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  •  As I watch the events of the last few months... (12+ / 0-)

    and everyday read something that is so batshit crazy that you think the news is being produced by The Onion, I'm becoming convinced that what we are now witnessing is the complete breakdown of society in the United States. At this point, I'm not sure there is anything we can do to stop it.

    Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

    by reflectionsv37 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 03:23:17 PM PST

    •  No It's the 2014 Election Campaign Starting. (3+ / 0-)
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      The Republicans acted and talked this way beginning in winter 2009 and carried it on to the drubbing they gave us in 2010.

      Oh wait, that IS the breakdown of society.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 03:40:28 PM PST

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      •  Actually, that is incorrect (2+ / 0-)
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        The Republicans campaigning in 2010 were NOT talking like this, certainly not in Ohio. Taxin' John Kasich was saying he'd have a laser focus on jobs. ll he talked about was jobs and how Democrats weren't creating them fast enough. And in Ohio, there was no "drubbing," only a squeaking by with 49% of the vote. Because of talking only about jobs, jobs, jobs, and never about abortion, abortion, abortion which turned out to be their biggest concern. Oh, and SB 5. That worked out SO well for them, didn't it? Between SB 5 and the fact that his new budget proposes to whack safety jobs across the state, no Ohio cop or firefighter will vote for Taxin' John next year.

        Jon Husted is a dick.

        by anastasia p on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 07:04:16 PM PST

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    •  Heinlein predicted this (7+ / 0-)

      He set multiple stories in a future history where mass insanity consumed the country for a while, the "Crazy Years". The headlines he wrote to illustrate the insanity seem tame today.

      Freedom isn't free. Patriots pay taxes.

      by Dogs are fuzzy on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 03:57:46 PM PST

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    •  It's just the breakdown of what media has helped (3+ / 0-)
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      foment as the basis of society, IMHO: the notion of a right-leaning bias in our larger set of cultures, if all were combined.

      Since it's not true, they are looking kind of stupid as the undeniable lunacy comes out of the woodwork - largely due to still having a non-white Democrat as President and losing their leverage with cultural wedge issues (e.g., equal rights for LGBT), I figure.

      "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

      by wader on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 04:56:40 PM PST

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    •  Not our entire society, (2+ / 0-)
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      just the CONservative/Republican complex and their media enablers.
      The good news is that they are losing their support among those who would give them the benefit of the doubt.
      Unless they get seriously violent, their decent into madness is kind of entertaining and does more to end their reign than anything we can do or say. It's self deportation, right off the planet.

      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 07:57:30 PM PST

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      •  That last paragraph of yours... (1+ / 0-)
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        is what worries me. I'm truly wondering if serious violence isn't just around the corner. There's a craziness out there that just doesn't seem stoppable anymore. Every day, the crazy reaches a new high point.

        Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

        by reflectionsv37 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 09:25:09 PM PST

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