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The President Who Cried Wolf

latebloomer Wrote: Oct 17, 2014 6:41 PM
The nicey-nice version. In the original Grimm's, the sheep got eaten. So did the shepherd boy.
Must also eliminate early voting, just gives more time for the cheaters to work.
The more accurate term would be "mal-informed voter". The media reports the lies they support as accurate, and (at best) totally ignore any opposing views, while pretending to objectivity. They are deliberately out to "change the world"- if not for the way they are dragging the rest of us down with them, I would wish for them to receive the full consequences of that which they seek.
Or more likely, someone who doesn't have a paper trail, and can lie convincingly enough to fool the Republican Senators into thinking they'll respect the law...
Perhaps you made a Freudian slip towards "lesion"?
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QE3 Ends the Same Way Other QEs Did

latebloomer Wrote: Oct 15, 2014 6:04 PM
You mean inflation hasn't OFFICIALLY materialized yet. The Consumer Price Index has been re-jiggered several times over the past few decades, both to reduce cost-of-living adjustments to entitlement payments and to shield politicos from blowback on their policies. Out here in the real world, we're paying more for staples (or less for a smaller amount, which amounts to the same thing but slightly sneaky). In the meantime real wages are flat, and the median income is lower than it was when The One took office. Feels like inflation to me...
I propose backward italics as the sarcasm font. Anybody out there wanna take a stab at it (unfortunately, I lack the necessary skill set...)?
Because it's all of a piece- a central authority deciding how the lower classes are to live. Whether the justification is the Will of Allah, the Health of the Planet, Egalitarianism, the needs of the Proletariat, the Supremacy of The Race, the Divine Right of Kings, or just the tyranny of the strong- it all amounts to the same thing. No matter the name, they have never really progressed beyond feudalism.
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The coming ass age

latebloomer Wrote: Oct 08, 2014 6:16 PM
"Heretics would be burnt at the stake if liberals could figure out how to do it in a "carbon neutral" way." Eventually, they'll hit upon the scheme of confiscating all property of those they deem heretical and use it to pay for the "carbon offsets" required to "counter" the stake burning (y'know, I probably shouldn't have told them that...)
A glimmer of hope, and the primary building block: a new charter was voted in about 5 years ago, and finally went into effect with this past election. Under the old system, all city council members were elected at large. Now seven of the nine seats are voted on by district, with the remaining two elected at large. With actual constituents to answer to, the city government may eventually start to function with something that approaches responsibility.
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