Woody Leonhard's no-bull news, tips and help for Windows, Office and more… Please disable your ad blocker – our (polite!) ads help keep AskWoody going!
Home icon Home icon Home icon Email icon RSS icon
  • Thank you for voting!

    Posted on November 8th, 2017 at 07:43 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    “Every office in a democracy counts!”

    If that helped, take a second to support AskWoody on Patreon

    Home Forums Thank you for voting!

    This topic contains 13 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  Sessh 11 months, 1 week ago.

    • Author
    • #144701 Reply

      Da Boss

      “Every office in a democracy counts!”
      [See the full post at: Thank you for voting!]

      3 users thanked author for this post.
    • #144725 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      As he left Independence Hall on the final day of deliberation at the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, a lady asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well Doctor what have we got — a republic or a monarchy?”

      “A republic,” replied the Doctor, “If you can keep it.”

      (From the notes of Dr. James McHenry, one of Maryland’s delegates to the Convention, first published in “The American Historical Review,” vol. 11, 1906, on p. 618.)


      “The most important political office is that of the private citizen.”  — Justice Louis Brandeis

      3 users thanked author for this post.
      • #144751 Reply

        AskWoody Lounger

        Indeed – if you can keep it.

        Win 7 Home Premium, x64, Intel i3-2120 3.3GHz, Group B

        1 user thanked author for this post.
    • #144742 Reply


      Gee, I wonder if Woody is a Democrat?

      • #144750 Reply

        AskWoody Lounger

        Da Boss is a responsible, informed — and patriotic — American. His political affiliations (if any) are not germane, and in any case, no one else’s business — except, of course those whom he may choose to inform (just like every other citizen).

        2 users thanked author for this post.
        • #144805 Reply

          AskWoody MVP

          Gee, I took that anon post as a play on Woody’s words

          “Every office in a democracy counts!”

          (i.e. democracy -> democrat)

    • #144755 Reply


      AJ North, I assume you are a Democrat as well.  No such thanks were posted on November 8, 2016.  Those of us who voted for Trump are also responsible, informed, and patriotic Americans. We just have different opinions than those who did not.

      • #144764 Reply

        AskWoody Lounger

        To [presumably] he who hides behind anonymity: you are free to assume (or believe)   whatever   you   choose.  Just as for Woody (and everyone else), my political affiliation(s) are none of your concern (and oh, by the way: your assumption is wrong).

        Have a nice day.


        Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants. – Justice Louis Brandeis

        1 user thanked author for this post.
      • #144830 Reply

        Da Boss

        I’m not a Democrat. Not a Republican. Not a Libertarian. Not much of anything, come to think of it, besides a grizzled Windows veteran.

        But I sure am glad folks voted last Tuesday. 🙂

        1 user thanked author for this post.
    • #144801 Reply


      Woody, that link circles back (here) on itself — in other words, the link for
      “[See the full post at: Thank you for voting!]”
      goes to https://askwoody.com/2017/thank-you-for-voting
      which is the page I was already on before clicking the link.

      I can’t see a “full post” – did you take it down?


    • #144852 Reply


      Thank you for the notice, and it was important to vote. 🙂

    • #145201 Reply


      Last time i checked, officially we are still a republic

      • #145213 Reply

        AskWoody Lounger

        Oligarchy is more accurate. Democracy is an illusion that many are still hypnotized by. The US is not a democracy and is not even a republic anymore. Votes are meaningless in this legalized political system of unlimited bribery masquerading as a legitimate voting and government system. Orwell pretty much hit the nail on the head decades ago. All that’s left now is for people in this country to acknowledge reality instead of the fantasy that voting means anything anymore.

        The US is an oligarchy. It is not a democracy, it is not a republic and your vote doesn’t matter to anyone except the person voting thinking he or she is making a difference. It is a sad state of affairs in this country today. The saddest thing is the whole world sees the US for what it is except the people living in the US. When that changes, then we’ll see some real progress.

    Please follow the -Lounge Rules- no personal attacks, no swearing, and politics/religion are relegated to the Rants forum.

    Reply To: Thank you for voting!

    You can use BBCodes to format your content.
    Your account can't use Advanced BBCodes, they will be stripped before saving.

    Your information: