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More Stefan Molyneaux brilliance.
Re: Bob Costas.
Progressive Bob lectured us futbahl fans on “gun control” at halftime of the Sunday Night game. Quoting another “progressive” (bourgeois socialist) sports jockey, Jason Whitlock, Costas lamented “If Jovan Belcher did not possess a gun, he and Kassandra Perkins would still be alive.”
Ooh, you are so enlightened, Bob. Thank you for educating us dumb, redneck futbahl fans. If
only we lived in NY or DC and thus had the capacity to reason like you we would all be so much better off. I so believe it is the righteous duty of aging, milquetoast, androgynous sports jockeys like you to intersperse their observations on men playing games in tights with ideological instruction whenever the opportunity presents itself. Thank you, Bob.
Hmm, but perhaps if Kassandra Perkins had possessed a gun, she would still be alive, today. Uh oh, now that complicates things a little, doesn’t it.
Sunday Night Football is, of course, broadcast by NBC, a company formerly owned by GE (a company bailed out by TARP and owes guvmint a lot of favors), and whose crony/flunky/corporate welfare junky CEO Jeff Immelt is Obama’s Jobs Czar.
The lattice of corporatist interconnections is extensive. Always consider the messenger before considering the message.
A prayer for “Armistice Day”:
“”O Lord our Father, our young patriots, idols of our hearts, go forth to battle-be Thou near them! With them, in spirit, we also go forth from the sweet peace of our beloved firesides to smite the foe. O Lord our God, help us to tear their soldiers to bloody shreds with our shells; help us to cover their smiling fields with the pale forms of their patriot dead; help us to drown the thunder of the guns with the shrieks of their wounded, writhing in pain; help us to lay waste their humble homes with a hurricane of fire; help us to wring the hearts of their unoffending widows with unavailing grief; help us to turn them out roofless with their little children to wander unfriended the wastes of their desolated land in rags and hunger and thirst, sports of the sun flames of summer and the icy winds of winter, broken in spirit, worn with travail, imploring Thee for the refuge of the grave and denied it-for our sakes who adore Thee, Lord, blast their hopes, blight their lives, protract their bitter pilgrimage, make heavy their steps, water their way with their tears, stain the white snow with the blood of their wounded feet! We ask it, in the spirit of love, of Him Who is the Source of Love, and Who is ever-faithful refuge and friend of all that are sore beset and seek His aid with humble and contrite hearts. Amen.”
All 2048 of them…
The GOP wonks, you know, the guys who mocked libertarians, disqualified our delegates, banned Ron Paul from the convention, ridiculed us for being anti-war and pro freedom… yeah, the neocons, the guys who take money from banksters, pimp for the military industrial complex, supported TARP, the bailouts, stimulus, QE1, 2 and 3… you know, the gang of DC cronies who call the Constitution “just a g-damn piece of paper” (G. Bush)… yeah, those a-holes…
Now these cream cheese fascists want us libertarians to be nice to them and vote for their John McCain 2.0 (sock puppet Mitt Romney). The audacity of these republicans is unbelievable. I must laugh at you! Ha Ha! I laugh as Romney and his phony free market elfen sidekick gets annihilated in November. I laugh, but I rejoice as I know that a Romney loss brings us one step closer to finally killing off the corruption and rottenness in the GOP. Good bye Romney, take your Goldman Sachs donations with you. Fuck You McCain, I don’t thank you for your service. I think you should be returned to Vietnam to finish out your sentence in a POW camp. See you later AIPAC. Bulldoze Arab houses on your own dime. Later Sununu and Senor and Wolfowitz and Cheney and Rumsfeld and Rove and Kagan and all the Trostkyite, neocon republicans (former communists) who thought that they could spread democracy and Americana by the barrel of a gun. Good bye. Good bye. Good bye.
Thanks a lot for everything you’ve screwed up, neocons. Thanks for two ten year wars that accomplished nothing but get 6000 Americans killed. Thanks for the deaths of 250,000 civilians. Thanks for creating an imperial presidency that rules by executive order… oops, then the Hawaiian took office… oh shit. Thanks for “W” the 3rd worst president in our nation’s history. Thanks for voting for the president’s right to kill anyone for any reason, anywhere. Thanks for FISA, the (anti) Patriot Act, the nazi-ish DHS, porno scanners, wiretaps, The Bernanke, Predator drones, trillion dollar deficits, Obama, no child left behind, and 9-11. Thanks neocons. You failed. You failed on every level. Fail. Fail. Fail.
Now, after the wooden, trust fund puppet gets his clock cleaned by the Kenyan, we can start to plan to rebuild a country rooted in freedom… And after the mystery man from Chicago runs the great “indispensible” ship into the ground, we can cut the millstone of Washington DC loose from our necks and liberate ourselves from our Potomac, feudal lords. We can shine the light of freedom upon the scurrying, rat lobbyists, and the pimp-like career politicians, and scatter them back into their filthy holes.
Just maybe, if… when… after Romney loses, we have a chance at restoring our Republic.
Tom Morello of ‘Rage Against the Machine’ laments Paul Ryan ‘liking’ them. Says Paul Ryan represents the 1%. Also says the proletarians should seize the means of production.
But there’s just one problem:
Tom Morello net worth – $60 mil
Paul Ryan net worth – $4.5 mil
I love it when bourgeois communists and corpo-fascists get into fights.
From the Cynics Sanctuary
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) A zealous and solitary idealist, this indisputably brilliant German philosopher exhibited an overabundance of cynicism in his utter contempt for the human “herd.” He called for a new breed of “superman” who would break the shackles of Christianity and inaugurate a heroic age. He died insane. Though no anti-Semite, Nietzsche was posthumously adopted (and his ideas perverted) by the Nazis in their campaign to forge a master race. Dip into Thus Spake Zarathustra or Beyond Good and Evil for a taste of his mesmerizing mind.
“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that he does not become a monster in the process.”
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) This Anglo-Irish writer is probably more famous for his flamboyant public persona than he is for his elegant comedies and fiction. He won early fame as a quotable dandy and enjoyed the company of the “best” society — until he was tossed into prison as the result of a homosexual affair. A broken man, he died in exile in France. Although Wilde can be predictably perverse in his pronouncements (e.g., “It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances”), he deserves recognition a daring, funny and liberating spirit.
“Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.”
W.C. Fields (1880-1946) That glorious scalawag, that crustiest of curmudgeons, that mumbling mountebank with the incomparable drawl uttered some of the most memorable lines in the history of film. His face, his voice, his manner, and his words (he penned most of his own screenplays under such pseudonyms as Mahatma Kane Jeeves and Otis Criblecoblis) all converged into a harmonious portrait of the cynic’s cynic: a fundamentally decent man whose sarcasm and chicanery helped him preserve his dignity in an unkind world.
[On being asked if he likes children]
“I do if they’re properly cooked.”
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956) Let me go out on a limb: the Sage of Baltimore was the most exhilarating American writer of the 20th century. The verbal acrobatics, the high spirits, the unbridled freedom of his ideas, the merry contempt for yahoos and respectables alike… all that Menckenian gusto sweeps you up in a tornado of words. Here was a man who genuinely relished being cynical. What makes him even more amazing is that most of his work was produced under the daily deadline pressures of professional journalism. If you haven’t read anything by him, get hold of a short anthology like The Vintage Mencken… and get intoxicated!
“The universe seems to be in a conspiracy to encourage the endless reproduction of lodge-joiners and Socialists, but a subtle and mysterious opposition stands eternally against the reproduction of philosophers.”