We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
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Friday, March 13. 2009
Toon above from Theo
Some people just want to see the world burn. Goldberg
Cockpit Chatter. Amusing.
James Lovelock: Anti-Green Ecologist and classic Brit crank/harmless lunatic. How does he get newspaper coverage? If every person who is a bit off in the world got news coverage...never mind.
The Constitution says we should redistribute wealth. But how often? Hourly? Daily? Monthly? Seems to me that people move in and out of money. Mostly out, lately.
Good old Yankee Pittsfield, where the cops confiscate semen
IPCC Update: We're all gonna drown. I don't care. I have a boat.
Only going to tax the rich - as long as you don't count everybody else
It's tough being a woman making $350,00/yr in a do-nothing job. Government can solve it.
I am all in favor of natural forest fires, but this lady is wacked
Psychology Abuse. Shrinkwrapped
Dang gun lobby won't stop killing people. Will no one stop them?
The Liberal Revolution: Come for the egalitarianism, stay for the bestiality and tyranny.
Photo below from a NYC health food (?) shop in NYC, borrowed from Conspiracy. Worth every penny, no doubt:
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"How many Dems are crooks and finaglers? Has this been studied yet?"
I just assume all of them until proven wrong.
Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez are political economists. In other words, they manipluate the data to justify their political views. In this case, Piketty-Saez economics are used to justify the social and economic objectives of French socialistic model.
Conversely, an intellectually honest economist would study the data, draw conclusions that best explain the observations, and strive to develop policy around real world economics.
All utopian economic philosophies ultimately fail because they do properly understand or reflect human nature, including, among other things, the desire to be free, the desire to reap the benefits of one's labor and the desire to love, nurture and protect one's family.
Obama is trying use a moral argument versus an economic argument to justify the redistribution of wealth and services in America.
Of course under Obama's view, government will be at the center and will be the arbiter of who wins and loses. That's very good if you are a government bureaucrat or have the ability to work the system. Productivity is no longer required.
Please tell me how it is morally superior to take economic freedom and self determination (collectively, the freedom to pursue life, liberty and happiness which is fundamental to our Constitution) from the people and place government as the determining factor in the quantity and quality of life.
I hope you know how to duck when you see a sucker punch coming.
I hope Meta, Marianne, Buddy, GMP, AP and all the others come back to the board soon. I enjoy the insightful exchanges.
Remember, there is always the option of not responding to those who get under your skin, may be overly paranoid or may use ad hominem tactics.
I hope it wasn't me.
Not to worry.
Just making some technical commenting adjustments today and this weekend in an effort to prevent some unpleasantness and, at the same time, to improve ease of commenting.
I'm here, Barrett dear, enjoying your posts as usual. But I'm not all that fond of that Lovelock guy above, who keeps accepting the idea that CO2 is a pollutant, instead of being an essential gas. I don't know how a climate scientist cannot know that about CO2. We need it, Mr. Lovelock,or whateveryourname is, we need it so we won't be living, briefly if at all, in a sandbox. All green plants need CO2 to survive and thrive. Face it. Al Gore is wrong-wrong-WRONG. And I, and every other grower of green things, am right. So there. You know this, don't you Barrett? And certainly Bird Dog does.
Hey, BD. How many joints are in that Horny Goat Weed?
Was that produced on the farm?
Makin any money @ $40 a bottle?
I could use some tonite, takin The Wife out of the freezer.
Never thought I would have sex with a 50 year old woman.
When I was 16 teen, I also thought I would never grow up.
What the hell is Maca? Is that a nice word for goat poop?
LP ... I don't think there's a thing wrong with jappy. He's planning to have a great weekend with a mature woman who happens to be his wife. Good plan, don't you think?
LP, I am fine, just ties in from some posts a couple of days ago. Thank you for your concern, thou.
LP... are you a regular reader? If not, perhaps you should gather some more data before asking such open ended questions. 'Wrong' is a very loaded term.
Hey Luther,..may I ask:
who made you the "Keeper of the Gate?"
the High Sheriff of what is, or is not, appropriate to be posted here?
If you can add to the value of the conversation, then by all means, do so.. if not, please don't hide in the bushes sabotaging and sniping at others, it makes you appear to be a petty,sniveling little suck butt, trying to gain favor from those that who you think might acknowledge you....
they, more than likely are not appreciative of your transparent and insincere bravery, and can take care of their business without the help of the Hall Monitor.....
I pray this comment doesn't ignite the keg of black powder you're sitting on....'cause it's just a constructive thought offered with love. :)
jester~, I thought of asking LP, the same question, but as Chairman of The Board my job is to encourage new readers. I should of said, look for The Spaghetti Lady, and read the posts.
You're a talented man in so many ways. You have got to stop hitting that self destruct button you have.
I think we should have a Fund Raiser for the Farm.
You and me ,a metal cage, and the winner comes out alive.
You can teach me to stop being a wise ass, and I can teach you some decorum. It will all be fake, unlike pro wrestling, which is the last real sport we have left.
If you look like that dude from " No Country For Old Men" I'm bringing both of my .45's. That guy scares the shit out of me. I'll still get in the cage with you, but my two little friends are coming with me.
Well, I'm off to care for another crazy person.
Will rumble with you next week.
Remember what I told you about you're wife. OR ELSE!!!
I made myself the Gatekeeper. It's part of my ability to be a leader. Unlike you, I don't hide behind fake names to make a point, take someone down, insult a commenter, mock the hosts of Maggie's Farm, or pretend to care only to mock. Like any leader with balls, I'll tell you to your face you're a psychopathic loser. Anything else?
"It's part of my ability to be a leader.".."Anything else?"
Being a Leader is like being a gentleman :
If it's necessary to tell someone you are one...you arn't.
So then... similar to how you're always telling everyone what a warrior and a gentleman you are?