JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/05/word-of-advice.html (16 comments)

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jsid-1210872445-592077  Oldsmoblogger at Thu, 15 May 2008 17:27:25 +0000

Gorram primary buffer.

jsid-1210872614-592078  HKpistole at Thu, 15 May 2008 17:30:14 +0000

haha, great!
have a good flight, man.

jsid-1210876306-592083  KCSteve at Thu, 15 May 2008 18:31:46 +0000

Sounds like it would have been a good time to have had headphones plugged in.

Which I'm sure you realized after the fact. ;-)

jsid-1210877113-592084  Kresh at Thu, 15 May 2008 18:45:13 +0000

There is no situation in the world that cannot be improved through the judicious application of high explosives or a Serenity/Firefly quote.

I recommend using both for maximum satisfaction.

jsid-1210886201-592088  geekWithA.45 at Thu, 15 May 2008 21:16:41 +0000

We gonna 'splode? I don't wanna explode.

jsid-1210898279-592095  Mastiff at Fri, 16 May 2008 00:37:59 +0000


Returning to the "indoctrination" thing, I just finished an excellent book on institutional design by Elinor Ostrom, and she made a frightening point in the end.

American government classes used to spend about 50% of their time on the Federal government, and 50% on state and local government. Now, it's about 95-5, if that.

People simply aren't taught to think about the local level. They don't know enough to consider policy questions on that level anymore. National politics is what they know, so that is what they default to.

jsid-1210899773-592096  Ragin' Dave at Fri, 16 May 2008 01:02:53 +0000

OK, that had me laughing so hard I snorting a White Russian out my nose. Painful but still, damn funny!

jsid-1210899975-592097  Britt at Fri, 16 May 2008 01:06:15 +0000


Read the first paragraph on the page. Then Google "dollar a year men", "brain trust", "best and the brightest".

Better yet, look them up in Liberal Fascism.

So, I'm kind of seething right now. Like, teddy bear named Muhammad level rage. So I'm going to say this in a very civil way:

Senator McCain, you just lost my vote. You don't get it, you really don't get it. You don't understand the proper role of government and the proper place of the private sector. I'm going to use this next term as descriptive, not a pejorative. Those who have read LF will know what I mean. We now have three fascists running. They all want to blur the lines, create an organic state. Maybe it's a democratic fascism, but it is what it is.

I give up. We can't these people from getting elected, we can't do anything about it. Whoever wins, the conservatives will be the losers. Look for a new AWB, higher taxes, inflation, defecit, etc. It doesn't matter who wins. We basically have a choice of McGovern, LBJ, or Truman. That's it. We can have an idiot liberal, a pragmatic liberal, or a fighting liberal.

I need a drink.

jsid-1210900916-592098  DJ at Fri, 16 May 2008 01:21:56 +0000

A drink won't solve the problem, but don't let that stop you. Maybe 2 1/2 years from now we'll have us a vote.

jsid-1210902730-592100  Kevin Baker at Fri, 16 May 2008 01:52:10 +0000

Yeah! For more of the same!

jsid-1210909040-592104  RedneckInNY at Fri, 16 May 2008 03:37:20 +0000

How do you replace the Windows startup screen with one of your own making?

jsid-1210942235-592108  geekWithA.45 at Fri, 16 May 2008 12:50:35 +0000

>>Yeah! For more of the same!

But is it really more of the same if they're doing it harder?

By which I mean, is getting punched in the face the same as getting punched in the face really really hard?

jsid-1210943614-592110  Jon at Fri, 16 May 2008 13:13:34 +0000

At least it wasn't "I aim to misbehave" within earshot of one of the Thousands Standing Around.

jsid-1210947099-592113  DJ at Fri, 16 May 2008 14:11:39 +0000

"Yeah! For more of the same!"

Could be. Depends on how bad the Dems blow it. This is an historic opporknockity for them, too.

jsid-1211102351-592150  DoubleTapper at Sun, 18 May 2008 09:19:11 +0000

I loaded this http://doubletapper.blogspot.com/2008/02/stop-looking-over-my-shoulder.html
and find myself being left alone.

DoubleTapper, blogging on Guns Politics Defense from Israel

jsid-1211229071-592185  Rob at Mon, 19 May 2008 20:31:11 +0000

I just watched that again this weekend along with the Firefly set (thanks to my lil' bro).

Me? I like the last line in the movie, just at the credits...

I like closure...

Think about it...

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