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Forum Post: Income inequality is BS. Question: Do you Lib's want a pseudo-communist, nanny state ?

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 17, 2012, 10:32 p.m. EST by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY
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Income inequality is the loaded question of the moment, the political equivalent of “When did you stop beating your wife?” If you’re not opposed to income inequality, you must be in favor of poverty.

If you look around the country you find varying levels of income inequality among the states, and thus guidance about how to reduce it.

The reflexive solution to income inequality is to raise taxes, but the facts don’t support that approach. Progressives say they’re opposed to income inequality, but so-called blue states — those whose residents vote predominantly Democratic — outnumber red (Republican) states, in the 20 states where income inequality is greatest. Some 60 percent of the most unequal states — New York leads the way — are blue, while 60 percent of the most equal are not, with deep red Utah most equal of all. equality.

  1. Measurements of inequality don't take into account in-kind transfers (medical assistance, food stamps, etc.).

  2. The inequality expressed was taken from one point in time.

There are other things that come into play, such as immigrants and mindsets.

The steady increase in income inequality in recent decades is due largely to increased immigration. Between 1970 and 2000, foreign-born population in our great country increased from 9.6 million to 31.1 million. The percentage of the U.S. population that is foreign-born increased from 4.7% in 1970 to 11.1% in 2000.

Immigrants' median annual income is about 15% lower than native-born Americans. This is why the gap between the top and bottom groups has increased.

http://www.bostonherlad.com/news/opinion/op_ed/view/20220117liberal_inanity_breeds_income_inequality/

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[-] 2 points by HitGirl (2263) 2 years ago

If the private sector is so good at allocating capital why did it have to be BAILED OUT? Let's see...who gives failing CEO's golden parachutes worth millions? That would be the private sector. The private sector also spends millions and millions of dollars lobbying our government. The private sector has no morals and no patriotism. That's why they'd rather operate sweat-shops in China than employ Americans. Hell, the wealthy aren't even paying more in taxes! Let's see those tax returns, Mitt Romney?

[-] 2 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 2 years ago

What are you proposing more government involvement? Why did Obama approve the bail out? protest @ Pennsylvania Ave. Enough with the partisan...divisive politics. That dog don't hunt anymore.

[-] 1 points by HitGirl (2263) 2 years ago

That dog may not hunt but I do. More government involvement is exactly what's needed! What else could balance the power of the corporations? You are incredibly naive if you think that the private sector will suddenly get religion once the government is gone and care about things like workers rights or the environment. Certainly there is no concern for public safety or wealth distribution. If you're one of those ignorant, no government libertarians, married to your ideals, you can take those ideals and shove them up your ample backside. And maybe I can recommend a therapist for your obvious lack of common sense.

[-] -1 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 2 years ago

Why the bitterness dude ? Seems unhappy people become Liberals. People seek out those that are similar. Birds of a feather flock together. An unhappy person looks around and sees two groups: happy people, and unhappy people. Rather than take a page out of the former group, enter the herd and ask for help and guidance , the person is more likely to choose the path of least resistance — of instant acceptance. “Come to Mumsy, darling, you’re one of us.” And once in the herd, it becomes very, very difficult to leave it.

The Liberal, of course, will deny this pathology. No, they say, they are only trying to make things fair. Liberals are consumed with fixing the world. By eliminating what is unfair, by eliminating the evil banks and the greedy corporations, all the little people will receive what is rightfully theirs! Subconsciously, then, nobody will be more successful than they are... are so twisted with hate, and so convinced of their own in inability.. they cannot even rely on themselves to overthrow The Other. They hand over their own power to a third party — the GOVERNMENT, to do their dirty work in the form of increased taxation and regulation.

Liberals, however, have got it turned around. They seek to heal the world before healing themselves first. They see this as somehow noble, great sacrifice. Well, it’s easy to make a sacrifice when you regard yourself as valueless. Every major religion across almost every culture, instructs man to take care of himself first, and then attempt to heal the world. Get with the program....try to have the courage to look within.

[-] 1 points by HitGirl (2263) 2 years ago

"Little people"? What's with that? Your blatant classism is showing. I noticed you didn't address anything I said there. Instead, you wasted everybody's time trying to paint an inaccurate picture of me in order to dodge the real questions. If liberals are consumed with fixing the world (not an ignoble goal), then neocons are consumed with profit at any cost. Reading your post is very informative as to the nature of your character. In my experience only crooks, thieves and Republicans oppose good government. And by the way, a government of We the People is not a third party despite your rhetoric.

[-] 0 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 2 years ago

"Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country" "...the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God."

[-] 2 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 2 years ago

hmmm, where do you get those figures ?

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[-] -1 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

that fukin repelican scumbag was given them on one of those anonymous chain emails they all pass around - it's worse than vd

[-] -1 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 2 years ago

No... acquired these stat's from the a daily in Boston. The truth blows your small, mind? you guys fabricate much of your facts.

[+] -6 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

prove it you repelican shill

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[-] 1 points by toukarin (488) 2 years ago

Income inequality is not my primary concern... Indeed, I fully support the notion that the onus of improving ones standing in life is primarily based upon ones own self... it the inequality in representation... the under representation of the little guy in matters such as healthcare which I take issue with..

That said... it does seem odd that CEO compensation increases in the high double or even triple percentage digits whereas average worker compensation increases by <10% in the same time period...

It seems odd that people who take home orders of magnitude more money than the middle class are still given breaks for creating jobs overseas rather than at home...

It seems odd that any effort to question this policy, or trying to work for the rest of the people is met with such vehement resistance...

It seems odd that we find the money and political will to send our young men and women to fight and die in wars based on faulty intelligence, thereby enriching big military industrial contractors but cant find the same resources or political will to help the people... by reining in big pharma and military contractors... by reinstating Glass Steagall...

It seems odd that in a capitalist country, there exist entities deemed too big to fail...

It seems odd that while purporting to be the paragon of peace and prosperity, our government is directly or indirectly responsible for putting into power and/or arming and/or facilitating some of the worlds worst despots and war criminals...

There are things which are not right... we may not have all the solutions... but for damned sure we have the right to ask WHY....

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

How do these (R)epelican "small government" robots miss that whole HUGE Patriot Act?

The MOTHER of NDAA and a whole host of other expensive Acts.

(R)epelicans make the biggest government of all, and pretend it didn't happen.

(R)epelicans lie, over and over.

The problem is their compatriots believe their own BULL SHIT!

[-] 1 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 2 years ago

Have you been hanging with zendog? you are both in denial...and don't want to believe the truth..This whole OWS circus is a farce...ad the real "99%" are not down with you

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Where was this copied from?

A source please?

[-] -1 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 2 years ago

google darling..I'm busy with some pressing stuff...or give me till tomorrow.

[-] 0 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 2 years ago

the dumb ass don't have a link

[-] 1 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 2 years ago

There you go...now be civil please.

[-] 0 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 2 years ago

oh.. why didn't you just ask?..I'll give you the link up top.. chill out...you guys are so nasty. (give me one minute)

[-] 1 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 2 years ago

oh... that helped a lot.... same thing you cut & pasted.... where do those figures come from... the internet ????? hehehe

[-] 0 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 2 years ago

I gave you the article...waz up w/ you? Where do you get your info from the dead sea scrolls?

[-] 1 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 2 years ago

look ... TryingForAnOpenMind ... you really should spend some time reading thru the different threads here ... there's a lot of good information... you might learn something real and valuable ... peace

[-] 0 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 2 years ago

thanks...I have found a lot of lib propaganda mostly...but will keep looking

[+] -5 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

he's a fukcing repelican - he's obviously lying

you can tell - his mouth is open

[-] 1 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 2 years ago

:) ... here ck this out... it will make you happier... Banned Mormon Cartoon - EXTENDED VERSION http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3BqLZ8UoZk&feature=share

[+] -6 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

awh,

I'm on dial-up. I wish I could . . .

that's alright. I think this helped.

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[-] -2 points by LaraLittletree (-850) from Scarsdale, NY 2 years ago

Income inequality doesn't matter as there is relatively high mobility, the reason that there is less now is that smart begets smart and rich begets rich. Look at the top 5% of income earners most are doctors, lawyers, engineer, positions that require intelligence and drive, America is largely meritocratic.Which is a good thing.

[-] 5 points by April (3196) 2 years ago

There should be income inequality. I want my doctor to be paid alot more than my gardener. But wage stagnation and an increasingly large wealth disparity does matter. America is an oligarchy.

[-] 0 points by LaraLittletree (-850) from Scarsdale, NY 2 years ago

word up,,,april

[-] 1 points by April (3196) 2 years ago

Who's the OP nitwit? Ah well, I think Zen is taking care of him. : )

[-] -1 points by LaraLittletree (-850) from Scarsdale, NY 2 years ago

I think that's zendog..he is really off the deep end.

[-] 0 points by April (3196) 2 years ago

Oh I love Zen. Zen's like a big lovable pitbull. I think this poster is a freaking nitwit. He needs to rip this guy up.

So you're profile says you've been here since Nov. But it's funny, I don't recall seeing you around until recent. Are you new here or we just crossing paths?

[-] -1 points by LaraLittletree (-850) from Scarsdale, NY 2 years ago

I've been trying to stay out of the limelight

[-] 1 points by April (3196) 2 years ago

I try to keep a low profile too. That was just me being snarky. : )

[-] -1 points by LaraLittletree (-850) from Scarsdale, NY 2 years ago

have a nice evening..I missed this site yesterday.

[+] -7 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

I hate repelicans

I just hate the lying bastards

I fuking hate them

[-] 1 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 2 years ago

either get a script for trazadone or seroquel.....Or try running 8 miles daily

[+] -4 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

I probably should go get some psychotropics shouldn't I . . . .It has been suggested in the past - by professionals . . .

yeah-ya

especially since what I would really like is to hack off the heads of prominent repelican strategists. yeahya. hack off their heads with an axe, mount them on posts, and use them for practice with a shot gun.

Post videos on youtube.

I'd like ta.

really.

I can't help it. you fuckers just make me so angry. I hate being lied to. and that is all you people can do.

lie.

Bush never had a mandate. What were you people thinking?

Boner never represented the will of the people in the budget debate.

you people were lying.

  • I'm sick of your lies.

well. I don't really know if they are your lies - or if you are just another dutiful zombified fool regurgitating the party line.

and I'm really not at all sure that I care . . . .

[-] 2 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 2 years ago

hehehe ... relax ZD ;)... they're just too stupid to realize they are lying ... because they never read anything other than crap... they're retarded ...

you know we will have to support them after we destroy all they're thieving get rich quick scams....

you need to learn to like them... you know like a puppy that keeps biting you.... ;)

[-] -1 points by LaraLittletree (-850) from Scarsdale, NY 2 years ago

You Lib's have a weird herd mentality, personality disorder. Unhappy people become Liberals. Birds of a feather flock together. An unhappy person looks around and sees two groups: Rather than take a page out of the former group, lib's enter the herd and ask for help and guidance on how to become happy, the person is more likely to choose the path of least resistance — of instant acceptance. “Come to Mumsy, darling, you’re one of us.” And once in the herd, it becomes very difficult to leave it.

The Liberal, of course, will deny this pathology. No, they say, they are only trying to make things fair. Liberals are consumed with fixing the world. By eliminating what is unfair, by eliminating the evil banks and the greedy corporations, all the little people will receive what is rightfully theirs! So twisted with hate, and so convinced of their own ineptness., they cannot even rely on themselves to overthrow The Other. They hand over their own power to a third party — the GOVERNMENT — to do their dirty work in the form of the confiscatory process of increased taxation and regulation.

Liberals, however, have got it turned around. They seek to heal the world before healing themselves first. They see this as somehow noble, great sacrifice. Well, it’s easy to make a sacrifice when you regard yourself as valueless. Every major religion across almost every culture, instructs man to take care of himself first, and then attempt to heal the world.

[-] -1 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 2 years ago

Brad B ..I have referenced my source.. Seems like lib's are too drunk on Democratic BS....to have any objective perspective...Dem's tax and spend ...And promote the welfare, nanny state. Democrats don't get it. Their goal is to spend ever increasing amounts of public money.

[+] -5 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

I'm just irritated - no sweat.

They come in here and lie like it's nothing - and what? we're all supposed to debate with all civility in the face of their blatant disrespect of the public, of us, and our ability to reason, . . .

bah

they are sick bastards

sick I said

compulsive

chronic

psychopathic

liars

[-] 1 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 2 years ago

I gotta agree...... you know... we could a movie about all they're dumb ass comments here... and make some money.... ;)

[+] -6 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

Check this shit out

is this pathetic, or what?

[-] 0 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 2 years ago

hey ...what is up? how's the weather in Burlington? we's got a bunch of snow down here in NY. party on dude. Do you have cross country skis?...or snow shoes?

[+] -6 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

I have a snow plow - and not enough snow to plow. There should be over two feet in the yard by now, yet the grass is poking up everywhere and the driveway is a sheet of ice.

  • yet they say there is no global warming . . .
[-] 0 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 2 years ago

We have approx 5-6 " accumulation right now.. and it is snowing like a beast outside I live in Westchester County, NY....about 7 miles from NYC. watch yourself out there in the snow zendog.... your bones are getting more brittle, now that you are past 50. don't slip.

[+] -5 points by DKAtoday (28248) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

You should do some minor research ( at least ) on Global warming. If you do you will find that many wild storms are a side effect. Things like torrential rain or multi-State snow storms/blizzards, as well as droughts and high temperature. It is not a smooth ride!

[-] -1 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 2 years ago

Good point DK (donkey kong ?) Global Warming, as it is being promoted, is suspect, the whole idea that puny little man, can have any effect on Earth's biosphere is so patently absurd. It may be getting warmer, but ONE volcano can spew out 20 years of exhaust in one month, consider this: every single dirt clod on this planet is a by product of volcanic activity, all the mountains, also all the valleys, to the bottom of the sea, every bit of it was formed from boiling liquid rock, coming from inside the liquid core. If the greenhouse effect could destroy life on Earth, I think it would have done it by now.. party on dude !!!

[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (28248) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

TryingForAnOpenMind (18) 1 minute ago

You should do some minor research ( at least ) on Global warming. If you do you will find that many wild storms are a side effect. Things like torrential rain or multi-State snow storms/blizzards, as well as droughts and high temperature. It is not a smooth ride! Also Tornadoes ( see last years report for the USA ).

You are correct in pointing out that Volcanic activity affects the climate with dust as well as green house gasses. Yes we have had volcanic activity from the beginning of time. What we have not had until recently ( the industrial revolution ) is man making a major non-stop day and night ( 24/7/365 ) contribution.

[-] 0 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 2 years ago

No...I don't think so.

[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (28248) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Well that is more than apparent-TryingForAnOpenMind (18) 1 minute ago

[+] -6 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

don't slip . . .

accidental engineering . . .

  • it's not just for elections anymore

  • it's a KILLER

do I look worried?

z

[-] 0 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 2 years ago

No you look fierce. Keep the faith. Cold as mold in NY..

[-] 1 points by ineptcongress (648) 2 years ago

french-style revolution!! weeeeee!!

[-] 0 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 2 years ago

You better watch out or the NYPD are going to come for you. To do an evaluation @ Bellvue, You are in NY correct?

[+] -6 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

vermont scumbag

and I'm sure the cops all know me around here

they can see me coming a mile off

it's the tin foil hat

piss off

you carl with ah kay pantywaste piss ant

[-] 0 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 2 years ago

oh...Vermont cool...what part? how's the weather?

[+] -5 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

Williston - just outside of Burlington.

Normally we have a couple of feet of snow - yesterday the temp was up around 39 degrees, there is about a half inch of ice in the driveway, and not much snow at all.

Elevation about 1000 ft above sea level - you get higher and there is more snow - this is definitely going to be another year of above average temps.

Why do you use facts and figures to lie to people?

[-] 0 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 2 years ago

I have a source...I take exception w/ you saying it's lying. There are definitely different views on all this USA economy stuff,.than just the anti-wall street angle. Why are you so one dimensionally partisan?

[+] -4 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

I'm 51 years old. I've been watching the repelican party lie for the last 15 years.

I'm quite sick of it.

Politics in this country isn't a game. It isn't some team sport. Global warming is here, outside the door - on the lawn. That debate alone is quite exemplary of the entire process - 15 years ago the claim was there is no global warming - five years ago the debate changed and a new term entered circulation - anthropomorphic.

Meanwhile scientific consensus has followed a trajectory similar to that of our rate of carbon release . . . .

The consequences of our failure to act will most certainly be catastrophic.

Then there is the budget debate - I watched that unfold in the run up to last August.

And again.

every single day that passes without resolution to our debt exacerbates that problem - compounding it daily, just like the interest on that debt

I watched.

Repelicans

lie

as they dug in their heels, refusing to end the Bushite tax breaks, corporate loopholes, the stock market and jobs numbers tanked - all over market uncertainty if the U.S. would default on its debt.

Commentators around the world had never seen such behavior from Congress.

The repelican party is intent on breaking shit - and it is themselves that they are breaking.

the repelican party is DONE

Compare this

with this

[-] 0 points by Thrasymaque (-2138) 2 years ago

Does repelican refer to the pelican bird? Just wondering.

[-] 1 points by April (3196) 2 years ago

lol. Of course it does. And Democraps means poop. So we've got pelicans on the one side and poop on the other. If you're on the poopy side it stinks. And when the pelicans poop, they push it all over to the poopy side.

[+] -6 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

Of course not, and I'm sure by now you know better - but I don't mind, I'll take this opportunity to repeat:

Repelican -

  • is a term of approbation,

  • a proof,

  • derogatory in nature,

  • intended to shame

  • and to ridicule

  • those who run for high office

  • upon a platform of lies before the whole world

  • and have not the decency to blush bright crimson.

  • they are reprehensible.

  • they are repulsive.

  • they are repellent.

  • they are repelicans . . . .

.

z

[-] 0 points by Thrasymaque (-2138) 2 years ago

I was expecting a better wordplay from a poet. I thought there might have been something deep behind this neologism. Instead, it's like an ad hominem from a kindergartener.

We need a much better neologism to make fun of republicans. Let's look for one together.

[-] 0 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 2 years ago

Lose the partisan position...Democrats are as bad or worse !!! Democrats want to keep people ignorant of the real facts. Once a person gains some self respect and ambition they quickly learn that Democrats stifle progress and promote idleness. An informed electorate is the biggest danger to the special interest liberals now in control of Washington. The faster the public learns the facts the quicker this country can return to progress.

[-] -1 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 2 years ago

All BS propaganda. you drank acid laced kool aid.

[+] -6 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

nice comeback. Too bad you don't have any facts to support your assertion -

oh, that's right. there aren't any.

Seems funny though, that's nothing new for repelicans so why are you suddenly floundering like a fool . . .

ah well. I suppose it was inevitable that reality would catch up with you one day . . . .

the repelican party is DONE

[-] 0 points by TryingForAnOpenMind (-358) from Yonkers, NY 2 years ago

Unhappy people who want to blame others become Liberals. Birds of a feather flock together. Rather than try to improve themselves or endeavor some sort of independent thought...the lib enters the herd and ask for help and guidance , the person is more likely to choose the path of least resistance — of instant acceptance. “Come to Mumsy, darling, you’re one of us.” And once in the herd, it becomes very, very difficult to leave it.

The Liberal, of course, will deny this pathology. No, they say, they are only trying to make things fair. Liberals are consumed with fixing the world. By eliminating what is unfair, by eliminating the evil banks and the greedy corporations, all the little people will receive what is rightfully theirs! Subconsciously, then, nobody will be more successful than they are... are so twisted with hate, and so convinced of their own in inability.. they cannot even rely on themselves to overthrow The Other. They hand over their own power to a third party — the GOVERNMENT, to do their dirty work in the form of increased taxation and regulation.

Liberals, however, have got it turned around. They seek to heal the world before healing themselves first. They see this as somehow noble, great sacrifice. Well, it’s easy to make a sacrifice when you regard yourself as valueless. Every major religion across almost every culture, instructs man to take care of himself first, and then attempt to heal the world. Get with the program....try to have the courage to look within.

[+] -6 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

the GOVERNMENT, to do their dirty work in the form of increased taxation and regulation.

That is called social stability - it stems from the rule of law . . . a necessity in the acquisition and maintenance of wealth.

there is always the alternative - we could do it ourselves.

And if there is no redress for those who have had their homes foreclosed on through robo signing and other such measures; if there is no compensation for those who have had their retirement stolen . . .

it seems inevitable . . ..

  • we will
[-] -1 points by muddFlapp (-108) 2 years ago

Global warming is here, outside the door - on the lawn///////////////////////////////////Maybe you should mow your grass then if Global warming is on your lawn libidiot, that will get rid of it bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

[-] -2 points by muddFlapp (-108) 2 years ago

Meanwhile scientific consensus has followed a trajectory similar to that of our rate of carbon release//////////////////////////////////////////////If you want to cut down on carbon release then maybe you should take the keys out of Air Force 1!!!!! buckwheat has that in the air about six days a week. Today I think he is going to Disneyland

[+] -5 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

Today I think he is going to Disneyland

well maybe you'll get to smile and wave at the President,

  • you rat clawed, bucktoothed fool
[-] 1 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 2 years ago

hehehehe ... ;)

[+] -5 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

I'm tempted to keep posting that on all the repelican threads that have been showing up - but jart would send me a pm and tell me to stop spamming

I don't think she would appreciate that it isn't spam at all, but a reflection of a deep seated rage that is endemic in America . . . .

[-] 1 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 2 years ago

hehe... change a couple of letters or the order to throw the spam bot off .... ;)

[+] -6 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

LoL!

that's a clever idea - but I'm sure the repelican trolls would whine . . .

can you imagine? they set out to destroy the forum, and then whine . . .

[-] 1 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 2 years ago

yeah... but I have seen a few of them... actually listen... and walk away with a new view.... they arn't All that stupid... just 99% of them ...

[+] -6 points by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT 2 years ago

I don't dispute that this is possible - perhaps even likely - but so many I have bumped into online have this firm mindset, this indoctrination -

  • to lies