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Sunday, October 28, 2007

I had a dream

That I meant to post about a month ago, but something just reminded me of it.

The Soviets invaded with a combination of Blitzkrieg, MAD, and propaganda. Since it happened in a matter of weeks, the politicians couldn't get a response together. Presumably the military mobilized, but I think TNWs took care of that. Sa na.

Anyway, after the occupation began, most people went about their business. I was quickly labeled as an insurgent and I went off to live in the desert, bitter at the society that was too weak to fight back.

Sometime later I returned and managed to burn down the local HQ, which was a large and architecturally delightful skyscraper. I think that in the entire metro area there were around 10 people willing to fight back, since the USSR allowed us to remain fat, dumb, and happy.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Red State Mayhem

Apparently the parochially-named "Red State" blog has decided not to allow new posters to talk about Ron Paul. Of course that's a bit questionable from a J.S. Mill standpoint, but whatever. They claim that the Ron Paul supporters at their site are all crazed liberal trolls like this one.

If you follow that last link, note that most of Red State's grammatical corrections [] are, in fact, incorrect. That's about par for the course for the self righteous.

I admit that most of the truly loony people will be attracted to Paul, primarily because he opposed the Iraq invasion. And since loony people love the internet, well, sucks to be Red State. However, I have to question this post.

"Do you understand? Your votes are tainted. We don't want them. Sit at home. Vote for Hillary."

and earlier

"It got to the point that once I saw something stupid, I didn't even need to guess. A few lines down or up and I'd see the magic words that explained it: "I am a Ron Paul supporter.""

Yes, well, I can certainly see how throwing away potential Democrat votes is an intelligent and long-term strategy. I'm sure we can win without (1) GOP base turnout (2) the libertarian GOP bloc and (3) crossover voters. Except I don't mean "we" because I probably won't be voting this time around. Frankly, even though Hillary is a thinly veiled totalitarian despot, I don't think she's all that much worse than Giuliani or Romney. I've already got my passport anyway.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

I <3 partisan zombies

From GOP Bloggers, the mouthpieces of mainstream Republicanism:

"Gore's pursuit of a carbon tax has turned him into a supply-side tax cut proponent.... So Gore admits that a reduction in tax rates on labor increases the demand for labor."

Way to stick it to the economically illiterate Lefties, guys. Except that a reduction in tax rates on labor DOESN'T increase the demand for labor. It increases the supply. Hence the term "supply side." And while it might seem like it's the same difference, I promise it's not. And while it may seem like the writer (Jon Roth) has a clue, he actually doesn't. And while it may seem like he's a sensical right winger, he's probably just as nonsensical as any pinko. He just happens to be on the right side.

This *may* be a slip of the tongue. Ya know, anyone *could* make a mistake like that. But if you're going to make a living by insulting your partisan opponents, you should have your facts straight. I'm going to file this under "F."

Remember, if someone is truly stupid, they're equally likely to become a Republican as a Democrat.
Then, in the comments, an equally laughable attempt to rebut:

"[meaningless blather]... To address your central point: supply side economics states that lowering taxes increases tax revenues. Gore said nothing of the fairy tale sort."

Yeah, that's exactly what supply side economics is about.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Viva la Revolucion

Ron Paul wins another straw poll in Nevada.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

I know it's fiction,

but it warms my heart.

Scrappy Band Of Lovable Misfits No Match For Rich Kids

Breckenridge Estates is more economically efficient.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Hallmark Moment

If I had readers, some of you might be catching on that I get all my meaningless nonnews stories from CNN. It's the best source for such.

This one is about some Chinese guy who let his 10 year old daughter swim a mile with her hands and feet bound together. CNN reports on this story and has no problem with it. I'm surprised because frankly, neither do I. Sure, all proper safety precautions were taken. The surprising part is that some parent somewhere cares enough to be his daughter's swimming coach when she's obviously too chunky to ever make it into the Olympics.

Well, that's not really true. Anyway, her goal is to swim the English Channel one day. More power to her.