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Post 40

Sunday, August 17, 2008 - 7:53pmSanction this postReply
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Well Ted,

I still think it's an important point -- perhaps the most important point -- about Presidents and influence (whether worded well or not).

Ed


Post 41

Sunday, August 17, 2008 - 11:37pmSanction this postReply
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Ted, I like the way you parsed the properties of a good poll, but I think one could make a worthy question about which President was most guilty of using Christian faith rather than reason in decision making (GWB and Reagan might both score high. I say this despite liking Reagan and loathing GWB). It would just be a narrower take on bad presidential qualities. Another question might be which president was the most ignorant of economics. Don't know if any of these elicit anything of interest.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 5:33pmSanction this postReply
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Well, folks, design your own damn poll! I have had enough with an editor on wikipedia thinking that because I have said that his citation of Raymond Boisvert, philosophy professor at the prestigious Siena College of Loudonville New York, quoted as saying in the Albany Union that Rand is "out of sync" with the modern world is an utterly laughable and meaningless criticism by a non-entity in a small town rag that I should have to list some other criticisms of Rand myself. Well! I am not that wikipedia editor's personal research assistant, or copy writer, and neither, gentlemen (a term I use most advisedly) am I yours. Have you got that?

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Post 43

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 6:29pmSanction this postReply
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I've picked up my marbles and gone home many times - and will again. It makes me feel better and reaffirms that I am right and the rest of of world is too stupid to even see my dazzling value.

Three cheers for Ted, he may be right less often than he thinks, but he is certainly right more often than damn near the whole world!

†††††(Except for me, as I sit here firmly gripping my bag of marbles, glaring at those idiots who can't even see how wrong they are :-)

Post 44

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 6:34pmSanction this postReply
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Since I believe that I am usually right twice the time, do you mean, Steve, that I am only right all of the time?

Got an Aggie?

(Edited by Ted Keer on 8/19, 6:36pm)


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Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 12:29amSanction this postReply
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Thanks, Steve.

Post 46

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 9:52amSanction this postReply
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Jon,

urQ"They decided to secede upon Lincolnís election. Was their dear institution outlawed? No. Did big bad Lincoln invade to abolish slavery? No. Would he ever have, or would the north ever go along with him to invade? No, and no. "

Very interesting observation I had not thought of before. Ultimately, slavery would've been abolished in the South... but after how long, and with what further ramifications for America on a whole? Very interesting.

jt

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