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ournamestoolong
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18freckles
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Started: 2/25/2009 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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ournamestoolong

Pro

Well Here's how this will work. Each round you may post up to 3 quotes and the person with the better quotes win.

"Good writers borrow from other writers, great writers steal outright"
The West Wing

"These are, as I began, cumbersome ways
To kill a man. Simpler, direct, and much more neat
Is to see that he lives somewhere in the middle
Of the twentieth century, and leave him there."
Edward Brock, 5 ways to kill a man

"War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace."
Thomas Mann
German writer (1875 - 1955)
18freckles

Con

hello sounds fun... good luck

At my lemonade stand I used to give the first glass away free and charge five dollars for the second glass. The refill contained the antidote.
-emo philips

The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes.
-Bella Abzug

There's always somebody who is paid too much, and taxed too little - and it's always somebody else.
- Cullen Hightower
Debate Round No. 1
ournamestoolong

Pro

I thank you for accepting

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. "
Albert Einstein
US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

"Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped. "
Elbert Hubbard
US author (1856 - 1915)

"War does not determine who is right - only who is left."
Bertrand Russell
18freckles

Con

no prob.

A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me, I'm afraid of widths.
Steven Wright

All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height.
Casey Stengel

Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Groucho Marx
Debate Round No. 2
ournamestoolong

Pro

"I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask, "Mother, what was war?""
Eve Merriam quotes

"There never was a good war or a bad peace."
Benjamin Franklin

"The biggest lies come before marriage, after the hunt, and during elections"
The West Wing
18freckles

Con

If you want to be found stand where the seeker seeks.
Sidney Lanier

If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
Gustav Mahler

Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Jimi Hendrix
Debate Round No. 3
ournamestoolong

Pro

"I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians."
Charles De Gaulle
French general & politician (1890 - 1970)

"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."
Ronald Reagan
40th president of US (1911 - 2004)

"The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites' ".
Larry Hardiman
18freckles

Con

"you are your worst enemy and your worst competitor"

"good better best never let it rest till your good is better and your better is best"
David Meador

"you can't eat any pudding if you don't eat your meat"
Debate Round No. 4
ournamestoolong

Pro

Im sorry for my late response.

"Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. "
Michael Crichton, Caltech Michelin Lecture, January 17, 2003
US author & screenwriter (1942 - 2008)

"George Bush taking credit for the Berlin Wall coming down is like the rooster taking credit for the sunrise."
Al Gore - during 1992 Vice Presidential debate

"Get this economic plan passed. Later on, we can all debate it."
President George Bush, to New Hampshire legislators

Thank you for this debate
18freckles

Con

"im all jacked up on mountain dew"
Talledaga Nights

"...you should forget about the past and enjoy the present. Thats why they call it a gift."
Kung Fu Panda
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by wjmelements 7 years ago
wjmelements
If the resolution is "Quote Debate", then ourname is arguing for them, and 18 freckles is arguing against them.

Sinse neither did so, I voted TIE.
Posted by gregthedestroyer 7 years ago
gregthedestroyer
ya panda that would be a good one. actually deabte a quote and what you think on it.
Posted by I-am-a-panda 7 years ago
I-am-a-panda
How about you guys debate a quote. Thats what I did and I never looked bACK.
Posted by ournamestoolong 7 years ago
ournamestoolong
I needed about 30 quotes for speech.
Though this, in hindsight, probably wasn't the best way to get them, I do in fact, have the quotes I need.
Posted by 18freckles 7 years ago
18freckles
look I dont care if this is really a debate or not its fun let loose... you can still vote its the same way as if it were debate who had the better quots just like saying who had the better arguement
Posted by burningpuppies101 7 years ago
burningpuppies101
Look, I have no problem with fun. But I'm with poejoe. This isn't a debate. This is just a bunch of quotes. there is no objective way to judge this, so you can't judge this. The whole point of a debate is points and arguments fighting for a resolution. And the judge is supposed to be unbiased. But what you want is biased judging. So this is no better than a poll. Put this in the forum with a link to polldaddy or something.

Therefore, I have not voted on this debate.
Posted by 18freckles 7 years ago
18freckles
well some people are so up tight about debate... have a fun one once in awhile sheeesh
Posted by PoeJoe 7 years ago
PoeJoe
The pseudo-debates really need to be banned.
Posted by ournamestoolong 7 years ago
ournamestoolong
I admit I looked some of mine up
Posted by 18freckles 7 years ago
18freckles
im trying to remember any quotes without looking some up....mmmm good luck ournamestoolong
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