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#304984 - 01/11/18 01:15 AM Re: Round Table for January, 2018 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Would voters actually elect Arpaio? Even if a majority still actually like him for some unfathomable reason he's 82 years old and would be 88 at the end of his term.
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#304986 - 01/11/18 01:18 AM Re: Round Table for January, 2018 [Re: Greger]
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Would voters actually elect Arpaio? Even if a majority still actually like him for some unfathomable reason he's 82 years old and would be 88 at the end of his term.

I think that Joe Arpaio will be get the Roy Moore treatment - a very close race, then finally lose.
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#304988 - 01/11/18 02:28 AM Re: Round Table for January, 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas

We are now living IN the real version of the movie "Idiocracy".

"Idiocracy" was based on a 1951 short story, "The Marching Morons".

I append for your enjoyment a PDF file of "The Marching Morons":

The Marching Morons
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#304999 - 01/11/18 05:44 PM Re: Round Table for January, 2018 [Re: matthew]
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Originally Posted By: matthew
Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas

We are now living IN the real version of the movie "Idiocracy".

"Idiocracy" was based on a 1951 short story, "The Marching Morons".

I append for your enjoyment a PDF file of "The Marching Morons":

The Marching Morons
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I actually have read it, and a dear friend who is something of a luminary in the sci-fi business mentioned that to me the moment Idiocracy was released.

Idiocracy is loosely based on TMM, but there are, of course, some major departures in the plot, plus TMM wasn't all that much of a dark comedy...it was just..."dark"...and perhaps slightly racist, LOL.
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#305005 - 01/12/18 12:28 AM Re: Round Table for January, 2018 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Not very racist for 1951! Consider the context. We've come a very long way.
In 1939, just 12 years earlier, Anslinger the head of government drug enforcement said:

"Marijuana is bad because it makes darkies think they are as good as White men."

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#305007 - 01/12/18 01:31 AM Re: Round Table for January, 2018 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Guess who lets people believe he has a MBA from Wharton and insinuates that he does. The guy doesn't even have a masters - only an undergrad in economics and then only attended Wharton for 2 years after transferring from Fordham.
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#305014 - 01/12/18 11:47 AM Re: Round Table for January, 2018 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Hey I've got a BS myself and I graduated with honors. I inherited some money from my dad and instead of going bankrupt multiple times, I actually invested it well and made it grow. I have always paid my bills promptly. I guess I'm more qualified than Trump!

Also I have have no Alzheimer's genes and I am actually smart enough to know a President should hire real experts in their field and then listen to them.

As Al Franken said: "Why not me?"

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#305030 - 01/12/18 05:47 PM Re: Round Table for January, 2018 [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Hey I've got a BS myself and I graduated with honors. I inherited some money from my dad and instead of going bankrupt multiple times, I actually invested it well and made it grow. I have always paid my bills promptly. I guess I'm more qualified than Trump!

YOU and Oprah. smile

Neither of you have had to file for bankruptcy, or have grabbed a woman's puss, or called Haiti and African countries (home to civilization as we know it) "Sh!tholes". Hmm
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#305050 - 01/13/18 06:14 AM Re: Round Table for January, 2018 [Re: NW Ponderer]
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#305083 - 01/14/18 09:17 PM Re: Round Table for January, 2018 [Re: pdx rick]
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Donald Trump is such an amateur when it comes to deception and dog whistles. If you want an example of a master employment read this op-ed from a denizen of the Hoover institute (remember Hoover? Yes, the President who sucked): What the 'Dreamer' Fight is Really All About - LA Times. (Of course it's not, and many of his "facts" are gross and deliberate distortions).
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