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Old August 25th, 2008, 06:05 PM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.fly
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A quick quiz on blue collar, Joe Sixpa...er, Lunchbox:

After 32 years on the Ford Assembly Plant line, Joe Lunchbox and the
missus go out every Friday night to the Dew Drop Inn to have a cold one
or two and listen to the jukebox. They are more likely to play:

A) Smells Like Funk
B) The Devil Went Down To Georgia

On Saturday night, they go to the movies. They are more likely to be
more interested in paying 10 bucks each to see:

A) King Lear, starring Gwenyth Paltrow
B) Whatever schlock Susan Sarandon might be in
C) The snackbar commercial repeated for 2 hours

On the way to the movies, they hear two stories on the news. Which is
more likely to upset them:

A) John McCain doesn't know off the top of his head how many houses his
wife's family's business interests, in which he has no role, might own
when suddenly asked
B) The Dems have had to import huge super-stretch limos, which get
about 6 feet to the gallon, from around the country to Denver so they
don't have to ride to their "green" convention to bitch about oil
companies in things like small, plain Fords

http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/08/2...ons/index.html

HTH,
R
....and when told that Fergie and Will i am were going to be at the
convention, Biden called McCain to brag about royal support. McCain told
him that she is technically "ex-royalty," and although he did concede
that the future king was a coup, he wasn't sure why the kid cared one
way or the other...
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Old August 25th, 2008, 06:12 PM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.fly
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yea, that's a laugh....my parking went up 350% this
am in downtown denver.....thanx barrack hussein obama....

what a joke.......



" their green convention "





On Aug 25, 11:05*am, wrote:
A quick quiz on blue collar, Joe Sixpa...er, Lunchbox:

After 32 years on the Ford Assembly Plant line, Joe Lunchbox and the
missus go out every Friday night to the Dew Drop Inn to have a cold one
or two and listen to the jukebox. *They are more likely to play:

A) *Smells Like Funk
B) *The Devil Went Down To Georgia

On Saturday night, they go to the movies. *They are more likely to be
more interested in paying 10 bucks each to see:

A) King Lear, starring Gwenyth Paltrow
B) Whatever schlock Susan Sarandon might be in
C) The snackbar commercial repeated for 2 hours

On the way to the movies, they hear two stories on the news. *Which is
more likely to upset them:

A) *John McCain doesn't know off the top of his head how many houses his
wife's family's business interests, in which he has no role, might own
when suddenly asked
B) *The Dems have had to import huge super-stretch limos, which get
about 6 feet to the gallon, from around the country to Denver so they
don't have to ride to their "green" convention to bitch about oil
companies in things like small, plain Fords

http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/08/2...ventions/index...

HTH,
R
...and when told that Fergie and Will i am were going to be at the
convention, Biden called McCain to brag about royal support. McCain told
him that she is technically "ex-royalty," and although he did concede
that the future king was a coup, he wasn't sure why the kid cared one
way or the other...


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Old August 25th, 2008, 10:28 PM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.fly
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yea, that's a laugh....my parking went up 350% this
am in downtown denver.....thanx barrack hussein obama....

what a joke.......



" their green convention "

Yeah, I heard that Obama was getting a cut of the parking racket in Denver.

Op



On Aug 25, 11:05 am, wrote:
A quick quiz on blue collar, Joe Sixpa...er, Lunchbox:

After 32 years on the Ford Assembly Plant line, Joe Lunchbox and the
missus go out every Friday night to the Dew Drop Inn to have a cold one
or two and listen to the jukebox. They are more likely to play:

A) Smells Like Funk
B) The Devil Went Down To Georgia

On Saturday night, they go to the movies. They are more likely to be
more interested in paying 10 bucks each to see:

A) King Lear, starring Gwenyth Paltrow
B) Whatever schlock Susan Sarandon might be in
C) The snackbar commercial repeated for 2 hours

On the way to the movies, they hear two stories on the news. Which is
more likely to upset them:

A) John McCain doesn't know off the top of his head how many houses his
wife's family's business interests, in which he has no role, might own
when suddenly asked
B) The Dems have had to import huge super-stretch limos, which get
about 6 feet to the gallon, from around the country to Denver so they
don't have to ride to their "green" convention to bitch about oil
companies in things like small, plain Fords

http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/08/2...ventions/index...

HTH,
R
...and when told that Fergie and Will i am were going to be at the
convention, Biden called McCain to brag about royal support. McCain told
him that she is technically "ex-royalty," and although he did concede
that the future king was a coup, he wasn't sure why the kid cared one
way or the other...



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Old August 25th, 2008, 10:38 PM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.fly
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once again, a trivial aside.....man, Rick, you're slipping
(I can just hear Wolfgang's response to that!)......

Frankly, I suspect Joe and wife haven't got the 10 bucks to go to the
movies, since the economy, which has been purely driven by short-term stock
returns since about, say, the election of Ronald Reagan, closed the plant a
few years ago. Since the Bush Jr tax cuts, governments have been forced to
raise pretty much every fee and levy, so those beers may be pinching the
budget a bit, too, so probably, they'll listen to whatever is on the
jukebox, not having the money to drop a buck or two into it. Finally, upon
hearing the two stories, I can guarantee, based upon the local Central PA
newspaper letter feedback, one will really **** them off. And, trust me, my
friend, it ain't the one about SUVs. Get out there amongst the folks, Rick.
Have Settlesworth drive you up to the Upper Midwest, or here, to Central PA
or up in coal country. People are hurting, and they're ****ed. Now, I'm not
saying that people will flock to Obama over that fact(Hillary proved that,
adequately), but I will tell you that, in general, the GOP brand is about as
well-regarded in some of these places as two day old dog ****. People may
take a while to figure it out, but lots now see that they've been had by
Republican fat cats fleecing them. The big get-even is starting. It may not
even peak this year, but it's coming.
And, no matter what end of the economic spectrum one occupies, we had all
better hope that the trend of a polarized ''haves vs have-nots" nation,
growing ever farther apart, ends soon, or the whole freaking lot of us are
doomed. But, then again you've heard this whole rap before from me, right?
Tom

p.s. the above does not discuss, but certainly doesn't dismiss the fact that
lots of folks on both sides of the aisle have contributed to this sorry-ass
situation. It is just that the charge was led by Reagan, and cheerled by
largely
Republicans ever since.......


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Old August 25th, 2008, 11:32 PM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.fly
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On Mon, 25 Aug 2008 21:38:52 GMT, "Tom Littleton"
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once again, a trivial aside.....man, Rick, you're slipping
(I can just hear Wolfgang's response to that!)......

Frankly, I suspect Joe and wife haven't got the 10 bucks to go to the
movies, since the economy, which has been purely driven by short-term stock
returns since about, say, the election of Ronald Reagan, closed the plant a
few years ago. Since the Bush Jr tax cuts, governments have been forced to
raise pretty much every fee and levy, so those beers may be pinching the
budget a bit, too, so probably, they'll listen to whatever is on the
jukebox, not having the money to drop a buck or two into it. Finally, upon
hearing the two stories, I can guarantee, based upon the local Central PA
newspaper letter feedback, one will really **** them off. And, trust me, my
friend, it ain't the one about SUVs. Get out there amongst the folks, Rick.


You ever been to George County, MS? It's pretty hard to get more
amongst the folks than there - you got Lucedale in the east and Benndale
in the west, and the entire middle is, well, George County, MS...of
course, so is the east and the west...

Have Settlesworth drive you up to the Upper Midwest, or here, to Central PA
or up in coal country. People are hurting, and they're ****ed. Now, I'm not
saying that people will flock to Obama over that fact(Hillary proved that,
adequately), but I will tell you that, in general, the GOP brand is about as
well-regarded in some of these places as two day old dog ****. People may
take a while to figure it out, but lots now see that they've been had by
Republican fat cats fleecing them. The big get-even is starting. It may not
even peak this year, but it's coming.
And, no matter what end of the economic spectrum one occupies, we had all
better hope that the trend of a polarized ''haves vs have-nots" nation,
growing ever farther apart, ends soon, or the whole freaking lot of us are
doomed. But, then again you've heard this whole rap before from me, right?
Tom

p.s. the above does not discuss, but certainly doesn't dismiss the fact that
lots of folks on both sides of the aisle have contributed to this sorry-ass
situation. It is just that the charge was led by Reagan, and cheerled by
largely
Republicans ever since.......

I disagree with a lot of the above insofar as it'll all get laid
(solely) on the GOP. I think most people don't really _know_ who
"fleeced them" (and really, most such folks were not actually fleeced in
the least, or if they were, they willingly and greedily participated in
causing their own problems - for example, folks who went out and bought
property they should have never bought, much less been allowed to
finance), but they blame it on politicians in general. Look to
Congress' approval rating versus Bush's - Bush ain't winning any
popularity contests, but compared to Congress, he's doing pretty well.

IAC, what I think you're seeing is more of a "who's the least bad"
rather than "who's the better choice." And frankly, I don't see either
Obama or McCain as the clear choice for "Joe Sixpack," which ever way
they feel.

TC,
R
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Old August 25th, 2008, 11:57 PM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.fly
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You ever been to George County, MS? It's pretty hard to get more
amongst the folks than there - you got Lucedale in the east and Benndale
in the west, and the entire middle is, well, George County, MS...of
course, so is the east and the west...


ok, I think I see a point coming here.....

I disagree with a lot of the above insofar as it'll all get laid
(solely) on the GOP. I think most people don't really _know_ who
"fleeced them" (and really, most such folks were not actually fleeced in
the least, or if they were, they willingly and greedily participated in
causing their own problems - for example, folks who went out and bought
property they should have never bought, much less been allowed to
finance), but they blame it on politicians in general. Look to
Congress' approval rating versus Bush's - Bush ain't winning any
popularity contests, but compared to Congress, he's doing pretty well.

IAC, what I think you're seeing is more of a "who's the least bad"
rather than "who's the better choice." And frankly, I don't see either
Obama or McCain as the clear choice for "Joe Sixpack," which ever way
they feel.


As is often the case, we can easily agree to disagree, but I see that you
aren't really arguing my key point. Which is:
If you think the working public, as a whole, doesn't react MUCH more
viscerally to John McCain losing track of his houses, compared to some
esoteric BS about convention transportation, you have lost touch. As I've
stated, consistently, one of the things that frightens me, looking at the
longer view, is an America pulling apart rich from poor, with no gradation.
Such situations, historically, lead to either repression or revolution, and
I wish neither on my descendants.
For me, the questions this election are simple:
1.Can Obama pull together the best and brightest in the nation to attack a
multitude of problems we face, and undo a host of problems created in the
past 8 years(mainly due to a disdain by Republicans for intelligence, in
deference to ideologic purity)?
2. Can Obama use the force of his personality to pull the nation together,
post-election, to develop consensus on the host of common interests held in
the nation, and move forward as a nation?
3. Does Obama truly understand the problems, and show the willingness to
take advice in order to solve them(that is what a true Executive does, is it
not?)?

my answer to all the above is yes. I am convinced of that.
Could John McCain do the same? Perhaps, but I have grave doubts. His age
leaves him woefully out of touch with anything close to cutting edge
thought. His focus on the military point of view leaves him myopic regarding
most other social and economic matters(party, he admits as much). His
temperment has, at times, been shown to be violently confrontational, when
challenged. Finally, to secure his nomination, he has sold out to some of
the same folks that brought us this divisive sack o **** we call US
politics, at present. Perhaps, Obama's key strength, for me at least, is
that he took down one of the other divisive centers(the Clinton camp), and
owes the hard right nor the traditional Dem elite very little.
.....as a friend of mine says, YMMV,
Tom


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Old August 26th, 2008, 12:08 AM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.fly
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On Mon, 25 Aug 2008 21:38:52 GMT, "Tom Littleton"
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or up in coal country. People are hurting, and they're ****ed. Now, I'm not
saying that people will flock to Obama over that fact(Hillary proved that,
adequately), but I will tell you that, in general, the GOP brand is about as
well-regarded in some of these places as two day old dog ****.



From CNN:

"Poll: Race for White House tied" (post-Biden)

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/08/...oll/index.html

particularly:

"Sixty-six percent of Clinton supporters -- registered Democrats who
want Clinton as the nominee -- are now backing Obama. That's down from
75 percent in the end of June. Twenty-seven percent of them now say
they'll support McCain, up from 16 percent in late June."

Look, if Darth, Rice, etc., were running, the whole "Bush's Third
Term"/"It's the GOP's fault!" shtick might have more traction than it
appears to have, but they aren't and it is looking like the Dems'
attempt to convince people otherwise isn't working as well as they might
like.

TC,
R
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Old August 26th, 2008, 12:09 AM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.fly
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On Aug 25, 1:12*pm, "~^ beancounter ~^" wrote:
yea, that's a laugh....my parking went up 350% this
am in downtown denver.....thanx barrack hussein obama....

what a joke.......


Hey, what happened to Bill, I thought everything was his fault
(I figured, with all the practice you folks have had, you'd be able
to keep your mythologies straight. Or is that scapegoats?).
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Old August 26th, 2008, 12:20 AM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.fly
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On Aug 25, 6:57*pm, "Tom Littleton" wrote:
....... As I've
stated, consistently, one of the things that frightens me, looking at the
longer view, is an America pulling apart rich from poor, with no gradation.

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Old August 26th, 2008, 12:46 AM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.fly
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time will tell, time will tell........
Tom


 




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