Random Thoughts: Freedom, Humor, and Independence Day

Posted on July 7, 2014 9:00 am

Problem of our freedom solutions to the Hobby Lobby decision is the presumption that imposing the state on religious beliefs isn’t the goal.

I’d care so much less about politics if we just made it harder to vote away my freedoms.

I wish we had a more honest debate where the people against individual freedom came out and said so instead of trying to redefine freedom.

We’re trying to come up with “live and let live” solutions for people who don’t want to live and let live.

I’m sounding too righteous. I’m boring myself.

If at this point you still believe Obama has any idea how to create jobs, there is no help for you.

If we’re not going to advance in space any time soon, can we at least work on making battlemechs?

This has to be the best optical illusion I’ve seen. Figures in both pictures are exactly the same color and shading.

Wasn’t able to convince my brain of that. Had to prove it with photoshop.

Previously, I always thought this was the best optical illusion, where squares A and B are actually same color.

I mean “best” in that no matter how hard I stare at them, I can’t convince my brain the truth of the matter.

Did you know that Israel was founded by the Koch brothers?

These sort of articles always seem to be rooted in huge amount of insecurity.

I wrote an article on why the left can’t be funny. It’s stupid, but still less stupid than what Kevin Drum wrote.

I think the left have trouble with right-wing humor because we’re laughing at them and that’s never fun.

If they actually could laugh at themselves, they might like it, but for too many on the left, their politics is super serial, you guys.

Asserting that the left takes politics less seriously than the right should disqualify you from commenting on anything else ever again.

Why it’s just so absurd to me is I’ve long done a parody of extreme right to a mainly right-wing audience.

The right are very receptive to laughing at their own politics if they feel you’re laughing with.

Extreme partisans on either side tend to be humorless, though.

But part of being a conservative is having many things in your life much more important than politics.

Gah. I’m doing too many lectures these days. I want to punch myself.

The left and right agree at least half of politicians are pretty awful; shouldn’t that lead to both sides wanting less powerful government?

If global warming is real, then how come it’s made up?

Happy Independence Day! Also know as WHAT THE %#@& IS GOING ON?!! Day to dogs.

Worth noting this country wasn’t founded because the British were failing to supply entitlements.

“The government won’t force my employer to give me the birth control I want? Revolution!”

“The government won’t enact common sense gun control? Time to take up arms and overthrow it!”

Your liberty was hard won with much blood and sacrifice. Don’t trade it for baubles.

Remember, the worst thing you can do for a scared dog is coddle it. Shout “Tough it out!” just like you would for your scared child.

Why don’t the British ever just ask Americans how to pronounce words correctly?

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5 Responses to “Random Thoughts: Freedom, Humor, and Independence Day”

  1. Gusto Smooth says:

    “Your liberty was hard won with much blood and sacrifice. Don’t trade it for baubles.”

    Yes. Too bad others see it differently. For example, those who feel they’ve earned their benefits – EBT, Obama phone, welfare, affirmative action – because they’re colored and because Martin Luther King was killed in Sanford, FL and because their elected politicians and their preachers tell them they’re owed.

  2. FredKey says:

    “Give me freedom, or give me free stuff!”

    Because you can’t have both.

  3. mike says:

    “Why it’s just so absurd to me is I’ve long done a parody of extreme right to a mainly right-wing audience.”

    Pa…pa…parody??!!!! You have shattered my world.

  4. Harvey says:

    @3 Mike – technically, it’s a right wing satire of a left wing parody of a right wing blog, which is why IMAO’s right wing audience enjoys it so much.

  5. Oppio says:

    .. and, by contrast, the left constantly proves itself unparodyable, which is why Frank and Harvey win in the humor arena.

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