What would you do?

Posted by: TomC

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Jokin' wrote:

"Seriously, that ex-MN simpleton, Thomas Friedman got the ball rolling by publicly sharing his own personal wet-dream- imagining- having the authoritarian power of the Chinese Communists- for just one day- to right all the "wrong" in America."

So what would you do, for the USA--not for you alone, if you had absolute power for a day. I would wager that a libertarian would do a few things dramatically differently than someone on the far left.

I think I would start by repealing the 16th and 17th amendments--both of which would remove power from the federal government; reinstitute a gold standard--removing power from the Federal Reserve; disband a few federal departments--firing a shitload of federal employees; outlaw or curtail a few government unions; institute a 2 consecutive term limit for federal offices; just to name a few things

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JW of Minnesota
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written by JW of Minnesota , September 28, 2011

Absolute Power for a Day:

Telling the Vikings that they can go crap in the river.

A two-year permanent rundown of LGA.

Re-name the ugly limestone structure on my way home to "Taxpayer Field"

Trade Paul Krugman to Kim Jong Il for a set of his lucky golf clubs.




TomC
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written by TomC , September 29, 2011

Can we trade Paul Krugman for an economist that has a clue to be named later? Though I have to agree, a lucky set of golf clubs is of significantly more value and is likely less frustrating.


JW of Minnesota
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written by JW of Minnesota , September 29, 2011

Let's just stick to the golf clubs. If North Korea throws in one of Kim's jumpsuits, we can offer up Thomas Friedman as well.

Also, if dictator for a day, I'd offer to buy the annoying hikers another plane ticket back to Iraq. If this waste of airtime serves any point, it's that I hope my kids never decide to go hiking in Mosul.

My ideas aren't as well thought out as yours, but certainly make things better.




Woody
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written by Woody , September 29, 2011

I take it you are not celebrating the release of the American hikers from Iraq? I found this to be cause for celebrating since these American citizens were held political prisoner for nearly two years for inadvertently crossing the Iranian border. What about them do you find "annoying" JW? I say welcome home and don't let this incident hinder you spirit of adventure.


Nobody
Woody...
written by Nobody , September 29, 2011

One of theae hiker pinheads has a degree from Berkley in "Peace and Justice Studys". He wanted the US to free all our political prisoners. Annoying...


Woody
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written by Woody , September 29, 2011

Peace and justice huh. Who needs that nonsense. I was just wondering because it struck me as odd that someone would want to return a recently released American to the country that detained them. But a college grad from Berkeley, I guess I see where you are coming from.


Nobody
Woodhead
written by Nobody , September 29, 2011

As a college degree? Or Barts favorite; Lesbian Film Noir. And we wonder why college is so expencive? What pinhead goes to Kurdistan during a war to go hiking?


Woody
no brains
written by Woody , September 29, 2011

Sure as a college degree. Why not? In a free country you can study anything you want if you are willing to pay the tuition. As for LFM, I can't see that as something to major in but it might be worth a few lower credit electives. Who wants to hike in in kurdistan during a war? Someone who wants to see the world and witness history.


Barthélemy Barbancourt
I wish Iran had kept them
written by Barthélemy Barbancourt , September 29, 2011

They would have learned alot more about the real world in Iran than they every will in Bezerkley.

I'm also so happy that the US has set a precedence that we pay for hostages. I guess Iran-Contra wasn't that big of a deal now was it?

I always count on the left to turn a 180 eventually. They used to hate the Electoral College, now they love it in 2012. The left hates/loves the filibuster depending on who is in charge in the Senate.

I'd have to think about what I'd do if I was dictator of the USA for a day. I'd repeal the income tax, close the EPA, Departments of Education, HUD, Transportation, NRLB, and a few others before lunch. Then I'd get to the hard stuff.



JW of Minnesota
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written by JW of Minnesota , September 29, 2011

Okay Woody, here's my thinking: Annoying because they dumped on the US as soon as they got back from a country that wouldn't allow such free speech. Not even a thank you to the President that got involved.

And I don't suggest returning them- just allowing them the option of returning to Iraq on their own. Hence my verbatim words "buy them a ticket to Iraq" and not the words you put in my mouth of "send them to Iran".

I don't call them adventurous. I've heard they weren't hiking, but searching for evidence of US atrocities. Going to Mosul and 'hiking' a border that was fought over for a decade with chemical weapons and land mines is not adventurous. It's stupid.



Nobody
Woody...
written by Nobody , September 29, 2011

Yup you are free to have a degree that won't get you a job as a Wal-Mart greeter. You are free to be an idiot and stupid as long as you don't expect me to pay for it.


Barthélemy Barbancourt
They are undeniably stupid
written by Barthélemy Barbancourt , September 29, 2011

They are also liberal assholes, so many people regret getting them back as we already have way too many of those.



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