#1  
Old 09-12-2009, 10:56 PM
lurking guest is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 175

Gosh, tired of this...


Barack Obama...
William Clinton...
The Bushes...#s 41 and 43...
Jimmy Carter...
Ronald Reagan...
Gordon Brown...
Tony Blair...
All of those "awful" people..including those ...

... on both the African and South American continents...

...hasen't it become abundantly clear that there is some connection?...

Be it a "Communist Government" or a "Socialist Government" or a wonderful "American Government"....
...that there is only one way to keep people producing?

And that is to suggest that they can have more, MORE, MORE...

If they keep believing in the "American" - "Capitalistic" - "Way"

Let's not accept that many cultures are happy with far less material things.
That many cultures are happy with less competition and more cooperation.
That many cultures can't imagine a 'Big Screen TV' being more important than connections to family, neighbors and friends.

No. No.

What we need to accept is that the "Ultimate" is a 'Driver' for your limo...your access to the movers and shakers of the top 1% - your access to affect legislation , laws and workers over the "rest of the world."

I can't believe the STUPID people in the top 10% believing that they have any effecct on the top 1% of the economy.

But that is what drives the engine.

That is what makes upper middle class folks vote vehemently against the "Death Tax."

Do you really think you'll ever get there?
Into the upper echelons that really make the decisions?

And yet... that is what makes our stupid legislators bend over.

Gahhh.....
  #2  
Old 09-12-2009, 11:07 PM
Vinyl Turnip is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 20,402
Dude. You gonna pass that thing, or Bogart it all night?
  #3  
Old 09-12-2009, 11:10 PM
Gfactor is offline
Moderator
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Detroit
Posts: 9,491

Moderator Note


Quote:
Originally Posted by Vinyl Turnip View Post
Dude. You gonna pass that thing, or Bogart it all night?
I'm gonna pass this over to the dudes in Mundane Pointless Stuff I Must Share.

Moved from The BBQ Pit.

Gfactor
Pit Moderator
  #4  
Old 09-12-2009, 11:13 PM
Zsofia is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 24,534
Has "bogart" in the sense of "steal" not worn down enough linguistically that it can be lower case? "Internet" hit that milestone years ago, even by dictionaries.
  #5  
Old 09-13-2009, 12:23 AM
Polycarp is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: A better place to be
Posts: 26,718
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zsofia View Post
Has "bogart" in the sense of "steal" not worn down enough linguistically that it can be lower case? "Internet" hit that milestone years ago, even by dictionaries.
I think we should boycott that usage for the malapropism that it is, lest we be lynched.
  #6  
Old 09-13-2009, 12:24 AM
Colibri's Avatar
Colibri is offline
SD Curator of Critters
Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Panama
Posts: 43,088
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zsofia View Post
Has "bogart" in the sense of "steal" not worn down enough linguistically that it can be lower case? "Internet" hit that milestone years ago, even by dictionaries.
Yes, at least according to Merriam Webster.
  #7  
Old 09-13-2009, 07:41 AM
twickster is offline
Charter Member
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 38,723
Quote:
Originally Posted by Polycarp View Post
I think we should boycott that usage for the malapropism that it is, lest we be lynched.
Well done, sir!
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:29 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@straightdope.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Copyright 2019 STM Reader, LLC.

 
Copyright © 2017