Seldom Do I LOL…

…even when I’m watching good comedy.  Maybe it comes from growing up in a large family.  If you LOL, shut up already.  I’m trying to listen, and anyway, how can you listen while you’re cackling?  (In a live social situation, at least the deliverer of the comedy usually has the sense to wait for some degree of quiet, so that’s different)  Stuff like that.  But I LOL’d at this, from Tam;

Meanwhile, I’d like to offer my services to moderate the next GOP debate:

“Now, if you will all look down at your podiums, you will notice that you’ve all been provided with a short document. A few of you might even be vaguely familiar with it. If you don’t mind, could you each just look in the part headed ‘Article II’ and point out to me the sentence or phrase that indicates that ‘job creation’ or ‘the economy’ is within the presidential purview?

We’ll start with you, on the end, with the hair. No, not you… the other one on the end, with the hair…”

It’s absurd in its truth.  Funny and sad.

When thinking of the most recent, absurd rationalizations and excuses for government meddling, and the obvious expectation from politicians that we revere them (why is never explained) I find, more and more frequently, the phrase, “None of your filthy, stinking, rotten business, you sniveling, made-up, hairsprayed, lying piece of shit with the painted-on smile” comes to mind, followed by the thought that if you actually told them to mind their own business they wouldn’t understand– they actually believe that your business IS their business.  Tam made it funny is all.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I should clean my guns.

7 thoughts on “Seldom Do I LOL…

  1. I think you and Tam are misunderstanding what the Republicans are saying. They are basically supporting creating job-friendly policies, by reducing government interference in the economy and allowing businesses to thrive.

    There seems to be a knee-jerk, strongly negative reaction among some libertarians to any talk by politicians about jobs. Often Walter Williams will angrily state, “You have no right to a job.” While that is true, it’s also true that no politician outside the extreme left is actually trying to create a “right” to a job. I think what Williams and others like him really oppose is not just the “right” to a job, but any voter taking jobs into consideration at all when he votes.

    And that’s a mistake, because this is a debate that the Right can easily win. Obama’s catastrophe of an administration has shown just how destructive government interference is. When libertarians say that government can do nothing to create jobs, that’s clearly false (or at best, sophistry based on the meaning of the word “create.” Government can repeal its past mistakes and the number of people employed will skyrocket.

    Therefore, it makes perfect sense for Republicans to run on the jobs issue–and for voters to vote Republican on that basis. The question isn’t whether Republicans in office can increase the number of jobs. Rather, it’s whether they actually have the courage to follow through.

  2. I read something not long ago that struck a chord with me: Job creators are customers with money. Those are the only people who create jobs. Business does not create jobs simply because of less regulation, lower taxes, etc. They create jobs to fill demand — and demand is “customers with money.”

  3. Ken; The “right to a job” has been asserted continually by the left at least since FDR. It was in his “Economic Bill of Rights”. Dude – look it up. The Republicans’ general lack of a principled argument against this idiotic assertion is a matter of record, though there have been a few rare exceptions.

    ubu; Again you demonstrate a total lack of understanding. More of a deliberate and determined misunderstanding. Where was the demand for the personal computer before a couple people saw an opportunity, and then made it happen, fighting ridicule and opposition from all the experts along the way? The first product that I created, which formed this company, was met with sarcasm and I was told by several people including my brother and my best friend that it would never work – that even if it did work, which it wouldn’t, it would never sell. Now it supports several families, because and only because we MADE a demand by coming up with something unique and useful.

    The human mind, able to operate without interference, is what creates jobs. Take away the interference and free the mind and spirit to create. Just get the hell out of the way.

    On that note; I often think what a pity is was that the Europeans came to America and took all the jobs away from the native Americans. Not.

    And once again I’ll point out that our education system is guilty of high treason, in my opinion, for not teaching these things.

  4. Lyle,

    So you created those jobs out of the goodness of your heart? Because of tax breaks? Because there was less regulation?

    Why O Why did you create jobs?

  5. Lyle,

    After I posted here, I was reminded of a man I met several years ago. He came up with a device that allowed you to mount your laptop on your steering wheel. That’s unique and useful, isn’t it? Now where is the demand for that product?

    Secondly, it doesn’t matter if you create the demand for a product or if someone else does. Demand is the only thing that creates jobs. The man above created a product but there is no demand for it, hence no jobs.

    (Sidenote: There is a lot of revisionist history in the history of computers since so much of it took place pre-internet. Don’t believe everything you read.)

    Tam,

    Who cares where the money comes from? It could be stolen, for all that matters. Without someone wanting what you are selling (demand = customers with money), jobs will not be created.

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