UC Irvine Professor: We're Nearing the End of Democracy, Because The Rabble Won't Permit Their Thoughts to Be Controlled by a Smug and Non-Elite Elite Anymore

Oh no that's terrible.

John Sexton quotes from Politco to explain the thesis-- it's the standard Democrat/Socialist/Obama cant that the public can't understand how awesome and smart we are because they're too dumb.

Rosenberg, who earned degrees at Yale, Oxford and Harvard, may be the social scientist for our time if events play out as he suggests they will. His theory is that over the next few decades, the number of large Western-style democracies around the globe will continue to shrink, and those that remain will become shells of themselves. Taking democracy’s place, Rosenberg says, will be right-wing populist governments that offer voters simple answers to complicated questions.

And therein lies the core of his argument: Democracy is hard work and requires a lot from those who participate in it. It requires people to respect those with different views from theirs and people who don’t look like them. It asks citizens to be able to sift through large amounts of information and process the good from the bad, the true from the false. It requires thoughtfulness, discipline and logic.

Unfortunately, evolution did not favor the exercise of these qualities in the context of a modern mass democracy.

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1 !

Posted by: JT at September 10, 2019 04:53 PM (arJlL)

2 Hiya

Posted by: JT at September 10, 2019 04:53 PM (arJlL)

3 Nd

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 10, 2019 04:53 PM (QQcVe)

4 I felt a tremor in the force.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 10, 2019 04:53 PM (UpI0k)

5 Last night I shot an elephant in my pajamas

Posted by: JT at September 10, 2019 04:54 PM (arJlL)

6 Lolgf

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 10, 2019 04:54 PM (QQcVe)

7 A bit of projection, Ja?

Posted by: Hal Dall MD at September 10, 2019 04:54 PM (11xNI)

8 Willowed

Who knew it's actually kind of racist to teach your kids to eat with silverware.

https://tinyurl.com/y6t6m2dn

Posted by: redridinghood at September 10, 2019 04:54 PM (wiXsO)

9 Heh.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 10, 2019 04:54 PM (Ol/Jg)

10 Longfellow

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 10, 2019 04:55 PM (YslsA)

11 Our form of government is intended for an educated and moral people.
It will work for no other.


Simple solution...

Fail to educate them, and remove all moral boundaries.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2019 04:55 PM (cqNba)

12 Afternoon Horde!

I feel so ashamed - I won't listen to my betters.

I am heartened however, that Rosendunce thinks the world will be overrun with right-wing populist governments.

Up the rebels!!

Posted by: Just the punchline at September 10, 2019 04:55 PM (Y4EXg)

13
One can hope!!

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 10, 2019 04:55 PM (FiUMj)

14 A very small elephant or very large pajamas?

Posted by: Nearsighted Cyclops at September 10, 2019 04:55 PM (B06Zw)

15 " Modern Mass Democracy".... yeah, no.

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 04:55 PM (90T4r)

16 Democracy dies because we don't let fat fucks like Kristol tell us how to think? The horror!

Posted by: IC at September 10, 2019 04:55 PM (a0IVu)

17 They pretend to not understand that we just want them to leave us the fuck alone.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 10, 2019 04:55 PM (UpI0k)

18 that offer voters simple answers to complicated questions.

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Complicated Question: How many genders are there

Simple Answer: 2

Like that? LOLGF

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 10, 2019 04:56 PM (FiUMj)

19 I think the descent of America from 2001 to 2019 is proof democracy doesn't work when our population blithely lets 50 million new voters in

Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 04:56 PM (thQkh)

20 UCI was commonly referred to as the University of Chinese Immigrants when I lived near there during the 00's. I wonder how many those Commies are actual spies? /rhetorical

Posted by: ShainS -- Cancel #ErasureCulture at September 10, 2019 04:56 PM (9DzlB)

21 Which is the side that doesn't want to hear opposing viewpoints?

Posted by: JoeF. at September 10, 2019 04:56 PM (NFEMn)

22 Lemme guess - guy is anti-Brexit?

Posted by: Lizzy at September 10, 2019 04:56 PM (bDqIh)

23 Seems to me the libs have been working pretty hard.

Posted by: Caliban at September 10, 2019 04:56 PM (QE8X6)

24 Top 20!

Posted by: Thanatopsis at September 10, 2019 04:56 PM (9A/SK)

25 >>Rosenberg, who earned degrees at Yale, Oxford and Harvard,


But what has he accomplished?

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 04:56 PM (0Uei+)

26 I hate to break the news, but democracy is ending either way. We will either follow the feared right wing populist government model, or return to feudalism, which is the goal of the left.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 10, 2019 04:56 PM (YslsA)

27
It requires people to respect those with different views from theirs and people who dont look like them. It asks citizens to be able to sift through large amounts of information and process the good from the bad, the true from the false. It requires thoughtfulness, discipline and logic.

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Holy fucking shit Stevie Wonder. Can you even SEEE what you leftists have become?

Posted by: fixerupper at September 10, 2019 04:57 PM (8XRCm)

28 If only there were a document that lays out a federal system of government where people in different areas could govern themselves.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 10, 2019 04:57 PM (UpI0k)

29 Our Lefty mayor and his city council comrades want to put all the arterial roads in the city on "road diets" to gridlock them and force public transport and f-ing bike riding. We're fighting them. They're literally saying that if you elect them, they get to do whatever they want because the public is stupid.

Socialism>communist dictatorship

Posted by: dagny at September 10, 2019 04:57 PM (nRWPy)

30 shit...democracy doesn't work, just look at how much money we (who pay 50% or more in taxes) are literally giving free housing and money for dozens of kids to illegals.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 04:58 PM (thQkh)

31 right-wing populist governments that offer voters simple answers to complicated questions.

Unlike our sophisticated thesis about everything bad being caused by carbon dioxide.

Posted by: left-wing globalist shitbags at September 10, 2019 04:58 PM (WwHot)

32 I think the descent of America from 2001 to 2019 is proof democracy doesn't work when our population blithely lets 50 million new voters in
Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 04:56 PM (thQkh)

To be fair, although it may be common knowledge to us, most people really don't understand what has taken place since Obama was elected. And the politicians on either side have never explained it to them.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 10, 2019 04:58 PM (NFEMn)

33 And yet, in a place MUCH larger than the US, the EU, we see Technocrats seizing power.

It has the façade of a Democracy, but no real power.

Russia? Essentially one party rule.

China? Still communist.

India? lots of corruption.

Pakistan? an Islamic Democracy is an oxy moron.

So, apparently this guy is JUST looking at the US, and JUST under Trump.

Posted by: Don Quixote at September 10, 2019 04:58 PM (NgKpN)

34 Highly educated people sure are dumb.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 04:58 PM (Rzloy)

35 >>>And therein lies the core of his argument: Democracy is hard work and requires a lot from those who participate in it. It requires people to respect those with different views from theirs and people who don't look like them. It asks citizens to be able to sift through large amounts of information and process the good from the bad, the true from the false. It requires thoughtfulness, discipline and logic.


Really easy - leave other people alone, leave me the fuck alone, and don't use government to fuck with other people.
Without that basic belief it gets more difficult to get along with people who think differently or look different.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 10, 2019 04:58 PM (1g7ch)

36 Its funny, but I look at the achievements of the ancients right up until WW2 and am amazed. I look at the stupidity of people now and wonder how we got all the way to full retard in 60 years.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 10, 2019 04:58 PM (Ol/Jg)

37 So dickbreath doesn't see his style of government offers ALL the answers to ANY question.

And you should stop asking questions completely if you know what's good for you.


Has anyone suggested to Mr "Wow! I'M Smart!" that actual democracy sucks if you're one of the sheep that the wolves vote to eat?
Has he read anything on the original Greek Democracies that encouraged our founders NOT to create a full Democracy in the first place?

Who's he kidding. Democracy doesn't require me to respect you, it only requires me to get enough people to agree with me so we can vote to tell you you need to go Fluck yourself now, and if you don't shut up we'll democratically agree to execute you later. Maybe in one of those bronze bulls we can heat up with you stuffed inside.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at September 10, 2019 04:58 PM (37IEG)

38 26 I hate to break the news, but democracy is ending either way. We will either follow the feared right wing populist government model, or return to feudalism, which is the goal of the left.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 10, 2019 04:56 PM (YslsA)

Yep. Democracy is a mere transition to some sort of authoritarian rule...which happens because you need a strong man to clean up the mess democracy made.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 10, 2019 04:58 PM (j3npP)

39 You would think an enlightened dude like this could differentiate between a Democracy and a Republic.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 04:58 PM (0Uei+)

40 Seems like an excellent scenario for exactly what we have (or used to have)...states protected from the rabble by an electoral college and a 10th Amendment.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 10, 2019 04:59 PM (wYseH)

41 Last night I shot an elephant in my pajamas

Posted by: JT at September 10, 2019 04:54 PM (arJlL)

At least it wasn't wearing your underwear.

Posted by: clutch cargo at September 10, 2019 04:59 PM (Z1ykJ)

42 Democracy is hard.


If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
Samuel Adams

Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2019 04:59 PM (WavOX)

43 Self-awareness is not registering.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 10, 2019 04:59 PM (QQcVe)

44 Democracy is hard work and requires a lot from those who participate in it. It requires people to respect those with different views from theirs and people who don't look like them.

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I wonder if UC Irvine will censure him for saying this. That is hate speech in the UC system.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 10, 2019 04:59 PM (YslsA)

45 Why do I get the feeling that this guy wears a gimp mask and a leash on weekends.

Posted by: johnd01 at September 10, 2019 04:59 PM (ukNFU)

46 right-wing populist governments that offer voters simple answers to complicated questions.

Unlike the Left which offers complicated answers to simple questions.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 10, 2019 04:59 PM (NFEMn)

47 I do know that one of the best-known tests to purportedly reveal unconscious bias, the IAT, is junk social science.

There's another kind??

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 10, 2019 04:59 PM (YqDXo)

48 Let me explain this to you people. I'm an expert.

Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 05:00 PM (ZLI7S)

49 ng democrac place, Rosenberg says, will be right-wing populist governments that offer voters simple answers to complicated questions

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this is fucking rich.

the lefts' pablum is notorious:

1. we are a nation of immigrants (shut up)
2. there is no viable scientific debate on global warming (shut up)
3. That is not who we are (shut up about our former meritocracy)

etc. etc.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 05:00 PM (thQkh)

50 I reiterate for posterity.

Some of the dumbest people I have ever known have Harvard Degrees.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 05:00 PM (0Uei+)

51 So, is he Jonesing for Mob Rule, with him and his ilk as Mob Boss?? Seen that movie before...

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 05:00 PM (90T4r)

52 And therein lies the core of his argument: Democracy is hard work and requires a lot from those who participate in it. It requires people to respect those with different views from theirs and people who don't look like them.
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Does it require the education where you know the difference between a "democracy" and a "republic"?

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2019 05:00 PM (YOhRS)

53 Have you ever noticed that people who think life is made up of complicated problems never seem to advance any answers to them? I mean, what are the simple constituent parts of this complicated problem? Perhaps it's fractals all the way down and the more you zoom in on an issue the more complicated it becomes.

Or as they say, life is hard, and it's harder when you are dumb and indoctrinated.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 10, 2019 05:00 PM (UpI0k)

54 The people get what they want, and it's also what I want: Democracy!

The people get what they want, but it's not what I want: Reich-Wing Populism!

Posted by: mikeski at September 10, 2019 05:00 PM (P1f+c)

55 Unfortunately, evolution did not favor the exercise of these qualities in the context of a modern mass democracy.

Thank God we don't have a 'mass democracy'. The French had one.

Posted by: t-bird at September 10, 2019 05:01 PM (DVPgb)

56 FIRST!

Posted by: Tom Nichols at September 10, 2019 05:01 PM (YOhRS)

57 39
You would think an enlightened dude like this could differentiate between a Democracy and a Republic.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 04:58 PM (0Uei+)
No, he probably doesn't understand the difference, and he'd tell you they were the same anyway and ....what's a Republic?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at September 10, 2019 05:01 PM (37IEG)

58 They hate us and they want us dead.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 10, 2019 05:01 PM (O8WFE)

59 UCI was commonly referred to as the University of Chinese Immigrants when I lived near there during the 00's. I wonder how many those Commies are actual spies? /rhetorical
Posted by: ShainS -- Cancel #ErasureCulture at September 10, 2019 04:56 PM (9DzlB)


I thought it was now chock-a-block with Muslims.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 10, 2019 05:01 PM (YqDXo)

60 You would think an enlightened dude like this could differentiate between a Democracy and a Republic.
Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 04:58 PM (0Uei+)


Thread won. That's an automatic disqualification, right there.

Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 10, 2019 05:01 PM (t+qrx)

61 College campuses are pretty woke these.days with.all the brainwashing and propaganda. I'm not seeing a change.

Posted by: redridinghood at September 10, 2019 05:01 PM (wiXsO)

62 To be fair, although it may be common knowledge to us, most people really don't understand what has taken place since Obama was elected. And the politicians on either side have never explained it to them.
Posted by: JoeF. at September 10, 2019 04:58 PM (NFEMn)

We currently have the largest Percentage of Foreign born living in the US, there has EVER been.

There are now large enclaves where they have self segregated. I know, I live in one called Central Calif. I now hear more Spanish spoken, than English, in public. You cannot get any normal job here unless you are Bilingual.

Which means, there is no real PRESSURE on them to assimilate.

Posted by: Don Quixote at September 10, 2019 05:01 PM (NgKpN)

63 34 Highly educated people sure are dumb.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 04:58 PM (Rzloy)


He's not highly educated. He's a social "scientist."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 10, 2019 05:01 PM (YqDXo)

64 Shorter article: white and orange man bad.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at September 10, 2019 05:01 PM (HaL55)

65 "What's the matter with Bournemouth?"

Posted by: Lizzy at September 10, 2019 05:02 PM (bDqIh)

66 So, in order to register to vote, a prospective voter must pass a written exam showing proficiency in reading English at the 8th grade (circa 1920) level, or higher; in arithmetic (again, 1920s 8th grade), current events, basic macro-economics, and Newtonian Physics. Exceptional waivers issued to veterans of the US armed forces, police and fire-fighters -- who after all passed civil service exams. No "scale" scores or "social hardship" preferences for race or income.

Yes, the voters under this proposal WILL be suppressed.

Posted by: pouncer at September 10, 2019 05:02 PM (L/ssi)

67 It would be ironic if Donald Trump presided over the total dissolution of the nation. The Left would say it was not ironic but completely predictable, but of course they'd be wrong. He is doing his best to save the country, but provoking the Left into a state of uncontrollable socially destructive rage which it seems he did not anticipate.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at September 10, 2019 05:02 PM (H8QX8)

68

Yo.

Dickweed from Harvard.

1. The Amercian Revolution
2. The French Revolution.


Think long and hard about what you put down on paper there Aristotle.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 10, 2019 05:02 PM (8XRCm)

69 A true Democracy will always vote itself out of existence. That's why we were created as a Republic. It won't stop it but it will delay the inevitable.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 05:02 PM (Rzloy)

70 Rosenberg, who earned degrees at Yale, Oxford and Harvard
*Raises hand* I found the problem right there ^^

Posted by: Timon at September 10, 2019 05:02 PM (dKm4U)

71 We are not a " melting pot", we are a " salad bowl", and that's exactly their intent. Will end Very badly.

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 05:03 PM (90T4r)

72 Dolt. Democracy allows the least amount of work. It's designed that things are whatever the people say they are.

There are Constitutional Republics, there are no Constitutional "Democracies".

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2019 05:03 PM (YOhRS)

73 It's not like we don't have every stitch of the arguments the Founder's had on record.

They are all right there, in black and white. All you need to do is fucking read them.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 05:03 PM (0Uei+)

74 It will be so much better when people who don't actually talk to other people all vote electronically for whatever passing squirrel they were directed to pay attention to this week.

The internet and modern communication has unfortunately given a huge megaphone to a very small collection of minorities with a lot of free time on their hands and a lot of imagined grievances.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at September 10, 2019 05:03 PM (37IEG)

75 Which means, there is no real PRESSURE on them to assimilate.
Posted by: Don Quixote at September 10, 2019 05:01 PM (NgKpN)

Asking the new immigrants to assimilate is racist. Or that's what we've been told since the '70's at least.

We ceded too much ground to the Left and now we're reaping the consequences.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 10, 2019 05:03 PM (NFEMn)

76 Our Lefty mayor and his city council comrades want to put all the arterial roads in the city on "road diets" to gridlock them and force public transport

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That is the goal of virtually every transport planning committee in the country. They literally brag about how their budgets are being used to 'calm' or 'slow' traffic.

Take the wonderful new agenda item, roundabouts. These are literally designed to get grant money from federal or state sources, and to slow down traffic, because they think that is what the travelling public are paying gasoline taxes for.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 10, 2019 05:03 PM (YslsA)

77 There are now large enclaves where they have self segregated. I know, I live in one called Central Calif. I now hear more Spanish spoken, than English, in public. You cannot get any normal job here unless you are Bilingual.

Which means, there is no real PRESSURE on them to assimilate.

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in every western country that committed suicide by mass immigration over the last 30 years, there are numerous no-go zones where the white man's law no longer apply.

diversity is our strength, or something, when in reality it's micro-colonization.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 05:03 PM (thQkh)

78 Spin on all these stories seems to make the assumption that the government needs to supply all this CRAP. Whereas the US was founded on the get the hell out of my way principle.

Posted by: Inogame at September 10, 2019 05:03 PM (ySZHT)

79 you see what you want to see, and this guy, with all the best academic training, is no different. he sifts through all the data out there and picks the examples he wants to support a ridiculous extreme thesis.

not worth the electrons it's printed on. or something.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 10, 2019 05:04 PM (Pg+x7)

80
Which means, there is no real PRESSURE on them to assimilate.
Posted by: Don Quixote at September 10, 2019 05:01 PM (NgKpN)

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Balkanization. See Also.... Yugoslavia.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 10, 2019 05:04 PM (8XRCm)

81 It would be ironic if Donald Trump presided over the total dissolution of the nation. The Left would say it was not ironic but completely predictable, but of course they'd be wrong. He is doing his best to save the country, but provoking the Left into a state of uncontrollable socially destructive rage which it seems he did not anticipate.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at September 10, 2019 05:02 PM (H8QX
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When they launch the nukes, that's the full Mr. Neutron.

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2019 05:04 PM (YOhRS)

82 It should be known that the US is not a Democracy. It was intended by the founders to be a capitalist Republic but immediately after the ink was dry on the constitution it started shifting to a Washington oligarchy. After FDR was elected it became a combination socialist and fascist oligarchy with very little real capitalism and that was mainly in the illegal trades.

Posted by: Vic at September 10, 2019 05:04 PM (mpXpK)

83 Well then, lucky for us we're not a democracy....

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2019 05:04 PM (cF8AT)

84
Or as they say, life is hard, and it's harder when you are dumb and indoctrinated.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 10, 2019 05:00 PM (UpI0k)

Its even harder when you created imaginary enemies.

If its the White Patriarchy which is the root of ALL your problems, then how will you ever WIN?

Because you can't defeat something that does not exist, and you will fight against it forever, never fixing your OWN DAMN PROBLEMS.

Posted by: Don Quixote at September 10, 2019 05:04 PM (NgKpN)

85 When I explained to my 16-year old nephew how the USA is a Republic, and how this means that we have 51 elections on Election Day (inc. D.C.) and how that also means that the concept of a "national popular vote" is a media-driven myth...he looked at me like I was from Mars. The effects of not teaching Civics anymore.

Then I really blew his mind by tying that in to the need for the Electoral College. He's a good kid. On the Eagle Scout track. Been shooting since he was twelve and loves it. He'll be a 'ron some day.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 10, 2019 05:04 PM (O8WFE)

86 If only there were a document that lays out a federal system of government where people in different areas could govern themselves.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 10, 2019 04:57 PM (UpI0k)

The beginning of the downfall was the 17th amendment...

Posted by: Timon at September 10, 2019 05:04 PM (dKm4U)

87 Higher educated idiot.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at September 10, 2019 05:04 PM (5l6gb)

88 Whatever I disagree with is a simple answer to a complicated question. That must really save time.

Posted by: pep at September 10, 2019 05:05 PM (T6t7i)

89 What the fuck is "right wing populism?"

Posted by: dagny at September 10, 2019 05:05 PM (nRWPy)

90
We do not live in a Democracy, yet, although getting there.

We live in a Constitutional Representational Republic. By design.

The Franchise was not universal, by design, but limited to those who had personal and financial investment in the
welfare of the nation.

Later this fell out of favor.

So did the nation.

Posted by: Ricky Retardo at September 10, 2019 05:05 PM (UFLLM)

91 Article IV, section 4:

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence

("democracy" and "democratic" do not appear in the text once)

Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 10, 2019 05:05 PM (t+qrx)

92 I don't care what these fucks do. Do whatever you want. Marry whatever you want, fuck whatever you want.

I don't care and LEAVE ME AND MY FAMILY THE FUCK ALONE.

Posted by: comrade nurse ratched at September 10, 2019 05:05 PM (d7Ww2)

93 89 What the fuck is "right wing populism?"
Posted by: dagny at September 10, 2019 05:05 PM (nRWPy)

Everything which he cannot control.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at September 10, 2019 05:06 PM (H8QX8)

94 89
What the f*** is "right wing populism?"


Posted by: dagny


See my #88.

Posted by: pep at September 10, 2019 05:06 PM (T6t7i)

95 You know, "Submit to the technocratic elite or you'll get fascism" isn't exactly a fresh new take.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at September 10, 2019 05:06 PM (RD7QR)

96 I mean people on the side of the side known for the pilot light being off are trying to tell me how much work the fucking form of government he can't even get fucking right is, when they want more criminals and aliens to vote!

People who know fucking nothing about living in a civil society.

What a FRAUD this guy is!

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2019 05:06 PM (YOhRS)

97 Highly educated people sure are dumb.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 04:58 PM (Rzloy)

He's not highly educated. He's a social "scientist."
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 10, 2019 05:01 PM (YqDXo)

I should have said highly degreed. And not all but an awful lot.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 05:06 PM (Rzloy)

98 Why is this a problem? Folks tell me that Venezuela is a modern day model and marvel of democratic virtue.

Posted by: Fritz at September 10, 2019 05:06 PM (kLDv+)

99 Democracy is hard work and requires a lot from those who participate in
it. It requires people to respect those with different views from theirs
and people who don't look like them.




"People who don't look like them."

As soon as I see that imbecilic phrase, I know I'm being talked down to by an egghead Progressive.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at September 10, 2019 05:06 PM (HaL55)

100 What the fuck is "right wing populism?"
Posted by: dagny at September 10, 2019 05:05 PM (nRWPy)

Whatever they want it to mean at any given time, but mostly Trump.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 10, 2019 05:06 PM (NFEMn)

101
The beginning of the downfall was the 17th amendment...
Posted by: Timon at September 10, 2019 05:04 PM (dKm4U)

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You misspelled 19

Posted by: fixerupper at September 10, 2019 05:06 PM (8XRCm)

102 New Jersey governor imposes new mandates on guns dealers, manufacturers

..

Excellent progress!

Posted by: Romney at September 10, 2019 05:06 PM (MAstk)

103 You know, "Submit to the technocratic elite or you'll get fascism" isn't exactly a fresh new take.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at September 10, 2019 05:06 PM (RD7QR)
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Somebody should reply "Is that you, Uncle Joe?"

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2019 05:07 PM (YOhRS)

104 I must've missed the part where I have to care what some shitbag talks about?

"oh noes, pizza gate shows right wingers believe things no approved by liberal overlords"

yeah, great. fuck you.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 05:07 PM (thQkh)

105
"People who don't look like them."

As soon as I see that imbecilic phrase, I know I'm being talked down to by an egghead Progressive.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at September 10, 2019 05:06 PM (HaL55)

That's an Obama phrase and it always raises my BP because it's totally devoid of meaning

Posted by: JoeF. at September 10, 2019 05:07 PM (NFEMn)

106 I'll listen if they give me $1000 a day FOR LIFE!

Posted by: wth at September 10, 2019 05:07 PM (v0R5T)

107 his thesis is apparently, and it's so badd that even hot air is pissy, "rightwing bad, not rightwing good never do anything bad"

Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 05:08 PM (thQkh)

108 Conservatives offer "simple answers to complicated questions," like:

Can I effectively cheat the laws of supply and demand? No

Will the Law of Unintended Consequences not apply to laws passed by Congress? Yes

If you incentivize people to cross the border, will they do so in increasing numbers? Yes

When they cross in increasing numbers, will more bad people cross? Yes

Fuckin' conservatives

Posted by: Ted K. at September 10, 2019 05:08 PM (FJYfm)

109 92 I don't care what these fucks do. Do whatever you want. Marry whatever you want, fuck whatever you want.

I don't care and LEAVE ME AND MY FAMILY THE FUCK ALONE.
Posted by: comrade nurse ratched at September 10, 2019 05:05 PM (d7Ww2)


Nah. We have plans.

Posted by: The Left at September 10, 2019 05:08 PM (MAstk)

110 What the fuck is "right wing populism?"
Posted by: dagny at September 10, 2019 05:05 PM (nRWPy)

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Populism, i.e. appealing to the whims of the people and their "just wants" has been traditionally more of a Democrat-ic way.

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2019 05:08 PM (YOhRS)

111 "People who don't look like them."



As soon as I see that imbecilic phrase, I know I'm being talked down to by an egghead Progressive.


It's a bit more poetic than "honky".

Posted by: pep at September 10, 2019 05:08 PM (T6t7i)

112 So it's only democracy if people vote the way he wants them too? Thanks Professor Stupid!

Posted by: Chris M at September 10, 2019 05:08 PM (eAZVt)

113 right-wing populist governments that offer voters simple answers to complicated questions.

I think he means governments that represent their citizens.

Also, some things, like liberty and inalienable rights, really are simple.

Posted by: Emmie at September 10, 2019 05:08 PM (VAvg3)

114 What the fuck is "right wing populism?"
Posted by: dagny at September 10, 2019 05:05 PM (nRWPy)

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Scuse me ..... stewardess.... I speak Dumfukinese.

He said..... "stupid mouth breathing sister humping bible thumping redneck hicks that live in the big square states having a say in how they get to live their life"

Posted by: fixerupper at September 10, 2019 05:08 PM (8XRCm)

115 Highly educated people sure are dumb.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions


A lot are taught "theory". They've never had to apply it to get real world results.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2019 05:08 PM (WavOX)

116 Democracy is hard work and requires a lot from those who participate in it. It requires people to respect those with different views from theirs and people who don't look like them. It asks citizens to be able to sift through large amounts of information and process the good from the bad, the true from the false. It requires thoughtfulness, discipline and logic.

*
*

He's right.

Unfortunately the modern leftist has none of these qualities or abilities.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 10, 2019 05:08 PM (ClOmq)

117 Oops. No to question 2. Unintended consequence of typing.

Posted by: Ted K. at September 10, 2019 05:09 PM (FJYfm)

118 This professor could be the next Hitler.

Posted by: Chris M at September 10, 2019 05:09 PM (eAZVt)

119 89
What the fuck is "right wing populism?"


Posted by: dagny at September 10, 2019 05:05 PM (nRWPy)
He's okay with populism, just not that kind.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at September 10, 2019 05:09 PM (37IEG)

120 I'll listen to my betters when I actually find them. Of course I really only acknowledge one, and He keeps his own schedule.

Posted by: Brother Cavil is bored, why do you ask? at September 10, 2019 05:09 PM (AM1GF)

121 Holy fucking shit Stevie Wonder. Can you even SEEE what you leftists have become?
Posted by: fixerupper at September 10, 2019 04:57 PM (8XRCm)

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Yeah, that part kind of stood out to me too.

Posted by: blake - used salesman salesman
at September 10, 2019 05:09 PM (qC1Sy)

122 Conservatives offer "simple answers to complicated questions," like:

Can I effectively cheat the laws of supply and demand? No

Posted by: Ted K. at September 10, 2019 05:08 PM (FJYfm)
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Q: How can Congress legislate the perfect X?

A: They can't.

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2019 05:09 PM (YOhRS)

123 Some of the dumbest people I have ever known have Harvard Degrees.
Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 05:00 PM (0Uei+)


Oh - I think Harvard Guy is onto the right idea for all the wrong reasons.

Big Nation States are on the way out, the same way Big Companies are struggling in their last death throws. Big Everything is at a disadvantage. Thank the Information Age.

The notion of Economy of Scale is dying before our eyes. Smaller organizations are more nimble. Communication is effortless. There is very little "Institutional Knowledge" anymore. There's not much reason left to stay "big" just for the virtue of being "big".


The last big Nation States held together by force and bureaucracy are the USA, EU, and China. Democracy isn't the glue. Force and Bureaucracy are.

Democracy - such as it is - is why people are self-sorting. What does any group capable of self-sustaining do ? Why - they look for independence from the whole. They look for self-determination. They look for freedom. What could be anymore Democratic than that ?


The Information Age makes that easier than ever. So of course those who espouse Democracy hate it. They're not Democrats at all. Just like those who love the idea of a Republic on paper hate the notion of a Republic that can willingly go it's separate ways. Which without that right, ain't no Republic at all.

Posted by: Ricky Bobby's Father at September 10, 2019 05:09 PM (XmAy3)

124 Anyone have a Stinger missile they can sell me?


For whatever reason, the big corporate airport 10 miles south of me is rerouting a bunch of flights over my house.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 10, 2019 05:10 PM (wYseH)

125 OK, maybe I won't listen, but I might subscribe to a magazine.

Posted by: wth at September 10, 2019 05:10 PM (v0R5T)

126 Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 10, 2019 05:05 PM (t+qrx)

The Cold War always cracked me up.

We were told it was Democracy against Communism!

But, we were not a Democracy, we were a Republic.

And they were not Communists, they were Socialists (even said so in their own damn name).

Posted by: Don Quixote at September 10, 2019 05:10 PM (NgKpN)

127 These jerkoffs still talk down to us white people as though we are still 95% of the population.

"People who don't look like you." If you are white, that accounts for MOST of the people you see every day--unless you live in lily-white, leftist enclaves.

Posted by: JoeF. at September 10, 2019 05:10 PM (NFEMn)

128 A lot are taught "theory". They've never had to apply it to get real world results.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2019 05:08 PM (WavOX)
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It's got to work!

Posted by: Diehard Socialists at September 10, 2019 05:10 PM (YOhRS)

129 "People who don't look like them."
Yeah, that's the tip off. No one gives a shit. That's all in their warped fantasy about the "other."

Posted by: dagny at September 10, 2019 05:10 PM (nRWPy)

130 People who don't look like them."

As soon as I see that imbecilic phrase, I know I'm being talked down to by an egghead Progressive.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at September 10, 2019 05:06 PM (HaL55)

That's an Obama phrase and it always raises my BP because it's
totally devoid of meaning
Posted by: JoeF. at September 10, 2019 05:07 PM (NFEMn)

Retarded soyboys in footie pyjamas don't look like me.

Seriously, I'm in a coffee shop and I don't see one that looks like me.

Posted by: N.L. Urker. I will urk until I can't urk anymore. at September 10, 2019 05:11 PM (zJmMh)

131 Copybook headings.

The Gods of.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at September 10, 2019 05:11 PM (37IEG)

132 Our representative form of government allows us to send elected reps to handle all the nitty gritty detail, but they have chosen to constantly go against the voter. The voter is smart ... DC is corrupt and venomous, full of foreign and domestic enemies. What now?


Coulter's last post was on "we can't trust our liberties to your dirty hands", and she covers the times the voter chose border control, straight marriage, voterID, English language ... just to have either courts or bad reps deny the voter.


http://www.anncoulter.com

Posted by: illiniwek at September 10, 2019 05:11 PM (Cus5s)

133 Wanna bet how much this guy doesn't respect different views from people who don't look like him?

Posted by: fb at September 10, 2019 05:11 PM (JVEmw)

134 For whatever reason, the big corporate airport 10 miles south of me is rerouting a bunch of flights over my house.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 10, 2019 05:10 PM (wYseH)

You would only be able to get one. Is that enough for them to permanently reroute?

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 05:11 PM (Rzloy)

135 I like those countries that call themselves " Democratic Republics".... they kinda have a lot in common.

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 05:11 PM (90T4r)

136 This professor could be the next Hitler.
Posted by: Chris M at September 10, 2019 05:09 PM (eAZVt)

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Nah.... but I bet he runs one of the camps we get herded into.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 10, 2019 05:11 PM (8XRCm)

137 Degrees from three prestigious universities and this stupid fuck doesn't know the US is a republic. Not surprising.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 05:12 PM (NWiLs)

138 like those countries that call themselves " Democratic Republics".... they kinda have a lot in common.
Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 05:11 PM (90T4r)

My favorite

Of the Congo

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 05:12 PM (Rzloy)

139 In March 2016, John Brennan made a secret trip to Moscow. He had only 1 known meeting, with his counterpart at the Federal Security Service (modern day KGB) and "another person".

Yesterday we hear that a Russian spy who worked closely with Putin and was providing the CIA and FBI intel on Russia/Trump collusion was snuck out of Russia in 2017.

That seems interesting.


Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 05:12 PM (ZLI7S)

140 The Left has come full circle since Vietnam. They are now the party that believes they have to destroy a country in order to save it. Sadly, we're that country.

Posted by: Ted K. at September 10, 2019 05:12 PM (FJYfm)

141 >>Big Nation States are on the way out, the same way Big Companies are struggling in their last death throws. Big Everything is at a disadvantage. Thank the Information Age.


Sorry, but this is kinda stupid.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 05:12 PM (0Uei+)

142 "Rosenberg, who earned degrees at Yale, Oxford and Harvard,"


Who appeals to elitist authority to splain shit down to us stupid folk, who are just barely smart enough to breath.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at September 10, 2019 05:12 PM (37IEG)

143 122 Conservatives offer "simple answers to complicated questions," like:

=======

oh let me:

conservatives "maintain the historic population where we had a free and open society with low crime"

simple!

liberal smart egg heads "bring in 3rd world criminals from all over the world and create a mega-surveillance state to pry tax money from the middle class, ignore the lower class crime wave, and to find extortion data on the rich who resist all while controlling the media to ensure immigrant crimes are never reported"

complicated!

Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 05:12 PM (thQkh)

144 You would think an enlightened dude like this could differentiate between a Democracy and a Republic.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 04:58 PM (0Uei+)
No, he probably doesn't understand the difference, and he'd tell you they were the same anyway and ....what's a Republic?
Posted by: DamnedYankee at September 10, 2019 05:01 PM (37IEG)


Which reminds me...
Watching a popular talk show they went into a small sidebar about US Democracy... no wait, republic.... well... ok,
We know what you mean, go on....


NO! We do not know "what you fucking mean" when you keep referring to 'democracy' when it is not a fucking democracy, perhaps that is a fundamental reason why we disagree. You are one of three wolves telling the two sheep that the only fair way is to vote on who gets to eat and who provides the food.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 10, 2019 05:13 PM (1g7ch)

145 Wow- another self important asshole with an opinion. Who'd a thunk it?

Posted by: Ben Had at September 10, 2019 05:13 PM (R6g1s)

146 Second favorite

North Korea but they add people's which is a giveaway if you didn't know better.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 05:13 PM (Rzloy)

147 Sorry, but this is kinda stupid.
Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 05:12 PM (0Uei+)


Might as well say "Shut Up, I Explain".

Elaborate.

Posted by: Ricky Bobby's Father at September 10, 2019 05:13 PM (XmAy3)

148 "People who don't look like them."

my eyes roll. Basically, the definition of a country. Read a book, liberal, go travel.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 05:13 PM (thQkh)

149 I examined it and Lysenkoism is so natural for the left. Many people say it's just one guy, one place, one time--only under "Communism"/Bolshevism/Totalitarianism.

But Lysenko was just insisting that the world fit his theory. He wanted Marxism to be empirical, so he demanded that it was.

This is what the intellectuals of the French Revolution did. This is what the "intellectuals" of Woke will to today.

Because theory.

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2019 05:14 PM (YOhRS)

150 This professor could be the next Hitler.
Posted by: Chris M at September 10, 2019 05:09 PM (eAZVt)

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Nah.... but I bet he runs one of the camps we get herded into.
Posted by: fixerupper



KLINK!!!

Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2019 05:14 PM (WavOX)

151 Liberals project, always. They project their preferred answers to complicated social and political questions on the right. Hence, "Antifa" is not an astroturfed fake organization of social misfits and radical basement dwellers promoting political violence and fascism (only white supremacists would even think such a thing!!), noooooo, in fact they are a critical organic movement fighting those things. Right of center people are guilty of all sorts of social ills, and to fight the right, lefties are being forced to take ever more tyrannical positions. That's what a lefty thinks.

Accordingly, what Professor Rosenberg really thinks is: "Taking democracy's place, Rosenberg says, will be left-wing globalist governments that offer voters simple answers to complicated questions."

Posted by: Huck Follywood, a low grade social fever at September 10, 2019 05:14 PM (LISuA)

152 22 Lemme guess - guy is anti-Brexit?
Posted by: Lizzy at September 10, 2019 04:56 PM (bDqIh)

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Speaking of which...

CNBC has one one of those promos for itself where it says stuff like "we're there for the big stories, the highs, the lows, when things go right, when things fall apart".

The image shown with "when things fall apart" was a group of people celebrating Brexit.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 10, 2019 05:14 PM (FiUMj)

153 the same way Big Companies are struggling in their last death throws. Big Everything is at a disadvantage

..


Right?

Posted by: Amazon Apple Google Walmart at September 10, 2019 05:15 PM (MAstk)

154 man, democracy would be totally awesome if it weren't for all those stupid voters!

Posted by: Anachronda at September 10, 2019 05:15 PM (sGtp+)

155 Obviously, all the guy can see in his fellow humans is age, gender and color. Nothing else matters.

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 05:15 PM (90T4r)

156 Your notion that The Information Age is the catalyst for the fall of large Countries is dumb.

There's no further argument needed. Your hypothesis is ... lacking.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 05:15 PM (0Uei+)

157 Democracy only works when pushed down to the smallest organization possible for an issue. Larger organizations can't work in a democratic fashion. Honestly, we would probably be better off if we replaced elections for electors and representatives with a random lottery.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at September 10, 2019 05:15 PM (wCmLp)

158 140
The Left has come full circle since Vietnam. They are now the party that
believes they have to destroy a country in order to save it. Sadly,
we're that country.

Posted by: Ted K. at September 10, 2019 05:12 PM (FJYfm)
That's fine, a lot of us paid attention to how the Vietnamese did their thing.
Mistah Hahvad isn't gonna want to send his kids into "indian country" to be killed by mine any more than his daddy wanted him to be killed by a rice picking paddy farmer from North Vietnam.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at September 10, 2019 05:15 PM (37IEG)

159 154 man, democracy would be totally awesome if it weren't for all those stupid voters!

===

right, the stupid voters who oppose the mass importation of newer, stupider voters.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 05:16 PM (thQkh)

160 >>Right?


Hahaha - had to keep myself from socking Bezos.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 05:16 PM (0Uei+)

161 113 right-wing populist governments that offer voters simple answers to complicated questions.

I think he means governments that represent their citizens.

Also, some things, like liberty and inalienable rights, really are simple.
Posted by: Emmie at September 10, 2019 05:08 PM (VAvg3)

Naaah, He means simple answers to illegal immigration like building a wall and enforcing the laws; doing something effective about the homeless like getting them treatment and detox.

Or the worst, solving unemployment by creating jobs instead of endless jobless programs.

Posted by: rd at September 10, 2019 05:16 PM (+0uDE)

162 Liberals offer simple answers to complex questions: like "We're so smart, you'd better just demure to us. Believe your authorities. Never mind what you see, keep your eyes on our diplomas!"

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2019 05:16 PM (YOhRS)

163 150 This professor could be the next Hitler.
Posted by: Chris M at September 10, 2019 05:09 PM (eAZVt)

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Nah.... but I bet he runs one of the camps we get herded into.
Posted by: fixerupper



KLINK!!!
Posted by: rickb223 at September 10, 2019 05:14 PM (WavOX)

Yup, can't be Schultz, he was a Capitalist! Owned a toy company before the war if memory serves.

Posted by: Don Quixote at September 10, 2019 05:16 PM (NgKpN)

164
Half the country is too lazy to vote.

Thank God.

Posted by: Ricky Retardo at September 10, 2019 05:16 PM (UFLLM)

165 Well I just got Althouse to revert to moderation of her blog, since she has a meltdown when anyone questions her.

But I guess that's a dead horse I dug up.

Do you want me to put it back?

Posted by: Fen at September 10, 2019 05:16 PM (Ad2sq)

166 The nobility thought that it was their duty to take care of the stupid pesants too, so did the bolshiveks.

Posted by: 29Victor at September 10, 2019 05:17 PM (BJKQV)

167 man, democracy would be totally awesome if it weren't for all those stupid voters!


Heh. All my systems would run great if it weren't for the users.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 10, 2019 05:17 PM (UpI0k)

168 Big Everything is at a disadvantage. Thank the Information Age.

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LOL!!

Posted by: Google at September 10, 2019 05:17 PM (FiUMj)

169 It's they that can't take complex answers.

Medical Bankruptcies --> government fix it.

And it will always be the fault of the conservatives that didn't clap for tinkerbell!

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2019 05:17 PM (YOhRS)

170 167 man, democracy would be totally awesome if it weren't for all those stupid voters!


Heh. All my systems would run great if it weren't for the users.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 10, 2019 05:17 PM (UpI0k)

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Consulting would be so easy if it weren't for the damn clients.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 10, 2019 05:18 PM (FiUMj)

171 Did not!

Posted by: Ann Outhouse at September 10, 2019 05:18 PM (Ad2sq)

172 The nobility thought that it was their duty to take care of the stupid pesants too, so did the bolshiveks.
Posted by: 29Victor at September 10, 2019 05:17 PM (BJKQV)


In defense of the nobility, they often had to put skin in the game, by providing money and troop levies to fight when necessary.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at September 10, 2019 05:18 PM (wCmLp)

173 Best argument against Democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter. - WC

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 05:18 PM (Rzloy)

174 " It asks citizens to be able to sift through large amounts of information and process the good from the bad, the true from the false. It requires thoughtfulness, discipline and logic."

--

Interesting that he notes this need, while his compatriots at Goolag, Fascistbook, et al are spending a fortune on temp help to try and prevent this from happening.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at September 10, 2019 05:18 PM (YslsA)

175 147 Sorry, but this is kinda stupid.
Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 05:12 PM (0Uei+)

Might as well say "Shut Up, I Explain".

Elaborate.

Posted by: Ricky Bobby's Father at September 10, 2019 05:13 PM (XmAy3)

The big/small cycle for business happens every few decades and countries don't really work like that. Most countries simply reform after civil war. China has had quite a few. Pakistan and India are different for obvious reasons.

Posted by: Someguy at September 10, 2019 05:18 PM (Wj9tV)

176 Right?
Posted by: Amazon Apple Google Walmart at September 10, 2019 05:15 PM (MAstk)


Yes. Only their entropy is keeping them up. It won't last forever.

All those stupid choices we see them all making ? Do you think they'll never fail ? If anything - the US will fail as an entity, by our constant propping up of them. They've ceased to innovate. They're bleeding at all their edges. They can't endure in their current state. So they won't.

Just ask Sears. Or Craftsmen. Or a ton of other brands that were Americana - right up until they weren't.

Posted by: Ricky Bobby's Father at September 10, 2019 05:18 PM (XmAy3)

177 uh huh

Posted by: Fen at September 10, 2019 05:18 PM (Ad2sq)

178 148>>>

That's another thing that drives me nuts, when lefties talk about "representation" in fiction. Shut up. Just because they have a similar ethnic background, or fuck the same hole that you do, doesn't mean you have to put your identity into them.

Nobody "represents" me but me.

Posted by: Allie at September 10, 2019 05:18 PM (W/b66)

179 So, democacy does not work because those who are trying to turn it into a socialist sh*thole are being actively thwarted by the rest of us?

To me, that says democracy DOES work.

Posted by: shibumi, in house selling hell at September 10, 2019 05:18 PM (l/6vt)

180 is there a reason this guy's opinion is even worth tearing apart?

this same shit has been written since Reagan. Probably since mcKinley

Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 05:18 PM (thQkh)

181 >>Big Everything is at a disadvantage


I should introduce you to my wife's Boyfriend.

Posted by: Bill Kristol at September 10, 2019 05:18 PM (0Uei+)

182 Nothing else matters.
Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 05:15 PM (90T4r)

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You have been found illegally possessing the intellectual property of my client. You shall cease and desist the use of such property and remove said property from your storage device.

Failure to comply will result in the severest defense of my clients intellectual and monetary recompenses rights.

Please consider this your one and only warning on this matter.

~ Attorneys For Metallica, Inc.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 10, 2019 05:18 PM (8XRCm)

183 Nicole Kidman is a clone of MeAgain in that clip,

Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 10, 2019 05:19 PM (FKHWN)

184 man, democracy would be totally awesome if it weren't for all those stupid voters!

Posted by: Anachronda at September 10, 2019 05:15 PM (sGtp+)
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Boom! Nutshell!

Populism bad/Democracy (popular vote) good.

This is a well-educated idiot.

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2019 05:19 PM (YOhRS)

185 That's fine, a lot of us paid attention to how the Vietnamese did their thing.
Mistah Hahvad isn't gonna want to send his kids into "indian country" to be killed by mine any more than his daddy wanted him to be killed by a rice picking paddy farmer from North Vietnam.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at September 10, 2019 05:15 PM (37IEG)

No, but they seem to be fine with sending today 'Volunteers' over to die in shitty third world shitholes.

As long as THEY don't have to go.

I'm convinced that if they had never instituted the Draft for Viet Nam? The left never would have protested it.

Posted by: Don Quixote at September 10, 2019 05:19 PM (NgKpN)

186 If everybody looked like me I could marry myself.
That would be sweet.

Posted by: wth at September 10, 2019 05:19 PM (v0R5T)

187 Hey professor, get back on the island and let Mary Anne fill you with coconut pies while you ogle Ginger.

Posted by: Cheri at September 10, 2019 05:19 PM (oiNtH)

188 149 I examined it and Lysenkoism is so natural for the left. Many people say it's just one guy, one place, one time--only under "Communism"/Bolshevism/Totalitarianism.

But Lysenko was just insisting that the world fit his theory. He wanted Marxism to be empirical, so he demanded that it was.

This is what the intellectuals of the French Revolution did. This is what the "intellectuals" of Woke will to today.

Because theory.
Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2019 05:14 PM (YOhRS)

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I am not worried. Global Warming is going to kill us all in 12 years!!!

All the smart people tell me so!

Posted by: rd at September 10, 2019 05:19 PM (+0uDE)

189 Nothing else matters.
Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 05:15 PM (90T4r)
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Totally agree.

Posted by: James Hetfield at September 10, 2019 05:19 PM (YOhRS)

190
No one here care is Althouse has pesky anal leakage all over her blog. She is the epitome of irrelevant.

Posted by: Ima Bastardo at September 10, 2019 05:20 PM (UFLLM)

191 is there a reason this guy's opinion is even worth tearing apart?

this same shit has been written since Reagan. Probably since mcKinley
Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 05:18 PM (thQkh)

They don't rest. So we can't either.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 05:20 PM (Rzloy)

192 It requires people to respect those with different views from theirs and people who don't look like them. It asks citizens to be able to sift through large amounts of information and process the good from the bad, the true from the false. It requires thoughtfulness, discipline and logic.

haha

Says those with Che Guevara posters in their classrooms.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at September 10, 2019 05:20 PM (vEIlU)

193 He's too pessimistic. This current right-wing sure is the last gasp of nationalism. It will end permanently in 2020. Guaranteed.

Posted by: No at September 10, 2019 05:20 PM (7U4AD)

194 There's no further argument needed. Your hypothesis is ... lacking.
Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 05:15 PM (0Uei+)


Yet you lack the will to lay it out.

You seem "above the argument". How very Republican of you.

Posted by: Ricky Bobby's Father at September 10, 2019 05:20 PM (XmAy3)

195
Only their entropy is keeping them up

----

en tro py (n) - lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder.


Try again Sparky.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 10, 2019 05:20 PM (8XRCm)

196 I should introduce you to my wife's Boyfriend.
Posted by: Bill Kristol at September 10, 2019 05:18 PM


I told you to address me at "My Wife's VEY Well Hung Bull."

I'm waiting for an apology, beta cuck.

Posted by: Bill Kristol's Wife's Well Hung Bull at September 10, 2019 05:21 PM (l/6vt)

197 Most countries simply reform after civil war. China has had quite a few.


That's because they all look alike.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 10, 2019 05:21 PM (UpI0k)

198
Yesterday we hear that a Russian spy who worked closely with Putin and was providing the CIA and FBI intel on Russia/Trump collusion was snuck out of Russia in 2017.

That seems interesting.

..

Yup!

Posted by: ZERO INDICTMENTS at September 10, 2019 05:21 PM (MAstk)

199 The 2000s were all about small companies disrupting the old behemoths. Except the survivors of the 2000s became the behemoths. Google, Amazon, Apple, etc.

At some point in the future there will be new start ups that kill off Google and Co. But I don't see that happening in the near future.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 10, 2019 05:21 PM (FiUMj)

200 119
89

What the fuck is "right wing populism?"




Posted by: dagny at September 10, 2019 05:05 PM (nRWPy)
He's okay with populism, just not that kind.


Posted by: DamnedYankee at September 10, 2019 05:09 PM (37IEG)

But that makes no sense. "right wing" and "populism" don't go together, it's like adding the adjective "shiitake" to "carburetor." Right wing wants small government and as few regulations as possible moving toward libertarianism (the real kind, not the weed kind).

Populism is just a concept that distrusts the elite for the ordinary. So what? Free markets run by ordinary people? Is that what he's objecting to? I suppose it is. I guess he thinks that the free market run by ordinary people who distrusts the elites wouldn't have room for transexual terrorist furries? Um, ok.

Posted by: dagny at September 10, 2019 05:21 PM (nRWPy)

201 Posted by: No at September 10, 2019 05:20 PM (7U4AD)

Hah that's what you said in 2016 . LOLGFY

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 05:21 PM (Rzloy)

202 Is that enough for them to permanently reroute?

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 05:11 PM (Rzloy)

Probably. Especially if I get JayZ or some other stupid celebrity.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 10, 2019 05:21 PM (wYseH)

203 "A democracy if you can keep it." -- Mirror-universe retarded mobocracy advocate Zombie Benjamin Franklin

Posted by: ShainS -- Cancel #ErasureCulture at September 10, 2019 05:21 PM (9DzlB)

204 Only their entropy is keeping them up


Inertia maybe?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 10, 2019 05:21 PM (UpI0k)

205 Scale has nothing to do with the success of countries.


Shared / Common Culture does the majority of that. Which is why the notion of Populism scares the shit out of Political Classes worldwide.

In the absence of a shared/common culture, populism is like dynamite:
Good for solving most problems. But, usually at a large cost.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 05:21 PM (0Uei+)

206 Simple Answers

What to do to stop crime?

Lock up the criminals.

Posted by: rd at September 10, 2019 05:21 PM (+0uDE)

207 "taking democracy's place, Rosenberg says, will be right-wing populist
governments that offer voters simple answers to complicated questions."
Yeah if only. Like gender you mean? Yeah, well good then, and fuck you. Sometimes I wish these people were smart enough to realize how dumb they are.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'invite a friend for dinner!' at September 10, 2019 05:22 PM (O5bec)

208 198
Yesterday we hear that a Russian spy who worked closely with Putin and was providing the CIA and FBI intel on Russia/Trump collusion was snuck out of Russia in 2017.

That seems interesting.

..

Yup!
Posted by: ZERO INDICTMENTS at September 10, 2019 05:21 PM (MAstk)

__

Don't be so cynical. Let's wait #TwoWeeks and see what happens.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 10, 2019 05:22 PM (FiUMj)

209

Liberal overlords a bit ago: Hey, lets saturate the children, students and entertainment watchers with propaganda and block critical thinking and history lessons.

Liberal overlords now: Finally, they are too dumb so we can take over.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at September 10, 2019 05:22 PM (vEIlU)

210 "people that don't look like them"

yeah, if they call us troglodyte racists, it makes their PC NonThink seem advanced and cultured ... to them, and the other NPCs. Having a fixed idology makes life easier ... "Ugh ...They Bad We Good".

Posted by: illiniwek at September 10, 2019 05:22 PM (Cus5s)

211 The Leftist cries out in pain as it destroys democracy

Posted by: dj3way at September 10, 2019 05:22 PM (bhPL1)

212 I don't know why but I was kind of sad when I realized that No! is just a sock.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 10, 2019 05:22 PM (UpI0k)

213 186 If everybody looked like me I could marry myself.
That would be sweet.
Posted by: wth at September 10, 2019 05:19 PM (v0R5T)

Would that make you a Gay Narcisist?

Posted by: Don Quixote at September 10, 2019 05:22 PM (NgKpN)

214 Not sure what this all means, but I'm guessing it's bad for us.

Posted by: Weasel at September 10, 2019 05:22 PM (MVjcR)

215 >>Yet you lack the will to lay it out.


For someone who patently doesn't get it. Yes.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 05:22 PM (0Uei+)

216 They really really fear nationalism for other countries so they call it right wing populism.

Posted by: jennifer anniston's perky nipples at September 10, 2019 05:22 PM (FKHWN)

217 The ivy tower crowd might find out the hard way that people don't need to put in all of this hard work to get along with other people if there aren't, you know, other people.

This should probably be factored in to how obnoxious you really want to be to another group.

Posted by: lurker (the other one... spelled with a P) at September 10, 2019 05:22 PM (eAshZ)

218 since the subject came up, anybody know the best way to prepare a SJW properly?

battered and fried?, rotisserie? I doubt I'd appreciate the sushi version but to each his own, maybe slow smoked?

Posted by: DanMan at September 10, 2019 05:23 PM (XTiHL)

219 what is rightwing populism? This guy's just throwing leftwing scare words around. The most hate filled people, the ones who can't handle opposing opinions or handle people with respect, are liberals.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 05:23 PM (thQkh)

220 Liberal overlords a bit ago: Hey, lets saturate the children, students and entertainment watchers with propaganda and block critical thinking and history lessons.


Liberal overlords now: Finally, they are too dumb so we can take over.


Liberal overlord ancillary thought: Let's bring in more inbred psycho muslims just to keep the peons on line.

Posted by: shibumi, in house selling hell at September 10, 2019 05:23 PM (l/6vt)

221 Hey everyone...
'No' is here.



Say Hi to No...

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 10, 2019 05:23 PM (cqNba)

222 Simple Answers

How do we create new jobs?

Lower taxes, decrease regulation.

Posted by: rd at September 10, 2019 05:23 PM (+0uDE)

223 Only their entropy is keeping them up


Inertia maybe?
Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 10, 2019 05:21 PM (UpI0k)

-----

Ever watch those old SNL skits with Eddie Murphy using polysyllabic words to sound smaht and impotent..... but used the wrong words and came off sounding like an imbecile.


THAT GUY.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 10, 2019 05:23 PM (8XRCm)

224 Good to remember that this idiot likely, and his followers certainly, think of Adolph Hitler as " Right Wing".... this kind of stupid is beyond remedy.

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 05:23 PM (90T4r)

225 Yesterday we hear that a Russian spy who worked
closely with Putin and was providing the CIA and FBI intel on
Russia/Trump collusion was snuck out of Russia in 2017.



That seems interesting.



..



Yup!

Posted by: ZERO INDICTMENTS at September 10, 2019 05:21 PM (MAstk)

We also find out that he was offered an out earlier during the Obama admin because they had potentially exposed him and he refused.

Posted by: dagny at September 10, 2019 05:23 PM (nRWPy)

226 "Locked your keys in the car, did ya'?"

"No problem."

"I have some dynamite in the truck. BRB."

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 05:24 PM (0Uei+)

227 You seem "above the argument". How very Republican of you.

Posted by: Ricky Bobby's Father at September 10, 2019 05:20 PM (XmAy3)

Here is one of about 50 points you are missing: You are confusing the speed of communication with ease of entry. But the barriers to entry are huge...essentially insurmountable for the average business. So it is axiomatic that the large tech companies are going to have an outsized amount of control for the foreseeable future, until technology makes building worldwide networks as easy as building home networks.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 10, 2019 05:24 PM (wYseH)

228 but he's right, you know. If America wants to become (sorry, has become) a 3rd world welfare state with open borders and unlimited crime, then there are going to be a lot of splinter countries forming, formed on right wing populism with simple answers to tough questions.

so, there's that. I just hope we can disarm America's nukes before we go.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 05:24 PM (thQkh)

229 >>Don't be so cynical. Let's wait #TwoWeeks and see what happens.

Or when Durham is done with his investigation. Prosecutors don't usually indict people until they are done investigating.

Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 05:25 PM (ZLI7S)

230 This perfesser is an imbecile if he thinks the elite will give a shit what the rubes vote for. Brexit won. Brexit will never happen. Trump won on a promise to build a wall. The wall will never be built. Everything Trump has tried to do re: immigration has been undone either by judges or his own party.

All the hyperventilating on the left about Trump is so stupid because he has no real power to do anything. They're just too stupid to realize it.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 10, 2019 05:25 PM (FiUMj)

231 Good News.

In 10 years, none of this will matter to the Whales.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 05:25 PM (0Uei+)

232 There is only one reliable barometer of leftard intentions: it is whatever they are accusing the right of.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 10, 2019 05:25 PM (Ol/Jg)

233

Someone please tell me why we should mourn the imminent demise of a democracy?

Good thing we were designed as a representational Republic, I guess.

Otherwise, we'd be in a bit of a bind.

Posted by: irongrampa at September 10, 2019 05:25 PM (KATBx)

234 Its called populism! Trump for the right. Sanders Aoc for the left.

Posted by: raimondo at September 10, 2019 05:26 PM (sl63E)

235 Wow. Two posts in a row right down the memory hole.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at September 10, 2019 05:26 PM (EgshT)

236 Don't be so cynical. Let's wait #TwoWeeks and see what happens.

Or when Durham is done with his investigation. Prosecutors don't usually indict people until they are done investigating.
Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 05:25 PM (ZLI7S)


lol, I step away for a day or two and see that nothing has changed around here

haha

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at September 10, 2019 05:26 PM (vEIlU)

237 229 >>Don't be so cynical. Let's wait #TwoWeeks and see what happens.

Or when Durham is done with his investigation. Prosecutors don't usually indict people until they are done investigating.
Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 05:25 PM (ZLI7S)

__

I was being sarcastic. We can wait #TwoYears or #TwoCenturies and ain't no indictments coming.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 10, 2019 05:26 PM (FiUMj)

238 218
since the subject came up, anybody know the best way to prepare a SJW properly?



battered and fried?, rotisserie? I doubt I'd appreciate the sushi version but to each his own, maybe slow smoked?

Posted by: DanMan at September 10, 2019 05:23 PM (XTiHL)

The constant emission of bile kinda spoils the meat, imho. stick to hobo

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'invite a friend for dinner!' at September 10, 2019 05:26 PM (O5bec)

239 Piss off, racist foreign retard.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 10, 2019 05:26 PM (UpI0k)

240 Inertia maybe?
Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 10, 2019 05:21 PM (UpI0k)


Yeah. Typed the wrong word. Objects in motion tend to stay that way. Thanks.

Garrett - you still ain't elaborated. And I get it. There are a ton of Americans that really like the notion of Empire America.

Jack Welch even understood that sometimes, to survive, you have to be willing to let parts of the whole die. His restructuring of GE into business units - when he did it - was nothing short of brilliant.

Posted by: Ricky Bobby's Father at September 10, 2019 05:26 PM (XmAy3)

241 I can't keep track of what the Grand Minx Alpha considers verboten.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at September 10, 2019 05:27 PM (EgshT)

242 since the subject came up, anybody know the best way to prepare a SJW properly?

battered and fried?, rotisserie? I doubt I'd appreciate the sushi version but to each his own, maybe slow smoked?

---
Be sure to clean the alimentary canal thoroughly. There is not much left afterwards, but do not be tempted to leave ANY. It's horribly toxic.

Posted by: Oh look there's a quarrel. On a cruise ship. at September 10, 2019 05:27 PM (Yts3P)

243 Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 05:25 PM (ZLI7S)

How much longer do you think the investigation will take?

Couple of weeks?


I snark only because we're expected to.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 05:27 PM (Rzloy)

244 If I could do the strikethrough thingy I would correct the headline I think he meant to say Kleptocracy not Democracy.

Posted by: simplemind at September 10, 2019 05:27 PM (5HE6w)

245 "No one here care is Althouse has pesky anal leakage all over her blog. She is the epitome of irrelevant."

So... put her back in the ground and cover her back up?

Don't think I've ever reburied a dead horse before. This calls for a kegger. My place starting 6pm EST. BYO shovel

Posted by: Fen at September 10, 2019 05:27 PM (Ad2sq)

246 SJW is a gray meat. You need to feed them only corn for a week to 10 days to purify them.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 10, 2019 05:27 PM (UpI0k)

247 It requires thoughtfulness, discipline and logic.


Which, I'm willing to make a SWAG here, he himself has but the rest of us mouthbreathing sister-humping bitter-clinging deplorables don't. So he should be in charge.

Um, yeah, about thinking you're smarter than we are, let's have a debate, shall we? I'd put any Hordeling on stage with him and he'd be curled up in the fetal position inside of five minutes because he can't handle the truth and he knows it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at September 10, 2019 05:28 PM (HaL55)

248 since the subject came up, anybody know the best way to prepare a SJW properly?

battered and fried?, rotisserie? I doubt I'd appreciate the sushi version but to each his own, maybe slow smoked?


marinated in the Trump Sauce for a good 48 hours or so

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at September 10, 2019 05:28 PM (vEIlU)

249 >>How much longer do you think the investigation will take?

>>Couple of weeks?

No idea. Horowitz is done but Durham appears to be an actual prosecutor who does things quietly instead of in the media.

Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 05:28 PM (ZLI7S)

250 242 since the subject came up, anybody know the best way to prepare a SJW properly?

+++

due to the high soy content, SJW should only be prepared and eaten by non-pregnant women

Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 05:28 PM (thQkh)

251 That special NC election is today? Will the R candidates win, you think?

Posted by: IC at September 10, 2019 05:28 PM (a0IVu)

252

I used Enthalpy to Ectopy my Entropy...

Bad, bad gas. Note to self: Never again.

Posted by: Cabeza Fromage at September 10, 2019 05:28 PM (UFLLM)

253 since the subject came up, anybody know the best way to prepare a SJW properly?

battered and fried?, rotisserie? I doubt I'd appreciate the sushi version but to each his own, maybe slow smoked?

---
Be sure to clean the alimentary canal thoroughly. There is not much left afterwards, but do not be tempted to leave ANY. It's horribly toxic.
======
Be careful with the scent glands, if you leave em on they spoil the meat. If you accidently express them, you'll be mobbed by triggleypuffs.

Posted by: Jungle Jim Wilderness Expert at September 10, 2019 05:29 PM (CrYTe)

254 Good News.

In 10 years, none of this will matter to the Whales.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 05:25 PM (0Uei+)
.........

They will be swimming happily over Nevada.

Posted by: wth at September 10, 2019 05:29 PM (v0R5T)

255 Posted by: Ricky Bobby's Father at September 10, 2019 05:26 PM (XmAy3)

Have you read about the current state of GE . Someone is here to collect for the piper.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 05:29 PM (Rzloy)

256 That special NC election is today? Will the R candidates win, you think?

I'd bet yes were I a betting man.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 10, 2019 05:29 PM (UpI0k)

257
251 That special NC election is today? Will the R candidates win, you think?
Posted by: IC at September 10, 2019 05:28 PM (a0IVu)

___

HAHA. Cute

Posted by: NC Democrat Secretary of State at September 10, 2019 05:29 PM (FiUMj)

258 Hey, Professor Wankerberg, you know what else is hard work?

Having a Constitutional Republic (not a mob-piracy) where the People have Free Speech and Guns.

LOLGF

Posted by: Sharkman at September 10, 2019 05:29 PM (Mo1SD)

259 In 10 years, none of this will matter to the Whales.


DIG IT DIG IT

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 10, 2019 05:30 PM (UpI0k)

260
Fen... togas?

Posted by: Pendulating Richard at September 10, 2019 05:30 PM (UFLLM)

261 >>Have you read about the current state of GE .


Don't bother, he's rollin' on entropy Man.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 05:30 PM (0Uei+)

262 Rosenberg has a problem with people making decisions on their own? Who is the one who is opposed to democracy?

Rosenberg is a leftist liar. He supports a left wing fascist oligarchy run by self-appointed experts.

Posted by: mercenary13 at September 10, 2019 05:30 PM (vbrvD)

263 190
No one here care is Althouse has pesky anal leakage all over her blog. She is the epitome of irrelevant.
Posted by: Ima Bastardo at September 10, 2019 05:20 PM (UFLLM)

She is starting to ban certain commenters on her blog. Most of them come back a few days later under a new nickname. The regulars recognize them after a few posts. No, they don't get re-banned.

Posted by: rd at September 10, 2019 05:30 PM (+0uDE)

264 "Horowitz is done but Durham appears to be an actual prosecutor who does things quietly instead of in the media."

I keep hearing reassurances like that. Sorry, but all it translates to is: lower your expectations, no one is going to serve a day in jail

Posted by: Fen at September 10, 2019 05:31 PM (Ad2sq)

265 No, but they seem to be fine with sending today 'Volunteers' over to die in shitty third world shitholes.



As long as THEY don't have to go.



I'm convinced that if they had never instituted the Draft for Viet Nam? The left never would have protested it.

Posted by: Don Quixote at September 10, 2019 05:19 PM (NgKpN)
100% right. They didn't give a shit about the blue collar kids, it was about protecting the Bills and Hillarys who were 'going to become someone!"

Posted by: DamnedYankee at September 10, 2019 05:31 PM (37IEG)

266 since the subject came up, anybody know the best way to prepare a SJW properly?
........

blindfold and a cigarette?

Posted by: wth at September 10, 2019 05:31 PM (v0R5T)

267 251 That special NC election is today? Will the R candidates win, you think?


.


Polls close in 2 hours.

We *should* win.

Posted by: Ha at September 10, 2019 05:31 PM (MAstk)

268 since the subject came up, anybody know the best way to prepare a SJW properly?
Posted by: DanMan at September 10, 2019 05:23 PM (XTiHL)


They're going to be way too salty no matter what you do.

Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 10, 2019 05:31 PM (t+qrx)

269 >>>It requires people to respect those with different views from theirs

And who spends their time advocating to deplatform and silence opposing views or those with a certain skin color hmmmm?

>>>evolution did not favor the exercise of these qualities

Evolution did fine. What evolution didn't do well was prepare us for a toalitarian political movement that infiltrates education and government under false pretenses, lies about its premise and intent, then systematically deplatforms, silences and outright dehumanizes and physically attacks anyone who points any of that out.

A sane and well prepared free people would categorize the above movement as itself a crime against humanity and treat members promoting it accordingly.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at September 10, 2019 05:31 PM (C+HQb)

270 since the subject came up, anybody know the best way to prepare a SJW properly?

battered and fried?, rotisserie? I doubt I'd appreciate the sushi version but to each his own, maybe slow smoked?

---
Be sure to clean the alimentary canal thoroughly. There is not much left afterwards, but do not be tempted to leave ANY. It's horribly toxic.
======
Be careful with the scent glands, if you leave em on they spoil the meat. If you accidently express them, you'll be mobbed by triggleypuffs.

----
Eeeww. That'd gag a maggot. As they say.

Posted by: Oh look there's a quarrel. On a cruise ship. at September 10, 2019 05:31 PM (Yts3P)

271 Or when Durham is done with his investigation. Prosecutors don't usually indict people until they are done investigating.

Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 05:25 PM (ZLI7S)

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Hahahaha!! Good one! Oh, haha, you gotta stop with these jokes; my sides hurt.

Posted by: James Comey, master leaker at September 10, 2019 05:32 PM (LISuA)

272 "Democracy is hard work and requires a lot from those who participate in it."

I guess it's too late to point out that we're a Republic not a - ohnevermimd.

Posted by: Fen at September 10, 2019 05:32 PM (Ad2sq)

273 "It requires people to respect those with different views from theirs"

So you can count out reactionary left-fascists like the good Perffessor here.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at September 10, 2019 05:32 PM (T09ml)

274 Hey everybody.

Just have to share UC Irvine has a long-standing reputation, even here in SoCal, for breeding/graduating arrogant idiots.

I have VERY personal experience with this... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 05:32 PM (L2ZTs)

275 >>I keep hearing reassurances like that. Sorry, but all it translates to is: lower your expectations, no one is going to serve a day in jail

Look at the bright side. If nobody is indicted then there is no rule of law and the revolution i keep hearing is imminent can begin.

Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 05:32 PM (ZLI7S)

276 Democracy isn't hard work, ....

.... okay, dangit. DEMOCRACY is very hard work.

A REPUBLIC should not be hard work at all because the rule of law should limit government to something too small to destroy your life. So what is there to really work at other than your own life?

A REPUBLIC should be happy days of mostly ignoring the people that you elected to take care of a limited number of things and if they screw it up still not enough of a disaster that you can't just vote for someone else next time.

Posted by: Synova at September 10, 2019 05:32 PM (BD/yx)

277 Good thing The United States is a representative republic.

Posted by: Archer at September 10, 2019 05:33 PM (gmo/4)

278 Mob-ocracy, not mob-piracy.

Stupid autocuckolder.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 10, 2019 05:33 PM (Mo1SD)

279 You are confusing the speed of communication with
ease of entry. But the barriers to entry are huge...essentially
insurmountable for the average business.

Bullshit.
When I started in this business, everyone had to find a job at an established company because the only other way was to go door to door knocking to sell your services or goods. And only whores did that shit.
Now ? I'm a freelancer. Everything I work around is a sub-contract. The barriers to entry are smaller than ever. I organized my little one-man automation band in a day - and had work that week.
Loyalty to the idea of Big Corporate is a real thing. Thankfully - it's a dying thing. And we'll all be better off when it's dead and buried.

Posted by: Ricky Bobby's Father at September 10, 2019 05:33 PM (XmAy3)

280 A moron suggested a Cambridge book on the Spanish Civil War.

It's...interesting, in a Chinese sense, how similar things are there and here.

Basically now, and then, the Left has decided that the Right cannot be tolerated, that we cannot be allowed to have power or legitimacy.

Buy ammo, friends.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at September 10, 2019 05:33 PM (bcbK8)

281 "Here is one of about 50 points you are missing: You
are confusing the speed of communication with ease of entry. But the
barriers to entry are huge...essentially insurmountable for the average
business. So it is axiomatic that the large tech companies are going to
have an outsized amount of control for the foreseeable future, until
technology makes building worldwide networks as easy as building home
networks.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 10, 2019 05:24 PM (wYseH)"
..It's worse than that. Not just the scale-based barriers to entry; the tech giants can sink people directly. FB pumping up news articles discrediting congresscritters scheduled to question them in DC. Google de-listing your business on Maps, or tweaking Android subtly so that your app doesn't work correctly (they've been busted doing this repeatedly).
They have the power to do these things, and they have BEEN doing them. Decentralization is needed to combat this as well.

Posted by: lurker (the other one... spelled with a P) at September 10, 2019 05:33 PM (eAshZ)

282
25 >>Rosenberg, who earned received degrees at Yale, Oxford and Harvard,

Willing to bet that 100 years ago he would have earned bupkis.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at September 10, 2019 05:33 PM (dmoiP)

283 "Britain has traditionally been a much purer representative democracy than the United States, because it excludes courts from reviewing legislation on any grounds."

Posted by: Frosty Imperialist - justly applies imperialism is the answer at September 10, 2019 05:34 PM (jhLCM)

284 blindfold and a cigarette?

Posted by: wth at September 10, 2019 05:31 PM (v0R5T)

there it is. Lol.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'invite a friend for dinner!' at September 10, 2019 05:34 PM (O5bec)

285 >> I'm a freelancer.


Are you available this Friday night?


Say - I dunno...11-ish?

Posted by: Bill Kristol at September 10, 2019 05:34 PM (0Uei+)

286 They haven't seen anything yet. Just wait you little turd spinners more coming.

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at September 10, 2019 05:35 PM (nQHw/)

287 OTOH, some of the nicest people I've ever worked with are grads from UC Riverside.

I think I understand it personally. UC Irvine is in South Orange County, full of very wealthy and entitled kids from very wealthy and entitled families. Riverside is still very agricultural more or less, and is still mostly populated by working-class people.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 05:35 PM (L2ZTs)

288 >>Have you read about the current state of GE .


Don't bother, he's rollin' on entropy Man.
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Inertia?
Irony?

Posted by: Oh look there's a quarrel. On a cruise ship. at September 10, 2019 05:35 PM (Yts3P)

289 @251 rethuglyscum only win if they don't count all the votes. They will have to get rid of democrats votes like they did in 2018.

Posted by: raimondo at September 10, 2019 05:36 PM (sl63E)

290 >> Riverside is still very agricultural more or less, and is still mostly populated by working-class people.


And Hobos. But, mostly...

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 05:36 PM (0Uei+)

291 So in the sidebar they're fussing about water-boarding KSM 183 times.
How many of those were just washing up??

Posted by: DaveA at September 10, 2019 05:36 PM (FhXTo)

292 "Fen... togas?"

Uhm... Sure what the hell.

Had a Section 8 move in last week, payback is liberating.

Posted by: Fen at September 10, 2019 05:36 PM (Ad2sq)

293 it's the standard Democrat/Socialist/Obama cant that the public can't understand how awesome and smart we are because they're too dumb.

I look forward to the equally predictable cries of popular tantrum and how the nation is ungovernable when they lose next year.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 10, 2019 05:36 PM (UpI0k)

294 31 right-wing populist governments that offer voters simple answers to complicated questions

========
As opposed to us who offer complicated lies.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at September 10, 2019 05:36 PM (dmoiP)

295 @ChadPergram 6 minutes ago

Congressional GOPers want to avoid a repeat of this winter’s lengthy gov’t shutdown. But one House Republican who asked they not be identified suggests otherwise. “I think we’re headed for a shutdown,” said the GOPer. “I think the President wants a shutdown. It helps him.”

On the effort to fund the government by October 1: The perpetual fight over a border wall is becoming a flashpoint in this round of negotiations. This is because President Trump bypassed Congress to move around money for the wall.

Posted by: Tami at September 10, 2019 05:36 PM (cF8AT)

296 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE A PROFESSORSHIP AT UC IRVINE AUTOMATICALLY BESTOWS RETARDATION UPON EVEN THE MOST ASTUTE OBSERVERS.

Posted by: BEN ROTTENSPLOOGER at September 10, 2019 05:36 PM (b1l+6)

297 garrett, them too. Also wolves and coyotes...

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 05:36 PM (L2ZTs)

298 282
25 >>Rosenberg, who earned received degrees at Yale, Oxford and Harvard,

Willing to bet that 100 years ago he would have earned bupkis.
Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at September 10, 2019 05:33 PM (dmoiP)

Nope. Wouldn't have even been considered for admission.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 05:36 PM (TOOqT)

299 Sometimes, the trolling seems like parody.

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 05:36 PM (90T4r)

300 Democracy does require hard work. That's why it fails.
A Republic requires hard work too.

We are a Republic.

And WE aren't the ones who started this whole race obsession (people who don't look like 'us') or fail to respect different views from ours.

We lost elections to Clinton and Barry. And we sucked it up, albeit with justified whining.

WE don't start the 'not my President' bullshit when we lose elections.

I'm about at the American Phalanx stage at this point. Fuck them. FUCK them.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at September 10, 2019 05:36 PM (bcbK8)

301 283 "Britain has traditionally been a much purer representative democracy than the United States, because it excludes courts from reviewing legislation on any grounds."
Posted by: Frosty Imperialist - justly applies imperialism is the answer at September 10, 2019 05:34 PM (jhLCM)

Not anymore!

Posted by: EU at September 10, 2019 05:37 PM (NgKpN)

302 I'll go ahead and throw this out there:

The woman who got me fired from my state job over a bogus sexual harassment complaint?

UC Irvine grad.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 05:37 PM (L2ZTs)

303 I'm considering a primary challenge to Donald Trump.

Young, beautiful, charismatic, and female. I can't lose!

Posted by: Carly Fiorina at September 10, 2019 05:37 PM (0S+wE)

304 Wherever I go, I always come back here to my home.

I miss you guys. But the comment threads are too long for me.

Posted by: Fen at September 10, 2019 05:37 PM (Ad2sq)

305 ORANGE COUNTY?

Must be a cool place. Orange, man.

Is the Register still "conservative"?

Posted by: Oh look there's a quarrel. On a cruise ship. at September 10, 2019 05:37 PM (Yts3P)

306 "Democracy is hard work and requires a lot from those who participate in
it. It requires people to respect those with different views from theirs
and people who don't look like them."

This is actually not at all true. Democracy doesn't require anyone to respect anyone. Majority take all and eff the losers.

That's why fledgling "democracies" in third world situations turn into blood baths and why minorities in those places do things such as boycott elections so that they can't be said to have participated in their own oppression.

Posted by: Synova at September 10, 2019 05:37 PM (BD/yx)

307 Oh look, the Register is still libertarian.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 05:37 PM (L2ZTs)

308 Sometimes, the trolling seems like parody.

Posted by: kraken
==========
That's just the contact high your getting off of Jack and Willow.

Posted by: a moron at September 10, 2019 05:38 PM (9QeeS)

309 Sometimes, the trolling seems like parody.


I can't imagine trolling in a foreign language is very easy.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 10, 2019 05:38 PM (UpI0k)

310 Huh. So "Modern" democracy requires "hard work and requires a lot from those who participate in it. It requires people to respect those with different views from theirs and people who don't look like them."

Unless that respect extends to non-Progressives. THAT won't allowed in the new system. You only get a seat at the new table if you advocate for tranny rights, go all-in on White Privilege, believe the world will end in 15 years from Climate Change, consent to unlimited immigration (and pay for entitlements for said immigrants) and support reparations.

Everyone else must be silenced, maligned and destroyed. It is said.

Posted by: RichardWindsor at September 10, 2019 05:38 PM (DRgs8)

311 Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at September 10, 2019 05:15 PM (wCmLp)

Happy birthday a day early, Alex!

Posted by: Emmie at September 10, 2019 05:38 PM (VAvg3)

312 Right wing populism? Sign me up.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at September 10, 2019 05:38 PM (nu45M)

313 >>>FB pumping up news articles discrediting congresscritters scheduled to question them in DC. Google de-listing your business on Maps, or tweaking Android subtly so that your app doesn't work correctly (they've been busted doing this repeatedly).
They have the power to do these things, and they have BEEN doing them. Decentralization is needed to combat this as well.

Posted by: lurker (the other one... spelled with a P) at September 10, 2019 05:33 PM (eAshZ)


They are oligarchist and should be busted into small pieces, ground into dust, burnt, and their ashes thrown out to sea.

Posted by: Frosty Imperialist - justly applied imperialism is the answer at September 10, 2019 05:38 PM (jhLCM)

314 Got a conference call with a Chinese Spam Company. 300 posts per minute for $1. Hmmm.

Posted by: Fen at September 10, 2019 05:38 PM (Ad2sq)

315 302 I'll go ahead and throw this out there:

The woman who got me fired from my state job over a bogus sexual harassment complaint?

UC Irvine grad.
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 05:37 PM (L2ZTs)


Lemme guess... a physically unlovely, bitter natured woman...

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 05:38 PM (90T4r)

316 Wherever I go, I always come back here to my home.

I miss you guys. But the comment threads are too long for me.

Posted by: Fen at September 10, 2019 05:37 PM (Ad2sq)




It's the law.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 10, 2019 05:38 PM (UpI0k)

317 Well, almost time for my appointment with a student.

BBL

Posted by: Emmie at September 10, 2019 05:39 PM (VAvg3)

318 Threads have been alarmingly EBOLA free these past few days.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 05:39 PM (0Uei+)

319 kraken, I've shared before. Actually she is/was quite attractive. But I found out, also extremely entitled.

And she barely ever showed up for work.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 05:39 PM (L2ZTs)

320 I think it was PJ O'Rourke:'

Democracy is when 50.1% start the day by pissing in the cornflakes of the other 49.9%.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at September 10, 2019 05:39 PM (dmoiP)

321 Even I disown Raimondo. We can't go full retards fellow Dems. Never got full Raimondo.

Posted by: NC Democrat Secretary of State at September 10, 2019 05:39 PM (FiUMj)

322 Populism is just a concept that distrusts the elite
for the ordinary. So what? Free markets run by ordinary people? Is that
what he's objecting to? I suppose it is. I guess he thinks that the free
market run by ordinary people who distrusts the elites wouldn't have
room for transexual terrorist furries? Um, ok.


Posted by: dagny at September 10, 2019 05:21 PM (nRWPy)
No, seriously, someone bequeathed the expression to him so he thinks "right-wing-populism" is one big hyphenated word like "DamnedYankee" is one word in the south.
He hasn't taken the time to consider left wing populism (to us) is exactly like right wing populism to him.
Someone earlier above said right-wing-populism is just a leftist scare word - like global warming, assault rifle, and high capacity magazines (when they really don't know what a magazine IS).
Seriously, if you pointed out large grass root movements of the left are just populism he'd tell you that's really not what they are. He'd fling around some other 4 dollar Hahvahd word for it.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at September 10, 2019 05:40 PM (37IEG)

323 >>The woman who got me fired from my state job over a bogus sexual harassment complaint?

UC Irvine grad.


'I was just letting it breathe!'

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 05:40 PM (0Uei+)

324 " right-wing populist governments that offer voters simple answers to complicated questions."

he uses it as a smear ... but it is the left that pushed simplistic and populist Bernie style solutions ... Free Kollege, Free Health Kare, Free Child Kare (so one or both parents can work, and the village can raise the kids?).


Simplistic is "end all fuels that work, because the world will end in 12 years (even if we end all oil/gas, but let's do it anyway)". Johnny can't read because white is racist, gun crime is mostly black on black . .. caused by whitey. ... on and on ... simplistic/populist agitprop is leftist. China and Mao had it right, despite their pollution and cruelty to the masses ... only communism and open borders can save us.


Leftist populism is simplistic ... and insane.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 10, 2019 05:40 PM (Cus5s)

325 "It asks citizens to be able to sift through large amounts of information
and process the good from the bad, the true from the false. It requires
thoughtfulness, discipline and logic."----------

First of all it requires the truth.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at September 10, 2019 05:40 PM (fk9y/)

326 Meanwhile, Tulsi has been proving lately she's the last Dem with any kind of relationship at all with sanity.

Of course she's been locked out of the debates.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 05:40 PM (L2ZTs)

327 Have you read about the current state of GE . Someone is here to collect for the piper.
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 05:29 PM (Rzloy)


Yes. Some parts dead. Some dying. A few living on. That used to be called "Creative Destruction". Welch's decision made that possible. He was right to do so. He gave them a chance.


I get called a pessimist. Yet how many of you are arguing that big, shitty, unresponsive corporations are the natural state of business ? And how many of your will go the polls, chins firmly stuck out, to vote that the same policies and protections get extended to make that unsustainable state of affairs possible ? All because you just like shit that's "big".

You like it so much that your reflexive reaction to the notion that they'll die is a collective "NO !!!!". Yet - you'll bitch about the same companies by the end of the week. Mark my words.

Posted by: Ricky Bobby's Father at September 10, 2019 05:40 PM (XmAy3)

328 "he uses it as a smear ... but it is the left that pushed simplistic and populist Bernie style solutions ... Free Kollege, Free Health Kare, Free Child Kare (so one or both parents can work, and the village can raise the kids?)."

Good point. Libs love to talk about how nuanced everything they do is. Yet it all comes down to giving people free shit with other people's money.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 10, 2019 05:41 PM (FiUMj)

329

TOGA! TOGA! TOGA!

Posted by: Door to Door Nothing Salesman at September 10, 2019 05:41 PM (UFLLM)

330 Emmie, how did your battery problem resolve?

Posted by: Frosty Imperialist - justly applied imperialism is the answer at September 10, 2019 05:41 PM (jhLCM)

331 garrett, LOL

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 05:42 PM (L2ZTs)

332 What america needs is a door to door MACHINESFORSALE salesman or two.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 05:42 PM (0Uei+)

333 319 kraken, I've shared before. Actually she is/was quite attractive. But I found out, also extremely entitled.

And she barely ever showed up for work.
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 05:39 PM (L2ZTs)

Ah, okay. Weaponized, she was.... must have had a real grudge... although I have known similar cases where it was simply scalp-taking, and the target was irrelevant.

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 05:42 PM (90T4r)

334 It's funny to see the NYT running front page stories about how a military base community won't get an upgraded school because the money was diverted for a border wall..

...when the NYT would rather give illegals free college rather than help pay for college for military families.

Posted by: vivi at September 10, 2019 05:42 PM (11H2y)

335 309 Sometimes, the trolling seems like parody.


I can't imagine trolling in a foreign language is very easy.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 10, 2019 05:38 PM (UpI0k)

All the llamas will have their democrazy and then right-wing socks will suffer at paws of AOC. In less than 20 years, zit scramblers!

Posted by: Totally Rainmando at September 10, 2019 05:42 PM (RD7QR)

336 Rosenberg, who earned degrees at Yale, Oxford and Harvard,

Whatever, Rosie. My last latte didn't have enough irish creme in it so put some muscle on the lever this time.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 10, 2019 05:42 PM (ykYG2)

337 Herr Professor shows us degrees from prestigious universities cannot paper over the idiot inside.

Posted by: monkey at September 10, 2019 05:42 PM (b1l+6)

338 kraken, yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 05:42 PM (L2ZTs)

339

EBOLA! EBOLA! EBOLA!

Posted by: Door to Door Nothing Salesman at September 10, 2019 05:42 PM (UFLLM)

340 My grandkids like populists on hot days. Mostly orange and root beer ones.

Posted by: wth at September 10, 2019 05:43 PM (v0R5T)

341 The second paragraph is actually pretty much spot-on. The problem is, the Transnational Socialists keep rejecting what the citizenry tell them.

Thus, the rise of the EEEEVIL(tm) populist leaders.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at September 10, 2019 05:43 PM (5Yee7)

342 "Smug" is not how I'd describe the deplorables.

"Armed to the hilt" would probably be more like it.

Professor Rosenberg should check his/her/xir educational privilege at the fucking door.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 10, 2019 05:43 PM (3H9h1)

343 That professor needs to be concerned we're nearing the end of his employment, and he should learn to code.

Posted by: Roy at September 10, 2019 05:43 PM (ABjxW)

344 Loyalty to the idea of Big Corporate is a real thing. Thankfully - it's a
dying thing. And we'll all be better off when it's dead and buried.


*waves* Goodbye cutting-edge technology and whatever lead we once had economically due to it. Can't do that within a gig economy.

Oh well, I guess we can throw that on the slag heap of history along with the idea of meritocracy where the best qualified candidates used to be hired.

#WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at September 10, 2019 05:43 PM (HaL55)

345 >>You like it so much that your reflexive reaction to the notion that they'll die is a collective "NO !!!!". Yet - you'll bitch about the same companies by the end of the week. Mark my words

I have no idea what you're talking about but I for one do not like big corporations which is why I haven't worked for one in decades. Not because they are evil but because they are bureaucratic nightmares that I don't want any part of.

Big doesn't equate good or evil, just big.

Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 05:43 PM (ZLI7S)

346 Emmie, thank you!

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at September 10, 2019 05:44 PM (wCmLp)

347 We don't listen to their corrupt, lying candidates. We don't listen to the MSM. We don't listen to the social "scientists". And we because we don't listen to them, and obey them, they call out for violence against us. The beatings, and the job harrassments, they hope, will continue until the proper control has been established.

Posted by: mrp at September 10, 2019 05:44 PM (Pqytn)

348 It's a pipe dream but I'll just throw it out there anyway.

It would be wonderful if PDT just issued an EO making tenure invalid and illegal at any university anywhere in the US that takes any federal funds.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 05:44 PM (L2ZTs)

349 I have no idea what you're talking about but I for one do not like big corporations which is why I haven't worked for one in decades. Not because they are evil but because they are bureaucratic nightmares that I don't want any part of.



I assumed the mandatory drug testing was the sticking point.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 10, 2019 05:44 PM (UpI0k)

350 I'd bet a year's income that the pefesser lives in a neighborhood where 100% of the population is either white or Asian, but he's all big on diversity.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 10, 2019 05:44 PM (FiUMj)

351 Democracy is equivalent to rule by Twitter mob.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at September 10, 2019 05:44 PM (dmoiP)

352 " Smug" is not how I would describe my mood anymore.... the Left would be wise to understand the Right, before getting too sporty...

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 05:45 PM (90T4r)

353 >>Big doesn't equate good or evil, just big.


"At a certain point you've got enough and its time to ... you know, spread the girth around"

Posted by: Barackhenaten's Greatest Hits at September 10, 2019 05:45 PM (0Uei+)

354 What america needs is a door to door MACHINESFORSALE salesman or two.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 05:42 PM (0Uei+)
.......

We can help you get started.

Posted by: Western Loan and Finance at September 10, 2019 05:45 PM (v0R5T)

355 I have no idea what you're talking about but I for one do not like big corporations which is why I haven't worked for one in decades. Not because they are evil but because they are bureaucratic nightmares that I don't want any part of.

Big doesn't equate good or evil, just big.
Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 05:43 PM (ZLI7S)

___

I do a lot of work for megaCorps and I honestly don't know how people do it as W2 employees. I'd put a bullet in my head within 3 months.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 10, 2019 05:45 PM (FiUMj)

356 326 Meanwhile, Tulsi has been proving lately she's the last Dem with any kind of relationship at all with sanity.

Of course she's been locked out of the debates.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 05:40 PM (L2ZTs)


She's got a plan
she's trolling for something
she's got something up her sleeve

Posted by: Frosty Imperialist - justly applied imperialism is the answer at September 10, 2019 05:45 PM (jhLCM)

357 >>I assumed the mandatory drug testing was the sticking point.

Barely an inconvenience.

Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 05:45 PM (ZLI7S)

358 >>I assumed the mandatory drug testing was the sticking point.


Also. No Flip Flops in the Board Room.

Posted by: Barackhenaten's Greatest Hits at September 10, 2019 05:45 PM (0Uei+)

359 Professor Plum's statement seems to echo Orwell from every sentence. If that what our Ivy League schools produce these days, then it's time to shut them down.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at September 10, 2019 05:46 PM (HmZuC)

360 Frosty, I think Tulsi wants to be Biden's VP.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 05:46 PM (L2ZTs)

361 351
Democracy is equivalent to rule by Twitter mob.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at September 10, 2019 05:44 PM (dmoiP)
Twitter, internet balloting -

potato - potahto

Posted by: DamnedYankee at September 10, 2019 05:46 PM (37IEG)

362 desock

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 05:46 PM (0Uei+)

363 Seriously, if you pointed out large grass root movements of the left are just populism he'd tell you that's really not what they are. He'd fling around some other 4 dollar Hahvahd word for it.


Here's the word for left wing populism which, btw, can only exist temporarily, it's called a "communist revolution." Once enacted it immediately reverts to tyranny.

Posted by: dagny at September 10, 2019 05:46 PM (Xkhra)

364 I wonder how Kyrsten Sinema will evolve....

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 05:47 PM (90T4r)

365 Frosty, I think Tulsi wants to be Biden's VP.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 05:46 PM (L2ZTs)
..........

He needs a day nurse more.

Posted by: wth at September 10, 2019 05:47 PM (v0R5T)

366 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at September 10, 2019 05:33 P

Best thing about the Spanish Civil War was that the Left turned on each other at the end.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 05:47 PM (Rzloy)

367 kraken, so far Kyrsten has been a pleasant surprise. She's proven she doesn't take marching orders from the DNC far leftists, at least.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 05:47 PM (L2ZTs)

368 Frosty, I think Tulsi wants to be Biden's VP.


The other day, Rush speculated that Biden will be the nominee and a hardcore leftist will be the VP. The Commie VP will run the show, while Uncle Joe sits on the back porch of the White House, drinks warm milk and talks about smelling hair.

Posted by: shibumi, in house selling hell at September 10, 2019 05:48 PM (l/6vt)

369 wth, Tulsi probably has those skills ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 05:48 PM (L2ZTs)

370 364 I wonder how Kyrsten Sinema will evolve....
Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 05:47 PM (90T4r)

I wonder when she'll start rubbing her bare chest against a naked Tulsi Gabbard.

Or is that just me?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at September 10, 2019 05:48 PM (bcbK8)

371 Big Corp isn't so much evil as it's retarded.

Example: One of my clients sent me a ong email detailing how I am supposed to handle their sensitive data. OK fine, fair enough. But then I had to take an online course on how to do it. Then another one. Then a third one. Each one of these 30 minute classes saying the exact same thing which is basically don't share sensitive date with anyone.

And then I got another email after the 3rd one from some Security flunky reminding me to uhm, not share sensitive data with anyone, and here are some online classes on the subject.

It was like Office Space and TPS reports and that shit happens every day in every big company. They are basically too retarded to be evil.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 10, 2019 05:49 PM (FiUMj)

372 All the hyperventilating on the left about Trump is so stupid because he has no real power to do anything. They're just too stupid to realize it.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 10, 2019 05:25 PM (FiUMj)
---
It's whenever he shows that he is the President of the United States, not doing their will.

That's what riles them. Is not that he can't get everything he wants done, it's that he can get anything he wants that they don't want done.

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2019 05:49 PM (YOhRS)

373
Here's the word for left wing populism which,
btw, can only exist temporarily, it's called a "communist revolution."
Once enacted it immediately reverts to tyranny.

Posted by: dagny at September 10, 2019 05:46 PM (Xkhra)
Good lord, Professor Roseyglasses would never admit THAT.

He'd tell you it was just good simple people rising up against oppression and prejudice and narrow minded bigotry! But it's NOT 'left-wing-populism'

Posted by: DamnedYankee at September 10, 2019 05:49 PM (37IEG)

374 shibumi, hmmm

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 05:49 PM (L2ZTs)

375 Is that why De Commie of NYC wants to do away with robots, because they are smarter then him, even the robots that do the same weld all day in a car factory.

Posted by: Colin at September 10, 2019 05:49 PM (ZPPXy)

376 366 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at September 10, 2019 05:33 P

Best thing about the Spanish Civil War was that the Left turned on each other at the end.
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 05:47 PM (Rzloy)

The best thing about it is that the Left lost.

But I haven't gotten to the end of the book yet. It's interesting reading. By Stanley Payne.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at September 10, 2019 05:49 PM (bcbK8)

377 This is why it's silly to pay attention to polls.

This poll has every "top tier" Democrat beating Trump.

In Texas.

https://tinyurl.com/yxlmxgxa

Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 05:49 PM (ZLI7S)

378 The Commie VP will run the show, while Uncle Joe sits on the back porch of the White House, drinks warm milk and talks about smelling hair.

Posted by: shibumi, in house selling hell at September 10, 2019 05:48 PM (l/6vt)
---
Skinny dipping in the reflecting pool on the mall.

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2019 05:50 PM (YOhRS)

379 Hey, all your rubes do as you're told.

Funny how all this theorizing comes up only when they lose elections. Next up, they'll tell Chavez was a right-winger.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at September 10, 2019 05:50 PM (cxTzE)

380 *waves* Goodbye cutting-edge technology and whatever
lead we once had economically due to it. Can't do that within a gig
economy.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #PurgeProgressivism at September 10, 2019 05:43 PM (HaL55)


Truly - yes, yes we are. We are going to stagnate for a bit.


We can't manage the tech we have. I install automation knowing they don't have the manpower or skill to keep it going. I'm not doing anything "cutting edge". But there was a time where running a milling machine well was "cutting edge".

The whole shit-storm about Health Care is just a bitch-fest about making modern miracles cheap. People would truly be happier - truly - seeing everyone die over a liver failure rather than some live and others don't.

The notion of Big Anything - Big Corporate, Big Government - somehow getting the right people to the right place at the right time doesn't work. The Gig Economy will - if you can do the right Gig. It's the best expression of Capitalism I've seen in my life.

Posted by: Ricky Bobby's Father at September 10, 2019 05:50 PM (XmAy3)

381
I wonder when she'll start rubbing her bare chest against a naked Tulsi Gabbard.



Or is that just me?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at September 10, 2019 05:48 PM (bcbK
Does this involve beaches? Horseback riding? Unwinding (buck nekkid) in a cool mountain stream after a long day of back-packing through the piney forests?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at September 10, 2019 05:50 PM (37IEG)

382 *waves* Goodbye cutting-edge technology and whatever lead we once had economically due to it. Can't do that within a gig economy.

Uh no.

I have been involved in a number of David v Goliath showdowns on developing products where Goliath, while large and powerful, was myopic, slow, arrogant and sclerotic.

Two of my main clients right now are

(just waiting for the sales to catch up)

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at September 10, 2019 05:51 PM (lD3vL)

383 qdpsteve, he couldn't keep his hands out of her hair.
Or, a few elbows to the plexus may cure that bad habit.

Posted by: Frosty Imperialist - justly applied imperialism is the answer at September 10, 2019 05:51 PM (jhLCM)

384 377 This is why it's silly to pay attention to polls.

This poll has every "top tier" Democrat beating Trump.

In Texas.

https://tinyurl.com/yxlmxgxa
Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 05:49 PM (ZLI7S)

___

CRAZY TALK!!
- Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 10, 2019 05:51 PM (FiUMj)

385 "They are oligarchist and should be busted into small pieces, ground into dust, burnt, and their ashes thrown out to sea.

Posted by: Frosty Imperialist - justly applied imperialism is the answer at September 10, 2019 05:38 PM (jhLCM)"
..
I will be disappointed if a bunch of their execs and engineers don't get tribunals for crimes against humanity. Most of the big ones are providing direct support for the technologies the PRC is using to catch people to supply their spare parts business.
This is the level of evil we're talking about.

Posted by: lurker (the other one... spelled with a P) at September 10, 2019 05:51 PM (eAshZ)

386 Is it time to spray a little " Poll Be Gone" in the thread??? I keed....well, sorta, kinda...

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 05:51 PM (90T4r)

387 The Gig Economy will - if you can do the right Gig. It's the best expression of Capitalism I've seen in my life.
Posted by: Ricky Bobby's Father at September 10, 2019 05:50 PM (XmAy3)

__

Which is why the powers that be are doing everything they can do derail the gig economy. CA has a bill that will essentially ban independent contracting in the state.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 10, 2019 05:52 PM (FiUMj)

388 "Democracy takes thoughtfulness, discipline and logic?" Dude is crazy, right?

Posted by: Maximus at September 10, 2019 05:52 PM (hdFyL)

389 conservatives "maintain the historic population where we had a free and open society with low crime"

simple!

liberal smart egg heads "bring in 3rd world criminals from all over the world and create a mega-surveillance state to pry tax money from the middle class, ignore the lower class crime wave, and to find extortion data on the rich who resist all while controlling the media to ensure immigrant crimes are never reported"

complicated!

Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 05:52 PM (thQkh)

390 It's a gig economy and I can't get a fucking gig.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 05:53 PM (NWiLs)

391 390
It's a gig economy and I can't get a fucking gig.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 05:53 PM (NWiLs)
For a second I thought you said pig.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at September 10, 2019 05:53 PM (37IEG)

392 I just read at Twitchy that Alyssa Milano met with Ted Cruz already, and about all she tweeted (supposedly) was "he was gracious."

I think that's code for "I just got run over by a squadron of steamrollers, but at least Ted smiled at me while doing so." LOL.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 05:54 PM (L2ZTs)

393 It asks citizens to be able to sift through large amounts of information and process the good from the bad, the true from the false. It requires thoughtfulness, discipline and logic.

Unfortunately, evolution did not favor the exercise of these qualities in the context of a modern mass democracy.
---
In other words, it's unrealistic. "Democracy" requires skills that don't exist in the main in human beings. Thus "Democracy" is not realistic (because Evolution is the "Source of Truth").

Imagine how hard of work it is doing what is impractical to expect out of humans.

What a buffoon. Almost in every sentence endless layers of buffoonery can be peeled back like onion skin.

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2019 05:54 PM (YOhRS)

394 390 It's a gig economy and I can't get a fucking gig.

Posted by: Insomniac


but your internet is working again!

Posted by: comrade nurse ratched at September 10, 2019 05:54 PM (d7Ww2)

395 So that doctor who nearly killed Rand Paul was an educated elite, right?


*looks at score card scribbled all over with crap crossed out and added on*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2019 05:54 PM (ptqGC)

396 He'd tell you it was just good simple people rising up against oppression and prejudice and narrow minded bigotry! But it's NOT 'left-wing-populism.


Oh, so "The Terror" how did that work out?

(I'm sitting in front of the high school waiting for football practice to be over. "Female" soccer coach looks like a terror. These girls at least look healthy though.

Posted by: dagny at September 10, 2019 05:54 PM (Xkhra)

397 381
I wonder when she'll start rubbing her bare chest against a naked Tulsi Gabbard.



Or is that just me?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at September 10, 2019 05:48 PM (bcbK
Does this involve beaches? Horseback riding? Unwinding (buck nekkid) in a cool mountain stream after a long day of back-packing through the piney forests?
Posted by: DamnedYankee at September 10, 2019 05:50 PM (37IEG)

That or a 'Personal Best' scenario involving a gym floor.

I'm willing to leave it up to the pair of them to decide. Just leave the cameras on.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at September 10, 2019 05:54 PM (bcbK8)

398 as far as "gigs" go, teh people making money as gig workers are people who had good jobs and realized there was more money cutting out the middle man. It's not like anyone can just wave a wand and have clients lined up.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 10, 2019 05:54 PM (FiUMj)

399 "Democracy takes thoughtfulness, discipline and logic?"

+++

things that I don't associate with liberals.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 05:54 PM (thQkh)

400 391 390
It's a gig economy and I can't get a fucking gig.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 05:53 PM (NWiLs)
For a second I thought you said pig.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at September 10, 2019 05:53 PM (37IEG)

With the price of bacon being what it is, maybe it's a pig economy.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 05:54 PM (NWiLs)

401 384 377 This is why it's silly to pay attention to polls.

This poll has every "top tier" Democrat beating Trump.

In Texas.

https://tinyurl.com/yxlmxgxa
Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 05:49 PM (ZLI7S)


They can also sing 'when my blue moon turns to gold again' but it ain't happening.

Posted by: Frosty Imperialist - justly applied imperialism is the answer at September 10, 2019 05:54 PM (jhLCM)

402 One of my best vendors was a start up company that grew fairly fast. They were recently bought by the largest company in that field. They are slowly but surely changing that vendor into the non personal relationship , number pushing corporation we all know and love.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 05:55 PM (Rzloy)

403 >>I wonder when she'll start rubbing her bare chest against a naked Tulsi Gabbard.


Next Debate. The Greased Watermelon Challenge.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 05:56 PM (0Uei+)

404 The Government of know-it-alls gave us an easy solution:

You want to be skinnier...just don't eat fat. After all you don't want fat on your body, so you shouldn't want it in your body.

Posted by: Axeman at September 10, 2019 05:56 PM (YOhRS)

405 400 391 390
It's a gig economy and I can't get a fucking gig.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 05:53 PM (NWiLs)
For a second I thought you said pig.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at September 10, 2019 05:53 PM (37IEG)

With the price of bacon being what it is, maybe it's a pig economy.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 05:54 PM (NWiLs)

Come to Seattle. I'll buy you some pulled pork and some BLTs.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at September 10, 2019 05:56 PM (bcbK8)

406 garrett: watch Kamala make the watermelon disappear :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 05:56 PM (L2ZTs)

407 Fuck this guy in particular. (the uc irvine professor, just to be clear)

IWPOHIHWOF.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at September 10, 2019 05:56 PM (pkvuH)

408 394 390 It's a gig economy and I can't get a fucking gig.

Posted by: Insomniac


but your internet is working again!
Posted by: comrade nurse ratched at September 10, 2019 05:54 PM (d7Ww2)

Sorta. But that's better than yesterday.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 05:56 PM (NWiLs)

409 Beto won 48% in TX in 2018.

After everyone was sure Cruz would win by double digits.

Dismiss the polling all you want, TX is trending blue, slowly but surely. Will Trump lose TX? Probably not. Could it be close? Sure.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 10, 2019 05:57 PM (FiUMj)

410 403 >>I wonder when she'll start rubbing her bare chest against a naked Tulsi Gabbard.


Next Debate. The Greased Watermelon Challenge.
Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 05:56 PM (0Uei+)

Endorsed

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at September 10, 2019 05:57 PM (bcbK8)

411 404 The Government of know-it-alls gave us an easy solution:

You want to be skinnier...just don't eat fat. After all you don't want fat on your body, so you shouldn't want it in your body.

===

duh, sugar has no fat, so it's good. look at this pryamid we got in the mail.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 05:57 PM (thQkh)

412 I'm willing to leave it up to the pair of them to decide. Just leave the cameras on.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at September 10, 2019 05:54 PM (bcbK

Maybe they will both strut around in hooker boots.

Posted by: IC at September 10, 2019 05:57 PM (a0IVu)

413 364
I wonder how Kyrsten Sinema will evolve....


Her fangs will break out, wing stubs will protrude, 6 additional teats will begin leaking, her labia will hang to her knees and her hoof's will split... why do you ask?

Posted by: Belial #37 at September 10, 2019 05:57 PM (UFLLM)

414 Why are we stabbing frogs?

Posted by: DaveA at September 10, 2019 05:57 PM (FhXTo)

415 My dopey nephew has made millions on tech start ups that the big companies buy out. Then he takes a couple years off and does it again. He's the "face."

Posted by: dagny at September 10, 2019 05:57 PM (Xkhra)

416 >>It's a gig economy and I can't get a fucking gig.


Someone's always buying Frog legs.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 05:57 PM (0Uei+)

417 409 Beto won 48% in TX in 2018.

After everyone was sure Cruz would win by double digits.

Dismiss the polling all you want, TX is trending blue, slowly but surely. Will Trump lose TX? Probably not. Could it be close? Sure.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker - Not In My Purview at September 10, 2019 05:57 PM (FiUMj)

Demographics being what it is, I fully expect Texas to go blue in 10-12 years.

Posted by: IC at September 10, 2019 05:58 PM (a0IVu)

418 Next Debate. The Greased Watermelon Challenge.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 05:56 PM (0Uei+)


Is the swinging sausage on a string between the legs out now?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at September 10, 2019 05:58 PM (ptqGC)

419 405 400 391 390
It's a gig economy and I can't get a fucking gig.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 05:53 PM (NWiLs)
For a second I thought you said pig.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at September 10, 2019 05:53 PM (37IEG)

With the price of bacon being what it is, maybe it's a pig economy.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 05:54 PM (NWiLs)

Come to Seattle. I'll buy you some pulled pork and some BLTs.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at September 10, 2019 05:56 PM (bcbK

Sounds good to me. Maybe I should become a hog farmer.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 05:58 PM (NWiLs)

420 409 Beto won 48% in TX in 2018.

After everyone was sure Cruz would win by double digits.

Dismiss the polling all you want, TX is trending blue, slowly but surely. Will Trump lose TX? Probably not. Could it be close? Sure.

=======

the left is importing a million new voters a year. those close margins are going to start becoming blow outs.

we've seen red state go purple to hard blue in the last 15 years.

but at least AOL doesn't have to pay full wages to their H1B workers

Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 05:58 PM (thQkh)

421 Insom: there's big money in pork bellies ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 05:59 PM (L2ZTs)

422 It's a gig economy and I can't get a fucking gig


I hate the Aggies too.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 05:59 PM (Rzloy)

423 419 405 400 391 390
It's a gig economy and I can't get a fucking gig.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 05:53 PM (NWiLs)
For a second I thought you said pig.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at September 10, 2019 05:53 PM (37IEG)

With the price of bacon being what it is, maybe it's a pig economy.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 05:54 PM (NWiLs)

Come to Seattle. I'll buy you some pulled pork and some BLTs.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at September 10, 2019 05:56 PM (bcbK

Sounds good to me. Maybe I should become a hog farmer.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 05:58 PM (NWiLs)

There's that butcher shop in West Seattle, the Swinery.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at September 10, 2019 05:59 PM (bcbK8)

424 I wonder when she'll start rubbing her bare chest against a naked Tulsi Gabbard.



Or is that just me?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at September 10, 2019 05:48 PM (bcbK
Does this involve beaches? Horseback riding? Unwinding (buck nekkid) in a cool mountain stream after a long day of back-packing through the piney forests?
Posted by: DamnedYankee at September 10, 2019 05:50 PM (37IEG)

That or a 'Personal Best' scenario involving a gym floor.

I'm willing to leave it up to the pair of them to decide. Just leave the cameras on.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at September 10, 2019 05:54 PM (bcbK



Go on . . . .

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at September 10, 2019 05:59 PM (GbPPJ)

425 Big Corp means upper management to me. I retired from a company that had yearly revenue of fifteen billion dollars, thirty three thousand employees and operated on 80 countries. They managed to bankrupt it in less than 10 years. Golden parachutes for them, pink slips for many.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at September 10, 2019 05:59 PM (fk9y/)

426 My dopey nephew has made millions on tech start ups
that the big companies buy out. Then he takes a couple years off and
does it again. He's the "face."
Posted by: dagny at September 10, 2019 05:57 PM (Xkhra)


Spoiler Alert - he's not dopey.

Posted by: Ricky Bobby's Father at September 10, 2019 05:59 PM (XmAy3)

427 Demographics being what it is, I fully expect Texas to go blue in 10-12 years.
Posted by: IC at September 10, 2019 05:58 PM (a0IVu)

===

yeah, and then this professor won't be wrong. Alaska and Maine will probably break away. You and your kids will be dead. The new population of America will, like other South American countries, be full on OK with electing technocratic elites. or just elite elites. whatever, fuck you.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 06:00 PM (thQkh)

428 417

Demographics being what it is, I fully expect Texas to go blue in 10-12 years.
Posted by: IC at September 10, 2019 05:58 PM (a0IVu)

Ah demographics.... now THAT can keep us awake at night...... math doesn't lie.....

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 06:00 PM (90T4r)

429 I wonder when she'll start rubbing her bare chest against a naked Tulsi Gabbard.

Or is that just me?



You are not alone. You are in good company. You are in company.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 10, 2019 06:00 PM (FNXDu)

430 Sounds good to me. Maybe I should become a hog farmer.
Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 05:58 PM (NWiLs)

There's that butcher shop in West Seattle, the Swinery.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Relax, buy ammo and don't give one inch at September 10, 2019 05:59 PM (bcbK

That deserves as much patronage as it can get for the name alone.

Posted by: Insomniac at September 10, 2019 06:00 PM (NWiLs)

431 Abbott got 56% of the vote against a Hispanic candidate.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 10, 2019 06:00 PM (Rzloy)

432
With apologies to our inestimable commentator, but...

What do sock monkeys jerk off into?

Posted by: Tawny Port at September 10, 2019 06:00 PM (UFLLM)

433 409 Beto won 48% in TX in 2018.

...

How'd I do?

Posted by: Governor Abbott at September 10, 2019 06:00 PM (y6iHd)

434 There's a tiny bit of justice in the world I guess.

Ted Nugent is back on FB...

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 06:00 PM (L2ZTs)

435 421 Insom: there's big money in pork bellies ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 05:59 PM (L2ZTs)


Yep... just look at " The View"......

Posted by: kraken at September 10, 2019 06:01 PM (90T4r)

436 Go on . . . .
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at September 10, 2019 05:59 PM (GbPPJ)


You know that the Horde doesn't get nice things.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at September 10, 2019 06:01 PM (wCmLp)

437 kraken, those are chitlins. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 10, 2019 06:01 PM (L2ZTs)

438 414 Why are we stabbing frogs?
Posted by: DaveA at September 10, 2019 05:57 PM (FhXTo)

Seemed like thing to do, barbarian.

Posted by: Totally Rainmando at September 10, 2019 06:01 PM (RD7QR)

439 >>What do sock monkeys jerk off into?


Slightly smaller SockMonkeys.


...also. Potted plants.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 06:01 PM (0Uei+)

440 431 Abbott got 56% of the vote against a Hispanic candidate

..

And female.


Shhhh

Posted by: Governor Abbott at September 10, 2019 06:01 PM (y6iHd)

441 NOOOOOOD

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at September 10, 2019 06:02 PM (BqBId)

442 Big Corp means upper management to me. I retired from a company that had yearly revenue of fifteen billion dollars, thirty three thousand employees and operated on 80 countries. They managed to bankrupt it in less than 10 years. Golden parachutes for them, pink slips for many.
Posted by: NOT THAT GUY
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This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Jane Sanders at September 10, 2019 06:02 PM (fUKvD)

443 noody

Posted by: IC at September 10, 2019 06:02 PM (a0IVu)

444 Rosenberg says, will be right-wing populist governments that offer voters simple answers to complicated questions.

--

Funny how that works.

Here's a hint: If you feel have to rationalize or justify something, your actions are probably wrong.

Posted by: Moron Robbie- Criminal acts are not loopholes at September 10, 2019 06:02 PM (dSvao)

445 You know that the Horde doesn't get nice things.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at September 10, 2019 06:01 PM (wCmLp)



That's because the Horde is awful.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at September 10, 2019 06:02 PM (GbPPJ)

446 That or a 'Personal Best' scenario involving a gym floor.



Jesus, children. Personal Best was track girls. Once in a bedroom and once the sauna.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 10, 2019 06:02 PM (FNXDu)

447
Intel was founded by Fairchild Semiconductor engineers who'd had enough of Bill Shockley's crazy bullshit, and struck out on their own.

At the time, nobody thought it would work, and they were hated in the industry for their disloyalty to the Great Shockley.

Sometimes the upstart little firm becomes the 800lb. gorilla in the room.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 10, 2019 06:02 PM (AzW6q)

448
g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson | The MiMoMe is 21SEP19 in Chelsea,MI
Friday night we dine in Hell / sign up today<
at September 10, 2019 06:02 PM (KCxzN)

449 I suspect that the argument that, "You're not smart enough to vote any more" may not appeal to veterans, who risked their lives for their country.

Anybody think the good perfesser logged a few years in uniform himself? If so, can I see some hands? I don't see any hands.

What Bill Buckley said about the phone book applies here: "I'd rather be governed by the first 100 people in the phone book than by the faculty at Harvard."

Posted by: mnw at September 10, 2019 06:02 PM (Cssks)

450 >>What do sock monkeys jerk off into?

Slightly smaller SockMonkeys.
Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 06:01 PM (0Uei+)


Mind = blown.

Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 10, 2019 06:02 PM (t+qrx)

451 Hey, AltonJackson.

Posted by: hogmartin will be sad if you don't register for the fall MIMoMe at September 10, 2019 06:03 PM (t+qrx)

452 Hey, Ace...gotta question:

Are you still on Twitter? I mean, as a contributor. I know that you monitor the cesspool but I also know you used to be a contributor. I'm asking because they banned me a long time ago for having a non-approved thought so I don't know what goes on there anymore.

Posted by: AnotherOne at September 10, 2019 06:03 PM (B1huf)

453 New Google Thread

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 06:03 PM (0Uei+)

454 My current theory is the Tulsi is positioning herself for when the Dems implode in 2020. Running a hard-left, arrogant, anti-blue-collar candidate will piss off the working-class who make up the Dem rank and file. Tulsi can then step up as the sane alternative for party leadership.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at September 10, 2019 06:03 PM (wCmLp)

455 >>Jesus, children. Personal Best was track girls. Once in a bedroom and once the sauna.


Like fucking Rain Man with this shit, this guy.

Posted by: garrett at September 10, 2019 06:04 PM (0Uei+)

456 Let's have a vote. Are we a republic or a democracy?

Posted by: klaftern at September 10, 2019 06:05 PM (RuIsu)

457 Texas blue ?

I do a lot of work there. El Paso is blue already. Houston is weird - red and blue within city limits. Never been to Austin or Dallas. San Antonio is gone - they're pretty much affluent Mexico.


Rural is red. But they've got a strong Presbyterian streak. I don't really know how they'll go, in SHTF.

Posted by: Ricky Bobby's Father at September 10, 2019 06:05 PM (XmAy3)

458 >>Beto won 48% in TX in 2018.

Trump is not Cruz and Cruz wasn't the president who turned the oil and gas sector loose.

I'm old enough to remember when the media said Hillary had a 10 point lead in Texas. It turned out ok.

Posted by: JackStraw Expert On Stuff at September 10, 2019 06:05 PM (ZLI7S)

459 It's a gig economy and I can't get a fucking gig.


Drive Uber. I did. Or do you want a gig that fulfills your social expectations?

Want a gig that pays, Uber is OK. Not great. Not bad. Fair for what it is.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 10, 2019 06:06 PM (FNXDu)

460 I wonder how Kyrsten Sinema will evolve... into a lizard and screw over everyone?

Try November 2020.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 10, 2019 06:07 PM (3H9h1)

461
Let's have a vote. Are we a republic or a democracy?
Posted by: klaftern at September 10, 2019 06:05 PM (RuIsu)


By the rules - republic. In application - a democracy. Hence lies the problem.

Posted by: Ricky Bobby's Father at September 10, 2019 06:07 PM (XmAy3)

462
hey, hogmartin

Posted by: AltonJackson | The MiMoMe is 21SEP19 in Chelsea,MI
Friday night we dine in Hell / sign up today<
at September 10, 2019 06:09 PM (KCxzN)

463 Vote early, vote often.

Posted by: klaftern at September 10, 2019 06:10 PM (RuIsu)

464 Work at the job you can get until
you get the job you want.

Posted by: Frosty Imperialist - justly applied imperialism is the answer at September 10, 2019 06:12 PM (jhLCM)

465
Let's have a vote. Are we a republic or a democracy?
Posted by: klaftern


Remocracy

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 10, 2019 06:14 PM (aKsyK)

466 is there a reason this guy's opinion is even worth tearing apart?

this same shit has been written since Reagan. Probably since mcKinley
Posted by: mushroom maniac at September 10, 2019 05:18 PM (thQkh)

Huey Long was another dangerous populist. Back then, though the self proclaimed elites weren't just worthless blowhards, although they had managed to ruin the economy with their games in the Market Crash.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 10, 2019 06:20 PM (FTPn0)

467 My current theory is the Tulsi is positioning herself for when the Dems implode in 2020. Running a hard-left, arrogant, anti-blue-collar candidate will piss off the working-class who make up the Dem rank and file. Tulsi can then step up as the sane alternative for party leadership.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at September 10, 2019 06:03 PM (wCmLp)

There's little hope for a return to sanity that fast. One corrupt and out of touch group may be disgrace and purged in 2020, but that still leaves the other. Neither side wants Gabbard, and neither side cares about the rank and file.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 10, 2019 06:22 PM (FTPn0)

468 Our nation has never been a Democracy it is a Constitutional Republic (if we can keep it). Go Trump MAGA!

Posted by: Kenny The G from AZ at September 10, 2019 06:27 PM (IV3KZ)

469 My current theory is the Tulsi is positioning herself for when the Dems implode in 2020. Running a hard-left, arrogant, anti-blue-collar candidate will piss off the working-class who make up the Dem rank and file. Tulsi can then step up as the sane alternative for party leadership.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at September 10, 2019 06:03 PM (wCmLp)

There's little hope for a return to sanity that fast. One corrupt and out of touch group may be disgrace and purged in 2020, but that still leaves the other. Neither side wants Gabbard, and neither side cares about the rank and file.
Posted by: Oldcat at September 10, 2019 06:22 PM (FTPn0)



We're willowed as shit, but what Colorado Alex thinks is what I think.

Trump is going to win 2020. He just is. The Dems are going to throw their most viable socialist at him and lose.

The Dems will win 2024. There's no such thing as Trumpism, there's only Trump. Pence is not Trump. No one is. And the country always swings the pendulum.

So, a Dem is going to win 2024. Deal with it.

If Tulsi is prepositioning herself to repudiate the socialists and win the center I'm all for it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 10, 2019 06:27 PM (FNXDu)

470 it's the standard Democrat/Socialist/Obama cant that the public can't understand how awesome and smart we are because they're too dumb.
-------

We can explain that.

Posted by: Vox at September 10, 2019 06:30 PM (fUKvD)

471 "(Althouse) is starting to ban certain commenters on her blog. Most of them come back a few days later under a new nickname. The regulars recognize them after a few posts. No, they don't get re-banned."

Not even that. She's on Blogger and doesn't know how to ban people. So she threatens you and goes back to delete each of your posts manually.

Posted by: Fen at September 10, 2019 06:44 PM (Ad2sq)

472 359 Professor Plum's statement seems to echo Orwell from every sentence. If that what our Ivy League schools produce these days, then it's time to shut burn them down


-=====
No half measures.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at September 10, 2019 06:53 PM (dmoiP)

473 Trust Don Lemon, people.

Posted by: Quilp at September 10, 2019 07:02 PM (Bf3hj)

474 What Rosenberg fails to factor in is that some welcome being on the bottom.

In an politically gay sense not economic. By being a political butt boy those get economically rewarded by their tops.

Posted by: Radical Gay Theory at September 10, 2019 07:59 PM (v9i14)

475 To paraphrase Ben Franklin, 'We've given the people a republic, if they can keep it.'

Posted by: Radar at September 10, 2019 08:41 PM (kOzB0)

476 Who listens to the capons in academia? Who ever listened to them?

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A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
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Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
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