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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
But not about your bizarre and unpleasant...

But not about your bizarre and unpleasant obsessions. If you were to decide that hitting aardvarks with hockey-sticks was part of conservatism according to your definition of the word, then that...
Forum: USA Politics 28th December 2009, 04:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,853
Posted By Dr Adequate
Actually, that would be a textbook example of...

Actually, that would be a textbook example of backpedaling.

I am amused to see you do so.

A strawman would be when you attributed to the people with whom you disagree the sentiment: "doing the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
If you go on trying to divert this thread into a...

If you go on trying to divert this thread into a discussion of your obsessions I shall break the habit of a lifetime and report you to the moderators.
Forum: USA Politics 28th December 2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 20,216
Posted By Dr Adequate
After my nap.

After my nap.
Forum: USA Politics 28th December 2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 53,325
Posted By Dr Adequate
And yet this has been shown to be a big steaming...

And yet this has been shown to be a big steaming heap.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
Someone got this thread back on topic!

Someone got this thread back on topic!
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
* drums fingers lightly on desk, waits *

* drums fingers lightly on desk, waits *
Forum: USA Politics 28th December 2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 20,216
Posted By Dr Adequate
Actually, no it doesn't. On careful examination...

Actually, no it doesn't. On careful examination of that clause of Article 1 Section 8 according to the strict meaning assigned to it by the people who drafted it it doesn't really mean anything at...
Forum: USA Politics 28th December 2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,643
Posted By Dr Adequate
They'll say the same about you, you know. When...

They'll say the same about you, you know. When you can't take any more of this ****, they'll say the same about you.
Forum: USA Politics 28th December 2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,773
Posted By Dr Adequate
Actually, I just thought he hadn't followed the...

Actually, I just thought he hadn't followed the thread.

If I should ever want to make Flaming Moe feel ridiculous and paranoid then, believe me, he won't need you to tell him about it --- he'll...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
Because it would annoy you. That's an excellent...

Because it would annoy you. That's an excellent reason. Now get off my thread.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
But I have tried to make a clear distinction...

But I have tried to make a clear distinction between me and them. This is why in my OP I said about every point: unless you have a good reason.

A good reason always trumps an abstract principle:...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
N ... o ... o ... Read it again. I gave...

N ... o ... o ...

Read it again.

I gave this "default position" as an example of my attitude towards point one of my OP, the one about free markets. I am opposed to government regulation of...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
There you go. That's a British term meaning...

There you go.

That's a British term meaning c'est la vie.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
No. See my previous post. I'm way ahead of...

No. See my previous post.

I'm way ahead of you.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
If you read my OP, that was my third good reason.

If you read my OP, that was my third good reason.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
I'm not sure that I know exactly what you're...

I'm not sure that I know exactly what you're getting at, but those do sound like two different questions, yes.
Forum: USA Politics 28th December 2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,773
Posted By Dr Adequate
See post #5 on this thread.

See post #5 on this thread.
Forum: USA Politics 28th December 2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,853
Posted By Dr Adequate
Yes, for example you only have to change the...

Yes, for example you only have to change the words "death panels" to ... er ... remind me?
Forum: USA Politics 28th December 2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,643
Posted By Dr Adequate
Then you ought to feel particularly fond of...

Then you ought to feel particularly fond of Andrew Sullivan.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 01:21 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
As I understand it, if we're still talking about...

As I understand it, if we're still talking about Lenin, the former.

Hooray. Apparently everyone you've ever met is a conservative. Unless perhaps my more doctrinaire conservative brethren would...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 01:14 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
No, I don't think so. Unless someone has a better...

No, I don't think so. Unless someone has a better definition of conservatism.

But this, of course, is a question that must be left up to my fellow-conservatives, and not some sort of flaming...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
It's an observation. Now please stop posting...

It's an observation.

Now please stop posting on my thread.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 01:01 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
So it would seem. Oh, I'll leave that up to...

So it would seem.

Oh, I'll leave that up to you.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
Inappropriate content removed. Now please stop...

Inappropriate content removed.
Now please stop posting on my thread. If you want to gibble out racist tripe, start your own thread.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
You miss my point. Such a person would take...

You miss my point. Such a person would take government control as the default position, and would need to be persuaded into free-market economics like Lenin was persuaded into his New Economic...
Forum: USA Politics 28th December 2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,643
Posted By Dr Adequate
Uh ... except that both the articles linked in...

Uh ... except that both the articles linked in the OP were written by former conservatives saying how they were wrong. Which is kinda the exact opposite of liberals being self-righteous.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 11:45 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
On this thread you will either be ignored or...

On this thread you will either be ignored or mocked.

Go away.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
Well, I get to vote on that issue. So do you. I...

Well, I get to vote on that issue. So do you. I agree wholeheartedly that democracy has sometimes screwed things up, but there you go. As Winston Churchill said, it's the worst political system...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
Well, do you remember how I always added as a...

Well, do you remember how I always added as a caveat the phrase: "If you don't have some good reason"?

For example, I agree totally that there should be regulation of markets --- where any good...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
Which reflects on your choice of people whom you...

Which reflects on your choice of people whom you choose to talk to.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 10:39 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
Vague and tenuous reasons that do not stand up to...

Vague and tenuous reasons that do not stand up to rational scrutiny.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
No, honestly, the OP did not list ANY strict...

No, honestly, the OP did not list ANY strict current-day Republican practice.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
So why did they vote for the party of...

So why did they vote for the party of not-conservatism? Answer me that ...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
So you are unable to disagree with my...

So you are unable to disagree with my conservative principles?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,828
Posted By Dr Adequate
Yes. Too often the pro-Israeli stuff is just...

Yes. Too often the pro-Israeli stuff is just screaming, frothing hysteria.

I guess that is, technically, a sentence. It has a verb in it.
Forum: USA Politics 28th December 2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,773
Posted By Dr Adequate
Surely their reign of terror, once they have been...

Surely their reign of terror, once they have been made "exempt from domestic laws", will be second only to the havoc wreaked on our liberties by the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 09:27 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
Well if you have a good reason, then you have a...

Well if you have a good reason, then you have a good reason.

Obviously my conservative inclinations wouldn't stand up against the facts. That would contravene the very principles that I have...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
When I've told you my ideology? Can't you just...

When I've told you my ideology? Can't you just work it out from that?

Let me give you another clue: I think that government should be no bigger than it ought to be. That's another conservative...
Forum: USA Politics 28th December 2009, 08:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,643
Posted By Dr Adequate
True. He talks about how evil the right are in...

True. He talks about how evil the right are in their sinister aspersions, and yet he imitates them. So what is his plan? He can talk crap about everyone and that will make him a moderate? Some of the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th December 2009, 07:52 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,192
Posted By Dr Adequate
Four Good Reasons Why I Am A Conservative

Free Markets

If you don't have some good reason for explaining why in some particular case the government should regulate some particular thing then that is probably not a good idea.
...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 27th December 2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,641
Posted By Dr Adequate
Is it appropriate to sneeze at pepper?

Is it appropriate to sneeze at pepper?
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 27th December 2009, 12:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,758
Posted By Dr Adequate
To be fair, the thing about being a suicide...

To be fair, the thing about being a suicide bomber is that you don't get much practice.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 26th December 2009, 04:48 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,497
Posted By Dr Adequate
I agree with SezMe. Calm down. Greg's most...

I agree with SezMe. Calm down.

Greg's most recent point is in fact a perfectly fair one, if somewhat irrelevant. Early warning would have saved a lot of lives, but not a lot of property. You...
Forum: USA Politics 26th December 2009, 04:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,853
Posted By Dr Adequate
That may well be the most cogent thing that...

That may well be the most cogent thing that you've ever posted. And it was a cartoon of a smiley face.

Now, try again. Judging by your previous forn, you wish to tell such a stupid and ridiculous...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th December 2009, 04:27 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,529
Posted By Dr Adequate
OK, I'll agree that that was a nice post. But I...

OK, I'll agree that that was a nice post. But I still think that laughing at drooling contemptible halfwits is more fun.
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 26th December 2009, 02:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By Dr Adequate
Yeah, somehow everyone who wants full human...

Yeah, somehow everyone who wants full human rights to be granted to Palestinians had totally forgotten that some Palestinians are Christian. Either that or they didn't see why it was relevant.
...
Forum: USA Politics 26th December 2009, 02:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,853
Posted By Dr Adequate
Well, yes and no. As a moderate, I share...

Well, yes and no.

As a moderate, I share your concerns. The bill is over 2000 pages long, so surely it must contain some errors. And since the right is out of power, the one useful thing they...
Forum: USA Politics 26th December 2009, 02:02 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,853
Posted By Dr Adequate
If you are genuinely weary of struggling against...

If you are genuinely weary of struggling against your own straw men, you do of course have the option of ceasing to lie to yourself.

If, on the other hand, you prefer the lifestyle that you have...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 25th December 2009, 11:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,529
Posted By Dr Adequate
Yes, it has. Since the Madrid bombing, and 7/7,...

Yes, it has. Since the Madrid bombing, and 7/7, Europeans have decided that the terrorists who keep blowing them up don't exist.

Of course, to dissimulate this, Europeans have put on a big show of...
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