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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The False Compassion Of Liberalism

A liberal commentator at CNN who complained that the problem with President Donald Trump's budget blueprint is that it lacks "compassion" for the poor, for children and for the disabled.
This woman went on to ask how anyone could defend a budget that would cut Meals on Wheels, after-school programs and special-education funding, because without the federal dollars, these vital services would go away.
This ideology — that government action is a sign of compassion — is upside-down and contrary to the  notion of "charity"
We all, as individuals, can and should act compassionately and charitably. We can volunteer our time, energy and dollars to help the underprivileged. We can feed the hungry, house the homeless. Most of us feel a moral and ethical responsibility to.
And we do more than the citizens of almost any other nation. International statistics show that Americans are the most charitable people in the world and the most likely to engage in volunteerism.
Whenever there is an international crisis — an earthquake, a flood, a war — Americans provide more assistance than the people of any other nation.
But government, by its nature, is not compassionate. It can't be. It is nothing other than a force. Government can only spend a dollar to help someone when it forcibly takes a dollar from someone else.
At its core, government welfare is predicated on a false compassion. This isn't to say that government should never take collective action to help people. But these actions are not based on  compassion but rather more "compulsion".

Arthur Brooks, the president of American Enterprise Institute, has noted in his book "Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism" that conservatives donate more than the self-proclaimed compassionate liberals.
The liberal creed seems to be: "We care so much about poor people, climate change, income inequality and protecting the environment (or whatever the cause of the day) that there is no limit to how much money should be taken out of other people's wallets to solve these problems."
Let's take Meals on Wheels. Is this a valuable program to get a nutritious lunch or dinner to infirmed senior citizens? Of course, yes.
Do we need the government to fund it? Of course not..Many tens of thousands of people donate their time and money every day for this worthy cause.
Why is there any need for government here? The program works fine on its own. Turning this sort of charitable task over to government only makes people act less charitably on their own. It leads to an "I gave at the office" mentality, which leads to less generosity.
It also subjects these programs to federal rules and regulations that could cripple them. Why must the federal government be funding after-school programs, or any school programs, for that matter?

 If every so-called "patriotic millionaire" would simply donate half of their wealth to serving others we could solve so many of the social problems in this country without a penny of new debt or taxes.
But instead they want it confiscated by the government from the hard working middle class.





116 comments:

  1. This meme that private charity is sufficient to meet social needs has been around for some time.

    President Hoover felt that charity would be sufficient to pull America out of the great depression. He was wrong. There are social tasks that charity is simply ill suited to solve. It didn't stop him from using mass deportation (including citizens) in the mistaken hope that it would resolve the unemployment problem. Plus change, plus la meme chose.
    I await charities solution to the problem of universal health insurance, assuming it's a problem the right feels should be solved.
    How will charity solve the issue of affordable housing? Just asking and pointing out the shortcomings of the screed.

    As for our generosity. Per capita we are behind several nations.

    As for our generous response to disasters. One word, hurricane Katrina. Louisiana was quite generous stripping the poor of what little they had.

    The article is the pile of half truths so loved by the right these days.

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    1. That was 2 words and since the dems in charge of the first responders down there couldn't even supply enough water to the Superdome or properly evacuate its citizens then I agree. As for response to disasters or lack thereof. One word "Sandy"

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    2. Get lost with your per capita BS

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    3. Universal Health Insurance was medicaid prior to the disastrous bill know as obamacare. It worked qwell just needed to be expanded and at a fraction of the cost the govt has wasted on obamacare. Billions spent to give poor health coverage to 14 million.

      I agree with you on Katrina. Much of the blame can be focused on Governor Blanco who refused federal help and mayor Nagin who was found guilty of massive corruption with Katrina funds. The blame for the aftermath of Katrina can be shared by many. People who are use to doing nothing for themselves and a state and local government that was totally inept. In case you didn't know they were both democrats.

      Affordable government housing is another word for high crime area. If you have no skin in the game you have nothing to lose.

      Maybe we could use some of the funds that we give to illegal's in this country and provide for legal's. Of course that wouldn't go over because we would be just cruel. After all if you make it into the country you should get free schools for your kids, free medical care, free food and free housing.

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    1. Agreed fake Ducky (Luke?). Socialism does work. We need more of it. Also, Ducky (the real one), in his comment above, is absolutely correct. The Conservative idea that we could have a social safety net based entirely on private charitable giving is a myth.

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    2. The problem is having too much socialism. Nothing wrong with safety nets but many of those programs are not only unsustainable,it creates dependency and too many people who depend on it, we can't have 200 million people supporting 100 million with a widening gap

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  3. I liked the article and mostly agreed with it, until I got close to the end where the following was said:

    "If every so-called "patriotic millionaire" would simply donate half of his wealth to serving others, we could solve so many of the social problems in this country without a penny of new debt or taxes."

    Now THAT to me sounds perilously close to MARXISM, because it hints at using coercion through the attempt to provoke guilt. We forget too easily that CHARITY is regarded by Christians as a synonym for LOVE.

    I happen to be "moderately well off," but I am by no means "rich," yet I give away roughly 35% of my income to people I know, personally, who are in desperate need. I've done this for many years, and thank God every day that i have means enough to be charitable. I receive no tax break whatsoever for this gesture, but I believe in what I am doing, and gain a good deal of satisfaction from knowing I have "made a difference" in a few lives at least.

    If I can stop one heart from breaking,
    I shall not live in vain ––
    If I can ease one life the aching ––
    Or cool one pain ––
    Or help one fainting robin
    Unto his nest again ––
    I shall not live in vain.


    ~ Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

    As The Christophers tell us:

    "It's better to light a sngle candle than to curse the darkness."

    An excellent motto to live by, and one we'd all do well to adopt.

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    1. It's wonderful that you're like that! My wife and I gave to a lot of charity and helped a lot of friends and family when we had the resources (a middle-class household income for NJ, which is pretty good). When the resources went, by and by, we found that helping friends and family by actually taking care of them, physically doing things for them, taking them around, shopping, dr's, etc, is another great way to help your community and do your part to be a good citizen. Good for the souls. Once we can get a decent car back on the road again, and I recover from my cancer and surgeries (getting there fast, folks!) my wife and I will be doing MUCH more of that. I think many, many Americans, much to all our credit, are like that. Unfortunately, though, we are just sooooo big. What is it now, like 320,000,000 Americans? We have some serious big social problems, like poor educational and health outcomes, especially with the money involved. A big deficit with endless borrowing at low interest rates which are holding down savings, and on and on and on. These will require governmental answers. As well, we've become a very disconnected society in some ways. Sure we can communicate more than ever, but it's all personalized and customized and what are we really communicating? Our favorite dance song? A sale at TJ Maxx? Teenage gossip? Maybe this is why political divisions are so deep and defined these days. We aren't really communicating with each other. Just passing along quick bits of "information," re: context-less spin. This is why I hate, loathe, and detest Twitter.

      JMJ

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    2. You're much more of a true Christian than you are willing to acknowledge, Jersey.

      That's why I like you almost in spite of yourself. };^)>

      Your "Bad Boy" image never fooled me.

      I don't use Facebook or Twitter, because I don't have time, and I don't want to open my life any further to government MONITORING, which is a real and present danger with those internet venues.

      HOWEVER , I have nothing aganst Twitter. President Trump, –– a man of true genius ––, has used Twitter to "beat" the ENEMEDIA into the ground, and thus WIN an election, because Twitter enabled him to BYPASS the ENEMEDIA and speak directly to MILLIONS of rank and file American citizens. Good for President Trump and good for Twitter.

      Like just about everything else you could name these internet resources have an infinite capacity to do either GOOD or HARM.

      Same is true of Schools, the Printing Press, Radio, TV, the Computer and now the Net and the iPhone.

      Take YouTube for instance, we can CHOOSE what to do with the resource. Some people show videos of themselves participating in a gang rape, ofthers of themselves defecating onto a tabletop, or masturbating or indulging in fellatio or urolagnia –– you name it.

      Thank God I do not have to SUBJECT MYSELF to any of that garbage

      Instead, I use YouTube to indulge my passin for Classical Music, great old movies, old radio and TV shows, and occasional lectures on matters of universal concern by highly articulate spokesmen for varied points of view.

      We can make our lives better if we learn to CHOOSE WISELY what we permit to permeate our consciosness.

      As Auntie Mame so famously said: "LIFE is a BANQUET, yet MOST POOR SUCKERS are STARVING to DEATH."

      What she failed to add was this: "BECAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOOD for THEM and WHAT is NOT."

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  4. If charities did it, we wouldn't have these programs. Philosophy, especially conservative "philosophy" (morally justifying greediness), is for the "snowflakes" in college. Dealing with reality, that's what grown-ups do.

    JMJ

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    1. JMJ
      There was a time in this country when charities and churches did provide the assistance to people who needed a hand up. Why it doesn't work today is the majority of the people in need don't want assistance until things improve they want a paid for life style because they have chosen welfare as a career.
      As a country we need to take care of those who Can't take care of themselves including providing quality healthcare. Eliminate those who Choose not to provide for themselves and there would be money to spend on those who can't.
      Why is it (morally justifying greediness) to want to not have the government throw your money away?

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    2. "There was a time in this country when charities and churches did provide the assistance to people who needed a hand up."

      They still do, as do neighbors and friends and coworkers and family. But why would this be mutually exclusive of government action? I don't see this as a relevant matter.

      We are a huge nation, we have to maintain stability while keeping open the opportunities to enjoy our liberty. We have SS, Medicare, Head Start, school lunch programs, because we saw a need there. If there was no need there, we wouldn't have had the impetus to do anything about it. Most of what you conservatives call "progressive" in action, is just reacting to public outcries. If the people get too miserable, things will get ugly.

      JMJ

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    3. Things did get ugly reacting to public outcry. We got Trump.

      As a country we have gone from a hand up to a hand out. The land of opportunity is still there but if you are successful you are scorned. If you choose public assistance as a career that's fine. Our social net has become a social excuse.

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    4. The right is always so sure there are so many out there scamming the system when in fact they are being ripped off a thousand times more by the income inequality which exists today.

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    5. It's not true that if you are successful you are scorned. That is a really sleazy lie of the Right and I wish they'd stop with it. Lots of successful people are beloved in this country. It's the thieving scumbags people don't like. The clawing demons who make their "success" feasting on the blood of our productivity. This One has it right - the Right has been fooled into believing that the poor and powerless have somehow rigged the system and are reaping all the rewards. Can't you see the plain stupidity of that?

      JMJ

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    6. One,

      What is income inequality. I put my self through college risk everything and work 80 hours a week. I make a very good living that can change in an instant.
      The next person barely gets through high school, takes a retail job and barely gets by on what they make. What does income inequality have to do with that.
      It is not societies fault that some people lack the desire and drive to succeed but to say they should be equal to someone who does have the desire and work ethic is BS.

      Granted the past eight years have been difficult on the middle class trying to succeed but hopefully that will change. Our biggest challenge is to overcome the entitlement mindset that the past administration exploited. Taking free stuff away is challenging and with the entire MSM against you it may be impossible.

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    7. Jersey, in your last post above, you just gave a PERFECT description of the way we are systematically VICTIMIZED by a PREDATORY, ALL-POWERFUL, CENTERALIZED GOVERNMENT.

      "A goverment that can give you everything you want, is a government that can take away everything you have."

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    8. 1% own half of the worlds wealth. The GOP favors more tax breaks for the wealthy while the middle class pick up the tab and gets less in terms of infrastructure, health care, etc.


      " 35 soul-crushing facts about American income inequality"

      1. In 81 percent of American counties, the median income, about $52,000, is less than it was 15 years ago. This is despite the fact that the economy has grown 83 percent in the past quarter-century and corporate profits have doubled. American workers produce twice the amount of goods and services as 25 years ago, but get less of the pie.

      2. The amount of money that was given out in bonuses on Wall Street last year is twice the amount all minimum-wage workers earned in the country combined.

      3. The wealthiest 85 people on the planet have more money that the poorest 3.5 billion people combined.

      More....
      http://www.salon.com/2015/07/15/35_soul_crushing_facts_about_american_income_inequality_partner/

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    9. The average tax payer making $50k a year only pays about $30 for social programs to help those fallen into bad times. They also pay about $4000 for corporate subsidies, loopholes and to make up the difference for off shore tax shelters. We are all are a lot closer to the schmuck needing food stamps than being a millionaire.

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  5. Looking for a guide for what actions our government should take we need only look at the Constitution of the United States. A legal document, not some philosophical, feel good diatribe. It starts with "We the people" and goes on to state what the government cannot do to INDIVIDUALS. The Constitution speaks about individuals, people, not what's best for corporations, or capitalists. Corporations and capitalists are not even mentioned in the Constitution. The Constitution tells us our guide is to do what's best for the individual, or people in the plural. By that guide it's unconstitutional that our government has become so involved in corporatism. Protecting corporations, or capitalism is against the constitution, especially when there are hard choices in making law for the people, or for corporations. Is it in the people's interest to give tax cuts to corporations when we are already 20 trillion in debt? Universal healthcare for the people is much more in line with the constitution, than defending corporations (health insurance companies) gouging people to make their grotesque profits. Communal taxation is what helped build the country and the Supreme Court has sided with taxing the people, for the good of the people. So lets use the Constitutional guide of what's best for the people (individuals) when facing all issues.

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    1. It also mentions the General welfare.

      Government, in our case that is us, and we the people, have a responsibility to ALL citizens. Therefore, being such a charitable people (nation) as Lisa point out we the people should have no issue with ensuring our nation has the best most effective domestic safety net on the planet. BTW, we're the wealthiest too.

      Single payer healthcare should be a no brainer for the USA. Nut the big insurance corporations and Big Pharma, as well as other special interest are heel bent to prevent it.

      A lot of good folks, average Amerians continue to vote against their own self interest, their families self interests, and those of their fellow Americans.

      Thomas Paine must be scratching his head up there behind the Pearly Gates.

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    2. Dervish lies when he claims I've been blogging for years. The fact that my thinking happens to parallel that of TOM, or anyone else does not prove I am those same people.
      Here is my very first post of my blog, which I believe is related to this topic. I was talking about Veterans in this post, but I apply it to all Americans. As Anon. 4:54 says, "we the people, have a responsibility to ALL citizens." Charity is different than the obligation we have to our fellow citizens.

      Sunday, June 19, 2016
      Veterans are Not a Charity
      I read that charitable contributions in America are way up. That's good!
      But some issues (like Veterans) are not a charitable cause, they are a national responsibility.
      It's nice that Americans give money to Veteran groups and they should, but that should not be the way most Veterans get the federally promised benefits they deserve.
      A burn unit for Veterans was built in Arizona with charitable donations. Great! But how come that unit was not funded by American taxpayers whose responsibility it is to pay for Veterans care?
      Charitable groups paid for bullet proof vests for our troops. Great! But how come the American taxpayer isn't paying for such a basic need for our soldiers?
      Bush cut federal funding for Veterans DURING the Iraq war, yet, he claimed the patriotism of being the party of the serviceman. Then a Veterans health scandal hits while Obama is president and Obama is blamed. Could it be that situation was created by Bush's cut in Veteran funding?
      America is not cheap and our parents and grandparents understood that, which is why they taxed themselves at more than twice the rate we tax ourselves and created the greatest middle class ever known to humankind. They didn't pass on their debt to their offspring, because they understood that was their responsibility, not the responsibility of their offspring.
      It's the spoiled baby boomers who decided to not pay for federal expenses. They were/are the "No New Tax" generation. Within one generation (30 years) we have piled up an almost 20 trillion dollar debt, and climbing. No surprise, the boomers have always been out for their own gratification regardless of the consequences. From sex, drugs, and rock and roll, to an unnecessary Iraq war, They want what they want, but they don't want to pay for it. So we pass it on to our children and our grandchildren. How irresponsible. How immoral.

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    1. YES, Jersey, she is, and isn't it a RELIEF?

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    2. Trying to weed out the nasties

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    3. You do get a lot of traffic, though. How will you keep up?

      JMJ

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    4. I heartily applaud you for making that effort, Lisa. I'm sure you know very well by now who the "nasties" are, and I hope you will continue to take a proactive stsnce against them.

      HINT: It would help eliminate a lot of the worst of it, if you closed the blog to anonymous comments.

      As David Horowitz found to his sorrow long ago at FrontPage Magazine, too large a segment of the population absolutely can NOT handle complete freedom.

      They will ALWAYS abuse it, and spoil it for everyone else.

      And THAT is precisely why we are so overburdened now with Law, Regulatios, and an increasingly threatening, bullying, invasive Power Structure in Washington, D.C. and right on down the line to states, counties, cities, towns, and most private organizations.

      There's a very fine line between DICTATORSHIP and ANARCHY. A good balance between the two extremes has always been very hard to achieve.

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    5. I like FT's anonymous method. That keeps out most of the bots and bored teenaged trolls.

      JMJ

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  7. Please stop asking "how stupid can they get?"

    Democrats are taking that as a challenge

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  8. Chelsea Clinton begged her mother for assistance in getting a visa for a friend, and the then Secretary of State’s top aides scrambled to help. The State Department was forced to release the emails due to a lengthy lawsuit by campaign group Citizens United

    In January of 2012, Chelsea emailed her mother as her top aides Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin asking them to help her “distraught” friend and forwarding them his “story.” The email was sent to Clinton’s secret Clintonemail.com address, her personal email.

    “Hi Mom, Cheryl and Huma – The silliest thing about my blanking on the call this morning was that I was actually on the phone with my friend [redacted] who is distraught about his current visa conundrum (is talking about something firmly in your world!),” the email from Chelsea read. “I asked him to write out an explanation and send it to me so that I could see if there was anything the collective you could do to help him given the challenge originated from a miscommunication and a snafu and no ill intent (quite the opposite). If however, as ever, there is nothing that can be done, please let me know that and I’ll tell him he has to just go back into the US Embassy queue in London.”

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  9. Lets all place our "donations" in the State's collection plate and praise the Government for the wonderful job they've done in relieving ALL of the suffering of the poor! And if insufficient funds are nor placed in that plate, let's collect it from the as yet unborn generations, so that they may bear the yoke of debt for all eternity to the advantage of our day's "charity" cases! For there can be no limits to the aid provided, being as how the earth's resources may be limited, but mankinds "needs" know no bounds.

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  10. Sorry Shaw but I as many others see you a a Bitter Old Hag, with NO life other than to sit at your 20 year old computer rattling off those angry anti Trump and anti Republican fake news comments that are really sick and repetitive.

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  11. Will that old hag Hillary continue to run for POTUS until she croaks.?

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    1. Good question Rocky. I pity the DNC if they let her run in 2020.

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  12. Anyone making book that Flynn is going to reveal something criminal?

    FOUR MORE MONTHS

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    1. I wonder what he's got? He may be in some serious trouble to be looking for immunity here. How much more trouble is there, and how much higher than him could you go in the administration when he was there to find it?

      This looks very bad. IF Trump can manage this, Flynn will pull an Oliver North or a Richard Armitage, falling on a rubber sword or sticking it to someone else. If not? Hmmm...

      JMJ

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    2. SEVEN-and-a-THREE-QUARTER-MORE YEARS is more like it, Canardo.

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  13. While posters on the Demokratik Underground Message Board are of no doubt the fringe far left, the Demokrat Party listens to them and other lunatic leftist sites. The loons have a say in our country and cry they are oppressed, when by their own words they wish to oppress others. And jut take a look at some of the blogs by the Demokrats that post right here on this blog. These blogs are FULL of hatred posts and pictures of republicans, ah, but that’s fine, just don’t do the same to them because if you do then YOU are the loony tune, then YOU Shaw, and your minion are the “trolls”.
    You are the asswipes of this nation. So take a hint a go crawl back under the rock that you came from.

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  14. This moderating thing is not working out well.

    JMJ

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    1. Only because Lisa's taste is not the same as yours, –– or MINE. EITHER, Jersey, Old Bean. ;-)

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  15. Anonymous who calls me Ms. Shaw has come here before and left less than "polite" comments. This last one was tame.

    It's a puzzlement why Anonymous and "Little Old Me," and "TOM" and other escapees from WYD blog come here at all. It's a form of self-flagellation that, as I said, is the real unhealthy behavior.

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  16. As per usual the Communist RN has nothing of substance to say

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    1. Lisa I can't help but ask you why you continue to allow 'Lester The Molester' to comment here. I do understand Freedom of speech, and I understand that you want an open blob,but allowing intelligent people to marvel and laugh at the stupidity of the left is entertaining to a point. But this fool sits in his basement waiting for you to post ANYTHING so he can attack with his crude, baseless, idiotic remarks, and disrupts any type of useful conversation that might otherwise occur. Which I'm sure is his agenda that his puppet master Shaw Kenawe sends him here with..

      I'm sure you have more important things to do than deal with that fool and his Conrad Shaw Kenawe, but so do I and the rest of your readers.
      Just asking.
      But otherwise, love your blogs.

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    2. Beaker complains about me everywhere because I use facts to blow post. You have to let me defend myself with this creep's ad hominem attacks Lisa. Is this what you really want?

      The only 'lester' with my name has been crude is when my nae was co-opted by the likes of Radical Redneck aka Rusty. I've proven that much.

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  18. IF YOU STILL LET RN & DUCKIE CONTINUE TO POST, YOU ARE NOT GETING RID OF THE NASTIES.

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    1. Oh lighten up, Luke.

      I originally though this was a FreeThinke post but the stilted grammar convinced me otherwise.

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  19. The A- HOLE RN said "Soon change will come. It just won't be to your liking"

    I hope it will be that Madam Hilderbeast gets on a banana boat to Cuba, and thats ALL you stupid a-Holes with her.

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  20. As per usual the Communist Jew Hater Lester has nothing to say.

    The Obamarhoids such as Shaw,and her ass licker RN, have nothing but stupid childish comments to say.
    And repeating the same old Fake News that the rest of their smelly Unwashed Pussy Hat wearers has been flooding the internet with.

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    2. What is with your moniker???

      JMJ

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    3. Whoa, you're certainly quite the pig, lol!

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    4. There you go again, Pookie Toot Toot, calling others names.

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  21. A suggestion for RN, if you have issue's with the conservative comments here and disagree with who Lisa allows to post you should stay at the old cow's liberal chat room with the other flying monkey's.

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  23. I agree R.S. Lisa needs to get rid of the stinky lefties who stink up her blob, especially Conrad Shaw, the fat vow!

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  24. They think we are all idiots!

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  25. Yeah, Lester (RN) is a waste of time, as well as a waste of human flesh... but he does illustrate how the brain dead left wing trolls operate . His obsessive commenting also has the advantage of driving up his ranking with that Ding Bat Shaw, who he tries so hard to impress. . Lyin' Loser Lester and his Progressive ilk never gets tired of the thrill being insulted. Or trying to impress his Puppet Master Shaw at how much he can spread his lies and insults at PRESIDENT TRUMP. Oh how it must be killing the two of them having to live under Mr. Trump's Presidency!
    I LOVE IT!

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    1. It's even MORE of a waste of time, TOM, to keep on TALKING ABOUT THESE TERRIBLE PEOPLE. That only MAGNIFIES their presence.

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  26. Liberals really are curious little creatures. I've always felt a big difference between conservatives and liberals was that liberals live in the moment, don't think beyond their noses and cannot fathom the future.

    The dems are proving my point by refusing an up or down vote on Gorsuch and going into filibuster mode which the repubs will respond to by issuing the "nuclear option" assuring Gorsuch's appointment to the court.

    Neil Gorsuch is probably far more moderate a judge then Scalia was, yet the dems steam forward damn the stupidity without giving any thought to what will happen when Bader Ginsberg either dies or retires and the next judge nominated will be to the right of Attila The Hun and will take their seat on the court with a simple majority.

    Why to go lefties....see my thumb...boy you're dumb.

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    1. When hav we seen anything senseable from libtards? Now that Mr. Trump is President there're all out of their minds so they can't be sensible. Pass the popcorn.

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    2. We need some Pepsi Cola to go with the popcorn.

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    3. House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes is now himself under investigation by the House Ethics Committee.
      The panel is looking into claims that the Republican disclosed classified intelligence.
      Mr Nunes called the charges "entirely false" and "politically motivated".

      ---------
      More Republican naughtiness.

      In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add garlic and cook 1 minute, stirring, then remove saucepan from heat and set aside to cool slightly.

      Warm vegetable oil in a large, deep pot with a tight-fitting lid over high heat. When oil is hot, add unpopped popcorn, cover pot, and cook 1 minute. Vigorously slide pot back and forth over burner until popcorn begins to pop. Continue cooking and shaking pot until popping subsides, about 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat and transfer popcorn to large serving bowl.

      Pour butter-garlic mixture over popcorn, sprinkle with Parmesan and cayenne and toss to coat. Season with salt and serve.


      Best served with a brown ale (Pepsi, are you insane?)
      Try:
      Dogfish Indian Brown Ale
      Alesmith Nut Brown
      Bone Shaker Brown Ale


      With the show the idiot Republicans are producing you'll want first class refreshments when your rethug buds come over for the pity party.

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    4. Duck,
      Isn't a house intelligence committee an oxymoron.
      That is kin to for the people by the people our congress is suppose to represent.

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    5. Ducky, you'll want plenty of comfort food when your liberal buddies come over for a pity party. I suggest not serving any liquor unless you like the stench of puke wreaking throughout your home. The Trump Train is going forward, full speed ahead!

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  27. Just last year, Pelosi said the Benghazi hearing was a WASTE OF TAXPAYER MONEY!

    SO LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT: She thinks a hearing about 4 Americans being slaughtered is a waste of taxpayer money, but her spending 100k on alcohol isn’t??

    Maybe all that drinking explains these INSANE comments she made…SHE NEEDS TO STEP DOWN!! *SHARE* this on Your Facebooks, tell it to your old friends to expose that crazy old witch!

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  28. Are you sick of hearing liberals calling for the impeachment of President Trump? Here's a great way to silence them… Just tell them to STFU!

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  29. The Susan Rice Spy Scandal And Trump Was Trump Right!
    It looks like the Obama Administration did surveill the opposition's Candidate for President.
    Rice is a stooge of Bathhouse Barry and Crooked Hillary. Authorities need to have Bathhouse Barry and Crooked Hillary testify under oath to find out who ordered Rice to in turn order the illegal spying on American citizens. It just never ends does it?
    Turns out that Trump was 100% on the money when he said the Obama administration was spying on him. And the idiots who claimed he was lying look like...well...Idiots.

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  30. Is That All You Got Shaw?

    Those Stupid and childish Pictures and Photo shopped cutesy but dumb signs .
    Meanwhile your guy and Your Crooked Candidate are OUT.
    And they are trying SOOOO very hard by Hook or by Crook, (preferably Cook) to discredit Mr. Trump.
    Choke on it! You Lost and your lousy efforts Stink to High Heaven .

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    1. Shehnehneh and her mental midgets are having a temper tantrum.

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  31. I want to see these POS's go down So Bad.....

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    1. You refer to Trump and his cabinet, I presume? If so, I agree. Is there one who isn't a POS?

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    2. No Dervish, we're talking about your dingbats who are still throwing temper tantrums over last November's huge spanking.

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  32. This Gail King bitch is the same far-left obama-worshipping rodent who self-identifies as a "journalist", and hugs Barry and Moo-chelle when she interviews them.

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  33. You pay less than $100 in your annual taxes for social programs. You pay a few thousand to the feds for the money they have to make up because of corporate loopholes, subsidies and money sent to off shore tax havens

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  34. Folks have to ultimately decide what's more immoral, a rich person who won't share his wealth with a poor person or the government holding a gun to the rich man's head and making him share it? I find the latter to be much more repugnant.

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    1. It's more immoral to NOT hold a gun to the head of the greedy rich person who refuses to pay. That's the GENUINE compassion of Liberalism. As opposed to the the false compassion of Conservatism. Conservative compassion extends only to wealthy people. I bet the commenter above cries when he imagines the well-off upper-middle class to upper class person paying more in taxes then he or she thinks is fair. BTW, everyone paying (in taxes) the amount they think is fair? That would work. Not.

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    2. ^Hey Dickhead, Jizz is NOT one of the 4 basic food groups.^

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  35. What is great is Trump's approval ratings continues to tank. Now at what, 36%.

    The only question really is how low can he go?

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    1. Trump may see a foreign war as a means to shore up his record-breakingly low approval numbers and lasso back into the fold those Republicans  whose donor base is heavily made up of companies that stand to profit from a war.

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    2. Question: Rusty was disappointed that more innocent civilians weren't killed in Trump's botched raid. Now that Trump (unconstitutionally/illegally) has launched missiles in retaliation for Assad (supposedly) using chemical weapons against a population that Rusty would (I presume) cheer the murder of... is Rusty going to speak against Trump intervening (with this transparent attempt to wag the dog)?

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    3. Why do you think he attacked Syria (after warning Russia and sparing their interests:

      http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/airstrike-carried-out-so-it-wouldnt-hurt-russias-long-term-plans-in-syria-us-military-official/

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    4. He learned from Clinton only he couldn't find an aspirin factory.
      I just hope the missiles didn't mess with the line in the sand because that would disappoint Russia after all they did to pull bho's ass out of the fire. It is comforting that rice and kerry-heinz had all of the chemical weapons removed from Syria so no more citizens would be killed.
      Russia bails out our line in the sand president, his liars in waiting say they won because all of the weapons were removed and Russia confirmed it and now it is DJT fault.
      Liberals are so confused. The middle class has been in decline for eight years, welfare has become career path, college should be free so we have more over educated people who can't find a job they will accept and it is the conservatives, corporations and the rich's fault.

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  36. It seems that Maxine Waters went a bit too far too far yesterday when she stood on the House floor and spewed the most ANTI-American rant ever said by a U.S Representative.

    Not only did she imply that white people are not as patriotic as black people, she also admitted that she is using her role in Congress to fight against the good of the country and take our president down, (Take Down, the President of the United States) no matter what he does! Can you imagine?

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  37. Shaw's nemesis JoanApril 7, 2017 at 6:02 AM

    Hillary as “an out of control psychopath”.
    Since Hillary does not allow any staff to have cell phones when she is there, no footage is available, but Hillary is in full frenzy now. She has made it clear that she wants Matt Lauer to be “persona non grata for the rest of his days on earth”. Donna Brazile was singled out by Hillary during the rant. Donna was told “You stare at the wall like a brain dead buffalo, while letting fucking Lauer get away with this betrayal? Get the fuck to work janitoring this mess- do I make myself clear???”
    After the one-hour tirade, Hillary needed to rest in a dark room, with a compress to her head.
    Is this the person whose unstable talons America wants on the nuclear trigger; the individual we can trust to “walk softly and carry a big stick”? Hell, Hillary can barely traipse to the nearest water closet without tripping over her own cloven hooves — and the biggest stick she carries belongs to the hapless minion who must keep her from collapsing on her substantial keister every half-hour. If it weren’t for an insatiable lust for power and a chip on her shoulder the size of Venezuela, this ol’ nag would’ve been trotted off to the glue factory years ago.
    I can’t wait for “Weekend at Chelsea’s” to hit the big screen. CNN and the rest of Hillary Clinton’s slobbering media sycophants have already written the script. If this woman, God forbid, dropped dead on the sidewalk tomorrow, these doting suck-ups – these mass media strumpets whose voter trust has, understandably, reached an all-time low – would dutifully parrot the Clinton campaign talking points and call it a “minor setback” to her “inevitable” victory. (Hillary’s Fall: Specs, Lies and Videotape)
    As if Hillary’s faltering metabolism wasn’t problem enough,( While pneumonia always refers to an infection of the lungs, there are many different types. Some are caused by viruses, fungi, or even Gonorrhea, as in many cases of pneumonia)and are caused by the stench from 40 years of casual corruption and outright criminality perfumes her like the vapor from a polecat’s behind. Is it any wonder that Donald Trump, by one estimate, is within 4 electoral votes of capturing the presidency?
    Hillary’s once-comfortable cushion in the polls has been deflated to such an extent that if Trump wins those states and the electoral vote in Maine, he only needs one more state to win — with Colorado, Michigan, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Virginia the most likely targets. And there’s recent polling evidence suggesting he is in striking distance in some of those states. So say what you may, but I think that the Tide has turned.. Or is it "The Worm has Turned"?.

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    1. Someone needs to tell Shaw's nemesis Joan that the election was over 6 months ago and Trump won. Why is Joan writing about something that's not current? Is Joan stupid or just slow?

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    2. Sorry SL but I don't give a Rats Ass about your advice!

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    1. Save your time and your efforts, I'm not interested!

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  39. Trump may see a foreign war as a means to shore up his record-breakingly low approval numbers and lasso back into the fold those Republicans whose donor base is heavily made up of companies that stand to profit from a war.

    Trump tweeted to Obama a few years back against military action in Syria. Then after the strikes this week, he blamed Obama. And he still won't accept refugees, so he really doesn't give a damn about the innocents being killed. His 'strike' was all for show; they were warned and the areas which were bombed were evacuated. Russia then issues a vague condemnation. This is all to deflect from the fact that Trump and his administration are all a bunch of kleptocrats and traitors.

    Airstrike carried out so it wouldn’t hurt Russia’s long-term plans in Syria: US military official

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/airstrike-carried-out-so-it-wouldnt-hurt-russias-long-term-plans-in-syria-us-military-official/

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  40. Trump has shown up the pussy obammy moslem loving turd! Woo-Hoo! He kicked som shit Assad ASS! Finally a real main in the White Hose!

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    1. AND, a First Lady who walks on her HIND legs! What a refreshing change!

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  41. OT... I was thinking of adding your site to my link list (blogroll) on my new WordPress weblog. But, given the group of malcontents you have here I thought the better of it.

    Tony D, thanks for making my point.

    Continue to have a blast with your food fight free for all.

    PS: I did add FreeThinke to my link list.

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  42. The chemical attack on civilians by the Syrian government this week has highlighted the incompetence of the Obama administration in their dealings with Syria. John Kerry, Obsma, and Susan Rice all claimed Syria had voluntarily rid itself of chemical weapons. At the time, all declared it a victory of Obama policy to solve the Syrian chemical weapons problem. We now know those claims were untrue.

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  43. Finally a president with courage and resolve to fight ISIS and the Moslems. President Trump said we'd start winning and we have! Thank you and God Bless President Trump.

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  44. Do you recall Trump's position in 2013 regarding Syria? His position throughout the 2016 campaign? His position as recent as January 2017? Do you care?

    Do you understand Syria committed no act of aggression against the USA? Do you care? Do you wish to see further regime change in the ME? How did that work out after Iraq? Do you care?

    Do you wish increased terrorism? Do you care?

    Trump is a hypocrite, an opportunist, only concerned about Trump. You elect a clown expect a circus. You got your wish.

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  45. RN
    Was he for it before he was against it or if Syria used chemical weapons there would be consequences. The consequence was Russia would pull his ass out of the fire.
    You do realize that the reason we have DJT is because the DOC was so committed to -H- that there was no other choice.

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  46. What I realize, as do the majority of Americans, is that we have a totally unqualified, completely
    incompetent, thoroughly undisciplined, shockingly unprincipled, and boorish narcissist in the White House,

    The minority got its wish. All Americans pay the price.

    Thanks skudrunner.

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  47. RN, I agree with all of what you said but you needed to add a non trained politician who may do something for the American people instead of just his party.
    It is a shock coming off the special interest administration who only cared about the rich and the poor.
    The only people he attacked was the middle class and he was almost successful

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  48. Donald Trump and his administration is under FBI investigation for possible collusion to steal the 2016 election.

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