I don’t care about your opinion, I care about your political objectives. To acheive the latter, sometimes you have to suppress the former.
My question to you then is: if not for an honest opinion, what are blogs useful for. If I want a cry to rally the troops I can go to McCain.com. I personally like reading somebody's honest opinion, think about, agree or disagree (and sometimes comment).Comment Posted By funny man On 16.10.2008 @ 12:04
What an avalanche of response to a recent post. To busy to read all but just to prove the above point and have a good laugh. I would call myself conservative with libertarian tendencies but this guy is the absolute moron:
People often ask what’s the difference between conservatives and libertarians? There you have it. You see the difference. Conservatives are too polite, or as we libertarians like to say, too friggin’ wimpy.
You conservatives can accept Obama as your President if you want. We libertarians will humbly refuse, thank you.
We will fight for seccession or at least greater autonomy for Texas and other states.
We will advance all the evidence that Obama is the Nazi-Fascist that he is. And we will call him that with glee.
We will attack him at every possibly turn.
The guy is the complete polar opposite of a libertarian. There is nothing that we agree with him on. He is Stalin/Hitler/Mao Tse Tung/Mugabe/Castro/Bin Laden all wrapped up into on.
Sorry our conservative allies wish to appease him instead of fightback. But that’s okay, our conservative “pals” have been the weak link if the movement on the Right since they abandoned our libertarian hero Barry Goldwater in ‘64.Comment Posted By funny man On 15.10.2008 @ 16:05
Rick, guilty as charged (sometimes)Comment Posted By funny man On 15.10.2008 @ 11:46
Since I am originally from Germany let me tell you a little about our history. As is well documented we had good times and bad times but what people rightfully or not remember the most is WWII and the holocaust. BTW, we did not only kill Jews but also gypsies, Slaws etc. Now whether you actively were guilty or not we as a nation share that history and as a nation are guilty. That is just the way it is. Now I'm always bewildered why some Americans have such a problem with their past. Slavery was an integral (and evil) part of American history. Why is it so difficult to see that mostly whites benefited from this system and of course they made money through slavery.Comment Posted By funny man On 14.10.2008 @ 23:51
It's always: no it's not me this is just white liberal guilt etc etc. After WWII there were also plenty of Germans proclaiming: no it's not me it was Hitler and the Nazis. I'm innocent. Now I personally don't think Germans are more racist than White or Black Americans. Good and evil are in everyone of us. However, history doesn't just go away and "racism as a weapon" didn't begin in 1954 but for economic reasons a couple hundred years earlier.
lionheart,Comment Posted By funny man On 14.10.2008 @ 16:32
I agree with a lot of your points but are you sure you are not painting a caricature of black people? I never really had any problem as a white man to voice my opinion in the black community. I didn't have to use PC language when going to the barber shop (except the one N-word; not the other) or talking to whoever. It's just that you have to be honest about how you really feel and believe me most White Americans have a problem doing this (in my experience). People always go racist this racist that but never how they truly feel. For example, a part of me doesn't like it when I see a black or brown man with a white woman because they are 'taking it' from our herd.Of course, black men have similar sentiments. So you could say I'm racist even though I have been married for many years to a black woman. So you see, things are never as easy as they seem.
There is racism in both parties and when all of you are honest there is plenty of prejudices in all of us. Those kind of attitude are unfortunately always present when humans are around. Do I think a lot of the charges against McCain and Palin are totally overblown?-Absolutely, no doubt about it. Curiously, the Republican party actually stood for Civil Rights pretty much until the sixties and to hold a position in the "Democratic" South, you had to go through the Clan. Still, I wouldn't hold it against Robert Byrd today. Then Nixon's Southern Strategy and a lot of the segregationists switched sides. Anyway, this is all ancient history and honestly, I don't believe dinosaurs from that time still have much relevance and that includes people like Wright and Sharpton.Comment Posted By funny man On 14.10.2008 @ 14:17
However, especially because the history of the United States is always linked to slavery and the "Race" issue, this could also be a moment to honestly 'look inside'. On the other hand, elections are probably not the best season for calm introspective.
The first German democratic experiment, the Weimar Republic, failed because the power of the sensible, democratic center eroded because of the growth of the fringes on both sides. Economic downturns usually don't help either. While I don't see a 'civil war' in the making, I see a lot of happy blowhards on both sides unwilling to make democracy work. The fact that this post isn't stating the obvious to a lot of people is worrying. For example, I remember Carter attempting the mission to free the hostages in Teheran that ultimately failed. I was very sad that day and it had nothing to do with party politics but some might argue otherwise Reagan would not be president. However, that very day I wish the mission had succeeded. Similarly, today we have a financial meltdown that probably will lift Obama into office. Again, I'm distraught about the consequences regardless of politics. Naturally, I have to wish the best to EVERY president for the sake of the country. Every side will always point to the other: Mommy, they started! Just because millions of flys eat Poop doesn't mean I have to join in.Comment Posted By funny man On 13.10.2008 @ 15:51
The MSM is a propaganda arm of the Democratic Party and will surely play this down or cover it up completely.
I have to laugh when I read something like the above statement. So our team is loosing and its the refs fault. Do you truly believe anyone pays much attention to this when you have a financial meltdown.Comment Posted By funny man On 11.10.2008 @ 18:31
Here is a piece by David Brooks that in my opinion is fitting. The problem is not the charges and countercharges, that is how it should be in any debate. The problem is that many people (on both side) throw any reason out of the window and than you have people blurping out total nonsense. As conservatives we have to get back to serious intellectual debate and away from Ann Coulter and the likes.Comment Posted By funny man On 10.10.2008 @ 13:51
Takekaze,Comment Posted By funny man On 9.10.2008 @ 16:53
your comments about Germany are way off and insulting. Germany is a democratic country and their citizens decided they want to live that way. It is true that they wanted to find a 'middle' way between socialism and capitalism. However, if you call that system 'socialist' you are just dead wrong. Plenty of my family still live there and while I see many advantages of living in the United States your portrayal of Germany is nonsense. The socialist companies T-mobile, BMW and Mercedes Benz seem to be muddling along just fine. The vast majority of Germans do not want a socialist system as you can see in any election.
As far as Health Care is concerned, you seem to have it figured out: just walk into an emergency room without insurance and you'll be served. So please don't think the monopoly on stupidity is not evenly distributed among different countries.
Lastly, to even compare Germany and Austria is joke. Austria hasn't done sxxx economically for decades but Germany certainly has!