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By thenick (Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 01:50:40 PM EST) brokeback mountain, crazy, inept jackasses (all tags)
Can we as a country now stop making gay jokes about Brokeback Mountain? Will we be wise enough to realize that these jokes weren't all that funny to begin with?

If you're thinking of using a cliched joke about how Brokeback Mountain almost sounds like Bareback Mountain, ask yourself this first: Is that your final answer? Chances are that if you've called someone a "Brokeback Mountain Boy", I don't like you as a person.

On a subject slightly related to teh ghay, Merrill Kaizer Jr. is proof that insane religious zealotry knows no party bounds. Mr. Kaizer would like to see a world where homosexuals are executed for their crimes against God and wants to have Muslims converted to Christianity so they can see the errors of their ways. Now that is all kinds of crazy, but this time the craziness has chosen the form of a Democrat.

Still, Sherrod Brown is not much more stomachable than this racist trucker. If you want to see why the Democratic Party sucks at national elections right now, check out the Ohio Senate race. We had a solid Democratic candidate, Paul Hackett, who was an Iraq War veteran and seemed to have a lot of common sense, but the Democratic Party in Ohio torpedoed his campaign.

Probably the only way Hackett would have lost my vote would be if he were to run an ad during September or October where he showcased his wife-beating abilities. The sitting Senator, Mike DeWine, isn't a strong candidate this year but he's not going to lose to Brown. Brown's an empty suit who's only purpose in life seems to be to fellate Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern at every opportunity.

The Democrats should sweep Ohio, but I just don't see it, given their handling of affairs since last November's election in Ohio. And this should be their year: Bush is hurting in the polls and the Coingate scandal is still reverberating throughout the state. Is is just Ohio or is every state-level Democratic Party just as inept when it comes running a successful campaign?

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no. by garlic (4.00 / 2) #1 Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 01:59:14 PM EST
chicago's machine and vote early vote often, vote when your dead schemes keep the democrats running here.

Ohio Democrats are like Netscape, Word Perfect ... by lm (4.00 / 2) #2 Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 02:35:40 PM EST
... and Digital Research in the nineties.

They've got marginally better products, no real marketing strategy and really crappy execution allowing the competition to bulldoze its way to a monopoly.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
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/me open sources politics by DesiredUsername (2.00 / 0) #6 Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 03:43:04 PM EST
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That's as may be by Rogerborg (4.00 / 1) #3 Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 02:38:50 PM EST
But do you know where I could purchase a copy of Crashing the Gate?

Metus amatores matrum compescit, non clementia.
Markos wrote a book? by thenick (4.00 / 2) #4 Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 02:52:51 PM EST
I thought all his free time was occupied by giving interviews about how important the blogging revolution is to the political world despite the vast preponderance of evidence that would suggest otherwise.


"'Vengence is Mine', quoth Alvis. And then he shot the guy, right in the freaking face!"

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But while he's giving His sermons by Rogerborg (4.00 / 2) #9 Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 11:12:09 PM EST
One of His disciples takes careful note of all His utterances.

What I would like to read is His explanation for why He's never run for elected office Himself.  That should be double plus newspeak.

Metus amatores matrum compescit, non clementia.

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movie.. by sasquatchan (4.00 / 1) #5 Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 03:30:45 PM EST
the movie in and of itself is ripe for such jokes, given the macho-macho man stereotype of cowboys. And to be honest, I thought bareback was the name for the movie for some time. Until someone pointed out that my misunderstanding was ironic/funny.

left wing politics have gone down the tube by MillMan (4.00 / 1) #7 Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 06:21:58 PM EST
In the US due to corporate financing of the democrats, in Europe (I'm guessing) because of assumptions underlying socialism being undone by Arab immigrants and economic competition with east and south Asia.

I never really considered face-to-face contact a possible thing. -CRwM

California by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #8 Mon Mar 06, 2006 at 06:35:41 PM EST
California Democrats succeed mostly because California Republicans are even more inept.
[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman
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