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Re: [OT] Slashdot and media accuracy (was Re: Improved Debian Project Emergency Communications)

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On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 01:39:06AM -0800, Tom wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 04, 2003 at 10:15:11PM -0700, Thanasis Kinias wrote:
> > I was aware of the indepentents; `nonzero' referred to members of
> > organized `third' parties, which could run party lists under a
> > Scottish-style system.  AFAIK there are no party members in the Congress
> > that are not Democrats or Republicans.
> You conveniently ignored the quote by the Indian fellow who complained 
> about how there are too many political parties.

And conveniently ignores that New Hampshire has a Socialist US House
member, IIRC (it's either NH or VT, and I could be wrong about which
house of congress, and more than a day's drive from Oregon, it's not
like it matters here anyway).

> Now it was "King Andrew" Jackson who was the alleged tyrant.

If he was so bad, how come he's featured in technicolor on $20?

> But the Whigs were the Republicans/Democrats 

No, that would be the Democratic Republicans.  The Whigs were the
major party opposing DR.  The Democratic Republicans split sometime

> before they started using the Race-issue in an obnoxious way to do
> shitty things to people, like the Democrats do now.

Last I checked, most people running around in bedsheets and lighting
wooden crosses on the lawns of black people claim to be Republicans.
The whole not caring about your fellow man seems to mesh nicely
between those two groups.

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