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[19 Oct 2006|12:29pm]

culturedmetro
A man called McInturff came up with a oft reliable thesis of Congressional elections.

McInturff's Thesis is: If there's a decisive election, it's because the other party becomes a credible alternative.

Will it matter in November? Are the Democrats a better alternative?
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[10 Oct 2006|08:25am]

culturedmetro
[ mood | pensive ]

Will the Republican party keep the house this year?

http://www.nytimes.com/ref/washington/raceprofile_INDEX.html

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[10 Oct 2006|08:25am]

culturedmetro
[ mood | pensive ]

Will the Republican party keep the house this year?

http://www.nytimes.com/ref/washington/raceprofile_INDEX.html

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[01 Oct 2006|10:51am]

culturedmetro
1st.

(http://www.9-11commission.gov/report/911Report_Ch8.htm)

2nd.

The news that the N.I.E. says Iraq "is a boon to terroism isn't news," as Frank Rich points out. http://select.nytimes.com/2006/10/01/opinion/01rich.html?hp

The debate over whether or not the president lied/ or was protecting our national security seems like a no-brainer.

However, the effect on the November elections is debatable. How will each side fair in the election? Will national security matter more/ or will domestic policy matter more?
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[29 Sep 2006|07:07pm]

culturedmetro
Greetings haters.

My name is Greg. I am the new maintainer.

We are going to revive the community with a debate.

Is there any topic that people would like to debate, then please speak up. If no one does than I'll suggest a topic myself.
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Okay Haters [19 Apr 2006|11:37am]

purplesharpie
This community has died a little, and I don't have the time to force it back to life. I like the idea of the community and would hate to see it die, so if any of you want to take it over, let me know and it'll be done.
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our culture [18 Dec 2005|07:45pm]

lightenupwill
[ mood | cheerful ]

a good music video by one of my favorite groups, "The Coup". http://www.blackmustache.com/ride.html

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The Tookie William's Fan Club [13 Dec 2005|01:35am]

beretta
I'll be absolutely candid here; I've had it up to the gills with these assface celebrities allover the TV the past few days campaigning for Tookie. Most notably Snoop Dogg and Jesse Jackson to be exact are the most guilty parties. I've heard Snoop Dogg call him "Our Martin Luther King" and Jesse Jackson has compared him to Nelson Mandela. If they want to be against executing him thats fine, but it gets under my skin that people are trying to prop him up to be something that he is not.

Bottom line: I've had enough of these idiots trying to deify a convicted murdering bastard. He shot several people to death in cold blood in the course of robberies and to even imply that he is somehow morally on the level with people such as Mandela or Martin Luther King is beyond ignorant. I really do pity people who cannot distinguish the difference between Martin Luther King and multiple murderer. And then to try and pawn off the idea that Tookie is somehow the equal of MLK Jr. or Mandela is just an insult to our intelligence.

So I want to send out a special "Get a brain you fucking morons" to Snoop Dogg and Jesse Jackson.
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[28 Nov 2005|08:24pm]

heebiejeebie
Naturally, the common people don't want war, but they can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. Tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacificsts for the lack of patriotism and endangering the country. It works the same in every country.
-Herman Goering, Hitler's Reichmarschall
(at the Nuremberg Trials)
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prop 2 [10 Nov 2005|03:05pm]

_youngpilgrim
Hello, new member here. ^_^ I live in Texas, and prop 2 was voted on Tuesday. Unforunately, it passed with 76%. Of course, being a part of the bible-belt, Texas was guaranteed to pass this, so it wasn't much of a surprise. Even if it hadn't passed, it wouldn't have made any difference about gay marriages anyway. I really don't see what the point was in voting on that...it was more like just a poll. Annnyway. I couldn't vote, cause I'm only 17, but I kept insisting that my mom vote against it, which she did. Personally, being a Christian and all, I think being gay is a sin. But also... I do not think the government is in any place to tell anyone it's wrong. By not legalizing gay marriage the government is basically waving the bible in homosexual's faces, and I do not believe it is right at all for the government to favor any religion whatsoever. Opinions?

Update: I just recently learned that not only did it pass in my state with 76%, but it passed in my county with 92%. Geez.
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[13 Sep 2005|10:53am]
adeptlyabrasive
[ mood | thoughtful ]

I'd like to discuss drugs. I like them. I think the human mind is an interesting thing to manipulate. However, I wouldn't advocate their use for everyone. A stable mind is a necessary part of having a positive drug experience. Something I've seen too few of lately. I said in a discussion with a friend recently that doing ecstasy and not having a good time was like going to Cedar Point (I live in Michigan, and for anyone who'd not familiar with it, Cedar Point is an amusement park in Indiana with some of the most badass rollercoasters EVER) if you're afraid of rollercoasters. But really, taking mind altering substances when you're not emotionally stable is more like going to Cedar Point when you have a severe heights phobia AND a panic disorder. It's just not a good idea. I'm not saying that drugs themselves are the problem with this situation. The problem is that these things cause your mind to be a little out of your control. For me, and lots of other people, that's a pleasurable experience that I think we should all be free to enjoy. But for other people, it can be rather frightening due to the fact that they have some issues they've not come to terms with. Issues they need to deal with ideally when sober. Although it can SEEM like you can talk things out more better when you're intoxicated (I'm specifically referring to Ecstasy, although this can apply to lots of other things, even alcohol), I think it would be a lot more productive to try to start doing that when you're in your right mind. THAT'S real progress. Like I already said, I like manipulating my brain chemistry. But if your brain chemistry or your emotions aren't stable in the first place, KNOCK IT OFF! Seriously, stop wasting your hard earned money on drugs and spend it on a doctor because no one your have "that amazing conversation" with while you're all fucked up is going to know how to help you deal with this stuff. You're most likely just ruining the experience for them too.

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Wanna See him gone? [07 Sep 2005|05:05pm]

poorwhiteboy
http://bloodyhearts.com/

Take the image from this site and plaster it on every telephone/light pole in your city. We did it last weekend, most of them were gone in a few days, but we are going to put up 1000 this weekend instead of 600.

Have them wake up the next day to see how many people don't want him around!
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THANK YOU!!! [05 Sep 2005|07:31pm]
adeptlyabrasive
According to NPR radio, the US has been offered aid from Afghanistan, Cuba, Venezuela, and Bangladesh for the hurricane disaster. I was surprised and exceedingly pleased to learn that it was accepted. I wish I could tell the rest of the world how sorry I am that my country's resources are being so flagrantly wasted that countries who have so little to give recognize the need of our citizens. Thanks guys. I am amazed that other nations can look past the irresponsible handling of this situation by our government, and the reasons for the lack our resources being here where they're needed, and be willing to help PEOPLE who need it. Wow.
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"And The Land Of The Free..." [05 Sep 2005|11:33am]
adeptlyabrasive
[ mood | enraged ]

I don't even know what to say. Except maybe... fuck. Just... fuck!
http://www.alternet.org/story/25018/

"If it keeps on rainin’, levee’s goin’ to break,
If it keeps on rainin’, levee’s goin’ to break,
When the levee breaks I’ll have no place to stay.
Mean old levee taught me to weep and moan,
Lord, mean old levee taught me to weep and moan,
Got what it takes to make a mountain man leave his home,
Oh, well, oh, well, oh, well.
Don’t it make you feel bad
When you’re tryin’ to find your way home,
You don’t know which way to go?
If you’re goin’ down south
They go no work to do,
If you don’t know about chicago.
Cryin’ won’t help you, prayin’ won’t do you no good,
Now, cryin’ won’t help you, prayin’ won’t do you no good,
When the levee breaks, mama, you got to move.
All last night sat on the levee and moaned,
All last night sat on the levee and moaned,
Thinkin’ ’bout me baby and my happy home.
Going, go’n’ to chicago,
Go’n’ to chicago,
Sorry but I can’t take you.
Going down, going down now, going down."

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Don't Forget to Wrap Your Penis in a Garbage Bag [02 Sep 2005|11:38am]

thefortunateson
The Bush administration is sending a very clear message to Ugandan people: Your penis is garbage- not worth saving.

Picture this: A romantic, albeit humble dinner for two, a little kissing, light petting (inside or outside of marriage - what's a little fun?), maybe some music. Two consenting adults who would like to put on a condom. They're smart enough to want to protect themselves. These people are in the mood. Maybe they should abstain. Maybe he should send this lovely girl home and splash some cold water on himself because the U.S. government has already budgeted about $8 million this year toward NOT PROTECTING PEOPLE!

What does the young Ugandan couple do? They wrap it in a garbage bag and hope for the best! Thanks PEPFAR!



"U.S. abstinence push may be hurting AIDS fight"
U.N. official says policy is leading to severe shortage of life-saving condoms

Updated: 2:19 p.m. ET Aug. 29, 2005

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The U.S. government’s emphasis on abstinence-only programs to prevent AIDS is hobbling Africa’s battle against the pandemic by downplaying the role of condoms, a senior U.N. official said on Monday.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9118071/


*I would like, just once, for the Bush administration to sacrifice idealogy in favor of effectiveness.
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Weiners accusing nutjobs of being ... well, nutjobs. [30 Aug 2005|12:04pm]
adeptlyabrasive
[ mood | amused ]

http://www.alternet.org/blogs/themix/#24782

Ha!

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New Things are good [24 Aug 2005|11:25pm]

lightenupwill
[ mood | thankful ]

Hey everyone! I'm a young socialist from MA and i am ALSo an buddhist! i am particularly interested in the Zapatistas of southeast Mexico and Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. I'm open to discussion on any political social or economic topic though! Whatever intrests you, comment and debate =)

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Silly Little Pilgrims [03 Aug 2005|03:51pm]
adeptlyabrasive
[ mood | Show Me Your Tits! ]

I'm familiar with american history but I'm just starting to realize fully that we really still live in a society with some real puritanical roots. I honestly grew up thinking that people really were free to express themselves and their sexuality. But that idea is really not congruent with the fact that something as innocuous as breasts are deemed too offensive to be shown on television or be seen in public. They're just boobs for god's sake! How can any reasonably intelligent person be that offended by the sight of a nipple? How can people really think that Janet Jackson's tit for two seconds is going to corrupt the moral fiber of their children? That kind of repressive thought is not only obnoxious, it's counterproductive. When you demonize sex and the human body you create the kind of hypersexualized behavior and media that is really unhealthy. If it wasn't such a big damn deal to see nudity, then ...well, it wouldn't be such a big deal. People wouldn't have such a childish giggling reaction to the slightest suggestion of normal sexuality. Grow up, people. I'm talking to you America. Whatever your beliefs are about sex and it's place in your life you can't continue to suppress other ideas and force people to cover completely arbitrary parts of their bodies for no reason other than that they turn you on a little. So seriously, take your shirt off ladies. Maybe if people saw breasts more often american men wouldn't have such a schoolboy reaction to them. I'm not saying tits aren't awesome or totally hot, but so what? Come on people, loosen up. Society will not crumble if people swim naked or see the occasional naked ass now and then.

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Bush Bashing Fizzles... [02 Aug 2005|01:34am]

thefortunateson
Wow, according to this story, we must have gotten tired of squawking about what a big dumb fuckhead our president is.

The American people have shouted themselves hoarse against this folksy dimwit/idealogue long enough to get discouraged. Hey, here's another insult to the American people that goes by the name of Bolton (not the singer).

For fuck's sake man, how much longer?
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Hi [12 Jun 2004|12:33am]

jaded_chimera
Hi, im 17, from Australia and ive just started using lj. im agnostic, but have decided that i don't really like and religions aside from buddhism, which i actually find quite appealing. I am a socialist, i HATE: inequality, ignorance, homophobia, xenophobia, economic rationalists, people who use religion to justify oppression and/or violence, wasteful use of finite resources and chauvinism. Anyway, i love debate so next time i post i will probably have something controversial to say, in the mean time feel free to post me because i'd love to talk to some other like-minded people.
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