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

by Jonathan (Curate)
on Nov 10, 2000 at 19:08 UTC ( #40951=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

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
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RE: RE: RE: Preferred way of deciding the President for once and all
by jjhorner (Hermit) on Nov 11, 2000 at 10:56 UTC

    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/
    
RE: RE: RE: Preferred way of deciding the President for once and all
by wombat (Curate) on Nov 11, 2000 at 00:04 UTC
    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"

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