OT: Re: vaugue musings...

From: Sam Ismail <dastar_at_ncal.verio.com>
Date: Thu Dec 24 12:06:54 1998

This is grossly off-topic but I just want to explain to our foreign
friends why Clinton should not be running our country.

On Thu, 24 Dec 1998, Computer Room Internet Cafe wrote:

> Most Aussies feel the same way. Not many here care if he
> got a head job from some dame at work. Or more than a
> head job. It's a personal matter.

Personal matter. Sure. Fine. However, in the process of trying to cover
it up, he tried to mislead everyone, to the point of lying under oath.

If anyone is supposed to be a role-model for all Americans, its the
President. And if the President is demonstrating a lack of integrity and
a contempt for the law he is sworn to uphold by trying to circumvent it,
that sends a message to everyone in this country that its OK to be less
than honest, resulting in a further decay of our "culture".

To me, it sends another message that the government is indeed corrupt. I
already knew this from watching Ronald Reagan when I was a teenager
repeatedly claim that he did not recall extremely high level discussions
regarding the transfer of arms to third world countries used to kill many
people paid for by money gotten from the sale of arms to a then hostile
nation (if he didn't remember then, he sure as hell doesn't remember
now...a fitting end).

I don't see what Clinton did as a small infraction at all. I see it as
one more big crack in the infrastructure. He would have shown far greater
character by just admitting it up front, and he would have taken away
whatever fuel his enemies had to impeach him. As it is, he gave them just
what they wanted, further demonstrating what a fool he is.

> I think it's backfired on those that thought they had the most to
> gain from it, his popularity is very high despite (or in spite - who knows)
> of the circus.

That's not the point. I think the intent was to permanently injure his
reputation, and his enemies succeeded. He's the one who turned this into
a circus. Impeachment was deserved. If he wasn't such an idiot none of
his escapades would have ever come to light.

And don't think Hillary isn't off fucking some White House intern with a
tight young ass (or engaging in threesomes will Bill & Monica). She's
known all along, and you'd be naive to think otherwise.

> The majority of US voteres seem to think he's a good president.
> Nothing else really matters.

The majority of US voters are ignorant buffoons. Ignorance and apathy are
their guiding principles. Americans have gotten used to expecting little
from their government and receiving less. Those with intelligence have
more important things to tend to (like putting food on the table). Those
lacking in intelligence miss the point entirely...they just don't
understand the issue and thus don't see what the problem is.

Anyway, please send all flames to private e-mail.

"Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of
himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others?" --
Thomas Jefferson.

"The people cannot delegate to government the power to do anything which
would be unlawful for them to do themselves." -- John Locke

"You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred." -- SuperChicken

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