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So who do you want to be the Republican Candidate to get wiped out by Obama?

Poll ended at Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:38 pm

Mittens
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Frothy
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Newt
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50%
Paul Ron
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50%
A.N.Other
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Total votes : 2

Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby raisindot » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:05 pm

poohcarrot wrote:Back to US pollytiks.

Obama disappointed me big time by not What if Ron Paul stood as an independent Libertarian candidate?


Every Obama supporter in America is hoping that Paul will run as an independent. It would all but guarantee Obama's re-election, since Paul would siphon off the nutjob Republicans who would have felt distaste voting for Willard.
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby raisindot » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:13 pm

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Daily Torygraph 2007 wrote:The Carry On gag "Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me!" has been voted the funniest film one-liner.


Oh, come on. How can any list of the Top 10 one-liners not include far more funnier lines like:

"What are you going to do, bleed on me?" King Arthur to the limbless Black Knight in MP and the Holy Grail

or

"Nobody's Perfect," perhaps the best funniest closing line in history, from "Some Like it Hot"
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby poohcarrot » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:51 pm

But what % of US voters are nutjobs? I'm assuming it's the 20-25% that always thought Bush was doing a good job. :roll:

But Ron Paul doesn't just appeal to T-Bagger nut jobs, he'd also take away votes for Obama.

Just look at Raptornx, who seems to me like a sensible, Obama-surppoting guy and I totally agree with with virtually all his post, yet he also said,
raptornx wrote: I actually like ron paul. he's the most sensible of all the repubs, and the ONLY one of them i would want to win if a repub had to win.
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby raisindot » Fri Mar 09, 2012 3:51 pm

poohcarrot wrote:But what % of US voters are nutjobs? I'm assuming it's the 20-25% that always thought Bush was doing a good job. :roll:

But Ron Paul doesn't just appeal to T-Bagger nut jobs, he'd also take away votes for Obama.


That would be a tiny number of votes. If you were inclined to vote for Paul, you'd never vote for Obama, since Obama is the absolute opposite to the right-wing libertarian values Paul stands for.
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby Del » Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:47 pm

raisindot wrote:
poohcarrot wrote:
Daily Torygraph 2007 wrote:The Carry On gag "Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me!" has been voted the funniest film one-liner.


Oh, come on. How can any list of the Top 10 one-liners not include far more funnier lines like:

"What are you going to do, bleed on me?" King Arthur to the limbless Black Knight in MP and the Holy Grail

or

"Nobody's Perfect," perhaps the best funniest closing line in history, from "Some Like it Hot"


As my Dad used to say to us all the time...... "Consider the source"

Most "Best of's" have an agenda for pushing something they want to promote.

And anyway... I am sure that however many billion indians there are that love Bollywood movies would have a completely different say on "best lines".

I completely do not agree with the list published by the Daily Telegraph.
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:40 pm

raisindot wrote:
Jan Van Quirm wrote:Frank Herbert's and Anne McCaffrey's sons carried on their respective serials and have done well


I guess here is where we disagree. From my experience, rarely has a progeny (or even another writer) been able to take on a series and do it nearly half as well. Frank Herbert's last Dune books were pretty bad and I tried reading the first 50 pages of this son's first attempt at one and it was so bad I had to scrub my hands with soap to get the bad ink off my hands. Janet Evanovich is writing books with her son, and I tried reading one but felt my IQ dropping by 30 points to single digits. The only progency I've read who has been able to follow as well in his dad's footsteps is Jeff Shaara, son of "The Killer Angels" author Michael Shaara.


No need to disagree I didn't say I liked the buggers, but they've been published and 'done well' in that respect in that people have obviously bought them and they were the 2 most obvious examples I could think of. For the record I've actually never read either offspring and in fact have never read Anne McCaffrey for that matter - lord knows why not but I just never got around to it :lol:

As for the original Dune series I happen to prefer Chapter House and Heretics to the original which was a v.g. book indeed in it's time before everyone began to associate Sting with Feyd Rautha :P
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby raisindot » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:20 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:
raisindot wrote:As for the original Dune series I happen to prefer Chapter House and Heretics to the original which was a v.g. book indeed in it's time before everyone began to associate Sting with Feyd Rautha :P

I assume you're referring to the execrable movie version, the only parts of which I remember are I, Claudius alum Sian Phillips reprising her Livia role as the evil witch mother or whatever and Patrick Stewart wearing a long wig and chewing up the scenery like a swarm of famished termites. :D
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:22 pm

Even brain-bleach cannot remove the memory of the yukky pre-CGI sandworms :lol:

I have to say I didn't register PS because I was too mesmerised with Sting running around in short shorts and oiled up half the time - it did help to keep your mind off the terrible hamming but not all the time unfortunately. Car crash cinema - gotta lurve it! :twisted:
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby Quatermass » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:37 pm

poohcarrot wrote:It's a very deep pit where all the cr*p ends up. :dance:


Like I said.

I'm just here to snark. Don't mind me. :|
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby raptornx01 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:00 am

raisindot wrote:That would be a tiny number of votes. If you were inclined to vote for Paul, you'd never vote for Obama, since Obama is the absolute opposite to the right-wing libertarian values Paul stands for.


He's still better then the other repubs. I prefer Obama, but if a repub had to win, i'd rather it be him. I happen to agree with some of the stuff he says. Not all of it, but some. at least, more then any other repub. but he's also centrist in alot of ways. he's not a war-monger, but also not one for regulation even if it could help. He's for the free market despite it helping to get us in the mess we are in, but against things like the overly aggressive, and frankly racist, immigration policies we have. i disagree with lowering taxes, but do agree the loop holes in our current tax code need to be closed.

frankly on the tax issue, i think those supporting the latter haven't sold their side of the argument very well. it would help if they could give numbers, like those in favor of raising taxes on the 1% who can say, if we raise it this much, this is how more we'll get. I could support tax laws that close the gaps instead raising taxes, if, and only if you can prove to me it'll get more money flowing into the system.

i just don't get why it has to be so complicated. you earn income, no matter WHERE it comes from, you pay taxes on said income. simple. no strike that, i do get why, so that there CAN be loop holes. Mitt Romney admitted he only pays something like 15% because its all capital gains. and thats less that "I" pay.
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby poohcarrot » Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:30 am

today's Guardian wrote: "A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. The bartender says, 'Hi, Mitt.'"


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby poohcarrot » Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:11 am

Writer of 2012 competition wrote:

Change the World

The 1%, with control of the media.
The 1% breed fear and hysteria,
Blame the "A-rabs", the "Chinkies", the "Frenchies", the "Blacks."
The 1% pay low rates of tax.
The 1% say scrap all your healthcare,
Leave you struggling to live, having cut off your welfare.
The 1% fight wars in your name,
But you do their killing and it's you who gets maimed.
The 1% praise the Lord, raise the Cross,
But care not for Jesus, just profit and loss.
The American dream still rings loud and true
For the 1%. Sadly.....there's no chance for you.
OCCUPY TOMORROW!
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby Batty » Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:01 pm

poohcarrot wrote:
Writer of 2012 competition wrote:

Change the World

The 1%, with control of the media.
The 1% breed fear and hysteria,
Blame the "A-rabs", the "Chinkies", the "Frenchies", the "Blacks."
The 1% pay low rates of tax.
The 1% say scrap all your healthcare,
Leave you struggling to live, having cut off your welfare.
The 1% fight wars in your name,
But you do their killing and it's you who gets maimed.
The 1% praise the Lord, raise the Cross,
But care not for Jesus, just profit and loss.
The American dream still rings loud and true
For the 1%. Sadly.....there's no chance for you.
OCCUPY TOMORROW!

I actually preferred this poem without the 'occupy tomorrow!' last line! :lol:
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby poohcarrot » Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:09 am

:roll: I had two more words left over. :dance:
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby poohcarrot » Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:43 am

A year ago today, the earth moved. :(



Mother Nature stirs.
Earthquakes shake the cherry trees.
Petals fall too soon.
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