Random Thoughts: War on Chicken Sandwiches

Getting shampoo in your hair is much better than getting real poo in it.

So Obama thinks people can make businesses because the government makes roads and bridges? Is his thinking really that backwards?

You can put all the context to Obama’s speech you want; the guy is clueless and a little bit hostile to the private sector.

Where do you go to find the political stances of different restaurant chains? All I can find are the gluten-free menus.

Under Obama, we’re having the best economy we’ve ever had. Any remembrance of a better economy was implanted in your brain by Koch money.

If I were president, I’d end every Air Force One trip with gruffly shouting at the press, “Get off my plane!”

I’d be a hilarious president.

The Koch brothers secretly own all fast food restaurants and put chemicals in their food that makes you hate big government.

So what does the jobs-focused president think about not allowing businesses to be built because of the owner’s exercise of free speech?

So I’m not allowed more small magnets but I can still keep my guns, right?

So, Buckyballs have a warning about hazards of swallowing and to keep away from kids, but they still can’t sell them because…

Am I the only one outraged by this? Buckyballs are awesome! Why must I suffer because of others’ stupidity?

So Obama is going to cut our taxes by not raising our taxes but only if he’s allowed to raise other people’s taxes.

Helping out the middle class isn’t worth it if one isn’t also allowed to inconvenience rich people.

So has Obama even attempted to explain how raising taxes will help the economy? I don’t think the most creative SF author could explain that.

“You didn’t build that!” -Dr. Zaius from deleted final line of Planet of the Apes

I don’t know why the Pharisees didn’t follow up Jesus’s response about marriage with, “Why do you hate gay people?”

How Obama should have clarified: “Sorry, I was so focused on jobs that I wasn’t even paying attention to what I was saying.”

The Olympics start this week, but it’s not the one with curling.

Obama could both support gay marriage and come out against the unAmerican attitude of people who would block businesses over political views. Seems like smart politics, but what do I know.

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  1. So Obama thinks people can make businesses because the government makes roads and bridges? Is his thinking really that backwards?

    Nah, it’s money. Clearly money must not be something that spontaneously emerges from barter economies when one commodity is accepted everywhere as a readily convertible medium of trade (e.g. cigarettes in prison) — money can ONLY exist if the gov’t mints it for us. The analogy extends to everything else in the “social capital” bucket that under-girds business. QED you didn’t build that.

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  2. Cap-B, Obama, like most economic illiterates, does not realize that government does not make money, it only prints currency. The currency only has value if it is kept relatively rare. If the government prints enough currency to make everybody rich, the result is that it makes everybody poor because the currency is worthless. (Ref: post-WW1 Germany, mid-1970’s Argentina, et al) Currency does not become money until it is used to facilitate an economic transaction The only result from increasing the minimum wage is a devaluation of the currency. You get the same result from starting any government program wherein “money” is “created” to give to poor people to spend. This devaluation is also one of the definitions of inflation: too many dollars chasing too few goods. The influx of “money” results in consumers bidding up the price of goods and services, creating the need for another minimum wage increase and COLA increase in all the social programs, resulting in the bidding up of the price of goods and services, etc. This is known as an inflationary spiral. Liberals and Democrats (redundant, I know) never seem to be able to grasp these economic truths.

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  3. I own a set of Buckyballs. On the plastic case is a warning label taking up half a side that says,
    ______________

    WARNING!

    Keep Away From All Children!

    Do not put in nose or mouth.

    Swallowed magnets can stick to intestines and cause serious injury or death.

    Seek immediate medical attention if magnets are swallowed or inhaled.
    ______________

    It specifically says “death”. How can they say with a straight face “the warnings are ineffective”?

    Ineffective parents, maybe.

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  4. Well, there you have it. Obama has successfully politicized chicken sandwiches. I was about to say I wouldn’t thought it was possible, but that’s not true. It’s possible. Downright easy even, I just wouldn’t have expected it to become a campaign issue in my country. For the umpteenth time in the last 3.5 years, I’m truly embarrassed for the leadership of my country and it’s supporters.

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  5. “So, Buckyballs have a warning about hazards of swallowing and to keep away from kids, but they still can’t sell them because…”

    We had superballs throughout our childhood never thought that swallowing them might be a good idea. These must be young liberals.

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  6. I don’t know why the Pharisees didn’t follow up Jesus’s response about marriage with, “Why do you hate gay people?”

    Probably because at the time, the Pharisees advocated stoning gay people – an attitude that is still quite popular in the Middle East (although the Jewish authorities seem to have moved beyond it). That is exactly why liberals detest, decry and vilify Israel and support, defend and honor Islam, because they . . . um . . . oh, no, wait, that doesnt’ make any sense, does it? Huh. Who would have suspected liberals of holding illogical opinions?

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  7. Harvey says: How can they say with a straight face “the warnings are ineffective”?

    Ineffective parents, maybe.

    Well, yeah, pretty much. Natural selection not only eliminates the gene pools of those too stupid to survive long enough to breed, but also of those who are stupid to keep their children alive to breeding age. That’s kind of harsh on the kids, so responsible adults have to give up fun things all the time to keep them out of the hands of irresponsible adults who cannot or will not protect their own children. Sigh. I miss my lawn darts.

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  8. Thanks for the Buckyball warning. My brother will now be getting some for his birthday.
    The CPSC is of course the same outfit that banned children’s books, toys, clothes, etc. in 2008 — except those sold by companies enormous enough and connected enough to get around the required — and insane — testing.
    I wish I could annoy them more.

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  9. Giant Companies LOVE governmental regulations.
    That’s why they send their lobbyists to Washington to help write so many of them.
    It ‘levels the playing field’ by making sure those pesky, up-start innovative entrepreneurs never get out from under the red tape to challenge their supremacy.
    If Bell Telephone hadn’t had their monopoly broken, lo these many years ago, cellphones might never have been developed, and where would we be then?
    Texting in our cars by holding up cardboard signs written with magic markers?
    Brrr, that’s no way to live!
    What ever happened to “Monopoly Bad! Fed Smash!”?
    The Monopolies got smart.
    “Contributions Good! Monopoly Fed’s Friend! Fed Smash Puny Business! Rahr!”

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