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  1. #1
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: OT: Open Letter to the World

    sf wrote:

    > Got this today and decided to pass it on. "OT" will keep it from
    > those who have filtered Off Topic posts like this.
    > ``````````````````
    > Dear World:
    >
    > We, the United States of America, your top quality supplier of ideals
    > of democracy, would like to apologize for our 2001-2008 interruption
    > in service. The technical fault that led to this eight-year service
    > outage has been located, and the software responsible was replaced
    > November 4.
    >
    > Early tests of the newly installed program indicate that we are now
    > operating correctly, and we expect it to be fully functional from
    > January 20th forward. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the
    > outage. We look forward to resuming full service and hope to improve
    > in years to come.
    >
    > We thank you for your patience and understanding.
    >
    > Sincerely,
    > THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA



    In view of the economic disaster area and Constitution-shredded police state
    the USA has become, how do you feel today?

    Bob



  2. #2
    Pennyaline Guest

    Default Re: OT: Open Letter to the World

    On 11/23/2011 8:57 PM, Bob Terwilliger wrote:

    > In view of the economic disaster area and Constitution-shredded police state
    > the USA has become, how do you feel today?
    >
    > Bob


    Since it's all still rooted in the Bush administration, she probably
    still feels the same way.

    Have a nice Thanksgiving!

  3. #3
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

    Default Re: OT: Open Letter to the World

    Pennyaline wrote:

    >> In view of the economic disaster area and Constitution-shredded police
    >> state the USA has become, how do you feel today?
    >>
    >> Bob

    >
    > Since it's all still rooted in the Bush administration, she probably still
    > feels the same way.



    Thing is, the smug simpleton who wrote that "open letter" obviously expected
    Obama to *fix* the problems which face the nation, all by himself and in a
    matter of a few days.


    > Have a nice Thanksgiving!


    Thanks, and the same to you! Unfortunately, I'll be working straight through
    until Saturday. (It would normally be Sunday, but I'm taking Saturday off so
    I can get some sleep, and then I'll be cooking a "Thanksgiving" meal on
    Sunday. Lin will still be making a roast-turkey dinner on Thanksgiving
    itself, but I'll have to gobble it down and rush off to work.)

    Bob




  4. #4
    projectile vomit chick Guest

    Default Re: OT: Open Letter to the World

    On Nov 23, 9:57*pm, "Bob Terwilliger" <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz>
    wrote:
    > sf wrote:
    > > Got this today and decided to pass it on. *"OT" will keep it from
    > > those who have filtered Off Topic posts like this.
    > > ``````````````````
    > > Dear *World:

    >
    > > We, the United States of America, your top quality supplier of ideals
    > > of democracy, would like to apologize for our 2001-2008 interruption
    > > in service. The technical fault that led to this eight-year service
    > > outage has been located, and the software responsible was replaced
    > > November 4.

    >
    > > Early tests of the newly installed program indicate that we are now
    > > operating correctly, and we expect it to be fully functional from
    > > January 20th forward. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the
    > > outage. We look forward to resuming full service and hope to improve
    > > in years to come.

    >
    > > We thank you for your patience and understanding.

    >
    > > Sincerely,
    > > THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    >
    > In view of the economic disaster area and Constitution-shredded police state
    > the USA has become, how do you feel today?


    I feel pretty bad about this country being bought up and ruled by
    communist China.

  5. #5
    projectile vomit chick Guest

    Default Re: OT: Open Letter to the World

    On Nov 23, 10:58*pm, Pennyaline <norwegianb...@beatifulplummage.huh>
    wrote:
    > On 11/23/2011 8:57 PM, Bob Terwilliger wrote:
    >
    > > In view of the economic disaster area and Constitution-shredded police state
    > > the USA has become, how do you feel today?

    >
    > > Bob

    >
    > Since it's all still rooted in the Bush administration, she probably
    > still feels the same way.
    >
    > Have a nice Thanksgiving!


    I put the blame on liberals, hippies, the ACLU, feminists (most
    importantly) and the Clinton administration.

  6. #6
    Jerry Avins Guest

    Default Re: OT: Open Letter to the World

    On Nov 24, 5:42*am, "Bob Terwilliger" <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz>
    wrote:
    > Pennyaline wrote:
    > >> In view of the economic disaster area and Constitution-shredded police
    > >> state the USA has become, how do you feel today?


    Discouraged.

    > > Since it's all still rooted in the Bush administration, she probably still
    > > feels the same way.

    >
    > Thing is, the smug simpleton who wrote that "open letter" obviously expected
    > Obama to *fix* the problems which face the nation, all by himself and in a
    > matter of a few days.


    He actually might have, if the House majority had let him. I don't
    find it surprising that they were prepared to trash the economy in
    order to keep him from being reelected, but I'm flabbgergasted that
    they said as much for publication.

    Jerry
    --
    "The rights of the best of men are secured only as the
    rights of the vilest and most abhorrent are protected."
    - Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, 1927


  7. #7
    Pennyaline Guest

    Default Re: OT: Open Letter to the World

    On 11/24/2011 8:52 AM, Jerry Avins wrote:

    > He actually might have, if the House majority had let him. I don't
    > find it surprising that they were prepared to trash the economy in
    > order to keep him from being reelected, but I'm flabbgergasted that
    > they said as much for publication.


    It doesn't surprise me that they'd say it. It's the same mentality that
    drives the movers and shakers to proudly proclaim that they're within
    their rights to do anything to make a buck, and lets bankers and CEOs
    appoint their offices in millions of dollars worth of bling and
    unquestioningly pocket more millions in compensation as the businesses
    they head founder and their employees live at the poverty line. They
    believe they are untouchable, and indeed the policies of the Bush era
    did protect them. They are driven by money, favoritism and cronyism that
    they are motivated to keep no matter what it does to the rest of us.
    Once upon a time, the population of France solved this kind of
    governmental corruption problem with a sharp blade.

  8. #8
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: OT: Open Letter to the World

    On 24/11/2011 11:22 AM, Pennyaline wrote:
    > On 11/24/2011 8:52 AM, Jerry Avins wrote:
    >
    >> He actually might have, if the House majority had let him. I don't
    >> find it surprising that they were prepared to trash the economy in
    >> order to keep him from being reelected, but I'm flabbgergasted that
    >> they said as much for publication.

    >
    > It doesn't surprise me that they'd say it. It's the same mentality that
    > drives the movers and shakers to proudly proclaim that they're within
    > their rights to do anything to make a buck, and lets bankers and CEOs
    > appoint their offices in millions of dollars worth of bling and
    > unquestioningly pocket more millions in compensation as the businesses
    > they head founder and their employees live at the poverty line. They
    > believe they are untouchable, and indeed the policies of the Bush era
    > did protect them. They are driven by money, favoritism and cronyism that
    > they are motivated to keep no matter what it does to the rest of us.
    > Once upon a time, the population of France solved this kind of
    > governmental corruption problem with a sharp blade.


    Just a few days ago I watched "Inside Job", about the US financial
    meltdown. Heads should roll over that one. It was fraud, theft and
    greed, all committed by a relatively small but well connected circle of
    conspirators, the CEOs and high placed bureaucrats who were in their
    pockets.

  9. #9
    projectile vomit chick Guest

    Default Re: OT: Open Letter to the World

    On Nov 24, 10:22*am, Pennyaline <norwegianb...@beatifulplummage.huh>
    wrote:
    > On 11/24/2011 8:52 AM, Jerry Avins wrote:
    >
    > > He actually might have, if the House majority had let him. I don't
    > > find it surprising that they were prepared to trash the economy in
    > > order to keep him from being reelected, but I'm flabbgergasted that
    > > they said as much for publication.

    >
    > It doesn't surprise me that they'd say it. It's the same mentality that
    > drives the movers and shakers to proudly proclaim that they're within
    > their rights to do anything to make a buck, and lets bankers and CEOs
    > appoint their offices in millions of dollars worth of bling and
    > unquestioningly pocket more millions in compensation as the businesses
    > they head founder and their employees live at the poverty line. They
    > believe they are untouchable, and indeed the policies of the Bush era
    > did protect them. They are driven by money, favoritism and cronyism that
    > they are motivated to keep no matter what it does to the rest of us.
    > Once upon a time, the population of France solved this kind of
    > governmental corruption problem with a sharp blade.


    *applauding*

  10. #10
    projectile vomit chick Guest

    Default Re: OT: Open Letter to the World

    On Nov 24, 11:43*am, Dave Smith <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
    > On 24/11/2011 11:22 AM, Pennyaline wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On 11/24/2011 8:52 AM, Jerry Avins wrote:

    >
    > >> He actually might have, if the House majority had let him. I don't
    > >> find it surprising that they were prepared to trash the economy in
    > >> order to keep him from being reelected, but I'm flabbgergasted that
    > >> they said as much for publication.

    >
    > > It doesn't surprise me that they'd say it. It's the same mentality that
    > > drives the movers and shakers to proudly proclaim that they're within
    > > their rights to do anything to make a buck, and lets bankers and CEOs
    > > appoint their offices in millions of dollars worth of bling and
    > > unquestioningly pocket more millions in compensation as the businesses
    > > they head founder and their employees live at the poverty line. They
    > > believe they are untouchable, and indeed the policies of the Bush era
    > > did protect them. They are driven by money, favoritism and cronyism that
    > > they are motivated to keep no matter what it does to the rest of us.
    > > Once upon a time, the population of France solved this kind of
    > > governmental corruption problem with a sharp blade.

    >
    > Just a few days ago I watched "Inside Job", about the US financial
    > meltdown. Heads should roll over that one. It was fraud, theft and
    > greed, all committed by a relatively small but well connected circle of
    > conspirators, the CEOs and high placed bureaucrats who were in their
    > pockets.


    That's what I've been wondering about lo these past few years. Why
    aren't these people just marched out and shot?

  11. #11
    sf Guest

    Default Re: OT: Open Letter to the World

    On Thu, 24 Nov 2011 12:43:55 -0500, Dave Smith
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 24/11/2011 11:22 AM, Pennyaline wrote:
    > > On 11/24/2011 8:52 AM, Jerry Avins wrote:
    > >
    > >> He actually might have, if the House majority had let him. I don't
    > >> find it surprising that they were prepared to trash the economy in
    > >> order to keep him from being reelected, but I'm flabbgergasted that
    > >> they said as much for publication.

    > >
    > > It doesn't surprise me that they'd say it. It's the same mentality that
    > > drives the movers and shakers to proudly proclaim that they're within
    > > their rights to do anything to make a buck, and lets bankers and CEOs
    > > appoint their offices in millions of dollars worth of bling and
    > > unquestioningly pocket more millions in compensation as the businesses
    > > they head founder and their employees live at the poverty line. They
    > > believe they are untouchable, and indeed the policies of the Bush era
    > > did protect them. They are driven by money, favoritism and cronyism that
    > > they are motivated to keep no matter what it does to the rest of us.
    > > Once upon a time, the population of France solved this kind of
    > > governmental corruption problem with a sharp blade.

    >
    > Just a few days ago I watched "Inside Job", about the US financial
    > meltdown. Heads should roll over that one. It was fraud, theft and
    > greed, all committed by a relatively small but well connected circle of
    > conspirators, the CEOs and high placed bureaucrats who were in their
    > pockets.


    Unfortunately, it will never happen.... but we can always hope. I was
    delightfully surprised when a few of the Enron crooks were prosecuted.


    --
    Food is an important part of a balanced diet.

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