“If he's got a few people imprisoned in a pit in his basement, making them
put skin-moisturizing on to fullfill his plan, and says thing to his captives like, "It puts the lotion on the skin, or else it gets the hose again", yeah, he's probably psychotic.”
“NAFTA, the currently-discussed TPP and similar trade deals are corporatist. The term "free market" is often a misleading label that indicates corporatism in actual practice.
Just like a lot of supposedly "natural"-labelled foods are anything but.
Free trade and “globalization” have too often been mere code words for transnational mega-corporations finding ways to bypass the progressive legislation of the past century and return to the days of the robber barons where reckless pollution and virtual slave labor were normal business practices.
Not surprisingly, free trade has created nothing but misery for 99% of the world and made a miniscule global elite the richest humans in history.
Just because something has the word "free" in it, doesn't mean it really represents actual "freedom" for anyone else except a tiny percentage of people
who happen to be major, wealthy investors.”
“I will say I share some of your criticisms of Obama as Bush-like in his security policy (drones, assassinations), and his corporatism, as embodied in the lopsidedly corporate-favoring trade agreements he pushes.
The answer is not to adopt a phony "philosophy" like libertarianism that *results in Plutocracy and corporate-rule by default*, or to give up and join the rightwingers.
The answer is to support REAL Progressivism of the FDR/TR type, and support the most Progressive candidates like Elizabeth Warren and Alan Grayson.
It is true the Clintons and Obama have continued corporate-favoring, Reaganesque policies originating with the GOP/Conservatives. THAT compromise has proven tragic for America's middle class and the conduct of an HONEST foreign policy.”
“Uh, you sound like a conservative. Am I right? Isn't empowering corporations part of your conservative policy agenda? It always has been. Please explain why a conservative WOULD EVER dislike a pro-corporate agenda. That would truly be new. Unless you're somewhat liberal in your beliefs. So, do you support increasing corporate power or NOT? Which is it?”
thefumigator on Dec 9, 2013 at 03:14:17
“Ah no! Empowering corporations is Corporatism, or Fascism. Each time a lobbyist goes into Congress and offers money for favor, it is a form of Corporatism! Uh, you sound like a Tea Party member. Yes I am! I also know history better than you Americans.”
thefumigator on Dec 9, 2013 at 02:43:01
“There is a difference between free and fair markets, and Corporatism! If you don't know the difference, then should you be voting?”
“Don't know why the son took his life, but it surely didn't help that his father is an extreme hypocritical rightwing jerk whose belief system violates Christianity's basic tenets. Southern Baptism is not Christianity. Nor will it ever be again. Not sure it ever really was. Unless Jesus was a moral relativist.”
“Here's your "socialist" Obama. This proves the Tea-Baggerz are America's Most Ignorant and Clueless Citizens. The Koch Bros LOVE this pro-corporate trade agreement garbage. Basically, Obama serves up a corporatist's domestic policy package with a small dollop of social programs and a larger portion of social rhetoric, while serving up the SUBSTANTIVE GAINS to big Corporations.
The GOP wants to corporatize America very quickly, Obama wants to corporatize it *slowly*, with a few perks for the middle class. In many policy areas, that's about it.”
Dec 6, 2013 at 21:18:02
“As a child, I remember anthologies like, "Ghosts Ghosts Ghosts" and "The Thing At The Foot Of The Bed". There was a story called, "Prince Godfrey and the Werewolf", with a fearless hero who goes rightinto a den of witches and werewolves armed only with his violin and supernatural playing ability. Great stuff. Anybody else born in the 50s who remembers that?
Very cool story. Love to see it filmed.”
“Life is complicated and difficult. It's hard to get everything right.
There's lots of things that most people do wrong,
like peeling oranges, brushing teeth, opening sugar or sweetener packets, pouring ketchup, taking maraschino cherries out of jars (nobody EVER does this correctly),
using tooth picks, stirring coffee, applying mustard to a hot dog (the RIGHT way),
and especially, cutting cheese. The way most people cut cheese, stinks.”
“Who is more sinister--Limbaugh or his true-believer followers?
At least Rush gets paid megabucks for his lies. What excuse do his followers have? Must be the pure thrill of being BAD for its own sake.”
“Governor LaPage especially loves China's forced abortions and compulsory birth-control, just like the rest of the GOP. It is a big Corporate and GOP motivation for doing business in China, in addition to the cheap labor. In truth, the GOP loves abortion, as do all GOPers, in-secret. When they say they oppose it, they LIE. China is the proof.”
“We are seeing the real soul of the GOP, and the ACTUAL reason they oppose abortion---So the little tykes can get born and be abused on a mass-scale as cheap labor by business.
Conservative Christianity exaltedly shares this sacred belief as well, and it is bone-deep within its believers.
Heaven is going to be an empty place.”