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The lines are drawn, apparently by Franken. Let he battle begin. Smile
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On 2009-08-12 18:41, Tom Bartlett wrote:
The lines are drawn...


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Just curious. In the fifth grade we had to learn all the states and where they were and in the sixth to draw it from scratch (not really well but still...), didn't y'all have to do that? The Canadians are exempt from this question. Oh, we also had to fill in Europe, Asia and Africa in the sixth grade.
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Not me Santa. I did know all the state capitals by heart though.

Got to admit my son laughs at me when I got to check the map to find any of those Eastern European countries that don't work in Contimental!

And don't get me started on any -stan that isn't Paki- or Afghani-.


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On 2009-08-12 21:34, MagicSanta wrote:
Just curious. In the fifth grade we had to learn all the states and where they were and in the sixth to draw it from scratch (not really well but still...), ...

Yeah, but were you working with fewer States than now, back in your good ol' school daze? Smile
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Fox sux. we all know it.
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On 2009-08-12 09:53, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
Before you criticize his work, what kind of projection was he drawing? Eh? Was it equal area or equal distance? Smile

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PS last time I mentioned Minnesota the thread got nasty. Maybe everyone has settled down a bit since then.

PPS According to Wikipedia, Franken graduated cum laude from Harvard in 1973.


Oh, great yet another person trying to start one of those endless internet Mercator vs. Gall-Peters arguments Smile
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On 2009-08-12 17:43, Dannydoyle wrote:
If Rush Limbaugh cured cancer, Al Franken would suddenly moan and complain about all the unemployed lab workers, and lab rats.

Come on gaddy it is politics. You yourself would automatically dispute ANYTHING Fox says right? At least be honest about it.

If it does not come from an "approved source" people do not believe anything. (approved by the viewer LOL)


Not true. but Faux News is SOOOoooo blatant about their agenda and it soooo permeates their entire broadcast news cycle that it's hard to look at it for more than 10 minutes without noticing some drastically slanted news. And when it comes to their featured columnists it's more like every other sentence out of their mouths.

One of my most trusted news sources is the Stratfor report. If you don't know what that is, you should. Also, there's the New Republic, The Economist, WSJ -the list goes on, really... I like to get news from a variety of sources. I'm DRASTICALLY more seletcive about the OPINIONS I care to listen to!
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Your first paragraph is true for CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC and MSNBC as well. We all know the media reports opinion far more than just the facts. Give it a rest, Gaddy.
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This is why I'm neither political nor religious. What I see from both sides when they are so into their side that they cannot see anything as a shade of grey. Their side is always right and the other side is always wrong.

They see nothing bad about their side and see nothing good about the other side.

If this stunt had been done by a fellow performer I'm sure there would have been more people saying it was a good idea for an act and had a new premise rarely seen. Think about it if done blindfolded... or as a weird drawing dupe.

BUT because Mr. Franken is on one side of the political fence then the comments begin.

I'm so glad I don't care either way. It's nice not having a horse in the race... that way you don't have an A-S-S in it either. Smile

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This is why I'm neither political nor religious. What I see from both sides when they are so into their side that they cannot see anything as a shade of grey. Their side is always right and the other side is always wrong.

They see nothing bad about their side and see nothing good about the other side.

If this stunt had been done by a fellow performer I'm sure there would have been more people saying it was a good idea for an act and had a new premise rarely seen. Think about it if done blindfolded... or has a weird drawing dupe.

BUT because Mr. Franken is on one side of the political fence then the comments begin.

I'm so glad I don't care either way. It's nice not having a horse in the race... that way you don't have an A-S-S in it either. Smile

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On 2009-08-13 01:22, Mick Ayres wrote:
Your first paragraph is true for CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC and MSNBC as well. We all know the media reports opinion far more than just the facts. Give it a rest, Gaddy.


It seems that quite a few people here cannot separate news from opinions...

I guess it's completely impossible to be objective. I guess that's "the media's" fault. Therefore why not just ratchet up the rhetoric and hysterics a couple more notches, right?

Good stuff here.
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The talk show hosts on fox will and have stated that they are giving their OPINIONS! They are not claiming to be unbiased.

Scary thing is, the left wing fall over Obama liberal media on the other networks are supposed to be reporting the NEWS, factual news.

Socialism sucks. But we have it now.

Those who don't take sides and say they don't care, really is a shame. You have no horse in this race? Glad men and women are dying everyday so you can choose to stand on the sideline and watch without a care. A real shame!
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Next up - Al Franken sings the Minnesota county seats to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star"...

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The talk show hosts on fox will and have stated that they are giving their OPINIONS! They are not claiming to be unbiased.


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On 2009-08-13 05:44, Mystification wrote:
Those who don't take sides and say they don't care, really is a shame. You have no horse in this race? Glad men and women are dying everyday so you can choose to stand on the sideline and watch without a care. A real shame!


Well, I'm glad I have no part in their deaths when they are sometimes dying for made-up causes and for other people's wealth. I feel very sorry for them. I wish things were different, but for a long time those in power made those without it die for no reason other than it might make them some money.

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On 2009-08-13 05:44, Mystification wrote:

Socialism sucks. But we have it now.



Now? Where have you been for the last 60 years? Social Security, Medicare, Welfare (both corporate and civil) Government subsidies and public education can all be seen as Socialism.

Seems the people complaining about this "new" socialism thing are a bit late in coming to the party.
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Payne, better getting to the party late than giving up.

Greg, you might not know this but over 90% of our men and women in the military voted for the previous administration, both times. And in recent polling, would vote for him again if they could. Overwhelmingly they believe in the cause. And those that don't....do after going there. Of course there are always exceptions.

don't be sad for our hero's. They would rather die a hero than live a coward.
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http://www.mediaresearch.org/biasbasics/biasbasics1.asp

That link was sent to me buy a friend of mine.

It may be from a study from a conservative organization, I don't know. However, I think it is clear that the mainstream media is slanted toward the left. Of course Fox is not, but how long have they been around? Espeically compared to most of the other news organizations that were mentioned earlier?.

I'm not taking sides but rather joining in on this discussion for the sake of my own curiousty. I used to wonder why the media seemed to have such a liberal slant, and how it came to be in the first place. I think that the universities in America are one of the biggest reasons. I believe most journalists are being taught that way.

Here is a link about it. I know nothing about this particular organization either, but it does make sense to me.

http://www.academia.org/campus_reports/2......2_5.html
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I just wish they would die for a good reason and not to put money into certain people's pockets. I really feel sorry for people that follow blindly. I know they were taught that way, but it still makes me feel sad.

By the way, thanks for making me still want to sit it out. It is words like the ones you use that make me what I am.
I've always chosen not to be a blind follower. But you keep attacking me and trying to make me feel like a coward and somehow unAmerican... I know you need to do that to make yourself believe in what you believe.

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