2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
Harshaw - what you are doing is using highly discriminatory and employs selective outrage directed at me and my 'intellectual dishonestly' in using a phrase like "taxcuts" and "raisingtaxes" in reference to the current debate about the expiration of the Bush cuts. You pick at me because I am the enemy to you. You pick at me because you believe i am the enemy of your ideology. You pick at me because I do not worship before the same altar that you do. Its all selective and your attempt to simply pick a fight with me because I am the new enemy.
Lots of folks here have used the phrases. The mainstream media uses them everyday and has been for weeks now. Even your beloved FOX uses them. Republicans in Congress use them when discussing the issue. Democrats in Congress use them when discussing the issue. The White House and the President use them when discussing the issue.
But you pick a fight with me over it.
I explained to you that this is much like the often used term DEREGULATION. It has become a shorthand way of describing the decrease in government regulation is some industries. We all are well aware that regulation still exists and deregulation - strictly speaking - has not happened. But the term is there and means what it means.
I really do not care what you call it. Just criticize your fellow members when they misuse the term. Just criticize FOX when they misuse the term. Just criticize the Republicans when they misuse the term.
This is not about me. No matter how much you want to make it so.
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There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.
Unemployment benefits have been shown to be far more stimulative to the economy than tax cuts for the middle class or wealthy because the money is spent right away as opposed to saved. Currently our economy is sputtering for lack of demand (consumption), not supply, so unemployment benefits assist in just the right way.
For many unemployed people, they live in regions of the country where there are simply no jobs to be had at this time. It seems reasonable to me to extend the benefits when the economy is so poor.
“Real environmentalists live in cities, and they visit what's left of the wilderness as gently and respectfully as possible.” — Donna Moulton, letter to the editor, Tucson Weekly, published on August 23, 2001
Think there would be more jobs in California if businesses would just stop moving out of California? Why do you think that is happening?
Since the recession ended in June 2009 how long are you going to continue to buy the Obama rhetoric that it is someone else's fault. His Administration doesn't have a clue.
Yes, the govt. does have the right to tax its citizens.
So let's see if I have this right,, you want to overthrow the govt. because you do not promote the waste, fraud, and abuse that goes with it?
Originally Posted by Jerry