Look, this guy is simply a literate whackjob that chose the IRS as a target. It could just have easily been DNC headquarters in Austin. (yes it exists).
The one thing I can say is Stack seemed to have a sense of "entitlement" based either on education, hard work, or a general sense of superiority. His apparent economic failures seem to be a matter of projecting his own failures on others; Government, Business, The Catholic Church or a bunch of smugly superior Austinians.
Most, in my 65 years of life, who have such a sense of entitlement do seem to reside generally on the political left. Amy Bishop in Huntville?
I'm a fiscally conservative libertarian who lives 10 miles from the crash site.Comment Posted By RiverRat On 19.02.2010 @ 13:45
Newt is a brilliant government gadfly but he's not a governator. He might make a decent VP and policy proponent with a healthy and vibrant CinC.
Is there a roll of value in the Whitehouse for a VP of product development and marketing? Chief Policy Advisor?
He'd probably be better off continuing to do what he's doing now, but it sure would be entertaining to watch him make chopped liver of other overscripted dunderheads in candidate debates, especially bipartisan candidate debates.Comment Posted By RiverRat On 9.03.2007 @ 08:17
As I strategy for reducing the size of the federal government I've often felt it important to drive decisions of social welfare programs and social conservatism closer to the people, i.e. the States. The coalition could be saved by simply focusing on strengthening States Rights in these matters.
I'd actually like to see Social Security and Medicare distributed to the States over a period of several years. If you move, a simple transfer of present value of contributions would be easily handled with today's technology. This might even be attractive to Libocialists as it engenders a sense greater greater control over the process by the distribution of power.
Kinda like, "What happens in MA stays in MA" even when you move to Texas.
If this sounds radical just read the Constitution, The Federalist Papers, and a little history. Hell, if MS. wants a State Religion let them have one.Comment Posted By RiverRat On 10.11.2006 @ 15:57
skip the "*", use alternate words; real words.
For sh*t use scat; a wonderful word with multiple meanings as verb and noun that are applicable to liberals. I especially like to use "bovine scat"
For fu*k use firk; a rare but real english word with several meanings. If you're unfamiliar with it stopping fussing around and google it.
Another great word is codswallop. It has nothing to do a cod; fish or otherwise but just visualize walloping a cod(piece.
Much easier on the fingers too.Comment Posted By RiverRat On 17.07.2006 @ 18:25
Your apparent predisposition to appeasement of theo-totalitarian terrorists is leading me to believe that your analysis of events has about the same value as John Kerry's.
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?"
Yes, the voice of Patrick Henry.Comment Posted By RiverRat On 14.07.2006 @ 18:51
Personally, I think they see the clean-up hitter for DOJ approaching the plate with the bases loaded from the December disclosure and this has been a brushback pitch. I suspect they've already started the windup for the beaner if DOJ keeps crowding the plate.Comment Posted By RiverRat On 26.06.2006 @ 08:52
You're enough of an historian to remember certain "not so prominent" Nazis in US employ post WWII. Nuff said.Comment Posted By RiverRat On 15.06.2006 @ 07:18
Why do Capitalists persist in accepting the distortion by our friends on the left that Fascism (e.g., National Socialism)is not leftist? It's a system of tightly government regulated but privately owned institutions for the production of goods and services. In effect, a product of leftist (statist) thinking. In economic terms the "New Deal" was a blend statist Fascism and Socialism. It could well be argued that until the deregulation initiated by Reagan in the '80s, American production was largely sociofascist in nature.
To me it lays out from left to right: Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Centrism, Capitalism, Anarchism. I find Bush to be a Fascistic Centrist, Kerry a Socialistic Fascist, and Gore a Communistic Fascist. Bush 1 was a Centrist and Clinton a weathervane enjoying the fruits of Reaganesque Centristic Capitalism.
Of course, the civil society scale is a whole other matter ranging from moralism to libertinism. :-)
enough "-isms" for one day.Comment Posted By RiverRat On 31.05.2006 @ 10:57
I happen to be a lifelong sailor and amateur meteorologist so have a rudimentary understanding of the science. I'm also old enough to remember the impending ice age from the '70's.
There are already studies of actual temperatures in East Anglia that show a flattening of temperatures over the last five years. Given global warming on Mars and Jupiter I would tend to be less arrogant in believing that mankind is entirely responsible for, or able to to respond to, changes in solar emissions.
It will make a great debate for a few years until things are known to be cooling down again. The positive in all this is it will force a move away from hydrocarbon fuels which are not renewable or inexhaustible. Hopefully to Nuclear/Hydrogen or even newer yet unknown technologies.
The one thing I know is that man is not going to starve if the average temperature rises 2 or 3 degrees celsius over the next century. Man may elect or be required to migrate inland and North or South as the climate changes. Nothing new about that. It's time to buy farm and ranch land in Canada and Siberia for your great great grandchildren. Either that or learn to build Dutch Dykes.
When The Al Gores of the world get on your nerves read Bill Gray and Fred Singer.Comment Posted By RiverRat On 27.05.2006 @ 10:02
Do we know? Why do we need to know? If no legal action is brought depending on warrantless search, where's the abuse? If no intimidation or illegal suppression of dissent can be prooven in a Court, where's the abuse?Comment Posted By RiverRat On 15.05.2006 @ 21:32