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Post  Dr. Evil on Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:41 am

Defying what I thought was going to be the typical SD one sided sleeper, our state elections really surprised me this year.

I fully expected the sheeple to elect that little troll looking crook Rounds.  The real question is going to be weather we will be able to save ourselves the embarrassment of a possible indictment for his EB-5 involvement.

Obviously the garden gnome and DD were no surprise.  It's ironic that we sent a gnome and a troll to represent us.

Anyhow, this is where it gets interesting.  We had two votes that went decidedly democratic.  Obviously the GOP's stance is that the government does not intervene with healthcare, and minimum wage increases are a big no-no.  This begs the question:

Why would someone who votes for a minimum wage increase also vote for Rounds, Noem, or DD?  Or vise versa?

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Post  Gomezz Adddams on Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:58 am

Dr. Jones wrote:What I thought was going to be a typical SD one sided sleeper, our state elections really surprised me this year.

I fully expected the sheeple to elect that little troll looking crook Rounds.  The real question is going to be weather we will be able to save ourselves the embarrassment of a possible indictment for his EB-5 involvement.

Obviously the garden gnome and DD were no surprise.  It's ironic that we sent a gnome and a troll to represent us.

Anyhow, this is where it gets interesting.  We had two votes that went decidedly democratic.  Obviously the GOP's stance is that the government does not intervene with healthcare, and minimum wage increases are a big no-no.  This begs the question:

Why would someone who votes for a minimum wage increase also vote for Rounds, Noem, or DD?  Or vise versa?

Sure looked to me like a one sided sleeper. Hell, even Rounds with all the noise drummed up over EB-5 cleared 50% in a 4 way race.

I never cared for Rounds and had never voted for him until this year and only because the alternatives were off the chart in terms of being horrible candidates. Weiland? The Socialist Millionaire standing up for the Little People? Give me a break. Larry Pressler? Lord, if you want incompetence and someone totally disconnected from reality he's your guy. Howie? Sorry but being a Cranky Cowboy doesn't earn my vote. I was very close to not even voting in that race.

Keep in mind that while a Federal investigation into South Dakota's EB-5 program is still active, it by no means that Rounds is going to be indicted or was engaged in criminal activity. Was he guilty of incompetence?
Absolutely. But I believe there are enough degrees of separation from the program and the Governor's office to insulate him from indictment.  I suspect the Feds are looking at Joop Bollen's activities in the scandal. Time will tell and if he's indicted and has to resign then Dauggard can appoint a replacement. I've come to feel that the switch to the direct election of Senators was a major mistake.

To answer your question (although I fail to see how a food fight between rich doctors and richer doctors qualifies as a Democrat issue) most voters aren't ideologues. Hell most voters when it comes to ballot issues are usually woefully ignorant of the nuances and ramifications of the ballot issues. Measure 17 is a good example. I can't count how many of my friends/family asked me how I was voting on it and what it was all about. As for Measure 18, I think a lot of the vote was motivated by guilt. And I wouldn't be surprised that a lot of ignorant people thought they were voting themselves a raise by raising the floor putting upward pressure on those wages not covered by law. Wage controls have never worked in the past and won't work now.
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Post  BladeRunner on Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:54 am

Gomezz Adddams wrote: Give me a break. Larry Pressler? Lord, if you want incompetence and someone totally disconnected from reality he's your guy.

I work with someone who claims to be a fiscal conservative and who really pushed for Pressler. He was quite upset he didn't win, in fact. He blames me for voting for him and that I voted for a "criminal".

And....get this, he said Carter was one of the best presidents we've had. affraid

I wasn't living in the state when Pressler was in the senate so I do not know his senate history. Can you tell me about his incompetence? I'd like to let my co-worker about this incompetence.
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Post  Dr. Evil on Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:57 pm

BladeRunner wrote:
Gomezz Adddams wrote: Give me a break. Larry Pressler? Lord, if you want incompetence and someone totally disconnected from reality he's your guy.

I work with someone who claims to be a fiscal conservative and who really pushed for Pressler. He was quite upset he didn't win, in fact. He blames me for voting for him and that I voted for a "criminal".

And....get this, he said Carter was one of the best presidents we've had. affraid

I wasn't living in the state when Pressler was in the senate so I do not know his senate history. Can you tell me about his incompetence? I'd like to let my co-worker about this incompetence.

This should be interesting.....

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Post  Jammer on Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:27 pm

Dr. Jones wrote:Defying what I thought was going to be the typical SD one sided sleeper, our state elections really surprised me this year.

I fully expected the sheeple to elect that little troll looking crook Rounds.  The real question is going to be weather we will be able to save ourselves the embarrassment of a possible indictment for his EB-5 involvement.

Obviously the garden gnome and DD were no surprise.  It's ironic that we sent a gnome and a troll to represent us.

Anyhow, this is where it gets interesting.  We had two votes that went decidedly democratic.  Obviously the GOP's stance is that the government does not intervene with healthcare, and minimum wage increases are a big no-no.  This begs the question:

Why would someone who votes for a minimum wage increase also vote for Rounds, Noem, or DD?  Or vise versa?

In my opinion, there is a very large number of people who consider themselves to be conservatives who simply do not know or understand conservative principles.

Our country was founded on reason, conservative principles and Judeo-Christian values.  For the past century the progressive liberals have been hard at work replacing reason, conservative principles and Judeo-Christian values with FEELINGS.   And unfortunately they have been quite successful.

When a person who may truly be a conservative in their heart is asked to make a decision, they do not know or understand the conservative principles and how they apply.  As a result, they resort to what they FEEL is the right choice and they rationalize that they made a conservative decision.  All to often their FEELINGS caused them to make a bad decision.
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Post  Darth Cheney on Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:02 pm

BladeRunner wrote:
Gomezz Adddams wrote: Give me a break. Larry Pressler? Lord, if you want incompetence and someone totally disconnected from reality he's your guy.

I work with someone who claims to be a fiscal conservative and who really pushed for Pressler. He was quite upset he didn't win, in fact. He blames me for voting for him and that I voted for a "criminal".

And....get this, he said Carter was one of the best presidents we've had. affraid

I wasn't living in the state when Pressler was in the senate so I do not know his senate history. Can you tell me about his incompetence? I'd like to let my co-worker about this incompetence.

I want whatever he is smoking or drinking. The good ol' Carter years...mortgage interest rates 24%, vehicle interest rates 28%...good times.
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Post  Darth Cheney on Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:04 pm

Jammer wrote:
Dr. Jones wrote:Defying what I thought was going to be the typical SD one sided sleeper, our state elections really surprised me this year.

I fully expected the sheeple to elect that little troll looking crook Rounds.  The real question is going to be weather we will be able to save ourselves the embarrassment of a possible indictment for his EB-5 involvement.

Obviously the garden gnome and DD were no surprise.  It's ironic that we sent a gnome and a troll to represent us.

Anyhow, this is where it gets interesting.  We had two votes that went decidedly democratic.  Obviously the GOP's stance is that the government does not intervene with healthcare, and minimum wage increases are a big no-no.  This begs the question:

Why would someone who votes for a minimum wage increase also vote for Rounds, Noem, or DD?  Or vise versa?

In my opinion, there is a very large number of people who consider themselves to be conservatives who simply do not know or understand conservative principles.

Our country was founded on reason, conservative principles and Judeo-Christian values.  For the past century the progressive liberals have been hard at work replacing reason, conservative principles and Judeo-Christian values with FEELINGS.   And unfortunately they have been quite successful.

When a person who may truly be a conservative in their heart is asked to make a decision, they do not know or understand the conservative principles and how they apply.  As a result, they resort to what they FEEL is the right choice and they rationalize that they made a conservative decision.  All to often their FEELINGS caused them to make a bad decision.

Exactly and well explained.

Weiland was sounding like he was the greatest fiscal conservative of all time while giving his "I really suck and no amount of money can get me elected" speech.
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Post  Skeptical on Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:22 pm

Dr. Jones wrote:Defying what I thought was going to be the typical SD one sided sleeper, our state elections really surprised me this year.

I fully expected the sheeple to elect that little troll looking crook Rounds.  The real question is going to be weather we will be able to save ourselves the embarrassment of a possible indictment for his EB-5 involvement.

Obviously the garden gnome and DD were no surprise.  It's ironic that we sent a gnome and a troll to represent us.

Anyhow, this is where it gets interesting.  We had two votes that went decidedly democratic.  Obviously the GOP's stance is that the government does not intervene with healthcare, and minimum wage increases are a big no-no.  This begs the question:

Why would someone who votes for a minimum wage increase also vote for Rounds, Noem, or DD?  Or vise versa?

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Post  Dr. Evil on Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:55 pm

Jammer wrote:
Dr. Jones wrote:Defying what I thought was going to be the typical SD one sided sleeper, our state elections really surprised me this year.

I fully expected the sheeple to elect that little troll looking crook Rounds.  The real question is going to be weather we will be able to save ourselves the embarrassment of a possible indictment for his EB-5 involvement.

Obviously the garden gnome and DD were no surprise.  It's ironic that we sent a gnome and a troll to represent us.

Anyhow, this is where it gets interesting.  We had two votes that went decidedly democratic.  Obviously the GOP's stance is that the government does not intervene with healthcare, and minimum wage increases are a big no-no.  This begs the question:

Why would someone who votes for a minimum wage increase also vote for Rounds, Noem, or DD?  Or vise versa?

In my opinion, there is a very large number of people who consider themselves to be conservatives who simply do not know or understand conservative principles.

Our country was founded on reason, conservative principles and Judeo-Christian values.  For the past century the progressive liberals have been hard at work replacing reason, conservative principles and Judeo-Christian values with FEELINGS.   And unfortunately they have been quite successful.

When a person who may truly be a conservative in their heart is asked to make a decision, they do not know or understand the conservative principles and how they apply.  As a result, they resort to what they FEEL is the right choice and they rationalize that they made a conservative decision.  All to often their FEELINGS caused them to make a bad decision.

I would bite my fukcing tongue if I were you boy.  Our forefathers were far greater men than the modern day conservatives will ever be.  Even if it were true that our countries roots were based in conservatism it would be a far cry from the conservatism you young punks preach today.  

There is no doubt that our forefathers believed in a hard day's work, but they also would have believed in being paid fairly for that day's work.  They certainly wouldn't have stood for getting home from one day's work and cleaning up to head out for another, or making their wives find a job just to make ends meet.

It's not about FEELINGS, it's about INSTINCT. Is about wanting to be a part if a society. It's also about a heavy dose of identity crisis.

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Post  Skeptical on Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:06 pm

Dr. Jones wrote:     Is about wanting to be a part if a society.  It's also about a heavy dose of identity crisis.

For me and those other members of this forum who have always been a part of society is it embarrassing to relate what you did in the past that caused society to ostracize you?

No doubt as an outsider looking in you do suffer an identity crisis.
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Post  Dr. Evil on Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:18 pm

Skeptical wrote:
Dr. Jones wrote:     Is about wanting to be a part if a society.  It's also about a heavy dose of identity crisis.

For me and those other members of this forum who have always been a part of society is it embarrassing to relate what you did in the past that caused society to ostracize you?

No doubt as an outsider looking in you do suffer an identity crisis.

WTF are you talking about?

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Post  Gomezz Adddams on Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:23 pm

Dr. Jones wrote:
Jammer wrote:
Dr. Jones wrote:Defying what I thought was going to be the typical SD one sided sleeper, our state elections really surprised me this year.

I fully expected the sheeple to elect that little troll looking crook Rounds.  The real question is going to be weather we will be able to save ourselves the embarrassment of a possible indictment for his EB-5 involvement.

Obviously the garden gnome and DD were no surprise.  It's ironic that we sent a gnome and a troll to represent us.

Anyhow, this is where it gets interesting.  We had two votes that went decidedly democratic.  Obviously the GOP's stance is that the government does not intervene with healthcare, and minimum wage increases are a big no-no.  This begs the question:

Why would someone who votes for a minimum wage increase also vote for Rounds, Noem, or DD?  Or vise versa?

In my opinion, there is a very large number of people who consider themselves to be conservatives who simply do not know or understand conservative principles.

Our country was founded on reason, conservative principles and Judeo-Christian values.  For the past century the progressive liberals have been hard at work replacing reason, conservative principles and Judeo-Christian values with FEELINGS.   And unfortunately they have been quite successful.

When a person who may truly be a conservative in their heart is asked to make a decision, they do not know or understand the conservative principles and how they apply.  As a result, they resort to what they FEEL is the right choice and they rationalize that they made a conservative decision.  All to often their FEELINGS caused them to make a bad decision.

I would bite my fukcing tongue if I were you boy.  Our forefathers were far greater men than the modern day conservatives will ever be.  Even if it were true that our countries roots were based in conservatism it would be a far cry from the conservatism you young punks preach today.  

There is no doubt that our forefathers believed in a hard day's work, but they also would have believed in being paid fairly for that day's work.  They certainly wouldn't have stood for getting home from one day's work and cleaning up to head out for another, or making their wives find a job just to make ends meet.

It's not about FEELINGS, it's about INSTINCT.  Is about wanting to be a part if a society.  It's also about a heavy dose of identity crisis.

Yeah, right. That explains the extensive use of apprenticeship, indentured servitude and slavery in the colonies in the run-up to and past the Revolution. No No No
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Post  Dr. Evil on Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:49 pm


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Post  Jammer on Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:12 pm

Dr. Jones wrote:
Jammer wrote:

In my opinion, there is a very large number of people who consider themselves to be conservatives who simply do not know or understand conservative principles.

Our country was founded on reason, conservative principles and Judeo-Christian values.  For the past century the progressive liberals have been hard at work replacing reason, conservative principles and Judeo-Christian values with FEELINGS.   And unfortunately they have been quite successful.

When a person who may truly be a conservative in their heart is asked to make a decision, they do not know or understand the conservative principles and how they apply.  As a result, they resort to what they FEEL is the right choice and they rationalize that they made a conservative decision.  All to often their FEELINGS caused them to make a bad decision.

I would bite my fukcing tongue if I were you boy.  Our forefathers were far greater men than the modern day conservatives will ever be.  Even if it were true that our countries roots were based in conservatism it would be a far cry from the conservatism you young punks preach today.  

There is no doubt that our forefathers believed in a hard day's work, but they also would have believed in being paid fairly for that day's work.  They certainly wouldn't have stood for getting home from one day's work and cleaning up to head out for another, or making their wives find a job just to make ends meet.

It's not about FEELINGS, it's about INSTINCT.  Is about wanting to be a part if a society.  It's also about a heavy dose of identity crisis.

I know, it really irks progressive liberals to have to come to grips with the fact that our country was founded on conservative principles.   The progressive liberal losers have tried to rewrite history for decades in order to sell their agenda, but sorry it hasn't completely worked.

Pick any issue from taxation to fiscal responsibility to our system of federalism to whatever you want and when you study the Founders, their own words, the Founding Documents they created and their sources for how they made their decisions, it is crystal clear that our country was built on conservative principles.

Conservatives have not done a good job in educating the electorate on these principles.   Far too many of them have chosen to play in the cesspool with the progressive liberals in their never ending political games of "my gang is better than your gang" when they should have devoted much more time to educating the electorate on conservative principles.

When the electorate learns just what conservative principles are, their role in the building of our country and how they will provide true solutions to almost every problem facing this country, the progressive liberals will be history.

Once we rid this country of the slimy progressive liberals and their "feel good" solutions, we will be able to solve our problems through conservative principles.
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Post  Dr. Evil on Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:22 am

Jammer wrote:
Dr. Jones wrote:
Jammer wrote:

In my opinion, there is a very large number of people who consider themselves to be conservatives who simply do not know or understand conservative principles.

Our country was founded on reason, conservative principles and Judeo-Christian values.  For the past century the progressive liberals have been hard at work replacing reason, conservative principles and Judeo-Christian values with FEELINGS.   And unfortunately they have been quite successful.

When a person who may truly be a conservative in their heart is asked to make a decision, they do not know or understand the conservative principles and how they apply.  As a result, they resort to what they FEEL is the right choice and they rationalize that they made a conservative decision.  All to often their FEELINGS caused them to make a bad decision.

I would bite my fukcing tongue if I were you boy.  Our forefathers were far greater men than the modern day conservatives will ever be.  Even if it were true that our countries roots were based in conservatism it would be a far cry from the conservatism you young punks preach today.  

There is no doubt that our forefathers believed in a hard day's work, but they also would have believed in being paid fairly for that day's work.  They certainly wouldn't have stood for getting home from one day's work and cleaning up to head out for another, or making their wives find a job just to make ends meet.

It's not about FEELINGS, it's about INSTINCT.  Is about wanting to be a part if a society.  It's also about a heavy dose of identity crisis.

I know, it really irks progressive liberals to have to come to grips with the fact that our country was founded on conservative principles.   The progressive liberal losers have tried to rewrite history for decades in order to sell their agenda, but sorry it hasn't completely worked.

Pick any issue from taxation to fiscal responsibility to our system of federalism to whatever you want and when you study the Founders, their own words, the Founding Documents they created and their sources for how they made their decisions, it is crystal clear that our country was built on conservative principles.

Conservatives have not done a good job in educating the electorate on these principles.   Far too many of them have chosen to play in the cesspool with the progressive liberals in their never ending political games of "my gang is better than your gang" when they should have devoted much more time to educating the electorate on conservative principles.

When the electorate learns just what conservative principles are, their role in the building of our country and how they will provide true solutions to almost every problem facing this country, the progressive liberals will be history.

Once we rid this country of the slimy progressive liberals and their "feel good" solutions, we will be able to solve our problems through conservative principles.

I still stand firm in my statement.  I don't deny that our country was founded on more conservative principles, but if those men from long ago knew how their conservative principles were being desecrated by you modern day hacks, they would bring your little world to an end.

The biggest problem is that you lack their integrity.  I don't think that they had any idea people could show such indifference toward their fellow citizens.  I was talking to a guy one day about how these parasitic hedge funds were hurting the entire country by creating such violent swings in the commodity market.  All he could say was that people died for their right to do so.  If he had been 30 years younger I would have cleaned his clock right then and there.  That statement was a disgrace to the many people who fought and died for our freedom.

They didn't fight for the peoples' right to work harder and harder to be compensated less and less.  They didn't fight for the rights of a few to gouge the rest of the nation for their basic necessities.  They certainly didn't fight for this oligarchy that we currently live in. They fought to give everyone a fair shake.  The foundation of our country has nothing to do with your little charade.

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Post  Darth Cheney on Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:11 am

Maybe you could talk about the ag community and its many tax shelters and government guarantees I'm sure you have enjoyed for a lifetime...try not to swear this time.
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Post  Dr. Evil on Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:01 am

Darth Cheney wrote:Maybe you could talk about the ag community and its many tax shelters and government guarantees I'm sure you have enjoyed for a lifetime...try not to swear this time.

Maybe on another thread.

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Post  Gomezz Adddams on Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:06 am

Dr. Jones wrote:Here's an interesting read for you Gomezz:

http://www.revolutionary-war.net/slavery-and-the-founding-fathers.html

Not sure how this article bolsters your claim that the Founders "also would have believed in being paid fairly for that day's work". While many of the Founders were slave owners and some had mixed feelings on slavery, the fact remains that indentured servitude (primarily in the North) and slavery (in the South and mid states) comprised the spine of the workforce in both pre- and post- Revolutionary America.
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Post  Skeptical on Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:21 am

Gomezz Adddams wrote:
Dr. Jones wrote:Here's an interesting read for you Gomezz:

http://www.revolutionary-war.net/slavery-and-the-founding-fathers.html

Not sure how this article bolsters your claim that the Founders "also would have believed in being paid fairly for that day's work".  While many of the Founders were slave owners and some had mixed feelings on slavery, the fact remains that indentured servitude (primarily in the North) and slavery (in the South and mid states) comprised the spine of the workforce in both pre- and post- Revolutionary America.

Since he mentioned elsewhere a desire to be part of society and having an identity crisis is it possible he thinks he is a slave?

Then again I reckon given enough time a member of a flock of sheep just might begin to have a personal identity crisis, wonder how it would be as a part of society, especially after their caretakers got walloped like Tuesday evening!
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Post  Skeptical on Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:33 am

Dr. Jones wrote:
Skeptical wrote:
Dr. Jones wrote:     Is about wanting to be a part if a society.  It's also about a heavy dose of identity crisis.

For me and those other members of this forum who have always been a part of society is it embarrassing to relate what you did in the past that caused society to ostracize you?

No doubt as an outsider looking in you do suffer an identity crisis.

WTF are you talking about?

Having a senior moment or just a case of sometimers??
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Post  Dr. Evil on Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:40 am

Skeptical wrote:
Dr. Jones wrote:
Skeptical wrote:
Dr. Jones wrote:     Is about wanting to be a part if a society.  It's also about a heavy dose of identity crisis.

For me and those other members of this forum who have always been a part of society is it embarrassing to relate what you did in the past that caused society to ostracize you?

No doubt as an outsider looking in you do suffer an identity crisis.

WTF are you talking about?

Having a senior moment or just a case of sometimers??

I would say that the chances of you suffering from either one is about equal. Let me know when you figure it out.

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Post  Jammer on Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:48 am

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I still stand firm in my statement.  I don't deny that our country was founded on more conservative principles, but if those men from long ago knew how their conservative principles were being desecrated by you modern day hacks, they would bring your little world to an end.

The biggest problem is that you lack their integrity.  I don't think that they had any idea people could show such indifference toward their fellow citizens.  I was talking to a guy one day about how these parasitic hedge funds were hurting the entire country by creating such violent swings in the commodity market.  All he could say was that people died for their right to do so.  If he had been 30 years younger I would have cleaned his clock right then and there.  That statement was a disgrace to the many people who fought and died for our freedom.

They didn't fight for the peoples' right to work harder and harder to be compensated less and less.  They didn't fight for the rights of a few to gouge the rest of the nation for their basic necessities.  They certainly didn't fight for this oligarchy that we currently live in.  They fought to give everyone a fair shake.  The foundation of our country has nothing to do with your little charade.

First of all our country was not founded on MORE conservative principles, it was founded on conservative principles period.

Second, today's conservatives have not desecrated these founding principles.  In fact it is the basis for their beliefs today.   Take a look at the 3 pillars of today's TEA Party movement:

Fiscal Responsibility
Constitutionally Limited Government
Free market Capitalism

These concepts are right out of the words of our Founders and the system they created.  You are simply full of bull sheet if you try to say anything different.

And if there are some people who you consider conservatives that are desecrating these founding principles, I submit it might be the so called moderate Republican establishment.  There I would agree with you as these people do not adhere to conservative principles and it is an embarrassment when they try to identify themselves as conservatives.

Third, conservatives are not indifferent to the needs of society.  They just believe that they need to be handled in a much more effective and efficient manner than having a remote and bloated federal bureaucracy be the sole solution.  Conservatives believe in the Founding Fathers "scale of responsibility" when dealing with those unable to care for themselves.  In fact, study after study has shown that conservatives are far more generous that the FAKE compassionate progressive liberals when donating to charity.

Fourth, I doubt if you even know what a hedge fund is and it is obvious that you are unaware that the vast majority of these are run by progressive liberals such as the likes of George Soros, Nancy Pelosi's husband, Diane Feinstein's husband and the disgraced former democrat governor of New Jersey Jon Corzine.   I agree with you that the ethical backbone of many of these hedge funds is nonexistent, but most of them (probably north of 80%) are run by PROGRESSIVE LIBERALS.

Unfortunately the low information voters these elitists use to help push their agenda are clueless and I mean clueless on these issues.  They know not what they speak of but get on forums like this and shout at the top of their lungs in defense of these warm and fuzzy FEELINGS they have for progressive liberalism and they are FOOLS for doing so.[/quote]
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Post  Skeptical on Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:07 am

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Skeptical wrote:
Dr. Jones wrote:
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Dr. Jones wrote:     Is about wanting to be a part if a society.  It's also about a heavy dose of identity crisis.

For me and those other members of this forum who have always been a part of society is it embarrassing to relate what you did in the past that caused society to ostracize you?

No doubt as an outsider looking in you do suffer an identity crisis.

WTF are you talking about?

Having a senior moment or just a case of sometimers??

I would say that the chances of you suffering from either one is about equal.  Let me know when you figure it out.

How quickly you forget you said, "Is about wanting to be a part if a society. It's also about a heavy dose of identity crisis."

It is predicted you will deny ever posting those comments !!

So there is nothing to figure out, it is as you say, you do not feel part of society and have an identity crisis.

End of discussion.


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Post  Gomezz Adddams on Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:21 am

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Gomezz Adddams wrote: Give me a break. Larry Pressler? Lord, if you want incompetence and someone totally disconnected from reality he's your guy.

I work with someone who claims to be a fiscal conservative and who really pushed for Pressler. He was quite upset he didn't win, in fact. He blames me for voting for him and that I voted for a "criminal".

And....get this, he said Carter was one of the best presidents we've had. affraid

I wasn't living in the state when Pressler was in the senate so I do not know his senate history. Can you tell me about his incompetence? I'd like to let my co-worker about this incompetence.

Going by the definition of incompetence:  "lack of the ability to do something well", Larry Pressler easily clears the bar. The stories were legion back during his years in Congress. He was called "Press Release" Larry because of his volumes of press releases for everything trivial. From his regular appearances on the DC cocktail circuit to his non-existent legislative record, Larry Pressler developed a reputation of a lightweight and a showhorse. It was once said “Larry will go a long way, but I don’t have the slightest idea what he’ll do when he gets there.”

Even his ABSCAM role was overblown by Larry. A look at accounts written by Jack Anderson are truly enlightening.

"Nothing very heroic, perhaps, but nothing Pressler had to lie about. Apparently he couldn't resist the temptation to work his personal political Abscam on the public."

Larry was so clueless about what was being offered or proposed that he chatted for a half hour and even offered to help for free!  "Middleman Silvestri replied, in effect, that there was no need for a payoff; Pressler would help for free because he believed that the shiek's investment would be good for the economy"

The national and Washington press used Pressler as a punching bag. Al Hunt, Jack Germond and Jack Anderson all took swipes at Larry. Here are a few Jack Anderson columns featuring the Adventures of Larry Pressler. What a hoot!

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=932&dat=19800828&id=H11QAAAAIBAJ&sjid=s1IDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5214,6623758

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1298&dat=19820224&id=IiFWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=DuQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3623,3165715

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=943&dat=19860924&id=uDFTAAAAIBAJ&sjid=aIMDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4215,2332730

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=861&dat=19760321&id=NxRZAAAAIBAJ&sjid=WEYNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4033,3651963

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1310&dat=19800829&id=c_hVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=5-EDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5711,8790720


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Post  BladeRunner on Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:27 am

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Dr. Jones wrote:Defying what I thought was going to be the typical SD one sided sleeper, our state elections really surprised me this year.

I fully expected the sheeple to elect that little troll looking crook Rounds.  The real question is going to be weather we will be able to save ourselves the embarrassment of a possible indictment for his EB-5 involvement.

Obviously the garden gnome and DD were no surprise.  It's ironic that we sent a gnome and a troll to represent us.

Anyhow, this is where it gets interesting.  We had two votes that went decidedly democratic.  Obviously the GOP's stance is that the government does not intervene with healthcare, and minimum wage increases are a big no-no.  This begs the question:

Why would someone who votes for a minimum wage increase also vote for Rounds, Noem, or DD?  Or vise versa?

In my opinion, there is a very large number of people who consider themselves to be conservatives who simply do not know or understand conservative principles.

Our country was founded on reason, conservative principles and Judeo-Christian values.  For the past century the progressive liberals have been hard at work replacing reason, conservative principles and Judeo-Christian values with FEELINGS.   And unfortunately they have been quite successful.

When a person who may truly be a conservative in their heart is asked to make a decision, they do not know or understand the conservative principles and how they apply.  As a result, they resort to what they FEEL is the right choice and they rationalize that they made a conservative decision.  All to often their FEELINGS caused them to make a bad decision.

Yep. And if you dig deeper you can get to the fundamental root of this whole problem.

You can thank the feminist movement for this. Most women make decisions based on their feelings. And what gender makes up most of the school teachers in this country?

Women.

What decision making skills are these women teaching our young men?

To make their decisions based on feelings.

The bringing down in our society of the importance of fathers in our society is another problem, which is also attributed to the feminist movement. Shows like "Married With Children" and "Simpsons" which fathers being idiots were immensely popular, but what did they really do? Brought down the importance of fatherhood in our society.
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