Elwood Explain!

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  1. Azure

    Azure I could kick your ass

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    I'm actually curious what you think, and since everyone else can spam up the fucking Red Room with useless shit, I can too. :bailey:

    :ramen:

    Anyways, you were saying....
  2. Muad Dib

    Muad Dib Probably a Dual Deceased Member

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    I'd give my eye teeth to have JFK back compaired to the miserable stuttering clusterfuck we have.
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  3. frontline

    frontline Hedonistic Glutton Staff Member Moderator

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    What the hell is an "eye tooth"?
  4. Scott Hamilton Robert E Ron Paul Lee

    Scott Hamilton Robert E Ron Paul Lee Straight Awesome

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    I thought you had assimilated, but you're still a damn Yankee. :(
  5. Robotech Master

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    Your canines are often referred to as eye teeth because of their position in the mouth...
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  6. shootER

    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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  7. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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  8. Dinner

    Dinner 2012 & 2014 Master Prognosticator

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    JFK really was the man. Love him or hate him he was very effective (and a large part of that effectiveness was LBJ since LBJ was the guy who got it all passed in congress where the rubber meets the road) but JFK set the course and did it while plowing half of the hot chicks in America at the same time. Now that's a man's man.
  9. Muad Dib

    Muad Dib Probably a Dual Deceased Member

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    It's not just for pr0n anymore! :polarslam2:
  10. frontline

    frontline Hedonistic Glutton Staff Member Moderator

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  11. spockweed

    spockweed Fresh Meat

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    Obama has basically flipped JFK "Ask not" quote in practice. Sad.

    Had JFK never uttered that quote and a GOPer said it today, it, along with wanting a man on the moon would be called right wing craziness by most media outlets.
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  12. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    You're just pissed 'cause you haven't gotten your "free stuff."

    No Republican living today would ever say it. Next.
  13. Azure

    Azure I could kick your ass

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    Elwood trying to find his fingers or what? :bailey:
  14. Bickendan

    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    ^More like trying to weather a tornado or five.
  15. spockweed

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    I collected unemployment once for 4 months in 1993, so I guess I did get "free stuff". It was a big help at the time. Or do you mean something else?

    Had it never been said by JFK, I agree probably no one would have ever said it. I don't get what you mean by "next".
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    tafkats scream not working because space make deaf Moderator

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    Are you kidding? Say "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask rather what you can do for your country" today, and a dozen shrieking right-wing pundits will accuse you of socialist indoctrination.
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    Dinner 2012 & 2014 Master Prognosticator

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  18. Bickendan

    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    Which is very ironic, as the quote would be accurately reflect a nationalistic fascist society than a socialist one.

    :godwin:
  19. Shirogayne

    Shirogayne Gay™ Formerly Important

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    :lol:

    Kennedy is as much of a novelty President as Obama is accused of being. The guy got in on good looks, and his biggest claim to fame was the Bay of Pigs fiasco. Depending on which history books you look at, he wasn't even a supporter of civil rights--Johnson took care of that when he took office.
  20. Muad Dib

    Muad Dib Probably a Dual Deceased Member

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    I'll grant that JFK certainly had some sense of vision. The Apollo program demonstrates that. But the progressivism of TR and Wilson, and FDR's liberalism and Second Bill of Rights had already infiltrated and rotted the Democratic Party.
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    Talk about vision. Kennedy would've taken the Galt Line out of D.C. proably in 1964.
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    I wasn't kidding. I see that quote as the opposite of socialism. I will have to agree to disagree. Thanks for your feedback.
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    Bickendan Custom Title Administrator Faceless Mook Writer

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    TR wasn't a Democrat :bailey:
  24. Muad Dib

    Muad Dib Probably a Dual Deceased Member

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    No, but he was a Progressive and that mindset settled into the Dems largely through FDR and LBJ.

    We've been paying for it ever :$:ince.
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    Yeah the idea of making things better is just totally communistic.
  26. Scott Hamilton Robert E Ron Paul Lee

    Scott Hamilton Robert E Ron Paul Lee Straight Awesome

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    Your methods of making things better are, from what you support, communistic. You're sort of a walking stereotype for the left.
  27. Asyncritus

    Asyncritus Expert on everything

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    That depends entirely on the nature of the "better things" you're talking about ("better" is a very subjective opinion after all), and on the means employed in doing it. Fascists, conservatives, liberals, socialists, communists, libertarians, religious dictators, and just about everyone else who ever weilded political power are all "making things better," at least according to their own ideas of what that means.

    So "making things better" can be "totally communistic." It can also be totally something else.

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  28. MikeH92467

    MikeH92467 RadioNinja

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    You really have no idea what I support. Asyncritus is quite correct. Read his post and try real hard to understand it.
  29. MikeH92467

    MikeH92467 RadioNinja

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    Obvious to everybody except Apostle83, obviously.
  30. Scott Hamilton Robert E Ron Paul Lee

    Scott Hamilton Robert E Ron Paul Lee Straight Awesome

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    I can read what you support, and what you attack.