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Re: Happy Independence Day!!!

Post  Shortie's Ex on Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:31 pm

Jammer wrote:
Dr. Evil wrote:I'm not sure exactly what it is that you guys are disputing, the data is all out there and pretty black and white. We've been over this... scratch

Let me sum it up for you:


Nobody gives a shite what you have to say because you are a lying sack of dogshit.  There is no place in a civil society for EVIL CRETINS like you.  So I will say it again.


Get lost ?  Are you freaking kidding me ?  

This place is dead without the contribution of Dr Evil.  I had hopes that sdkid, the 1st new member in months [years ?], might spark an uptick in posts and discussion.  But he is inactive after making only an initial post.
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Re: Happy Independence Day!!!

Post  Darth Cheney on Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:10 pm

Clicker wrote:
Shortie's Ex wrote:I wonder if Darth even realizes that I agree with you that he is wrong ?

I wonder if Darth actually give a rosy red rodents rectum?

I checked and nope...don't give a rat's ass what vertically challenged thinks about anything.
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Re: Happy Independence Day!!!

Post  Gomezz Adddams on Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:43 am

Shortie's Ex wrote:
Gomezz Adddams wrote:
Darth Cheney wrote:
Jammer wrote:This has been around for a long time, so you have probably already seen it.  But just in case not, here it is as it truly makes one scratch their head.  Makes you kind of wonder how us conservatives can’t run these assholes out of the country.

The six Conundrums of Socialism in the United States of America :

            1. America is capitalist and greedy - yet half of the population is subsidized.

            2. Half of the population is subsidized - yet they think they are victims.

            3. They think they are victims - yet their representatives run the government.

            4. Their representatives run the government - yet the poor keep getting poorer.

            5. The poor keep getting poorer - yet they have things that people in other Countries only dream about.

            6. The poor have things that people in other countries only dream about, yet they want America to be more like those other countries.

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the people discover they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy--to be followed by a dictatorship.”
― Alexander Fraser Tytler

FWIW: ShortX will probably ding you for using an apocryphal quote (like you care!  ;-) ).

While it's highly unlikely that Tytler said/wrote that, it doesn't make it any less true. One of my favorite quotable non-quotes.

Oh Gomezz there is no need for me to ding him for misattribution of these words to Alexander Fraser Tytler.  You did!

The most artful way of telling someone that they are wrong is one in which the recipient of your words is clueless that you have just said "you're wrong".  In this regard, your clever tete a tete with Darth was a success.

As I said, the quote's provenance doesn't make it any less true. A lot of quotes are misattributed. A good book on misattributed quotes is "Hemingway Didn't Say That" by Garson O'Toole who also runs a website called "Quote Investigator" where he investigates the origins of quotations.


Industrialist Henry Prentis Jr made a similar remark in an address at the University of Pennsylvania:

"Paradoxically enough, the release of initiative and enterprise made possible by popular self-government ultimately generates disintegrating forces from within. Again and again after freedom has brought opportunity and some degree of plenty, the competent become selfish, luxury-loving and complacent; the incompetent and the unfortunate grow envious and covetous, and all three groups turn aside from the hard road of freedom to worship the Golden Calf of economic security. The historical cycle seems to be: From bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to apathy, from apathy to dependency; and from dependency back to bondage once more."

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