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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergeant Gleed View Post
    So your wife likes to see men hung merely because women lie about them?

    Nice.
    ??? try re-reading the post again, then get back to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Or all of the above, but I think that many people don't even realize that they have the power to change the status quo.
    Let's be honest. The vast majority of people are less than complete idiots. Subjecting yourself to the party system when each of us is greater proves that.

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    So, what you're saying is that you hate cheesecake.

    If he can connect unrelated statements, so can I.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sergeant Gleed View Post
    So your wife likes to see men hung merely because women lie about them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal Jordan View Post
    Let's be honest. The vast majority of people are less than complete idiots. Subjecting yourself to the party system when each of us is greater proves that.

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    Right, but there's rational ignorance where even smart, knowledgeable people just do not have the time or resources to keep up with the inundation of political news and investigate every story for facts and logic and publish a reaction, so they just don't, and the politicking is left to a few groups who can garner the most money to pay teams of people to do all those things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by midcan5 View Post
    I've heard criminals are happy as shat over Kavanaugh. Brett Kavanaugh will the first scotus judge to have lied under oath and no Senator cared or even noticed. Criminals can use Brett's testimony as precedent. You know precedent. But judge, you guys lie all the time, let's be fair now. Jury, please take notice they may all be lying. 'You are found innocent, that there judge is a known liar. Thank you thank you. See people republicans do do good things for Americans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense View Post
    I'm surprised there has not been a serious effort to create a third party that falls somewhere in between the two parties.

    If a party that espoused fiscal responsibility, social liberalism, non interventionism and an end to hyper partisanship appeared, I'd think it would appeal to many. The climate seems ripe for a realistic third option.
    Third and forth parties have had a serious impact on elections. We have the alternative parties. We just need serous people to run as their candidates.

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