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Acceptances / Re: LSN says Harvard is done (and maybe Penn too)
« on: April 28, 2006, 01:32:45 PM »
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Now that's f*ckin' interesting, man...
So, did you call their office, or vice versa?

Actually she called me on Monday but I couldn't get to the phone in time.  I called her back that afternoon and she, then, called me back Tuesday.

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Acceptances / Re: LSN says Harvard is done (and maybe Penn too)
« on: April 28, 2006, 12:44:33 PM »
Not sure about Harvard, but I know Penn is still looking to accept more applicants.  I spoke with Ms. Post, the Director of Admissions, yesterday and she said that Penn was looking to admit a few more students.  She was attempting to conduct phone interviews with the remaining pool of applicants, which she suggested was farily few in number. 

Anyway, I interviewed with her and hopefully will have a final answer in a few weeks, as this will finish off my cycle.  I doubt I will get in since she asked if I had a deposit down elsewhere ,and I told her I did and that I was 90% committed to go to that school.

So there is still hope for those of you who have not heard anything from Penn.  Best of luck!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: ok, ok.
« on: April 27, 2006, 01:06:10 PM »
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i think thats one symptom.

Yeah, I have heard that too.  I have never had a cold sore, but my wife gets them all the time.  So does my best friend...  Hey wait a minute!!!

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Me too! I got my deposit confirmation. It's official! Can't wait to show up in August!

How long after you send in your deposit does it take to receive the deposit confirmation?  Anyone?  Please?

Thank you!   :)


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General Off-Topic Board / Re: grade the bush administration
« on: April 25, 2006, 02:43:41 PM »
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Under the guidance of Commissar Karl Rove,

 :D :D :D  Ok, that is enough to make me stop reading Ireland's article.

Thank you for pointing out that SOME republicans are racist and that SOME are homophobic.  I will agree that you are correct on both accounts.  Now will you agree that the majority of republicans are decent folk who have no ill will toward any particular group?

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Were you not just talking about painting with a broad brush?

Fair enough.  How about...that is usually the charge used by democratic/liberal/leftsist talking heads?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: grade the bush administration
« on: April 25, 2006, 02:37:26 PM »
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Yeah, it's the democrats who are painting republicans this way, just like its the news media that is painting the war in Iraq..yadaydada.  God forbid we find out that the republicans are getting painted that way because they provide the paint!

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Did the study say all republicans are racist?

No it did not, but that is usually the charge used by democrats/liberals/leftists and that is what I am writing about. 

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: grade the bush administration
« on: April 25, 2006, 02:22:25 PM »
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Yeah, it's the democrats who are painting republicans this way, just like its the news media that is painting the war in Iraq..yadaydada.  God forbid we find out that the republicans are getting painted that way because they provide the paint!

If you say it often enough you will believe it BP.  Painting with broad storkes is always a bad policy.  How many votes did Bush get last election?  50 Million plus?  Are all of those people racist, bigoted, homophobic?  Half?  Ten percent?  Anytime a republicna does something stupid or says something stupid it is because he is a racist or some such nonesense.  And do not try to tell me that the commonly held perception of republicans does not influence the political dialogue of democrats like Kerry, Dean, Kennedy, etc.

Nice study but does it really mean or prove anything? 


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General Off-Topic Board / Re: grade the bush administration
« on: April 25, 2006, 01:30:49 PM »
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I misunderstood you, I thought you said that you couldnít believe that a large part of the party voted by the book, sorry. FWIIW, after John McCain dropped out I was an avid Bush supporter, a political evangelical in 2000, and Iím a registered Republican. Iíve remained a member, but I feel like the party and Bush have abandoned their old policies in favor of tapping into a 5% voter base that is generally seen as radical, and until very recently didnít vote or voted 3rd party. Until the Republicans stops catering to that minority, the figureheads at the top of it are exactly what you are saying they arenít. He allied himself with the Christian right. He owes them and he acknowledges that he owes them every time he meets with Farwell or caters to their whims. McCain is doing the exact same thing by speaking at Liberty Collegeís commencement this year and until my party stops acting like idiots Iím going to continue to attack it.

I cannot really dispute much of what you say, but I have not really discussed Bush or any of the other figure heads.  I was speaking directly about republican voters and the rational for how they cast their votes.  I will agree that Bush often seeks to appease a very small percentage of the republicn voters (perhaps 5% as you say).  I just do not like how some people try to cast the entire party in a negative light based on the actions of a small minority.  I believe democrats could say the same thing when it comes to how their party is sometimes portrayed.

For the record, I too am disillusioned with the republican party because of what it has become.  I wish there were a true third party that could allow for a real choice in national politics.  Of course, with a third party we would most likely end up with three parties that are difficult to distinguish from one another rather than two.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: grade the bush administration
« on: April 25, 2006, 12:52:36 PM »
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You should spend some time with Pat Robertson and Jerry Farwell if you honestly cannot believe that. The 700 Club is on at 10:00 every weekday on the ABC Family Channel.

Really it is not hard to believe. Kerry stood for Gay rights, Abortion rights, and keeping prayer out of school. Bush stood for the opposite. If you vote by the Book you vote for GW Bush.

I am not saying that nobody allows demagoguery to influence their vote, because many people, in all political parties, do.  I am simply saying that a lot of people did not vote for bush thinking that a vote for kerry was a vote against god.  Sure some did but it was not the majority of republicans by any stretch of the imagination.  Certainly not enough to swing the 2004 election in favor of Bush. 

I find it laughable how republicans are cast as largely a party of religious zealots because the Christian religion has heavily influenced whatever system of morals that many of them may be trying to live by.  Besides, many people who voted for Kerry will claim to be Christians and will claim to be voting by the Book, as democrats are seen as looking out for the poor and oppressed.  Casting your vote based on a moral system influenced by Judeo-Christian beliefs does not equal voting for god.  It is but one part of the decision making process, which for many people can be very complex.

But let us continue to paint republicans as religious nuts, who hate homosexuals, who are bigots, and who are racists.  That way those who disagree with the republican voters, the bush administration, and the republican party in general can continue to smear them as people who vote for the republicans simply because they have been told that a vote for a democrat is a vote against god.  Continue to refer to the "red states" as Jesus Land and continue to disparage Christianity in general if it makes you feel any better.  But consider that perhaps a major reason why republicans have been rising in power the last decade may be the current manner in which democrats/liberals/leftists approach political discourse in this country.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: grade the bush administration
« on: April 24, 2006, 07:32:02 PM »
because the republicans have told people a vote for a democrat is a vote against god.

alot of people belive that.

Sad but true...

Completely ridiculous.  I live in the South and know literally dozens of people who voted for Bush in 2000 and 2004 and none of them will claim to have done it because to do otherwise would have been to vote against god.  Either the people I know do not accruately represent the makeup of a large segment of society in the South or you choads do not know WTF you are talking about.  I will assume it is the latter.

And I gave Bush a B-

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