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(Huffington Post)   Sheldon Adelson just comes out and admits the main reason he's trying to buy the presidency for Romney is so the DoJ won't investigate him for bribing the Chinese government   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 16
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2012-09-26 09:03:01 PM  
3 votes:

AdolfOliverPanties: If it is any consolation, this guy looks like he'll be dead soon, so there's that.


I was going to mention that. Why don't these guys with a shiatton of money and one foot in the grave just retire to their underwater/volcano/lunar lair in peace? Why do they just keep having to be evil when they're so near the end?

/see also Dick Cheney , Rupert Murdoch
2012-09-26 08:40:55 PM  
3 votes:
Good Jorb, Sheldon. Now even if Romney wins, the DoJ won't have a choice not to investigate, lest they openly appear to be bought and paid for.
2012-09-27 02:56:00 AM  
1 votes:

ox45tallboy: BMulligan: Neoconservatism is a well-defined political philosophy referring specifically to the writings of Leo Strauss and his intellectual progeny.

Hmmmm. I don't claim to be an expert, but I've always seen neoconservatism as an advancement of conservative ideology (mainly pro-business, anti-governmental control) to include military interventionism in other countries, specifically those with regimes who are contrary to American business interests. The philosophy doesn't necessarily include Zionism, although many Zionists adapt this philosophy themselves. I view Donald Rumsfeld as one of the more well-known practitioners of this philosophy, although not perhaps the strictest. And he's not Jewish.


No. Neoconservatism is by no means an evolutionary advancement of traditional conservatism - indeed, many prominent neoconservatives are or were former Democrats, mostly of the "Scoop Jackson Democrat" lineage. And Rumsfeld is no neoconservative (although he was certainly an effective stooge for them).

Seriously, read up on Strauss. He was a brilliant man, seriously misunderstood even - or perhaps, especially - by his disciples. His thinking about the meaning of texts was quite subtle and deep. Unfortunately his intellectual elitism was his undoing. He was blinded by his contempt for the hoi polloi and devotion to the hoi aristoi, going so far as to argue that state promotion of conservative religious tradition was an essential tool of political control (he himself was areligious, or close to it, by the end of his life). Yes, he believed in military interventionism, but not as an end in itself. He would not have approved of British or French military interventionism - he believed that only the United States and Israel could be trusted to advance and protect morality among the lesser nations, because only the United States and Israel had the intellectual courage to recognize that political life was necessarily an outgrowth of moral life. He didn't really care about economic issues, though - his focus was entirely on political ethics.

Neoconservatism as a modern American political philosophy really began in the 1950s, principally due to the writings of Irving Kristol and Norman Podhoretz. Jeane Kirkpatrick (later to serve as Secretary of State under Ronald Reagan) did as much as anyone to popularize neoconservatism, mostly in response to President Carter's efforts to spread democracy in the Third World, something that Kirkpatrick and others considered a fool's errand due to the residents of such benighted locales as being intellectually and morally ill suited to political self determination. The neoconservatives were enormously influential during the Reagan years, but lost their influence during the first Bush administration. They considered Bush's abandonment of the Kurds and Shi'ites following the first Gulf War to be a catastrophe, which is what put them at odds with a number of traditional conservatives including (ironically, as it would turn out) Dick Cheney.

Neither Bush nor Cheney was a neoconservative (although Lynn Cheney has been closely associated with neoconservatism for some time), and several members of the Bush administration were anathema to the neoconservatives (paging Colin Powell...). Cheney and Rumsfeld both found neoconservatives to be useful allies in pursuing their own agenda, however, which is how folks like Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, John Bolton, and Eliot Cohen came to inhabit positions of power within the Bush White House. I sometimes think that the neoconservatives and the more traditional conservatives enamored of realpolitik each thought of the others as useful idiots - think of the line from Bob Seger's "Night Moves:" "I used her, she used me, and neither one cared."

Fortunately, neoconservatism has fallen on hard times since the debacle in Iraq, but I don't believe for a moment that its corpse won't one day rise, zombie-like, from the intellectual graveyard. Mark my words - Leo Strauss' ideas will rise again to fark us all in the ass once more.
2012-09-27 02:10:50 AM  
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Mugato: AdolfOliverPanties: If it is any consolation, this guy looks like he'll be dead soon, so there's that.

I was going to mention that. Why don't these guys with a shiatton of money and one foot in the grave just retire to their underwater/volcano/lunar lair in peace? Why do they just keep having to be evil when they're so near the end?

/see also Dick Cheney , Rupert Murdoch


Because when you get to that level of cash it's no longer about money or luxury... it's about power. The power to make sh*t happen when they snap their fingers. The power to have whatever they want, however they want, whenever they want. The power to control you.

That's what people like Adelson want. He has enough cash and material things for several lifetimes... he's got nothing left to life for except fu(king with people.
2012-09-27 12:59:55 AM  
1 votes:

Jonathan Strange: Yes, I know that I'm ripping off oxtallboy or whatever his name is (too lazy to remember). Apologies, bro.

/I'll show myself out


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"Actually, you bring up a valid point. The only downside to a DOJ investigation is whether or not I can enter the US any time I feel like it. You really think China or Israel or anywhere else I invest my money is going to hand me over to the Americans over a little misunderstanding about taxable income I made overseas?"
2012-09-27 12:56:10 AM  
1 votes:

vudukungfu: He owns corporations [sweatshops] in China.


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"Yeah, I probably do. I'm not too sure myself. So what's your point?"


vudukungfu: He says we need to get tough with China.


media1.policymic.com
"Yeah, and I need to get tough with your Mom. Thing is, I don't care. I make money either way. You shut down the China trade, and I buy up the sweatshops in the Phillippines.


vudukungfu: He wants to be elected so he can get tougher with his sweatshop employees in China.


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"Look, you putz. I get tough with whoever I want, whenever I want. You're missing the point. Don't you understand that part of the Republican platform is to do away with the minimum wage in the Marianas Islands? Next thing you know, I'll have f*cking sweatshops with the 'Made in the USA' label on the sh*tty t-shirts pouring out of them!"
2012-09-27 12:27:14 AM  
1 votes:
I am thoroughly enjoying the complete and hilarious collapse of the modern Republican party.
2012-09-27 12:06:28 AM  
1 votes:
Y'know sheldon, there's an easy way to keep the DoJ off your ass:

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2012-09-26 11:54:55 PM  
1 votes:

coeyagi: Jonathan Strange: Yes, I know that I'm ripping off oxtallboy or whatever his name is (too lazy to remember). Apologies, bro.

/I'll show myself out

Yes, that's him. And until he's here and you should step aside, fire away, bro.


I'm a big fan of his, but just couldn't remember the exact spelling of his name. He's a gotdang national treasure.
2012-09-26 11:48:32 PM  
1 votes:

Mugato: AdolfOliverPanties: If it is any consolation, this guy looks like he'll be dead soon, so there's that.

I was going to mention that. Why don't these guys with a shiatton of money and one foot in the grave just retire to their underwater/volcano/lunar lair in peace? Why do they just keep having to be evil when they're so near the end?

/see also Dick Cheney , Rupert Murdoch


Being old with lots of money, man those are your prime years for evil! You gotta make sure you do every last thing possible to screw over the rest of the world before you die.
2012-09-26 11:40:49 PM  
1 votes:
Seriously: I'm one of the libbiest libs that ever libbed, and even I'm not buying that headline with a link to HuffPo.

But both sides are the bad, so vote for Kodos!
2012-09-26 11:32:00 PM  
1 votes:

Fluorescent Testicle: So, a question for the Fark Law Talkin' Guys: Can Adelson and/or Romney be charged for this? It doesn't sound legal to me.


Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
2012-09-26 11:28:23 PM  
1 votes:
Just die you archaic douchebag. Your DoJ issues of your own doing are not a reason for you to fark over everyone else just so you don't get farked. He should get the Roman style stripping of citizenship and banned from fire or comfort within 500 miles of the Capitol.
2012-09-26 11:13:33 PM  
1 votes:
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2012-09-26 10:00:28 PM  
1 votes:
Wasn't Newt his original whipping boy?

It's absolutely stunning where the GOP is right now.
2012-09-26 09:36:35 PM  
1 votes:

Mugato: AdolfOliverPanties: If it is any consolation, this guy looks like he'll be dead soon, so there's that.

I was going to mention that. Why don't these guys with a shiatton of money and one foot in the grave just retire to their underwater/volcano/lunar lair in peace? Why do they just keep having to be evil when they're so near the end?

/see also Dick Cheney , Rupert Murdoch


It's not about the money, it's about the game. It's the only thing keeping them alive.
 
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