The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
I'd take a plant over most of the choices that I have been given. Once Paul is out, a vote for a potted palm won't look so bad.
I didn't vote for Gore or Bush in 2000. I voted libertarian because I thought Gore, at the time, was a dork. I was wrong and I really think our country would've been much better off with him for the last 8 years.
Of course, there's no way for sure to know...
As much of a disappointment as Bush has been, I'd still vote for him over Gore if I could go back to 2000 and re-vote.
In some sense, evolution is still running in the right direction: plants have a more personality than Gore.
Michael Moore, (dung be upon him, and may his name engender revulsion) already ran a ficus plant in Jersey, thus opening the way.
I, for one, welcome our new vegetative masters...
"In some sense, evolution is still running in the right direction: plants have a more personality than Gore."
And Gore has more personality than Kerry.
Where is Alfred E. Neuman when you need him?
That "anonymous" was me. I cleaned house and deleted a few too many cookies, methinks.
On the positive side though, they would grow quite well in Washington without us having to import any more fertilizer!
Two words: Adlai Stevenson. A lot of people voted for the human schefflera.
"Where is Alfred E. Neuman when you need him?"
Isn't he the current occupant? You have to admit, the resemblance is uncanny.
...a vote for a potted palm won't look so bad.
And instead of impeachment we can just have Henry Fonda throw the damn thing overboard.
Juris, if your reference is to Mister Roberts, it was Jack Lemmon (aka Ensign Pulver) who threw the potted palm overboard.
If I recall correctly, not the first time. Jack Lemmon threw it overboard the second time.
What I recall is, at the end, Jack Lemmon finally getting his cojones in gear, chucking the tree over the rail, and storming into Jimmy Cagney's cabin. Perhaps his throw is what I remember because his was the one that counted.
(Searching my memory...)
As I recall, the captain had chained the palm to the rail because Henry Fonda's character, Mr. Roberts, had thrown the original overboard. Ensign Pulver (Lemmon) threw the second overboard after hearing that Mr. Roberts had been killed in a kamikaze attack.
Both counted. Ensign Pulver was following in the footsteps of greatness, because he finally understood courage.
Yup. A classic theme and a classic movie.
Ten years ago I was saying, "Since I became old enough to vote, we've gone from Tricky Dick to Wild Willy."
And now that's starting to seem like the good old days...
What, no one is assigning Poison Ivy or Venus Flytrap designations to the candidates we have?