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    Re: Should public employees be allowed to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Sure. When the president (doesn't matter which one) holds a $30,000 a plate dinner for the very wealthy, they only expect a good meal. For the very wealthy, it's a simple contribution.
    I would also expect said dinner to be served on a real 24-carat gold charger plate placed underneath a priceless Ming Dynasty dinner plate! All ten pieces of silverware - which should also be real gold - should be properly placed on each side of the plate. If ostentation is the goal, no better way to be vulgar than this! :

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    Re: Should public employees be allowed to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post

    Oy Vey! That is not buying votes.

    So again.

    Simply contributing to a candidate is not buying votes.

    There is a big difference between giving to a politician that supports what you want passed, and that of actually buying a vote.
    People need to get off this corruption kick. It doesn't happen that much.
    The majority of human relations are quid pro quo relations. This is true in politics, like everything else. If you hold a different view, more power to you. My experience tells me otherwise, and my experience is validated by the real world. Good luck with your view, but I see the possibility that you may be profoundly disappointed as a very real possibility. For your sake, I hope your view rewards you.

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    Re: Should public employees be allowed to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I would also expect said dinner to be served on a real 24-carat gold charger plate placed underneath a priceless Ming Dynasty dinner plate! All ten pieces of silverware - which should also be real gold - should be properly placed on each side of the plate. If ostentation is the goal, no better way to be vulgar than this! :
    Yeah. The truth is that they could be served corn flakes and they'd still be impressed. As long as there's at least two salad forks.

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    Re: Should public employees be allowed to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    My experience tells me otherwise, and my experience is validated by the real world.
    No, your convoluted viewpoint tells you otherwise.

    So again.

    Simply contributing to a candidate is not buying votes.

    There is a big difference between giving to a politician that supports what you want passed, and that of actually buying a vote.
    People need to get off this corruption kick. It doesn't happen that much.
    “The law is reason, free from passion.”
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    Re: Should public employees be allowed to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    No, your convoluted viewpoint tells you otherwise.

    So again.

    Simply contributing to a candidate is not buying votes.

    There is a big difference between giving to a politician that supports what you want passed, and that of actually buying a vote.
    People need to get off this corruption kick. It doesn't happen that much.
    I think you're arguing for the sake of arguing.

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    Re: Should public employees be allowed to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    I think you're arguing for the sake of arguing.
    And I think your thoughts on the subject are convoluted.
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    Re: Should public employees be allowed to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Yeah. The truth is that they could be served corn flakes and they'd still be impressed. As long as there's at least two salad forks.
    Oh indeed!

    BTW, I typed my post while eating scrambled eggs and toast off a stoneware plate - how gauche and tawdry can one get? : Coffee tastes vey good this morning, too!

    Good morning, humbolt.

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    Re: Should public employees be allowed to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Oh indeed!

    BTW, I typed my post while eating scrambled eggs and toast off a stoneware plate - how gauche and tawdry can one get? : Coffee tastes vey good this morning, too!

    Good morning, humbolt.
    I had yogurt right out of the container. I'm a bum. After I get done at the shop today, I'll probably drink a cheap beer right out of a, gasp, can. As long as it's cold. I can't believe you used stoneware. That's just sooo stone age. I agree though. The coffee is great today. Finishing my last cup now. I was up at 5:30 today, but I'm slow to get working. Seems I'm a bum in every way except that I'm a clean one.

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    Re: Should public employees be allowed to vote?

    Assuming voting is fair and honest was mistake #1.

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    Re: Should public employees be allowed to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by JRSaindo View Post
    Assuming voting is fair and honest was mistake #1.
    You've a long hill to climb here, then. I don't disagree. Just sayin...

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