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And note that all mainstream Democrats distanced themselves from this ad and from any connection to it.
While the Bush / Hitler comparisons are over the top (I'd personally think of Bush / Cheney more in the Mussolini-lite mode, though not quite as competent as Il Duce), there was the war of aggression, wiretapping, torture, illegal detentions, blocking "dissidents" from attending their public rallies, and the exploitation of people's fear for political gain. Even a Republican should have felt uneasy at what was going on.
Compare this to... basically wanting to expand Medicare / Medicaid to all Americans. Which is bringing out the Republican / Conservative pundits in droves to make the Hitler comparisons and express their paranoid fears of death panels. And from their political leaders, there's not an ounce of serious pushback on this rhetoric. Some are actually encouraging people to think this way.
The Republicans are either silent or actively encouraging the crazies. The Democrats, both in and out of power, have done everything they can to run away from the crazies on their side. There's no equivalence here.
I think the producers/writers based it on some notable people in the industry since the winning of the X-Prize.
So my vote is for Burt Rutan.
but here are the others to note.
Just good old Billy Bob?"
- Write all the company's web applications (WebObjects/Java)
- Maintain the company's web site/ftp site/mail server. I also write all the HTML pages (aka webmaster which isn't 'in' anymore, apparently)
- LAN/WAN & VPN connectivity.
- Maintain file servers
- Maintain LDAP server
- Maintain DNS
- Desktop support
- Server maintenance training
- DBA (MySQL, some Oracle)
- I maintain 8 servers in three countries.
Don't know if it matters but I also report to the VP of Engineering/IT who reports to the CEO. What do you think, what title would you choose? Title's like head yahoo doesn't really work
I could just be full of it...
(No offense to any Systems Administrators out there...)"