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Ted Koppel: Fox News 'Bad for America'

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5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24392 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 11:21:45 PM
Are you off your meds 5Cats?

Nope, on them. But they're not helping a whole lot, it's hard to say if the side effects outweigh the benifits. I've taken almost every anti-depressant on the market in the past 20 years. Most didn't work at all, some had harmful, even LETHAL side-effects! (seriously! 4 days in hospital = almost bled to death!) There's only like 2-3 (Prozac, Lithium) left for me to try if fluvoxamine doesn't help. But thanks for asking @markust!
I do hope you weren't being sarcastic? Or is it sardonic, I forget. I'm willing to give you the benifit of the doubt though.
Your "reposte" is teh sux though.

@Squrlz: thx! You would not believe how many YouTube videos exist of people KILLING squirrels! Guns, bows, traps, ICKY! I was shocked!

As for "May Day" it's been #1 in the news forever. 60+ years running. Yes indeed, the MSM is 100% leftist biased. It's a fact, jack!

Roland
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 223 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 11:17:41 PM
People watch Fox News just to hear someone validate the opinions they have already formed. And it is disgusting hearing Bill O'Reilly pretend his "work" is of any value.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4960 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 11:02:59 PM
CrakrJak

"And NO, I was correct Obama WAS the most liberal senator, not counting the absentee votes, for those 3 years overall."

How do you figure? They divide liberal votes by total votes made to get a percentage. So the score is based on percent of votes they made, not percent of total votes. The only absentee votes would change his percentage is if you added them in making assumptions about how he would have voted.

"Absences and abstentions were not counted; instead, the percentage base was adjusted to compensate for missed roll calls. A member who missed more than half of the votes in any issue category was scored as “missing” in that category"

http://tinyurl.com/9lr6dxp

Once again you are making statements that are factually incorrect. These aren't opinions or subjective things. These are facts. There is only one set of facts.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16867 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 10:40:46 PM
HG: Please don't act so high and mighty. I've caught you not even reading your own damn links before posting them. So don't get all pissy because I revised a comment of mine.

And NO, I was correct Obama WAS the most liberal senator, not counting the absentee votes, for those 3 years overall.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 13422 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 10:37:58 PM
Koppel is just pinin' for the good ol' days when the liberals had an absolute monopoly on the news. They can't stand to have their opinions contradicted.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4960 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 10:33:05 PM
CrakrJak

So you admit he WAS NOT "THE most liberal voting record of any senator, during his time in that office" and only was, in fact, for only one of four years?

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4960 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 10:31:23 PM
CrakrJak

"I chose to revise my comment, within a minute I might add, and you jump all over it like a rabbit in heat. "

Because you clearly formed an opinion and posted a rebuttal without even reading my post or going to my link. I never respond to one of your comments without reading links you post and checking facts you list.

It is simple etiquette.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16867 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 10:25:00 PM
HG: I'm judging based on the votes he cast, not the ones he decided to not vote on. But your link adds those absent votes in, which skews his score.

Absent votes shouldn't count for anything.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16867 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 10:21:36 PM
HG: you has already conceded he indeed was the most liberal senator of 2007. I chose to revise my comment, within a minute I might add, and you jump all over it like a rabbit in heat.

Calm down, you'll live longer.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4960 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 10:20:39 PM
CrakrJak

"I have no doubt that if he had voted more times, he would've ranked higher. If you subtract the votes he missed, He was indeed THE most liberal senator for those 3 years."

SO now i can't debate you with facts, I have to debate you with what you think might have happened under theoretical circumstances? That will be tough.

You made a statement. That statement was WRONG. Stand up, be a man, and admit it.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16867 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 10:19:01 PM
Squrlz: "all of the scores among Democratic presidents are close and generally within the system’s margin of sampling error."

In your link.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4960 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 10:18:03 PM
In case my below post doesn't make sense:

Crakr posted:

"HG: I'll double check your check with this. CNN"
Linking to this article: http://tinyurl.com/2lsv9g

Then he deleted it, I'm guessing after he realized how ridiculous it made him look.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16867 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 10:15:54 PM
HG: Obama was only senator for part of 2005 and he had a lot votes where he was absent or just didn't vote. He was indeed the most liberal senator of 2007 and in the top 10 of 2006.

I have no doubt that if he had voted more times, he would've ranked higher. If you subtract the votes he missed, He was indeed THE most liberal senator for those 3 years.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4960 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 10:14:45 PM
CrakrJak

"HG: I'll double check your check with this. CNN"

Holy Jesus Mother F.ucking Pogo-Sticking Christ

Did you even read before you started arguing?

Not ONLY is your link simply a story referencing the study from the National Journal that my link sends you directly to, but it also reiterates what I posted. I said he was the most liberal in 2007 leading into the primaries. But being the most liberal ONE year and being the most liberal "during his time in that office", is very different.

Also, just for reference, due to campaigning he did not vote enough times to qualify for ranking in 2007 according to the National Journal's revised qualifications.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 10:09:14 PM
Have to hit the hay, but I just stumbled upon the chart below, which I found interesting. The more negative the score, the more liberal the president; the more positive the score, the more conservative the president.

Full article here.


HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4960 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 9:49:55 PM
CrakrJak

"Obama had THE most liberal voting record of any senator, during his time in that office"

FACTCHECK FACTCHECK FACTCHECK

Obama was a senator 2005 - 2008

According to the national Journal, which is the only source for this rating that I am aware of:

2005: Liberal score 82.5. Makes him 15th most Liberal Senator
2006: Liberal score 86. Makes him 10th most Liberal Senator
2007: Liberal score 95.5. Makes him 1st most Liberal Senator
2008: Liberal score 79.5. Makes him 22nd most Liberal Senator

Source:
http://tinyurl.com/97mg5cu

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4960 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 9:44:31 PM
5Cats

I have a problem with what the president does whether he has a D or an R next to his name. The issues I vocally care about, defense spending, gay rights, incursion of religion in government, the drug war, etc, are issues I care about no matter who is in charge and I will complain about the way the president handles those issues whether it is Bush, or Obama, or anyone else.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4960 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 9:43:34 PM
CrakrJak

"Obama had THE most liberal voting record of any senator, during his time in that office"

FACTCHECK FACTCHECK FACTCHECK

Obama was a senator 2005 - 2008

According to the national Journal, which is the only source for this rating that I am aware of:

2005: Liberal score 82.5. Makes him 15th most Liberal Senator
2006: Liberal score 86. Makes him 10th most Liberal Senator
2007: Liberal score 95.5. Makes him 1st most Liberal Senator
2008: Liberal score 79.5. Makes him 22nd most Liberal Senator

Source:
http://tinyurl.com/97mg5cu

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 9:33:54 PM
@CrakrJak: I'm really torn on the Affordable Healthcare Act. (I dislike the term "Obamacare" for a host of reasons I won't get into here.) On the one paw, it prevents insurers from turning people away with pre-existing conditions and allows young adults to get insurance more easily. Yay for that. On the other paw, it bends over backwards to protect the outsize profits of the health insurance industry and the pharmaceutical firms. So, yes, CJ, I agree with you: It's going to cost a hell of a lot, there's no getting around it. And a lot of that money is going to go into the pockets of corporations that are already bleeding the American middle class dry. That's my main problem with it.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16867 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 9:19:35 PM
markust & squrlz: That still doesn't change the fact that Obama had THE most liberal voting record of any senator, during his time in that office, and hasn't signed a single budget in the past 3 years.

That's not to say that there aren't politicians more liberal than him out there, there are, but that doesn't make him even close to being centrist. Obamacare will add another $2.6 Trillion to our debt (according to the CBO) and that's on top of the $6 Trillion that he's already added to it. Not to mention the other $1 Trillion he wants for another stimulus package.

Enough is enough, we can't afford what he has already heaped upon us, let alone another 50% more.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4960 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 9:10:33 PM
5Cats

I have a problem with what the president does whether he has a D or an R next to his name. The issues I vocally care about, defense spending, gay rights, incursion of religion in government, the drug war, etc, are issues I care about no matter who is in charge and I will complain about the way the president handles those issues whether it is Bush, or Obama, or anyone else.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4960 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 9:06:39 PM
5Cats

The debt is an issue. It was an issue under Bush and it is an issue under Obama. It has been an issue since Reagan.

Here is my issue with you bringing up the debt. Bush's budgets took the debt from $5.8 Trillion to $11.9 Trillion. Did you ONCE come on this site and post a video about the debt hitting $8 Trillion or $10 Trillion? Or an iconographic about how $9 Trillion looked stacked up? Were you constantly making comments about it? In fact did you bring it up ONCE?

Because if the answer is no than why is it suddenly an issue for you now when it wasn't then?

markust123
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3784 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 9:04:01 PM
Not being able to admit you are wrong is a clear sign of weakness and insecurity.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 9:03:30 PM
CrakrJak: I'm open to discussing ideas. If you can demonstrate that a position I'm holding isn't sound, more power to you. I'm not perfect and I certainly have a lot to learn.

That said, I've yet to see one convincing argument that anthropogenic climate change is a "hoax," while my bookcases are literally sagging under the weight of studies and books that affirm it.

But, as you say, that's another topic for another time.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4960 Posts
Sunday, September 23, 2012 8:59:45 PM
Markust

"Here are 4 pages of compromises. "

Hahahahaha. Brilliant. Where is your rebuttal to that guys? Oh, I'm sure politifact is liberally biased right?

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