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3813 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Nov 2001 at 11:37 AM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-11-14 11:41:46 AM  
I like some of the lp's ideas. We'll have to see if they live to their words.
2001-11-14 11:42:05 AM  
Yeah, they are called drum circles, smoke outs, or Universities.
2001-11-14 11:42:05 AM  
it isn't nearly as ironic as rain on your wedding day, or a free ride when you have already paid.. don't you think?
2001-11-14 11:44:01 AM  
Leadville will. I used to live real close to it.
Lots of good kids up there. Very nice nugs, to boot.

Boring rightwingers would hate it there...That's why it's nice...
2001-11-14 11:44:11 AM  
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2001-11-14 11:45:55 AM  
it must be all that thin air
2001-11-14 11:48:48 AM  
Who would listen to anyone named 'Crickenberger' anyway?
2001-11-14 11:49:18 AM  
god damn...

time to watch for the other signs of the apocalypse... damn damn damn, this is some freaky, surreal shiat.
2001-11-14 11:49:56 AM  
It's about time Librarians had some say!
2001-11-14 11:50:27 AM  
Oh boy, any one up for a wager when this thread hits the 'lots' ?
2001-11-14 11:50:41 AM  
2001-11-14 11:50:56 AM  
How is this 'ironic'?
2001-11-14 11:52:00 AM  
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2001-11-14 11:55:57 AM  
Disasterbator linked the wrong tag, here's the correct one:

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2001-11-14 11:56:24 AM  
Leadville? Isn't that where Superman comes from?
2001-11-14 11:56:32 AM  
i·ron·ic (i-rOn'-k) also i·ron·i·cal (i-rOn'--kYl).
Characterized by or constituting irony.
Given to the use of irony.

Poignantly contrary to what was expected or intended: madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker.
2001-11-14 11:59:06 AM  
I wonder if they would annex Oklahoma City? We (Well I didn't) just voted to raise our taxes to update our public schools. Too bad we couldn't have used some of the millions of tax dollars they are using to put a dome on our state capitol to make our schools better..... Can anyone explain why it's necessary to have a multi-million dollar dome on a state capitol? That improves the living conditions in the state of Oklahoma how?
2001-11-14 11:59:50 AM  
Thanks Thermos. I think "strange" or "scary" would have been better tag choices, though. Just my thought.
2001-11-14 12:00:47 PM  
Apparently some of you don't even know what libertarians are.
2001-11-14 12:01:38 PM  
i've been to leadville a number of times to visit friends - mostly hippie-treehugger types live there. it's freezing cold and windy mosty of the year. great nuggets though.
2001-11-14 12:01:49 PM  
oh, I dont know.. depends on what you consider strange or scary...
I agree with you, but many wouldnt...
2001-11-14 12:02:11 PM  
mosty = most
2001-11-14 12:02:30 PM  
I actually like the ideas libertarians are for. But damn that lady is scary. It is probably just a bad picture, but it looks like she is a reanimated grandmother.
2001-11-14 12:04:22 PM  
aw, Thermos,K-tree, why deflate a potential political flame war with such responsible and measured responses?
2001-11-14 12:06:59 PM  
Are you a Libertarian?
Take this Libertarian purity test, and find out!
2001-11-14 12:07:50 PM  
nobody knows: good for you. You realize that the libertarian party is out to stop things like that. And I agree. In my city they found a website with an address similiar to our city's that has porn and stuff and they're hiring lawyers and shiat to do something (we don't really know what) about it. Since not one person gives a crap about this city's website you think they cold hire more police or something. Or build a dome.
2001-11-14 12:10:49 PM  
disaster: you're right, it might be fun to see some of the arguements people make. "libertarians are bad, they run over puppies on purpose!" and the like.
2001-11-14 12:13:05 PM  
I think we should all reserve judgement on this, wait a year, then look for a follow up. The world needs a test case of Libertarian government. Maybe it'll work, maybe it won't. Only one way to find out.

That said, she's NASTY.

have a nice day,

2001-11-14 12:16:28 PM  
There is no joy in Leadville...
2001-11-14 12:19:38 PM  
My grandfather (and his siblings) were born and raised in Leadville, Colorado. It is a cool town to visit, but I would dread living there. My uncle als broke his femur on Mt. Elbert and had to be airlifted out, that was kinda cool. They have dokey races in the summer during "Boom Days", and that is also where I had my first (and only) taste of Rocky Mountain Oysters.
2001-11-14 12:22:26 PM  
Naw, I don't run over puppies because I like dogs. I stomp kittens.

The Reublicrats have been farking up the country long enough. Hell, the Libertarians can't do any worse.
2001-11-14 12:23:45 PM  
Those goddamn Librarians,always giving me a hard time when I try to Xerox my butt.
2001-11-14 12:32:34 PM  
sometimes irony can be so ironic
2001-11-14 12:33:56 PM  
"I think it's fantastic that the LP has achieved its goal of taking over a town with Libertarians -- with the support of the voters, of course,"

That last part had to be added, because usually when people think of Libertarians taking over a town, it involves threats of armed attack.
2001-11-14 12:35:22 PM  
Didn't you know? (I guess not!) Having nice looking government buildings portrays the illusion of a happy and healthy citizenry. Look at the "Revitalization" of Harlem and the South Bronx. Nice new awnings over the same bodegas that sell the same crack, smack, and weed to the same school children they always did. Nice looking new facade on the Bronx County Courthouse, same bodega owners following the revolving door (also new) of justice. Do I feel better about things knowing that there are new awnings on bodegas and new facades on courthouses? You betcha! fark the problem! We have new shiat!
2001-11-14 12:36:47 PM  
Damn filter made my comments sound gay.
2001-11-14 12:36:49 PM  
Harry Browne, the LP's 2000 presidential candidate, had this to say about the WTC attacks: When will we learn that we can't allow our politicians to bully the world without someone bullying back eventually? Yes, Republicrats screw things up all the time, but at least they aren't accepting the attacks as something we deserved. This guy was pushing his political agenda on the day of the attacks! "Harry Browne is one of America's premier communicators of libertarian ideas." Yep.
2001-11-14 12:41:22 PM  

That's all I can say about it.
2001-11-14 12:48:26 PM  
Thing is, there already was a time when America had low taxes, low government regulation, drugs were legal, and government interference in our lives was at a minimum.

Can anyone guess when that time was?
2001-11-14 12:49:22 PM  
Well, so much for Amsterdam and Las Vegas! We'll soon be going to Colorado for our free expression of sex and drugs! And NO TAXES! Glory day!

One would expect anyway...
2001-11-14 12:52:43 PM  
Oompalooma: Sorry to burst yer bubble but Amsterdam is (unfortunately) not a tax-free zone. The sex and drugs, that's an other story. But now since prostitution is legalized (and brothels too) even the ladies of the night pay taxes!
2001-11-14 12:57:14 PM  
Sure, Aorlando... blame the filters. *snicker*
2001-11-14 01:06:07 PM  
first Leadville, then . . . .THE WORLD!!!!!
2001-11-14 01:15:13 PM  
Does the filter make me look fat?
2001-11-14 01:17:12 PM  
I'm lazy.. can a libertarian give me like 5 or 10 points of libertarian doctrine? I vaguely understand it, but it seems different from every libertarian I talk to. Is it like being a unitarian, where you don't really believe anything?

2001-11-14 01:17:28 PM  
I don't care what party rises to the challenge, but this country is desperately in need of a three-party system. There is too much bi-partisan yes or no, black or white, right or wrong. The world cannot be summed up in two ideas.

If we had more than two major parties, maybe a person's merit as a candidate and stance on the issues would actually get them into office, rather than some bullshyte party affiliations.

2001-11-14 01:18:48 PM  
Yepper. Under British rule a few hundred years ago. Now people who claim freedom are volutarily accepting many times worse control and conditions in the name of patriotism than what our ancestors fought against.
2001-11-14 01:21:30 PM  
Yeah, the revolution failed. "No taxation without representation" is standard operating procedure nowadays.
2001-11-14 01:21:48 PM  
"The key is to redefine the issue at hand so your political opponents don't have you constantly on the defensive," she said. "Don't try to debate on their terms."

It's people like this that scare me. Redifining terms often leads to coming up with ideas like "police action," "friendly fire," and "unplanned fission surplus."
2001-11-14 01:35:11 PM  
Yeah, the revolution failed. "No taxation without representation" is standard operating procedure nowadays.

I take that to mean you didn't vote for your representatives then? That's your own damn problem.
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