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Election Campaign Forecast

Qzukk (229616) writes | about 2 years ago

User Journal 7

On the Democrat side, I expect to see more "adjustments" in the jobless rate. On November 7th, we'll be back to 9%.

On the Republican side, I expect to see more refineries have mysterious fires, power outages, and pipeline closures. On November 7th, they'll all suddenly be fixed.

On the Democrat side, I expect to see more "adjustments" in the jobless rate. On November 7th, we'll be back to 9%.

On the Republican side, I expect to see more refineries have mysterious fires, power outages, and pipeline closures. On November 7th, they'll all suddenly be fixed.

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Yep, Carter was railroaded in that fashion (1)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about 2 years ago | (#41563175)

The Iran hostages were released on January 20, 1981.. That's how the game is played and the voters fall for it every time.

Re:Yep, Carter was railroaded in that fashion (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 2 years ago | (#41594557)

No, wait: Carter was POTUS. If his policy failed, he should have changed his policy.
I don't buy off on this lame duck victim noise.
If you want to put faith in a conspiracy, and Carter's vulnerability to that, would that not be prima facie evidence of the need to punt the twerp?

Re:Yep, Carter was railroaded in that fashion (1)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about 2 years ago | (#41596285)

Nope, Reagan's people made the deal. Little different from Iran/contra. With all the evidence either destroyed (burn the tapes!) or classified, it's damn hard to prove though. There's no such thing as coincidence in this business. Corrupt as hell the whole bunch. I didn't care for Carter either, but some things are a bit too obvious to overlook. However, PR wise, it was the devaluation is the dollar that really did him in. And once again, we can look to our good friends on Wall Street on that one. Carter was only a placeholder to wait for the Nixon thing to blow over. And he played along. The scam worked beautifully. And he took one for the team. A good soldier, no matter how you want to look at it.

It's kinda weird to see you diss one of your brothers in arms just because you don't like his public politics (his real influence in such matters being somewhat trivial compared to others), and he was a bit of a hero in helping to clean up the mess at Chalk River Labs. Did you really think he/we should have kept on propping up the Shah? Should we continue to prop up friendly (to the US) dictators for the sake of 'loyalty'? Say, as in Saudi Arabia? I suppose, when a 60 billion dollar weapons deal (with some of that being literally smuggled to the FSA and other 'Arab Spring' breakers) is at stake, yeah... huh? You need to put your personal feelings aside for a second, and look at the bigger picture, which basically is pure animalism when you strip away all the fluff. So I guess I shouldn't be surprised when you are just trying to protect the alpha male of your own herd. Perfectly natural no matter which angle you at it. I'm still holding on to the hope that some day we will become human beings and rise above it. We'll have to do it on our own though. There is no 'super cop' (god) to order us to 'lay down our weapons'.

Re:Yep, Carter was railroaded in that fashion (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 2 years ago | (#41602709)

"Brothers in arms?" Look, faith is faith, but attempting to treat the Sermon on the Mount as a political treatise is just daft.
One of the vast, overarching foreign policy problems we have is understanding that nation-building is not our job.
Support the Shah? Ferdinand Marcos? Mubarak? I think in the near-term, we go for stability, and in the long-term, we try to direct things generally toward more representative governments. But people in these foreign places don't just get a perestroika or glastnost laid on them, wake up the next morning and say: "Capitalism! Let's get us some of that!"
The historical/geographic aspect of American Exceptionalism is that this country enjoyed a period of relative stability and prosperity in the 1700s that was the petri dish of our experiment in self-government.
Aristocracy, most recently in the form of Progressivism, is the attempt to destroy self-government. To take us in the direction of Venezuela, screaming 'freedom' at the top of these Commie/Progressive lungs.
Jimmy Carter is a Progressive tool, and I haven't two shreds of pity for the twerp's career.

Re:Yep, Carter was railroaded in that fashion (1)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about 2 years ago | (#41603351)

There are just so many things wrong with your post.. Hard to know where to begin...

The historical/geographic aspect of American Exceptionalism is that this country enjoyed a period of relative stability and prosperity in the 1700s that was the petri dish of our experiment in self-government.

Heh, too freaky, man. I wonder how much you read of anything that didn't come from a landed, aristocratic 'forefather' to back that up. There must be something on record, somewhere... Letters, something.

Jimmy Carter is a Progressive tool...

Eh, maybe so, depending on your definition of such. But I dread to think what that makes Reagan. Talk about your book burning, bloodletting 'barber'... and, along with Ms Thatcher, a neo-liberal!

...the Shah? Ferdinand Marcos? Mubarak?

If you think that support of those people goes anywhere beyond enslavement of the locals and theft of their property and livelihood, you are beyond deluded. If it wasn't for those damn cameras and microphones, we would do like we did to the native Americans. For whom is your desire for 'stability and prosperity'?? Certainly not the local population.. aside from the ancillary benefit of illusion of this 'representative government' you speak of.. But real self determination on their part is definitely off the table. So, who is the better slave master? Arguably something could be said for the Americans on that if I am to believe American mass media propaganda. I mean, the pictures they send are very pretty. But it's still old fashion colonialism, whether it comes from Exxon, or those godless commie thugs. I wonder who would be the greater benefit for the Nigerians, or for that matter, the Afghans, who appear to want, more than anything, to get the foreigners out. And what's the deal with the opium? The taliban had a pretty good handle on it before the invasion. Looks to me like we're partying over there like it's 1856. Please, try to tell me there's a good guy in all this that would justify sending our boys to die. In the battle between two monsters who am I supposed to root for? I believe your job has has distorted your sense of objectivity a bit. That's understandable. If I had the same position, I'd probably feel the same way and throw rationality to the wind myself when I have a family to take care of. Priorities are priorities..

take a look for yourself (1)

PopeRatzo (965947) | about 2 years ago | (#41575641)

Do you have any idea how the unemployment numbers are calculated by the NLRB?

Do a little research, you'll find that those numbers cannot be gamed by an administration.

The recent number also happens to jibe with ADPs results, which are based on figures reported by businesses.

The bulk of our energy problems are regulatory (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 2 years ago | (#41594547)

The Employment Prevention Agency sees to that.
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