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Connie
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Username: Connie

Post Number: 1274
Registered: 10-2000
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 05:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And there you have it!!
THIS IS SO TRUE IT HURTS!!!!!!!!! WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's all about the Ice Cream......
The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third grade in 2000. The 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.
He sat down and Olivia came to the podium. 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. 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 land slide.
Every time Barack Obama opens his mouth he offers ice cream, and fifty percent of America reacts like nine-year-olds. They want ice cream. The other fifty percent know they're going to have to feed the cow
 

Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 6227
Registered: 03-2004
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 01:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Every time Barack Obama opens his mouth he offers ice cream, and fifty percent of America reacts like nine-year-olds. They want ice cream. The other fifty percent know they're going to have to feed the cow"

Like McCain was immune from this???
 

Paul Hayslett
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Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 1917
Registered: 02-2002
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 02:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And yet, the most likely cow-feeders voted for Obama:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1108/15471.html

That would include me, since my family income hovers in the gap between "tax cut" and "tax increase" in the O-plan.

In addition, I am currently embroiled in a very, very local fight to move 3 streets (maybe 30 households) into a taxing district which covers most of the rest of my neighborhood. This will convert my current voluntary contribution to the neighborhood association into a lienable tax at a 0.13 mil rate.

I can hear the sharp intake of breath. All the conservatives are aghast. Why would anyone want to increase his taxes, whether local or national? The man must be insane!

The simple fact is that I, and all the other high-earners who voted for Obama, are more than happy to pay taxes when we feel that the money is being spent well and when we feel that the government is otherwise competent. Torture, warrantless eavesdropping, unnecessary war, environmental destruction, deficits, poor relationships with allies, etc. -- if it costs me a little out of pocket to clean up this mess, so be it.

Believe me, if McCain had done a "Jamie" and put forward well-thought-out policies for solving the nation's problems, I might have voted for him. "Drill, baby, drill" and "I know how to get bin Laden. I'll get him!" are just "I'll give you ice cream" for conservatives.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 9515
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 02:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Connie, if you equate inspiration with ice cream, as in your simplistic parable, then Ronald Reagan offered Americans the same thing as Barack Obama.

Is that what you mean?
 

Connie
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Username: Connie

Post Number: 1275
Registered: 10-2000
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 10:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

no Bill, again it is posted under "humor" I thought it was funny....but it sure did draw lefty fire
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 9518
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 12:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yes, those liberals just don't have any sense of humor (substitute feminists, gays, illegal immigrants, whatever group you want to single out).
 

Connie
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Username: Connie

Post Number: 1276
Registered: 10-2000
Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 12:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

as far as I know, and I'll give the benefit of any doubt, just the liberals responded.

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