Not a Real Business

Mark Kirkorian pointed out what I think was a neat idea from David Frum.

Yeah, I know; you think Frum is stupid and hate him. Shut up; I still think he has a good idea.

Anyway, Frum suggested a law forbidding campaign contributions by officials of companies in which the federal government holds an ownership stake. I would go even further, though, to separate companies held up by the government from real companies. You see, a lot of the failures are being blamed on capitalism when really the companies failing are government backed and don’t compete in a real market so it’s more of a failure of capocialism. Companies that get government backing should have to have an asterisk or some other symbol next to their name so every knows it’s not a real company and can be disdainful of it. They should be pariahs, and if someone is known to run one of these phony companies, everyone should be like, “Guess he couldn’t run a real company.” And someone else will be like, “I hear he’s a homosexual.”

Anyway, I think this would be a good way of separating out capitalism from faux-capitalism. Plus, I like coming up with new reasons to make fun of people.

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19 Comments

  1. Oh, great . . . here we go with the zombies again.

    Good call Frank. It is quite grievous that our government takes partial ownership of, or subsidizes, a company, and then when it falters do to the government interference, the government takes even more control under the guise of “saving” it. How long can we sleep through the slow subjugation?

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  2. “They should be pariahs, and if someone is known to run one of these phony companies, everyone should be like, “Guess he couldn’t run a real company.” And someone else will be like, ‘I hear he’s a homosexual.'”

    The use of “like” twice in that paragraph just made it that much more hilarious. Thanks. I needed that after reading about eHarmony trying to placate homosexuals.

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  3. So, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd and Hank Paulson are wrong, and there really is a difference between the “free”-market and communism? Wow, who knew? Oh, that’s right, over 80-percent of the Americans polled.

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  4. “Guess he couldn’t run a real company.” And someone else will be like, “I hear he’s a homosexual.”

    Finds his dates on E-Homony

    “Companies that get government backing should have to have an asterisk or some other symbol next to their name so every knows it’s not a real company and can be disdainful of it.”

    I say we ad an ST ( for Social Taker) to their INC. For example General Motors Inc. Becomes General Motors STINC.

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  5. Just skimmed some posts on this blog and it is obvious you idiots care about the stupid Iraq War that wasted tons of taxpayer money and spilled our soldiers blood for nothing but you don’t give a crap about fiscal responsibility. Idiots blog here – that’s all I can say. Total idiots. No wonder this blog has hardly any comments or readers – it is just retarded. You are the party of the Republican party that has no brains at all. We don’t need u.

    [How old are you and what is your occupation? -Ed.]

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  6. Jason, you ignorant slut,

    Any objective research will show you that we can indeed call the Iraq campaign a success. It’s indisputable that Iraq is in a far, far better place than it was under Saddam Hussein, and barring any kind of numbskull moves by Obama it will continue to succeed. Yes, there is plenty that can go wrong still, most of it coming from Iran and Syria coupled with pansy liberals in our federal government, but as long as we don’t skedaddle willy-nilly, that danger is far less than it could be.

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  7. SO TAKE THAT you party of the party people! You You… Party Party People. Man o Man.. did somebody not get there meds today ? Fiscal responsiblity? Nope not a concern of mine.. that would be because I HAVE NO MONEY. But, when I do get some money.. I will be sure to be responsible with it. And finally, I dont want to be part of a party that doesnt party within the party….

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  8. I’m a little older than you, you infantile right-wing knuckle-dragging homophone!

    And my occupation!!?? How dare you even ask it. I’m way too smart and intelligent and intellectual and smart to have an “occupation.” I donate my invaluable time and services to serve the best president and world leader ever.

    BARACK OBAMA!!!

    When he gets started, you won’t even be allowed to waste space in the cyber with your idiotic and stupid and dumb and idiotic right-wing knuckle-draggery!

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  9. So does anyone else think that American car companies would have been fine if the govt. didn’t regulate 30mpg fleet avg’s along side their emmission regulations? Especially for companies making trucks as well. Stupid coersive government, it’s evil.

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  10. “I say we ad an ST ( for Social Taker) to their INC. For example General Motors Inc. Becomes General Motors STINC.”

    IJ, I’m thinking you should add an “X” to the end of that between the C and the dot.

    So, is it OK to be homophobic here ? If so, I’ll be homophobic. I mean do people really think that everyone should like everyone else? Who actually likes everyone. That’s insane. Seinfeld PROVED you can only like 3 to 4 % of the population. Tops. Well, the homos aren’t in my 3 to 4 %. Though I would never do anything to harm one, unless it was self defense eh?

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  11. It isn’t just the government that has been undermining our economy. The auto industry has a huge rotting albatross hanging around their necks – the United Auto Workers. Unions are industry killing socialist parasites that should be outlawed under RICO statutes. If RICO can’t beat the unions, then maybe Suave can bust them up.

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  12. Along those same lines I’ve always thought that any Lawyer who is elected to Legislative office should have to be removed from the Bar for life. To be able to write the laws and then turn around and make your living from those laws you authored is a HUGE conflict of interest to me. Anyone else?

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