RE: general erection (big white prick dept.)

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From: Lisa Dusseault (
Date: Thu Dec 14 2000 - 11:52:28 PST

Regardless of whether the content is stupid, I think the framing of the
"following passed on without source" is stupid. Does anybody really
think a Zimbabwe politician composed the screed, which is obviously
designed for text and not part of a speech? It's so partisan and
insider, while posing as impartial outsider observations, that I was
turned off by the text regardless of whether I agreed with any of the
points made. Don't do this, folks. Give us the context to understand
what you're saying, rather than put words into the mouths of people who
didn't say it. Unattributed text is weaselly.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Stoddard []
> Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2000 11:13 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: general erection (big white prick dept.)
> > the following was passed on without source:
> >
> > ---snip---
> >
> > A Zimbabwe politician was quoted as saying that children should study
> > the US election event closely because it shows that election fraud is
> > not only a third world phenomena. To illustrate the point, he made the
> > following comments:
> >
> Sorry, this is just stupid. This election process completely
> sucks but I don't
> think fraud was committed by anyone in the Bush or Gore camps. We are
> following a hold over from the colonial days (the electorial
> college) because
> it's Law and still in the Constitution. Pols ignoring laws out
> of convenience
> is part of what keeps third world nations third world nations.
> The U.S. should
> do what it takes to provide decent voting technology to all
> counties, update
> laws to set standards for recounts, etc. There are a ton of
> useful things that
> can and should be done to help prevent this from happening again. Bleh...
> Bill

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