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Old 03-03-2012, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Oh, yea now I get it. You had better let the Pope know. Maybe you should forward your thread to the Vatican. THIS JUST IN - "Gizmo says gay is a go"
No, the Bible says nothing about it - good OR bad. But if you wanna think I'm G-d and take my word for it, go right ahead.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:11 AM
 
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Ich. I wish we all would stop arguing endlessly about win-less trigger issues.

Someone up above mentioned the growth of yoga availability when liberals move to town.

I wish more liberals would move to my small town that I live in during the winters because I'd LOVE to have someone who teaches tai chi in town!

Can we equate liberalism with the availability of the non-violent forms of asian exercise?
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:29 PM
 
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"Liberal Rural Areas" if = "Free" rural areas...
I can understand.

But if that "Liberal" applies to a certain political group & hence a general group is specified...
I would call that "the "opposite" group discriminated against".

Then the term "liberal" becomes very very hypocritical since it is not that "free" of discrimination against some party else then.

Discrimination does not work in a truly "free" ideology.
Because one have to be "free of" discrimination first.
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:03 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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"Liberal Rural Areas" if = "Free" rural areas...
I can understand.

But if that "Liberal" applies to a certain political group & hence a general group is specified...
I would call that "the "opposite" group discriminated against".

Then the term "liberal" becomes very very hypocritical since it is not that "free" of discrimination against some party else then.

Discrimination does not work in a truly "free" ideology.
Because one have to be "free of" discrimination first.
Good point, however,the right wing, especially the far right has been trying to trample on our American rights, for some time now. Many of us are getting quite tired of this Tea Party, flag waving,gun caring, race bated, crap long enough. Now these idiots want to set women's rights back to the Cary Nation era!
It's refreshing to live in the most liberal county in Michigan's Upper Tier., Marquette. It's hard to understand, that all across rural America , the once heavy Democratic base has turned conservative,and, for all the wrong reasons. They do not know of What they speak. I blame a lot of this on rural church preachers Right wing. AM radio and way too much Fox News. Through in their national spokes person Rush Limbaugh and his haltered for anything, like women's rights, education,a safety net for our people, like health care. Good thing he is on the way out anyway. The largest buying public of the Rush advertisers are women he pissed off the majority right and left, now his show will go away thanks to the insults Linbaugh threw at them. I thought he was smarter than that.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Petticoat Junction
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You keep thinking that nonsense, Darstar..whatever helps you sleep better at night.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:43 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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You keep thinking that nonsense, Darstar..whatever helps you sleep better at night.
Did I say there were no problems with the Dems.? No, I did not.If we can have a level playing field, then OK , go at it, but its not so anymore. The Court has taken care of that. For the most part 6 Billionaires run the Country with their super pacs.Mostly Right wing like the Bros. from Ca., but there sure have been a lot of K street working for left winger too. Would you at lest agree to get rid of K street? , and all Lobby as we know it today? Would you agree everyone debates at a fixed cost, equal funding, and a 2 month window to get everything ready to vote.? how about everyone's vote counts as well? contrary to what most believe we do not live in a democracy .its supposed to be a republic . A little more like the parliamentary system would work better. Now, no ones in charge, only the money brokers. I think the average citizen does feel its all stacked against him, and, it us. Thats where we need the real changes..
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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But you won't allow my books in your library if you think they might offend current liberal thinking.
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As a librarian, I have to call BS on this one too... even when I worked for a library in San Francisco we never withheld books for being conservative or "anti-liberal." It would take hours to explain a librarian's selection process, but we only make decisions based on specific criteria - in basic terms these include public demand, relevance, space, budget, reviews/sales, and individual patron requests. Personal beliefs don't generally come into play, or I wouldn't have ordered so many Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh books over the years.
Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh are toothless rightists at best.

What about these books?

Amazon.com: The Turner Diaries: A Novel (9781569800867): Andrew MacDonald, Dr. William Pierce: Books

Everybody knows of it but few have read it. It was Tim McVeigh's vade mecum.

Amazon.com: Serpent's Walk (9780937944059): Randolph D. Calverhall: Books

Outstanding novel from a racialist perspective in the thriller genre, it could have become a best =seller were it no racialist. Although the author's real name has never become public I believe it was written by Robin Moore based on both story and style.

Amazon.com: Unintended Consequences (9781888118049): John Ross: Books

The author is very opposed to racism. But the thrust of the novel is a war of extermination against BATF agents.

Amazon.com: Expedient Homemade Firearms: The 9mm Submachine Gun (9780873649834): P.A. Luty: Books

The author provides clear instructions to the average person who wishes to construct a submachinegun.

http://www.amazon.com/Expedient-Homemade-Firearms-The-Submachine/dp/0873649834/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1331681381&sr=1-1


Would you purchase those books for your library? If your library received them as gifts would you place them on your shelves?



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It's refreshing to live in the most liberal county in Michigan's Upper Tier., Marquette.
The following is rather interesting. While Obama carries the county with 59.7% of the vote Kerry had carried it with 90.4% in 2004. I doubt that anyone would accuse Obama of being less liberal than Kerry. Apparently people just didn't like something about him. What do you think it could have been?

[CENTER]2004 Presidential Election results in Marquette County Michigan:


[LEFT]Bush / Cheney (Rep.) (8%)[/LEFT]
[RIGHT]Kerry / Edwards (Dem.) (90%)[/CENTER]
[CENTER]Other (2%)[/RIGHT]


[LEFT]Kerry/Edwards (Democratic): 90.4%[/LEFT]
[LEFT]Bush/Cheney (Republican): 7.6%[/LEFT]
[LEFT][/LEFT]




2008 Presidential Election results in Marquette County Michigan:


[LEFT]McCain (Rep.) (39%)[/LEFT]
[RIGHT]Obama (Dem.) (60%)[/CENTER]
[CENTER]Other (1%)[/RIGHT]


[LEFT]Obama (Democratic): 59.7%[/LEFT]
[LEFT]McCain (Republican): 39.2%[/LEFT]
[LEFT][/LEFT]
[/CENTER]
Detailed 2008 Election Results





Read more: http://www.city-data.com/county/Marq...#ixzz1p2ybxgTJ
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Old 03-18-2012, 04:50 PM
 
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Why don't we get back to the OP's original topic. I enjoy hearing about different places and what they are like. A brief note about the politics of the area is really enough for me.
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Petticoat Junction
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Agreed. There's a politics thread for the rest of this stuff...
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:56 AM
 
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If "liberal" means tolerant and accepting of other persons' life style choices, there are no more liberal places than farming country anywhere across the US. Farm families know hardship and accept the unconventional, far better than the limo and doorman set of NYC's upper east and west sides, or the academic enclaves of college towns.

If "liberal" means "progressive" in the Woodrow Wilson, "the state will do everything for you" . . . "let's pass another spending bill" sense, forget it. You won't find it among hard working rural people.
as someone from a rural backround ( albeit in a different country ) , i know what you mean , as long as you dont bash people over the head with your views , your socially liberal in my book , even you privatley oppose gay marriage , permissiveness and the like etc , country folk tend not to be overbearing around others

im only overbearing on internet forums , my alter ego can be free on the web
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