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George Bush - a joke, right?

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by ScreamingRocketJet, Aug 5, 2000.

  1. Jeff

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    marriage:
    the legal and/or ceremonial joining of two partners in loving union


    Actually, to make the original definition work, all you really have to do is change "man and woman" to "two partners" and "husband and wife" to "partners". I don't see the issue here.

    Marriage also used to mean "owning" the woman, getting all her cattle, strategic alliances of kingdoms and the like. Definitions change as the times change. It's time for this one to change.

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  2. Rocketman95

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    Just like all men are created equal once meant white property owning men are created equal.

    That changed.

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    Dylan...I am at work (that thing you think no one here does) so this will be quick.

    What was wrong with Bobby's post?Well, ...we have competitition in the airline and phone industries for starters. Secondly...the tax rates...thirdly, the whole politic overview he gave...

    Now, whoever said we are a socialist state is a bigger goose than you...

    Mate...blokes like you just confirm all the stereotypes about Americans being ignorant, elitist w$nkers...

    Now, unlike you and Bobby, I am not stupid enough to think that stereotype is correct. Thankfully, 99% of people on this board prove that it's not true...

    Go the Rocks...

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  4. Bobby

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    Competition in the airline industry? Qantas and Ansett are the only choices in country at very expensive prices.

    Tax rates? 48% is a true and accurate number for those will incomes >$40K. You have to pay for socialized medicine somehow, even if choices for medical help are limited.

    Show me where I was wrong with the politic overview. Is Pauline Hanson, the Australian George Wallace, still stirring things up?

    Australia is a beautiful country - beautiful women and beaches, a great public transportation system, friendly people, superb beer and wine, lovely scenery. Didn't say I didn't like your country, just that I wouldn't want to live there.



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    Freak, of course that's going to be the definition. Hell, Webster's was written in the 19th century (I think), not a very tolerant time.

    But, I guess if a dictionary says it, it can't be any other way. Sorry homosexuals, Webster decided years ago that you couldn't get married.

    Ridiculous.

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  6. TheFreak

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    Webster isn't the point. It's not like Webster came before the English language. The point is the word "marriage" means something specific. If you'd like to see the meaning of the word changed, I was just curious as to what you think it should be.

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  7. Rocketman95

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    I like dylan's definition.

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    freak
    n.
    An abnormally formed organism, especially a person or animal regarded as a curiosity or monstrosity


    why are you so against gay marriage? what possible harm could it do to you?



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  9. Bobby

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    On both sides - like some unions, particularly the NEA, trial lawyers, people for the american way, et al.



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    Firstly Bobby...sorry for any offense mate. I think I fired up too much:)

    Secondly...the tax system just recently had a MAJOR overhaul.

    Thirdly...Quantas, Ansett, Virgin, Impulse. That's four alone and there's more coming.

    Finally, thank god that idiot Hanson has also gone. She was an abberation, as you'd probably know. Last thing heard of her was that she was facing bankruptcy and / or criminal charges. Unfortunatley for America, you get Hansons all too often it seems!

    Come back anytime mate...:)



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  11. Lynus302

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    I think ALL politics are a joke. Most (notice I said most) politicians tell everyone exactly what they want to hear. Bush Sr. was pro-choice before he ran on Reagan's ticket, and Gore was pro-life before he ran on Clinton's ticket.

    I'm 25 and I have never voted. Why? Because my vote really doesn't matter beyond the state I make my home in. The President will come from one of the two parties, and George W. will win Texas. So to waste my time voting for a third party is exactly that: a waste of my time. I imagine I'll finally vote this time around since I'll be there to vote YES for the arena anyway. Who I will vote for is yet to be determined.

    I think America needs a drastic overhaul of its political system. I would be much more interested in a McCain vs Bradley race than the one we are currently in.

    My disgust with politics has nothing to do with blow jobs. I'd much rather see them go after Clinton for the China/military secret stuff or Whitewater than for him lying about a question NO ONE (aside from Hillary) had any business asking him in the first place. My reasons for disgust are that I just can't subscribe to (most) conservative ideals and Al Gore seems very untrustworthy to me.

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