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humanic
02-13-2009, 11:25 PM
(Originally posted here (http://www.realityzone.com/20090213.htmll))

52% OF THE VOTERS WANT ICE CREAM!
From a school teacher in the Nashville, Tennessee area, 2009 Jan 26

The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third grade this year. The presidential election was heating up and some of the children showed an interest. I decided we would have an election for a class president. We would choose our nominees. They would make a campaign speech and the class would vote.

To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other class members. We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have. We got many nominations and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.

The class had done a great job in their selections. Both candidates were good kids. I thought Jamie might have an advantage because he got lots of parental support. I had never seen Olivia's mother.

The day arrived when they were to make their speeches Jamie went first. He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better place. He ended by promising to do his very best. Everyone applauded. He sat down and Olivia came to the podium. Her speech was concise. She said, "If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream." She sat down.

The class went wild. "Yes! Yes! We want ice cream." She surely could say more. She did not have to.

A discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream? She wasn't sure. Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it? She didn't know. The class really didn't care. All they were thinking about was ice cream. Jamie was forgotten. Olivia won by a landslide.

Every time Barack Obama opened his mouth he offered ice cream, and fifty-two percent of the people reacted like nine year olds. They want ice cream. The other forty-eight percent of us know we're going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess.

Jeremy
02-13-2009, 11:47 PM
mint chocolate chip plz

Ex Post Facto
02-13-2009, 11:59 PM
mint chocolate chip plz

lol

Zera
02-14-2009, 12:11 PM
You say the other 48% thought about how to clean this up. You realize you're talking about mostly McCain supporters, right?

humanic
02-14-2009, 12:43 PM
You say the other 48% thought about how to clean this up. You realize you're talking about mostly McCain supporters, right?

I don't say anything. This was published in Unfiltered News. It wasn't written by me. Click the link at the top of my original post to go to the source. You're absolutely right though - it definitely has a naive partisan slant to it. The last paragraph should be something like:

"Every time Barack Obama or John McCain opened their mouths they offered ice cream, and ninety-nine percent of the people reacted like nine year olds. They want ice cream. The only disagreement is over which flavor. The rest of us know we're going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess (except maybe McKinney and Nader voters, but at least they don't want to blow people up)."

Although that's still an oversimplification, because at some of those 99% DON'T really want ice cream, but they're duped into saying "well, so many people want ice cream that it won't matter if I say that I don't want to feed the cow and clean up the mess. Instead of speaking up I might as well just pick a flavor."

libertarian4321
02-19-2009, 12:01 AM
I'm not buying this- I'll bet more like 95% of voters want ice cream.

Umm, ice cream...

coyote_sprit
02-19-2009, 01:44 AM
Where's my fuggin ice cream?

TER
02-19-2009, 01:51 AM
My brother tried to win a leadership role (senator, I think?) during law school, and he was handing out lollipops. His motto was "Don't fall for the classic con game of lollipops and promises, promises and lollipops".

It was very funny at the time.

He lost the race.