"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."
Awww shucks, Roy. I accept your invitation. Let me start by saying that we have nothing to fear but the French. They should be destroyed at all costs. Also, my birthday should be made into an immedate federal holiday, celebrated by numerous furniture sales and the sending of presents to me by everyone in the country. Of course, my A&E biography would go into immediate production and the part of me would be played by Tom Cruise. Ask not what your country can do for you, becasue there is such a thing as a stupid question and that's a good example of one. I also propose we send all of our criminals to Australia, as the island was orginally intended. Or Georgia, it doesn't matter to me. Ich bin ein Cheese-o-holic! Let me end by quoting Sir Alec Issigonis, a wise man whom this quote proved also to be insane, "A camel is a horse designed by committee."
Seriously, thanks, and I keep thinking about it. I am for children and against crime. That should be enough for most people, but if it isn't, I'm also for colonizing the stars, bringing more computers to schools, and promoting advanced education, research and high culture. I want to streamline the tax system, unite the masses and bring back personal responsibility. I am opposed to virtually all forms of censorship. I want to lighten the government's spending and reform many victimless crime laws. I also like cats. Furhtermore, I will end every speech with, assuming I have one, "Thank you, and now if you will excuse me I'm going to go home and make love to my wife." Keep an eye out for my book of political essays, due out whenever I get around to writing them all.
2000-12-13 07:47 pm (UTC)
Re: But seriously...
See what I mean? The man's got the stability and strength of character to be president, or anything else. AND, he's for children! How can he lose?
horrible idea.....just ask wes about his stance on mandatory military training, go ahead, get him started....you'll see!
Yeah, it'd never pass and I'd probably never bring it up, but I believe in mandatory basic training. No terms of service. Just 6 to 12 weeks or so depending on the branch of service. I'd also add two more branches, one for space exploration (I just can't buy that "Navy gets the space ships" crap) and one highly elite guard that would go through a training period of two years, including 6 months of unbearable psychological torture to try and wear down theit will (Basically brainwashing. Those who get washed also get cut from the program. The point would be to see who was tough enough to withstand it). They'd have no ranks (save for pay scale by experience), be interchangeable for teams based on their specialty and have full field decision capabilities. But hey, I'm a realist, you can't get everything you want for Christmas, so if I ran I wouldn't push the idea that much anyway. I think we should fix what we got before we go adding to it. Oh, did I mention that I'm for kids?
2000-12-14 08:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Pro bono publico
Actually, that doesn't sound too bad. I was just thinking the other day about that. I was considering the fact that many European countries have some form of mandatory military service, and wishing that -I- had been forced into some military service; not by draft (read: randomly), but by a specific and binding set of rules.
You have to believe that, if nothing else, the American public would probably be in slightly better physical shape if we all had to go through basic training at age 18. Hell, consider how buff we'd all be if it were two years of full service that were required, like I was wishing the other day? heh.
I've never been too keen on the military, but I see it as an unfortunate necessity, and I have a lot of respect for the institution... Oh, and I often wish I could even come close to being a Marine. Seems like fun, once you get through all the mental and physical anguish parts.
2000-12-13 10:55 pm (UTC)
I think we should tip the world on its end
I think the KOB should maybe think about helping with a little governmental work. But not helping like comunity service. helping like de-fuckifying it. We could definitely shove people into offices and positions of power given we trusted them to act in our favor once inserted there.
from the subject line of yours...are you by any chance a radiohead fan????
just wondering..thats what caught my attention...
oh and about the bush thing...hey....whats four years right??? i agree that by now i am pretty numb to it and dont care as much as i did in the begining...i just find it odd that it all happened in the state where his brother was governor...im surprised that question never arrose...but hey....im not one for politics...but i voted....i did my duty....
2000-12-15 01:47 am (UTC)
It wasn't me, it was my strange and creeping doubt
Actually, I'm a huge radiohead fan. Pleased to meet you. As of right now, Pablo Honey's been in my car CD player for about 2 weeks. And it ain't leaving anytime soon.
Oh, and are you a random traveler through my journal, or are we somehow mysteriously connected?
2000-12-15 12:30 pm (UTC)
Re: It wasn't me, it was my strange and creeping doubt
just a random traveler...
have you heard their new album yet?? its okay....but an okay for radiohead is amazing to other bands.....i was highly upset at the version of motion picture soundtrack...they left out the last verse and its just so slow.....i like the one demo version of it better..but i heard that first so i guess i am bias...