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    Re: Joe the Plumber to become war correspondent

    Quote Originally Posted by Leftist Protozoa View Post
    You say that like there's something wrong with it.

    Sadly, Obama is not a Socialist. I wish he was, but he is not.
    If it worked anywhere then maybe I'd have Hope for the Change he's about to bring.

    There is something wrong with it... it's never worked anywhere it's been tried. It's caused all manner of mayhem and hardship.

    Have you ever lived in a Communist country? During or after the Commi scum had devastated the country?

    Obama's a socialist like many of the left in congress... just listen to his words, and check out his voting record.

    Government is his pack mule and he's gonna ride it hard.

    Let's say he's the anti-Reagan.

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    Re: Joe the Plumber to become war correspondent

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    There is something wrong with it... it's never worked anywhere it's been tried. It's caused all manner of mayhem and hardship.
    I agree!! Oopps... sorry, I thought for a minute there we were talking about Capitalism.

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    Re: Joe the Plumber to become war correspondent

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    So.......I have to have my ability to obtain and accumulate property(money) hindered on behalf of someone I will probably never meet because it is for my own good? Or I have to understand that my charitable donations are less effective than government beauracracies? Again, no one is constitutionally required to give a **** about society, at least none of the constitutional and founding writings I've ever read. BTW, conservatives typically give more to charity, we just don't like the nanny state forcing people to "share" by over taxing them, that's not charity, that's theft.
    My point exactly. All you give a **** about is obtaining a accumulating money to buy stuff. You cry that the government is taking money from you to help someone else. I see no charity or empathy in your post. This is why these systems were put in place. To be humane to your fellow man. To raise the level of humanity. The rising tide lifts all boats. Not everyone on welfare is a lazy ass who just wants to bask in the sun and collect a check from your taxes.

    There is no question that government is inefficient and wasteful. That is an issue separate from being humane to your fellow man. As I said, most conservatives have NRS.

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    Re: Joe the Plumber to become war correspondent

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Like... banning abortion?
    Marriage defined as man-woman?

    Oh, you didn't mean -those- things. Hmm.

    And so, we're back to it being Ipretty clear that forcing morality on others is unacceptable only when you disagree with the morality being forced.
    No, those things are not progressive and stifle the progress of our society.

    Morality. I don't base my world view or morality on xianty because xianity is quite immoral. Society sets it's own morals like it or not and religion follows along and accepts those morals once they see the scale tipping in that direction.

    Opposition to abortion is a subject that xianity has held fast to and only marginally suffered because of that stance.

    Gay marriage will come around too just like interracial marriage. One day in the future xians will claim that it was the xians that fought for gay rights just like they now claim to have been the catalyst for ending slavery and then segregation.

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    Re: Joe the Plumber to become war correspondent

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    He is the one guy who actually got BHO to reveal what he was about.

    A socialist with redistribution on his mind.

    Joe stood there and listened, then countered, and at the very end had BHO drop the nugget that gave us insight to who Obama is. A socialist with redistribution of wealth as his game plan.

    Joe did what the press didn't want to do... in 5:27.

    We need more Joe's asking questions... the press largely having become cheerleaders for BHO, and abrogating their role as reporters in the process.

    Welcome Joe.

    He should have moderated at least one debate.
    Obviously you don't understand socialism, socialists, redistribution of wealth, Obama's ideas on this and probably a lot more. It's ignorance plain and simple. Go ahead and praise Joe the not so much a plumber for making up a scenario and presenting it as a dilemma that he faced. In otherwards he lied when he could have just asked a question. This exposes Joe the not so much a plumbers morality. He gets bad press for being deceitful and then he goes on to do interviews and exposes his ignorance to the entire country. Of course the sheeple on the right don't care about all that they onyl care that Obama said "...spread the wealth around". Not understanding what that means (because Faux news certainly won't explain it properly) and then not listening to the explanation afterwords shows that people like you only care about your opinion and not the truth. You want Obama to be a whacko leftwing commie socialist so if you can squeeze any bit of that from anything he or anyone who knows him then you're satisfied that you were right about him.

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    Re: Joe the Plumber to become war correspondent

    Quote Originally Posted by Slippery Slope View Post
    My point exactly. All you give a **** about is obtaining a accumulating money to buy stuff. You cry that the government is taking money from you to help someone else. I see no charity or empathy in your post. This is why these systems were put in place. To be humane to your fellow man. To raise the level of humanity. The rising tide lifts all boats. Not everyone on welfare is a lazy ass who just wants to bask in the sun and collect a check from your taxes.

    There is no question that government is inefficient and wasteful. That is an issue separate from being humane to your fellow man. As I said, most conservatives have NRS.
    It's a matter of private property.
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    Re: Joe the Plumber to become war correspondent

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    As if you're capable...

    The Welfare state is...
    ....a political system based on the premise that the government (and not the individual, corporations, or the local community) has the responsibility for the well being of its citizens, by ensuring that a minimum standard of living is within everyone's reach. This commitment is translated into provision of universal and free education, universal medical care, insurance against disability, sickness, and unemployment, family allowances for income supplement, and old age pensions.

    ...a concept of government in which the state plays a key role in the protection and promotion of the economic and social well-being of its citizens. It is based on the principles of equality of opportunity, equitable distribution of wealth, and public responsibility for those unable to avail themselves of the minimal provisions for a good life.

    I ask again:
    Since you have a plenary opposition to the legislation of morality, you then oppose the welfare state -- right?
    No, I do not have a plenary (good word BTW) opposition to morality. I oppose society being stifled by antiquated religious morality.

    So please tell me what is so bad about the welfare state? All of those things sound like a place I would like to live but I gather you would rather live in an ologarchy or corporatocracy where, unless you are smart enough or privileged enough, you find yourself at the bottom of the class divide.

    Oh and my apologies, I mistakenly put you in the same cast as our "one liner participants" who always have something smart assed to say but nothing substantive to add to the discussion. My bad.
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    Re: Joe the Plumber to become war correspondent

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    If it worked anywhere then maybe I'd have Hope for the Change he's about to bring.

    There is something wrong with it... it's never worked anywhere it's been tried. It's caused all manner of mayhem and hardship.

    Have you ever lived in a Communist country? During or after the Commi scum had devastated the country?

    Obama's a socialist like many of the left in congress... just listen to his words, and check out his voting record.

    Government is his pack mule and he's gonna ride it hard.

    Let's say he's the anti-Reagan.
    Thank god (I know) that he's the anti-reagan...

    You really do need to educate yourself on the difference between communism and socialism.

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    Re: Joe the Plumber to become war correspondent

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    It's a matter of private property.
    Maybe we as humans would be better off with a little less materialism and a little more charity? Why do you think its necessary for one person, who builds the roads your company uses to make its profits, should not have a decent standard of living while the guy who uses the road has more than he'll ever need? Couldn't he do with a little less so that the laborer has a little more? How horrible it must be to only have 400 million in assets instead of 500 million so that joe the plumber can make 40k instead of 30k?

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    Re: Joe the Plumber to become war correspondent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippery Slope View Post
    My point exactly. All you give a **** about is obtaining a accumulating money to buy stuff.
    You don't have a point, you merely want to call people who want to make choices with their earinings greedy for not wanting government to steal from them to redistribute to people who won't earn a living.
    You cry that the government is taking money from you to help someone else. I see no charity or empathy in your post.
    I don't care what you see in my post, I give to charitable causes constantly, many times at a sacrifice to a night out, I give more than money, I give time as well, so your opinion and the government's opinion of where my money should go....past what is constituitional is none of your business.
    This is why these systems were put in place. To be humane to your fellow man.
    You really need to read more history, start with Huey P. Long, there was no "charity", rather they were populist methods of ensuring votes to the campaigns.
    To raise the level of humanity. The rising tide lifts all boats. Not everyone on welfare is a lazy ass who just wants to bask in the sun and collect a check from your taxes.
    Ironically, people will start losing jobs when taxes go up, so more people will need welfare, sounds more like a sinking ship than a rising tide. You want people's lives to improve, stop taking from those who hire, hint, they aren't the middle class or poor.
    There is no question that government is inefficient and wasteful. That is an issue separate from being humane to your fellow man. As I said, most conservatives have NRS.
    So let private charities and citizens do the job, they are better at it.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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