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Offline Aglifter

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08 elections
« on: November 17, 2005, 12:57:08 AM »
Just some ramblings...who the heck is there to vote for?  I refuse to consider a nation under the control of Billary (or any democrat after ~1900 for that matter) -- and, as much as I hate to say this, GW, even though he's from Texas, has not been as much of a political conservative as I would have liked -- which gives me some pause about Rice... anyone have a suggestion?  What I really want is another TR, or at least someone with his level of guts
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Re: 08 elections
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2005, 07:15:59 AM »
I totally agree, but the President is not the only one that has a need for ''GUTS''.
This Nation has really taken a turn for the worse with all this Political Correctness  B---S---..

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Re: 08 elections
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2005, 02:08:28 PM »
With today's political climate, the really good people won't run!  You have to be a megalomaniac, or crazy, or both to get into national politics these days.  

About the only thing we poor average citizens can do is let our congressmen & senators know we are sick of the partisan sniping and we will vote against the ones behind the game-playing.  Tom Dashele (sp?) found out the hard way.  We need more of that kind of "signaling" to people on both sides of the aisle.

In the meantime, we are in a war and the political left acts like it's business as usual.  Disgusting!  >:(

BTW:  Compared to what I've read of 19th century politicians, today's pols are pussycats.

Steve S.

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Re: 08 elections
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2005, 06:18:15 PM »
The left are nothing but socialists, pure and simple. They will lie and do what ever it takes to get back into power.
George W is so hated because he has guts and stays the course and is effective. They refer to him as a cowboy, I think that is compliment.
The left don't care about US or the country any more, just power.
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Re: 08 elections
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2005, 06:41:36 PM »
Tom,
Stop beating around the bush and tell us how you really
about those limp-wristed, rug-hooking, loser-loving liberals.

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Re: 08 elections
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2005, 07:00:04 PM »
tracker, I think you said it all.
Tom
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Re: 08 elections
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2005, 07:42:58 PM »
As a transplanted "Okie" now hanging his hat in Tennessee, I thank the Lord for the "cowboys" of the world!  As for my opinion of our President's performance in general, and in the War on Terror in particular, I'm reminded of a line from Garth Brooks' new single -- "Good ride, Cowboy, good ride!"  

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Re: 08 elections
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2005, 08:11:42 PM »
I have to put two more cents in!  ;)
The left and the right are both all about power.
The only difference I see in my cynical old age:
The Left wants to run our lives because they're so smart and can do it better than we can.  All they ask is we turn off our minds and turn over our wallets.
The Right wants to tell us when life starts and when it can end because they're right.  (Pun intended.)

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 Re: 08 elections
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2005, 08:21:09 PM »


Oh, my word, the man said "limp wristed"  :o

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Re: 08 elections
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2005, 08:26:05 PM »
RJ:

Yes, but he graciously refrained from using "hot-house," or "knee-jerk," or "candy-cane," or . . . .    ;)
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Re: 08 elections
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2005, 10:40:39 PM »
I have this problem -

Shall I vote for Beelzebub - with the four point horns ..........

Or Lucifer, with the moose horns ...........

Sometimes diabolical seems to cover most or all choices - compared with what I might actually choose!!

At my age - politicians = cynicism - not sure why! :P ::) ;D
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Re: 08 elections
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2005, 12:15:07 AM »
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At my age - politicians = cynicism - not sure why!    

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Re: 08 elections
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2005, 12:21:32 PM »
I like the following comment attributed to Texas State Representative Suzanna Hupp (R - District 54), a recipient of the NRA's Sybil Ludington Women's Freedom Award:

"How a politician stands on the Second Amendment tells you how he or she views you as an individual ... as a trustworthy and productive citizen, or as part of an unruly crowd that needs to be lorded over, controlled, supervised, and taken care of."
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Re: 08 elections
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2005, 01:23:22 PM »
Heh!
   You should try and be a Union Worker and a Republican supporter. You find all kinds of "presents" in your lunch bucket or on/in your vehicle. You learn to check/watch overhead when you're working. You avoid the Porta-Johns when you can, and you learn to duck fast and come out of the duck, swinging your fists.  IronWorkers and Pipefitters have been the worst opponents. Once they find out you support a Republican they work as hard as they can to make your working life miserable. Nothing is out of bounds for a Republican supporter as far as they're concerned. This includes defecating  and urinating in your tool box or lunch bucket.
   I made the mistake of speaking out against Kerry at a Union meeting (I know, not real bright to do on my part). I wasn't sent out on any work for 6 months and my supplemental pay kept getting mysteriously "delayed". It was "delayed" for 5 months.
   There was a fund raiser recently for a person whom wants to run as a Democrate for governor of our state. I refused to contribute because of that persons stance on guns, gun ownership, and concealed carry. Now I all of sudden there seems to be a "problem" with my disability benefits (I'm temporarily out due to a large amount of hip and spinal surgury) from my union local.
    Now I will say one thing flat out. I am not happy at all with the Republican I helped vote in as our Govenor, nor am I happy with the way the Republicans I help vote into our state congress are acting. They've cut medical and health care for lower income people in my state drastically, while at the same time voting in a pay raise and better health care benefits for themselves. Except for pushing CCW through in my state, they've done nothing else for us gun owners that pushed so hard to get them their elected seats. The Republican govenor has been "handing" (no bids) too many of his high dollar supporters, state contracts. Frankly he has become a "one term" govenor as for as I'm concerned. It leaves me in the dilema of who to support and vote for. I may start seriously looking at Independants at the next elections.

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Re: 08 elections
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2005, 01:32:20 PM »
Sounds like you're in PA... The last time I was up there, I suggested draggin evey politician out into the street... figured 1 or 2 might be innocent.  Scary part is that my grandmother -- who worked in Congress for 20 years agreed w. me  (In all fairness, her rep.  Bob Walker, really was one of the few good guys in DC)
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