Now, I'm willing to travel to any destination in the contiguous US (at my own expense) and debate this guy. I would welcome questions from any and all A.netters. This is not a trivia contest, but a measure of political opinion. Not history, but an argument of philosophy. Anyone want to suggest questions? This could be one of the best A.net meets ever. Maybe we could set up a Liberal.net team vs a Conservative.net team in a debate.
My first task is to prove that liberals are not all idiots. My second task is to figure out if conservatives such as Clipperhawaii actually have the brains to back up their smear tactics.
Who's in? Again: suggest a location, and show up. I'm there.
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2607 times:
I have a question. Why is it that in a nation of justice, liberty and democracy, what is acceptable about breaking laws to catch criminals? There seems to be an attitude that if we're not directly affected by these intrusions, these actions should be disregarded for the public good. (Not that I'm saying that I'm indicting anyone yet, I've already stated how I feel and what I'm waiting for before saying that laws were broken.) I want to hear why those who say are acting in our best interests advocate breaking the law. Plainly and clearly.
StuckinMAF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2558 times:
Quoting Logan22L (Thread starter): My first task is to prove that liberals are not all idiots. My second task is to figure out if conservatives such as Clipperhawaii actually have the brains to back up their smear tactics.
Well, first of all, the terms that you are talking about ("idiots", "brains") are not quantitative values. If this is going to be a declared winner and loser type thing, I'm not interested. If, however, this is a good-natured, everyone has respect for the other, we can all be friends afterwards kind of exchange of ideals and opinions in a good, non-shouting, reasonable, level-headed debate, then count me in and put me on the conservative team (I think I would fit in there, if not let me know). I'll throw out a couple of nice, central locations to go for, how about DAL (or DFW for those who are Southwest-impaired!) or HOU (IAH)? You've got all the majors there and hubs for AA and CO respectively. February sounds like it would be a good month to shoot for. Anybody else want to jump in?
Clipperhawaii From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2033 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2501 times:
You did not quote me correctly. (another liberal tactic) To be more precise I said liberals are "dumb" not "stupid". There is a subtle difference.
As for meeting for a debate (a good natured one over beers and dinner) you may be on to something. I can just see a bunch of us around a large table dishing it out. Unfortunately nothing will come of it so you will just have to trade barbs here and defend yourself.
Ahhh the internet. If only we could touch and see each other.
Nice idea though.
As for dumb liberals, check this out. Funny reading!(for some)
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 31
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2468 times:
Why don't you all come down to New Orleans, and join in the debate about how to, and according to some, whether or not to, rebuild New Orleans. That should precipitate quite the debate among those of all political ideologies. And you guys wouldn't have to fork over 30 bucks to Gray Line for a tour.
I imagine between C-boy, MSYTristar, and myself, we could host such an event.
Tom at MSY
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
I retract my suggestion for DFW and IAH, I think that MSY is a great idea! And we would be helping NO's economy in an almost "social program", charitable way, which will give the libs a warm, fuzzy feeling! (Sorry, couldn't resist!) Damn good suggestion, Tom!