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2014-01-26 05:09:04 PM  
26 votes:
www.theartblog.orgimg.fark.net

Closer match.
2014-01-26 07:08:37 PM  
8 votes:
i.imgur.com
2014-01-26 06:20:54 PM  
8 votes:
All of you complaining about how you have suffered at the hands of America's Job Creators, I have some questions for you.

How many of you are underweight?

How many of you lack clothing or shelter?

How many of you have a refrigerator, television, internet connection, and computer?  HA HA trick question, or else you wouldn't be reading this right now!

Well then, I fail to see what you are complaining about.

While you may resent the higher station of your betters, rather than enviously carp about their moral failings, why not spit out those sour grapes, get off your duffs, pull on those bootstraps, and make something out of your worthless selves?  You could be working right now at a second or third job to improve your lot in life!

If you'd rather not, because you feel that you are entitled to a life of undeserved luxury paid for by stealing the fruits of others' labors, well... the world needs easily disposable drone workers, too.

sent from my iPhone 6, via satellite internet connection on my Gulfstream G650
2014-01-26 05:01:47 PM  
8 votes:
What a remarkable anus may look like:
img.fark.net
2014-01-26 01:36:17 PM  
6 votes:
We don't see enough Reductio ad Hitlerum in print.
2014-01-26 12:12:31 PM  
6 votes:
After reading that, I'm kinda hoping that he's right.
2014-01-26 06:12:14 PM  
5 votes:
i.huffpost.com

img2.timeinc.net

I saw the Holocaust, and now I see it happening again! We must fight back, wealthy mutants!
2014-01-26 12:31:39 PM  
5 votes:
i.huffpost.com

He looks like a Bond villain, or maybe evil Mr. Rogers.
2014-01-27 12:38:32 AM  
4 votes:

hubiestubert: I will likewise give Obama some credit, for doing something similar. I still think he needs to come out in favor of football, baseball, apple pie, and express his admiration for Ford and Chevy brand trucks, just to watch the Congress line up to tell everyone how terrible it is that the President sided with such Pinko-Commie institutions, and just let the knee jerk opponents twist themselves up to find reasons to tell their constituents how terrible a thing it was.


i40.tinypic.com
2014-01-26 06:53:21 PM  
4 votes:
People who compare things they don't like to Nazi Germany are worse than Hitler.
2014-01-26 06:44:36 PM  
4 votes:
img.fark.net
2014-01-26 06:13:35 PM  
4 votes:

Dusk-You-n-Me: These guys truly think they are the Masters of the Universe.


Yeah. He's Stinkor.
2014-01-26 05:54:41 PM  
4 votes:

Mrtraveler01: gaslight: From the Occupy movement to the demonization of the rich embedded in virtually every word of our local newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, I perceive a rising tide of hatred of the successful one percent. There is outraged public reaction to the Google buses carrying technology workers from the city to the peninsula high-tech companies which employ them. We have outrage over the rising real-estate prices which these "techno geeks" can pay.   We have, for example, libelous and cruel attacks in the Chronicle on our number-one celebrity, the author Danielle Steel, alleging that she is a "snob" despite the millions she has spent on our city's homeless and mentally ill over the past decades.

San Franciscans always find something to biatch about. I think the anger over the Google buses and the rising number of tech workers in the city is pretty stupid and misguided but I don't think that San Francisco is about to lead them to the gas chambers either.


That's exactly what the Jews thought before Google started running all of those Crystal NOC buses.
2014-01-26 05:49:58 PM  
4 votes:
The lesson of Nazi Germany is not that crazy people get into office and do bad things, it is that an entire population can group think its way to concentration camps.

The jews of germany and the 1% in America are the same thing: they are scapegoats.
2014-01-26 05:32:45 PM  
4 votes:

2wolves: [www.theartblog.org image 247x388][img.fark.net image 570x238]

Closer match.


"Take the boy, take the boy, I'm too young to die!"
2014-01-26 11:29:43 AM  
4 votes:
I don't think this guy understands how good the NAZIs were for large corporate interests.
2014-01-26 10:49:49 PM  
3 votes:

img.fark.net


EVACUATE?  IN OUR MOMENT OF TRIUMPH?

2014-01-26 07:50:34 PM  
3 votes:

vernonFL: [i.huffpost.com image 570x238]

He looks like a Bond villain, or maybe evil Mr. Rogers.


www.chud.com
"That's it! That who he reminds me of!"

2014-01-26 07:19:40 PM  
3 votes:

zerkalo: It's not class warfare when the rich wage it


Of course not - it's classy warfare. I mean, just look at that guy's jacket/turtleneck combo.
2014-01-26 06:50:05 PM  
3 votes:
I'm ok with this, lets put the 1% into concentration camps.
2014-01-26 06:28:35 PM  
3 votes:
img.photobucket.com
2014-01-26 06:15:44 PM  
3 votes:
He reminds me of Patrick Stewart, but with more hair. Appearance, anyway.

Internally, in the metaphysical sense... he strikes me as an uncanny doppelganger to Montgomery Burns without the charm.
2014-01-26 06:15:18 PM  
3 votes:
Isn't that sad? Gee, that's sad. If only there were some way for me to express my sadness.

buelahman.files.wordpress.com
2014-01-26 05:51:39 PM  
3 votes:
Has anyone started a white house petition to punch this guy in the nuts, yet?
2014-01-26 04:53:41 PM  
3 votes:

vernonFL: [i.huffpost.com image 570x238]

He looks like a Bond villain, or maybe evil Mr. Rogers.


i595.photobucket.com
Hello, neighbor!
vpb [TotalFark]
2014-01-26 11:49:36 AM  
3 votes:
The odd thing is that he basically proves that hatred of the "1%" is pretty appropriate.
2014-01-26 11:26:12 AM  
3 votes:
Holy shiat, what an asshole. Better get more tax cuts for people like him post haste, lest he feel any worse.
2014-01-27 12:24:28 PM  
2 votes:

This Face Left Blank: fusillade762: 2wolves: [www.theartblog.org image 247x388][img.fark.net image 570x238]

Closer match.

He's also got kind of a Christopher Plummer thing going on. Which ties things back to Nazis quite nicely.

I was thinking of Robert Loggia, but I like that yours brings it back to the Nazis.


img.fark.net
Rober Loooooggia
2014-01-27 10:47:51 AM  
2 votes:
pbs.twimg.com
2014-01-26 08:52:20 PM  
2 votes:

jjorsett: Super Chronic: Why did the WSJ publish this? Might have something to do with the fact that Perkins is Murdoch's buddy and used to sit on the board of directors of News Corp.

Maybe they think airing a wide range of opinion is good. Viewpoint discrimination is more of a lefty thing. You know, like, "We're not publishing any more letters disagreeing with climate change," or, "If you hold conservative values I dislike, get the hell out of New York."


Why do you always seem to think that you can defend evil, stupid right wingers who exist, and are the actual subject of the articles we are discussing, by citing the alleged behavior of imaginary "leftists"?
2014-01-26 07:51:06 PM  
2 votes:
Great_Milenko: vernonFL: [i.huffpost.com image 570x238]

He looks like a Bond villain, or maybe evil Mr. Rogers.

He's a psychopath.  No need to make up fake villains to compare him to.

aarontallent.com

We all go a little mad sometimes...

RIP Mr Perkins
2014-01-26 07:45:42 PM  
2 votes:
First, kudos to subby for avoiding WSJ's paywall.

Second, Mr. Perkins, you're right. We're going to come for you. I believe Patrick Sky said it best 40 years ago:

In the draft board here we sit
Covered o'er with Nixon's shiat
While our sweat is turning Agnew's filthy mill
And the people, as they pass
They jam Melvin up our ass
Well I guess we've had our goddam farking fill

Fight, fight, fight for liberation
Break, break, break the social scheme
We will drag the bastards down
And we'll grind 'em in the ground
And replace them with a working class regime

Then we'll send a firing squad
After Cardinal Spellman's God
MacNamara will be the next in line
Then we'll pump some LSD
Into Jackie Kennedy
And we'll make her fark the workers overtime

Then we'll get a bloody rope
And we'll hang the farkin' pope
And we'll burn the Sistine Chapel to the ground
Then we'll turn our tommy-guns
On the screaming, ravished nuns
And the peoples' voice will be the only sound

So if you hate the Working Class,
But you'd like to save your ass
Then you better give your money to the poor!
Or we'll sell your mother's twat
To a sailor on your yacht
And we'll turn your favorite daughter to a whore!

Fight, fight, fight for liberation
Break, break, break the social scheme
We will drag the bastards down
And we'll grind 'em in the ground
And replace them with a working class regime

/sleep well, Mr. Perkins
2014-01-26 06:49:42 PM  
2 votes:
The best solace that the 99% of us can have is that no matter how much profit, how many capital gains, how many tax breaks, how many superbly starved and artificially enhanced women jump into his bed, no matter what kind of car he drives or homes he owns, a man like this can never, never purchase the one thing that he craves-genuine, heartfelt respect and admiration.
2014-01-26 06:44:26 PM  
2 votes:

vernonFL: [i.huffpost.com image 570x238]

He looks like a Bond villain, or maybe evil Mr. Rogers.


I was thinking Patrick Stewart's douchey brother.
2014-01-26 06:28:37 PM  
2 votes:
Well the nice part is that he didn't go shattering any stereotypes or anything. I believed most super rich people were total pieces of shiat who have no real world perspective, and he reinforced that belief.
2014-01-26 06:25:26 PM  
2 votes:
OH!!!  I get it now!  Is money is the jews and hippies are Hitler.
2014-01-26 06:11:48 PM  
2 votes:

2wolves: [www.theartblog.org image 247x388][img.fark.net image 570x238]

Closer match.


He's also got kind of a Christopher Plummer thing going on. Which ties things back to Nazis quite nicely.
2014-01-26 06:08:54 PM  
2 votes:
Aw darn. Looks like the jig is up, everyone. We may as well crawl back to our minimal-paying jobs tomorrow morning and just be grateful that our Lords & Masters haven't released the hounds and strikebreakers on us. No hope for us and we deserve none. Whatever were we expendable peasants thinking?
2014-01-26 06:04:20 PM  
2 votes:

Boloxor the Insipid: The jews of germany and the 1% in America are the same thing: they are scapegoats.


If you actually cause the problem, you are, by definition, not a scapegoat.
2014-01-26 06:01:32 PM  
2 votes:
Mr. Perkins,

Given your moderate wealth, it's somewhat disappointing to see such a poor grasp of history being portrayed in your allegory. While I understand a man in your position must have many demands on his time, surely you can afford a reputable tutor to explain this clearly.

What you are seeing is more closely reflected in the French Revolution, the issuing of the Magna Carta, the sacking of Rome and even the American Revolution in terms of how the general populace feels towards the progressive 1%.

You see, Mr. Perkins, there comes a time where the abuses and malfeasance of the ruling class becomes too onerous to bear, and the ones who have borne the weight of these sins become violent. It is a pattern repeated countless times in both past and modern history with fairly predicable results for said ruling members.

Perhaps if you devoted more time and effort towards alleviating and atoning for the toxic methods used by the corporate and banking regimes that caused this economic fiasco, we would begin to see ourselves out of the mire, and be less inclined to take it oiut of your collective hides.

Pound of flesh, Mr. Perkins.
2014-01-26 06:00:37 PM  
2 votes:
www.reactionface.info
2014-01-26 05:58:11 PM  
2 votes:
The closest this guy came to Kristalnacht is the time one of his housekeepers broke a Baccarat champagne flute.
2014-01-26 05:57:21 PM  
2 votes:
31.media.tumblr.com
2014-01-26 05:05:17 PM  
2 votes:

Relatively Obscure: Unlike him, most people, including progressive types, have never killed anyone.


With a farking yacht, no less.  That's like, mad bonus points if you're a 1%er.
2014-01-26 11:44:09 AM  
2 votes:
San Fran's # 1 celebrity is Danielle Steel? WTH? Where did that come from? ... oh fun fact: they used to be married.

/let it go, she won't renegotiate the alimony.
2014-01-27 01:46:53 PM  
1 votes:
We've reached the point where their obscene wealth is making them actually, literally insane.
2014-01-27 11:46:48 AM  
1 votes:
He does not appear to be a very good yacht captain. Here is a picture of a completely different accident he caused (not the one in which he killed the French doctor)

yachtpals.com
2014-01-27 10:08:04 AM  
1 votes:

Phinn: I created this alt just for this thread: When comparing something to Nazi Germany, you don't get to play it off as "violence" like it was just a couple Hitler's Youth beating up an old Jew in an alley.

The Reign of Terror, as depicted in the image from Gyrfalcon that I was responding to, was not isolated, but systemic.

From Wikipedia: "The death toll ranged in the tens of thousands, with 16,594 executed by guillotine, and another 25,000 in summary executions across France."

So, the position from a number of FarkProg posters here is not so much that Perkins is cray-cray to think there's a nascent threat of mass murder, but that it's justified, which is a substantially different argument.


I wouldn't participate, but I wouldn't interfere either.

farm4.staticflickr.com
2014-01-27 09:44:03 AM  
1 votes:

Phinn: Gyrfalcon: Isn't that sad? Gee, that's sad. If only there were some way for me to express my sadness.

[buelahman.files.wordpress.com image 355x367]

Gee, I wonder where he got the idea that violence systemic oppression and genocide was being threatened.


When comparing something to Nazi Germany, you don't get to play it off as "violence" like it was just a couple Hitler's Youth beating up an old Jew in an alley.  If you're going to make the comparison, and don't want to look like an utter tool, you should be comparing it to something that actually involves a few million deaths at least.  This guy is almost reaching Roger "There are Liberal hit squads out to get me" Ailes levels of delusional paranoia and people posting guillotine pics on the Internet doesn't make it any less delusional.

Perkins' analogy is bad, and you should feel bad for defending it.
2014-01-27 08:49:01 AM  
1 votes:
i114.photobucket.com

WWLD?

/ Bite down on the son of a biatch
// Play some Rack and Roll
/// Not give a damn about you
//// All of the above
2014-01-27 07:33:41 AM  
1 votes:

Warlordtrooper: I'm ok with this, lets put the 1% into concentration camps.


I'm sure that Tom Perkins has enough money to build his own concentration camp and hire "nazi guards" so he can enact his persecution fantasies.  Do us poors have to do everything for him?
2014-01-27 05:51:07 AM  
1 votes:
i527.photobucket.com
2014-01-27 05:01:37 AM  
1 votes:
Well at least we know who the real victims are. It's the poor little rich boys that are complaining about the taxes on their mansion instead of being in jail for killing someone.

Anyone organizing this guy's telethon yet?
2014-01-27 05:00:18 AM  
1 votes:

TV's Vinnie: The big motivation that drives corksuckers like this isn't just from the owning of craptons of luxury items and vast amounts of wealth. They want, no, insist upon us proles worshiping them for being rich. The idea of us worms all adoring them for being so stinkin' loaded with cash gives them that little rush they feel of thinking that they are better than the rest of us.

So of course, the fact that us drones dare to not sing  praises from the work pits any longer baffles and troubles the Elites. There's no longer that big rush they get from flaunting around in their fur coats and 4 million dollar Venenos because they get glares & scowls instead of the OOOs and AHHHs they are accustomed to.

And so, in their little poutrage, they have their secretaries type up missives like this, where the Masters of the Universe declare their superiority over all to Know Their Place and not even make a single peep of their umbrage. Shut up! Obey! Resume worshiping us rich, your Gods! Obey!


He bleeds red just like a real human, doesn't he?

If he can bleed he's no god.
2014-01-27 02:22:35 AM  
1 votes:

Boloxor the Insipid: The lesson of Nazi Germany is not that crazy people get into office and do bad things, it is that an entire population can group think its way to concentration camps.

The jews of germany and the 1% in America are the same thing: they are scapegoats.


Really, and how many were sent - justifiably - to the gas chambers for destroying the US economy?
2014-01-27 01:48:44 AM  
1 votes:
... sorry bad penthouse link.

You can't fully appreciate how oppressed this guy is and how much the 99% should really sympathize with his hurt feelings until you check this out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rybHYiRcbo
2014-01-27 01:45:33 AM  
1 votes:
Look, if we vilify rich business titans like Tom Perkins, he might be forced to live on his little boat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9Mvu57FP3c

... oh crap he sold the boat to a hedge fund.  Well that option is out.  I guess he'll just have to suffer in his small proletariat apartment.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000087239639044402520457754598 0 352957576

Seriously though, why don't we get how oppressed guys like poor Tommy P are?  Why can't we just worship them with a heavy dose of supply side reverence as the Wall St. Journal suggests we should?
2014-01-27 01:41:22 AM  
1 votes:
pbs.twimg.com

You're probably making 10% less than you were 10 years ago. The top 0.01% is making 76.2% more. pic.twitter.com/nYQIpWobfC

- Critical Reading (@CriticalReading) December 21, 2013

Leave the rich alone! They're barely surviving!
2014-01-27 01:07:50 AM  
1 votes:

Cletus C.: peasandcarrots: Ignore me if this isn't a new observation, but something just clicked for me... These tools are genuinely a little bit scared, aren't they?

I mean, we make jokes about the French Revolution and show pictures of the guillotine, mostly out of frustration that these people don't seem to realize that they're living in a different world and don't understand that true victimization isn't a 1% capital gains tax increase. But I'm starting to think that some of them are getting a little nervous that the riff-raff might actually start coming after them. If this tool can compare the harassment of the Jews in Germany with civil unrest among the 99%, there's some part of his brain that really actually honestly genuinely does feel a little bit threatened.

And the thing about the 1% getting scared is that they honestly don't know how to defuse the situation they've created. They can't increase the moribund wages of their employees or ensure better access to the privileges of employment, nor can they pay more in progressive taxes to prevent the collapse of our social system, because everything they've heard and read for the last thirty years has told them that that's Wrong. So they're wracking their brains trying to come up with something else. A lot of them, like this idiot here, have decided to tell us how put-upon and victimized they feel. Don't you feel sorry for him now? Don't you feel bad that you hurt his feelings? Poor little thing. ...Why are you looking at him that way?

That was as twisted and nonsensical as Mein Kampf.


Compared to Hitler by a Fark Independent. I can cross another thing off my Bucket List.
2014-01-27 12:18:31 AM  
1 votes:

Cletus C.: peasandcarrots: Ignore me if this isn't a new observation, but something just clicked for me... These tools are genuinely a little bit scared, aren't they?

I mean, we make jokes about the French Revolution and show pictures of the guillotine, mostly out of frustration that these people don't seem to realize that they're living in a different world and don't understand that true victimization isn't a 1% capital gains tax increase. But I'm starting to think that some of them are getting a little nervous that the riff-raff might actually start coming after them. If this tool can compare the harassment of the Jews in Germany with civil unrest among the 99%, there's some part of his brain that really actually honestly genuinely does feel a little bit threatened.

And the thing about the 1% getting scared is that they honestly don't know how to defuse the situation they've created. They can't increase the moribund wages of their employees or ensure better access to the privileges of employment, nor can they pay more in progressive taxes to prevent the collapse of our social system, because everything they've heard and read for the last thirty years has told them that that's Wrong. So they're wracking their brains trying to come up with something else. A lot of them, like this idiot here, have decided to tell us how put-upon and victimized they feel. Don't you feel sorry for him now? Don't you feel bad that you hurt his feelings? Poor little thing. ...Why are you looking at him that way?

That was as twisted and nonsensical as Mein Kampf.


But how does it compare to Mein Kapmfy Chair?
2014-01-26 11:50:35 PM  
1 votes:
Rich or poor; crazy still looks the same.


img.fark.net

img.fark.net
2014-01-26 11:41:16 PM  
1 votes:
And if you're still breathing, I don't believe you're really starving to death.
2014-01-26 11:29:57 PM  
1 votes:
How the 1% sees themselves:

www.eonline.com

How everyone else sees them:

blogs.suntimes.com
2014-01-26 11:09:41 PM  
1 votes:

Zombie Butler: LittleJoeSF: Mrtraveler01: LittleJoeSF: Mrtraveler01: gaslight:
Do you think this is another bubble in the making?

/honest question, it's good to see SF growing again but I remember the 1990's all too well

It is totally different this time around because the current tech boom is being pushed by companies that actually have a real value (Most of them anyway), or a viable product that is or will become profitable. In the late 90's it seemed everyone was just starting companies for the sake of starting a company and maybe then selling it off for a ridiculous amount if cash.

I sure as hell hope that I am right.


.



Nah, it's a bubble and it will crash. Only way to keep it going is to keep raising salaries to keep up with the rents. This is counter to what the companies want which is higher and higher profit. Bubble.


I disagree, the rent in SF is silly high always has been. Living in SF proper is a "thing" there are plenty more less expensive rentals in south city, San Bruno and OH NOES! Oakland.

If it doesn't plateau at some point soon then there will be trouble. However if you look around the city all you see is cranes and buildings going up, easily half of those are high density condos.

We also just recently took a major digger economically due to a tech bubble and crash, we are booming right now and no one forgets what happened in 2000. I don't think it will happen again.

Thread jack aside, Judging by the pic of this ass polyp he is on an upper floor of Embarcadero 4. Next time I am up there I will be sure to fart in the elevator.
2014-01-26 10:45:30 PM  
1 votes:
vernonFL:
img.fark.net

He looks like a Bond villain, or maybe evil Mr. Rogers.



Hmmm....

static2.wikia.nocookie.net


I though Jean-Luc Picard got rid of his Evil Nemesis Clone...

1.bp.blogspot.com

Well, time to stab another worthless clone through the heart.  Pass me a sheared off bulkhead...
2014-01-26 10:21:52 PM  
1 votes:

Satanic_Hamster: jso2897: I caught how he refers to the wealthiest 1% as the "successful" 1%.
Nice to know that all us dumb assholes out here who work or have worked all our lives, feeding, clothing and housing ourselves and our families, educating our kids, making and providing everything his soft, spoiled, lazy ass uses - are all failures.

Scapegoat, my foot.
Christ, what an asshole.

That and the bullshiat belief that everyone with lots of money EARNED it.  They'd like everyone to believe they started as poor dirt farmers and crawled their way to the top with no help from no one.


Signing forms prepared by your accountants, advisors, and attorneys is hard work.
2014-01-26 10:19:18 PM  
1 votes:
I hope this group gets tattooed assholes.
2014-01-26 10:18:26 PM  
1 votes:

Satanic_Hamster: jso2897: I caught how he refers to the wealthiest 1% as the "successful" 1%.
Nice to know that all us dumb assholes out here who work or have worked all our lives, feeding, clothing and housing ourselves and our families, educating our kids, making and providing everything his soft, spoiled, lazy ass uses - are all failures.

Scapegoat, my foot.
Christ, what an asshole.

That and the bullshiat belief that everyone with lots of money EARNED it.  They'd like everyone to believe they started as poor dirt farmers and crawled their way to the top with no help from no one.


Or as Molly Ivins once said about George Bush, "He was born on third-base, and thinks he hit a triple."
2014-01-26 10:12:59 PM  
1 votes:
I wouldn't make the comparison of 1%ers:The 99% :: Jews : Nazis...  I think it's more along the lines of 1%ers : The 99% :: French Aristocracy : French Commoners.
2014-01-26 10:06:51 PM  
1 votes:
I said it the other night, but at this point I really don't care if somebody starts knifing the rich in the streets for their money.

If you want to claim yourself a victim of a Kristallnacht, I want your companies ransacked, and you and your managers beaten and killed.
2014-01-26 10:05:11 PM  
1 votes:

vernonFL: He looks like a Bond villain, or maybe evil Mr. Rogers.


Kinda reminds me of Doctor Zachary Smith, but without the redeeming social value.
2014-01-26 09:52:15 PM  
1 votes:
The fact that all these rich people are protesting so much leads me to believe they whiff that the people are on to them. They know their riches are ill gotten and BS. Like it could all come crashing down. It's one thing to be rich, but they have to all be such colossal dicks?
2014-01-26 09:27:40 PM  
1 votes:
I have no words. Normally, I'd rant & rave, but the simple fact is that he is right in one very key point.

It is, indeed, time to deal with the appalling income inequity generated by a globe that encourages the rich to exploit the poor to the point of brutality, even as the rich laugh at the poor for complaining about it.

Now, at this point, I'd express some pithy statement about remembering this come the next election, but what's the point? The candidates for which you will be groomed have largely been chosen, and they're not going to be people who plan on dealing with this inequity - because they're in on the gig. They, too, are rich. They, too, plan on staying rich. They, too, will perform whatever action is necessary to placate the poor while ensuring that the rich stay rich, because as long as the illusion remains, we'll remain content.

Our representative democracy is broken. It was broken about three decades or so ago, and rich assholes like this one, who believe that ethics & morality are just games to be played as their actions directly contribute to the harm of millions, if not billions, on this planet, continued to widen the breach for their own benefit. And we let them - hell, some of us are cheering these bastards on. We won't push back hard enough, because of the illusion that, gee, if we're really lucky or if we really work hard, we, too, might become one of them. The odds are about 85 in 7,139,000,000. You're better off betting your future on a Lotto ticket.
2014-01-26 09:12:12 PM  
1 votes:
Are the 1% the Jews, is that what he's saying?
2014-01-26 09:02:38 PM  
1 votes:
KristallNacht is about the same time as the November elections, and Guy Fawkes/Bonfire Night.

What a genius.
2014-01-26 08:56:28 PM  
1 votes:

HighOnCraic: shifty lookin bleeder: Boloxor the Insipid: The lesson of Nazi Germany is not that crazy people get into office and do bad things, it is that an entire population can group think its way to concentration camps.

The jews of germany and the 1% in America are the same thing: they are scapegoats.

Wake me when we stick the rich in ghettos.

OMG WE ALREADY DO!1! HELLO, GATED COMMUNITIES ANYONE?!?! OMGWTFBBQ!

Kramer:   Next thing you know you're saying they should have their own schools.

Jerry: They do have their own schools!


Hey, denty!!
2014-01-26 08:48:59 PM  
1 votes:
WSJ is just Fox News for the rich.
2014-01-26 08:33:48 PM  
1 votes:

shifty lookin bleeder: Boloxor the Insipid: The lesson of Nazi Germany is not that crazy people get into office and do bad things, it is that an entire population can group think its way to concentration camps.

The jews of germany and the 1% in America are the same thing: they are scapegoats.

Wake me when we stick the rich in ghettos.

OMG WE ALREADY DO!1! HELLO, GATED COMMUNITIES ANYONE?!?! OMGWTFBBQ!


Kramer:   Next thing you know you're saying they should have their own schools.

Jerry: They do have their own schools!
2014-01-26 08:31:06 PM  
1 votes:
People like this make me wish that there was a real life version of "God Bless America", with 1 percenters.
2014-01-26 08:29:37 PM  
1 votes:
Your not helping...
2014-01-26 08:29:34 PM  
1 votes:
It will all be over soon, my friends.  Very soon indeed.
2014-01-26 08:21:57 PM  
1 votes:

Boloxor the Insipid: The lesson of Nazi Germany is not that crazy people get into office and do bad things, it is that an entire population can group think its way to concentration camps.

The jews of germany and the 1% in America are the same thing: they are scapegoats.


Wake me when we stick the rich in ghettos.

OMG WE ALREADY DO!1! HELLO, GATED COMMUNITIES ANYONE?!?! OMGWTFBBQ!
2014-01-26 08:18:22 PM  
1 votes:
The rich are parasites on the American middle class. 40 years after the trickle down experiment began its plain to see that this flawed ideology does nothing of the kind. This guy needs a tax increase as large as his ego. Eat the rich before they eat you.
2014-01-26 08:06:49 PM  
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The political minority that voices frustration with income inequality is EXACTLY the same as a dictatorship murdering hundreds of ethnic minorities, and arresting and sending to work camps thousands more.

Got it.

makeameme.org


www.blogforiowa.com

It's OK Mr Moneypants. Money never criticizes you or calls you names. Money is warm. Money is kind.

Money. It's what douchebags crave.
2014-01-26 08:01:09 PM  
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TV's Vinnie: The big motivation that drives corksuckers like this isn't just from the owning of craptons of luxury items and vast amounts of wealth. They want, no, insist upon us proles worshiping them for being rich. The idea of us worms all adoring them for being so stinkin' loaded with cash gives them that little rush they feel of thinking that they are better than the rest of us.

So of course, the fact that us drones dare to not sing  praises from the work pits any longer baffles and troubles the Elites. There's no longer that big rush they get from flaunting around in their fur coats and 4 million dollar Venenos because they get glares & scowls instead of the OOOs and AHHHs they are accustomed to.

And so, in their little poutrage, they have their secretaries type up missives like this, where the Masters of the Universe declare their superiority over all to Know Their Place and not even make a single peep of their umbrage. Shut up! Obey! Resume worshiping us rich, your Gods! Obey!


A true victory is to make your enemy see they were wrong to oppose you in the first place. To force them to acknowledge your greatness.
/And then you kill them.
//But only if it's necessary.
2014-01-26 07:56:46 PM  
1 votes:
This is silly.

The only people who can afford to kill billionaires are other billionaires.
2014-01-26 07:50:52 PM  
1 votes:
The big motivation that drives corksuckers like this isn't just from the owning of craptons of luxury items and vast amounts of wealth. They want, no, insist upon us proles worshiping them for being rich. The idea of us worms all adoring them for being so stinkin' loaded with cash gives them that little rush they feel of thinking that they are better than the rest of us.

So of course, the fact that us drones dare to not sing  praises from the work pits any longer baffles and troubles the Elites. There's no longer that big rush they get from flaunting around in their fur coats and 4 million dollar Venenos because they get glares & scowls instead of the OOOs and AHHHs they are accustomed to.

And so, in their little poutrage, they have their secretaries type up missives like this, where the Masters of the Universe declare their superiority over all to Know Their Place and not even make a single peep of their umbrage. Shut up! Obey! Resume worshiping us rich, your Gods! Obey!
2014-01-26 07:17:57 PM  
1 votes:
It's not class warfare when the rich wage it
2014-01-26 06:52:02 PM  
1 votes:

vernonFL: [i.huffpost.com image 570x238]

He looks like a Bond villain, or maybe evil Mr. Rogers.


He's a psychopath.  No need to make up fake villains to compare him to.
2014-01-26 06:51:54 PM  
1 votes:
I, for one, am looking forward to Monday's Daily Show.
2014-01-26 06:48:49 PM  
1 votes:

Arkanaut: vernonFL: [i.huffpost.com image 570x238]

He looks like a Bond villain, or maybe evil Mr. Rogers.

It's the turtleneck, right?


He gave Roger Ebert cancer so he could steal his wardrobe.
2014-01-26 06:48:03 PM  
1 votes:

vernonFL: [i.huffpost.com image 570x238]

He looks like a Bond villain, or maybe evil Mr. Rogers.


It's the turtleneck, right?
2014-01-26 06:47:14 PM  
1 votes:

theorellior: Jim_Callahan: Are you perhaps unclear on what "progressive" means?

I haz a sad. You're usually smarter than that.

"Progressivism is a broad political philosophy based on the Idea of Progress, which asserts that advances in science, technology, economic development, and social organization can improve the human condition." First sentence of the wiki on "Progressivism". I don't see much about class in that.


Yeah, don't go to wikipedia for anything related to politics.  "Progressive" refers to a specific economic policy where the proportional costs of government are increased progressively as income increases, thus the term.  And more broadly to policies that advocate placing proportionally more of the figurative "cost of doing business" of operating the country on the more affluent.

The word isn't derived from progress as in movement along the world-line in the direction of increasing entropy, it's from "progressive" in the sense of escalation/growth.  The word originated in politics to describe differing philosophies on taxation specifically.

It's expanded to more generally mean or imply advocacy for social reform because that's usually the motivation, but if you go that general then the Nazis actually do get added to the list, so you've sort of reduced it to a meaningless label that can be applied to everything.  And I'm going to object to that for basically the same reasons I object to idiots using 'liberal' and 'conservative' as general team labels.  It's stupid and actively makes the language less useful.
2014-01-26 06:44:10 PM  
1 votes:
Pretty much every VC guy that I have ever dealt with was a complete self-absorbed douchebag. This guy is pretty much standard issue.
2014-01-26 06:38:54 PM  
1 votes:

Chameleon: Remember, if you aren't literally starving to death, you have no right to complain about systemic inequalities built into our economic systems.


Not just literally, but personally. No sticking up for those less fortunate than you!
2014-01-26 06:38:14 PM  
1 votes:
The WSJ clearly has it out for Mr. Perkins. There's no way this piece runs if they didn't want him to ESAD.
2014-01-26 06:37:05 PM  
1 votes:
What a schmuck.
2014-01-26 06:33:03 PM  
1 votes:
i hope he's from the future and not being hyperbolic.
2014-01-26 06:32:00 PM  
1 votes:
So yes, it's possible to be a mentally retarded diaper-shiatting billionaire
2014-01-26 06:24:14 PM  
1 votes:
Oh Noes, the poors didnt ask for permission first before they started hating your guts.

You'll get over it.

Maybe...
2014-01-26 06:21:17 PM  
1 votes:
He seems like such a nice man - I can't imagine why so many people seem to dislike him.
2014-01-26 06:09:34 PM  
1 votes:
If class warfare is real, it wasn't the common American who started it.

It wasn't the common American who plundered Congress.

It wasn't the common American who sent millions of jobs abroad to cater to share holders.

It wasn't the common American who bought legislation to advance their own financial worth.

It wasn't the common American who caused the largest economic collapse since the Great Depression.
2014-01-26 06:07:23 PM  
1 votes:
Meh, better than the letter my local paper published today.  link

America is only for Christians

In response to Richard Carlson's Jan. 20 letter to the editor, I fully agree with all of his statements regarding the commissioners opening their meetings with prayer.

We are Christians and must continue to have prayers before all public and private events. There are non-Christians, Muslims and non-believers that are infiltrating our country and we must not let this continue.

The news story Jan. 14 on the lawsuit by Neil Ridgely and Bruce Holstein against the commissioners indicated to me that they are non-Christians. If these two men are not satisfied with prayers before county and private meetings, then I suggest to them that they move to some other country other than the United States.

Robert Clarke


Being from the area, I'm pretty sure the guy is serious.
2014-01-26 05:37:34 PM  
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So, whose windows are we supposed to break? Or are we 99%ers supposed to buy Kristall and have a nice evening? I really can't follow this guy's line of thought. He makes Glenn Beck sound reasonable in comparison.
2014-01-26 05:17:11 PM  
1 votes:
Godwinned from the very beginning. What a tragic end to such a pearl of an argument...
2014-01-26 10:38:23 AM  
1 votes:
Unlike him, most people, including progressive types, have never killed anyone.
 
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