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Conservative and Gay
#11
RE: Conservative and Gay
Wait, Alpha, are you suggesting that there may be people in the world who vote against their own interests for reasons™?  

Well shit, I don't know how I'm ever going to get my jaw off the floor.
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for a battle to commence then KPLOW, I hit em with the illness of my quill, Im endowed..with certain unalienable skills....  

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#12
RE: Conservative and Gay
I'm fiscally conservative and socially progressive too. It's a thing Shock
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#13
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I think the new rule of american political discourse is that we're not allowed to exist Shadow.  Wink

OTOH, "fiscal conservatism" is a term of art for american politicans, it's not like a vote for an r or a d is a vote for fiscal conservatism. Both parties are irresponsibly "pro-business", the only meaningful differences sit in their social platforms. "Paleoconservative" legislators knew this, yelled it at the rooftops...and then then went the way of the dodo for all the good it did them. The bell finally tolled when the Bush (jr) admin rewrote what it meant to be a conservative.
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for a battle to commence then KPLOW, I hit em with the illness of my quill, Im endowed..with certain unalienable skills....  

-ERB


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#14
RE: Conservative and Gay
This is the new "I have black friends"
"Tradition" is just a word people use to make themselves feel better about being an asshole.
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#15
RE: Conservative and Gay
I knew several gay men and two lesbians (that came out to me) when I was in the USN (20 years). Never had problems with any of them, mostly good workers. (My personal litmus test for "good sailor".) I heard from one of them when the laws changed. He married another guy from that crew. I wished them good luck and much happiness.
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#16
RE: Conservative and Gay
(January 23, 2018 at 12:42 pm)Khemikal Wrote: I think the new rule of american political discourse is that we're not allowed to exist Shadow.  Wink

OTOH, "fiscal conservatism" is a term of art for american politicans, it's not like a vote for an r or a d is a vote for fiscal conservatism.  Both parties are irresponsibly "pro-business", the only meaningful differences sit in their social platforms.  "Paleoconservative" legislators knew this, yelled it at the rooftops...and then then went the way of the dodo for all the good it did them.  The bell finally tolled when the Bush (jr) admin rewrote what it meant to be a conservative.

Yes exactly. From what I've seen conservative governments aren't usually fiscally conservative. I would be excited to actually see a government that doesn't want more pork if it can take it. And shocked.

But "pro-business" is a really disturbing mindset. I say this as a business student. It's not the government's role IMHO to pander to businesses, it should be the government's role to do exactly not that. Not the world we live in at all though.
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#17
RE: Conservative and Gay
Didn't Prophet Lincoln explain the proper role of government in his Gettysburg address?  

"Of the corporate persons, by the corporate persons.....and for the corporate persons."

Wink
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for a battle to commence then KPLOW, I hit em with the illness of my quill, Im endowed..with certain unalienable skills....  

-ERB


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#18
RE: Conservative and Gay
(January 23, 2018 at 10:23 am)alpha male Wrote: https://www.dailywire.com/news/26209/guy...=dwtwitter#

Quote:"I'm a Christian, a patriotic American, and a free-market, shrink-the-government conservative… who also happens to be gay," says Benson. "What I mean by that is my values define me, while my sexual orientation sometimes feels more like… well, a footnote. Literally, in fact. I 'came out' as gay in a footnote in my book, 'End of Discussion.'"






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#19
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(January 23, 2018 at 11:18 am)Industrial Lad Wrote: What does he mean by the 'need for a strong military'? We had the most powerful military in the world, ever, by far, and recently we expanded on that. How strong is strong enough? Strong enough to win WW III by ourselves?

Strong enough to start it with the shithead we have in the white house.
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#20
RE: Conservative and Gay
When someone can find a politician that -doesn't- want a contract to build a part of the next fighter for their state is the time to talk about a "strong military" like it were a difference between r's and d's.  

Until then, it;s very obviously one of those reasons™ that have been used to con people into pulling the lever against their own interests.

The same observation can be made in the reverse....that a person who votes d because they want to see military spending decreased.  Well, maybe d's should make that more clear to their reps....because dems keep signin that check, don't they?
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for a battle to commence then KPLOW, I hit em with the illness of my quill, Im endowed..with certain unalienable skills....  

-ERB


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