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Old 11-19-2012, 04:30 PM   #91
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Wow! And here's me thinking the people of MA have done a great job. I even thought Scott Brown was a pretty good choice the first time around. Elizabeth Warren is simply amazing.

All about perspective my dear. Scott Brown wasn't as bad as some of the others mentioned, he managed to keep his pants on and not throw up at any parties. Elizabeth Warren appears to be a smart lady, but with brilliance there's quite often some weird stuff to go with it. Frankly, there are some things I really respect about JFK and RFK. If you haven't been there, I highly recommend a trip to Arlington National Cemetary. JFK's burial site with the eternal flame is still emblazened in my memory, even after 30+ years.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:48 PM   #92
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It's all about perspective Max. Ted Kennedy was a drunkard who left a young lady to drown in the passenger seat of his car.
That was Ted's biggest sin. I think he made his life one of service after that, it was his rude awakening.

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I disagree about how politics are funded. Corruptly acquired money is just that.....what's the old saying "two wrongs don't make a right" I'd sooner trust someone who is funded by barons of industry than criminals who are slippery enough to climb to the top of a crime syndicate.
Funny, I think there was more honor among "bootleggers" than some corporate rapist..uh.. I mean barons. Bootleggers was a slice of real America speaking out against prohibition... yeak, OK , they were opportunists too.
But back to the point: I have a problem with people that buy politicians for their own personal gain. In reality, Joe Kennedy used his money to "make it". He was a Catholic marginalized by the New England Protestants, regardless of his wealth. The only thing he was buying was legitimacy.
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Elizabeth Warren is one of the "you didn't build that" folks, so that rubs me raw from the get go, and the 1/64th Cherokee think is a little embarrassing.
But both of those points were exaggerations by the right, and you bought into them. First of all the "you didn't build that" was deceptive: it was never "you didn't build that business", it was "you didn't build all the infrastructure". That whole talking point was based on deception. I'm about 1/64 Cherokee too, on my mother's side. I don't make a big deal about that... not even sure if it's true.
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My point was that there just seems to a concentration of loonie toones in MA. Tricky Dick and Mark Sanford are both embarrassments in their own right. Bachmann is kind of like Palin, very painful to listen to, but easy on the eyes. I prefer a bit more substance in my candidates.
Well, we'll have to agree to disagree here. I really think we have concentrations of loonies all over the place. We certainly have more than our quota here in AZ. And from the plethora of "legitimate rape" quotes coming in from various corners of the country, I'd say we need a general enlightenment of the populace.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:30 AM   #93
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It's all about perspective Max. Ted Kennedy was a drunkard who left a young lady to drown in the passenger seat of his car. I disagree about how politics are funded. Corruptly acquired money is just that.....what's the old saying "two wrongs don't make a right" I'd sooner trust someone who is funded by barons of industry than criminals who are slippery enough to climb to the top of a crime syndicate. Barney Frank was an embarrassment IMO, regardless of his sexual orientation. Elizabeth Warren is one of the "you didn't build that" folks, so that rubs me raw from the get go, and the 1/64th Cherokee think is a little embarrassing. My point was that there just seems to a concentration of loonie toones in MA. Tricky Dick and Mark Sanford are both embarrassments in their own right. Bachmann is kind of like Palin, very painful to listen to, but easy on the eyes. I prefer a bit more substance in my candidates.
Michelle Bachman easy on the eye? You must like the bat shit crazy looking ones!! LOL
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:06 AM   #94
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Michelle Bachman easy on the eye? You must like the bat shit crazy looking ones!! LOL
I have to agree. When she is relaxed and not "on character" she looks normal. But she does get that "crazy as a loon" look that is kinda creepy.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:30 AM   #95
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http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57...news&tag=title

So, it has begun. It is either time to tame the government's reach or get off the grid.
And you guys were worried about the Republicans!

Dummies. Too much power in one set of hands is always too much power in one set of hands.

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So, it has begun.
It is either time to tame the government or get off the grid.

And you guys were worried about the Republicans! Dummies.
I suggest you get off the grid...
This bill started to be one to protect email privacy. It will still do that before it becomes law. Debate over the provisions will shape this bill before it becomes law.

If you are so worried about privacy push for repeal of the Patriot Act.
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I suggest you get off the grid...
This bill started to be one to protect email privacy. It will still do that before it becomes law. Debate over the provisions will shape this bill before it becomes law.

If you are so worried about privacy push for repeal of the Patriot Act.
Yes, the bill started that way but the bill has changed. Now, by this bill there is no privacy.

Even the NLB can snoop your email? People connected with Public Employee Unions can snoop your email. The FTC, and others?

So, do you have private emails in your business?
How many holes or leaks do you want in your private emails?
What does it take for an email to go astray, on purpose?
Why don't we all just wear tags with GPS devices?

The Patriot act was the beginning to protect us from terrorist's attacks. I didn't like it when it became law.
Now, it has become an avalanche.
So, there is no privacy expectation.
What is next? Attorney Client violation?
Doctor Patient privacy?
Oh yea, we already lost that with ObamaCare.
What's next? Pillow talk?
So do you see a trend?

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Yes, the bill started that way but the bill has changed. Now, by this bill there is no privacy.

Even the NLB can snoop your email? People connected with Public Employee Unions can snoop your email. The FTC, and others?

So, do you have private emails in your business?
How many holes or leaks do you want in your private emails?
What does it take for an email to go astray, on purpose?
Why don't we all just wear tags with GPS devices?

The Patriot act was the beginning to protect us from terrorist's attacks. I didn't like it when it became law.
Now, it has become an avalanche.
So, there is no privacy expectation.
What is next? Attorney Client violation?
Doctor Patient privacy?
Oh yea, we already lost that with ObamaCare.
What's next? Pillow talk?
So do you see a trend?
What part of "this is not law yet" do you not understand? I'll make a wager that the concerns in this article get addressed before passage.

Why not answer my question about the Patriot Act?
I know why...
Well, you kinda did, but you dodged the main point.

Warrantless surveillance was a hallmark of the Bush admin. A lot of debate went on about this. In many cases it was abused.
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What part of "this is not law yet" do you not understand? I'll make a wager that the concerns in this article get addressed before passage.

Why not answer my question about the Patriot Act?
I know why...
Well, you kinda did, but you dodged the main point.

Warrantless surveillance was a hallmark of the Bush admin. A lot of debate went on about this. In many cases it was abused.
It is not law yet, right.
A Senate Bill is just that .... don't lose sight of this too.

So, what do you think? It has a chance? The fact that everyone piled on and wanted to get in on the Bill should tell you something.

And yes, the Patriot Act was supported at a time of crisis even with the objections of the Democrats. But now, since they are running things ..... you don't see it being repealed do you? In fact, the Obama Administration has let it continued to be used so it was just one of their Talking Points when they were not in control. Now, not so much and it is getting worse.

I was looking for a quote from Glory Road and/or Time Enough For Love that deals with when it is time to get off the grid, to leave. I have been unable to find it just now but I will.
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That was Ted's biggest sin. I think he made his life one of service after that, it was his rude awakening.

We agree that he did devote his life to the service of his country in the Congress. If you call that service......I would have rather watched him serve in the military

Funny, I think there was more honor among "bootleggers" than some corporate rapist..uh.. I mean barons. Bootleggers was a slice of real America speaking out against prohibition... yeak, OK , they were opportunists too.
But back to the point: I have a problem with people that buy politicians for their own personal gain. In reality, Joe Kennedy used his money to "make it". He was a Catholic marginalized by the New England Protestants, regardless of his wealth. The only thing he was buying was legitimacy.

This is true, some of those bootleggers actually had some ethics. I was kind of thinking more about the likes of Al Capone.

But both of those points were exaggerations by the right, and you bought into them. First of all the "you didn't build that" was deceptive: it was never "you didn't build that business", it was "you didn't build all the infrastructure". That whole talking point was based on deception. I'm about 1/64 Cherokee too, on my mother's side. I don't make a big deal about that... not even sure if it's true.

I gotcha!!! I tend to prefer politicians who talk about the die hard spirit and hard work of the American people and not tout what was funded by the people and built under the authority of the government.

Well, we'll have to agree to disagree here. I really think we have concentrations of loonies all over the place. We certainly have more than our quota here in AZ. And from the plethora of "legitimate rape" quotes coming in from various corners of the country, I'd say we need a general enlightenment of the populace.
We'll have no argument of the national loony problem. Massachusetts has always been a point of reference for us conservative northeasterners. I have a relative up there who was one of those Harvard researchers.......smart guy, loony, and a certified pain in the ass
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