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porphyrian's Journal
porphyrian's Journal
October 15, 2012

I think we should all be laughing at republicans right now.

1. They hate it.
2. Their positions are indefensible and they know it.
3. They hate it.
4. If our laughing is the best criticism they can muster, we have already won.
5. They hate it.

October 14, 2012

You may be a republican if...

...you hate liberals, communists and socialists, but can't really define any of the terms or describe how each is different from the other.

...you have $2.47 to your name, thousands of dollars in debt, don't yet own your house and think Romney's economic "plan" is best for America.

...you are "pro life," as well as pro-war, pro-death penalty and against using tax dollars to take care of unwanted children.

October 8, 2012

Thread hidden ironically

I finally had a thread hidden (yay!), but ironically for a reason other than what I intended. Reading through some of the posts in GD, I was getting the feeling that people were suggesting that we do not vote for some Congressional Democrats based on their position on Medicare. I thought this was ridiculous and it miffed me, so I posted a thread asking that people identify the Congressional Democrats they would like to vote out of office this election, thinking that this would either get people thinking more sanely again (the President's problem now is an obstructionist Congress, which I've noted a number of times). However, it seems that without the sarcasm tag, I was alerted on and quickly judged as violating DU policy. This is ironic, as I intended to call out those who I thought were violating the same policy I was accused of violating. At any rate, I wanted to go on record with this and I'm adding this incident to my journal for future reflection.

October 1, 2012

If we all vote and all the votes are counted, the President will win this election.

If you disagree with this statement, suggest a solution. Given history, we all have a right to be worried and feel nervous about what will happen, but we are currently looking at success and I think that maybe some of us are just having a hard time accepting it. Relax a little. If we all vote and all the votes are counted, the President will win this election.

Don't just say I'm wrong, suggest a solution.

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About porphyrian

I was here on DU for A Long Time, moved to Chicago, moved back home to Florida, got divorced, became A Giant Asshole and shit the bed here, then decided to leave for everyone's benefit. Without completely hitting bottom, I somehow got a job with The Man and did my best to make the world a better place, despite the insane, fascist agenda of the ruling politicos. I got remarried, got my new wife some necessary surgeries and eventually she got us both the fuck out of Florida; her English degree landed her a better paying position in Iowa than I was making as a mid-manager in Florida government. Did You Know: Employees of the State of Florida are paid less than those of every other state in the Union. No Shit.

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