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(Fox News)   "Environmentalism is the successor to failed socialism as justification for all-pervasive rule by a politburo of experts...For Obama, nothing lies between citizen and state...the isolated citizen finds protection only in the shadow of Leviathan"   (foxnews.com) divider line 138
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2013-01-25 09:22:29 AM
Krauthead still can't believe the people voted for the guy they wanted. "There must be a catch..."
 
2013-01-25 09:37:29 AM
He's mad as hell, and he just won't stand for this sort of thing any more.
 
2013-01-25 09:43:24 AM
Chuck should take a long walk off a short diving board
 
2013-01-25 09:55:45 AM
Environmentalism; don't shiat where you eat.

Conservative: it's easier/cheaper for me to shiat on my plate and piss in my glass than to go to the bathroom
 
2013-01-25 09:55:59 AM
After 699 teleprompted presidential speeches

That was quite enough.  What's the problem, Chuck.  666 too subtle for you?  You laid it on super thick throughout, so why not go for it all?
 
2013-01-25 09:56:24 AM
The headline made me wonder if George Will had a stroke.

Then I realized it was Charles Krauthammer, whose experience with gravity has led to much the same effect.
 
2013-01-25 10:00:13 AM
By Charles Krauthammer
 
2013-01-25 10:08:34 AM
i.imgur.com

R.I.P. LEVIAS

 
2013-01-25 10:13:55 AM
What in the everloving fark am I reading?
 
2013-01-25 10:21:40 AM

vernonFL: By Charles Krauthammer


Well THERE'S the problem.
 
2013-01-25 10:23:07 AM

Darth_Lukecash: Environmentalism; don't shiat where you eat.

Conservative: it's easier/cheaper for me to shiat on my plate and piss in my glass than to go to the bathroom


The Free MarketTM will determine the virtues of where we do or do not shiat.  Why is this so hard for libs to understand?
 
2013-01-25 10:24:11 AM

Darth_Lukecash: Environmentalism; don't shiat where you eat.

Conservative: it's easier/cheaper for me to shiat on my plate and piss in my glass than to go to the bathroom


Good way to put it
 
2013-01-25 10:24:48 AM
If you believe this, then you are an idiot.

Case closed.
 
2013-01-25 10:27:31 AM
i.imgur.com
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Anyone else find it interesting that Krauthammer apparently bucks the trend on so many of these Republican issues but never actually writes or talks about them on Fox?
 
2013-01-25 10:27:47 AM
Too goddam prolix, Krauty.

Plus dumb on top of it.
 
2013-01-25 10:33:35 AM

Somacandra: [i.imgur.com image 850x79]
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Anyone else find it interesting that Krauthammer apparently bucks the trend on so many of these Republican issues but never actually writes or talks about them on Fox?


If by "interesting" you mean "typically hypocritical" then yes.  Yes I do.
 
2013-01-25 10:39:40 AM
Headline makes my head hurt. Subby, stop making my head hurt.
 
2013-01-25 10:48:57 AM
Undo everything Reagen did? Finally, no more free phones for people.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-01-25 10:50:37 AM
again.. anyone that calls Obama a socialist doesn't know what socialism is or is trying to sell you a false idea.
 
2013-01-25 10:51:14 AM

hillbillypharmacist: Too goddam prolix, Krauty.

Plus dumb on top of it.


Well, It's a living.
 
2013-01-25 10:51:38 AM
td;dr

//too derpy; didn't read
 
2013-01-25 10:51:38 AM
www.fourthageofcomics.com
/From Batman Inc.
//go check it out
 
2013-01-25 10:52:35 AM
Who actually reads this stuff, and why? I'm not talking about ideology here; I'm talking about language. If I were to pick up a magazine or click through to some random website, and I encountered a string of hyperbolic claptrap like that ("all pervasive rule by a politburo of experts"? Really?), I'd figure that I'd run into the overwrought efforts of some half-bright but oh-so-earnest college student, chuckle to myself nostalgically, and move on.
 
2013-01-25 10:54:38 AM
i228.photobucket.com
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-01-25 10:54:58 AM

BMulligan: Who actually reads this stuff, and why? I'm not talking about ideology here; I'm talking about language. If I were to pick up a magazine or click through to some random website, and I encountered a string of hyperbolic claptrap like that ("all pervasive rule by a politburo of experts"? Really?), I'd figure that I'd run into the overwrought efforts of some half-bright but oh-so-earnest college student, chuckle to myself nostalgically, and move on.


Since around 1900 or so our schools have been encouraged to not teach critical thinking of any sort. It's surprising that it's taken this long to manifest to this extent. What is being said by bozos like this should be laughed out of the room and that's independent of what your political leanings are.
 
2013-01-25 10:55:16 AM

GAT_00: What in the everloving fark am I reading?


derp.
 
2013-01-25 10:55:22 AM

busy chillin': Undo everything Reagen did? Finally, no more free phones for people.


Solar panels back up on the White House.
 
2013-01-25 10:55:44 AM

BMulligan: Who actually reads this stuff, and why? I'm not talking about ideology here; I'm talking about language. If I were to pick up a magazine or click through to some random website, and I encountered a string of hyperbolic claptrap like that ("all pervasive rule by a politburo of experts"? Really?), I'd figure that I'd run into the overwrought efforts of some half-bright but oh-so-earnest college student, chuckle to myself nostalgically, and move on.


Here's something you have to understand: some people are afraid of words they don't understand, and some people are afraid of polysyllabic words. If you put them in a column that is designed to cause fear anyway, you get a fear and rage multiplier. Charlie K is not a serious person, he just tries to scare people. It's good business.
 
2013-01-25 10:55:51 AM
What is this? I don't even...*scratches head, wanders away, towards the curious light outside the window*
 
2013-01-25 10:56:23 AM
Dammit!  I read Calvin and Hobbes, not Hobbes, CabbageSledge!
 
2013-01-25 10:56:42 AM
cache.g4tv.com

Approves
 
2013-01-25 10:56:55 AM
www.gornahoor.net

Welcome to the 17th century biatch.
 
2013-01-25 10:57:11 AM
Those damned socialist, telling me what I can do with my pure chemicals in my land! It tell you, making me properly dispose of my waste is *just* like having Stalin sending me off to a Gulag!

www.fourgreensteps.com
 
2013-01-25 10:57:13 AM
Well, someone needs to be added to the national mental health registry
 
2013-01-25 10:57:33 AM

BMulligan: Who actually reads this stuff, and why? I'm not talking about ideology here; I'm talking about language. If I were to pick up a magazine or click through to some random website, and I encountered a string of hyperbolic claptrap like that ("all pervasive rule by a politburo of experts"? Really?), I'd figure that I'd run into the overwrought efforts of some half-bright but oh-so-earnest college student, chuckle to myself nostalgically, and move on.


I don't think that it is meant to be read that closely. The target audience just wants to see that a "smart' person has written something that confirms their beliefs and that the article contains the appropriate rage trigger words to maintain their outrage. They don't expect to understand it because a "smart" person wrote it, and reading is hard, but the can pick out some of the words. It is FOX prolefeed.
 
2013-01-25 10:57:45 AM

d23: BMulligan: Who actually reads this stuff, and why? I'm not talking about ideology here; I'm talking about language. If I were to pick up a magazine or click through to some random website, and I encountered a string of hyperbolic claptrap like that ("all pervasive rule by a politburo of experts"? Really?), I'd figure that I'd run into the overwrought efforts of some half-bright but oh-so-earnest college student, chuckle to myself nostalgically, and move on.

Since around 1900 or so our schools have been encouraged to not teach critical thinking of any sort. It's surprising that it's taken this long to manifest to this extent. What is being said by bozos like this should be laughed out of the room and that's independent of what your political leanings are.


You really don't need much in the way of critical thinking skills to recoil at a line like "the isolated citizen finds protection only in the shadow of Leviathan," you just need an ear that isn't made of tin.
 
2013-01-25 10:58:37 AM
...says the man who didn't think to check a pool had water in it before jumping in.
 
2013-01-25 10:58:50 AM
Why is it that every conservative or libertarian has a blank in their mind for the word "externality". If you dump waste into the air, or the rivers, or wherever, you are externalizing the true costs of your production. Government environmental regulation exists to make sure that you internalize those costs instead. If we don't, the end result is that the government and society as a whole is going to end up spending ten times as much to clean up your shiat.
 
2013-01-25 10:59:10 AM
Wow, that was deep. Thank you, Cripple Krauthammer for keeping us infromed.

699 teleprompted presidential speeches

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-25 11:00:18 AM

KarmicDisaster: It is FOX prolefeed.


Consider this phrase adopted (or stolen, whatever)
 
2013-01-25 11:00:19 AM
I like the photo they used. "My GOD, TELEPROMPTERS!!!!"
 
2013-01-25 11:00:36 AM
www.troycitydesign.com
 
2013-01-25 11:01:09 AM

t3knomanser: Why is it that every conservative or libertarian has a blank in their mind for the word "externality". If you dump waste into the air, or the rivers, or wherever, you are externalizing the true costs of your production. Government environmental regulation exists to make sure that you internalize those costs instead. If we don't, the end result is that the government and society as a whole is going to end up spending ten times as much to clean up your shiat.


Those who most fetishize the market, least understand the market.
 
2013-01-25 11:02:32 AM

BMulligan: Who actually reads this stuff, and why? I'm not talking about ideology here; I'm talking about language. If I were to pick up a magazine or click through to some random website, and I encountered a string of hyperbolic claptrap like that ("all pervasive rule by a politburo of experts"? Really?), I'd figure that I'd run into the overwrought efforts of some half-bright but oh-so-earnest college student, chuckle to myself nostalgically, and move on.


I don't think it is meant to be listened to or understood, it is just deliberately obtuse and generalized grandstanding meant to be used as background noise - the intended aim is for the true believer to be soothed and reinforced in their beliefs - considered the parallels to old style religious mass/services that are intended to just reinforce the priests power/authority - basically it flows like this: he talks a lot about things I can't understand most of, therefore he must be really smart, therefore he must be right, and the bits I understand I agree with, therefore I am right because I agree with him.
 
2013-01-25 11:02:52 AM
Watermelons. Green on the outside, red in the middle.
 
2013-01-25 11:03:13 AM

t3knomanser: Why is it that every conservative or libertarian has a blank in their mind for the word "externality". If you dump waste into the air, or the rivers, or wherever, you are externalizing the true costs of your production. Government environmental regulation exists to make sure that you internalize those costs instead. If we don't, the end result is that the government and society as a whole is going to end up spending ten times as much to clean up your shiat.


The people that most stand to profit from externalizing costs understand this principle very well. But in a society that does its level best to privatize profit and socialize cost, that's just business as usual.

But as for the people that vote for the guys that do this nonsense? Your guess is as good as mine.
 
2013-01-25 11:03:17 AM
Most everything Reagan did should be destroyed, as the biggest problems we currently face are largely due to his administration.

In ten years it will be like there was no conservative revolution, and we'll all be better off for it.
 
2013-01-25 11:03:52 AM
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2013-01-25 11:05:14 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Chuck should take a long walk off a short diving board


Done, and done.
 
2013-01-25 11:05:59 AM
Obama went on to essentially nationalize health care

Ha, that makes me laugh hard enough I may now have a pre-existing condition. It's more like he sold all our asses to the insurance industry.

Washington now spends 24 percent of GDP, fully one-fifth higher than the postwar norm of 20 percent

You say that like 20 percent was just fine. I'd have to go run some numbers but the size of government could remain the same and the %GDP would jump. And is the federal budget really around four trillion dollars? Are you sure you're not commingling state and local spending.

environmentalism is the successor to failed socialism as justification for all-pervasive rule by a politburo of experts. Only now, it acts in the name of not the proletariat but the planet

Yeah, that noted liberal ubermench Richard Nixon really did a number when he implemented the EPA and they promptly banned DDT so Malaria would replace smallpox as population control for brown parts of the world.
 
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