Tuesday, February 21, 2006

We've got to protect our phony baloney jobs, gentlemen.

Man, this would be too good to be true! Dick Morris is saying that Sen. Robert "I'm staying here until you drag my cold, lifeless body from this chamber" Byrd might actually lose his election this year. This after being elected to the Senate eight times already. You have to take it with a grain of salt, because it is Dick Morris, but even a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes.

Personally, I think the people of West Virginia have decided to get rid of Sen. Byrd before every building and road in the State is named after him.

Since he's one of my deadpool picks, I'm hoping he drops dead this year anyway.


EdMcGon said...

Maybe all the pork Byrd has sent home over the years has finally improved the educational system there?

GS said...

"Since he's one of my deadpool picks, I'm hoping he drops dead this year anyway."

quite the pro-lifer there, aren't ya?

Gahrie said...

There is quite a bit of difference between thoughts and desires, and actions, one I thought you were mature enough and intelligent enough to understand.

Now, if I went to west Virginia and killed the old racist, then you might have a case.

GS said...

i don't recall equating a death wish with an act of homicide.

regardless, a pro-lifer wouldn't commit murder, nor would they wish death on another.

guess this is another one of your 'exceptions' to the pro-life mentality to go along with the others we've discussed at length before.

Gahrie said...

1) It's quite amusing to have someone who supports abortion insisting that their definition of "pro-life" is definitive.

2) This pro-lifer has a sense of humor. If you ever find one, I promise you'll enjoy it.

3) Being opposed to abortion does not make you a saint. People who are pro-life do commit murder (which is wrong) and do sometimes wish ill or even death of others, which is a thought, not an action and in no way at odds with a belief that innocent life should be protected.

4) I am willing to await history's judgement of our relative positions.

GS said...

1) It's also quite amusing to have someone who is "pro-life" repeatedly demonstrate his inconsistencies. Just because I am pro-choice doesn't mean I don't know what a truly consistent pro-life stance entails. "Anti-abortion" seems like the most accurate term, but that doesn't sound so good, does it?

2) Oh, but I do have a sense of humor. I foundd it funny how you brought up Byrd's KKK affiliation when just a couple of days ago you posted a "racist" joke yourself. Yes, yes, two completely different things, I know. But your timing couldn't be worse.

3)If we are only to be judged by our actions and not our thoughts, then I'm not really "pro-abortion" or "pro-choice" because I've never performed the procedure. And you're not really "pro-innocent life," or whatever you're calling yourself this week, unless you're throwing your body in front of an abortion clinic to stop people from going in. Ludicrous.

4)As am I. There are shades of grey on both sides of the issue, but you only seem to think they apply to yours.

Gahrie said...

You consistently seem to have a problem differentiating "speech" and "actions".

I believe in absolute free speech. I believe you do not judge a person by what he says, but by what he does.

To try and equate an amusing and faintly racist joke (which all of my black friends love by the way) with organizing cells of an organization that murdered and oppressed people would be amusing if it wasn't so misguided and troubling.

I'll start calling myself anti-abortion, when your side starts calling itself pro-abortion.

I do what I can to contribute to the pro-life movement.Unfortunately your side has persuaded liberal judges to rule that your suggestion is illegal.

Gahrie said...

If protesting effectively at abortion clinics ever becomes legal again, you can be sure I will be there. People protest at private businesses all the time.

You can make any judgement about me based on my words you like, I rest secure in the judgement of those who know me.

Again, I am perfectly willing to submit myself to the judgement of history.

GS said...

legally, we don't judge people on their words, but we do use their words to make judgements about them. have i suggested you be jailed, or have i suggested your stance may be flawed?

as for the KKK and your joke, i thought i made it clear i wasn't eqauting them ("Two completely different things"), but simply pointing out the humor/irony in the situation. maybe i'll put it in ALL CAPS NEXT TIME. WOULD THAT HELP?

i'll gladly refer to myself as pro-abortion if you will refer to yourself as anti-abortion. that'd be much easier than creating tortured rationales to justify a term that doesn't describe what one truly represents.

and am i supposed to think it's a BAD thing that judges would rule it illegal to block the entrance to a private business? if alito and roberts can rule on that one, will we see gary in front of planned parenthood?

Kirbside said...

how about pro killing of innocent life, and against killing of innocent life? lETS DESCRIBE WHAT ANTI BORTION AND PRO ABORTION REALY MEANS.

GS said...

kirbside, i don't have a problem admitting what the pro-choice/pro-abortion crowd stands for.

as i've discussed with gahrie before, though, anyone who supports a war is also "pro-killing of innocent life" b/c there will always be civilian casualties in war.

some pro-lifers are only against killing innocent babies who are lucky enough not to be living in a combat zone.

Gahrie said...

The failure to wage war against an agressor merely results in the loss of more innocent life eventually.

GS said...

but then the aggressor would be the killer, and not us.

Gahrie said...

Now THAT is a perfect example of a liberal, more worried about blame than results.