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(The Daily Beast)   Stephen King on rich people: "The majority would rather douse their dicks with lighter fluid, strike a match, and dance around singing "Disco Inferno" than pay one more cent in taxes"   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 44
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2012-04-30 12:12:49 PM  
13 votes:
I would read this article, but I know that it'll just go on 50 pages too long and piss me off in the end.
2012-05-01 07:25:39 PM  
10 votes:
t1.gstatic.com

We all contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to our revenue, but something more than in that proportion, down here!
2012-05-01 07:22:06 PM  
9 votes:
bextraordinary: If a Farkette was looking for a new book to read and wanted to get into Stephen King's stuff, where would you Farkers recommend she begin?

A Brief History of Time
2012-05-01 08:59:24 PM  
4 votes:
weknowmemes.com
2012-05-01 08:12:36 PM  
4 votes:

winterwhile: WhyteRaven74: winterwhile: its a spending problem

So we can cut all the defense spending the military itself doesn't want?

a drop in the bucket

Cut the 3 big one's, you then get progress


right - cut spending across the board...army, navy, marines AND coast guard!

dude. you are on FIRE today!
2012-05-01 08:07:12 PM  
4 votes:

winterwhile: Oh god, cloaca, I cluck need it!

why cant cluck I stop cluck

please help cluck me cluck!

I was once cluck a man!

Best... part.....

feathers.


img269.imageshack.us
2012-05-01 07:21:52 PM  
4 votes:
I think we ought to do what he says. In 1999, Bryan Smith hit Mr. King with his minivan while the latter was out walking. Fifteen months later, on Stephen King's 53rd birthday, Mr. Smith was found dead in his trailer.

Coincidence?
2012-05-01 08:28:10 PM  
3 votes:

shamanwest: So, this thread is kind of fun.

Challenge: make this thread so awesome King will want to turn it into a story.

Difficulty: make him want to give each poster significant story time, a'la Tommyknockers... even...ugh...the trolls...


I have Winterwhile on ignore so I only get to see little snippets of his posts. Perhaps he could be the ghost in the series... you know he's there. You can feel his presence, and you only hear of him as rumor or hearsay.

The premise of the book could be a guy that purges his ignore list and is inundated with retards. As soon as you click the button, your world turns into a hybrid of The Walking Dead and Awakenings.
2012-05-01 09:05:27 PM  
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-05-01 08:40:56 PM  
2 votes:

shamanwest: I have Winterwhile on ignore so I only get to see little snippets of his posts. Perhaps he could be the ghost in the series... you know he's there. You can feel his presence, and you only hear of him as rumor or hearsay.

The premise of the book could be a guy that purges his ignore list and is inundated with retards. As soon as you click the button, your world turns into a hybrid of The Walking Dead and Awakenings.

Not bad.

Hey, we can even make Bevets the token religious freak.

I think from now on when he posts, I'm going to read his posts in the voice of Piper Laurie from now on.


Ok, it's settled. Winterwhile is the mysterious ghost of the politics tab. Perhaps he was trapped here when his universe almost collapsed, forcing the dumbest of the people out of the Brawndoverse and into inert states of derp and hurr.

Bevets will be the religious loon trying to lure all the people in so he can get some poon from the crazy broad.

Tenpoundsofcheese will be the guy in the sandwich(cheese sandwich...get it?) board ringing the bell saying the end times are near while a black president is shown on the TVs in the bar behind him.

Weaver95 can be the guy that escapes the Brawndoverse and tries to warn us about the Limtards to no avail. He's also the only one brave enough to travel between universes to bring messages of hope, despair, and ultimately love.

I think we can even find space for the power-hungry cops and alts.
2012-05-01 08:39:08 PM  
2 votes:

Weaver95: I just don't get it.


Keep the government out of my Medicare! Yeah, it's that.
2012-05-01 08:26:04 PM  
2 votes:

winterwhile: Weaver95: I note that winterwhile is actually AGREEING with defense spending cuts.

that's interesting.

if we did not have Obama's war in Afgainstain

more would be avail

but then again, its a liberal war

must be ok


i was not aware

that President Obama

was President

in 2001

thank you for setting me

straig

ht.
2012-05-01 08:19:33 PM  
2 votes:
I'll pay more in taxes if rich people have to have their privates doused in lighter fluid and lit on fire whilst Disco Inferno plays in the background.
2012-05-01 08:12:35 PM  
2 votes:
winterwhile:Must fight it, the cloaca calls me...

cluck!

CLUCK!

Bescluck

Feathcluckcluck

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2012-05-01 08:10:37 PM  
2 votes:

WhyteRaven74: winterwhile: its a spending problem

So we can cut all the defense spending the military itself doesn't want?


The military is kind of like a woman. Sure she says she doesn't want it. But you know she really does. Don't is just a yes, with different letters, and apostrophe, and a "t" on the end. So, when the military says "we don't want that money, don't give it to us" you know what it's really saying. It's really saying "give it to me, big boy."

/kind of like a vaginal ultrasound
2012-05-01 07:39:41 PM  
2 votes:

ultraholland: bextraordinary: If a Farkette was looking for a new book to read and wanted to get into Stephen King's stuff, where would you Farkers recommend she begin?

A Brief History of Time


No, No - you're thinking of that one guy, Stephen Falconry. He's that one romance novelist. Wrote "Beyond Heavy Bosons", "Black Holes" "The Universe in My Nuts", "On the Shoulders of Giant Men" and "A time of Briefs".
2012-05-01 06:51:25 PM  
2 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: The My Little Pony Killer: I would read this article, but I know that it'll just go on 50 pages too long and piss me off in the end.

Nah. This is more like one of his 10-page short stories. :-D


only with a lot less vampirism.
2012-05-02 12:31:17 PM  
1 votes:

WombatControl: Two points:

First, let's say we do exactly what you propose. Let's raise taxes on the "rich." In fact, let's double the corporate income tax rate on the 500 largest American corporations and raise the effective tax rate on the CEOs of all major corporations to 100%. fark the rich, right?

Wow, no one even came close to 100%

What does that get us? Doubling the corporate tax rate gives us a grand total of $319.8 billion. Taking every red cent from those evil plutocrats gives us $5.6 billion. That's means that despite taking away a huge amount of productive capital, we've only paid for less than a quarter of the $1.4 trilllion budget shortfall for 2011.

But remember kids, NPR and Planned Parenthood are too expensive, and raising taxes on the poor because they need to have "skin in the game" is going to solve all our problems. BTW top 1% is 1.6 Trillion, Link but don't let facts get in your way now.

So basically, we haven't fixed any infrastructure. We haven't paid teachers any more. We haven't done anything but pay for a quarter of our current level of spending.

So either the "rich" suddenly gets defined to be the "middle class" and we soak them or we admit that the politics of envy don't help a damn thing.

Appeal to emotion

If we want to fix infrastructure, why don't we stop throwing money down the "green energy" rat hole and start fixing our electrical grid?

Red Herring

If we want to fix schools, how about we demand teacher accountability and institute the sort of reforms that Michelle Rhee pioneered in Washington D.C. (before the greedy and corrupt teachers unions won out and had her shiatcanned.)

l'll just leave that there.

If we want to fix health care, why do we keep repeating the same mistakes of the past and start doing the kind of market reforms that have driven down the cost of LASIK in a time when every other medical procedure has seen its costs grow?

post hoc ergo propter hoc, cherry picking

But that's not what the liberals want - they don't want actual reform, they want power. If problems start getting fixed without government, then we're less likely to give the corrupt special interests the power they crave. So they have to grow government more and more each year, gaining more and more power for their constituent interests in the process.

misleading vividness, ad hominem, argument ad populum

It's not about "fairness" or "social justice" or any of that other high-minded bullshiat. It's about amassing political power and concentrating it the hands of the few. That's why dictators always go after the "rich" and push for "class struggle" - because the first step towards tyranny is always to consolidate as much power in the hands of the state as possible. And even if the Democrats were as pure as the driven snow, once that power is consolidated, it's only a matter of time before its misused.


argumentum ad consequentiam, appeal to motive, Reductio ad Hitlerum, straw man, slippery slope.

My goodness, you're like a text book of logical fallacies. I'm actually impressed.
2012-05-02 11:57:13 AM  
1 votes:

Polly Ester: Stephen King can take a steaming shiat in a manila envelop, mail it to a publisher, and get a seven figure advance (like he's habitually done for 20 years). I don't think he has a realistic understanding of how money works for most people, rich or otherwise.


Yes it has nothing to do with the fact that he continues to churn out a product that maintains high book sales. Why do you hate the market?
2012-05-02 08:00:18 AM  
1 votes:

Raharu: Must fight it, the cloaca calls me...


Beaks down, cloaca up
That's the way we like to reproduce
2012-05-02 08:00:16 AM  
1 votes:

historycat: Lernaeus: Corporate Self: Lernaeus: Stephen King's viewpoint is about as realistic as his books.

I mean, he's making the old "civic duty" argument? Does he really believe that our government is filled with righteous paragons of civic virtue that act only for the greater glory of the common good, and thus should take as much money from Americans as is necessary to pay for all these programs, wars, and infrastructure that are all totally necessary, justified, and managed with supercomputer-esque efficiency?

Riiiiiight ... and my car, in league with a telekinetic teenage girl and zombie pets, is trying to kill me.

Translation: got mine, screw you all!

Take what you have and run tiger, because someone needs to pay or America becomes a place lacking clean water and passable roads.

Screw you ... I'm living week to week on 2/3rds what teachers make and paying f*cking 30%+ every check and sending a check to Uncle Sam an extra $1000 a year for the privilege of being f*cked with broomstick.

So because the US government isn't totally free of corruption, and because you're taxed at double the rate of the wealthy . . . you think the wealthy shouldn't pay more?


I think he just explained why teachers get paid more than he does.
2012-05-01 10:17:14 PM  
1 votes:

thalidomide new and improved: Why do all of your lame stories originate in Maine of all places,


Hmm, yes. Why would a writer who lived nearly his whole life in Maine with a brief stint in Colorado set all his books in Maine, except for a few set in Colorado? A mystery for the ages, my friend.
2012-05-01 10:07:24 PM  
1 votes:

Satanic_Hamster: Buuutttt....

Notice how it's always the people who became millionaires from humble backgrounds and through the fruit of their own labor who have no problem paying more taxes. It's the trust fund babies and the leaches who were always rich who are screaming bloody murder.


Ever notice how poor people walk like THIS, but rich people get eased into their helicopters like THIS?
2012-05-01 09:55:21 PM  
1 votes:
Oops, I was a bit off topic there.
Republicans are vile farks and I can't for the life of me understand why non billionaires defend and vote for them.

So ya, read the Dark Tower books.
2012-05-01 09:36:20 PM  
1 votes:

Cubansaltyballs: shamanwest: Cubansaltyballs: shamanwest: Okay, he's going to have to write it Regulators/Desperation style. That way in one version, the "cop" Weaver95, can be a pscycho, and in the other the "cop" Weaver95 can be a good guy. Hopefully, with a better ending than poor Collie got in Regulators.

No. It should be done in The Shining style or Needful Things.

Also, Drew can be the Yellow Card Man.

I dunno, we gotta capture the one-post-away-from-ignore to omg, you're-one-post-away-from-fav turn-around that is Weaver. With Shining, the character goes just the opposite.... of course he could be a character kind of like the store proprietor in Needful Things.... do you think he's just trying to fool us?

Ok, how about this:

Needful things Weaver95 is really just a proxy for the Barlow guy... who happens to be winterwhile. Winterwhile stalks in the night and the politics tabs while Weaver collects souls during the day.

In the end, there's a showdown with the other Weaver95 from the Brawndoverse. He kills Barlow's Weaver, and then has a really lame sex scene with that one chick who does BIE (she's the token chick in the story that is only used for lame sex scenes). Then... after the Yellow Card Man kills himself and tenpoundsofcheese in a drunken stupor with his broken whiskey bottle Wil Wheaton appears and slays Barlow's Weaver...


do not write Weaver95 fanfic. that's just wrong.
2012-05-01 09:01:56 PM  
1 votes:

mrlewish: Stephen King's writing sucks.

There I said it.

Along with Shakespeare.


When did Shakespeare say that?
2012-05-01 08:37:42 PM  
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: KiplingKat872: Seriously?

23,000 troops being withdrawn by the end of summer and everyone out by the 2014 target date.


If Obama cared

about the country

then he would have been born

earlier

so he could have been

president earlier

and have pulled

our troops out

soo

ner.
2012-05-01 08:35:28 PM  
1 votes:

shamanwest: Oy... oh how I loved Oy so much.

/sniffles



Ake.
2012-05-01 08:33:10 PM  
1 votes:

Contents Under Pressure: This is the first thing he's written that I've truly enjoyed.

Bonus is that he and his wife are pumping money into the local economy and helping out local interests. I truly admire him (and her) for that.

Now if he could only write less lame dialogue in his books.


I don't mind his dialog. It's the sex scenes that make me cringe. He should call Howard Stern and get him to write the sex scenes.
2012-05-01 08:32:56 PM  
1 votes:

Cubansaltyballs: gimmegimme: i was not aware

that President Obama

was President

in 2001

thank you for setting me

straig

ht.


De

rp.


for

ev

er

.....

.....

.....
2012-05-01 08:28:56 PM  
1 votes:

winterwhile: bdub77: winterwhile: if you rally did the math

all you have to do it stop the spending increases

but then again, you did not do any math

Raining taxes put folks out of work... get it? Even Obama get's that.

You're full of it. I did the farking math. With spending increases only for inflation, 3% YTY GDP growth, 2% inflation, it would take 70 years to pay down the debt. At 4% YTY growth it would take 40 years. At 5% growth, under 30 years - but then no developed country in the world grows more than 3% a year for entire decades. Best case, 3% growth, it'll be 2080 before the debt is paid off, and that is in the BEST scenario and not including things that outpace inflation.

There is no proof raising taxes from current levels will result in job losses. Obama most definitely wants to let Bush's tax cuts expire in 2013, so obviously he disagrees. Please show me your proof that raising taxes on the rich will result in more job losses. You certainly have no idea where the sweet spot of taxes is, because you're a bad troll and trust me I outclass you on this.

so... Reagan got the same economy, Obama got, from Carter

by now he had us at 4% GDP going to 5% GDP growth

you really do need to do your Math again, it the spending we need to cut, not strangle the economy with taxes


reagan negotiated, with terrorists, but, you, think,,,, he is a hero.

coincidence that all
of the Iranian hos
tages were free

during his administration

reagan, claimed that terrorists were, like the founding fathers and gave them tax money and, illegal armz money.
2012-05-01 08:19:50 PM  
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: WombatControl: The federal government is the most inefficient and wasteful institution in the country

I can think of an entire slate of corporations that indicate otherwise.

shamanwest: So, when the military says "we don't want that money, don't give it to us" you know what it's really saying. It's really saying "give it to me, big boy."

The military is nothing like that.


Yeah. The military is nothing like that. They are the first to shout from the roof tops that they are government jobs that deserve to be cut just like all the other ones.
2012-05-01 08:17:53 PM  
1 votes:
winterwhileCluck! Cluck
Sweet Cloaca all... night long

CLUCK CLUCK CLUCK!

Best cluck, Feathers!

img269.imageshack.us
2012-05-01 08:16:06 PM  
1 votes:

winterwhile: Raining taxes put folks out of work... get it? Even Obama get's that.


my company got a very nice tax break from the state government this year and you know what? we're laying off another 500 people and moving more jobs overseas.

you can't explain that.
2012-05-01 08:12:48 PM  
1 votes:

jjorsett: Proof that money won't make you less of a gibbering lefty nutbag than you naturally are. Obviously the dough is wasted on him, so if someone wants to come up with a bill taxing Stephen King 100% of his net worth, I'll be for it.


Yes, what a horrible person he is wasting his hard earned wealth on charities and trying to get everyone to contribute to making this nation great.

Speaking of wastes, only on human genetic material...
2012-05-01 08:10:18 PM  
1 votes:

winterwhile: Cluck please help me..

I cant stop farking that chicken... cluck

I was cluck once a man!


Best part....

feathers..


img651.imageshack.us
2012-05-01 07:49:51 PM  
1 votes:

doglover: shamanwest: . They're all excellent, except for Wizard and Glass.

WHOA! That's an uber troll!


Wizard and Glass is regarded as probably the best of all 8 books by many. Although, it must be said different strokes for different folks.


I've been accused of being worse.

Seriously, though, I didn't like the book. I'll sum it up for you. "Oh! I'm Susan Delgado. Oh woe is me. I can't keep my legs closed for five minutes now that I've seen Roland. I'm not complete without him! Oh Woe is ME!"... "I'm Roland. I'm really cool and I just did the most awesome job of besting my teacher EVAR! Now I'm going to be completely stupid and think with my dick because I have an oedipus complex and I'm jealous of Walter. Oh, and I'm not sure if my daddy loves me enough, but I know he does, and I won't forget the face of my father, except when I have my face in Susan's crotch." .... everyone else: "Help! We're stuck in this crappy story and we can't get out."

What really pisses me off, I won't say because I don't want to spoil it. It's the only thing worth while in the book and when I read it, all I wanted to do what just reach into the book and strangle that dumb biatch. I'll give those who've read a clue It's got to do with Cuthbert and Eddie/Susanna.
2012-05-01 07:29:37 PM  
1 votes:

Satanic_Hamster: Buuutttt....

Notice how it's always the people who became millionaires from humble backgrounds and through the fruit of their own labor who have no problem paying more taxes. It's the trust fund babies and the leaches who were always rich who are screaming bloody murder.


I know some trust fund babies. They are the people with the biggest feeling of "entitlement" I have ever meet.

They think getting taxed on money from their parents is "double taxation" because it's "their money".
2012-05-01 07:28:10 PM  
1 votes:

Gulper Eel: Oooh, he started with a Chris-Christie-is-fat line! How bold, how transgressive! Speak truth to power, Stevie baby!


You sound...fat.
2012-05-01 07:27:17 PM  
1 votes:

BKITU: [t1.gstatic.com image 300x168]

We all contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to our revenue, but something more than in that proportion, down here!


Beep Beep, BKITU!
2012-05-01 07:08:58 PM  
1 votes:
And just when I thought I couldn't love Stephen King any harder, he goes and does something like this.
2012-05-01 06:44:48 PM  
1 votes:

The My Little Pony Killer: I would read this article, but I know that it'll just go on 50 pages too long and piss me off in the end.


Nah. This is more like one of his 10-page short stories. :-D
2012-04-30 12:00:52 PM  
1 votes:

Speaker2Animals: Or tying him to a rocket at Cape Canaveral.


funded by the US taxpayer. genius.
2012-04-30 11:55:44 AM  
1 votes:

FlashHarry: grover norquist, especially.


Oh, I have fantasies that involve Norquist and lighter fluid. Or tying him to a rocket at Cape Canaveral.
 
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