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A Return to Triangulation (libertarion vs social right)
National Review Online ^ | 10/25/06 | David Boaz & David Kirby

Posted on 10/25/2006 11:10:46 AM PDT by Blackirish

As the Republican base fragments and Christian conservatives consider a “fast” from politics, the polling data point to a mid-term Republican thumping. Less than two weeks from now, Republicans will begin their post-mortem soul searching. And as the corpses of their House and Senate majorities grow cold, so should Karl Rove’s 2006 campaign strategy.

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To: Senator Bedfellow
Well, perhaps unidentified metal objects that look like they might be large enough to conceal a hazardous amount of C4 will warrant further investigation.

That is not very large, and I doubt that they would be "unidentifiable". They would look innocuous.

901 posted on 10/26/2006 11:00:17 PM PDT by AndrewC
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To: nopardons

What? We are different people.


902 posted on 10/26/2006 11:02:54 PM PDT by ml1954 (ID = Case closed....no further inquiry allowed...now move along.)
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To: AndrewC

OK, you've sold me. No system or combination of systems will be unbeatable, so therefore let's not implement any measures at all. Seems a bit counterintuitive, but there we are.


903 posted on 10/26/2006 11:03:13 PM PDT by Senator Bedfellow (If you're not sure, it was probably sarcasm.)
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To: Senator Bedfellow

Since you not only brought NOTHING with you, but the tatters on your back, and have been sponging off your boyfriend, how can there be a divorce and a property settlement?


904 posted on 10/26/2006 11:04:53 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: AndrewC

This is a highly interesting discussion, but it's like the fourth topic so far for this poor thread. Perhaps we should continue it elsewhere ;)


905 posted on 10/26/2006 11:05:02 PM PDT by Senator Bedfellow (If you're not sure, it was probably sarcasm.)
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To: A CA Guy

Hi CA Guy. Haven't talked to you in a long time.

No one says it is set in stone. Within its limitations, though, we can have a high degree of confidance in the answers we get from it. However, it doesn't answer questions of meaning and purpose. That's what faith is for.


906 posted on 10/26/2006 11:05:22 PM PDT by Liberal Classic (No better friend, no worse enemy. Semper Fi.)
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To: nopardons

Well, you know, the metaphor isn't perfect. I guess I could demand half of my old posts back or something, but that seems kind of silly :)


907 posted on 10/26/2006 11:06:24 PM PDT by Senator Bedfellow (If you're not sure, it was probably sarcasm.)
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To: Jim Robinson

He's a troll, Jim. Just give him what he's been begging for; his freedom from FR.


908 posted on 10/26/2006 11:06:33 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: ml1954

Ask Jim; he owns FR....not I. :-)


909 posted on 10/26/2006 11:07:32 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: ml1954

forum established by B-and, more: many of us have been defending and advocating the political conservative movement in places elsewhere than FR, elsewhere than the conservative clique on the internet, in places where intelligent and thoughtful people who are independent, or libertarian, or merely centrist, or *gasp!* somewhat to the left of center.

I am one such conservatism-apologist.
Greek and Ironbear can attest to that fact.
I've actually managed to have some small effect, to induce some reexamination. among literate and intellectually honest moderates and leftists, of their beliefs.
And I have long defended political conservatism against the anti-science (and incipient theocracy) charge.

but... now...

Now, this day, I must say that the way FR (and, all too much, the GOP) has been trending over the last year or so makes me feel like I have been made into a liar.

It is difficult, when made into a liar, to refrain from hating those who have turned your good works to evil and falsity.
I'm managing the trick, thus far, but it is definitely a strain.


910 posted on 10/26/2006 11:08:22 PM PDT by fatima
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To: Dimensio; Jim Robinson; VadeRetro; King Prout
Who here on Free Republic is using science as a "weapon" to "insult and beat up on religious conservatives", and how exactly is this being done?

Post 267, this thread.

Post 335, this thread.

This opus from King Prout-- "a site explicitly dedicated to Luddism".

This gem from Vade Retro, which says:

"The Earth has a real history too, written by the way things have worked and still do work. It isn't anything any willfully pig-ignorant snothead wants to paint it to be based on his attachment to one Bronze Age creation myth over several others and his willingness to ignore most facts, misinterpret a few dozen others, mangle quotes, and come back relentlessly dumber than dog manure."

That's off of the top of my head, and just this week.

There are other examples, going back a long way...the proof is left as an exercise for the interested lurker.

Full Disclosure: Don't go and whine that "creationists flame people too!" -- you happened to ask where *evolutionists* were flaming people, so I gave examples of that. I'm sure that someone, somewhere has a list of insults by creationists, to go along with the "this is your brain on creationism" humorous quotes...

Cheers!

911 posted on 10/26/2006 11:08:39 PM PDT by grey_whiskers
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To: onyx
You claimed that I had requested others to "prove" that the Ten Commandments were authored by God. You were clearly incorrect, as I had merely inquired as to how they had arrived at that particular conclusion. You have also not explained how such a request is an application of science, nor have you established that such a request is an insult or attack.

It's obvious for everyone to see that you enjoy taunting posters.

Given that you have made a demonstratably false claim about my behaviour, it would not be wise to accept your assertion without further evidence.
912 posted on 10/26/2006 11:09:02 PM PDT by Dimensio (http://angryflower.com/bobsqu.gif <-- required reading before you use your next apostrophe!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Just shooting fish in a barrel I guess.

I do not believe that this statement is a valid analogy for the current discussion.
913 posted on 10/26/2006 11:10:02 PM PDT by Dimensio (http://angryflower.com/bobsqu.gif <-- required reading before you use your next apostrophe!)
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To: Jim Robinson; metmom; nopardons; onyx; WKB

"No, I think you're missing my point. I'll try again. I say the evolutionists on FR (and elsewhere) who are using their science as a weapon to insult and beat up on religious conservatives are being used as political tools by the Marxists. And the Marxist goals for this effort is to further split the conservative movement, help them eliminate any mention of God from our public life, and make it that much easier for them to destroy the rest of our God-given rights. Bringing forth a socialist Utopia is their ultimate goal (IMHO).

And it appears to working out for them. Too bad and too sad."


Bumpity bump BUMP!

Thank you, all, for your posts.
I, especially, thank you, Jim.

They have Darwin Central.
But, they DO need "us" to further their cause.

I pray that is not allowed to happen.

Repeating...

"Bringing forth a socialist Utopia is their ultimate goal (IMHO)."


914 posted on 10/26/2006 11:11:30 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: nopardons
I see. You must be talking about This post, to which you haven't replied. And having nothing else to say, you revert to the old and stale tactic of claiming we are really all one poster.
915 posted on 10/26/2006 11:11:58 PM PDT by ml1954 (ID = Case closed....no further inquiry allowed...now move along.)
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To: Senator Bedfellow
No system or combination of systems will be unbeatable, so therefore let's not implement any measures at all. Seems a bit counterintuitive, but there we are.

It's your conclusion. What it tells me, is that my equipment better be damned sensitive and selective so as to detect miniscule traces of the compounds.

You remind me of the inspector who criticized me in report after I told my boss that we were going to get decimated by the simulated defenses when attacking our targets. He said I was negative. I merely presented my boss with what I thought was in store for us as an answer to his question. I was 100% correct.

916 posted on 10/26/2006 11:12:43 PM PDT by AndrewC
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To: grey_whiskers
I have NEVER, not even once, been on a crevo thread.....except this one and this thread did NOT start out life as one; it was hijacked. And it is the hijacking, with which I have and still do take umbrage.

And as far as I know, I have never engaged you in any kind of flaming, baiting, or condemnation.

917 posted on 10/26/2006 11:13:01 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Senator Bedfellow
Go to a lefty forum sometime - if it hasn't been overrun, you'll find plenty of people gnashing their teeth about how Howard Dean nutjobs or 9/11 conspiracy theorists have hijacked the left. Doesn't mean they're gonna pull the (R) lever in a couple of weeks.

That might be true, for all I know--but it's a change of subject from my last sentence, and looks like evading the point which you brought up in your last post, after I successfully defended my position.

Cheers!

918 posted on 10/26/2006 11:13:17 PM PDT by grey_whiskers
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To: Dimensio

You assume too much importance.


919 posted on 10/26/2006 11:14:18 PM PDT by fatima
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To: grey_whiskers

Perhaps the analogy goes better with coffee.


920 posted on 10/26/2006 11:14:39 PM PDT by Senator Bedfellow (If you're not sure, it was probably sarcasm.)
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To: fatima
You assume too much importance.

Your unjustified presumption of my perception of importance has no relevance to my statment.
921 posted on 10/26/2006 11:16:25 PM PDT by Dimensio (http://angryflower.com/bobsqu.gif <-- required reading before you use your next apostrophe!)
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To: grey_whiskers; King Prout
Didn't mean to trash you on that last post of mine, or even *seem* to, but your remark about Luddites did illustrate a certain disdain towards cre's.

Kind of odd, because from what I saw of your rare appearances on crevo threads, I agreed with most of what you said, and *how* you said it.

Wish things could've worked out better...

Cheers!

922 posted on 10/26/2006 11:16:34 PM PDT by grey_whiskers
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To: ml1954

Then stop talking for him....or do you enjoy his hand up your back too much to stop? :-)


923 posted on 10/26/2006 11:17:58 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons
And as far as I know, I have never engaged you in any kind of flaming, baiting, or condemnation.

I'm sorry, did one of my mortar rounds singe you on its way by?

I don't remember seeing you on a crevo thread, nor do I remember disagreeing with you about anything...!

Sorry if I gave offence--it was NOT intended.

Cheers!

924 posted on 10/26/2006 11:18:42 PM PDT by grey_whiskers
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To: Senator Bedfellow

Demand ALL of them be deleted. That might be nice for the rest of us. :-)


925 posted on 10/26/2006 11:19:15 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Liberal Classic
"Jim, how about freepers?"

So you wanna be a FReeper?

Ok, but:

1) You first must pledge to cease and desist from flaming, insulting, attacking, belittling, trashing, defaming or bringing any kind of harm or discomfort whatsoever to other FReepers and or to religious conservatives, anywhere, anytime, on this planet, or in any life hereafter, for all time and forevermore.

2) You must now and forevermore denounce any and all claims to the title "antifreeper" and cease and desist from dissing other FReepers or Free Republic from aforementioned Darwinian base camp or any other such place where antifreeping, stabbing in the back, and other equally unhonorable, unmentionable and despicable acts are conducted.

3) You must recognize that FR does not offer advanced degrees in the field of Evolutionary Science and shall therefore foreverafter swear not to attempt to title thyself "Evolutionary Scientist."

926 posted on 10/26/2006 11:19:25 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: nopardons; ml1954

I've authorized ML to act as my advocate in defending me against charges that I'm lying. Carry on!


927 posted on 10/26/2006 11:19:32 PM PDT by Senator Bedfellow (If you're not sure, it was probably sarcasm.)
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To: Senator Bedfellow
Perhaps the analogy goes better with coffee.

Make mine Irish Coffee, please...

With Bushmill's or Irish Mist :-)

Cheers!

928 posted on 10/26/2006 11:20:03 PM PDT by grey_whiskers
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To: nopardons

Then stop talking for him....or do you enjoy his hand up your back too much to stop? :-)

So all you have are cheap insults.

929 posted on 10/26/2006 11:20:16 PM PDT by ml1954 (ID = Case closed....no further inquiry allowed...now move along.)
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To: grey_whiskers

bttt


930 posted on 10/26/2006 11:20:57 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Senator Bedfellow
Since we are the same person, I already knew that. And I didn't need to make this post either.
931 posted on 10/26/2006 11:21:34 PM PDT by ml1954 (ID = Case closed....no further inquiry allowed...now move along.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Hell, I'll have a double :)


932 posted on 10/26/2006 11:21:36 PM PDT by Senator Bedfellow (If you're not sure, it was probably sarcasm.)
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To: dixiechick2000

:-)


933 posted on 10/26/2006 11:22:16 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Blackirish; nopardons; fatima; onyx; Jim Robinson; All
Ya know.......
I "surfed" into this thread to read a post by Blackirish......
Then Jim banned a troll so I kept reading it........
Some people tried to get the thread back on track, so to speak......
But it was too late. The thread got hijacked....
I've been trying to keep up with the posts here and that's been difficult to say the least......
I do hope Y'all get things worked out.........
It has been interesting. I'll say that for it.......
Overall, it's been about as entertaining as a "leaking tire exibition"........
Good Night Y'all
I'm outta here.
J
934 posted on 10/26/2006 11:22:20 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Dimensio
Well Dimensio it does because you think you are important.
935 posted on 10/26/2006 11:23:08 PM PDT by fatima
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To: Senator Bedfellow
Ask RWP to join me by proxy...my first contact with him ended up with a mention of Irish Whiskey...

Cheers!

936 posted on 10/26/2006 11:23:14 PM PDT by grey_whiskers
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To: Jim Robinson
So you wanna be a FReeper?

I am one already. I've been one a long time.

937 posted on 10/26/2006 11:23:41 PM PDT by Liberal Classic (No better friend, no worse enemy. Semper Fi.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Eh, you know where to find him...


938 posted on 10/26/2006 11:25:02 PM PDT by Senator Bedfellow (If you're not sure, it was probably sarcasm.)
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To: ml1954
You STILL haven't gotten it correct. LOL

I replied. You ignored my reply. I am beginning to believe that you ONLY respond to the posts I make to Senator Bedfellow and a very few to you.

Poor ventriloquist's dummy...having difficulty trying to post to me as two different people, are you?

939 posted on 10/26/2006 11:25:11 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Dimensio

Hey, when you're shooting into a barrel of slippery eels you may miss some shots, but by and large if you have enough ammo, you're gonna bag your limit. It's hardly a contest.


940 posted on 10/26/2006 11:26:42 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Amen.I think they don't like us Jim.


941 posted on 10/26/2006 11:26:50 PM PDT by fatima
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To: nopardons
Later we're going to get a third person so we can try posting to you as three people, but I dunno how well that'll go. It can be kind of complicated, you know.
942 posted on 10/26/2006 11:27:20 PM PDT by Senator Bedfellow (If you're not sure, it was probably sarcasm.)
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To: grey_whiskers

No, no, we're fine. :-)


943 posted on 10/26/2006 11:27:38 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Senator Bedfellow

Oh, so you enjoy having your hand up his/her back, do you? Can't fight your own battles? Well, he/she does a lousy job of it. You might cared to hire someone else for that job.


944 posted on 10/26/2006 11:30:03 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: Senator Bedfellow

You did good Senator Bedfellow,Heehee.


945 posted on 10/26/2006 11:30:24 PM PDT by fatima
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To: ml1954
They are hardly cheap and neither are they "insults", you pettifogging pekinsniff. ;^)
946 posted on 10/26/2006 11:31:13 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons
Can't fight your own battles? Well, he/she does a lousy job of it.

Yeah, but he makes a hell of a martini. He's an absolute wizard at the bar, I'm telling ya....

947 posted on 10/26/2006 11:32:23 PM PDT by Senator Bedfellow (If you're not sure, it was probably sarcasm.)
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To: Fiddlstix
You just posted THE best reply on this entire thread.

CONGRATS!


948 posted on 10/26/2006 11:32:52 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons

Actually, I have. But nice try.


949 posted on 10/26/2006 11:33:39 PM PDT by ml1954 (ID = Case closed....no further inquiry allowed...now move along.)
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To: Senator Bedfellow

It matters not one whit....all three of you will still lose this battle against me. :-)


950 posted on 10/26/2006 11:34:45 PM PDT by nopardons
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