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Republican or Democrat?

post #1 of 19
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Subject: Republican or Democrat?

A woman in a hot air balloon over a large lake realized she was lost. She lowered altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him,"Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him somewhere out here an
hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2346 feet above sea level. You are 31 degrees,14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude."

She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican." "I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."

The man smiled and responded, "You must be a Democrat."

"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?" "Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are, or where you're going. You've risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you expect ME to solve
your problem. You're in EXACTLY the same position you were in before we
met, but somehow now, it's MY fault."
post #2 of 19
dang that is good.
post #3 of 19
PRICELESS!
post #4 of 19
AMAZINGLY ACCURATE!


...If we could only exile both of those attitudes to some deserted desert island!?!

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post #5 of 19
Most republicans suck! They line their own pocket and cheat the blue collar worker! Screw Bush in 2004! He hasn't done JACK SQUAT with this nations economy! Out the door with Dubya!

[ March 12, 2004, 03:28 PM: Message edited by: snowdog5150 ]
post #6 of 19
Anyone who thinks that is clever or insightful is part of the problem.
post #7 of 19
The main jist of that snip-it had to do with the fact that both parties are just keeping the masses occupied with trivial events while the BIG issues are manipulated for private gain behind the scenes.

Get your head out of the sand, Ugli; and realize that most of what we call politics has nothing to do with the 'real' issues, but is just a line of entertainment for the masses! .....It truly is screwed up, and many of us are just plain tired of being led around like a bunch of lemmings!

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post #8 of 19
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Originally posted by feal:


Get your head out of the sand, Ugli; and realize that most of what we call politics has nothing to do with the 'real' issues, but is just a line of entertainment for the masses! .....It truly is screwed up, and many of us are just plain tired of being led around like a bunch of lemmings!

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Get your head out of your ass and see through to real issues of policy, where the decisions you make and elect others to make have real consequences. If you feel like a lemming you have no one to blame but yourself. Step out of the pack, educate yourself, and make the best decision you can.
post #9 of 19
Ugli: Get your head out of your ass and see through to real issues of policy, where the decisions you make and elect others to make have real consequences. If you feel like a lemming you have no one to blame but yourself. Step out of the pack, educate yourself, and make the best decision you can.

Real consequences? Do you still believe that the individual vote can make a difference? [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #10 of 19
Since we're in random humor here I'll assume you're joking re "individual vote" comment. After the 2000 election it's paintfully clear that individual votes do make a difference. Florida, New Mexico, etc. in 2000 election were decided -- fairly or otherwise by a tiny number of votes. That is certain to be the case again this year and nothing is more important than adding up the individual votes to a clear, immediate margin.
post #11 of 19
ts01

I guess I was being rather negative. Nevertheless, I generally don't believe that individuals can make quite as much a difference as the establishment would like us to believe.

As it stands, only about half the country voted for republicans and today less than half are happy with the policy. From an individual perspective this is a huge failure in "making your vote count". That is how I was looking at it.
post #12 of 19
How did we get to this point? Where people wear their cynicism and apathy as a badge of pride, and people who say their votes don't matter pat themselves on the back thinking such views are a product of a unique, insightful, and individualistic mind?

Hey TomB, I see you're Canadian. Don't forget that Leviticus says owning slaves is okay if they're bought from a neighboring country and that George W. Bush thinks he's doing god's work here on earth. There's a lot at stake for you too.
post #13 of 19
What's wrong with owning slaves :

I'd like to pick up a few cheap ones from TGR to wax and maintain my quiver.

Swedish retard.
post #14 of 19
Though I think Ugli's contributions here are rarely positive (the aggressiveness doesn't travel well from one forum to the other), his last post above is definitely mature and thought-provoking. Oh yes, and funny rather than insulting (sorry TomB, my borrowed English sense of humour appreciates the irony). Definitely doesn't justify calling him a 'retard'...
post #15 of 19
Cedric,

Remember that I did not call Ugli a retard. We need to kick Xdog1 for that one.

My response to his post was indeed the result of cynicism and apathy. But my cynicism and apathy are not a badge of pride nor a product of a unique, insightful, and individualistic mind. It is just the way it is.
post #16 of 19
TomB, I did not want to imply it was you doing the name calling! (hence the brackets - though I could have written it better).

The rest is an interesting controversy. It's very much top of the agenda where I come from, as you know. Funny that many people, when they evade those countries, are happy they can finally avoid the tiresome involvement in politics...

as for the initial joke, to think that such broad-brush characterizations are more than a joke and somehow relevant to 'the problem' (whatever that is) is a reversal of cause and effect. it ain't the joke that's a problem, perhaps the surface thinking of so many people on both sides of the US political divide...
post #17 of 19
What has the world come to when you can't call someone a "swedish retard" in the humor forum???

Geez Louise! [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
post #18 of 19
This is funny: Let's take the money, the PROFIT MOTIVE, out of politics and see what happens then.

[img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
post #19 of 19
The first time I heard that joke, the man on the ground was an IT geek and the woman in the balloon was management.
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