Pick yer poison! Where would you rather live?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Carl_Reginstein, Aug 8, 2005.


Would you rather live primarily...

Poll closed Aug 13, 2005.
  1. Among rednecks/NASCAR nation types?

    6 vote(s)
  2. Among liberals/socks & sandals crowd?

    12 vote(s)
  3. Among libertarians/live and let live?

    18 vote(s)
  4. Among smarmy upscale urbanites?

    2 vote(s)
  5. Among rural impoverished hillbillies?

    2 vote(s)
  1. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    That being intellectual equals being 'smart' is a conceit.
  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Ted said:

    I'm not sure about that. Back when I was in the Libertarian Party, one of our members found an article about a study that concluded the average IQ of self-described Republicans was about ten points higher than that of self-described Democrats.

    At the time we didn't give its methodology much thought, as it was more fun to ponder noisily how much higher the average IQ of self-described Libertarians must be.

    Now that I think about it, though, I suppose other researchers with a different agenda could easily craft a study that shows that Democrats are "smarter".

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  3. buckwheat3

    buckwheat3 Master of the Obvious

    NASCAR...nope I hate anything going in circles, speaking of making laps, why do we throw away so much money on that space shuttle? For millions of dollars it too goes up and makes laps, heck A dog track would be more exciting!
    Oh, I forgot, in the 70's the whole shuttle thing was going to "enrich our lives"...ok almost 30 years later and I'm still waiting on some enrichment! Here's a better way to enrich ol Gav's life send back some of those tax dollars spent on those shabby chinese bottle rockets and I'll show uncle sam how to enrich a life!
    Now when we went to the moon that was exciting...but now, nothing but laps, all that money pissed away while children in our country have to battle a disease "solo"....damn sometimes I wonder if every third politican in Washington is a maggot!
    Gavin's two cents worth
  4. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member

    Well said!

    Abner :)
  5. Casey

    Casey New Member

    No question....

    Jimmy Clifton!!
  6. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    Re: Re: Re: Re: New California

    I doubted your prediction. I'm so pleased that I was wrong and that you were RIGHT!!!!! YIPEE!
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    The way San Diego politics have been going lately maybe it should be no surprise.
  8. DTechBA

    DTechBA New Member

    Oh yeah....

  9. DTechBA

    DTechBA New Member

    Same sentiment...

    I saw this very sentiment posted on this board prior to the Kerry-Bush election and we know how that turned out. I live in a Democratic county without a single Republican office holder at county or state level and there hasn't been one since the 70's. Bush won my county by a lot.

    Keep dreaming....
  10. Rich Hartel

    Rich Hartel New Member

    Yes, Carl, you certainly do have away of stirring up lively debates!;)
  11. Rich Hartel

    Rich Hartel New Member

    Abner, greetings,

    What's wrong with voting Christian?:confused:

    Christians may not be perfect, but this country was founded on mostly Christian principles.

    And as far as "Corporate Interests" are concerned, well I may not always agree with all Corporate concessions, but they also need to be considered, as do individuals.
    Especially, were Corporate America gives us most of the better paying jobs in this country; unless there is any body out there who can show me were anyone got a job from a poor man?
  12. miguelstefan

    miguelstefan New Member

    I don't know how you got into this level of politics in this discussion, but if I may be indulged I would like to answer the initial question.

    I would like to live in a deserted island with the swiss bikini team, but please, please, please don't tell my wife.

    The funiest and smartest poster in the forum, El Tio Janko.
  13. BillDayson

    BillDayson New Member

    I'm not sure what the phrase 'voting Christian' is supposed to mean.

    If it just means 'listen to your conscience and to your heart', then I have no objection at all. It's good advice. Of course there's nothing particularly Christian about it, because those of us who aren't Christians occasionally have consciences and hearts too.

    But if it means something more theocratic and shariah-like, if it means that God's purported revelations need to be made the basis of man's earthly law, then I oppose it pretty strongly.

    The problem is that there doesn't seem to be any method to distinguish religious truth from religious falsity, at least none that would be persuasive to individuals outside one's own tradition. When asked to justify why they believe in their particular revelations, believers typically fall back on some variant of "it's my faith!"

    I think that democracy works best in a climate of discussion and persuasion. Good ideas need to have the opportunity to win adherents and the flaws in bad ideas need to be exposed.

    But in order for consensus to even be possible, the electorate has to be on the same page. The evidence and reasoning that justify political positions has to be of a sort that's potentially available to the entire community.

    If we start appealing to our own private revelations, then the chance of our persuading anyone who doesn't already believe in the same things pretty much evaporates. At that point there's little left of democracy besides group solidarity and the crude exercise of power.
  14. jon porter

    jon porter New Member

    Less than $2-00 here in Indiana.

    And Jimmy's only a half-hour away. :)


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