You know the desperation of liberals and New York Times "conservatives" like David Brooks is starting to grow when the GOP swapping tax hikes in a down economy for an end to structural budget deficits is deemed "the mother of all no-brainers".
Brooks is dead wrong, not just in fact, but we've also already settled this matter years ago....
For an excellent (and more serious) answer check out Ed Morrissey's response to this column at Hot Air.Add a comment
Or are they teenage boys raging with hormones, like E.J. Dionne, that are willing to say anything to get into some panties? (with shows like Glee out there I'll throw libs a bone and not assign any pronouns to said panties)
...our friends in the Tea Party have offered a helpful clue by naming their movement in honor of the 1773 revolt against tea taxes on that momentous night in Boston Harbor.
Whether they intend it or not, their name suggests they believe that the current elected government in Washington is as illegitimate as was a distant, unelected monarchy. It implies something fundamentally wrong with taxes themselves or, at the least, that current levels of taxation (the lowest in decades) are dangerously oppressive. And it hints that methods outside the normal political channels are justified in confronting such oppression....
We can wreck that system if we forget our Founders’ purpose of creating a representative form of national authority robust enough to secure the public good...but if we pretend we are living in Boston in 1773, we will draw all the wrong conclusions and make some remarkably foolish choices.
See the full article here.
Yes, this is only about our already "generously low" tax rates being oppressive, and not the indecent proposal that government grabs our liberty by the only jewels liberals don't think belong in the federal treasury (yet) and insist on government engaging in activities the founding fathers never envisioned the constitution authorizing.
I don't know about anyone else, but I don't like my jewels being grabbed unless the president can make me feel denigrated about it in a State of the Union speech. Somehow, that makes me feel like he's personally checking on them with his own hands, and now, like the time I touched the same smart iPhone Anthony Weiner test drove at the Apple Store, I now have to add one more thing to the list of body parts I can never wash again.
I don't know what alternate universe liberals live in, but they must've missed the presence of Tea Party candidates in the 2010 election. That sounds less like they're political outlaws and more like asking the American people to find out what's behind door number 3. I can only imagine this expansion of choice is offensive to liberals because they know that in opening it they wont find a fetus in a jar.
The Tea Party of today rails against higher taxation because it rails against these "public goods" like Social Security that shouldn't objectively exist in the first place (in its current form). That they came with representation is moot if the power exerted to enforce them is extra-constitutional. A law isn't right, just, or justified just because elected officials will them into existence.
If liberals disagree then they can go ahead and vacuum seal their mouths with the same thing they use on their brains when duly elected legislators pass laws regulating abortion and gay marriage in a way that gives their souls a wicked hangover for drinking too much morality.
If control is the primary value judgment that liberals insist on asserting over the liberty to be self-determining, then freedom is impossible to preserve. As Benjamin Franklin pointed out, since The New Deal we have been sacrificing liberty for (social) security, and we are ending up with what he said we would deserve, neither.
For 70 years liberals have been so obsessed with making the system "work" that they've failed to see the gas it runs on is the now rejected principles and morals the nation was found upon in the first place.Add a comment
I don't know about you guys, but I think either that body is BANGIN'...or I've fallen for another case of plastic perjury.Add a comment
While I've always known about this famous monologue, I'm sorry to admit that in posting it today it is the first time I've actually seen it. If the phrase "sometimes you have the stop and smell the roses" has any meaning, it's certainly for something like this...
Happy Independence Day, and may GOD Bless AmericaAdd a comment
This is not a new joke, but I revised it to make more sense than the original...----------
A tourist walks into a curio shop in San Francisco. Looking around at the exotica, he notices a very lifelike life-sized bronze statue of a rat. It has no price tag, but is so striking he decides he must have it. He takes it to the owner:
"How much for the bronze rat?"
"$12 for the rat, $100 for the story," says the owner.
The tourist gives the man $12. "I'll just take the rat, you can keep the story."
As he walks down the street carrying his bronze rat, he notices that a few real rats have crawled out of the alleys and sewers and begun following him down the street. This is disconcerting, and he begins walking faster. But within a couple of blocks, the herd of rats behind him has grown to hundreds, and they begin squealing.
He begins to trot toward the Bay, looking around to see that the rats now number in the MILLIONS, and are squealing and coming toward him faster and faster. Concerned, even scared, he runs to the edge of the Bay, and throws the bronze rat as far out into the water as he can.
Amazingly, the millions of rats all jump into the Bay after it, and are all drowned. The man walks back to the curio shop.
"Ah ha," says the owner, "you have come back for the story?"
"No," says the man, "I came back to see if you have a bronze Democrat."Add a comment
When I was in college I had an illustration instructor who told us a philosophy that one of his instructors lived by on how the work of a commercial artist, is and how to use it to manage a clients expectations.
Good, Fast, Cheap: Pick Two
This country is on a course to forcing a similar choice Americans will have to make more and more urgent. I'm not talking about disingenuous choices like conservatives bitching about Obama golfing so much, as if we actually want him to going to work instead. I'm not even talking about silly inconseuqential choices, like which female liberal haircut is most stylish between Helen Thomas, Rachel Maddow, and Dennis Kucinich.
Conservatives have been talking about this particular choice for decades, and the future is now.
This isn't hypotheticals wrapped in high-minded rhetoric. California is now forcing online businesses that have any physical presence in the state to collect sales tax from business it does there. Here's why...
The legislation was intended to eliminate a perceived business impediment for brick-and-mortar retailers in the state, according to California Democratic Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, who helped develop the bill. State and local sales taxes can total 10 percent in some California cities, and big-box retailers like Wal-Mart complained that tax-free sales on Amazon were an unfair edge....
Bigger retailers like Amazon and Overstock will be able to deal with the taxes...But it could have a chilling effect on new companies and ideas. “It's the nascent businesses, too. The next Amazon.com, the next BlueNile. They won't make it out of the early startup phase.”
From Fox News
What are we going to put a premium on in this country?
This is a time for choosing that is more urgent than anything we've had, and the American people who can give you an summary of every episode of Dancing with The Stars before they can tell you what is in the Bill of Rights needs to begin being confronted with this reality....
For those who are interested, this design is available for stickers (here) and t-shirts (here) at my newly retooled online store. Please know I set the prices a low as possible because I'm WAY more interested in the message getting out than making a serious profit off of it.
I can't say the same for shops like this one.Add a comment
Other than everything, what else should the liberals try to socialize?
Oh, I know!
STUPIDITY - The haves like Biden need to spread the wealth because we can't have anymore liberals like Mark Halperin calling him a "dick." Democrats can't afford such temper tantrums of intelligence.
AIR FORCE ONE - If Obama is serious about reducing carbon footprints then he should seek "investors" in his...and since I mentioned that...
SILENCE - Is golden, duct tape is silver, and all nations of the world could reduce emissions with positive economic impact if liberals would just keep their mouths shut.
FOX NEWS - Think about it libs. Socialism ruins everything it touches. So just think what would happen if you funded them with taxes and unionized everyone! "The No Spin Zone wouldn't be about honesty, it would be about laziness. The host would talk only if they felt like it, meaning shows would have so much dead air the cavity in Obama's head where his brain should be would finally have a break from depending on teleprompters to counter guys like Hannity.
Man, why do I feel like I may have just committed treason?Add a comment
You know we are in a slooooooooooooooooooooooooow news cycle when the big news of the day is that MSNBC suspended commentator Mark Halperin IN-DEF-IN-ITE-LY LY ly ly ly <---(if text could echo) for calling Obama a "dick" on the show "Morning Joe."
This brings to light two burning question American's must have answered....First, WHO IS MARK HALPERIN?
Yeah I've heard of the guy, but this seriously could have gone totally unnoticed because it happened on MSNBC, a channel the even NBC has to be reminded exists, and the guy is a household name in his household only (I'm assuming).
The other burning question is, what did he do wrong?
Scarborough and Morning Joe Executive Producer Alex Korson said they were sorry for what happened.
“Certainly, [host] Mika [Brzezinski] and I also apologize to viewers,” Scarborough said. “And we hear this all the time — parents come up and say, ‘Hey, by the way, we don’t just watch the show, our kids watch the show.’”
It's nice that Morning Joe's audience allows their kids to watch the show. Most camera crews don't take their family to work, so I could understand why they wouldn't want them to hear that Obama is any four letter word...but isn't he one?
If there was a third burning question it would have to be whether or not the word was offensive, or if MSNBC just didn't like Halperin's target.
Sometimes, I have to wonder if these things happen as stunts to help double the number of viewer <---(not a typo) they have. In the end don't think this would be news, even in a slow news cycle like this, if the president was Republican.Add a comment
If you were to give Obama the same treatment Michele Bachmann has been getting over the last week and shake him like a snowglobe, how many flakes would he produce?
h/t MoonbatteryAdd a comment