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RE: Preferred way of deciding the President for once and all

by wombat (Curate)
on Nov 10, 2000 at 03:45 UTC ( #40854=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Preferred way of deciding the President for once and all

Okay... It's time for another tale of "What's happening in Wombat's home." My house mate is an EXTREME Democrat. (This is the one I spoke of in my post RE: I watch the Olympics) She founded the "College Democrats" club at my college before graduating. She worked on the Gore campaign as well as all the Democratic campaigns in the local area (i.e Congressional house race, etc). She came back home on the seventh, to find me and my roommate watching Dexter's Lab on Cartoon Network.

"AMERICA IS FULL OF IDIOTS!" she exclaimed "THEY DESERVE TO HAVE AN IDIOT AS THEIR PRESIDENT!" She then stormed into her room. Naturally, the next day when it was discovered that Gore still had a chance she was all smiles, and happily told me that lawyers still had a purpose and they were being sent en masse to Florida. She seemed utterly surprised when I informed her I don't really care who got to be President, as the government would still function exactly the same way. (And I insinuated that I would lose more graciously than she did)

I'm a "Decline to State" voter. I tend to vote conservatively, but refuse to ally myself with the Republicans. I voted for Bush. To me picking a president is like picking the hood ornament on a giant combine. No matter what you choose the machine is still large, rather ugly and does it's job. If it turns towards you and runs over you, you're splattered in a million pieces, much like if the NSA, FBI, CIA, or any of the other three letter departments decide you've got too much freedom. No matter who the president is, I will do pretty much the same as always. Hiding from the eye of the government, do my own thing on the hacking (not cracking) front and try not to get caught giving away things like the De-CSS code. I wonder if I can show her that the govt is not really in the best interests of the people...

~W


Comment on RE: Preferred way of deciding the President for once and all
RE: RE: Preferred way of deciding the President for once and all
by royalanjr (Chaplain) on Nov 10, 2000 at 04:08 UTC
    I would have to tend to agree with you. Both of those folks will not make all that much of a difference. The machine will run on, esp now that the legislature is split.

    Roy Alan

RE: RE: Preferred way of deciding the President for once and all
by amelinda (Friar) on Nov 10, 2000 at 04:26 UTC
    I could hardly agree with her more. After all that's gone on in the last few months, it is becoming clear to me that most Americans are idiots or otherwise do not bother to use their brains in any way whatsoever, and pretty much deserve whatever they get. As for the rest, go Libertarians!

RE: RE: Preferred way of deciding the President for once and all
by Jonathan (Curate) on Nov 10, 2000 at 19:08 UTC
    To me picking a president is like picking the hood ornament on a giant combine. No matter what you choose the machine is still large, rather ugly and does it's job.

    What a charming but naive attitude. Good job Hitler isn't standing (or is he?).

    From here it seems totally weird that Americans appear content to elect someone who's - lets be polite - 'not the sharpest tool in the toolshed'. Gore may be wooden but Bush is as thick as two short planks

    I could lie down like a tired child,
    And weep away the life of care
    Which I have borne, and yet must bear.
    Shelley 1792-1822
      What a charming but naive attitude. Good job Hitler isn't standing (or is he?).

      From here it seems totally weird that Americans appear content to elect someone who's - lets be polite - 'not the sharpest tool in the toolshed'. Gore may be wooden but Bush is as thick as two short planks


      But my point is, no matter which one of these guys gets into office, how's that going to affect the NSA? What'll NASA be like in four years? How bout the BATF? Pretty much exactly the same. You support the middle one cause it's your best chance of getting off this rock, and you fear the other two. The departments have the power nowadays. With Congress split as badly as it is, and with the American people divided 50/50 on who gets in, the beuracracy will be thicker than ever. Nothing will get done. Except in the various agencies that do their job without the need for a congressional or popular vote. The BATF will still raid houses and blow up "evil people". The CIA will continue to spy on the Iraquis, and the FBI will continue to look for the truth. The fnords will continue, with Bush or Gore in office.

      ~W
      Heh heh. My 23rd post, I used the word "fnord"

      Multiple choice:

      1. Which candidate failed out of his Divinity studies?

      • Gore?
      • Bush?

      2. Which candidate flew jets (which requires quite a bit of intelligence)?

      • Gore?
      • Bush?

      3. Which candidate has his Harvard MBA?

      • Gore?
      • Bush?

      4. Which candidate went to a temple to raise funds and then declared he didn't know any better?

      • Gore?
      • Bush?
      J. J. Horner
      Linux, Perl, Apache, Stronghold, Unix
      jhorner@knoxlug.org http://www.knoxlug.org/
      

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