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Monday, May 19, 2008 5:04 PM
Jeff's avatar What is Markey's position on nuclear power? If he's anti, especially for the children, then he leans back toward the worthless side.

Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Monday, May 19, 2008 5:14 PM
Carrie,

As I pointed out in an earlier post, at a point in college I think I got along better with the Liberals at our university than the Conservatives.

Yes, both of the political parties seem to be in the business of expanding the Federal government. I actually consider all three of the leading Presidential candidates to be Liberal. I just plan on voting on the lesser of three evils.

Ensign Smith,

Was that a Bushism? Knowlegeability? Most of us either know or can easily find that the 13th Amendment outlawed slavery. What I think is cool is how the part of the constitution used to uphold the Civil RIghts Act was neither the 13th, 14th, or 15th amendment if I recall correctly. For 10 points, does anyone know what part of the constitution has been used?

This is fun. One of the cool classes I took in college was Constitutional Law. For 10 more points, can you name what court decision invented the "right to privacy?"

-Sam

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Monday, May 19, 2008 5:32 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar ^ Griswold v. Connecticut

I don't think I can add anything to the political discussion without pissing somebody off, so I'll stay out of it for now, but I will say that sounding like Rush Limbaugh isn't going to gain any credibility in my book.

-Josh (I swear, that Viagra isn't mine!) W


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Monday, May 19, 2008 5:42 PM
CoasterDiscern's avatar By the sounds of "all" your responses, you guys have some serious anger built up on the inside and to make matters even better, you sound about three years old. Good job guys.
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Monday, May 19, 2008 5:46 PM
Knowledgeability is an actual word, though you won't find it in all online dictionaries. It refers to demonstrated knowledge or intellectual prowess. So, no, it's not a Bushism. There are enough of those floating around, reducing the world's collective IQ, without my contributing. :)

My author website: mgrantroberts.com

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Monday, May 19, 2008 5:51 PM
Raven-Phile,

10 Points!

-Sam

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Monday, May 19, 2008 7:07 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar Hooray! :-D Now, where can I cash in my points for a Chinese finger trap and a couple of tootsie rolls?

Josh


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Monday, May 19, 2008 7:12 PM
matt.'s avatar

CoasterDiscern said:
By the sounds of "all" your responses, you guys have some serious anger built up on the inside and to make matters even better, you sound about three years old. Good job guys.

Personally, I think the three-year-old behavior would be more closely related to automatically associating political discussion with anger and blatant abuse of quotation marks but hey, YMMV. :)

Anyway, anyone more familiar with Markey's stances on nuclear power want to give a non-partisan rundown? My brief googling is mostly revealing anti-terrorist stuff. Just curious.

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Monday, May 19, 2008 8:14 PM
CoasterDiscern's avatar Thats right Matt, the Dog-eat-Dog way is always the right one.


*** Edited 5/20/2008 12:14:28 AM UTC by CoasterDiscern***

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Monday, May 19, 2008 10:13 PM
Here ya go. Guess you either love him or hate him.

http://www.ontheissues.org/MA/Ed_Markey.htm

Note the last few lines: Ed Markey is a hard core liberal.

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Monday, May 19, 2008 11:16 PM
Getting back to the topic at hand, how are Markey's political views relevant to the legislation? The argument that his wish to regulate the entire industry is tied to his political leanings has been nullified by our current president, under which the number of government employees rose by more than a million during his first 3 years in office (source). Simply put, large government isn't only a liberal trait, as some people have claimed.

Why is it so hard for people to see beyond political parties to judge people on an individual basis? We all agree that Markey's legislation is ill-informed--is it really necessary to attribute this shortcoming to Democrats or liberals in general? If one can say that Markey's actions mean that Democrats take advantage of citizens to pass legislation, then I can use that logic to say that all Republicans are child molesters based on the actions of a couple conservatives. See the problem here? Invoking the terms Democrat, Republican, Liberal, and Conservative is an irresponsible attempt to make an argument divisive even if it is not.

Face it folks--black and white politics don't apply here. Markey is trying to pass ill-informed legislation and is being an asshole for using a family's tragedy to leverage its passage. Using his actions to create generalizations and exploit the conservative/liberal schism is just as bad.

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Monday, May 19, 2008 11:35 PM
^Very well said.

I am willing to bet most people are classified as moderates in this day and age.

The extremists on either said of the fence serve no purpose in helping this country as a whole.


My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.

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