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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7444 posts, RR: 62
Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1465 times:
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Just an observation.

It's scary to think what leaders and politicos might evolve, considering the banter I've read here on politics.

Just a thought I wanted to share this morning.


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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1460 times:

Sign me up, just call me "Che"  Yeah sure

User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

I wouldn't worry, Mirrodie. We're all a bunch of geeks who'd rather type on the computer than get off our asses and actually DO something.  Smile


But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlineBezoar From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 807 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1420 times:

Many folks here make claims they can't back up, criticize without proposing alternatives, and are quite self-centered. Seems to me like future politicians!


"There are none so blind as those who will not see."
User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1416 times:

When I drop my two daughter off at elementary school, I always think to myself as the kids run by, "There's the folks who will run the country, be the doctors and mechanics of the future, and look after me when I'm old".


And I get really worried.



If you don't stand for SOMETHING, you'll fall for ANYTHING.
User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1410 times:

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 2):
I wouldn't worry, Mirrodie. We're all a bunch of geeks who'd rather type on the computer than get off our asses and actually DO something.

 rotfl 


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39906 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1403 times:

Vote for me! Big grin


Others I'd like to see in politics:
Jaysit
BN747
Logan22L
An-225
FlyinTexan



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9410 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1369 times:

taking note of this, when i was a senior in high school, i suggested our prom theme was "Children of the Damned" or "Let's Pretend We All Have Bright Futures!"

it bothers me to know someday that as part of a newsteam, my picture will be on buses, billboards, mall kiosks, and in many bedrooms across a metro area.



if assumptions could fly, airliners.net would be the world's busiest airport
User currently offlinePsa53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3072 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1365 times:

I'm announcing that I'm a Democratic canidate for President
of the United States .....Oh,S**T....I need to change reply
16 about the gays, and I promise to....Damn it,did I say that in
reply 29 about NAACP.

As your Republican President....F**K...
did I really say that about Bush....nevermind. Just forget it.

[Edited 2005-07-19 23:47:50]


Tuesday's Off! Do not disturb.
User currently offlineIlikeYYC From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1332 times:

Quoting Mirrodie (Thread starter):
It's scary to think what leaders and politicos might evolve, considering the banter I've read here on politics.

Several years ago I was involved in ERAU's Model UN Club. We traveled twice a year to conferences where we, along with 100+ other schools, pretended to represent a country in a simulation of several of the UN's bodies. For us, this was just a club function and our goal was to learn and have fun. But for many other students, this was what they wanted to do in life, these were the people that will be running or representing our country in some way. Some were good at what they did, but most did not have a freaking clue about how the world really works. I only hope the later are weeded out before they reach some position of power.

For me, I honestly wouldn't mind becoming a representative of some form in government (just don't call me a "politician" because I don't like that word and I have no intention of conforming to the stereotype.)

peace



Fighting Absurdity with Absurdity!
User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1325 times:

I'm already in politics. I have a B.A. in political science. I was re-elected precinct party chair in November. I also served as a county and state delegate. Maybe I will make national delegate next time around. That being said, what a bunch of bullshit. I could not work exclusively in politics. Nothing more to add.

BaylorAirBear



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39906 posts, RR: 75
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1318 times:

BaylorAirBear:
I have family that are/were delegates and active in the Democratic Party in Illinois and Tennessee. Were you able to attend any of the conventions?
You should run for governor of Texas.
Oh wait, you might be over-qualified already. Big grin



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineBaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1315 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 11):
You should run for governor of Texas.

I have thought about it, but that isn't for me.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 11):
Oh wait, you might be over-qualified already.

Unfortunately, I humbly agree.  Wink

Quoting Superfly (Reply 11):
Were you able to attend any of the conventions?

I went to all of the local and state conventions. I've never gone to a national though. People, in Texas at least, have no idea how easy it is to have a political voice. To become a county delegate, all you have to do is show up at city hall after the polls close, and take some friends from your district too. They will help you later. There is a limit to the number of delegates, but nobody shows up anyway. Then, to become a state delegate, you go to the county convention, and one of your friends(that I mentioned before) nominates you. Then, your other friends, I mean delegates, vote for you and you are now a state delegate. Once you get to the state level though, you really have to start politic-ing to be elected a national delegate.

BaylorAirBear



I'm just skipping stones...
User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1304 times:

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 10):
I'm already in politics. I have a B.A. in political science. I was re-elected precinct party chair in November. I also served as a county and state delegate.

Mimics my resume.

When I got out of school, I landed a job [I’d like to think by accident] with a top Republican Spin Doctor in DC. I worked on hundreds of campaigns, at all levels. I moved up the food chain quickly, becoming a key member of the organization. I left after 6 years because I couldn’t deal with one important client’s radical ideologies and what levels he would stoop to for political gain. I worked for some very unethical crooks. And sadly, they have tons of power.

But those six years were one heck of an experience in modern American politics and I loved every waking second of it.

 spin 


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1272 times:

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 2):
I wouldn't worry, Mirrodie. We're all a bunch of geeks who'd rather type on the computer than get off our asses and actually DO something.

There's an expression that "The truth hurts" I think you just kicked every guy on A.net in the nads.... twice... with that statment... Brutal.


I would love to find an independent candidate I could get behind. I would love to point at the years of lies, cheating, and decipt on both sides of the isle and convince the American public that there was someone who'd make a GENUINE diference. I would love to find that candidate and do GREAT work for him or her.

As for my own political aspirations, I have as much a chance of getting elected into federal office as Pee Wee Herman or Michael Jackson do being put in charge of a day care. I have too many skeletons, and too many lies in my past. I'll gladly work behind the scenes to do what is genuinely the best thing for this country in getting rid of the two parties as they stand.


User currently offlineB744F From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1270 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 14):
I'll gladly work behind the scenes to do what is genuinely the best thing for this country in getting rid of the two parties as they stand.

I second that motion


User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6346 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

Well, my goal is to be a diplomat, working in embassies and what not, so my political views wont impact what I do all that much, but I still get to be, I believe, a politician.

However, I totally agree with you. Most politics threads here on A.net I wont even bother reading, because the people arguing both sides anger me too much. Therefore, I don't want to get into any of it and I just stay clear. Therefore, nobody knows my real views here  crossfingers 


User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1264 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 11):
You should run for governor of Texas.

That’s what Kinky is for.



http://www.kinkyfriedman.com/

And Superfly, he has a business that bottles olive oil!


User currently offlineQANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

His Serene Revered Imperial Majesty - Emperor Qantasforever.

QFF


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1234 times:

Quoting QANTASFOREVER (Reply 18):
His Serene Revered Imperial Majesty - Emperor Qantasforever.

Booo !! A bas QFF ! Vive JGPH1A, Divine Autocrat and Ruler of the Universe.


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 19):
Divine Autocrat and Ruler of the Universe.

Hmmm - however you are clearly ruling it from a different planet to the one the rest of us are on Big grin



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

Congressman B757300. That will be the first and ONLY time I think of that possible debacle.

User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1226 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 19):
Vive JGPH1A, Divine Autocrat and Ruler of the Universe

Well that explains why it's such a bloody mess anyway....



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1224 times:

Quoting Cornish (Reply 20):
Hmmm - however you are clearly ruling it from a different planet to the one the rest of us are on

Right - you'll be first up against the wall, come the revolution !

Quoting Banco (Reply 22):
Well that explains why it's such a bloody mess anyway....

You'll be second.

I'm a law-and-order candidate. "Tough on Dissent, Tough on the Causes of Dissent".


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1221 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 23):
Right - you'll be first up against the wall, come the revolution !

Well I could come up with some reference to "Let them eat cake", but you'd like that JGP (and you'd eat ALL the cake) Big grin



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
25 QANTASforever : Screw that, I have a foolproof plan all mapped out. I'll wear silly hats, be the leader of a number of nations, only make one speech a year, appear f
26 Post contains images Banco : Er. Can I just clarify something here? Which way will we be facing?
27 Post contains images Cornish : Crikey. That'll be a novel experience for you then
28 VH-KCT* : QFF, I like your thinking - perhaps some further advice to advance your career, courtesy of Sir Humphrey... It is axiomatic in government that hornets
29 QANTASforever : All in the name of duty, my Commonwealth Realm cousin. QFF
30 JGPH1A : Oh please - don't flatter yourself. Not that it matters, the ravening wolves won't care either way. Can I be the accompanying foul tempered old bigot
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