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  •  The temptation of Judas was to deny (3+ / 0-)
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    his principles and beliefs. That's what Obama and right thinking Christians are being tempted to do.

    The Constitution is a prescription addressed to the agents of government for the purpose of promoting the general welfare. Turning welfare into a pejorative is an effort to deny the duties and obligations of public officials. It's also an example of dysphemism, the opposite of euphemism, just like Obamacare.
    What's a dysphemism?  Where a euphemism makes something bad or distasteful sound good, a dysphemism takes a good and makes it sound bad.

    The reason conservatives are into euphemisms and double-speak is because their negatives won't sell. The reason they are antagonistic towards obligations is because they can't deliver. That Willard and his cohorts and henchmen are incompetent is hard to swallow, given the wealth he's supposedly amassed, because we'd all like to think that material success is at least a hint of virtue.  But, the fact is that the easiest way to accumulate anything is to steal it and getting your friends to make theft legal is just a tad bit more complex.  it's not that big of an innovation.  After all, stealing people used to be legal, as was selling them off. Stealing figments of the imagination or electronic digits is, in comparison, effortless. It is, however, for that very reason, harder to prosecute and harder to stop.  After all, Willard is stealing worthless stuff and, except for a widespread belief that there's a fixed number of dollars to be had, our Treasury can issue as much as we need.  Never mind how much Willard has stashed in country or overseas.
    How do we know the money is worthless?  Well, the Romneys bought a house for $12 million cash and six months later they claimed to have "lost" half of that. It was worth less than they thought and so, for that matter, is their entire enterprise.

    Wall Street supposedly "lost" $40 trillion in the crash. Things that just disappear aren't real to begin with.
    Oh yes, there are real dollars, just as there are real tape measures and rulers marked off in inches. But, the number of inches available to measure stuff is infinite -- at least enough to measure the distance between earth and mars. However far an electronic message can travel in 14 minutes--14 minutes, btw, that are gone for ever and will never come again. Time's awastin'; money we can always make more of.

    Willard's forte = "catch 'n' cage". He's not into "catch and release."

    by hannah on Wed Aug 08, 2012 at 05:07:32 PM PDT

    •  @ hannah: I read a book by Katherine Neville (1+ / 0-)
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      called "A Calculated Risk"...romance, yes, but with a LOT of history and background about money -- how we forget that it's just little blips on a computer screen, making it very easy to move around.  In fact, the story was about a gasp  female banker who made a bet with a good friend that she could steal 30 million from the Federal Reserve.  In the book, she succeeded, and it was real interesting to read about how she did it!   I seem to remember that at one point, she bought an island and established her own exchange rate...

      I should pepper spray you right now. -- Stephen Colbert

      by avamontez on Wed Aug 08, 2012 at 05:20:16 PM PDT

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