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On Mon, 2008-04-07 at 20:04 -0400, max bianco wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 4:28 PM, Patrick O'Callaghan
> <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, 2008-04-07 at 14:54 -0400, max bianco wrote:
> >  > On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 2:09 PM,  <[email protected]> wrote:
> >  > > >From: max bianco <[email protected]>
> >  > >  >Date: 2008/04/07 Mon PM 12:48:46 CDT
> >  > >  >To: For users of Fedora <[email protected]>
> >  > >  >Subject: Re: OT: Which OS do the candidates run? republican or democratic      hitchhiker?
> >  > >
> >  > >
> >  > >
> >  > >  >On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 1:24 PM, Bill Davidsen <[email protected]> wrote:
> >  > >  >> Ric Moore wrote:
> >  > >  >>
> >  > >  >> > On Thu, 2008-04-03 at 09:29 -0400, max bianco wrote:
> >  > >  >> >
> >  > >  >> > > I am an independent and I don't care what OS the candidates run as
> >  > >  >> > > long as they help straighten out this mess! I doubt in the end that
> >  > >  >> > > any of them will do anything useful.
> >  > >  >> > >
> >  > >  >> >
> >  > >  >> > True, true, but it would be useful for the next President to have an
> >  > >  >> > Open-Source mindset for a change! Couldn't hurt. Nosirree! Ric
> >  > >  >> >
> >  > >  >> >
> >  > >  >>  Hell with mindset, I'd settle for a working *mind*... as one of the online
> >  > >  >> cartoons noted, it's a thrill to have a candidate who can speak in complete
> >  > >  >> sentences.
> >  > >  >>
> >  > >  >
> >  > >  >Actually if they were all mute I think we might be better off. I am
> >  > >  >tired of hearing why I shouldn't vote for the other guy, how about
> >  > >  >someone gives me a reason to vote for them without slamming the
> >  > >  >competition! Now that would be something!!
> >  > >  >
> >  > >  >Max
> >  > >  >
> >  > >
> >  > >  Are you hearing this in the context of a presentation by the candidate first hand or as a >sound-byte presented by the news media or the oppositions organization?
> >  > >
> >  > The candidates hide behind their campaigns so often they won't say it
> >  > themselves but the campaign spokesman or an aide will say it. To me
> >  > its all the same, it is the candidates campaign so saying that it
> >  > wasn't Obama or Clinton or McCain that actually said it doesn't matter
> >  > to me because they should be controlling who says what and when, if
> >  > they cannot control the people that work for them now what makes you
> >  > think they will have any control when one of them makes it to the
> >  > white house.
> >  >
> >  > >  The two candidates I've heard, spent very little time, tearing down their opposition (though >I admit it was there) than they did attempting to present their vision and goals (but not so >much the plan, when I heard them).
> >  > >
> >  >
> >  > They are all full of grandiose visions and ideas but who's going to
> >  > pay for it all? That's the real key! It's nice to talk about new
> >  > programs and healthcare reforms etc....but where is the money coming
> >  > from?
> >  >
> >  > >  I am suspicious of the media, these days (especially TV) because they are controlled by >business interests who want them to sell air time and nothing draws listeners like >controversy (or so they think).
> >  >
> >  > The media doesn't help matters that's for sure.
> >
> >  Can we *please* stop this? At least the endless reminiscing on the punch
> >  cards thread might be tangentially interesting to members of this list,
> >  if you close one eye and squint a bit, but rabbiting on about the US
> >  elections is so OT it's not funny, especially to those of us -- more
> >  than a few I suspect -- who are not from the US.
> >
> 
> Come on man it hasn't even gotten interesting yet!!
> ok ok, but for the record I think its very funny, yeah yeah
> aggravating too but that's no reason to take offense.

No offense taken. I follow politics fairly closely via various online
sites so it's not that I'm disinterested. I just don't want to read
about on a technical list.

poc


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