“The Right has never had a problem with mass poverty -- so long as it comes with exhausting, dangerous toil under brutal management. If anything, it wants more people, including those who get non-poverty pay for such, to endure such.”
“For someone accustomed to coastal California, just about any place in the UK would have a more congenial climate than the fire-and-ice climate zone that extends from Kansas, Nebraska, and the Dakotas east to New England. Spain and Portugal would be closer matches.”
“Just like western Belarus and western Ukraine in 1939 after the dismemberment of Poland -- a hasty, nearly-unanimous referendum with predictable results.
If Putin were to take over Alaska, he would probably get similar results in a referendum that called for severing all ties to the USA and requesting incorporation into the Russian Federation. That suggests not so much how Alaskans would feel about Russia as the techniques used in most Soviet and Russian elections since 1917.”
“House cats differ from leopards in only one important respect -- size. Just be thankful that you are much bigger than the cat so that you can admire some of the most formidable predators that have ever lived. Tiger or house cat, the difference is only size and what goes with it.”
chuckpullium on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:03:22
“Exactly. One can't help admire, in your words, "the most formidable predators that have ever lived." I just prefer admiring them from a distance.”
“Unemployment insurance exists to prevent one of the most destructive tendencies possible -- unemployed people trying to take jobs away from those who still have jobs by undercutting existing wage scales as ha[ppened in the Great Depression.”