Travis Monitor Said: 11:19 pm
"... as is your silly claim that Georgia first attacked. You apparently can see through liberal media bias but not Pravda/Russia PR stunts and lies?"
I've done a great deal of homework on this one. You might want to do the same.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 16.09.2008 @ 09:20
"cries of ‘the economy is in the crapper because it’s not regulated heavily enough’ won’t resonate with conservatives. "
It's not meant to. The truth rarely does. Plus, I don't care. As an independent, I don't need (so called) conservatives, they need me. Figuratively. And for the record, here is a huge difference between heavily regulated, and intelligently regulated. I favor the latter. Intelligently regulated capitalism would be the greatest system on earth.
"If these financial institutions were allowed to fail in a free market the problem regulation is meant to solve solves itself."
Dizzying logic, to be sure.
"So, either Bush is pro-corporation as you claim instead of being pro-free-market"
I don't see the difference, if you're talking about a truly free market. All I want is an intelligently regulated market. When the people writing the legislation to regulate the market are the same people who would profit from said legislation, the "intelligent" part of the equation is lost. Well, unless you're one of them.
" or perhaps Bush realizes it’s politically expedient to use the government to put these short term patches on the economy"
Sure, why not, I love the idea of my tax dollars being used to bale out corporate sided legislative failure. Hell, if I had any equity left in my home, I'd take out a loan and mail the money to Washington as a thank you.
Again, intelligently and fairly regulated capitalism would be pretty sweet. I'm not so much of fan of this new corporate socialism.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 15.09.2008 @ 14:57
"Cynically, he is banking on the economy getting so bad that the voter will respond to his Clintonesque class warfare claims which will allow him to barely squeak out a win in November."
Right on. No idea why a message about the economy would resonate with voters.
Big Banking Got Its Wish: no gov't oversight, no regulations, tax cuts and a pro-corporation president. How's that working out for you, America?Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 15.09.2008 @ 13:10
"Your wish would look a lot like the Nazi party, in the 1930’s, they tried that with a different religious group, I believe."
Complete nonsense. Logical fallacy. I absolutely love how evangelicals assume that without them in my bedroom I couldn't tell right from wrong. Some day you'll realize that your party uses you and doesn't really give a rats ass about your beliefs. They say "gay marriage" and you run to the ballot box like whimpering children while they mock and laugh at you.
You know why that is? Because they know how you fear science. They know how you fear change. They know how you interpret your book, and they now how to use you. They know you've got a canned, nonsensical answer for every evolution and genetic fact that emerges through the scientific method. They know that they've got 80 million votes in the bag.
And you know what? The louder you scream about how moral and pure you try to be... The louder you pound your drums of war against science and reason... The more you try to legislate my privacy.. the harder your vaunted leaders will fall. The evangelical leadership is littered with embarrassment, humiliation, shame, and greed filled hypocrites.
Sorry, you lose. Thanks for playing though.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 14.09.2008 @ 23:50
Thanks Mary. I happen to be a capitalist who enjoys free thought and the formulation of independent opinions. I know you'd take that away from me if you could but I won't let you.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 14.09.2008 @ 12:40
Well done Rick. Brilliant piece.
If one were to extract all of this from the current Republican party, I would join up.
I'd love to see a third party that adopted no particular religion and refused a stance on certain issues. The party would look much like the current party with the tumor of the evangelical base surgically extracted... with a chainsaw.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 14.09.2008 @ 11:19
I strongly disagree with your prerequisite idea, as did the founders.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 16.09.2008 @ 01:11
I'm angry because a man who might legislate areas of what is essentially my place of business, knows absolutely jack shit about it. That should scare internet users of all types, especially bloggers.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 14.09.2008 @ 03:28
This nonsense about McCain not using a computer because he is disabled is just that. There are thousands of devices and software packages designed specifically for the disabled. Christsake, look at Stephen Hawking.
McCains lack of computer knowledge is f'ing absurd in 2008. Absolutely absurd. And anyone who cries about him being disabled is making themselves look stupid. I know people in my personal life who are far worse off than McCain and they send email and search google on a regular basis.
For the record, it matters not HOW he got disabled. It's completely outside the scope of the argument. If someone is going to be legislating the f'ing internet, they should at least be able to search it and compose a letter to someone. McCain makes Ted "series of tubes" Stevens look like an internet genius.
Stop making excuses for the guy. Just stop. It's insulting to independents, and even more insulting to the disabled who use the internet every f'ing day.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 13.09.2008 @ 23:45
The funny thing about all of this is that most people are somewhere in the middle. They understand that black and white rarely exist. The discourse is polarized, but the boots on the ground are not.
This is why a two party system is the worst possible idea ever.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 11.09.2008 @ 14:47