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For Peter R and Phil

Posted by Ed Davis, DPM on 9/15/03 at 19:10 (130120)

Sorry to the rest but I just couldn't resist.....Ed

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
--George Bernard Shaw
A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which he proposes to pay off with your money.
--G. Gordon Liddy

Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
--James Bovard (1994)

Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
--Douglas Casey (1992)

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
-- Ronald Reagan (1986)

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
--Will Rogers

No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.
--Mark Twain (1866)

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
--Mark Twain

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
--Winston Churchill

The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
--Mark Twain

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
--Herbert Spencer (1891)

There is no distinctly native American criminal class, save for Congress.
--Mark Twain

We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
--Winston Churchill

What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
--Edward Langley



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Re: For Peter R and Phil

marie on 9/15/03 at 20:52 (130134)

Ed

Can I change the last one to read: What this country needs is more unemployed Republican politicians. I know that's bad but I had to join in the fun just a little.8-}

Ok that's it. Dr. Ed you have to post something other than politics. Surely you can come up with something.

My college son called me and said he heard liberals described lately as 'Birkenstock Liberals' by a Professor. Are Birkenstocks considered a liberal shoe? Have you heard that one before?

marie

Re: For Peter R and Phil

BGCPed on 9/15/03 at 21:01 (130138)

Yes go to Ann Arbor, you will also get sun dress and unshaven legs

Re: Birkenstocks and image

Carole C in NOLA on 9/15/03 at 21:21 (130143)

Last night or recently on TV, someone said Birkenstocks were those shoes that hippie Lesbians wore back in the sixties. Well that gave me something to think about. I wear them every day and I'm only attracted to men. For a moment, I wondered if I was 'sending the wrong signal'. But if I have been, no Lesbians have picked up on it or were misled.

Besides, I like my Birkenstocks so if people have preconceived notions about them as being appropriate only for Liberal Lesbians, then they will just be wrong in my case!

Carole C

Re: For Peter R and Phil

Ed Davis, DPM on 9/15/03 at 21:54 (130153)

marie:
I often recommend Birkenstocks. I recently had a patient refuse to consider them because of their image -- associated with liberals.
Ed

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Dorothy on 9/15/03 at 21:56 (130155)

Yes, I realize that I do not belong in this world. You actually place G. Gordon Liddy's words - anywhere! - but in amongst Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, Will Rogers. Truly amazing.

Re: For Peter R and Phil

Ed Davis, DPM on 9/15/03 at 22:59 (130163)

Dorothy:
It just was in the list, I did not modify it.
Ed

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Dorothy on 9/16/03 at 00:39 (130166)

What kind of shoes do 'conservatives' wear?

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Dorothy on 9/16/03 at 00:42 (130167)

Ever consider refusing to 'shoe' the mindless? No, I guess not.

Re: For Peter R and Phil

Ed Davis, DPM on 9/16/03 at 00:46 (130168)

Wing tip oxfords.
Ed

Re: For Peter R and Phil

Dorothy on 9/16/03 at 01:27 (130171)

:-) Very good.

Re: Birkenstocks and image

Dorothy on 9/16/03 at 02:21 (130173)

Be brave, Carole C.!
Wear the shoes you want to wear fearlessly. Try not to think of the shoes you wear as having anything to do with your sexuality - except for the possibility that wearing comfy shoes makes your feet feel happy and, well, gay. Maybe you can have Lesbian feet, but the rest of you be attracted to men...What about men who wear Birkenstocks? Are these men who are acting as decoys, trying to lure Lesbians out and once having accomplished their deed, do a quick change into deck shoes?! And if hippie Lesbians back in the 60s wore Birkenstocks, what are they wearing now? How will we know them? By their argyles? What was the sexuality of other popular footwear in the 60s? There were Indian moccasons. There were Earth shoes. There tall leather boots with fringe. Too many shoes, too much sexuality! The corollary question, of course, is:
do Birkenstocks make one turn Lesbian? Is it possible that the SHOES were Lesbian, not the shoe-wearer? Personally, I've had a lot of suspicions about Brogans.

It makes you wonder what other kinds of signals one's shoes are sending out.... hmmmmm, Penny Loafers.....lazy, cheapskates
Clogs .... attracted to spirited country dancing or Swedish existentialism
ummmmm, New Balance - sounds an awful lot like 'new world order' or 'new age' - kind of yoga-ish...new .. balance - hmmmmm.
What about the beloved *SAS*? You've no doubt heard what those letters mean, right?

Arrrrrgh - I just have an agile mind and active imagination and it's late and I'm goofy. Before I join my beloved (husband - and I'm crazy about him and I have worn Birkenstocks for years and I don't give a rat's body part what anybody thinks about anything I wear!) in sweet slumber, I need to know:
Have we solved the Israel-Palestinian problem yet? Have we raised any level of affection for that hated 'L' word - no, not Lesbian - Liberal!
Have we decided whether high-energy or low-energy ultrasound is better?
Does anyone think Madonna should be selling children's books? (The correct answer to the last question is: no. Unfortunately, Madonna - like Bill Clinton - will be in the front row always because they both have to have public attention and they know how to get it: Wear Birkenstocks! Without Argyles!

Good-bye, foot people.

Oh, yeah. ** SAS: silly and sleepy. What were YOU thinkin'??

Re: For Peter R and Phil

Dorothy on 9/16/03 at 02:31 (130174)

And here's my corollary: to mind the shoeless.

So long Dr. Ed

Re: For Peter R and Phil

Dorothy on 9/16/03 at 02:35 (130175)

Are we speaking of men?

Careful here, BGCPed, do not speak ill of a school and a town that is near and dear to many hearts in my family. Go Blue!
Oh, my goodness, how did we let this pass. Michigan absolutely did a complete rout of Notre Dame! Nothing is better than that. Not even Ohio State. Oh, how we hate Ohio State....so, the saying goes...

So long, BGCPed ~

Re: For Peter R and Phil

Dorothy on 9/16/03 at 02:52 (130178)

Dr. Ed ~

I think you have been overly chastised and scolded here for your views, but 'opinionated' doesn't bother me. Politics don't bother me. Heated discussions don't bother me. I don't think you are unacceptably rude. It is very impressive how you can move from an opinionated statement to a very attentive, focused response to someone who needs foot information from you. An agile mind - a good thing.

So long, Dr. Ed ~

Re: For Peter R and Phil

Peter R on 9/16/03 at 07:03 (130184)

Coservatives wear any kind of a shoe that they can afford after the Progressives(aka Liberals)pick their pockets to put shoes on those who refuse to earn their own way.

Re: For Peter R and Phil

Sharon W on 9/16/03 at 09:38 (130193)

Absolutely.

Sharon
:)

Re: For Peter R and Phil

john h on 9/16/03 at 10:14 (130196)

Dorthy: You really have to meet Dr. Z in person to appreciate him. Having met him on numerous occasions and gone to parties with him and his wife you can read between the lines on his post and have a sense of where he is really coming from. So much is lost in words when you have not met the poster. He got along very well with one our fine strong hearted Liberals Nancy N.who was also with us. The last time I conversed with Nancy N she was still in that Liberal stronghold of Princeton but thinking about moving to D.C. If you read this Nancy N. I just read that D.C. has the worst school system in the nation and spends the largest amount per pupil. They could use your help. I cannot believe there is a person on this board I could not enjoy have a beer (or milk) with and enjoy their company. Be they Liberal,Conservative,Jewish,Agnostic. Catholic or a pure heathen as probably Peter is. Peter is the one person I cannot really get a handle on. I know he likes to stir the pot, seems bright, and is really a mystery in my mind. With the people I have met in person or talked to on the phone what you see is what you get (Judy,Steve,Barb,Nancy N,Dr.Z). I sort of think I know Julie although we have never met.

Re: For Peter R and Phil

john h on 9/16/03 at 10:17 (130197)

Well, The Arkansas Razorbacks put an old fashion whipping on the Texas Longhorns this past weekend. We were unranked and they were number 5. Go hogs go.

Re: For Peter R and Phil

john h on 9/16/03 at 10:19 (130198)

Shoeless Joe Jackson was not considered poor or needy.

Re: For Peter R and Phil

john h on 9/16/03 at 10:27 (130201)

We wear birk sandals but without socks which the Liberals wear. The ultimate Conservative wears Cordovans. Liberals were big into Leasure Suits at one time. Conservatives also wear white t-shirts in the summer with a pack of Lucky Strikes rolled up in the sleeve and are also usually hairy chested. Another favorite of Conservatives is Red Wing steel toed boots. Conservatives also tend to carry a Kroger discount card while Liberals seem to favor the American Express gold or platinum card. As most of you know from this board Conservatives are very bad spellers.

Re: For Peter R and Phil

BGCPed on 9/16/03 at 11:31 (130211)

You know the old saying go to UM to study then drive to MSU for chicks

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BGCPed on 9/16/03 at 11:37 (130212)

John bad spellers is because we are so busy working and paying taxes that we dont have the time or the desire to make these posts perfect. NOW if it was a paying project thats another story. I am prob the biggest offender of this.

Re: For Peter R and Phil

marie on 9/16/03 at 14:19 (130230)

I'm the worse speller on the board. Maybe I'm rubbing off on you guys!:D

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marie on 9/16/03 at 14:20 (130231)

They must post the same thing twice too.

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marie on 9/16/03 at 15:15 (130236)

Ann Arbor is one of my favorite places in the midwest. Hmmmmm....wonder why? ;)

Re: For Peter R and Phil

BGCPed on 9/16/03 at 15:35 (130242)

No way im more worser then you are

Re: For Peter R and Phil

Ed Davis, DPM on 9/16/03 at 20:52 (130294)

marie:
I has introduced ScottR to an online spellcheck that works on message boards a few years back. He was not interested at that time. Perhaps if there is enough interest it can be revisited.
Ed