So....after spending time creating this piece I did a Google search for candy ads to see if there was anything else I could do for this, and I came across this...
So much for my original idea...thanks for beating me to it iOwnTheWorld. On the plus side, if my brain goes where they go on ideas I must not be doing that badly with them.
Happy Easter! Let's not let some dumb chocolate bunnies...↑...get in the way of celebrating the rising of the real messiah.
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I didn't say it, Bob did...
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Liberals sure do get uppity when you want to suggest their hero might not actually be a born American. In deference to them, being American is a state of mind more than a birthright. We know this because there isn't anything American about the soapbox lefties choose to stand on.
They like to call their "progressive" positions American, but last time I checked a social justice cocktail wasn't the drink of choice for the Founding Fathers, and they cared more about spreading butter than wealth.
They can cry foul all they want when Donald Trump "feeds the animals," but which side likes a little kool-aide with their fringe?
There aren't a lot of great public numbers on the partisan breakdown of adherents to that conspiracy theory, but the University of Ohio yesterday shared with us the crosstabs of a 2006 poll they did with Scripps Howard that's useful in that regard.
"How likely is it that people in the federal government either assisted in the 9/11 attacks or took no action to stop the attacks because they wanted the United States to go to war in the Middle East?" the poll asked.
A full 22.6% of Democrats said it was "very likely." Another 28.2% called it "somewhat likely."
More at Politico....
Some numbers I've seen on the Obama/birther side are slightly lower than this. I don't know, partisans are partisans, so it's hard to look at something like this and not equivocate. We should probably check in with people who don't subscribe to either theory....like me!
I'm the perfect guy to weigh in on this, because I'm not so married to my ideology that I can't be impartial when really I want to be. For example, I'd totally concede that CNN is a middle of the road news network at gunpoint.
So if I had to accessorize my politics with a little fringe what would look better on me? Hmm...
Should I go with the idea that a sitting president risked his legacy going down in historic flames (to which he largely succeeded in the short term) because the rush of being an accomplice to the murder of thousands of innocent people gave him leg tingles AND he wanted to play GI Joe in the desert?
We elected a guy whose past we knew nothing about. Nobody in the field of journalism had much of any curiosity to rectify the problem. What little we know raises red flags that make China's look pink in comparison. People wonder where he was born, and that's when the man decides to play the quiet game, which effectively puts gas on the fire.
Truthers and Birthers both have issues in their own right, but George W. Bush never egged the Truthers on. Their type of crazy has it's own locomotion that even debunking articles from Popular Science, or the cognitive dissonance of the so-called "dumbest" president ever masterminding the most diabolical conspiracy ever, can't slow down. It operates on a faith normally reserved for the likes of God and MSNBC stockholders. If we could bottle that energy of theirs we would solve the energy crisis tomorrow.
Meanwhile, all the Birthers want, if liberals really want them to shut up, is to see a lousy piece of paper.
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The debt ceiling is going to be hit soon and liberals don't seem to believe our fiscal woes bringing us to this point really matter....
Obama economic adviser Austan Goolsbee said that the (S&P negative) outlook was based on a “political judgment” that doesn’t deserve “too much weight.”
Even granting that Goolsbee is right, conservative posturing about not raising the ceiling, default be damned, is a direct sign at how seriously it is being taken.
This "of course we'll raise it again" mentality has to stop, and anyone with even half a brain knows that entitlements are what's killing us (which is why it's totally lost on the Dems). A fundamental reforming of that system is the only way to get through this.
This is not about how the government doesn't take enough of our money, it is entirely about how it has mismanaged that money for decades.
That's what debt is, and it needs to be spelled out to the public, like so...
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"Tax reform means, 'Don't tax you, don't tax me. Tax that fellow behind the tree.'"
-Russel B. Long
A new Marist poll (page 19) shows a majority support raising taxes on people making $250K and up to close the deficit. The same poll suggests we should establish an an individual mandate on MC Hammer pants because we are apparently also saying "can't touch this" to entitlements.
What the hell is wrong with you America? Have we become a nation of teenagers? Rich people aren't our parents so put your damn hands away and get a job.
Crap, I know I know...jobs are hard to come by these days, because people aren't spending money on business so they can say "holy smokes people are buying too much stuff from me, help wanted!"
If the reverse were true we wouldn't need to raise taxes because a revived economy, through something akin to tax cuts, would raise tax revenue like putting ice cubes into a glass of water. Not only will it rise, but once the "ice" melts the levels will remain.
Besides, rich people don't have time to be your parents, they're too busy using their money as country's economic monkey grease (I don't see poor people putting up the capital to invent cool stuff like iPads)....and stop asking the government too.
Asking government to be your "parent" won't actually end well because it's hard to be all about liberty when it constantly reminds you that your living under its roof, and you are not going out looking like some kind of freedom floozy.
No? That's not true? When we asked
Uncle Papa Sam, not the marketplace, to fix health insurance costs he came up with ObamaCare. Now, not only are costs expected to NOT go down, BUT we also have to pay a fine if we don't want even want to have insurance in the first place.
We placed the solution in government hands and now we're being "taxed" just for being alive.
Meanwhile the idiots who are "yes on taxes" want to stiff wealthy people with the bill for everything when their net worth can't even cover this year's deficit, much less taxing them at a higher rate.
Talk about voodoo economics! Hey! Is THAT why we have Obama action figures?
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