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Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 July 2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 22,446
Posted By Ramblin' Dave
Heck, even Reagan wouldn't pass muster if they...

Heck, even Reagan wouldn't pass muster if they considered his real record. He compromised with the Democrats now and then, among other things.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 July 2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 29,072
Posted By Ramblin' Dave
Me too. I'm nearly sure he's just too extreme for...

Me too. I'm nearly sure he's just too extreme for even the mainstream media to whitewash like they did with Bush, but then I remember I never imagined they'd get away with it with Bush either.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 July 2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,293
Posted By Ramblin' Dave
The Republicans do have a pretty solid majority...

The Republicans do have a pretty solid majority in the TX House, so even if the speaker did get support from Dems, the point is moot. (Besides which, those who voted for him are not responsible for...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 July 2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,316
Posted By Ramblin' Dave
The "corrected" version is still wrong. They...

The "corrected" version is still wrong. They forgot Thomas Dewey.

Besides that...



Romney has run for president twice, and once each for governor and Senate. The only way you could argue...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 July 2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,350
Posted By Ramblin' Dave
Or an MRA. His tone has that whole "the real...

Or an MRA. His tone has that whole "the real victims are the accused" vibe to it, though it is missing the feminist-bashing.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 July 2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,300
Posted By Ramblin' Dave
At least it would mean a decisive end to his...

At least it would mean a decisive end to his political career. I don't see any way he could get anywhere near statewide office in California with his record. Congress maybe depending on where he...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 July 2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,358
Posted By Ramblin' Dave
I'm just glad he decided not to run for Senate...

I'm just glad he decided not to run for Senate this year. That race is still an uphill battle for the Dems, but at least it's still a possibility. With comments like that?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 July 2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 29,072
Posted By Ramblin' Dave
What she should be frustrated about, at this...

What she should be frustrated about, at this point, is how badly progressives want an alternative to her (Elizabeth Warren is probably the most common name tossed out, but she has shown no sign of...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 July 2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 22,446
Posted By Ramblin' Dave
That was a bit of a recurring thing during the...

That was a bit of a recurring thing during the Clinton administration: some columnist or other would compare him to one of the more obscure 19th century presidents (I remember Hayes and Fillmore...
Forum: Rantidote 13 May 2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,129
Posted By Ramblin' Dave
Or they've been putting up with being bullied for...

Or they've been putting up with being bullied for heaven knows how long and finally hit back, without checking to see if the teacher is looking first. Seasoned bullies know to strike when the teacher...
Forum: Social Studies 13 May 2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 103,702
Posted By Ramblin' Dave
In France, the rest areas have restaurants where...

In France, the rest areas have restaurants where you can drink wine with your dinner. I'm American and I think that's weird.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 May 2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 40,156
Posted By Ramblin' Dave
I will say one thing in partial defense of...

I will say one thing in partial defense of Fortgang: I do think it's fair to ask if the people saying "check your privilege" are simply using that as a one-size-fits-all excuse for rejecting the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 May 2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,426
Posted By Ramblin' Dave
In Michigan, IIRC applicants from the Upper...

In Michigan, IIRC applicants from the Upper Peninsula get a leg up on admission because the UP is underrepresented in Ann Arbor. As many critics of the 2003 decision pointed out, the UP is...
Forum: Entertainment 13 May 2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,606
Posted By Ramblin' Dave
Military Played by Harold Russell, who really did lose his...

Played by Harold Russell, who really did lose his hands in World War II.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 April 2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,704
Posted By Ramblin' Dave
I, for one, didn't care for the Bush-as-monkey...

I, for one, didn't care for the Bush-as-monkey caricatures either. Even though he was white, the connotation was just too ugly. Besides, there was so very much else to criticize about the man besides...
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 April 2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,182
Posted By Ramblin' Dave
First thing I thought of as well.

First thing I thought of as well.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 April 2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,356
Posted By Ramblin' Dave
I still suspect his brother poisoned the Bush...

I still suspect his brother poisoned the Bush name too much for Jeb to have any chance. It will be interesting to see if he does run and if he gets any traction by tacking to the center - but I doubt...
Forum: Rantidote 03 April 2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 399,742
Posted By Ramblin' Dave
Because you're afraid boys today are going to...

Because you're afraid boys today are going to have the same crummy attitude about girls that you had when you were their age.
Forum: Social Studies 03 April 2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,744
Posted By Ramblin' Dave
The Pink Train...

The Pink Train (http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Pinkgirlsset.jpg) is another such blunder. The story goes that someone at Lionel discovered that although they'd...
Forum: Social Studies 03 April 2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,627
Posted By Ramblin' Dave
Nearly every big state university has at least...

Nearly every big state university has at least one topic in which it's stronger than the Ivies, or at least as strong. Depending on what he wants to study, there might actually be a perfectly good...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 03 April 2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,704
Posted By Ramblin' Dave
Kenya My thoughts exactly. Every time I hear someone on...

My thoughts exactly. Every time I hear someone on Daily Kos whine about how "they'd never get away with this with a white president," I feel completely safe in assuming that person is too young to...
Forum: Social Studies 24 March 2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,400
Posted By Ramblin' Dave
OTOH, bullies will find (or, in a pinch, invent)...

OTOH, bullies will find (or, in a pinch, invent) things to pick on even if you do eliminate the most obvious targets. Not that I disagree with you here - I don't - but it's the sort of thing that...
Forum: NFBSK Gone Wild! 24 March 2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 53,731
Posted By Ramblin' Dave
I wonder, though, could it be she just felt...

I wonder, though, could it be she just felt obligated to make up a "good" reason because she knew she'd be slut-shamed otherwise (and probably even if she really did need it to pay for Duke, but...
Forum: Amusement Bark 24 March 2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,245
Posted By Ramblin' Dave
Always one of my favorites.

Always one of my favorites.
Forum: Medical 24 March 2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,990
Posted By Ramblin' Dave
In Singapore as well. Usually in a place with...

In Singapore as well. Usually in a place with both, there will be signs on the stall doors indicating which type it is. I think the squat ones do have handrails, but I'm not sure because I never use...
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