Nothing says "left-of-center" like a site named "The Center for the Advancement of Capitalism" that endorses a book named "The Myth of the Robber Barons" and just wrote their 61st "Objectivist roundup".
Heh-indeedy. If that's the best you can do then you, sir, fail.Comment Posted By scarshapedstar On 13.06.2009 @ 14:16
Nobody ever lied about having an abortion to seem holier-than-thou, and nobody ever bombed an anti-abortion ultrasound/counseling clinic. But plenty of "pro-life" conservatives end up sneaking their daughters or themselves into Planned Parenthood when the time comes.
Meanwhile, we're just two assassinations away from ensuring that anyone whose baby, say, ends up with its umbilical cord wrapped around its neck and dies in utero in the seventh month is forced to walk around with a dead, limp baby bouncing around her womb; anyone whose baby develops with organs outside its body is forced to deliver a doomed child and watch it die.
What a great country.Comment Posted By scarshapedstar On 13.06.2009 @ 11:47
People like to conflate pseudonymous with anonymous, but I don't think they're right to do so. People want to read honest, intelligent, and interesting bloggers. If you're stupid, make stuff up, or can't write... it doesn't matter whether you put your real name on your crap or not. You'll still have a reputation. Digby has a reputation, and the only thing most people know about her is her gender. I don't see how that puts her at some kind of advantage.Comment Posted By scarshapedstar On 7.06.2009 @ 22:45
Hey, you know what would be really bad for all the right-wingers flogging this story? If it turned out that Bush wasn't attending either! And to make matters worse, if he wasn't even on a diplomatic/trade mission, but was just sitting on his ass in Crawford! Geez, that would make you guys look like complete jackasses.
It's a good thing Bush is... let me Google this real quick... oh dear.
President Bush will not attend weekend ceremonies including a Capitol Rotunda service, but he will return to Washington from his Texas ranch on Monday, pay respects to Ford while his remains lie in state at the Capitol, and speak Tuesday at services for Ford at the National Cathedral.
Cripes! What's next? Are we gonna find out that Saint Ronnie committed the mortal sin of criticizing a sitting President?Comment Posted By scarshapedstar On 29.12.2006 @ 10:44
That latter point is most important. You see, in your desire to be politically correct and multiculturally sensitive and all that, it seems to me that you've failed to note that the enemy we face - while not a nation state in the traditional sense - is nevertheless bound together by an ideology that has nothing to do with race, little to do with God, but much to do about control. The impulse to dominate combined with powerful religious justifications is what drives this ultimately fascist movement.
Okay, that's great. They're motivated. You know those guys who went "over the top" in WWI and died by the thousands? They were motivated, too. And yet they got turned into swiss cheese. Shit, I'm sure they hated the other guys just as much as the Muslamonazis hate us, and vice versa - yet those pesky laws of physics wouldn't bend to stop the bullets from the enemy machine guns from going right through their torsos. Similarly, "They HATE us and want to kill us ALL!" doesn't leave me quaking in my boots, for reasons similar to the way that OSU isn't afraid that I really, really, really, really want the Yellow Jackets to be the national champions this year. You ascribe superhuman powers to average psychopaths for no discernible reason.
And that's what I'll never understand about modern conservatism. You guys insist that you're all super patriots and have the utmost confidence in the ability of America, and especially the armed forces thereof, to get the job done. And yet you cower in fear at The Bedouin Threat. Why? For christ's sake, what do they have, besides guns and knives? You know full well that the only reason they got away with 9/11 was because up until then everyone assumed they'd walk away from a hijacking. That's it. That's the only reason. They have no superhuman competence or technological wizardry. Their big moment of glory, turning our own high-energy machines against us, was a complete one-trick pony. I know, I know; the mere fact that they haven't hit us again yet means they're planning something so deadly, so devious, so unstoppable blah blah blah.
You give these guys way too much credit. Shit, you act like they're smarter than we are. What gives?Comment Posted By scarshapedstar On 14.11.2006 @ 02:25
Buddy, it's too late to talk about not abandoning Bush. As the Bedouins say: "As the camel falls to its knees, more knives are drawn." And the camel is so very low already, his promises of victory backed by... illegal robocalls? Gee, who ever thought that one could backfire...
Once the subpoenas start flying, Republicans will be stepping over their own mothers just for a chance to slip in another shiv. It's gonna make Mussolini's hanging look pretty. And the circular firing squad will only grow, as the target becomes not just Bush but every Republican who supported Bush, didn't oppose him vociferously enough, looks sorta like him, has a vaguely botanical name, etc. etc.
And I'll admit. Ultimately, it will benefit the GOP, a couple decades down the road, once the gangrenous arms and legs of Bushism have finally finished necrotizing, but in the meantime, pass me the popcorn.
(And some hand lotion.)Comment Posted By scarshapedstar On 8.11.2006 @ 09:51
This comment-editing is possibly the creepiest thing I've ever seen on a blog.Comment Posted By scarshapedstar On 12.11.2006 @ 16:49
I'll remember that when I'mm digging you out from underneath that collapsed building - down as a result of an attack by those "pissants" way, way, way, way, way, over on the other side of the world. The one's who never heard of airplanes or telephones and who live in caves and eat goat shit.
I'm living in a major metropolitan area. I've put my money where my mouth is. I'm not going to live in fear and jump at shadows, even if you want me to. That would be a pretty pathetic existence. As far as I'm concerned, the terrorists win by terrorizing, not by killing. And I refuse to be terrorized, by them, by you, or by our government.
But I do wet my pants when you get mad, Rick. You are all powerful and I tremble at the prospect of being pilloried by your razor sharp wit and towering intellect.
It really is that simple. You can go on and on about how we ought to be scared, but we aren't. Sorry. This ain't London and this ain't the Blitz. People have held their head high and lived through much scarier times and if you can't then you're a great big pussy.
And since I love pussies, would you please send me a pair of your dirty underwear?Comment Posted By scarshapedstar On 11.11.2006 @ 20:39
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