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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:54 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

I wouldn't bet on that Bob!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you pass a US citizenship test?

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2011.../Who-signs-bills?cmpid=prc:ctzn:d

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tsiya wrote:
Could you pass a US citizenship test?

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2011.../Who-signs-bills?cmpid=prc:ctzn:d


Mr. Green 100%

just a wild guess but something tells me tsiya got a 100% as well.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A similar test should be required for voter registration.

During college I worked part time at a center for adult mentally challenged. I was amazed to find that the clients, although in the 6 to 8 year age range mentally, were all registered to vote, as democrats!

They were nice people, certainly deserving of care and compassion, but voting is taking it way too far. They fundamentally become vote clones for whoever drives them to the polls, it is exploitation of the helpless, not compassion.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry...i was editing while you were posting.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, I always do my homework!! Very Happy

I had a super high school history teacher, Miss Mildred Funk. You can ask anyone who ever attended Ketterlinus High School, you just didn't mess with Mildred!

That lady knew her stuff.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my high school government class was a joke. and being (at the time) a stoner, i took full advantage of doing nothing.

we had to take a test on the communist manifesto and i aced it...mrs. rossi, my teacher called me into a conference and asked me: "you haven't said one intelligent thing in class all year, why do you know so much about the communist manifesto?"

"i...umm...read it."

fast forward to the end of the year...on the last day of class we were playing jeopardy (with a u.s. government theme) and i ran the board...the first question that was asked was: he's the speaker of the house of representatives:

no one in my senior year government class knew who the freaking speaker of the house was...what was truly tragic about this was the fact that we all lived less than five miles away from the u.s. capitol.

"jesus christ people, it's carl albert."

as i said, i petty much ran the board.

my teacher smiled the whole time...i didn't have the heart to tell her that i learned it all from watching the evening newscasts.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, you were a reader, as I was. I never said I was a compliant student, just that I didn't miss much. Very Happy
I wanted  them to  give me books at the first of the school year and leave me to hell alone so I could read them in peace, with substantial breaks so I could bog around in the swamp. I could come back for a week at the end of the school year, take my exams, and have 3 whole months to run the river.
I got a lot of resistance to that plan! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Horowitz: Democrats Groom the Mentally Disabled to Vote
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/...012/11/23/id/465148#ixzz2DAQFyxUc

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tsiya wrote:
Yep, you were a reader, as I was. I never said I was a compliant student, just that I didn't miss much. Very Happy
I wanted  them to  give me books at the first of the school year and leave me to hell alone so I could read them in peace, with substantial breaks so I could bog around in the swamp. I could come back for a week at the end of the school year, take my exams, and have 3 whole months to run the river.
I got a lot of resistance to that plan! Very Happy


our hometown newspaper was the washington post...the paper that for all intents and purposes took down the nixon presidency.(of course they had some help from tricky dick)...and while i'm not going to lie to you and tell you that i didn't read the funnies first, as i remember, jack anderson and art buchwald's 'capitol punishment' were both stuffed into the comics section.

from there it was a quick trip to the front page to see what kind of trouble nixon had gotten himself into the day before...i was rarely disappointed.

god, i miss good old fashioned, axe grinding, investigative journalism.

i'm working from memory here, but there were two rounds of watergate hearings and i watched large parts of both.

sitting on my bookshelf is a g.p.o. bluebound copy of the watergate tape transcripts that my mother purchased on the day of it's release....with all those famous expletive deleted(s) and inaudible(s)...coebul has a copy too.



i miss the old washington post...published daily in glorious black and white and available for the princely sum 10 cents.


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