British newspaper readers can now tell Americans how to vote...

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  1. Matt Black

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    Yes, it's true:-

    http://guardian.assets.digivault.co.uk/clark_county/

    Readers of the Grauniad ( so called because of it's notorious typos), who tend to be, how can I put it, er a little to the left of what most Americans are used to can now bombard American voters with unsolicited mail in swing states 'advising' them how to vote.

    So, how do you feel about that? I for one would be well-hacked-off if some Americans tried to tell me how to vote come the General Election

    Yours in Christ

    Matt
     
  2. Pete

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    hmmmmmm....why not? The U.S. is great at 'advising' everyone else what to do ;)

    If I got mail like that though they better not have return address on it....A couple of eggs and anchovies sent by sea-mail would work well.... :D
     
  3. Joseph_Botwinick

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    I don't care what the Liberal Terrorist supporting Guardian has to say. It doesn't anger me. It does kind of make me laugh.

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  4. Matt Black

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    This is a partly political broadcast to the nations.

    (You could...possibly, maybe) Vote United States National Offical Monster Raving Loony Party Candidate (USNOMRLP) Hollywood Dave.

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    Emergency Preparedness policy: In areas prone to hurricanes, the USNOMRLP proposes to form the Federal Approaching Hurricane Relief Team (FAHRT).
    FAHRT will issue everyone living within one-half mile of a threatened coastal area with a personal fan (you know, the ones you can get in the dollar stores-they take two 1.5 volt batteries and you can slip them in your pocket).
    When weather monitoring organizations announce the impending arrival of a hurricane, all FAHRT members in that area will line up along the beach and as the hurricane approaches, they will activate their fans. The resulting rush of wind will stop; the offending hurricane in it’s tracks and send it scurrying back from whence it came.
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    This message is brought to you in the name of balance by the British people. Never say we don't give you anything.

    On a more serious note, I seem to remember US politicians having plenty to say about Northern Ireland, even though it was none of their business, and US citizens giving money to NORAID to fund terrorist acts

    I have always been of the view that the moment we could decently reunite the bit of Ireland we foolishly hung onto in 1921 with the Republic, we should do so.

    Had, at any point during the 1980s, I been in receipt of correspondence from some opinionated Bostonian, whose knowledge of the Irish problem derived from a folk memory about the potato famine and several choruses of 'the wearing of the green', brought on by drinking Guiness, exhorting me to end protestant hegemony in Ulster and end the British Imperialist Occupation, I would have been sorely provoked. A flurry of letters later and I would have been investing in an orange sash and bowler hat. You see Britain is my country. The Irish question is our problem and there is no better way to get any moderately patriotic person's back up than to have some opinionated foreigner telling one what to do.

    As Americans have this same human reflex, I can only imagine that an attempt to persuade them to vote for Kerry by the readers of the Grauniad is going to have a similar effect. Admittedly Grauniad readers tend not to have patriotic reflexes and may not intuitively understand this. Trust me - if you want to provoke a swing voter to go for Bush write to him and tell him that in the name of world peace it his his duty to vote for Kerry.

    In fact, If I were Karl Rove, I would be kicking myself that I had not thought of this myself and be on the phone to every left wing journal in Europe.

    Yours in Christ

    Matt
     
  5. Bro. Curtis

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    Too funny.
     

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