“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."
Jan Brewer is the problem.ReplyDelete
Quirk and Rufus are the problem.Delete
… and if Romney and Ryan win, it will not make a sliver of difference. It is time to come to the conclusion that the US government is a personal threat to your freedom, wealth and security. Maybe a peaceful devolution is possible. Probably not.ReplyDelete
One big problem in some area is the Mexicans getting driver's licenses using the green card, then using the driver's license to register to vote.ReplyDelete
Quirk and Rufus would approve of this message.
Well, at least they have photo-ID. Problem solved.
Yup, knew you'd approve, dick.Delete
Doesn't matter if it's phony or not.
But I did read the state in question was going through the voters rolls and deleting those aliens who had used a green card to get a driver's license, as they should properly do.
Sorry it makes you feel bad.
If they vote, they must be citizens. If they are citizens every wetback could run for President! (Natural Born Citizen or not)Delete
I found out from the two stockholders in Souls that Quirk wouldn't let them vote. Was afraid he'd lose his post as CEO, by a two to one vote.ReplyDelete
They told me there had never been a dividend declared in the entire history of the company. Said 3Q always bagged out saying he was against 'double taxation' or some such stuff.Delete
udicial Watch, the Washington-based organization that monitors government misbehavior and challenges it in court when needed, has filed a lawsuit demanding from the Obama administration the details of the new amnesty program that was installed by executive order.ReplyDelete
Congress several times has rejected amnesty for illegal aliens, but Obama’s plan allows immigrants who can prove they arrived in the U.S. before they reached 16, and now are 30 or younger, to obtain special permission to work in the U.S.
They also must have been living in the country at least five years and be in school or have graduated or served in the military.
Tens of thousands of applicants lined up this week as Obama’s order took effect.
Now Judicial Watch has announced a lawsuit in federal court in Washington against the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security.
Obama/Hillary's arab spring --ReplyDelete
Muslim ‘Gang’ Torments Christian Copts for Jizya-Money
After the recent events of Dahshur, Egypt, when thousands of Muslims rampaged and plundered Christian homes—in a conflict that began when a Christian laundry worker accidentally burned the shirt of a Muslim—news now comes from Asyut, Egypt, of a Muslim “gang” attacking Christian homes, abducting children, and demanding money—ransoms and extortions as a form of tribute, or jizya (see here).
According to Al Akhbar News, last Tuesday, “hundreds of Christians gathered before the Asyut Security Directorate in Manfalut Municipality, demanding that police protect them, their children, and houses from a gang attacking their homes and imposing tributes on them.” Led by two men Mustafa al-Sissi and Mustafa al-Asmar, “the gang kidnapped the son of a Coptic Christian last week and did not release him until his family paid a ransom of 3,000 EGP."
Most recently, the Muslim gang “attacked the house of Romani Murad al-Gawli [another Copt], releasing several gunshots in the air, and threatening him either to pay or die.”
The gang, which comes from a town called Abdul-Rasul, “picked this specific village because Copts form 80% of its inhabitants.”
The report concludes with an all too familiar note: “After numerous calls for help” and after “filing several reports in vain,” the Christian villagers decided to demonstrate.
Jizya money. Little extra spending cash for the muslim unemployed.
Another example of Quirk getting things wrong - again --ReplyDelete
Paul Ryan and Ayn Rand’s substantive differences involve religion, ethics, economics, policy, and much else. But the greatest divide between the pair is stylistic rather than substantive. One who can’t distinguish the smiling and sunny politician from the dark and dour novelist lives in fiction as much as John Galt does.
Quirk, it seems almost certain now, has taken up permanent abode in 'a fictive world'.
Here's the rub. Consciousness comes first, and evolution is a gradual release of Consciousness.Delete
'Lord, from me to thee is a long and terrible way.'
Seen in hindsight to have been worth it.
See: Bucke, 'Cosmic Consciousness' and the authors discussed therein.
Quirk, bless his soul, is so anti-Randian that he goes bat shit crazy at the mere mention that Ryan cited her as an early youthful influence. A vote, legal or otherwise, for Ryan isn't a vote for Rand.
'Objectivism' is about as firmly planted in the sands as 'dialectical-materialism'.Delete
Paul Ryan rejects 'objectivism' -Delete
Brit Hume, FOX News: What is your view of Ayn Rand? Are you an Ayn Rand disciple?
Rep. Paul Ryan: No. I really enjoyed her novels, Atlas Shrugged in particular. It triggered my interest in economics. That's where I got into studying economics. That's why I wanted to study the whole field of economics.
I later in life learned about what her philosophy was, it's called Objectivism. It's something that I completely disagree with. It's an atheistic philosophy. But I think what she's done is she's showed -- she came from communism. She showed how the pitfalls of socialism can hurt the economy, can hurt people, families and individuals and that to me was very compelling novels. Which says freedom, free enterprise, liberty is so much better than totalitarianism and socialism. Those novels, I thought were interesting. But her philosophy, which is different, is something I just don't agree with.
Both objectivism and dialectical materialism reject transcendence. Ryan doesn't.
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Ryan when asked if he is a Randian says, "No, of course not."
Obama when asked if he is a statist, Fabian Socialist says, "No, of course not."
Well, there you go. I must have been wrong.
They may all be Dicks, but not all are as impotent and Corrupt as Obama/Holder.ReplyDelete
They may all be Dicks,...
You are making progress, Doug. Not quite there yet, but you are making progress.