South Carolina Needs a New Governor, and I Volunteer

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South Carolina Needs a New Governor, and I Volunteer

Postby K. M. Kirby » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:00 pm

It's about time to liquidate that failed state; mark it down as treasure for the General Fund!
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Re: South Carolina Needs a New Governor, and I Volunteer

Postby Coil 2.0 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:47 pm

K. M. Kirby wrote:It's about time to liquidate that failed state; mark it down as treasure for the General Fund!


And I volunteer to take over his foreign obligations. :mrgreen:

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Re: South Carolina Needs a New Governor, and I Volunteer

Postby Duane » Fri Jul 03, 2009 3:44 pm

Apparently, Alaska needs a new governor, as well. I volunteer, since I once saw Alaska on a globe and hence know all there is to know about it.

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Re:SC and Alaska Need New Governors, and I Volunteer

Postby Gwyneth M905 » Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:28 pm

Hey, since I can cross-dress a moose, can I be your Social Secretary once you become Governor of Alaska?

(Don't have any idea how to field-dress one, but hey -- a little lipstick and some EEE Manolos--I'd have that moose good to go down Polk St.) :wink:
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Re: South Carolina Needs a New Governor, and I Volunteer

Postby David Loftus » Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:52 am

Ahhh, I've got you all beat. My grandparents were 1/3 of the original registering students at the College of Mining and Agriculture (later the University of Alaska at Fairbanks) the day it opened in 1923, my Dad was born in Fairbanks, I honeymooned in Glacier Bay and Sitka, and I have a cousin in Wasilla. (I've been trying to work up the courage to ask her if she ever voted for you-know-who.)

And I don't WANT to be Governor.
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Re: South Carolina Needs a New Governor, and I Volunteer

Postby swp » Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:40 am

David Loftus wrote:And I don't WANT to be Governor.

which naturally makes you the perfect candidate.
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Re: South Carolina Needs a New Governor, and I Volunteer

Postby Gwyneth M905 » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:58 am

swp wrote:
David Loftus wrote:And I don't WANT to be Governor.

which naturally makes you the perfect candidate.


...but only if you can concoct a long, incoherent rambling speech, attributing a famous quote to the wrong person, bringing in Mom, apple pie, the flag, the troops, and baked Alaska. Oh yeah, and your wife has to support Alaska's secession from the U.S. :wink:
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Re: South Carolina Needs a New Governor, and I Volunteer

Postby David Loftus » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:51 am

I didn't read or watch the speech and I don't WANT to -- although my wife did and retched. Can somebody fill me in on the misattribution? I love those, as an indication of the character and diligence of the misattributor.
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Re: South Carolina Needs a New Governor, and I Volunteer

Postby cynic » Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:24 pm

David Loftus wrote:I didn't read or watch the speech and I don't WANT to -- although my wife did and retched. Can somebody fill me in on the misattribution? I love those, as an indication of the character and diligence of the misattributor.

39? macarthur quotes,some repeats. i think the "misattribution" barney reffered to is attributed on page 2. Perhaps the general repeated or rephrased some one else's thoughts( "We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction. "), or barney heard a quote i missed.

ALL good stuff. a few warnings that may suprise you
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/autho ... rthur.html
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Re: South Carolina Needs a New Governor, and I Volunteer

Postby Gwyneth M905 » Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:51 pm

Palin said, "Take the words of General MacArthur. He said: “We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction.”


The web site healpastlive.com provides the following interesting information on the authorship of the quote.

“We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction.”
- General Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in Korea (often attributed to General Douglas MacArthur)

Sigh.
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Re: South Carolina Needs a New Governor, and I Volunteer

Postby cynic » Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:38 pm

and some attribute it to Oliver Prince Smith.
but of course, the misattribution is of PRIME importance. certainly not the intent of it's use. :roll:
i noticed she didn't mispronounce "nuclear" ,not even ONCE.
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Re: South Carolina Needs a New Governor, and I Volunteer

Postby Gwyneth M905 » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:57 pm

cynic wrote:and some attribute it to Oliver Prince Smith.
but of course, the misattribution is of PRIME importance. certainly not the intent of its use. :roll:
i noticed she didn't mispronounce "nuclear" ,not even ONCE.


What's your take on that, Mike: good coaching, or incipient Presidential material? :wink:
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Re: South Carolina Needs a New Governor, and I Volunteer

Postby Coil 2.0 » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:58 pm

Gwyneth M905 wrote:
swp wrote:...and baked Alaska.


In this case, I'm sure you meant half baked.
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I see a new ethics complaint has been filed against Sarah the Quitter. This time by a "conservative government watchdog".

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/geoffrey- ... 26667.html
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Re: South Carolina Needs a New Governor, and I Volunteer

Postby cynic » Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:26 pm

Gwyneth M905 wrote:
cynic wrote:
i noticed she didn't mispronounce "nuclear" ,not even ONCE.

What's your take on that, Mike: good coaching, or incipient Presidential material? :wink:
neither, perhaps good fortune alone,the word did not occur in the speach.

i don't know if george ever got it right.
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