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19 comments

Arguably the most (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 6 months ago | (#45183335)

. . .twisted, propaganda-laden assault on the notion of limited government I've ever seen.

Re:Arguably the most (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about 6 months ago | (#45184329)

That's what Jesse Helms used to say... ;-)

Boehner wants "limited government"?

Cruz and Rubio, want "limited government"? Fuck me for real.

Re:Arguably the most (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 5 months ago | (#45186549)

I think Cruz does, and Rubio may still, to a degree. Corruption is a function of time spent in DC.

Re:Arguably the most (1)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about 5 months ago | (#45187403)

Corruption is a function of time spent in DC.

Corruption is a direct function of proximity to wealth/power. The craving increases with time. Just like any other addiction. DC is a branch/franchise of and is subservient to Wall Street. This includes your Tad Cruz with his 21 hour telethon [theatlanticwire.com]. Let's see him eliminate his own bennies...

Re:Arguably the most (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 6 months ago | (#45196231)

I don't understand your point. Is there some specific legal transgression afoot here, ANYWHERE, or is this mere innuendo?

Re:Arguably the most (1)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about 6 months ago | (#45196561)

Legal?! Oh dear me, no no no... Simply uncouth. Exactly what you'd expect from a carny huckster. And he sounds like he's doing a floor show in The Birdcage. He's very good at what he does. In this business, bringing in the cash is all that counts. These people read spreadsheets, not law books. Why do you think Hillary and Obama are so.. "popular"?? Keep your eyes on the prize, and discover what animates this universe.

Re:Arguably the most (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 6 months ago | (#45207397)

Why do you think Hillary and Obama are so.. "popular"?? Keep your eyes on the prize, and discover what animates this universe.

As though I don't get it. It's all power, and its common physical manifestation, frogskins.
Can we agree that neither of us is stupid here?
The interesting dynamic is that the Democrats run a tight plantation.
The GOP's plantation holdings are rising up in rebellion, but the GOP has been denying the nature of the plantation, holding up a historical, Constitutional illusion. Looking a little pixelated these days, the illusion. The GOP's choices are:
a. Delivering on its capitalistic premise
b. Finding a lie of still bigger scope to keep the coolies in line
c. Dying
d. Starting with a. and segueing to b.

And. . .it looks like c.
And I feel fine.

Re:Arguably the most (1)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about 6 months ago | (#45211143)

No, you're not seeing the dynamic at all if you keep on believing that the GOP and democrats are in opposition. They (and you) are servants to something much bigger that you refuse to acknowledge. Your so called "rebels" are nothing but a bunch of radical religious nutcases (such a shame to see you associate yourself with an American Taliban) and fool no one. Don't buy your goods from carpetbaggers.

Re:Arguably the most (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 6 months ago | (#45218871)

I can say:
(a) I've been in the room with actual Taliban.
(b) Your juxtaposition is pure falsehood, and your are dishonored in the utterance.
(c) I forgive you.

Re:Arguably the most (1)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about 6 months ago | (#45220105)

I've been in the room with actual Taliban.

Who merely suffer a lack of finesse. The goals are the same. Religious bigots want to take over the world. Been that way for what, 6, 10, 20 thousand years? Please, don't try to tell me it's any different now, even with your fancy new internet. It passes propaganda just as easily as real information, as your freeper/"truther" clone sites so outlandishly display.

Nope, the falsehoods are coming from the people speaking into your other ear, who have your *heart and mind*, not from me.

And I return the forgiveness, you know not what you're doing :-)

Re:Arguably the most (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 6 months ago | (#45221287)

See, what's so funny about you is that I think you understand Political Correctness is the harshest orthodoxy since, oh, Byzantium, and yet you continue to point a finger at ME and call me a 'religious bigot'.
You GO, girl.

Re:Arguably the most (1)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about 6 months ago | (#45223721)

(Historical) "facts are stupid things" - Ronald Reagan

Re:Arguably the most (1)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about 6 months ago | (#45233959)

*sigh* Again the assumptions.

Eh, maybe you're too young to remember the single income family and a relatively prosperous middle class, all destroyed under Nixon and Reagan/Thatcher (their masters actually). The humor in your belief that the tea party is anti-Nixon hasn't gone over my head. You do indeed see everything upside down.

Re:Arguably the most (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 6 months ago | (#45239953)

The larger joke that you're missing, sir, is that this is all the long-term fruit of Progress. Wilson screwed us, setting us on this course. The middle class didn't just "suddenly" eat itself under Nixon, or any other Progressive.
My thesis at the moment is that you totally understand the evaporation of liberty, and you're just coughing up various smokescreens for some private amusement.

Re:Arguably the most (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about 5 months ago | (#45189331)

Where are they, on the 1.5 Bn Utah Data Center for the NSA. I thought so.

Where are they, on the half-billion military gift that Congress just booned to Israel this month - over the regular 3 billion? I thought so.

What does an American ciity, of 5-7 million inhabitants, have to do to get those kinds of Enitilements?

Where are they, on cutting the debt-addiction and spiraling, government-fueled inflationary spiral that derives from unconstitutional fiat-currency? I thought so.

Apparently, "limited government" is a code word for taking pennies from bread-lined and stuffing wads of cash, into the pockets of mega-rich elites.

Re:Arguably the most (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 6 months ago | (#45196213)

Given that it all sucks (no argument there) there seem two paths; the positive, Constitutional approach to reform, favored by the Tea Party, and the Cloward-Piven swan dive into the River Styx [pjmedia.com] which is all we're getting from the Democrats.
Count me in the former camp.

Re:Arguably the most (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about 6 months ago | (#45197455)

What "tea party"?

There are just Nixon democrats and Reagan republicans, like the past 40 years. They were dixie-crats before that, and you were sold a bridge.

Re:Arguably the most (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 6 months ago | (#45207793)

No, this is what will survive the coming Progressive crash. This is what would've happened if the internet had been mature enough to support Perot. This is not Nixonian, but anti-Nixonian.
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