Feeding Him Slow Pitches

In another installment of ,”Aren’t you glad you don’t live here?”, I present the president’s latest trip to the Bay Area. Into the belly of the beast, where the criticism is the loudest because the locals are hurting and just itching to blame someone for their problems, let’s hope he brought his “A” game with him to placate the angry mob. Oh wait, this is California, he gets more reach arounds here then at the CBC:

Wow, that screwfest was absolutely XXX rated, I need a cigarette after that.

The WH really must issue bullet points to all the talking heads because he sounds strikingly just like Elizabeth Warren, if Mass. does not work out for her she can certainly pull a Hillary and carpetbag right here in the Golden State, she would be more popular then boob jobs.

All of the beams that hold this socialist house erect has already pretty much been annihilated, all that stuff about no one making it on their own, how the intricate village is designed so that all the villagers (when they are not tending to the village idiots) are all cogs in the wheel, working together to move the collective forward, the wants and needs of the many. So any individual achievement is only possible because the village provided the tools necessary for that achievement.

This guy who wants his taxes raised happens to be another Warren Buffett, one of those incredibly rich folks who do not work, do not earn a salary, and do not pay income taxes, yet he thinks he can speak for all those in the work force that do pay taxes on that income, what a chowderhead.

I was watching Obama listen in earnest to the question with a nodding head like ,”OK, is this guy smart enough to read the question off of the card we gave him without gaffing it like I’m prone to do?”.

It should be noted that he and the crowd are of one mind, that the effusiveness permeating the room was felt by the whole audience and that they are reflective of a good many folks here in California where the consensus opinion is that the vision was not realized only because the opposition is “too blind to see”, that if folks would just get out of his way and allow the man, the smartest man to ever be in the WH btw, to wield his magic then we would not be in this fix and all would be right with the world. And raising taxes on people like him would be an important first step.

I understand that the class warfare“tax debate” is all Obama has left, really. He is not going to start a “cut spending debate”, or a “lets eliminate all the BS regulations so businesses can grow and hire more people debate”, or even a “maybe it’s not a good idea to raise taxes in the middle of a recession like I said several times in the past debate”.

But there are enough like minded folks around that want the rich squeezed more, so he gets more chances to preach to the choir.

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  1. Poosh

    I don’t understand. I thought you can give the IRS or whatever more money if you feel your tax burden isn’t high enough. And also, if this man is so concerned, why isn’t he personally trying to help people? Picking out a charity he knows works and giving the money to them? Or seeking out the needy and doing it himself? It is baffling.

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  2. CM

    All of the beams that hold this socialist house erect has already pretty much been annihilated, all that stuff about no one making it on their own, how the intricate village is designed so that all the villagers (when they are not tending to the village idiots) are all cogs in the wheel, working together to move the collective forward, the wants and needs of the many. So any individual achievement is only possible because the village provided the tools necessary for that achievement.

    Where was it annihilated? I’d like to read that.

    Someone posted this long piece on Facebook earlier today. I’m still working my way through it, but it may be of interest to someone. I’ve never heard of Tim Wise before.
    http://www.timwise.org/2011/09/getting-what-we-deserve-wealth-race-and-entitlement-in-america/

    ….all accomplishments take place within a larger social context. No one achieves anything in a vacuum

    Rather than continuing to go round-and-round about who’s qualified for certain things, or who earned certain things, or who is entitled to certain things, be they jobs or college slots, perhaps we would do best to engage a broader conversation about what it is we’re trying to measure?

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  3. Section8

    Where was it annihilated? I’d like to read that.

    Funny, I figured you’d be highlighting All of the beams that hold this socialist house erect , and then state, “Where is he a Socialist? I’d like to read that.”

    Anyhow Rich, most of us understand what you meant in that sentence, and no need to have to go into detail. I guess it just comes with living here.

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  4. Mississippi Yankee

    Poosh there is a place that any citizen here can over pay their taxes to their collectivist content.

    Treasury Direct

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  5. CM

    The fact that nobody has ‘made it’ on their own (even remotely) is obvious. It doesn’t have to be even remotely related to socialism. It’s as obvious as it is unarguable. Ideology doesn’t need to be relevant.

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  6. Poosh

    what a shit-filled article! why are you even bringing it up! “Anti-racist essayist” lol,

    Look at what this worthless c*nt writes:

    What are the standards that we think are important indicators of ability and talent in the modern era? Surely most people wouldn’t want to limit those to test scores, grades, or seniority, but would want to include certain other characteristics, like perseverance in the face of substantial obstacles (among these race and class barriers), as well as leadership traits, a proven ability to work collaboratively with others, an openness to new ideas and differing perspectives, and (in a society that will be half people of color within 30 years), the proven ability to work well across racial and ethnic lines.

    When he’s not pointing out the bleedin’ obvious he’s using the usual leftist garbage. I remember one of my literature teachers at uni stopping the class and trying to explain to us why it would be better if we weren’t all marked according to individual merit but as how we worked as a group. Leftist prick. It didn’t even have anything to do with the book we were dealing with either.

    “The goal of humanity cannot lie in its end but only in its highest specimens” – Nietzsche

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  7. Poosh

    That’s about as insightful as someone saying “you wouldn’t be here if your mother had not given birth to you” or “you wouldn’t be able to pick up that tool if man hadn’t evolved to have opposable thumbs”.

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  8. richtaylor365 *

    Ideology doesn’t need to be relevant.

    The problem is that the prevailing sentiment makes it relevant, it was presented, wrapped like a burrito in socialist nonsense.

    I will use of the old USSR for comparison sake but you can plug any socialist regime in if you like, they had that cozy collective village mentality as well. Most folks were born in a hospital run by workers, they were educated in schools run by workers, they walked on streets cleaned by workers, they shopped at stores run by workers, and when they died, they were buried in cemeteries run by workers, same as us. Yet, they still had to steal our military and technological secrets, their stuff did not work, their submarines sank and their nuclear reactors went critical. Their cars were crap, everyone was drunk, and nobody gave a shit because no one had anything vested in making that society worthwhile.

    Obama had it right when he said that America’s success is premised on smart talented folks coming up with an idea and taking that idea to market, so even he understands that the individual, not the village, needs to provide the spark for ignition. But that is only half the story. The future Bill Gates, Larry Elisons, and Sergey Brins need the incentive to take the risk, but they also need the economic environment to grow that idea right here, otherwise, the idea gets hatched here, but grown oversees.

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  9. AlexInCT

    The fact that subscribers to the idiotic philosophy stating that “nobody does anything on their own so they can only keep what government decides is fair”, straight out not admitting this is basically communism pretending to be something else, take money from people and then give it to people that contribute absolutely fucking nothing of value at all, kind of proves that this isn’t about sharing squat other than the cost of them buying votes from the professional leeches. That is unless, since being born with their hands out for a handout from their masters, is by itself the only fucking contribution they make, that contribution is valued the same as someone works hard to create wealth. This sort of subjective feel good morality is the bane of western civilizations. Thank the idiots that decided that equality wasn’t the right to all the same opportunities for everyone, but a guarantee that we all had to cross the finish line at the same time, to appease the mediocre and wretched lazy majority.

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  10. CM

    ….it would be better if we weren’t all marked according to individual merit

    Other than your old teacher who is advocating that people aren’t marked according to individual merit?
    Why is this simple concept seemingly so difficult for so many people to grasp? It’s bizarre. Nobody is saying that people should be punished for working hard. Or not rewarded. Not even close. It’s just about acknowledging reality. It’s an argument about policies reflecting reality, not some imagined fantasy-world where things occur in a vacuum.

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  11. CM

    Who on earth is advocating running things anything like the Soviets did? Why does this have to restricted to a discussion about two possible binary outcomes (communism or capitalism)?

    But that is only half the story. The future Bill Gates, Larry Elisons, and Sergey Brins need the incentive to take the risk, but they also need the economic environment to grow that idea right here, otherwise, the idea gets hatched here, but grown oversees.

    Of course. I completely agree. A balance needs to be struck between acknowledging different aspects of reality (providing opportunity and allowing people to succeed). But who is advocating that the economic environment to do that should be removed? And how many Bill Gates, Larry Elisons, and Sergey Brins have there potentially been had they been able to follow the same paths?

    This all sounds a little too much like people worried about socialists hiding under the bed. It eliminates the ability to even discuss the subject in a reasonable manner. Even an acknowledgement of the basic fact that NOBODY makes it on their own is immediately called “basically communism”. That’s patently retarded.

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  12. richtaylor365 *

    Saying things like ,”There is no one in this country that got rich on his own”, “When you spread the wealth around, it is better for everyone”, and ,”Warren Buffett’s secretary paid more in taxes then Warren Buffett”, and that is “patently retarded”.

    So naturally you spout off with ,”Who is talking about socialism, where is socialism even mentioned?”, the problem lies in the similarities between this nonsense and those stalwart axioms like, “Each according his abilities, to each according to their need”, “Peace, bread and work”, “The state will provide” and ,”Workers unite”.
    Sure, he and you will casually wave it off as hysteria but that old duck thing nails him every time (walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and has feathers). It’s not hysteria to peg someone for who he is, it’s smart, and when you think about it, this is really no mystery, he has been an open book wrt his ideology. We can still have a rational discussion about him, but discarding the obvious, his political and ideological biases, is anything but rational.

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  13. CM

    Quite clearly all those attempting to argue a binary position about how people have their hard-earned money stolen by the government aren’t aware of it at all. It’s basically communism don’t you know. If they were aware of it, they would realise their position was irrational. So either they are not aware of it, or they don’t care about holding an irrational position.

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  14. Poosh

    He was talking about how we were to be graded and given group projects instead of individual essays. He was also talking about his general philosophy of education.

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  15. CM

    Here is the quote you picked again:

    What are the standards that we think are important indicators of ability and talent in the modern era? Surely most people wouldn’t want to limit those to test scores, grades, or seniority, but would want to include certain other characteristics, like perseverance in the face of substantial obstacles (among these race and class barriers), as well as leadership traits, a proven ability to work collaboratively with others, an openness to new ideas and differing perspectives, and (in a society that will be half people of color within 30 years), the proven ability to work well across racial and ethnic lines.

    Where is he talking about things not being “marked according to individual merit” or how we should be “graded and given group projects instead of individual essays”?

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