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Comment from: Dave Marrandette [Visitor]
Ah, yes, golf is life!
2006-07-21 @ 10:12
Comment from: jaypee [Visitor]
Actually, you have reason for concern.The British Empire began to collapse shortly after its colonies started to win cricket matches against the mother land.
2006-07-21 @ 11:06
Comment from: Kiel Christianson [Visitor]
To follow up on jaypee -- one of my favorite scenes in Monty Python's The Life of Brian is when the emaciated Christian/dissident outruns the gladiator in the arena, and the gladiator eventually keels over. Classic. And Rome was soon to follow (soon in historical terms).
2006-07-21 @ 21:23
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor]
Wolfie,

Why don't you just admit to yourself that you're a liberal? LOL, for how long are you going to indulge this fantasy that you're a libertarian?
2006-07-22 @ 03:53
Comment from: William K. Wolfrum [Visitor]
Judge,

I know this is shocking to you, as you've made it clear how important things like "liberal" and conservative" are to you, but I really could care less about such things.

But I will continue to try to pass along my belief that those that care about labels and seem to find the words "liberal" and "conservative" to be some type of insult are truley what's wrong with the U.S. political structure. Those that care of labels above issues and reality are at best, stunted teenagers, and at worst, ignorant ideologues praying for a one-party system.

By the way, I purposefully misspelled a word in there, because I know finding misspellings gives you joy. I truley do care for our readers.

--WKW


2006-07-22 @ 11:09
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor]
Wolfie,

Here's a clue: ALL words are labels. Thus, without labels we couldn't communicate.

My observation about people who eschew labels is that they simply don't want to be labeled what they truleey are.
2006-07-22 @ 13:35
Comment from: Paul W [Visitor]
Seems to me the reason the the US is dropping behind is that we have lost our ability to stick to a hard task until we succeed. Our ADD obsessed culture looks for instant results and mocks people who keep trying after a failure. Used to be, people who keep trying were praised.

For a typical example, look at all the press and comments on Wie after her "failure" at the John Deere. The attitude journalists like Diaz and most of the "commentators" and blog-jockeys seem to take is "well she failed, so she should give up and go back to where she belongs." Her insistance on trying again is mocked by both sides of the political spectrum. It's like a script from an Ayn Rand novel (not that I'm a Rand fan). I think the attitude is very different in other cultures where they have the patience to stick it out.
2006-07-22 @ 14:44

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