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  • hands sandonhands sandon Posts: 5,270member
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    Bingo!



    If you hadn't used an exclamation mark in your original comment then you might even have been able to backtrack with a tiny bit of credibility.



    trumptman- "Very cute and congrats to President Obama on the treaty!"
  • trumptmantrumptman Posts: 16,271member
    I thought the Hillary anecdote was pretty cute. On the other hand I guess being excited about the good job on the arms treaty just isn't acceptable behavior.



    I'll make sure to refrain from being excited about any good works by President Obama in the future.
  • mj1970mj1970 Posts: 9,002member
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    I thought the Hillary anecdote was pretty cute. On the other hand I guess being excited about the good job on the arms treaty just isn't acceptable behavior.



    I'll make sure to refrain from being excited about any good works by President Obama in the future.



    It was your punctuation! Damn it!!!



    This thread just became an episode of Seinfeld!
  • jazzgurujazzguru Posts: 6,435member
    Not that there's anything wrong with that...
  • bergermeisterbergermeister Posts: 6,784member
    Before this thread also gets derailed...



    In other news:



    Sara and McCain have reunited. She added an exclamation in to the phrase, Party of (word added here) No. Pretty much sums them up, and the phrase is now hers, not one given by the Dems or the media.



    Great line for the Dems: Do you really want to vote for the Party of #!$# No™?



    McCain said he would not work with Dems for the rest of the year, essentially refusing to do his job... does that mean he will not ask to be paid? Right now, he is wasting tax-payer dollars... not very fiscally conservative of him. Or he could take a cue form Sara a quit... And to think this guy wanted to be president.
  • jazzgurujazzguru Posts: 6,435member
    Yadda, yadda, yadda...
  • noahjnoahj Posts: 4,500member
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    Originally Posted by Hands Sandon View Post


    If you hadn't used an exclamation mark in your original comment then you might even have been able to backtrack with a tiny bit of credibility.



    trumptman- "Very cute and congrats to President Obama on the treaty!"



    Seriously??? Over punctuation?
  • noahjnoahj Posts: 4,500member
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    Before this thread also gets derailed...



    What do you mean derailed? This thread is about whatever people wish to post that does not fit in another thread. How do you derail "whatever"?
  • mj1970mj1970 Posts: 9,002member
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    McCain said he would not work with Dems for the rest of the year, essentially refusing to do his job...



    Properly understood, I believe his job is to both uphold the constitution of the United States and to represent the state of Arizona.
  • mumbo jumbomumbo jumbo Posts: 1,633member
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    It could if you wanted to be be purposely dense. And you do, so...



    I can think of no one on this board as consistently and aggressively hostile to Barack Obama as trumptman. Have you seriously not noticed this consistent and very aggressive hostility? There is an example of it posted above.



    So to see him actually praise Barack Obama is surprising.



    I would have thought that this was obvious to everyone who visits these boards. I don't understand why you're pretending that this praise is in character or is not unusual.
  • bergermeisterbergermeister Posts: 6,784member
    The GOP will not sign a Dem "civility" statement.



    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0310/35096.html
  • trumptmantrumptman Posts: 16,271member
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    I can think of no one on this board as consistently and aggressively hostile to Barack Obama as trumptman. Have you seriously not noticed this consistent and very aggressive hostility? There is an example of it posted above.



    So to see him actually praise Barack Obama is surprising.



    I would have thought that this was obvious to everyone who visits these boards. I don't understand why you're pretending that this praise is in character or is not unusual.



    Two points...



    One, the man is governing and doing so in a damaging and ineffective way. That needs to be called out. However I do give praise when deserved. There was a thread here about his helping nuclear power along and I praised him there as well. I can't praise him on foreign affairs because, contrary to how people keep wanting to portray me, I'm not a neocon. I wasn't happy with Pax Americana no matter the person pushing it. I have a big problem with people pushing politics in the middle of bullets flying. Thus if someone in Congress votes to send someone to Iraq and then later decides they don't want to fund what is necessary while they are there, they will have my ire. Bring them home or don't but don't debate armored humvees or bullet proof vests and better helmets while they are there. However outside of that I don't like Pax Americana and want it to end.



    People claimed Obama would be different in that regard and I noted from other statements that he wouldn't be at all. I said it early and often and I've been proven correct.



    Two, lots of folks have had issues with Obama especially since he is still pushing forward and advancing the same foreign policy as Bush. Obama's is a more naive and dangerous version of the same foreign policy. In Obama's time North Korea and Iran may not be part of the Axis of Evil but they are going above energy generation grade uranium refinement and they are sinking ships while having the bomb. People should have problems with needing 300% more money to fix the claimed Bush problems then the Bush spending itself. There are plenty even on here who were Obama supporters who have uttered Obama has to go or f*ck Obama due to various policies he has implemented.



    So really it is clear that the man is doing about 98% of what I don't want and 2% of what I do. It shouldn't be surprising that my comments reflect that point. Next, where is that insane, ridiculous double-standard coming from? Are we to believe the board as all flowers and positivity with regard to Bush and the Republican Congress from our leftist members when they held control? Please... don't make me laugh. It was absurd. We had threads about how McCain and Cheney are violent and unstable because they..... use curse words. It was insanely petty and silly. So as Joe Biden might say when Bush and Repubs were in power everything they said and did, it was a big f*cking deal.



    Finally, call me crazy, but who's fault is it that there isn't more positive Obama news on here? Is it my job to post such items? No it is yours and so please do. When I agree with them, you'll see the appropriate response but it isn't my jobs to advocate for Obama. If you are his supporter it is your job to get his good news out there. No one is stopping you. If you want more positive news about him then post more such items. Start a thread on it if you wish even.



    Now on to some miscellaneous and interesting news. Turns out the most anti-government folks in France might be......prostitutes.



    Much like our own debate with health care, they don't want comprehensive reform and availability of brothels, just for solicitation to be made legal.



    Quote:

    An MP in France's governing party has proposed reopening brothels, just over six decades after they were banned, in order to move prostitutes off the streets and provide them with medical, financial and legal protection.



    The protesters say the proposal limits their options to make their own decisions - and are demanding, instead, a repeal of a 2003 law that outlaws solicitation.



    Who knew that French prostitutes and American Tea Party Members had so much in common? Go French Prostitutes!
  • segoviussegovius Posts: 9,872member
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    Who knew that French prostitutes and American Tea Party Members had so much in common? Go French Prostitutes!



    Well...I didn't...and nor do you.



    Turns out they have nothing in common. The French government is extreme-right wing to the extent that even you might almost approve (they are almost quasi-Nazi in fact) and the prostitutes...well...as far as I am aware they are not violently attacking anyone are they?



    They are merely peacefully opposing right-wing extremism.



    But I guess you don't get that...
  • tontontonton Posts: 14,063member
    China issues full report on United States human rights abuses.



    Now a lot of this is bullshit, from a pro-China perspective (like the Taiwan issue) but a lot of it has serious truth to it, like the danger of gun violence compared to other nations.



    And before you say oh my god how hypocritical, it's pretty hypocritical for the US to be making certain points about China as well. Let's leave that responsibility to the UN, shall we?



    Of course I do know that the US is a far better place than China in terms of human rights, but there is very little introspection being done by both nations, and this is something that should change, in both nations.
  • mumbo jumbomumbo jumbo Posts: 1,633member
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    Originally Posted by trumptman View Post


    Two points...



    One, the man is governing and doing so in a damaging and ineffective way.



    Apart from the fact that your economy is growing, joblessness is falling, the stock exchange is rising, he's regained the respect of the world community, he's being robust in pursuit of peace in Israel/Palestine, he's just agreed terms of a nuclear arms reduction treaty and he's building nuclear reactors, yes.



    You are unequivocally, aggressively and consistently hostile to your president to the point where if you offer praise it's truly worthy of remark.



    And this is what change looks like, by the way.



  • tontontonton Posts: 14,063member
    In other news, health care reform has unfortunately drowned out the amazing news about the shift in American attitudes toward Isreali settlements. Finally an administration with the balls to stand up to those fuckers. This is one thing that I absolutely support within the Obama administration, and go Joe and Hillary!
  • trumptmantrumptman Posts: 16,271member
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    Well...I didn't...and nor do you.



    Turns out they have nothing in common. The French government is extreme-right wing to the extent that even you might almost approve (they are almost quasi-Nazi in fact) and the prostitutes...well...as far as I am aware they are not violently attacking anyone are they?



    They are merely peacefully opposing right-wing extremism.



    But I guess you don't get that...



    Since pretty much everyone is extreme right wing to you Seg, why don't you do us a favor and list some actual left wing governments and their leaders here for this thread and some nice news about them as well. As much as I enjoy you citing yourself as a continual authority on everything everywhere, the OP did ask for some nice links.
  • bergermeisterbergermeister Posts: 6,784member
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    Originally Posted by Mumbo Jumbo View Post


    Apart from the fact that your economy is growing, joblessness is falling, the stock exchange is rising, he's regained the respect of the world community, he's being robust in pursuit of peace in Israel/Palestine, he's just agreed terms of a nuclear arms reduction treaty and he's building nuclear reactors,



    And he just signed a health care bill that was very in-line with the GOP's position of just a couple of years ago, but they want to oppose it for the sake of opposing it.
  • bergermeisterbergermeister Posts: 6,784member
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    And this is what change looks like, by the way.







    The guy on the left is using an iPhone. That is real change.
  • trumptmantrumptman Posts: 16,271member
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    Blah blah blah



    And this is what change looks like, by the way.







    What are they doing under women's studies? Wow that really is quite a change!
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