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Man people are stupid. So many people still think in such black and white terms-liberal democrat-conservative republican. Like you either have to be Sean Hannity or Al Franken with no nuances or in between.
Radley secretly works for a clandestine alliance of the bavarian illuminati and a louisiana voudoun sect led by mambo sallie ann glassman with a secret cartel of the producers of blue fabric coloring world wide known as the weaksauce society. these august organisations work on bringing to fruition an occult plan formulated by ayn rand and alestair crowley and furthered by the ruse that is objectivism and drive-through restaurents.
Judas Peckerwood |
December 2nd, 2009 at 3:35 am
What?!!! You’re not Republicrat shill? You are SO off my Christmas card list.
But I still think you must have had a coconut fall on your head to treat Obama/Biden with kid gloves, compared to the bile you slung at McCain/Palin (who deserved plenty of criticism, being the archetypal worst of the Republican party, with the possible exception of Specter and the Maineiacs). Anyone with a decent understanding of history should have recognized the danger. These people are destroying the very fabric of the free market and assaulting the individualism which made America stand out among all nations. Not that the GOP wouldn’t have done their share of damage, but these Chicago thugs are tearing the economy apart at a pace and a scope that takes my breath away (like a dive into icy water).
I realize that economics is not the focus of this blog, but history demonstrates that swift and drastic systematic suppression of civil rights inevitably follow centralized interference in the market and sweeping mandates for all citizens to participate in idealized campaigns (health care deform, kneecap-the-economy-and-trade, “mmm mmm mmm Barack Hussein Obama” the messianic figure). They make promises, their plans fail (anyone with a rational understanding of economics knows why), their promises don’t pan out, so anti-reason prevails (hell is the impossibility of reason) and they increasingly turn to force to maintain power.
I’d hate to see you become a shill for the GOP, because with the possible exception of a handful like Ron Paul (who is still a politician, and therefore rotten), all of them are unprincipled wimps and hucksters who deserve to be summarily dumped in the Potomac, on top of the Democrats.
In short, I think you’re generally even-handed when it comes to anything unrelated to an election. Not a shill.
I thought you were a shill for the Monkey Butlers Union…
John Wilburn |
December 2nd, 2009 at 9:42 am
How about “American Citizen?”
It seems to me that people that need to know whether you’re Republican or Democrat, Conservative or Liberal, Protestant or Catholic, Muslim or Jewish, or None-Of-The-Above, have way too much time on their hands…
Incidentally, Mr. Jenkins (#19), as the Centurion explained, the proper phrase is, “Romani ite domum” (Romans go home).
It’s always us verse them, and the ‘THEY’ are always just lumped into one category. People might as well do what the Romans did and call all non-(whatever your affiliation is) as barbarians. Heritage Foundation, Cato Institute…does it matter if there is a difference? They’re not Brookings so fuck ’em. They are just different tribes of barbarians, no need to distinguish any further.
There is this pervasive myth on the left that libertarians are far right, as libertarians have done a lot to brand themselves as free market advocates.
On the right however the only thing you might get points off for is wanting to end the drug war or gay rights. But the right likes to pay lip service to free market ideas just like they pay lip service to ‘traditional values’.
Your criticism of LEO’s doesn’t really win you points with either group. The right might hate you a little more for talking bad about cops, but in general both groups have authoritarian streaks a mile wide.
But ultimately it’ll be decided by the fact that your always critical of the current administration, which right now means your just a right-wing shill. In seven years it’ll be the other way around.