Monday, January 30, 2012

everyone should work but rich white men like me(god thats sounds familiar)

His stepmother, Marcella McPherson, can still hear his exact words: “I do not want to go to work. I want all my time for my studies…Bob Gingrich told me he will not help me one bit. So I wondered, would you people help me?” Big Newt began sending him monthly checks.

Newt, who avoided Vietnam with student and marriage deferments, resisted taking a job. During his college years, Newt called up his father

Newt, who avoided Vietnam with student and marriage deferments, resisted taking a job. During his college years, Newt called up his father and stepmother to ask for financial help. His stepmother, Marcella McPherson, can still hear his exact words: “I do not want to go to work. I want all my time for my studies…Bob Gingrich told me he will not help me one bit. So I wondered, would you people help me?” Big Newt began sending him monthly checks.

Dolores Adamson, Gingrich’s district administrator from 1978 to 1983, remembers, “Jackie [Gingrich's first wife] put him all the way through school. All the way through the P.h.D…He didn’t work.” Adds Adamson, “Personal funds have never meant anything to him. He’s worse than a six-year-old trying to keep his bank balance…Jackie did that.”Gingrich Wants Kids To Work As Janitors, But Refused To Work Himself

tHE rEACTionary mind


Since the modern era began, men and women in subordinate positions have marched against their superiors. They have gathered under different banners—the labor movement, feminism, abolition, socialism—and shouted different slogans: freedom, equality, democracy, revolution. In virtually every instance, their superiors have resisted them. That march and dĂ©marche of democracy is one of the main stories of modern politics. And it is the second half of that story, the dĂ©marche, that drives the development of ideas we call conservative. For that is what conservatism is: a meditation on, and theoretical rendition of, the felt experience of having power, seeing it threatened, and trying to win it back.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

not shitty wak

i am a marxist of the groucho tendency -anonymous

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Authenticity Kills? What Romney Learned From His Dad


Mitt learned at an impressionable age that in politics, authenticity kills. Heeding the lesson of his father's fall, he became a virtual parody of an inauthentic politician. In 1994 he ran for senate to Ted Kennedy's left on gay rights; as governor, of course, he installed the dreaded individual mandate into Massachusetts' healthcare system. Then he raced to the right to run for president.
What Mitt Romney Learned From His Dad

Monday, January 16, 2012

did you hear


i remember this from high school studying some queen chick in olde merry england during the time when the
limeys were fighting over whether england should be run by the pope or the arch bishop of Canteberry
i'd say it was a struggle between protestants and catholics but being raised a good methodist
i know darn well anglicans are not proper protestants( sarcasm for those not aware of my subtle wit)
"did you hear about the 500 Catholics mercilessly slaughtered by 5000 blood thirsty protestants?
wait or was it 500 protestants mercilessly slaughtered by 5000 blood thirsty Catholics?
oh well
it was all done for the love of GOD
exactly why i am no longer a protestant or a catholic or and anglican or anything but agnostic
its all done for the love of god all for the love of god Bloody Mary: The Life of Mary Tudor.

no ones really sure

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Having identified “the broad forces that have pushed violence downward,” he can only say that humanity's increasing distaste for blood is “a product o

less violent?!Having identified “the broad forces that have pushed violence downward,” he can only say that humanity's increasing distaste for blood is “a product of social, cultural and material conditions. If the conditions persist, violence will remain low or decline even further; if they don't, it won't.”

Friday, January 13, 2012


what to believe about capitalismBut just as the U.S. was dismantling much of its welfare system — replacing it with the welfare-to-work reforms of the mid-1990s — Europe was (somewhat nobly) trying to show that an economy can be humane and competitive. In 1994, Denmark modernized a system, which came to be known as “flexicurity,” that offered American-style flexibility (layoffs, transitions into new lines of business) coupled with traditional European security. Laid-off workers were offered generous benefits, like 90 percent of their last salary for two years and opportunities to be retrained.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Remember me affectionately to good Dr. Price and to the honest heretic Dr. Priestly. I do not call him honest by way of distinction; for I think all t


our heretical founding fathers I think all the heretics I have known have been virtuous men. They have the virtue of fortitude or they would not venture to own their heresy; and they cannot afford to be deficient in any of the other virtues, as that would give advantage to their many enemies; and they have not like orthodox sinners, such a number of friends to excuse or justify them. Do not, however mistake me. It is not to my good friend's heresy that I impute his honesty. On the contrary, 'tis his honesty that has brought upon him the character of heretic.-ben franklin

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

oh really?

i am going to post this or i did post this NOT because i agree with the conclusions, but because these refutations are so common, conservatives no longer argue that Scandanavia is a basket case, they cant, 20 years ago the Scandanavians ran into quite a bit of trouble, high taxes and regulation has stagnated their economies and culture, what they did basically was this adapting to the new market economy/global economy with compromise and concensus in any other case conservatives will contend thats socialism has been an abject failure flat out , and they do have a point the traditional state socialist model never worked very well not even in western democracies and thats hard for me to say because for years i was a dedicated democratic socialist, but the old model of high taxation and state ownership? it fell to pieces so what does one do? completely abandon values you have had your whole life because the revolution failed the first time? all revolutions fail the first time, do you remember the first time you road a bicycle? what you never fell off , but you did not give up did you? and now riding a bicycle is second nature and i think changing a society is like that, two step forward a step a back try this abandon that til you find something that works...conservatives mock Scandanavia as the only "Socialist or Social Democratic model" that even remotely works, but lately its been doing very well it survived the economic meltdown better than other models and much better than the anglo saxon economies as they are called so now they are back to pointing out that htese economies are basically capitalists based on sound market principles..WELL THEY ARE RIGHT! but
and its a big butt What else? They are all borderline socialist states, with generous welfare benefits and lots of redistribution of wealth. Yet they don't let that socialism cross the line into autocracy. Civil liberties are abundant (consider decriminalized drugs and prostitution in the Netherlands). There are few restrictions on the flow of capital or of labor. Legatum's scholars point out that Denmark, for example, has little job protection, but generous unemployment benefits. So business owners can keep the right number of workers, while workers can have a safety net while they muck around looking for that fulfilling job. Capitalim is indeed the most productive system for producing all sort of goods, and innovation, it is realy hard to dispute this objectively, where it fails miserably is on distributing those goods fairly, and insuring all have adequate levels of necessities like housing health care education, day care etc. there are certain things the market just cant distribute efficently..so you have to create a balance the only arguement thay have left and i here it all the time is IT CANNOT BE APPLIED HERE.. and i've seen no data to indicate whether it can or can not no studies have ever been done..is it counter intuitive that we are too big? WHY? I THINK THIS IS A BLUFF ITS BULLSH*T SOMETHING STATED AS A GIVEN THAT Isnt! MIGHT IT NOT BE WORTH A TRY TO sEE HOW MUCH OF THIS MODEL WE CAN LEARN FRom AND TRANSFER TO US? WE DO NEED IMPROVEMENT THAT MUCH IS A NO BRAINER

caucasian terrorist

Monday, January 9, 2012

More importantly, how can Romney, who evaded the draft in his youth by going on a Mormon missionary trip that he spent in a palace in France, and took


More importantly, how can Romney, who evaded the draft in his youth by going on a Mormon missionary trip that he spent in a palace in France, and took a couple of educational deferments to attend Brigham Young University and Harvard Business School, now grumble that too few families are "paying the price of freedom."liar liar