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  2. I read in that Rich Webb
    Politics in England is certainly two-dimensional like that. We have
    significant political people that can easily be placed in one of each of
    the four quadrants.
  3. I read in that R. Steve Walz <>
    Of course, Your Holiness.

    How do you manage to achieve this mix of good, insightful sense and
    arrant nonsense? Is it a gift or did you have special training?
  4. I read in that Jim Thompson
    What does that word 'TORY' mean to an American? Something different from
    'a member of the British Conservative Party', I feel sure.
  5. Conservatives in Canada and Australia too- definitely the "right" end
    of the political spectrum despite the Canadian variety calling
    themselves "Progressive Conservatives". Probably related to that
    insurgency that was going on there some years back. They didn't like
    "Loyalists" or "Tories". The other side (Liberal) here would be the
    "Grits", which is unrelated to US (hominy) grits, AFAIK.

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
  6. Fred Bloggs

    Fred Bloggs Guest

    Natural selection favors cowardice- the brave are killed off in wars.
    Scientific experiments have been conducted on mice that prove cowardice
    is an inherited trait- switching offspring between bold mice and timid
    mice at birth allowing the bold/timid to raise the timid/bold, and
    mixing/matching bold/timid pairs, the offspring exhibit their
    statistical biological traits regardless. Surveys show that in times of
    scarcity, the bold population dwindles, killed off by predators while
    recklessly foraging ever further from protection in search of food, and
    the timid mice just get skinny but mostly survive. In the human domain-
    the cowards do not participate in fighting- so they either enjoy the
    privileges won for them by the brave or survive in slavery- either way
    they keep on breeding.
  7. I read in that Fred Bloggs <>
    I'd like to argue strongly against that, but I don't dare to. (;-)

    So, for world peace, we need to identify the boldness gene and eradicate
  8. Jim Thompson

    Jim Thompson Guest

    During the Revolutionary War, British supporters/cowards were labeled

    ...Jim Thompson
  9. Fred Bloggs

    Fred Bloggs Guest

    For world peace, we need to identify the stupidity gene and eradicate
    that. The bold are more victims of war more than instigators. This most
    recent war was started by the non-bold to be sure.
  10. I read in that Fred Bloggs <>
    But has anyone done any experiments on mice to show that there is such a

    That may well be true now, although it wasn't in the past.
    There's 'bold' and 'bold'.
  11. Maybe avian DNA investigations can isolate the chickenhawk gene.

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
  12. Chuck Harris

    Chuck Harris Guest

    For those who don't know:

    doctrinaire - adj. dogmatic, or fanatical about another's
    acceptance of one's theories or teaching.

    dogma - n. that which is held as an opinion; esp.
    a definite Tenet.

    dogmatic - adj. of, or pertaining to dogma.

    fanatic - adj. Governed or produced by too great zeal.
    excessively enthusiastic, esp. on religious

    fanatical - adj. fanatic.

    Tenet - n. Any principle, dogma, belief, or doctrine,
    held as true, esp. by an organization. SYN.
    see doctrine.

    The below should make more sense now.

    -Chuck Harris
  13. Chuck Harris

    Chuck Harris Guest

    That the British supporters were labeled Tory is indisputable. That
    they were cowards, is in the eyes of the beholder. To the British, they
    were heroes, to the newly founded Americans, they were beneath contempt.

    -Chuck Harris
  14. In John Larkin typed:
    But she (Coulter) defends McCarthy. She also said once (maybe in '96)
    that she'd vote for either Forbes or Buchanan. I was a Forbes delegate,
    and I see no similarity. They were more different than any other two
    candidates, so it seems that she just wanted a political outsider
    regardless of what he thinks. She's intellectually shallow.
  15. In John Larkin typed:
    And Paglia was opposed to Anita Hill. She's a truly tough woman,
    whereas most feminists are the passive-aggressive kind that would turn
    on the waterworks when it served their purpose.
  16. Bob Stephens

    Bob Stephens Guest

    God, I wish I'd said that... and I probably will ;)
  17. Whenever I want a quick laugh I listen to somebody who listens to Rush.
  18. In Fred Bloggs typed:
    So which gene is dominant?
  19. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    Please don't besmurch the name of that noble breakfast (and around
    here, occasionally, dinner) food.

    Anybody wany my recipe for fried grits?

  20. John Larkin

    John Larkin Guest

    There were revolutionaries and loyalists in the Revolutionary War, but
    few cowards.

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