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Originally Posted by Kajak View Post

I like the small print "and if the Democrats weren't such pussies" happy.gif
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Originally Posted by JustinW View Post

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This is what happens when shitty graphic designers do "pro bono" work.
post #122 of 5454
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

For Jav.
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Originally Posted by Bhowie View Post

This is really dumb.
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Originally Posted by Lord-Barrington View Post

It is, but then so is Ron Paul.
(Cue the retard Libertarians telling me that I just don't want to "hear the truth".)


Okay - so I'll take the bait as a token "libertarian" - although I still identify as a classical liberal. And that use of the word "retard" is kind of offensive to humanity, so please be more sensitive in the future.

Now - Ron Paul is barely a libertarian and is certainly not a Libertarian (he's running as a Republican). I'd hardly call everything he says "truth" but I'd like to break down a few things on that poster...

1> The name of Facebook page is intentionally misleading and disingenuous. In general, freer markets do NOT equal More corporate power, they equal less (that does not mean that just randomly deregulating everything tomorrow from the current state would not mean more corporate power, but it's a bit of an overstatement to say the least).

2> I don't know of ANY part of Ron Paul's platform that would undermine Gay, Women's, or civil rights. The "allow discrimination" is a bit of a stretch, derived from a fundamental belief that private property rights should allow an owner some measure control over how that property is used. Thus, if I have a store or club and choose to accept only a small portion of available customers, that's my loss. I personally would never discriminate on whom I do business with, but that does not make it unreasonable to question where the fundamental right is derived for the government to force me to do business with anyone.

3> Promote less taxes for the top 1% does not mean he wants to maintain or increase the tax levels for anyone else. That's just pandering.

4> Give no amnesty or immigrant rights - neither the Dem or Repub bases want these things either... only real libertarians and classical liberals believe in open borders

5> Eliminate US and Foreign disaster aid - again - I think this is taking a philosophical statement and assuming it would immediately turn into policy. But the question is, does it make more sense for people who care about giving aid to donate to charities that can directly help, or for the Government to forcefully take money from people to provide that aid? Perhaps some citizens believe the atrocities in Darfur are a better use of money than victims of an earthquake in Haiti. In our current model, the Government is assigning those priorities for you and spending your money on it. That's really not the constitutional charter of our Government.

6> These people claim to be anti-monopoly but then don't understand how privatizing education could actually improve it if implemented correctly. Primary education is one of the biggest monopolies in this country. And Government regulation, while not wholly insidious tends to be heavily influenced by corporate lobbyists and tends to favor the regulated more than the general populations by creating small cartels, etc.
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chicagoron would you vote for ron paul?
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post #125 of 5454
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Originally Posted by Saul Silver View Post

I don't really understand the wording there. If the Republicans are "cockblocking" Obama, then aren't they stopping him from fucking us over? If so, then icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I was more curious how the Republicans were "cockblocking" the President when his own party is full of "pussies"?
post #126 of 5454
Don't know if this has been posted here yet, but this article is making the rounds among my FB friends:

Janet Howell, Virginia State Senator, Attaches Rectal Exam Amendment To Anti-Abortion Bill
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nvm
post #128 of 5454
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

Don't know if this has been posted here yet, but this article is making the rounds among my FB friends:
Janet Howell, Virginia State Senator, Attaches Rectal Exam Amendment To Anti-Abortion Bill

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That is so funny, I'd poast it on FB if it came from a better source!
post #129 of 5454
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The thing that people like the author of this article don't realize: normally, I don't much care what people do on their own time. I would vote for Bill Clinton again in a heart beat. But here's the issue: Newt makes it his issue what people do on their own time by trying to legislate his version of morality on everyone and insisting that he owns my uterus. Once he does that, it is open season on his personal life. In law, it's what we call "opening the door." There are certain things it is off-limits to question a witness about during cross-examination unless the side putting on the witness "opens the door" by asking about them during direct examination. That's exactly what Newt did and for him to feign being "appalled" at John King from CNN for asking about his infidelity is the most self-righteous bullsh*t ever.

If my uterus is his business and where same sex couples stick their private parts is his business, then where he sticks his private parts is our business!
post #130 of 5454
My father-in-law hates Roman Catholics almost as much as he hates anyone to the left of Mussolini. Especially when the Church appeared to back the US Healthcare Reform bill a couple of years ago. However, now that some RC employers are speaking against the birth-control component, he poasts shite like this:

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post #131 of 5454
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Originally Posted by JustinW View Post

My father-in-law hates Roman Catholics almost as much as he hates anyone to the left of Mussolini.]

To he fair, I must confess that if I ever post anything American political in FB it's usually just trolling the in-laws.
post #132 of 5454
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

chicagoron would you vote for ron paul?

HELL NO
post #133 of 5454
just cuz they're both ron ? hmm
post #134 of 5454
Yeah this latest round with the HHS mandate has really made me realize how much I detest political people.
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Whats the verdict on this?
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