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    Re: Reagan vs. Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Somebody doesn't remember what they said.
    Sorry, too vague.

    Do you understand how literary devices like hyperbole work? Let's say that by some Pauly Shore-ian miracle, you managed to find a human being who would consider letting you pay them to have sex with you. As you climbed on to the beast
    Oh, come on. Your mom isn't that bad. But, I see your point. Hyperbole. Your mom is fairly ugly, but she isn't a beast. With you so far.

    I'm nothing compared to that God OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA

    YES WE CAN YES WE CAN

    Ooops, sort of got carried away. Didn't I?


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    They teach me (in 8th grade) that it is bad to argue with deranged Obamaniacs because they get very bitey and even enraged that their fanatical devotion is being called fanatical devotion. But it is so cute when their little minds (and when I say "their," I mean you, but your mom told me it was mean to insult her asexual offspring [you] so I'm saying "their") get worked up. I really can't help myself.

    Some people have a vice. I have two. You, being the intellectual light in the Obama camp (which isn't saying much, considering you really are a 'bright' light in comparison) that you are could likely put what they are.

    1. Read a book called 'A Hundred Years of Solitude'(no, it is not your future autobiography
    Of course it isn't my future autobiography! I would never steal your favorite work. Its title has struck a chord within you.

    2. Write 4 page essay on it explaining how the hyperbolic statements in the book enhance the desired effect behind the general story.
    Why would I write an essay when you can't read?

    3. Finally, present your findings to our panel of literary scholars. 1069, Jallman and donsutherland1 will hand you a final grade which I will write a final comment on.
    It wouldn't be fair for me. Why? Because you are intellectually below a sea slug. And I apologize to the sea-slug.

    I do not know what grade you're in
    I would tell you, but you haven't mastered numbers on both hands yet.

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    Re: Reagan vs. Obama

    Did this thread make you change to "very conservative"?


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    Re: Reagan vs. Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Areopagitican View Post
    Sorry, too vague.
    Well I guess I should take your interpretation into consideration. But then again your track record with comprehension is quite bad so far.

    Oh, come on. Your mom isn't that bad. But, I see your point. Hyperbole. Your mom is fairly ugly, but she isn't a beast. With you so far.

    I'm nothing compared to that God OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA

    YES WE CAN YES WE CAN

    Ooops, sort of got carried away. Didn't I?
    Second piece of evidence suggesting that you are an 8th grader. When faced with an intellectually superior adversary you revert to your shell of weak insults. 'Your mom'. What is a mother? Well I guess on a hyperbolic level, a mother is a beast. Beasts fight for their offspring, are considered to be larger than average - and a child would see their parents as larger but I'm going off talking about hyperbole again - silly me - being able to comprehend words in sentences in paragraphs.

    They teach me (in 8th grade) that it is bad to argue with deranged Obamaniacs because they get very bitey and even enraged that their fanatical devotion is being called fanatical devotion. But it is so cute when their little minds (and when I say "their," I mean you, but your mom told me it was mean to insult her asexual offspring [you] so I'm saying "their") get worked up. I really can't help myself.

    Some people have a vice. I have two. You, being the intellectual light in the Obama camp (which isn't saying much, considering you really are a 'bright' light in comparison) that you are could likely put what they are.
    Hyperbole #3! You've called me an Obamaniac! Now you've entered the realm of weak rhetoric! Phased with the fact that you can not support your own statement with anything more than Elle Magazine quotes you read while on your period - you revert to politically weak insults. Oh no! You've insulted my mom and now you've called me an Obamaniac! What next? Are you going to try a slightly older version of I know you are but what am I?(We'll see that bellow.) I bet you are.

    Of course it isn't my future autobiography! I would never steal your favorite work. Its title has struck a chord within you.
    Oh my, quite predictable. I guess people like you - who are relegated to reading titles ending with 'for dummies' would see this as an insult. A book with more words than you've ever seen would strike a cord with others? How insulting! What next? You'll tell everyone that I'm dumb?

    Why would I write an essay when you can't read?
    Hyperbolic statement #4. SOLID! I am truly the Nostradamus of my time(Hyperbolic statement - take note). This is why I stated that it would be reviewed by Jallman, 1069 and donsutherland1 sweetheart - it is so you can get the impression that you've actually provided worth reading.

    It wouldn't be fair for me. Why? Because you are intellectually below a sea slug. And I apologize to the sea-slug.
    #5!

    I would tell you, but you haven't mastered numbers on both hands yet.
    #6!

    How glad am I that you've finally gotten to understand how hyperbolic statements work. Not only that but you now know how to use them yourself! What shall we tackle next? Similes? I think we should attempt to explain to you who John Milton was? The very fact that you do not understand how hyperbole works is an insult to his work yet take your name after it. The effect of hyperbole was intensified by the invention of print - such a shame you do not have the necessary connections between your brain cells to understand it. I guess I should just get down to your level and making lame insults at your mom.
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    Re: Reagan vs. Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    Did this thread make you change to "very conservative"?
    I'm just trying to adapt my views to this board. Personally, I identify myself as a centrist. Social issues go either way (Conservative: Guns, Abortion, Affirmative Action; Liberal: Homosexuals, Drugs, Crime), fiscally conservative, believe the war in Afghanistan is needed, not in Iraq. I generally hate politicians, large corporations. But, clearly, if "Liberal" means what Hatuey is; then, if by no other standard, I must be somewhere beyond the horizon (to the right, of course).

    It's pretty much a concluded thing that Obama is an arrogant prick (like 99.999% of every other politician, ever) who thinks he has some heavenly calling to right wrongs (think Jesse Jackson before becoming Democrat, or Hillary Clinton before she left Arkansas). Sure, it's a tad debatable if he really thinks he's literally holy. But to say that everyone that supports him believes he is a regular Joe Simpson? To say that Obama is a modest mouse who sometimes uses hyperbole? Please. I admit that not all, or even most, of his supporters believe he is some meta-man (or homo novus, heh). But there is a vocal (very vocal) minority who believe, at the very least, he is on something approaching an heavenly (even if couched in secular terms) quest. To say that they don't exist? And to say the Obama doesn't believe it, on some level?

    Heh. Spare me.

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    Re: Reagan vs. Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Areopagitican View Post
    Oh, right, a light from the sky is just... What? An airplane? A helicopter? Maybe the police? Sorry, but what do you think of when someone talks of lights from the sky? UFO's?

    Or, sunlight.
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    Re: Reagan vs. Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Snippet van der Snippet
    Oh, don't act hurt. You know insult matches are a race to the bottom. Just because I was already there, doesn't make your mom jokes any less funny.

    But, seriously. Enough is enough.

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    Re: Reagan vs. Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Areopagitican View Post
    Oh, don't act hurt. You know insult matches are a race to the bottom. Just because I was already there, doesn't make your mom jokes any less funny.

    But, seriously. Enough is enough.
    I accept your surrender.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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    Re: Reagan vs. Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Or, sunlight.
    True! I know everytime I see the sun, I want to vote for Obama. You know, he keeps it coming up every morning.

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    I accept your surrender.
    I'm glad you could meet me half-way.

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    Re: Reagan vs. Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Areopagitican View Post
    True! I know everytime I see the sun, I want to vote for Obama. You know, he keeps it coming up every morning.
    Good for you! I've always seen him as simply a lesser evil then the other guy!
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    Re: Reagan vs. Obama

    You guys got waaaaaay off track with this one.

    Folks, you have to remember that politicians have and WILL use religion to evoke the emotions of their constituency all the time. They do it because they know one's faith is the root of how (most) people believe. One's spiritual believes are often times closely connected to how one votes. It is hyperbole whether you believe it or not, whether the candidate truly believes what he's saying or not. His/her words still evoke emotion which is exactly their intent.

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