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  •  I guess what you're getting at is that (1+ / 0-)
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    all those billionaires spending all that money and saying things like, "These people don't understand how the economy works,"

    ... and their lackeys who are throwing folks out of their houses after selling them unsupportable mortgages and stealing their cars with Title-Lending scams and indenturing them indefinitely with compound interest revolving credit systems and selling selling selling them:
    HFCS under the pretense that it is food
    candy under the pretense that it is cereal
    bologna under the pretense that it is meat
    for-profit-diploma-mill-diplomas under the pretense that they are "education"
    for-profit private McCharterSchools under the pretense that they are ... schools
    justin bieber under the pretense that is music
    deregulation under the pretense that it is freedom
    tax cuts for the wealthy under the pretense they are justice
    cheap handguns under the pretense that they are security
    bud light under the pretense that it is beer
    velveeta under the pretense that it is cheese
    war under the pretense that it is a solution
    etc
    etc
    et-fucking-cetera ...

    ... these folks are really all just swell people with no particular agenda to keep anybody down anywhere, and especially not people whose genes are not quite ... acceptable, or whose beliefs are not quite ... acceptable -- despite the fact that sometimes these same folks just come right out and say it, like Michelle Bachmann and her weird McCarthyesque "There's Mooslims In The Government" freakout or Rush Limbaugh's endless expressed contempt for women and brown people who expect the law to, you know, protect them.

    Give me a fucking break. Somewhere around one fourth of the people in this country are full-bore right-wing out-of-their-fucking-minds mongers of fear, hate, death and destruction. Since the 2010 election there's been an all-out and very explicit rhetorical and political war on the rights of women, blacks, and the poor, as nowhere more obvious than in the various "Voter ID" laws -- laws calculated to solve only one existing "problem", which being, democracy puts too much power in the hands of the wrong sort of people -- the people that the billionaires and their lackeys are indeed absolutely intend on keeping down, your lame skepticism notwithstanding.

    To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

    by UntimelyRippd on Thu Jul 19, 2012 at 04:16:37 PM PDT

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    •  I know man! (1+ / 0-)
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      Just like President Obama is seeking to dismantle the country and turn us into the USSR!  Also like how the public school system is trying to turn all of our kids into homosexuals and big government loving hippies!  

      Protip:  Everyone would probably get farther in life and be a lot happier if they weren't looking for the boogeyman around every corner.  

      Most of the things you mention regarding food, beverages, and music are there because there's a demand for them.  You make it out as though the consumer has no choice in what goods or services they consume or what contracts they enter into.  Using HFCS as an example, people want cheap food, that has a good taste... HFCS and the other things you mention are the way to do that.  The VAST majority of people know full well that it's not good for them, but they consume it anyway because they either enjoy it or don't want to pay more for other food.  I wish we had an unlimited supply of all food and that everyone could have whatever they wanted for free, but costs are costs...

      It's a miserable way of life to think that everyone is always against you and that everyone has a personal vendetta out just to ruin your life.  

      •  I am thinking this is snark... right? (1+ / 0-)
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        when you say:

        Just like President Obama is seeking to dismantle the country and turn us into the USSR!  Also like how the public school system is trying to turn all of our kids into homosexuals and big government loving hippies!  
        You are kidding and meant this as snark? Right?

        "'Touch it dude' - President Barack Obama"

        by volleyboy1 on Fri Jul 20, 2012 at 12:14:38 AM PDT

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      •  People want cheap food. (0+ / 0-)

        Unfortunately, HFCS isn't food, it is poison. Moreover, it isn't actually cheap -- unless the Big Bad Gubmint subsidizes it up, down and center from beginning to end, beginning with the unpaid-for wars to secure the oil supplies in the middle east, upon which the mass-scale ugliculture of corn depends.

        Voter ID laws are real, and the purpose is inarguable: To strip "certain" people of their political rights. That's not left-wing wackadoodle fearmongering of the "Obama's going to take away our guns variety." Let me explain the difference:

        A. Obama has never said or done one thing ever to suggest that he's even interested in anybody's guns.

        vs.

        B. Right-wing legislatures have teamed with Right-wing governors all over America to implement ALEC-written Voter ID laws that place sometimes extraordinary burdens on voters who happen to be poor, or black, or single mothers, or what-have-you. That's not conspiracy theory, it's not foaming-at-the-mouth irrational "Obama's a Kenyan socialist" ignorancia, that's the goddamned fact. Did you know that at the same time Walker attempted to bring Voter ID to Wisconsin, he started shutting down DMV offices -- the only places to obtain such ID -- across the state? Are you aware of the geographic/demographic patterns of those closings? Do you care? Or are you just full of shit?

        Don't bother to respond to that question. We all -- yourself included -- know the answer.

        To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

        by UntimelyRippd on Fri Jul 20, 2012 at 07:00:02 AM PDT

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