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12/6/2012 7:09 PM
Posted by jm1618 on 12/6/2012 5:45:00 PM (view original):
No one watches decathlon in the Olympics either.  But there is interest in soccer here.  It isn't as great as it could be, because the best leagues are several time zones away.
The only reason no one watches the decathlon is because NBC doesn't cover it. 
12/6/2012 7:14 PM
And the fact that it is almost as boring as soccer to Americans.
12/6/2012 7:23 PM
Your opinion. 
12/6/2012 8:41 PM
I'd like to hear you fully explain your reasoning, which I'm not understanding.  You will need to show that:

1. Kids in America don't like soccer
2. They are somehow being forced to play soccer against their will
3. This is being done by "the socialists"
4. This is serving some kind of socialist agenda

Anecdotally, I remember a few months ago I saw a kid in a store.  He was glued to the TV while his parents were shopping, watching an opening round match in the EURO 2012 tournament.
12/6/2012 8:57 PM
Posted by swamphawk22 on 12/6/2012 7:08:00 PM (view original):
No one ever sccused the socialists of being smart
Most socialists are pretty smart.  You have to think for yourself to be a socialist in this country, nobody who's remotely as willing as you to believe everything any mainstream media news source told him would ever lean towards socialism.  Even the radical left pundits aren't true socialists.
12/6/2012 11:03 PM
Posted by dahsdebater on 12/6/2012 6:58:00 PM (view original):
You better not take one, it will make you look like an idiot.
too late
12/6/2012 11:19 PM
Posted by swamphawk22 on 12/6/2012 7:08:00 PM (view original):
No one ever sccused the socialists of being smart
I just asked 100 socialists in the mall to spell liberal...98 percent of them got it right.  Not one Lieberal in the bunch.
12/7/2012 12:36 AM
Posted by dahsdebater on 12/6/2012 8:57:00 PM (view original):
Posted by swamphawk22 on 12/6/2012 7:08:00 PM (view original):
No one ever sccused the socialists of being smart
Most socialists are pretty smart.  You have to think for yourself to be a socialist in this country, nobody who's remotely as willing as you to believe everything any mainstream media news source told him would ever lean towards socialism.  Even the radical left pundits aren't true socialists.
1 Your defense of American Socialism sounds like what some of the Atheists say at our meetings. That because we had to choose to be Atheist we are smarter. It isnt actually a valid point.

2 I believe the Mainstream Media? Did you confuse me with Chris Matthews again?

3 And you may be correct that classic socialism doesnt really exist anymore your point seems off the mark. Clearly people like Ed Schultz, Rachel Maddow and Randi Rhodes want to take America to a place with less individual freedom and more central government control of the economy. This is also the goal of Obama, Kucinich and Pelosi. They all want America to be a European Style Socialist state that is more like the Original design for a place like Sweden.
12/7/2012 12:44 AM
Atheist meetings? Would you mind sharing what happens at an atheist meeting?
12/7/2012 1:04 AM
Mostly chat and eat. It is very informal and really just a way to make us look more like a religion.

It is odd that you dont find a lot of moderate Atheists. Almost all hard to left or right.
12/7/2012 1:22 AM
The term is Welfare State, not Socialist State.  And yes, Fox News counts as mainstream media for all meaningful purposes, and pretty much all the bs you spew is direct from Fox News.  Except you don't seem to actually understand the rationalizations, so you just come off sounding stupid.  Most of the Fox News pundits can make themselves sound smart.
12/7/2012 1:32 AM
The only Fox News pundit I've heard sound smart is Krauthammer.
12/7/2012 2:18 AM
Then you're not listening very hard.  Or at least are listening quite selectively.
12/7/2012 10:12 AM
I wouldn't say selectively.......infrequently is a better word.  Ditched my TV last year, by the way the best decision I've ever made.

So who else sounds smart?
12/7/2012 10:19 AM
"MOSTLY EAT"
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