Tuesday, October 28, 2008

More Random Stuff With a Week to Go

Today's post, like yesterday, is going to be bringing up plenty of random bits of information you can pass along to the (dumb) undecided voter who's having a problem differentiating The Marxist (Obama) from McCain. I'll admit there are some topics where the differences are as minute as my manhood (I still managed two kid), but you either generally lean left or generally lean right, and if you're that centrist as to not be able to decide, how do you function in everyday life? Seriously. You come to a fork in the road and drive into the barrier? What's wrong with you, assclown? Hell, if either candidate doesn't work, there are more extreme third party candidates out there. I just hope that fence is lubed. Makes sitting your ass on it easier.

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):

21 comments:

Beth said...

Did that first video say Glenn Beck was coming to Fox? I'm surprised he was at CNN as long as he was!

Gayle said...

CNN is a lot better than some of them, but they are still biased.

Good post, Patrick. I can't imagine why anyone would be stupid enough to vote for Obama, but evidently the liberals have done a great job of dumbing down Americans. It's tragic! I have a hard time believing there are people out there who still haven't made up their minds.

Toad734 said...

I agree, Libertarians shouldn't elect Palin into office. This is no time for a wealth distributing Marxist!

Patrick M said...

Beth: The first video was put out by MoveOn.org to scare the dum into voing Obama.

Gayle: If you believe in liberal/socailist ideals, then voting for Obama is what you should do.

As for not making up their minds, I'm waiting to see how close the great state of Ohio will be. If the margin looks likely and I'm certain Obama will win, I may vote 3rd party. But I have to be confident that my protest vote won't matter.

Toad: Maybe you should look up the term 'redistribution of wealth' before you blather.

Thanks for the laugh, though.

Toad734 said...

Gayle:

Dumbing down America? Liberals? Is that supposed to be a joke?

We are not the ones who believe bronze age tribesman when it comes to how old the earth is.

We are not the ones teaching kids that man rode dinosaurs to church every Sunday.

We are not the ones who believe there is a majic ghost that automatically appears at the moment of conception.

We are not the ones who vote against our own interests

We are not the ones who believe anything an oil man with ties to the Saudi Royal family tells us about going to war with one of the largest oil producing nations in the world

We are not the ones who think Paris Hilton is going to hire a bunch of people and stimulate the economy if we cut her taxes by $7000 per year.

We are not the ones who believe that outsourcing and Walmart creates jobs

We are not the ones who thinks the anti-christ is alive today and plotting a battle of good vs evil (us of course being the good) on a bunch of ruins in Israel

We are not the ones who think that pregnant women dont have "health" issues

We are not the ones who think if you keep condoms away from kids they wont have sex

We are not the ones who think what 2 guys 1000 miles away from us do, changes our lives in the least bit most certainly ruins our marriage.

We are not the ones who think all of our founding fathers had every intentions of installing a theocracy

We are not the ones who think Churches are for political endorsements and schools are for prayers.

We are not the ones who think that any black guy is responsible for every action of every person he ever met.

We are not the ones who think Christians are Muslims

Don't give me that shit about dubming down politics and someone being stupid. What is stupid is McCains VP and anyone who thinks she is qualified to be VP or President just because she can't keep her legs closed,has a retarded baby, practices witchcraft at some loony fringe church and can see russia from her house.

I almost fell off my seat when I read your statement.ITs probably one of the most ridiculous things I have ever read.

Patrick M said...

Toad: That's a pretty damned broad brush. But since it doesn't apply to me, I'll let Gayle chew on you, except:

What is stupid is McCains VP and anyone who thinks she is qualified to be VP or President just because she can't keep her legs closed,has a retarded baby, practices witchcraft at some loony fringe church and can see russia from her house.

And yet, if anyone questions Obama's religion, faith, stupid statements, or personal family choices, you'll scream like a little bitch with a skinned knee and shit.

You come off about as well as the dum people at the McCain rallies that you point to as ignorant (they are). It's always interesting to hold up the mirror.

Bullfrog said...

What makes me a "undecided" isn't stupidity; it's principles. I suppose if I were blindly loyal to a particular party (whether they have shown ANY sign of loyalty to me in recent history) things would be a bit more obvious.

I resent the condescension of Republican Party loyalists toward independents or those registered in their party who may be a little hesitant about putting McCain in office when he is a proven centrist (and that is kind, as anyone knows).

This is especially ridiculous in light of the fact that, less than a year ago, the same "Conservatives" had the exact same reservations about McCain and laughed him out of the primaries.

If the Republican Party fails to represent conservative values and demands loyalty from it's members without reciprocation, what makes that party different from the Democratic Party?

Arthurstone said...

Patrick typed:

"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."


Sheesh. I am amazed at how irony-impaired the libertarian/GOP folks in the US can be.

It's satire Patrick and it's pretty funny.

There's a reason there aren't any great Republican comics.

Patrick M said...

Bullfrog: I know what you mean. BTW, was it me or Gayle that torqued you off?

I tried to make it clear that the only undecideds who should try microwaving themselves are the ones who are still agonizing over the choice between McCain and Obama. 3rd party candidates are fine, unless you're considering Nader. Then you should go find Ralph, load him up in your Corvair, and find yourself a windy road.

I'm sure you'll do what is right

Arthur: Did you miss the quotes?

"evil lazy person that destroyed the messiah's campaign."

If you think I missed the satire, then I understand why I often detect a note of condescension in your comments.

Or maybe you've missed me at my most magicifently mocking.

Here. Read my GOP convention schedule and tell me conservatives aren't funny.

Beth said...

Oops, I meant the second video, not the first.

Bullfrog said...

Patrick: it was Gayle.

The more I hear about Obama, and now that I have seen his obscene ad, the more I am thinking McCain really does need my support.

Of course, since I am from Cali a state that will most certainly vote overwhelmingly for BHO, it effectively renders my vote useless. I suppose there is some freedom in that, and it's gonna take some momentum to get a viable 3rd party going.

Patrick M said...

Beth: Yes. Here's more from the NYT.

Bullfrog: Yeah, if you live in California, then it probably won't hurt to vote your conscience and fire off a good protest vote. Being in the battleground great state of Ohio, it's more complicated....

Shaw Kenawe said...

Gayle said...
CNN is a lot better than some of them, but they are still biased.

Good post, Patrick. I can't imagine why anyone would be stupid enough to vote for Obama, but evidently the liberals have done a great job of dumbing down Americans.


It is my fervent hope that Barack Obama will do something to stop this sort of attitude--that someone is "stupid" because he or she isn't voting for your preferred candidate.

Does the person who wrote this truly believe it?

If so, it says more about her than those of us who will vote for Obama.

Toad734 said...

Patrick:

Fine, question his religion, Christianity, I do it all the time. Just don't question him for the Religions he doesn't and has never belonged to.

What you should be questioning is why John McCain, after loosing to Bush in SC in 2000, is suddenly a southern baptist...from Arizona.

What if in the middle of his term he just decides to be president of Peru? What kind of convictions does he have?

Patrick M said...

Toad: I only question someone about their personal faith only if 1. they are patently not following it and trying to justify it (very pro-choice Catholics) or 2. if they are wholly hypocritical about it (pro-family caught cheating).

Obama's only questions came courtesy of J Wright, and that was more to his worldview than his faith. McCain doesn't seem to be too public or too focused on his religion, so I leave it be until he does.

Toad734 said...

But where in the Bible does Jesus address abortion?

In fact, in the old testament, jewish law does not consider the loss of a baby as a loss of life or murder. It does place some value to it but the punishment for making a woman loose her child is not the same as killing the woman.

But Wright's views are Wrights views. Do you agree with everything your preacher says...even on days you are not there?

Patrick M said...

But where in the Bible does Jesus address abortion?

Like I know. I'm a Catholic.

I'll leave the details of arguing that point to someone interested in digging into it.

...even on days you are not there?

That's one of those bullshit lies that's up there with "The check is in the mail," "I won't come in your mouth," and "I didn't inhale." Obama's lucky the tape with him in the front row hasn't shown up yet.

Arthurstone said...

Patrick wondered:

Arthur: Did you miss the quotes?

"evil lazy person that destroyed the messiah's campaign."

Patrick I did not miss the quotes

The tape is a rather imaginative exaggeration of the effect of one person not voting. Exaggeration is a key component of humor. In particular the use of 'Messiah's' in this context is quite clever because it lampoons the Right who use this tag with a straight face while liberals, godless as we are wouldn't be caught dead with a Messiah. 'Evil' is excellent as well as it suggests a religious angle liberals, once again as hateful atheists, never would use.

Get it now?

Patrick M said...

Arthur, I got it when I added it to the post.

But thanks for the explanation. I'm glad you understand the mechanics of humor, even if you seem no not notice I'm laughing about it. :)

Arthurstone said...

Sadly far too many people looking at the video don't. I saw an image (on one of my favorite right wing blogs) taken at a street fair in SF with a tall glass candle holder picturing Obama as St. Francis. Now that was driving the conservatives batty.

Speaking of tapes whatever happened to the Michelle Obama 'whitey' tape I wonder?

Only three smearing days until Election Day!

Cheers!

Patrick M said...

Arthur: I did consider dressing my boy up as Obama for Halloween. But I didn't have the money for a suit and halo. Plus, I'm sure I'd have pissed somebody at the preschool off with the blackface. :)