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The writer is wise to include Peak Health and rampant obesity, which is rarely mentioned in these types of discussions.
What say our Surgeon General? Has anyone heard from her...ever?
Nice to meet you ma'am. Have you seen Eric Holder?
The abolition of work!
Warren Pollock wants his essay title back:
I am Chumbawamba.
Is that you mooning Warren in the window? :)
CD, your comment is a perfect example of the intellectual bankruptcy on display here at ZH. Tyler presents a one-sided case, taylor-made for apocalypse yearning, responsiblity dodging, armchair blowhards - whose policy recommendations [anti-tax, anti-social safety net, pro-privatization] eerily match those of the corporate criminals they claim to abhor. And then people like CD, Chumba, Trav, and all their little brownshirt friends joke around while the mess called human civilization gets worse.
I'm sure after I leave all the scamps will get their panties in a bunch and return to their tiresome "If A then B" regarding my comment - claiming that I'm on the left, a socialist, a commie, [or...gasp! I have a jewish grandparent] etc etc - when, in fact, my dubious little friends, a critique of one approach does not necessarily mean sympathy for another. Of course, it's easier to react than formulate your own ideas, is it not? That's why you're called reactionaries.
I suggest you unplug and make yourself useful as I am doing right....now.
Would enjoy hearing how you are making yourself 'useful' right now. I rarely meet one who knows beyond a shadow of doubt that their actions and thoughts are supreme to all other's here. You are a lucky man, or cursed. Depends..
p.s. I've noticed that your tactic is to never draw your platform nor explain what you believe in, only to lob snarky rhetoric at those who do. Grow a pair and share your utopian, socialist ideas on where we go moving forward, Copernicus.
An ad hominem attack is the lowest form of rhetoric. CD is like Jerry Garcia and C. Wright Mills rolled into one, while your comment leads me to believe that you think that The New Republic offers "fresh insights on the problems of today."
I don't read the New Republic.
If you are suggesting my point does not have any empirical merit, I invite you to track my comments. You will easily discover many instances of the problems I have just detailed.
I'm familiar with The Power Elite and the idea that CD somehow has the depth Mills had in '56 is a joke. That, and most of Garcia's music was noodily and wanky. My guess is that a majority of Dead fans delude themselves into thinking that their music was somehow insightful and interesting, when in reality they're just nostalgic and listening to stoned, lazily constructed and executed compositions.
So you slag off the article and other commenters with a high-handed contempt for their not offering any constructive ideas on our present situation... without offering any constructive ideas on our present situation yourself. Then, when this laughable piece of hypocrisy is pointed out, you 'invite' people to track your comments.
Well, I suggest you 'track' their comments yourself, fuckwit. You'll see they've all expressed their opinions at great length in the past.
Contempt, yes. Calling it high-handed is merely your way of being dismissive.
Perhaps you should reread what I have posted and/or read my older comments. I have, in fact, offered many constructive opinions in the past, but have become fed up with the intellectual cesspool ZH has become; thus, my [continual] point is to address the inherent hypocrisy of ZH's claim "to get the word out to the people" about corporate corruption while tolerating hateful commentary [not to mention ironic policy leanings -see above].
It is fairly obvious that you care little for "constructive comments" anyway. Why? because you are using the obvious mirroring ploy used by many individuals here. What is mirroring? It is when one reflexively blames a critic for exactly that which they are critiquing. It's the rhetorical equivalent of honking at the person you just cut off on the road. Your comment only demonstrates your lack of sophistication and capacity to carry on a debate. You might want to work on that.
I think this is a Chas. Smith blog post, but overall I agree with the gist of your comment, Maniac Researcher.
The blog poster obviously has great difficulty with relatively simple arithmetical concepts, and therefore does not comprehend that there is NO American economy, it HAS been dismantled over the past 35 years, yielding all those debt-financed billionaires, which is why the GDP is 74% or greater fantasy finance; we are witnessing the Oligarchic Financial System made whole, and the end of predatory capitalism (better known as their Ponzi-Tontine scam) -- expect full demise in 2012.
Around one hundred years ago, Wilson preemptively arrested activists and jailed them, including Eugene V. Debs, of whom he used the Espionage Act against.
In 2011, Obama once again (although it began with the Bush clown) has preemptively arrested activists, and gone after more whistleblowers than all previous US presidents combined, and he has used the Espionage Act at least 5 times which we are aware of.
Little has really changed, or else THEY follow a One-Hundred Year Plan.
So you're saying that we're not going to hell -- this IS hell.
It is rare to see Debs brought up on ZH. I doubt any of the wannabe brown shirts and Beck/Limbaugh fans have ever heard of him.
He is a figure well worth discussing more within the context of today's political scene in the US. Hell, there might even be some gems of wisdom worth unearthing that could be useful.
Individuals like Chumba, CD, Trav, and all the other regulars claim to be looking for answers, but it's mostly a bitterness and bigotry jerk off. Thus, a discussion about Eugene Debs' history, his various campaigns, strategies, successes and failures would likely have little impact here.
First of all, get your shit straight. If the article is "intellectually bankrupt" then why should you get your panties in a wad if I'm joking about it? Would you rather I take a brainless piece of shit article and attempt to respond to it eruditiously to not downgrade the sanctimony of the topic?
Second, I wasn't joking: Warren Pollock is all over The Great Reset like white on rice, a Jew on a penny, and a sensationalistic story on ZH.
Third, where were you 2 years ago when I actually still cared? Why weren't you there with me working with me to try to get some motion going in the rebellion department? You're just a Johnny-Come-Lately here, junior. I've been there, done that, got the t-shirt and the adjudications. I've blown that wad and am taking a necessary respite in preparation for round 2, coming soon.
I suggest you make yourself relevant by following your own damn advice! Give us some ideas to work with. If all you're going to do is harangue other people over petty foibles then I suggest you go make HuffPost or some other oasis of degeneracy your home for a while. This is an intermission. Act 2 is just around the corner. Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
And a happy ZH birthday to you, Chumba. 2 years of eating some of the crap here is a landmark.
SilverFuturist, u rock!
I'm glad you're finally asking questions instead of just spouting off, Chumba.
First, I was here two years ago. I remember Marla actually attempting to moderate the recklessly foolish comments from individuals such as yourself. I tend to listen be for I talk, thanks.
Second, I have no interest in the type of rebellion you believe you would like to engage in. Any system proposed by individual who does not seriously take into account any and all historical contingencies is doomed to fail. I have expanded on such contingencies on numerous occasions here in the past.
Third, the only point I wish to make now is that it has become obvious that ZHers would revel in their own ignorance rather than address all options for social, political, cultural, and economic change. Sorry, but I'm not going to put much energy into discussing these details.
Why? Again, I will repeat ad nauseum: There is no credibility to be had amongst a group of people that allow vile ignorant hate in their midst. If there was actually *any* sort of effort being made to curb this activity, then that would be a different story. But the opposite is true, and you know it - whether you admit it or not.
I am not Chumbawumba
..nor do I have the need to make a pretentious declaration at the end of all my comments.
Why? Again, I will repeat ad nauseum: There is no credibility to be had amongst a group of people that allow vile ignorant hate in their midst. If there was actually *any* sort of effort being made to curb this activity, then that would be a different story. I see all sorts of comments here at ZH. Sometimes the bigotry is called out, sometimes it isn't. We're not paid internet PC policemen any more than you are, you pompous fuck. If you don't like the comments, reply to them yourself, you lazy bastard.
Your reply belies your attitude regarding my comments:
A) I am calling bigotry out, so your first sentence is a moot point. Feel free to track my comments for clarification [including those on this very thread].
B) the use of the term "PC" clues me in that you do not care to call out bigotry yourself. Perhaps you should familiarize yourself with history of the term "politically correct." It is rhetorical device that was created by individuals who were complaining about being called out on their racism, misogyny, and other various discriminatory attitudes in the first place. You seem like one of them to me.
C) In the light of A and B, you labeling me a "lazy bastard" more accurately applies to you. Thank you, "big jim" for helping display more ironic and hypocritical attitudes available here on ZH.
It looks like she may have eaten Eric Holder.
Everyone of this eating orientation and a healthy sense of humor should see this. Brilliant piece of work.
Rush Limbaugh Eats Everything.
Check out Patrick Farley's work in general. Pure genius.
Looks like she ate him.
can't blame her, he had that Chiquita sticker on him
i think she'd rather have had the weiner!
Yeah, the last time I saw Eric he had his head up his ass.
yeah she's seen him.
and then i think she ate him.
i was too late to see bastiat thinks so too.
Too busy stuffing twinkies in her piehole by the looks of it.
Bring on the fucking reset , theres no alternative and id sooner get on with the Brave New World whilst im younger and not a bled out , bitter taxpayer too old to get down with it.
Pick a side bitchez.
Too busy stuffing twinkies in her piehole by the looks of it.
Twinkies are low class junk food for the masses. This person obviously stuffs her mouth with French Bonbons.
Excuse me, but those would be Freedom Bonbons.
The Office of Surgeon General has become a job filled by someone that provided the government a service.
Maybe she's working up a plan for botox bailouts? Something like
I'm worried about our Surgeon General. She looks like she could keel over from heart attack or stroke any day.
I'm sure Michelle Obama's ass is bigger but she can keep pushing that healthy living. Has there ever been a first lady as overweight? She's gotta be pushing 200# by now.
flag as junk (1)
"Has there ever been a first lady as overweight"
Barbara Bush comes to mind.
My buddy had dinner with her not too long ago, coincidentally.
...and? Chainsmoking unfiltered cigarettes while eating ipads?
And his impressions?
she's black...that's all you need to know
That's "nigger" to you, boy.
be careful, Trav is black too
News to me. I thought he was yellow with a white finger up his nose.
He is in fact white but sometimes he has a little black* in him.
* his name is Leroy.
My how boring your stupidity has become. The more shrill you get, the more convinced we all are that you are nothing but a whining loser who desperately craves recognition.
Oprah is our Surgeon General?
Clearly she is included in the +30 BMI
Looks like she's thinking about eating more corn syrup.
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