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  •  Shafer speaks for me (1+ / 0-)
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    And his critics don't. The language cops will be out in full force after this, lecturing us about "tone" and "appearance" and "perception," and warning us that if we confront the right wing head-on, something else dire might happen.

    Well, fuck that. Dire things ALREADY have happened. Just because they don't involve walking up to somebody and shooting them in the head, than spraying a peaceful crowd with bullets, doesn't make them any less dire.  

    If Democrats cave on Social Security and reduce benefits or raise the retirement age, they will be condemning people to death just as if they had opened fire on them.

    But see, that's "civilized," and we're supposed to go along with it, because the "serious people" tell us it's for our own good.

    We've heard it all before. If we haven't, then why does everyone -- including me -- tip and recommend nyceve's diaries that are -- accurately -- entitled "murder by spreadsheet?" No doubt Shafer's critics would tut-tut Eve and intone, very seriously, that her language is "over the top" and "not the kind of impression we want to make on people."

    Then they'd be telling us that "catfood commission" isn't fair, because Pete Peterson doesn't really want poor people to eat cat food, and such language might be "hurtful."

    I could go on and on about this. Suffice to say that I'm not anyone's language cop, and no one is mine.

    "Lash those traitors and conservatives with the pen of gall and wormwood. Let them feel -- no temporising!" - Andrew Jackson to Francis Preston Blair, 1835

    by Ivan on Mon Jan 10, 2011 at 05:16:38 AM PST

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    •  Your spirited defense of bullshit is duly noted. (0+ / 0-)

      Well, fuck that. Dire things ALREADY have happened. Just because they don't involve walking up to somebody and shooting them in the head, than spraying a peaceful crowd with bullets, doesn't make them any less dire.  

      Actually, that does make it less dire. Saying so doesn't make me a "language cop", just someone who can tell the difference between being shot in the head and having COLA reduced.

      Your bold stance in favor of bullshit has been duly noted, and I'm sure that your first amendment right to go on and on with it remains intact.

      Boehner: the only person to ever pass out checks to representatives on the floor of the House.

      by Inland on Mon Jan 10, 2011 at 05:27:00 AM PST

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      •  And I support your god-given right (0+ / 0-)

        to hide your head in the sand. So I guess we're even.

        "Lash those traitors and conservatives with the pen of gall and wormwood. Let them feel -- no temporising!" - Andrew Jackson to Francis Preston Blair, 1835

        by Ivan on Mon Jan 10, 2011 at 05:29:25 AM PST

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        •  I have the right to spout and defend bullshit. (0+ / 0-)

          But we aren't "even": I aim for something better.  You don't.

          Boehner: the only person to ever pass out checks to representatives on the floor of the House.

          by Inland on Mon Jan 10, 2011 at 05:32:01 AM PST

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          •  Now you're just being silly (0+ / 0-)

            Bye-bye.

            "Lash those traitors and conservatives with the pen of gall and wormwood. Let them feel -- no temporising!" - Andrew Jackson to Francis Preston Blair, 1835

            by Ivan on Mon Jan 10, 2011 at 05:40:50 AM PST

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            •  Hardly. (0+ / 0-)

              You equated a benefit cut with a shooting spree, and not only that, asserted that it's a form of argument that nobody could even criticize.

              It's harder to think of what's greater bullshit, unless it's the teabaggers asserting that the benefit is the equivalent of mass murder.

              Your desire to meet their bullshit with your own...duly noted.  

              Boehner: the only person to ever pass out checks to representatives on the floor of the House.

              by Inland on Mon Jan 10, 2011 at 05:44:34 AM PST

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