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#21 Kevin Street

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 05:51 PM

What is the point of this thread? Imo, it seems pretty content free.

We really need to talk about something other than politics around here, just to clear the air a bit.

#22 Drew

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 06:20 PM

Kevin Street, on Mar 9 2004, 04:49 PM, said:

What is the point of this thread? Imo, it seems pretty content free.
If so, your post is equally content free.  :p
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#23 DWF

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 06:31 PM

Kevin Street, on Mar 9 2004, 05:49 PM, said:

What is the point of this thread? Imo, it seems pretty content free.

We really need to talk about something other than politics around here, just to clear the air a bit.
This is a Presidental election year, you sort of have to expect this amount of talk about politics. :eek2:
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#24 Jid

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 06:36 PM

^ Well, in the spirit of both, DWF, I believe I must ask Drew a question...

Drew, does your avatar signify your support of the Phillipe 4 Prez in '04 campaign? ;)
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Posted 09 March 2004 - 07:01 PM

Kevin Street, on Mar 9 2004, 05:49 PM, said:

We really need to talk about something other than politics around here, just to clear the air a bit.
Perhaps we could talk about history or current events. Since, you know, this forum's not devoted to talking about politics alone, after all.

You know what I like? History. Stuff blew up. Stuff blew up good. Stuff blew up REAL good..... mmmmmm, stuff blowing up.

Also, presumably, there was love. Else none of us would be here.

So, you know, love and stuff blowing up. That's a topic.

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#26 DWF

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 07:07 PM

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So, you know, love and stuff blowing up. That's a topic.

Yeah but, we talk about Andromeda all the time. :D
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#27 Kevin Street

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 07:08 PM

the'Hawk, on Mar 9 2004, 04:59 PM, said:

Perhaps we could talk about history or current events. Since, you know, this forum's not devoted to talking about politics alone, after all.

You know what I like? History. Stuff blew up. Stuff blew up good. Stuff blew up REAL good..... mmmmmm, stuff blowing up.

Also, presumably, there was love. Else none of us would be here.

So, you know, love and stuff blowing up. That's a topic.

:cool:
I hear ya. Hm. Maybe it's time to start some new threads...

#28 the 'Hawk

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 07:11 PM

^ I think we're overdue for a "who would do Laura Bush" thread, tbh.... she looks fairly swoony.

Yeah, I'm being a chauvinist prick, but in this thread, that's an improvement!

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#29 Kevin Street

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 07:17 PM

But she's married! I mean, heck, it just wouldn't be kosher.

Just to try and be more clear, I'm not against political threads per se, but it's just that we have almost nothing else in OT these days. I know there'll always be a lot of political stuff here, especially in an election year like this one, but we need more diversity, imo.

#30 G1223

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 07:24 PM

Then start a thread?  Would that be too much to ask?

#31 Banapis

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 07:46 PM

Nuts to what Laura Bush would do.  The real question I keep asking myself is "What would Jared do?"  ;)

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#32 the 'Hawk

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 07:48 PM

^ There's a couple things I'd like for Jared to do. Namely, go to hell. ;)

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#33 Drew

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 08:22 PM

Jid, on Mar 9 2004, 05:34 PM, said:

Drew, does your avatar signify your support of the Phillipe 4 Prez in '04 campaign? ;)
I've used this avatar occasionally since before he was running for Prez.  :cool:  So, no, I haven't completely decided to support Phillipe.  (Finally! Someone recognized Phillipe!)

Edited by Drew, 09 March 2004 - 08:24 PM.

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#34 Rhea

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Posted 09 March 2004 - 09:25 PM

Kevin Street, on Mar 9 2004, 03:49 PM, said:

What is the point of this thread? Imo, it seems pretty content free.

We really need to talk about something other than politics around here, just to clear the air a bit.
LOL, Kevin!  :p  :p
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#35 MuseZack

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Posted 10 March 2004 - 11:06 PM

Looking at Lileks' bleat again, it looks even dumber than it did the first time.  I look forward to his upcoming questions directed at Bush, such as:

When you interrupted a meeting between Condoleeza Rice and three senators to declare "F**k Saddam, we're taking him out," did you mean to imply that you planned on actually engaging in sexual intercourse with Saddam Hussein?

When you called New York Times reporter Adam Clymer a "major league a**hole," did you actually mean to state that Adam Clymer was an anus who played baseball for the American or National League?

When you confronted writer Al Hunt in a restaurant and screamed at him "You f***ing son of a b****.  I saw what you wrote.  We're not going to forget this," in front of his wife and young child, did really think that Mr. Hunt was the offspring of a female dog who was then engaged in an act of sexual intercourse?"

When you told a reporter that when not talking about politics, you and your father spent your time discussing "p***y," whose vaginas were you and your father referring to?  Laura's?  Barbara's?  Or other, as yet unspecificed vaginas?
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Posted 11 March 2004 - 07:37 AM

MuseZack, on Mar 11 2004, 04:04 AM, said:

When you told a reporter that when not talking about politics, you and your father spent your time discussing "p***y," whose vaginas were you and your father referring to?  Laura's?  Barbara's?  Or other, as yet unspecificed vaginas?
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#37 Drew

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 09:33 AM

Wow, Zack. You really hate George W. Bush, don't you? I don't think there's anyone on this board that's expressed more hatred for the man.
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Posted 11 March 2004 - 09:48 AM

Drew, on Mar 11 2004, 02:31 PM, said:

Wow, Zack. You really hate George W. Bush, don't you? I don't think there's anyone on this board that's expressed more hatred for the man.
Um, no.  I actually have praised the guy on more than one occasion.

I thought his manned Mars program was a good idea, I praised him for going to a mosque and speaking out against anti-Muslim bigotry after 9/11, and in general I thought he did a pretty good job in the war against terror from about 9/13/01 (when he gave his first good post 9/11 speech) right through the removal of the Taliban and right up until the botched campaign to capture Bin Laden at Tora Bora.  

In general I think he's a well-meaning human being who by and large hasn't done a good job as president.

But I find your tut-tutting over Teresa Heinz Kerry's association with profanity on a campaign button to be a bit hypocritical given the examples of the president's own shall we say colorful history of using off-color language.  Maybe you've expressed concern for this in the past.  If so, I apologize.  If not, why the double standard?
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Posted 11 March 2004 - 10:00 AM

Well, I didn't read the whole Lileks report, and I won't.  I'm not that interested in the mudslinging and ugliness of this campaign. Nor am I concerned one way or another about either Bush or Kerry.   But the analogy you draw, Zack, is ludicrous at best.  

When Lilek's asks if Mrs. Kerry thinks Bush is Evil or an @ss... both terms are actually relevant to the actions of Mrs. Kerry.  Your choosing to pretend that the term "@ss" here refers somehow can be taken literally is absurd (and that has to be the interpretation, because your remaining comments are focussed on literal interpretations of Bush remarks.  Quite frankly, I think the entire post is beneath you.  But that's just my opinion.

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#40 Delvo

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Posted 11 March 2004 - 10:09 AM

It's one thing to swear for emphasis while interacting with a few people, and another to make a huge, as-public-as-possible spectacle out of swearing and name-calling, treating them like legitimate campaign/debate points, bringing your public discourse and presentation down to that level just so you can gleefully show off how clever you think you are with words. Politics isn't supposed to be about who can "score" the most zippy one-liners and stings, and people who think it should be are a shame to the whole of politics.

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