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17 comments

Which Figurehead (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 5 years ago | (#25400713)

On the rule of the International Banking Monopoly?

How will they keep the plebes in line?

Your inadvertent joke (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | more than 5 years ago | (#25401477)

Freshmen at the Naval Academy are called plebes.
The IBM has got to know that far-left policies are going to crush profits...

Re:Your inadvertent joke (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 5 years ago | (#25401701)

My grandad was Annapolis '24. An immigrant who went into 'service' commanding gunboats in China. He was later commandant of GLNTC.

There is no crushing of any profit for any who matter to the Cthonic powers behind Obama/McCain. They still have you dazzled by their puppet show - worrying about an artificial struggle of imaginary contestants of pantomime ideology. Your passions are spent on this shadowplay, while your livelihood and your soul are drained away in their secret machinations.

Re:Your inadvertent joke (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | more than 5 years ago | (#25402665)

Well, not everyone can go out like Philo [wikipedia.org] .

Re:Your inadvertent joke (1)

iminplaya (723125) | more than 5 years ago | (#25408157)

New version of an old joke:

The aircraft carrier U.S.S. Enterprise was finally inching up to the pier at homeport when the Captain of the ship noticed a sailor on the flight deck gesturing wildly with semaphore flags. He then noticed an attractive young woman standing on top of an SUV, also waving semaphore flags.

Always concerned about security and never having seen something like this, the Captain barked at his Bridge Signalman, "What message are those two people sending?"

The Signalman concentrated intently and soon reported, "Sir, he is sending FOXTROT-FOXTROT and she is sending ECHO-FOXTROT."

Not having any clue as to what these messages could mean, the Captain dispatched an armed Marine to escort the sailor back to the Bridge. The sailor arrived, out of breath from running up the many ladders to the bridge, and saluted smartly.

"Seaman Cunzeman reporting as ordered, sir!"

"Seaman", shouted the Captain, "Who is that woman on the pier and why are you exchanging signals FF and EF?"

"Sir, that's my wife, Sir, and she insists that we eat first!"

Re:Your inadvertent joke (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | more than 5 years ago | (#25410851)

Nice.

Re:Your inadvertent joke (1)

cmacb (547347) | more than 5 years ago | (#25403995)

And what would you suggest O Wise one?

"Hope"? "Change"?

I would like to live in a system that gives me as many choices how to spend my hard earned money as possible. Anyone who thinks Obama is the right vote for this is indeed "dazzled". Maybe you are happy to have your money all spent by people you don't know in Washington DC, but I've worked there and if you trust them you are certifiably insane.

Combined with our current economy which is the PRODUCT of government meddling an all-Democrat government for the next 4-8 years will make this country look like Cuba. Not coincidentally, Castro, Chavez and the Communist Party USA all support Obama.

Re:Your inadvertent joke (1)

iminplaya (723125) | more than 5 years ago | (#25401781)

I can see far left from my patio. There is no "far left" in the USA. In fact there is nothing that even approaches center. There is a precipitous list to the extreme right as everyone crowds to the starboard side, and it's about to capsize.

In relativistic terms, Teddy was probably one of the better presidents.

Re:Your inadvertent joke (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25402499)

In relativistic terms, Teddy was probably one of the better presidents.

Then Vote McCain. Obama is going to make FDR look downright conservative.

Re:Your inadvertent joke (1)

iminplaya (723125) | more than 5 years ago | (#25402909)

No thanks. Forty five years of Johnson/Nixon is more than enough. Besides, I'm not saying that Teddy was actually good. And there's certainly nothing truly "liberal" about Obama. Both he and McCain are authoritarian talking heads. Neither faction of Party will ever get my vote. They can all hang.

Re:Your inadvertent joke (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | more than 5 years ago | (#25405535)

I continue to hope for more communication on the intertubes triggering a thawing of the plutocrats' grip on power.

Re:Your inadvertent joke (1)

unlametheweak (1102159) | more than 5 years ago | (#25408735)

The IBM has got to know that far-left policies are going to crush profits

The far left died with Joseph Stalin. Now the world mainly has fascists and ultra right. No left, no Centre Left, and no Centre. The world is going to hell in a hand basket. It almost makes me want to go out and get a gun permit.

Re:Your inadvertent joke (1)

StalinsNotDead (764374) | more than 5 years ago | (#25415457)

It almost makes me want to go out and get a gun permit.

Better hurry.

Both? (1)

Shadow Wrought (586631) | more than 5 years ago | (#25406283)

In reading Churchill's History of WWII I'd have to say that there is far more to FDR than than the "New Deal." The bounds he pushed in helping England certainly was critical to England's defense. I've also read about Teddy and the Great White Fleet, and the influence it had. So I do not think they are as opposite in view as people may think.

Re:Both? (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | more than 5 years ago | (#25407159)

Schlaes's Forgotten Man paints a mediocre portrait of FDR.
I was kind of a fan of Teddy for most of my life, but, aging, I realize that the tendency to concentrate power through taxation and legislation in Washington DC ends up eroding the levels of government.
People are reflexively looking to DC for leadership, and not considering lower level alternatives; not the leadership, not the Congresscritters.

Re:Both? (1)

Shadow Wrought (586631) | more than 5 years ago | (#25416111)

Little Man With Power Syndrome© is methinks to blame. Too many incompetent people on a power trip at the local level for most people's taste. At least that's been my experience in gauging people's thoughts about government. A lot of nepotism, conflict of interest, and winks to ethics. Oregon recently enacted a law requiring public disclosure of your finances for all elected officials. So if you own 10% of the concrete company that just got that city contract, people will know. Entire city councils resigned instead of complying!

As the late Douglas Adams pointed out, those most qualified to be in office are the ones who avoid it the most.

Re:Both? (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | more than 5 years ago | (#25421211)

Oregon recently enacted a law requiring public disclosure of your finances for all elected officials.

What a powerful idea!

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