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Texas Officials: Prepare For Civil War if Obama is Re elected

Discussion in 'Politics and Current Affairs' started by Gmash, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User
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    The lunatic fringe has been located, and it's in Lubbock, Texas. Once again, you can't make this stuff up. Huge shock this is happening in Texas, btw.:rolleyes:

    Texas official warns of Obama civil war | _

    A Lubbock County, Texas, judge is asking for a tax increase to hire deputies for the inevitable civil war he believes would follow President Obama

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  2. saptech

    saptech Android Expert

    A well-known news analyst has often observed that about half of all Americans have NO clue what is going in in this country, or pretty much anything in public affairs, government, political issues, all the rest. Just NO clue.

    In MY view, it is no accident. People just really don't care, by and large. For most Americans, life is basically going to work if you have a job, getting a paycheck, having a beer, and watching "American Idol" or "Rat Bastards". All the rest--no interest whatsoever. Politics? That's for losers. Local governance? Only for even bigger losers.

    Yet these idiots might go & vote. Or even worse, will be dragged out of the bars or living room or homeless shelters by campaign workers on election day, taken to a polling place, and then exercise the God-given, hard-won Constitutional right to vote. Yeah, right! Idiots who have NO business voting for anything. This is a crazy country, and still we think wrongly, that this is the greatest nation on Earth.
  3. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User
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    To me, the people who know just a little are more dangerous than those who know nothing. That's how they get people to vote against their own self interests. The Republicans trick working class people into voting for them by throwing them a bone about guns or abortion or gays. The people really in charge of the party could care less about that stuff, they only care about making themselves and their buddies even richer.
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  4. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    Don't kid yourself that the Democrats are any different. The Democrats trick working class people into voting for them by throwing them a bone about how they're going to make them rich and give them more government services that those horrible rich people will have to pay for. They couldn't care less about those people and only want the power and wealth that comes with being in charge. Both parties are so corrupt it's ridiculous. Choosing which party to back is like deciding if you'd rather have the electric chair or the firing squad.
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  5. cjr72

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  6. OutofDate1980

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  7. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    The guy is a judge in a county of less than 300,000 people. So yeah, he's a minor official who's talking out his ass and the press is overblowing it for political reason. That would seem like an accurate assessment.
  8. OutofDate1980

    OutofDate1980 Android Expert

    I agree when the term blowing is used I think of Faux New, which gave this guy the national spotlight.

    This elected Judge is a politician, so the political reasoning of said judge is reflecting a great deal of the Republican base.

    Judge Tom Head: His Poor Impulse Control Is A Painful Embarrassment for Lubbock | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    "The extreme Right Wing of the Republican Party; the Eagle Forum and John Birch Society members, are poisoning what used to be a group of solid citizens just a few years ago. It
  9. A.Nonymous

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  10. OutofDate1980

    OutofDate1980 Android Expert

    Just the base.
  11. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User
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    I'm just curious, does anyone here actually believe that Obama would want to hand over US sovereignty to the UN? Why? Unless these people really think he's the antichrist or something it makes no sense. Whether you agree with his policies or not, I don't understand why so many people are convinced that Obama is bent on intentionally destroying the country. I agreed with almost nothing that Bush II did, but I never thought he wanted to ruin America on purpose. This judge may seem like just some isolated wacko, but just listen to some talk radio for any length of time, and you'll realize that there are lots of these nut jobs out there who truly believe this stuff. This guy is an elected judge with a sheriff backing him up. I don't care if it's a small county or not, that's scary.
  12. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User
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    I have no illusions that the Democrats are squeaky clean. No government, party, religion or any other organization is free from corruption because they are groups of people, and humans are basically pretty horrible creatures. I happen to think the owners of the Democrats are a little more tolerable, but I'm not beholden to anyone.
  13. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert

    It seems to me that most Americans have no idea what the UN is. It is not a sovereign confederation. It is an international organisation made up of most of the worlds nation states. Even if he wanted to, Obama could not hand over federal sovereignty to the UN. Its just impossible.

    And 300,000 people seems like a big number to me, that's more than live in my city...
  14. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    Same reason people like Outofdate1980 think the Republicans are evil tycoons holed up in a board room somewhere twirling their mustaches and conspiring to ruin poor people's lives. It's political rhetoric carried to the extreme.

    Sadly there are people on both sides who lack the ability to see anything other than their side. Republicans could propose a bill that would declare that all kittens are cute. Half the country would not only vote against it but rail about the evilness of cats. You would hear how cats were traditionally familiars for witches. Then you would hear questions about how a party of family values like the Republicans could support witchcraft. Also, did you know that witches sacrifice babies sometimes? And other small animals? How could Republicans support human sacrifice? What kind of people are they?

    It is more than a little insane.

    Anyway, I pulled up the actual election results. 38,547 people voted for Tom Head. He ran against a libertarian and a Democrat and won close to 80% of the vote. So a guy supported by 38,547 people (less than the population of a lot of towns) represents the entire Republican base. That makes sense.
  15. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User
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    For example, Obama directly stole his health care plan from the Republican nominee for president who he's running against, but somehow now it's an evil, socialist, "government takeover of the heath care industry". In reality it's a giveaway to the insurance companies.
  16. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    I have heard Democrats rail about how evil Romney's healthcare plan is. Frankly I will vote for the first candidate who has a realistic chance of winning and promises to leave me the f--- alone and not try to fix my life. I am a grown man. I am perfectly capable of fixing my own life thank you very much.
  17. OutofDate1980

    OutofDate1980 Android Expert

    Because lying works, if repeated enough.

    Robert Reich: Romney's Lying Machine

    "I've been struck by the baldness of Romney's repetitive lies about Obama -- that Obama ended the work requirement under welfare, for example, or that Obama's Affordable Care Act cuts $716 billion from Medicare benefits.

    The mainstream media along with a half-dozen independent fact-checking organizations and sites have called Romney on these whoppers, but to no avail. He keeps making these assertions."

    "Romney's lying machine is extraordinarily well financed. By August, according to Jane Mayer in her recent New Yorker article, at least 33 billionaires had each donated a quarter of a million dollars or more to groups aiming to defeat Obama -- with most of it flooding into attack ads in swing states."
  18. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User
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    Yeah, I live in Ohio and have to endure these ads every five minutes. I have been surprised by how blatant the lies are. To distort or spin the truth in your favor is one thing, that's politics, but these guys are just shameless.
  19. schimm

    schimm Android Enthusiast

    Like the GOP wants to push granny down a rocky hill, want dirt air and water, hate gays.....have you heard what the DNC chairman's been saying.....you're kidding right? Or incredibly naive.

    The richest lie is that Bush got us in this mess. No. The mortgage crises got us in this mess.
  20. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert

    I dont even understand how broadcasting regulators allow so much political advertising.
  21. OutofDate1980

    OutofDate1980 Android Expert

    Amazing, there's a mind reader among us. Here I've been wasting resources developing fMRI. http://androidforums.com/politics-current-affairs/485990-texas-executed-offenders.html#post4038856

    The issue is the divine right of the rich doesn't work, think of most of the human race history with royalty.

    Humans are just that and we can be vicious with unchecked power, Mans inhumanity to Man has no bounds. That's why government, by the govern is important as an evolving institution.

    What we are going though is the same as the American Civil War, the south had an economic base of agriculture, i.e. rent (Capital/Labor intense) which is why people were defined as property, with no right of compensation for labor. The north had an economic base of manufacturing, i.e. labor (Labor/Capital intense) which is why people were defined as free agents to determine their own compensation for labor. Both sides were wrong due to asymmetrical choice options.

    Today the Republicans have an economic base of resource extraction, i.e. fossil fuels, finance (Capital/Labor intense). The Democrats have an economic base with technology, information (Labor/Capital intense).

    Tom Head is a reflection of the information he was exposed to. If you Google Civil War Obama prior to his interview, he was just repeating the information known to him.
  22. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    To my knowledge the only limitation on it is that both sides are entitled to equal time. If you give party A a 1 min ad, then party B is entitled to a 1 min ad (assuming they pay for it of course). Basically stations can't decide that they are going to back Candidate Jones and deny Candidate Smith any advertising. Beyond that I don't think there are any limitations on the actual number of ads. Political season is the worst because there are so many political ads, they are everywhere and every one of them is a pack of lies.
  23. schimm

    schimm Android Enthusiast

    Divine right refers to God and his 'chosen' leadership of a country. As they say you are entitled to your own opinion but not facts. Wealth is economically derived with no connection to whatever to God. Ironically you are arguing God is responsible for choosing who is wealthy. The issue you are claiming doesn't work because it doesn't exist.

    'Today.....Republicans have base of capital and labor....people defined as property....no right for compensation for labor.'

    This is where I stopped reading. Makes no sense.
  24. OutofDate1980

    OutofDate1980 Android Expert

    Only applies to free ads.

    Equal-time rule - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    "This means, for example, that if a station gives one free minute to a candidate on the prime time, it must do the same for another candidate."
  25. Gmash

    Gmash Extreme Android User
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    Haven't you heard? Money is speech.:rolleyes:

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