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    •  Traditional as in "Thats the way it's always been (3+ / 0-)
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      done."

      (And yes, I was being snarky. That's how he's presenting it. He knows better. But he knows that a lot of citizens don't know better.)

      I run into people all the time down here in Texas who have no idea that the Constitution only requires a simple majority vote to pass a bill.

      They think 60 votes are needed. Why? Because that's what they hear.

      "The bill failed to garner the necessary 60 votes to pass."

      No, the bill failed to garner the necessary 60 votes needed to kill the filibuster that was blocking the bill from actually being voted on at all!

      Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

      by Sirenus on Wed May 22, 2013 at 05:54:23 PM PDT

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    •  Cruz is clearly a looney. (0+ / 0-)

      No argument there.

      But there's something to be said for instant traditions. My family enjoys "traditional Irish gnocchi" along with soda bread and Irish beer for St. Paddy's day. I figure it's made of potatoes, tastes way better than Irish food (there's a reason that you can find an Irish pub in every major city in the world but not a single Irish restaurant), It comes from a Catholic country and my wife makes awesome gnocchi.

      (We also have pierogies and steak for Chirstmas eve.)

      This particular invented tradition, is manifestly not an improvement over the real one.

      Ceterum censeo Factionem Republicanam esse delendam.

      by journeyman on Wed May 22, 2013 at 11:04:28 PM PDT

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      •  Perogies are traditional slavic fare for Christmas (1+ / 0-)
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        Eve. Steak? Not so much. Some type of whitefish, or more recently for us, crabcakes. :)

        •  Try steak. (0+ / 0-)

          Then call it tradition.

          Trust me, you'll feel better. (At least if you're a beef man, like I am). BTW, my wife is Japanese, and still makes a mean pierogy. Some of the best lekvar I've ever had. And that's before she gets creative. Traditions don't need to be, well traditional. The best ones are the ones that make you happy. Try something new one year and like it? It's a tradition. That's the way it works in our house and I LOVE it. (It helps to have a multicultural house to ease the tradition-changing vibes, but it's good even if everyone's the same).

          Oh, and my other half, as you've probably already divined, is Slavic.

          Ceterum censeo Factionem Republicanam esse delendam.

          by journeyman on Mon May 27, 2013 at 03:45:26 PM PDT

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