[FoRK] All The Rope II: Noose of Words

Elias Sinderson elias at cse.ucsc.edu
Thu Mar 18 00:46:47 PST 2004

Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
> [...] Either the last 3 executive administrations
> intended to deceive the american people or they didn't.

Only 3? Wow Greg, I'd like to give you a little more credit... Let's 
see, I'd wager that every administration back to Kennedy has 
intentionally manipulated and deceived the American public at some 
point. In fact, if memory serves me, Eisenhower and Truman were both 
involved in some pretty shady things too... At anyrate, it's only 
recently (since Carter? Reagan?) that the 'fuck-it factor'* has reached 
such an embarrasingly high level...


* The 'fuck-it factor' is a scale which measures the attrition rate of 
even the most dedicated and well intentioned people involved in a given 
endeavor. Applicable in a wide variety of situations, proper usage of 
the expression often takes the form of "I meant to stay and work on the 
problem until it was resolved, but the fuck-it factor got too high so I 
went home and got drunk instead."

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