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Is it over yet? I can't take much more of this!!!!! nm(21 posts)

Is it over yet? I can't take much more of this!!!!! nmLive Steam
Dec 1, 2003 5:58 PM
There, there now...The Walrus
Dec 1, 2003 7:28 PM
...it helps to think of it as a bit of political cross-dressing--strange, mayhap, but harmless--and by now they should have all taken their lithium and gone back into the closet for a month.

Just imagine what it'll be like
i next
time, after they've had New Year's Eve to get 'em lubricated before they go to work....
It certainly was a learning experience! nmLive Steam
Dec 1, 2003 9:27 PM
Is what over yet?Dale Brigham
Dec 1, 2003 8:10 PM
LS:

Seriously, just give your cats a hug and dream of the Thousand Year Bushreich. As for me, I consulted my Little Red cat (not book), and he asks me to convey his warmest regards to you and your feline herd. I concur heartily.

It's been fun, LS!

Your Ultra-Liberal Pal,

Dale
Meow!! I have to admit it was fun :O)Live Steam
Dec 1, 2003 9:26 PM
I guess based on Rufus' post I win the Old Ed Ultra Liberal Poster Boy Award :O) Poor Rufus was a bit befuddled and confused by what he was reading. I hope he's OK. This sort of stuff could be dangerous to one's health and sanity :O)

PS Junior is tipping the scales at 24.3lbs now. We try to make him diet, but he gets ornery and starts picking on his brothers. I think he's still growing :O)
Good job, Steam, although it took you a couple ofOldEdScott
Dec 2, 2003 6:27 AM
puzzled posts before you remembered what day it was. Also, I gotta tell you, your lack of conviction peeked through occasionally. Doug, on the other hand, spouted liberal bullshyt like a True Believer. I think he may have convinced himself. ;-}
funDougSloan
Dec 2, 2003 7:19 AM
Sorry I couldn't participate more. Got real busy at work getting a brief out.

We professional bullshytters can take any side, right? Also, recall that I have a B.S. in Philosophy and a J.D. I'm a *trained* bullshytter!

Good work, everyone. I see czarman chickened out, though. ;-)

Doug
I got out of control and actually gave you guysOldEdScott
Dec 2, 2003 7:26 AM
a couple of good lines to use against us. About halfway though the day I thought, Shyt man, tone it down, you're givin live ammunition to the enemy!

The funniest part was to see a few of the board's ideologues plow right ahead with their usual broadsides, not noticing anything amiss! LOL!
I think politicians should do it, tooDougSloan
Dec 2, 2003 7:32 AM
I would be so great to see a nationally televised debate where all candidates must take the "other side." Of course, they'd only mock and not be sincere. They might be too convincing.

Yes, you did throw up plenty of softballs. You seemed like the newbie Cat 5 racer who pulls for the firt half of the race. Easy pickens. But, that's the fun of it, and blowing in an argument isn't nearly so painful.

You would think people would catch on pretty quick. Did Cory *really* believe that I agreed with him?

Doug
LOL! That's hilarious, since at one pointOldEdScott
Dec 2, 2003 7:56 AM
I actually thought "I wish someone else would take a pull here!"

I don't think Cory reads us too closely here. He's said before that the NC Forum pysses him off so bad he tries to stay away.
I thought I woke up into a ...Live Steam
Dec 2, 2003 7:29 AM
bad episode of the Twilight Zone and then I looked at the calendar. Libertarian? I thought the keys on my keyboard were going to snap off from the effort it took to type the stuff I did. You made your posts look too easy. Me thinks you are a closet conservative. Yeah Sloan was a bit too panty waste for me :O) Hmmm? I'm beginning to wonder about him. Nah he really hates The Witch. No panty watse, uh, I mean good liberal, could openly hate her as much as he :O)
It was easy to see how...rwbadley
Dec 2, 2003 8:24 AM
some took to it like a duck to water. Looking back over my own posts I see a problem, they don't seem to have the voice of conviction. I'm afraid I have never been a very good liar ;-)
The funny thing is, earlier in life when I couldn't affordOldEdScott
Dec 2, 2003 10:05 AM
to pick and choose work, I was hired by several conservatives (Dumocrats,of course, but serious conservatives nonetheless). I was always considered a VERY GOOD conservative polemicist. For some reqason, just as rhetoric, conservative polemics come easier to me than the liberal crap I write almost exclusively these days. (But I might flag this by saying 'liberal' in Kentucky is a very relative term.)
The Scary Thing...Dale Brigham
Dec 2, 2003 10:36 AM
...is that even the most absurd, over-the-top propositions were debated seriously by many of the board's steady contributors. I served up an obvious (to me, at least) non-starter, that being to cancel the 2004 elections, sprinkled with my usual lame jokes and wordplay, and more than half of the respondants took it dead seriously. We had a real pissin' match going, with name callin' and everything.

It's as if Swift's "Modest Proposal" led to a spirited discussion on the preferred recipes for cooking Irish infants. Clearly, it's not irony that died on 9-11; it's satire.

Dale
It WAS amazing. I looked up and there wasOldEdScott
Dec 2, 2003 11:13 AM
trench warfare in your thread, with REAL bullets!
Cory?DougSloan
Dec 2, 2003 7:21 AM
I see it took Cory the better part of the day to catch on, and when he did, he bailed (unless I missed something). Just don't think he could bring himself to it. He's too pure to be corrupted.

Doug
Czar's problem too. He a pure-hearted old Trot. nmOldEdScott
Dec 2, 2003 7:27 AM
donic couldn't possibly not be contrarian andNo_sprint
Dec 2, 2003 8:04 AM
argumentative. he simply wouldn't know what else to do or have anything else to say.
Computer probs all day; techs baffled. Wait til next week (nm)Cory
Dec 2, 2003 9:07 AM
only 1st Monday of each month; suppose you can, though nmDougSloan
Dec 2, 2003 10:01 AM
Have you all forgotten the first rule!!!!????.........NMTri_Rich
Dec 2, 2003 10:22 AM