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Old September 2 2010, 12:22 AM   #46
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Re: Dwight Schultz On Conservative Talk

Devil Eyes, I've rarely if ever agreed with you but... on this, we reach.

There is obviously such a thing as going too far with welfare but the basics are just that... the basics. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are hard to do when you can afford none of the above.
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Old September 2 2010, 12:42 AM   #47
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I actually agree--but the emphasis is on the fact that, for all the good intentions--that is what it's spiraled down into. Going too far.

Should there be social programs? Sure. But the Federal Government, with all the bureaucracies inherent, should not take it upon itself to do this--because it simply results in a permanent underclass that feels trapped and helpless--that is being smothered--that is constantly being told that, "You can't make it on your own!"

These programs, I believe, must be kept in the state and local levels, so as to discard all this corruption and waste...and to that end we must dedicate all our energies--and our cares.

So to be honest, DevilEyes...yes, those situations are similar.

A mother raises a child for a limited amount of time. The moment the "child" is grown up, the mother must let him go, to live his life on his own. The further the government from the people...the less likely it becomes that such a determination can be honestly made.


Folks...I apologize if this has caused an off-topic distraction.
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Old September 2 2010, 12:57 AM   #48
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Re: Dwight Schultz On Conservative Talk

^ Social security benefits and universal health care don't stop people from finding jobs. Lack of jobs stops people from finding jobs.

Or maybe you'd like to explain why welfare states don't have higher unemployment rates and how come that some countries (like the one where I live) with little or no social security happen also to have enormous unemployment rates and low average salaries...
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Old September 2 2010, 01:58 AM   #49
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Well, one good reason is that unemployment rates use most unusual algorithms--such as whether or not people in question are looking for work.

But another possability is that there are other factors involved--and that the existence, or lack thereof, of a welfare state is not the only factor.

Now, you are right in that unemployment rates are determined by the strength of the economy, not the dole, per se. But to be frank...that proves my own point. Take the Roaring '20s, before Hoover's Federal Reserve policies screwed it all up. There was no welfare state in America, then...and the unemployment rate was...1.8%.

Just saying.

But the fact is...if the dole supplies your needs...what's the incentive to work for a living?
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Old September 2 2010, 01:08 PM   #50
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Speaking of extremes and Maher, I recall way back when, when Maher's original Politically Incorrect was cancelled. Ann Coulter was just as inane back then as she is now, but she was also one of Maher's most reliable guests, occasionally flirting as well (you might need to scrub your brain). On one of his final episodes, Coulter and Arianna Huffington joined together, perhaps for the only time in history, to say goodbye and wish him well.
Meh. Reds and Blues have never had a problem when it came to the green($$$).
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Old September 2 2010, 03:37 PM   #51
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Speaking of extremes and Maher, I recall way back when, when Maher's original Politically Incorrect was cancelled. Ann Coulter was just as inane back then as she is now, but she was also one of Maher's most reliable guests, occasionally flirting as well (you might need to scrub your brain). On one of his final episodes, Coulter and Arianna Huffington joined together, perhaps for the only time in history, to say goodbye and wish him well.
And of course...there's good ol' Dennis Miller often coming on to share a drink with Maher, while they "make amends".
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Old September 4 2010, 02:13 AM   #52
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I don't know if there are others who feel the same way here, but Dwight's case, to me, is yet more reinforcement to the idea that I'd rather not know about an actor's politics, whether I agree with them or not.

They play characters on movies/television, and that is all that I am interested in, when it really gets down to it. They aren't playing themselves.
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Old September 6 2010, 10:19 PM   #53
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That's a shame. Dwight and I stand on rather separate ground and it will be a bit harder for me to look at him and laugh along with him in TNG, Voyager and that one SG-1 episode now. It's important to keep a level head on things and not let these things bother you; I'd imagine it must be rather hard for conservatives to deal with all these 'crazy liberal actors' so I should say I have it easy. But still.

Michael Savage no less.
I completely agree with you here. Also, I found that it was just a little bit harder to like Chakotay on Voyager after reading what Robert Beltran had to say about the series.... but we're all entitled to our opinions.
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Old September 10 2010, 08:45 AM   #54
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From Chris Rock;

Anyone who makes up their mind before they hear the issue is a fucking fool.

Everybody, nah, nah, nah, everybody is so busy wanting to be down with a gang! I'm a conservative! I'm a liberal! I'm a conservative! It's bullshit!

Be a fucking person. Listen. Let it swirl around your head. Then form your opinion.

No normal decent person is one thing.

OK!?! I got some shit I'm conservative about, I got some shit I'm liberal about. Crime - I'm conservative. Prostitution - I'm liberal.
I have to agree with this, summed it up well, lol

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Old May 1 2014, 03:31 PM   #55
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It's weird how right wingers are always treated like a bunch of intolerant, evil nazis but the only ones showing intolerance in this threat are folks on the left. I'm glad I'm firmly in the middle so I can enjoy all the rank hypocrisy.

I will even quote Sito Jaxa when she said you don't have the right to judje me becuase of the past but for my performance now. Look Dwight has as much right as anyone on the left to have his opinion. Being a conservative myself I see this as good that there are different points of view. Would not Picard accept this diveristy onboard his ship? Let us just make it so...
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Old May 1 2014, 03:35 PM   #56
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Why because if you don't agree with them your view of them will change??? Look I don' t really care for Alec Baldwins politics but I like him in just about anything even those commericals for capital one!

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Old May 1 2014, 03:39 PM   #57
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Limborg you are very good! The Q of pundits!
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Old May 1 2014, 09:08 PM   #58
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DataLore1701D, you need to read the board rules pronto.

#1, don't resurrect dead threads; start a new one if necessary.
#2, don't make multiple consecutive posts, it is considered spamming. That's what the edit button is for.

No warning this time but please get familiar with board rules now.
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Old May 3 2014, 02:24 AM   #59
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The guy who played Garibaldi on B5 is pretty crazy right-wing, too.
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Old May 4 2014, 09:53 PM   #60
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Do we realllly want to start talking politics outside TNZ?
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