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    Fred Thompson

    So, Fat Freddie is in the race!!! Isn't it great? He is an empty bag of gas in a blue suit and looks like he was just dumped out of a vacuum cleaner. His speaking style is about as exciting as three day old store bought plain cheese pizza. His policy ideas are about as fresh as day old bagels and expired cream cheese So-called conservatives call this CFR bag of cement the conservative savior of the Republican party. I predict that he will fall like a rock by Novemer 2007.


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    Re: Fred Thompson

    Do you know of anyone in politics whom you could support?

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    Ron Paul and Duncan Hunter.

    Reservedly John Edwards if by some fluke he got the Democratic nomination. He's a slip and fall shyster, but he at least pretends to understand the trade issue.

    I guess you notice from my posts that I'm not too high on any politician especially those pushed on us by the networks, fox news and cnn, not to mention the corporate print media. I think that politicians in general occupy a place slightly lower than a cockroach in my esteem.

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    Yes I'm pleased you can nominate a couple...

    I live in a remote part of the world and we live by trade.

    I think our New Zealand concern is that we can continue to trade, do what we can to keep our very large ocean-space viable and clean, and I think we fear religious nutters somewhat...
    of course we are almost irrelevant in global politics.

    Margaret was here this morning and we sat in spring sunshine and we remarked on how lucky we were. One of her brothers is a senior man in Treasury and reads a lot and has worked for years in Washington... but he is occupied with funding of State assets, which after our railways were sold, also all power and infrastructure. It's complex because we have a gummint which by-and-large represents the people who vote it in, and many rise like scum, and eventually we get the gummint we deserve.

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    Re: Fred Thompson

    Great, another ham actor.

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    Re: Fred Thompson

    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat
    So, Fat Freddie is in the race!!! Isn't it great? He is an empty bag of gas in a blue suit and looks like he was just dumped out of a vacuum cleaner. His speaking style is about as exciting as three day old store bought plain cheese pizza. His policy ideas are about as fresh as day old bagels and expired cream cheese So-called conservatives call this CFR bag of cement the conservative savior of the Republican party. I predict that he will fall like a rock by Novemer 2007.
    If he makes it that far!

    He does have a great future, though, as a casket model....

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    I find much to dislike about Thompson, and nothing much to be excited about.

    My brother says that he has only one good point, and that's that he was in "The Hunt for Red October."

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    Re: Fred Thompson

    Quote Originally Posted by robmcg
    Do you know of anyone in politics whom you could support?
    The name, Bloomberg, come to mind. Very bright, all business, surprising little BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdm
    Quote Originally Posted by robmcg
    Do you know of anyone in politics whom you could support?
    The name, Bloomberg, come to mind. Very bright, all business, surprising little BS.
    If you want an accelerated path to the ultimate nanny state where smoking is banned, cameras are everywhere, guns seized, you can vote for Bloomberg. I used to think that he was alright, but he has implemented some outrageous policies as mayor of NYC and has no regard for individual rights under the constitution. No thanks. I'd almost take Hilliary over him.

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    Re: Fred Thompson

    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat
    Quote Originally Posted by jdm
    Quote Originally Posted by robmcg
    Do you know of anyone in politics whom you could support?
    The name, Bloomberg, come to mind. Very bright, all business, surprising little BS.
    If you want an accelerated path to the ultimate nanny state where smoking is banned, cameras are everywhere, guns seized, you can vote for Bloomberg. I used to think that he was alright, but he has implemented some outrageous policies as mayor of NYC and has no regard for individual rights under the constitution. No thanks. I'd almost take Hilliary over him.
    The absolute "best case" scenario we can hope for is status quo - keeping the scheissewasser from rising another couple of inches.The only way we'll ever get things moving in the right direction (more freedom, less government) is via la revolucion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric

    The absolute "best case" scenario we can hope for is status quo - keeping the scheissewasser from rising another couple of inches.The only way we'll ever get things moving in the right direction (more freedom, less government) is via la revolucion!
    How can you press for less gummint when anytime anything goes wrong you blame the gummint?

    Perhaps you have some romantic notion that C18th villagers were all-wise...

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    Quote Originally Posted by robmcg
    Quote Originally Posted by Eric

    The absolute "best case" scenario we can hope for is status quo - keeping the scheissewasser from rising another couple of inches.The only way we'll ever get things moving in the right direction (more freedom, less government) is via la revolucion!
    How can you press for less gummint when anytime anything goes wrong you blame the gummint?

    Perhaps you have some romantic notion that C18th villagers were all-wise...
    No, I just have fear and loathing of an oligarchical corporatist empire; a republic with a limited federal government and more local control - and in which corporate power is held in check (and held accountable) is what I desire....

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    I saw Fred on the TV the other day.
    With all the stress of the job of being president, I don't think he'd last the full term. They'd better nominate a decent VP as well (just in case, you understand)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    I saw Fred on the TV the other day.
    With all the stress of the job of being president, I don't think he'd last the full term. They'd better nominate a decent VP as well (just in case, you understand)

    Chip H.
    He does have an awful lot of that "deer in the headlights" look about him when speaking extemporaneously. Certainly NOT The Communicator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiph
    I saw Fred on the TV the other day.
    With all the stress of the job of being president, I don't think he'd last the full term. They'd better nominate a decent VP as well (just in case, you understand)

    Chip H.
    I've seen embalmed corpses that looked healthier....

    Seeing him talk reminds me of that scene in "Austin Powers" where Dr. Evil explains: "I'm hip.. I'm with it... chocka chocka chocka.."

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    I never could understand the excitement about Thompson, and I'm guessing a lot of other people are beginning to think the same way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric

    Perhaps you have some romantic notion that C18th villagers were all-wise...
    No, I just have fear and loathing of an oligarchical corporatist empire; a republic with a limited federal government and more local control - and in which corporate power is held in check (and held accountable) is what I desire....
    Ah. Then we speak the same language.
    I have long had a low opinion of the corporate 'way', but cannot see many alternatives short of gummint-by-decree [as in war].
    Local control is hamstrung by the low standard of elected representatives. So I incline to the "lesser of evils" approach, which I am sad to say is the corporate oligarchy model.

    I was quite optomistic in 1993 when we sold our publically-owned RRs to Ed Baird and Wisconsin Central, but the merchant bankers who funded the thing stole billions and fled to Hong Kong [Fay Richwhite] and the productive company is now largely owned by theives and brigands, and Canadian pension funds! So our taxes are being used to keep RRs... the alternaive being multi-billions of motorways and imported fuel

    ...and I have never understood why corporate people pay themselves so much. At least the motives are transparent; more money for me. Which to a point is natural, but eight million/annum personal retainer for a corporation not doing so well? Then it is despicable. Rats, liars, cheats, brigands!!! In debate I take the socialist line, for NZ at least, just for the entertainment. Put the bastards in the Gulag.

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    "Ah. Then we speak the same language."

    I think so!


    "I have long had a low opinion of the corporate 'way', but cannot see many alternatives short of gummint-by-decree [as in war]."

    I see no reason why corporate power can't be held in check by proper oversight; we had that once. For openers, the laws about corporate "personhood" must be repealed.

    "...and I have never understood why corporate people pay themselves so much. "

    They are greedheads who crave power and status uber alles. "Enough" is never good enough.

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    "greedheads who crave power and status uber alles. "Enough" is never good enough."

    Don't you think this greed is a bit more complex, when those in power are dealing in billions and single decisions at board level mean many jobs lost etc.?

    What gets me is the private machinations of State and Federal politicians and corporate top people.

    Journos are now nearly all into PR where the money is.

    JDM used to be a good source of advice, but is somewhat compromised right now.

    It may be that this site will change into a rather erudite talk-fest with about 12 reasonably literate regular contributors; a world view Cars US
    but who am I to offer perspective? I just spent some time writing a caption about British circumstances after WW2... we being quite badly hurt by WW2 and some unions survived McCarthhy and went further and were outright destructive .

    Further in a new thread; 'Communism and Mass Prouction and Art"

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    "Don't you think this greed is a bit more complex, when those in power are dealing in billions and single decisions at board level mean many jobs lost etc.?"

    At core, I think it's about the status (intertwined with power) that comes from being a "player." It's the same power lust that drives politicians.... . and it's perhaps the ugliest human characteristic of all.


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