“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Being Half-Assed at Half Mast

Cris Christie has trivialized a centuries old tradition by flying the US Flag in remembrance of a drug addicted singer that overdosed on liquor and prescription drugs in a hotel bathroom. He is not the first to do so in recent history but his is one of the more stupid moves. We may as well fly it at half staff permanently for the ever growing legions of victims, past present and future.


  1. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The military says a soldier from Russellville has been killed in Afghanistan.

    The Department of Defense announced Saturday that 30-year-old Sgt. Jerry D. Reed II died Feb. 16 in Paktika province.

    How about flying the flag at half staff for him? Oh, that's right, he's just killing Muslims.

  2. Christie Defends Against His Critics

    We may as well fly it at half staff permanently for the ever growing legions of victims, past present and future

    Remind me that Ron Paul believes the state has no business saying what substance one can put in one's body, even if that substance is an addictive killer. He thinks there is no compelling state interest here if the citizens are addicted to dosing themselves to death.

  3. Speaking of putting substances in one's body, Chris Christie and Michael Moore could have a teeter totter marathon.

  4. Holy fuck!

    What the hell is that man eating?

  5. He waddles when he walks.

    But bet he'd have a warm tummy in bed for his wife on cold winter's night.

  6. Obama thinks women are idiots.

    Is He Right?



    A shiny object!!!

  7. Mars Shrinking Candy Bars After Signing On To Mooooochelle's Food Police Program

  8. Who the Governor of New Jersey chooses to honor is of little consequence to me.

  9. A certain hot-blooded red head living in the D.C. area is much more interesting.

  10. PRINCETON, NJ — The U.S. unemployment rate, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, is 9.0% in mid-February, up from 8.6% for January. The mid-month reading normally reflects what the U.S. government reports for the entire month, and is up from 8.3% in mid-January.

  11. Your girl Danica is running her first Cup car tomorrow at Daytona.

  12. That's good news on the economy, Teresita. Cheers me up.

    I badly want Obama to lose, then let things get better.

    Still a great time to buy that tract home in Vegas, folks.

  13. While I have reason to suspect the depth of Quirk's allegiance to the Tea Part movement, I harbor hope that he will have a come home to Jesus moment and vote Santorum IN THE MICHIGAN PRIMARY

  14. The researchers still aren’t sure what causes the foam. But they have noticed a correlation between adding dried distillers grains in soluble — a product of the ethanol production process increasingly used in livestock diets — to the hogs’ diets and the foam, although that solution is too simplistic, Jacobson said.

    Ethanol Process Explodes Hog Barns

  15. Apparently you are not the only one who feels this way.

    I don't know if burning a flag was the right thing to do, but I know he does not stand alone.