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GOP litmus test

"Are you smarter than a third grader?" "Third grade or what?" "Welcome to the GOP"

I first wrote "Are you dumber than a third grader?" Both questions work, which is better? What a dilemma!

Following Marathon Argument Conservative Member Admits Bias Comes From Anti-Gay Group, Not 9th Circuit

Here is our conservative friend finally admitting, after a marathon argument, that a statistical analysis, which he originally believed showed that there is a bias in favor of same-sex couples coming from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, is actually what contains the bias: re: "Ninth Circuit’s neutrality questioned on gay rights"by mjolnirOct.

What does sex have to do with same-sex marriage?

Moving this question from
Ninth Circuit thread to it's own thread.

To mjolnir:

OK, now would you please enlighten us about what sex has to with same sex marriage?

"Obama Asserts Fast and Furious Executive Privilege Claim for Holder’s Wife"

Why the f*ck would e-mails to Holder's wife be "priviledged"?

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South FL state

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I support this wholeheartedly. The redneck riviera can f#ckoff. The keys, Dade, Broward and others want to include science in governing. The Obgyn terrorists can just pray all they want.

‘Calibration error’ changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois county

Voter fraud, or election re-engineering?

“I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”

Canadian Gun Violence

Canada's hightened security had focused on knives and hand guns. The first guy used a car, the 2nd a shotgun. The US gun tragedies for comparison, in Aurora the guy had a 100 round drum magazine, in Sandy Hook 15-30 round clips, Virginia Tech, Gabby Gifford's, and more had so much more fire power. Canada fatalities are 1+1, the US barely covers a single fatality. Canadians have guns, they hunt a lot, just not people. Assault rifles are for hunting people and Canadians have no use for them. The US has a single gun nut sniper in the Poconos, Canada's was in Ottawa.

Neither Metric Nor Democratic...

I posted this as a comment to another's message, maybe you've read it there. Anyway, here it is again:

"Puerto Rico upholds gay marriage ban"

'A federal judge in Puerto Rico upheld the territory’s gay marriage ban in an opinion Tuesday that could reignite legal challenges against same-sex marriage in some Northeastern states.
“Ultimately the very survival of the political order depends upon the procreative potential embodied in traditional marriage,” U.S. District Court Judge Juan Pérez-Giménez said.

Dawkins says religion is good

@ 0:800 +/- he says it's a balm for some that need it at that time. He also says intellectualism is a luxury, the interviewer is good, and the wealth notion was hers.

Reciprocity, altruism, biological psychopatholgy are all there.

Sarahpac?

Who the hell would give money to a Sarah Palin pac? Ignorance loves company or some such saying because 1.4 million dollars is not pocket change, and that's how much Sarahpac raised. Sarahtv's numbers aren't in yet. So far 40K+/- of the pac was spent on GOP races. 11k was spent on her book. If she spends enough to bump it onto NYT's best seller list I guess that's well spent. Ann Coulter does that too, buys a bunch of her own books to tweak it's popularity.

2nd Laffer Curve

Most know of the Laffer curve and it's supposed reflection of revenue vs taxation. The Ferguson conflict shows another disparity possibly measured with a curve and data.

The GOP accuses their opponents of giveaways to buy votes. However, they concede to most of these giveaways (like their fica lifetime contributions and their audacity to claim them) to appease the voters that will not vote for them. That action also buys complacency and an apathy that works at the ballot box.

Texas Photo Voter ID law"

Thom has it wrong on this one.

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Time to Rethink the War on Terror

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When Eric Holder eventually steps down as Attorney General, he will leave behind a complicated legacy, some of it tragic, like his decision not to prosecute Wall Street after the financial crisis, and his all-out war on whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.

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