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Old 09-25-2002, 05:06 PM   #1
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This sounds like great fun! That sounds like the crack dealer who has a pipe in his pocket and rocks in his other pocket, yet none of these things are his. That is how clueless Congress thinks the American people are, apparently. Both sides are pointing fingers and seemingly doing nothing else. Tell 'em, burnsie.



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Old 09-25-2002, 05:12 PM   #2
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Default Re: John Burns; Great Arguments for Stupid People

Burns:



You're right. The intern was great. But in your list of new requirements, you revealed yourself as a sexist pig who probably thinks enlightment can be found in a fourteen-year-old cousin's panties.



Just one more reason to like you.



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Old 09-25-2002, 05:23 PM   #3
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Burns - you sound like some wacko from Alabama! All the best people do.



I couldn't agree more about pointing out the error in people's logic (or lack of). I have been extremely disappointed that this President who did not receive the most popular votes has made it unpatriotic to disagree with Caesar's logic. A lot of people fought and lost their lives so we can all speak our mind! We don't want to squander that in the name of being good partisan citizens.



As for the intern, you guys are all pretty cool but you are not pretty. Why can't you get a buxom blond intern 20-25 years old. The Strand is full of them. Go recruit one.



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Old 09-25-2002, 05:48 PM   #4
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Default Re: Speaking as a good partisan citizen

Actually, you would have been considerably more disappointed (and taxed) if Gore was president. The man who invented the Internet (as well as our universal connectivity charge)

is incapable of competently responding to 9/11 or Iraq - Witness his most recent speech.

While all politicians are kleptomaniacal taxers and spenders, a Republican-controlled Congress is generally less likely to steal your money and spend it on some pork barrel program which will never die than the Democrats. And Burns, I must have missed Daschle's economic plan, unless you meant the bloated farm bill and his forest-clearing exemption for his home state.

Wrenching this back to bikes, you might ask yourself which president would have been more likely to propose further regulation of motorcycles (say, for example, by limiting top speed) - George or Al?

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Old 09-25-2002, 05:53 PM   #5
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Not to be a hard-on again... but...



I coulda sworn I was reading a motorcycle website, not some looney political one. Usually you do a good job of working your diatribe some how to the motorcycling realm (or at least mention a bike in passing in the rant), but this one falls short...



If I want political commentary, I'll dial up Pumpkin Head (tm) on the radio, thanks.
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Old 09-25-2002, 06:11 PM   #6
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All I can say is long live James Carville!
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Old 09-25-2002, 06:18 PM   #7
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Default A moderate Republican who agrees with Burns and Daschle

Good stuff Burns. As a Republican I was a fan of Bush until the Iraq thing came along. Daschle showed real courage on asking the question is this Iraq thing really a good idea. Also I agree that Daschle is showing courage about the economy. Bush beats the war drum Meanwhile Bin Laden is still free

Things that are pissing me off.
[*]Folks that have never served in combat telling everyone that we should not debate and go to war i.e. shut up or else you are not patriotic
[*]U.S. Corporate CEOs who say they can't compete against foreign competition using American workers and engineers yet Honda, Kawasaki, Toyota, BMW do it without strikes etc. I call it the Harvard MBA syndrome
[*]U.S. Corporate CEOs short sighted preoccupation with stock price and quartly earnings and the expense of R&D.
[*]Tax breaks for Ken Lay and others.
[*] Presidents using military action for a distraction Wag the Dog Poll numbers always rise when we bomb someone i.e. Rally around the Flag effect
[*]$350 Motorcyle service for 7500 mile intervals. Next time I'll buy a bike with a longer/cheaper service schedule



Prediction Bush loses the election in 2004 It's the economy stupid .
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Old 09-25-2002, 06:48 PM   #8
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JB, Your article reminds me of a Communication class a few years back on marking deviant behavior - that is to say, calling someone on behavior that you have a problem with (i.e. beating their kid in a supermarket). I always wondered why that person looks at me as if to say (and they sometimes do) "what gives you the right to tell me what to do?" It is as if in order to effectively criticize a child beater, you must be one too; or in order for your opinion on war to be valid, you must be a soldier. Didn't these politicians go to Philosophy class and learn their fallacies?



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Old 09-25-2002, 07:03 PM   #9
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din't know Mitch had a radio show too
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Old 09-25-2002, 07:16 PM   #10
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First, Burns, if we are going to talk about misguided logic, then Tom Daschle is at or near the top of the heap on that one. Any economist with the IQ of a rock will tell you that you can't tax your way out of a recession. You can only make things worse, which is of course the effect government has on virtually any problem. Trent Lott is saying to Tom that he should either suggest something that would ACTUALLY HELP or keep his mouth shut. Secondly, Tom Daschle is a socialist. His goal is not to help the economy, it is to buy as many votes from as many segments of the population he can by shoveling out Other People's Money.



Furthermore: I am a die hard constitutional conservative, but I have reservations about going to war. Not everyone on the right is jumping on Bush's bandwagon. Check out archconservative representative Ron Paul, or columnist Vin Supernowicz. I have no doubt that Tom Daschle would do an about-face if it served him politically. He talks out three sides of his face at once without managing to tell the truth. He is a two-faced powermongering poverty/race baiting socialist. The only reason they elect him in South Dakota is because he brings home a lot of bacon.
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