By Marc Perkel
Friday February 10, 2012
I read your rant(s). I’m probably too dumb to appreciate the insights contained therein. It must be terrible to live in your world where the people around you have opinions that do not always align perfectly with your own. Me? I’m just gonna have another dumb cup of coffee and hope it stimulates a brain cell or two.
Either one is preferable to the current president who is engaged in a war against the middle class. This has always been the preference for Communists, who feel the upper classes can be coopted but despise the bourgeoisie who let the current situation stay as it is. Obama has said he wishes gas prices to go up to European levels of about $10 a gallon, his only regret is that he wishes gas prices had gone up gradually. He stated that he wished to bankrupt coal power plants, which drives up energy bills. Then he increased car mileage mandates which raises the price of cars and eliminates many models that people want. Some number of middle class would have to do without, while others lose thousands of dollars to get their car.
This post is satire, right?
How could you post this when Rick Santorum has moved to the front of the pack, to the point where Newt Gingrich’s casino mogul has decided to stop bankrolling his campaign.
Newt is unstable.
I prefer Romney because he is stable and he has a solid record of accomplishment behind him. He might even be able to turn the Obamanation health care bill into something half way sane or at least salvage bits of it though I doubt if the dems or the repubs would let him.
However I now know what to expect form Obama and will vote for whoever is running against him that looks to get the most votes.
The real issue for me is preventing the US from becoming a destitute beggar nation in five years or less.
I know that many of the liberals that post here don’t think that this can happen to the US no matter how unreasonable and imprudent we are for reasons that utterly escape me. All I’ve been able to come up with is willful stupidity.
Animby===pretty mild stuff to go catatonic over. Everything about you screams you should be a lib===but you advocate for the Pubs. Never any explanation. The facts you do post are mostly wrong or without distinction.
So the question fairly remains. Doesn’t mean it will be answered for myself or for you, but the question will still fairly remain as the same question does for each and every one of us: “Why do you think what you think and how do you change your mind?” I’d think the more intelligent the person, the more captivated by the question that person would be. What else is intellect/curiosity/honesty about?
So, lets parse:
2/10/2012 at 10:59 pm
I read your rant(s). /// A specific fact/analytical respons to each point you make is a rant? Ha, ha.
I’m probably too dumb/// I said just the opposite and have said even here just the opposite. If you were really dumb, I would start claiming you have sex with your donkey. I can’t see ever doing that. ((Yes–that is a joke. Sorry PedoBear, I couldn’t pass it up.))
to appreciate the insights contained therein. /// I think there are a few, not to be dismissed as you do. Doesn’t mean I’m right, only that some insight should be used to counter them?
It must be terrible to live in your world where the people around you have opinions that do not always align perfectly with your own. /// No, that is the very stuff of an intellectual life. How to understand these opposing opinions? Can I make peace with them. Modify my own opinions from what I have learned?
Me? I’m just gonna have another dumb cup of coffee and hope it stimulates a brain cell or two. /// Any ritual can be an aid. I use beer and wine coolers, but any ritual will do.
Attitudes and Values are complex subjective things. Hardly ever right or wrong, just what bent us. Its what we say and do to other people that are more objective–subject to falsification. What do you do when you discover your facts are wrong or even just balanced? Does one remain adamant or an advocate or just start taking pot shots? Thats why I parse.
Try it. Ha. ha.
I don’t think I’ve told you a single thing you don’t already know better than me. Just habit patterns, a rut?
But truly good people everywhere: I don’t understand why anyone in the 99% vote Republican. When intelligent people make no sense, the questions have to be asked.
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