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Trade Wars 2000/4 [Mar. 26th, 2004|12:54 pm]
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The WTO ruled that the US is breaking trade agreements by prohibiting online casino gambling. Needless to say, the government is horribly afronted by another nation trying to tell us what to do! The fact that we elected to join the WTO and be subject to their rules is, in DubyaLogic(tm), immaterial.

Most clueless quote in the news (Republican Representative Goodlatte): "It cannot be allowed to stand that another nation can impose its values on the U.S. and make it a trade issue."

Gasp of Horror! Trade partners telling us what to do? How sinister! Such powers could never be used for good... Right?

[User Picture]From: frysco
2004-03-26 10:08 pm (UTC)
You know those Successories (as well as the tongue-in-cheek Depressories that they spawned)?

I think someone needs to get one for Dubya and put it up in the Oval Office for him.

You think they have a Hippocrite poster? ;>
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[User Picture]From: dour
2004-03-27 02:54 am (UTC)
You got the first half right, Frysco got the second half. "Hypocrisy," "hypocrite." ;>

But yeah, Demotivators are awesome! I've got a bunch of BitterSweets left over from Valentine's day. Man, they taste aweful. *grin*

Among my favorite Demotivators are Potential and Limitations. Nepotism's in there... Hyprocrisy definitely should be added.
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[User Picture]From: seinnichts
2004-03-26 10:35 pm (UTC)
Don't we own the WTO? Like, didn't we sign up and then buy all of the 'impartial' people running the joint? Someone needs to get fired. Our bought bureaucrats arent doing their jobs, gddammit.
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[User Picture]From: dour
2004-03-27 03:01 am (UTC)
Your subject line gives me that warm squishy feeling.
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[User Picture]From: witchofnovember
2004-03-27 08:42 am (UTC)
There is really a Rep. Goodlatte? Damn, I thought that has to be a joke. And he's a republican? Damn. With a name like Good-Latte you'd think he would be one of use Latte drinking sushi eating volvo driving, same sex marring liberals, from Vermont.
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[User Picture]From: chipuni
2004-03-30 06:45 pm (UTC)
In other words...

Happy birthday!

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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2004-04-01 07:26 pm (UTC)
Or "anniversary", perhaps? One of them date thingees. :)
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