Discussion in 'Current Events' started by PunchYourself187, Aug 25, 2007.
Isn't the U.S. in the middle of a war?
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Isn't that what lawyers are for? protecting intellectual property. Wow they might take a negative stance on smoking next.
this is no business of the govt. they have roadies to fight this over and get it resolved.
"I don't care how many soldiers have to die - the intellectual property rights of Sha Na Na WILL be protected."
So, what country is everybody moving to when all of this nonsense catches up to us? O&A has a decent following in the U.K., The Netherlands, and Australia.
I've been to Oz, lovely country...would go there in a heartbeat. I'd better hurry up and go tho before my passport expires next year since it's taking AGES to get them renewed now.
in my opinion, quote of the year :clap::clap::clap:
Well what do you expect? Elliot Spitzer has to do something with his free time when he's not harassing his political opponents or illegally using state resources.
or at least of the thread
I don't give a shit. As long as the fucker doesn't spearhead raising my taxes like the last cunt we had as Governor he can go after as many rat haired makeup wearing jizzbags he wants.
And I hope he sends the real fucking KISS to Guantanamo.
Spitzer is an asshole like ALL politician's, the only thing they care about is themselves and the people who got them where they are today.
The only good politician is a DEAD ONE! :icon_mrgr
i feel so much safer now
What happened to your love for people who don't abuse power?
Why bother? No one else cares. Right? Corruption is a good thing nowadays. Abuse of power? Fugheddaboudit.
U pesci fet d'a testa.
Just lawyers being lawyers. They can't help themselves.
Actually he's forgetting about a lot of the people who got him there...our lobbyist tells us that he's forgotten just about everyone who endorsed him. Pisses me off since my getting more than a 1% raise with 2 zeros on either end of a three year contract all hinge on him (that's actually what wacky pataki wanted to give us three years ago)
I don't understand why everyone is mentioning Iraq. What does this have to do with Iraq? Elliot Spitzer isn't the district attorney of Faluja and he isn't in command of any decision making on anything dealing with Iraq.
If your friend went to a bar Saturday you don't say to him "How can you go to a bar when people are dying in Iraq?" If you go to your 9-5 people don't say "How can you show up for work at a time when people are dying in Iraq?"
Enough with this bullshit. Yeah, I know you all are doing it because Anthony throws this fallacy around all the time but that doesn't make it any less stupid.
Oh yeah, and 11,111 posts.
Isn't he usually referring to the media though?
Actually, I don't rely on O&A to do my thinking for me. To answer your question, the reason why it matters that Elliot Spitzer is concentrating on this nonsense is because it is indicative of present U.S. politicians - they are concentrating on nonsense and avoiding the pressing issues. This is a "safe" issue; that's why Spitzer went for it. No one here expects everyone to drop what they are doing because there is a war going on, but we do expect our politicians to address important matters and they just aren't doing that.
Not a lemming, I do my own thinking, thank you very much. Maybe using the war as an example but the general idea is that NYS has bigger problems than fake cover bands and that's what he should be concentrating on. The judiciary hasn't had raises in 10 years, there's political infighting, campaign reform, Homeland Security cut some of the funding to New York City which in case anyone has forgotten was one of the targets of September 11. The City's infrastructure needs repairing & I'm sure there are issues that need to be addressed Upstate.
But instead - he's worried about protecting artists.
Then mention an important New York state issue. Talking about Iraq just looks silly.
That being said this Spitzer does sound like an ass. Sounds like he keeps doing stuff to keep himself in the news. Run for governorship / senate?
The New York legislature passed a bill and the Governor signed it. How much of his time and concentration did it take to pass a bill that was debated and passed by the legislature?
Wouldn't it have taken more time & effort for him to have vetoed this bill?
He reminds of the kid in class that would tell the teacher when she forgot to give us homework.
Pennsylvania passed a similar law last year:
About 16 states have similar laws on the books.
a veto is a 4-step process...pick up "Veto" stamp, ink said stamp, stamp "Veto" on paper, replace stamp.
signing a bill is a 3-step process...pick up pen, sign name, put pen down.
Eureka! You've solved the mystery ... it took less time to sign it than veto it
ny'ers really are the most self-hating people on the planet
exhibit a: chuck schumer
exhibit b: hillary clinton
exhibit c: eliot spitzer