Author Topic: Ballot Initiatives  (Read 18893 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Reginald McGraw

  • Old Timer
  • Wee Bin Hoker
  • ***
  • Posts: 6570
  • Crypto-Facist
Re: Ballot Initiatives
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2006, 02:05:12 PM »
That does appear to be what it amounts to, yes.  Are you calling a liberal?

I said I'd follow their recommendations after having skimmed them and the resolution texts.  I meant my statement in a descriptive, rather than a prescriptive, sense.  I do intend to follow up with more research before making my final decision.

Why not just take the liberal stance and follow up with more research?  The WP seems a red herring here.

Offline fajwat

  • Wee Bin Hoker
  • *
  • Posts: 9115
  • Cthulu saves souls for tasty midnight binges.
Re: Ballot Initiatives
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2006, 02:05:53 PM »
...I'll do the Zeese thing, and your Green Goblin guy instead of the Smiler.

Yay!!!!!

Quote from: nacho

And I love our questions.  Nothing's ever interesting in MD...

Quote
Question Three: Civil Jury Trials

Shall the Declaration of Rights, Article 5, be amended?

This constitutional amendment authorizes the enactment of legislation that limits the right to trial by jury in civil proceedings to those proceedings in which the amount in controversy exceeds $10,000.

So...take away the right to trial by jury unless it's a big deal case?  But...I like having that right.

I disagree with the WP on this one.  They say yes, I say no.
"If it were up to me I would close Guantánamo not tomorrow but this afternoon... Essentially, we have shaken the belief that the world had in America's justice system... and it's causing us far more damage than any good we get from it."

-Colin Powell

Offline Reginald McGraw

  • Old Timer
  • Wee Bin Hoker
  • ***
  • Posts: 6570
  • Crypto-Facist
Re: Ballot Initiatives
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2006, 02:08:12 PM »
Quote from: nacho

And I love our questions.  Nothing's ever interesting in MD...

Quote
Question Three: Civil Jury Trials

Shall the Declaration of Rights, Article 5, be amended?

This constitutional amendment authorizes the enactment of legislation that limits the right to trial by jury in civil proceedings to those proceedings in which the amount in controversy exceeds $10,000.

So...take away the right to trial by jury unless it's a big deal case?  But...I like having that right.

I disagree with the WP on this one.  They say yes, I say no.

I agree with no.

Offline nacho

  • Hallowed are the Ori.
  • Walter The Farting Dog
  • You're a kitty!
  • *****
  • Posts: I am a geek!!
    • GS
Re: Ballot Initiatives
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2006, 02:08:29 PM »
Which further illustrates that the Post is deeply insane and the "endorsements" are picked every two years by a randomly selected high school class.

Offline Reginald McGraw

  • Old Timer
  • Wee Bin Hoker
  • ***
  • Posts: 6570
  • Crypto-Facist
Re: Ballot Initiatives
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2006, 02:09:28 PM »
Which further illustrates that the Post is deeply insane and the "endorsements" are picked every two years by a randomly selected high school class.

Of monkeys.

Offline nacho

  • Hallowed are the Ori.
  • Walter The Farting Dog
  • You're a kitty!
  • *****
  • Posts: I am a geek!!
    • GS
Re: Ballot Initiatives
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2006, 02:10:29 PM »
All monkeys are Ulstermen.

Offline fajwat

  • Wee Bin Hoker
  • *
  • Posts: 9115
  • Cthulu saves souls for tasty midnight binges.
Re: Ballot Initiatives
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2006, 02:11:17 PM »
should I trot out my "descriptive not prescriptive" thing again?  The WP seems to endorse establishment and money more than I would like.  They take the obvious civil rights stances but then don't apply them to the little edge cases.
"If it were up to me I would close Guantánamo not tomorrow but this afternoon... Essentially, we have shaken the belief that the world had in America's justice system... and it's causing us far more damage than any good we get from it."

-Colin Powell

Offline nacho

  • Hallowed are the Ori.
  • Walter The Farting Dog
  • You're a kitty!
  • *****
  • Posts: I am a geek!!
    • GS
Re: Ballot Initiatives
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2006, 02:14:36 PM »
Yeah, trot out the descriptive and prescriptive thing again.

Offline fajwat

  • Wee Bin Hoker
  • *
  • Posts: 9115
  • Cthulu saves souls for tasty midnight binges.
Re: Ballot Initiatives
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2006, 09:02:37 PM »
<trot>

I was describing what my final votes would approximate, not the reasoning behind why I was voting that way.

</trot>
"If it were up to me I would close Guantánamo not tomorrow but this afternoon... Essentially, we have shaken the belief that the world had in America's justice system... and it's causing us far more damage than any good we get from it."

-Colin Powell

Offline Reginald McGraw

  • Old Timer
  • Wee Bin Hoker
  • ***
  • Posts: 6570
  • Crypto-Facist
Re: Ballot Initiatives
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2006, 09:33:29 AM »
Wait, so you're saying that you meant your statement in a descriptive, rather than a prescriptive, sense?

Why didn't you just say that before?!?

Offline fajwat

  • Wee Bin Hoker
  • *
  • Posts: 9115
  • Cthulu saves souls for tasty midnight binges.
Re: Ballot Initiatives
« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2006, 05:03:27 PM »
Wait, so you're saying that you meant your statement in a descriptive, rather than a prescriptive, sense?

Why didn't you just say that before?!?

I wanted to tease you.
"If it were up to me I would close Guantánamo not tomorrow but this afternoon... Essentially, we have shaken the belief that the world had in America's justice system... and it's causing us far more damage than any good we get from it."

-Colin Powell

Offline nacho

  • Hallowed are the Ori.
  • Walter The Farting Dog
  • You're a kitty!
  • *****
  • Posts: I am a geek!!
    • GS
Re: Ballot Initiatives
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2006, 09:11:11 PM »
I'm sorry, are you saying that your statement is a medical prescription?

Offline Reginald McGraw

  • Old Timer
  • Wee Bin Hoker
  • ***
  • Posts: 6570
  • Crypto-Facist
Re: Ballot Initiatives
« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2006, 09:25:38 PM »
No, I think it's a medical description.  Or maybe a medical conscription?

Offline fajwat

  • Wee Bin Hoker
  • *
  • Posts: 9115
  • Cthulu saves souls for tasty midnight binges.
Re: Ballot Initiatives
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2006, 09:56:47 PM »
I would like to proscribe further jokes about the way I speak.
"If it were up to me I would close Guantánamo not tomorrow but this afternoon... Essentially, we have shaken the belief that the world had in America's justice system... and it's causing us far more damage than any good we get from it."

-Colin Powell

Offline nacho

  • Hallowed are the Ori.
  • Walter The Farting Dog
  • You're a kitty!
  • *****
  • Posts: I am a geek!!
    • GS
Re: Ballot Initiatives
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2006, 10:07:10 PM »
I'll transcribe further such jokes, then, for your records.