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Old 12-14-2005, 03:53 PM
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Election time

By the way....

Iraq is having yet ANOTHER free democratic election tomorrow, through which their new parliament will be chosen.

This is the THIRD opportunity for Iraqis to vote since we relieved them of that pesky Saddam guy.... Voter turnout out is expected to be very good, and even higher than the referendum vote that was held some time ago.

Just thought some of you would like to know that something HAS actually been accomplished in Iraq, in spite of what some would have you believe.

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Old 12-14-2005, 04:09 PM
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Want to bet Howard Dean or Jack Murtha will deny its really happening?
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It's great that Iraqis get to vote. And it seems that most of them care about the process, in fact a higher percentage of Iraqis care about it than do Americans. Americans say they care about voting, but since many don't bother, one wonders.

Unfortunately, about half of Americans will deny that Iraq is better off with an elected government than they were under tyranny.
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Old 12-14-2005, 04:17 PM
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It's great that Iraqis get to vote. And it seems that most of them care about the process, in fact a higher percentage of Iraqis care about it than do Americans. Americans say they care about voting, but since many don't bother, one wonders.

Unfortunately, about half of Americans will deny that Iraq is better off with an elected government than they were under tyranny.
I worry about that half......becasue they actually have the right to vote.
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Old 12-14-2005, 04:32 PM
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The so called liberal hoards, that half of the US that believes that Iraq was best left alone (!), fortunately don't vote in very high numbers. They ***** in great numbers and consume all manner of products advertised on main stream media outlets (further supporting CNN, NBC, NYTimes, etc,) but contribute little to substantive discourse.

The truth is that the liberal hoard needs ideas and leadership. Their movement has been adrift for awhile. Reacting instead of acting. The arguments against the President's positions are just that - against the President, and not FOR anything as an alternative. That's what's scary.
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Old 12-14-2005, 05:24 PM
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Want to bet Howard Dean or Jack Murtha will deny its really happening?
blah blah blah, the rhetoric never stops. You should get a parrot to talk for you.

Then this thread becomes 10 pages long like the previous thread. Don't people get tired of this?
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Old 12-14-2005, 09:05 PM
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Global enmity doesn't come cheap

...hey, and it only costs the US taxpayers $500,000,000,000!
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Old 12-14-2005, 09:12 PM
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...hey, and it only costs the US taxpayers $500,000,000,000!
And a bit over 2,000 American lives. Some of us think that's a sacrifice more important than money. I hope the Iraqis succeed and "earn this."

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Old 12-14-2005, 09:53 PM
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I'd feel better if some of you would please contemplate "sacrifice" and the importance of self importance on your own dime and your own time. I strongly suggest you folks you invest in one of those ubiquitous first person shoot em up games--they're downloadable on this newfangled interweb thingee. Try it, I think you'll like it.
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Old 12-14-2005, 09:57 PM
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I'd feel better if some of you would please contemplate "sacrifice" and the importance of self importance on your own dime and your own time. I strongly suggest you folks you invest in one of those ubiquitous first person shoot em up games--they're downloadable on this newfangled interweb thingee. Try it, I think you'll like it.
That's why we are a representative nation, dude. We have elections. The government sets direction. We have additional elections. The government adusts or changes or stays the course.

Don't like the result? Work for change. Convince people of the rightness of your cause.

Repeat.


Guess what? Your side lost. Twice. Maybe it will win next year? Work to make it happen and maybe you can change the direction.

Or you can sit in a dark corner and whine and complain and call other folks ugly names and abuse them with sarcasm and invective.

Whatever floats your boat.

Or as a friend of mine once said, "Wish in one hand and s**t in the other. Which one fills first?"
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Old 12-14-2005, 09:59 PM
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What "side" is that?
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Old 12-14-2005, 10:18 PM
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What "side" is that?
The side that lost else you wouldn't be in a state of near-perpetual apoplexy and hysteria, silly.

Your side did lose, didn't it?

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Old 12-14-2005, 10:19 PM
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blah blah blah, the rhetoric never stops. You should get a parrot to talk for you.

Then this thread becomes 10 pages long like the previous thread. Don't people get tired of this?
so do you ever have anything to contribute other than rant and complain?
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Old 12-14-2005, 10:20 PM
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...hey, and it only costs the US taxpayers $500,000,000,000!
How much was pissed away keeping welfare bums fed and housed and squeezing out one more welfare baby after another over the decades?
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Old 12-14-2005, 10:31 PM
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