In America, atheists are still in the closet

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SupaAFC

Sheffield, UK

#44680 Dec 12, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Prime Minister Macmillan...
Taking a break from responding only to your first of many convoluted posts to address another failure:

"The Queen appointed Macmillan Prime Minister after taking advice from Winston Churchill and Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 5th Marquess of Salisbury, who had asked the Cabinet individually for their opinions, all but two or three of them opting for Macmillan."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Macmillan...

In other words, the Tory elite majority decided on Macmillan. The Queen, as per usual, rubber stamped it.
SupaAFC

Sheffield, UK

#44681 Dec 12, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
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Aww but it’s fun to make him rant his BS about things he is clueless about. However I am getting a little tired of showing him facts only for him to repeatedly effectively reply that’s not the answer he wanted because it does not agree with his wet dreams and hatred
The easiest way to deal with him is to respond only to his first post. Barefoot's tactic is to substitute quality with quantity so tries his upmost to overwhelm people with waves of posts that do not really differ much at all.

Barefoot: everybody's favourite manchild whack-a-mole.

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#44682 Dec 12, 2012
SupaAFC wrote:
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Taking a break from responding only to your first of many convoluted posts to address another failure:
"The Queen appointed Macmillan Prime Minister after taking advice from Winston Churchill and Robert Gascoyne-Cecil...
GOSH!

Let's try to remember which one of us who was saying that the monarch APPOINTED the prime minister!!!!

Let me check...

Oh, that was me!

Wait, wait, that is that tricky definition of appointed that you (et al.) insisted was the "technically correct" meaning of the word...

And then you (et al.) INSISTED that the prime minister was ELECTED by the Parliament.

(putting aside, the PM is "elected" by part of the (sometimes) majority party of the hOUSE OF cOMMONS.

GOSH! there I go again... being..."factually" correct...

Since: Feb 11

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#44683 Dec 12, 2012
SupaAFC wrote:
In other words, the Tory elite majority decided
"decided"?

Please explain this "majority"!

!!!!!!!!!!

You mean... not elected?

Do tell!

Since: Feb 11

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#44684 Dec 12, 2012
SupaAFC wrote:
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The easiest way to deal with him is to respond only to his first post.
Right.

Your hundreds of responses speaking louder than your lying words.

Since: Feb 11

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#44685 Dec 12, 2012
SupaAFC wrote:
Have you stopped raping children? Yes or no?
Have you, SuperFAG?

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#44686 Dec 12, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
Prove it cocksucker.
I point to the stains on your pillowcases, and to your sticky gums.

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#44687 Dec 12, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
Tell me how many British children have been arrested for not attending “compulsory” worship?
How many times to I have to explain to you, Sticky, that the law in the UK requires "public" schools *provide* religious worship, not that it forces children to attend?

I understand it is beyond you- that having a school by law provide religious worship is government establishment of (in the UK ) state religion.

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#44688 Dec 12, 2012
ChristineM wrote:
Prove it cocksucker.
Temper, temper!

Between the two of us, BTW, you are the one that notices the drips.
enquirer mind

Des Plaines, IL

#44689 Dec 12, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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I point to the stains on your pillowcases, and to your sticky gums.
I point to the skid mark in your shorts in the front and back!! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!

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#44690 Dec 12, 2012
enquirer mind wrote:
<quoted text> I point to the skid mark in your shorts in the front and back!! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!
I point to the skid marks running across your lips, top and bottom, and do not wonder why you aren't clever enough to stick to one alias.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#44691 Dec 12, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Really?
Why is it that I can respond to the yes or no question: Is the United KING_dom a monarchy? without hesitation or difficulty?
You are a freakin' idiot.

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#44692 Dec 12, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>You are a freakin' idiot.
And you are a real freaking HO.

“ Knight Of Hyrule”

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#44693 Dec 12, 2012
Aerobatty wrote:
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Over here, bullshit is free.
And plentiful.
You do get more than you can swallow , for less than nothing even.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#44694 Dec 12, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>You are a freakin' idiot.
The funny bit is, he's the only one making the claims he's so noisily refuting.

That's not just a strawman, it's a straw village.
Thinking

Andover, UK

#44695 Dec 13, 2012
Anyone got a light?
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>The funny bit is, he's the only one making the claims he's so noisily refuting.
That's not just a strawman, it's a straw village.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#44696 Dec 13, 2012
Thinking wrote:
Anyone got a light?
<quoted text>
I was thinking more of the Wicker Man, and a real bonfire...
Thinking

Andover, UK

#44697 Dec 13, 2012
Well, it wasn't a brilliant harvest this year, was it?
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>I was thinking more of the Wicker Man, and a real bonfire...
SupaAFC

Sheffield, UK

#44698 Dec 13, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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GOSH!
Let's try to remember which one of us who was saying that the monarch APPOINTED the prime minister!!!!
Let me check...
Oh, that was me!
Only that you referenced Macmillan because you thought that the Queen, on her own, selected him as PM. As the link showed, she did not - she fulfilled her ceremonial obligation of appointing a politician who was selected by the majority of elite Conservative figures.

So once again, Barefoot, you are simply wrong that the Queen is a serious political player in our system.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Wait, wait, that is that tricky definition of appointed that you (et al.) insisted was the "technically correct" meaning of the word...
Macmillian was a unique case because the Conservatives at the time had no system of replacing their leaders. They, not the Queen, decided that Macmillan would be the next PM. Just like Labour decided that Gordon Brown would replace Tony Blair.

It really is that simple to understand.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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And then you (et al.) INSISTED that the prime minister was ELECTED by the Parliament.
Wrong. Whenever you have brought up your dead horse about the PM's election I have simply restated that like the other 649 MPS, he is elected by his constituency voters.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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(putting aside, the PM is "elected" by part of the (sometimes) majority party of the hOUSE OF cOMMONS.
For the exact same reason that Democratic and Republican delegates select presidential candidates: to appeal to as many voters as possible.

Political campaigning 101.
barefoot2626 wrote:
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GOSH! there I go again... being..."factually" correct...
Translation: there Barefoot goes again finding a unique case where a PM was selected by party elites, but because the Queen did her usual role of rubber-stamping their decision, he believes that she must have therefore selected Macmillan all by herself.
why hah

Des Plaines, IL

#44699 Dec 13, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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And you are a real freaking HO.
Why do you's old guys always pissss down your own leg?

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