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If you were appointed. . . . . .
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Darryl - MO    Posted 04-06-2004 at 13:50:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Great Almighty Wondrous Dictator (GAWD) of the US with the only condition being that you had to act in a benevolent manner, (no mass exterminations of the terminally stupid, liberals/conservatives, MIL's/FIL's, etc.) what would your first order be? Personally I'd make it the #1 national priority to wean our economy away from dependence on oil. Remember, as GAWD I can ORDER this without having to concern myself with re-election fundraising or other political fallout. Being a kind and benevolent dictator, however, I would make this a gradual process. Gradual but relentless. Wind, solar, hydrogen, hydro, the whole nine yards and I'd invest much treasure and talent to help it along. I wonder just how high the 'cost' would be if we could spend the same money for this priority that we now have to spend looking after our overseas interests which seem to always revolve around our dependence on oil. If we didn't find it necessary to meddle in other places we might not be the target for so many wacko fanatic terrorist groups. I doubt if we'd ever be completely free of oil, but if the supply were to be cut off after my benevolent program were instituted, the effect might be more of a pin prick rather than an axe cut. Anyway, it'd just be FUN to tell the Arabs to shove it and to eat their oil. That's my priority/fantasy. What's yours?

Order issuer    Posted 04-07-2004 at 03:46:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would have them Caribou bringin out barrels of oil on their backs and no more taxes except for those who ain't ever paid any. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson would have to live together in the same room at Motel 6 for 5 years and couldn't go out but 1 hour a week apart with 50 bucks spendin money. ACLU would have their offices in jaihouse cell blocks and they could only represent legitiment cases. All preachers have to match the donation pot. California would be given back to Mexico, today. PETa would have to eat onlywhat they took hunting for it. ON and on.

Fawteen    Posted 04-07-2004 at 03:39:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Two or three priorities:

First, I'd eliminate outright several gubbermint bureaucracies and "free money" programs.

Second, Congress would get a "one issue-one vote" edict. No more of this "rider" horsehockey. That's how a lot of porkbarrel programs get passed. While I'm at it, I'd eliminate the entire congressional retirement program. Let 'em get by on Social Security like the rest of us.

Third, I'd snatch a knot in the educational system. Tests, frequently, for everyone, students AND teachers. Make "social promotion" a federal crime. Pass the test or take the grade over again. Increase pay for classroom teachers, decrease the pay for chairwarming administrators.

And what someone said about frivolous lawsuits. Jail and fine the pants off any lawyer silly enough to take one on.

I have this daydream often...

SusieQ    Posted 04-07-2004 at 03:58:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hear Here...........and that's the news folks. You have heard it, we are sick and tired of being sick and tired and keepers of the entire world.

mudstuck - LOOK HERE NOW    Posted 04-06-2004 at 15:35:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thank You, Darryl.

First thing I'd do is make sure ever last young'n had their shots. Then I'd make sure theys got good food ta eat. AND warm clothes. God Bless the little people of this world. That is the only thing we really leave behind- any of us.

Brian-2N    Posted 04-06-2004 at 15:12:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well you took the fun out of it by not allowing the elimination of the terminally stupid and liberals, so I guess I have to do some hard work instead.
I guess I would try to bring the country back to the original spirit of the Constitution. To that end I would set term limts for Congress (2 for senators, 5 for representatives), mandate that a candidate live at least 10 years in a state before representing it (sorry Hillary), elect ALL judges, and limit how long they can serve.
I would also authorize judges to dismiss frivolous lawsuits with penalties against the plantiff and prosecuting attorney.
In summation, get the country back into the hands of the people and out of the lawyer's hands.

Burrhead    Posted 04-06-2004 at 14:06:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
He did have it right about the ratwing hot air energy plan tho.

Clipper    Posted 04-06-2004 at 14:02:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya lost me when ya banned extermination of lieburrals and MIL' there!!

Darryl - MO    Posted 04-06-2004 at 14:11:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Aw c'mon Clipper! Play nice, now! ;^) I just put that proviso in there 'cause this a family-type group and GAWD only knows what flame wars might kick up if it were left wide open. We're all trying to be 'kinder, gentler' right?

Clipper    Posted 04-06-2004 at 14:17:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm just gonna stick wit de Saloon and fighting mah battles wit dat durn beer-guzzling hoss that thinks he can booze it up 24/7......Grrrrrrr:^)

Burrhead    Posted 04-06-2004 at 14:14:33       [Reply]  [No Email] and gentler.

If ye don't believe that call us at 1-BRUDDERLES.

Big Mike    Posted 04-06-2004 at 19:02:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
I didn't know you and Les were BRUDDERS, Burr!!!
BTW, you an Augie need ta' play nice.... "er I'll keep ya both after skewl......B^D

Burrhead    Posted 04-06-2004 at 19:25:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
aw naw anything but d-hall. I'll be good I promise.

Them yuppies orta quit making fun of Gary's disability. Augie is alright he's just a little stupid around the edges and down the middle

According to Rev BrudderLes we're all brudders. Love they neighbor. Semper Fi

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