When is Clinton addressing the American people on y2k?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Someone recently said that Clinton was going to address the American people in two months in regards to y2k. Does anyone know what the exact date is?
-- Candice (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 11, 1998
I have read "two weeks" and "three months" - I think it's safe to say "summer." (ends sept 98)
-- Ken (email@example.com), June 11, 1998.
If he DOES address the American people, which I would be willing to bet against, what do you think he will say?
-- Greg Lawrence (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 11, 1998.
off-base. Clinton will have to face the music, bulworth is otherwise...
-- Ken (email@example.com), June 12, 1998.
Do you folks know the impact that a presidential acknowledgement of y2k would do to the entire world? It would be all over well before y2k. I don't like the guy one single bit. It is said that presidents grow into the office. Clinton has all of a sudden found himself into something much bigger than his underpants. If he dares mention y2k, the market falls beyond belief. If he keeps his mouth shut, thousands will die. How nice to be able to blame someone when we are all hungry. It don't look good folks. Will it feel better if we can blame someone? I, for one, don't think so. In Spanish there is a saying, which loosley translated is: "The sorrows of the many is the consolation of fools" In the comming months, we will all feel like fools. I am going to try to stay alive. I hope that you will also depend on yourselves to do so and not depend on the, "GOVERNEMENT" to do it for you.
-- Bill Solorzano (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 12, 1998.
I'm not depending on the government for anything. I asked the question because I know if Clinton does address the American people on this issue, whether he skims it or all out explains it, we, who are preparing will have very little time to buy the things we need. Don't misunderstand me, I think Clinton telling the American people that we are in for a wild ride is the right thing to do. I pray every day that there is a way for the American people to "get it".
-- Candice (email@example.com), June 12, 1998.
A favorite political expression is, "Not on my watch." In other words, it doesn't matter what happens as long as it doesn't happen when I'm in office. Clinton's last term will be over in 2000. The problems, whatever they are, will be realized when someone else is in office. Ergo they will be SOMEONE ELSE'S PROBLEMS. Someone else will be responsible for "fixing it." Remember that in November 1999, by the way. You'll be voting for "the fixer."
Mr. Bill will have a $150k pension and Secret Service protection for life. Why should he worry? If he can escape all the other Damoclean swords hanging over the last 18 months of his administration (the economy, the Asian crisis, zippergate, the NKoreans, the Balkans, the Middle East, etc., etc.), y2k will be a walkover. Why should he take a chance on upsetting yet another applecart with an honest warning about the possibilities involved in y2k?
He may indeed speak on the issue. But it will be the usual hyuk- hyuk don't y'all worry none BS if he does. The man has staked his career on a belief that government is the answer. Do you really expect him to admit that it's the PROBLEM?
I have a hard time believing that someone who can drop a tear on cue (Ron Brown funeral) really cares a whole lot about the public at large no matter how many times he "feels our pain." Just call me jaded... .
Again, thanks for the use of the soapbox.
-- Lee P. Lapin (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 13, 1998.
The next presidential elections in the US are scheduled to be held in Nov, 2000 with the winner replacing the incumbent in 1/2001. Note the word scheduled......
Several items to upset the apple cart thanks to Y2K are 1 - if it gets as bad as it looks that it could be, there won't be a US govt, or reasonable facsimile thereof, to be elected of. 2 - if it's just the right amount of bad, enough that mob-nailed boots are kept in production Clinton will executive order himself into president for life - it will be temporary of course, until things get back to normal so the public can make informed electoral choice you see as a modern educated public needs the vital information provided by radio, TV, magazines, and newspapers before they can make an informed decision about the candidates, blah, blah, blah.
If it is any comfort, all those items that you stated that Clinton has escaped, those were MILES away. These problems will be at arms length and not subject to sweet talk. Also that $150,000 will have the same worth as paper with pictures of Jefferson Davis with numbers in the corners.
-- Ken Seger (email@example.com), June 13, 1998.
It was said: "Remember that in November 1999, by the way. You'll be voting for "the fixer."
If Clinton declares a "State of Emergency", because of the Y2k Threat, it is my understanding that he will remain in the Presidential seat, along with his new Congress, until there is no more threat.
If this is the case, then you can bet that this is a closely held option.
-- Dave Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 13, 1998.
So much for my plan to fake BC out of office a year early... .
-- Lee P. Lapin (email@example.com), June 14, 1998.
According to John Gizzy, Wash. D.C. journalist/editor of Human Events Magazine, there is no way Clinton can stay in office--or even run again for President. The U.S. Constitution forbids it. Go to a library and look it up--then relax! And pray about the next Presidential election! Holly
-- Holly Allen (Holly3325@juno.com), June 14, 1998.
I appreciate Holly's response, however, the response, that no way could Clinton be re-elected, does not reflect "Emergency" contingencies.
As I understand it, again, if Clinton declares a National State of Emergency, which is highly probable, he will remain in his official position until the state of "Emergency" is over.
If this is, incorrect, I would like someone to explain how elections would be run in a state of "National Emergency"?
-- Dave Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 14, 1998.
I've seen nothing in the Executive Orders that requires or even allows the President to cancel elections and remain in office past his term limit. Elections were held during previous National Emergencies, including the Depression, World War II, and the State of Emergency we've been living under since the Eisenhower Administration. (Yes indeed -- Congress renews it every year or two.) The results might take longer to tally -- all those paper ballots to count, y'know -- but any situation so bad that Clinton would attempt to cancel the 2000 elections, and be able to get away with it in the face of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, would be so bad that no one outside D.C. would notice if he was President or not. More likely, on the last day of his term, he'll sign blanket pardons for every member of his administration, including his wife and himself, and leave his successor to clean up the mess, IMHO.
-- J.D. Clark (email@example.com), June 15, 1998.
The Government will never tell the truth. Never. I repeat never. We will never be told. They can't tell us. The truth is too horrible.
-- Jack Nicholson (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 26, 1999.
If he follows his past routine it won't be until the subpeona arrives, or the Chinese get the money transferred.
-- Nikoli Krushev (email@example.com), April 26, 1999.
Funny, Nik. :-(
Clinton won't say a word about Y2K until he is able to say something positive about it. He has already mentioned it you know, it's not like it's never passed his lips. He was simply very positive, is all.
PJ in TX
-- PJ Gaenir (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 26, 1999.