November 06, 2008

Creeping Socialism

I hope I don't need this category...

This category will contain attempts to implement [edit: "by the Government"]1 pure Marxist ideas, both blatant and subtle.  As President-elect Obama2 has indicated he views "redistribution of wealth" a priority, I fear I will have many entries here.
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Disgrace

Neither side has a monopoly on stupidity

So, apparently there are already "Impeach Obama!" Facebook sites up.  I'm not going to link them. 

Here's a reminder:  Impeachment requires evidence of a crime.  You certainly can't impeach a man who hasn't even taken office yet.  It served no purpose in 2001, and it serves nobody--much less the country--now.

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Dissent

Why am I doing this?

The purpose of this weblog will be to demonstrate how to dissent with what our Government does, without resorting to feces-flinging antics.  For eight years, the public has had to listen to screams of "Chimpy McHitler Halliburton," calls for impeachment (without evidence of any actual, you know, crime having been committed) or even assassination fantasies.

"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" we were told, but that wasn't dissent.  That was rage, an extended temper tantrum a four-year-old would have been in awe of.  Adults?  Not so much.  No stilt-walkers, giant puppet-heads, or chanted slogans here.  I deal in Reason, not rhetoric.

My goal is to try to produce 3 or so articles a week right now.  If I find myself infected with the 'writing bug' or reader demand (!) I will do my best to blather more.

I certainly anticipate no shortage of things to be in dissent over.

Posted by: Douglas Oosting at 12:24 PM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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October 30, 2008

Quotes

No preference? Vote against.

If you are part of a society that votes, then do so. There may be no candidates and no measures you want to vote for ... but there are certain to be ones you want to vote against. In case of doubt, vote against. By this rule you will rarely go wrong. If this is too blind for your taste, consult some well-meaning fool (there is always one around) and ask his advice. Then vote the other way...

Robert A. Heinlein, 1978 - from The Notebooks of Lazarus Long

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