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3/2/2012 10:46:15 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD MORRRRRNINGGGGGGGGGG DDOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

This is the first annual Imabench's Grand Poobah Spring Break Tourney, a tournament which once a year, every year, on March 2nd will examine the biggest issues of the day and create debates about them to be debated over Spring Break and the coming days to see who here on DDO can throw down about any topic at any time. Topics will focus mostly on politics but there will be a little religion and philosophy in there too. You never know since the biggest issues of the day change from time to time.

"The term "Grand Poobah" was used on the television show The Flintstones as the name of a high ranking elected position in a men's club"
http://en.wikipedia.org...

Heres how it goes.
First round:
8 people
4 open debates in the first round for anyone to accept
winners of the first round move on
losers are out of the tournament...

Second round:
4 people left
2 open debates in the second round for the winners to pick from
Winners move on to the final round,
losers in round 2 get to debate whatever they want, winner will finish in third place and takes home the trophy of the 2012 honorable poobah trophy

Final Round:
2 people left
1 debate about the number one issue of the day, which will be determined by whatever recieves the most coverage on "The Daily Show" the evening before.
Winner takes home the trophy of the 2012 Grand Poobah DDO Trophy
Loser takes home the trophy of the 2012 Silver Poobah DDO Trophy

Sounds easy enough right?

TIMEOUT

Only the BEST and BRIGHTEST on DDO can register for this prestigious tournament. How do you determine who here on DDO qualifies as the best or the brightest or both? Simple enough, people who register for this tournament simply have to have a percentile of at least 50% (pretty easy), must not have rage quitted a debate in the past few months (pretty easy), and must have at least 10 debates to enter (sounds easy enough)

After combing through last nights coverage on a wide variety of topics, HERE IS WHAT ROUND 1 DEBATES WILL BE ABOUT

1) There was a shooting at a Ohio High school recently resulting in 3 dead, this debate will simply be about gun control and whether or not the US needs more of it or not
Pro will be Pro more gun control
Con will be Con more gun control

Pro:
Con:


2) There is a heated debate going on in Congress about contraceptives being provided in health care by employers which ties back to the Obamacare plan put in place when Obama took office, this debate will be about Obama-care and whether or not we should keep it or get rid of it
Pro will be Pro Obamacare
Con will be Con Obamacare

Pro:
Con:


3) Gas Prices are skyrocketing recently as summer approaches which has revived the old slogan 'Drill baby drill!" among some Republicans, this debate will be about offshore drilling and whether or not we should allow more offshore drilling in the coastal waters of the US
Pro will be Pro offshore drilling
Con will be Con offshore drilling

Pro:
Con:


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AND NOW FOR THE GRAND DADDY DEBATE OF ROUND 1, THE NUMBER ONE ISSUE!!!!!!
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Mitt Romney Recently won Michigan and Arizona in the primaries adding to his delegate lead over Santorum and other Republican candidates, Mitt Romney is currently campaigning to oust president Barack Obama as president in the upcoming 2012 election due in November.

THE TOP DEBATE OF ROUND 1 WILL BE ABOUT OBAMA'S JOB PERFORMANCE IN THE WHITE HOUSE SO FAR
Pro will be arguing Obama has done a good job
Con must argue that Obama has done a bad job
Absolutely no arguing that he is ok or mediocre, either one or the other

Pro:
Con:


ANYONE CAN SIGN UP IF THEY MEET THE QUALIFICATIONS, THOSE WHO DO NOT WILL BE REMOVED. If anybody has any questions, simply ask on this thread or message me, until then....

LET THE QUEST FOR GRAND POOBAH OF DDO BEGIN :D
(I will not be in this tourney, I am only going to host it and crown the winners)
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3/2/2012 10:47:51 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
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Gun control:
Pro:
Con:

Obamacare:
Pro:
Con:

Offshore Drilling:
Pro:
Con:

Obama:
Pro:
Con:
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"
Geogeer: "Nobody is dumb enough to become my protege."

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3/2/2012 10:50:28 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Gun control:
Pro:
Con:

Obamacare:
Pro:
Con:

Offshore Drilling:
Pro:
Con:

Obama:
Pro:
Con: Lannan13 (Republicans forever)
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3/2/2012 10:54:53 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
lannan13 you actually rage quitted a debate not even 4 hours ago....
http://www.debate.org...

one of the rules is you cant be in it if you rage quitted a debate recently..... 5 hours counts as recently.....
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3/2/2012 10:56:47 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
"Only the BEST and BRIGHTEST on DDO can register for this prestigious tournament. How do you determine who here on DDO qualifies as the best or the brightest or both? Simple enough, people who register for this tournament simply have to have a percentile of at least 50% (pretty easy), must not have rage quitted a debate in the past few months (pretty easy), and must have at least 10 debates to enter (sounds easy enough)"

Sorry dude :/
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"
Geogeer: "Nobody is dumb enough to become my protege."

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3/2/2012 10:57:18 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Sign up HERE

Gun control:
Pro:
Con:

Obamacare:
Pro:
Con:

Offshore Drilling:
Pro:
Con:

Obama:
Pro:
Con:
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"
Geogeer: "Nobody is dumb enough to become my protege."

7/14/16 = The Presidency Dies

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3/2/2012 11:02:30 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Gun control:
Pro:
Con:

Obamacare:
Pro:
Con:

Offshore Drilling:
Pro:
Con:

Obama:
Pro:
Con: Lordknukle
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3/2/2012 11:03:22 AM
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Irritating due to my lack of being american.
Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to be Gay, he'll positively influence the GDP.

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3/2/2012 11:05:16 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/2/2012 11:03:22 AM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
Irritating due to my lack of being american.

lol, well i guess the American press likes to cover American events, who knew :P
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3/2/2012 11:07:16 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
I understand. :(
See you next year then eh?
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3/2/2012 11:07:48 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/2/2012 11:07:16 AM, lannan13 wrote:
I understand. :(
See you next year then eh?

I guess so :(
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3/2/2012 11:13:21 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Whoever is going to go Pro Obama has a nearly impossible task to fulfill.
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3/2/2012 11:13:49 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/2/2012 11:02:30 AM, Lordknukle wrote:
Gun control:
Pro:
Con:

Obamacare:
Pro
Con

Offshore Drilling:
Pro:
Con:

Obama:
Pro: Contra
Con: Lordknukle

I steal the last debate.

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"Americans are better off in a dynamic, free-enterprise-based economy that fosters economic growth, opportunity and upward mobility." - Paul Ryan
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3/2/2012 11:15:46 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/2/2012 11:13:21 AM, Lordknukle wrote:
Whoever is going to go Pro Obama has a nearly impossible task to fulfill.

We'll see... although your win % is like 25 points higher than mine.
"The solution [for Republicans] is to admit that Bush was a bad president, stop this racist homophobic stuff, stop trying to give most of the tax cuts to the rich, propose a real alternative to Obamacare that actually works, and propose smart free market solutions to our economic problems." - Distraff

"Americans are better off in a dynamic, free-enterprise-based economy that fosters economic growth, opportunity and upward mobility." - Paul Ryan
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3/2/2012 11:18:04 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/2/2012 11:15:46 AM, Contra wrote:
At 3/2/2012 11:13:21 AM, Lordknukle wrote:
Whoever is going to go Pro Obama has a nearly impossible task to fulfill.

We'll see... although your win % is like 25 points higher than mine.

sh*t that was fast

officially the tourney starts at Spring Break but you have the right to debate about it now if you both are willing too. If you dont you can wait til everyone else has signed up before you start. Your choice :)
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3/2/2012 11:21:05 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Well my spring break is the first week of April, but I have a slightly longer weekend currently, and the week after this week my classes will have less homework. So the optimal time for me would be tomorrow, or in a few days. I cannot debate a week from Wednesday - Sunday though.
"The solution [for Republicans] is to admit that Bush was a bad president, stop this racist homophobic stuff, stop trying to give most of the tax cuts to the rich, propose a real alternative to Obamacare that actually works, and propose smart free market solutions to our economic problems." - Distraff

"Americans are better off in a dynamic, free-enterprise-based economy that fosters economic growth, opportunity and upward mobility." - Paul Ryan
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3/2/2012 11:22:05 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/2/2012 11:21:05 AM, Contra wrote:
Well my spring break is the first week of April, but I have a slightly longer weekend currently, and the week after this week my classes will have less homework. So the optimal time for me would be tomorrow, or in a few days. I cannot debate a week from Wednesday - Sunday though.

How does first week of April sound? We can start on April 1. I'm busy now but I'll be free then.
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3/2/2012 11:25:03 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/2/2012 11:22:05 AM, Lordknukle wrote:
At 3/2/2012 11:21:05 AM, Contra wrote:
Well my spring break is the first week of April, but I have a slightly longer weekend currently, and the week after this week my classes will have less homework. So the optimal time for me would be tomorrow, or in a few days. I cannot debate a week from Wednesday - Sunday though.

How does first week of April sound? We can start on April 1. I'm busy now but I'll be free then.

first week of april might be a little too long depending on how fast these other spots go, just a warning
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Geogeer: "Nobody is dumb enough to become my protege."

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3/2/2012 11:26:43 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
2 of them went pretty fast, 6 spots left

Gun control:
Pro:
Con:

Obamacare:
Pro
Con

Offshore Drilling:
Pro:
Con:

Obama:
Pro: Contra
Con: Lordknukle
Kevin24018 : "He's just so mean it makes me want to ball up my fists and stamp on the ground"
Geogeer: "Nobody is dumb enough to become my protege."

7/14/16 = The Presidency Dies

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3/2/2012 11:27:07 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/2/2012 11:25:03 AM, imabench wrote:
At 3/2/2012 11:22:05 AM, Lordknukle wrote:
At 3/2/2012 11:21:05 AM, Contra wrote:
Well my spring break is the first week of April, but I have a slightly longer weekend currently, and the week after this week my classes will have less homework. So the optimal time for me would be tomorrow, or in a few days. I cannot debate a week from Wednesday - Sunday though.

How does first week of April sound? We can start on April 1. I'm busy now but I'll be free then.

first week of april might be a little too long depending on how fast these other spots go, just a warning

I could start March 29.
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3/2/2012 11:37:34 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Well I know I can't join but if you need that one annoying last spot filled I'll do it.
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3/2/2012 11:41:56 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 3/2/2012 11:27:07 AM, Lordknukle wrote:
At 3/2/2012 11:25:03 AM, imabench wrote:
At 3/2/2012 11:22:05 AM, Lordknukle wrote:
At 3/2/2012 11:21:05 AM, Contra wrote:
Well my spring break is the first week of April, but I have a slightly longer weekend currently, and the week after this week my classes will have less homework. So the optimal time for me would be tomorrow, or in a few days. I cannot debate a week from Wednesday - Sunday though.

How does first week of April sound? We can start on April 1. I'm busy now but I'll be free then.

first week of april might be a little too long depending on how fast these other spots go, just a warning

I could start March 29.

I can start then too
"The solution [for Republicans] is to admit that Bush was a bad president, stop this racist homophobic stuff, stop trying to give most of the tax cuts to the rich, propose a real alternative to Obamacare that actually works, and propose smart free market solutions to our economic problems." - Distraff

"Americans are better off in a dynamic, free-enterprise-based economy that fosters economic growth, opportunity and upward mobility." - Paul Ryan
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3/2/2012 12:28:19 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Bleck, no topics I like.
Looks fun, though! I'll be happy to judge any of the rounds that come up, if you need me to.
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3/2/2012 4:43:13 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
If after a while no topics get any debaters they might be changed
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3/2/2012 5:30:14 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Put me as con on gun control. Or whatever one is agsint them taking away out gun rights
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3/2/2012 7:05:09 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
The best and brightest stuff is a bunch of bologna, but, hey, it's a chance to debate. Good topics!

Gun control:
Pro:
Con:

Obamacare:
Pro
Con

Offshore Drilling:
Pro: RoyLatham
Con:

Obama:
Pro: Contra
Con: Lordknukle
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3/2/2012 7:11:07 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Gun control:
Pro:
Con: TUF

Obamacare:
Pro
Con

Offshore Drilling:
Pro: ConservativePolitico
Con:

Obama:
Pro: Contra
Con: Lordknukle
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3/2/2012 8:33:43 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Sorry, didn't see CP's claim on e drilling topic.

At 3/2/2012 7:11:07 PM, TUF wrote:
Gun control:
Pro:
Con: TUF

Obamacare:
Pro
Con: RoyLatham

Offshore Drilling:
Pro: ConservativePolitico
Con:

Obama:
Pro: Contra
Con: Lordknukle