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Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by WS-1, Oct 9, 2012.

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  1. WS-1

    WS-1 Banned User Banned

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    Blade, you and Flyn should be very, VERY proud.

    The Empty Stool? The Empty Suit? Man, what a freakin' loser.
     
  2. halfmile

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    They are working on the 2020 voting public.

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  3. WS-1

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    He preaches about BS and he apologizes for Al Qaeda. He is duplicitous in the death of our UNARMED diplomat in Benghazi. He has blood on his hands. He tells lies about the dead. That anyone could stand behind this cowardly muslim now is disgraceful. Barack Obama is a feckless, inept, cowardly socialist who has no business even being referred to as an American.
     
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    10,000,000 bloodthirsty savages at the gate, and we're spending the week talking about "proposed" cuts to Big Bird. Maybe this is what moonbat libs consider to be "details".

    Bob Falfa
     
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    If the GD public wants Big Bird let them fund PBS at their expense. This is not where we need government intervention.

    What a crock of shit. It just shows how stupid they are to make this a issue.

    Rant off

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  7. Traders

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    Romney made it an issue.
     
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    Traders, that was a moronic statement. Romney "mentioned" BB, the pukes responded with attack ads (withdrawn later by request).

    Making an issue of a subject is not the same as mentioning it in passing.

    have another bowl of dumbass.

    HM
     
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    I call 1st dibs on the drumsticks
     
  11. Traders

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    Halfmile,

    Thanks so much for you thoughtful and well reasoned reply. Clearly you do not understand that in mentioning something that has not been discussed before, Romney opened up the discussion. It is interesting that you seem unwilling to even respond to government support of PBS. That, of course, was what Romney was talking about and it surely worth discussion.

    My high-school debate teacher taught that when the opposition uses personal attacks or pejoratives you know that the opposition has given up the "argument".
     
  12. WS-1

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    So Traders, by saying that Halfmile is a person who uses personal attacks or perjorative terms, you have ignored your high-school teacher's guidance. You are a name caller.

    Sadly, however, the point is moot. You have neither an "argument" nor grounds for an argument. Bigbird is not the issue. Bigbird is only a symptom of a far
    greater cancer that liberals and socialists have slowly and ever so diabolically foisted upon our nation and our nation's economy. Like EBT cards, and the Food Stamps before them, Bigbird can pay cash for his crack cocaine, his beer and his cigarettes, but he needs a subsidy to pay for his beef jerky and his chips.

    Bigbird is about as important as a fly on a horse's ass. Radical Islamism is the threat. Sadly, we have a president who is tragically and pathetically inept; a man without the courage to face the enemy; a man without the courage of his convictions, with the exception, of course, of his poetic ability to vilify anyone who says the word "Bigbird". Barack Obama is a COWARD. No self respecting American can face their neighbor and support him.
     
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    Traders, you said Romney "made it an issue". My understanding of "making an issue" or "taking issue with" a subject is usually denoting the start of an argument of sorts.

    The issue of government funding of PBS/NPR existed long before the debate took place. Romney simply stated his position.

    Pretty clear to me.

    HM
     
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    Ha Ha HA . I feel Blessed to be in the Company of so many really smart People! I mean these guys even use words that have over 6 Letters at times! Now Can anyone tell me where the sears and roebuck catalouge is I got to go visit the outhouse .
     
  15. WS-1

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    Just use Barack's face. Probably be a better match.
     
  16. Traders

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    I have reread my post and halfmiles's on the name calling issue several times. With the excepting of Halfmiles indication that I have made a "moronic statement" which of course suggest that he is calling me a moron, I am at a loss to find any words in my posting that are insulting or pejorative. Perhaps you are referring to someone else's posting. I admit that I have no idea what he meant by "have another bowl of dumbass"

    halfmile--Of course the funding of PBS has been discussed for a long time and government funding has been reduced over time. But until Romney brought it up in the debate, I don't remember it being discussed by either candidate or being an issue in the current campaign. So, I believe he made it an election issue.

    'Traders, you said Romney "made it an issue". My understanding of "making an issue" or "taking issue with" a subject is usually denoting the start of an argument of sorts.' Not really, If i were to say that i believe that homosexuals should not be allowed to marry, I would certainly be making an issue of homosexual marriage. The fact that it has been discussed before in other threads is irrelevant so long as i don't make reference to someone else's comments and it has not been mentioned it in this thread.

    In regards to PBS, Romeny's could have said only , "I don't believe the government should fund PBS" No problem and certainly in line with his overall philosophy and that of many of his supporters. The problem was bring up Big Bird. Big Bird is a very well loved icon all over the world. Saying anything dismissive is dangerous. Kind of like attacking Mickey Mouse, apple pie or motherhood.
     
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    Sadly, the only thing iconic about Bigbird is that he is an addicted mooch. By his example, children have learned that tax dollars should be used to prop up panhandlers who secretly sneak away from their highly populated intersections and quietly repair to the comfort of their Hollywood boardrooms. Get Juan Williams to tell you about the inner workings of NPR.

    Mickey, on the other hand, has, for the last 84 years, made young and old alike smile from ear to ear, and has been the cornerstone of an Empire of Disney capitalism which has provided untold wealth to untold multitudes while simultaneously bringing joy to kids of all ages...and he did it without bumming one thin dime from hard working taxpayers like you and me. Can you just imagine how many tax dollars pour out Orlando each day?

    Traders, my boy, Bigbird is the perfect poster child for a socialist world gone wrong. I'm just sorry it took so long for somebody to have the cods to come out and say it. Think of it this way, the era of the "Sacred Cow" is basically over, and all the histrionics and hand wringing in the world won't change it.
     
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    My guess is that few of the children around the world who watch and love Sesame Street and other PBS programs have any idea that some of the funding comes from US tax dollars. You may not like the funding, but if we are to believe parents and teachers, many children have entered kindergarden both reading, spelling and doing simple math all of which they learned on PBS.

    If I remember correctly, Romney said he liked PBS. He just didn't want the government to fund it. Are you suggesting that either he doesn't' understand the "Bigbird is the perfect poster child for a socialist world gone wrong" or that he doesn't care.
     
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    Mr. Romney is entitled to his own opinions and he seems perfectly capable of expressing them.

    If Bigbird is such a bonfide success story, why did he need subsidies to succeed. Perhaps Mr. Obama, and other socialists like him, are more intent on welfare than we had previously assumed? Leftist leaning organizations seem quite accomplished at currying favor with Mr. Obama. Why is that?
     
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    WS-1,

    Of course Mr. Romney is entitled to his own opinions. What did I say that would suggest otherwise. Are you suggesting that his comments about BigBird were a good idea versus just saying, "Lets stop funding PBS." If you are, I guess we will have to just agree to disagree.

    Perhaps the reason that Sesame Street needs/want subsidies is that without them, they would have to solicit advertisers just like every other commercial broadcaster. Personally, in my minimal watching of kids programing with children, I am very uncomfortable with the advertisement they are exposed to.

    I guess the fundamental question is, "Would you rather have a for profit corporation over which you have no input deciding what American children watch and listen to or a government agency that you have some ability to effect by the elected officials that you vote for. Remember the golden rule. "Those who have the gold, rule."

    I think it's also important to remember that the taxpayer funded Corporation For Public Broadcasting, a funder providing some of the funds for PBS, has been around since 1968. That's a lot of Presidents, Congressman and Senators who must have approved of CPB and PBS
     
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