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  1. Guest

  2. Morris is not a Republican, yutz. He was Clinton's campaign manager
    and pollster in Arkansas and in his first administration (not that he
    has any love for Hillary). Apparently you are that gullible, but don't
    get a vote.
  3. Rob Gaddi

    Rob Gaddi Guest

    Regardless of the fact that his career highlight was as Clinton's
    campaign manager, Morris has always been a mercenary with a generally
    conservative bent. He's handled substantially more Republican
    candidates than Democrates, which was the reason for all the concern
    when Clinton first picked him over proven winners like Bob Shrum.

    After the prostitute scandal a few years back Morris pulled hard right
    trying to regain some credibility. He and the Clintons haven't had a
    nice word to say about each other for a good long while now.
  4. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    He's a Clintonista. But he doesn't like Hillary because he worked
    closely with her for years.
    You mean, re-elected with a controlling majority in both the House and
    the Senate and a bunch of Supremes about to retire?
    But the "real world" doesn't matter!

  5. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Great analysis!

  6. Guest

    That just gives him the option of screwing up on an even larger scale -
    I was thinking of massive budget deficit, massive balance of payments
    deficit, stuck in Irak without an exit strategy, and having his
    knuckles rapped by the courts on his attitude to indefinite detention
    without trial for anybody who gets picked up in anti-terrorist sweeps.
    It happens to be where half your oil comes from - why do you think you
    have a massive balance of payments deficit? I hope you like cycling to
    work ....
  7. Guest

    I think you mean that Morris is not a Republican yet - he might have
    been a southern democrat (that is, a republican by inclination but
    culturally barred from coming out of the closet) when he was Clinton's
    campaign manager in Arkansas, but he's a Republican in all but name
    these days.

    As usual, it is your gullibility that is showing.
  8. It's the standard dysfunction syndrome - don't acknowledge reality until
    it takes you all the way down.

    Unfortunately, this time, there are millions of people who are going to
    get taken down right along with them.

    Unless, of course, they should happen to clue up.

    Good Luck!
  9. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Jockeying between the courts and the other two branches of this
    government is continual. It's by design, actually. To my taste, the
    courts have been too accommodating in this respect; nobody should be
    held without due process of law. I'm surprised the courts haven't
    insisted on this.

    It's so hilly here, I'd mostly be pushing the bike. But my
    made-in-Mexico VW doesn't use much gas, it's a 4-mile scenic drive,
    and gas is still dirt-cheap here. Three, actually, since I walk the
    last mile for exercize. I spend a lot more on car insurance than I
    spend on gas. Actually, it's a company car so I don't spend anything
    on either, but you get my point.

  10. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    "If you're not liberal when you're young, you have no heart. If you're
    not conservative when you're old, you have no brains."

    What's interesting to me is that people do tend to get more
    conservative as they get older, concurrent with their concerns
    shifting from themselves to their kids and grandkids. Old liberals
    tend to be childless. One of the important demographics in the US is
    that liberals aren't breeding.

  11. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    Yup. Bill and Hillary's kid is butt ugly... we can only hope ;-)

    ...Jim Thompson
  12. Guest

    IIRR there was an academic study that found that people don't get more
    conservative as they get older - they actually tend to stick to same
    political opinions all their lives. In times past society as a whole
    was more conservative, so the elderly did tend to be more conservative
    than young people, but this may be a passing phase.

    Is your comment about the correlation between average number of
    children and political opinion another one of these
    folk-misconceptions, or can you point to real evidence?
  13. Guest

    Beauty is only skin-deep, but true boorishness comes from the heart -
    or as here - from the arsehole.
  14. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    How about the fact that George W. Bush is President? He didn't win new
    states so much as the states he won have more electoral votes than in
    past elections because their population has increased more.

    My personal experience is the same. Liberals are concentrated in big
    cities and the coastal areas, where birth rates are low. In Europe,
    the native brat-rate of many countries is something like 1.2 per
    couple, far below the replacement level of 2.2. The population that's
    breeding is the Muslims, but I'm not sure whether we could agree on
    whether they're liberal or conservative. Since they believe in
    something, I'd call them conservative.

    How many kids do you have? I have two. 2nd grand-brat is due any

  15. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    I did my part to out-distance the Liberals... 4 kids, 6 grandkids ;-)

    ...Jim Thompson
  16. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Good work, Thompsonizing the world.

    But seriously, having kids really changes one's perspectives on lots
    of things.

    "As we grow older and realize more clearly the limitations of human
    happiness, we come to see that the only real and abiding pleasure in
    life is to give pleasure to other people."

    - P. G. Wodehouse,

    a genius who happened to be able to write.

  17. Guest

    There is a negative correlation between fertility and education. The
    eugenics movement used to get upset about it. Dubbya's anti-abortion
    stance might be somewhat self-serving, if the guy ever showed any sign
    of thinking further ahead than the next election.
    The high fertility of Muslim communities correlates with the lamentable
    education they offer their women - the Dutch government is now
    insisting that imported brides are at least literate. Muslim females
    who have grown up in Europe, and have had the benefit of the European
    education system are strikingly less fertile.
    No kids - but not by choice. I do have have eight nephews and nieces,
    and one of the nieces now has two very young children.
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