|11/11/2008 13:18:19 Re:Don't forget to vote America!|
People from Australia are so rude. No decorum whatsoever.
(Gotta love those sweeping generalizations)
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|11/11/2008 15:13:36 Re:Don't forget to vote America!|
Uh, Lucian - aren't you the one with the elitistbastards website? strange there's a player on
the site with a name like that too.... wonder who's secret account it could be?
|12/11/2008 04:29:40 Re:Don't forget to vote America!|
|Yeah, but we are a self admitted elitist prick. Everybody bloody knows that... and we always refer to ourselves as we!|
|12/11/2008 09:22:08 Re:Don't forget to vote America!|
|We are not amused.|
|12/11/2008 23:47:31 Re:Don't forget to vote America!|
I know this was posted a few days ago, but I haven't been on in a while and I just have to say that I totally agree with what Po said. I too am tired of the massive generalization that people put on "Americans". It is nearly impossible to generalize a country that has so large of a population and with such a diverse background of people. And +1 also to the fact that we "normal" people don't really get to have a say in much of anything that our government does on a day to day basis. Well said Po.
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|13/11/2008 01:13:19 Re:Don't forget to vote America!|
I know it sounds like a shitty excuse or something, but we somehow got to a point where we're forced to choose a candidate that's shoved down our throats. In many cases, we choose the lesser evil. I'm not a huge Bush fan, for example, but I think Al Gore is...Well...I think he'd be one of the worst presidents of all time. Back in '04, it was like choosing to cut off your right hand or one of your feet or something. Sigh.
The president is supposed to be derived "of the people." He's one of us, and understands us, and makes decisions based on that...In theory. In truth, we got away from that a long time ago. Presidents are generally good old boys, or rich, or from walks of life that MAYBE 1 percent of our country gets to experience. Even Obama, supposed champion of change, has had a fuckton of advantages that the average person will never see. If you look at old presidents, like Washington or something, they were farmers and military men. In fact, most of our early presidents were inventors or diplomats or people that worked the earth. These days, our presidents probably haven't done a days hard labor in their lives.
But what do we do about it? A blood coup? People versus the military in the streets? I'm not happy about the situation, but it's not so atrocious that the country should bleed for it. Yet.
|13/11/2008 01:32:13 Re:Don't forget to vote America!|
because those that are qualified and smart enough for the job aren't dumb enough to want to run.
we'll be choosing the lesser of two evils for a while to come. I'd settle for seeing a candidate talk
about how good he is INSTEAD of primarily about how bad the other guy is.
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|13/11/2008 03:19:58 Re:Don't forget to vote America!|
|I'd settle for a "yaw Momma's so fat..." slanging match, at least that would be more interesting.|
|13/11/2008 11:44:28 Re:Don't forget to vote America!|
I've said to my wife a number of times that I'd almost be willing to vote
for ANY (serious) candidate that didn't use a single negative ad or stump line. One
who talked about themselves and their policies instead of the other party/person.
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|13/11/2008 12:42:40 Re:Don't forget to vote America!|
VT. You're living proof of an American who can truly think for himself. Hence defending Po and troy's points.
Unfortunately the entire world is plagued with a lack of 'leaders' and instead run by manipulative 'rulers'.
|13/11/2008 13:21:58 Re:Don't forget to vote America!|
But I wonder, did this start in politics? It seems like to me, and I'm nowhere near an authority on the subject, but advertising in general seems to always be pushing the boundaries. It used to be the case that companies would never refer to other brands by name, using phrases like "the leading brand". Now, it seems that it's perfectly acceptable not only to outright name the "leading brand" but insult them. Classic case in point, the Apple Mac ads; "Hello, I'm a Mac. And I'm a PC", where "PC" is clearly meant to represent Bill Gates and is made to look like a complete idiot in comparison to "Mac". Microsoft have hit back with some lame "I'm a PC" adverts but they are not nearly as funny. Interestingly, Microsoft choose NOT to name or attempt to shame Apple Mac, but it's only a matter of time before we have Celebrity DeathMatch for real.
Sorry, this post is a bit incoherent but it's early in the morning.
|13/11/2008 21:54:42 Re:Don't forget to vote America!|
|Yeah, the world in general is getting to be a more aggressive place. And as far as "leaders" and "rulers" go, the ones in power are not going to give it up once they have it and when forced to they are only wanting to give it up to those who are most like themselves. As an American I am grateful for the good things that are set up in this country that most people would file under some sort of government or public office; i.e. police and rescue departments, judicial laws, all of the freedoms that we posses, etc. But unfortunately along with that it seems that this "government machine" has been created and now that it is in place and has control there really is no way of stopping it and like Lucian said, "It's not time for a bloody coup, yet." At least I am not volunteering to take up arms. (unless they want to battle it out in WeeWar, in which case I would consider it)|
|14/11/2008 02:29:40 Re:Don't forget to vote America!|
|@ Bee: Screw apple and hippy apple fanboys.|
|14/11/2008 08:29:23 Re:Don't forget to vote America!|
|Psh...I'm American too, Luc.|
|14/11/2008 12:02:24 Re:Don't forget to vote America!|
uh - lucian - windows is a pillaging of mac os. no hippy apple and no more windows improvements.
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