Last edited by blue; 09-01-2011 at 06:03 AM.
Darned if you do! Darned if you don"t!
I remember seeing a poll that women voted for Clinton because he resembled Robert Redford.
But of course voting for someone because they are black is good, and voting against the same person is bad, is a perfectly rational argument.
Robert Redford? Never heard that one before! Oh, well.. could be..
And how about men who voted or would vote for Sarah Palin because they think she's good-looking, former beauty queen and all?
I've been Frosted (thanks, Elyse and Karen!).
I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
Death thought about it.
"Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."
-- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery
That is the glory and the pain of democracy - there's no need to tell anyone WHY you are voting for someone, so you can have reasons that are good, bad, ridiculous or sublime, and anything in between.
And by the way, anyone who voted for Bill Clinton because they thought he looked like Robert Redford needs their eyes examined. Yes, they are both Caucasian males with blue eyes, there the resemblance ends!
I've Been Frosted
Hey, the same happens here.
Last election we had a rock singer, and a popular news reader who won seats.
Since then, nobody has heard a peep from the news reader, but the rock singer gave everyone in the country free ceiling installation, which backfired into his own face....haven't heard much from him since either.
Nobody should be voted in on popularity, but more so on policy. The sad fact is that a lot of people wouldn't know a good policy from a bad one, so rather than have someone who is experienced and knows what they are doing, the seat is usually filled by....
1) A Marlon Brando lookalike if the majority of voters have purple dyed hair.
2) BO, if a great deal of the voters depend on welfare because they don't like work, and the rest of his votes by those who feel sorry for the plight of BO's coloured folk because they feel sorry for them.
Not much to build a country on.
"I'm Back !!"
Meowmie to Mr. Spunky, Samwise, Lady Jane, Bob, Callie, Kimi, and foster Kentucky.
I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!
RIP Emily (Oct 8, 2013), Rose (Sept 24, 2001), Maggie (Fall 2003)
THIS IS SO INCREDIBLY WELL PUT AND I CAN HARDLY BELIEVE IT'S BY A YOUNG PERSON, A STUDENT!!!
WHATEVER HE RUNS FOR, I'LL VOTE FOR HIM.
Yep....I'll be on his side of the fence.
Dear Australian Laborites, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists, Ms Gillard, et al:
We have stuck together since the late 1950's for the sake of the kids, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realise that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has clearly run its course.
Our two ideological sides of Australia cannot and will not ever agree on what is right for us all, so let's just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way
Here is a model separation agreement:
Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking a similar portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.
We don't like redistributive taxes so you can keep them. You are welcome to the ACTU, the Fabian Society and every member of Emilys List. Since you hate guns and war, we'll take our firearms, the cops and the military. We'll take the nasty, smelly oil industry and you can go with wind, solar and biodiesel. You can keep the ABC left wingers (particularly Kerry O'Brien) and Bob Brown. You are, however, responsible for finding an electric vehicle big enough to move all of them.
We'll keep capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Woolworths and the Stock Exchange. You can have your beloved lifelong welfare dwellers, dole bludgers, homeless, homeboys, hippies, druggies and boat people. We'll keep the budgie smuggling, bike riding, volunteer firemen and lifesavers, greedy CEOs and rednecks. We'll keep the Bibles and the churches and give you SBS and the Greens.
You can make peace with Iran, Palestine and the Taliban and we'll retain the right to stand up and fight when threatened. You can have the greenies and war protesters. When our allies or our way of life are under assault, we'll help provide them security.
We'll keep our Judaeo-Christian values. You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism, political correctness and Penny Wong.. You can also have the U.N. But we will no longer be paying the bill..
We'll keep the 4WDs, utes and V8s. You can take every hybrid hatchback you can find.
We'll keep "Waltzing Matilda" and our National Anthem. I'm sure you'll be happy to keep in tune with Peter Garrett as he sings "Imagine", "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing", "Kum Ba Ya", "We Are The World" and his recent big solo hit Beds and Batts are Burning.
We'll practice trickle down economics and you can continue to give trickle up poverty your best shot. Since it so often offends you, we'll keep our history, our name and our flag.
Would you agree to this? If so, please pass it along to other like-minded conservative Australians and if you do not agree, just hit delete. In the spirit of friendly parting, I'll bet you answer which one of us will need whose help in 15 years.
Australian Law Student
P.S. Also, please take Lindsey Tanner, Wayne Swan, Alan Griffin, John Faulkner, Kevin Rudd and Jenny Macklin with you.
P. S. S. And you won't have to press 1 for English when you call our country.
"I'm Back !!"
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