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Old 04-11-2007, 06:16 PM   #346
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Tissy... oh, you WILL kneel at the alter of Roddenberry!
Getting a little "Wrath Of Kahn", are we?
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:07 PM   #347
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Um... maybe.
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:37 PM   #348
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Some more potentially unpopular opinions:

The American political system is rife with corruption and desperately needs major reform. (examples: Florida ballots, secret lobbying, getting laws passed in exchange for generous "campaign contributions", allowing political parties to set electoral boundaries, etc.)

The USA would be better off with a politically independent national electoral agency that had the power to regulate everything to do with elections such as electoral boundaries, voter registration, and the way voting is performed.

The electoral college is flawed as well. I cannot understand the point of a system that denies a large minority of voters in each state a say in who becomes president. If a state elects seven members, and 55% of voters vote one way and 45% vote another, then the majority should have 4 votes and the minority 3. Or, better still, just have the President decided by first-past-the-post like they do in many other countries. This isn't the 1770's, when messages took days to cross the USA. The founding fathers of the USA could not imagine the technology we have today, such as computers that can easily tabulate 250 million votes and communication networks that can transmit the electoral will of millions across the USA at the blink of an eye. So why not modernize the electoral process?
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:55 PM   #349
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Lightbulb Drug War? We don't need no Steenkeen Drug War

Stop the War on Drugs (and all the people who die in that ridiculous and never-ending battle) legalize 'em and Regulate and Tax 'em out of existence.

Smoking everywhere, just like when I was a kid.

Everyone should be allowed to smoke a big smelly cigar and have a Martini (3:1, very dirty, 7 olives, please) at their favorite bar. Or Denny's.

Golf should be a legally protected reason to take 6 weeks off. Just like pregnancy.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:09 PM   #350
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Martinis are made with gin and vermouth.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:13 PM   #351
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Classic Martini

...the way I like 'em:

3 shots gin
1 shot dry vermouth
olive brine
7 olives.

OK, call it a Martini Salad, if you will.
Martini. It's what's for dinner.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:30 PM   #352
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That is an unpopular opinion. Popular opinion says martinis are made with vodka and some other flavoring such as apple. I don't understand how this can be.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:42 PM   #353
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easy. people don't like martinis. they like looking cool with that funky glass in their hand.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:42 PM   #354
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I like them with both. Either will get you pissed.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:54 PM   #355
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easy. people don't like martinis. they like looking cool with that funky glass in their hand.
Speaking for myself, there is little on earth as wonderful as a fresh ice cold martini, glistening in a cocktail glass...it's the first sip that is marvelous: the piney smell of the gin, the salty tast of the olive brine, and the ahhhhhh fine relaxing feeling of the alcohol hitting the bloodstream...it is one of life's pleasures... If you don't like a martini, perhaps you need to give it a few more chances...
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Old 04-12-2007, 05:21 AM   #356
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star wars is a series of childrens' films.

tow words that never seem to go together - SPORTS PERSONALITY.

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Old 04-12-2007, 06:18 AM   #357
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not too keen on martinis, now gin, thats another matter
G&T anyone?
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Old 04-12-2007, 06:19 AM   #358
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By the way, whats the altar of Roddenberry??
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Old 04-12-2007, 09:59 AM   #359
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not too keen on martinis, now gin, thats another matter
G&T anyone?
Martinis are only gin. People who call anything else a martini are... well, let's say they are "mistaken".
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Old 04-12-2007, 10:13 AM   #360
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Why aren't they ordered: "I'll have a glass of gin, please."?
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