Started by timpate, September 20, 2010, 07:56:24 PM
Quote from: The General on May 23, 2011, 05:42:22 PMWell, then, Aldous, I think we'd get along fine. Barry Goldwater was awesome, and Joseph McCarthy was right!
Quote from: onan on May 23, 2011, 06:00:22 PMGoldwater would be considered a liberal by today's standard, McCarthy was a nut.Sent from my iPad
Quote from: aldousburbank on May 23, 2011, 06:24:00 PMOh and one more thing General- I am also still preparing for Y2K, heh. I was the dude who bought the sacks of grain, cooking oil, water storage containers, and the like at half price or less, from all the poser wanna-be survivalists- on Jan 1st 2000. Loser sale. Of course I didn't buy squat before that day.
Quote from: The General on May 23, 2011, 08:11:44 PMA liberal in the classical sense, yes. Not what liberal means today. It's a word that's been co-opted by the left. Liberal and leftist ideologies used to be pretty diametrically opposed to one another. Now they have merged into one blanket term: progressive. And Goldwater was no progressive leftist.
Quote from: The General on May 23, 2011, 08:11:44 PMAnd McCarthy was proven right, in my eyes anyway, with the release of the Venona papers by the NSA in 1995. Apparently there was a lot of Communist infiltration into the USA.
Quote from: Marc Knight on May 22, 2011, 08:40:07 PMHey guys...It has been fun, but I need to step away from 'Forum-Time' for a while. Coastgab has a great bunch of regulars now, and I leave knowing that the quest to convince the powers that be to get a new C2C host is in good hands.Best to you all.
Quote from: onan on May 23, 2011, 08:43:49 PMMy only point is the terms of liberal and conservative are not fixed points. I just don't give a fuck about someone twisting leftist and progressive into some kind of malevolent concept.
Quote from: aldousburbank on May 25, 2011, 10:58:22 AMYes, the labels aren't helping us anymore as the gravy has gotten all onto the rest of the plate now. In conversational terms I am sometimes guilty of using worn labels in describing those whose views I oppose, but in actuality my own liberal/progressive stand has made me into what many of my friends consider "conservative", which is another lamely used term. I consider myself a member of the far middle. That means I want to be left alone to raise my nuclear family. If I wanted a communal lifestyle I'd join a cool hippie commune/cult. I don't need it from my government. There was a brief moment when we did not have the income (or the garden) to feed ourselves consistently and we went on a few months of food stamps, but it felt like crap. Got into commercial vegetable production this way, wanting to feed my family, and it got us off the aid simultaneously. Yes, I have been helped by the progressive new deal society, and I pay for it too. As I tell my kids, a bird needs a left, and a right wing to fly straight.
Quote from: b_dubb on May 27, 2011, 01:28:17 PMhas anyone heard from MV since the tornadoes in Joplin?
Quote from: Marc Knight on May 22, 2011, 08:40:07 PMHey guys,It has been fun, but I need to step away from 'Forum-Time' for a while. Coastgab has a great bunch of regulars now, and I leave knowing that the quest to convince the powers that be to get a new C2C host is in good hands.Best to you all.
Quote from: haloedorchid on April 19, 2011, 11:21:59 AMI have a friend who moved to Hawaii, and now she says "da" instead of "the". It's really annoying.
Quote from: EvB on June 07, 2011, 08:32:27 PMYou know - WE had a tornado last week. Maybe not a biggie for those who live in Tronadoville- but people, this is New England - hurricanes yes - tornadoes NO!Here is the NASA shot of ours:
Quote from: anagrammy on June 18, 2011, 11:56:53 AMJust catching up here, but a big lightbulb went on in my head! George Noory is moving to Hawaii and he ALREADY can't pronounce anything---is there, is there a chance he will lazy slide right into speaking Pidgeon? Or is it Pijin?
Quote from: onan on May 23, 2011, 06:00:22 PMGoldwater would be considered a liberal by today's standard