Free Trial Ad
Why Subscribe?
  • Player/Prospect News
  • Exclusive Insider Info
  • Members-Only Forums
  • Exclusive Videos
  • Subscribe Now!
InboxChat RoomChat Room (0 fans in chatroom)
Reply to TopicPost New Topic
  Page of 2  Next >

A Parting Word

Posted: 11/7/2012 9:07 PM

A Parting Word 


Well the going back and forth has been fun at times and frustrating at times. I'll be making either very few appearances or no appearances on this board in the future. It's a total waste of time to be saying the same things to each other over and over again.
   Fellow conservatives on the board, do you remember I said that even if Romney wins, conservatism was being overtaken? It's just simple math. We are being outnumbered and there is no turning back. Now, you will never see another conservative elected president. If a Republican is elected, it will be a RINO, because that will be the only way. We will have to learn to live in a different type of country, plain and simple.
   To those who are followers of biblical teaching, remember, that for the faithful Christian everything works out for the good. Our citizenship is not of this world. We are to pray for those in authority and live a good example under any form of government.

Last Prediction: The next president will be Michelle Obama. And you thought it couldn't get any worse. biggrin
Reply | Quote

Posted: 11/8/2012 5:03 AM

Re: A Parting Word 


I foolishly thought this would be a concilliatory message about hoping the country would move forward, etc.

Instead what we got was a statement that anyone who didn't belive in your interpretation of scripture and poltiics was not one of you, along with an implication that only people who think like you are gonig to heaven.

So with that as your parting shot, I can gladly say don't let the door hit you on the *** on your way out!
VandyCop wrote: Well the going back and forth has been fun at times and frustrating at times. I'll be making either very few appearances or no appearances on this board in the future. It's a total waste of time to be saying the same things to each other over and over again.
   Fellow conservatives on the board, do you remember I said that even if Romney wins, conservatism was being overtaken? It's just simple math. We are being outnumbered and there is no turning back. Now, you will never see another conservative elected president. If a Republican is elected, it will be a RINO, because that will be the only way. We will have to learn to live in a different type of country, plain and simple.
   To those who are followers of biblical teaching, remember, that for the faithful Christian everything works out for the good. Our citizenship is not of this world. We are to pray for those in authority and live a good example under any form of government.

Last Prediction: The next president will be Michelle Obama. And you thought it couldn't get any worse. biggrin

C6H0

Reply | Quote

Posted: 11/8/2012 6:26 AM

RE: A Parting Word 


Well, Chi, it wasn't conciliatory, but what makes you think he has to reconcile with you anyway?

As for your snap about his faith, it's all inference on your part. He was just stating his faith principles, not damning anyone else's. If you're not christian, then you probably still have some faith principle (adopted or self-imposed) you live by, as well.

I took from what he said that the election results were not the end-all be-all, and he still had his main principles to go by (similar to Romney's speech).

But way to take the high road, Chichi!
Reply | Quote

Posted: 11/8/2012 6:27 AM

We'll pray for you too 


See how annoying that is?
Reply | Quote

Posted: 11/8/2012 7:46 AM

Re: A Parting Word 



ChiDore wrote: I foolishly thought this would be a concilliatory message about hoping the country would move forward, etc.


Have you written a conciliatory message here yet? If so, I've missed it. Maybe the winning side doesn't have to "play nice".
Reply | Quote

Posted: 11/8/2012 7:52 AM

RE: A Parting Word 


Bilt, actually that's not annoying at all. I would be grateful if someone thought enough of me to pray for me. Their reason for doing it is immaterial.

Some of us actually appreciate any divine support we can get.
Reply | Quote

Posted: 11/8/2012 7:52 AM

Re: A Parting Word 



ChiDore wrote: I foolishly thought this would be a concilliatory message about hoping the country would move forward, etc.

Instead what we got was a statement that anyone who didn't belive in your interpretation of scripture and poltiics was not one of you, along with an implication that only people who think like you are gonig to heaven.

So with that as your parting shot, I can gladly say don't let the door hit you on the *** on your way out!


What did you expect out of a poster who compared gay American citizens to dogs?

His post amounted to little more than "A Farting Word"

Last edited 11/8/2012 11:01 AM by bhoyal

Reply | Quote

Posted: 11/8/2012 8:44 AM

Re: A Parting Word 


I've not come on here with a "parting word", Geezy. 
geeznotagain wrote:
ChiDore wrote: I foolishly thought this would be a concilliatory message about hoping the country would move forward, etc.


Have you written a conciliatory message here yet? If so, I've missed it. Maybe the winning side doesn't have to "play nice".

C6H0

Reply | Quote

Posted: 11/8/2012 8:46 AM

RE: A Parting Word 


Girlhead, I'm not sure why you think calling me after (a) a great and entertaining golfer and (2) a decent Mexican chain back in the day is some sort of insult.
VUGearhead wrote: But way to take the high road, Chichi!

C6H0

Reply | Quote

Posted: 11/8/2012 8:59 AM

Re: A Parting Word 



ChiDore wrote: I've not come on here with a "parting word", Geezy. 
geeznotagain wrote:
ChiDore wrote: I foolishly thought this would be a concilliatory message about hoping the country would move forward, etc.


Have you written a conciliatory message here yet? If so, I've missed it. Maybe the winning side doesn't have to "play nice".
Stay classy, ChiChi.
Reply | Quote

Posted: 11/8/2012 9:10 AM

RE: A Parting Word 


Man I miss Chichi's... good memories of going there with my family when I was younger.
Reply | Quote

Posted: 11/8/2012 9:28 AM

RE: A Parting Word 



VU2003RPL wrote: Man I miss Chichi's... good memories of going there with my family when I was younger.
A celebration of food!

Vandy Cop, I look forward to discussing the election with you at the Chi-Chi's in heaven.  I just hope we don't have to wait too long for a table.  I'm troubled that Mitt Romney may not be able to join us, however, depending on degrees of glory.  I assume he will be at the Chi-Chi's in the Celestial Kingdom, while we could end up at the Chi-Chi's in the Terrestrial Kingdom.  Regardless, I'm looking forward to chimichangas.  

Condolences on the loss of Allen West.
Reply | Quote

Posted: 11/8/2012 10:35 AM

RE: A Parting Word 


Man, I loved Chi Chi's swordplay after he sank a long putt. The resturant, tho, was far too bland for my taste in mexican cuisine.

My use of the monikor ChiChi is one of playful familiarity. You have never objected, nor have you refrained from using your own teasing monikors for me. So, since neither one of us seem to find it insulting, what's the problem?

I still think you owe VandyCop an apology for over-reacting to his original post, but neither he nor I will hold our breathe for it.
Reply | Quote

Posted: 11/8/2012 12:01 PM

Re: A Parting Word 


Remember VandyCop, there's no requirement that posts/threads on the Coffee Shop have to be about politics. I suspect that, at this point, just about all of us are ready to take a break from discussing politics. 

So even if you're understandably ready to pack the political badinage away for awhile, I hope you'll keep your eyes & ears on the alert for apolitical subject matters that could be of interest here, & come back to share those with us. 

Red meat's got its place, but all of us like to dine on other flavors, too. Don't be a stranger.

I bet you run across lots of stuff in your police work that the rest of us here would be very interested in hearing about.

Personally, I've got a bit of a taste for crime/police fiction. But IMHO, the better writers of it are all several years in the past, rather than writing now. My favorite of all was The Friends of Eddie Coyle, by George V. Higgins. Unfortunately, Higgins was so perfect in this, his first book, that he spent the rest of his writing career trying to copy himself, & it showed more & more. He was an assistant DA prior to turning writer. A bit like Scott Turow in that entry, but earlier, & unlike Turow, he was more interested in the cops & robbers, rather than in the lawyers and judges. Which made his books less mysteries, & more of a complete if very dark universe of their own.

I'd be very interested in your thoughts about your work today, compared to Higgins' version of the Boston underworld back in the 1970s.

I'm not a big fan of Hiaassen: his Florida seems all action and no depth. But I would think that there's an underworld side of Florida (or anywhere else) that would appeal to today's readers.
They laughed when I said I was going to be a comedian. They're not laughing now. -Bob Monkhouse (1928-2003)
Reply | Quote

Posted: 11/8/2012 12:30 PM

Re: A Parting Word 


At the present time, IMO, the GOP is no longer, RIP GOP.  I also believe that the GOP participated in seppuku, aided by the Tea Party.  This is not a new belief for me, it is something I indicated even two to three years ago.  Instead of waiting for a correction towards the center and participating in that correction the TP believed that they could force the issue and drag everyone kicking and screaming to the right.  

Too many people, including me, felt that the TP had dis-enfranchised them from the GOP.  I know, several of you have indicated that the umbrella of the libs is large enough to include me but in too many ways I am Aristotelian and believe in the thesis - antithesis - synthesis.  

There may be a similar fate waiting for the dems, there may be a group that may feel that the course needs to be corrected and the dems move back to being more centrist.
Reply | Quote
Avatar

Posted: 11/8/2012 8:25 PM

Re: A Parting Word 


I think all this talk about the doom of the GOP is way overblown. The majority of Americans think government does too much. The GOP is the party of conservatism, yet they nominated a Northeastern moderate for whom conservatism was foreign. This is why he struggled so badly to brand a message and communicate that to the public. As a result, the opposition were able to brand him and the GOP.
Reply | Quote

Posted: 11/8/2012 8:28 PM

Re: A Parting Word 


Last edited 11/8/2012 8:32 PM by bhoyal

Reply | Quote
Avatar

Posted: 11/8/2012 10:08 PM

Re: A Parting Word 



bhoyal wrote:

???
Reply | Quote
  • fldore
  • Captain
  • 2392 posts this site

Posted: 11/8/2012 10:52 PM

Re: A Parting Word 



VandyCop wrote:  Now, you will never see another conservative elected president. If a Republican is elected, it will be a RINO, because that will be the only way. We will have to learn to live in a different type of country, plain and simple.

I dont buy that.  As someone who is very conservative fiscally but more liberal/moderate socially, I think the Republican base would be wise to move that way at least socially.  

But regardless Im sure youll see a conservative again.  The problem is not enough people in this country understand the gravity of the economic situation we are in.  All this talk of blaming Bush is silly.  The housing crisis, which wasnt his fault, and two wars only accelerated a looming problem; it didnt create the problem.  We have fundamental structural problems with our entitlement spending but by electing Obama, we've decided to kick the can down the road another 4 years.  He isnt going to do anything to fix entitlements.  He made healthcare more expensive and the only attempt at doing anything with social security with Simpson-Bowles he decided to nix.  And that would have saved only 4 trillion over 10 years but was considered too extreme.  In 15 years 4 trillion will be a drop in the bucket.  By then our federal revenue wont be enough to cover just entitlements and interest on our debt let alone all the other federal expenditures.

A lot of women continued to vote for Obama.  Many of the ones I know did.  And their reasoning was all the same.  They did so because they liked Obama's social issues.  My cousin, bless her heart, loves Sandra Fluke and is all about her insurance paying for her 9 dollar a month birth control.  I ask her about long term economic issues and it just doesnt bother her.  Just assumes we can somehow magically fix it.  She just doesnt understand the dangerous path we are on.  Its like telling a 5 year old kid not to touch a hot stove but they'll just never understand until they get burned.  And sadly, thats what its going to take for a lot of people.  Its going to take Greek style austerity cuts until it finally sinks in.  But by then itll be too late.  But going back to the premise, when that happens, Americans will finally demand a fiscal conservative.  And hopefully we'll do that the next go around.  We are already starting to see companies lay off employees.  Could be an ugly 4 years.
Reply | Quote

Posted: 11/9/2012 1:05 PM

Re: A Parting Word 


The federal government has, and should have, virtually no role over social issues.   I view them as a distraction in election, and the federal governments role is trivial at best.

The main roles of the federal government are to provide defense, and regulate interstate commerce.   That should be what the elections are about--not birth control or gay marriage.   Even abortion should be a state by state issue--the supreme court wrongly usurped this authority from the states in roe v wade.
Reply | Quote
Reply to TopicPost New Topic
  Page of 2  Next >