“in a Christian way.”
Pray tell. How do Christians act? Do they invade countries and kill civilians by the thousands and drop atomic bombs on civilians as well? Is that part of their modus operandi? Do they arrange for unliked leaders to be taken out? Do they scorn one of the few truly good presidents, Jimmy Carter, while adoring other Presidents who celebrate overwhelming small countries? Do they claim to believe in God and Jesus and Heavan but rush to Church the weekend after 911 because they are so terrified? Do they really believe anything they talk about?
How do these good Christians really act?
Nice try, Bob. But you don’t give me what I need in your sales pitch. You don’t tell me how we can help the poor people and still keep America “great”.
For example, your side is all wound up about Honduras. It’s like every little distraction going on in the globe gets a lot of their attention and wears them out. Your guys want to be the planet’s king. Too bad the genie got out of the bottle making that impossible.
Maybe you could have named the leader of Honduras a month ago (could you?). Can you name each leader of each of the Central American countries right now? This Zelaya guy, who the hell cared about him a couple of months ago? Don’t you think the people of Honduras know better how to run their own country?
While you are worried about Honduras, did you also have your eyes on Russia and on all of the troublesome countries of the ME not to mention that guy in N. Korea who is crowing like a rooster much to the Conservative dismay. Your buddies want Obama to act like Reagan. Well, fuck Reagan. He died a long time ago. He got lucky, in fact, but the deflated Russian economy. “Mr. Gorbachev, take down that wall!” For chrissakes. What if the other guy said to get the fuck out of Germany? Did I hear correctly? The pact with Russia would reduce the missiles to 6,700? Holy shit.
Me and a lot of others are incredibly tired of the conservatives acting like warlords. That day is gone. Don’t you see it? And why can’t you see that the system of capitalism needs reform?
So, to lecture me about the goodness of wealthy people and how the only path to salvation is to cut taxes for the rich is absurd. Been there, done that. The reason you can’t feel the real angst out there is because you hang out with rich people. They never feel it.
Did I tell you my brother in law, Joel Martino, had a nervous breakdown? He probably gave his money to Maddoff. Cut the wealth of the super rich by 90% and they would still have enough money to live like kings. Don’t praise them, Bob. Pity them.
I am not pro-Socialism if that is what you think. I am pro-common man. There is a difference. We could cut the common man into the wealth equation if we wanted to. But we don’t want that because we are too damn greedy. (Obviously I am not talking about you and me since we are both near broke).
Maybe the spending thingy would work. Maybe it would not. I feel that it would be no better or worse than the Obama method in the long run. It’s a carp shoot, right? To go back to the 70’s and forward and use that as a basis of what works for the economy today is just plain foolish.
I am amazed by the people who claim to know what will work on both sides. It’s pure guesswork.
Here is what I know for sure. The US will never be the power it was in the 20th Century. It’s people will not be able to buy big houses (like mine and yours) any more. (energy prices will skyrocket incredibly, Chicago has no sun, we have no water)
The people in the US were consumptive pigs and they still would be if given the chance. That won’t happen. Can you imagine a world without the Chicago Tribune? It is tough, isn’t it? Can you imagine a world with mostly tiny cars and houses? I expect the big houses in the big cities (like yours) will become 3 flats or worse.
I hear people saying “Drill, drill, drill” as if that is the answer for the future. How stupid of them. The future goes way beyond 50 years. Actually, the future is now. Isn’t it exciting to be living in such a changeful age?
Robert McNamara died today. I wish more people would take note that he campaigned vigorously against war for the last part of his life. Now, he was one smart dude.
Should we listen to smart people any more? (that would make a good topic of discussion.
Meanwhile, the jerks attack Obama for attempting to establish a bridge of discussion with Russia. That’s all they know how to do. They cannot think of anything else to do. They are idiots.