The Age of iPod Politics

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by MacBytes, Sep 26, 2004.

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Is anyone here – like me – getting sick of journalists invoking the name of their latest gadget to demonstrate some tenuous analogy usually to demonstrate their cooooolness?

    What the hell does this have to with anything?
    You may as well use a smorgasbord or pick 'n mix to make the same point.

    Mind you, it's all just more publicity for Apple.

    A Good Thing...
  3. Sayer macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Frankly it gets tiring hearing endless whining from someone who obviously doesn't like how our system works (Bush won legally, read the constitution where it states the Electoral College not the popular vote counts) or the fact that there exists *one* cable news outlet that doesn't automatically take the Left's POV.

    Oh and those silly blog things that are all the rage now. Outlets that again dare to run counter to his fragile world-view. And how dare a President, the only elected position in the Federal government that represents ALL of the people and not just a subset, govern as if he really is the President.

    How awful it must be for these kinds of people to see their world crumbling before them.

  4. thatwendigo macrumors 6502a


    Nov 17, 2003
    Sum, Ergo Sum.
    I'm going to leave the trolling alone and just hit the factual points:
    1) Winning in the electoral college does not prove that an election was fair, in that the college itself could be crooked. The fact that many of the members of the electorate aren't bound to vote the same way as the popular vote is a side issues, but having the State Supreme Court of a state that's run by the candidate's brother decide in his favor is fishy, at best. It could be legitimate, but voter fruad is pretty bad on both sides
    2) Fox lies, deliberately and at length. Their own anchors are coming out and talking about policy there, and while the mainstream media isn't covering it all that stridently, it's out there.
    3) The left point of view is what's shown in the media? Is that why every news channel runs 'Operation Iraqi Freedom' cheerleading when things start off, sanitize much of what happens, and generally cooperate with President Bush when not running their talk shows? The "Left" has no analogue to Fox News.

    He doesn't represent everyone, just the people who voted for him. Bush hasn't done a single thing in the interest of my political views since gaining office, and I'm not even a Democrat.

    It's almost as bad as watching rubble crumbling under American bombs in unjust, illegal, and unconstitional wars that are waged by the man you said was constitutionally elected. For all the bluster about collecting Usama (while never showing any real evidence he even committed the act), they've yet to turn him up.

    If the presence of al Qaeda is justification for war (as it was in Afghanistan), then why aren't we at war in Albania, Algeria, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bosnia, Egypt, Eritrea, France, Germany, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritania, the Netherlands, Pakistan, the Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uzbekistan, and Yemen.

    Some of those are our allies, the traitors! :rolleyes:
  5. Trowaman macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2003
    CD: TX-14
    thatwendigo, I could not have put it any better.

    There is one part you left out and that was the voting machines in Florida, where if someone had commited a crime and tried to vote their vote was discounted (which is legal and correct) but the machines also discounted EVERYONE in Florida with that name, pretty bad for John Smith if they want to vote. It also discounted quite a few minorities who were voting, minorities have a tendency to vote for the Democrat.

    In short the argument isn't that since one guy won the popular vote he should be president, it's that a guy cheated and discounted votes in one state so that votes were not counted.
  6. nacl99 macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2003
    Sore Losers?

    The US Supreme court had the final ruling on the election, not Jeb Bush.

    That is the system OUR (not just who voted for bush) government have put in place to decide elections that are close.

    Luckily the election will not be as close this year, unless Kerry starts trying to win, and can some how erase his entire voting history, and every contradicting word that has come out of his mouth.
  7. jbembe macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2003
    Baltimore, MD
    Yes, this was an annoying article.
  8. stubeeef macrumors 68030


    Aug 10, 2004
    rhyms with gore losers.

    Glad you didn't lumpthem with rather and cbs, that would be a real insult.
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