Muffins or War

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Muffins (lightly toasted with perhaps a little strawberry jelly) or a *just* War with not very many casulaties

I prefer a Just war
15
21%
I prefer just muffins
57
79%
 
Total votes: 72
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Muffins or War

Post by paula_hansen » Wed Mar 26, 2003 12:24 pm

There seems to be a division of opinion in this forum on the relative merits of muffins compared to war. I personally prefer muffins provided they are lightly toasted, perhaps with a little strawberry jelly. However, I also understand the merits of a *just* war which doesn't last too long and where the casualties are not too great.

I appreciate this is a hard choice, but if Leonard teaches us anything at all it is that you can be successful even with a gravelly voice.
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Post by Stephen Kind » Wed Mar 26, 2003 12:38 pm

this is brilliantly surreal. Well done! I vote muffins !
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Post by paula_hansen » Wed Mar 26, 2003 9:46 pm

I notice that my bellicose namesake has no answer to the dilemma. Does she think that muffins would bring crumbs of comfort to the dying troops?
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Post by Byron » Wed Mar 26, 2003 10:22 pm

Point of Order.
I believe this is a free vote?
It was Hitler who used to ensure that everyone voted, especially when he was the only candidate. Other dictatorial regimes still use the same methods.
In the former East Germany, when people attended the halls were voting took place, they found that the 'official' candidate had his ballot paper ready to be ticked at the front of the hall. Any other candidates had their ballot papers at the back of the hall, well away from the 'officials' and requiring a 'long walk' to cast a vote, also under the direct eyes of a policeman, who took their name as they voted for the non 'official' candidate.
It's a bit like walking past a sock shop and being asked which colour socks you want to buy. The red ones or the blue ones?
If you choose the red ones, you could be criticised for not choosing the blue ones. When to be perfectly honest, you don't want a pair of bloody socks in the first place!
Pardon my French. I know France is unpopular in some quarters at the moment. But then again they had to live under the boot of a dictator and the French know exactly what it is like to have to survive in terrible circumstances. If people have never even been in the kitchen and felt the heat, they shouldn't criticise those who have.
I'm happy to bring some idle banter into this thread because it was created in a semi-serious tone about the nastiness of war.
G-d bless all of Sadam's victims.
You know, I feel like I'm a victim of that bas---d. He's ruining my Karma and causing strife in this Forum.
I vote that we all go to Iraq and take him on personally.
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Post by linmag » Thu Mar 27, 2003 12:55 am

I came across the following quote in a Reuters article on my web browser the day Robin Cook resigned.

"Aides believe Blair can ride the political damage as long as war in Iraq is short and does not result in the deaths of thousands of innocents or British soldiers."

Muffins every time for me!
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Muffins?

Post by David » Thu Mar 27, 2003 3:53 am

This whole thing is looking, to me, more and more like a terrible case of Irritable Powell Syndrome.

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Post by paula_hansen » Thu Mar 27, 2003 9:03 pm

I think you mean irritable bowel syndrome. watch the typos, David!


And anyway, I am not at all sure that muffins can cause that condition.

BTW I have reason to think that you didn't vote on the actual issue in my poll. I know that decisons like this are hard but a fence-sitter will never be comfortable.
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Post by lizzytysh » Thu Mar 27, 2003 9:50 pm

Paula.....pleeeze tell me you're joking, and that you really did get David's joke. Given his typing abilities, a typo would be a last consideration, with your laughing long before you ever got to it.
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Post by David » Fri Mar 28, 2003 12:44 am

Personally, I'd think that dying with muffins on my lips seems rather pleasant -- better than having them caught in my throat, at any rate.

"A thousand muffins deep"?
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Post by lizzytysh » Fri Mar 28, 2003 12:59 am

Well, David, if you're gonna go for humour, you might as well go all out :lol: .
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Post by David » Fri Mar 28, 2003 1:28 am

Lizzy --

Trust me, O Stranger At Your Wheel -- You do NOT want to ask a grizzled pub-crawling veteran of juke joints and blues bistros on backstreets from the Mississippi Delta to the West Side of Chicago to go "all out" on humor!
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Post by lizzytysh » Fri Mar 28, 2003 1:33 am

Touche ~ 8) ~ "all out" is definitely relative :shock: .
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Post by paula_hansen » Fri Mar 28, 2003 12:11 pm

[quote="lizzytysh"]Paula.....pleeeze tell me you're joking, and that you really did get David's joke. Given his typing abilities, a typo would be a last consideration, with your laughing long before you ever got to it


now I am thoroughly confused. David makes an obvious typo and you defend him. He doesn't apologize and you offer him apeasement. stranger and stranger. and yet on the real issue of muffins v war the majority of the posters here daren't commit themselves.
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Post by lizzytysh » Fri Mar 28, 2003 4:05 pm

Then, I shan't step in and try to clear your confusion, Paula 8) ~ may your poll continue to go swimmingly :wink: .
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Post by paula_hansen » Fri Mar 28, 2003 5:29 pm

I think any confusion here mirrors in its ambivalence the deep reservations that so many of us have about the War. If Sadam wins there is no reason to think that he will be any kinder to his Nation that he has hitherto. I hardly think that he will be distributing free muffins.

and yet, if Blair wins, I have seen the distribution of Aid on the television, and it is clear to me that the parcels from the Red Crescent are not being shared equitably. Instead it seems to be a fight at the back of each lorry. The result? We can not guarantee that every Iraqi family will receive muffins.

On that basis the whole point of the War is negated, surely? That is why I, for one, support it.
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