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Norman Einstein
09-19-2009, 06:57 PM
Let's all REMEMBER this as the elections of 2010 are drawing near. And for sure in 2012
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Not long ago I read a joke... It said all the politicians running for president are promising change to the American people. We send them billions and billions of tax dollars and they send us the change.
Funny? Not really; there is too much truth in it to be funny.

But that got me to thinking... They all promise change.

A restoration that would take us back in time to a place where things ran better, smoother and life was more enjoyable.


Change? That, in truth, is what they have been giving us all along.

We used to have a strong dollar...Politicians changed that.

Marriage used to be sacred...Politicians have changed that.

We used to be respected around the world... Politicians changed that.

We used to have a strong manufacturing economy... Politicians changed that.

We used to have lower tax structures... Politicians changed that.

We used to enjoy more freedoms... Politicians changed that.

We used to be a large exporter of American-made goods... Politicians changed that.

We used to teach patriotism in schools... Politicians changed that.

We used to educate children in schools... Politicians changed that.

We used to enforce LEGAL citizenship... Politicians changed that.

We used to have affordable food & gas prices...

Politicians changed that, too... and one could go on and on with this list.

What hasn't been changed, politicians are promising to change that as well, if you will elect them.

When, oh when, is America going to sit back with open eyes and look at what we once were and where we have come and say "enough is enough"?

The trouble is, America 's youthful voters today don't know of the great America that existed forty and fifty years ago. They see the world as if it has always existed as it is now. They have no true idea of the freedoms this nation was guaranteed by the original Constitution before the politicians got hold of it over the past 40 years or so.

When will we wake up? Tomorrow may be too late. When will America realize... Politicians are what is wrong with America ? This goes for BOTH parties... Republicans and Democrats, there is no difference anymore... they all do only what they can to be re-elected, not what is best for the citizens!

What is needed is for the Constitution to be amended to limit all Senators and Representatives to TWO terms in office like the President.

Oh, by the way, no big pension either, social security just like the rest of us. How do they rate bigger and better entitlements than the people THEY WORK FOR? WHICH IS US!!

Being a politician shouldn't be a person's life work but rather a call to public service then back to being an honest hard-working citizen.

Politicians are no more than housekeepers and janitors... unfortunately they act like they own the building.

Pioli Zombie
09-19-2009, 07:11 PM
And so what is your solution?
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banyon
09-19-2009, 07:43 PM
Are you trying to pass this off as your own writing?

orange
09-19-2009, 07:58 PM
Are you trying to pass this off as your own writing?

Credit where it's due - he DID change:

"Let's all TRY to remember this..."

in the original spammail to:

"Let's all REMEMBER this..."


That's something.

Hog Farmer
09-19-2009, 08:01 PM
Nice !!!!!!

Thig Lyfe
09-19-2009, 08:02 PM
I thought this thread was going to be referring to the Washington DC subforum, in which case I'd wholeheartedly agree.

Reaper16
09-19-2009, 08:04 PM
LMAO

Norman Einstein
09-19-2009, 08:12 PM
Are you trying to pass this off as your own writing?

It came out of Philadelphia, you want the writer's name? Alphus

RJ
09-19-2009, 08:14 PM
Is this an email you received?

RJ
09-19-2009, 08:15 PM
I thought this thread was going to be referring to the Washington DC subforum, in which case I'd wholeheartedly agree.


My first thought as well.

Pioli Zombie
09-19-2009, 08:32 PM
I love these douchebags calling for a full scale revolution as if they even understand what that means to the everyday reality of their life as they go out to the quick mart and buy another slurpy and a bag of doritos.
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BucEyedPea
09-19-2009, 08:33 PM
Yeah and while we're at it let's use PZ as cannon fodder.

banyon
09-19-2009, 08:44 PM
It came out of Philadelphia, you want the writer's name? Alphus

That would have been good to put in the OP, don't you think?

Oh, that Alphus.


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Brock
09-19-2009, 09:08 PM
Are you a bad American?

BigRedChief
09-19-2009, 09:23 PM
Is this an email you received?
Andy Rooney?

RJ
09-19-2009, 09:34 PM
Andy Rooney?

Ted Nugent?

BigRedChief
09-19-2009, 11:15 PM
Ted Nugent?
George Carlin?

Jenson71
09-19-2009, 11:21 PM
The trouble is, America 's youthful voters today don't know of the great America that existed forty and fifty years ago. They see the world as if it has always existed as it is now. They have no true idea of the freedoms this nation was guaranteed by the original Constitution before the politicians got hold of it over the past 40 years or so.


So what happened 40-50 years ago to change this? Civil Rights Acts? Vietnam? The Counter-culture revolution springing from Vietnam? Nixon? The conservative-counter to the counter-revolution? Reagan? Climate change? What?

50 years ago today was 1959. The end of the Eisenhower era. The boom of a post-New Deal, post-World War II generation boosts the American middle class. Civil Rights Movement starting.

40 years ago today was 1969. Nixon's in office. Vietnam is raging. Woodstock is holding a music festival. Bobby Kennedy shot, MLK Jr. shot.

SNR
09-20-2009, 12:20 AM
Wait, I got it.

Robin Williams, Live on Broadway.

That's it. Damn, I'm good.

kcfanXIII
09-20-2009, 01:57 AM
i don't think there is any reason to call for a full scale revolution. we as americans though, do hold the power to do something about it. its called voting, and the event of electing officials should be a celebrated privilege, but its not. if people really were excited about their right to vote, i would never hear, "oh, he'll never get elected so i won't vote for him." we, the people, have the right to fire our elected representatives every 2-6 years. i suggest we send a message to them. call your rep as often as possible, and keep a close eye on how they vote. if they are not voting to your liking, let them know that if it continues, they will be looking for a new line of work. will it work? if enough people agree with you. especially if they are calling their reps too. we've allowed washington a pass to do as they wish, because nobody cares enough to call. this is important, so pay close attention, this has nothing to do with parties. in the past 10 years, both parties have been guilty of not reading bills. rep- see the patriot act, dems see the cap and trade amendment. have you held your rep accountable for this? even if you agree with these policies, you have to agree that its important that our law makers understand what they are voting on, and how can they do that if they aren't even reading the bills? getting a little sidetracked, sorry. my point is, democrat or republican or independent, it doesn't matter. call your senator and tell them what you think. call your represenatives, and tell them what you think. the more involved americans become, the more dificult it will be for these elected representatives to take advantage of the system.














oh, and ban lobbyists too.

Pioli Zombie
09-20-2009, 04:07 AM
Revolution. Take these guys computer away for a day and they'd die.
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Norman Einstein
09-20-2009, 07:12 AM
That would have been good to put in the OP, don't you think?

Oh, that Alphus.


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It wasn't copywrited so why the outrage? It wasn't taken from a major news source, so why the outrage?

Al is just someone that feels like our elected officials have failed miserably, I agree with his sentiments.

If you feel your elected officials are doing the country right by all means do your best to re-elect them. I think both parties have failed and are not representing the people of the U.S.

Norman Einstein
09-20-2009, 07:15 AM
So what happened 40-50 years ago to change this? Civil Rights Acts? Vietnam? The Counter-culture revolution springing from Vietnam? Nixon? The conservative-counter to the counter-revolution? Reagan? Climate change? What?

50 years ago today was 1959. The end of the Eisenhower era. The boom of a post-New Deal, post-World War II generation boosts the American middle class. Civil Rights Movement starting.

40 years ago today was 1969. Nixon's in office. Vietnam is raging. Woodstock is holding a music festival. Bobby Kennedy shot, MLK Jr. shot.

Your point is that the past was bad so we should overlook the deepest dive into debt the nation has ever seen. You think we should sit back and just ride the country into oblivion?

I don't, I think it's time to flush the toilet of DC and start over with representatives, senators and presidents that work from the constitution not pervert it.

Norman Einstein
09-20-2009, 07:16 AM
Revolution. Take these guys computer away for a day and they'd die.
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So, when is your funeral? Let us know when your computer has been taken and we will all make plans to attend.

banyon
09-20-2009, 09:00 AM
It wasn't copywrited so why the outrage? It wasn't taken from a major news source, so why the outrage?

Al is just someone that feels like our elected officials have failed miserably, I agree with his sentiments.

If you feel your elected officials are doing the country right by all means do your best to re-elect them. I think both parties have failed and are not representing the people of the U.S.

it's not outrage its common courtesy not to imply you wrote something you didn't.

And no, I don't think it's time to start shooting people because some Republicans are irritated that they might have to pay the same tax rate they did a few years back and want to falsely rant and rave about communism and fascism.

BucEyedPea
09-20-2009, 09:35 AM
But I want it to be a velvet one....before we have to ever roll out the tumbrils.
Complete with turning the schools into re-education camps.

Jenson71
09-20-2009, 11:32 AM
Your point is that the past was bad so we should overlook the deepest dive into debt the nation has ever seen. You think we should sit back and just ride the country into oblivion?

I don't, I think it's time to flush the toilet of DC and start over with representatives, senators and presidents that work from the constitution not pervert it.

We have that ability now without going into a full scale revolution.

And no, my point wasn't that the past was bad.

BucEyedPea
09-20-2009, 01:37 PM
We have that ability now without going into a full scale revolution.
I disagree. Besides a revolution need not be violent. There's lots of phases between that and voting.

Norman Einstein
09-20-2009, 02:28 PM
it's not outrage its common courtesy not to imply you wrote something you didn't.

And no, I don't think it's time to start shooting people because some Republicans are irritated that they might have to pay the same tax rate they did a few years back and want to falsely rant and rave about communism and fascism.

You want common courtesy on this board? WTF is wrong with the wiring in your head? If there is common courtesy here I'd like for someone to point it out.

Who is talking about shooting people? Did you read what was written? How do you get rid of congressmen and senators? You vote them out.

Rant and rave about communism and fascism? Most of the comments I've read about the indication of those titles have come from those sources in the European nations that suffered under communism and fascism. Taking from the rich to feed the poor is which kind of politics? Liberal/Socialist?

Norman Einstein
09-20-2009, 02:29 PM
I disagree. Besides a revolution need not be violent. There's lots of phases between that and voting.

The extreme left speaks of killing when you talk of revolution, the point in the OP was to vote out all of them and start over. More than one has missed that point.

BucEyedPea
09-20-2009, 02:29 PM
You want common courtesy on this board?

bunyon whining about common courtesy. ROFL

BucEyedPea
09-20-2009, 02:31 PM
The extreme left speaks of killing when you talk of revolution, the point in the OP was to vote out all of them and start over. More than one has missed that point.

Yeah I saw it. And don't forget the election of Reagan was called the Reagan Revolution. But ya' see they have the entire right pegged as violent when the left's side has been violent. Takes one to know one.

banyon
09-20-2009, 02:39 PM
You want common courtesy on this board? WTF is wrong with the wiring in your head? If there is common courtesy here I'd like for someone to point it out.

Who is talking about shooting people? Did you read what was written? How do you get rid of congressmen and senators? You vote them out.

Rant and rave about communism and fascism? Most of the comments I've read about the indication of those titles have come from those sources in the European nations that suffered under communism and fascism. Taking from the rich to feed the poor is which kind of politics? Liberal/Socialist?

I thought you were talking about a revolution, not a bake sale.

Or was it all hyperbole?

Jenson71
09-20-2009, 02:51 PM
I disagree. Besides a revolution need not be violent. There's lots of phases between that and voting.

Invoking the American Revolution, which was violent (eight years of war, torture, and death), in advocating an American Revolution II leads one to rationally think of something similar in events.

Norman Einstein
09-20-2009, 03:32 PM
I thought you were talking about a revolution, not a bake sale.

Or was it all hyperbole?

You have to be very small minded to believe that a revolution is only accomplished by force. Call it what you will, the sitting congressmen, senators and president need to be removed from office, the only way we do that is by voting them out in 2010 and 2012, or did you not figure that one out?

Norman Einstein
09-20-2009, 03:33 PM
Invoking the American Revolution, which was violent (eight years of war, torture, and death), in advocating an American Revolution II leads one to rationally think of something similar in events.

Modern times call for modern measures. I suspect you are neither educated nor progressive.

banyon
09-20-2009, 03:53 PM
You have to be very small minded to believe that a revolution is only accomplished by force. Call it what you will, the sitting congressmen, senators and president need to be removed from office, the only way we do that is by voting them out in 2010 and 2012, or did you not figure that one out?

Yeah, I get it. It's exactly like I said earlier. You want to be able to call a few changes in house seats a "revolution" as long as you get to stay on the couch and eat cheetos.

banyon
09-20-2009, 03:59 PM
This guy smells like Tom Gash.

keg in kc
09-20-2009, 03:59 PM
I agree, this forum should be flushed.

kcfanXIII
09-20-2009, 04:17 PM
not wanting to wreck the entire infrastructure of the country, does not mean i don't want to get off the couch. no reason to throw the baby out with the water. unless the baby won't stop screaming, then by all means, toss it out.

Norman Einstein
09-20-2009, 04:51 PM
Yeah, I get it. It's exactly like I said earlier. You want to be able to call a few changes in house seats a "revolution" as long as you get to stay on the couch and eat cheetos.

I suppose you can't read, I didn't say a few, I said ALL. Go back to the couch and continue being a potato.

Jenson71
09-20-2009, 05:01 PM
Modern times call for modern measures. I suspect you are neither educated nor progressive.

So the entire point of this thread is that we should get new Congressmen to replace the current ones.

BucEyedPea
09-20-2009, 05:34 PM
Invoking the American Revolution, which was violent (eight years of war, torture, and death), in advocating an American Revolution II leads one to rationally think of something similar in events.

Only to a commie.

banyon
09-20-2009, 06:51 PM
I suppose you can't read, I didn't say a few, I said ALL. Go back to the couch and continue being a potato.

Well, the American Revolution II appears to be a lot lamer than I.

banyon
09-20-2009, 06:58 PM
So the entire point of this thread is that we should get new Congressmen to replace the current ones.

No, no man, it's a REVOLUTION!!! Now where are my combos and pretzels?

BucEyedPea
09-20-2009, 07:18 PM
Roll out the tumbrils! We'll have a barrel of fun!
Roll out the tumbrils! We've got pinkos on the run!
Zing boom tararrel, ring out a song of good cheer
Now's the time to roll the tumbrils for the gang's all here

Norman Einstein
09-20-2009, 07:22 PM
Well, the American Revolution II appears to be a lot lamer than I.

Don't sell yourself short, there is not a single poster on this board lamer than you.

Norman Einstein
09-20-2009, 07:23 PM
So the entire point of this thread is that we should get new Congressmen to replace the current ones.

Try reading the OP and then ask that question again.

banyon
09-20-2009, 07:52 PM
Don't sell yourself short, there is not a single poster on this board lamer than you.

sorry your chain email didn't work out.

KILLER_CLOWN
09-20-2009, 09:21 PM
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Dave Lane
09-20-2009, 09:30 PM
Is this an email you received?

I didn't know mental institutions had email available for its inmates.

Norman Einstein
09-21-2009, 05:21 AM
I didn't know mental institutions had email available for its inmates.

It must, you are here.

Reaper16
09-21-2009, 06:34 AM
It must, you are here.
Time to lock the thread, boys. Someone whipped out the ol' "I know you are, but what am I?" card. Can't top that wit.

Norman Einstein
09-21-2009, 10:11 AM
Time to lock the thread, boys. Someone whipped out the ol' "I know you are, but what am I?" card. Can't top that wit.

Not really, it's just responding to lesser educated dolts.

JohnnyV13
09-21-2009, 12:10 PM
Not really, it's just responding to lesser educated dolts.

What, you mean someone has less education than your 2nd grade certificate from Jethro Bodine's Skool of Riting and Cyphering?

BucEyedPea
09-21-2009, 12:12 PM
Roll out the tumbrils!

Pioli Zombie
09-21-2009, 12:14 PM
You have to be very small minded to believe that a revolution is only accomplished by force. Call it what you will, the sitting congressmen, senators and president need to be removed from office, the only way we do that is by voting them out in 2010 and 2012, or did you not figure that one out?

Just sounds like a massive backtrack on your part.
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BucEyedPea
09-21-2009, 12:17 PM
Okay, those piling on are not showing they're above anything either. Knock it off.

Norman Einstein
09-21-2009, 01:36 PM
Just sounds like a massive backtrack on your part.
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Let's all REMEMBER this as the elections of 2010 are drawing near. And for sure in 2012

Try reading the OP again.

orange
09-21-2009, 04:53 PM
Let's all REMEMBER this as the elections of 2010 are drawing near. And for sure in 2012

Try reading the OP again.


How'd that work out for you in the 2008 elections when this first made the rounds?

Norman Einstein
09-21-2009, 04:57 PM
How'd that work out for you in the 2008 elections when this first made the rounds?

Link?

orange
09-21-2009, 05:01 PM
Link?

Here's one: http://thinkprogress.org/2008/09/28/mccain-talks-bailout/

Look at response #53 by katy.

September 28, 2008.

Norman Einstein
09-21-2009, 06:28 PM
Here's one: http://thinkprogress.org/2008/09/28/mccain-talks-bailout/

Look at response #53 by katy.

September 28, 2008.

Thanks.
What makes it any less true today?
It's continued and we still have very few NEW in the senate and the house.
We still need to flush.

Norman Einstein
09-21-2009, 06:32 PM
My apologies to one and all.

Al must have neglected to inform us this had been around before. He may have added a small portion, but did not pen the whole thing. Trust in ones friends sometimes clouds perspective. Next time I search for sections of material on google before allowing myself to be fooled.

greg63
09-21-2009, 11:01 PM
Always said that there's nothing wrong with our government that getting rid of the politicians wouldn't cure. :D

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