The world will now end

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Re: The world will now end

Postby Elessar » Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:52 pm

Knute wrote:This is a great speech that Obama gave to House Democrats yesterday.
Watch the video.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/2 ... 07124.html


2 minutes in, he's already being awesome.
He's so brilliant. Just think - you guys could have ended up with McCain!

He's gone very grey in the last year though.
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Re: The world will now end

Postby Elessar » Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:59 pm

Hahaha, this is brilliant. It's basically him saying, "As I expected, everyone has finally realised that as usual I am completely right".
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Re: The world will now end

Postby Knute » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:25 pm

Here's a representation of the "other" side.

These are the kind of numbnuts that worship Rush Limbaugh and his ilk.
The so-called Tea Party crowd.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ik4f1dR ... re=related

And check this out. Democratic lawmakers being called the N word by more of these lovely Rush-bots.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/20 ... plXgAJPFt_
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Re: The world will now end

Postby Elessar » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:28 pm

Knute wrote:Here's a representation of the "other" side.

These are the kind of numbnuts that worship Rush Limbaugh and his ilk.
The so-called Tea Party crowd.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ik4f1dR ... re=related

And check this out. Democratic lawmakers being called the N word by more of these lovely Rush-bots.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/20 ... plXgAJPFt_


Absolute c*nts.
Of coure, they're at the extreme end of the scale. But even so, it's people like them who oppose health reform.
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Re: The world will now end

Postby Elessar » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:33 pm

Knute wrote:Here's a representation of the "other" side.

These are the kind of numbnuts that worship Rush Limbaugh and his ilk.
The so-called Tea Party crowd.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ik4f1dR ... re=related

And check this out. Democratic lawmakers being called the N word by more of these lovely Rush-bots.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/20 ... plXgAJPFt_


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Re: The world will now end

Postby Delilah » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:51 pm

Elessar wrote:Absolute c*nts.
Of coure, they're at the extreme end of the scale. But even so, it's people like them who oppose health reform.


The irony is that these same people (poor ignorant rednecks) are the people most likely to benefit from healthcare reform.

Hey, that's my people. I can call them rednecks. Some of my nearest and dearest are poor ignorant NASCAR-watching gun-totin' rednecks.
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Re: The world will now end

Postby Belle Leisha » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:56 pm

Ah, but for those with some functioning brain cells, yay for you and I love Obama. :P
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Re: The world will now end

Postby Elessar » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:09 pm

Delilah wrote:
Elessar wrote:Absolute c*nts.
Of coure, they're at the extreme end of the scale. But even so, it's people like them who oppose health reform.


The irony is that these same people (poor ignorant rednecks) are the people most likely to benefit from healthcare reform.

Hey, that's my people. I can call them rednecks. Some of my nearest and dearest are poor ignorant NASCAR-watching gun-totin' rednecks.


When I was last in America, I realised just how far behind the UK some parts of the USA are - and I was in California/Nevada, so I'm sure it's even worse in other areas. The concept of an 'unincorporated area' is completely unknown over here, but in America I saw huge areas that are essentially empty, with occasional wooden shacks that people are presumably living in. It's really very strange, and certainly not what you expect to see.
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Re: The world will now end

Postby lord of all darkness. » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:35 pm

The world ended for me when Dee knocked back my sexual advances. :spiteful:


lol :topic:

Well done Obama. Those that dont know, he put off a state visit to Australia to make sure the bill went through.
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Re: The world will now end

Postby Elessar » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:38 pm

lord of all darkness. wrote:The world ended for me when Dee knocked back my sexual advances. :spiteful:


lol :topic:

Well done Obama. Those that dont know, he put off a state visit to Australia to make sure the bill went through.


Guam as well. Carlton Cuse (co-writer of Lost) says that it's ruined their plans for a sequel (one of the planes that crashed was headed to Guam).
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Re: The world will now end

Postby Innuendoes » Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:05 am

Elessar wrote:When I was last in America, I realised just how far behind the UK some parts of the USA are - and I was in California/Nevada, so I'm sure it's even worse in other areas. The concept of an 'unincorporated area' is completely unknown over here, but in America I saw huge areas that are essentially empty, with occasional wooden shacks that people are presumably living in. It's really very strange, and certainly not what you expect to see.


You mean like this? http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2702/445 ... 20fa_o.jpg
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Who is hating his brother,
When hate won’t do,
‘cuz we’re all the same,
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Re: The world will now end

Postby Elessar » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:17 am

Innuendoes wrote:
Elessar wrote:When I was last in America, I realised just how far behind the UK some parts of the USA are - and I was in California/Nevada, so I'm sure it's even worse in other areas. The concept of an 'unincorporated area' is completely unknown over here, but in America I saw huge areas that are essentially empty, with occasional wooden shacks that people are presumably living in. It's really very strange, and certainly not what you expect to see.


You mean like this? http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2702/445 ... 20fa_o.jpg


Not really, that looks quite nice!
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Re: The world will now end

Postby Innuendoes » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:19 am

What do you mean, then?

That's a photo I shot a couple of hours ago off the balcony out back. It's an unincorprorated area, though.
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Re: The world will now end

Postby Elessar » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:23 am

Innuendoes wrote:What do you mean, then?

That's a photo I shot a couple of hours ago off the balcony out back. It's an unincorprorated area, though.


I don't mean all unincorporated areas, obviously. Most of the Las Vegas Strip is part of an unincorporated area!
I saw some pretty rough looking places on the way to and from Vegas though - so, between Death Valley and Vegas, and then between Vegas and Joshua Tree. Little shanty towns in the middle of the desert.
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Re: The world will now end

Postby Innuendoes » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:35 am

Ahh. I get ya. I used to go to Memphis often, long ago. We'd then go into Mississippi and drive around looking at the old plantation land and cotton fields. I was shocked back then, to find out people still lived in shantys down there.

Houses that looked like these with people sitting out on the porches.

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