Bobby Jindal & The State of The Union
Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3747) 12 years ago
I thought that Bobby Jindal gave a pretty good GOP rebuttal to the State of The Union Speech by Obama. Every time I hear him speak and read up on him I grow more and more impressed. I certainly hope considers a run for the Presidency in 2011. One SoTU speech by Obama down only 3 more to go.

One thing I think would be interesting to see is a President just give the report itself to Congress and not address it on tv. It'll obviously never happen but I wonder what would be the reaction if one did.
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3714) 12 years ago
First time I've heard of him. Seems like an interesting guy.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6068) 12 years ago
But he's a minority! But he has a foreign-sounding name! But he was only a one-term Congressman!

Where have I heard these "arguments" before? Hmm ...

You seem awfully enthusiastic, Kyle. I'd hate to think that you've found your own "Obamessiah" to rally behind. Because if you have, what would that do to the validity of all your liberal-bashing posts on here?
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Posted by Rick Kuchynka (+4453) 12 years ago
Where have I heard these "arguments" before? Hmm

Mostly in your head, I'd guess.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6068) 12 years ago
Really, Rick?
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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 12 years ago
Wow, Kyle likes Gov. Jindal!

What a surprise!

Alert the media!
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3714) 12 years ago
Good lord this board is terrible. Do you guys really enjoy just flinging mindless insults at each other thread after thread? Is this fun for you?
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Posted by Bridgier (+9224) 12 years ago
Yes.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17485) 12 years ago
Very much so.
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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 12 years ago
I just feel horrible for my awful, mindless posts which mock the wing nuts.

Truly, I do.
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Posted by JCF (+395) 12 years ago
Kyle, it wasn't called a State of the Union address, it was an address to a joint session of Congress. And, I'd lay a bet that you have 7 more to listen to anyway.
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3747) 12 years ago
You seem awfully enthusiastic, Kyle. I'd hate to think that you've found your own "Obamessiah" to rally behind. Because if you have, what would that do to the validity of all your liberal-bashing posts on here?

What I said Brian was that I hope he'd consider it. I don't think he will which is fine. I'd actually like to see him in the Senate because he might bring some fiscal conservatism back to where it's sorely needed.

And, I'd lay a bet that you have 7 more to listen to anyway.

Not at the rate Obama's Administration is going.
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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 12 years ago
Kyle:

Why do you hate America?
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3747) 12 years ago
Why do you hate America?

What are you talking about Bob? I most certainly do not hate America.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17485) 12 years ago
Yes, you certainly do, Kyle. You hate America.

At this hour of crisis, it behooves each and everyone of its citizens to rally behind the President and Congress in their efforts to make our country strong again. Yet you continue to throw stones at glass houses.

Answer Bob's question: Why do you hate America?
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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 12 years ago
And with two wars going on as well. Some people just put wing-nut ideology above supporting our Commander-in-chief.
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Posted by J. Dyba (+1339) 12 years ago
Jindal believes in both Intelligent design as a science and that the planet Earth is only about 6000 years old because that's when God wished it into existence.

He's a regular genius that fellow.
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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 12 years ago
Well, he's a lot smarter than the current governor of Alaska.

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Posted by Big Dave (+435) 12 years ago
Two things:

1. Well played Bob L. (while I dont' necessarily agree with your politics, I do appreciate a witty comeback)

2. I have never been exactly sure of the proper context in which to use the term "Armpit Smelling Contest". Me thinks the term may apply to this thread and many others.

Please feel free to enlighten me if I am incorrect in my interpretation of this hallowed term and if so please suggest another that will accurately describe pointless arguments of this sort. Sports, politics, underwater basket weaving, whatever - the Internet is awash in this sort of thing.
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Posted by Rick Kuchynka (+4453) 12 years ago
Really, Rick?

Yeah, really. When have you ever heard anyone legitimately make "But he's a minority!" or "But he has a foreign-sounding name!" an issue.

It might be how you like to discredit those you disagree with, like when some say stuff like "Votin' against Porkulus makes you a racist!"

But it isn't close to reality. President Obama's first month in office makes it pretty easy to see why a conservative could never support him, without there being a crack pipe involved, that is

Anyway, on the topic, Jindal's got a lot of potential, but last night wasn't his best.

[This message has been edited by Rick Kuchynka (edited 2/25/2009).]
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4462) 12 years ago
Smoking rock for the last 8 years then? Congrats for getting on the wagon.
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Posted by Kelly (+2717) 12 years ago
"But it isn't close to reality. President Obama's first month in office makes it pretty easy to see why a conservative could never support him, without there being a crack pipe involved, that is"

And crack mainly affects the african-american community. Is that a veiled racist comment?

J.K.
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Posted by Rick Kuchynka (+4453) 12 years ago
Of course, not. The biggest crack smokers around... Brian, Gunnar, Bridgier, Bruce W, and J are some of the whitest guys you'll ever meet.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4462) 12 years ago
I believe they smoke crystal meth.
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Posted by Donna Kingsley Coffeen (+399) 12 years ago
I thought he was condescending and sounded like Mr. Rogers talking to 5 year olds.
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Posted by Schmitz - Matt (+403) 12 years ago
That was exactly the feeling I got Donna. "If you would only listen me, then I can save the world" "You must listen to us conservatives" "Blah blah blah buzz buzz buzz"
I remember me and enough of the country telling Jindal, and his ilk, rather convincingly I might say, that his "ways" were not cutting it. He can say it a milliion times, but it still doesn't sound any better to me when I hear it over and over and over and over and over.........................

[This message has been edited by Schmitz - Matt (edited 2/25/2009).]
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Posted by Rick Kuchynka (+4453) 12 years ago
You're right, Matt. Somethin' for Nothin' is much more persuasive. At least it sells, I guess.
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3747) 12 years ago
I thought he was condescending and sounded like Mr. Rogers talking to 5 year olds.

You want talk condescending? Try the Government telling you the "They know what's best for you and your money." bs they've been throwing out for the last 75+ years.



Really? Nobody cares? Somebody ought to tell the other 38 people across the isle and the millions of others across the nation.
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Posted by Bob Netherton (+1882) 12 years ago
I am very put out, Rick. Don't I smoke crack too?
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6068) 12 years ago
Of course, not. The biggest crack smokers around ... Brian, Gunnar, Bridgier, Bruce W, and J are some of the whitest guys you'll ever meet.

WooHoo! Top billing! See, even Rick knows I'm pretty fly ...

Yeah, really. When have you ever heard anyone legitimately make "But he's a minority!" or "But he has a foreign-sounding name!" an issue.

http://mediamatters.org/i...0809220015

Rush makes a lot of money and has a lot of listeners for not being considered "legitimate" by any of them. I'm sure his insistence on using Obama's middle name is only because he loves the word "Hussein" and not because of any word-association it might have with his dittoheads.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/P...ma.satire/

Playing "Barack the Magic Negro" also doesn't draw any attention whatsoever to Obama's racial background, does it?

Legitimate or not (and I would agree, they are most certainly NOT legitimate) the issues have been raised. You know this, Rick.

[This message has been edited by Brian A. Reed (edited 2/25/2009).]
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6068) 12 years ago
One would think that the governor of a state that was so devastated by a hurricane would be a titch more sensitive to the value and validity of equipment that monitors other potential disasters, such as volcanoes.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/P...index.html

I am sure Mr. Jindal would react negatively if someone were to criticize the amount of funding his state received for monitoring hurricanes. You know - like Gustav, for which he received a great deal of positive press for his role in evacuating areas in the hurricane's path (I'd bring up Katrina, but ...).

I know, I know ... hurricanes and volcanoes are two entirely different things. It's not like a volcano could ever cause death and destruction on a massive scale.
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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 12 years ago
I don't care what any of you think, especially you, Rickenhawk.

I am sticking to my original assertion:

Gov Jindal is a lot smarter than the current governor of Alaska.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6068) 12 years ago
Bob -

Rick is a heck of a lot smarter than the current governor of Alaska.
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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 12 years ago
Whoa, Brian, let's not go overboard here...
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6166) 12 years ago
Booby Jindal hasn't helped Louisiana's problems much other than maintaining an ineffectual abstinence-only policy for sex education, pursuing economic policies that ensure that 30% of children live in poverty, and making sure that insurance companies do not have to pay for contraceptives. But maybe if he's president he'd make Mardi Gras a national holiday!! King cakes for everyone!
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14970) 12 years ago
"Rick is a heck of a lot smarter than the current governor of Alaska."

I'll bet she is better looking than Rick (don't mean to throw you under the bus here Rick ). After all style, not substance, is all that matters anymore.
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Posted by Rick Kuchynka (+4453) 12 years ago
Sorry, Bob. While I have no question that you smoke copious amounts of crack, having never met you I was not absolutely sure you were appropriately colored for the narrative.

If you feel qualified, please feel free to add yourself to the list behind Brian as crack smoker #2.
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Posted by Bob Netherton (+1882) 12 years ago
Done! Oh! And eat your hearts out crack smokers #3, 4, 5, etc!

I also think it is awesome that Rick wasn't real sure I am a whitey.

[This message has been edited by Bob Netherton (edited 2/26/2009).]
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Posted by Rick Kuchynka (+4453) 12 years ago
You can never be too careful around here, Bob. MilesCity.com never forgets.

Now let's all sing a round of "Bob the Enchanted Cracker"
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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 12 years ago
After all style, not substance, is all that matters anymore.

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Bullcrap.

The country is changing, and it's leaving you behind.

Your ideas lost, Ricardo. Learn to live with it.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14970) 12 years ago
"Bullcrap.

The country is changing, and it's leaving you behind.

Your ideas lost, Ricardo. Learn to live with it."

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Temporarily. The ideas of you and your party are not sustainable. Once people figure that out, those ideas will be banished to the ash-heap of history. Either that, or there will be a revolution that will divide this country into two, and THEN those ideas will be limited to those in the Socialist Republic of Pirateland.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6068) 12 years ago
Temporarily. The ideas of you and your party are not sustainable. Once people figure that out, those ideas will be banished to the ash-heap of history.

And what ideas would those be, Richard? Secondly, what ideas do you have that would be better?
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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 12 years ago
Ricardo:

Your party is skewing to uneducated, poor, older, white folks.

The biggest stars emerging from your party in 2008 were:

(1) Sarah Palin
(2) Joe The Plumber

Substance, indeed.

Your boys are circling the drain, Ricardo!
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6068) 12 years ago
Your party can provide resistance, Richard. At best, it can provide prudence and at worst, obstructionism. By definition, conservatism is opposed to progress.

Your party is defined by what it opposes, not by what it supports.

When it embraces that which it is best suited (prudence), conservatism is not a bad thing. But what conservatism is not suited for is leadership and new ideas.

I won't go so far as to say that conservatives cannot lead, but I will say that the evidence that conservatives can effectively govern all of the people they attempt to lead is sorely lacking.

[This message has been edited by Brian A. Reed (edited 2/27/2009).]
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Posted by Schmitz - Matt (+403) 12 years ago
Perfect Brian. You hit the nail on the head.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9224) 12 years ago
You know, I always thought of myself as being rather swarthy.
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Posted by J. Dyba (+1339) 12 years ago
An affinity for silk scarves does not make one a pirate.
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Posted by Bob L. (+5096) 12 years ago
Well, maybe it makes one a certain kind of pirate...
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4462) 12 years ago
You just asked Richard "what ideas?" You're going to regret that - like the man has no ideas

I'm convinced his ideas would result in complete chaos - but then I sometimes wonder if that's not the intention - I don't think of Richard as a religious fanatic (although the whole Obama pirate thing is suspect) but I wonder if the religious fanatics aren't in a hurry to get to Armageddon, they're pretty excited about the rapture

But to say the man has no ideas, that's ludicrous
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6068) 12 years ago
Buck - I'm pretty sure he has ideas. I honestly would like to read what they are.

I would then like to proceed to ridicule and belittle them.
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