Gladiators Are Now Engaged in Total War

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by IJ Reilly, Jul 28, 2003.

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    IJ Reilly

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    This has got to be one of the more even-handed polemics I've seen in a long, long time. Bravo!

    The degree to which the various politicos of whatever sort will use arrant babble and outright lies to further agendas or gain advantage for his party over the opposition has become absolutely sickening--which might explain the falling numbers of folks who are voting.

    A few years back, my mother queried, "Where are the statesmen? We used to have statesmen!" She was thinking of various folks from the 1920s-1950s. Speaker Sam "Mr. Sam" Rayburn was one that she had in mind. My response was, "Statesmen? Hell, I'll settle for a mature adult!"

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    A nice piece with interesting perspectives. I might add, however, that the complaints about the California recall percentage required being low is somewhat moot now as they got about double the number of signatures needed, making it much close to the numbers required in other states.
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    Yeah they did make it close, but I mean what all you need really is to find every republican or a person who loves Arnold and they will sign it.

    California with all of its referendums... crazy what happend when the *people* get to chose.
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    IJ Reilly

    Glad you liked it. In the politics of destruction, moderation seems to have become a casualty.
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    About a third of the signatures were democrats. A whole lot of people just don't like the guv.

    BTW, I am no fan of the referendum crazy in California.
  7. SPG
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    Doesn't hurt to hire a bunch of professional signature gatherers to get your "people" to act.
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    I like what Bill Maher said -- (paraphrasing) don't take away who the people who actually bothered to show up and vote for by getting people to sign a paper on their way out of Target.

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