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  1. Hardly. Zakaria has been supporting Obama since early in the primaries. He uneloquently argued how identity over experience was a more effective tool in foreign policy last year so as to minimize the Hillary argument. His ogling over Obama now is merely an extension of prior alignment.so you are saying that he likes Obama because he believes Obama is really the better choice......well ok. that's fine. care to argue any of his points? If I thought it would make a difference to you, I would.
  2. What does that have to do with Christianity? "One Nation under God" could apply to any monotheistic religion. True. But do you honestly believe they were referencing Islam here? The founding father were Theists... They didn't believe in a Judeo-Christian God, more of a divine spirit with less physical / practical influence in the world. Keep reaffirming the myth for your own edification. BTW, you can believe in a Judeo-Christian God and also believe in an inactive God. The "under God" was added to the pledge in the 50's. Myth? What is the myth you speak of padawan? That our founders were a bun
  3. What does that have to do with Christianity? "One Nation under God" could apply to any monotheistic religion. True. But do you honestly believe they were referencing Islam here? The founding father were Theists... They didn't believe in a Judeo-Christian God, more of a divine spirit with less physical / practical influence in the world. Keep reaffirming the myth for your own edification. BTW, you can believe in a Judeo-Christian God and also believe in an inactive God. The "under God" was added to the pledge in the 50's.
  4. Hardly. Zakaria has been supporting Obama since early in the primaries. He uneloquently argued how identity over experience was a more effective tool in foreign policy last year so as to minimize the Hillary argument. His ogling over Obama now is merely an extension of prior alignment.
  5. The slight of hand here that the government isn't telling you is the massive increase in revenues from oil leases. They're simply using this rhetoric to salvage the current gas tax, by making a fear argument about rising costs so people can forget about any type of relief. Any budget shortfalls are less about revenues and more about spending.
  6. So a person that has a small SUV that gets about 20-24 MPG and has it paid off would then get sucked back into the world of car payments and further in debt isn't a great plan for the economy. Find alternative fuels but find ways to keep gas affordable. If it's really about helping "the little man" then high gas prices aren't going to do it. Obama can say it's not that much but just got here too quick all he wants but that doesn't raise the average person's salary accordingly. I'm not talking about small SUVs I think 20-24 mpg is decent for an SUV, I'm talking about the people who drive H2's a
  7. Patrick Henry: John Adams: George Washington, from his farewell address in 1796: I could go on, even showing the seemingly conflicting statements of Thomas Jefferson. But my point isn't to say that we somehow need to blur the line of church and state. In fact, I'm a strong proponent of separation. I'm more fascinated with the continued effort to "interpret" the religious beliefs and piety of certain key historical figures not for the purpose of analyzing their actual personal perspectives, but to minimize the meaning of Christianity in early American culture. If we're discussing founder
  8. Are we as a nation operating as a Christian theocracy, based directly on Biblical edicts? No. Are we a Christian nation culturally and demographically? Yes. That doesn't mean the exclusion of others, just that culture plays a role in society and at times clashes with individual freedoms, which the rule of law resolves, but it also provides boundaries and guidance where government powers are restrained.
  9. Even while their approval rating is low, people aren't blaming the DEMS, they are blaming the REPs because Bush is president. Actually, they kinda are blaming the Dems. The Dems promised that they would get us out of Iraq as soon as possible, some said immediately. While alot of hatred towards Bush is keeping his numbers down, the fact that the public is viewing the Congress as not acting fast enough on the waris more than likely not helping them either. I think most people are happy that violence in Iraq seems to be waning, and are fine with Congress waiting to see if those improvements conti
  10. Even while their approval rating is low, people aren't blaming the DEMS, they are blaming the REPs because Bush is president. Actually, they kinda are blaming the Dems. The Dems promised that they would get us out of Iraq as soon as possible, some said immediately. While alot of hatred towards Bush is keeping his numbers down, the fact that the public is viewing the Congress as not acting fast enough on the waris more than likely not helping them either. I think most people are happy that violence in Iraq seems to be waning, and are fine with Congress waiting to see if those improvements conti
  11. SHe might just join in! :w00t::w00t:every man's dream right there :hehe: It's true. I dream about ATLBear's wife all the time. :P Hey, she's a pretty hot MILF herself. :hehe:
  12. The US hasn't built a new nuclear weapon since 1992. How much more "non proliferation" is he looking for?
  13. SHe might just join in! :w00t::w00t:
  14. Even my wife would give me a "freebie" if Angelina Jolie showed up at the house.
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