How do you tell the difference between democrats, republican

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  1. Tim80

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    How do you tell the difference between democrats, republicans and Southerners?

    Pose the following question: You're walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children. Suddenly, a dangerous looking man with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, raises the knife, and charges. You are carrying a Glock .40, and you are an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family. What do you do?

    Democrats Answer:

    * Well, that's not enough information to answer the question!

    * Does the man look poor or oppressed?

    * Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack?

    * Could we run away?

    * What does my wife think? What about the kids?

    * Could I possibly swing the gun like a club and knock the knife out of his hand?

    * What does the law say about this situation?

    * Does the Glock have an appropriate safety built into it?

    * Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway, and what kind of message does this send to society and to my children?

    * Is it possible he'd be happy with just killing me?

    * Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be content just to wound me?

    *If I were to grab his knees and hold on, could my family get away while he was stabbing me?

    * Should I call 9-1-1?

    * Why is this street so deserted?

    * We need to raise taxes, have a paint and weed day and make this a happier, healthier street that would discourage such behavior.

    * This is all so confusing! I need to debate this with some friends for a few days and try to come to a consensus.

    Republicans Answer:

    BANG!

    Southerner's Answer:

    BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! click... (Sounds of reloading.)

    Wife: "Sweetheart, he looks like he's still moving, what do You kids think?"

    Son: "Mom's right Dad, I saw it, too." BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! click.
    Daughter: "Nice group, Daddy! Were those the Winchester Silver Tips?"
     
  2. drKmod

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    AIn't it the truth?
     
  3. Sherm

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    Musicians (or artists in general for that matter) that vote Republican boggle my mind to no end!!! :shock: :? Republicans have already done so much to deter arts education and freedom of expression, and I'm sure they would like to do more. I think there are more musicians, be it professional or amateur, than there are people that will ever be put in the situation you outline above. I'd like to see even more artists and musicians in our society, or at least people that can appreciate art/music. Let's vote people into office that will allow us to grow our hobby/profession and not cut it out of society as if it were a cancer or some nicety that we can get rid of in our schools so we don't have to raise taxes.

    One thing I do see that you pointed out above that is encouraging...the Democrat thought about what he should do, whereas the Republican didn't think, he just acted. :lol:

    I don't mean for these to be fightin' words, and I also hope they don't move this to the "Steel Cage" because of my comments. I'm just exercising my right to free speech before the Republicans take it away.

    This is a TRUMPET Forum, isn't it? :lol:

    Has anyone heard the Terence Blanchard Let's get lost CD? This is a beautiful compilation of Terence working with various Jazz Divas including Diana Krall, Jane Monheit, Dianne Reeves and Cassandra Wilson. 8)
     
  4. Dr G

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    There really is little difference between them, the key is that the republicans believe in capitalism for people and socialism for corporations, the democrats believe in socialism for the people and capitalism for corporations.

    The only way you can tell them apart is when they get into trouble. With republicans, its generally over money, with democrats its generally over sex. No wonder southerners are distressed.

    I myself am a liberal conservative sometimes. My favorite color is plaid.
     
  5. Tootsall

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    Yee HAW!
    Love your post, Dr. G. "BINGO"! (claiming Scots ancestry I can get away with wearing plaid...although I'll be the first to admit that most of the Scots I've met recently have been socialists through-and-through).
     
  6. Dr G

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    Albert Einstein is credited with saying ---

    Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.
     
  7. gzent

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    Sherm,

    Ever heard it said that if you're under 30 and you're a Republican you don't have a heart and if you're over 30 and you're a Democrat you don't have a brain?

    Well, some of us are over 30 and have a brain...

    Greg
     
  8. Sherm

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    I'm off my soapbox!

    You're not supposed to wear plaid with stripes? No wonder people look at me funny!
     
  9. bigaggietrumpet

    bigaggietrumpet Mezzo Forte User

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    As a purebred Texan (who doesn't know how he's gonna vote yet), I would say that you definitely got the Southerner part real good :lol: Just one problem, Texans don't stop at Glock .40s, too small. By golly, we go for the Desert Eagle .50's ! :D
     
  10. Sherm

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    So Greg,

    Where does the emphasis go on your last sentence? "Well, some of us are over 30 and have a brain..." Or, "Well, some of us are over 30 and have a brain..." Are you talking about me, or yourself?

    From all your other posts I would say you're about as conservative as it gets.

    I know, I said I was off my soapbox, but...

    Bush's 2005 Budget proposal intends to cut all funding to the Department of Education's arts education program. Sure his budget intends to raise funding to the National Endowment for the Arts, but without arts education how will our children be able to appreciate art? Also, what will the arts be like in a future without arts education??? I hate to ponder what my life would be like without my music education. If you had to choose between a little tax cut and public schools not having a music program what would you do?

    BTW I donated way more than my tax savings to my Alma Mater's school of music.
     

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