Jenn of the Jungle said:
And no, this was not an act of terrorism. ... This guy was a homicidal pseudo victim in his own mind bent on revenge. Nothing more.
Then I read your blog article:
"Liberal Terrorist Joe Stacks Attacks IRS In Austin"
Please explain how your brain works.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 19.02.2010 @ 15:40
I have been debating this elsewhere but it just isn’t terrorism.
Thank you. That's certainly a relief to find out. Apparently, I was way off.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 19.02.2010 @ 13:26
Maybe the FBI and Homeland Security refuse to call incidents like this “terrorism” because of the increased paperwork involved in reporting it that way. Otherwise, the only explanation that makes sense is they don’t want to make a big deal out of the incident.
Yeah, or because he isn't brown.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 19.02.2010 @ 12:48
still liberal said:
And here I thought it was important to just be informed, not just consuming more of what I already think.
I don't actually have anything to add to this. Just wanted to repeat it. Carry on.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 18.02.2010 @ 14:46
Number two is that “conservatives should value order above all else” is frightening to me.
It might comfort you to understand that conservatives valuing order is fundamental to the DNA of people in that political spectrum. Conservative brains crave order and structure, while tending away from novelty and change.
So, saying that conservatives should value order above all else shouldn't be frightening. That's just the way the system works. It's about equivalent of, "If you're a conservative, this is how you think" and NOT "If you're a conservative, this is how you *should* think.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 17.02.2010 @ 12:08
All because people selfishly took stock of their personal financial situation and decided it was OK to saddle the rest of us with what is, after all, their problem. I say they have no ethical right to do it and that Congress should make it easier for banks to collect from these voluntary deadbeats.
Yeah, you say that, and I say that the banks had no ethical right whatsoever to offer up No Income/Asset/Employment verification loans. A decision that undermined and completely fucked everything.
Voluntary deadbeats? That's harsh. You're blaming the wrong people, and not taking into account the lending practices that are at the very root of the problem. The banks were basically GIVING AWAY investor money that was only backed by borrower lies and bullshit... and they KNEW it the whole time. They simply didn't care, because everyone else was doing it too, and the no-strings commissions were huge.
So, a bunch of people take advantage of what is essentially FREE MONEY.
And now what? We're actually surprised that people lied their asses off to get a huge home loan they couldn't pay for? I feel no obligations to any bank who pulled this shit and allowed it to happen. Nobody forced them to make those free money loans. I'd walk away in a heartbeat if I had to.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 4.02.2010 @ 14:38
Michael Reynolds said:
At current rates of decline I’d guess we’re no more than a few months away from Rick telling us how much Sarah Palin has grown.
I'm so excited about this essay that I can hardly stand it! It's about time Palin got some respek.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 28.01.2010 @ 16:49
My favorite part was when Obama called for more Pell grants, and half the room full of rich old men sat on their hands in stone silence. Smells like America!Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 28.01.2010 @ 10:44
The state of the nation speech is up against some pretty tough prime time competition. I'll probably skip it and read Ricks upcoming analysis. That's how it's supposed to work, right?Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 27.01.2010 @ 13:52
All the screaming is just that, an excuse to scream about something.
It's cute that you think that.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 23.01.2010 @ 19:05