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Forum Post: Stupid Fuking Repelicans

Posted 2 months ago on April 26, 2014, 1:21 p.m. EST by ZenDog (13714) from South Burlington, VT
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Every day I hope today will be the day I wake up and read a headline that Justice Antonin Scalia has decided he’s done enough damage to society and it’s time to retire. Whether he’s willfully mistaking the morning after pill as an “abortifacient” or he’s ruling that corporations are people and the rich are entitled to buy their government because money is speech, Scalia is a curmudgeonly, pious, and backwards remnant of the Reagan era that simply must go. Alas, today wasn’t the day, and I have a sad feeling that old bastard is going to outlive us all. He’s like the cockroach of high justices.

When he’s not making life suck from his seat on the bench, he’s out giving speeches, riling up the conservatives with all kinds of insanely stupid notions, most recently he told a room full of college students that if rich people get tired of paying their taxes, they should “revolt.” Even though I despise the man for his wanton disregard for modernity, even I understand Justice Scalia wouldn’t be dumb enough to advocate armed revolt, but you can bet your ass he knew many who adore him would absolutely take it that way — and if he didn’t, then maybe he really is just plain ol’ dumb.

if rich people get tired of paying their taxes, they should “revolt.”

Of course they should. In fact, I wish they would. But that is not the point, is it. Scalia's remarks become fodder for that right wing echo chamber and who is to say the sounds of this particular echo will not find their way to the ears of the likes of Cliven Bundy and thus reinforce bad behavior to the point of bloodshed . . .

It has happened before . . .

And you silly fukers think I'm bad . . .

After watching the events of the last couple weeks play themselves out in Nevada, it’s very clear that there is a small but dangerous fringe faction of the right-wing that is not feeling any desire to play by the normal rules of our society.

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[-] 1 points by ZenDog (13714) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

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[-] -1 points by ZenDog (13714) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

so apparently either I'm the only one who finds this is a significant issue around here, or . . . something . . . .

[-] -1 points by shooz (18035) 2 months ago

Hmmmmm, there are those that picked on you for saying much less, but it took YOU to point out what a member of the SCOTUS said, from a much more public forum.

Where's the outrage, indeed?

It astounding how little is said about recent SCOTUS decisions.

Decisions, I might add, that support libe(R)tarian ideology.

Hmmmmm

[-] -1 points by ZenDog (13714) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

but it took YOU to point out

actually it took James Schlarmann - I haven't followed Scalia's speaking tour or his speeches with any great interest.

Schlarmann nails it.

[-] -3 points by shooz (18035) 2 months ago

OK, but no one else noticed, besides you and me.

SCOTUS is ruled by right wing libe(R)tarian activists.

[-] -2 points by ZenDog (13714) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

and it is the right wing that has been screaming judicial activism for . . . over a decade . . . I'm sure. Like any abuser, they accuse the abused of engaging in the very kind of abuse that is their stock in trade.

They are lying libertarian scum who must be led to the public square . . .

[-] -1 points by shooz (18035) 2 months ago

and from the Heritage Foundation, ( a libe(R)tarian, think tank[sic]), we have these history changing words from Jim Demint.

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/jim-demint-asserts-federal-government-played-no-role-freeing-slaves

But don't worry, libe(R)tarians have no effect on the World.

[-] -1 points by ZenDog (13714) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

I've seen that link. Haven't read it. I should.

But my god.

It is typical repelicanism at its best - I'm just not so cynical that I can find one shred of humor in the subject.

[-] -2 points by shooz (18035) 2 months ago

I can't wait for the Brainwashed in America movie to come out.

It's very much in production.

https://occupywallst.org/forum/brainwashed-in-america/

[-] 4 points by Narley (-630) 2 months ago

So if people don’t agree with you they are brainwashed? Uh, do you see a problem with that logic?

[-] 0 points by shooz (18035) 2 months ago

Do you know what the movie is about?

[-] 2 points by Narley (-630) 2 months ago

Yes I do. It's about an over-the-top progressive daughter who thinks her father can't think for himself. If she loves her father as she says she should be more respectful and caring.

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[-] 0 points by ZenDog (13714) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

One of my neighbors, an elderly woman, former teacher, very nice lady, she used to watch fux snuz and listen to rush lies. She thought they were funny.

She is gone now, having passed just a few months ago. She was the one person in my life I did not cut loose due to . . . right wing zombification . . . if it is indeed fair to simplify the entire issue in such a manner.

Everyone else - they can hit it. - But that is entirely beside the point.

There is a very sad - a very tragic - angle to this entire story, and I hope it is one the documentary can bring to the fore, even if it remains something of a secondary point.

[-] -3 points by shooz (18035) 2 months ago

It's not so funny, when those lies become reality.

[+] -5 points by ZenDog (13714) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

Something that I find interesting is that in response to shadz66 question of my position on gun control - apparently my answer was sufficiently . . . illuminating . . . that he seems to have disappeared.

I cannot help but to wonder if it is not perhaps the fact that it is relatively easy to identify the impact of events on specific issues, and once armed with that insight, it then becomes possible to engineer events specifically for their impact on issues.

Perhaps his boss has decided it is better to refrain than it is to continue his mild provocations . . .

or not.

Perhaps he is just exhausted from all of his wriggling

[+] -4 points by shooz (18035) 2 months ago

You don't walk in lock step, so they are always trying to get a rise out of you. It's a tactic, they've used before, on several other members, who eventually walked away.

[+] -6 points by ZenDog (13714) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

he's baack

in a funny kinda way he reminds me of trashy with a phoney british accent.

[+] -4 points by ZenDog (13714) from South Burlington, VT 2 months ago

well well. struck a nerve did I?

phoney mutherfukers