- 14-11-2010, 00:42 #11
- 14-11-2010, 00:58 #12"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." Sir Winston Churchill
Please make every one die. Amen.
- 14-11-2010, 01:01 #13
- 14-11-2010, 02:34 #14
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- On The Cherokee Indian Res
Jerry Brown showed good taste in dating Linda Ronstadt when she was young and pretty, but I don't think he had the brains that God gave a slug (sorry Sluggy) he never proposed a law or a government agency that actually helped California.
(Too bad about the so-called "Governator". He made such a great speech at the 2004 Republican Convention.)
"We can't expect the American People to jump from Capitalism to Communism,
but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of Socialism,
until they awaken one day to find that they have Communism." Nikita Khrushchev
- 14-11-2010, 15:48 #15
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- 14-11-2010, 16:16 #16"No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little." Edmund Burke
- 14-11-2010, 16:31 #17
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- Gods Waiting room
So whats the solution, another great depression followed by a war to increase industrial profits or just a return to isolationism which would be difficult to find housing for English speaking service personnel in Northern Mehico!"I'd rather be a tired old Has been, than a tired old Never Has Been!!"
"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."
Semper in excremento sum, solum profunditas mutat
According to Ispeakcrabandpongo "Typically Island Ape Brits," That suits me!
- 14-11-2010, 16:42 #18
Last edited by jumpinjarhead; 14-11-2010 at 17:01."No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little." Edmund Burke
- 14-11-2010, 17:39 #19
I spend a lot of time in the Bay Area. It's under gone a drastic decline in the past couple of decades. In the first years of this century I recall a gouging Enron turning the lights off on the Stanford campus as a rather symbolic moment.
Government is the problem. Dismally poor governance even by inept US standards, brought on in this case by overly zealous pursuit of democracy. The State is dysfunctional, tied up in ludicrous constitutional knots by a population determined to have its cake and eat it. Folk don't want to pay taxes but want all their services and entitlements maintained, they vote accordingly and they vote a lot, it's a political kindergarden. Deficit inevitably balloons, getting kicked down the road by spineless politicians with silly term limits until its unsupportable. It's an economy roughly as complex as Germany's and the retarded Libertarians who float about the place think it can run itself like some 18th century planters colony.
It's still a great center of innovation with booming Biotechs eagerly harvesting Barrycare's bountiful failure to control costs but how long that will last with a broken school system and smarter, tougher competition emerging elsewhere? The Indians who were the brains behind the dotcom boom are leaving, the smell of innovation in Silicon Valley is no longer curry.
It's telling that two of the most shortsighted and incompetent CEOs in US corporate history ran for election in California during the Midterms and there was a real risk that one of them might buy her way into the second biggest job in US politics and perhaps technically the hardest, Governor.
Sad, place was once the embodiment of the American dream consolidated by the stealth socialism of massive defense contract boondoggles in the 60s. No surprise that Ronald "sausage factory" Reagan came to power via the Governor's chair. What makes it worse is the 49er optimism is still there. Only distant hope is demographic, the asian brains and fast breeding latino muscle who do all the work will stage an intervention, ditch the parasitic whitebread elite that still dominates the infantile political sphere and reboot the Bear state under some adult management.
Still not as fecked as Ireland.That's the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!
- 14-11-2010, 18:20 #20
It also bears remembering that the US is not and never was a "democracy." Thankfully our founders knew enough about human nature to create a more complex form of representative governance, the republic, that, at least until the appearance of progressives in the late 19th century, worked rather well in maximizing the positive attributes of humankind while guarding against the excesses of our baser natures."No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little." Edmund Burke
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