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RE: Audio mp3 of Kerry doing the Flip Flop
Topic: Local Information 12:49 pm EDT, Oct 21, 2004

biochik007 wrote:
] w1ld wrote:
] ] mp3 of Kerry support both sides of many issues.
] That rox! sad but true, sad but funny...

Actually, its not true. Its standard issue political dishonesty, and the people who buy into it are the problem with this country. I mean it.

Political issues are complex. The way that politicians manipulate you is by pretending that they are not. This works as follows:

1. Say you are going to do A. (Example: Save the children.)
2. Demonstrate that A is good. (The children are at risk!)
3. Ask people if they support A. (Don't you want to save the children?!)
4. Once people have expressed support for A, propose legislation that includes both A and B (Section A says we want to save the children. Section B proposes doing do by disposing of toxic waste by turning into candy and distributing it on Halloween.)
5. When people vote against your legislation because of section B, accuse them of opposing section A. (How dare you suggest that we shouldn't save the children! Don't you want to save the children!?)
6. If all else fails, accuse your opponent of being inconsistent. (First, you said you wanted to save the children. Now you say you don't.)
7. Never actually discuss part B.

Everyone will go along with it, because they are too fucking stupid to bother to actually read the legislation in question. It works every time.

In this case:
1. Say that you are going to disarm Saddam Hussein.
2. Publish intelligence information of questionable value (in one case ripped verbatim from a college student's class report) supporting the idea that Saddam is an imminent threat. No one can question this information because you control the intelligence services and they sign off on the intel.
3. Ask Congress to pass a resolution supporting your effort to disarm Saddam Hussein.
4. Once the resolution has passed, blow off the international allies who typically provide the financing for such military adventures and launch a pre-emptive war that significantly undermines established international law concerning military conflicts (only as a last resort, only in self defense).
5. When people oppose you because of part 4, accuse them of opposing the idea of disarming Saddam Hussein. Make sure you completely confuse the concepts of what was done and how it was done.
6. If all else fails, accuse your opponent of flip-flopping (First, you said you wanted the war, now you say you oppose it.)
7. Don't talk about how we're going to pay for this. When it turns out that there is no WMD, claim we are there to support democracy, while simultaneously stating that you are fine with an Islamic Fundamentalist state in Iraq if thats what the people there want.

This is how politicians fuck you. Bend over. You are being fucked.

RE: Audio mp3 of Kerry doing the Flip Flop

Mantra #2
Topic: Local Information 12:13 pm EDT, Aug  4, 2004

Make it work. Then make it great. Then take it live. Then change the world. Then make your money. Then make it free. Then start again.

Good times [JPG]
Topic: Local Information 3:22 am EDT, Jul 26, 2004

Good times in the NYC

Good times [JPG]

No, I use Linux
Topic: Local Information 4:18 pm EST, Feb 17, 2004

Yesterday I started having brownouts with my Comcast cable modem. after reseting it, etc, to no avail, I called tech Support and asked if there were any outages. Long story short they had reassigned my modem's MAC address to someone else or something retarded like that. Before they figured out it was a settings problem on their end, I had to suffer through Support trying, and failing, to understand why I didn't have IE.

CC: Ok sir, can you please reboot the computer the modem is attached to.

ME: Its plugged into a Router.

CC: ok sir, please plug the modem directly in the computer, and restart the modem aand computer.

ME: (Plugs modem directly into hub, runs dhclient)... ok

CC: Ok sir, now open up Internet Explorer for me and go into Intetnet Options

ME ... what we are trying to do?

CC: We are trying to start IE and go into options

ME: Sorry I don't have Internet Explorer, but if you tell me what we are trying to do under options, I can do it.

CC: Sir, do you have a Mac, because they have IE as well

ME: No, I use Linux

CC:... I see... well, sir, ... I don't know what..., please hold

ME: (sings with the hold music for ~10 mins)

CC: Sir, ... so you don't have IE at all?

ME: Nope

CC: Please Hold

CC: (~10 mins later) sir please hold for Tier 2 support

CC: Tier 2 Support

ME: (Explains problem)

CC: We don't support Linux. Now if you could open IE...

... SIGH ... After setting up a proxy to go through, they see their mistake, and I'm up and running.

RE: Atlanta's Wolfman passes
Topic: Local Information 2:15 pm EST, Jan 23, 2004

Decius wrote:
] Doyle Rodgers, the white-haired, full-bearded furniture
] salesman better known to Atlanta television audiences as
] the "Wolfman," died Wednesday. He was 67.

I have fond memories of watching him on TV summer afternoons between Knight Rider and MacGyver.

... well ... looks like I'll have to ask for Donna .... (I am so going to hell)

RE: Atlanta's Wolfman passes

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