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  •  I thought (3+ / 0-)
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    "proposing legislation to suspend the law of gravity" sounded like weird anti-science wingnut crap.  I thought that would be a little too crazy for a statewide elected official, but I checked the link just to be sure.

    Turns out it's even crazier - it seems his point was something along the lines of "entirely unregulated capitalism is just as natural as gravity."  

    They like to both dispute real science AND claim that recent human inventions are actually "natural laws!"  But they don't believe in real natural laws!  My brain hurts.

    •  His way of opposing (3+ / 0-)
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      an increase in the minimum wage.

      He'll do something really crazy. Just watch.

      •  the formulation (2+ / 0-)
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        "increasing minimum wage = repealing laws of gravity" is just so so so so odd.  I mean, it's not even a good rhetorical strategy - the connection is non-obvious, at best.  

        •  Sali's Clever (2+ / 0-)
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          That's one thing about Sali that's kept him going in my state's politics for so long.  Even his detatchment from reality is glossed over by his use of stuff like this.  Even as a hardcore progressive, I still give him credit for being a sly guy.  It's tricks like this he's used to bring attention to him.  

          That and this state's STRONG aversion to electing Democrats of late.  Grant was the perfect candidate, would have been a safe bet (if not too conservative for some) in any other district.  Let's just hope the constant influx of west- coast immigrants helps trend this state blue.

    •  ...legislation to suspend the law of gravity... (5+ / 0-)
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      mcjoan, devtob, kaye, Navy Vet Terp, Fraggle

      I would support that wholeheartedly. Gravity is just like any other government mandate. Why should the American people be forced to remain tethered to the ground. The people can decide what altitude is best for them better than any bureaucrat.

      Plus gravity is a violation of the Constitution's 2nd amendement gauranteeing the right to flap your arms.
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      by KingOneEye on Fri Mar 30, 2007 at 01:12:37 PM PDT

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      •  Gravity is a hoax (3+ / 0-)
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        Invented by that foreigner Galileo, probably some liberal, just like global warming is a hoax. (snark)

        "Great men do not commit murder. Great nations do not start wars." William Jennings Bryan

        by Navy Vet Terp on Fri Mar 30, 2007 at 01:36:37 PM PDT

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      •  Plus, gravity is an UNFUNDED mandate... (0+ / 0-)

        Think of how much it costs us every day to overcome its effects.  Think of how much money we could save on airline tickets if it didn't take so damn much fuel to overcome the pernicious effects of gravity!  ANd all the money it costs to inflate children's baloons with helium so they can float.  The economy would positively explode with growth as all the money siphoned by aircraft fuel and helium could be freed and invested!

        It's a damn "Gravity Tax," I tell ya!  

        Repeal the Gravity Tax!

    •  The Gravity of the Situation (0+ / 0-)

      If I were a someone whom fellow Republicans had threatened to throw out of their office windows, I'd want to do away with gravity, too.

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