ACLU affiliates as terrorist organizations in the past. When people point it out, they invariably claim it was a clerical error or something similar, but police and other agencies have a long habit of tracking and hindering dissident groups. The FBI alone has a colorful, storied and sordid history of screwing with political dissidents just because they can.
You assume there are significant differences between the parties. He isn't a lapdog, both parties and the associated politicians are really just in something more along the lines of a branding war.Originally Posted by GameGeeks
Would you sit with a straight face if someone came up to you with a stack of flyers and appropriately branding buttons, t-shirts, etc., and seriously and earnestly tried to convince you to buy LEGOs instead of MEGA Bloks- which, they claim, are obviously totally undesirable and could very well cause a great deal of trouble for you if you were to buy them? (Just so no one gets cute, here's your reference.)
For a little hyperbole of my own, it's a professional wrestling match between caricatures. "Hitler vs Stalin, Thursday night!" Hell, in a way there are even moments just like when the camera zooms in too close on the "action," at which point it's clear to all that they're not really trying to kill one another.
After I signed up to agree that I wouldn't be needing my organs once firmly dead, and that they are free to repurpose them as doctors see fit, I received three separate yet identical form letters from different politicians and bureaucrats thanking me, then no less than six follow-up letters begging me to sign up for the program that I had just signed up for. Absolutely stunning.
People wonder why an $80 airline ticker is equivalent to a $300 AMTRAK ticket. (And I didn't make those figures up, either. My hometown to southern Florida costs about $80 by air, and I've seen tickets down to $59 if you book early enough. I looked up the same departure and destination on Amtrak once, and the ticket price was $314 one-way, with two bus connections.)