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#21 gunnarthor

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:02 PM

I agree with you that the ACLU should not be considered a special interest, but suspect that many of my Republican friends might disagree.


I think the ACLU certainly walks a fine line. They do a great job fighting for rights even when they are unpopular, but I think it's hard not to argue that many members of the ACLU slant towards the left. They also have become a bit more active in rights than defensive of those that exist. At least it seems that way to me.


A lot of ACLU staff slant libertarian too.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:44 PM

Bronco Bama wins.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:53 PM

I agree with you that the ACLU should not be considered a special interest, but suspect that many of my Republican friends might disagree.


I think the ACLU certainly walks a fine line. They do a great job fighting for rights even when they are unpopular, but I think it's hard not to argue that many members of the ACLU slant towards the left. They also have become a bit more active in rights than defensive of those that exist. At least it seems that way to me.


Still ... I don't call them a special interest group. It's not like they are dumping tons of money into campaigns, or are single-issued.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:14 PM

I am glad that Obama has won, and will be praying that he and the Republicans can now find common ground before we go off the fiscal cliff.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:08 AM

Is johnnydakota fatbeer's bizzaro cousin?


johnnydakota's lucid post % is somewhere below Drew Butera's batting average. There are kernels of truth in what he says sometimes. The Bain bit may be correct. "if his mormon cult wont support him why would any real american want a money grubbing 1 %er for a leader of america?" is reasonable. Truly America held their noses and voted the lesser of evils. In something I saw on Salon.com was a comment about Seamus. That is the dog that got a ride on the roof of the car. How Romney treated the dog is exactly how he will treat the public. There is not much out there that could refute that statement. So despite all the limitations of Obama the American public was not wiling to be uncared for.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:54 AM

Is johnnydakota fatbeer's bizzaro cousin?

dont know who that is , but concidering my grandfather had 14 kids and i only knew 3 uncles it is a posibility =)

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:55 AM

Is johnnydakota fatbeer's bizzaro cousin?


I am glad that Obama has won, and will be praying that he and the Republicans can now find common ground before we go off the fiscal cliff.


his aceptance speach was good and the last minute of his speach was powerful

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:54 AM

I'm damned proud of Minnesota right now. Hell, they almost kicked out Crazy Eyes as well. Maybe 2014.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:40 AM

By the way, sabermetrics FTW.

Nate Silver has to be laughing his ass off right now.

#30 gunnarthor

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:51 AM

I'm damned proud of Minnesota right now. Hell, they almost kicked out Crazy Eyes as well. Maybe 2014.


Yeah, the vote NO effort was amazing. I was really worried about voter ID. Great work, MN!

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:19 PM

Pretty happy with just about everyting in-state. I'm always a bit nervous when any party completely controls the executive and legislative branches however.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:36 PM

Pretty happy with just about everyting in-state. I'm always a bit nervous when any party completely controls the executive and legislative branches however.


Even Klobuchar?
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:32 PM

Even Klobuchar?


She's pretty liberal, but she's also a genuinely good person, pretty respectable. Leaves a lot to be desired for me personally, but not opposed to her being re-elected.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:51 PM

By the way, sabermetrics FTW.

Nate Silver has to be laughing his ass off right now.


Haha, exactly. Trust mathematics, Dick Morris and Karl Rove . . . and Terry Ryan.

Can the Twins please pay Silver twice as much as he makes now to come help right this ship.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:07 PM

Even Klobuchar?


She's pretty liberal, but she's also a genuinely good person, pretty respectable. Leaves a lot to be desired for me personally, but not opposed to her being re-elected.


Had personal interaction with her that would never, ever have me labeling her "good" or "respectable". That's all.
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:19 PM

Had personal interaction with her that would never, ever have me labeling her "good" or "respectable". That's all.


Oh?

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:47 PM

Had personal interaction with her that would never, ever have me labeling her "good" or "respectable". That's all.


Oh?


Just ahead of her first election, she used wrongly prosecuting someone I know as a sign of her fight against violence against females. Problem was that the girlfriend was the abuser and a borderline personality disorder. She filed three felony charges on the guy and forced him to plea down to a charge that ended his career. She knew her client was a liability and didn't want to put her on the stand. She later laughed with the guy's lawyer about how she would have been screwed if the guy had the money to see it through.
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:09 PM

Well all politicians are lawyers and the field is saturated with scumbags for sure.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:12 PM

I'd like to hope that Republicans learn a bit from this debacle. In the name of electability they chose an empty bag of wind who really couldn't distinguish himself from Obama in any meaningful way. In the mean time the Libertarian party set a record with nearly 1.2M votes and the majority of the Ron Paul people (probably about 3 times that number) stayed home.

Unfortunately, I am not sure they are smart enough to figure it out.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:29 PM

Well said diehard, I couldn't agree more.