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Re: Thanks for providing an opportunity to see how the consumerists wrap their
Straightforward:  It's a well done piece of satire. 

posted by FineYoungSinger on December 22, 2008 at 5:59 AM | link to this | reply

Thanks for providing an opportunity to see how the consumerists wrap their
arguments, though I don't agree with them.

posted by Straightforward on December 20, 2008 at 10:12 PM | link to this | reply

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sam....I think he makes some really great points in this piece as well.  There are a lot of people that forget that when they turn to the government for bailouts, handouts and jobs, they're REALLY taking more food out of the mouths of their neighbors.  Government is a non-productive entity, so it HAS to rob Peter to pay Paul.

posted by FineYoungSinger on December 17, 2008 at 7:43 AM | link to this | reply

Re: I came and heard and read the comments and as an outsider I shall just say
HAHA  KABU!!!! Any woman that would travel half-way around the world to change her life is hardly a coward.  I think "interested bystander with personally held opinion" is just fine.

posted by FineYoungSinger on December 17, 2008 at 7:41 AM | link to this | reply

Re: Thanks for sharing the clip. Fred Thompson makes a good point.
I think he does too, Pat B.  Sometimes satire is the only way to say it.

posted by FineYoungSinger on December 17, 2008 at 7:40 AM | link to this | reply

Re: Re: Re: He should have stayed in Hollywood....
metalrat, I don't know, two returns and more self-defense, I think the emotional one is you.   Honey, lighten up.  The Thompson piece is satire.

posted by FineYoungSinger on December 17, 2008 at 7:39 AM | link to this | reply

Brilliant! I adored digging the holes and filling them up! He is my hero too! This mess is beyond scary! sam

posted by sam444 on December 16, 2008 at 6:45 PM | link to this | reply

I came and heard and read the comments and as an outsider I shall just say
thanks for the post. LOL Coward that I am

posted by Kabu on December 16, 2008 at 3:31 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Re: He should have stayed in Hollywood....
Secondly, I thank you for the primer on government, but, it was unnecessary, considering I majored in History, and I know how our government works.
Apparently, you took it personally, just because I didn't totally agree with Mr. Thompson's simplistic analysis. I was responding to his video, not you.
If you're going to post political opinions, expect to be disagreed with....it's nothing personal.
I like your posts and I mean no offense when I make observations.

posted by metalrat on December 16, 2008 at 2:41 PM | link to this | reply

Re: He should have stayed in Hollywood....
I was in a hurry....had to get back to work, when I responded, and yes, I took note of the mention he made of the role that CEO's, Wall Street, spending habits, etc. has played in the current situation, but I also couldn't ignore the blanket statement he made about liberals, which is typical. That's what I was referring to. I wasn't being emotional, as you erroneously assumed.

posted by metalrat on December 16, 2008 at 2:23 PM | link to this | reply

Thanks for sharing the clip. Fred Thompson makes a good point.

posted by Pat_B on December 16, 2008 at 1:40 PM | link to this | reply

Re: He should have stayed in Hollywood....

metalrat----If you'd have listened to the video without getting all emotional (which you've clearly done, according to your broad and sweeping accusation), you would have heard that he's not laying blame on the government, but on a behavior pattern consisting of spending beyond your means.

As far as the Clinton budget is concerned, you may want to reread your copy of the US Constitution (if you don't have one, click here).  Congress has the power of the purse, as is indicated very clearly under Article 1, Section 8.  The president, on the other hand, gets a list of laws and a cap dollar amount, and must submit a budget to the Congress.

On a little side note, President Bush is leaving office this year, as he's reached the limit number of terms; Congressmen, on the other hand, still can serve an unlimited number of terms.  Our Representatives are up for re-election every two years and our Senators every six. With that in mind, who stands to benefit from laying the blame at the feet of the Executive Branch for everything that goes wrong in this country, whether it falls in his power or not?

posted by FineYoungSinger on December 16, 2008 at 11:42 AM | link to this | reply

He should have stayed in Hollywood....
....I see he's still a typical, conservative Republican hack....blaming the government and Liberals for everything that ails us.
But, consider this, Bill Clinton was the only Democrat to occupy the White House in the past twenty-eight years, yet he was the only President to preside over budget surpluses.
Isn't it ironic how the Republicans all presided over deficits? Yeah....lets listen to them....not!!!

posted by metalrat on December 16, 2008 at 11:17 AM | link to this | reply

Re: No shit, he's got it right
hazel---Doesn't he though?

posted by FineYoungSinger on December 16, 2008 at 10:51 AM | link to this | reply

Re: Amen to that......

no, Corbin, they don't....and its not because the information isn't available.  But economics is boring, and life is all about being entertained.

BREAD AND CIRCUS: Tearing down empires since the 3rd century.

posted by FineYoungSinger on December 16, 2008 at 10:50 AM | link to this | reply

No shit, he's got it right

posted by hazel_st_cricket on December 16, 2008 at 10:33 AM | link to this | reply

Amen to that......
He sure hit the nail squarely on the head.........the kids don't know what's coming their way.....

posted by Corbin_Dallas on December 16, 2008 at 10:28 AM | link to this | reply

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