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    Conservative V Liberal

    I'm a bus driver. The job not only involves driving but also allowing (or not) the carriage of passengers if they should qualify for a concession.

    For instance elderly people can't claim their concession during certain times of the day. Students have to show a card to qualify for a student fare. Purchase a ticket & you get a free hour's use of it. But I don't care.

    The elderly get their concession fare whatever the time of the day. 'Students' just need to ask for a student fare & I give it out, no ID required. If someone brandishes a ticket and it's expired after an hour I don't care. I don't care if it's a week out.

    I'm not a policeman. And that's the difference between a Conservative & a Liberal. We don't suck up to the Trump's of the world. The real liberal agenda continues, drip by subversive drip...

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    ^Absolutely NO fucking idea what you're on about? Do you know?

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    If you have to ask go somewhere else.

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    Why? Don't you know?

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    Yeah I'm not quite following either to be honest.

    I only know that I probably wouldn't want to be on that bus right now.

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    What exactly do I need to spell out to you?

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    Well I get all the bus stuff but don't quite see the connection to Trump / politics.

    So you're saying that you're not a conservative?

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    Having looked again, the best I get is:

    You drive a bus.

    You don't follow any of your employer's rules.

    You don't suck up to Trump.

    So the above makes you a Liberal.

    And not just a shit employee............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munted View Post
    I'm a bus driver. The job not only involves driving but also allowing (or not) the carriage of passengers if they should qualify for a concession.

    For instance elderly people can't claim their concession during certain times of the day. Students have to show a card to qualify for a student fare. Purchase a ticket & you get a free hour's use of it. But I don't care.

    The elderly get their concession fare whatever the time of the day. 'Students' just need to ask for a student fare & I give it out, no ID required. If someone brandishes a ticket and it's expired after an hour I don't care. I don't care if it's a week out.

    I'm not a policeman. And that's the difference between a Conservative & a Liberal. We don't suck up to the Trump's of the world. The real liberal agenda continues, drip by subversive drip...
    Can somebody translate this?



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    ^ See post # 3 above.

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    OK in broad terms. Conservative = someone who follows orders = policeman (of rules). Liberal is opposite. The argument is that whatever the Trump's rules are, they can be subverted. So the liberal agenda will continue whatever the US election outcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    And not just a shit employee............
    So what makes for a shit employee? ... you don't follow orders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munted View Post
    OK in broad terms. Conservative = someone who follows orders = policeman (of rules). Liberal is opposite. The argument is that whatever the Trump's rules are, they can be subverted. So the liberal agenda will continue whatever the US election outcome.
    Get back on the bus you blathering old eejit.

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    ^^You are hired to do a job according to rules on how to do that job made by the person who employs you.

    You are paid to do it his way. That's what makes you his employee, and him your employer.

    You provide him with a service for which he pays you.

    You don't do what you are paid to do. In my book that doesn't make you a cool protester, a radical, a liberal, or anything other than a shit employee.

    And I would fire you.

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    Agreed, I am an employee - but I am not a slave. I have choice. I exercise that choice. If my employer finds me out he has a choice to fire me. I put my shitty job on the line every day. That's what a liberal does. It would be much more easier to just go along with the status quo. Like it or not real liberals in this world exist on a higher moral and ethical ground than those suck-up conservatives too afraid to be real.

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    ^Whatever makes you feel good.

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    ^ It is not about me. It is about the higher good.

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    Ok, just in case you have gotten thus far. A liberal:


    * does not unquestionably follow orders.


    * does not rely upon big government to legislate against conservatives.


    * puts moral and ethical principle before financial comfort.


    * believes that the collective weight of right individual action can change society.


    A conservative does none of the above.



    Lesson over.

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    I think it a quite obvious point the OP is making. He is a free-thinking subversive who realises a strict adherence to any policy without exception is unnecessary and undesirable and militates against the use of discretion, intelligence and judgement.

    Trump of course is a fat-arsed, cretinous hypocrite synonymous with a bag of shite and anyone who supports him is an imbecile and nasty with it.

    Seems logical to me.

    A Brexiteer is really a Trump person but with paedophile proclivities and a drink problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storekeeper View Post
    ^ See post # 3 above.
    Then this thread will have short legs.


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    ^^Not sure about the kid fiddler stuff but wouldn't be surprised as Conservatism does generally put power above all else, and that's the essence even of personal relationships. I would hate to be Trump's wife. She would be no more than a fuck-doll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    ^^You are hired to do a job according to rules on how to do that job made by the person who employs you.

    You are paid to do it his way. That's what makes you his employee, and him your employer.

    You provide him with a service for which he pays you.

    You don't do what you are paid to do. In my book that doesn't make you a cool protester, a radical, a liberal, or anything other than a shit employee.

    And I would fire you.
    I agree entirely with Davis' post. I am not a conservative.

    You should be fired. However, my liberal tendencies might persuade me to reprimand you and assign you to more suitable work with a period of close monitoring and perhaps disciplinary probation.

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    That has a familiar ring of re-education to me, if you would be so kind my superior sir. Been tried, even on a State level (Mao's China). If that's your 'liberal tendencies' in fact they are no different to conservative tendencies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munted View Post
    I'm a bus driver.
    The elderly get their concession fare whatever the time of the day. 'Students' just need to ask for a student fare & I give it out, no ID required. If someone brandishes a ticket and it's expired after an hour I don't care. I don't care if it's a week out.
    I'm not a policeman
    Nope that is the inspector's job. To catch out all the people traveling with invalid tickets.

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    Health and safety in Edinburgh, if you stood up to get off at the next stop the Inspector was not allowed to inspect your ticket.

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