Rick,Comment Posted By funny man On 23.03.2009 @ 10:38
I didn't refer to you or your article with this link. If you thought so I apologize. I was just upset that when Joe suggested some measures to reign in certain segments of Wall Street he was attacked with some obscure ranting. Anyway, keep up the good work (and I should stick to the contents of your blogs).
To some of the 'shout louder' crowd I suggest this article. Many of the people you attack are actually conservatives. We just don't belong to the Limbaugh cult.
What are you talking about? How in God's name did Rush Limbaugh enter the picture? It;s laughable that you would even suggest I belong to the Limbaugh cult - a man I have skewered on this site any number of times.
And you obviously have no clue what a conservative is if you think executive pay control is a good thing.
ed.Comment Posted By funny man On 22.03.2009 @ 21:24
I second Joe. Remember Teddy Roosevelt? While I don't agree with some of the proposed measures this out-of control gambling has(d) nothing to do with capitalism that works.Comment Posted By funny man On 22.03.2009 @ 18:04
I sometimes wonder if we really understand who is running the show. Democrats this, Republicans that; however, in the end both of them are massively outgunned by the financial elite. Yes, I believe still, they just didn't change the outwards appearance fast enough. In the meantime, we the people are busy fussing and fighting of whose to blame while they move their assets elsewhere. Yes well who is to blame? Unfortunately, in my experience human nature is easily corruptible, not necessarily in a direct way; me as likely as you, Republicans as likely as Democrats. You can't really trace it back to one event and when Liberals say it's because we went to bed with the devil they are right and when we say our country lost the moral compass because of moral relativism due to liberal 'diversity' we are right too.Comment Posted By funny man On 17.03.2009 @ 23:10
Perhaps though, something good will come out of it all, a needed catharsis, a readjustment of values a comeback of (virtual?) stocks.
All the best!! That's why I don't live in cold places anymore.Comment Posted By funny man On 16.03.2009 @ 16:51
Allen,Comment Posted By funny man On 9.03.2009 @ 18:27
ok, but the economy is not exact science. Remember, we are talking about gambling with virtual money. On second thought, I remember Maxwell's demons keeping everything moving (but then doesn't modern quantum physics need them no more?).
As a conservative I'd like to know from the many posters here how they get the absolute knowledge something is going to work or not. So what are some of countries where these policies have failed, Germany or Japan? Some of the conservative states are real economic powerhouses like Mississippi, Oklahoma especially compared to Massachusetts or Washington.Comment Posted By funny man On 9.03.2009 @ 16:14
I don't want to put our side down it is just that nobody really knows what works. It might just be that our economic hegemony is slipping away and trust me that is not pretty. Some of the poster who want to build the US up after the predicted meltdown, have you really thought that through? With what? There is a real world out there beyond the Harry Reids or Rush Limbaughs!
I believe you can make your standpoints firmly known and at the same time work hard for a better future for our country. I can help find solutions to make us less energy dependent on the Middle East. BTW, I would do that for every president. I volunteer at a church related facility for people to make up their GED. I'm just saying that all has nothing to do with politics.Comment Posted By funny man On 8.03.2009 @ 16:01
Obama's foreign policy is actually not so bad. Even James Baker said it is more than Bush I (in fairness Bush II got better in the end after kicking out the neocons except Cheney). So why should I not support him there?
That leaves the economy and I would have predicted that you would have seen exactly the same on a slightly smaller scale under McCain/Palin (true enough that is not conservative). However, would Rush have wanted McCain to fail?
Manning,Comment Posted By funny man On 3.03.2009 @ 10:53
dream you may. Just a note of caution; as a good scientist you might have to give up pet theories based on the data.
Manning,Comment Posted By funny man On 2.03.2009 @ 17:14
good point; I think evolutionary theory combined with population biology to be the most useful for future predictions. However, how do you measure 'success'? Just societies still being around? However, my gut feeling is that there is more than one model for a successful society; I just don't want to live in all of them.
Great summary with me giving Gingrich the thumbs up.