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If He Wants Revolution, He's Got It!

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/americas/10/09/chavez.taxes.ap/index.html

You start fucking with people’s liquor and cigarettes, you will get a revolution. Even the Soviet weren’t that fucking stupid. Venezuelans drink like friggin’ fish and they all smoke. This should go over like a lead balloon.

Bush’s last week veto?

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Dustin, this is what I’m talking about, see how your boy lixy always finds a way to down America?

[quote]pat36 wrote:
http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/americas/10/09/chavez.taxes.ap/index.html

You start fucking with people’s liquor and cigarettes, you will get a revolution. Even the Soviet weren’t that fucking stupid. Venezuelans drink like friggin’ fish and they all smoke. This should go over like a lead balloon.[/quote]

That guy really is nuts! Trying to alter human behavior is just going to piss off a WHOLE lot of people. You don’t win many elections by taking away peoples’ simple pleasures, like a few beers and a smoke.

These are NOT items that only a few have, like a new Mercedes.

Of course, if your elections are planned in advance…

Chavez is a maniac. The fools will rue the day they elected him. Suckers.

[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
Chavez is a maniac. The fools will rue the day they elected him. Suckers.[/quote]

Does this stuff even need to be said anymore? Can’t we have a single thread for this guy?

[quote]Headhunter wrote:
pat36 wrote:
http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/americas/10/09/chavez.taxes.ap/index.html

You start fucking with people’s liquor and cigarettes, you will get a revolution. Even the Soviet weren’t that fucking stupid. Venezuelans drink like friggin’ fish and they all smoke. This should go over like a lead balloon.

That guy really is nuts! Trying to alter human behavior is just going to piss off a WHOLE lot of people. You don’t win many elections by taking away peoples’ simple pleasures, like a few beers and a smoke.

These are NOT items that only a few have, like a new Mercedes.

Of course, if your elections are planned in advance…

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My predictions for the next two years:

The emergence of a massive black market and shining new powers for the police to help them fight those “evils”.

[quote]lixy wrote:

Bush’s last week veto?[/quote]

Imagine that - the second post of the thread is an attempt by Lixy to railroad the thread into something he dislikes about Bush.

[quote]lixy wrote:
Bush’s last week veto?[/quote]

Fly fishing is boring.

I like pancakes.

Deep fried coke is an abomination.

[quote]orion wrote:
Fly fishing is boring.

I like pancakes.

Deep fried coke is an abomination. [/quote]

Don’t be stupid.

Bush opposed an increase in the price of tobacco to finance children healthcare. It’s very relevant to the current topic. The US media has been trying to demonize Chavez for some time now and people like HH and Pat have actually been calling for a military intervention to overthrow the democratically elected government of Venezuela.

Alcohol and tobacco are - in my view - just as bad as every other drug. For example, I don’t see the point in criminalizing possession of cannabis while whiskey is on the shelves. And between Chavez increasing taxes on alcohol and cigarettes to help the poor, and Bush vetoing the increase which would have been used to treat poor children, it’s a no-brainer.

[quote]lixy wrote:
orion wrote:
Fly fishing is boring.

I like pancakes.

Deep fried coke is an abomination.

Don’t be stupid.

Bush opposed an increase in the price of tobacco to finance children healthcare. It’s very relevant to the current topic. The US media has been trying to demonize Chavez for some time now and people like HH and Pat have actually been calling for a military intervention to overthrow the democratically elected government of Venezuela.

Alcohol and tobacco are - in my view - just as bad as every other drug. For example, I don’t see the point in criminalizing possession of cannabis while whiskey is on the shelves. And between Chavez increasing taxes on alcohol and cigarettes to help the poor, and Bush vetoing the increase which would have been used to treat poor children, it’s a no-brainer.[/quote]

Go start a new thread if you want to debate Bush’s veto.

Oh man, this guy is AWESOME! It’s just super-cool the way he starts telling Venezuelans how they spend too much of their own money on booze and cars, but only AFTER making sure all the news channels in the country know that criticism will not be tolerated. Dude’s got class.

I want to know what this “purity of purpose” is all about?

What purpose?

[quote]lixy wrote:
orion wrote:
Fly fishing is boring.

I like pancakes.

Deep fried coke is an abomination.

Don’t be stupid.

Bush opposed an increase in the price of tobacco to finance children healthcare. It’s very relevant to the current topic. The US media has been trying to demonize Chavez for some time now and people like HH and Pat have actually been calling for a military intervention to overthrow the democratically elected government of Venezuela.

Alcohol and tobacco are - in my view - just as bad as every other drug. For example, I don’t see the point in criminalizing possession of cannabis while whiskey is on the shelves. And between Chavez increasing taxes on alcohol and cigarettes to help the poor, and Bush vetoing the increase which would have been used to treat poor children, it’s a no-brainer.[/quote]

And Sweden has the highest alcohol taxes of them all.

Fucking busybodies.

[quote]lixy wrote:
orion wrote:
Fly fishing is boring.

I like pancakes.

Deep fried coke is an abomination.

Don’t be stupid.

–><— it’s a no-brainer.[/quote]

WE can’t you’ve taken full control of that roll. You’re lack of intellect and maturity are an abomination to humanity.

Does a neighborhood beer truck sound like an awesome idea to anyone else?

[quote]lixy wrote:
orion wrote:
Fly fishing is boring.

I like pancakes.

Deep fried coke is an abomination.

Don’t be stupid.

Bush opposed an increase in the price of tobacco to finance children healthcare. It’s very relevant to the current topic. The US media has been trying to demonize Chavez for some time now and people like HH and Pat have actually been calling for a military intervention to overthrow the democratically elected government of Venezuela.

Alcohol and tobacco are - in my view - just as bad as every other drug. For example, I don’t see the point in criminalizing possession of cannabis while whiskey is on the shelves. And between Chavez increasing taxes on alcohol and cigarettes to help the poor, and Bush vetoing the increase which would have been used to treat poor children, it’s a no-brainer.[/quote]

Chavez wants people to live like ‘socialist monks’. Bush vetoed a bill that provides health care to middle-class families earning up to $84000 per year.

If you knew about American politics, you’d know that middle class entitlements are rarely if ever recinded. This was a political football designed to make Bush look bad.

[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
Does a neighborhood beer truck sound like an awesome idea to anyone else?[/quote]

Shit yes…

[quote]Headhunter wrote:
Chavez wants people to live like ‘socialist monks’. Bush vetoed a bill that provides health care to middle-class families earning up to $84000 per year.

If you knew about American politics, you’d know that middle class entitlements are rarely if ever recinded. This was a political football designed to make Bush look bad.

[/quote]

Which he needed no help doing. Besides continually making Bush look bad will not only not help the democrat’s chances at the White House, it may actually start to have the opposite affect. If you start making him a whipping boy it may draw pity out of people. Bush needs no help to look bad, he fucked up plenty. Kicking him while he’s down could only backfire. The only thing hurting the democrats chances at the white house is there contiuing desire to shove that incompetant bitch down our throats. What they don’t understand is that people don’t like her. If they make her the candidate, they will dramatically hurt their chances for what should be a shoe-in for a democratically controled white house.