The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
She and the others don't even try to hide it anymore.
Got some hard dam**d history lessons coming...
Sure, she gets to go shopping and give the presents. Guess who gets the credit card bill?
You know, it says ~something~ when playing our political enemy's advertisements works to our benefit.
I'm not sure ~what~ it says, but it says something.
You know, if one calculated all the property taxes they paid (directly if you own, indrectly if you rent) to support the schools I'd bet you'd find that most would pay 2-3 times what it would cost to put 2 kids through private school for k-12. And that's in AZ where property taxes are relatively low compared to lots of other states.
Ooops, click sumit accidentally. Meant to add that on account of that, I'd rather just keep paying for pre-school for my 2 kids on my own, thank you very much.
Oh man I can't wait for Christmas presents from the government. It's almost like the government is a member of my family, watching out for me and taking care of me. Like, I don't know, a Big Brother.
“A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.”
I California it's clear as a bell that the Socialist Party is in charge, it's even run by a Central Committee.
Christmas 1992, I put a "poster" (laser printers were sooooo cool then), which said something like this:
"Santa Clinton is coming to town (NOT!)
Listen, I and the other elves are already tired of pulling double shifts to make all of the toys the President Bush let congress give away (still true, with 43).
We'd like to keep just a little of the fruits of our labor.
Or, we can go on strike..."
Please folks, the husband was BAD the wife will be HELL, lets keep, eh get, a conservative in the White House.
Don't vote for the UberFrauFuhrer.
Hasn't Monica Lewinsky been through ENOUGH?
"Got some hard dam**d history lessons coming..."
Uh, sir, I'm thinking that YOU are thinking what I'm thinking.
"You know, it says ~something~ when playing our political enemy's advertisements works to our benefit."
That works only for the minority of voters who think - but I've often decided to vote for a politician after listening to his opponent's ads...
But really, we need to keep copies of the ads the socialists, gun-grabbers, and nannyists run while running in the primaries, to play back when they pretend to be something else for the general election.
re: "I think I just threw up in my mouth a little":
First, I don't think Hillary is going to get the nomination so...you can all slightly calm down.
Second, I get why all the unides are in a bunch about Universal Pre-K and Health Care (see general category: The End of All That Is Wholesome and Good), but what is socialist about Alternative Energy, Middle Class Tax Breaks, and bringing the troops home (which will never happen if she is elected btw)?
There's nothing wrong with alternative energy unless it's mandated by government, or supported by government. For example: ethanol. Artificial price supports, tax breaks, etc., and unintended consequences of converting foodstock into (inefficient) fuel stock.
It's "central planning" - a hallmark of socialism.
Middle class tax breaks? What happens when less than 50% of the population pays essentially no taxes in a society that practices democracy? You keep shifting the burden to the wealthy - and thus remove any incentive to become wealthy, or if you are wealthy to remain in the society. It's called "killing the goose." A highly progressive (in the original meaning of the term) tax structure is a fundamental part of Marxism, but it's not (entirely) to fund government, it's to make things more "fair."
"Bringing the troops home" - we know that one's a lie. Lying to achieve ones agenda is also a fundamental tenet of Marxism.
Markadelphia: Even where it doesn't rise to the level of full-on central planning, it constitutes a distortion of the market (by playing favorites, which, indeed, happens too much now--regulatory schemes of all kinds favor large businesses, which can afford to bear the fixed costs of compliance, better than small).
Well, why not begin at the beginning, eh?
"... I don't think Hillary is going to get the nomination so...you can all slightly calm down.
It's obvious to you, is it? We should calm down because of what you think?
Well, guys and gals, we should all stop thinkin', 'cause ole Mark is doin' the thinkin' for us. Golly, I'm so relieved. I feel calmer already.
DJ, would you share a bottle of wine with me when Hillary does NOT get the nomination?
"DJ, would you share a bottle of wine with me when Hillary does NOT get the nomination?"
No, but if she doesn't get the nomination, then I'll drink one to our good fortune and to your good health. A reisling eiswein, I think, prefectly suited for desserts and such, will do fine, as I'll expound on "how sweet it is", and it'll describe both her defeat and the wine.
That's IF she doesn't win the nomination.
You miss the point again, Mark. Take a long, hard look at the last two presidential elections we've had, including the primaries. Reflect on how preposterous it was to predict either the nominations or the elections at any time during the process, particularly prior to the Iowa caucuses. You would have us believe that we should just stop being concerned with it because, by golly, you have predicted it and that's that.
After all these months, how little you understand us.