thanks to the redistricting) The Republican party cares about your values and what you think - not what you look like. Now compare this to the Democratic party which is no more than a party of disparate special interest groups all joined together to basically say I'll vote for your pet issue if you'll vote for mine. Where are the big ideas that someone can look to and say "yes, that is my vision for this country." The only big ideas they seem to have are that if you worked hard and were successful that somehow isn't fair and that just because the top 5% of income earners pay 59% of the taxes (the top 10% pay 70% and the top 25% pay 87%) somehow they aren't paying their "fair share" and they need to "contribute" even more. And we all know how Democrats treat Hispanics and Blacks who are Republican - somehow they are traitors to their race, etc. No respect for diversity of thought there. I am still stunned by this election. The ignorance is appalling.
Okay, I understand that the Republican Party wants to stand for a certain philosphy, and that works for those that share all of the philosophy... but if a majority of American voters /don't/ agree with these philosphies and principles,/all/ of them, then they'll be voting elsewhere, as just happened last week.

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Aggie

Cartersville, GA

#1120 Nov 12, 2012
My contention would be that most Americans WOULD agree with the Republican philosophy if: 1. Republicans articulated it well and didn't run from their message when challenged and 2. we did not have a biased media that both distorts our message and covers for the left.

When Republicans call for lower taxes in order for businesses to be able to expand, take more risks, and create more jobs (a logical cause and effect) the left (with the media's help) yells: tax cuts for the rich with no more substance than that and people buy it.

When Republicans say that religious institutions should not have to compromise their principles and pay for birth control and abortions, the left and the media claim Republicans want to take away women's rights and put us back in the kitchen barefoot and pregnant. NO ONE is stopping the access to the birth control, they are just saying if you want it, pay for it. If you demand to be treated as an equal, then grow up, take equal responsibility and pay the $15-$50/month cost. Quite infantilizing yourself. I resent that women are presented as caring only about their birth control and their ability to get an abortion, it is insulting to those of us who disagree and who have a broader understanding of the issues. But then we have idiots like Nina Burleigh at Time magazine saying "I would be happy to give (Bill Clinton) a b______ just for keeping abortion legal. I think American women should be lining up with their presidential kneepads on to show their gratitude for keeping the theocracy off our backs." She embarasses us all.

And when Republicans say that entitlements must be pared down and should be limited to those who truly are in need and either cannot care for themselves or have hit a roadbump and need a TEMPORARY type of assistance, we are painted as heartless and you have a Democrat go to the floor of the House and compare the GOP to Nazis and proclaim that "They're coming for our children, they're coming for the poor, they're coming for the sick, the elderly and the disabled." What stupidity - but it is not challenged by anyone in the media.

Hillary Clinton said "I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this (Bush) administration, somehow you are not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans and we have the right to disagree and debate with any administration." I agree, and we have the right to disagree on policy and not be called racist.

But with the media, it is like going to play a basketball game and you find out the referees want the other side to win. It is kind of hard to win when you're outnumbered 8-5.

But Republicans can't just sit down and whine about the media, we have to be smarter about getting our message to the people. And we have to call the media out on their bias and not just sit and take it. Treat them like the hostile opponent they are. Reagan used the power of his office to go directly to the people without the media filter. We do not the advantage of the Presidential office, but it can be done.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#1121 Nov 12, 2012
Aggie wrote:
My contention would be that most Americans WOULD agree with the Republican philosophy if: 1. Republicans articulated it well and didn't run from their message when challenged and 2. we did not have a biased media that both distorts our message and covers for the left.
When Republicans call for lower taxes in order for businesses to be able to expand, take more risks, and create more jobs (a logical cause and effect) the left (with the media's help) yells: tax cuts for the rich with no more substance than that and people buy it.
When Republicans say that religious institutions should not have to compromise their principles and pay for birth control and abortions, the left and the media claim Republicans want to take away women's rights and put us back in the kitchen barefoot and pregnant. NO ONE is stopping the access to the birth control, they are just saying if you want it, pay for it. If you demand to be treated as an equal, then grow up, take equal responsibility and pay the $15-$50/month cost. Quite infantilizing yourself. I resent that women are presented as caring only about their birth control and their ability to get an abortion, it is insulting to those of us who disagree and who have a broader understanding of the issues. But then we have idiots like Nina Burleigh at Time magazine saying "I would be happy to give (Bill Clinton) a b______ just for keeping abortion legal. I think American women should be lining up with their presidential kneepads on to show their gratitude for keeping the theocracy off our backs." She embarasses us all.
And when Republicans say that entitlements must be pared down and should be limited to those who truly are in need and either cannot care for themselves or have hit a roadbump and need a TEMPORARY type of assistance, we are painted as heartless and you have a Democrat go to the floor of the House and compare the GOP to Nazis and proclaim that "They're coming for our children, they're coming for the poor, they're coming for the sick, the elderly and the disabled." What stupidity - but it is not challenged by anyone in the media.
Hillary Clinton said "I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this (Bush) administration, somehow you are not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans and we have the right to disagree and debate with any administration." I agree, and we have the right to disagree on policy and not be called racist.
But with the media, it is like going to play a basketball game and you find out the referees want the other side to win. It is kind of hard to win when you're outnumbered 8-5.
But Republicans can't just sit down and whine about the media, we have to be smarter about getting our message to the people. And we have to call the media out on their bias and not just sit and take it. Treat them like the hostile opponent they are. Reagan used the power of his office to go directly to the people without the media filter. We do not the advantage of the Presidential office, but it can be done.
+1

This might be the best post I've seen on this site.

You need to get registered before someone starts imitating you...

“Maker of poetry, art & music”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1122 Nov 12, 2012
Aggie wrote:
My contention would be that most Americans WOULD agree with the Republican philosophy if: 1. Republicans articulated it well and didn't run from their message when challenged and 2. we did not have a biased media that both distorts our message and covers for the left.

<snipped for brevity>
What do you think of the new post made elsewhere, "7 things Republicans must do"?

http://politix.topix.com/homepage/3358-7-thin...

Dear Republican Party:

1) Return to your fiscal conservative roots.

2) As true budget hawks, take the lead in two areas where the nation could save billions: military spending and prison reform.

3) Stop opposing the DREAM Act.

4) Stop talking about gay people.

5) While we're talking about people's sex lives, strike the words "contraception" or "rape" from your vocabulary.

6) Quit worrying about whether citizens can pass an English language exam.

7) Abandon the far-right moochers/parasite/takers paradigm.

Click the link for details...

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#1123 Nov 12, 2012
Aggie wrote:
My contention would be that most Americans WOULD agree with the Republican philosophy if: 1. Republicans articulated it well and didn't run from their message when challenged and 2. we did not have a biased media that both distorts our message and covers for the left.
When Republicans call for lower taxes in order for businesses to be able to expand, take more risks, and create more jobs (a logical cause and effect) the left (with the media's help) yells: tax cuts for the rich with no more substance than that and people buy it.
When Republicans say that religious institutions should not have to compromise their principles and pay for birth control and abortions, the left and the media claim Republicans want to take away women's rights and put us back in the kitchen barefoot and pregnant. NO ONE is stopping the access to the birth control, they are just saying if you want it, pay for it. If you demand to be treated as an equal, then grow up, take equal responsibility and pay the $15-$50/month cost. Quite infantilizing yourself. I resent that women are presented as caring only about their birth control and their ability to get an abortion, it is insulting to those of us who disagree and who have a broader understanding of the issues. But then we have idiots like Nina Burleigh at Time magazine saying "I would be happy to give (Bill Clinton) a b______ just for keeping abortion legal. I think American women should be lining up with their presidential kneepads on to show their gratitude for keeping the theocracy off our backs." She embarasses us all.
And when Republicans say that entitlements must be pared down and should be limited to those who truly are in need and either cannot care for themselves or have hit a roadbump and need a TEMPORARY type of assistance, we are painted as heartless and you have a Democrat go to the floor of the House and compare the GOP to Nazis and proclaim that "They're coming for our children, they're coming for the poor, they're coming for the sick, the elderly and the disabled." What stupidity - but it is not challenged by anyone in the media.
Hillary Clinton said "I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this (Bush) administration, somehow you are not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans and we have the right to disagree and debate with any administration." I agree, and we have the right to disagree on policy and not be called racist.
But with the media, it is like going to play a basketball game and you find out the referees want the other side to win. It is kind of hard to win when you're outnumbered 8-5.
But Republicans can't just sit down and whine about the media, we have to be smarter about getting our message to the people. And we have to call the media out on their bias and not just sit and take it. Treat them like the hostile opponent they are. Reagan used the power of his office to go directly to the people without the media filter. We do not the advantage of the Presidential office, but it can be done.
Another BRILLIANT post!!! You nailed it.

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

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#1124 Nov 12, 2012
Bill in Dville wrote:
<quoted text>
+1
This might be the best post I've seen on this site.
You need to get registered before someone starts imitating you...
That's great advice.

Aggie, get registered. NOW!!!!!!
Aggie

Cartersville, GA

#1125 Nov 12, 2012
Pardon my ignorance, but how does one register? And how is it different than when I first signed up for Topix? I am probably overlooking something obvious, but I do not see a way to do that.

Since: Jan 10

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#1126 Nov 12, 2012
Up at the top of the page there should be something like "sign up" and/or "sign in".

You need to sign up by providing a (confidential) e-mail address, then they'll send you a link to verify it's really you. Once you get that, you can fill out your profile.

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#1127 Nov 12, 2012
Will Dockery wrote:
<quoted text>
Okay, I understand that the Republican Party wants to stand for a certain philosphy, and that works for those that share all of the philosophy... but if a majority of American voters /don't/ agree with these philosphies and principles,/all/ of them, then they'll be voting elsewhere, as just happened last week.
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I don't believe that a good number of voters, had any clue of what they were voting for.

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