Kerry preferred over Bush 5 to 1!

Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by John Bear, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    Survey of 18 people in our folk dance group last night. I just wanted to see something to my liking on the list of recent postings on the home screen. Bye.

    John Bear
    Teacher of Dancing
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Were there intoxicants provided at the folk dance?

    :D :D :D :D
  3. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Ah! The usually quick-witted and almost always humorous Dr. Bear didn't appreciate my humor, sorry.
  5. BillDayson

    BillDayson New Member

    Kerry preferred over Bush, 5 to 1?

    In Berkeley??

    Bush is making some very impressive gains!
  6. BillDayson

    BillDayson New Member

    Swedenborgians? Those dances would probably make our theologians dizzy.
  7. BLD

    BLD New Member

    Sounds like that says more about folk dancers than it does about Kerry or Bush.

  8. Rich Hartel

    Rich Hartel New Member

    Kerry 5 to 1 over Bush?

    There must have been some people from Massachusetts at that dance!:D

    Rich Hartel
  9. javila5400

    javila5400 New Member

    HA! At the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC, Bush preferred over scary kerry 20,000 to 1. That's right :) 20,000 bad-ass paratroopers prefer Bush over Kerry. I think the "1" figure was a Taliban sympathizer.
  10. roysavia

    roysavia New Member

    30 million Canadians prefer Bush over Kerry as well. Since Canada doesn't have an army (at least some boy scouts), we need to depend on Bush to protect us. :D :D
  11. javila5400

    javila5400 New Member

    And we will defend you til the end, for you Canadians are some of the nicest people in the world :)
  12. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    Any idea how many Canadians are currently in the U.S. military? There was a fair number during Vietnam.
  13. roysavia

    roysavia New Member

    decimon: Any idea how many Canadians are currently in the U.S. military? There was a fair number during Vietnam.

    Roy: The numbers have dwindled since the 70s and 80s. Our latest numbers show us at almost 55,000 infantry including 80 F-18s, a dozen ships, 120 tanks and an undisclosed number of support apparatus.

    javila5400: And we will defend you til the end, for you Canadians are some of the nicest people in the world.

    Roy: Your comments are much appreciated. Thank you. It's unfortunate that we cannot fight for ourselves. The jack-asses who run our country would rather spend our tax dollars on useless social programs than beef up our military.
  14. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    Separated by a common language indeed, eh? :)

    In the U.S. military.
  15. Tom57

    Tom57 Member

    And in the world of higher education and the college educated, it's not even close. Kerry is overwhelmingly the choice over Bush. That's right, among the intellectually inclined, Bush is seen for what he is...Alfred E Newman in a bombardier’s jacket. :p
  16. javila5400

    javila5400 New Member

    We'll just have to wait and see who wins in November.
  17. BLD

    BLD New Member

    Just more condescending nonsense from the left. Many who are highly educated favor Bush. In fact, if someone truly is educated and still votes for Kerry, you've got to wonder how much good their education did them :cool:
  18. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Well, it still looks like a very close race. Less than two months to go and both sides are getting meaner. I wonder how many undecided voters will actually vote?

    What amazes me about this go around is the amount of money KERRY raised. We Dems can't blame lack of money if we lose this time. I even contributed a bit myself, something I never did before.

    I expected Bush to do well in fund raising, of course, because he's the incumbent and because, as he himself joked, the ultra rich are his base. Still and all, both sides have received a LOT of comparatively small donations, as I understand it.

    I also expect a higher turnout this time than in the recent past. There seems to be less apathy lying around than usual.
  19. Tom57

    Tom57 Member

    I don't know about your education. Mine taught me that I am not the center of the universe, and that things that improve life generally for everyone are worth paying for - things like schools, libraries, hospitals and medical care. These are concepts that are lost on many conservatives whose mantra seems to be, "just make my life comfortable no matter how many forests you have to chop down, how much oil you have to drill, and how many countries you need to bomb into oblivion."

    A crude generalization, yes. Nevertheless, at the most fundamental level, conservatives think about themselves, liberals think about themselves AND the world around them.

    Ultra right wing conservatives then try to wrench the discussion into an unnatural position by making the absurd argument that "whatever is good for me must be good for everyone else in the world (Reagan’s trickle-down theory one of the more glaring examples of this philosophy)." And when that argument becomes untenable, they try and deny that problems exist: AIDS, homelessness, racism, increasing poverty, global warming, elimination of the rain forest, increasing terrorism, wars gone bad, deficit spending, urban decay etc.

    Because, after all, "those things take money out of my pocket, and in my comfy world, I'm either unaffected by those problems, or I can avoid them without too much hassle. Therefore why should I pay for them? I have a God-given right to pollute, consume, and otherwise push out of the way anything that stands in front of my quest for a comfortable life."

    So does the classic liberal position sometimes smack of condescension? Yes. Is it a morally and intellectually superior position? I think so. Do liberals try, at times, to make the ultra right wing feel stupid? Some probably do; most I know just try to point out ignorance, not stupidity. Does the ultra right sometimes come off as having a colossal chip on their collective shoulder? Yes.
  20. BLD

    BLD New Member

    I'm taking it that was an attempt at humor??

    On another note, could you tell me the difference between:

    *Ultra Right Wing
    *Radical Right Wing
    *Right Wing of the Right Wing


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