Flytrap #2 - Possible NSFW Content and WAW fail , Whiskey Bacon and tamale hootch

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dbzeag

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There is nothing unusual about Governor Rick Perry. Uneducated fools can be found in every country and every period of history, and they are not unknown in high office. What is unusual about today’s Republican party (I disavow the ridiculous ‘GOP’ nickname, because the party of Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt has lately forfeited all claim to be considered ‘grand’) is this: In any other party and in any other country, an individual may occasionally rise to the top in spite of being an uneducated ignoramus. In today’s Republican Party ‘in spite of’ is not the phrase we need. Ignorance and lack of education are positive qualifications, bordering on obligatory. Intellect, knowledge and linguistic mastery are mistrusted by Republican voters, who, when choosing a president, would apparently prefer someone like themselves over someone actually qualified for the job.

Any other organization -- a big corporation, say, or a university, or a learned society - -when seeking a new leader, will go to immense trouble over the choice. The CVs of candidates and their portfolios of relevant experience are meticulously scrutinized, their publications are read by a learned committee, references are taken up and scrupulously discussed, the candidates are subjected to rigorous interviews and vetting procedures. Mistakes are still made, but not through lack of serious effort.

The population of the United States is more than 300 million and it includes some of the best and brightest that the human species has to offer, probably more so than any other country in the world. There is surely something wrong with a system for choosing a leader when, given a pool of such talent and a process that occupies more than a year and consumes billions of dollars, what rises to the top of the heap is George W Bush. Or when the likes of Rick Perry or Michele Bachmann or Sarah Palin can be mentioned as even remote possibilities.
 

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If the majority of republicans are dribbling fools, and you point that out, are you being bias?

bias said:
A cognitive bias is the human tendency to make systematic errors in certain circumstances based on cognitive factors rather than evidence. Such biases can result from information-processing shortcuts called heuristics.

You're using a shortcut, so yes.
 

tre

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awesome:

http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/08/25/police-stop-man-from-transporting-fridge-in-car-trunk

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Atan Nolme

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Yeah. No one beats Pancreatic cancer in the end. They just buy a few more years...

Steve Jobs, love him or hate him, took an idea from a garage to a 350 billion dollar market cap that is second in US companies only to Exxon. Twice. And, when he was slumming off the Apple roles, he made some shit company called Pixar.

That's not something just anyone can do. Gotta give the man respect for that. Apple won't be the same without him.

Actually he bought a company called Graphics Group, (one third of the Computer Division of Lucasfilm), from George Lucas.
 
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