Wasted votes

JD northgate76 at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 3 16:07:56 MDT 2008


On Sat, May 3, 2008 at 3:52 PM, MCSpearing <yuramac at yahoo.com> wrote:

> You are in a room. You are whining loudly and incessantly in a room.
> Three cups are on a table before you in your incessantly and loudly whining
> room.  The three cups are soiled; the first containing strychnine, the
> second brimming with lye, and the third oozes viscous green water from an
> aquarium with a broken filter.  A Nigerian lottery ticket is crumple in your
> fist.  And you are whining loudly and incessantly in a room....
>
> MCS
>


Easy one.  You strangle the accountant, tip the monkey, smash the Etruscan
vase and grab the key before the hooker comes out of her trace.  Did I get
it?


JD

> ---
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: JD <northgate76 at GMAIL.COM>
> To: RUSHTALK at CSDCO.COM
> Sent: Saturday, May 3, 2008 12:43:26 PM
> Subject: Re: Wasted votes
>
>
>
> On Sat, May 3, 2008 at 11:18 AM, Ernie Lane <ernielane at verizon.net> wrote:
>
> > Jim wrote:
> >
> > > You are in a room with 99 other people.  70 of them are vegetarians.
> > > There will be a vote on what to have for lunch.  About half the people want
> > > peanut butter sandwiches.  The problem is that you're allergic to peanuts.
> > >  Eating a peanut butter sandwich would put you in the hospital if not kill
> > > you before you got there.  About half want salad with raw broccoli and
> > > thousand island dressing.  A handful of you want steak and baked potatoes
> > > with sour cream, butter and bacon bits.  You really want steak, but you know
> > > there's no way on God's green earth that you'll get steak.  You don't really
> > > like broccoli and thousand island dressing, but at least you can eat it.
> > >
> > > It isn't wasting your vote to vote for a salad with broccoli and
> > > thousand island dressing.
> > >
> >
> > Maybe not,if broccoli and thousand island dressing is acceptable to you.
> >   If it isn't, you just go and eat something else.  Bad analogy.  The
> > "presumption" that you _have_ to eat what they decide on is kind of dumb.
> >
>
> It's no dumber than being required to vote for who "they" pick (and if you
> are going to tell me that our current three stooges choice is the result of
> a fair, unbiased, unmanipulated, selection process, then I have a winning 60
> billion dollar Nigerian lottery ticket to sell you) and that makes the
> analogy a very good one.
>
> JD
>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://kalos.csdco.com/pipermail/rushtalk/attachments/20080503/790bd1dd/attachment.html 


More information about the Rushtalk mailing list