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survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Feb 6, 2013 - 01:50pm PT
Book, just remember what's good for America.

Thank you Gov. Christie, thank you Ohio.
Credit: survival
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Feb 6, 2013 - 01:53pm PT
Bookworm, Donald, and a few others invite criticism because of they really have nothing do say except to repeat the right-wing talk show talking points du jour.

Tune in to Limbaugh or Hannity or any Fox News show today and you will hear the exact same argument, with the exact same vitriolic tone.

I like to discuss politics and hear different viewpoints, but there are some ST posters who really have nothing to say except to echo whatever the hate-based right wing propaganda machine is spewing. It's so damned predictable.

There's no insight, and there's no value add.
Gary

Social climber
Right outside of Delacroix
Feb 6, 2013 - 01:53pm PT
And Gary, I don't think any Republicans on this thread are griping about this appointment. Unless I misread Bookworm some more (certainly possible, given my rather insensitive reading of the last two sentences), he seems to be supporting the nomination,as did I.

John, I read posts like bookworms on different boards. They gleefully point out all of the center/right positions taken by Obama. Then say they won't vote for him because he's a Marxist socialist.

Just funny is all. Everybody is wrapped up in what team they are on.
YosemiteSteve

Trad climber
CA
Feb 6, 2013 - 02:19pm PT
My buddy just posted a picture on Facebook of her on the summit of Mt. Rainier, so she has that going for her.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Feb 6, 2013 - 02:28pm PT
You boys get a room.
Oh wait you have one.
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1641723&tn=40960
Take it there where it belongs. Why add another polirant thread to the chaos?
bookworm

Social climber
Falls Church, VA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 6, 2013 - 02:35pm PT
"personally, i think she's an ideal nominee"

i've praised barry in the past whenever he does something i agree with (i.e. killing terrorists); just like i criticized W for spending too much

je had the correct reading...liberals, on st and elsewhere, rail against big business, big banks, and big oil; so, i'm curious how the libs here will respond to barry nominating someone who represents three of the biggest lib bogeymen

of course, the libs ignore my point and make personal attacks--i have no idea why my hometown is relevant--i know it doesn't matter to the libs that i'm a public high school teacher because i believe unions are bad for education and, like fdr, believe public sector unions are inherently corrupt; and you need to watch hannity's expose on dc as a "boomtown" with YOUR tax dollars pouring into the area as the government grows--yes, i believe in small government, which is why i live in va and not md even though teachers in md are paid more because, of course, they're taxed more, too, and maryland doesn't like gun owners and has a much higher rate of violent crime, but va has concealed carry (so do i) and a lower rate of violent crime and va has cops in every high school and middle school...but you prove my point about libs...you just can't bring yourself to criticize barry, not even when he assassinates american citizens (including a 16 year old boy) without formal charges or a warrant or expands bush's rendition program or keeps gitmo open or opposes gay marriage until 6 months before the election and still says it's a states rights issue or keeps hiring lobbyists or keeps using the same "executive privilege" argument as bush to keep from disclosing information

you're pathetic


Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Feb 6, 2013 - 02:37pm PT
Actually Bookworm,, Obama is WORSE than Bush in keeping stuff quiet- of course he campaigned the first time on "open meeting" promises that were NEVER kept.
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Feb 6, 2013 - 02:38pm PT
Dave, I don't listed to Hannity, Limbaugh or Fox News, so I'm not directly familiar with their current arguments. Accordingly, I'm in no position to say who parrots the views of any of them. I do believe, though, that if there are "parrots," it's more likely the Limbaughs and Hannitys of the world, who are simply saying what they think their audience wants to hear. I do read the Review and Outlook pages of the Wall Street Journal, although I find myself often to their authors' left.

What posts to read is obviously an individual choice, but I've often found Bookworm's quotes and links generally contain cogent, fact-based arguments rather than mere slogans. And for those of us who are right of center and hang out on ST, it's nice to know we have company, so I appreciate the presence of Donald, Bookworm, and so many others. I need to know I'm not alone!

John
John M

climber
Feb 6, 2013 - 02:41pm PT
JohnE, his posts may have cogent points, but he is so derisive its hard to read anything he says. I find it telling that you have to have the derision pointed out to you.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Feb 6, 2013 - 02:42pm PT
of course, the libs ignore my point and make personal attacks--i have no idea why my hometown is relevant--i know it doesn't matter to the libs that i'm a public high school teacher because i believe unions are bad for education and, like fdr, believe public sector unions are inherently corrupt; and you need to watch hannity's expose on dc as a "boomtown" with YOUR tax dollars pouring into the area as the government grows--yes, i believe in small government, which is why i live in va and not md even though teachers in md are paid more because, of course, they're taxed more, too, and maryland doesn't like gun owners and has a much higher rate of violent crime, but va has concealed carry (so do i) and a lower rate of violent crime and va has cops in every high school and middle school...but you prove my point about libs...you just can't bring yourself to criticize barry, not even when he assassinates american citizens (including a 16 year old boy) without formal charges or a warrant or expands bush's rendition program or keeps gitmo open or opposes gay marriage until 6 months before the election and still says it's a states rights issue or keeps hiring lobbyists or keeps using the same "executive privilege" argument as bush to keep from disclosing information

you're pathetic

DudeyoumakesomuchsenseIlovethewayyoumakeallofthesecomplexissuesintoasimpleunderstandableformatforusuneducatedliberalshowcouldweeverquestiontherighteousnessofyourviewsthankgawdwehave
peolelikeyoulookingafterourkidsinvirginiaandaroundthecountrybythewayf*#kyouandallofthehorsesyourodeinon.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 6, 2013 - 02:46pm PT
you really think that "liberals" are not capable of appreciating experience in big business?


And you are calling us pathetic?


Bookworm when you throw this stuff out like that of course we're going to piss all over you and roll on the ground laughing. Do you really think we would prefer Edward abbey in the job because he wrote a cool book or two? Would you by any chance prefer Ted Nugent? Would you appreciate me suggesting that you would?

I don't know anything about this lady. Whats her history beside the little nothing that Bookworm presented?

prickle

Gym climber
globe,az
Feb 6, 2013 - 02:48pm PT
I always get a chuckle when Republicans complain about Obama acting like a Republican.

nobody's complaining, just pointing out what a hypocrite he and most of his voters are.

Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Feb 6, 2013 - 02:50pm PT
John,

The guy can't post anything without making negative generalizations about "libs"

You do know that Fox News and WSJ are the same company, right?
prickle

Gym climber
globe,az
Feb 6, 2013 - 02:50pm PT
you really think that "liberals" are not capable of appreciating experience in big business?

so now you appreciate the 1%'s business experience? What part do you appreciate?
Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Feb 6, 2013 - 02:50pm PT
Well now!

With someone with a business background heading up the Dept of Interior, maybe my proposal to help reduce the budget deficit by selling place-names to corporate America will get a closer and much deserved look.

I would start by auctioning off mountains named for deceased politicians, such as Mt. McKinley.

Wouldn't it be worth $100 million to MacDonalds to name it: Big Mac?

Selling the Yosemite name to Caterpillar for $100 million would probably bother some on ST?
Credit: Fritz
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Feb 6, 2013 - 02:51pm PT
nobody's complaining, just pointing out what a hypocrite he and most of his voters are.
Compared to the hypocrites that republicans are? Uh huh...

So glad you're not complaining about your president.
John M

climber
Feb 6, 2013 - 02:55pm PT
you really think that "liberals" are not capable of appreciating experience in big business?


And you are calling us pathetic?


Bookworm when you throw this stuff out like that of course we're going to piss all over you and roll on the ground laughing. Do you really think we would prefer Edward abbey in the job because he wrote a cool book or two? Would you by any chance prefer Ted Nugent? Would you appreciate me suggesting that you would?

I don't know anything about this lady. Whats her history beside the little nothing that Bookworm presented?

Thank you Bruce Kay.. +1

JohnE, try to hear what we hear. Has a conservative ever really tried to understand a liberals point of view? Do you understand that we don't have blanket hatred of big business. That most of us don't hate capitalism, or having jobs. That we appreciate a balanced budget. Do you know how tiresome it is to have anything that even remotely looks like helping another person be derided as socialism?

LEB use to complain and complain and complain about being attacked, and it was virtually impossible to get her to see how arrogant and derisive her speech was. I see that problem in a lot of conservatives.
prickle

Gym climber
globe,az
Feb 6, 2013 - 02:57pm PT
Compared to the hypocrites that republicans are? Uh huh...

So glad you're not complaining about your president.

Who gives a sh#t about republicans?

This is the same old "well its not as bad as republicans" comeback...

try to get some new material.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Feb 6, 2013 - 03:00pm PT
so now you appreciate the 1%'s business experience? What part do you appreciate?


What a strange question. What difference does it make what percentage of the population you are if you have some valuable and applicable skills and experience? Or are you saying that no one of the "1%" class can be trusted regardless of their ideology, ethics, skills and experience?

You are a weird person I think.
John M

climber
Feb 6, 2013 - 03:07pm PT
You are a weird person I think.

you are on it today Bruce.

cause we want to tax the upper 1 percent less then Reagan did but more then they are now, that appears to mean that we hate them.

because we recognize that they have the majority of the power, thus they have the majority of the responsibility for the recession, that means we hate them..

Because we want to moderate their power.. that means we hate them..

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