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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ShadowCell wrote:
if everyone would just vote for the infinitely wise philosopher king who is immersed in the Form of the Good none of this would be a problem


As long as the philosopher king doesn't have a bachelor in the liberal arts (like philosophy) I'm cool with it.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well it would be a problem, eventually. But not before we've gone through the highest to lowest forms of government: aristocracy, timocracy, oligarchy, democracy, and finally tyranny.


no wheels, the lowest form is the yourmomcracy.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snorri wrote:
ShadowCell wrote:
if everyone would just vote for the infinitely wise philosopher king who is immersed in the Form of the Good none of this would be a problem


As long as the philosopher king doesn't have a bachelor in the liberal arts (like philosophy) I'm cool with it.


the philosopher king double majored in philosophy and engineering
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snorri wrote:
WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
Well it would be a problem, eventually. But not before we've gone through the highest to lowest forms of government: aristocracy, timocracy, oligarchy, democracy, and finally tyranny.


no wheels, the lowest form is the yourmomcracy.


your mom's so cracy even Iran wouldn't implement her as a form of government?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2012/12/billionaires-warn-higher-taxes-could-prevent-them-from-buying-politicians.html
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see the next angle on getting ID into schools!


This isn't really related to the GOP, except they're who I think of when I think of the War on Christmas.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Galt.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

don't chant their names, you might summon them.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read that. I was like, "dood, are you keeding mee?" If we can't have negative feelings about homosexuality than we can't have them about murder? Then he claims it's a reductio ad absurdum? Then that he wasn't comparing being gay to murder? Hard to have a reductio ad absurdum unless your two things are comparable.

Big bag of dicks.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stop waving your Harry Potter wand around Dogen, you gay.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogen wrote:
I read that. I was like, "dood, are you keeding mee?" If we can't have negative feelings about homosexuality than we can't have them about murder? Then he claims it's a reductio ad absurdum? Then that he wasn't comparing being gay to murder? Hard to have a reductio ad absurdum unless your two things are comparable.

Big bag of dicks.


wait - what?

i'm guessing this is something scalia said?

......it sounds like i need to worry about how the prop 8 case goes. although i suspect i won't be at all surprised about scalia's vote.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

found this, in searching:
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Scalia didn't discuss any issues related to specific cases during the Princeton Q&A, but defended his view that divining the original meaning of the Constitution is the best way to interpret it.

“The Constitution is not an organism; it’s a legal text, for Pete’s sake,” he said, reported The Daily Princetonian. “Unless you give [the laws] the meaning of those who enacted them, you’re destroying democracy.”


so when we amend the constitution (thus changing the dictates of the founders) - we are destroying democracy?

i guess that means if we stop stoning adulterers, we are destroying religion.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, because it's not like the founding fathers specifically set up the constitution to be changeable or anything.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, it's Scalia on tour. Being Scalia. Comparing gays to murderers. Condescending to everyone that asks a question. Same old, just more dickish.


Also, if you don't regularly watch the Daily Show you should watch the clips here about the Bob Costas gun control kerfuffle. It is, as you can expect, terrific.


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