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btc1

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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2009 7:19:21 PM

US Politics Cafe? What does that mean? Well, I email the GM Mod and asked if we could continue to have a place where we could discuss, amongst ourselves, the problems that crop up time to time here on the US Politics Forum. The previous post that was locked yesterday had sort of turned into this. And as a place where we could converse with each other without the pretense of hard left or hard right positions interfering with our communication and the good friends we have developed on both sides of the fence.

The GM thought this might be a good idea and approved it today.

So here we go. We have a place to try to work out angst, or just visit amongst ourselves and JOKE around with friends. The Cafe' is now open for us. We just need to keep everything here civil. Can I set your drinks up for you, Buddy? What will you have? Cheers!
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btc1
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 12:34:08 PM

Just referring to something I heard earlier today, SE. I guess I am in one of those goofy moods today. I called into a radio talk show earlier after a caller called in and sang about Alison's Restaurant with a similar song. In my best "Fat Lady" voice I sang, "Ding, Dong! The Mitch is gone!, for several chorus'. Just one of those days....
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 12:33:57 PM

"But how ironic, that someone that shallow would think they have any impact on people here, especially considering their posts are ignored by many in the audience they attempt to ridicule."

LOL, must be someone I have on ignore, or maybe I just missed the fun.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 12:17:01 PM

"maria, you are right, or so I heard. Silly rabbits, tricks are for kids."

Huh? Was that meant for someone in the other cafe?
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 12:15:53 PM

Summer refuses to go away. One more day and Fall returns.
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btc1
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 12:15:28 PM

I just reached 1,000 followers on Twitter! 500 more than when I was hacked by someone here! I am excited. Sorry to take space...;-)
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btc1
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 10:53:53 AM

maria, you are right, or so I heard. Silly rabbits, tricks are for kids.
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 9:54:15 AM

"But how ironic, that someone that shallow would think they have any impact on people here, especially considering their posts are ignored by many in the audience they attempt to ridicule."


LOL, Bingo and Boom!!!

*ROTFL*!!!!!
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 9:31:53 AM

Morning all!
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 9:04:07 AM

Good Friday morning, good posters.

Hey, try this experiment: If you put all the participants in 'PageGate' on ignore, presto! A more objective first page appears.

You can always pop 'em right back if you feel like you're missing anything of importance. That is IF...

Enjoy!
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Zimcity
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 8:42:04 AM

"It's really sad to think that someone would be so shallow as to try to control what appears on the first page of an open public forum. "

But how ironic, that someone that shallow would think they have any impact on people here, especially considering their posts are ignored by many in the audience they attempt to ridicule.
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SE3.5
Champion Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 8:13:02 AM

Good morning
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btc1
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 7:49:03 AM

Good Morning!

Great day ahead....
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 7:20:13 PM

Oh, the proliferation of the first page with conservative threads...Guess its time to go vote republican...

*ROTFL*!!!!!!

LOL, SMH~
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btc1
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 6:38:57 PM

You are all good, theTower. No matter what the others say....;-)
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 6:12:17 PM

Afternoon going away luncheon for my ex-boss. Time for a nap....
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theTower
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 4:29:23 PM

"And the other ones are playing along, as though the angry rants they are posting will influence anyone's vote"

You actually believe ranting against liberals is about influencing votes?
Talk about things that make you go Hmmmmmmmm......

[Edited by: theTower at 10/23/2014 4:30:03 PM EST]
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 4:18:32 PM

Zing!

Tim hammers one just over the net.
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 4:07:58 PM

Agreed, it's like forcing ministers to marry homosexual couples.

How unAmerican!

BTW, in a Communist government, the liberal posts would simply have been deleted and the posters would have "disappeared".
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 4:04:35 PM

"Anybody who would try to start this or even participate should be questioning their own devotion to the principles of freedom of speech."


Its obvious that such folks are not here for "reasoned and intelligent debate" but rather, about hating liberals and trying to dismiss and/or marginalize anything that has to do with liberals.

How stupid and how unamerican.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 2:53:39 PM

It's really sad to think that someone would be so shallow as to try to control what appears on the first page of an open public forum. It is so anti-freedom. This is the kind of thing we see from a communist government.

Anybody who would try to start this or even participate should be questioning their own devotion to the principles of freedom of speech.
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 12:34:20 PM

LOL, actually that is the hood scoop to a Buccaneer Red 1974 Super Duty 455 Trans Am. I owned one many years ago. It would pass anything but a gas station. There were only 1243 ever made in '73 and '74. It was quite a car.
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 12:22:39 PM

At least the avatar is rouge.
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 12:14:12 PM

"I've purposely been bumping liberal posts, just to be contrarian, lol. "


Going Rouge, eh?

*ROTFL*!!!!!!!!!!
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btc1
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 12:10:58 PM

LOL! You are a good rightie, tim!
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 12:09:48 PM

I've purposely been bumping liberal posts, just to be contrarian, lol.
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 12:09:04 PM

Not sure it would be as much fun with Biden, lol.
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 11:57:18 AM

"Perhaps if I go to vote early, I can have as much fun as this lady?"


Only if Obama votes early and often (and in other states)!!!!

*ROTFL*
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btc1
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 10:34:44 AM

You know, I am just about sure, that, if we let them have it for a couple of days, to take it over and talk amongst themselves they would get pretty bored, very quickly.

If we just post here for two days, I wonder how quick they would change?
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 10:06:32 AM

Sorry fly. My bad.

Good day, good posters!
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Zimcity
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 9:36:18 AM

"I see one of the cons is calling for an assault on liberal topics trying to keep them off the front page. "

Since the preponderance of new topics are started by 3 or 4 cons, this doesn't seem too surprising to me.

[Edited by: Zimcity at 10/23/2014 9:36:25 AM EST]
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 9:24:14 AM

Good morning, everyone. Got my sample ballot yesterday. Perhaps if I go to vote early, I can have as much fun as this lady?
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 9:18:14 AM

No frost here.

Have a good day all!
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 8:15:41 AM

Good morning. First frost here.
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 8:10:19 AM

"The true character comes out; but its not like none of us didn't know. "

Right. And remember that when you go to vote in November!

<s>
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btc1
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 8:06:52 AM

I think it is just frustration of their position failing across the nation. I mean what diff does it make here? Only about 80 posters, so whay? Is that all they can do to whine and cry? All it shows is a growing respect for the liberal position, if that is the only way they have to fight it.

Good Morning!

Enjoy your day.

[Edited by: btc1 at 10/23/2014 8:08:33 AM EST]
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 12:28:13 AM

"Wow, that is just sad."

The true character comes out; but its not like none of us didn't know.






"And the other ones are playing along, as though the angry rants they are posting will influence anyone's vote. Just wow."

And THAT is the really sad thing.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:32:43 PM

Wow, that is just sad. And the other ones are playing along, as though the angry rants they are posting will influence anyone's vote. Just wow.
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 8:20:19 PM

"How silly. Even the +loony+ guy somehow manages to keep topics on the first page. Attempting to keep something off the first page is a futile effort."



LOL, actually, it can be done and has been done in the past by partisans on both sides...but all that ended up happening, is that most people simply out the flooder on ignore to put the first page back to normal.

But you're right, it's silly and very childish to even try and do.

*ROTFL*
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 7:19:56 PM

"I see one of the cons is calling for an assault on liberal topics trying to keep them off the front page."

Did you visit the other cafe? LOL

How silly. Even the +loony+ guy somehow manages to keep topics on the first page. Attempting to keep something off the first page is a futile effort.
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 7:19:43 PM

Steve - you posted the link and message --
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 10:34:31 AM
Ignore SemiSteve Report Abuse

Chuckle of the day:

Actual answering message at a school in Australia "
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.Then you criticize me for enjoying the joke??????? If you dont wish people to agree with the fun of your jokes then maybe you should not post them
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RNorm
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 7:15:56 PM

"I see one of the cons is calling for an assault on liberal topics trying to keep them off the front page. If you can't have an intelligent conversation with someone, try to stifle the other side. And this person claims he is one of the adults here."


Bingo and Boom!!!!

Welp, that just proves that claim is just lame!

*ROTFL*!!!!!
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 7:09:15 PM

I see one of the cons is calling for an assault on liberal topics trying to keep them off the front page. If you can't have an intelligent conversation with someone, try to stifle the other side. And this person claims he is one of the adults here.
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 7:07:29 PM

Im my opinion Washington and Jefferson were wrong (in respect of their being deists). They were also absolutely wrong.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 7:02:22 PM

Beautiful SoCal day. Sure doesn't feel like fall.
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SemiSteve
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 11:47:33 AM

fly, we have topics for that and if we don't we have the ability to create them. This is the wrong place.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 11:15:10 AM

Oh so the Constitution is all wrong? MM, you should qualify that they are wrong in you opinion on their view of religion. No offense meant but there are still many who would disagree with you.

[Edited by: btc1 at 10/22/2014 11:16:04 AM EST]
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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:59:18 AM

"But Washington and Jefferson were Deists."

Washington and Jefferson were wrong.
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:53:41 AM

Steve who cares if that 'message' was a joke or not - I loved it.......
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Cliffisher
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:50:56 AM

Good Morning.
A balmy 34° this morning.
The lawn behind the house is still covered in frost.
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sgm4law
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:48:21 AM

Good morning, everyone.
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