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December 11, 2012


Posted to my Book Of Faces...


Just my opinion, but I've always thought the Teawads were the culture-war conservatives anyway. The rebranding was a convenient way to rid themselves of the Bush stench and re-assume the role of fiscal disciplinarians (which is all horseshit, but with a lazy and shallow news media, it's fairly easily done).

I'm surprised the corporate wing of the party hasn't already bolted, given that they must know Tea Party "policy" would be an unmitigated disaster...and that the Democratic Party isn't exactly storming the Winter Palace and exiling the Tsar. Again, just my opinion, but it seems like the rightward shift has been so extreme that the standard Democratic positions are virtually indistinguishable from Rockefeller Republicanism...even down to the unfortunate and frustrating decision by DOJ to not leave Washington and Colorado alone re: marijuana. Sigh.

Pushing imaginary "Like" button on above.

I don't mind posting what is in plain view. This is a classic case of how poor terminology distorts reality and makes legitimate discussion / debate impossible.

The clear and plain implication of "small business" is a mom and pop company. You hear that and wonder how raising on the top 2% could affect "small business." But by using the govt language of "Small Business" as essentially being privately owned, you can distort the numbers and come up with how small business creates the highest percentage of new jobs, etc.

But "small business" still tugs at the heartstrings. So saying that letting taxes go back to pre-Bush years will affect small business both pulls at the heartstrings of the mom and pops who you've seen struggling to survive and obscures that the small businesses that would be affected are what we would call giants.

In essence, we take what would occur in giant elephants and then apply it to how those effects would effect fleas that won't even be subject to those effects.

For one of my favorite Calvin and Hobbes on the topic, see the cartoon at the bottom of http://wordminer.us/?p=34 .

For that matter, don't know about this apparent blog, but the entire gist is along these lines. Starting off with echoing C S Lewis that if you don't know how to explain something in a way clearly understandable to a child, then you still don't know it youself.

Does this mean I'm going to be able to restore my Gadsen flag to the flagpole without fear? I hope so because it has been locked away for 4 years now waiting to return with honor to my flag rotation.

Nothing against the Culpeper Minute Men or First Navy Jack flags, but having the bright yellow coiled snake back snapping in the wind will make me happy.

As for the TEA Partiers? Adios M-f'ers!


Good cartoon, MapleStreet.

the clinton years sucks so.

galt will be alone on his island.

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