Well; lookee here!
Anybody looking for another reason not to by Dell, take a close look at the chart.
The son of US conservative demigod Ronald Reagan is using his dad's name and statistical bullpuckerey to pimp his "very first all-conservative email service provider" offering to unsuspecting right-wing Americans. "Are you aware that if you have AOL, Gmail, or any one of the famous internet service providers, that when they …
Anybody looking for another reason not to by Dell, take a close look at the chart.
@AC 19:36GMT: "Anybody looking for another reason not to by Dell, take a close look at the chart."
Don't need to, thanks. Have enough reasons already...
Paris, 'cause she never needs a reason for anything.
Of course M. Dell is a republican his from Texas after all, stereotypes are fun, when they are true.... But any way, would be odd for a Texas republican to give money to democrats.
not to BUY dell
"[...] stereotypes are fun, when they are true [...]"
Stereotypes are always true, but only allowed to be used by Democrats. If a Republican uses a stereotype, they are racist.
/Mine's the one with the KFC frequent shopper card and the bottle of malt liquor in it.
For everybody who prefers giving $34.95 to a true republican, rather than $0 to a pinko commie company like Google.
etc. etc. etc.
Wonder if another republican father/son duo will follow...
Sorry just had to.
...there's a small possibility the Democrats could get their own back with a husband/wife combo...
Erm, the bundled freebie? How about Bill having a Beer in Brum? :) Well, it's bound to be better than the infamous "I did not have sexual relations with that woman!"
Oh, and talking of Monica, apparently she's now living in London, where she's completed a MSc in Social Psychology.
The word is "arse", people!
Only on your side of the pond....
Could've been "fanny". You hear it all the time on US TV shows, but it has an entirely different meaning over here.
Every time you pay someone other than "Reagan II: the Sequel" for your online communication, liberal Islamic abortionists burn a Bible on a pile of smoldering fetuses while worshipping Satan. It's all right here in the Book of Revelation, in the Reagan chapter. It's that part that's scrawled in the margin, in pen.
Just when I thought the conservative propaganda juggernaut could not stoop lower, they dig a new sub-basement and snuggle right in.
I thought green crayon was more their level...
Oh good grief really! are they so up them selves that this is really an issue?
Yes, yes they are.
Yes, they are.
If not more so.
Anyway - I thought there'd already been an ISP targetted solely at this demographic?
Best democracy money can buy, indeed!
(not even near to new, but always fun to say)
Reagan's policies were surprisingly left wing compared to even the Democrats of today. He'd be written of as a socialist commie, despite being held up as a Jesus-like figure by the Republicans right now.
While he might have started as a liberal Democrat - Reagan a leftie? Really? The man who said "If an individual wants to discriminate against Negroes or others in selling or renting his house, it is his right to do so"? The man who campaigned against the welfare state as Governor of California on a platform of sending "the welfare bums back to work"? The man who fired 11345 air-traffic controllers for going on strike? The man who invented 'Trickle-down economics', who slashed taxes and massively increased defence spending while poverty increased, was a commie-lovin' pinko leftie?
I've got nothing against Reagan, but left-wing - by anyone's standards, then or now - he was not.
So, what, just a bit of self-service publicity then?
Or how about
The possibilities are endless.
Only 28 million dollars in the 2008 election cycle?
Cheap at half the price!
/me fires up botnet
I think it's a brilliant move, given the current idiocracy. Rik can email me his sorrow after the next election at email@example.com. Mwahahahahaha...
Ron Reagan (real son) has evolved into a very level-headed progressive.
Was it just me that read it as ""Tea Party Circus"?
I thought not.
Parent company is German. That's very American that is - isn't it?
Thats like saying Toyotas are American cars because they tend to be assembled in America.
People who understand economics at all know it is the accumulation of wealth that matters, due to long term influence on exchange rates and inflation.
The middlemen don't matter, all that matters is where the profit ends up. Everything else balances out in the end. That's the problem with all the Chinese debt financing, it means the profit portion of the business (interest) is leaving the country.
People still think there is a difference between this retarded parties.
One if full of monkeys that crap into their hands then throw it at you.
And the other is full of monkeys that crap into their hands then throw it at you.
Now please argue pointlessly how one set of crap throwing monkeys is better than the other set crap throwing monkeys.
*\. Yeah, Yeah! pointless debate at the wall please, I'm going.
Funny how almost all of these companies that have thrived in the American economic environment are regarded by Reagan Jr as helping to put their very nation (and certainly their economy) at risk by spending more on Democrats than Republicans.
This simple headed Democrat = Socialist = End-of-USA-as-we-know-it approach is now so devoid of credibility I doubt even its proponants truly believe it.
The question that must keep Republicans awake at night must surely be "Why do Microsoft, Google, Amazon etc. contribute to the Democrats when that will *surely* bring about the death of their own companies?". Most of them will be too Reds-under-the-bed brain-washed to even approach an answer I suspect.
"Yeah. Socialism totally works. Lets ask the USSR how to do it"
Socialism has a meaning. Please learn it.
Are you getting confused between socialism and communism?
I know it's tempting to think "well, if it's left of centre and it ends in 'ism' it must all be the same", but there is a difference and it's worth looking up.
And if you think all capitalist regimes work well and all socialist regimes fail you really do need to remove your rose-tinted specs.
As it happens, I lean far more towards capitalism than socialism, but can acknowledge both systems have serious flaws. Capitalism seems the least worst option on whe whole, but writing off all socialist governments as failures is absurd.
Who's got more political credibility, Reagan or McDonald?
Now we see the true reason that we are stuck with a two party system-- corporate donations would have to split themselves more than two ways, and would lose influence all the way around. Can't have that now, can we? Tweedledum Republican or Tweedledee Democrat, it's the corporations that run the US.
if people want to go for a ISP aligned more with one party they can go for it as far as I'm concerned.
However, there's very little difference between the main two political parties (which, most people in the US consider to be the ONLY 2.). The Reps and Dems both want huge, costly, inefficient gov't (well they don't WANT inefficient, but with the complexity they want that's what they'll get) that does not respect either civil rights or civil liberties (both CLAIM to respect civil rights then consistently vote for bills that erode them). They just argue over the specifics, and always blame the other party for any problems that arrive, but look at the overall agenda and they are VERY similar. What I need is a libertarian ISP 8-).
Even healthcare -- which the parties claim they disagree on -- look at what was actually passed. All the additional taxes and fees (especially on health insurance) that were MEANT to subsidize healthcare for everyone else were left in; but the subsidized healthcare was removed! So, no healthcare for those who can't afford insurance, while making the insurance more expensive for those who do have it so more will either have to reduce insurance coverage or eliminate insurance entirely. Oh, but they DO plan to FINE people who can't afford health insurance to try to encourage them to buy it anyway! Nice! I do realize being a libertarian that supports affordable health care coverage for everyone is an oxymoron, but I believe if some of the dead weight (DHS and "pie in the sky" military spending, I'm looking at you*!) were pared back there'd be plenty of cash for health care AND reducing the debt.
*By pie in the sky I mean not actual troop supplies and such, but the kinds of things the British military is already dumping, like billion dollar apiece plans the service doesn't even have plans to use.
That's what I wonder...
Reagan was probably the last really good president we had, although his accomplishments are being hastily rewritten by progressives and people who forget how serious the Cold War was.....not that they weren't running around back then also, acting as if we'd just lay down our arms then the USSR would too and it'd all be fuzzy and warm peace.
I'm not surprised tech people would lean left in their donations, they do anyways, and this whole thing just seems like a stunt to get people to sign up. Sorry, not gonna do it.
I'm tired of liberals and their attitudes----anything that has ever gone wrong in the world has been a corporation's fault, even when the caveman Anuk killed his neighbor Grok in 16,000 B.C. it must have been the fault of a corporation, perhaps because of cornering the market on wooly mammoth hides. And let's not forget how much smarter liberals are than all of us, after all they have to tell us 24/7, and "rational discussion" is okay only as long you agree with everything they say. Anything else and you're just full of hate-n-ignorance.
So I usually end up getting labeled a hardcore conservative, but frankly a lot of them act the same as liberals just they have different beliefs---I guess they just annoy me less.
The country is so polarized now, that almost everything becomes political, and people are expected to take sides even if neither one suits them. Tell ya what, just keep on flaming, keeps you distracted from doing something really destructive.........
...we could label you as something.
Reagan destroyed the American Dream. Reagan begat piss testing and forfeiture laws. He was the farthest thing from a true conservative. We are still paying for his tax cuts.
I think the right and the left are both a gnat's eye above worthless. I like Libertarian Socialism, and my rich people rotating slowly on a spit.
Not to mention that he also pushed pretty hard for gun control laws, if I may add another thing about Reagan that would worry all the people who worship the man if they actually stood for what they claim to stand for.
Beware anybody who outright calls themselves "liberal" or "conservative", because they probably mean something bizarre, polarized, and far-removed from the dictionary in either case.
would run and host their own mailserver.
Wasn't one of Regan's sons a comedian and the other a drunk?
The economic crisis of the past couple years has been the tail end of the Regan era banking fiasco.