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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Hmmm...Do you believe that non progressive ideologies should be imprisoned?
    I think all ideologies should be imprisoned so that the humans could think better.
    I think that ideologies tend to be shortcuts for lazy thinking.

    I think we'd be better off if we thought about questions rather than accepting ideological answers.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    I think all ideologies should be imprisoned so that the humans could think better.
    I think that ideologies tend to be shortcuts for lazy thinking.

    I think we'd be better off if we thought about questions rather than accepting ideological answers.
    Oh come off it Simon...That's a cop out. You chose your lean in here as "conservative", an ideology I might remind you, but now want to come off as some sort of free floating thinker, yet in nearly every conversation I have had with you, you seem more a contrarian than anything else...I don't find that necessarily a bad thing, more annoying than anything else.

    But don't for a second think that because you as a person don't agree with someone elses POV that they should be "imprisoned" to spark your version of 'clear thinking'...It is just as lazy as you claim others to be IMHO.
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    But don't for a second think that because you as a person don't agree with someone elses POV that they should be "imprisoned" to spark your version of 'clear thinking'...It is just as lazy as you claim others to be IMHO.
    I don't want people imprisoned.
    Just the ideologies.
    To me they're separate things people and ideology.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Anyone come up with a good rebuttal for Count II of the indictment they'd like to share?
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat [W:613/629]

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prosecutors' funds

    All I can say is HOLY CRAP. This is going to be a political crapstorm.

    Article is here.
    I think it very comforting that such relatively small breaches of the law lead to indictment of what are very powerful politicians.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    I don't want people imprisoned.
    Just the ideologies.
    To me they're separate things people and ideology.
    Oh really? You think an "ideology" is a tangible thing? You can touch it? see it? arrest it?

    ooooooookkkkkkkkk.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Rho Chalmers, who disclosed to the Houston Chronicle yesterday that she was a member of the grand jury that indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry, was an active delegate to the Texas Democratic Party convention during grand jury proceedings. Chalmers’ active participation in Democratic state politics is important because she claimed yesterday to the Houston Chronicle that her decision to indict Perry, a Republican, was not based on politics.

    Perry Grand Juror Was A Democratic Party Delegate During Proceedings
    But of course not...Perish the thought. This whole thing isn't political at all....
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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Oh really? You think an "ideology" is a tangible thing? You can touch it? see it? arrest it?
    ooooooookkkkkkkkk.
    I was following your lead.
    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Hmmm...Do you believe that non progressive ideologies should be imprisoned?
    If you can talk about imprisoning ideologies...
    I figured we were speaking metaphorically.

    I take it you misspoke somehow?
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prose

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    But of course not...Perish the thought. This whole thing isn't political at all....
    Are you alleging the jury pool was tainted?
    Have we ruled out the possibility that the person was selected via the regular old way that GJ members were selected?

    Or is this merely fud?

    We should rule out the simplest solution first before we go on to the wide, wonderful world of conspiracies.
    I think so anyway.
    The world of conspiracy and victimhood does hold quite the allure, though--War on Christmas!

    So do we have any actual indication that there was funny business?
    Or is all we have fud?
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat [W:613/629]

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    I think it very comforting that such relatively small breaches of the law lead to indictment of what are very powerful politicians.
    accept when no law has been broken and it is a person using the courts for political revenge.

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