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  •  ...which are extensions of arguments that have (9+ / 0-)

    been going on for decades, if not centuries. Hell, it is possible to trace our current political deadlock exactly all the way to the Great Compromise of 1776. We keep on doing it anyway because the alternative is killing each other.

    Politics, man. It's what's for breakfast.

    Visit Lacking All Conviction, your patch of grey on those too-sunny days.

    by eataTREE on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 05:31:12 PM PST

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    •  which leads me to... (7+ / 0-)

      another thing. people on both sides like to think that there's a block of uneducated non participants that if only they tuned in and started digesting the information being put out by both parties they would want to participate. I think the people getting high and strolling around their garden might be on to something. Beats arguing  about how Obama is not as awesome as someone else thinks he is.

      There will always be someone gauging you with a tolerance meter. Deeming you acceptable or evil. They're the best to offend.

      by jbou on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 05:37:37 PM PST

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      •  Hitting my head against a nearby hard flat surface (4+ / 0-)

        is better than arguing about whether or not Obama Sold Us Out Forever.

        Visit Lacking All Conviction, your patch of grey on those too-sunny days.

        by eataTREE on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 05:38:59 PM PST

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      •  Good point but still, someone has to keep (3+ / 0-)
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        the trains moving. I think some of the problem then comes from that someone getting to decide where the trains can move and who get to become wealthy because of them.

        -- We are just regular people informed on issues

        by mike101 on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 06:39:47 PM PST

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      •  I like to think that it is not only possible, but (2+ / 0-)
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        perhaps even desirable to burn one whilst agonizing over the latest political faux pas to pass before one's eyes or ears or both (online, radio, television).

        It makes the absorbing of said latest broughaha a bit easier on one's evening.

        Of course, it doesn't make the latest news (or whatever is passing for actual news that day) any better. Just easier to swallow.

        I'll always love December 6th after this year.

        "I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization" -- me

        by Angie in WA State on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 08:51:36 PM PST

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      •  Yes! The Chicago Style Hot Dog! Best Ever! (1+ / 0-)
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        Stroll on, noble jbou ~ it's all about the poppy seed bun.

        Obama leads in the Deep Dish Pizza category as well :-)

        1-O SSS Conscientious Objector to War 1972. Democrat. BA English.

        by Fulgour on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 08:56:28 PM PST

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      •  For instance, on the planet Earth, (1+ / 0-)
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        man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much - the wheel, New York, wars and so on - whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man - for precisely the same reasons.

        When lots of people show up to vote, Democrats tend to win.

        by Audri on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 09:37:46 AM PST

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