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by Lilith
Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:16 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The Lou Dobbs Democrats
Replies: 28
Views: 3160

Just can't wait til the Dems start gutting Unfree Trade.
by Lilith
Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:22 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Thanksgiving
Replies: 7
Views: 1065

Thanksgiving

My favorite holiday..some reasons why:

1> Lack of commercialism
2> A whole day centered around food
3> the concept of the family gathering
4> lack of religious implications

I wish we had 3 or 4 'thanksgivings' every year instead of one.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO EVERYONE
by Lilith
Wed Nov 22, 2006 7:11 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Reinstate the Draft?
Replies: 16
Views: 1778

"Almost nobody in the military itself believes that it would be made more effective by a return to a draft." 1. Everyone hates to rock the boat 2. Everyone might have to work a little harder The real benefit would be a political one- making more of the country 'invest' in our wars and. perhaps, forc...
by Lilith
Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Class Struggle in US
Replies: 25
Views: 2974

"Easy to say, Lilith, but we do live in an increasingly small world" True, so some compromises may have to be made. But in the past years we have seen corporate business interests completely dominate. I think there are other issues that are of utmost importance - such as >What industries are absolut...
by Lilith
Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Class Struggle in US
Replies: 25
Views: 2974

"So the money and jobs are going to the poorer countries, raising their standard of living" Brendan Precisely. When it is at the expense of my fellow American citizens, I am against it. I am an unapologetic nationalist - My views are shaped, primarily, by what I feel is best for my fellow citizens. ...
by Lilith
Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:29 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The Great Issue of Our Times
Replies: 36
Views: 3591

I think this is all just a little bit 'over the top'. All the points are legitimate concerns, but when I finish reading this I feel like the world will be lucky to last another 5 years. A little too much hysteria? Remember when Communism was going to take over the world?
by Lilith
Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Oddball protesters
Replies: 9
Views: 1357

See Madame's thread 'Class struggle in US'
by Lilith
Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Class Struggle in US
Replies: 25
Views: 2974

Thank you for posting this well written and troubling article. I will be interested to hear a response from Kevin R, who supports 'unfree trade' without hesitation (see his Lou Dobbs Democrats thread) and finds it amusing that some people who protest this corporate & wealthy domination are 'weirdos'...
by Lilith
Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Oddball protesters
Replies: 9
Views: 1357

"you frequently overgeneralize " ME? .... MOI? Well.........maybe once every now and then.......................
by Lilith
Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Baghdad Becoming Safer
Replies: 88
Views: 8040

The same exact argument we heard trying to get out of Vietnam - just replace the enemy....Islamists for Communists. "If we get out it will be a disgrace for the US" "If we get out the neighboring countries will fall" "All Southeast Asia will crumble like falling dominoes" "The world will end" Didn't...
by Lilith
Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:25 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Oddball protesters
Replies: 9
Views: 1357

"Most Americans supported the Vietnam War during the period of intense protesting but as it became clear that we were mired in a true civil war attitudes changed. " Who raised the issue of a true civil war in Vietnam? Those protesting, that's who.They were saying it from early on in the war.I think ...
by Lilith
Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:41 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Oddball protesters
Replies: 9
Views: 1357

How quickly Kevin forgets his history lessons.

Remember the weirdos and hippies 40 years ago? They brought home 500,000 troops, thats all. That's pretty 'weird', isn't it.
by Lilith
Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:47 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Reinstate the Draft?
Replies: 16
Views: 1778

"He's about ending the ability of the executive to take any meaningful military action, period." Oh, I agree. If we are going to go to war, I think we should have a declaration of war, perhaps a draft, and certainly sacrifices from all our citizens to help the war effort. It isn't the media that und...
by Lilith
Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:20 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Oddball protesters
Replies: 9
Views: 1357

They are pretty funny. And probably a lot more interesting than corporate lawyers and boring academics
by Lilith
Sun Nov 19, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Another So-Called Expert on Foreign Policy Speaks
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Kissinger - better late than never I guess. Any fool can see that now.....................
by Lilith
Sun Nov 19, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Reinstate the Draft?
Replies: 16
Views: 1778

I agree that the draft will not be reinstituted at this time - it would be political suicide. Some of the issues that Rangel raises are legitimate I believe. The all volunteer army has allowed an element of 'adventurism' in our foreign policy, for which we are suffering now in Iraq. Also, I cannot h...
by Lilith
Sun Nov 19, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Reinstate the Draft?
Replies: 16
Views: 1778

Reinstate the Draft?

Senior Democrat renews call for military draft By Jackie Frank WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An influential Democratic lawmaker on Sunday called for reinstatement of the draft as a way to boost U.S. troop levels and draw a broader section of the population into the military or public service. U.S. Rep. Cha...
by Lilith
Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The Lou Dobbs Democrats
Replies: 28
Views: 3160

"Puzzling." - Kevin

Well, puzzle on, Kevin. Maybe you can read another book and figure it all out.
by Lilith
Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Baghdad Becoming Safer
Replies: 88
Views: 8040

"I've enjoyed it because they are both well read." As, of course, you are Kevin. Or at least you want everyone to believe you are. That's very important to you isn't it Kevin? Maybe that's because you have proved to be so wrong ... so often. So, you see, one can read a book and still be ignorant. Yo...
by Lilith
Sat Nov 18, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Baghdad Becoming Safer
Replies: 88
Views: 8040

Intervention in Iraq 'pretty much of a disaster' admits Blair, as minister calls it his 'big mistake'....from the Guardian ---------------------------------------------------------- This is our best ally's opinion of the War in Iraq. Mr. Blair has changed his opionion based on overwhelming evidence....
by Lilith
Sat Nov 18, 2006 7:57 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The Lou Dobbs Democrats
Replies: 28
Views: 3160

"This is very worrisome. The recent trend among Dems to turn away from free trade and globalization is regrettable. . It would be an unspeakable tragedy to have the newly minted Congress reverse direction on these issues. " Kevin Well worry on Kevin, because its a very strong possibility. People are...
by Lilith
Sat Nov 18, 2006 7:47 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Baghdad Becoming Safer
Replies: 88
Views: 8040

" I would have thought you would have some rudimentary knowledge of it. But I can see (as in the thread on free trade) this is not the case." Well I guess that we shall have to leave all the ego centered brilliance to your posts Kevin. After all your track record (supporting the Iraq War, Free Trade...
by Lilith
Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:12 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Where Have The Rght Wingers Gone?
Replies: 20
Views: 2362

"Geeze - there are plenty of right wingers around:

New York Rangers - Jaromir Jagr
New Jersey Devils - Alexei Yashin
Ottawa Senators - Daniel Alfredsson

and so on."

:roll:
by Lilith
Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Michael Barone article about John Kerry's ...
Replies: 2
Views: 634

Kerry spoke the truth. Was it politically wise- no. But then again, rarely is the truth a priority in politics.
by Lilith
Thu Nov 16, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Baghdad Becoming Safer
Replies: 88
Views: 8040

"It is, however, difficult to enter into much of a discussion as you haven't read the literature. Have you read Braestrup's study on the press coverage of Tet? What about Halberstam's 1963 Buddhist stories? Any of the independent studies on media bias?" Have you read the Bible backwards? Don't give ...
by Lilith
Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:23 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Where Have The Rght Wingers Gone?
Replies: 20
Views: 2362

"the vicious partisanship, petty interest-group politics, hypocritical self-righteousness, and monomaniacal power-mongering " Sounds like a perfect description of Bush & the Republicans over the last 6 years. Thats why the people voted against them. We shall see what the Democrats do...if they repea...
by Lilith
Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:39 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Baghdad Becoming Safer
Replies: 88
Views: 8040

"The coverage of this conflict, as we first saw in Vietnam, has been slanted..." Kevin Kevin in the Dobbs Democrats thread on world poverty: "Yes, this is one of the great stories of recent memory, yet the media ignores it. If the trends were reversed, the media would be having nightly stories" ----...
by Lilith
Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Where Have The Rght Wingers Gone?
Replies: 20
Views: 2362

Dear Mr Cut and Run (Barry) "For one thing, even one of the most liberal states in the country wouldn't kick out of office a man who has supported the mission in Iraq all along and who doesn't want us cutting and running" ----------------------------- OK - you know what, I'm not even going to argue ...
by Lilith
Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:09 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The Lou Dobbs Democrats
Replies: 28
Views: 3160

"Yes, this is one of the great stories of recent memory, yet the media ignores it. If the trends were reversed, the media would be having nightly stories. There would be reports on the failure of capitalism and the need to try more central planning" Kevin

Another Media Conspiracy charge?
by Lilith
Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:04 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Where Have The Rght Wingers Gone?
Replies: 20
Views: 2362

"As far as the public mood over Iraq is concerned, Joe Lieberman's reelection as an independent despite the efforts of the liberal political machine to block it in a solid blue state tells me what I need to know"

Which is?
by Lilith
Tue Nov 14, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Baghdad Becoming Safer
Replies: 88
Views: 8040

"BTW, one of the things that Corlyss and I have both consistently faulted Bush for is not doing enough to make the entire nation feel the importance of and a sense of shared sacrafice in this conflict." We can all agree on that. We have a new concept of war in this country. First, we get a resolutio...
by Lilith
Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Baghdad Becoming Safer
Replies: 88
Views: 8040

No Barry the real cheap shot is you saying it will be painful. You will not feel any pain whatsoever and that's what kills me about you right wingers. You will use those terms to, I guess, imply that you have some connection to the pain but you do not. When a loved one is lost, the pain lasts foreve...
by Lilith
Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:42 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Where Have The Rght Wingers Gone?
Replies: 20
Views: 2362

Well I am glad you are still posting and I must say you express your views well, even if I disagree with those on the Iraq War.
by Lilith
Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Where Have The Rght Wingers Gone?
Replies: 20
Views: 2362

Thank you.

I don't have a 'behalf'. So you haven't noticed their absence? Do you dislike questions?
by Lilith
Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:37 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Baghdad Becoming Safer
Replies: 88
Views: 8040

"Staying will be painful" Barry

It really won't be painful to you. But some of our troops will loose limbs and life and YES, it will be painful for them.
by Lilith
Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Where Have The Rght Wingers Gone?
Replies: 20
Views: 2362

Where Have The Rght Wingers Gone?

I am curious. Where are all the postings from our resident right wingers and supporters - Pizza, Corlyss, Brendan,Kevin etc. At least Barry responds to threads and questions .... but where are the other combatant posters? I know they have suffered an election setback, but it doesn't mean their opini...
by Lilith
Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:22 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: If you're at least 50 years old - read this and exult....
Replies: 13
Views: 1437

"those of us who advanced the rights of those poor souls who were easy prey for unethical banks, greedy insurance companies and manufacturers of shoddy products."

he he he he he he :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Very funny
by Lilith
Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: John Murtha- Hero for the Democrats?
Replies: 18
Views: 1783

"We can't undo the past." Barry But we can change the future. No more "Stay the Course' BS. Lets get out - the sooner the better. 3 1/2 to 4 years and the Iraqis are still saying they haven't had time to be trained. Weve heard this losing scenerio before. You would think some people would learn from...
by Lilith
Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: John Murtha- Hero for the Democrats?
Replies: 18
Views: 1783

John Murtha's position on Iraq is in the center, as the elections proved. We cannot be scared with 'cut and run' banter anymore, because everyone knows thats just a cover for a bankrupt policy. Come join us us, Barry, in the new political center. Right now you are at the edge of a weak limb on the f...
by Lilith
Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:57 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: John Murtha- Hero for the Democrats?
Replies: 18
Views: 1783

Pelosi Supports Murtha for Majority Leader Over Hoyer Nov. 13 (Bloomberg) -- House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said she supports Representative John Murtha (news, bio, voting record) for the post of majority leader, bypassing the current No. 2, Steny Hoyer. ``For all you have done for Democrats i...
by Lilith
Sat Nov 11, 2006 12:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Puzzled Aussie
Replies: 18
Views: 1834

And for every death we have almost 10 other casualties.

So multiply that figure X10 for total casualties.
by Lilith
Sat Nov 11, 2006 8:28 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Puzzled Aussie
Replies: 18
Views: 1834

Saphire - you detail a mind that grows, is flexible and open, and has undergone change. How welcome is that on this Board where opinions are protected and encased in cement linings. I think your 'journey' on this issue mirrors millions of Americans who have come to see this Iraq War as a bankrupt po...
by Lilith
Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:07 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The Lou Dobbs Democrats
Replies: 28
Views: 3160

"many practical men and women of affairs continue to view the case for free trade skeptically, as an abstract argument made by ivory-tower economists with, at most, one foot on terra firma" Thats correct- exactly how I view it. Its a juvenile, one size fits all theory that doesn't work in a world of...
by Lilith
Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The Lou Dobbs Democrats
Replies: 28
Views: 3160

"the spectacular results achieved by free trade and globalization"

?????????????????????????????????? Spectacular results - for who. Not for our country.
by Lilith
Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: I thought he was dead!
Replies: 5
Views: 640

Welcome back Pizza. Isn't there an article you can post which will explain in 5,000 words or more why everything you suggested for US foreign policy has gone wrong?
by Lilith
Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:06 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Puzzled Aussie
Replies: 18
Views: 1834

Agree in general with Sapphire, but also have sympathy for RobLem's point.

It is a bloodbath now in Iraq.... and a good part of the blood is our sons and daughters. Since we are not accomplishing anything being there, get them out of harm's way. Sooner rather than Later.
by Lilith
Thu Nov 09, 2006 12:30 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: Bush's Worst Nightmare: Dems Take the Senate Too
Replies: 15
Views: 1230

"That was Corlyss' point. Gore, a Democrat, was behind after the initial vote count in Florida in 2000, but extended the contest for a month with requests for recounts. Allen, a Republican, is in a similar position in Virginia but is conceding, rather than asking for a recount to draw this out longe...
by Lilith
Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:48 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: John Murtha- Hero for the Democrats?
Replies: 18
Views: 1783

"Old man's words, old man's deeds"

From the analysis I have seen of election voting, the youth vote was significantly higher than previous elections and it went overwhelmingly to the Democrats.
"Old mans words, old mans deeds" sounds like an apt description of the Republican Party.
by Lilith
Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:45 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The Terrorists Win!
Replies: 9
Views: 851

Actually a thank you should be sent to strident conservatives like you (and the Hanetty's and Limbaugh's in the media) for your strident overstatement on every issue.....As in your above post
People see right through it now.
by Lilith
Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:41 am
Forum: ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007
Topic: The Lou Dobbs Democrats
Replies: 28
Views: 3160

"This is very worrisome."

Not worrisome at all to me. A welcome change in direction where life is not totally dictated by corporate interests.