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Comment Re:Disappointed but not surprised (Score 1) 2837

What "term limits"? No limits except for the presidency, and only FDR ever had the gall to assume that he was the Indispensable Man and run for a third term or a ninth year.

The ugly truth is that the electorate is fairly evenly split, and gets tired of which ever side gets in power after 2-3 terms. FDR/Truman was an exception, because of the Republicans being blamed for the Great Depression, as was Lincoln to Hayes, due to the Democrats being blamed for the Rebellion.

Comment Re:Wow, not even eight minutes later, and... (Score 1) 2837

Defect to either Ireland (last I saw, 90% spoke English as well as a Liverpudlian) or the Netherlands (a few years back, they were talking about having a new university teaching only in English)(plus Frisian is the closest relative to English), both of which are still in the EU.

BTW, French Canadians are much less than 1/2 of all Canadians; they just make noises about separating like the Scots do, and get ass-kissed to stay in the Dominion. If the Scots ever DO vote to leave, expect Holyrood to be given a bill for the debts of the Kingdom of Scotland which Whitehall assumed, with compound interest since 1707.

Comment Re:How long will he last? (Score 1) 2837

People said they were terrified for Obama's safety 8 years ago... Most of the people with guns like this guy a lot better. :)

Lee Harvey Oswald was a Communist, who had defected to the Soviets from the US Marines then was forced back. The assassin in 1880 or 1900 was an anarchist. Leftists with guns are more dangerous to the top of the pyramid.

Comment Re:Very true (Score 1) 2837

Well, "fair and square" given that the rules, however weighted, were well known beforehand. Also, if Bernie had been better at convincing the super-delegates that he could attract main election voters not as far to the Left as the average Democratic primary voter then he might have convinced them switch to him.

Comment Re:Will Starship Troopers Follow Heinlein's Book? (Score 1) 457

The people who don't serve will just sit around smoking weed or meth, bitching about being oppressed, and making money like mini-Trumps, according to the book.

Rather like the Equites class in the Roman Republic, who hadn't the expensive lifestyle requirements that the patricians had, and could concentrate on trade, instead.

Of course, to use the Roman analogy, this assumes that the patricians don't go all Sulla and take over the state to eliminate their enemies, permanently.

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