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December 10, 2014

I'd no more join the Republican Party or support their aims than I'd join HerbaLife.

Your use of the Revolutionary terms Left and Right betrays the fact that you still see the world through the lens of Politics As Usual.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Politics As Usual is over. This society is far past the point where elections, parties, voting, and daytime talk radio have any real meaning or potency in terms of public policy. When the wheels are coming off the car, it hardly manners if you turn the steering wheel to the right or to the left -- the Crash is coming no matter which direction you favor. The only thing one can do in such a case is to brace for impact. Left and Right, Republican and Democrat -- that stuff is all over. We are approaching the day when the only options are the ones Lenin wrote about: "Who, Whom?"
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It is devastating to learn that we can't just vote the bad guys out and the good guys in. All my life all I ever wanted to do was vote.


I made it through too much school, went to war and killed one more than the number of guys was gonna kill me, got married, several times I might add, I liked it so much I'd get divorced just so's I could get married again.
Had children to maintain my lineage, worked, got drunk too much, got sober not soon enough, got cancer and survive that by the Grace of God.
Oh, yeah, I got saved, washed in the blood of the Lamb as they say.

All I ever wanted to do was vote. Is that asking too much?

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 10, 2014 10:27 AM

I wrote a month before 2008's election,
>>>The only difference between the outcomes of McCain's or Obama's presidency is how quickly they will accelerate the robbery of the people's rights, not whether they will.

So how slowly does the American electorate wish to commit hari-kiri? We'll know Nov. 5.

And boy did we find out - twice.

What the Dems have done is move the goalposts marking what constitutes Big Government even further away from the middle. And then the Republicans, who love Big Government just as much, get to pretend they oppose it by calling for the posts to be loved back only half as far as the Dems pushed them.

As I have said before, compromise to Republicans means the Dems stake out a claim at their own yard line and the Republicans at the 50 yard line. Then the Republicans agree to a deal on the 10 or 15 and proudly announce how bipartisan they are.

The Republican part is intellectually and politically bankrupt.

Posted by: plus.google.com/104841162830331053592 [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 10, 2014 12:22 PM

I think I'm still gonna vote, no matter who runs and no difference in who wins. Maybe my humble little vote gesture will not change the outcome of anything but unless I vote I reckon I don't have any reason to squawk. Big Politics ain't gonna push me around. In fact I'll vote more than once.
I'm a Person of no Color but I got rights too.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 11, 2014 8:32 AM

I strongly disagree. The crash is coming, but it's coming because The Left will not stop acting and because our side will not stop not-acting.

We outnumber The Left, 2 to 1. But we, each of us, absolutely refuse to act on our beliefs. The most we will do is wait for every other November and believe that if we hold our nose and vote for the Comfortable Loser the RINOs have selected for us we can bring change. If we and they keep doing what we have been doing The Crash will come. But when it comes, we will have invited it and paved the way for its arrival.

Some of us declare inaction is warranted because if you squint real hard and hope real hard the larger population is SLOWLY coming to realize we need change. Some of us declare inaction is warranted because the other side is an unstoppable force. In short we have ONLY excuses for inaction. If one side acts and the other side doesn't act the outcome is certain. But don't blame that outcome on circumstances, blame it on the excuse making and inaction.

Why is preparing to shoot people at your front door so much more acceptable than calling your politicians every day and bringing a few dozen friends to sit in their office and flash-mob your local Chamber of Commerce a few times per year? We haven't really tried fighting back but we already jump to the outcome. The Left wins because they make life sufficiently uncomfortable for their enemies if they don't surrender. The Right surrenders so they don't make their enemies uncomfortable at all, ever, for anything. Stop kidding your self. Our side will not fight when The Crash comes anymore than they would fight on the path to The Crash. Fight now, and maybe you will know how to fight when The Crash comes. We don't need to practice our excuse-making, it's overly developed already.

Posted by: tscottme [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 11, 2014 1:05 PM

"....each of us, absolutely refuse to act on our beliefs."
Just because my beliefs are different from yours doesn't mean I am not acting on mine.

I cannot fix this world, nor can anyone else, I can only fix me. And so can everyone else, unless they are distracted by minding everyone else's business while neglecting their own.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 11, 2014 8:14 PM

My uncle Louie Lozko, we all called him "Letsgo Lozko", he raised bantam chickens.

He got a kick out of watching the cocks trying to run the henhouse. "Dey skvawk, dey puff up, dey strut around. All dey do is screw chickens. Dat's it".

I think Uncle Letsgo would have been a success in Big Poultry.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 12, 2014 6:28 AM

And now that your Ruling Party boehnering by the cromnibus is complete, there is no doubt of it any more.

The entire fn Fd Gv is a cf of malignant traitors.

The entire Federal family rose up with one voice and yelled "fu, pay me!".

Posted by: John A. Fleming [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 12, 2014 1:17 PM

And if you don't pay, we'll turn off the EBTs and let the FSA "convince" you.

Posted by: John A. Fleming [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 12, 2014 1:25 PM

Emma Goldman said it, "If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal." She had this right. I wouldn't admire her for too much else.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 12, 2014 3:36 PM

I dunno, Herbalife is looking more like the preferred choice.
At least you don't need KY Jelly for what they give you.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 13, 2014 10:03 AM

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