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Response to SusanCalvin (Reply #45)

Sun Mar 6, 2016, 03:32 AM

66. The flip side to that aphorism is that you can't live in the past.

Witness the tragicomedy of the FBI this week trying to shoehorn the issues around encryption into a 1977 law designed for telephone line surveillance.

Which history are we in danger of repeating, anyway? The '68 nomination of the eminently electable HHHumphrey, or the '72 nomination of crazy loony lefty McGovern?

Fact is, both lost.

In 2004 we nominated the smart choice and lost, 2008 we nominated the "you'd be crazy to---" guy and won.

There's enough examples throughout history to justify just about anybody's argument. In the meantime, every once in a while it's helpful to remind the DUnizens of crankyshuffle dufferboardville - of which I am a proud citizen, myself - that this century belongs, first and foremost, to those born in it.

The rest of us are just running out overextended tourist visas.



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