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If Presidential Candidates Were Sailors... #282037
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If Presidential candidates were sailors, what would they be sailing???

Feel free to be humorous, insulting, annoying, or intelligently clever, or even pleasantly kind and upbeat,...BUT YOUR COMMENTS MUST BE SAILING ORIENTED AND USE SAILING REFERENCES!!!

(This is flame bait. You might want to turn back, now!)

Let the entertainment begin...



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Re: If Presidential Candidates Were Sailors... [Re: Jeff Peterson] #282039
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You won't find many cat sailing presidents like JFK cool [Linked Image]


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Re: If Presidential Candidates Were Sailors... [Re: Jeff Peterson] #282049
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Not sailing related but IMHO it cant get better than this anyway (Make sure you turn the sound on):
https://twitter.com/i/videos/tweet/704896063438774272

Re: If Presidential Candidates Were Sailors... [Re: Jeff Peterson] #282050
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Yeah. It's ofcourse throwing a bone in the doghouse; but who the f... is this Trump-person??????

For us here in Europe, its unimaginably that this moron collects so many votes.

Can you really imagine him as acting president??????


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Originally Posted by northsea junkie
Yeah. It's ofcourse throwing a bone in the doghouse; but who the f... is this Trump-person??????

For us here in Europe, its unimaginably that this moron collects so many votes.

Can you really imagine him as acting president??????

Is it really though? We have a clown leading the polls as well (the white haired idiot).

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Originally Posted by northsea junkie
Yeah. It's ofcourse throwing a bone in the doghouse; but who the f... is this Trump-person??????

For us here in Europe, its unimaginably that this moron collects so many votes.

Can you really imagine him as acting president??????


Nice to see you folks have it all figured out,LOL

Dutch News ( if you care )


Have Fun
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touché



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Originally Posted by northsea junkie
touché


Seriously though, I'm interested in the pro-animal PvdD party. Do these people eat animals or don't eat animals or do they party like animals?



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Well, they started as a one-chambermember party who's only interest was defending animal interests. But now they have extended their scope to a sort of nature-party (saving the world).
That looks nice ofcourse, but they tend to make a religion of that.

Our problem here in Holland is indeed that we have so much small political partys that the actual formed government after the election often is infact a mess.
Moreover because the Representatives and the Senate mostly have different partys distribution.

So, I'm intrigued by your political system in which it always turns out to the battle between Democrats and Republicans.

Compared to my country this process in the US of the formation of a new government looks more simple and straight forward.
But IMHO, what is happening now with these two candidates, shows me an unexpected downside of this sytem.


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hey boy, what did you do over there, alone far out at sea?..
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Re: If Presidential Candidates Were Sailors... [Re: northsea junkie] #282059
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While the US political process is technically "open" (there are other political parties such as Libertarian, Federalist, socialist, Tea-party, etc), the actual means to conduct the selection process is pretty much closed to all but the two major political parties (Republican & Democrat).

There are requirements to get on the election ballot which can be parlayed to get people promoted, but the electoral college system tends to align with one of the two parties.

If I recall my grade-school civics correctly, the electoral college actually elects the President. These "delegates" are selected to represent the voters of that particular state (although they could remain undecided or cast a vote in opposition to the popular vote)

I think there was a brush-up in the Bush/Gore presidential in 2008? election having to do with the electoral college because the popular vote was so close in numbers. There was another president earlier (Taft?) elected by the college contrary to the popular vote tabulation...

You politicos correct my fuzzy memory please....


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Originally Posted by northsea junkie


Compared to my country this process in the US of the formation of a new government looks more simple and straight forward.
But IMHO, what is happening now with these two candidates, shows me an unexpected downside of this sytem.


Bah. yeah. Your choice is a really small choice of candidates and a dysfunctional government or a wide choice of candidates and a dysfunctional government.

IMHO, our biggest problem is that it takes a ton of money to get elected and then those that are elected act in favor of those that gave them money (otherwise, they don't get the money and don't get elected next time). "Freewill" of the people in the modern democracy is somewhat of an illusion - and then sometimes the freewill of the people can be pretty shocking. I'm not sure which is worse sometimes. We can depend on the people with the money to act in their own best interest...


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as Tip O'Neill said... all politics is local.

Most people are only concerned with the things that affect them directly. Therefore they are focused more on the local issues (like fire protection or local security) than something more complex or futuristic (say, the collapse of social security)

We (as a broad-stroke generalization) may "hate" a particular POTUS but we respect the institution/office. Seems we also seem to like our locally elected representatives (who serve in Congress, which we somehow "hate")... very confusing sometimes...


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Originally Posted by Jeff Peterson
If Presidential candidates were sailors, what would they be sailing???



Back to the original question....

Clinton would most likely sail a pirate ship. You don't know where she is, she'd lie about it anyways even if she told you. Chances are she'll blow up. The logs would be deleted. Clearly. Bill would be caught banging everything on board. Everything.

Trump, I'm not sure, is there an equivilent to a clown car in the sailing world? He's floating around where ever there are cameras to pay attention to his stupidity. The boat is equipped with the loudest stereo ever. Surfers like it since even when moored it makes a wake just from the BS spewing over the speakers.

Rubio, Noah's Ark, that butt clown thinks he was sent by god anyways. He's just sailing in circles, hoping to get noticed. Counter clockwise circles for some reason.

Sanders would be on a pink Sunfish, with unicorns, rainbows, and a menorah shooting free sh!t into the air. His course is set on La La Land.

Cruz is sailing a Viking ship. When he comes over the horizon, nothing good is coming. He's from a strange land, so nothing he says even makes sense anyways. Chances are the dragging the dock as it is still tied to the boat, but he did remove his beach wheels.... Jake.

Jeb is paddling a beat up canoe, just outside of Midland Texas. There's no water, which is actually lucky since it'd sink in a matter of minutes anyways.





This is one scary election cycle. No matter who wins, we lose.


I'm boatless.
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Boat equivalent of a clown car is a McGregor.


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Originally Posted by David Ingram
Boat equivalent of a clown car is a McGregor.


Haha! Win!


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+1! Sanders on a pink sunfish and Trump on a McGregor. That's gold.


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Originally Posted by David Ingram
Boat equivalent of a clown car is a McGregor.





Never under-estimate your opponent......



Last edited by northsea junkie; 03/04/16 12:03 AM.

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Re: If Presidential Candidates Were Sailors... [Re: northsea junkie] #282074
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Originally Posted by northsea junkie
Originally Posted by David Ingram
Boat equivalent of a clown car is a McGregor.





Never under-estimate your opponent......




Staying with the theme and the spin that comes with political elections... yes that is MacGregor, the rest is heavily exagerated.


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