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J.J Sefton

Minneapolis, MN
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Posted on 01/20/12 at 05:44 pm in response to The very dramatic word choices of Newt Gingrich

Nobody has remarked on how agile Mr. Gingrich is in his mental gymnastics to convert and pervert truth or reality to suit his needs.

The earmarks of a great megalomaniac are evident in the bit about "...makes it harder to govern this country, harder to attract decent people to run for public office."

Notice he wants to govern, not serve; and he is, of-course, unquestionably decent. Yes, Brutus was also an honorable man!

Posted on 04/19/11 at 10:57 pm in response to On energy and the environment, Michael Noble keeps politicians honest

And coincidentally, on the topic of Energy, Conservation, and the Environment, the National Press Club had on two speakers today. They are both dedicated, resourceful, and hopefully influential. They are Ted Turner and T. Boone Pickens.

Strange bedfellows on a similar mission!

You can listen to them at...
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@#6 - "...the individualists who risk their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor by fighting for their country, risking it all to start a business, and willing to starve before they asked for a government handout."
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I take it that "conservatives" are the true and only ones that fit this picture you have lavishly painted.

Let me ask: what fortunes have they risked (other than others') and what sacrifice have they made (...

Posted on 04/18/11 at 02:36 pm in response to Are liberals suckers?

Are liberals suckers? Are zebras basically black with white stripes, or white with black stripes? I don't know!

And if you asked: are conservatives morons? ... I would give the same answer. I don't know!

I think it is possible and even plausible that one can be a gun-loving liberal who believes fiercely in civil liberties and fights for the freedom of the individual against the group. Unfortunately, liberals are not even as vocally militant as conservatives these days.

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Posted on 04/22/11 at 09:27 pm in response to Are liberals suckers?

@#6 - Paul - "Middlist"?!
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Is there really such a thing? From the way you described it, anybody under that umbrella sounds nihilistic to me.

But, maybe, functionally, there maybe nothing wrong in doubting any side (right or left) and subscribing to the philosophy of "wrongism" a la Katherine Schulz.

Posted on 04/06/11 at 11:05 pm in response to Not that! A recount in Wisconsin? Lord help us

“ ‘I would say the campaign being run against Prosser is absolutely, filthy dirty,’ Levi Russell, a spokesman for Tea Party Express, tells Newsmax.
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Well, stop whining and deal with it. When you've so aggravated your "enemy" do you expect him to just take it lying down? I'm rooting for the underdog here!

Posted on 04/06/11 at 11:25 pm in response to Senate GOP wants to cut all business property taxes

Governor Scott Walker to Brian Deschane:

You're [still] doing a heck of a job, Deschaney!

Posted on 04/06/11 at 11:38 pm in response to When politicians request information: Some danger signs

@#19 - Love the irrational fear and loathing guys and gals. Shows the adults have a chance at grabbing the country back from the progs.
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Don't know what you are getting delirious about?

"adults" ?? ... You mean a-dolts?!

Posted on 04/05/11 at 12:09 pm in response to When politicians request information: Some danger signs

@#7 => I agree .... This is just more corroborating evidence that "reincarnation" is real and undeniable.
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And as for "information" ... yes, it is a tool, a dangerous tool. Wise men have repeatedly told us that information cannot supplant Knowledge.

I think, perhaps, it is time for all of us to brush up on the words and wisdom of the likes of Sinclair Lewis, George Bernard Shaw, and George Orwell, to name a few.

Posted on 04/04/11 at 09:46 pm in response to Pawlenty video wastes no time in responding to Obama

‘I got a question of you: How can America win the future when we're losing the present?’ Pawlenty said ...
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Pawlenty continues trudging on the low road to ignominy.

He has become the personification of "conservatism."

Benjamin Disraeli described it best as ..."[An ideology that] discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the...