The Three Finger Rule

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    “When you point your finger at someone, three fingers are pointing back at you.”

    http://www.victorialabalme.com/blog/Fingers pointing - 1 away, 3 at you.jpg

    That old truism makes it mighty tough for presidential wannabes. The so-called dirty campaign the public is being treated to this year is actually one of the cleanest campaigns on record as far as meat and potatoes go. Talking about the economy, jobs, healthcare, taxes, and blah, blah, blah, is not breaking new ground in the realm of campaign mudslinging, and the personal stuff has been pretty mild.

    Aside from the silly personal stuff my memory dredged up from previous presidential elections, both candidates have to use the index finger sparingly less their own three fingers stab them in the chest.

    Even if Romney and Hussein went at each other on important issues like socialism and the First Amendment; restoring America’s sovereignty; withdrawing from the United Nations; repealing the XVI and XVII Amendments; abolishing countless unnecessary, often unconstitutional, federal bureaucracies like the Department of Education, the Three Finger Rule will pretty much wipe out the pointer.

    This campaign season has to be extra tough on sharpshooters in both camps looking for something original to point at without stepping on any old school ties.

    Serendipitously, Democrats and Republicans are so engaged in the politics of banality, Tea Parties have the campaign all to themselves although you’d never know it from the media coverage. Tea Partiers are not pointing fingers in the time-honored way, but they are achieving original results the establishment fears.
     
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    the ads are nasty in nc.....so far its some majority agenda running negative ads
     
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    To strollingbones: I’d have to see the content before deciding if they pass the smell test. Offhand, I suspect the ads contain the same old media talking points repackaged in an effort to drum up interest.

    Let’s face it, presidential elections are Hollywood productions; the bigger the production the bigger the advertising budget. Bottom line: How nasty can another fictional remake of the Gunfight at the O.K. Correl be knowing that Hollywood killed enough actors at the O.K. Correl to fill 10 Boot Hill cemeteries.
     
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    lol... I remember when "three fingers" meant a decent-sized baggie of pot... :eusa_angel:
     
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    I'm old. I remember when that 3 finger bag was $15.
     
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    To bayoubill & WinterBorn: This should make New York’s grasshoppers happy:

    Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana
    By THOMAS KAPLAN
    Published: June 4, 2012

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/05/n...o-change-marijuana-arrest-policy.html?_r=1&hp
     
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    $10 here for home-grown... usually with minimal stems and seeds...

    paid twice that for the stuff from Mexico... which wasn't necessarily better... and usually had more trash in it...


    and, of course, we could always drive out to a nearby cow pasture and find psilee 'shrooms absolutely free... :redface:
     
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