JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2010/10/government-adulthood.html (15 comments)

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jsid-1287191459-599  GrumpyOldFart at Sat, 16 Oct 2010 01:11:00 +0000

So.... when someone gets voted into office, they magically acquire adulthood? And when they get voted out, they magically lose their adult judgment again?

jsid-1287200974-939  Jeroen Wenting at Sat, 16 Oct 2010 03:49:35 +0000 in reply to jsid-1287191459-599

those who are allowed to run have achieved adulthood by having the right parentage, having been to the right schools, and now having the right circle of friends and acquaintances because of that.
It is impossible for outsiders to enter that circle, and those within it are inviolate.

In other words, they're a clique, a self-appointed elite.
They're our lords and masters, their will is the law, there's very little (by their own admission and bragging) that they can't do.

jsid-1287197144-766  DanG at Sat, 16 Oct 2010 02:45:44 +0000

That does seem to be, pretty much exactly, what he said...  Unbelievable...

jsid-1287238192-18  John Stephens at Sat, 16 Oct 2010 14:09:52 +0000

You can eat after that?  It takes a lot to put me off my chow, but the liberal mentality is up to the challenge.

jsid-1287240191-187  geekwitha45 at Sat, 16 Oct 2010 14:43:11 +0000

"In a democracy, the people get the government they more or less deserve."

-One of the most frightening of many scary things the Jewish mystic I used to hang out with ever said.

jsid-1287251325-274  Guest (anonymous) at Sat, 16 Oct 2010 17:48:45 +0000

Which, if you presume that he think's he's entitled to vote on who runs the gov't, makes you wonder how far he carries that in his family life, and what sort of monsters his kids are going to be if he really allows them that much leeway.

Personally, I'd accept that statement from him as an admission that he's not competent to vote, and stop letting him.  If only it were that easy.

jsid-1287327497-13  perlhaqr at Sun, 17 Oct 2010 14:58:17 +0000 in reply to jsid-1287251325-274

Dangit, this was me.

jsid-1287414584-297  theirritablearchitect at Mon, 18 Oct 2010 15:09:44 +0000 in reply to jsid-1287327497-13


That, "stop letting him," bit; It's easier than you think, and I'm pretty sure you know what I'm getting at.

The real problem is not necessarily the moral imperative to take action on this, it's the threshold from which we take it.

Cannibal Pot Ethics does have it's boundaries, even if the the slobbering idiots don't know it.

jsid-1287252067-815  Drang at Sat, 16 Oct 2010 18:01:08 +0000

That's even scarier when the current mis-administration is so child-like, in the worst possible ways.

And, add this to the list of "What if someone had said this between Jan 2001- Dec. 2008...?"

jsid-1287255774-197  DJ at Sat, 16 Oct 2010 19:02:54 +0000

Bill Whittle just addressed this, and did his usual masterful job:

What We Believe, Part 2: The Problem with Elitism

jsid-1287258043-79  Dutton at Sat, 16 Oct 2010 19:40:43 +0000

Someone else said something like this:

In Nazi Germany, it was the Fatherland.
In Soviet Russia, it was the Motherland.

In the United States it's "Uncle Sam" and that's as close as I want the old bastard.

jsid-1287356894-655  khbaker at Sun, 17 Oct 2010 23:08:18 +0000 in reply to jsid-1287258043-79

That was from But What if Your Loyalty is to the Constitution?  A member of AR15.com said in a post there:

"This "homeland" shit that suddenly started up in the last couple years pisses me off. It reeks of the "fatherland" and "motherland" propaganda shit our enemies used throughout the 20th century. The Nazi regime was "father" to the German people. The Soviet regime was "mother" to the Russian people.

"This guy is our uncle and that's as close as I want the fucker.

"I don't need the government to be my big brother, my parent, my nanny, or my caretaker. It needs to maintain public services (roads, etc.), maintain foreign relations and the military, keep the states from squabbling, and stay the fuck out of my life."


jsid-1287267897-894  geekwitha45 at Sat, 16 Oct 2010 22:24:58 +0000

Democracy: the degenerate premise that infantilized public seeking the comfort of parental oversight and freedom from their own responsibility in the arms of government ought to have a say in making your key economic and personal decisions.

jsid-1287416252-430  GrumpyOldFart at Mon, 18 Oct 2010 15:37:32 +0000

Apropos of nothing... Capitalism, A Love Story:


I like this version better than Michael Moore's.

jsid-1287423427-845  CAshane at Mon, 18 Oct 2010 17:37:08 +0000

If this is the analogy the idiots are going with then let them explain why the parents are stealing all the money from their kids in order to provide these mythical “services” that we supposedly enjoy…  Hey Uncle Sam, get a job you deadbeat.

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