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Posted by: Rubicon ( )
Date: October 06, 2019 03:53PM

Canned talks and lots of inflections in their voices. Politicians do the same thing. Both trying to get you to open your wallet and waste your resources on them.

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Posted by: messygoop ( )
Date: October 06, 2019 04:20PM

Truth of the matter is that they are trying to convert your wallet and purse that the church is true.

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Posted by: snowball ( )
Date: October 08, 2019 12:39PM

But at least politicians disagree with one another often openly.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: October 08, 2019 12:45PM

We do have it on record that Rustipants’ first effort to condemn the word “mormon” to the dustbin of history was quite publicly slapped down, almost two decades ago.

And who could blame the minions who labor in anonymity for the church making sure they keep a tight rein on access to the word “mormon” when it comes to the internet.

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Posted by: babyloncansuckit ( )
Date: October 08, 2019 02:58PM

It’s like Coca Cola no longer being called “Coke”. But in Rusty’s defense, he did tweak the recipe.

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Posted by: Rubicon ( )
Date: October 08, 2019 03:03PM

Yeah. He made New Coke.

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Posted by: dagny ( )
Date: October 08, 2019 12:54PM

So true.

The differences are:

That they don't have to worry about getting voted out.

They don't have to be right about anything. They are never responsible for anything and there are no consequences for being wrong.

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: October 08, 2019 01:02PM

Politics and religion are the same thing. What were you expecting ?

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Posted by: Rubicon ( )
Date: October 08, 2019 03:04PM

Yup. They might not be the oldest profession but they are close to it.

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: October 10, 2019 12:09PM

It took awhile for humans to move from paying to screw to paying to be screwed. It requires a bit more discretionary income.

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Posted by: Chicken N. Backpacks ( )
Date: October 08, 2019 02:21PM

I disagree, politicians have a spark and generally can fire fire off some entertaining rhetoric with a stump speech; these guys are *literally* reading a text they have prepared that very rarely sounds like the way a normal person speaks. They sound like a 1oth grader carefully reading a speech assigned to them.
Now, I agree that the actual content is about the same, i.e. politicians say they have a new plan that's just a re-hash of old ideas, and the TSCC honchos repeat the same ol' same ol'...

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Posted by: Engram Released ( )
Date: October 10, 2019 05:45AM

Sorry, but without naming names, most politicians are not good speakers. If it were not for the party ticket they ran on, they would never be elected.

I have the same issue with academics. Their research may be useful, but a lot of them can't speak or write well to save themselves.

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Posted by: macaRomney ( )
Date: October 08, 2019 09:37PM

politicians get ahead by their wits, and being likable, sounding off dog whistles, but GAs get ahead by kissing butt to older men. Politicians are alphas, GA's probably not.

The content is about the same though.

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Posted by: valkyriequeen ( )
Date: October 09, 2019 09:58AM

IMO, there is very little difference between politicians and GA's. Both of them lie, cheat, steal, and make promises they know that they aren't about to keep. Even if a newbie is innocent as could be, the good ole' boys club will soon have them towing the line.

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Posted by: Human ( )
Date: October 09, 2019 11:04AM

As funny as are pointy hats and bizarre robes and backward collars and weird jewelry and etc, at least these mark out the person for what they are ostensibly about, something other worldly.

Mormon religious figures mark themselves out for what they are about too, while donning the business suit: business.

Well, maybe mormons are just being honest, come to think of it.

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: October 09, 2019 11:47AM

Q: why can't a rebel GA show up for his GC speech 'talk' looking / dressed like Mr. Rogers?

A: Because it would cause a riot.

Once I set up the folding chairs for PH in the gym er... 'Cultural Hall' (do they still use that term???)...

instead of the traditional leadership pattern, I arranged the chairs IN A CIRCLE ... you should have seen the look on their faces when they walked into the room! Priceless!!!!

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Posted by: Engram Released ( )
Date: October 10, 2019 05:42AM

Our EQ & RS sat in a circle like that for years.

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Posted by: Engram Released ( )
Date: October 10, 2019 05:40AM

What would you expect in the Good Ole US of A? The entire country was founded by preachers. Even the African American political tradition comes out of preaching. MLK jr was a straight up preacher - a good one to be fair.

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Posted by: slskipper ( )
Date: October 10, 2019 11:52AM

My opinion: they all actually sound like a bunch of corporate CEOs, who have attributes of psychopathy and hence no interest in finding out what their employees would need to find fulfillment in life.

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