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#1 A non-worthless bit of spam I received recently:
"We are worried about 'the cow' when it is all about the 'Ice Cream. 'The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching 3rd grade. The last Presidential election was heating up and some of the children showed an interest. I decided we would have an election for a class president. We would choose our nominees. They would make a campaign speech and the class would vote. To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other class members. We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have. We got many nominations and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.
The class had done a great job in their selections. Both candidates were good kids.
I thought Jamie might have an advantage because he got lots of parental support.
I had never seen Olivia's mother.
The day arrived when they were to make their speeches.
Jamie went first.
He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better place.
He ended by promising to do his very best.
Everyone applauded and he sat down.
Now is was Olivia's turn to speak.
Her speech was concise. She said, "If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream." She sat down.
The class went wild. "Yes! Yes! We want ice cream."
She surely would say more. She did not have to.
A discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream? She wasn't sure. But no one pursued that question. They took her at her word.
Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it...She didn't know.
The class really didn't care. All they were thinking about was ice cream...
Jamie was forgotten. Olivia won by a landslide.
Every time Barack Obama opened his mouth he offered ice cream and 51.4 % of the people reacted like nine year olds.
They want ice cream.
The other 48.6% percent know they're going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess."
Posted by Glenmore 2012-05-29 09:08||
#2 That is the saddest, yet truest story I have heard about our political system, Glen.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-05-29 09:34||
#3 Where are Jim, Tim, and Franklin now?
Just in case you might have wondered how their ineptitude affected their lives after they ruined so many dreams and lives.
Where are Jim, Tim and Franklin now?
Here's a quick look into the three former Fannie Mae executives who brought down Wall Street.
Franklin Raines - was a Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Fannie Mae. Raines was forced to retire from his position with Fannie Mae when auditing discovered severe irregularities in Fannie Mae's accounting activities. Raines left with a "golden parachute valued at $240 Million in benefits. The Government filed suit against Raines when the depth of the aaccounting scandal became clear.
Tim Howard - was the Chief Financial Officer of Fannie Mae. Howard "was a strong internal proponent of using accounting strategies that would ensure a "stable pattern of earnings" at Fannie. Investigations by federal regulators and the company's board of directors since concluded that management did manipulate 1998 earnings to trigger bonuses. Raines and Howard resigned under pressure in late 2004. Howard's Golden Parachute was estimated at $20 Million!
Jim Johnson - A former executive at Lehman Brothers and who was later forced from his position as Fannie Mae CEO. Investigators found that Fannie Mae had hidden a substantial amount of Johnson's 1998 compensation from the public, reporting that it was between $6 million and $7 million when it fact it was $21 million." Johnson is currently under investigation for taking illegal loans from Countrywide while serving as CEO of Fannie Mae. Johnson's Golden Parachute was estimated at
WHERE ARE THEY NOW? FRANKLIN RAINES? Raines works for the Obama Campaign as his Chief Economic Advisor.
TIM HOWARD? Howard is a Chief Economic Advisor to Obama under Franklin Raines.
JIM JOHNSON? Johnson was hired as a Senior Obama Finance Advisor and was selected to run Obama's Vice Presidential Search Committee.
Kinda makes you sick to your stomach.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-05-29 12:22||
#4 Ben Franklin said something to the effect of, "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding whats for dinner." which is why we have a Republic.
The thing is, everyone has now seen Obama play hardball and knows how he pitches, and likely prefers catcher.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-05-29 12:53||
#5 The link is bad or the story has been pulled. Getting a 404 error.
I would think Obama's attacks may hurt him more than Romney. He's looking like a desperate man.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-05-29 17:17||
#6 Seems appropriate the Daily Nation in Kenya is reporting this story.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-05-29 17:18||
#7 Guess What ? Ron Paul : Dark Horse : Might Switch To Liberal Conservative Democrat And Run As Well As Republican & Democrat & Draft From : Occupation Party ! Watch : Primary ! 4 or 5 Percent ! Still A Winner !
Posted by es7502 2012-05-29 18:07||
#8 Normally attacks might be advantageous but in this case Romney just has to point out that Obama can't run on his record which is why he's attacking and almost any attack is blunted.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-05-29 20:48||
#9 The link is bad or the story has been pulled. Getting a 404 error.
That's the nature of the Daily Nation, JohnQC. You have to search the title from the newspaper's home page.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-05-29 21:11||