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(Washington Post)   This just in: The more you personally rely on the US government to take care of everything in your life, the more likely you are to be a raging libertarian   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 339
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2013-08-01 08:55:14 AM
I have strong libertarian leanings but receive nothing from the government.  I get no money for my autistic son.  No money for my disabling medical condition  including no medical help at all.  I make half the median income for the state.  The removal of responsibility for ones own life has been the biggest detriment to this countrys prosperity.  We now live in a world where every time something unpleasant happens  people feel it a right to blame others rather than accepting it and dealing with it themselves.  They expect someone else to pay for it.  Thats not a true libertarian trait, it is however the primary method of conservatives and liberals.
 
2013-08-01 09:04:47 AM
I like to speak in sweeping generalizations and imply that willful ignorance of ways by which I might benefit my family makes me a stronger person.
 
2013-08-01 09:12:57 AM
I don't receive .gov money, but as I get older I'm beginning to think there's no honor in that any more.
I needs to get PAID.
 
2013-08-01 09:13:08 AM

Pocket Ninja: I like to speak in sweeping generalizations and imply that willful ignorance of ways by which I might benefit my family makes me a stronger person.


/thread
 
2013-08-01 09:13:10 AM
Well, I do get my money from the Army, but that's for services provided.
 
2013-08-01 09:14:23 AM
Prison is mostly made up of libertarians, is it?
 
2013-08-01 09:14:35 AM
Libertarians are the Tim Tebow of politics.
 
2013-08-01 09:14:41 AM

Revek: I get no money for my autistic son.


Did you try putting him on Craigslist?
 
2013-08-01 09:15:02 AM

Revek: I have strong libertarian leanings but receive nothing from the government.  I get no money for my autistic son.  No money for my disabling medical condition  including no medical help at all.  I make half the median income for the state.  The removal of responsibility for ones own life has been the biggest detriment to this countrys prosperity.  We now live in a world where every time something unpleasant happens  people feel it a right to blame others rather than accepting it and dealing with it themselves.  They expect someone else to pay for it.  Thats not a true libertarian trait, it is however the primary method of conservatives and liberals.


And what does that get you...?

Pocket Ninja: I like to speak in sweeping generalizations and imply that willful ignorance of ways by which I might benefit my family makes me a stronger person.


That.
 
2013-08-01 09:15:33 AM
A Libertarian takes many forms: a lover in times of peace, a fighter in times of strife, a scholar in times of great change. This is the Era of Big Government, subby, washing over us all and revealing the highest pinnacle of humanity: that which remains when certain deductions are made: the modern Ur-Man who says, Whereas There is Government to Stand Upon, I am Above It!
 
2013-08-01 09:15:36 AM
My individual experiences are sufficient to formulate policies that should be in place to dictate to a country of 320,000,000 other people what they should expect from their government.
 
2013-08-01 09:18:24 AM
I thought there was a lot more interesting information in the article than just the picture, subby.
 
2013-08-01 09:19:14 AM
Example 1:

chronicle.com
 
2013-08-01 09:19:23 AM

EyeballKid: Revek: I get no money for my autistic son.

Did you try putting him on Craigslist?


He'll get a better price on backpage

Revek: I have strong libertarian leanings but receive nothing from the government.


Except the roads you drive on, the ability to power the computer you spout your stupidity from, the clean water you drink, the cleaner air you breathe, the safe food you eat and the safety in knowing your country is secure from the rest of the world.

....yep government does nothing for us.
 
2013-08-01 09:20:20 AM

Pocket Ninja: I like to speak in sweeping generalizations and imply that willful ignorance of ways by which I might benefit my family makes me a stronger person.


Indeed, there is no more noble a goal in life than to find a teat at which to suckle.
 
2013-08-01 09:20:37 AM
If everyone on welfare was a Libertarian, then the Democrat party would cease to exist.
 
2013-08-01 09:21:03 AM

Revek: I have strong libertarian leanings but receive nothing from the government.  I get no money for my autistic son.  No money for my disabling medical condition  including no medical help at all.  I make half the median income for the state.  The removal of responsibility for ones own life has been the biggest detriment to this countrys prosperity.  We now live in a world where every time something unpleasant happens  people feel it a right to blame others rather than accepting it and dealing with it themselves.  They expect someone else to pay for it.  Thats not a true libertarian trait, it is however the primary method of conservatives and liberals.


So you are determined to live a shiatty life, if it means your conscience is clean?
 
2013-08-01 09:21:05 AM
ftfa: Libertarians flex their muscle

/they sound ghay
 
2013-08-01 09:21:07 AM

Pocket Ninja: I like to speak in sweeping generalizations and imply that willful ignorance of ways by which I might benefit my family makes me a stronger person.


and /scene
 
2013-08-01 09:22:25 AM
I'm curious about the headline, since it neither reflected anything in the article, nor in my personal experience. The libertarians I know tend to be very self-sufficient, and see that as a manifestation of their values. But I don't know many libertarians, so is there something going on in the broader scope that I don't know?
 
2013-08-01 09:22:32 AM
This is not that unusual.

Think of the family member that you're always having to bail out of a jam and how much they reset you for it, even if they don't show it overtly.
 
2013-08-01 09:22:33 AM

Revek: I have strong libertarian leanings but receive nothing from the government.


That's impressive.  You don't drive cars on roads, bridges, or overpasses?  You don't eat food grow in the U.S., or shipped in from outside the country?  You don't ever travel across publicly maintained land?  Bought a car that is subject to safety regulations?  Use a public utility such as power, water, telephone, or internet?  You defend your own land with your own army?  You don't watch television regulated by the FCC or look at a clock that has time set by NIST created standards?  You don't use federally issued currency, or send or receive anything by the postal service?  You've never called the police for anything?  Needed to have friends or family helped by the fire department?

Truly, you receive nothing from the government.  I salute you, citizen.  You're a beacon to all of us.
 
2013-08-01 09:23:04 AM

Revek: I have strong libertarian leanings but receive nothing from the government.  I get no money for my autistic son.  No money for my disabling medical condition  including no medical help at all.  I make half the median income for the state.  The removal of responsibility for ones own life has been the biggest detriment to this countrys prosperity.  We now live in a world where every time something unpleasant happens  people feel it a right to blame others rather than accepting it and dealing with it themselves.  They expect someone else to pay for it.  Thats not a true libertarian trait, it is however the primary method of conservatives and liberals.


Yeah! That'll show... wait...

I pay for health insurance. But if I get sick, I'm not relying on that communist, Ponzi scheme. I'll pay my hospital bill with the money earned from my bootstrap business.
 
2013-08-01 09:24:02 AM
So what happened here is Auto Correct just changed Libtard to Libertarian
 
2013-08-01 09:24:05 AM

Kome: My individual experiences are sufficient to formulate policies that should be in place to dictate to a country of 320,000,000 other people what they should expect from their government.


my individual experience is that libertarians are people who A: don't understand how a modern economy works and B: are greedy, selfish farkers who are looking for a way to justify not paying taxes

"Fark you, I've got mine" sums it up nicely
 
2013-08-01 09:24:28 AM

Neighborhood Watch: If everyone on welfare was a Libertarian, then the Democrat party would cease to exist.


Pretty deep thought right there.  This man has the trenchant insight of a CS Lewis or a Ted Nugent.
 
2013-08-01 09:24:34 AM

star_topology: Revek: I have strong libertarian leanings but receive nothing from the government.  I get no money for my autistic son.  No money for my disabling medical condition  including no medical help at all.  I make half the median income for the state.  The removal of responsibility for ones own life has been the biggest detriment to this countrys prosperity.  We now live in a world where every time something unpleasant happens  people feel it a right to blame others rather than accepting it and dealing with it themselves.  They expect someone else to pay for it.  Thats not a true libertarian trait, it is however the primary method of conservatives and liberals.

>And what does that get you...?


For starters, he self-imposes a perspective from where it will be impossible to understand either conservatives or liberals, neither of which want someone else to pay for their lives. Not true conservatives. Not true liberals. Some time after that, it gets him smacked down by the mighty PN.

Pocket Ninja: I like to speak in sweeping generalizations and imply that willful ignorance of ways by which I might benefit my family makes me a stronger person.

>That.
 
2013-08-01 09:24:39 AM
Modern libratarians and GOPers are a cancer to society.
 
2013-08-01 09:24:44 AM

GoldSpider: Pocket Ninja: I like to speak in sweeping generalizations and imply that willful ignorance of ways by which I might benefit my family makes me a stronger person.

Indeed, there is no more noble a goal in life than to find a teat at which to suckle.


It's better when it's harder, because of... morals?
 
2013-08-01 09:25:33 AM

GoldSpider: Pocket Ninja: I like to speak in sweeping generalizations and imply that willful ignorance of ways by which I might benefit my family makes me a stronger person.

Indeed, there is no more noble a goal in life than to find a teat at which to suckle.


It's even better to find one, then criticize anyone else that does while making absurd declarations about how you're just getting out what you put in.
 
2013-08-01 09:25:47 AM

Aristocles: Well, I do get my money from the Army, but that's for services provided.


Let me guess, you work for Halliburton providing MREs?
 
2013-08-01 09:25:49 AM
I rely on fark to tell me what to think. What does that make me?

/I'm not even
 
2013-08-01 09:26:07 AM

Mad Morf: This is not that unusual.

Think of the family member that you're always having to bail out of a jam and how much they reset resent you for it, even if they don't show it overtly.


There, FTFM.
 
2013-08-01 09:26:32 AM

Pocket Ninja: I like to speak in sweeping generalizations and imply that willful ignorance of ways by which I might benefit my family makes me a stronger person.


Your sense of entitlement is admirable.

Your sense of pride needs work.
 
2013-08-01 09:27:06 AM
i.qkme.me
 
2013-08-01 09:27:16 AM
This just in: most libertarians/conservatives/teabaggers/selfish pricks don't know the difference between entitlement and self-entitlement.
 
2013-08-01 09:27:20 AM

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: Your sense of entitlement is admirable.


wut
 
2013-08-01 09:27:31 AM

Revek: but receive nothing from the government.


And yet, here you are, typing on the internet. The ultimate irony.
 
2013-08-01 09:28:12 AM

GoldSpider: Pocket Ninja: I like to speak in sweeping generalizations and imply that willful ignorance of ways by which I might benefit my family makes me a stronger person.

Indeed, there is no more noble a goal in life than to find a teat at which to suckle.


Well its always best to stick with your fist thought
 
2013-08-01 09:28:36 AM

Neighborhood Watch: If everyone on welfare was a Libertarian, then the Democrat party would cease to exist.


i.stack.imgur.com
 
2013-08-01 09:29:01 AM

tentaculistic: I'm curious about the headline, since it neither reflected anything in the article, nor in my personal experience. The libertarians I know tend to be very self-sufficient, and see that as a manifestation of their values. But I don't know many libertarians, so is there something going on in the broader scope that I don't know?


Subby looked at the picture and clicked "Submit".

LasersHurt: It's better when it's harder, because of... morals?


If you're content with living as a pet, than who am I to judge?

HotWingConspiracy: It's even better to find one, then criticize anyone else that does while making absurd declarations about how you're just getting out what you put in.


I'm not a fan of those types either.
 
2013-08-01 09:29:17 AM

Brick-House: So what happened here is Auto Correct just changed Libtard to Libertarian



Yawn.

Hardly your best material. Stick to posting bad hope and change comics, it's what your good at.
 
2013-08-01 09:30:05 AM

GoldSpider: LasersHurt: It's better when it's harder, because of... morals?

If you're content with living as a pet, than who am I to judge?


If you were as clever as you think you are, you'd be fun to have around.
 
2013-08-01 09:30:13 AM
Most libertarians I know are just kids who think the world is just the way it is, it requires to oversight or effort the roads just exist the oil in your furnace and gas in your car just appears the environment and food safety just kinda works itself out.
 
2013-08-01 09:30:19 AM
Subby doesn't know what a Libertarian is. *facepalm* did he even read the artical.
 
2013-08-01 09:30:25 AM
Paul explained the reason Kentucky was such a leech was that it had military bases.   Last time I checked, New Jersey had some bases as well.  More bases that Kentucky IIRC.

But the explanation was only there to make the people who already agreed with him feel comfortable, its not like they'll actually check the information out.
 
2013-08-01 09:30:47 AM

Revek: I have strong libertarian leanings but receive nothing from the government.  I get no money for my autistic son.  No money for my disabling medical condition  including no medical help at all.  I make half the median income for the state.  The removal of responsibility for ones own life has been the biggest detriment to this countrys prosperity.  We now live in a world where every time something unpleasant happens  people feel it a right to blame others rather than accepting it and dealing with it themselves.  They expect someone else to pay for it.  Thats not a true libertarian trait, it is however the primary method of conservatives and liberals.


Yeah, um. You're not starving to death.

and you have a computer or phone and internet.

You're WAY better off than most people. And most of that isn't because of your singular heroic, Herculan effort, but because of the massive collaborative way that people who believe in this country work together. The Eastern states - which are more reliably blue - create most of the wealth in this nation, and you Looting red-staters can just STFU and GBTW.
 
2013-08-01 09:31:00 AM

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: Pocket Ninja: I like to speak in sweeping generalizations and imply that willful ignorance of ways by which I might benefit my family makes me a stronger person.

Your sense of entitlement is admirable.

Your sense of pride needs work.


Let us know when you find a landlord that you can pay with your pride.
 
2013-08-01 09:31:08 AM

heavymetal: [i.qkme.me image 360x360]


Hurr so go live in Somalia derr.
 
2013-08-01 09:32:15 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: EyeballKid: Revek: I get no money for my autistic son.

Did you try putting him on Craigslist?

He'll get a better price on backpage

Revek: I have strong libertarian leanings but receive nothing from the government.

Except the roads you drive on, the ability to power the computer you spout your stupidity from, the clean water you drink, the cleaner air you breathe, the safe food you eat and the safety in knowing your country is secure from the rest of the world.

....yep government does nothing for us.


All right, but apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?
 
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