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By LilDebbie in Politics
Mon May 03, 2010 at 11:25:29 AM EST
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Remember way back in 2008 when we were all obsessed with the Presidential election? There was a lot of talk of delegate counts for nomination and such. Some of you may have asked, "who are these people and how did they come to pick their party's nominee?" Having just nominated the GOP candidate for Minnesota Governor, I'm happy to tell you.


Level 1 - Precinct Caucus

Caucus night is a declining American tradition, now practiced in only 14 states. Minnesota is one of those states. This is the gateway to becoming a party hack. For those states with only primaries, I suspect your way in is to volunteer for campaigns or the party itself. Anyway, at the beginning of an election year - and thanks to the 2008 season I mean the beginning, as in once you've finished singing Auld Lang Syne - go to your respective state party's website and check the schedule for your precinct caucus. What the fuck is a precinct? A precinct is an arbitrary political district at the neighborhood level. This map will give you an idea of its size.

Some of you may be asking, "but what if I don't have a party affiliation?" Fuck you. No one cares what you think.

My first precinct caucus was back in 2000 and amusingly enough held in the high school I still attended. One of the purposes of the caucus is to elect precinct officers. These are the Private in the political army, and most people aren't interested. I was elected Vice Chairman despite not yet having graduated high school. Don't worry about having to do anything. While the office has responsibilities, your precinct members will like you better if you fail to uphold them. The upside is you're guaranteed a delegate slot to...

Level 2 - Senate/House District/County Convention

Depending on your area's population density, the next step will either be a senate or house district convention or county convention. In my neck of the woods, we have both a senate district convention and county convention but no one gives a shit about the latter. Typically, the more rural the likelier it'll be a county convention and vice versa. These are similar to the precinct caucuses only bigger and with the added responsibility of nominating people for real actual elections like state legislature, county sheriff/commissioner, and any office within the jurisdiction of the convention. Sometimes a big fish will drop by to give a stump speech. They also elect delegates to levels 4 and 5, which brings us to...

Level 3 - Committees

Committees are the "smoky back rooms" of the party and they exist at all levels above the precinct. They set the agenda at the conventions and are the gatekeepers to further advancement. The committee you want to be on is the Nominating Committee but don't bother trying as those seats are jealously guarded by the old party hacks. It is the Nominating Committee who will determine whether or not you advance in the party ranks. The committee you should volunteer for is the Rules Committee, sometimes combined with the Constitution Committee. These guys draft the bylaws governing conduct at the various conventions and are typically populated with Assburger's and OCD types. As such, few people volunteer and your doing so will be viewed with favor.

Check out Robert's Rules of Order and familiarize yourself with parliamentary procedure. The great part about the Rules Committee is despite its unpopularity, it is second only to the Nominating Committee in power. By tweaking voting rules, you can affect the eventual outcome of nominations, not to mention troll the fuck out of the convention if you so desire. Don't worry about pissing anyone off either. I guarantee you at least one crackpot will bitch about your rules, but his bitching will only prolong the convention and piss off all the other delegates who want to get home in time for Leno.

Level 4 - Congressional District Convention

Much the same as the senate district convention, but bigger and more professional. Assuming you signed up for the Rules Committee or some other volunteer work, getting here shouldn't be a problem as long as you remembered to ask the Nominating Committee nicely. A lot of people come to these conventions thinking they can advance by floor nominations. They are mistaken. You are not going to convince the necessary 2/3rds of the convention to suspend the rules because you were too proud/lazy to kiss the Nominating Committee's ass. Note: the ass kissing happens before the senate district convention, so mark your calendar.

Where the aforementioned senate/house district conventions refer to the state legislature, the congressional district convention refers to Congress and you can expect your congresscritter or congresscritter-wannabe to show. Since there is less actual party business to attend to than at level 2, expect more speeches and a lot more bitching about the rules. I should probably mention that the other purpose of all these conventions and caucuses is to amend the party platform, but that's boring and depressing. Don't bother. Your carefully researched and worded amendment will be so mangled and distorted by two passes through floor amendments to the amendment that by the time it reaches level 5 it will be discarded by the Platform Committee for being too retarded. If by some miracle it makes it past, it will be amended by some senile old party hack who spectacularly failed to understand your original point to read that the party should support headstones for aborted fetuses.

If you happen to be a member of a party affiliate, e.g. College Republicans, you might be able to sneak a pass to level 5 at the congressional district convention. It's also a good place to network if you're into that sort of thing. Otherwise bring a book.

Level 5 - State Convention

This was my first state convention. I didn't have enough clout to go in 2004, wanted to focus on my campaign in 2006, and gave up my senate district delegate slot to a Paultard in 2008 with the hope of getting them hooked. This year I was in a new senate district and wanted to firmly establish myself. The Nominating Committee gave me the go ahead once they learned I was a candidate to the state senate. Fun fact: the GOP considers running for state senate the equivalent of a $50,000 donation in terms of clout.

Again, same format as the previous two conventions, much bigger. According to the Credentials Committee, there were 2020 seated delegates today, along with a few hundred unseated alternates, campaign workers, vendors, and press. Alternates, by the way, are there in case a seated delegate fails to show or isn't present for a vote because he's busy taking a shit. It is a testament to Robert's Rules of Order that such a gargantuan meeting can be governed at all. Like any convention, there were floor passes, vendors selling shit, and people wearing ridiculous shirts, hats, buttons, etc in support of their candidate. A bullpen before the stage was setup for the seated delegates and everyone else stood or sat in bleachers.

Amusingly enough, this was my first convention at any level where a nomination was actually contested. When you're the minority party in your area, getting people to run for office is hard enough. Finding multiple people who are willing to compete for the right to run for office is an absurdity. The only reason I ran was because someone from the state party office called and asked me to. They were pursuing a "full slate" strategy in 2006 in order to bleed the Democrats since it was pretty obvious we were going to lose seats anyway. Thursday night's main event was for state auditor. Friday's for governor.

Believe it or not there were four candidates for state auditor. One was the former Republican state auditor, a casualty of the 2006 massacre, two were private sector yahoos looking to pad their resumes, and an assburger's CPA who worked for the state auditor's office who more or less pimped his daughters on the campaign trail. When his eldest stumped for him at the senate district convention, the chairman made a point to mention, "yes, she's 18." His speech to the convention was dripping with nerd rage. One of the private sector yahoos dropped out after the first vote. Assburger bowed out after the second and it dragged on for another two votes until the nomination for first accountant went to the former title holder. At 2AM.

The convention resumed SEVEN HOURS LATER with a bunch of delegates barely paying attention. A bunch of congresscritter-wannabes no one gave two shits about made speeches we all slept through. My favorite congresscritter also gave a speech but we were all too tired to care. Suddenly, people started passing out 2'x4' signs to all the seated delegates. Normally, the candidates leave that and a bunch of other shit on the seats before the convention begins, but these weren't for any of the candidates up for consideration. No, these were for everyone's favorite crazy congresscritter. She had more signs than both the gubernatorial candidates combined. I guess you never stop campaigning.

Yeah, she's not a good speaker. She didn't have any terrible gaffs like the Norwegian transplant who referred to the "Great Slam" in baseball, a mistake that would have been forgivable were it not for the fact his entire stump was based around an extended baseball metaphor, but it was just dull. More proof that politics is 90% cheerleading, and she's quite the cheerleader. She and Palin should form a 2012 presidential ticket and play up the hot lesbian action angle. No one gives a shit about policy anymore. Thankfully T-Paw followed up and showed that ditz how to work a motherfucking room. After hearing from the current governor, we moved on to the wannabes.

The first was the archconservative crank. He must have gotten less sleep than the rest of us because he spent half his 20 minutes bitching about how the GOP lost its way. Next was mainstream candidate #1. He ended his speech with streamers and confetti, because that's what you do before you've won. If that weren't bad enough, mainstream candidate #2 had to one up him by ending with streamers, confetti, and pyrotechnics. Yes. Fucking pyrotechnics. I should add that not one, but two AC/DC songs were played during the convention. Who says Republicans don't know how to rock? Next came the sensible candidate, amusingly enough the only one with executive branch experience. Pitch perfect policy wonk and perfectly boring. He was my favorite. He ended up getting 26 votes. Last but not least was the crackpot who spent half his time telling us the minutiae of his life and inadvertently confirmed what we all already knew about the Jews when he claimed he "bought a seat on the board of Mount Zion Temple."

None but the mainstream candidates survived the first round of voting. Archconservative and the sensible guy both threw their support behind mainstream candidate #1, and the crackpot recited a poem. The second ballot ended with one of the mainstream candidates with 56.3% of the vote, just short of the 60% threshold for nomination. After last night's debacle, we resigned ourselves to a long and torturous night of balloting. I checked the rules to see how long this could drag out. After ten ballots we could vote to not endorse anyone and leave it for the September primary. Each ballot takes about an hour.

I had just left the bullpen to go get more coffee when the chairman called the convention to order. The trailing mainstream candidate had an announcement to make. He moved for an unanimous endorsement of his competitor. We aren't fucking Democrats. We are a party of unity. We are a party of class.

And so it was decided: the guy with the pyrotechnics will be the next governor of Minnesota.

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What level Hack are you?
o Level 0 - Politics are gay. 43%
o Level 1 - Precinct Treasurer with no treasure. 0%
o Level 2 - The county sheriff owes me a favor. 25%
o Level 3 - I don't break the rules. I MAKE the rules. 0%
o Level 4 - ZOMG I SHOOK HANDS WITH A CONGRESSCRITTER! 6%
o Level 5 - Is it over yet? 18%
o Level 6 - The President owes me a favor. 6%

Votes: 16
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Party Man | 27 comments (25 topical, 2 editorial, 0 hidden)
Awesome! So that's what it's really like! (3.00 / 3) (#2)
by Blarney on Sat May 01, 2010 at 10:23:16 AM EST

I guess my fantasies are dispelled. So you don't all dim the lights, put up an enormous lighted cross, and sing a rousing chorus of "Jesus Jesus Tax Breaks for the Rich"? I'm disappointed.

Also no mention of retarded people. Is that more a RNC national thing, having a Trig Palin or Windy Smith or some other non-aborted person? Not that I'm complaining, mind you, I do think that anybody over 18 deserves representation and if the Democrats don't want to represent the mentally handicapped, oh well, someone has to. Surprising though I imagined Republicans had one at every meeting. How strange of me to imagine that.

I do wonder, though, how it is that your anti-sex beliefs fit in with the Republicans, who go around basically trying to sell sex whenever they can. Sarah Palin sure is hot! The real anti-sexers are probably the fringe Lefties right now.

Thank you for this informative and interesting account.

didn't see any 'tards (none / 1) (#3)
by LilDebbie on Sat May 01, 2010 at 02:01:28 PM EST

though there were plenty of cripples, including one deaf dude with a pair of ASL interpreters, one of whom was pretty hot.

as for my anti-sex stance, i don't proselytize so if my fellow republicans want to get it on in airport bathrooms then i'll just point and laugh.

My name is LilDebbie and I have a garden.
- hugin -

[ Parent ]

Come now (none / 0) (#6)
by Nimey on Sat May 01, 2010 at 10:24:58 PM EST

No /b/tards at all?
--
Never mind, it was just the dog cumming -- jandev
You Sir, are an Ignorant Motherfucker. -- Crawford
I am arguably too manic to do that. -- Crawford
I already fuck my mother -- trane
Nimey is right -- Blastard
i am in complete agreement with Nimey -- i am a pretty big deal

[ Parent ]
well i was there $ (none / 0) (#9)
by LilDebbie on Sat May 01, 2010 at 10:32:14 PM EST



My name is LilDebbie and I have a garden.
- hugin -

[ Parent ]
in college, I knew some College Republicans (none / 1) (#4)
by nostalgiphile on Sat May 01, 2010 at 09:03:10 PM EST

they tried to recruit me by telling me they were "reactionaries" and only "mildly racist", and not fascists as I'd claimed.

"Depending on your perspective you are an optimist or a pessimist[,] and a hopeless one too." --trhurler
this may astound you (none / 1) (#5)
by LilDebbie on Sat May 01, 2010 at 09:57:38 PM EST

but there were black people at the convention. my congressional district chair is black. also mlk jr and frederick douglas were republicans. also the GOP freed the slaves and voted for the civil rights act by a much higher ratio than the democrats. oh and the democrats have a grand cyclops as one of their elected officials. and they masterminded section 8 housing which effectively created ghettos for black people that put warsaw to shame.

My name is LilDebbie and I have a garden.
- hugin -

[ Parent ]
This may astound you (none / 0) (#7)
by Nimey on Sat May 01, 2010 at 10:26:16 PM EST

but in the Civil Rights era in the South, the Dems were the party of conservatives.

Actually, it wouldn't.  I'm sure you're just being a self-serving fucktard.
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Never mind, it was just the dog cumming -- jandev
You Sir, are an Ignorant Motherfucker. -- Crawford
I am arguably too manic to do that. -- Crawford
I already fuck my mother -- trane
Nimey is right -- Blastard
i am in complete agreement with Nimey -- i am a pretty big deal

[ Parent ]

when in doubt (none / 1) (#8)
by LilDebbie on Sat May 01, 2010 at 10:29:00 PM EST

redefine all terms

My name is LilDebbie and I have a garden.
- hugin -

[ Parent ]
That what they teach in republitard class? (none / 0) (#10)
by Nimey on Sat May 01, 2010 at 11:39:37 PM EST

No need to answer. After all, socialism == judicial activism == whatever that guy does which all right-thinking Merkins shouldn't like.
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Never mind, it was just the dog cumming -- jandev
You Sir, are an Ignorant Motherfucker. -- Crawford
I am arguably too manic to do that. -- Crawford
I already fuck my mother -- trane
Nimey is right -- Blastard
i am in complete agreement with Nimey -- i am a pretty big deal

[ Parent ]
let me explain (none / 1) (#11)
by LilDebbie on Sun May 02, 2010 at 01:36:51 AM EST

your prejudice states that conservatives are racists. therefore civil rights era democrats were conservatives. this is a redefinition, seeing as they still supported labor unions, government oversight, welfare programs, etc as any good liberal would.

are you happy now that you have an answer you already knew? does it fill your shriveled little heart to receive attention by acting like an idiot? i suppose it doesn't take much.

My name is LilDebbie and I have a garden.
- hugin -

[ Parent ]

Wrong (2.66 / 3) (#14)
by Nimey on Sun May 02, 2010 at 10:19:01 AM EST

From an examination of history, I happen to know that in the first half of the 20th century, the Dems and Reps gradually switched places WRT being conservative or liberal[1], and that this change was completed when the Dixiecrats (conservative Southern Democrats[2]) bolted the Dems for the GOP as a response to LBJ's support of black civil rights; i.e. those conservatives became Republicans because they were racist and the Dems as a national party became supportive of minority rights.

One may trivially demonstrate that you are racist on account of the "nigger" comments you make.

[1] GOP was originally liberal, Dems originally conservative.  The rate of switch picked up steam during FDR's time.

[2] The Dems being the dominant party in the South since before the Civil War.
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Never mind, it was just the dog cumming -- jandev
You Sir, are an Ignorant Motherfucker. -- Crawford
I am arguably too manic to do that. -- Crawford
I already fuck my mother -- trane
Nimey is right -- Blastard
i am in complete agreement with Nimey -- i am a pretty big deal

[ Parent ]

way to completely confirm what i just said (none / 1) (#16)
by LilDebbie on Mon May 03, 2010 at 12:30:39 AM EST

"those conservatives became Republicans because they were racist"

My name is LilDebbie and I have a garden.
- hugin -

[ Parent ]
wut (none / 0) (#18)
by Nimey on Mon May 03, 2010 at 07:23:23 AM EST

How does that invalidate my point?
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Never mind, it was just the dog cumming -- jandev
You Sir, are an Ignorant Motherfucker. -- Crawford
I am arguably too manic to do that. -- Crawford
I already fuck my mother -- trane
Nimey is right -- Blastard
i am in complete agreement with Nimey -- i am a pretty big deal

[ Parent ]
nigger (none / 0) (#17)
by Ruston Rustov on Mon May 03, 2010 at 03:03:34 AM EST

Blue Dog Democrat 4 Lyfe

I had had incurable open sores all over my feet for sixteen years. The doctors were powerless to do anything about it. I told my psychiatrist that they were psychosomatic Stigmata - the Stigmata are the wounds Jesus suffered when he was nailed to the cross. Three days later all my sores were gone. -- Michael Crawford
Maybe tomorrow. -- Michael Crawford
As soon as she has her first period, fuck your daughter. -- localroger

[ Parent ]
Why were the conservative Southern Democrats... (2.66 / 3) (#20)
by anaesthetica on Mon May 03, 2010 at 09:05:29 PM EST

...(i.e. the 'Solid South') crucial supporters of the New Deal, the pièce de résistance of U.S. liberalism?

New Deal liberalism and racism went together quite easily.

—I'm the little engine that didn't.
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[A]S FAR AS A PERSON'S ACTIONS ARE CONCERNED, IT IS NOT TRUE THAT NOTHING BUT GOOD COMES FROM GOOD AND NOTHING BUT EVIL COMES FROM EVIL, BUT RATHER QUITE FREQUENTLY THE OPPOSITE IS THE CASE. ANYONE WHO DOES NOT REALIZE THIS IS IN FACT A MERE CHILD IN POLITICAL MATTERS. max weber, politics as a vocation


[ Parent ]
Cite? $ (none / 1) (#21)
by Nimey on Mon May 03, 2010 at 11:51:01 PM EST


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Never mind, it was just the dog cumming -- jandev
You Sir, are an Ignorant Motherfucker. -- Crawford
I am arguably too manic to do that. -- Crawford
I already fuck my mother -- trane
Nimey is right -- Blastard
i am in complete agreement with Nimey -- i am a pretty big deal

[ Parent ]
Good book, and short, written by a liberal: (3.00 / 2) (#23)
by anaesthetica on Tue May 04, 2010 at 05:37:13 PM EST

From the New Deal to the New Right: Race and the Southern Origins of Modern Conservatism by Joseph E. Lowndes.

Some excerpts [emphasis in bold mine]:

Their 1991 book Chain Reaction … claimed that sixties-era black politics reached a "combustion point" that set off … a fission process of self-reproducing effects, including tax revolt, opposition to rights claims of other disadvantaged groups, the emergence of anti-government conservatism, and finally the presidential election of Ronald Reagan. Their story that programs to enforce desegregation of schools, jobs, and neighborhoods broke up the New Deal coalition and "forced" a realignment avoids mention of the racial stratification built into the New Deal on the one hand and active conservative mobilization on the other.
The New Deal was an extraordinary project of centralization and growth that fundamentally altered relations between the state and society, the federal government, and the subnational states. This historic undertaking was possible because the Democratic Party was able to put together a powerful coalition and shift the very ground of legitimate discourse.
Anti-New Deal sentiment could gain only limited traction when expressed in opposition to labor, universalistic social programs, or the development of a national security state, all of which enjoyed wide support. One increasingly visible issue was vulnerable, however, to the development of a broad political resistance: black political and civil rights.
Before 1932, Southern Democrats had been the majority segment of a minority party; now that had changed. The fragile coalition of Northern and Southern Democrats became even more so during Roosevelt's long presidential tenure. … Roosevelt moved slowly on racial reform, particularly to the degree that he depended on the South both to move legislation through Congress and to implement programs locally. … White southerners firmly supported Roosevelt and the New Deal in its early years, enjoying the rise of their party to majoritarian status.
The Conservative Coalition began to limit the reach of the New Deal in the late 1930s, but on most issues, southerners in Congress continued to vote with the president. Solid southern opposition could only be found on the issue of race.
As the 1944 election approached, divisions in the party sharpened… The biggest victory for Southern Democrats was that Missouri senator Harry S. Truman got the vice presidential nomination over the left-leaning and pro-civil rights candidate Henry Wallace.

You'll recall Truman's membership in confederate organizations and disputed affiliation with the KKK.

[A]mong southerners Roosevelt was still "the Democratic Party, the rebel yell, Woodrow Wilson and Robert E. Lee rolled into one," and as V.O. Key still observed in 1949, "an underlying liberal drive permeates southern politics." Having benefited from the New Deal, southern voters were still passionately loyal to the president. Opposition to New Deal liberalism and the Democratic Party in the South was still an elite phenomenon that had limited political appeal.

You'll recall Wilson's support of segregationism.

Cynical as it was, this position left little room for New Deal Democrats to point fingers. White wrote that in the "twisted semantics of our age, it was somehow morally wrong for Republicans to aspire to political power in Southern states but of course perfectly all right for Democratic segregationists to continue their reign and help keep Democratic administrations in control of the federal government." But while New Deal accommodation of Jim Crow had been key to its success, Democratic segregationists were beginning to lose their grip on the region…

We should also note here that racist Democrats were not confined to the South, and that George Wallace made several strong showings in Democratic primaries in 1964, most notably in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Maryland. The story of George Wallace's runs as a Democratic presidential candidate and as the Dixiecrat "American Independent" candidate are told in Chapter 4 of the book.

The overall thrust of the book is describing how Southern racists underwent an ideological transformation and 'captured' the Republican party, how long it took for the Dixiecrats to defect from the Democrats, and why the Republican conservatism became palatable to them (tl:dr - a small government can't make desgregation and equality effective). The book is fascinating, especially the parts about Charles Wallace Collins who was writing in the 1930s about how southern Democrats would have to ideologically defect in order to preserve racism.

tl:dr - Southern Democrats were liberals, strong and necessary supporters of the New Deal, without which the New Deal would not have been possible. The Democrats had no problems accommodating to segregationism in order to get the New Deal passed, and made the New Deal safe for segregation in order to get the necessary support. Southern Democrats were definitely racists, but they weren't conservatives. Their ideological transformation was a long process that occurred over the next 40-50 years.

—I'm the little engine that didn't.
k5: our trolls go to eleven
[A]S FAR AS A PERSON'S ACTIONS ARE CONCERNED, IT IS NOT TRUE THAT NOTHING BUT GOOD COMES FROM GOOD AND NOTHING BUT EVIL COMES FROM EVIL, BUT RATHER QUITE FREQUENTLY THE OPPOSITE IS THE CASE. ANYONE WHO DOES NOT REALIZE THIS IS IN FACT A MERE CHILD IN POLITICAL MATTERS. max weber, politics as a vocation


[ Parent ]
We're tripping up on economic vs social liberalism (none / 0) (#24)
by Nimey on Tue May 04, 2010 at 07:05:52 PM EST

and damn the fools who decided "conservative" and "liberal" were the only needed labels.

So: Southern Dems in the New Deal era were social conservatives (like most modern Republicans) and economic liberals (both modern parties, to varying degrees).  Amalgamate those two things together and to a first approximation you've got neo-cons.

Fascinating read, though.  Maybe I'll read the book one day.
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Never mind, it was just the dog cumming -- jandev
You Sir, are an Ignorant Motherfucker. -- Crawford
I am arguably too manic to do that. -- Crawford
I already fuck my mother -- trane
Nimey is right -- Blastard
i am in complete agreement with Nimey -- i am a pretty big deal

[ Parent ]

Rules Committee: Assburger and OCD Types (3.00 / 3) (#13)
by Jonathan Swift on Sun May 02, 2010 at 06:21:46 AM EST

Your mention of that caused a bell to ring in my mind.  I had a friend in high school who was, shall we say, "different".  Some would have taken him to be mentally delayed, but actually he was a pretty smart guy.  It just that he had a way of relating to others, or rather failing to, that just about everyone found completely intolerable.

It happened that this guy felt Robert's Rules of Order represented a good way to live one's life.  He did his very best to comply with them, not just when in meetings, but as he went about his day.  What got on everyone's nerves though was that he felt everyone else should do the same.

This was long before Asperger's Syndrome had been identified, but based on my memories of him, I would have to say that not only did he have Asperger's, but a particularly severe case of it.


--
Profoundly impoverished is the Heart of the Man who possesseth not the Courage to mock Himself for His own Folly.


Friend? Ah, '"friend"' ~ (none / 0) (#19)
by tweet on Mon May 03, 2010 at 08:40:05 PM EST


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Not everything in black and white makes sense.

[ Parent ]

I was one of his very few friends, but have to say (none / 1) (#25)
by Jonathan Swift on Wed May 05, 2010 at 03:44:45 AM EST

... that to maintain that friendship was quite a challenge.


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Profoundly impoverished is the Heart of the Man who possesseth not the Courage to mock Himself for His own Folly.


[ Parent ]

WIPO (none / 1) (#15)
by sye on Sun May 02, 2010 at 12:21:50 PM EST

Level 7. Amen.

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LilDeb: K5's own Harvey Milk (2.25 / 4) (#22)
by Wen Jian on Tue May 04, 2010 at 05:45:04 AM EST


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WE CAN ONLY HOPE HE MEATS THE SAME END (none / 0) (#26)
by Ruston Rustov on Fri May 07, 2010 at 12:19:43 AM EST


I had had incurable open sores all over my feet for sixteen years. The doctors were powerless to do anything about it. I told my psychiatrist that they were psychosomatic Stigmata - the Stigmata are the wounds Jesus suffered when he was nailed to the cross. Three days later all my sores were gone. -- Michael Crawford
Maybe tomorrow. -- Michael Crawford
As soon as she has her first period, fuck your daughter. -- localroger

[ Parent ]
Whilst I disagree with your politics (none / 1) (#27)
by Have A Nice Day on Tue May 11, 2010 at 04:14:15 AM EST

Much respect for getting off your arse and doing something about it. Unlike the rest of us whiners.

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