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  • Foont's Editorials
    Here is where I shall vent my spleen on whatever political topic might cross my mind on a given day. Comments or responses may be posted to whatever forum might be appropriate to that particular topic.
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    Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:05 pm
  • No unread posts Instructions for Joining and Using This Forum
    The ALL-NEW BKP 3.0 is here! You now have an hour to edit your posts, and improved administrative features of this software allow me to be much more liberal in the admittedly heavy-handed administration on v. 2.0. It's all a learning process, so please bear with me.
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    Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:32 am
  • No unread posts Community Standards
    The BKP Community Standards are unusual in several important respects. Please read the Community Standards so that you might participate in the spirit for which this forum was created.
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    Last post by Ferguson Foont View the latest post
    Sat Jun 28, 2003 11:00 pm
  • Administrative Announcements and Forum Moderation
    Matters pertaining to changes to this forum or anything related to forum moderation, which will be as heavy-handed as necessary.
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    Last post by Ferguson Foont View the latest post
    Wed Feb 10, 2010 4:08 pm
  • Technical Matters, Suggestions, Etc.
    Discussions of the technical issues involving this forum, phpBB, Unix, computers in general, and whatnot, including suggested features or styles.
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  • No unread posts Cabinet and Agency Head Selections
    Barack Obama is at this writing still in the process of selecting his cabinet. Some selections are already made: Hillary Clinton at State, Robert Gates at Defense, Eric Holder at Justice, Tim Geithner at Treasury, Janet Napolitano at Homeland Security, and others. What do you think of these folks?
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    Last post by Ferguson Foont View the latest post
    Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:44 pm
  • No unread posts Policies and Proposals
    Obama rode to our nomination on his pledge to get us out of Iraq as soon as possible. His health care plan is interesting. Prudence has dictated silence on fiscal rescue matters, although he has advocated a large bottom-up stimulus package (Hey, I could USE $7,000!). There's a lot to talk about here -- jobs, education, conservation, energy, industry, trade, etc., etc., etc.
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    Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:49 pm
  • No unread posts The VEEP
    Let's talk about Joe the VEEP. Personally, I like the guy a lot, and he provides perhaps the best life insurance policy Obama might have obtained. No lunatic rightwinger wants Joe the Biden in the White House, I'll tell you what!
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  • No unread posts Personal Matters
    A new puppy! School for the kids! Personality quirks! Old friends and foes! Intimate liaisons! Innuendos! Character issues! The press loves this crap. I don't, but if you MUST write something about it, whether on the part of the First Family or other administration figures, do it here and not in more substantive forums.
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    Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:02 pm
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  • No unread posts Economics
    Just how deep is the doo-doo that Bush has put us in?
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    Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:32 pm
  • No unread posts War
    Iraq. Afghanistan. Israel/Palestine. Iran? Venezuela? China? Pretty scary stuff.
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    Wed May 05, 2010 2:44 pm
  • No unread posts Health Care
    We Americans are the only people in the world for whom health care is not considered a basic human right. Shouldn't something be done about it?
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    Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:47 am
  • No unread posts Scandals
    We all like to dish the dirt, don't we? The tawdrier, the better, right? Scandals take many forms, from Larry "Wide Stance" Craig's public restroom escapades through the award of billions of dollars' worth of no-bid, no-competition contracts to Dick Cheney's Halliburton. But it does seem we have a double standard... Democrats McGreevey and Spitzer are forced to resign, while Republicans Vitter and Craig stay in office. Anyone care to offer a justification for this?
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    Last post by Whosyer View the latest post
    Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:03 am
  • No unread posts Foreign Affairs
    Y'know, people used to LIKE us. We were able to use our "good offices" to achieve the resolution of international disputes all over the world, often ending conflict before it could explode into war. Now it seems like we deliberately provoke war, preferring arms over diplomacy.
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  • No unread posts The Environment and Energy
    Global warming. Coal. Ethanol. Hybrid cars. Fuel cells. Hydrogen. Nuclear power. Smokestacks. Solar. Wind. $110/bbl oil. Conservation. We need our planet. Whatever are we to do to preserve it?
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    Last post by Carol Johnson Duharat View the latest post
    Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:26 pm
  • No unread posts Separation of Church and State
    Our Founders clearly intended the government of our country to be wholly secular. Some people lately seem to disagree, insisting that we are a "Christian Nation." What do you say?
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  • No unread posts Education
    If yoo kin reed this, you prolly dun got yersef ejicated sumware.
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  • No unread posts Science and Space
    The foundation of our world leadership has, at least since the industrial revolution, always been our leadership in science. Now we seem to be turning our backs on it in favor of dogma and bronze-age superstition.
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  • No unread posts Abortion
    Until recently this was the #1 hot button issue, but it seems to have faded into the background as our country's problems in so many other areas have become so much more clearly evident.
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  • No unread posts Immigration
    Do we really now consider people themselves to be "illegal?" Is it in our best interests as a society to deny undocumented immigrants all services, including housing, medicine and, well, hope? Is it wise to import skilled workers while skilled, educated Americans fill jobs flipping burgers? If you think so, please tell us why.
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  • No unread posts Terrorism
    How do we effectively avoid becoming the victims of anti-American terrorism? Should we bomb them to smithereens and torture the survivors, in the theory that if we kill a person's family and friends then he or she will feel more positive toward America? Or maybe should we try to stop making people so angry that they would dedicate their lives to our discomfort? Hmmm...
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    Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:35 pm
  • No unread posts The Fourth Estate
    The press are our eyes and our ears. Mass media has greater control over our thoughts than most of us are aware, or will admit. John McCain's candidacy was resurrected by a fawning press. Al Gore was placed in a position from which the 2000 election could be stolen by the media's uncritical reporting of Republican slanders. Is the war going well or badly? You only know what you see on TV.
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  • No unread posts Executive Branch Agencies
    It seems these days that our bedrooms are more heavily regulated than our businesses. Interior is in the mining business, Education preaches religion, HHS wants our women barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen, Veterans Affairs keeps 'em sick and wounded, and did I mention the Department of Justice?
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    Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:35 pm
  • No unread posts The Congress
    What bills should be offered? Which should pass? What about that power to declare war? And what should we do about filibusters, impeachment, and the confirmation of appointments?
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  • No unread posts The Courts
    What racially bigoted goober or televangelist will Bush appoint to the court next? How much life support should we provide if John Paul Stevens falls ill (all of it, up to and including cloning, IMO)? What rulings to you think are right or wrong? And who should a Democratic president appoint? These questions affect all of us for the rest of our lives.
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  • No unread posts State and Local Institutions
    Governor bothering you? How about some of those interesting state laws, like the ones allowing guns in schools or insurance companies to raid your bank accounts? Trouble with the local constabulary? Is there anything anybody is doing right these days?
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  • No unread posts The Democratic Contenders
    The race for the Democrats is too close to call. Will Hillary or Obama prevail? Will the convention be deadlocked? What to do about Florida and Michigan?
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    Fri Jul 09, 2010 4:54 pm
  • No unread posts The Republican Nomination
    So it's old Keating Five member John McCain. Is he too old? Is he too stupid? Is he too rightwing? Is he too hypocritical? Is he too insane? These are all good questions. If your answer is yes, give us your reasons? If your answer is no, then please, pray tell, why would you think such a thing? Inquiring minds want to know.
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    Last post by Carol Johnson Duharat View the latest post
    Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:40 am
  • No unread posts 2008 Senate Races
    It's lookin' good! There's a shot at a filibuster-proof Democratic majority. We might even be able to kick Joe Lieberman off all his committees and let him openly become a Republican. Talk about the races collectively or individually here.
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    Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:17 pm
  • No unread posts The House of Representatives
    As always, they're ALL up for grabs. Who's vulnerable? Where might the Democrats pick up big seats? Can we pick off some of the Republican leaders, like last time when we got Tom DeLay?
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    Last post by Ferguson Foont View the latest post
    Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:37 pm
  • No unread posts State and Local Politics
    Governors, state legislators, mayors, whatever. Talk about 'em here!
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  • No unread posts The Bicycle Rack
    Here is a place to discuss our two-wheeled steeds and everything about bicycles, riding bicycles, maintaining bicycles, bike paths, riding in traffic, new stuff, old stuff, whatever.
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    Last post by Ferguson Foont View the latest post
    Mon May 10, 2010 12:49 pm
  • Forum locked Old BKP 2.0 and Archive
    Out with the old, in with the new. Inside you will find the old BKP 2.0 that served us from 2003 through February, 2008, except only my editorials and administrative matters, which were brought forward. BKP 2.0 is now closed for posting and is for reference purposes only. You will also find forums archived from BKP 3.0 after pruning as events warrant.
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