The Modern Liberal Part II – Unreasonable Members

See Rule #3.

Visual Aid to Rule #3.

The title could also be “Unreasonable Members (a.k.a the majority of liberals)”, because one does not step into the cesspool of liberalism without embracing a certain level of lunacy. I originally intended to write this post as a short follow-up to The Modern Liberal Part I – Reasonable Members, but I quickly realized that I wasn’t entirely sure how to approach unreasonable liberals.

The more I thought about the issue, the more I questioned even the existence of “reasonable” liberals. Perhaps they’re out there, just hiding in their homes to avoid the negative stereotypes associated with their crazy ilk. If so, I’ve never really met any. In my experience, any liberals who appeared rational on the surface eventually revealed a crazy side once you dug deep enough or hit a particularly sensitive topic. Continue reading

A Rolling Stone Rebuttal

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“Coffee is a basic right. Everybody should have free coffee.” – Jesse Myerson

Rolling Stone recently published an article titled Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For that would be laughable if it weren’t trying to be so serious.  My favorite Facebook page, Being Classically Liberal (if you haven’t checked them out yet, you should), half-jokingly posted the article with the caption “Not the Onion” because the ideas in it are so outrageous it’s difficult to discern whether the author doped up on some of that Colorado weed before taking to his keyboard or it’s just a cleverly subdued satire piece. Continue reading

How to Survive a Government Shutdown

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Steel yourselves, fellow patriots!  The trumpets have sounded, the beast has been released from his underground lair, and people are mysteriously showing up with tattoos of triple-6’s pasted conspicuously on their foreheads.  The government, guardian of the underworld itself, has shut down and the gates to hell have opened, spewing their dungeoneering denizens into our atmosphere like the CO2 from Al Gore’s all-natural beef farm. Continue reading

A Day in the Life of Steve, Enlightened Voter

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Q: What does a liberal arts major in uniform say?
A: “Would you like fries with that?”

Steve starts his day by slipping out of bed and flicking on his iPod docking station.  His favorite “radio” personality delves deeper into the supposed scandal surrounding the harvesting of AP phone records and the audacity of the Republican war machine to stir up trouble in an attempt to undermine the current administration.  Dimly, he decides he wouldn’t mind if his phone records were obtained — after all, he has nothing to hide. Continue reading

A Review of “Free Will” by Sam Harris

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I recently took my wife to a massage clinic in downtown Denver and, while she was having her every aching muscle soothed and caressed, I sauntered over to the Tattered Cover to see what all the fuss was about.  For years friends have been telling me that it is the most amazing bookstore EVER, and that living in Colorado for 18 years without nary a visit was borderline blasphemous (good thing they haven’t found out I’ve also never been skiing). Continue reading

The Battered Voter Syndrome

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He lies to me all the time.  He takes my money and tells me that I can’t spend it as well as he can.  I’ve watched him spend us into financial ruin, giving money to his friends, wasting money on irresponsible schemes.  We’re so far in debt, we’ll never get out.

I work long hours to support him.  I bring home all the money, yet he tells me what to do all day long.  He winds up controlling almost every aspect of my life.  He even tells me that I don’t know how to properly raise my own children.

It’s probably all my fault.  I just need to show him that I support him 100 percent.  Maybe then he’ll treat me better.

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Supreme Court rules on Arizona Immigration Law

The Supreme Court has ruled on the controversial Arizona Immigration Law originally passed back in 2010.  Three of the four provisions were struck down, but the most controversial provision that allowed police officers to verify the immigration status of a person on routine traffic stops was upheld. Continue reading

Remember the time I agreed with a Russian alarmist?

In December 2008, a prominent Russian academic figure by the name of Igor Panarin became well-known for his prediction that the U.S. would dissolve and split into four distinct countries by June 2010.  Obviously, he was wrong–we’re well into 2011 and the U.S. is still here.  The foundation of his argument, however, lay in the decreasing value of the dollar, the declination of morals, and massive unsustainable immigration.  These three factors would, he said, lead to a second U.S. Civil War.

While the outcome of his prediction was incorrect, the foundation of it was embedded in truth.  We’re seeing historic drops in the value of the dollar while Mexico and other Hispanic nations are practically invading our southern border and Washington is more intent on creating criminals than they are on preventing crime.  It’s a crazy, crazy time to be involved in politics, and I find myself suppressing my opinions more and more these days just to avoid unnecessary arguments.

This isn’t the first time somebody has predicted a second Civil War.  A man who claimed to be from the future hopped online back in the early 2000’s and declared that the U.S. would pit brother against brother in mid-2005.  Naturally it was a hoax, but it certainly got my brain swimming.  Could another civil war be possible?

And the answer is yes, most definitely–and most unfortunately.  I think we are closer to that point than ever before.  The economy is tanking and Washington either doesn’t care or is too inept to actually solve the problem, which means resources will become scarce in the next 10 to 15 years.  When resources become scarce and basic needs cannot be met, people begin to panic and turn to violence.  It’s human nature.

Scott Rasmussen, the well-known pollster of RasmussenReports.com, was quoted as saying “the gap between Americans who want to govern themselves and politicians who want to rule over them may be as big today as the gap between the colonies and England during the 18th century”.  If that doesn’t sound like the beginnings of a violent revolution, I don’t know what does.  Speaking of Rasmussen, his site reported today that only 14% of the populace thinks the country is headed in the right direction.

This outcome was easily predictable, but our leaders fail to recognize the patterns of history.  Never in the history of man has a population accepted the status quo of being governed by a small group of morons a thousand miles away who wish to control every aspect of their lives.  Our increasingly intrusive government is to blame, yet they sit back and call the people “lazy” or “selfish” because we refuse to empty our coffers for their wild spending sprees.

To give a sense of just how out of touch these maniacs are, Maxine Waters was recently quoted as saying “The ‘tea party’ can go to hell!”  and other liberal Democrats have consistently stated that the Tea Party has “held congress hostage.”  Tea Party candidates are only prominent in the House, which makes up one-third of our federal government–how can they possibly be holding anybody hostage?

I stand beside my words when I say anybody who declares the Tea Party extremist are themselves extremist.  Nothing about a balanced budget is extreme.  Nothing about spending less than what you earn is extreme.

Yet we still have people crying that we need to spend more and “raise taxes on the ultra-rich”.  According to them, they’re not “paying their fair share”.  This has to be the most ridiculous statement I’ve ever heard (aside from the delusional Nancy Pelosi’s “You have to pass the bill to see what’s in it” comment regarding Obamacare a few years back).  Most people who earn over $250,000 per year are giving up over 50% of their wages while 51% of the populace doesn’t even pay income taxes.  And that’s fair?  How is that possibly fair?  Will a liberal please explain this to me?  How can this backwards rationale possibly be justified?

Like most liberal agendas and thought processes, it can’t.  It floats in the land of magical unicorns and rainbows where everybody loves each other and Islam is the “religion of peace”.

And whilst Republicans fight taxes on just about every level, they have been hijacked by ultra-religious fundamentalists who hold the Bible over the Constitution.  I’m sorry, but that’s not the way it works.  The Constitution is the law of the land, not the Bible, and I don’t care if Rick Perry has a vision from God demanding its bastardization.  The last thing we need is another Catholic church sprouting up and going on Sunday afternoon witch hunts.

Combine extreme religious fervor on the right with extreme stupidity on the left and we have ourselves an incredibly volatile nation.  Obama is letting the economic wells dry up, resources are diminishing, and the spending spree has no end in sight.  Because of these factors, I predict the U.S. will default on its loans by 2020, possibly even earlier, and mass rioting will ensue, leading to our second Civil War.  I never thought I’d agree with a Russian alarmist, but there you have it.  Our government raises the debt ceiling as often as a dog licks itself and then racks up more debt.  We’re paying off Visas with Mastercards and Mastercards with American Express.  Once those dry up, the fed will pay off our debt with Monolopy money.

Wake up, America–we’ve passed the point of no return.  There’s no longer any point in stocking up on savings bonds–now it’s time to stock up on ammunition.