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The New Order

The new right?

  • Its the end of the world as we know it.

    Votes: 5 23.8%
  • I will survive these next two years

    Votes: 9 42.9%
  • We was robbed.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Its a good thing.

    Votes: 7 33.3%

  • Total voters
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el Guapo

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Ok, well you surely have seen the election results by now. I know that most of you are feeling some pain, feeling confused and wondering if you will survive in the camps.* I know that most of you can’t recall the last time there was a Republican plurality, and you are wondering if all the trash you have been talking since Clinton’s election will come back to haunt you. Well, of course it will. But el Guapo is here to help his liberal planner pals.

The top 10 ways to survive as the new political minority.

10. Take your hat off when someone mentions Ronald Reagan and get a distant look upon your face.
9. You don’t have to listen, but at least know the call letters, show times and the dial number of your local Rush Limbaugh Affiliate.
8. Learn your assault rifles. Know the differences between an AK and an AR.
7. Start lowering your cars’ miles-per-gallon claims in casual conversation.
6. Slip in to conversations phrases like “our redeemer” and “when the rapture comes.”
5. If you own a hybrid car talk about your desire to “swap in a Big Block Dodge Hemi.”
4. Tell folks you are working as a planner now so that you will be able to defeat those commie symps when you switch careers to being a developer. And you can’t wait until you can be the real you.
3. Propose drilling in ANWR when people ask you what’s on your mind.
2. Stock up on camouflage clothing.
1. Replace that rainbow sticker on your Jetta with a “Friend of the NRA” sticker.

Just kidding. ;) Its all going to be alright. For bTurk Let’s go to our happy places now.




*this is a play off of the frequent comparison of conservatives to the NAZI party of Germany (1933-1945).
 

Chet

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Minority, who's in the minority?

I'm happily on the National level band wagon. This Great State is another issue. Our Republican dufus incumbent governor lost to his Democrat dufus AG opponent. We're guaranteed at least another 2 years of gridlock with the state's assembly and senate while we're facing a $2+ billion budget deficit.
 

El Feo

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Surprised, but pleased.

On the flip side, sure, "good thing" is up 4-0 right now, but you know we'll be buried by our lib friends on this board shortly. Can I vote several times, like a Kennedy '60 Chicago supporter?
 
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As Gloria Gaynor sang it "I will survive". I'm too beat down by local politics going on recently that I can't muster too many dramatics over the national outcome.
 

el Guapo

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This ain't Miami-Dade County!

Sorry El Feo, unlike some democratically controled Florida Counties, I run a fair election.
 

El Feo

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Re: This ain't Miami-Dade County!

El Guapo said:
Sorry El Feo, unlike some democraticlly controled Florida Counties, I run a fair election.
Dear Supreme Court guys and gals,

My "friend" El Guapo has disenfranchised me. Please see above thread. I demand that my vote(s) be counted!

Oppressedly,

El Feo Americano
 

Jeff

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"Fast Eddie" won PA Governor. i need to start building my weapons cache in the mountains now.....

The end of gun ownership in PA is near :(
 

El Feo

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nerudite said:
I'm afraid... I'm very afraid.
We are now free to amass our armored divisions along the 49th Parallel, in preparation for conquest!
 

el Guapo

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Mike DeVuono said:
"Fast Eddie" won PA Governor. i need to start building my weapons cache in the mountains now.....

The end of gun ownership in PA is near :(
The key is to find soil rich in iron or a former scrap yard to fool the metal detectors. There it is very hard to locate your cache because of the rich signal to noise background. Also invest in some cosmoline. PVC makes the best container. Don't forget to store some ammo. :)
 

NHPlanner

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As a Dem living in "Live Free, or Die" Land....I'm so used to this that it doesn't really bother me much. Over all of the times I've cast my votes, I can count on 3 fingers the number of times the national candidate I voted for won anything (Dick Swett for Congress in the early 90's, and Bill Clinton for Pres twice).
 

Tranplanner

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I don't tend to vote along party lines, I try to find the best candidate.

Not always easy to do around here.
 

El Feo

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Tranplanner said:
[B}Bring it on, Yankee![/B]
Give up all your beer, and yes, I must ruefully admit, your donuts, and this conflict might still be avoided...
 

Chet

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I have to admit

New Order was one of my favorite bands from the 1980's. I had a chance to hang out with them after their show in 1989. They weren't very social - just sat in lounge chairs getting p*ssed up, really.
 

El Feo

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NHPlanner said:
As a Dem living in "Live Free, or Die" Land....I'm so used to this that it doesn't really bother me much. Over all of the times I've cast my votes, I can count on 3 fingers the number of times the national candidate I voted for won anything (Dick Swett for Congress in the early 90's, and Bill Clinton for Pres twice).
Hmmm...I'm a Repub in Massachusetts. Maybe we could work something out...
 

Tranplanner

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El Feo said:


Give up all your beer, and yes, I must ruefully admit, your donuts, and this conflict might still be avoided...
In other words, you want us to give up our weapons of mass destruction? I think you'll have to get UN approval for that first...
 
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I don't know - when I was in Rochester, NY, it seemed that a Canadian invasion was already beginning - signs for their new Tim Horton's everywhere!
 

El Feo

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Tranplanner said:


In other words, you want us to give up our weapons of mass destruction? I think you'll have to get UN approval for that first...
Tranplanner, surely you've heard that we're willing to go it alone on this one now. The UN has lost its relevance on matters of donuts and beer. We will not tire, we will not falter, we will not fail in our quest for your carbohydrate goodies.
 

giovannitp

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Well, my guy didn't win but I'm tryin' to look at the bright side. Since the GOP is taking over Congress (and my state) there should be no excuses in the next two years for economy or education problems. If they end up fixin things, then I'll be the first in line to shake hands. But if things stay broke (and I bet they will) then I will have no sympathy for them.

On another note, did any Libertarians or Independents win? If they did, do I know any of them? I voted for a couple just to be fair but as usual they got stomped.
 

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I'll bet that preditor was following that terrorist guy around for days waiting till election day to blow him up, geez how convenient. Either that or the whole thing never happened and they blew up some truck in a US desert ..... h'mmm
 

El Feo

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giff57 said:
I'll bet that preditor was following that terrorist guy around for days waiting till election day to blow him up, geez how convenient. Either that or the whole thing never happened and they blew up some truck in a US desert ..... h'mmm
;)

Was there another meeting of the Loyal Oliver Stone Exegesis and Rationalization Society last night?
 

Tranplanner

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El Feo said:


Tranplanner, surely you've heard that we're willing to go it alone on this one now. The UN has lost its relevance on matters of donuts and beer. We will not tire, we will not falter, we will not fail in our quest for your carbohydrate goodies.
Nah, I think we can take you.
 

el Guapo

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Silent Death from Above!

I ran across a few members of that club in KC yesterday. They were bemoaning how we didn't have the right to kill other people without UN authorization. When asked how they would prosecute the war on terror they said "well not this way."

Should they have let the terrorists go because they made themselves a good target on an inconvenient day? If let go because it might influence an election how would you explain to their future victims the unfortunate circumstances of why we had to hold our trigger finger?.

I want terrorists to always have it in the back of their minds that death may come swiftly from above anywhere in the world. I want them nervious.


El Feo said:


;)

Was there another meeting of the Loyal Oliver Stone Exegesis and Rationalization Society last night?
 

Wannaplan?

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I'm a bit dismayed by the dominance of Republicanism at the national level. I take solace in the fact that Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat, will be our next Governor here in Michigan. Having said that, I must admit that I did not vote in this election. Having been a lifelong Democrat who has always voted straight-ticket and never voted for a Republican, I must also admit that I am tired of big politics, negative ads, and the Democratic Party. What exactly is the Democratic Party about anyway? Where are the articulate, non-whiney, and believable leaders in this party? Why do we come across as a bunch of waffling wimps who don't know what we stand for? The Democratic Party is in a sad state of affairs. Until I understand what they are about, I am giving up voting. No sense in casting a ballot that I cannot believe in, ya know?

By the way, the turmoil I feel for the Democratic Party in no reflects any desire to join the Republican Party. Don't try to convert me or try to sell me the virtues of good ol' American conservatism. It ain't gonna work on me! If anything, I now understand why so many Democrats voted for Nader in 2000. Personally, I think the man is way too far to the left, and to this day, I still don't understand his appeal and how he became such a catalyst for inspiration in 2000. What I do understand, however, is the desire to vote for something other than the condescending crap candidates that both the Democrats and Republicans cough-up for each election. None of them speak to me, and its the same rhetoric and snappy one-liners year after year. Perhaps I have now become a dreadful cynic. But then again, I do have hope.
 

nerudite

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Tranplanner said:
I don't tend to vote along party lines, I try to find the best candidate.

Not always easy to do around here.
It's too hard to vote along party lines up here (IMO)... there are so many parties with so much overlap. And half the time it sounds like the various elected officials in the parties don't agree on things either. It's all so confusing...

If you know of a good book or website that explains it all, I would like to read up more on the myriad parties up here. The only party I can remember the stance of right now is the National Marijuana Party. ;)
 

nerudite

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El Feo said:


Give up all your beer, and yes, I must ruefully admit, your donuts, and this conflict might still be avoided...
I'll personally lead your troups to all the Tim Horton's in my area... as long as you take all the Starbucks back too.
 

el Guapo

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Sorry.

Beaner said:
...Having said that, I must admit that I did not vote in this election...
Whoops, I couldn't read a thing after that line.......

Voting earns you the Privilege to bitch.
 

giff57

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Mike DeVuono said:


Welfare and unemployment for everyone & a union for everything.
So then the GOP is for rich white men?
 

BKM

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Dittos, Beaner. (See, I am adjusting already to the new regime. Hail Rush!) :)

You have expressed a lot of my opinions. What DOES the Democratic Party really believe in? Is New Deal Liberalism so exhausted that we can only parrot a feeble, exhausted "me-too" copy of Republican Party conservatism? Heck, they may not want to admit it, but Bill Clinton was a great Republican president-from a policy perspective.

A great book I would recommend: False Dawn, by a former Thatcherite. No solutions or easy answers, but an excellent discussion about why I will never be a purist conservative free marketer. (The book points out how unconservative the republican right is in the US.)

Although he really didn't deserve it, Gray Davis won in Cali (gag me with a spoon!-but anybody but Simon), George Miller (D) was reelected (neutral), and a democrat was sent to the House (Wolk).

Most importantly, our local Utility Tax passed, so I will HOPEFULLY not be unemployed this year :) Thank God, because you know how good the economy is doing under the Great Helmsman and Crew.

BACK TO WORK!
 

adaptor

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Meet the new boss - same as the old boss

I'd feel a lot better about the next couple of years if I didn't think congress was ready to engage in an orgy of ill-considered actions bent on addressing every perceived wound at the hands of the party at the other side of the middle of the raod.

Here's just a taste of what we have to look forward to:
http://www.theonion.com/onion3841/republicans_mount_campaign.html

If politicians in general werem't such a pathetic lot it would be hard to laugh about it.
 

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This is more a local rant than a national one. What the hell is all of this lower taxes BS. Every one says they want lower taxes and more services... How the hell does that work? It's like they think we all by $300 pencils or something. The whole town was PO'd because we put new carpet in city hall. Never mind that the strings from the old one were being cut out of the vacum every night for 4 years. We have not raised our tax asking for many years, so with inflation we actually have less to work with. Do people just not get it?
 

donk

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nerudite said:

It's too hard to vote along party lines up here (IMO)...
We are all confused too.

Tell me about it. What do you do when the party runs a moron candidate for your rep, but you support the party, or has a really good local rep but a moron leader that you can't stand?

As for differentiating the parties, good luck. they all seem to fiscally conservative (or responsible). The moral stance is NDP left with PRIDE Liberals, centre let things be. Progressive Conservatives - centre right/small "c"conservative, Bloq - parlez vous francias, c'est bon, Alliance / Reform - Newt would be proud.
 

Dan

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nerudite said:
I'm afraid... I'm very afraid.
Second that. The Republican party that I know now seems to have leanings that are far to the right of the party of Ike and Reagan, and IMHO, the majority of Republicans I know.

Another IMHO ... the Democrats did this to themselves. Republicans started attacking the left when their other nemesis, communism, became moot in the early 1990s. The Dems responded by leaning to the right to grab the center, helping push the Republicans even further to the right. The Dems weren't true to their cause, and in the end it was their demise.

I hate to say this, but the way this country is going, with its increasing arrogance and anti-social action (i.e. refusal to sign international treaties, execution of children, and so on), the US is going to be the world's pariah nation in five to ten years. Think 1970s Rhodesia or 1980s South Africa.
 

Wannaplan?

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Re: Sorry.

El Guapo said:
Whoops, I couldn't read a thing after that line.......

Voting earns you the Privilege to bitch.
Hey Grumps.

Other than saying "I'm a bit dismayed by the dominance of Republicanism at the national level," notice that I wasn't bitching about any specific policies. Or any specific candidate. My comments were rather general, and in terms of specifics, notice I was highly critical of the Democratic party.

Regardless if I vote or not, I do have the right to bitch.

Unfortunate that you tuned out so soon from my post.
 

SW MI Planner

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What exactly is the Democratic Party about anyway? Where are the articulate, non-whiney, and believable leaders in this party? Why do we come across as a bunch of waffling wimps who don't know what we stand for?
Beaner - do you think thats why Jennifer asks like such a stinken &@#$% - to try to *prove* otherwise? I didn't even want to vote for her.

((sorry if you like her - she just rubbed me the wrong way))
 

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KMateja said:
I don't know - when I was in Rochester, NY, it seemed that a Canadian invasion was already beginning - signs for their new Tim Horton's everywhere!
is that a bad thing...remember...toronto looks like albany, but cleaner.
 
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el Guapo

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Re: Re: Sorry.

Beaner said:


Hey Grumps.

Other than saying "I'm a bit dismayed by the dominance of Republicanism at the national level," notice that I wasn't bitching about any specific policies. Or any specific candidate. My comments were rather general, and in terms of specifics, notice I was highly critical of the Democratic party.

Regardless if I vote or not, I do have the right to bitch.

Unfortunate that you tuned out so soon from my post.
Sorry, I just thought you were rationalizing being to lazy too vote. Oh, wait, I'm not sorry.
 

GeogPlanner

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Tranplanner said:


Well, that and we don't have the giant egg thing.

But The Egg (note the capitialization) made for a great billboard along I-787 around here promoting the Simpsons on Fox. Homer crouches over The Egg drooling: "Mmmmm...concrete egg!"
 
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GeogPlanner said:



But The Egg (note the capitialization) made for a great billboard along I-787 around here promoting the Simpsons on Fox. Homer crouches over The Egg drooling: "Mmmmm...concrete egg!"
I missed that! hee. sadly, i'm one of "those suburbanites" who rarely ventures into the city, even though it's less than three miles away. although we did venture over to The Orchard for lunch yesterday to celebrate democracy with the best cream of mushroom soup in the city!
 

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A couple of thoughts on the foregoing:

If we all agree never to provide any link to the Onion, I won't provide any links to The National Review...

Dan, you are usually quite reasonble but your last post was silly, the next Rhodesia, ha, Why does it offend you lib's to stand up for something...One of the reasons the dems got whupped so bad last night was that comments like Dan's and folks like McCaulliffe, Dashle et al. are so out of the main stream its laughable.

One present teenager slams your premise: Mr. Malvo

The tax thing: Just look at your pay stub. Its your money thats going to Washington, the statehouse and city hall. Its no one elses money. 30 to 50 percent of ones pay is too much. Again, way out of the mainstream with that thought. I think Fritz Mondale admitted he would raise taxes again. Oh, and he lost.

Drone Technology. You wanna raise my taxes, ok, buy more drones. Very cool way of disposing of people who WILL KILL YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WHEN THEY GET THE CHANCE.

Morning in America my Friends, Morning in America.
 
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I agree with everything Beaner said except for not voting in this election. One thing I will never do is choose to not vote. Too many people died for me (and others as well) to have that right and I won't let their deaths be in vain.

I have also become dissatisfied with the Democratic Party, but will never change parties. The thought of aligning myself with a party that has members like David Duke, John Cooksey, Trent Lott, et. al. sickens me right down to the core.
 

NHPlanner

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gkmo62u said:
And the Party of Al Sharpton, Hillary Clinton, and Barney Frank doesn't?
Frankly, no. It doesn't.
 

Cardinal

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Planderella said:
I agree with everything Beaner said except for not voting in this election. One thing I will never do is choose to not vote. Too many people died for me (and others as well) to have that right and I won't let their deaths be in vain.

I have also become dissatisfied with the Democratic Party, but will never change parties. The thought of aligning myself with a party that has members like David Duke, John Cooksey, Trent Lott, et. al. sickens me right down to the core.
I'll give Beaner some credit, too. He is the first person I know to state a philosophical reason for not voting, instead of not doing so out of apathy or laziness. Voting for most of the candidates we seem to get stuck with is not easy. Still, I will always do it.

I have always aligned myself with the Republicans but have been greatly disillusioned with them for some time now, perhaps beginning with the Newt. Most of them no longer represent my views, either fiscal or social. Democrats seem to do a marginally better job if that right now, so I will vote for some of them. That's right, I am no longer a straight-line party voter. Still, I am not pleased with either party. My hope has been that the current Republicans will be soundly defeated - thrown out of office - and a new generation of more moderate, more responsible Republican leaders with new ideas will rise up in their place. I think many Dems feel the same of their party.
 

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Michael Stumpf said:
My hope has been that the current Republicans will be soundly defeated - thrown out of office - and a new generation of more moderate, more responsible Republican leaders with new ideas will rise up in their place. I think many Dems feel the same of their party.
I would concur with Michael's sentiments. As a NH Democrat, you cannot be anything other than a middle to right leaner to get elected to anything in this state. I'd love to see both parties blur a bit more toward the center.
 
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