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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    12 Nov '15 20:02
    So now Joe the plumber is now the Governor of Florida,

    Bill Cooper, an insurance salesman in Indiana, is now President.

    Mary Washington, a night clerk at the Ramada in DC is now Vice President.

    Jon Stewart is now a Senator.

    Billy the Butcher is now the Secretary of state.

    And so forth.

    Can that way POSSIBLY be worse than the BS system we have now?

    Lottery ensures nobody but nobody is bought off, at least the first day....
  2. 12 Nov '15 23:37 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    So now Joe the plumber is now the Governor of Florida,

    Bill Cooper, an insurance salesman in Indiana, is now President.

    Mary Washington, a night clerk at the Ramada in DC is now Vice President.

    Jon Stewart is now a Senator.

    Billy the Butcher is now the Secretary of state.

    And so forth.

    Can that way POSSIBLY be worse than the BS system we have now?

    Lottery ensures nobody but nobody is bought off, at least the first day....
    All honkie names? One female (and in the s**t job)? The fix is in,
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    13 Nov '15 19:42
    Originally posted by JS357
    All honkie names? One female (and in the s**t job)? The fix is in,
    So is that a negative comment on the concept or just flippant?
  4. 13 Nov '15 21:17
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    So is that a negative comment on the concept or just flippant?
    I thought the OP was flippant, so responded in kind.
  5. 13 Nov '15 21:39
    Originally posted by JS357
    I thought the OP was flippant, so responded in kind.
    I agreed with your assessment, and decided not to respond.
  6. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    14 Nov '15 19:40
    "In America, anyone can become president. That's just one of the risks you take!"

    -- Adlai Stevenson II
  7. 15 Nov '15 02:37
    If democracy became a lottery, that too would be fixed.
  8. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    17 Nov '15 06:31
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    So now Joe the plumber is now the Governor of Florida,

    Bill Cooper, an insurance salesman in Indiana, is now President.

    Mary Washington, a night clerk at the Ramada in DC is now Vice President.

    Jon Stewart is now a Senator.

    Billy the Butcher is now the Secretary of state.

    And so forth.

    Can that way POSSIBLY be worse than the BS system we have now?

    Lottery ensures nobody but nobody is bought off, at least the first day....
    It can't be worse than an Obama administration.
  9. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    17 Nov '15 14:54
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    It can't be worse than an Obama administration.
    Or Bush Jr.
  10. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    17 Nov '15 14:56
    Originally posted by whodey
    If democracy became a lottery, that too would be fixed.
    You could fix that by just sequestering the winners, no talkie no pickie no tickie.
    For awhile. Then you could have at least a week of honest governance.

    Maybe that's the key, just do a lottery once a month.
  11. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    18 Nov '15 02:48
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Or Bush Jr.
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