Wednesday, April 02, 2008

TYPING IN CAPS BECAUSE YOU ARE STUPID

THIS IS A CONSPIRACY OF THE EUROCRAZIES, THE COMMIES AND THE BERNIESANDERSALGORIANS TO TAKE AWAY OUR GOD GIVEN RIGHTS TO IGNORE PROBLEMS AND TO BORROW MONEY IN ORDER TO BUY GUNS.

THE FOUNDERING FATHERS KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN WHEN THEY COPIED THE CONSTITUTION FROM THE BIBLE.

THAT IS WHY THEY WROTE THAT "BANKS SHALL BE UNREGULATED AND POOR PEOPLE SHALL WORK THREE JOBS IN ORDER TO PAY FOR MADEINCHINA CRAPPY VERSIONS OF STUFF THEY USED TO GET PAID TO MAKE".

BUILD MORE PRISONS! KEEP AMERICA STRONG!

Posted by WHAT TIME'S THE GAME ON? 03/31/2008 @ 1:43pm | ignore this person


I rescued the above comment, by Frosty Zoom [my new favorite person on the interwebz], from the sea of comments on the blog post Finland Comes to Vermont over at The Nation. If that doesn't make you jealous of the Finns, then you should read the rest of the links in Senator Sanders' newsletter that arrived in my inbox just recently.

Issue April 01, 2008 - http://sanders.senate.gov

Speaking to a standing-room-only crowd of some 350 people at Burlington City Hall last night, Senator Bernie Sanders thanked Ambassador Pekka Lintu of Finland for visiting Vermont to discuss what Sanders called “one of the best economic and social models in the world.” The ambassador met with students and faculty at the University of Vermont, where he focused on education. He lunched with business leaders, and in the evening the senator and ambassador appeared at the packed town hall meeting.

“We should do our very best to learn as much as possible about the best kind of economic and social models that exist throughout the world and, where these models make sense, we should see how we can adopt them to this state and this country. This is especially true today when the United States faces so many difficult problems,” Sanders said.

To read the senator’s remarks, click here.

To read The Burlington Free Press coverage of the town hall, click here.

To read about the ambassador’s trip to Vermont in The Nation, click here.

To read about Finland’s education system in The Wall Street Journal, click here.


Finland, home of the Karelian bear dog [yes, you've met them before], the epic poem The Kalevala, and the just-barely-classifiable language that inspired JRR Tolkien. Also home of an apparently civilized society. I got an A in Turkish class, I could probably learn enough Finnish to get by if I moved there.

4 comments:

Bryan said...

Finnish is related to Hungarian. When they migrated from Central Asia and hit the Carpathian Mountains, some went around to the South and became Hungarians, and others went North and became the Finns.

hipparchia said...

had some hungarian friends way back when i lived in houston. i suspect i wouldn't recognize a single word of hungarian these days, except for goulash perhaps.

i remember all of two words of turkish, but i figure any language where quick! hide! the police are looking for you! is all one word is good training for just about anything requiring mental flexibility.

Steve Bates said...

Honestly, what could anyone in Finland possibly complain about?

hipparchia said...

what a way cool idea! thanks for that link, steve.