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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:50 PM
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Poll question: Instead of using "carrots and sticks", what other analogies should be used in the political lexicon
Whenever I heard any of the candidates mention "carrots and sticks", I always thought of my ex-girlfriend who was a militant vegan and would make a concoction when it was her turn to cook (which faded quickly) and it was literally chopped carrots, free-range Brazilian gravel, twigs from the neighbor's trashbag and some soy solution.

So, what say you? Instead of carrots and sticks...

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:56 PM
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1. Whips and chains?
:shrug:
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:01 PM
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4. What kind of whip, dahling?
The carrot part is usually something you give a rabbit, ie, us. The stick is possibly from Teddy Roosevelt talking about carrying a "big stick"... this was while the Castro District was still a working class Italian neighborhood after the Great Fire in San Francisco.

So unless you are willing to demo what kind of whip you are talking about, maybe it should be a feather boa?

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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:05 PM
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8. Always enjoyed Redi Whip..........
..........on a slice of apple pie, myself.
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Lilith Velkor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:59 PM
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2. Vegans are nature's way of ensuring a pure meat supply if we need to go all Donner party
I trust you've learned what a bad idea it is to date the livestock.
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:00 PM
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3. I voted ham and mortar for the lol.
But I'm curious which "mortar" you meant:

http://images.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&client=firef...

The bricklaying sort, or the type that goes "boom"? I'm happy with either, but wondered if you had something specific in mind...
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:03 PM
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5. Well, since you asked...
I was referring to mortar, as in bricks and mortar, but upon further thought, it would best be a mortar shell...which is not of the dough variety.

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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:05 PM
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7. Well played!
:thumbsup:
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:03 PM
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6. It rolls off the tongue in that special way, regardless of which mortar is intended.
The rest is just details. :D
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:17 PM
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9. It's a wonderful juxtaposition.
Visions of exploding hams dance in my head. }(
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:24 PM
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10. Whole armies turned back by endless volleys of hams.
I'm telling you, this has serious potential. :D

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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:29 PM
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11. I'm liking it.
Smart Hams could turn the tide of battle, too. :patriot:
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:52 PM
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15. I just had a vision of baby pigs using a calculator to get smarter, which is silly.
How would they hit the buttons with a hoof? :silly:


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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:59 PM
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16. The talking spiders can help them out.


Failing that, there is:



That would clear up that four legs good/two legs bad problem.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:02 PM
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17. All of this begs the question...
Is it possible to hijack a thread in any more silly a fashion? :rofl:
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:04 PM
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18. You might say...










we mortared it...

:hide:
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:09 PM
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20. .....
:rofl:
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:35 PM
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12. Other = perks and pork
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:36 PM
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13. "Ham and mortar" is made of win and lol.
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kdpeters Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:48 PM
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14. "Shits and giggles" is the way I've always heard it
Nonetheless, I voted "giggles and poops".
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:05 PM
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19. Cupcakes and Palin Speeches. NT
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