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    Re: Legislators' Solitaire Playing Causes A National Stir

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Oh good grief !

    What a bunch of pansies. As IF one couldn't play solitaire and listen to some drone prattle on.

    Keep it up, GOPers. Thin out the younger voting block support some more.

    I see nothing partisan about it. Simply a lack of professionalism by these congressmen.
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    Re: Legislators' Solitaire Playing Causes A National Stir

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I do not think anyone is acting like they committed genocide. It is outrage over the fact that these employees of the tax payers were ****ing off/goofing off/not doing their job/shamming when they were supposed to be working. If these employees of the tax payers were goofing off then who knows how many more were doing the same thing.
    Which of their duties did they not perform adequately? I can easily listen to a boring debate and play solitaire at the same time.

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    Re: Legislators' Solitaire Playing Causes A National Stir

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Which of their duties did they not perform adequately? I can easily listen to a boring debate and play solitaire at the same time.
    I am sure there are some people who can play Crysis and pay attention to some boring debate. however these employees of the tax payers are on the clock,therefore they have no business playing games. The type of game is irreverent. What if it was a judge or jury member playing a Nintendo DS or a PSP while on the clock?
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Legislators' Solitaire Playing Causes A National Stir

    I think the problem of video gaming at work is far more widespread than just this case.

    I am not defending them. They have no excuse except they got caught.
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    Re: Legislators' Solitaire Playing Causes A National Stir

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I am sure there are some people who can play Crysis and pay attention to some boring debate. however these employees of the tax payers are on the clock,therefore they have no business playing games. The type of game is irreverent. What if it was a judge or jury member playing a Nintendo DS or a PSP while on the clock?
    A judge or jury is doing something other than listening to a boring debate. Really, turn on CSPAN and watch these "debates" and see how long you can pay attention. At least they where there, which I guarantee was better than some.

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    Re: Legislators' Solitaire Playing Causes A National Stir

    If these politicians did not want to listen and pay attention to "boring" debates, then they should have never ran for office.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Legislators' Solitaire Playing Causes A National Stir

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If these politicians did not want to listen and pay attention to "boring" debates, then they should have never ran for office.
    They are playing solitaire for gods sake. It's not like it requires brain activity to play it. If they can't manage to follow the debate well enough while playing solitaire, they have to be just about brain dead.

    There are things to complain about our lawmakers doing. This just ain't one of them. It's trivial and is not going to have any negative impact on us unless we want to make a big issue out of it.

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    Re: Legislators' Solitaire Playing Causes A National Stir

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Oh good grief !

    What a bunch of pansies. As IF one couldn't play solitaire and listen to some drone prattle on.

    Keep it up, GOPers. Thin out the younger voting block support some more.
    Are you trying to tell me that Young voters won't be angry over their "Representatives" scr*wing off,,,when they should be Working?

    You have a low opinion of the Young.
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    Re: Legislators' Solitaire Playing Causes A National Stir

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    They are playing solitaire for gods sake. It's not like it requires brain activity to play it. If they can't manage to follow the debate well enough while playing solitaire, they have to be just about brain dead.
    Again I am sure some people can play Crysis and listen to a debat. Regardless of the game they are not paid to play games while working. IF they wanted to play games while working then they should have got jobs as game testers.


    There are things to complain about our lawmakers doing. This just ain't one of them. .
    I beg to differ, if these people are playing solitaire then who knows what other games they are distracting themselves with instead of actually working. Their job is a little too important for them to be ****ing off with other things. What if a judge or jury was playing solitaire while a court case was going on? Wouldn't the defendant have a grounds to demand a retrial? It doesn't matter how much brain power a game demands to play it. Would it be okay for a bus driver to play solitaire while driving a bus? After all it doesn't require much brain power to play it, some people only need on hand to drive and the game doesn't require someone to hit pause so he is free to shift gears when ever he wants with that hand that is playing a game.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Legislators' Solitaire Playing Causes A National Stir

    Despite being sort of conservative-ish on many things, I'm going to take a different tack.

    The less Congress does, generally speaking the happier I am. 90% of the bills they pass are either meaningless BS, more unnecessary spending of my money they took from me, or outright damaging to the nation.

    The LESS they do, the better off we are. Maybe we should issue each new Congressman an XBOX360 and a $200 Gamestop gift certificate.

    So I look at it like this...if they're already planning to vote "no" to whatever was being proposed, I don't care if they were playing WoW with earplugs in.

    Now if they ignored the whole debate and then voted YES to something they had no clue about, okay tar and feathers then.

    Okay, I'm being a little ironic. It's just that I've been aware for a long time that most Congress critters frack off and don't do a lot of "work", and that speechmakers are often speaking to a half-full, quarter-full or nearly-empty House.

    Personally, I think the best new Amendment we could pass would limit Congress to being in session no more than 3 weeks of each year, except in time of declared national emergency. Keep 'em out of our hair... they'd have to frantically run around like mad trying to pass those few bills that HAVE to be passed, and wouldn't have so much time to dream up new BS.

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