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2012-07-23 04:04:34 PM
7 votes:

what_now: Reader, I married her

I don't know who this guy is, but I just fell in love with him.


Reader? I hardly know her!
2012-07-23 03:52:27 PM
7 votes:

Ricardo Klement: Scalzi is a Tea Partier for saying he's got no problem paying a lot of taxes?


Forget it, he's rolling.
2012-07-23 04:58:30 PM
6 votes:
How about the rent? Is that OK?
2012-07-23 07:36:44 PM
3 votes:
I'm sorry, but how can we take this "self made man" testimonial seriously if he not once use the terms "bootstraps", "handouts" or "job creators", hmm? Well??
2012-07-23 07:25:51 PM
3 votes:

BeSerious: The retard contingent is strong here.


This. Although I think calling them "retarded" is an insult to actual developmentally disabled people, who in general do not whine about being put upon nearly as much as the Fark Oppressed Straight White Male Club.

Straight white guys do have it awfully rough here in America. They're practically second-class citizens. If only they had people in leadership positions to look to as examples, to let them know that it is possible for people who look like them to succeed.
2012-07-23 05:25:57 PM
3 votes:

MyRandomName: I love this strawman liberals are setting up to defend Obama. Nobody is arguing success happens in a vacuum. The argument is what is responsible for a successful business. A lot of hard work goes into creating a business, the government does not get to say they are mostly responsible for that as Obama implies


So true, look at all the successful multinationals that come out of countries with no infrastructure, no court system to ensure contracts and little security. If businesses were actually built on the foundation that society provides the most powerful and profitable companies would all come out of countries with a stable governments providing robust social and security services.
2012-07-23 05:20:21 PM
3 votes:

roxtar10870: Taxes = theft... What good Might be done with the stolen money doesn't make it moral.
This guy is an idiot.


You ever choke on your own spittle or do you just let it fly all over your monitor?
2012-07-23 05:11:53 PM
3 votes:

timujin: Odd reaction from the first couple of posters... but anyway, this is pretty much a well-worded retread of things that have been said here many times. I don't care who you are or what you do, you didn't get there "on your own".


BU BU BUT INDUSTRIAL GRADE BOOT STRAPS!!!
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2012-07-23 05:00:19 PM
3 votes:
Scalzi is oblivious to the fact the private sector can do all of the things the public sector can do - and more efficiently. Instead of paying high taxes now that will be redistributed by government, he could donate his money through private charities to achieve the same ends. And probably more efficiently.
2012-07-23 05:00:17 PM
3 votes:

skinnycatullus: WTF is going on in this thread?


total farkers happened to it
2012-07-23 03:17:27 PM
3 votes:
I love when teabaggers think restating the same herp-a-derp a bit more forcefully is "proving liberals wrong.'
2012-07-23 07:27:56 PM
2 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: Any tax system that can afford to have people on welfare packing phones that cost more than my last car has taxes that are too high.

/invalidates the invalidation


There's a fine line between hyperbole and utter bullshiat, and you just stormed across it like Caesar crossing the Rubicon.
2012-07-23 06:42:01 PM
2 votes:

gerrymander: (Take these informal dating studies, for example. Not the results expected from the "straight, white male privilege" model, to say the least.)


From your link: "White women prefer white men to the exclusion of everyone else--and Asian and Hispanic women prefer them even more exclusively. These three types of women only respond well to white men. More significantly, these groups' reply rates to non-whites is terrible."

and "They respond less than any other group, and they respond least of all to black women."

So yeah, I'm pretty comfortable saying those results are precisely what is expected in a situation of white male privilege. But I assume you gave this post the same kind of careful reading you gave to the Sclazi post you're complaining about, yes?
2012-07-23 06:41:14 PM
2 votes:
Hey, gerrymander, you seem to have need some help with the situation you find yourself in here. Believe it or not, there is a way to save face and redeem your credibility! Since you apparently don't know how, I'll give you complete, step-by-step instructions:

• Step 1: Click in the "Comment:" text area below this thread where you type in your responses. I assume that you already have your "Login:" and "Password:" entered. You should see a flashing text bar cursor in the upper left corner of that text area.

• Step 2a: Look at your keyboard. Over on the left side, second row from the bottom, you'll see a large key. It's labeled "Shift". Press and hold this [Shift ] key with your left pinky finger.

• Step 2b: While still holding that key down, hover your right index fingertip over the top row of keys on the typewriter-like alphanumeric portion of the keyboard. These are all small keys. Most of them have numerals (digits) as their bottom labels, and a punctuation symbol as the top label. The digits are in numerical order (except that zero [0] follows nine [9]), so it's easy to find the spot we're looking for: you need to hover the fingertip between two keys, namely, the one labeled [*8] and the one next to it labeled [(9] (the labels here are shown horizontally separated, but actually they're vertically separated: the punctuation symbol is on top of the digit). Now, move your fingertip down one row, and it should be hovering over a key labeled [I]. Press and release that key, then release the [Shift ] key. You should see "I" appear in the "Comments:" edit box, with the bar cursor now flashing just to the right of it.

• Step 2c: Finally, with either thumb, press and release the widest key on the keyboard, one that has no label at all. This is called the "space bar." You should see no text change in the box, but the flashing bar cursor should move slightly to the right, a very short distance away from the "I" that you created in Step 2b.

• Step 3a: Remember how we used the top row of number keys to help find a letter key in Step 2b? Well, let's do it again: this time, we need to hover our left index fingertip between the [@2] and [#3] keys, then move down one row. The key that your fingertip should now be hovering over should be labeled [W]. Press and release it, and remember it because we're going to need it again in Step 4a. You should now see a "w" appear a short distance to the right of the "I" with a small space between them, and the flashing bar cursor now just to the right of the newly-created "w."

Step 3b: With your left fingertip still on or above the [W] key, move it down one row and to the left one key so that hovers over the [A] key. Press and release it, and voila! "a" has now been added just after the "w", and the flashing bar cursor is now just to the right of the newly-created "a"!

Step 3c: Now move your left fingertip one key to the right from the [A] key that you just pressed. This key is the [S] key. Press and release it, and "s" gets added to the right of the "wa" which is a short distance from the "I" from Step 1. So far, you should see "I was" with the flashing bar cursor just to the right of the newly-created "s"!

Step 3d is the same as Step 2c, namely, press the space bar. Again, the flashing bar cursor should move a short distance to the right, visibly separated from the "s."

Step 4a: Remember how I told you back in Step 3a that we'd need the [W] key again? Now's the time! If you forgot where it is, fear not: your left fingertip should still be hovering near the [S] key, and it's one row up and slightly to the left of that! Press and release it. You should now see a second "w" appear a short distance to the right of the "s" with a small space between them, and the flashing bar cursor now just to the right of the newly-created "w."

Step 4b: Move your left fingertip not one, but two, keys to the right of the [W] key. It should now be hovering over the [R] key. Press and release it. You should now see an "r" appear just to the right of the "w", and the flashing bar cursor now just to the right of the newly-created "r."

Step 4c: If you haven't moved your right hand much since Step 2b, its index fingertip should still be hovering over or near the [I] key. The one that we want now is just to the right of that: the [O] key. If you lost track of that, you can find it easily by using the numbers trick: this key is just one row below the space between the [(9] and [)0] keys. You should know what to do by now: press and release it, and watch the "o" appear, with the bar cursor moving to just past it.

Step 4d: Now it gets a bit tricky. Move the right index fingertip not just one, but two, keys to the left, so that it's hovering over the [U] key. That's not the one we want to press, though: now, move the fingertip down not one, but two rows. It should now be hovering over the [N] key. Press and release it. "n" appears.

Step 4e: Back to the left index fingertip, which we last left in Step 4b hovering over the [R] key. Move it over one to the right so that it now hovers over the [T] key, then down one row so that it hovers over the [G] key. Press and release that. "g" appears.

Step 4f: Actually, your message as it exists now would be good enough for most FARKers, but just to satisfy the grammar Nazis, move the left fingertip (which should still be hovering over the [N] key) three keys to the right, so that it hovers over a key labeled [>.]. Press and release that.

Step 5: Click [ Add Comment ]. If "Preview before post" was checked, click [ Add Comment ] again.

There. That wasn't so hard, now, was it? Why do so few FARKers (or people on other Internet opinion forums) ever do this?
2012-07-23 06:29:16 PM
2 votes:

FuturePastNow: jake_lex: I love when teabaggers think restating the same herp-a-derp a bit more forcefully is "proving liberals wrong.'

John Scalzi is pretty much the opposite of a Teabagger.


He slowly raises his head up until your balls are resting on the top of it?
2012-07-23 05:43:52 PM
2 votes:

Villemus Fortis: [images.sodahead.com image 500x416]


There's a government program dedicated to feeding 'people food' to forest wildlife? Humph, learn something new every day.
2012-07-23 05:28:05 PM
2 votes:

roxtar10870: Taxes = theft... What good Might be done with the stolen money doesn't make it moral.
This guy is an idiot.


So, the government doesn't have the right to dispose goods as it sees fit? And isn't ownership merely an exclusive use contract you have with the government re: certain goods? If the government doesn't have the right to use "your" $20 to finance public works, why does it have a right to keep me from using your beach house?
I would posit that if taxes are theft, then property is theft.
Welcome comrade, always glad to see another commie on fark!
2012-07-23 05:16:04 PM
2 votes:
You mean we all don't live in a vacuum?

/Dyson for me
2012-07-23 05:10:18 PM
2 votes:
$meggy $murf 2012-07-23 05:00:00 PM


Any tax system that can afford to have people on welfare packing phones that cost more than my last car

So your last car was a beater off the Fartbama's Buggies 4 Bux lot, huh?
2012-07-23 05:02:44 PM
2 votes:
My taxes ARE to high. The problem is yours are too low.
2012-07-23 05:01:56 PM
2 votes:
www.afewwords.com

"Everybody has to pay taxes!"
2012-07-23 04:04:09 PM
2 votes:
WTF is going on in this thread?
2012-07-23 03:49:25 PM
2 votes:
Reader, I married her

I don't know who this guy is, but I just fell in love with him.
2012-07-23 03:11:04 PM
2 votes:
the fact I was born at an Air Force base means that I owe a thanks to America's military for offering medical care to my mother (based on her relationship to my father, who was in the military at the time), and indirectly to America's tax payers, whose dollars went to supporting the military, and thereby those doctors, nurses, my father's paycheck and my mother's medical care

www.ffxionline.com

Our excessive military budget is one of the few things the teabaggers are OK paying taxes for.
2012-07-24 09:19:09 AM
1 votes:

intelligent comment below: Welcome to Democracy?

You don't like what the government does, you vote in representatives who try to change that.



Don't blame me, I voted for Kang.
2012-07-24 06:02:04 AM
1 votes:

skinnycatullus: WTF is going on in this thread?


Everyone accidentally the bottle. THE WHOLE FARKING BOTTLE!!
2012-07-24 04:10:54 AM
1 votes:
thnksqrd 2012-07-23 08:49:19 PM

[paraphrased: Gee, all them ghettoblax reproducing at a stewpid rate!]
"Ain't you gonna use a rubber baby?"


i.imgur.com

/runs out of thread screaming
//please try not to fark the commas again :3
2012-07-24 04:07:25 AM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-07-23 11:20:11 PM
1 votes:
"Racial privilege"?

It's like having a +5 to archery because you're an Elf. Yeah, it's an advantage... if you don't bother to train up that stat. A Human who trains a lot in archery can easily make them a better archer then that Elf who relies on his 'advantage'. And an Elf that trains hard will hit the same stat cap the human does. Once the stat is maxed out, the 'advantage' disappears.

Translation: Being a StraightWhiteMale is a slight advantage... if you never work at improving yourself. Hard work by a non-StraightWhiteMale can easily make them more successful than a StraightWhiteMale who simply relies on their 'advantage'.

And I'm not even factoring in AA.
2012-07-23 11:18:29 PM
1 votes:

SlothB77: Scalzi is oblivious to the fact the private sector can do all of the things the public sector can do - and more efficiently. Instead of paying high taxes now that will be redistributed by government, he could donate his money through private charities to achieve the same ends. And probably more efficiently.


Does corporate grade shoe polish taste better than the regular stuff? Cause you apologist boot licker making senseless points based on completely unsupported assumptions. I.e., you are a mindless hack stooge for your corporate masters.

First, please please show me how the private sector is magically hyper efficient at curing all the worlds ills, cause last I checked, the bottom line in supporting the most impoverished people in the US wasn't particularly lucrative; and my GED in Economics tells me that making money is kinda the point of being in business in the US. (Also, aren't there all those anecdotal stories of like 90% of charity donations going to 'overhead' and not the cause?)

Also, a social safety net based entirely on charity is so goddamn motherfarking insane as to be pants on head - counting to potato - mormon underwear level of insane.

You see, doofus, the gov't has a little thing called civil liberties they cannot violate. They can't denie you a service based on race, creed, color, country of origin, religious beliefs, lack of religious beliefs, how you've used your freedom of speech, gender, increasingly sexual orientation; you know, all that hippie Bill of Rights, Equal Protection, Due process shiat you apparently don't understand. Oh, and there is farking recouse through administrative and civil proceedings.

I really REALLY do not want to live in a world where the social safety net is based on whims of charity of the ultra-rich and administered at the fancy of (to pick one) nutbag religious whackos that tell you you ain't gonna eat tonight if you don't grovel on your knees before their priest.
2012-07-23 11:11:21 PM
1 votes:
img812.imageshack.us

/O RLY?
2012-07-23 11:04:41 PM
1 votes:

Mr. Right:
Thank you for proving my point. Congress does have the right to lay taxes and it is the duty of every productive citizen to pay those taxes. But I don't think you know what general Welfare means. It means that the federal expenditure must benefit all equally. Welfare never referred to the public dole or charity until FDR. So, a road project for which taxes are laid benefits everyone equally. A common defense benefits everyone equally. A welfare program that is restricted to mothers not married to the father of their children benefits only a small segment of society at the expense of everyone who does take responsibility for their children. A farm program that pays certain farmers to not raise corn benefits a very small segment of society at the expense of everyone who wasn't going to raise corn in the first place. Your quote also calls for taxes to be laid equally across all the states. When some states get exemptions from the Affordable Care Act but others do not, is that equal? Especially given that SCOTUS has called ACA a tax?

There is nothing wrong with taxes, provided they really are used for the GENERAL welfare. Public charity was never the intent of the framers. Private charity was not only the intent, but is viewed as a mandate. The parable from Matthew (in the Bible) about feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, etc., is a mandate for charity but the sense of the mandate is always singular, not plural. You (plural) are not mandated to be charitable, YOU (singular) are. And taking from some only to give to a few others is decidedly not the intent of the framers of the Constitution.



Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, Madison.

'These three qualifications excepted, the power to raise money is plenary, and indefinite; and the objects to which it may be appropriated are no less comprehensive, than the payment of the public debts and the providing for the common defence and "general Welfare." The terms "general Welfare" were doubtless intended to signify more than was expressed or imported in those which Preceded; otherwise numerous exigencies incident to the affairs of a Nation would have been left without a provision. The phrase is as comprehensive as any that could have been used; because it was not fit that the constitutional authority of the Union, to appropriate its revenues shou'd have been restricted within narrower limits than the "General Welfare" and because this necessarily embraces a vast variety of particulars, which are susceptible neither of specification nor of definition.

It is therefore of necessity left to the discretion of the National Legislature, to pronounce, upon the objects, which concern the general Welfare, and for which under that description, an appropriation of money is requisite and proper.'
--Alexander Hamilton, 1791

Hamilton argued against your interpretation more than two centuries ago, his views largely prevailed at the time, and no Supreme Court has yet to disagree with them, yet you tell everyone who accepts that understanding of the Constitution that they don't know what "general welfare" means. That's unreasonable.

/the Democratic-Republicans will rise again!
//nope
2012-07-23 10:35:41 PM
1 votes:
Somebody agrees with liberals and tells them what they want to hear, making them feel validated you mean?

/reads article

Yep.
2012-07-23 10:06:22 PM
1 votes:

CreamyG31337: John Scalzi says:
July 23, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Aaaand a link to the piece just went live on Fark. Wheee!
(I've been a TotalFark member for years, BTW)


:o


SkinnyHead!!!!!
2012-07-23 09:58:21 PM
1 votes:
rosariomariocapalbo.files.wordpress.com

Some of us are more equal than others.
2012-07-23 09:47:12 PM
1 votes:
My parents had sex, my hair is a bird, your argument is invalid.
2012-07-23 09:26:52 PM
1 votes:

Diogenes The Cynic: vpb: It's a great article, but I think most of the anti tax types could write a similar article if they were honest (and literate) enough.

You can't run a business without infrastructure to transport goods and services, a legal system and police to keep people from taking your product instead of paying for it, a currency so you can have commerce without having to barter, and lots more along that line.
.

And yet the Silk Road was built over a thousand years ago, without any of the things you mentioned.


You know how I know you aren't exactly a student of history?
2012-07-23 09:00:41 PM
1 votes:

gerrymander: Ow, something popped!.


Here...

hernia-supports.webs.com
2012-07-23 07:59:20 PM
1 votes:
I assure you , he didn't.
2012-07-23 07:45:49 PM
1 votes:
moviemusereviews.com
Unavailable for comment.
2012-07-23 07:43:30 PM
1 votes:

gerrymander: Vlad_the_Inaner: Giving 'Thanks' at Thanksgiving is EXACTLY about being aware of what you've got, privileges included, and feeling good about it. Feeling good about that wouldn't diminish anyone.

I disagree. When a person speaks for himself (or as part of a self-inclusive group, such as a family Thanksgiving per your example, or a church congregation) about being aware of privileges, it can be humbling without being diminishing.

When a person speaks to others about their need to be aware of privilege, without identifying as part of that group, it is intended as a brickbat -- always and every time, in my experience. ...


preceptaustin.org
/wants a word with you...
2012-07-23 07:15:32 PM
1 votes:
Which came first?

The maggot or the fly.

3.bp.blogspot.com


Has anybody asked yet what the heck is going on in this thread?
2012-07-23 07:07:44 PM
1 votes:
kasmel:

sigh...html fail...it's the end of my day, what do you want from me?
2012-07-23 06:46:43 PM
1 votes:

Old Smokie: I got here on my own. Fark you


Except of course for the personal assistance who has to change your diapers. But ya, otherwise, on your own big guy.
2012-07-23 06:44:48 PM
1 votes:
I got here on my own. Fark you
2012-07-23 06:18:22 PM
1 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: They can use what I have. An $18 Tracphone. It makes phone calls just fine. No moocher should be using a smart phone. They should be getting a job. If that means uprooting and moving the bread winner to the Dakotas to work the oil fields then do it.


My iPhone 3 was $0.99, Mr Monopoly. Did they serve you caviar and give you a complimentary blowjob with that $18 phone?
2012-07-23 06:12:52 PM
1 votes:

gerrymander: Teufelaffe: "feel worse about themselves" = "be more aware and appreciative of their privileges"

FTFY. I'll reconsider if you can come up with one example where "be more aware and appreciative of their privileges" means "feel better about themselves".


Let me guess, You are not the family member selected to say grace at Thanskgiving.
2012-07-23 05:50:51 PM
1 votes:

Ned Stark: roxtar10870: Taxes = theft... What good Might be done with the stolen money doesn't make it moral.
This guy is an idiot.

So, the government doesn't have the right to dispose goods as it sees fit? And isn't ownership merely an exclusive use contract you have with the government re: certain goods? If the government doesn't have the right to use "your" $20 to finance public works, why does it have a right to keep me from using your beach house?
I would posit that if taxes are theft, then property is theft.
Welcome comrade, always glad to see another commie on fark!


fark yeah. We're having a full-on raging kegger at roxtar10870's house. Feel free to trash the place. He can't call the cops because that would be Big Government Interference™ in the private affairs of citizens who just want to get high on bath salts and trash roxtar10870's place.
2012-07-23 05:42:12 PM
1 votes:

gerrymander: He did a huge post a month or two ago about how being a straight, white guy is playing a videogame on "easy mode". (No. I'm not going to link it, for the same reason I don't link to Stormfront. It's on his website if you care that much.) Apparently, work is easier, cancer kills less, and leggy supermodels are always knocking down the door for anyone holding the Straight, White Male ID Card -- and if you can't make it, what a pathetic loser you must be!


Link

You are the asshole he refers to. (NSFW language)
2012-07-23 05:39:51 PM
1 votes:

gerrymander: vpb: gerrymander: No dice, subby. Ever since Scalzi came out as a condescending, racist bigot, I have no interest in him, his opinions, or his fiction.

Really? What was that about?

He did a huge post a month or two ago about how being a straight, white guy is playing a videogame on "easy mode". (No. I'm not going to link it, for the same reason I don't link to Stormfront. It's on his website if you care that much.) Apparently, work is easier, cancer kills less, and leggy supermodels are always knocking down the door for anyone holding the Straight, White Male ID Card -- and if you can't make it, what a pathetic loser you must be!

It's one thing to view society through the lens of who has or doesn't have "privilege". It's not a viewpoint I agree with or find constructive, but moral codes have to start somewhere. It's another thing entirely to use that lens as an excuse to denigrate an entire segment of society based on their skin color, gender and sexual preference. And doing that to a sizable fraction of your own core audience in an appeal to that same fraction is beyond stupid.

So, yeah. I'm done, and F7U12, Scalzi. Can't shake the devil's hand and say you're only kidding.


Having read the blog post in question: It's okay. You can continue to enjoy Scalzi. I think it's pretty obvious that Assberger's counts as a disability, so clearly the blog doesn't apply to you.
2012-07-23 05:37:14 PM
1 votes:

Carlo Spicy-Wiener: I am a white, cis-gendered, heterosexual, gainfully employed, male citizen of the United States.
I do not know what it's like to be oppressed.
I do not know what it's like to be persecuted.
I do not know what it's like to be in fear for my life.
I do not know what it's like to have to fight for my rights.
I do not know what it's like to struggle for recognition.
I do not know what it's like to go without food or shelter.

THAT is what "white privelage" means.


What if you're a white, heterosexual, gainfully employed male who knows all of those things are like firsthand? Does my anecdote beat yours? Do we flip a coin? Or can we say that there is a social construct wherein people believe that white, heterosexual males are privileged, much the same that people believe that women are paid 78 cents on the dollar, and if you're African American you're more likely to end up in jail?

Stereotypes are fun when we apply them to people that deserve it right?
2012-07-23 05:36:17 PM
1 votes:

beta_plus: Government is 100% responsible for the creation of wealth. Just look at Solyndra!


Seriously weak diversionary tactic is seriously weak.
2012-07-23 05:35:06 PM
1 votes:
images.sodahead.com
2012-07-23 05:32:23 PM
1 votes:

Karma Curmudgeon: jaybeezey: I couldn't help but notice that he doesn't mention how much extra he voluntarily pays in taxes each year for all of those govt services he took advantage of as a kid.

I couldn't help but notice your giant red herring. Do you guys get flashcards to help you avoid the topic when you register for NRO or something?


I laughed and laughed. Well played. Your new farkie is "I couldn't help but notice your giant red herring". What's your favorite color?
2012-07-23 05:31:01 PM
1 votes:
To paraphrase Louis CK, if you can't admit that being a white man is awesome you are an asshole.
2012-07-23 05:29:32 PM
1 votes:

gerrymander: No dice, subby. Ever since I projected my own racism and bigotry onto Scalzi because I'm unwilling to admit that "white privilege" is real and that would make me feel bad about myself, Scalzi came out as a condescending, racist bigot, I have no interest in him, his opinions, or his fiction.


FTFY


Magnanimous_J: I read that and what pissed me off the most wasn't the idea of white privilege (which arguable hasn't existed in America for decades)


You're funny.
2012-07-23 05:26:15 PM
1 votes:
People need to quit arguing over taxes. Taxes aren't the issue. The issue is spending - how much and on what, and even how its disbursed. Fix that and let taxes be whatever they need to be. We're overfunding the military by a lot. We're funding public education instead of funding students. We pay farmers not to farm and we pay poor people to keep them poor. I can fix all of this if elected, which will never happen, so I'm not going to waste anymore time on it. I'm going to have a beer and watch Jeopardy, which will be on locally in abuot 3 minutes. So long suckers.
2012-07-23 05:24:52 PM
1 votes:

jaybeezey: I couldn't help but notice that he doesn't mention how much extra he voluntarily pays in taxes each year for all of those govt services he took advantage of as a kid.


I couldn't help but notice your giant red herring. Do you guys get flashcards to help you avoid the topic when you register for NRO or something?
2012-07-23 05:22:58 PM
1 votes:

SlothB77: Scalzi is oblivious to the fact the private sector can do all of the things the public sector can do - and more efficiently. Instead of paying high taxes now that will be redistributed by government, he could donate his money through private charities to achieve the same ends. And probably more efficiently.


The private sector did a bang up job in 1929-1933.
2012-07-23 05:22:54 PM
1 votes:
"Everybody has to pay taxes!"

Otherwise it's like stealing from the gummint!
2012-07-23 05:18:33 PM
1 votes:

Monkeyhouse Zendo: Smeggy Smurf: Any tax system that can afford to have people on welfare packing phones that cost more than my last car has taxes that are too high

My iPhone 3 was $0.99 since I signed up for a 2 year service plan so I'm not sure what your point is. Are you complaining that people on welfare can afford a phone?


How much does that service plan cost relative to one on a more modest phone that doesn't include any data usage?
2012-07-23 05:17:27 PM
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Taxes = theft... What good Might be done with the stolen money doesn't make it moral.
This guy is an idiot.
2012-07-23 05:14:25 PM
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I love this strawman liberals are setting up to defend Obama. Nobody is arguing success happens in a vacuum. The argument is what is responsible for a successful business. A lot of hard work goes into creating a business, the government does not get to say they are mostly responsible for that as Obama implies. Taking a long reading of Obama's inference, everyone would be successful merely because roads exist. That is not the case whatsoever. Individuals utilize public shares to the best of their capacity. The web we know today would not exist without capitalists improving on the darpanet infrastructure.

If Obama wants credit for all successful business, he has to take credit for business that fails as well. For every road that allowed the transport of good there is a regulation that made the market to costly for some to enter; whether it is eminent domain, costly regulations, cost of licensing (hair dressers), etc. Government can help or hinder a business. But it takes an individual to CREATE the business, not government. That is what Obama said wrong, individuals do create business.
2012-07-23 05:10:20 PM
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gerrymander: He did a huge post a month or two ago about how being a straight, white guy is playing a videogame on "easy mode". (No. I'm not going to link it, for the same reason I don't link to Stormfront. It's on his website if you care that much.) Apparently, work is easier, cancer kills less, and leggy supermodels are always knocking down the door for anyone holding the Straight, White Male ID Card -- and if you can't make it, what a pathetic loser you must be!


was it when that story came out about wells fargo charging black and latino people higher interest rates than white people?
2012-07-23 05:06:18 PM
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Got no reason, what the heck!
Pay my taxes, pay my taxes;
PAYG my taxes.
2012-07-23 05:00:40 PM
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Oh this Job Creator™ sounds way too much like a Socialist® to be loved by the right wingers that suck on the dong of the very wealthy.
2012-07-23 03:49:55 PM
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jake_lex: I love when teabaggers think restating the same herp-a-derp a bit more forcefully is "proving liberals wrong.'


Scalzi is a Tea Partier for saying he's got no problem paying a lot of taxes?
2012-07-23 03:48:17 PM
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So you guys DNRTFA and assumed it to be the exact opposite of what it is? Yeah, sounds about right.
 
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