Kerry the PATRIOT

While we're lately on the subject of our screwy political system, feast your eyes on this:

Having your cake and eating it too.

Repeal the Patriot Act, and elect pro-Patriot Act John Kerry. Lovely.

Because of how our system here is set up, if you're going to be politically involved you have to settle on one of two bad package deals, or work ceaselessly to scrounge up a few votes here and there. Doesn't it make you proud to be an American?

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HEAR HEAR! For once, total,

HEAR HEAR! For once, total, unqualified agreement from me.

What makes you think you're

What makes you think you're not qualified to agree?

I disagree. Your choices

I disagree. Your choices are seldom going to be ideal, whether we're speaking of politics, business, sex, or other.

If at first you don't

If at first you don't secede, try and try again.

Of the two major candidates,

Of the two major candidates, Kerry was clearly the less objectionable on the issue of the USA PATRIOT Act. See, e.g., http://www.pbs.org/newshour/vote2004/issues/issue_patriotact.html

Now, if you found a car with the anti-PATRIOT Act sticker and a "W" sticker, THAT would be real idiocy.

This has been pissing me off

This has been pissing me off for some time: am I the only person who sees the irony/hypocrisy of someone with a Kerry sticker driving a *foreign* car? I see it all the time, as most Kerry stickers I see are slapped on the back of hondas and toyotas. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't he the asshole who told us how we need to bring jobs "back to america"* and put "people over profits" when it comes to jobs going overseas and buying foreign goods?

*without realizing that it was probably the exact high-tax policies that he espouses that forced them to leave in the first place...

Keenan, This has been

Keenan,

This has been pissing me off for some time: am I the only person who sees the irony/hypocrisy of someone with a Kerry sticker driving a foreign car? I see it all the time, as most Kerry stickers I see are slapped on the back of hondas and toyotas. Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t he the asshole who told us how we need to bring jobs “back to america"* and put “people over profits” when it comes to jobs going overseas and buying foreign goods?

Hondas and Toyotas are increasingly built in the US, but without the UAW.

Regards, Don

Yes, but Civic Hybrids such

Yes, but Civic Hybrids such as the one pictured above are built overwhelmingly, if not totally, in Japan. A quick survey of Hybrids for sale on the internet will confirm this. I couldn't find a single one that was manufactured in the US.

All, the percent of *any*

All, the percent of *any* given car built by Americans is getting smaller each year. Not only that but the fastest way to put GM out of business is to buy their cars without financing through GMAC. :end:

The best thing anyone can do to help "the economy" is to buy (or not) what makes the most sense for their own particular circumstances.

I seem to recalling hearing

I seem to recalling hearing that John Kerry actually helped to author the patriot act. That happened to be one of my favorite arguments back during the election: Sure vote for Kerry - he's opposed to the act that he wrote and voted for. :twisted: