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Jan 15, 2008 12:43 PM CST 22 Ways to tell if you're a good Democrat.
dazzling_dave
dazzling_davedazzling_daveWaynesboro, Virginia USA7 Threads 2,686 Posts
22 WAYS TO BE A GOOD DEMOCRAT
Valid?? You be the judge.


IT'S NOT SO HARD.. EVEN A CAVE MAN CAN DO IT....

1. You have to be against capital punishment, but support abortion on
demand.

2. You have to believe that businesses create oppression and governments
create prosperity.

3. You have to believe that guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens
are more of a threat than nuclear weapons technology in the hands of
Chinese and North Korean communists.

4. You have to believe that there was no art before federal funding.

5. You have to believe that global temperatures are more affected by
soccer moms driving SUVs than by scientifically documented cyclical
changes in the earth's climate.

6. You have to believe that gender roles are artificial, but being
homosexual is natural.

7. You have to believe that the AIDS virus is spread by a lack of
federal funding.

8. You have to believe that the same teacher who can't teach fourth
graders how to read is somehow qualified to teach those same kids about
sex.

9. You have to believe that hunters don't care about nature, but loony
activists who have never been outside of San Francisco do.

10. You have to believe that self-esteem is more important than actually
doing something to earn it.

11. You have to believe that Mel Gibson spent $25 million of his own
money to make The Passion of the Christ for financial gain only.

12. You have to believe that the NRA is bad because it supports certain
parts of the Constitution, while the ACLU is good because it supports
certain parts of the Constitution.

13. You have to believe that taxes are too low, but ATM fees are too
high.

14. You have to believe that Margaret Sanger and Gloria Steinem are more
important to American history than Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Edison, and
Alexander Graham Bell.

15. You have to believe that standardized tests are racist, but racial
quotas and set-asides are not.

16. You have to believe that Hillary Clinton is normal and is a very
nice person.

17. You have to believe that the only reason socialism hasn't worked
anywhere it's been tried is because the right people haven't been in
charge.

18. You have to believe that conservatives telling the truth belong in
jail, but a liar and a sex offender belonged in the White House.

19. You have to believe that homosexual parades displaying drag,
transvestites, and bestiality should be constitutionally protected, and
manger scenes at Christmas should be illegal.

20. You have to believe that illegal Democratic Party funding by the
Chinese Government is somehow in the best interest to the United States.

21. You have to believe that it's okay to give federal workers the day
off on Christmas Day
, but it's not okay to say "Merry Christmas."

22. You have to believe that this message is part of a vast right wing
conspiracy.

Ready to vote?
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Jan 16, 2008 1:30 AM CST 22 Ways to tell if you're a good Democrat.
omega1036
omega1036omega1036spearfish, South Dakota USA3 Threads 617 Posts
well saidrose I would like to handshake
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Jan 16, 2008 1:35 AM CST 22 Ways to tell if you're a good Democrat.
kevduf
kevdufkevdufColumbia, Missouri USA7 Threads 1,904 Posts
Thanks for the reminder on why I lean more left than right.

Those do sound alot like my values....

thumbs up grin
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Jan 16, 2008 9:36 AM CST 22 Ways to tell if you're a good Democrat.
tampa1
tampa1tampa1London, Ontario Canada69 Threads 4,105 Posts
This is fantastic, and so true.
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Jan 16, 2008 9:56 AM CST 22 Ways to tell if you're a good Democrat.
RillyNiceGuy
RillyNiceGuyRillyNiceGuySoutheast, Arkansas USA1,208 Threads 1 Polls 18,965 Posts
I'm a independacrap! I'm so independent I don't give a crap.rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing




I don't go by party only by what is right and best according to my heart and mind for the people.
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Jan 16, 2008 11:40 AM CST 22 Ways to tell if you're a good Democrat.
The_Kansan
The_KansanThe_KansanKnoxville, Tennessee USA476 Threads 1 Polls 4,695 Posts
thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up

Thank you, Dave!
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Jan 16, 2008 5:48 PM CST 22 Ways to tell if you're a good Democrat.
dazzling_dave
dazzling_davedazzling_daveWaynesboro, Virginia USA7 Threads 2,686 Posts
Thanks Don, Pete and Omega for your replies.

I should have figured Kev would have to be contrary. laugh

Len, I don't necessarily vote along party lines. The sad truth though is that a majority of the Democratic party think like this.

A talk show that I listen to sometimes likes to say "How do you make a conservative angry? Lie to him. How do you make a liberal angry? Tell him the truth." I find quite a bit of truth in that statement, from first hand observation.
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Jan 16, 2008 5:54 PM CST 22 Ways to tell if you're a good Democrat.
PeachesandRay
PeachesandRayPeachesandRayConcord, North Carolina USA91 Threads 1 Polls 1,830 Posts
How dreadfully sad for the good ole United States of America that the morals & values she was founded on are now the ones she cannot enforce for the protection of her peoplecrying

Peachesmoping frustrated mumbling
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Jan 16, 2008 6:02 PM CST 22 Ways to tell if you're a good Democrat.
Indyfella
IndyfellaIndyfellaindianapolis, Indiana USA230 Threads 9 Polls 27,698 Posts
Well, ATM fees are a bit too high.......rolling on the floor laughing
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Jan 16, 2008 6:21 PM CST 22 Ways to tell if you're a good Democrat.
Raise the taxes, we have many plans that need to be put in place and naturally, ALL politicians will need at least a 10% increase in salary each year..

Social Security? Well, we see fit to allow a .003% increase, we have plans to put in place and the illegals in this country will need to collect something when they reach the proper age..


Why is there not an emoticon for one bending over and spreading their "cheeks"??confused
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Jan 16, 2008 6:21 PM CST 22 Ways to tell if you're a good Democrat.
dazzling_dave
dazzling_davedazzling_daveWaynesboro, Virginia USA7 Threads 2,686 Posts
This is true Indy. I can choose not to use an ATM though. Is a bit difficult to get around paying taxes.
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Jan 16, 2008 6:50 PM CST 22 Ways to tell if you're a good Democrat.
kevduf
kevdufkevdufColumbia, Missouri USA7 Threads 1,904 Posts
In response to: I should have figured Kev would have to be contrary.


Of course, someone has to fight the good fight....laugh
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Jan 16, 2008 6:53 PM CST 22 Ways to tell if you're a good Democrat.
Indyfella
IndyfellaIndyfellaindianapolis, Indiana USA230 Threads 9 Polls 27,698 Posts
This is true Indy. I can choose not to use an ATM though. Is a bit difficult to get around paying taxes.


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Well, as I understand it, the bottom 50% of the population pay 1% of all income taxes in the country. I'm not sure who's pulling the wagon? I may have to do some research. professor dunno
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Jan 16, 2008 6:57 PM CST 22 Ways to tell if you're a good Democrat.
dazzling_dave
dazzling_davedazzling_daveWaynesboro, Virginia USA7 Threads 2,686 Posts
I once saw it explained in a bar setting. Wish I could find that little story. It was a very good example of the income tax system as far as which class of people pays what share.
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Jan 16, 2008 7:11 PM CST 22 Ways to tell if you're a good Democrat.
kevduf
kevdufkevdufColumbia, Missouri USA7 Threads 1,904 Posts
In response to: Well, as I understand it, the bottom 50% of the population pay 1% of all income taxes in the country. I'm not sure who's pulling the wagon? I may have to do some research.


Doesn't that have a little something to do with the top percentages of Americans controlling most of the wealth and assets? So, maybe those that have more, should pay more? You can't bleed a stone, and the middle class can't afford to pay more taxes to help out those poor rich people that have to pay those taxes.

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Jan 16, 2008 7:15 PM CST 22 Ways to tell if you're a good Democrat.
Indyfella
IndyfellaIndyfellaindianapolis, Indiana USA230 Threads 9 Polls 27,698 Posts
I would contend that everyone's being taxed too much.

Better stated, what's not taxed?


Better yet, wait until we all get the priviledge to pay the carbon tax that will be introduced after the election. The poor will be poorer~ It's coming...wait and see~
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Jan 16, 2008 7:20 PM CST 22 Ways to tell if you're a good Democrat.
dazzling_dave
dazzling_davedazzling_daveWaynesboro, Virginia USA7 Threads 2,686 Posts
You're going to understand the current tax plan alot better after you
read the folllowing. Enjoy and share.



Bar Stool Economics

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten
comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it
would go something like this:

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7.
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.

So, that's what they decided to do. The ten men drank in the bar
every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day,
the owner threw them a curve. "Since you are all such good
customers," he said, "I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer
by $20. "Drinks for the ten now cost just $80.

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so
the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free.
But what about the other six men, the paying customers? How could they
divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his 'fair share?'
They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they
subtracted that from
everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end
up being paid to drink his beer. So, the bar owner suggested that it
would be fair to reduce each man's bill by roughly the same amount, and
he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay. And so:

The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings).
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings).
The seventh now paid $5 instead of $7 (28%savings).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).
The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).

Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four
continued to drink for free. But once outside the bar, the men began
to compare their savings. "I only got a dollar out of the $20,
declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man," but he got
$10!" "Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved a
dollar, too. It's unfair that he got ten times more than I!"
"That's true!!" shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get $10 back
when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!" "Wait a
minute," yelled the first four men in unison. "We didn't get anything
at all. The system exploits the poor!"

The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up. The next night the
tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat
down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill,
they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money
between all of them for even half of the bill!

And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how
our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most
benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being
wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might
start drinking overseas
where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.



For those who understand, no explanation is needed.
For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.
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Jan 16, 2008 7:44 PM CST 22 Ways to tell if you're a good Democrat.
dazzling_dave: You're going to understand the current tax plan alot better after you
read the folllowing. Enjoy and share.
Bar Stool Economics

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten
comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it
would go something like this:

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7.
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.

So, that's what they decided to do. The ten men drank in the bar
every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day,
the owner threw them a curve. "Since you are all such good
customers," he said, "I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer
by $20. "Drinks for the ten now cost just $80.

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so
the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free.
But what about the other six men, the paying customers? How could they
divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his 'fair share?'
They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they
subtracted that from
everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end
up being paid to drink his beer. So, the bar owner suggested that it
would be fair to reduce each man's bill by roughly the same amount, and
he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay. And so:

The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings).
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings).
The seventh now paid $5 instead of $7 (28%savings).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).
The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).

Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four
continued to drink for free. But once outside the bar, the men began
to compare their savings. "I only got a dollar out of the $20,
declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man," but he got
$10!" "Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved a
dollar, too. It's unfair that he got ten times more than I!"
"That's true!!" shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get $10 back
when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!" "Wait a
minute," yelled the first four men in unison. "We didn't get anything
at all. The system exploits the poor!"

The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up. The next night the
tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat
down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill,
they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money
between all of them for even half of the bill!

And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how
our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most
benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being
wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might
start drinking overseas
where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.
For those who understand, no explanation is needed.
For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.


Atlas Shrugged!!!!



hole uh oh wave
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Jan 16, 2008 8:56 PM CST 22 Ways to tell if you're a good Democrat.
lostinohio
lostinohiolostinohioCuyahoga Falls, Ohio USA8 Threads 1 Polls 58 Posts
Some ways to prove your a good Republican. Even a cave man wouldn't believe this crap.

Saddam was a good guy when Reagan armed him, a bad guy when Bush's daddy made war on him, a good guy when Cheney did business with him and then a bad guy when Bush said so.

Trade with Cuba is wrong because the country is Communist, but trade with China and Vietnam is vital to a spirit of international harmony.

A woman can't be trusted with decisions about her own body, but
multi-national corporations can make decisions affecting all mankind
without regulation.

Jesus loves you, and shares your hatred of homosexuals and Hillary
Clinton.

The best way to improve military morale is to praise the troops in
speeches while slashing veterans' benefits and combat pay.

If condoms are kept out of schools, adolescents won't have sex.

A good way to fight terrorism is to belittle our long-time allies, then
demand their cooperation and money.

Providing health care to all Iraqis is sound policy. Providing health care
to all Americans is socialism.

HMOs and insurance companies have the best interests of the public at
heart.

Global warming and tobacco's link to cancer are junk science, but
creationism should be taught in schools.

A president lying about an extramarital affair is a impeachable offense.
A president lying to enlist support for a war in which thousands die is
solid defense policy.


Being a drug addict is a moral failing and a crime, unless you're a
conservative radio host. Then it's an illness and you need our prayers for your recovery.

You support states' rights, which means the Attorney General can
tell states what local voter initiatives they have the right to adopt.

What Bill Clinton did in the 1960s is of vital national interest, but what
Bush did in the '80s is irrelevant.
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I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head - Theodore Roosevelt
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uh Oh i didnt read em...just coming in to say Hi!!

Hi DAVE!!!!!wave hug
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