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Scott,
You just revealed yourself to be a Canadian.
Gary

Scott Maxwell wrote:

And now I will return to shutting up about politics, _eh_, ice cream (not to mention it is making me hungry for some ice cream even though it is cold out and we just got some snow).

Regards,

Scott
Adrian, MI


On 2/21/09 12:15 PM, "ASLCSE(--nospam--at)aol.com" <ASLCSE(--nospam--at)aol.com> wrote:

    In a message dated 2/21/2009 8:59:45 AM Pacific Standard Time,
    boyd(--nospam--at)boydconsultinggroup.com writes:



        *H*ow politicans get  elected,

*From a teacher in the Nashville area.* *Who worries about "the cow" when it is all about the "Ice
         Cream?*

        *The  most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while
        teaching third grade  this year.
        *
        *The   presidential election was heating up and  some of the
        children showed an interest. I decided we would have  an
        election for a class president. We would  choose our nominees.
        They would make a campaign speech and the  class would vote.
        *
        *To  simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other
        class  members.  We discussed  what kinds of characteristics
         these students should have.  We got many nominations and from
         those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.
        The class  had done a great job in their selections.  *

        *Both  candidates were good kids.  I thought Jamie might have
        an advantage  because he got lots of parental support. I  had
        never seen Olivia's mother.*

        *The day  arrived when they were to make their speeches Jamie
        went first. He  had specific ideas about how to make our class
        a better place.  He  ended by promising to do his very best.
        *
        *Everyone  applauded.  He sat down and Olivia came to the
        podium. Her  speech was concise.  She said, "If you will vote
        for me, I will give  you ice cream."  She sat down.*

        *The  class went wild.  "Yes!  Yes!  We want ice cream." She
         surely could say more. She did not have to.*

        *A  discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice
        cream?  She  wasn't sure. *

        *Would  her parents buy it or would the class pay for it?  She
         didn't know.*

        *The class  really didn't care. All they were thinking about
        was ice  cream.*

        * Jamie  was forgotten.*

        *Olivia  won by a landslide.*

        * Every  time Barack Obama opened his mouth he  offered ice
        cream and fifty-two percent of the people reacted  like nine
year olds. * *They want ice cream.* *The other forty-eight percent of us know we're going to have
        to feed the cow  and clean **up the  mess
        *


    Doug,
    We do know that the "Republicans" warned the "Democrats" many
    times about the risky Subprime Loans. It started in the Clinton
    administration. If anyone want's to read the facts, let me know
    and I will send you a copy of the chronology.
    Tony
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