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Damnit, Biden, you forgot sliced bread.
 
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Biden's actual quote, for context:

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I am very optimistic about -- about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration. You're going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer. You're going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government.


I'm not saying he's not a dumbass, but isn't excising the "could be" in the subject line just a bit dishonest?

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Octavian wrote:
Biden's actual quote, for context:

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I am very optimistic about -- about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration. You're going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer. You're going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government.


I'm not saying he's not a dumbass, but isn't excising the "could be" in the subject line just a bit dishonest?



Matt, c'mon man, on this one, don't waste your time trying to defend this statement. This is just an incredibly ridiculous statement from a man known for making ridiculous statements. Whether or not the "could be" was left in Drew's OP, it is still unbelievable to me (or, sadly, quite believable) that Biden could utter such a thing. shake
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I didn't defend the statement. I called him a dumbass. If he'd left it at just the troops coming home I could have given him some benefit of the doubt. Taking any credit for the progress of the developing government in Iraq is just nonsensical.

Doesn't change the fact that Biden did not call Iraq one of this administrations great achievements - I'll grant that it's picking nits, but I just don't see why massaging the headline is necessary at all when Biden does a fine job of playing the fool all by himself.

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Gee, Matt, could you coddle him any more lovingly? He lied. His thread title is a lie. Calling someone a liar in this forum is bad, as we all know, so I'll turn it down a notch and say that the thread title is completely misleading, trolling bullshit. Oh wait, I can't call it a troll post, either. Damn. Well, thank goodness people can say whatever the heck they like about public figures in this hell hole without worrying about what anybody will subsequently wish to say about *them*.
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MisterCranky wrote:
Gee, Matt, could you coddle him any more lovingly? He lied. His thread title is a lie. Calling someone a liar in this forum is bad, as we all know, so I'll turn it down a notch and say that the thread title is completely misleading, trolling bullshit. Oh wait, I can't call it a troll post, either. Damn. Well, thank goodness people can say whatever the heck they like about public figures in this hell hole without worrying about what anybody will subsequently wish to say about *them*.


And a extra thumbsup if I could grant it, for refering to RSP as "this hell hole"! Surprisingly, I find it a most agreeable hell hole, but that is an apt term for the place, nonetheless.
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I was just grandstanding, much like Biden and Drew1365. I honestly don't know what to think of this administration. I'm still fairly sure they lost my vote for re-election weeks ago.
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Octavian wrote:
Biden's actual quote, for context:

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I am very optimistic about -- about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration. You're going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer. You're going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government.


I'm not saying he's not a dumbass, but isn't excising the "could be" in the subject line just a bit dishonest?



Biden's quote is ambiguous at best. He either could mean that the 90,000 troops coming home is the great achievement -- which would be true from the lefts perspective or he could mean that Iraq moving toward a representative government is the great achievement, which would be taking undue credit.

Likely, he meant the former, but is so clumsy with words that he messed it up. It could be the former, but he seems to clueless to be so sneaky.
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Biden is neither dumb nor clueless.

Tonguetied- Yes.

Its a fair guess as to what he was trying to say- other than the usual attempt to be all things to all people.

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When Obama selected Biden for his running mate, I thought he'd made a big mistake. Getting himself connected to this establishment DC loose-cannon with a propensity for "foot-in-mouth" disease was going to cost him, I thought. Of course, given who Obama was running against, Maverick & Lucy, as well as the ghost of Dubya, he probably could have picked L Ron Hubbard as a running mate and still won. My problem is that we haven't had a decent choice of candidates in a long, long, LONG time.

I don't know about you guys, but I'm throwing my lot in with this guy - even undead, he'd be better than most of the dreck we've had to choose from in decades...

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No, Leo, NO.

ZOMBIE ELVIS!!

ZELVIS in 2012!!!!!

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bjlillo wrote:
I'll give Obama one thing, he certainly couldn't have chosen a better assassination preventor than Joe Biden. Good grief what a dumbass.


I find this statement to be a little incongruous with your "Christian" microbadge.

I know though.. it's funny to talk about powerful black men in America getting murdered, and finding the very few reasons that people shouldn't murder them. If only Joe Biden was the Vice President of the NAACP Mississippi State Conference then Medgar Evers could've gone without a bullet in his back.
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Darilian wrote:
No, Leo, NO.

ZOMBIE ELVIS!!

ZELVIS in 2012!!!!!

Darilian


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Ilthuain wrote:

I find this statement to be a little incongruous with your "Christian" microbadge.

I know though.. it's funny to talk about powerful black men in America getting murdered, and finding the very few reasons that people shouldn't murder them. If only Joe Biden was the Vice President of the NAACP Mississippi State Conference then Medgar Evers could've gone without a bullet in his back.


Don't bring race into it. It's the job of the vice president to scare the shit out of potential presidential assassins. While nobody will ever be able to match Sarah Palin's potential in that regard, I appreciated the props for Joe.
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Ilthuain wrote:
I find this statement to be a little incongruous with your "Christian" microbadge.


He's not a real Christian. He's one of those angry Christians. The Religious Right is the work of Satan.
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Actually you are going to see 90,000 troops come marching home this summer, conduct reintegration training, then a deployment train up, after which alot of those 90,000 are going to march to Afghanistan.

I have learned alot of things from studying history and my own experience as a soldier. One of those is that it does not matter what form of government a nation has, or who happens to be in charge of that government at a particulair time. If you are a professional in the military you are going to be sent somewhere, to do something, to someone.laugh

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Drew1365 wrote:
Like this?


Are we talking about Jesus or Christians?

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You're so cute when you're being crazy like that. My posts are filled with sarcastic humor. Yours are filled with accusations that your country and fellow citizens are evil. From what depths do you conjure up the nerve to call me angry?


Can't you take a little ribbing? I was being sarcastic. (Though, I do think that the RR are very misguided, but I was joking about you)
 
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Go get 'em, Clarence!
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bjlillo wrote:
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Can't you take a little ribbing? I was being sarcastic. (Though, I do think that the RR are very misguided, but I was joking about you)


You'd better be joking or I'd have to kick your ass.


Not unless you want an oribtal fracture around your right eye.
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Drew1365 wrote:

Scripture depicts someone far more human than that, showing a wide range of emotions, including anger.


In the farflung future, how is scripture going to depict you? Assuming, naturally, that the only record of your tendencies that survives is the record from RSP.
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I don't know about you guys, but I'm throwing my lot in with this guy - even undead, he'd be better than most of the dreck we've had to choose from in decades...



http://www.videosift.com/video/Lewis-Black-Its-Time-for-a-De...
[Edit: the usual Lewis Black language warning applies]
 
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Drew1365 wrote:
Scripture depicts someone far more human than that, showing a wide range of emotions, including anger.


Of course, no shit... My point was that the Religious Right as a movement did not follow Christ at all. Fake Christians... pretend Christians for money and power. Anger does not mean you cannot follow Christ. The "Religious Right" base their religion on anger, fear and greed... not scripture, not Jesus.

This is what Jesus thinks of them using His name:

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desertfox2004 wrote:
I don't know about you guys, but I'm throwing my lot in with this guy - even undead, he'd be better than most of the dreck we've had to choose from in decades...


I've voted for Bucky Fuller (posthumously, I almost could have voted for him live) and John Maynard Keynes in the past.
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Say, Jesus, you were born in a manger, too, weren't ya? That's great, but you do know I'm not into this interspecies bullshit you keep trying to talk me into, right?
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MisterCranky wrote:


Go get 'em, Clarence!

And that is the last time the Lions beat the Saints....
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