|Robin Williams' - Political Commentary - Offensive?!||dirthead|
Sep 10, 2003 10:46 AM
|This is a political plan for peace laid forth by Robin Williams. I know it has nothing to do with cycling, but Robin is an avid cyclist, and with all the political bickering going on everyday, I decided to post. WARNING....this plan could potentially be offensive to some (I think it's a hell of an idea)....DO NOT READ it if you think you might be a little too sensitive. I would hate to cause you any mental distress!
Robin Williams' plan... (Hard to argue with this logic!) he states,"I see a lot of people yelling for peace but I have not heard of a plan for peace."
So, here's one plan:
1. The US will apologize to the world for our "interference" in their affairs, past &present. You know, Hitler, Mussolini, Too, Noriega, Milosovich and the rest of those 'good ole boys.' We will never "interfere" again.
2. We will withdraw our troops from all over the world, starting with Germany, South Korea and the Philippines. They don't want us there. We would station troops at our borders. No one sneaking through holes in the fence.
3. All illegal aliens have 90 days to get their affairs together and leave. We'll give them a free trip home. After 90 days the remainder will be gathered up and deported immediately, regardless of who or where they are. France would welcome them.
4. All future visitors will be thoroughly checked and limited to 90 days unless given a special permit. No one from a terrorist nation would be allowed in. If you don't like it there, change it yourself and don't hide here. Asylum would never be available to anyone. We don't need any more cab drivers or 7-11 cashiers.
5. No "students" over age 21. The older ones are the bombers. If they don't attend classes, they get a "D" and it's back home baby.
6. The US will make a strong effort to become self -sufficient energy wise. This will include developing non-polluting sources of energy but will require a temporary drilling of oil in the Alaskan wilderness. The caribou will have to cope for a while.
7. Offer Saudi Arabia and other oil producing countries $10 a barrel for their oil. If they don't like it, we go some place else. They can go somewhere else to sell their production. (About a week of the wells filling up the storage sites would be enough.)
8. If there is a famine or other natural catastrophe in the world, we will not "interfere." They can pray to Allah or whomever, for seeds, rain, cement or wha! tever they need. Besides most of what we give them is stolen or given to the army. The people who need it most get very little, if anything.
9. Ship the UN Headquarters to an isolated island some place.! We don't need the spies and fair weather friends here. Besides, the building would make a good homeless shelter or lockup for illegal aliens.
10. All Americans must go to charm and beauty school. That way, no one can call us "Ugly Americans" any longer.
Now ain't that a winner of a plan!
"The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying 'Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.' She's got a baseball bat and she's yelling, 'You want a piece of me?'"
|Urban Legend...Robin Williams didn't pen that piece.||Fatnslow|
Sep 10, 2003 10:53 AM
|His political views are far to the left of that.|
Sep 10, 2003 11:34 AM
|Please don't post unverified information. There are a few
places to check for urban legends, including snopes.com
And if you absolutely, have to, post it, please use the
Non-cycling discussion forum.
|Give the guy a break!||BigBearJim|
Sep 10, 2003 12:13 PM
|Don't want to start a fight here, but the original poster said the information might be offensive to some, and not to read if you are prone to being offended. I don't think it really matters who said it. I don't think the poster was trying to say "Look at what Robin Williams said!". I think he was just passing on a statement that might strike home to a few of us that are tired of listening to the entire world gripe and complain about everything the US does, and tired of listening to our own politicians complaining about everything the other party does. I know I am. And I know it is not cycling related, but who cares, the title states that. It's kindof like dirty magazines, if you are offended by, or do not agree with what's inside, don't look.|
|might strike home to a few of us||laffeaux|
Sep 10, 2003 5:39 PM
|These arguments might strike home, if you you're not capable of constructing logical arguments. The author (whoever it may be) is lacking in basic economic and common sense.|
|A. Nothing to do with cycling. B. No way Mork said that! (nm)||hrv|
Sep 10, 2003 11:55 AM
|A. Not related to cycling B. No way Mork said that ! (nm)||hrv|
Sep 10, 2003 11:57 AM
|The origin of the plan||MGS|
Sep 10, 2003 4:34 PM
|Origins: We don't yet know who is responsible for the piece quoted above, but it definitely wasn't actor-comedian Robin Williams (of Mork & Mindy fame). This item's debut appears to have been a 20 March 2003 posting to the USENET newsgroup alt.motorcycles.harley, and from there it was rapidly disseminated via e-mail and blogs, credited to either "author unknown" or no one at all. The Robin Williams attribution wasn't tacked on until several weeks later, apparently because along the way someone appended a genuine Robin Williams quote to the list as an eleventh item:
"The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying 'Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.' She's got a baseball bat and she's yelling, 'You want a piece of me?'" - Robin Williams.
Obviously the Robin Williams attribution for the final item was interpreted as applying to the list as a whole, so now the entire piece is making the rounds as 'the Robin Williams plan.'
|Sounds a LOT more like Pat Buchannan!!! (nm)||Kerry Irons|
Sep 10, 2003 5:00 PM
|Sounds Great to me||Skooter|
Sep 11, 2003 12:34 AM
|Who cares if it came from Williams. This could solve the problem that is, where is the other 30% of my pay check. Dont forget the sales tax and all that other jazz.|
|Sounds good to me...||biknben|
Sep 11, 2003 5:09 AM
|...but I'm not much of an economist nor do I have common sense.
What we have now is a contemporary British Empire. We put troops in and take control of an area but let them govern themselves. That way we are not directly responsible for their problems. If the Brits did this in 1776, we'd still be a British colony.
Disclaimer: I admit I didn't pay much attention in school during History, Economics, or Poli-Sci.