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Forum Post: (R)epelican't shenanigans in the States.

Posted 2 years ago on May 14, 2012, 6:28 p.m. EST by shoozTroll (17632)
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Not happy with keeping Washington in a lock down, the (R)epelican'ts have been very busy in the States.

They don't like being caught, so fire the guy that catches you.

And these are JUDGES!

In recent years, three of the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s four conservatives were charged with ethics violations by the Wisconsin Judicial Commission — Justice Annette Ziegler for presiding over cases involving a bank where her husband was a director, Justice Michael Gableman for running a misleading campaign ad, and Justice David Prosser for allegedly grabbing a fellow justice by the neck. In the wake of these charges, all four of the court’s conservatives voted in a party-line vote not to reappoint the chair of this commission:

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/05/14/483360/conservative-wisconsin-justices-remove-ethics-offical-after-he-charges-three-of-them-with-ethics-violations/?mobile=nc

If you can't have Jesus? You can settle for a Mormon, as long as it's a (R)epelican't Mormon.

Televangelist Pat Robertson may think Mormonism is a cult, but he has given his most vocal endorsement of presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney yet because “you don’t have Jesus running.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/05/14/pat-robertson-vote-romney-because-you-dont-have-jesus-running/

And of course we must be able to fire gay people because it's a matter of "choice".

Sounds like a neolibertarian to me.

http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/05/14/482200/lankford-fired-gay/

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[-] 1 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 2 years ago
[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Yes, the truth is a very liberal idea.

That and of course, all of things posted are also very real.

[-] 1 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 2 years ago

The book is about how humans deal with cooperating with strangers by forming artificial tribes. Then they rally around their own team to fight the other team. It's a survival instinct. True intelligence is revealed in people who are able to look beyond the conventional wisdom of their own tribes to deal with reality as they see it.

If you're going to participate in Occupy, then shouldn't you be trying to transcend the traditional Democrat/Republican dichotomy, so that you can focus on identifying with the tribe of the politically powerless in the fight against the political corruption that perpetuates the rule of a tiny percentage of the population? Or is this just an Obama rally from your point of view?

[-] -2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

I guess the question would be how do YOU deal with the realities that I presented.

Whether or not you believe, doesn't make them them any less true.

[-] 1 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 2 years ago

Wave that flag, tribesman. Rally those troops. You're perpetuating the status quo by allowing yourself to be distracted by a false dichotomy, when the bigger issue is the ability of money to corrupt politicians from both tribes. The enemy is the system itself, not the red flag or the blue flag.

[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

How wonderful for you that you've found yet another way to deny the truth.

Yes wave your flag high!!

The truth will remain.

[-] 0 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 2 years ago

The truth is we need a better society, not another Wall Street President.

[-] 1 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 2 years ago

Think about all of the money and time and energy that Americans are going to waste over the next six months on choosing between two candidates who are roughly equivalent. Think of the opportunity cost of investing all of that in a false choice between two tribes, rather than in working together to change our political system for the better.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (22310) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

See the thing is.

Ya work with what you have.

Give me an option on the ballot that says:

I reject these candidates for office. Leave the office vacant until a representative of the people is brought forward. No legislation can be enacted until the office is filled by the peoples choice.

[-] 0 points by SparkyJP (1646) from Westminster, MD 2 years ago

I remember in the 70's reading an article in Readers Digest asking why isn't NOTA on the ballot. NOTA - NON OF THE ABOVE

[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (22310) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

I have always thought that a choice for none of the above would be a good thing as eventually the people putting up candidates would have to present a real choice sooner or later - or the process would have to be changed to get the true candidates in front of the people.

[-] 2 points by SparkyJP (1646) from Westminster, MD 2 years ago

They don't want to give you a real choice ........ just a choice from the candidates that they've bought.

“What better way to enslave a man than to give him the vote and tell him he’s free.” -Albert Camus

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[-] -2 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 2 years ago

The choices seem vastly different until you look past what is being said and what is actually being done. At that point, they are about the same. All political double talk and no real change. Just bones and red meat thrown to the tribal bases.

[-] 0 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 2 years ago

Yes, exactly, and the election is a distraction from the issue that really matters: the ability of money to corrupt our political system. The election is that corruption in action, and anybody who puts all of their energy into fighting for one side or the other is actually fighting to perpetuate that system. Obama was the first major party nominee since 1976 to reject public campaign financing, in favor of private contributions. Those contributins are the bribes that corrupt our system at all levels. Obama is using a super PAC this year too, which eliminates transparency. Fighting for either side is fighting for the status quo.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/common-ground-one-way-forward-there-should-be-no-c/

[-] 0 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 2 years ago

Seems a lot of us agree on that.

[-] 1 points by TechJunkie (3029) from Miami Beach, FL 2 years ago

...and unfortunately a lot just can't look beyond rooting for one team or the other.

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[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

That will come in time my friend.

That will come in time.

Meanwhile, what I've posted is no less true.

[-] -1 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 2 years ago

Knowing truth does not make your strategy for dealing with the truth correct.

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[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Perhaps, but you're denial makes your strategy even less so.

A trip here can be useful from time to time.

http://www.michaelmoore.com/

I have yet to find a supporter on the perceived "right".

[-] 0 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 2 years ago

A trip to the moon can yield knowledge to, but why waste precious rocket fuel on moon dirt.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

What in the World does the moon have to do with judicial ethics and misconduct?

That's just misdirection.

[-] 0 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 2 years ago

You say misdirection, I say strange sense of humor.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

I suppose you would have actually had to have read the OP and followed the links.

The real question is. Why didn't you?

[-] -1 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 2 years ago

I read the title. Republicans bad. got ya. figured that out a while back. Still ain't going to make want to vote for Obama. But it is a nice piece pointing out what shits the R's are. Twinkle points for that.

[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

I say you're just avoiding what was posted.

I will take that you agree with what those judges did and what Pat said.

[-] -1 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 2 years ago

I honestly have no idea what your talking about now. What judges? And who is Pat?

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (22310) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Technology discovered/developed to do such things means advancement that can be used here at home/earth.

It is a huge expenditure of money - it is not all a waste.

[-] 0 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 2 years ago

Drats. To subtle, I see. Okay, 'moon' was code for http://www.michaelmoore.com

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[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Romney likes to keep it in the family.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/01/us/politics/ties-to-romney-08-helped-fuel-equity-firm.html?_r=1

There's nothing like even more nepotism.

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