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Screen Namethe missouri kid   
NameKyle Smith
LocationSt. Louis, MO, USA
Emailkyleobie@hotmail.com
BirthdayFebruary 22, 1982
AffiliationDemocratic
First LoginAugust 26, 2003 06:10pm
Last LoginAugust 04, 2004 03:03pm
Predictions Points: 61.1274
Predictions: 28/37 (75.68%)
Points Per: 61.1274/37 (1.65)
Messages Posted 153
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D:433the missouri kid ( 61.13 points)November 02, 2003 12:40pm
Please, please, please.
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D:433the missouri kid ( 61.13 points)November 01, 2003 11:09pm
Dean may be right in principle, but the way he said it was absolutely stupid.

If the story gets legs, the flag suddenly becomes something of an issue in the primaries. The Democrats walk a tight rope in the South and need to keep the flag a non-issue to compete there in 2004.
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D:433the missouri kid ( 61.13 points)November 01, 2003 09:08pm
We all know what he was trying to say, but he said it in about the worst possible way. Patronizing to the voters he's describing and alienating to much of the Democratic base and African-Americans. The Democrats do not need the flag made into an issue in a Presidential election.

It's a big gaffe on Dean's part and it's a kind pf mistake he absolutely, positively cannot make again. He's been smart and savvy enough to become the frontrunner, but he can't be making any comments like this if he were to win the nomination.
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D:433the missouri kid ( 61.13 points)October 31, 2003 01:22pm
I should also note that the Catholic Church has a laity often independent from the heirarchy, especially in the Western Hemisphere (Chile is a good example). It's not as top-down as you might think.
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D:433the missouri kid ( 61.13 points)October 31, 2003 01:17pm
God.

I am a Catholic, I've attended Catholic school my entire life and I absolutely, postively hate this ****.

It happens on both sides of the ideological spectrum. I am sick of Democrats assuming I'm pro-life because I am Catholic and I am sick of Republicans telling me I'm a bad Catholic because I'm pro-choice. Why don't we extend the ideological stereotypes given to Catholics to another religion for a change?

I have never seen this same kind of scrutiny over any Protestant sect, for example. It's frustrating to me that 170 years after the first wave of Irish immigration that people still want to typecast Catholics--America's largest religious group--as beholden to the dogma of the Pope and the Church heirarchy.
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D:433the missouri kid ( 61.13 points)October 30, 2003 08:54pm
I wonder if the GOP would rather have Thune challenge Daschle or run for this seat if (and more than likely when) it opens.

I'm wondering if it may actually be better for both parties if Thune runs again for the House, increasing Daschle's re-election chances substantially for the Dems while preventing SD from becoming another ND in Congressional elections.
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D:433the missouri kid ( 61.13 points)October 30, 2003 08:02pm
Interesting timing. However, it might force Janklow to play his hand at a time when he has all but vanished from the spotlight.
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D:433the missouri kid ( 61.13 points)October 30, 2003 07:27pm
Yes, but the parties have realigned significantly since the 50s when it comes to civil rights. Many of those Democrats were conservative Southerners and several of them bolted to the Republican party in the decades after LBJ signed all that civil rights legislation. (Some do remain, most notably Byrd).

And, yes, there is both racism and de facto segregation in the rest of the country. I've seen it in St. Louis, I've seen it in Madison, I've seen it in my college town of Oberlin--and we were a stop on the underground railroad. However, the shared experience of institutionalized racism and civil rights in the South makes it an issue that is easier to exploit for political purposes.
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D:433the missouri kid ( 61.13 points)October 30, 2003 11:02am
Ah, I also like Ron Paul for the drug czar.
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D:433the missouri kid ( 61.13 points)October 30, 2003 11:01am
If I was selecting a Cabinet, I'd probably through in a mix of liberals, moderates and one or two (or more) Republicans even though my Administration would be pretty liberal. I'd also have some pragmatic political objectives in mind, particularly when appointing Senators. And elected officials are just about the only names I'm really familiar with anyway. Here are a few of mine:

Dept. of State: Gary Hart

Dept. of Defense: Wesley Clark

Dept. of Treasury: Leon Panetta

Dept. of Justice: Kathleen Townsend

Dept. of Interior: Max Baucus

Dept. of Agriculture: Tammy Baldwin

Dept. of Commerce: Gary Locke

Dept. of Labor: Carol Moseley-Braun

Dept. of Health and Human Services: Olympia Snowe, if she were to accept

Dept. of HUD: Willie Brown

Dept. of Transportation: No idea. Earl Blumenauer? I hate to give so many members of Congress the nod.

Dept. of Energy: Chris John, assuming he doesn't replace Breaux

Dept of Education: Michelle Nunn

Dept of VA: Luis Gutierrez

Dept on Homeland Security: Max Cleland

EPA: Cal Dooley

U.S. Trade Representative: Marcy Kaptur

National Security Advisor: Jamie Metzl

It's a good thing I'm not selecting a Cabinet because I'm only familiar with elected officials and candidates. :D
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D:433the missouri kid ( 61.13 points)October 20, 2003 06:29pm
*shudders*
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D:433the missouri kid ( 61.13 points)October 19, 2003 01:02am
I'd like to agree with the Republicans on the board and say that, at this point, the results will depend on turnout.

I happen to think Jindal's a great candidate for the GOP. I would never, ever vote for him, but an Indian-American running in the South has a lot of appeal to me. As much as I hate his ideology, I'm happy to see the political door opening to more and more Americans.

Anyway, rant aside, I'd like to see a few more polls before I can make a real prediction. This is gonna be a close race, guys.
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D:433the missouri kid ( 61.13 points)October 19, 2003 12:56am
Hmm. Something nice...

Hmm...

Well, she isn't the worst candidate ever. Just close.
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D:433the missouri kid ( 61.13 points)October 15, 2003 11:39pm
Sure, but he spent a lot of money on a lot of weird things and I'm not sure he's been active with anything like mailings in the last 9 months or so.

That's what I mean by weird.
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D:433the missouri kid ( 61.13 points)October 15, 2003 11:22pm
These numbers are cumulative--if I recall, Federer's forms looked kind of weird, especially his expenditures.

I was hoping for something slightly stronger from Farmer but I'll take it.
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D:433the missouri kid ( 61.13 points)October 15, 2003 12:30pm
Oh, those Cubs fans are always too drunk to know what they're doing anyway. :)
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D:433the missouri kid ( 61.13 points)October 15, 2003 09:33am
Ah, serves them right.
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D:433the missouri kid ( 61.13 points)October 14, 2003 11:51am
I like this editorial and agree that something needs to be done here. Redistricting, to me, is one of the most embarassing parts of our political system.

Hopefully the Supreme Court rules the right way on that PA gerrymandering case.
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D:433the missouri kid ( 61.13 points)October 13, 2003 10:58am
I would think Humphreys, if only because his name was dropped in the press a lot more often.

I wonder if the White House is going to try and change Watts's mind?
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D:433the missouri kid ( 61.13 points)October 13, 2003 10:57am
Whoa whoa whoa!
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D:433the missouri kid ( 61.13 points)October 11, 2003 04:56pm
Maybe Time should take all of the recall candidates and make them People of the Year.
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D:433the missouri kid ( 61.13 points)October 10, 2003 12:44pm
Er CDA.
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D:433the missouri kid ( 61.13 points)October 10, 2003 12:44pm
I agree with revryand.

Some of my friends in the campus Dems here went to a YDA conference last year and said that much of its leadership is filled with idiots.
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D:433the missouri kid ( 61.13 points)October 10, 2003 11:47am
Sigh.
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D:433the missouri kid ( 61.13 points)October 10, 2003 12:35am
I believe this map makes Austin the largest city and metropolitan area in the nation without a single Congressional district--by far.
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