Okay, enough mocking the dum (intentional):
Reasons to Not Elect a Marxist (For Libertarians)
First of all, let's begin with a rather sweet disclaimer I found on Boortz.com
OFFICIAL NOTICE: This Internet page contains thoughts and ideas that are not consistent with or in keeping with the policies and ideas expressed by Barack Obama and/or the Democrat party. Accordingly, you are hereby notified that that the thoughts, ideas and facts presented on this web page constitute hate speech and you are warned that, as such, they may cause discomfort or offense to Democrats, liberals, those educated by the government, non-achievers, those suffering from wealth-envy and followers of The Chosen One. Govern yourself accordingly.What I was looking for was Neal's letter "To the Undecided Voter." Click there to read the whole thing, but I will give you a couple of paragraphs (before it gets good). Essentially it lays out the dangers of electing The Marxist:
This election is my 10th. My 10th presidential election since I became a radio talk show host. My 10th election since I began spending more time than the average American thinking about, researching, reading about and talking about the choices voters face. Look; I mean no arrogance here. It's just that the average American doesn't spend from 15 (then) to 22.5 (now) hours a week over the period of a presidential race talking about the candidates, the issues, the non-issues and the consequences of voter choice.
Never in those ten elections can I remember choices so stark and possible outcomes so perilous. For the record, over those 10 elections I voted for the Republican candidate six times and the Libertarian four. Never have I voted for a Democrat for president. I see no need to vote for a Democrat since I have no plans or desires to become a ward of the government. Somehow I don't think 2008 is going to be the first time.
Scare Tactics and Thuggification
I also found this video in the process:
This video was put out by MoveOn(left).com to scare people. It's actually customizable, so you can put all your friends' names in so they become the "evil lazy person that destroyed the messiah's campaign."
Actually it reminds me more of the big-assed media anal probe received by Joe the Plumber. And it's also an indication of the thugocracy that's spearheading much of the momentum behind The Marxist's campaign (to clarify, I have no evidence the Obama camp is behind this shit, only a beneficiary). It's similar, in a way, to the expectation that blacks will riot in anger if The Marxist loses (and riot in celebration if he wins).
It also hearkens back to the debacle that was the 2000 election. The "selected, not elected" contingent is still bitching about that one, despite 2004 (Bush won there, too, asshats). There comes a point at which we say, "It's over" and we begin laying the groundwork for the next campaign. Dwelling on the idea that your candidate was "cheated" (and I'm sure there will be a few idiots on the right trying to scream "ACORN" on November 5 if McCain loses) does nothing but make it more of a challenge to do what we've done since 1797 (Washington to Adams), and more importantly, 1801 (Adams to Jefferson), when it was a truly contested race: transfer the power of the Presidency from one man to the next. That we've managed to do it for centuries without resorting to violence (except the Civil War, but Lincoln's election was just a piece of that) says something about our character as a nation. Even the 60's (specifically 1968/1969), where there were riots galore, we managed not to have riots and bloodshed over the White House changing hands.
So Here's my sagelike advice (bask in the glow): Loyalty to one's country is paramount, especially at the transfer of power. Remember that if you're on the losing side.
The FairTax and Embedded Taxes
I'm going to keep on the FairTax thing every day now to the election, despite the fact that neither major candidate supports it. Very simply, by looking at the current tax plans through the FairTax prism, you might figger out who has the better (read as less damaging) plan....
Very simply, Corporations DO NOT pay taxes. Instead, any income taxes, matching taxes, capital gains taxes, SSI taxes, and the costs to track all these are passed on in the price of goods and services. No corporation is going to take a tax increase and say, "Gee the government wants more money. Guess that means less profit for us." They will take all that additional burden, turn around, and stick it in the price. Essentially, this means that we are paying those taxes on top of our own taxes, shareholders make fewer dividends (that's your retirement and college funds, folks), and wages are kept down (as in a $10/hr job costs a company $15/hr).
The FairTax eliminates this by eliminating every one of these taxes, shifting them into the single consumption tax that we all pay in various amounts. So the important thing to remember here is that any corporate tax increase, or any tax increase period, will lead to higher taxes on YOU!
Obligatory Funny Videos so You All Don't Take Everything So Damned Serious and Leave All Those Pissed Off Comments
(wow, that was a long subtitle)
Those of you who remember the Cold War era vividly (or, like me, watched pro wrestling in the 80's) should remember the tune (nod to Mike):
And in the spirit of bipartisanship and whacky Sarah worship (me included?) here's an original one (nod to Shaw):