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"I used to teach biology at a technical college.'
So, basically you taught the most basic tenets of biology to future auto mechanics*. Gotcha. And they STILL fired you.
You must be so proud.
*Note - I'm not knocking auto mechanics. I love them because they know how cars work and can fix mine when it needs fixing. I'm just saying they don't need to know a lot about biology...
"someone who was given absolute power for a limited time, with a life-time immunity for the decissions [sic] made while in office. It worked for them, and I wonder if it would work for us."
It's certainly worked for Dubya thus far...
"I would hold special elections to replace them"
Special = fixed.
Also, American dictator = oxymoron. At least for now.
5/11/2012 9:09:28 AM
Roman dictators had immunity? You mean like the immunity that kept Caesar safe from all those pointy knives?
5/11/2012 9:12:12 AM
Fortunately, we're not in ancient rome.
5/11/2012 9:21:37 AM
"Hitlerella The Little Nazi Princess".
She wears a snappy SS uniform...in pink of course.
Her "Handsome Prince" is studly but screwy-hateful pale, blond & blue-eyed himbo in Nazi soldier fatigues (with those stupid helmets).
Her castle is the Fuehrerbunker.
Her name is Princess Eva Ilsa Himmler Von Brawn...She-Wolf of The SS or some stupid moniker like that.
....Meanwhile in the Spirit Plane, somewhere, a certain nice Jewish carpenter/religious reformer/social activist facepalms.
5/11/2012 10:00:23 AM
Funny how she presumes replacing all judges will actually change things, because apparently all judges are Librul Activist Judges and none, say, experts in law who would come to similar decisions on most issues. Sure, she might oust some that take the 1st amendment seriously in favor of some fundie wackjobs, but she'd also replace a few racist dominionists with members of the reality-based community, so on average nothing will change. Some places might even get better.
5/11/2012 10:35:35 AM
And I would do like the old Romans did and organize an assassination party. I'm sure I would have no trouble at all, and so would end your little dictatorial nonsense.
5/11/2012 10:44:31 AM
To quote "The Dark Knight",
"The last person they gave that honor to was named Caesar and he never gave up his power."
5/11/2012 12:54:58 PM
I would make everyone wear a chicken suit. All the time.
5/11/2012 12:56:16 PM
Keep lying for Jesus, bub. If you were employed at a college your only duties were probably mopping the floors or serving up cafeteria food. Hey Professor, you can't even spell "decisions".
Your delusional,antisocial daydreaming does scare me though, because there are rubes in this country who would agree with you.
5/11/2012 1:02:42 PM
[Anyhow, if I became absolute ruler for a time, I think the first thing I would do (after overturning Roe vs. Wade) would be to get rid of all judges. ]
And then a revolution would follow resulting in you being dethrowned and possibly killed. Like most other dictators.
5/11/2012 1:05:07 PM
You guys have found away to fantasize about being an autocratic dictator on a site called "Free Republic".
5/11/2012 1:05:39 PM
checkmatejust like the Romans used to do in the Republican times when things were getting out of hand
Ok, it was during the imperial time, but still, aren't you forgetting one minor yet important detail about ancient Rome and Christians?
5/11/2012 1:38:03 PM
The universe is a fucking amazing place, whether or not there's a god. If someone's religious beliefs are threatened by evolution than they're probably too dumb to teach a course on Christianity, much less biology.
5/11/2012 2:02:39 PM
Rabbit of Caerbannog
What about treating her college biology class as a bizarre religious rally?
5/11/2012 2:24:54 PM
just like the Romans used to do in the Republican times when things were getting out of hand, someone who was given absolute power for a limited time, with a life-time immunity for the decissions made while in office.
When did the Roman Republic ever, EVER do this?
The only time I know of when someone took absolute power during the Roman Republic era was with Julius Caesar. And he wasn't "given" the power, he TOOK it. And KEPT it until he was assassinated.
5/11/2012 5:01:24 PM
They certainly are showing the unending love of Jesus.
I think if Jesus were alive today, he'd vomit in shame and kill himself.
5/11/2012 6:14:46 PM
...and this is the reason why you're no longer teaching at this technical college.
5/11/2012 6:20:40 PM
@tracer: No, they did have appointed dictators for times of crisis that required quick, decisive leadership. Not a bad idea except for how-do-you-get-the-guy-to-leave-again if you select someone less than noble. Cincinnatus, for example, served in the role on two separate occasions, and certainly didn't take advantage of it. He was considered an admirable example of Roman dignity, even when he was reduced to plowing his own farm.
Mind you, he actively opposed the plebeian class. Elitist. And he was George Washington's hero, which is more or less how America has avoided getting a dictator yet; Washington set a very strict precedent that's only crumbled slightly under each successive cult of peronality. You should always find somebody honorable who doesn't want the job to start off your republic. Help you through the unstable early days like nothing else.
Also, electing judges is not a good thing. They can't afford to be hostage to public opinion.
And Fetus, I must say that "how great Thy art" would have been in slightly better taste, since instead of just saying God is awesome apropos of molecules, you're saying molecules are awesome and God's pretty cool for making them that way, so at least the primary focus is still on the molecules. Also, pun. Whohoo.
5/11/2012 6:49:14 PM
Republican times --- someone who was given absolute power for a limited time, with a life-time immunity for the decissions made while in office
In one letter; W
5/11/2012 7:05:37 PM
I think Bush 2 had the same dream.
5/11/2012 9:08:00 PM
Good thing you were fired from teaching. Keep your buy bull in your church.
Odd segue, and with your mental illness, I'm so glad you will never be in an office of power.
5/11/2012 9:34:14 PM
You know what people do to dictators? Like Saddam Hussein? Or Julius Caesar? THEY KILL THEM. I bet you the second you "dictate" your ridiculous desires, you'd be dead before the next sunrise you moron.
5/11/2012 9:52:56 PM
Sometimes I like to daydream that I'm Spider-man.
Mine is more likely to happen, and would do the world more good.
5/12/2012 12:01:21 AM
More proof (were it needed) that Freepers aren't at all comfortable with either freedom or any form of democracic republic.
5/12/2012 12:02:18 AM
You are as suited to being a biology teacher as a 300 pound blind man with one arm is suited to being a jockey. But he is still more likely to win the Kentucky Derby than you are to get your hallucination of power coming true.
5/12/2012 1:16:10 AM
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