JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/10/too-good-quote-to-leave-until-tomorrow.html (5 comments)

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jsid-1225506926-598531  Oz at Sat, 01 Nov 2008 02:35:26 +0000

I'm not sure I would be so proud of voting for disaster.

jsid-1225508419-598534  Kevin Baker at Sat, 01 Nov 2008 03:00:19 +0000

You misunderstand. He's not voting for disaster, he's voting against catastrophe.

jsid-1225513027-598538  Oz at Sat, 01 Nov 2008 04:17:07 +0000

I understand completely, and I've expressed my opinions on this before. Either way, he is (and you are) expressing his consent for disaster.

To put it much more crudely, our politicians are playing 'just the tip' with us. When does it ever stop there?

jsid-1225551380-598552  Kevin Baker at Sat, 01 Nov 2008 14:56:20 +0000

Ah, the "I'm not going to vote, so you can't blame ME!" argument.

As the song says, "When you chose not to decide, you still have made a choice."

We're going to get either disaster or catastrophe. If you make no effort to mitigate the catastrophe to merely disaster, I can indeed blame you. And will.

Now, unless you have an option - a viable option - that will prevent both disaster AND catastrophe, logic says that voting against catastrophe is your (poor, but) best option.

jsid-1225567673-598568  DJ at Sat, 01 Nov 2008 19:27:53 +0000

I see you have come 'round to my viewpoint, Kevin. What was the final straw?

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