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Poll results: Generally, are you a liberal or conservative?

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  • Radical progressive ("Everything America does is wrong!")

    6 10.34%
  • Staunch liberal ("Michael Moore for President!")

    6 10.34%
  • Good Democrat ("I support my local NPR station!")

    15 25.86%
  • Left leaning ("I like the idea of national health care, but ...")

    11 18.97%
  • MIddle of the road, like those yellow lines.

    5 8.62%
  • Right leaning ("I've been watching a lot of Fox News Channel lately. E.D. Donahey -- hubba hubba!")

    2 3.45%
  • Good Republican ("I voted for Dub, but I don't think liberals are evil.")

    7 12.07%
  • Staunch conservative ("Dittos! Dittos! Whatever you say, Rush!")

    5 8.62%
  • Arch-conservative ("Colorado Springs is a town filled with commies!")

    1 1.72%
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    Cyburbia Administrator Dan's avatar
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    Left, right or ...

    ... as Dan, just out of sheer curiosity, attempts to figure out which way the board as a whole leans -- Rush or NPR?
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Cyburbian Jen's avatar
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    there must be a label for me somewhere

    Im middle of the road with a propensity to veer hard left or right. I guess that is part of my oppositional nature.

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    Re: there must be a label for me somewhere

    Jen wrote:
    Im middle of the road with a propensity to veer hard left or right. I guess that is part of my oppositional nature.
    Pragmatist. That's how I classify myself -- typically liberal, maybe even bleeding heart, but occasionally finding myself saying "you know, they've got a point" with Rush Limbaugh and the like. William F. Buckley might be a good role model ...
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    I'd say good Republican with a tendency towards the middle of the road. I worked a lot with people from our state environmental department, and they, too, were pretty conservative. Many kept Rush on the radio. I would secretly smile whenever the rest of my conservative family classified us "environmentalists" as a bunch of liberals!

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    Tough Question

    Most people that know me would say I was near Attila the Hun on the political spectrum. But yet, I am supping coffee right now from my Smoky Hills Public Television mug that was given to me in return for my support of PBS. Which I support even though I know that the majority of the programs and staff there hold people like me in distain. I support it because it is often the only intelligent material on television. On the other hand I donít believe the government should support them. They are already running commercials. Let them go private and thrive or die.

    I guess when you get down to it I hold a variety of views most are way to the right. Some would scare our liberal friends away, so Iíll keep those to myself.

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    I went with Good Democrat although I am a huge Michael Moore fan. In my Economic Geography class in undergrad our prof had us do a paper on Roger and Me, so I have easily seen that movie at least 15 times. And does anyone remember TV nation? For Valentine's day he did a special where he took the Michigan Militia to a county fair to ride the attractions in the spirit of peace, love and understanding. the Militia guys were really good sports about it, and it made for great television. Man, I loved that show.

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    Radical moderate. Pragmatic idealist.

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    As a Canadian, I think I automatically start off on the left. Universal health-care makes sense to me - especially after seeing something like "John Q".

    A lot of my other ideas though tend to be on the right side of the spectrum though - which is why I put "middle of the road".

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    My favorite Simpsons line

    [ the scene is a board meeting ] "We need something that says we're Republican and Gay"

    [ in floats Maggie Simpon's pink elephant balloon ]

    "well that's a bit obvious..."

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    Well...

    Democratic mostly, slightly fascist when having a bad day..
    When Jesus said "love your enemies", he probably didn't mean kill them.

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    Left, right or ...

    I guess I lean to the left to varying degrees, but don't even try to take away my guns!

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    Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

    Tex - as - Plan - ner!

    (Sorry, I was out sick last week and watched WAY too much SpongeBob)

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    KMateja-

    Absorbent and yellow and porous is he-
    When Jesus said "love your enemies", he probably didn't mean kill them.

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    Mostly everything that America does is wrong. I wish that I was Canadian.

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    Saurus

    Really?

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    But 'saurus.... Americans can do no wrong!

    And what about the internet? It was invented by an American Vice President no less!

    What about the aqueducts? Americans invented this ingeneous technology.

    And what about the "American Dream" ? More people own Ford Escorts than any other car on the planet!


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    NAFTA SMAFTA

    My Ford Escort was made in MEXICO! NAFTA rules!

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    Why is it that Canada is getting mentioned around here so much? A lot of our advantages come from being located so close to the U.S. (physically and ideologically). You give us protection, economic growth, etc. We give you Mike Myers and Jim Carrey. You can thank us later.

    Hey - I drive a Ford Escort! ('96 LX 2-door Hatchback - a poor planner's sports car).

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    Let's not forget the Barenaked Ladies, Gordon Lightfoot, and Anne Murray.

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    Ford Escorts-

    Yeah, well my Ford Escort.. the beat up '93.. was a hand-me-down from my Director of Planning Mom.
    When Jesus said "love your enemies", he probably didn't mean kill them.

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    Re: My favorite Simpsons line

    bturk wrote:
    [ the scene is a board meeting ] "We need something that says we're Republican and Gay"

    [ in floats Maggie Simpon's pink elephant balloon ]

    "well that's a bit obvious..."
    " a little on the nose don't you think?"

    A gay president in 2084?

    we're realistic.

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    Re: Saurus

    El Guapo wrote:
    Really?
    Well, perhaps I was overreacting a little. I like America, but I do not agree with most of our foreign policy, and I feel like we have been at war, either overtly or covertly, since WWII; and I feel like American greed is to blame for much of the trouble in the world.

    So, I should change my last statement to say "mostly everything that America does in regards to foreign policy is wrong, but most other things are OK."

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    Passing over a double yellow lI

    El Guapo wrote:
    My Ford Escort was made in MEXICO! NAFTA rules!
    My 2001VW Beetle was made in Mexico!

    Planasaurus wrote:
    and I feel like we have been at war, either overtly or covertly, since WWII; and I feel like American greed is to blame for much of the trouble in the world.
    This is largely true,and while overall our intentions have been good. I think the future of America is out of the hands of ordinary americans...

    I really really hope that America does not open fire on Iraq. We will be in a heap o lot of shit right here at home.

    And I dont believe that the only footprint caused by drilling in the ArticNationalWildlifeRefuge would be less than 2000 acres, that area would have to be so secure as to lead into all sorts of potential twists and turns..

    Im so sick of the abortion industry, and the porno industry. IMO both are a complete waste of 'life energy" and should be scaled way back.
    Last edited by Jen; 27 Feb 2002 at 10:54 AM.

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    Dittos

    Jen,
    I agree with you. We are wasting so much on so little of consequence. Is anyone else out there tired of having to pretend that the person speaking to you is not feeding you a line of crap? It is now no big deal to be caught in a lie. It is now almost bad manners to demand people tell you the truth. Thanks Bill and Hill and Enron and others. They are not totally responsible, but they will be remembered as the catalyst. When things jumped the shark as one poster puts it.

    I'm so tired of being lied too and marketed too. If they could legally tattoo Pepsi to the inside of my eyeballs they would. The NEA and School Board want my childís school to have sponsors for everything. English Composition as presented by Office Depot. Stores assume all their customers are criminals while they are buying congressmen. My government expects me to trust them, but they will screw you in heartbeat. There are no limits anymore.

    I guess this is old fashioned rant, but Jen you moved me with your statement.

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    Re: Dittos

    El Guapo wrote:
    Jen,
    I agree with you. We are wasting so much on so little of consequence. Is anyone else out there tired of having to pretend that the person speaking to you is not feeding you a line of crap? It is now no big deal to be caught in a lie. It is now almost bad manners to demand people tell you the truth. Thanks Bill and Hill and Enron and others. They are not totally responsible, but they will be remembered as the catalyst. When things jumped the shark as one poster puts it.

    I'm so tired of being lied too and marketed too. If they could legally tattoo Pepsi to the inside of my eyeballs they would. The NEA and School Board want my childís school to have sponsors for everything. English Composition as presented by Office Depot. Stores assume all their customers are criminals while they are buying congressmen. My government expects me to trust them, but they will screw you in heartbeat. There are no limits anymore.

    I guess this is old fashioned rant, but Jen you moved me with your statement.
    I was having a discussion along these lines with my cousin. the problem is capitalism. All of societies problems are rooted in greed. All of it. Not enough people work for everyone, and too many people work for themselves. The ultimate solution to most of society's problems is education. fair, equal education for all income brackets, races, etc. THEN, in about 20 years, you start to the results. The gov, needs to get honest and actually work for what benefits everyone, not just the vocal (and/or powerful) minority.

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