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(WBUR Boston)   RAND PAUL: "The Economist is attacking me because they hate Libertarians"   (onpoint.wbur.org) divider line 21
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2013-08-06 12:55:45 PM  
5 votes:
Oooh, look at ME! I read The Economist!

What do you read? Time? Newsweek? Those are for people who can't handle a real news magazine like the one I read. That's because you're not as smart or sophisticated as me.

On weekends, I like to sit out on my porch in my wicker chair with my bifocals and my subscription copy of The Economist. Then, when I go to a professor's wine-and-cheese party later that night, I can casually mention all the fancy stuff I read about NASA and Venezuela and Gen. Pervez Musharraf in my fancy magazine and impress everybody.

Question: Do you think I'm smarter than everyone else because I read The Economist, or do I read The Economist because I'm smarter than everyone else? Now, there's a conundrum! I should mail that one in to The Economist and see what they think!

I say, old chap, here comes Lord Smartingford of Braintonshire! Shall we dine upon a nice cup of tea, then? We can discuss the economy, and the global situ-AYYY-tion, and ever so many other matters! I am so very versed in such matters, reading as do I The Economist, just as soon as the postman delivers it by the estate, don't you know. I find that only the right cracking coverage of The E-CON-omist keeps me jolly-well informed and all that, wouldn't you agree? Mmm, yes, I did think you would!
2013-08-06 12:13:20 PM  
4 votes:
If they hated libertarians, then why would they be attacking you, Senator Paul?
2013-08-06 01:25:20 PM  
3 votes:
BUT IF GROG HAS SURPLUS COCANUT ON HIS ISLAND, HE CAN TRADE FOR BANANANANAS FROM DOFR'S ISLAND.

FIGHT AGAINST BIG CAVE!!
2013-08-06 04:42:03 PM  
2 votes:

BurrisYeltsin: Rand Paul will be the next president of the Confederate States of America - mark my words.

2013-08-06 02:02:04 PM  
2 votes:

Aarontology: If they hated libertarians, then why would they be attacking you, Senator Paul?


When libertarians attack him, "I'm not a libertarian. Don't hang that label on me."

When non-libertarians attack him, "You just hate libertarians."
2013-08-06 01:52:52 PM  
2 votes:

vernonFL: Oooh, look at ME! I read The Economist!

What do you read? Time? Newsweek? Those are for people who can't handle a real news magazine like the one I read. That's because you're not as smart or sophisticated as me.

On weekends, I like to sit out on my porch in my wicker chair with my bifocals and my subscription copy of The Economist. Then, when I go to a professor's wine-and-cheese party later that night, I can casually mention all the fancy stuff I read about NASA and Venezuela and Gen. Pervez Musharraf in my fancy magazine and impress everybody.

Question: Do you think I'm smarter than everyone else because I read The Economist, or do I read The Economist because I'm smarter than everyone else? Now, there's a conundrum! I should mail that one in to The Economist and see what they think!

I say, old chap, here comes Lord Smartingford of Braintonshire! Shall we dine upon a nice cup of tea, then? We can discuss the economy, and the global situ-AYYY-tion, and ever so many other matters! I am so very versed in such matters, reading as do I The Economist, just as soon as the postman delivers it by the estate, don't you know. I find that only the right cracking coverage of The E-CON-omist keeps me jolly-well informed and all that, wouldn't you agree? Mmm, yes, I did think you would!


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Unimpressed by the number of magazines you read.
2013-08-06 01:07:13 PM  
2 votes:

Eddie Adams from Torrance: He misspelled "dumbasses"


According to the OED, libertarian is an acceptable alternative spelling.
2013-08-07 01:01:50 AM  
1 votes:

LoneWolf343: d23: ikanreed: Raharu: [img197.imageshack.us image 650x976]

Libertarianism: internally consistent, externally retarded.

The Rand Paul Libertarianism isn't consistent at all.  That's the problem.  Rand Paul Libertarianism is more like "corporate person good, real person bad."

Seems consistent to me. It is retarded and evil, but it is consistent.


Demented and sad, but social.

/Well, not all that sociable. . .
2013-08-06 06:35:01 PM  
1 votes:
That's like saying feminists are attacking Rush Limbaugh because he hates sausages.
2013-08-06 05:26:57 PM  
1 votes:

sheep snorter: A real Libertarian does not allow ownership of other people and their bodies.


I would listen to real Libertarians more often if you didn't all sound like schizophrenics.
2013-08-06 03:08:36 PM  
1 votes:

Arkanaut: monoski: because they have no tolerance for groups who oversimplify economics or invent new math to support their positions.

You're thinking of the other Paul -- Paul Ryan.  Rand Paul doesn't have enough brain cells to even start talking about math.


Hey, now.  Rand Paul made it through medical school, so his brain has adequate processing power.

It's just that his brain is trying to run poorly coded software, or is bogged down with derpy malware.

Now this here's a gen-u-ine Pentium IV with hyper-threading technology.   It's got 3 giggity-hertz, so it's faster than your fancy-shmancy 2.4 GHz i7.  Suck it, libs.

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2013-08-06 02:41:50 PM  
1 votes:

Gaseous Anomaly: People who attack because they hate Confederates, historically, tend to be less polite.


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2013-08-06 02:22:42 PM  
1 votes:

HighOnCraic: zappaisfrank: Today's Libertarians....

1-Leave me alone...unless I'm in trouble or pregnant.

2-Let the corporations run EVERYTHING!

3-Legal weed.

From a different article:


Back in November, Paul outlined similar views, explaining how he is personally against marijuana use but sees states as the right place for decisions to be made.
"States should be allowed to make a lot of these decisions," Paul said. "I want things to be decided more at a local basis, with more compassion. I think it would make us as Republicans different."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/24/rand-paul-marijuana_n_29453 07 .html

/And if a state decides to be somewhat less than compassionate, the Federal government should leave them alone.
//Nothing bad has ever happened when states were given the right to decide how compassionate they could be toward their citizens without interference from the mean old Federal government. . .


I expressed views similar to this concerning motorcycle helmet laws once, because every argument I've ever heard from the anti-helmet crowd went on and on about "totalitarian enactments", blah blah blah..

So, I said "Well, if you don't want to wear a helmet and don't want laws saying you have to, then fine. BUT, if you crack up on one and permanently injure yourself, you don't get a dime of disability compensation. If you've paid into social security you get that, but nothing over and above".

The discussion pretty much ended right there because the rest was all rationalizing and backpedaling.

"States Rights" is just a buzzword for "Ala Carte Government", where the fed still sends your state money, you just don't have to do anything in return...kinda like living with someone but refusing to even mow the grass to "give a little back".

/raspberry

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2013-08-06 02:20:32 PM  
1 votes:
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How can you not want to read this magazine?
2013-08-06 02:00:50 PM  
1 votes:

gilgigamesh: I say, old chap, here comes Lord Smartingford of Braintonshire! Shall we dine upon a nice cup of tea, then? We can discuss the economy, and the global situ-AYYY-tion, and ever so many other matters! I am so very versed in such matters, reading as do I The Economist, just as soon as the postman delivers it by the estate, don't you know. I find that only the right cracking coverage of The E-CON-omist keeps me jolly-well informed and all that, wouldn't you agree? Mmm, yes, I did think you would!

I don't know why, but I totally read that in Stephen Colbert's voice.


I read it in the voice of "Pops" from the Regular Show.

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2013-08-06 01:53:51 PM  
1 votes:
I believe it.  After all, there are no other reasons to attack Rand Paul.

*snort*
2013-08-06 01:34:39 PM  
1 votes:
No, they are against crazy people who can't accept reality, not against Lib....wait a minute...
2013-08-06 01:27:36 PM  
1 votes:
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2013-08-06 01:09:23 PM  
1 votes:
'tis true, The Economist is left-leaning pro-Keynesian magazine.
2013-08-06 01:05:00 PM  
1 votes:
He also learned how to build his car from Popular Mechanics.
2013-08-06 01:03:17 PM  
1 votes:
He misspelled "dumbasses"
 
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