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Dr. F.

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Topic Author's Reply - Jul 5, 2013 - 06:44pm PT
Credit: Dr. F.

Ted Nugent Says He’s Seriously Thinking About Running For President… Seriously

Author: Stephen D. Foster Jr. July 4, 2013 12:32 pm

Read more: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/07/04/ted-nugent-says-hes-seriously-thinking-about-running-for-president-seriously/#ixzz2YE3S1Hxa
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 5, 2013 - 06:51pm PT

Is the South Dragging the Rest of the Nation Down?

Why poor white Southerners keep voting for policies that screw them and how this hurts the rest of the nation.

July 3, 2013

In 1978, out of college without a job and having failed to establish Birmingham’s version of The Village Voice, I took a job as advance man for the Alabama Republican Senate candidate.

One incident that stuck with me was a visit to campaign headquarters by a young Republican adviser—I didn’t recognize his name, but I remember that he strummed a guitar while talking to us. He told us, “Don’t ever use the words ‘black’ and ‘white’ in an argument. Always say ‘liberal’ and ‘conservative.’ You’ll turn every argument about race into a political one. You do that, and race will start to disappear as an issue.”

Our candidate, Jim Martin, lost the election to somebody named Donald Stewart, who was the very model of the politically ineffectual Democrat who would soon get steamrolled by the new Reagan-led Republican Party. Within a few years, however, Alabama would move, along with much of the South, from the Democratic to the Republican Party. But it was a case of rebranding rather than change. In less than a generation, every Wallace segregationist Democrat I knew had turned into a conservative Reagan Republican; as the guitar-picking adviser had predicted, race almost ceased to be a political issue and, as my friend the late journalist Paul Hemphill put it, “George Wallace’s role in framing the politics of the new South was obscured.”

I thought of these words while reading Chuck Thompson’s “Better Off Without ’Em: A Northern Manifesto for Southern Secession.” Or rather, rereading. On its release in August, I dismissed it because the author is rude and obnoxious and because his chapter on football in the South is utterly lacking in logic and sound history. Thompson doesn’t think that the Alabama Crimson Tide has the greatest tradition in college football. But I digress. (More on football later.)

Over the past months, however, I’ve become more convinced by Thompson’s main argument, that the South—the states that comprised the Old Confederacy—should not only be allowed to secede, but both countries created by the split would be better off.

Most of Thompson’s main points are in the first 40 pages:

—“It’s too bad that we just didn’t let the South secede when we had the chance.”

—“Everyone has joked about a modern-day secession. Politicians, like Texas Governor and presidential hopeful Rick Perry, have even threatened it. But what would the measurable impact be if it actually happened? … In fact, for both sides, an exciting by-product of separation would be an explosion of southern tourism. … ”

—“With time, Americans would start thinking of the South as another Mexico, only with a more corrupt government.”

—“The South has operated like a competing nation in cannibalizing and degrading Michigan and the American auto industry.”

—“ … [A] union based on such a diametrically opposed approach to social organization—uncompromising Bible literalism versus protean secular law—is like a bad marriage that needs to end in order to save the children. … “

—“All these gloom and doomers … whining about a world on the brink of extinction are descendants of the Lost Cause defeatism fostered and fetishized in post Civil War southern churches. …”

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Trad climber
Jul 5, 2013 - 06:56pm PT
roseanne barr has quite the story about what an ahole ted is when the mikes are off on an moderated interview

hes pure filth
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 5, 2013 - 07:04pm PT
Some people identify with evil
it's all part of their conservative cult

Trad climber
Jul 5, 2013 - 07:23pm PT
the christian variety are the worest

had em tell me that care for the poor via spending derived from taxation DOESNT satisfy what their "christ" was talking about when he said it was important...

its really a twisted way of interpreting the holy book but they think their ALL the holy'r for thinking this way

check it out, goes like this

jesus mention of the poor AS a focus wasnt about actually helping the poor,
it was about giving the better off the oppertunity to show compassion and give alms.

they think the state using taxes to provide the poor with "anything" robs all the potentially "christ like" individuals of the oppertunity to give when confronted with need

its how they get to think of their own rich fat asses as in fact the most 'poor' because the state has robbed them of oppertunity to demonstrate their faith

you will notice these sicko f*#ks walk past and step over homeless left and right; turn down beggers always

and whats their explaination???

jesus said "there will always be the poor...
so its not like i can really do anything..."

you can spot em a mile away
they show great affections for ted nugget


Somewhere out there
Jul 6, 2013 - 10:17am PT
its really a twisted way of interpreting the holy book but they think their ALL the holy'r for thinking this way

 I agree. People alive today know nothing about the values they say they hold dear. They haven't even read the book they say they hold dear. It's almost like it's all made up except for the real world consequences: fabricating people electing fabricating politicians to write fabricating laws that have unforeseen consequences on the rest of the humans in this fabricated country.

F*#kin republitards make this world not worth living in and it makes me sick

Funckin embarrassing wastes of human beings

Jul 6, 2013 - 12:21pm PT

Bush Admin Arch-Enemy Mohamed ElBaradei Named President of Egypt


Mohamed ElBaradei fought the Bush administration over the war in Iraq, blocked it from attacking Iran, and for his efforts received harassment from American hardliners and, eventually, the Nobel Peace Prize.

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jul 6, 2013 - 12:39pm PT
Fattrad must be rolling over in his basement lap pool...? RJ

Gold Canyon, AZ
Jul 6, 2013 - 12:41pm PT
Bush Admin Arch-Enemy Mohamed ElBaradei Named President of Egypt

I'm pretty sure you mean Prime Minister.


Social climber
So Cal
Jul 7, 2013 - 06:25pm PT
So she's an apologist for a totalitarian interpretation?

Meanwhile Eric's brilliance just keeps killin' 'em

new world order2

Jul 8, 2013 - 06:34am PT
Obama & The Agenda To Destroy America.....


Social climber
So Cal
Jul 8, 2013 - 06:55am PT
Billary's Watergate?

The offices of a Dallas law firm representing a high-profile State Department whistleblower were broken into last weekend. Burglars stole three computers and broke into the firm's file cabinets. But silver bars, video equipment and other valuables were left untouched, according to local Fox affiliate KDFW, which aired security camera footage of the suspected burglars entering and leaving the offices around the time of the incident.

The firm Schulman & Mathias represents Aurelia Fedenisn, a former investigator at the State Department's Office of the Inspector General. In recent weeks, she raised a slew of explosive allegations against the department and its contractors ranging from illicit drug use, soliciting sexual favors from minors and prostitutes and sexual harassment.

"It's a crazy, strange and suspicious situation," attorney Cary Schulman told The Cable. "It's clear to me that it was somebody looking for information and not money. My most high-profile case right now is the Aurelia Fedenisn case, and I can't think of any other case where someone would go to these great lengths to get our information."


Jul 8, 2013 - 09:00am PT

"Billary's Watergate?"

Hahahaha, that's cute, TGT

So, is there going to be another "scandal"?

Looking forward to it!


The Granite State.
Jul 8, 2013 - 09:03am PT

Grasping at straws and beating dead horses are my new favorite sports!!!


Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jul 8, 2013 - 09:06am PT
Well, if Ted Nugent was likely to be your Party's frontrunner in the coming election, you'd probably be desperately grasping at anything to undermine Hillary, too.
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 8, 2013 - 09:07am PT
Credit: Dr. F.
actually it was 66 Americans that died during the Incompetent years of Bush
"The Lost Decade"
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
Jul 8, 2013 - 09:07am PT
Interesting story.

Only one thing wrong.

Hillary is not part of the State Dept at this time.

Sport climber
Jul 8, 2013 - 11:54am PT
I know trying to get along with crazy people is one of the Presidents hardest jobs and when its impossible the drones shoot missiles.

But this death cult called islam breeds crazies faster than they can be
dealt with and are big trouble. Now al-Qaeda terrorists are into setting forest fires as a low cost high return battle tactic.

Their sic twisted evil plan is called the "forest jihad".




Social climber
So Cal
Jul 8, 2013 - 02:05pm PT

Jul 8, 2013 - 02:15pm PT
^^^^^^^ B.F.D. ^^^^^^^^

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