Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Big science. Hallelujah. noddin0ff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    X
    Posts
    2,286

    Get out the vote

    TCA ATT GGA

  2. #2
    Man of the People Forums Moderator bobsticks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    down there
    Posts
    6,851
    There's a certain wry perfection in that. From Buckle v. Valeo to the recent Shays-Mehan Bill both the courts and Congress have been tapdancing around the issue of "soft money" with both the Republicans and the Democrats laughing their arses to the bank.

    Great find and a great statement...
    So, I broke into the palace
    With a sponge and a rusty spanner
    She said : "Eh, I know you, and you cannot sing"
    I said : "That's nothing - you should hear me play piano"

  3. #3
    Shostakovich fan Feanor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    London, Ontario
    Posts
    8,127
    Quote Originally Posted by noddin0ff View Post
    Free Speech isn't free; it costs a lot of money to get out your message. But if you've got the bucks I seems you can convince people of almost anything.

    If you doubt it, check out the amount of advertising you see for cosmetics, personal care products, and that classic of consumer price gouging, cold breakfast cereals. Almost all of the retail cost of these products goes to marketing of one kind or another, while simple or home-made alternatives could be used for a very few pennies on the dollars.

    So it shouldn't surprise anyone that political advertising is effective at persuading the gullible. Ultimately it's the same old problem ...



    And of course if you're an anarcho-capitalist Any Rand devotee, you believe that gullible are fair game and the rich have the right -- indeed, the obligation -- to exploit them.

  4. #4
    Man of the People Forums Moderator bobsticks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    down there
    Posts
    6,851
    Quote Originally Posted by Feanor View Post
    And of course if you're an anarcho-capitalist Any Rand devotee, you believe that gullible are fair game and the rich have the right -- indeed, the obligation -- to exploit them.
    Lol, just flickin' the jab, eh, Bill?
    So, I broke into the palace
    With a sponge and a rusty spanner
    She said : "Eh, I know you, and you cannot sing"
    I said : "That's nothing - you should hear me play piano"

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •