Allen, the problem is that every little baby step is pounced on by people like sportsmith and Michelle Bachmann as an indelible step towards communism/islamofascist/deathcamps.Comment Posted By yoyo On 10.11.2009 @ 17:32
look the award has been a joke since Kissinger won it.
even those of us on the left think it's too early and hurtful for the presidentComment Posted By yoyo On 10.10.2009 @ 18:35
From one of the other western democracies (but not a european country) I still struggle to understand the fear of universal healthcare. Does it not seem interesting that it has never been abandoned in any country that has adopted it. Why do conservatives think that universal healthcare means more interfearance in their private lives than private health insurers already have?
It's a good question and I will answer it this way.
The notion that government should run anything as big and complicated as health care is an anathema to people who view any one entity aggrandizing that much power with suspicion. It has always been so and is one of the pillars of American exceptionalism. People who constantly demand more of government do less for themselves and abandon responsibility for their own lives. This is the essence of personal liberty - another pillar of American exceptionalism.
It is a dying notion - probably be dead when my generation is gone. But the concentration of power and loss of personal freedom associated with a government takeover of health care is why I am opposed - no matter how well intentioned the idea.
One insurance company, no matter how big, is a gnat compared to the gargantuan size of our government. Americans will put up with a lot from a corporation but their backs stiffen when its government telling them what to do. That is our nature and has been since the beginning.
ed.Comment Posted By yoyo On 6.10.2009 @ 17:00
I love the hypocracy from the right, including the moderate right like rick, "Oh Obama badmouths us to other countries" and then the celebration when America cant win a fairly unwinnable competition.Comment Posted By yoyo On 3.10.2009 @ 18:05
wowo, wasn't it ten minutes ago when the right wing was slamming obama for fighting for the olympics at all? this just looks like mealy mouthed stuff. unworthy but not surprising.Comment Posted By yoyo On 3.10.2009 @ 01:01
Sorry the grisly bear analogy doesnt work. For a start Obama is not going to kill you, your amateurs such as beck may inspire nut jobs with guns however, secondly more than half the population is on the side of the grisly.
Finally where in your analogy do you place the w'tards who are arguing for the closing of the federal reserve, the storing of ammo and the total abolition of a womans right to choose?Comment Posted By yoyo On 29.09.2009 @ 18:47
I cant understand why rick think's it is Obamas responsibility to tell media commentators what to say about the demonstrators. If he even tried rick would be the first person to call it an assault on free speech and the independence of the press.Comment Posted By yoyo On 16.09.2009 @ 19:09
please rick identify democrat senators in good standing who published and promoted these memes. otherwise its sneaky rubbish. The scary fact is not that their are nuts like birthers etc it's that they are getting support from the heart of the repub party.Comment Posted By yoyo On 4.09.2009 @ 22:18
Redstate is leaving themselves open to ridicule by the majority of the population just at the moment with things like their KKK cartoon. (gleefully seixed upon by wonkette). I really dont think they'll recover from their very untimely love afair with sanford either.
Just keep doing what you want to do.Comment Posted By yoyo On 1.09.2009 @ 17:16
The stupid thing about Levins book is that under his weird dichatomy Ron Paul bots would be the ideal people, the anti statis as it were. Who wants a country run by the followers of Ron Paul (even the followers currently out on bail)?Comment Posted By yoyo On 31.08.2009 @ 19:30