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Why would you want to be concerned with something you cannot affect much  or understand very well?  Like public policy.

Every year or two, you get a chance to smack those guys you don't like one good one. Take that, you (Jackass) (Elephant). Bush isn't much, but that other guy is worse.

There are too many things to vote for. School Boards, and Waste Disposal District Officers and bonds and initiatives and city and county and state and national...who can makes sense of it all.

Why bother ? What difference does it make ? If it has to be done, I guess I can cut the sample ballot out of the newspaper.

Anyway, I'm busy, there's the job, the spouse, the house, the yard, the car, the kids, the club, my friends, my hobby, TV shows, and, of course, shopping.

An analytical concern for policy is not a normal way of thinking. You guys are weird. Get a life.

Joe Sicspak

by greatferm (greatferm-at-email.com) on Wed Dec 27th, 2006 at 02:19:33 PM EST
Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players, and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol and dental insurance. Choose fixed- interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisure wear and matching luggage. Choose a three piece suite on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing sprit- crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pishing you last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked-up brats you have spawned to replace yourself. Choose your future. Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that? — Irvine Welsh in Trainspotting

Those whom the Gods wish to destroy They first make mad. -- Euripides
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Dec 27th, 2006 at 02:39:20 PM EST
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