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Sorry, I don't see what the crime is. We gave... 656 Views / 26 Replies  
Sorry, I don't see what the crime is. We gave them the money with no strings attached, after all.
Posted by tie, on Dec 18, 2008 at 04:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Are people really outraged about this? What kind... 656 Views / 26 Replies  
Are people really outraged about this? What kind of bonuses did you expect to see? I agree that it might be fun to see what it looks like broken up into individual bonuses. From the company's...
Posted by tie, on Dec 18, 2008 at 12:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
And maybe sneak in some explosives and blow... 1,819 Views / 45 Replies  
And maybe sneak in some explosives and blow yourself up? No. Sorry, nonviolent protest is better.
Posted by tie, on Dec 17, 2008 at 03:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
All the reports are that he was beaten outside... 1,819 Views / 45 Replies  
All the reports are that he was beaten outside the room. There weren't any cameras outside the room, so far as I know, so I really don't know what you are talking about.

Basically, Bush came...
Posted by tie, on Dec 17, 2008 at 11:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
He did think of it, of course. The fact that... 1,819 Views / 45 Replies  
He did think of it, of course. The fact that Bush was cracking jokes to cover up the screams of a protester being beaten by security forces just reinforced his point.



In Saddam's regime,...
Posted by tie, on Dec 16, 2008 at 05:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
How? Bush's whole visit was overshadowed by this... 1,819 Views / 45 Replies  
How? Bush's whole visit was overshadowed by this incident. The man is now a hero, and he is being beaten (and tortured?) by the repressive government that Bush set up.

I doubt that I agree with...
Posted by tie, on Dec 16, 2008 at 11:22 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Bush may have sat and read "The Pet Goat" during... 1,819 Views / 45 Replies  
Bush may have sat and read "The Pet Goat" during the worst attack on our nation since Pearl Harbor, but he dodges shoes like a champ! Makes me proud to be an American, he's my new hero.

I hope...
Posted by tie, on Dec 14, 2008 at 11:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Here is a decent (although biased) piece from the... 453 Views / 13 Replies  
Here is a decent (although biased) piece from the New Yorker, link (http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2008/11/24/081124taco_talk_kolbert), that explains the midnight regulations.
Posted by tie, on Dec 14, 2008 at 06:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think people here are missing the point. Many... 453 Views / 13 Replies  
I think people here are missing the point. Many of these are rule changes, not executive orders. Unlike executive orders, they cannot be unilaterally reversed by an incoming president. "It is much...
Posted by tie, on Dec 14, 2008 at 02:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Chongo has convinced me. How could it snow in... 98,531 Views / 2,151 Replies  
Chongo has convinced me. How could it snow in New Orleans if there is global warming? Is this argument not airtight?
Posted by tie, on Dec 11, 2008 at 04:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: The NY Times is saying... 5,288 Views / 159 Replies  
The NY Times is saying (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/12/business/12auto.html?hp) that the latest bailout plan has died. Thankfully there do appear to be a few "conservative" Republicans left. ...
Posted by tie, on Dec 11, 2008 at 04:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: Analysts are saying that it will be hundreds of... 5,288 Views / 159 Replies  
Analysts are saying that it will be hundreds of billions to bail them out. GM is after all losing $2 billion a month and has no plans for improving. If Obama truly wants change, he should start by...
Posted by tie, on Dec 8, 2008 at 10:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
"You don't know you had a recession until it's... 3,737 Views / 66 Replies  
"You don't know you had a recession until it's over... so then why does it matter?"

But you often do know. In the current case, we certainly do.

turtle, monetary base is pretty subtle. I...
Posted by tie, on Dec 6, 2008 at 08:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
…And you really voted for Bush twice? Do you... 4,304 Views / 131 Replies  
…And you really voted for Bush twice? Do you hate our country? :)
Posted by tie, on Dec 5, 2008 at 03:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
From... 2,285 Views / 98 Replies  
From (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/04/world/asia/04india.html?hp) the NY Times today, "A former Defense Department official said Wednesday that American intelligence agencies had determined that...
Posted by tie, on Dec 3, 2008 at 04:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The recession officially started in Dec 2007.... 2,007 Views / 82 Replies  
The recession officially started in Dec 2007. (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/02/business/02markets.html?hp) (The reason I like arguing with you, stupendousman, is that you are always wrong. :))
Posted by tie, on Dec 1, 2008 at 03:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Probably true. Bush has certainly left the... 817 Views / 30 Replies  
Probably true. Bush has certainly left the country badly enough off for that argument to be credible.
Posted by tie, on Nov 30, 2008 at 01:46 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm still waiting for Doofy to produce his birth... 4,410 Views / 164 Replies  
I'm still waiting for Doofy to produce his birth certificate. If it is so easy to come up with, then where is it? Why isn't it on the NY Times front page? Has he donated it to the terrorists he's...
Posted by tie, on Nov 24, 2008 at 06:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
As they say, don't hire someone whom you can't... 739 Views / 28 Replies  
As they say, don't hire someone whom you can't fire. We'll see.
Posted by tie, on Nov 24, 2008 at 05:13 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't think you really understand these people.... 2,488 Views / 111 Replies  
I don't think you really understand these people. Of course his marriage bond won't be as strong if gays are allowed to marry. I'm sure his wife feels the same way. Till death or gay marriage do...
Posted by tie, on Nov 20, 2008 at 10:33 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: That's just crazy talk. The other day I... 5,288 Views / 159 Replies  
That's just crazy talk.

The other day I ran into an AIG executive relocating to San Francisco and looking at a $3.5 million home. They're doing just fine. :)
Posted by tie, on Nov 20, 2008 at 10:29 AM, in Political/War Lounge
What exactly don't you agree with here? If the... 2,488 Views / 111 Replies  
What exactly don't you agree with here? If the Mormon church spent $20 million to try to void your marriage, wouldn't you be mad at them? I expect you might even join a protest march. (If you...
Posted by tie, on Nov 16, 2008 at 12:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
This is complete nonsense. But since you were... 4,373 Views / 164 Replies  
This is complete nonsense. But since you were unable to find a full paragraph from Palin, I've gone ahead and found one for you. I give you Palin on Darfur:
Posted by tie, on Nov 15, 2008 at 02:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: No. Why should we give our tax dollars to... 5,288 Views / 159 Replies  
No. Why should we give our tax dollars to companies whose products we don't want to buy? Who else should we bail out? I think Yahoo is looking pretty weak right now.

These companies will...
Posted by tie, on Nov 15, 2008 at 02:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Sorry, I didn't see any extended quotes or... 4,373 Views / 164 Replies  
Sorry, I didn't see any extended quotes or transcript at the link you posted, just a few soundbites. Can you give a direct link?
Posted by tie, on Nov 14, 2008 at 12:45 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You are just exaggerating. He spoke for what, 45... 4,373 Views / 164 Replies  
You are just exaggerating. He spoke for what, 45 minutes at the VP debate? Find me the 15 extremely embarrassing and idiotic things he said during it.



Feel free to give us an extended...
Posted by tie, on Nov 13, 2008 at 06:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Everybody says stupid things once in a while. ... 4,373 Views / 164 Replies  
Everybody says stupid things once in a while. His 7-11 comment was even dumber than his FDR comment. But on the other hand, he is very capable of discussing policy in substantial and intelligent...
Posted by tie, on Nov 13, 2008 at 01:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Biden isn't an idiot. You are the only person... 4,373 Views / 164 Replies  
Biden isn't an idiot. You are the only person here (and possibly the only person in Canada? :)) who thinks that he is. Have you ever listened to him speak? (I have to ask because you previously...
Posted by tie, on Nov 13, 2008 at 02:19 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I have some sympathy for McCain on this. If I... 4,373 Views / 164 Replies  
I have some sympathy for McCain on this. If I were running for president, it would never even cross my mind that the person I was considering to be my running mate might not know that Africa was a...
Posted by tie, on Nov 12, 2008 at 03:50 AM, in Political/War Lounge
FiveThirtyEight... 896 Views / 21 Replies  
FiveThirtyEight (http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2008/11/uncounted-votes-may-push-begich-past.html) has some analysis, in way more detail than you want. His conclusion is that it is a tossup,...
Posted by tie, on Nov 10, 2008 at 09:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think he wanted a link that gave evidence for... 3,339 Views / 156 Replies  
I think he wanted a link that gave evidence for your position, not just any link. I know that he just said "Care to provide a link?" as if any link would do, but it was implied that he wanted a link...
Posted by tie, on Nov 8, 2008 at 05:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, Palin has responded, and she did not deny... 4,373 Views / 164 Replies  
Well, Palin has responded, and she did not deny it. She only said that it was taken out of context.

"So, no, I think that if there are allegations based on questions or comments that I made in...
Posted by tie, on Nov 8, 2008 at 12:05 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Unbelievable. Absolutely unbelievable. What is... 3,339 Views / 156 Replies  
Unbelievable. Absolutely unbelievable. What is Obama thinking?!!! He should know that all important government decisions should be made in secret, by secret panels of soon-to-be-indicted industry...
Posted by tie, on Nov 7, 2008 at 07:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Big Mac clearly prefers a president who doesn't... 818 Views / 40 Replies  
Big Mac clearly prefers a president who doesn't think before answering a question. Why he would prefer such a president is a mystery…

You guys are missing the big story here. Complaining about...
Posted by tie, on Nov 7, 2008 at 07:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Am I the only one here who doubts that Palin... 4,373 Views / 164 Replies  
Am I the only one here who doubts that Palin didn't know that Africa was a continent? (Isn't this something you learn in kindergarten?) No wonder McCain lost.
Posted by tie, on Nov 7, 2008 at 01:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This exact chart is on the top right of his... 766 Views / 36 Replies  
This exact chart is on the top right of his webpage, "super tracker." He's been projecting a 6 point Obama victory for the last month, and this was correct. He has predictions for each state along...
Posted by tie, on Nov 7, 2008 at 12:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
538 was amazingly accurate. I think that it is... 766 Views / 36 Replies  
538 was amazingly accurate. I think that it is great; it seems the Bradley Effect didn't really manifest itself.
Posted by tie, on Nov 7, 2008 at 02:04 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Um, why do you think a Democrat, who is in fact... 3,339 Views / 156 Replies  
Um, why do you think a Democrat, who is in fact "the most liberal Democrat in the Senate" and who has strong terrorist sympathies, would put together a "post partisan" administration? I really don't...
Posted by tie, on Nov 7, 2008 at 02:01 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Nonsense. Biden has given dozens, possibly... 4,373 Views / 164 Replies  
Nonsense. Biden has given dozens, possibly hundreds, of substantial policy discussions in the last few years. So yes, he has made a lot of gaffes, but they have been divided over many appearances. ...
Posted by tie, on Nov 7, 2008 at 01:54 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, who really knows? Palin left herself open... 4,373 Views / 164 Replies  
Well, who really knows? Palin left herself open to this kind of sniping when she refused to give press conferences and interviews.
Posted by tie, on Nov 6, 2008 at 03:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Unbelievable that the Democratic President-elect... 3,339 Views / 156 Replies  
Unbelievable that the Democratic President-elect chose a Democrat to be his chief of staff. What will he do next? Chongo, Railhead, Turtle, I absolutely agree that this is completely stunning. Do...
Posted by tie, on Nov 6, 2008 at 10:05 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I can't really believe that she didn't know... 4,373 Views / 164 Replies  
I can't really believe that she didn't know Africa was a continent. I think some staffer must have said this jokingly as hyperbole, and the reporter took it literally. NAFTA I can believe (because...
Posted by tie, on Nov 6, 2008 at 01:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
AP... 2,680 Views / 128 Replies  
AP (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081013/ap_on_re_us/gay_marriage_wedding_rush/print)
Posted by tie, on Nov 5, 2008 at 02:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I never really cared about the individual polls,... 766 Views / 36 Replies  
I never really cared about the individual polls, since I used fivethirtyeight to aggregate them. Talking about egg on faces, though, it should be noted that polls affect the outcome of what they...
Posted by tie, on Nov 5, 2008 at 11:27 AM, in Political/War Lounge
With a 9.4% drop in support over the last eight... 2,680 Views / 128 Replies  
With a 9.4% drop in support over the last eight years so that it now has only 52% support, I can see the trend clearly. Judging by your spectacular miscalls of the presidential election, it doesn't...
Posted by tie, on Nov 5, 2008 at 11:01 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Prop. 22... 2,680 Views / 128 Replies  
Prop. 22 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Proposition_22_(2000)) passed with a 61.4% approval rating in 2000. With 95% of precincts reporting Prop. 8 is today only in the lead by 52%. I...
Posted by tie, on Nov 5, 2008 at 10:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Or $99,500 after $500 in commissions. Still, it... 722 Views / 24 Replies  
Or $99,500 after $500 in commissions. Still, it sounds like a sure thing…

Edit: I think they closed buying and selling these contracts as I posted.
Posted by tie, on Nov 4, 2008 at 03:05 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Moreover, the McCain campaign has not distanced... 1,036 Views / 48 Replies  
Moreover, the McCain campaign has not distanced itself from these anti-American remarks. A McCain advisor the other day said on MSNBC,





McCain plans to buy up delinquent mortgages at face...
Posted by tie, on Nov 4, 2008 at 12:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Hmm, so you still can't think of anything, I... 1,036 Views / 48 Replies  
Hmm, so you still can't think of anything, I guess? Keep looking, I'm rooting for you.
Posted by tie, on Nov 3, 2008 at 11:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Can you provide a single instance of a Nobel... 1,036 Views / 48 Replies  
Can you provide a single instance of a Nobel science prize being given out for political reasons?
Posted by tie, on Nov 3, 2008 at 03:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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