Wednesday, August 22, 2012

As the election draws near

...every American voter and certain residents of Sheffield, Yorkshire, England in the U.K. ought to read this article by Niall Ferguson in this week’s Newsweek magazine.

Since you’re here, why don’t you read it too? (It’s a little on the long side -- five pages -- but worth the look.)

You might learn something.

8 comments:

Yorkshire Pudding said...

This Niall Ferguson fellow was an adviser to John McCain so his political credentials are clear. President Obama's misfortune is to have become America's political leader during worldwide economic turmoil. Sometimes you can only ride the wave. Even King Canute couldn't turn back the sea. Surely with Romney and Ryan at the helm the ship will be smashed against the rocks. VOTE OBAMA! YOU KNOW IT MAKES SENSE!

Shooting Parrots said...

But has Niall Ferguson jumped the shark?

Helsie said...

Oh Heavens, how long till this is over? I hate politics and politicans.

Putz said...

nov 6th helsie, the day i am cleaning my dog's kennel which i will NOT elaborate and what it will take to clean said kennel only that it will take me all day and i will not have time to go vote{ my american duty and charge:}

Putz said...

oh p.s. i have read every word of those 5 pages

rhymeswithplague said...

It is interesting to read everyone's reactions.

Putz, if Utah has "early voting" or "advance voting" then you can do it ahead of time and it won't have to interfere with your previous plans for your dog's kennel. Make sure to register before the deadline if you haven't voted in recent elections. In Georgia, one's name is removed from the rolls if one hasn't voted for the past two general elections. This little-known fact can sometimes cause consternation on election day. In our state, the last day to register is a month before the election; your state may have different rules.

Reamus said...

Now Read This:


http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/08/a-full-fact-check-of-niall-fergusons-very-bad-argument-against-obama/261306/
He is a clown and a charlatan who believes the world began with the English Empire.

rhymeswithplague said...

Reamus, thank you for the information contained in the "full fact check" link. However, your sentence is an ad hominem argument (you are attacking the man instead of his article).