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  • #16
    Re: Left v. Right on HT

    Whoa, Whoa, Whoa.....

    I thought I was the RepubliCRAT. At the very least, I coined the term.
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    • #17
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      Originally posted by timkona View Post
      Whoa, Whoa, Whoa.....

      I thought I was the RepubliCRAT. At the very least, I coined the term.
      Okay, you be the Republicrat, Tutu be the Demican. It's all good.
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      • #18
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        Originally posted by timkona View Post
        Whoa, Whoa, Whoa.....

        I thought I was the RepubliCRAT. At the very least, I coined the term.
        Originally posted by matapule View Post
        Okay, you be the Republicrat, Tutu be the Demican. It's all good.
        True story...
        My dad, a diehard Eisenhower fan, did not align with either party. While registering for the 1952 primary he refused to register with either party, stating he wasn't partial to either one. In order to vote he had to register as one or the other. So, he chose republican based solely on, to him, the word having a less harsh sound than the word democrat! He was telling the story to my mom and me during dinner. The solution seemed very easy to an 8 year old...register as a republicrat! My dad agreed that it was a great idea and said he'd see what he could do! I remember that 1952 discussion like it was yesterday as it ended up defining how I vote. Can't remember, tho', when I redefined the term to include independent.

        So, all that said, I won't relinquish my place as first in line for using the term but I will share it with you, timkona!!!

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        • #19
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          Originally posted by tutusue View Post
          So, all that said, I won't relinquish my place as first in line for using the term but I will share it with you, timkona!!!
          Okay, Tim, YOU are the Dominican! I hope you can speak Spanish!
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          • #20
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            Originally posted by bjd392 View Post
            But to say you don't watch or read leads me to believe either the sources are hearsay, the non-participant really doesn't know what's going on, or you've got to be some genius with an implanted chip in your brain who is all-knowing and all powerful (but would rather complain about stuff than fix it) .
            No, I don't watch the news as a reliable source of information. I get my info mainly from my college classes, textbooks, and other like sources. I realize some of these could be biased as well, but put like that- what source is not biased to some degree?

            Can't think of anything creative this time

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            • #21
              Re: Left v. Right on HT

              Originally posted by tutusue View Post
              True story...
              My dad, a diehard Eisenhower fan, did not align with either party. While registering for the 1952 primary he refused to register with either party, stating he wasn't partial to either one. In order to vote he had to register as one or the other.
              That's what bugs me about the "two-party system," we get programmed into thinking there are only two parties - a nefarious scheme foisted upon us by the trilateral commission and the other world-domination group (whose name I forget). (Purposely!)

              I believe that most of our history in the USA saw more than two parties at one time, and that the Republicans and Democrats were actually part of a single party! (Read it and weep!)

              Are we being snowed? Of course. It's LONG overdue time to expand the number of parties so our views can be adequately addressed. The strongest, and growing, 'third' party is the Libertarians - why? Because we perceive our rights are being eroded by Democratic parentalism.

              I don't register with my party, I register as the opposition party so I can vote in their primaries. By selecting the least-viable candidate, I try to block their plans. It does no good, but it feels good.

              I feel I am neither left nor right, but what do I know? I just believe in Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. Time for another Revolution... we missed our chance with Good King George W., but it is coming. Pray it is peaceful, for I fear it won't be, especially if the UN trashes our second amendment like they plan.

              I like Freedom, and I want to keep it. - Or at least get it back - we have lost too much.
              Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Taken!
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              Kaʻonohiʻulaʻokahōkūmiomioʻehiku
              Spreading the virus of ALOHA.
              Oh Chu. If only you could have seen what I've seen, with your eyes.

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              • #22
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                Originally posted by Kaonohi View Post
                That's what bugs me about the "two-party system," we get programmed into thinking there are only two parties
                Matapule and uaifi were at a dinner party last night with neighbors. Original home locations were Chicago, Phoenix, Calgary, and SoCal. The conversation turned to politics and it readily became apparent that, although not planned that way, it was a decidedly Democrat orientation. There was a lot of forth and back about the pros and cons of the Obama Administration. When they returned back to their casa, uaifii said to matapule, " Tonight, for the first time, I realized I am not a Democrat. The Democrats are entirely too conservative for me." Well, matapule knows that uaifi is not a Communist, she is way to independent to be a Commie. And she is not a Libertarian, she considers them just another name for Baggers. So what's left? Matapule is registered in the Green Party. It's good to be Green (and time for a new avatar).

                Because we perceive our rights are being eroded by Democratic parentalism.
                So the Republicans are now the face of the Libertarian Party? You could have fooled me (not).

                especially if the UN trashes our second amendment like they plan.
                BS. You are being influenced by the "liar, liar, pants on fire" network

                I like Freedom, and I want to keep it. - Or at least get it back - we have lost too much.
                The Bagger Anthem!
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                People who form FIRM opinions with so little knowledge only pretend to be open-minded. They select their facts like food from a buffet. David R. Dow

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                • #23
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                  Originally posted by matapule View Post
                  The Bagger Anthem!
                  Yet Kaonohi is clearly no TeaBagger (based on his posted opinions over time), and I don't know that the ideals of the Libertarian Party will work for him either. I suspect he's like so many of us - fed up not only with the two-party structure, but not pleased with any of the current alternative organized parties.

                  At your dinner, I would have been curious to hear the former Calgarian's take on how a parliamentary system would work in the U.S. I've long thought that such a structure would permit more voices to be represented in legislative discussions, from a wider value range. People with opposing perspectives on one set of issues sometimes find themselves more open to compromise on others.

                  Yet the Canadian system has shown major, major flaws in recent years as well. Despite the perception of civility regarding our northern neighbors, their politicians can be as cutting and insulting as our own, and the party presently in power (the Canadian equivalent to the GOP) is as manipulative as any American one. Even with a Parliament, they basically have only two strong national parties, with names even more obvious regarding their places on the spectrum (Liberal and Conservative parties); the other parties that ever make any inroads include the NDP (more like the American Green Party, even though there is a Green Party in Canada) and the Bloc Québécois (one of their tenets is the separation of the province of Québéc, to be a nation outside of Canada).

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                  • #24
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                    Originally posted by Kaonohi View Post
                    [...]
                    I like Freedom, and I want to keep it. - Or at least get it back - we have lost too much.
                    A slightly off-topic anecdote...
                    I never, ever felt I would like living in a multi-unit building (condo or townhouse). Then, about 20 years ago, it made sense to be able to lock one door and walk away for extended visits to the mainland without having to worry about exterior upkeep and multiple entry points for potential pilferers. The multiple-unit way of life comes with a large set of rules (both house rules and by-laws) that many residents (owners & tenants) grumble about and consider a loss of freedom. I know what it's like to live in a townhouse project that had no association of apartment owners (AOAO), therefore no rules. OMG! Condo living is a mini-government (board of directors enforced) that's within a C&C government that's within a state government that's within a federal government. We need to have rules/laws because we're human beings with all of our warts and quirks.

                    That anecdote leads me to curious but serious questions with respectful intentions, for you, Kaonohi...
                    What freedoms have we lost that are important to you?
                    What freedoms have we lost that you feel are important to our society as a whole?
                    When did we lose these freedoms?
                    What current freedoms do you feel are in jeopardy?

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                    • #25
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                      Originally posted by tutusue View Post
                      I know what it's like to live in a townhouse project that had no association of apartment
                      We like condo living with an HOA for the same reasons you do. It is not perfect, but better than the alternatives. No rules/no regulations = anarchy. Mexico has way fewer societal rules than the US. But personal gun ownership is no permite. So if you are caught with a gun, you are going to jail, no ifs, ands, or buts. The "no rules" society in Mexico is interesting. Stop signs and traffic signals are optional! Its up to you if you want to stop. I wonder if Kaonohi would like living here? Guns don't kill people here.......cars do! One of the highest auto accident rates in the world. But that's one example of what "no rules" gets for a society.

                      BTW, good questions for Kaonohi. I eargerly await his answers.
                      Peace, Love, and Local Grindz

                      People who form FIRM opinions with so little knowledge only pretend to be open-minded. They select their facts like food from a buffet. David R. Dow

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                      • #26
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                        Originally posted by matapule View Post
                        We like condo living with an HOA for the same reasons you do. It is not perfect, but better than the alternatives. No rules/no regulations = anarchy. [...]
                        The biggest problem I found with no AOAO/HOA was exterior maintenance. The townhouse project had a series of buildings that included from 4 to 8 townhomes per building. There were no rules for painting. There were no rules for the common roof. There was no continuity of fences or green areas. Some carports were used as storage by their residents and looked like a tenement. There were no rules forbidding that. I didn't find the behavior of the residents a problem, however, just their choices on what to do with "their" exteriors, even tho' the facade ran evenly across the buildings! If a resident did have a problem with another unit there was no BoD to complain to! One had to address the owner directly. My portion of the roof had leaks and needed to be replaced. The owners of the other 3 units weren't experiencing leaks and would not agree to replace the entire roof and split the cost evenly. I ended up replacing my 1/4, hoping that it wouldn't create leaks for the units on either side of me. Must admit, tho', since I was flipping that unit I didn't really care about long term.

                        I do have a problem with privatizing certain services with this post by matapule in another thread as an example. While I don't mind the private fire dept. not responding to a fire at the home of a delinquent account, my concern is for the neighbors.

                        I can't imagine a government like that, at any level. Oh wait, that wouldn't be a government at all. As you mentioned...anarchy.

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                        • #27
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                          Originally posted by tutusue View Post
                          The biggest problem I found with no AOAO/HOA was exterior maintenance.
                          My biggest pet peeve is dogs. Even though our HOA has rules about dogs, dog owners refuse to follow them. I really get upset when an owner from another building brings their dog to crap at the entrance to ours and then leave it there. If they get caught they will be fined. If no rules, there wouldn't be any way to control that nuisance. And this is an even greater problem with living in a single family home. The fact that YOU have to clean your front yard for people who let their dogs dump their yard bombs in front of your house. Please don't misunderstand, I love dogs.......when they are on a leash and the owner carries a bag for cleanup.

                          I'm still waiting for Kaonohi to respond to your questions. Since he doesn't want any rules, I wonder if he would volunteer for the neighborhood poop patrol. I wonder how he would feel about rules if he had to go out everyday and cleanup the neighbor's dog !@#%?
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                          People who form FIRM opinions with so little knowledge only pretend to be open-minded. They select their facts like food from a buffet. David R. Dow

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                          • #28
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                            Originally posted by tutusue View Post
                            While I don't mind the private fire dept. not responding to a fire at the home of a delinquent account,
                            I don't agree Tutu. I don't know which thread to post this response.

                            The home owner didn't pay because he lost his job! He was using his unemployment benefits to buy groceries for his family and make house payments, just to exist. Because of that, we are saying he deserved to have his house burn down? Because he is destitute? Because he is down on his luck? There but for the grace of god go I and all the rest of us too!

                            Uaifi and matapule went round and round about this for an hour. We finally arrived at a mutually agreeable solution that would not please any of the parties involved.

                            Blessed Be, all of us.
                            Peace, Love, and Local Grindz

                            People who form FIRM opinions with so little knowledge only pretend to be open-minded. They select their facts like food from a buffet. David R. Dow

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                            • #29
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                              Hummm....

                              I'm more into anarchy than Gandhi and Mandela, pretty even with the Dali Lama in that, but over farther to the right than he is.
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                              • #30
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                                Originally posted by matapule View Post
                                I don't agree Tutu. I don't know which thread to post this response.

                                The home owner didn't pay because he lost his job! He was using his unemployment benefits to buy groceries for his family and make house payments, just to exist. Because of that, we are saying he deserved to have his house burn down? Because he is destitute? Because he is down on his luck? There but for the grace of god go I and all the rest of us too!

                                Uaifi and matapule went round and round about this for an hour. We finally arrived at a mutually agreeable solution that would not please any of the parties involved.

                                Blessed Be, all of us.
                                I completely understand what you're saying and don't really disagree with you, btw. I just stated it poorly. Instead of "don't mind" I should've written "understand" (not to be confused with "approve"). But, based on other situations, this rationale tends to apply. Take that same out of work gentleman trying to provide for his family. If he's unable to pay his electricity bill then the electricity is cut off. So much for food safety. Ditto for his phone and internet which could be so necessary to help him find a job. If he misses enough car payments his car is repossessed making job hunting and trips to the doctor for his children that much more difficult. Miss enough mortgage payments and...foreclosure. Miss enough rent payments and...eviction.

                                In the fire scenario, what impressed me the most was the danger his paid-in-full neighbors were exposed to. Do you know if the privately contracted fire dept. stood by to assist those homeowners in case the fire spread? Or did that fire dept. refuse to leave the station? With a fire dept. funded by taxpayers, the gentleman's house stood a chance of being saved, regardless of his job loss.

                                And, I agree, I don't know if this belongs in this thread except it shows how fast life can spiral out of control. Government is necessary.

                                Care to share your "mutually agreeable solution"?!
                                Last edited by tutusue; November 7, 2010, 01:47 PM. Reason: typo

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