Ross for NA VP

Discussion in 'Laser Class Politics' started by gouvernail, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. Chainsaw

    Chainsaw Brmmm Brmmm

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    Don't listen to them Ross, it's a trick to make you stop and think. :eek:

    Avoid thought at all costs. Only getting elected matters. Total committment.

    Consider the current candidates for the US Presidency. Is there any proof that they stopped to think?

    Exactly.



    Ask not what your class can do for you, but what you can do for Ross.

    Elect Ross now.
     
  2. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Member

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    To slashing the costs of class sails. Thank you.............:D
     
  3. Old Geezer

    Old Geezer Member

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    b. Ross could revolutionize Laser sailing in North America. He would inspire a whole new generation of sailors with his enthusiasm and wacky ideas. He would make sure the class published a kick-ass newsletter with information about the growing number of Laser fleets on the continent and a schedule of all the fun new regattas being run. There would be articles about regattas and tips on sailing bursting with humor and energy. The class would sell all sorts of hats and sweatshirts and crazy bumper stickers that people would be proud to wear on their heads, torsos and cars to demonstrate their commitment to this cool phenomenon called the Laser class. There would be an anarchical disrepectful class website that would be full of useful and entertaining information that would attract newcomers to the class. Ross would show up at all the major regattas across the continent and sign up new members of the class by the gazillion. Every year the class would grow in numbers and life would be good.

    a. The old farts would look at what Ross had done and start whinging. They would say that Ross was out of control. They would say that he can't add up. A group of gray corporate types would oust Ross from his positon in the class leadership and put in his place a committee of accountants and MBAs who would care more about FASB rules and non-profit status then whether the class was growing or organizing great regattas in cool locations. There would be meetings and minutes and conference calls and "accountability" and "visibility" and it would all be incredibly boring. Every year the class would shrink and life would be bad and it would all be Ross's fault.
     
  4. gouvernail

    gouvernail Active Member

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    Just when I thought the spirit of Laserbabee had left us...

    The only difference? I know EXACTLY who wrote all the Laserbabee posts on the old Laser list and OLD Geezer is NOT the author of those posts.

    Ross could do all of the things mentioned in #1 above but he would need somewone with Eric's talents to generate those newsletters.

    Note: Eric does not yet have one foot in the grave but he is well past his days of sitting in the truck on a cold wet day with the AC running full blast so it will not seem so cold when he rigs up and goes sailing in 40 degreee weather.
    Eric has become a short haired, practical, politically correct, MBA totin', home owner, gray haired, saving for retirement old fart.

    Some people are needed for sage advice. Others are needed for enthusiasm and idealistic goals and the energy to strive for those goals.

    ROSS FOR VP!!!
     
  5. Ross B

    Ross B Guest

    what about 'member at large" does the board vote on that position as well? if I had that position, at least I could annoy and plague them with my opinions and ideas
     
  6. Chainsaw

    Chainsaw Brmmm Brmmm

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    I believe this is the meaning of the saying:

    "Those that can, do. Those that can't, teach."

    When men get old and can't do the business anymore they should teach and mentor.

    Maybe you could form a syndicate, Ross? Eric sounds like a good mentor and experienced mind. All you need is a backer (plenty of cash) and you be the front man.

    If not Ross, who?

    If not now, when?
     
  7. Ross B

    Ross B Guest

    if someone wants to be my #2, I'm in

    Gov?
     
  8. Merrily

    Merrily Administrator Staff Member

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    Sounds like a great campaign slogan, but I think better of you than to be mentioning #2 in the same breath as yourself. Ross, I think you should run for prom king. That would take a little more effort than this campaign.
     
  9. Ross B

    Ross B Guest

    I'm in college, so I can't really do prom anymore

    or this older and more responsible guy could be my #1, and I could give him my ideas and stuff, I dunno
     
  10. Old Geezer

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    We don't want "older". We don't want "more responsible". We want Ross. We want Ross. We want Ross.
     

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