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May 31st, 2012, 7:06 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: quantmehQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperhas romney been to all 57 states (including the ones in Asia) like Obama ?more importantly, can he see Russia from his balcony? that's right, he should take Palin as his VPPalin would be a good choice (I'd be happier with Palin-Romney than Romney-Palin)I am pretty sure that Palin has at some stage said that Romney is not a good candidate... but that was in the past.
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May 31st, 2012, 7:42 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: quantmehQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperhas romney been to all 57 states (including the ones in Asia) like Obama ?more importantly, can he see Russia from his balcony? that's right, he should take Palin as his VPPalin would be a good choice (I'd be happier with Palin-Romney than Romney-Palin)I am pretty sure that Palin has at some stage said that Romney is not a good candidate... but that was in the past.actually, she said he was a 'great' candidate, not a convincing conservativerunning mates don't need to see eye-to-eye with the head of the ticket.The argument is usually "balancing the ticket" (whether politically, by picking a moderate to balance a conservative or vice versa, geographically, for example, the Massachussetts liberal kerry picking the southern slip-and-fall lawyer Edwards, or the southern Gore picking the northeastern jewish senator, joe lieberman, by experience, for example a former governor with no federal experience picking a senator or congressman as his running mate, for example BJ Clinton picking Gore, or the inexperienced Obama picking longtime senator Joe Biden, by gender, for example, McCain picking Palin, and so on.Romney would do well to choose a conservative running mate to prevent a tea party rebellion and forestall 3rd party candidatesReagan picked Bush 39
 
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October 1st, 2012, 2:15 pm

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October 1st, 2012, 2:58 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelCalifornia does not think that you can pray someone straight.it's not an issue that Governor Moonbeam (in his second incarnation) doesn't think that you can pray someone straight, it's that Governor Moonbeam thinks that homosexuality is normal and doesn't need to be cured.
 
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October 1st, 2012, 3:06 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelCalifornia does not think that you can pray someone straight.it's not an issue that Governor Moonbeam (in his second incarnation) doesn't think that you can pray someone straight, it's that Governor Moonbeam thinks that homosexuality is normal and doesn't need to be cured.Just like people of religion X think people of religion not(X) are not normal and need to be cured.The fatal flaw in social conservatism is that it's so poorly suited to a larger world in which different people think and behave differently (THE HORROR!).
 
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October 1st, 2012, 3:14 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaThe fatal flaw in social conservatism is that it's so poorly suited to a larger world in which different people think and behave differently (THE HORROR!).every so-called lifestyle alternative is morally equivalent.The ban applies only to those under 18 and I presume that those affected by the ban would have been admitted for treatment at either their own or their parents' behest.It's not like they were snatching random fruits off the streets of west hollywood or san fran and trying to cure them
 
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October 1st, 2012, 3:52 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaThe fatal flaw in social conservatism is that it's so poorly suited to a larger world in which different people think and behave differently (THE HORROR!).every so-called lifestyle alternative is morally equivalent.I wouldn't go that far. But if the lifestyle involves consenting adults, then yes.QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperThe ban applies only to those under 18 and I presume that those affected by the ban would have been admitted for treatment at either their own or their parents' behest.It's not like they were snatching random fruits off the streets of west hollywood or san fran and trying to cure themThe presumption that "fruits" need a "cure" is a disease itself.Hmmm... I wonder how we might "cure" social conservatism???
 
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October 1st, 2012, 5:32 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperevery so-called lifestyle alternative is morally equivalent.I wouldn't go that far. But if the lifestyle involves consenting adults, then yes.we're not talking about consenting adults here, we're talking about kids. And as for consenting adults, I take it that you feel that those adults have just as much right to be cured of homosexuality if they so choose as they do to engage in it ?One issue for the sodomites is the age old question of natute versus nurture: they argue that they are born homosexual, and if homosexuality can be cured that damages their argumentQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperThe ban applies only to those under 18 and I presume that those affected by the ban would have been admitted for treatment at either their own or their parents' behest.It's not like they were snatching random fruits off the streets of west hollywood or san fran and trying to cure themThe presumption that "fruits" need a "cure" is a disease itself.Hmmm... I wonder how we might "cure" social conservatism???what about the presumption that some but not all fruits might want a cure ? george will used to joke that liberalism was cured when your kids need orthodontics
 
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October 1st, 2012, 6:01 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperevery so-called lifestyle alternative is morally equivalent.I wouldn't go that far. But if the lifestyle involves consenting adults, then yes.we're not talking about consenting adults here, we're talking about kids. And as for consenting adults, I take it that you feel that those adults have just as much right to be cured of homosexuality if they so choose as they do to engage in it ?One issue for the sodomites is the age old question of natute versus nurture: they argue that they are born homosexual, and if homosexuality can be cured that damages their argumentOne can psychologically treat/traumatize people into doing many of things. Whether the post-treatment state is "natural" is independent of whether the post-treatment state is achievable. If a heterosexual person could be converted to a homosexual by a "cure" would that "damage the argument" that heterosexuality is normal?QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperThe ban applies only to those under 18 and I presume that those affected by the ban would have been admitted for treatment at either their own or their parents' behest.It's not like they were snatching random fruits off the streets of west hollywood or san fran and trying to cure themThe presumption that "fruits" need a "cure" is a disease itself.Hmmm... I wonder how we might "cure" social conservatism???what about the presumption that some but not all fruits might want a cure ? george will used to joke that liberalism was cured when your kids need orthodonticsAnd some people want a bagel head to "cure" having a normal one.
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October 1st, 2012, 6:33 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelCalifornia does not think that you can pray someone straight.it's not an issue that Governor Moonbeam (in his second incarnation) doesn't think that you can pray someone straight, it's that Governor Moonbeam thinks that homosexuality is normal and doesn't need to be cured.Just like people of religion X think people of religion not(X) are not normal and need to be cured.The fatal flaw in social conservatism is that it's so poorly suited to a larger world in which different people think and behave differently (THE HORROR!).Just like Big, Middle and Little Endians, what's drummed into a kid's skull.
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