LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General
User Name
Password
General This forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 10-03-2016, 06:42 AM   #241
sundialsvcs
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: SE Tennessee, USA
Distribution: Gentoo, LFS
Posts: 9,078

Original Poster
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187

Fortunately for all of us Baby Boomers, the young people do not indulge in this self-defeatest sophistry.

What you are feeling is the effects of the popular delusion that there are only two candidates to vote for, and only two parties one party, which does not represent you. Faced with the obvious influence of corporations bribery, you blithely accept the royal proclamation of King John Roberts the First to the effect that the "supreme law of the land" doesn't say what it actually does about this matter.

You think that there is absolutely nothing that 318.86 million people could do, with regard to the actions of 435 + 100 + 8 + 1 people, without using a rifle.

Fortunately, there are other candidates, other parties, other viewpoints. And, fortunately, the systems of government, rusted-shut with urine though they may be, still do work as their designers intended i-f the people of the country steadfastly demand that they may not do otherwise.

We "boomers" grew up when: you could go to the hospital, and you could get a college education inexpensively. The streets were not lined with pawn-shops. because the Glass-Steagall Act was the law of the land. Teachers were in control of their classrooms, and if you didn't do the work you could flunk and have to repeat the grade ... and you did. There was no Internet, of course, but you knew that you probably could talk on the telephone without being wire-tapped and could mail a letter without it being steamed open or analyzed for marketing purposes. Corporations were forbidden by law from participating in the political process, and everyone knew that the word "corporation" did not appear at all in the US Constitution. And, so on.

Today, "boomers" have presided over all of these things being taken away from the present generation of Americans, right underneath their noses, and we are now wringing our hands, utterly convinced that "this is the way that it must be," merely because the media, which after all is the recipient of the "billions of dollars" that are now spent on political campaigns, insists that "this is the way that it must be."

Fortunately for all of us, there still are Americans who would give the same one-word response that the American general gave to the Germans who told him that all was lost and who demanded his surrender: "N - U - T - S !!"

It will be an interesting next few years.

No, Donald Trump is not the answer, and neither (IMHO) is Hillary Clinton. Both of these are the rusted-over artifacts of a too-long entrenched political apparatchik that long-ago lost its way but who cannot conceive of ever losing control.

Last edited by sundialsvcs; 10-03-2016 at 06:43 AM.
 
Old 10-03-2016, 12:03 PM   #242
cousinlucky
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Staten Island N.Y.
Distribution: Antix 16 and PCLinuxOS Mate
Posts: 303

Rep: Reputation: 515Reputation: 515Reputation: 515Reputation: 515Reputation: 515Reputation: 515
In my humble opinion the only reason our military is in Afghanistan is to make sure that the " Taliban " do not curtail the production of opium and heroin like they did before we attacked that country!!
As for " our other military adventures " they seem to be solely for the benefit of Saudi Arabia and Israel and our weapons makers, and the bankers!! I am still entitled to my opinions!!
 
Old 10-03-2016, 02:59 PM   #243
cousinlucky
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Staten Island N.Y.
Distribution: Antix 16 and PCLinuxOS Mate
Posts: 303

Rep: Reputation: 515Reputation: 515Reputation: 515Reputation: 515Reputation: 515Reputation: 515
More cartoons:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	crcjo161003.gif
Views:	13
Size:	144.9 KB
ID:	23163   Click image for larger version

Name:	wu161003.gif
Views:	11
Size:	180.6 KB
ID:	23164  
 
Old 10-03-2016, 06:08 PM   #244
sundialsvcs
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: SE Tennessee, USA
Distribution: Gentoo, LFS
Posts: 9,078

Original Poster
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187Reputation: 3187
Fact is, all of "the Trump rhetoric" is basically engineered to reinforce [to Baby Boomers ...] that "the only 'reasonable, remaining' choice is Door Number One."

Never mind how things actually got there.

For example: "Primary" elections.

The US Constitution has no concept of "primaries." So far as it is concerned, there is only one election, every four years, for President. Therefore, by now there ought to be "six or eight or more" equally-qualified candidates for the electorate to choose from. But "The Two-Party (sic ...) System, Inc." will have none of this. Billions of dollars' worth of money shall not be divided among more than two names. "The entire choice, according to 'Us, Inc.,'" shall be a choice between no more than Twain."

The entire process has revealed itself to be nothing more than an empty Farce ... and the two-faced political Corporation that is the cause of it all, simply cannot believe that anyone would dare object to it. "Don't waste your vote!", their machinery bleats, accompanied by billions of dollars' worth of bass speakers . . .
 
Old 10-03-2016, 06:20 PM   #245
jamison20000e
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: ...uncanny valley... infinity\1975; (randomly born:) Milwaukee, WI, US( + travel,) Earth( I wish,) END BORDER$!◣◢┌∩┐ Fe26-E,e...
Distribution: any GPL that works well on my cheapest; has been KDE or CLI but open... http://goo.gl/NqgqJx &c ;-)
Posts: 4,287
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419
If you support america you may as well trump, I live on a planet!
 
Old 10-03-2016, 06:26 PM   #246
cousinlucky
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Staten Island N.Y.
Distribution: Antix 16 and PCLinuxOS Mate
Posts: 303

Rep: Reputation: 515Reputation: 515Reputation: 515Reputation: 515Reputation: 515Reputation: 515
Have you heard of the signs?? " Dissolve America - Vote Trump!! "
 
Old 10-03-2016, 06:41 PM   #247
jamison20000e
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: ...uncanny valley... infinity\1975; (randomly born:) Milwaukee, WI, US( + travel,) Earth( I wish,) END BORDER$!◣◢┌∩┐ Fe26-E,e...
Distribution: any GPL that works well on my cheapest; has been KDE or CLI but open... http://goo.gl/NqgqJx &c ;-)
Posts: 4,287
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419
Any voting for people not policies, who likes him thinks he'll save "us" or if dislikes thinks the opposite? In this matter neither evolving!

Last edited by jamison20000e; 10-03-2016 at 06:42 PM.
 
Old 10-04-2016, 05:00 PM   #248
Jeebizz
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Distribution: Slackware14.2 64-Bit Desktop, Devuan 2.0 ASCII Toshiba Satellite Notebook
Posts: 3,169

Rep: Reputation: 936Reputation: 936Reputation: 936Reputation: 936Reputation: 936Reputation: 936Reputation: 936Reputation: 936
Well I hope reality hits soon. I did on principle agree Trump as a nominee, but thats it. In the end, it is still a decision of crap or shit. Both Drumf and Shillery seem to flip-flop on issues.

Trump is unpredictable, and Shillery is well just a shill.


I find this also rather fascinating:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWI7WbC6qrc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq6BGELDjFE

Like two snakes devouring each other it seems.



How are other countries not laughing at us? It *is* all a big joke.
 
Old 10-04-2016, 05:17 PM   #249
enorbet
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Virginia
Distribution: Slackware = Main OpSys
Posts: 3,550

Rep: Reputation: 3426Reputation: 3426Reputation: 3426Reputation: 3426Reputation: 3426Reputation: 3426Reputation: 3426Reputation: 3426Reputation: 3426Reputation: 3426Reputation: 3426
It seems to me a bit of an overstatement to characterize Hillary as "a shit", assuming you don't mean good fertilizer but rather something to be regarded as potently "EEeeewww!". Look at her record during her tenure as Secy. Of State. That is an extremely powerful position and she mostly just cast good will but didn't "make waves" or a name for herself. BUT! she also didn't cause any difficult or embarrassing diplomatic faux pas when the opportunity surely was there. I suspect this is what we could expect should she become the next US President - no great shakes, but no major faults either. That beats a powder keg "six ways from Sunday" in my book. I'd love someone more truly leader like, but she doesn't appear to be a bad egg, just rather run-of-the-mill.
 
Old 10-04-2016, 06:50 PM   #250
jamison20000e
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: ...uncanny valley... infinity\1975; (randomly born:) Milwaukee, WI, US( + travel,) Earth( I wish,) END BORDER$!◣◢┌∩┐ Fe26-E,e...
Distribution: any GPL that works well on my cheapest; has been KDE or CLI but open... http://goo.gl/NqgqJx &c ;-)
Posts: 4,287
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419
Is funny to me how we try to classify everything\one, thoughts change like dictionary definitions... įwendennessa!
 
Old 10-04-2016, 07:22 PM   #251
cousinlucky
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Staten Island N.Y.
Distribution: Antix 16 and PCLinuxOS Mate
Posts: 303

Rep: Reputation: 515Reputation: 515Reputation: 515Reputation: 515Reputation: 515Reputation: 515
I sure wish the people of these United States took a real hard look at the people the two major political parties have nominated to be President of the United States!! The both of them really belong in prison cells; neither one of them should be running for president!!

Last edited by cousinlucky; 10-04-2016 at 11:03 PM.
 
Old 10-04-2016, 07:28 PM   #252
jamison20000e
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: ...uncanny valley... infinity\1975; (randomly born:) Milwaukee, WI, US( + travel,) Earth( I wish,) END BORDER$!◣◢┌∩┐ Fe26-E,e...
Distribution: any GPL that works well on my cheapest; has been KDE or CLI but open... http://goo.gl/NqgqJx &c ;-)
Posts: 4,287
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419
Quote:
Originally Posted by cousinlucky View Post
I sure with the people of these United States took a real hard look at the people the two major political parties have nominated to be President of the United States!! The both of them really belong in prison cells; neither one of them should be running for president!!
That's all of "us?"

Last edited by jamison20000e; 10-04-2016 at 07:34 PM. Reason: +quote
 
Old 10-04-2016, 07:35 PM   #253
jamison20000e
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: ...uncanny valley... infinity\1975; (randomly born:) Milwaukee, WI, US( + travel,) Earth( I wish,) END BORDER$!◣◢┌∩┐ Fe26-E,e...
Distribution: any GPL that works well on my cheapest; has been KDE or CLI but open... http://goo.gl/NqgqJx &c ;-)
Posts: 4,287
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419
With 7,000,000,000++ people multiplying, if you plan on and do have a kid(\s) you probably vote for people?
 
Old 10-04-2016, 07:37 PM   #254
jamison20000e
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: ...uncanny valley... infinity\1975; (randomly born:) Milwaukee, WI, US( + travel,) Earth( I wish,) END BORDER$!◣◢┌∩┐ Fe26-E,e...
Distribution: any GPL that works well on my cheapest; has been KDE or CLI but open... http://goo.gl/NqgqJx &c ;-)
Posts: 4,287
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419Reputation: 1419
Arrow

Again; not to exclude myself from being a moron at any given point... perhaps just "luckier" than most?!
 
Old 10-04-2016, 11:22 PM   #255
cousinlucky
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Staten Island N.Y.
Distribution: Antix 16 and PCLinuxOS Mate
Posts: 303

Rep: Reputation: 515Reputation: 515Reputation: 515Reputation: 515Reputation: 515Reputation: 515
Signs of the times!!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	21154469-mmmain.jpg
Views:	11
Size:	103.6 KB
ID:	23176   Click image for larger version

Name:	holb161004.gif
Views:	10
Size:	86.8 KB
ID:	23177  
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sarah Palin and Donald Trump have babies? jamison20000e General 39 01-06-2016 04:04 PM
Donald Trump vows to ban Muslims entering US MEINKS General 88 12-22-2015 01:43 PM
Popular pen drive tutorial - "Success!!!", so why can't it find the kernel? DGeeez Linux - General 9 03-26-2009 08:32 PM
LXer: "Every second apprentice fails on using computers" LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 08-12-2007 10:30 AM
LXer: "Every second apprentice fails on using computers" LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 08-12-2007 08:31 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Non-*NIX Forums > General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:48 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration