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    Re: Republicans are acting like vandals

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Democrats cant even bring themselves to cut a Cowboy Poetry Contest or NPR............its an empty table........

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    Other than a few things written by Richard Brautigan and Brendan Behan I don't like poetry. Cowboy poetry isn't even on my radar. I do understand the social importance of art, and I understand that art often cannot exist without public and private support. Poetry, music, literature, dance (ballet, modern dance and all that is, and forever will be, nothing I am even remotely interested in) and theater reflect the voice of the people. Not everyone wants to spend every weekend in the infield at the Daytona 500 screaming, "Show us your tits", although there is nothing wrong with that either.

    I doubt Cowboy poetry pushes the boundaries but it needs to be heard. I'm not going to pony up (pun intended) the money to read it or hear it read. Most people aren't and it is my guess that it needs public and private support. Art is art - no one likes all of it, but it is necessary that it exists. And if we don't understand it or don't like we should continue to support it publicly for the people who do understand it. Art like sex should be allowed to find its own boundaries if it is to be truly enjoyed.










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    Re: Republicans are acting like vandals

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Other than a few things written by Richard Brautigan and Brendan Behan I don't like poetry. Cowboy poetry isn't even on my radar. I do understand the social importance of art, and I understand that art often cannot exist without public and private support. Poetry, music, literature, dance (ballet, modern dance and all that is, and forever will be, nothing I am even remotely interested in) and theater reflect the voice of the people. Not everyone wants to spend every weekend in the infield at the Daytona 500 screaming, "Show us your tits", although there is nothing wrong with that either.
    Do you understand the social importance of $14,000,000,000,000.00 of debt?

    Art existed well before any form of government........and long before money was stolen from an unwilling citizenry to fund it.

    Every cent of taxpayer money destined for Government Art Inc. should be stopped immediately.........

    I doubt Cowboy poetry pushes the boundaries but it needs to be heard. I'm not going to pony up (pun intended) the money to read it or hear it read. Most people aren't and it is my guess that it needs public and private support. Art is art - no one likes all of it, but it is necessary that it exists. And if we don't understand it or don't like we should continue to support it publicly for the people who do understand it. Art like sex should be allowed to find its own boundaries if it is to be truly enjoyed.
    The hell you arent......your either going to pay for The DNC Cowboy Poetry Contest or Harry Reid is going to dispatch men with guns to go to your door and ensure you pay.

    $14,000,000,000,000.00 and counting.........and you consider Government funded Art a necessity.....Gawd help us.
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    Re: Republicans are acting like vandals

    Ya know...I keep hearing this bull**** $2 trillion in cuts. Its over 10 years. Its $200billion. Im also willing to bet that those numbers can be raised or lowered at congressional whim.

    We need to cut baseline budgets. Dems dont want that. We need to cut discretionary spending. Dems dont want that. We need to stop talking about rate of growth as thought its a cut. A CUT is cutting it from this years budget. Dems dont want that either. After all they just got through increasing the baseline budget for two years, cutting it back by 3% then blaming the GOP seems to be the gameplan. Class warfare with shifty accounting, such leadership.

    Keep touting that $10 trillion, its smoke and mirrors and if you really thought about it, you'd know that.

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    Re: Republicans are acting like vandals

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    No.....its but a small step in the journey of 14,000,000,000,000.00 miles.......and Democrats find themselves unable to take baby step numero uno.

    .....if Democrats cant bring themselves to cut Cowboy Poetry Contests.....they sure as hell arent going to touch the big budget items. (D)estined for Bankruptcy........
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    the republicans need to join them on the journey.....and couple of trillion is a decent start...

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    Re: Republicans are acting like vandals

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    the republicans need to join them on the journey.....and couple of trillion is a decent start...
    The fact that people on the other side of the planet can see the **** for what it is gives me hope. It's not just "us vs them" it's "them showing their ass."

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    Re: Republicans are acting like vandals

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    the republicans need to join them on the journey.....and couple of trillion is a decent start...
    So lets see the cuts? For petes sake.....Democrats havent even produced a budget in OVER TWO YEARS? Can you show me any piece of Democrat Legislation in US HISTORY that actually proposed cutting spending anywhere near 2 trillion dollars? Your living in a fantasyland if you actually believe Democrats will a) cut that much and b) stop inventing other ways of spending our money.

    Liberalism leads to Bankruptcy everywhere its tried....every time its tried....the US wont be an exception....


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    Re: Republicans are acting like vandals

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    So lets see the cuts? For petes sake.....Democrats havent even produced a budget in OVER TWO YEARS? Can you show me any piece of Democrat Legislation in US HISTORY that actually proposed cutting spending anywhere near 2 trillion dollars? Your living in a fantasyland if you actually believe Democrats will a) cut that much and b) stop inventing other ways of spending our money.

    Liberalism leads to Bankruptcy everywhere its tried....every time its tried....the US wont be an exception....


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    blah blah blah liberalism blah blah blah...i see you have nothing to offer except vitriol, par for the course i guess.

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    Re: Republicans are acting like vandals

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    blah blah blah liberalism blah blah blah...i see you have nothing to offer except vitriol, par for the course i guess.
    Or, as heard in Finding Nemo, "Blah-blah-blah. Me-me, blah. Blah-blah-blah-blah, me-me-me."

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    Re: Republicans are acting like vandals

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    blah blah blah liberalism blah blah blah...i see you have nothing to offer except vitriol, par for the course i guess.
    Alright alright........

    ANY PIECE OF DEMOCRAT LEGISLATION IN US HISTORY........That cut spending?

    ....but they are really going to cut spending this time.....no really Randel....they promised....
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    Re: Republicans are acting like vandals

    Where has Liberalism....or any form of Statism.....ever yielded a budget in the black?



    ....stealing from our Grandchildren's grandhildren.......who are the vandals again?
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