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Old 05-18-2009, 05:55 PM   #61
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FRPLG, nicely stated. I give your statement the "JoeRedskin Stamp Of Approval" (Recognized world-wide as the seal of quality posting).

My father, a retired airforce pilot who relied on accurate weather predictions for his safety, once said to me that weather prediction beyond the next three days is pretty much voodoo and tea leaves.

As I have studied the issues and opinions surrounding "global warming", I have become more and more convinced of the truth of my dad's statement.
What? I don't see the connection here. What you have you gleaned from your studies of global warming that leads you to agree with your father that weather forecasts beyond three days are inherently suspect? If you have in fact studied the issue of global warming, then you should have found that those who believe in it (for lack of a better phrase) consider there to be a very "present" element to it; i.e., that global warming is happening now. Assuming, arguendo, that global warming is in fact happening, it would be ridiculous to believe that NO future weather trends could be predicted based on such a fact. That the exactitude of future daily forecasts could not be guaranteed would not undermine the value of the predicted trends.
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:04 PM   #62
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Well now this new party will have to take into account that the Pro-Life now has more supporters then Pro-Choice for the first time sensen they have been tracking this galup poll.More Americans “Pro-Life” Than “Pro-Choice” for First Time
I did not want to start an abortion thread but I found this pool really interesting.

I found this poll interesting.
National (US) Poll * April 30, 2009 * Gays In The Military Should Be - Quinnipiac University Hamden, Connecticut
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:10 PM   #63
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Sadly the new party simply bickers like the old parties. Global Climate Change/No Global Climate Change, I have my opinion, But why should a new party whose goal is limited government be in the pot arguing this?

If any scientists of note are arguing that in the course of my generation/my children's generation the world is going to suddenly and catastrophically cool, they are most likely speaking hogwash. Maybe our actions cause it, maybe not. Let private citizens groups collect private funds, study it, and say yea or nay, but a limited resource Federal Government need not stamp it's approval/disapproval on it. I am sure the car companies will fund research against it, and I am sure men/women of great wealth and concern for the longterm future of our species, like Saden, can fund the pro group. But don't create a federal dept of global catastrophic and possibly unchangeable events, or a bureau of great handwringing.

The goal of a limited government party should not be to side with one or another political agenda, but to say ENOUGH, we are here to provide a framework for citizens, and localities to grow and prosper, and not fear external armed or economic attack. How each locality chooses to set it's standards, within our constitutional framework, is THEIR choice and freedom.

Again see the 10th amendment.

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Old 05-18-2009, 06:51 PM   #64
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I thought that plants liked Co2?
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:15 PM   #65
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I found it interesting as well:"American voters reject 50 - 44 percent the argument that ending discrimination against homosexuals is as necessary today as ending discrimination against blacks was in the 1960s. Black voters say 45 - 44 percent it is as important, while whites say 51 - 43 percent it is not.

Voters support 50 - 44 percent the federal law allowing states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, but say 54 - 39 percent that the federal law denying federal spousal benefits to same-sex partners should be repealed.

Society is paying too much attention to the needs of gays and lesbians, 49 percent of voters say, while 21 percent say there's too little attention and 22 percent say it's "about right."

I'd say this falls right in-line with CRedskins' point.
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700? Is that the number of "international scientists" this report identifies as disputing a human connection to global warming? I'll bet you could find a greater number of "international scientists" who dispute a connection between smoking and cancer.
I bet you couldn't.
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:23 PM   #67
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I think it is time we start limiting the Congress's term limits. What is happening now is that we have elected officials who are more concerned with getting re-elected than doing what is best for the people in their states. Many years ago in Virginia senators were appointed by the governor, maybe it is time to look at that again. Doubt it will ever happen, government is getting bigger and more powerful and they aren't going to give that up anytime soon.

What conservatives need to get to is a more pragmatic approach and I would say the GOP does too. I am conservative before I am a Republican. Obama will more than likely be a two term president unless he really screws up, but even then he has enough allies in the media that they will not let him fail, at least not yet.

There are always going to be cycles in politics. The Democratic party has start stepping up to the plate and they too are dealing with the divide between the far left faction of their party and their more moderate members.

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Old 05-18-2009, 09:25 PM   #68
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While we're looking at polls:

FOX News Poll: Americans Want Less Government, Less Spending - Presidential Politics | Political News - FOXNews.com

I'd say this bodes well for our Grand New Party (or if we can get the GOP focused on a reduce gov't/reduce spending platform).
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I think it is time we start limiting the Congress's term limits. What is happening now is that we have elected officials who are more concerned with getting re-elected than doing what is best for the people in their states. Many years ago in Virginia senators were appointed by the governor, maybe it is time to look at that again. Doubt it will ever happen, government is getting bigger and more powerful and they aren't going to give that up anytime soon.

What conservatives need to get to is a more pragmatic approach and I would say the GOP does too. I am conservative before I am a Republican. Obama will more than likely be a two term president unless he really screws up, but even then he has enough allies in the media that they will not let him fail, at least not yet.

There are always going to be cycles in politics. The Democratic party has start stepping up to the plate and they too are dealing with the divide between the far left faction of their party and their more moderate members.

" A people who fear its government is a tyranny. A government who fears its people is liberty." Thomas Jefferson
Good post, unfortunately we're closer to the former than the later.
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I bet you couldn't.
If there are 700 "international scientists" who think there is no human connection to global warming, then, yes, you could.
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If there are 700 "international scientists" who think there is no human connection to global warming, then, yes, you could.
Good to see another open minded person on the board.
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I think it is time we start limiting the Congress's term limits. What is happening now is that we have elected officials who are more concerned with getting re-elected than doing what is best for the people in their states. Many years ago in Virginia senators were appointed by the governor, maybe it is time to look at that again. Doubt it will ever happen, government is getting bigger and more powerful and they aren't going to give that up anytime soon.

What conservatives need to get to is a more pragmatic approach and I would say the GOP does too. I am conservative before I am a Republican. Obama will more than likely be a two term president unless he really screws up, but even then he has enough allies in the media that they will not let him fail, at least not yet.

There are always going to be cycles in politics. The Democratic party has start stepping up to the plate and they too are dealing with the divide between the far left faction of their party and their more moderate members.

" A people who fear its government is a tyranny. A government who fears its people is liberty." Thomas Jefferson
For the first bolded point, that is how the Constitution originally established the Senate, but a Constitutional Amendment in the early 1900's changed the Election of the Senate to pure voting. At the time it probably made sense, however in hindsight, I think it has simply diluted the Senate, and created a second House of Representatives. There was a clear and purposeful split in the roles of the two bodies, that now is more or less simply window dressing.

As to the 2nd. Politics is NOT cyclical, this is either a myth, or a misconception. If it was cyclical, we would be looking at slavery coming back into fashion, or other outdated, and illogical ideas. Politics is moreso a creeping ivy. It may curve to the left, or to the right, but it never stops expanding its reach, unless the gardener prunes it.

I would use seatbelts as an example. In the 80's in Md, when seatbelt laws were first introduced, there was a lot of outrage, but it was accepted, just not as a primary cause for a ticket. The ivy was planted. Later the State law was changed, now it could be a primary cause, but still the nobility of the purpose was to prevent harm to yourself, and reduce insurance rates (I am so glad that happened). Now this year's National Click It or Ticket commercial actually de-emphasizes the risk of injury and says, basically, do it or else get a ticket. The specific commercial I am referring to talks of a guy's friend who got a seatbelt ticket, and was an idiot because now he has to pay the fine instead of going to a concert. The point is that it was not a cycle, but an ever increasing, and overreaching intrusion into states' rights and individual liberties.
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:31 AM   #74
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Has anyone here read "Grand New Party"?
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For the first bolded point, that is how the Constitution originally established the Senate, but a Constitutional Amendment in the early 1900's changed the Election of the Senate to pure voting. At the time it probably made sense, however in hindsight, I think it has simply diluted the Senate, and created a second House of Representatives. There was a clear and purposeful split in the roles of the two bodies, that now is more or less simply window dressing.

As to the 2nd. Politics is NOT cyclical, this is either a myth, or a misconception. If it was cyclical, we would be looking at slavery coming back into fashion, or other outdated, and illogical ideas. Politics is moreso a creeping ivy. It may curve to the left, or to the right, but it never stops expanding its reach, unless the gardener prunes it.

I would use seatbelts as an example. In the 80's in Md, when seatbelt laws were first introduced, there was a lot of outrage, but it was accepted, just not as a primary cause for a ticket. The ivy was planted. Later the State law was changed, now it could be a primary cause, but still the nobility of the purpose was to prevent harm to yourself, and reduce insurance rates (I am so glad that happened). Now this year's National Click It or Ticket commercial actually de-emphasizes the risk of injury and says, basically, do it or else get a ticket. The specific commercial I am referring to talks of a guy's friend who got a seatbelt ticket, and was an idiot because now he has to pay the fine instead of going to a concert. The point is that it was not a cycle, but an ever increasing, and overreaching intrusion into states' rights and individual liberties.
Seatbelt laws are by state and VA just passed that law just a few years back.
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