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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Caution: Children At Play




14 comments:

  1. Term limits and line item veto... and this chair, and that's all I need. That little girl in the video is way too cute to represent congress though :)

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    1. Ellie Rosenfield said:

      We have always had term limits. They are called elections. People vote for the candidates they want. The results are what we have. Do you think we should do away with the democratic process? The line item veto has ben declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. How would you propose to defy their authority?

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  2. How much was the defense budget increased?

    Did Texas maintain the mohair subsidy?

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    1. Canardo,

      If you ever deigned to address the point at issue, instead of introducing some irrelevant sidebar concern expressing your abundant contempt for the system under which we are supposed to be governed, I'd probably drop dead of shock.

      A tempting offer, isn't it. };-)>

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  3. I thought we were talking about the process ...

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  4. Unless and until the American electorate begins to care, nothings going to change, at least, for the better. Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo!

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  5. Ducky, she said Congress not Republicans or Democrats. Who cares where the cuts come from, we're all tired of paying the bill, and I hope that includes you.

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  6. "In every government on earth is some trace of human weakness, some germ of corruption and degeneracy, which cunning will cultivate, and improve. Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories. And to render even them safe their minds must be improved to a certain degree."

    “When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

    ~ Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

    "When the people are conditioned by nefarious forces to let themselves lapse into hopeless ignorance, and then get seduced by their government into accepting tyranny in exchange for a (supposedly) safer, easier, fairer existence, nations rot from within, disintegrate and fulfill the destiny chillingly evoked in Ozymandias"

    ~ FreeThinke

    Alas! We are very far gone.

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    1. Ellie Rosenfield said

      I think you overstate the case, something I've noticed you are always in the habit of doing? Jefferson was a revolutionary, a man who turned everything upside down. I'm sure if he were alive today, he would be much in sympathy with the progressive vision for this country not your static, reactionary one.. I think he'd resent being enshrined like a plaster saint in a niche the way you tend to do. The world is always on the move. Nothing every stays the same. What you seem to want is unnatural and not practical at all. Your type of thinking is what going the way of Ozymandias. You have got everything backwards.

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  7. and it only took her .58 seconds to state & visualize- when some need an hour or more to get to the point!!
    Ahhhhhh brevity-
    Love it!
    C-CS

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    1. Ellie Rosenfield said

      Yes. Brevity certainly is the soul of wit. Shakespeare said it, so it must be true, right? If it is true, then why do conservatives feel they need six our eight talk show hosts broadcasting their propaganda in three-hour segments each practically around the clock five days a week? Isn't that a little much?

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  8. Another grandson of the Porkulus II package.

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  9. Love it! Short and profound. Takes all the fat out of getting to the point.

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