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  1. Psychoclown

    Smoking ribs

    My brother just bought himself a new grill that has an automated smoking process. Set the temp you want it to maintain, feed in a bunch of wood pellets and the grill does the rest of the work. He's been bragging about how great it is. I told him it sounds convenient and certainly should give...
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    Who Inherits the GOP

    OK, I'm assuming Trump loses and loses big. Yes, things can change between now and the election, especially with the debates still in play, but right now the smart money is on Hillary. And I think Trump may suffer the worse Republican defeat in my generation. But this isn't what I want to...
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    Questions for Trump Supporters

    I admit it, I don't understand his popularity. I mean it completely escapes me. So I have a few questions. Not all will apply to every reader, but I'd appreciate responses to any of the ones that do apply ... If you’re a conservative, does it concern you that Trump was a liberal on almost...
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    Two things that stuck out to me

    Been watching the coverage of the verdict on MSNBC. Two things have stuck out to me that have been repeatedly stated and have me yelling back at the TV. First off, Trayvon Martin has been constantly referred to as a child. Yes, it is true he was legally a minor, but how many people refer to...
  5. Psychoclown

    Are the poor responsible for their plight?

    I think we all know the statistics. The poor are more likely to be single parents. More likely to have children out of wedlock. More likely to abuse drugs or alcohol. More likely to be high school drop outs. Less likely to have a college degree. As I see it, these things are not symptoms...
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    Psychoclown - Another Crazy Libertarian

    I guess I should do one of these since I'm now a mod and half of the people here seem to have no idea who I am, despite the fact that I've been a member for six years. ;) I'm in early 30's, married, with no kids and one German Shepherd named Panzer who thinks he's a lap dog. I first got...
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    Sell me on Romney

    For those who may not be familar with me, I'm a relatively moderate and pragmatic libertarian. All I've heard from Romney backers both here, in person, and even from the punditry recently is how electable Romney is. As if the only point of the election is to make sure the President has a R and...
  8. Psychoclown

    Ethanol

    I've been looking at ethanol lately. I've always heard processing ethanol was a net energy loss. In other words, the energy it takes to grow, transport, process, and then distribute ethanol is greater than the energy ethanol provides. The only reason it's cheaper than gasoline is due to...
  9. Psychoclown

    Libertarianism

    I just wanted to talk about my thoughts on libertarianism and I figured here would be a good place to do it. Let me start out by talking a bit about my own transition from conservtism to libertarianism. I started out as a pretty typical American conservative, both fiscally and socially. But...
  10. Psychoclown

    Bush tax cuts: Obama seeks compromise

    Bush tax cuts: Obama will negotiate - Nov. 3, 2010 I've seen people around here suggesting that Obama would take a hard stand here, but apparently that's not going to happen. I'm not surprised. While both sides are talkikng about working together, Obama is the one who needs to move more...
  11. Psychoclown

    How many people do you know that would do business with segregationists?

    Based on the "John Stossel called for a repeal of the public accomodations portion of the Civil Rights Act" thread. If that portion was repealed and it was legal to openly deny service based on race and such a business opened up in your neighborhood, would you do business there? Would anyone...
  12. Psychoclown

    Home alternative energy

    I just started looking into home versions of wind and solar energy. I've seen systems costing upwards of ten grand and do it yourself versions claiming to cost under 200 bucks. I've seen websites claiming these systems are godsends and others claiming you'll never recoup the initial costs in...
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    The Constitution: Does Original Intent Still Matter?

    In another thread, I saw someone accuse libertarians of always holding up the oringial intent of the Constitution as something that should be followed, but we don't say why original intent is the proper way to view the Constitution. So I thought it would make a good poll and possibly a good...
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    Joe Wilson: A Perfect Example of Left AND Right Wing Hyper Partisanship

    The whole Joe Wilson saga has managed to bring out some of the best examples of partisan hackery I've seen on both sides of the aisle. Let's start with the right. Many on the right have embraced Wilson as some kind of national hero. He's been flooded with new donations. And for what? The...
  15. Psychoclown

    Is this song racist?

    I've seen several folks use the song "Barack the Magic Negro" as evidence of racism on the right. So I figured it might be worth a poll all on its own. I only ask that before you post you actually click the link and listen to the lyrics of the song. If you think its racist, please quote the...
  16. Psychoclown

    Honda, GM Stick to Fuel-Cell Plans as Obama Guts Hydrogen Funds

    Honda, GM Stick to Fuel-Cell Plans as Obama Guts Hydrogen Funds A few interesting snippets from the article. I'm no expert on alternative fuel, but fuel cell technology always struck me as rather promising. Its apparently promising enough that automakers are going to move ahead even with...
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    What is the purpose of the Partisan Politics Subforum?

    Not sure if this is the best place to put it, but it pertains directly to this subforum so I'll put here and let the mods decide. I've seen it argued that because this subforum is titled Partisan Politics and Political Platforms that it is not only acceptable, but the purpose of this place to...
  18. Psychoclown

    Question for those who voted for Bush

    I've been pondering something for a while. For a while, our conservative and/or Republican posters have been distancing themselves from George W. Bush. His ardent defenders have dwindled here to a small handful of die hard neo-cons. So I've been wondering something. For those of you that...
  19. Psychoclown

    A Question for my fellow Libertarians

    I know a lot of us traditionally voted Republican but feel increasingly distanced from that party and its policies lately. A lot of us, myself included, have stopped supporting Republican candidates simply because we dislike the other party's guy more. My question to the libertarians is what...
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    Another Political Quiz

    The Political Compass This one works along two axis, one for social issues and one for economics and its pretty detailed. One of the more accurate online quizes in my mind. I came out: Economic Left/Right 3.00 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian -2.21 Which basically plops me right were I...
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