And now…. the REAL cartoon of the day!
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Have a nice day!
“The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.” – Ronald Reagan
oh great the a$$#ole’s back. next article please
I’ve been looking for a conservative post to get another view on the American election. I had a look at your profile and found that you post to “Vision to America”
& “ConservativeByte” so I had a look on the two sites – I have to say, those people over there are frothing at the mouth. Wow – do you associate with these people or is there another place I should look – where the punters are just a teensy bit more balanced? Really, I’m interested!
Sweeny… those sites are actually just aggregators of articles or blogs written elsewhere. I don’t go there often as you can see from the limited number of comments I post on each. I come here mostly. Don’t find much benefit reading people that think like I do. I’d rather go into the lions’ den, this sceptic tank of leftist insanity called “The Memo” and blast away at all the useful idiot turds that float around in here. Tis much more fun to be in the battle than on the sidelines.
If you are really looking for something more balanced (and I doubt that you are) dont go to blog sites. By their nature, they are partisan. I would suggest to you some good books. Books by Thomas Sowell and Milton Friedman are good on freedom and economics. Then read anything from Krugman (if you can tolerate it) and contrast them. Read The Federalist Papers (get the modern English translation as it is difficult reading in original format). Read great thinkers of historical context like Alexis de Toqueville and John Locke. Formulate your understanding of the meanings of freedom and liberty and individual sovereignty from people like them. Read Frederich von Hayek’s “Raod to Serfdom”. Read Karl Marx, Hitler, Thomas Moore’s “Utopia”, Hobbes’ “Leviathan”, Plato’s “Republic” and any other source of leftist utopian thinking. Contrast all of them. Formulate your own opinions. Once you are educated and have broken free from the grip of jealousy and envy, you will arrive at a point where you now can think for yourself, most likely. You will then be a conservative.
You don’t need other people to tell you what to think when you do so yourself. You only need others to tell you what to think when your views are guided by feelings.
Have a nice day!
“Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.” – Alexis de Tocqueville
No, I actually meant what I said. I am interested in current opinion from both sides in this election & not in reading for a history and politics PhD. I am not interested in 19th century socialism that is part French Revolution, but mostly Marxism – ie Communism which is what de Tocqueville was comparing in your quote.
As to doing research & formulating my own opinion I kind of thought that was what I was doing.
If I follow your suggestion and read Plato et al do you think I will better understand views from both side of the aisle or were you just trying to look clever.
Thanks for your guidance.
Sweeny, not kidding at all. Plato’s “Republic” is more of an argument for how to create a utopian state where all are taken care of by the government – his definition of “justice”.
I understand your immediate concern, however. It will be hard for you to find “objectivity” if your definition of what is objective is to consider this site centrist, and those other sites too extreme. This site is actually a coordinated arm of the Obozo campaign propaganda machine. They all work from the same marching list and talking points each day. If you are objective, you will see this. That will be all you ned to know about the “objectivity” of this site.
Your thinking is already formed with the presumptions created by the left. If you are young and recently out of leftist seminary… err… college, you will need to reorient toward that center. For example, if you see a ‘social ill’, your instinct is to wonder what the government should do about curing that ‘social ill”. Is that correct? If so, you are a normal young person having done 16 years in a leftist penitentiary called “the educational system in America”. It will take some time to shake off the slime they have implanted in your brain.
Unfortunately for you, though, the leftist media and the Obozo campaign are one in the same. He spews outright lies daily that go completely unchallenged by the media. For example, he goes around criticizing Paul Ryan’s budget plan for cutting medicare. The media does not challenge this false assertion. Further, they do not challenge Obozo one single iota on the ABSOLUTE VERIFIABLE FACT that Obozocare is taking $711 BILLION from Medicare. AND Obozo is on tape in an interview with Jake Tapper from ABC where he admits that he must take that money from Medicare and he will stand by it. YouTube it yourself. You must admit that this is absolutely disgusting. When Soledad O’Brien on CNN is caught interviewing a conservative candidate yesterday and the notes in her hands are printouts from Obozo propaganda talking points, you have got to ask yourself where in the hell are you going to get objective reporting? You’re not. Do you think that if the Fast & Furious program was run by a Republican and it resulted in the death of American law enforcement, do you really believe that it would NOT be the lead story EVERY NIGHT going into the election? Be honest. You know I am right.
That challenge for you is to have to read both sides and make up your mind for yourself. The reason I told you to read those books is because this will help you form your world view which is what will determine your interpretation of what you hear and read within the context of a rational understanding of human nature and the world around you.
There is one book you can read right now, that will be an easy read. It’s called “The Secret Knowledge” by David Mamet. He used to be a flaming liberal, then switched sides. He can see both sides and understands the thinking of the left very well. I highly recommend it to you. It will take you a week or less pending your reading speed and how much time you can devote during a given day. And, he is very funny. You will enjoy it. I recommend that before I recommend a blog.
And go see the movie 2016 Obama’s America. Produced by the producer that did Schindler’s List. It is a documentary that DOES NOT put down Obozo, but simply reveals his past and his ideology. If you truly are objective, you will go see it.
Thank you for asking. Sorry for doubting you. As you may surmise, I am attacked and lied to daily in here. I don’t mind though. I am the happy warrior.
“Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy,
its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery..”
— Winston Churchill
Sorry – forgot in the post below..
“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville
Have a read of those two sites I mentioned before and be very afraid!
Well, at last, a politician who tells it like it is! An honest man . . . sort of! Oh! It’s just a cartoon! But I guess that’s appropriate. So is our government. They do create jobs, though. For cartoonists and comedians.
Have a nice day, OMG
It’s sure not worth much for you to be an American, is it? World’s most expensive military by far, roads, highways, parks, schools, law enforcement, protection of water, air, worker safety, a CIA and FBI to look out for all ’em ‘terrorists’and so much more…., and your presidental candidate, who makes enough in one YEAR to surpass what my wife and I will make in 2,000 years combined, paid what 13.9%? (The years he won’t release probably have MORE of his money dumped in tax havens offshore). We paid effective 12.9% (BTW, we have Master’s degrees and have never taken a dime in ‘welfare’…nor food stamps, etc.) It’s interesting to me that some of you who have stickers on your car saying “Freedom isn’t Free”, or “SUPPORT the Troops” pay less in fed. tax than what I TIP a decent waiter or waitress. Selfish bastards…..I hope you get the government you seem to want; it can be found in Somalia…….; it’s not worth much to you to be AMERICAN, is it?
scarey… you know what’s scarey? The fact that some dolt out there actually gave you a Masters degree. Where’d you get it? Mail order from Indonesia?
You leftist freaks love to obfuscate the issue by talking about tax rates instead of taxes paid. This way, you can ignore that fact that different types of income are taxed differently. Income from wages is taxed at one rate. Capital gains taxes are different rates. Why? Because capital gains income has already been taxe first at the corporate level (dividends are not deductible) and/or at the income level. So, even a fool like you can earn money, save after tax money, invest that money, and only pay 15% for your gains if they are long term.
Romney paid nearly $7MILLLION in taxes and gave away more than that to charity. His total payout was 30% of his income. Can you say the same you hypocrite? Did you pay $7 MILLION in taxes? The answer is NO. And while you feel all arrogant and self-important because you tip waitresses, you’re really just a fool that has no clue what the hell you are talking about outside your own little fantasy world.
The reason capital gains taxes (lowered by Clinton by the way) are lower is because the income is taxed already at another level, AND high capital gains taxes increase the cost of investing which discourages investment which discourages capital formation which discourages new business growth. You leftist freaks only see jealousy and envy for others that are successful and you seek to kill the goose that laid the gold eggs because you don’t havea goose. You’ve been too pathetic in your life to understand this concept.
I also find it funny how you useful idiots believe that a debate over tax rates translates into a support for anarchy like Somalia. Did you say you have a Masters??? In what, Stupidity with an emphasis on Illogical Debate Methods? No one said that. Only the most crass moron without any capacity to understand another point of view would believe lies and cliche’s like that. So sad.
“No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth!” – Ronald Reagan
To BOZO: For once, and probably for the one and only time, I agree with something you have posted. Conservatives ARE devoid of feelings. Let me enumerate for your little mind: conservatives have no empathy for struggling families, the elderly, gays, women, and most of all, anyone who dares to disagree with them. Furthermore, and for the record, I and many others who oppose your opinions have not and will never be jealous or envious of a conservative. I (and apparently Sweeney is, too) am quite capable of independent thought and my thoughts regarding you can’t be posted here. IF over your lifetime you have read all these authors, then you are an overeducated idiot who can only quote others because you are incapable of formulating an original thought. Also, you can’t even comment on the cartoon that is illustrated; you have to post an inane conservative observation, thereby feeding your bottomless pit of an ego.
My fellow liberal Democrats: Let’s boycott any posts made by this moronic conservative. I will not respond to anymore of his drivel. I think it will be fun to leave him hanging in cyberspace.