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  •  why small states give up EC? (none)
    Why should small states vote to get rid of the EC?

    You only need 13 states to block the amendment. And you'd never get 2/3 of the Senate to support it anyway.

    Three EVs
    AK
    MT
    WY
    ND
    SD
    DE
    VT

    Four EVs
    HI
    ID
    RI
    NH
    ME

    That's thirteen right there. And the states with five or six EVs would be voting against their interests to ditch the EC too.

    NV
    UT
    NE
    KS
    AR
    MS
    WV

    People from big states have tried to directly attack the EC since... probably 1789. The EC is here to stay unless you get a ranked voting scheme that's popular.

    •  Yeah (none)
      "The EC is here to stay . . ."

      They said the same thing about slavery.

      And the election of Senators by state legislatures.

      Naderite is to America what Kryptonite is to Superman - fatal.

      by JJB on Wed Oct 13, 2004 at 05:31:15 PM PDT

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      •  you didn't address my point (none)
        That's not an argument. And invoking slavery inappropriately makes you sound like Alan Keyes.
        •  Yes I Did Address Your Point (4.00)
          And since you've stooped to moronic invective, you're aware that I did and you have no comeback.

          Careful, or soon you'll be saying things like the following:

          you're right (0.06 / 32)

          Well, a syphilitic goat would probably make a better sex partner than you.

          Collective Interest Radio appears on WUIC.
          by Carl Nyberg on Mon Jul 19th, 2004 at 02:18:20 GMT

          We wouldn't want that to happen again, would we? :-)

          Naderite is to America what Kryptonite is to Superman - fatal.

          by JJB on Wed Oct 13, 2004 at 05:44:45 PM PDT

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          •  Do you really want to go there? (3.50)
            Person A compared a human being to a syphilitic goat.

            I pointed out this was an inappropriate personal attack. Person A disagreed and said the comparsion was legit.

            I compared Person A to a syphilitc goat to show that in fact comparing a person to a syphilitic goat is a personal attack.

            I regret the way I made the point and stayed away from the community for a long time after it. But the point was still valid. Comparing a human being to a syphilitic goat is an inappropriate personal attack.

            I'll unconditionally apologize for comparing you to Keyes. Will you acknowledge you said nothing of substance to rebut the points I made about small states opposing an amendment to eliminate the EC?

            •  You Must Be Kidding (none)
              "Will you acknowledge you said nothing of substance to rebut the points I made about small states opposing an amendment to eliminate the EC?"

              No.

              Because I did say something of substance, in an oblique fashion, and they help refute you quite well, IMHO.

              Naderite is to America what Kryptonite is to Superman - fatal.

              by JJB on Wed Oct 13, 2004 at 06:00:51 PM PDT

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            •  In Point Of Fact (none)
              You twice used that term against a person other than the one who originally posted it.  As far as I know, you've never apologized to her.  

              Anyway, I accept your apology.  Sad to think that's the sort of thing you consider to be a witty rejoinder these days.  Nine months ago, you made a hell of a lot more sense.

              Naderite is to America what Kryptonite is to Superman - fatal.

              by JJB on Thu Oct 14, 2004 at 05:38:07 AM PDT

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