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[COMIC] How the current Congress would have handled Watergate.
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« on: March 17, 2006, 18:11:01 EST »

http://www.idrewthis.org/2006/watergate.html

http://www.idrewthis.org/d/20060317.html

I'm tired, I'll think of something to say later : /
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2006, 18:22:41 EST »

Lovely stylistic background, there.

Wish I could say I found it funny, but it's too depressing a point to.
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2006, 01:53:27 EST »

Later: ZOMG! Clinton had sex! Impeach! Impeach!
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2006, 03:42:03 EST »

I liked it because it was fair and balanced. I imagine today's comic is fairly similar to the fabled Fox News I've heard so much about.


(Okay, seriously. I did like today's comic because it did point out BOTH sides are just as bad as each other Wink).
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2006, 04:47:03 EST »

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(Okay, seriously. I did like today's comic because it did point out BOTH sides are just as bad as each other Wink).


I actually significantly disagree with that statement. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2006, 10:59:41 EST »

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(Okay, seriously. I did like today's comic because it did point out BOTH sides are just as bad as each other Wink).


I actually significantly disagree with that statement. Smiley
Republican elites secretly thank the loard every day for the Democrats, without them they would have to content with the Greens as the offical opposition if their lucky, odds are high without the Democrats after Watergate there would have been no safty valve for dissent and you'd have had uprisings like that in Paris 1968 with cries from the masses for full scale revolution.  Democrats are just the left-wing of the Republican party, Democrats are not aginst imperialism they are not saying vote for us and we'll take dismantle the US empire, Clinton didn't even get rid of USs nukes or the SOA.
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2006, 13:03:15 EST »

YOU FORGOT McCLELLEN TALKING POINTS!

I cannot comment on an on-going investigation. Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2006, 14:39:26 EST »

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Republican elites secretly thank the loard every day for the Democrats, without them they would have to content with the Greens as the offical opposition if their lucky, odds are high without the Democrats after Watergate there would have been no safty valve for dissent and you'd have had uprisings like that in Paris 1968 with cries from the masses for full scale revolution.  Democrats are just the left-wing of the Republican party, Democrats are not aginst imperialism they are not saying vote for us and we'll take dismantle the US empire, Clinton didn't even get rid of USs nukes or the SOA.


Psy, honestly, speaking as a former opinions page editor of a college newspaper at a school full of people who thought very much as you do, you'd get a lot more people to take your ideas seriously if you'd just spell and punctuate your sentences correctly.

It doesn't matter whether people "should" care about that. The fact is they do; whether they should or not, they interpret your level of articulacy as an indicator of your intelligence and the soundness of your ideas.

(Exiting former editor mode now...although I still keep a copy of Strunk and White very near my drawing table!)
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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2006, 15:45:50 EST »

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Psy, honestly, speaking as a former opinions page editor of a college newspaper at a school full of people who thought very much as you do, you'd get a lot more people to take your ideas seriously if you'd just spell and punctuate your sentences correctly.

It doesn't matter whether people "should" care about that. The fact is they do; whether they should or not, they interpret your level of articulacy as an indicator of your intelligence and the soundness of your ideas.

(Exiting former editor mode now...although I still keep a copy of Strunk and White very near my drawing table!)
This is not a newspaper, this is a medium that has always been known for its users ignoring form for function and is growingly more non-english.
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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2006, 15:59:58 EST »

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Psy, honestly, speaking as a former opinions page editor of a college newspaper at a school full of people who thought very much as you do, you'd get a lot more people to take your ideas seriously if you'd just spell and punctuate your sentences correctly.

It doesn't matter whether people "should" care about that. The fact is they do; whether they should or not, they interpret your level of articulacy as an indicator of your intelligence and the soundness of your ideas.

(Exiting former editor mode now...although I still keep a copy of Strunk and White very near my drawing table!)
You do know that is somewhat elitism, it prevents those that can not form ideas into the proper english from partaking in meaningful communications.


It's also a heuristic the vast majority of people apply in everyday life.  I'm not saying that's a good thing, but you still need to account for it.
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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2006, 16:16:23 EST »

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It's also a heuristic the vast majority of people apply in everyday life.  I'm not saying that's a good thing, but you still need to account for it.

That is true in some forms of communication but not for all.
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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2006, 21:27:24 EST »

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This is not a newspaper, this is a medium that has always been known for its users ignoring form for function and is growingly more non-english.


Still, if people cannot read what you are atempting to say, they dimiss it as ignorant garbage.

I will give you an example.  I will type the same paragraph twice.  The First time I will use the best grammar and spelling I can.  The second time I will ignore the rules of English.  The third time I will use leet speak.

I don’t understand why the democrats are not doing all they can to oppose Bush.  It's their job to voice their constituents; they feel like using nonexistent protest will get people to vote for them in 2006, and give the party a desperately needed rise in seat numbers.  None of the democrats in the senate want to censure Bush.  They won’t censure, they won’t impeach, then what else can they do?  Hit him with a rolled up newspaper and say "Bad George, bad!", or will they do what they seem to be doing for about 5 years, the take it like a bitch strategy?

i dont undersatnd why the democratsa re not doing  allthey can to oppose bush  its there job to voice theyre constituants, they feel lik eusing nonexistant portest will ge poeple to vote for them in 2006, nad give them a despratelyt needed rise in seat numbers.  NOne of the democrats in the senate want to cnesure Bush.  They wont censure, they wont impeach, then what else can they do?  Hit him with a rolllde up newspaper and say "Bad Geoige, bad!", Or will they do what they seem to be doing for about 5 years, the take it lika bitch straetgy?

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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2006, 21:39:43 EST »

Yeah, I kinda stopped reading your post after 1/4 through the 2nd paragraph (the one with the English rules abolished), so I sort of proved your point. Then again, since I already knew what was being said (all the paragraphs saying the same thing)...but yeah, that is definietly correct.
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« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2006, 21:43:23 EST »

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Yeah, I kinda stopped reading your post after 1/4 through the 2nd paragraph (the one with the English rules abolished), so I sort of proved your point. Then again, since I already knew what was being said (all the paragraphs saying the same thing)...but yeah, that is definietly correct.

I do the same thing with the second paragraph.  Forgetting a comma, period, or capital in English is like forgetting a parenthesis, semi-colon, or brace in C, C++, Java, and other similar programming languages.
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« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2006, 22:08:13 EST »

let's not  forget the problems of a dropped "n't"
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