To clarify, I don't have it in for our troops and our military at all. I support them and the pentagon as much as I do any worthwhile government endeavor. Just wish there was less hypocrisy and more fairness when it comes to certain citizens "hating" their government.Comment Posted By Surabaya Stew On 12.01.2010 @ 20:54
Another Tannenhaus point scored deals with the notion that movement conservatives positively hate government - government of any kind. It goes far beyond the healthy suspicion that all conservatives should possess of the positive impact government programs can have on society, and devolves into paranoia about any government program or effort to address stubborn national problems.
Why is it that the United States Military is exempt from these discussions about the role of government? Here we have an institution, accused of being: oversized, inefficient, fecist-leaning, heavy-handed, unproductive (all with varying shades of truth to the respective charge); yet it remains an elephant in the room for Conservatives.
These people sound very self-serving when their "hatred" of government turns into fawning over "the troops". Do they not see that every marine, cadet, general, private, sailor, etc. is government personified? Why is it that those who proclaim: "love my country, hate my government" never have it in for the Pentagon; as if it's somehow a Deity above and beyond their ridicule?Comment Posted By Surabaya Stew On 12.01.2010 @ 20:51
All of us have our bad writings days, but few are honest enough to own up them.Comment Posted By Surabaya Stew On 29.12.2009 @ 23:27
Re: the Iranian regime; IMHO, Obama's strategy is "let the idiots hang themselves with their own rope." He knows damn well how anything he says will be used by the clerics against us, in an attempt to draw domestic attention away from their thuggery. This approach has been done before; Bush Sr. said hardly anything in the Fall of 1989, and I'd say things worked out in Eastern Europe pretty well. Perhaps Obama will be proven mistaken in choosing this strategy, but it may very well work out in the end.
As for airline security, all there new "precautions" are all a joke anyway. Not only are actual attacks incredibly few in number, but we can be assured that any terrorist will next hide explosives in their body cavities to avoid the pat-downs. Meanwhile, we all suffer, waste time, pay higher prices, and get angry every-time we fly now. And for what? No wonder our President send out Janet N. to embarrass herself on the networks; he wants no part of this mess!Comment Posted By Surabaya Stew On 28.12.2009 @ 16:07
As a beleiver in God but not the divenity of Jesus, I found this post enlightening and heartfelt. Thank you Rick!Comment Posted By Surabaya Stew On 27.12.2009 @ 00:26
After the 50-odd years, the Birchers have been embraced by the GOP....Holy Sh*t! How can any moderate Republicans ever attend CPAC now? Oh, and does any sane person here still think Charles Johnson was over the top in leaving the Right?Comment Posted By Surabaya Stew On 23.12.2009 @ 13:06
Love it when we agree Rick; Pakistan is an unreliable ally in the extreme, yet we have no other country to turn to if we want to stabilize the region. Damned if we do; damned if we don't....Comment Posted By Surabaya Stew On 17.12.2009 @ 01:35
You'll never leave the Right, Rick; the Right will leave you. Don't believe me? Just wait until they insist on a declared belief in God as a litmus test. It will be a sad day for America when that happens, but frankly the only surprise IMHO is that it hasn't happened yet.Comment Posted By Surabaya Stew On 15.12.2009 @ 13:43
Honestly don't remember how I stumbled across Right Wing Nut House, but I'm glad I did. For the record, I never use any news feeds; but whatever works to increase your viewership, more power to you!Comment Posted By Surabaya Stew On 10.12.2009 @ 20:45
I have seen not a single fact put forward here by Rick, or by any of the rightwing comment-writers, to support their positions: none. Nada. Zip.
Why would anyone state facts when they have impassioned feelings to support their positions? Michael, didn't you know that Facts are so 20th Century?Comment Posted By Surabaya Stew On 10.12.2009 @ 20:38