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    Re: Franken sworn in as Minnesota senator

    Quote Originally Posted by G.I. Joe View Post
    Jimmy Carter had the highest IQ of any President in the last few decades. What's your point?
    Actually, if Reagan hadn't dismantled Carters policies of conservation and new energy technologies, we would likely be the world leader in energy tech, be independent of foreign oil, and little things like 9/11, the Iraq war, and the global warming nightmare might never have happened.


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    Re: Franken sworn in as Minnesota senator

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    Actually, if Reagan hadn't dismantled Carters policies of conservation and new energy technologies, we would likely be the world leader in energy tech, be independent of foreign oil, and little things like 9/11, the Iraq war, and the global warming nightmare might never have happened.


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    Yes and we can all live on the USS Enterprise in a world where there is no money, while we're at it.

    You're engaging in a lot of meaningless speculation. The people can do anything if they get whipped up enough to do it, which we're about to see happen.

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    Re: Franken sworn in as Minnesota senator

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Your own link proves my point. Thank you.

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    Re: Franken sworn in as Minnesota senator

    Quote Originally Posted by akyron View Post
    smart and psycho is even worse than either separately imho. Franken is both.
    I think it's "competent" that you have trouble with. Not much experience with that characteristic among the rightwing ditto-cult

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    Re: Franken sworn in as Minnesota senator

    Quote Originally Posted by G.I. Joe View Post
    Yes, I am. Me and millions of other Americans who couldn't bare the thought of John Kerry and Al Gore in the White House. I think it's pretty much a concensus that the last few elections have been a choice of the lesser of two evils. I was highly disappointed in Bush's out of control spending, however. I could have gotten that with Kerry and Gore. Although I know they would have never had the fortitude to stick it out in Iraq and achieve one of the greatest military comebacks in history. Bush did have a few bright spots.

    BTW, are you going to make any kind of argument, or are you just going to continue to come up with different ways of saying "Bush sucks"?
    Maybe if you stopped all the childish name calling, you'd get people responding more substantively to your posts. Calling someone a dumbass (which I reported, by the way), is the behavior of a child. What is the matter with you? Not only that, but your bashing of anything liberal in the manner that you're doing it doesn't make someone want to debate with you on an intellectual level. Reconsider your demeanor, will you?

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    Re: Franken sworn in as Minnesota senator

    Quote Originally Posted by G.I. Joe View Post
    He is a far left ideologue. Naturally, I don't believe he will be a good Senator. Yes, I am familiar with him and have read some of his work. You can be very condescending for someone who bailed out of our last discussion so quickly.
    Hmmmm. He calls Will a dumbass and then says Will is condescending. Pot, meet kettle.

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    Re: Franken sworn in as Minnesota senator

    I have heard Franken speak live and I came to the conclusion he is delusional. Not that he is a bad guy, but his views are way out there sometimes. I mean fantasy land type stuff.

    I doubt any good will come of this.

    I will wish him good luck though. Maybe he will prove me wrong.
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Franken sworn in as Minnesota senator

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I have heard Franken speak live and I came to the conclusion he is delusional.
    Delusional is a prerequisite for a senate seat. Where have you been?

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    Re: Franken sworn in as Minnesota senator

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I have heard Franken speak live and I came to the conclusion he is delusional. Not that he is a bad guy, but his views are way out there sometimes. I mean fantasy land type stuff.

    I doubt any good will come of this.

    I will wish him good luck though. Maybe he will prove me wrong.
    Here's a big chunk of Franken's stump speech. Please point out the parts you consider "delusional".

    Your government should have your back. That should be our mission in Washington, the one FDR gave us during another challenging time: freedom from fear.

    Americans have never backed away from challenges. And Minnesotans have always led the way. Our state has sent strong, progressive leaders to Washington—from Hubert Humphrey to Walter Mondale to Paul Wellstone, and now to Amy Klobuchar. Minnesota's public servants might not always look and sound like typical politicians, but they stand by their principles and lead by their values.

    That's the kind of leader I think we need more of these days, and that's the kind of Senator I'll be.

    President Clinton used to say that there’s nothing wrong with America that can’t be fixed by what’s right with America, or, as I would add, by what’s right with Minnesota. We can lead the fight against global warming and dependence on foreign oil by developing new sources of renewable energy—and create good Minnesota jobs in the process. We can lead the nation in finding life-saving cures by harnessing the potential of stem-cell research. We can lead the nation by sending someone to the Senate who’ll be a voice for a strong and responsible America, one that uses its relationship with our allies to create a better and more secure world for ourselves and for future generations.

    My political hero is Paul Wellstone. He used to say, “The future belongs to those who are passionate and work hard.” I may be a comedian by trade, but I’m passionate about the issues that matter to your family because they mattered to mine, too. And I’m ready to work as hard as I can to help us build a better future together.
    Al Franken for Senate | A message from Al Franken

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    Re: Franken sworn in as Minnesota senator

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Here's a big chunk of Franken's stump speech. Please point out the parts you consider "delusional".
    Why don't you point out where I said anything about his "stump speech."

    While you are at it why don't you not quote me out of context...

    "I have heard Franken speak live and I came to the conclusion he is delusional. Not that he is a bad guy, but his views are way out there sometimes. I mean fantasy land type stuff." - Blackdog

    EPIC FAIL
    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
    Quote Originally Posted by Absentglare View Post
    You can successfully wipe your ass with toilet paper, that doesn't mean that you should.

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