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- Apr 2014
05-06-2014, 04:53 PM
I can believe that voting Republican is the right thing to do in light of...
So, don't expect me to think certain people are nice... You're still not a nice person... So, don't expect me to think you're nice....
- Dealing with a hyper emotional, completely unreasonable idiot.
- Having an ego-maniacal fool ask for tools and then throw them on the ground at my feet.
- Anything against veterans and active duty personnel.
- Anyone who keeps repeating the same, stupid mistakes after being shown where they are wrong.
- Collectivist trash, one and all.
- I get lied to.
That is by no means a comprehensive, or ordered, list, but you get the idea.
You are an around 30ish, grown woman who, despite the best efforts of many, never was able to get past your padded nursery and see reality for what it was until it finally blasted you in the face enough times. You should be embarrassed at what you have been, but I don't know if you have enough humility within your character to pull it off. Personally, I hope you prove me wrong on that.
Bridget, I personally don't don't care whether or not you think I'm "nice". There are alot of "nice" people fucking over good people each and every day. "Nice" is for children, "good" and "just" is what you are looking for. What you get from me is a swift kick in your ass which, believe it or not, is an effective tool for snapping people back into reality. Don't think for one second that it would ever change; if you're starting to wake up, you'll be held to a higher standard and dealt with by your peers with those higher standards in mind. We're hard on the DUmmies, we are harder on each other which is as it should be.
We are well past the point as a society to have to worry about feelings, dear. Things are critical and not getting any better. You don't have the luxury being coddled, nor should you be coddled and handled with kid gloves at your age.
People on the same side of the voting aisle don't have to always agree or even get along... People on the same side don't have to think the other person is nice. They can still think the other person is the worst person on the planet and still vote the same way in November.
Oh, and I'm still a leftist where it matters most. Economics.
That doesn't mean I hate or am against minorities. I love all of them. I know it will be taken that way, and I'm sorry.
I can understand your skeptism though and I expect things to stay that way for a while.
Yes, I know what I said in the past. Yes, I know some of it was recent. That was me fighting myself. I'm sorry for being hard headed for ten years.
05-07-2014, 12:36 PM
05-26-2014, 10:36 AM
The problem is when they find out how you're voting and why, they think you're against them.
That street goes left and right. You have no idea how much time and effort some of my more liberal friends put into me too. I feel guilty about all of that. But you know what? I shouldn't have to feel guilty. I'm a human being, not a science experiment. I'm fed up with people treating me as such. I don't need a mentor to try to mold me into their image.
I have a part of my personality which likes to find out why people think what they do. It's also open minded.
People confuse that with something (notice I said something and not someone) to convert. I had JW neighbors once talk about how I was ripe for conversion. I think the Imam I spoke to years ago in my "interview" thread saw how open minded I could be. He wanted me to come to service the following weekend. ...What I don't need is a person trying to convert me left and right (literally, left and right).
The thing is I am in my thirties. I'll still change my mind on stuff, but that period of people using me for experiments is over. So that's my answer to those who invested their time and effort into me. I'm sorry for your disappointment, but you didn't have a right to do that in the first place.
Make of that what you will...
I need friends who like me no matter what I am, a way to explain my views to those who don't understand, the courage to stand my ground, and a swift kick in the ass every once in a while.
Reality is cold and hard, dear, and there is no reason to sugarcoat it to someone in their 30s. What you have constantly deemed as "mean" was nothing more than varying degrees of slapping you upside your head to get you to wake up.
However, you're right in saying it's time to be more responsible.
05-26-2014, 10:54 AMLanie
Oh, and I'm still a leftist where it matters most. Economics.
Please support this statement.
"Leftist economics" as in Marx? Keynes? Galbraith?It is the right and duty of the citizen to be at all times armed.
- Thomas Jefferson
05-26-2014, 11:43 AM
I still don't think unemployment should have been cut in my state so much. Some are only getting eight weeks.
I still support progressive taxation because a single mother struggling to make it needs her money back more than a single person with no kids or a rich person. It's not about punishing the rich for me. As a single person with no kids, I've often found this policy to be annoying, but yet I understand it.
I still support raising minimum wage on occasion to keep up with inflation, but I realize it can never be a "living wage."
On the other hand, I have made other arguments that were conservative. I've often argued that raising minimum wage is a band-aid solution and that what we need to be doing is getting some of these people trained for better paying jobs. I've also argued that it's dumb to start somebody at McDonalds out at 15.00 per hour when a lot of them will leave in a few months. *I* don't make 15.00 an hour. Give me a break.
I don't think we need to be giving people cell phones, especially since some of them have the money to upgrade.
I'd like to change the food stamp program so where you can only buy food that is real food so to speak. No more candy and pop. Adam Wood once suggested on another board that we demand it's only generic stuff. While I have no problem with generics, I know some do and it might encourage them to not want to use it.
I've made arguments for why complete socialism is a bad idea using Venezuela as an example.
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