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(ABC)   Proving US political parties put up stiffs, Liberia's 2 front-runners are: 1) A Harvard trained economist 2) 'A former striker for AC Milan'   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 73
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2005-10-12 04:23:51 PM
like it matters anyway. the country was once run by a sergeant.
 
2005-10-12 04:24:02 PM
Striker? Like Ted?

Over Macho Grande?
 
2005-10-12 04:26:28 PM
I'm sure George Weah, if elected, will have his enemies tied to telephone poles and executed down at the local, feces riddled beach.

Someone please institue an "inevitable" tag for the civil war to come in the next, oh, six months or so.
 
2005-10-12 04:27:32 PM
Is AC Milan the evil team or is that Inter Milan? I can never keep up. Which was the team owned by the mafia and that bribes refs?
 
2005-10-12 04:33:11 PM
Which was the team owned by the mafia and that bribes refs?

That would be the NY Yankees. Milan it ain't.
 
2005-10-12 05:15:47 PM
Whichever one wins, I would like to offer to swap our President for their's.
 
2005-10-12 05:19:39 PM
Damn Chastain86, you beat me to it.

/I'll never get over Macho Grande.
 
2005-10-12 05:34:26 PM
Too bad Liberia is a farking shiathole that has been in a brutal civil war for the last 14 years.

Not to mention that Liberia was founded by freed slaves with the support of the US 150 years ago, and that while they were busy raping, killing, and maiming each other we sat by and did nothing.
 
2005-10-12 05:58:47 PM
I work for Liberia.

So I am really getting a kick out of most of these replies.

Some of you guys are very good at making it sound like you know what you are talking about.

But trust me.... You don't.

I think you just want to make yourself sound smart, when in reality you dont know what you are talking about.

This is how bad info gets passed around.

If you dont know about the topic....Dont make yourself sound like you do.

Cuz some Farkers belive anything they hear.
 
2005-10-12 06:02:07 PM
I'll keep'em. I don't want an athelete running this country.

/think sin tax is bad now?
 
2005-10-12 06:02:17 PM
Come on now, out of our last 4 Presidents:

1) One used to be an actor who worked with monkeys.
2) One was a serial rapist/sex offender.
3) And one was a drug/alcohol addict.

We got it pretty good! Only George H.W. Bush was boring... and he was so boring it was actually amusing!
 
2005-10-12 06:03:10 PM
Damn, I thought the Bildaberg group and the trilaterilist ran everything in this country.

/Love conspiracy theorist
//Not really because theyre out to get me because its a conspiracy.
 
2005-10-12 06:05:01 PM
I'd take a soccer player over who we're stuck with right now.
 
2005-10-12 06:05:30 PM
Farking Cornsucker...that's great, but you have the floor, dude.

"If only there were a medium you could use to spread the truth as you believe it to be. Some sort of tool that would allow your message to be read by a mass of people who were interested in your topic."

What would you have us know of Liberia?
 
2005-10-12 06:06:30 PM
this is cool.......why? *yawn*
 
2005-10-12 06:07:54 PM
TFark
Farking Cornsucker...that's great, but you have the floor, dude.

"If only there were a medium you could use to spread the truth as you believe it to be. Some sort of tool that would allow your message to be read by a mass of people who were interested in your topic."

What would you have us know of Liberia?


It is the newest fark cliche, born from vernonFL himself. I thought he might like to relive it's glory.
 
2005-10-12 06:09:08 PM
I did not birth it, but I did propogate it a few times.
 
2005-10-12 06:09:13 PM
When it comes to national politics, maybe electing boring candidates is a good thing.

US: Regular free and (relatively) fair elections. 1 civil war in over 200 years, and we survived it, and the loser is now a, if not the, prime political power block in the nation.

Liberia: Um, a country recently "recovering" from a civil war in which children and teenagers were prime combatants.

I'll stick to boring, maybe even corrupt, maybe even a little wrong at times, American politicians.
 
2005-10-12 06:09:50 PM
Yes, I think we all know that no one parties like Harvard economists.
 
2005-10-12 06:10:17 PM
Larry Summers is running for President of Liberia?
 
2005-10-12 06:11:22 PM
wow the rossoneri are now trying to take over Liberia, sweet!

Weah is actually a really good guy off the field nowadays, won the 2004 Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs for all the humanitarian work he has done in the country.
 
2005-10-12 06:12:41 PM
vernonFL
Too bad Liberia is a farking shiathole that has been in a brutal civil war for the last 14 years.

Not to mention that Liberia was founded by freed slaves with the support of the US 150 years ago, and that while they were busy raping, killing, and maiming each other we sat by and did nothing.


This doesn't surprise me because you hang out in the fringe "Blame America First!" crowd of Fark, but I must grin because I think in this case you have yourself in a bit of a "quagmire".

You see the blacks had the support of American Christian's and evangelicals who led the movement for civil rights. But when the freed slaves reached Liberia they had a disdain for the Africans and saw them as superior having not lived in America. So whom should the US have supported? Should the government have not allowed the people of Liberia sold as slaves in America to go back? Or should the American government have helped the other Liberians? Or are you precisely the type of person that would decry either action by the US no matter what they did?

heh.
 
2005-10-12 06:13:00 PM
jsavimbi: That would be the NY Yankees. Milan it ain't.


Of all the Yankee bashing I've read, this has to be the least likely, lamest attempt at an insult.
 
2005-10-12 06:13:26 PM
vernonFL
I did not birth it, but I did propogate it a few times.


Damn!@
 
2005-10-12 06:14:19 PM
Here's his pick for Liberia Supreme Court:
 
2005-10-12 06:14:59 PM
replace "superior" with "inferior" above.

Thank you.
 
2005-10-12 06:15:12 PM
To say that George Weah is just a famous soccer player is selling him a bit short. And no, I don't work for him, but I did do a google search to make sure he is the guy I was thinking he was and I wasn't disappointed.

/James Brown was just a Running Back
//Ali just a Boxer
///Ghandi just a lawyer
 
2005-10-12 06:16:35 PM
my civil procedure proffessor worked on the harvard trained economist's campaign.
 
2005-10-12 06:16:40 PM
submitter: A Harvard trained economist
Wait a minute is this some West Wing ripoff?


/knows Jed Barlett went ND and London School of Econ
 
2005-10-12 06:16:53 PM
Heh, I actually love that one Fark cliche for some reason. It fits into nearly every thread. Can anyone point me to the thread where it started?
 
2005-10-12 06:18:14 PM
First, I don't hang out in the 'blame America first' crowd.

There are civil wars and genocide going on all over the world. Can we or should we get involved in every one? No.

We pick and choose the ones we do involve ourselves in (Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Somalia) and the ones we don't (Rwanda, Sudan, Congo, Liberia).
 
2005-10-12 06:19:19 PM
Of_Appreciable_Foresight

///Ghandi just a lawyer


- Just don't say that about Star Jones
 
2005-10-12 06:21:45 PM
george weah is cool.. but this is why democracy sucks.. i mean the philippines had josef estrada, look what happened to him.. california has the governator (cringe).. and for a chimp to find itself as the world's most powerful mammal, coming out above some 260m humans, is clearly the most damning indictment of all

its about time for a return to corrupt unaccountable dictatorship!!!
 
2005-10-12 06:23:16 PM
The only thing the US is more scared of than a politician in office is a non-politician in office. If you don't believe that you are a fool. Anyone who ran and didn't talk like a politician would be laughed out instantly. People who don't act like politicains are labeled "Scary" like Howard Dean and Ross Perot.
 
2005-10-12 06:23:27 PM
for some reason i read the headline as
... 2) 'A former striker for AC Slater'
 
2005-10-12 06:25:28 PM
As a Christian conserative I must point out that Mr. Bush is a Harvard trained MBA.
 
2005-10-12 06:25:38 PM
Leonid
Google search U.S. Mint and $10 and using the Fark domain and you will find the cliche started about 2 weeks ago. Too lazy to look it up for you.
 
2005-10-12 06:25:43 PM
Harvard,London econ - bah.

Now if he was from the Chicago school that would be cool.
 
2005-10-12 06:31:51 PM
RandomExcess

I may be far out of my depth here to criticise or even comment, but isn't it always true that actually getting accepted to college is the hardest part? (can't deny that bushy had plenty of help in that department)

my american professors here in the UK complain all the time about grade inflation at top colleges.. anyone and everyone seems to get an A just for showing up to a Harvard seminar.. while getting accepted in the first place is damn near impossible

waaaaaaaaaay off topic but oh well
 
2005-10-12 06:34:09 PM
The bloodless ousting of the psychopathic Charles Taylor from power in Liberia is one of George Bush's little known foreign policy victories. Read the last few paragraphs of the Charles Taylor entry in Wikipedia if you don't believe me! We could probably fix Zimbabwe too, if we cared. Many on fark though will probably miss the wig and halloween mask wearing warriors of Liberia's surreal civil wars.

 
2005-10-12 06:36:15 PM
feepness -

I'm guessing it is a troll, but when did Clinton merit the tag "2) One was a serial rapist/sex offender".

I know he was a horrible president, but aside from getting a blowjob from Lewinsky what else is there?

Can anyone give me any proof? I'm not an apologist, just curious.

/communitarist
//voted Nader last election
 
2005-10-12 06:41:48 PM
"Expectation gripped the West African country..."

I just can't remember the last time the U.S. was gripped by anything. We just don't seem to be the kind of country that's really gets gripped.

I think it might be nice to live somewhere where you get the occasionaly grip - not every day mind you, just once in a while - you know, to break up the monotony.

Yeah... I think I'd like that...
 
2005-10-12 06:52:42 PM
Am I the only one who thinks this sounds like an Evelyn Waugh book?
 
2005-10-12 06:53:06 PM
The funny thing is the economist is probably the worst of the choices. Number crunchers generally don't have the leadership skill set for an executive office and are better as advisors.
 
2005-10-12 06:55:45 PM
Liberal Leaders are rich white guys trying to act like they care about the plight of poor minorities by making other people pay them money.
 
2005-10-12 06:59:20 PM
AC Milan - didn't he write Winnie the Pooh? I would totally vote for that guy!
 
2005-10-12 07:02:55 PM
I predict that the AC Milan candidate will go up by an overwhelming margin with 50% of the precincts reporting only to lose in a runoff.
 
2005-10-12 07:03:34 PM
I hope one of them can turn it around, they really need help.

Americans in general should hope they turn it for the better, they're some of the last people who actually don't have seething hate for the US. They're a little country, yes. But in a way, they're our little brother.

Wreh is very passionate about this, he's not a trained polititian, but he's a good guy and people in Liberia will listen to him, because they respect him.

Wreh's son plays for American youth national teams, by the way, I'd bet he'll play for Liberia's seniors though. Random fact.
 
2005-10-12 07:05:37 PM
I have come to the firm conclusion that Economists know absolutely nothing about the economy, at least as it applies to average people. That economist will make Liberia an even less pleasant place than it is now.
 
2005-10-12 07:07:42 PM
I'm actually getting a small feeling of paternal pride over this news, albeit the pride of a confused, absentee, violently abusive parent.
 
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