“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."
Take a look at the face of Cruz and tell me this is a well man.ReplyDelete
His wife is a VP at Goldman Sachs, what else should we expect of him?Delete
He is better looking than Floppy Ears, Bush, Deuce, Rufus ! or rat ass.Delete
Not nearly up there in Quirk's strata though.
You posted a photo, Deuce?ReplyDelete
Cruz, quite simply, is a narcissistic, megalomaniacal, used-car salesman who is selling YOU the biggest lemon on the lot--namely: Cruz.ReplyDelete
He is so far up Aipac’s ass, at a speech, the crowd on hearing his support of Israel, Cruz was loudly booed. Cruz continued, “Christians have no greater ally than Israel. Those who hate Israel hate America.”
The boos grew louder.
Cruz continued. “The very same people who persecute and murder Christians right now, who crucify Christians, who behead children, are the very same people who target Jews for their faith, for the same reason.” He then cut and ran, ending with, “If you will not stand with Israel and the Jews, then I will not stand with you. Good night, and God bless.”
Ted says true.Delete
Where was the speech, Berkeley?
O'bozo said "if the political winds change, I'll stand with the Moslems".
Remember that, anyone?
No, sure don't.Delete
If it really happened, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson, if it is not a implanted memory, it ought to be easy for you to find a reference for it, on the world wide web.
I kinda like Cruz.ReplyDelete
But what are you all doing, talking politics on this, The Holiest High Day of our Year?
The Holiest High Day of our YearReplyDelete
... our ... that would be the dumb ass class, right, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson?
Not the dumb ass class, that's yours, but 'our' yup, the civilized class, not your bowling alley class, the civilized class that likes a think game, a graceful hard fought ballet.Delete
This doesn't include you, War Criminal and Dead Beat Dad.
Say, when WAS the last time your mom let you out of the basement for a bowling break?
You seem to be never EVER let out on your own anymore.
My wife is excitedly reporting from the living room that Pete Carrol has gotten on the bus.ReplyDelete
She likes Pete 'a lot'.
As do I.
Little over two hours to go.....
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Sheriff Joe picks Patriots!Delete
NBC: Largest TV audience in US history?
Newcomers Buy Ad Time.............Drudge
Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson will now luxuriate in the mindless pleasure of deflated balls.Delete
Well entrenched, as he is, in the Dumb Ass Class.
Personification of a Sheeple, that'd be Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson.
It's Seahawks Who Will Be Super - Tim Cowlishaw, Dallas Morning NewsDelete
How Marshawn Lynch Castrated the Media - Larry Stone, Seattle Times
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Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson, putting religious connotations onto a Football Game.Delete
Such a sad commentary on his world.
Take a look at the face of Cruz and tell me this is a well man.
Then take a look at this face and tell ne that we are not all well and truly screwed.
Chillary :( !!Delete
Bread and circuses became the method that the ruling class of ancient Rome used to maintain their power and control of the people. This method kept their sheep fat and happy, even as they fleeced them and sent them off to plunder the free world.ReplyDelete
The circuses have changed from the gladiator contests live in the coliseum, to the good vs. evil games on our modern televisions. No longer do we need to leave our homes to watch the games in person, as they are delivered to our homes in full Technicolor.
As with the Romans, the sheep have become more interested in the game itself than their own freedom. In these modern times, a football or basketball game draws more attention than a protest against an illegal war, where our children are being slaughtered.
Ancient Rome has fallen and been replaced by the power elite in Washington , but the game is the same: keep the sheep fat, happy, and stupid as you send them off to die for the enrichment of the State. There seems to be no greater honor than sacrifice for the State, as long as it is someone else's son or daughter.
Nothing has changed in 2,000 years, and nothing will change in the future. The sheep are stupid and will never see the boot on their face, as they are too busy watching the games. As long as the State never attempts to take away their football or beer, the mind-fucked sheep will continue to be content.
Ah, it's the perfect time of the year for a Party.ReplyDelete
Damn straight !Delete
A tail gate party !
Cheers to you Rufus, one who can the finer things in life !
...one who can enjoy the finer things in life !Delete
Pharmacology - Alcohol effecting opiate receptors in certain dumb ass individuals?Delete
Intercepted by Seattle in the end zone -ReplyDelete
Not intercepted by Seattle in the end zone -ReplyDelete
New England 7
Excellent exciting game so far......WOWReplyDelete
14 -14 at the half
Patriots kept attacking Seattle's right side......
Seattle scores on a really gutsy play with 2 seconds left.......
What a stupid Stupid STUPID CALLReplyDelete
Seattle deserved to lose with that call.........
I wouldn't be surprised if whoever called that last play doesn't have a job tomorrow.
Had to have been the Coach Carrol. Who else?Delete
He looked like he was eating shit at the end, just as he should look.
My God, two downs from the one yard line and timeouts remaining and they throw into coverage.
My son called from Lexington bitching about it...
Now I have to listen to my wife bray for months, who idolizes Tom Brady...........
Wasn't it 3 downs from the half yard line?
I turned the channel as soon as the play was run.
Two I think but may be wrong. My son was also saying it was from the half yard line.Delete
You missed the big ending brawl by bailing out, almost entirely the fault and aggression of the Seahawks combining unsportsmanlike conduct with stupidity.
Brawl Instigated By Seattle Breaks Out 18 Seconds Before End Of Super Bowl, LB Bruce Irvin EjectedDelete
Video of brawl here -
Professional football, the Super Bowl well illustrated that, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson's entire family was watching the game.Delete
Proving their 'manhood' by watching others perform.
The story of his life extended by genetics..
Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Iraq, SyriaReplyDelete
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release
SOUTHWEST ASIA, Feb. 1, 2015 – U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. yesterday and 8 a.m. today, local time, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.
Airstrikes in Syria
-- Near Kobani, seven airstrikes struck an ISIL staging area and four ISIL tactical units and destroyed five ISIL fighting positions.
-- Near Ar Raqqah, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
Airstrikes in Iraq
-- Near Al Asad, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
-- Near Al Qaim, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL staging area.
-- Near Hit, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
-- Near Kirkuk, 19 airstrikes struck four large ISIL units and 11 ISIL tactical units and destroyed eight ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL staging position, eight ISIL vehicles, two ISIL armored vehicles, an ISIL building and an ISIL tank.
-- Near Mahkmur, an airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
-- Near Sinjar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL buildings, an ISIL heavy weapon, an ISIL shipping container and an ISIL modular structure.
-- Near Tal Afar, an airstrike destroyed an ISIL fighting position
George Will was saying on Fox News today that 75% of our airstrikes since September last have been in or around Kobane.ReplyDelete
Kobane may have been 'retaken' but ISIS is right out there in the countryside.
That's just how it was for the Nazi in Stalingrad, too, after the Russians removed them from the city, proper.Delete
Better go back to watching football, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson.
That would be 75% of the airstrikes in Syria were in or around Kobane.ReplyDelete
Most of the air strikes have been in Iraq.
That sounds more like it.Delete
BRADY NAMED MVP...ReplyDelete
SEATTLE SEA-SOCKS! UGLY FIST FIGHT AT END...
Fans Blast Coach For 'Worst Play Call In History Of Football'.............Drudge
Carroll, Seahawks Make ‘Worst Call In Super Bowl History’
February 1, 2015 8:21 PM
SEATTLE, WA - FEBRUARY 1: Seattle Seahawks fan Sheila Delrio reacts late in Super Bowl XLIX at Quality Athletics on February 1, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. Fans gathered in homes and bars across the city to watch the Seahawks take on the New England Patriots. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA – FEBRUARY 1: Seattle Seahawks fan Sheila Delrio reacts late in Super Bowl XLIX at Quality Athletics on February 1, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. Fans gathered in homes and bars across the city to watch the Seahawks take on the New England Patriots. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)
Bryan Altman, CBS Local Sports
While the statement might sound hyperbolic, it might just be entirely accurate. The Seahawks’ bizarre decision to throw the ball from the one yard line and not hand off to Marshawn Lynch, one of the most physically imposing running backs in football,will certainly be scrutinized for a very, very long time. Thanks to the social media driven world we live in, the critics have already begun to opine on the matter.
Here’s what they had to say:.................
Who cares what the pundits of the 'Dumb Ass Class' have to say about the work product of professional entertainers?Delete
Video: The worst play call in Super Bowl history?
posted at 8:01 am on February 2, 2015 by Ed Morrissey
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Let’s say you’re the head coach of a football team down by four points with 40 seconds left in the championship game, but just a half-yard away from the winning touchdown. Your team has the #1 ranked rushing offense in the league, but your passing game is ranked fifth from the bottom. It took nearly twenty-five minutes of game time for your quarterback to make his first completion, but your tailback has 102 yards and is averaging over four yards a carry. With the entire season on the line, what play do you call?
Not this one:
Congratulations, Pete Carroll — you made yourself into a Super Bowl legend with that call, although clearly not the way you intended. Carroll tried explaining the inexplicable:
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Ian Carroll isn’t buying it. He thinks Carroll tried to out-clever Belichick, and ended up with egg on his face:
All Carroll had to do was apply a little common sense to the final seconds of Super Bowl XLIX, and no, it wasn’t too much to ask. Carroll had already won it all with the Seattle Seahawks and the USC Trojans. He had earned the unconditional respect of his opponent, Bill Belichick, who knew Carroll as a closer who had inspired Seattle to “compete relentlessly as well as any team and any organization I’ve ever observed.”
Carroll just had to make a decision any Pop Warner coach worth his whistle and drill cones would have made. Lynch was in full you-know-what mode, barreling his way through the New England Patriots and carrying the Seahawks to the league’s first two-peat since Belichick and Tom Brady pulled it off in a different life. Lynch already had 102 rushing yards and a touchdown to his name, and he had just planted Seattle on the Patriots’ 1-yard line. …
Carroll wasn’t only about to prove he could rule a violent game with a sunshiny disposition; he was also about to prove he could take the X’s and O’s game from one of the greats. Seattle snapped the ball and handed it to Lynch for the team’s last rushing play of the night with 1:06 left, and Belichick inexplicably failed to call one of his two remaining timeouts after the 4-yard carry, which allowed the Seahawks to bleed the clock down to 26 seconds before executing the obvious play.
Carroll and his offensive coordinator, Darrell Bevell, would give the ball to this generation’s answer to Earl Campbell, and Lynch would score the winning touchdown and make the statement he was dying to make to his BFFs in the media: Now you know why I’m here.
But a not-so-funny thing happened on the way to a delirious flight back home. It rained on Seattle’s parade. Instead of notarizing his standing as Belichick’s equal, Peter Clay Carroll made the dumbest and most damaging call in Super Bowl history.
Even if you wanted to waste a play here to push the safeties off the line for another Marshawn Lynch run on third down, why throw it inside with a scrape, rather than into the corner for an alley-oop with Chris Matthews? Put the ball where only the receiver can get it — and if it’s incomplete, then run a counter or trap with Lynch, or even a quarterback sneak. Why call a play where Russell Wilson (who was 12-20 at that point, not exactly a hot hand) had to throw it into traffic and thread the needle to find his receiver? Small wonder the Seahawks offense looked confused by the call.
If this isn’t the worst play call in Super Bowl history, it’s difficult to recall one that’s worse..............
Inexplicable comes to mind.
Money for nothing, and tomorrow no one will care.Delete
Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson, well exemplifying the Dumb Ass Class, again.
Pete Carroll takes blame for play-call that cost Seahawks the Super Bowl (updated)
I knew you'd haul your dull ass in to make a comment or two, shithead rat.ReplyDelete
No sense of humor, no enthusiasm, no fun.......not anywhere in your sordid poor soul.
Who cares? Everybody but you, it seems..............that's all the folks that still have a little life and fun in their lives.
Back to bed, now that you've arrived.
And the odor of human excrement slowly receded as Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson left the Bar and proceeded to the spot behind the latrine where he'd laid out his bedroll.Delete
“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”Delete
― Mark Twain
Don't show your personality so much, rat.ReplyDelete
I've told you about that.
You remember the word....