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Old 09-08-2014, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Texas or Cascais, Portugal
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For the first time in my life I am strongly considering voting Republican. I feel very strongly about liberal social issues but the tax and spend pattern in our state is getting out of control.
Agreed. This will be a first for me as well but I can't tolerate more of O'Malley's tax/spend infinitim. First time in 38 years I will cast a vote for a republican.
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:33 AM
 
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I was born and raised in Mississippi, so this kinda puts a fine point on things for me.

Like I said in my earlier post, I don't blindly follow any party. But if choosing between two extremes, a "tax & spend" candidate would be better for me than the alternative, which CoolZombie nicely summed up (hope that answers your question, AeroGuyDC).

Gridlock, whether related to infrastructure or day-to-day politics, is something I simply cannot support. And if we would all allow ourselves a moment of intellectual honesty, we would likely agree that one political party is more engaged in creating it than the other.
How can you possibly assert that one political party contributes to gridlock more than another? When there are two opposing ideologies, then both parties are guilty of gridlock. There's nothing even remotely reasonable or objective in your statement. You just happen to side with liberalism more than you do with conservatism, therefore your bias is that conservatives contribute more to gridlock. Nothing more, nothing less. And par for the course for apathetic Maryland liberals.
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:42 AM
 
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Not true, but you are certainly entitled to your opinion.

I'm saying all of this as a product of Mississippi who has witnessed some of the most extreme candidates the GOP has to offer, and now as a transplant in Maryland who is witnessing some of the most extreme candidates the Democrats have to offer.

Neither would classify as ideal for me, but given a choice between the two I'll go with the latter. All. Day. Long.
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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Right. It shows up every time you post. Do you really want me to drag up some examples of how "polite" or "respectful" you are with those with whom you disagree? Really?
Dude, this is nothing more than entertainment to me.

If you have nothing better to do with your time than go back on review all of my posts to find instances where I bombed out some fool that needed it, then be my guest. If I were so inclined, then I could do the same to you.

Everyone on here gives their opinions about anything and everything, including you, and it means nothing.

You take these postings far too personally.
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:59 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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How can you possibly assert that one political party contributes to gridlock more than another?
We hold these truths to be self evident..."

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When there are two opposing ideologies, then both parties are guilty of gridlock.
Nope. Opposing ideologies is politics. Gridlock takes more.
It's telling that you don't see the distinction
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Old 09-08-2014, 11:47 AM
 
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Nope. Opposing ideologies is politics. Gridlock takes more.
It's telling that you don't see the distinction
I'm Ben A. Roundawurld, and I approve this message
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Old 09-08-2014, 01:00 PM
 
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Maybe you live in sheep grazing country but the DC area does need a Purple Line. You don't seem to understand why the areas around stations increase in value. If no one used them, as you claim, why would people want to live near them? Maybe the Rush Limbaugh show is telling you that public transportation does nothing to ease traffic congestion but thats generally not so. Funny how you right wingers love mooching off me and my DC area brethren's tax base but angrily and ineffectually shoot down our demands like it matters.
How will the Purple Line change the design of I-495 that causes traffic to slow down in the first place ?

How will the Purple Line improve the traffic flow on I-270 where the the road gets smaller and the traffic does not?

Do you know whether everyone's destination is along the corridor?

People who don't want or need to drive will want to live near a transit line but everyone can't do that.

I don't care for Rush Limbaugh but public transportation does not do much to ease traffic congestion. I'm not against the concept of public transportation but I'm against the cost that comes with it. The users should pay for it but that is never the case. Transit projects are always over budget because the transit agencies are never honest about the actual cost. They use some small estimate to get people on board and then suddenly reveal the true cost after

Public transportation only take a small percentage of traffic off the road. There will be people using it but you're under the assumption that everyone will or that many people will use it where you will see a significant drop in traffic congestion. Transit does not take people everywhere at any time. Everyone is not going have a need for transit.

You can bring up how road widening doesn't improve traffic either. People who use that argument always ignore the increase in population growth and traffic volume.

Aside from the Wilson Bridge, the Capital Beltway in Maryland hasn't changed much in 20 years whereas the traffic volume has increase by a large margin during that time span.

Pre-K providing childcare and not education? That destroys your argument and further proves that it is not needed. The best childcare is for the mother to stay home. If that isn't possible, then they can hire a nanny with their own money.
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Old 09-08-2014, 06:25 PM
 
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Every defense I find about gun control sounds more and more like the defense of alcohol prohibition.

CoolZombie must be one of those yuppie liberals who are only pretending to care about the poor except if it comes near him.

I wonder if yuppie liberals find this to be positive:

Report: gap persists between rich and poor schools in Montgomery Co., Md. - WTOP Mobile
So are you saying you are a socialist since you believe wealth to be evil? Funny how you Tea Partiers only like people with money when Rush/FOX News tells you to, otherwise they are evil elitists.

You also have no logical argument since every nation in Europe has a ban on assault weapons, stricter gun control than America and much lower gun crime. Again, I guess if it doesn't come from Rush or FOX, its not so in your mind. Good job with deflection about the rich/poor gap Maybe vote for the Green Party or socialist candidates if individual wealth bothers you so much.
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Old 09-08-2014, 06:49 PM
 
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We hold these truths to be self evident..."


Nope. Opposing ideologies is politics. Gridlock takes more.
It's telling that you don't see the distinction
LOL this post is beyond hilarious....... it's ridiculous. There's nothing to respond to..... that's how ridiculous it is.
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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So are you saying you are a socialist since you believe wealth to be evil? Funny how you Tea Partiers only like people with money when Rush/FOX News tells you to, otherwise they are evil elitists.

You also have no logical argument since every nation in Europe has a ban on assault weapons, stricter gun control than America and much lower gun crime. Again, I guess if it doesn't come from Rush or FOX, its not so in your mind. Good job with deflection about the rich/poor gap Maybe vote for the Green Party or socialist candidates if individual wealth bothers you so much.
I know you, don't I?
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