March 14, 2013

Cut It. Out.


Day in and day out -- and now moving into a 24/7/365 news cycle -- that annoying mosquito whine in your political ear is the argument over cutting.

Cutting back. Cutting the budget. Cutting the government down to size.

Reducing the size. Of the budget. Of the spending. Of the entitlements.

Cutting this department here. Cutting that entitlement there. Cutting out the White House tours. Cutting out the duffer's awful golf games. Cutting the Pentagon. Cutting the Food Stamps.

Cutting them off. Cutting in line. Cutting line by line. Prime cuts. Always and forever the argument over the "cuts" blathers on from Rand Paul to Ayn Rand; from Obama to Yo Momma.

It's all just arrant nonsense, drooling blather, and a stone waste of time. Any fool with two eyes that have not had their pupils poked out with red hot needles can see that the only way this particular government is ever going to be cut is when somebody or something cuts its throat.

Absent that final cut, cut it out.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 14, 2013 3:50 PM
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"Cut it out".


Posted by: Cond0011 at March 15, 2013 6:09 AM

They're cutting us out just fine. My company relies heavily on government contracts/customers. They're pretty much all gone. As of yesterday, so are most of our employees.

Thanks for the heaping helping of nothing, you fucking scum.

Posted by: Andy at March 15, 2013 8:02 AM

Creating heaven on earth...standard progressive gibberish. A corporatists dream.

Posted by: indyjonesouthere at March 15, 2013 8:43 AM

- A corporatists dream.

Precisely. And that's a critical point.

This near-soliloquy was intended to caricature and criticize "unbridled" capitalism and quest for "profit"; it's close to the same B.S. propaganda that was broadcast in "Wall Street".

Posted by: goy at March 15, 2013 8:55 AM

Does anybody understand "Andy's" complaint, and whom it is directed at? I don't.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at March 15, 2013 9:30 AM

I was wondering who it was directed at, too, Don.

Venting can be good. I hope he feels better. :)

Posted by: Cond0011 at March 15, 2013 9:39 AM

Ironically, in that segment from "Network," the Ned Beatty character was far more morally correct than the Peter Finch character, despite being portrayed as some sort of aspiring evil demigod. Business -- capitalism -- the market economy is the one and only thing that has ever improved anyone's material lot above bare subsistence, or ever will. Still, that doesn't confer a permanent state of grace on any particular business or corporation.

Posted by: The Preemptive Offender at March 15, 2013 11:54 AM

This is why I don't donate my money to Hollywood communists who hire bohemian communists to write marxist screeds for communists actors to tell me what I should think and do. I also don't donate my time to hearing or watching what these people do.

Nobody should use movies and TV as shortcuts to thinking or knowing. It's all fiction from somebody's viewpoint. You don't need to keep track of every item in the "news." The desire to stay up to date will funnel you into some professional manipulator's money-making scheme.

Know a few things deeply and suspect what you are told until it's proven to be accurate and consistent with other truths.

Posted by: Scott M at March 15, 2013 8:08 PM

What I know is that in 1972, Ned Beatty was on his hands and kness squealing like a pig at the behest of a degenerate backwoods Georgia sodomite. Four years later, he's a master of the universe laying down the law to a network anchorman.

Now that's a hell of a comeback!!

Posted by: Callmelennie at March 17, 2013 10:31 AM