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Old 09-26-2012, 09:18 PM   #31
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I consider myself fairly intelligent. I'm ignorant because I recognized the name Olympia Snowe but not the face?

It is unforgivable not to know your own political representatives. Beyond that, people are just doing their best to put food on the table out here. If they can't pick Barbara Boxer out of a lineup, then they have other priorities.

(And I'm saying this as someone who abhors politics.)
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:16 AM   #32
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I have no influence to really do anything about any senators other than those from my state.

As for recognition i suspect Harry Houdini was more well known then 95% of the senators in his time

Thinking it is important that everyone have a familiarity with senators from all states is losing the plot on how our political system works.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:57 AM   #33
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I consider myself fairly intelligent. I'm ignorant because I recognized the name Olympia Snowe but not the face?

It is unforgivable not to know your own political representatives. Beyond that, people are just doing their best to put food on the table out here. If they can't pick Barbara Boxer out of a lineup, then they have other priorities.

(And I'm saying this as someone who abhors politics.)
Not what I was saying. They said the damned names.

And trying to justify not knowing by saying it is okay to not know the people who write our laws is defending ignorance. Just knowing your own representative is way too myopic. They all govern. Not just your local person.

And hate politics all you want. You might as well hate gravity because it has an effect on your life. And you can't ignore it.

It is a crying shame that Americans know tv and movie personalities and don't know the people who run the country. If you miss that point, then I am saddened. Because the tv and movie personalities are just bread and circuses.

I hope you understand that reference. It was used in a mini series not so long ago.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:20 PM   #34
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It is a crying shame that Americans know tv and movie personalities and don't know the people who run the country. If you miss that point, then I am saddened. Because the tv and movie personalities are just bread and circuses.
Not that I disagree with you but, do you realize how ironic it is that you're arguing about not recognizing those that govern when they show up as TV personalities.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:11 AM   #35
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i do recognize one pol...Arnold...well..ex pol. maybe if pols were on more shows like all the stars are, they would be recognized more..think about it...people know more about stuff that is on tv so if pols had their own shows that people watched, they would be recognized. if thats really important which i still dont think it is...

and for the record, no i dont recognize 90% of 'stars' and know their names either..every day on the radio during the entertainment report i have no idea who they are talking bout most of the time...whoever this brand guy is and somem chick named stewart are get a lotta press
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:44 AM   #36
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I watch Parks and Rec. mostly for the appearances of senators. I wish they showed up more, crossing my fingers that the senators from Michigan show up someday.
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on ice road truckers i got to see the gov of alaska, i guess the pols heard the cries and are now like product placement on tv shows
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