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Ohioans react to Guardian's efforts to influence voters

by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / October 25, 2004 6:15 AM PDT
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It's great to find something to laugh about today
by TONI H / October 25, 2004 6:43 AM PDT

Thank you, Dave......I'm originally from Ohio, and these people talk the way I grew up. It's hard to be up front and in your face honest about how you feel about things in the bible belt area. They just don't understand passion here (unless they're looking at sheep and goats a little off kilter).


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This must be distressing to you, old top!
by EdH / October 25, 2004 9:04 AM PDT

Do explain to the Britiots that not all Americans think that way. Only the patriotic ones.


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Ah, the extraordinary civility of the American voter
by Ziks511 / October 26, 2004 9:08 AM PDT

And by the way, we lost the War of 1812. We started it and failed to conquer Canada or any other territory but we did manage to stop the Limey's from press-ganging our sailors (one of the causes of the conflict). The reason we usually think we won is because of the Battle of New Orleans, which was actually fought about 2 months after the negotiated end of the conflict (?Treaty of Vienna or is my brain slipping?)

I have to learn all this stuff 'cause Canadians know almost everything about us and we know practically nothing accurate about them. If you don't want to put your foot in it socially ya gotta learn the basics.

Rob Boyter

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Re: Ohioans react to Guardian's efforts to influence voters
by Paul C / October 26, 2004 8:35 PM PDT

Actually, Dave, I posted about this (albeit with a slightly different take) here.

All I'll say is this: Were you a Brit, and were subjected to a letter writing campaign from an American paper seeking to get you to vote a specific way in your election, don't you suppose that you might be just a little put off? I know I would.

This is not to excuse the tenor of some of the letters that the Guardian received, merely to state that that paper proceeded with a truly dumb idea and should have expected some, er, passionate replies...

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Re: Ohioans react to Guardian's efforts to influence voters

Hi, Paul.

I agree with you about British efforts to influence out elections, though I will say that since we're the remaining superpower, the rest of the world has more of a "stake" in who's our leader than we do in most of theirs.

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