Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A Day in the Life Of a Republican

I didn't write this but it sounds like something I would have written so here it is:

Norman gets up at 6:00am to prepare his morning coffee. He fills his pot full of good clean drinking water because some liberal fought for minimum water quality standards. He takes his daily medication with his first swallow of coffee. His medications are safe to take because some liberal fought to insure their safety and work as advertised.

All but $10.00 of his medications are paid for by his employers medical plan because some liberal union workers fought their employers for paid medical insurance, now Norman gets it too. He prepares his morning breakfast, bacon and eggs this day. Norman's bacon is safe to eat because some liberal fought for laws to regulate the meat packing industry.

Norman takes his morning shower reaching for his shampoo; His bottle is properly labeled with every ingredient and the amount of its contents because some liberal fought for his right to know what he was putting on his body and how much it contained. Norman dresses, walks outside and takes a deep breath. The air he breathes is clean because some tree hugging liberal fought for laws to stop industries from polluting our air. He walks to the subway station for his government subsidized ride to work; it saves him considerable money in parking and transportation fees. You see, some liberal fought for affordable public transportation, which gives everyone the opportunity to be a contributor.

Norman begins his work day; he has a good job with excellent pay,medicals benefits, retirement, paid holidays and vacation because some liberal union members fought and died for these working standards. Norman's employer pays these standards because Norman's employer doesn't want his employees to call the union. If he is hurt on the job or becomes unemployed he'll get a worker compensation or unemployment check because some liberal didn't think he should lose his home because of his temporary misfortune.

Its noon time, Normie needs to make a Bank Deposit so he can pay some bills. Norman's deposit is federally insured by the FSLIC because some liberal wanted to protect his money from unscrupulous bankers who ruined the banking system before the depression.

Norma has to pay his Fannie Mae underwritten Mortgage and his below market federal student loan because some stupid liberal decided that Normie and the government would be better off if he was educated and earned more money over his life-time.

Norman is home from work, he plans to visit his father this evening at his farm home in the country. He gets in his car for the drive to dads; his car is among the safest in the world because some liberal fought for car safety standards. He arrives at his boyhood home. He was the third generation to live in the house financed by Farmers Home Administration because bankers didn't want to make rural loans. The
house didn't have electric until some big government liberal stuck his nose where it didn't belong and demanded rural electrification. (Those rural Republican's would still be sitting in the dark)

He is happy to see his dad who is now retired. His dad lives on Social Security and his union pension because some liberal made sure he could take care of himself so Normie wouldn't have to. After his visit with dad he gets back in his car for the ride home.

He turns on a radio talk show, where Hannity keeps saying that liberals are bad and conservatives are good. (He doesn't tell Norm that his beloved Republicans have fought against every protection and benefit he enjoys throughout his day) Dumbass Norman agrees, "We don't need those big government liberals ruining our lives; after all, I'm a self made man who believes everyone should take care of themselves, just like I have".


Anonymous said...

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin
Well, Benjamin Franklin is right. The liberals who advocate for a stronger role in government are doing just that. You can blame Bush for being one of the only republicans to build up the government's power---but during a time of war--all rules change. In retrospect, liberals have been the type to push for more government help in programs and have pushed more for government run health care and schooling (while privatization of schooling and the like are shunned). So yes, liberty and freedom from government interference is the foundation of what the majority of conservatives believe in. Unlike how the author of this blog twists the words of Mr. Franklin.

Toad734 said...

Is that supposed to be a joke?

Its the conservatives which push for big government which try to regulate who we can marry, who we sleep with, what we do with our reproductive organs, who want the government to tell a husband his brain dead wife can't be taken off life support, who set up think tanks and programs which merge private industry in with government policy who want the government to censor what we see on TV, hear on the radio or read in the news papers restrict the type of magazines we can buy, what days of the week and which counties where we can buy alcohol, who want to set up "random" road blocks, I mean, safey check points, who want to set up new agencies in which to spy on our citizens etc.

Yes, liberals think things like the Department of Transportation which builds roads and public schools are good things but I hardly call that big government.

And exactly how am I taking Franklins comment out of context, or as you say, twisting his words?

Ben Franklin would kill over if he knew what you people were up to today.

I like how you allow Bush to start a phony war and then say that because of this phony war, its ok for the government to control your life and take away your rights. Didn't you see the Star Wars prequals?

By the way, no one shuns privitization of schools, you are free to send your kid to any Catholic school you choose. No one is stopping you. But if my tax dollars have to pay for your wars and your subsidies to rogue nations such as Israel, then your tax dollars have to go to my schools. You can always move to Somalia if you don't want the government to fund public education

Anonymous said...

First of all, I'm very surprised that the liberals haven't done anything for the injustices of what is occurring in Somalia right now!--oh that's right, they are too busy spreading anti-American and anti-government propaganda and promoting a cause that kills over 3,000 babies per day. You brought up a really valid point with the whole censorship of our media---b/c as we all know--republicans love wire taps. Also, isn't it the liberals who are pushing for the "fairness doctrine" to be initiated in order to bring down the conservative talk radio empire? It sounds to me like the liberals got a little embarrassed over the collapse of their liberal talk radio station "AirAmerica". Liberals can't quite understand why many Americans are so exhausted and sick of the liberal smut in the media, that now liberals actually have to DEPEND on government interference to force us to watch the disgust.
HAHA "Liberals think things like Department of Transportation and public schools". This makes the argument too easy when one, intelligent person just looks at our Department of Transportation and public schools. Our public schooling is one of the lowest in the world (compared to other industrialized countries) and children are spoon fed liberalism from the time they are able to cry to authority. Secondly, one can just walk into the nearest train station or government-run facility (or even a city park)and see that anytime the government puts its hands in any form of industry is detrimental to its environment. Conservatives however, hold steadily to the idea that private ownership of many industries (such as city transportation) would improve the conditions because it has value to that owner.
Lastly, I'm not quite certain that Benjamin Franklin would enjoy supporting the liberals in their attempt to morally desecrate our society through praising the homosexual agenda,encouraging laziness for the masses in the forms of government assistance to those who continually abuse it and he wouldn't appreciate this importance of becoming a "green-wise" society. Because, frankly, Benjamin did invent the light bulb! :)

Toad734 said...

Wow, your view of the world is so completely one sided and skewed that I don't even know where to begin. Clearly "the liberals" haven't done enough to censor your right wing Nazi shows because its obvious that you open wide and take whatever the spoon is full of. I know Limbaugh, who is a Oxy Contin addict, has been married 3 times and has cheated on 2 of his wives, is the role model from which you model your life but guess what, when you do as much hillbilly heroin as he does, sometimes reality isn't as you perceived it.

The Fairness Doctrine hasn't been applied since 1984. You need to get over that and find something else to rant about.

I like how you say "Americans" are so sick of the "liberal media" in the same sentence that you say Air America went under. It sounds like you and I would both agree that most of the airwaves are in the hands of Conservatives, Clear Channel, Limbaugh and all those religious nuts on the radio like Bob Larson so ya, where is all this liberal media and exactly what are they not reporting?

And where were all these babies being killed? With all the conservatives on the radio, you would think that they would direct us to all these piles of dead 3000 "babies", yet where are they?

And thanks for pointing out that Government run education is better. By pointing out that all other industrialized nations have a better education system than we do, you expose the fact that the prevalent private schools and home shcooler here is one of the main reasons we are falling behind the rest of the world. Of course maybe if we put as much money into our public schools as they do in Europe, our schools wouldn't be worse than theirs. You, however are advocating just the opposite. Denmark spends 8.5% of its GDP on Education, Sweden spends 7.7% where as the US spends less than Latvia at 5.7%. Thanks for pointing out the we neglect education. And no, kids aren't fed liberalism. I know you want to teach them that Adam and Eve rode dinosaurs to Church but when we teach evolution it isn't liberal, its science. And its funny that the history books never talk about how Columbus took slaves, killed Indians, that the decimation of the Indian nations by the US was in fact genocide. They also never teach us about the Japanese containment camps or how workers were exploited in the industrial revolution or how we invaded Mexico and took their land. So I would say that the education system here is very conservative, white washed, Yahoo America and Nationalist. You can try to disagree if you like but you will have to site examples. So no, I don't think Enron or Chrysler should run our public school system, they don't even know how to run their businesses.

And I have been to the Grand Canyon, The Indiana Dunes, Yellowstone and other National Parks ran by the government and they are a lot nicer than Disney Land, which is privately owned.

And if public transportation was private, a subway ride would cost you around $15 a ride. At least here, knowing the CTA budget, it would be cheaper to take a cab 12 blocks that to take public transportation. But yes, the transportation system is subsidized and it has allowed places like NY and Chicago to become the cities they are and reduces traffic and pollution which benefits everyone. Most people in Manhattan don't even own a car and I know plenty in Chicago that don't either, nor do the need one as they can walk to everything. Try doing that in a red state where they don't fund public transportation.

And are you really going to talk about morals in the same sentence with Ben Franklin, the Deist who often attacked Christian morality and the ladies man with syphilis?

Anonymous said...

It's funny how we spend less than Latvia in public education---although 5% of our entire budget could probably buy the country. The defense that homeschooling and private schools are the demise of our education system sounds to me like you want private school kids to be forced to have public education----who knows---it might decrease the drop out rate that currently stands at 20-25% for public schools.
Likewise, Disney world and yellowstone are attractions, Wyoming and Florida wouldn't be anywhere without these American trademarks (so, that whole argument of privatization vs. government is irrelevant).
Oh, and by the way, NYC and Chicago don't make up all of America---and I live in a red state----Georgia, and we used to have an AWESOME public transportation system for Atlanta. But, the government took it over and now I'd feel safer walking through a gay pride parade with a Bible in hand.
Wow, this debate could go on longer than Bill Maher's receding hair line. So, I'm willing to agree to disagee. I had a private school education (and no, i'm not rich at all, my parents have worked hard to get where they are now--and even then we are making ends meet---but in my private education, we were taught the brutality of this nation's history(It's a fact, history is brutal, and no nation would have survived back then by saying please. It's not justification, but everything happens for a reason. We were taught Adam and Eve along with Evolution (which is a THEORY!! but the liberals were all up-in-arms when conervatives almost passed a bill that would allow Creationism to be allowed in the same book as evolution---since they are both theories and all). You can't help our public school system by merely throwing money at it (which is most liberal's stance on many issues). Liberals need to own up to their own responsibility and realize that a parent's authority is the most important in a child's life and for those who are less fortunate---quality of education is better than the quantity of cars some these Teacher union leaders are rolling around in.
All i want is to tell people when they read this site, is to think for themselves. Don't rely on this propoganda that starbuck's latte drinkers, the "intellectuals", or even MTV wants to force upon you in order to make a decision about the direction of this country. There is propaganda found in both political parties but let us not be naive and trust those who want to undermine the ideals and traditions that this great nation was founded upon. Throwing money at the homeless, or the government giving $5,000 to every baby born on our soil (Which is Hilary Clinton's grand idea) will not solve poverty in this country. It's not the government's responsibility to constantly shove money in your pocket (usually in the pocket of those who don't actually need it).All this does is exploit the poor and make them an even more repressed class under the government. It's slavery! and it's number one on the liberal's agenda!

Toad734 said...

Evolution isn't a theory, it’s a fact. Your "theory" isn't really a theory in the world of science because you have nothing to base it on. The "theory" of ID is based only on an edited, re-translated, 5000 year old book whose author remains a mystery; not on testable data or evidence. That’s all the proof you have. We have fossils, DNA, geology and biology on our side and speaking of Neanderthals what do you have, Ahmadinejad and Ted Haggard?

Species evolve in their environments, that’s a fact; It’s why cave fish don't have any eyes. The only theoretical parts are some of the steps in between and where the materials for life originated. It’s also why Komodo Dragons only live in Indonesia and Pandas only live in China, Noah most certainly didn't travel to Indonesia and put the Komodo back in its place after the flood, nor did he bring the wooly mammoth back to North America 3000 years before Columbus landed here.

I’m certainly not blaming the downfall of educated American populous on private schools and home schooling but you have to see that it’s no coincidence between us falling behind the world in science and you saying that Adam and Eve used to buy saddles for their dinosaurs at Wal-Mart.

And I can point to a place like Japan, Denmark and Norway and say that "a government" is capable of making sure its population gets educated. They do a pretty good job with the fire dept., libraries, national parks and the Highway system and I don't see how turning our education system over to Enron executives is the way to go. Just because Republicans and White Suburbanites don't want to spend money on inner-city schools, doesn't mean that we need less government, it means we need better government. Why is it that one of the most important jobs in America pays the least? That’s a problem; you can't assume you can always recruit quality teachers paying 30,000 per year.

And by the way, if turning over a mass transit system to private corporations would magically fix everything, why is it that Amtrak is still subsidized by the Federal Government and couldn't survive without its intervention??

Last time I checked Atlanta has 2 train lines and has probably doubled in population since they were built. I have ridden one of these and it seemed as safe or safer than anything else in Atlanta. I mean, there were a lot of black people on the train but they weren't stabbing me or anything. If you want to see good mass transit go to NYC or DC, I’m pretty sure they aren’t run by Tyco.

Toad734 said...

Oh, and no the whole country isn't NYC or Chicago but without California, Illinois and NY, you folks in the red states woudln't be able to keep your 5% sales tax rates and low property tax rates because your states depend on the welfare from the federal government collected from profitable, progressive states like Illinois, NY, CA and NJ.

California has a higher GDP than all the confederate states combined.

So, someone subsidizing transportation in these cities allow them to be more healthy and productive which allows them to send money back to your Tobacco farmers and earned income credits for all your 14 year olds having out of wed-lock babies.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you are really trying to pull out any form of insult to win this argument. There's one thing you need learn about the Red States---they aren't all confederate states! look at a map! You are right that NYC and Chicago and California are important to our economy and taxation but you fail to mention how America would not be able to sustain it self without the food provided from the Midwest (the "bread-basket of America"---which is predominately Red State).
We all contribute something to this great nation and i think by saying NYC has the stock exchange and San Fransisco has weekly gay-pride marches doesn't make them anymore important than the coal mines of West Virginia!
Thank you for mentioning how our "5,000 year old book" gives no scientific fact or isn't even a valid argument against fossils. There's something you need to learn about historical evidence and how the older the source is (and the most accurate it is to that original source)--- the more accurate the evidence will be to support its claims. Wasn't Darwin's theories only created a little over a century ago? Multiply that 100 years by 50 and then get back to me on accuracy.
Secondly, many liberals and Darwin fanatics don't take into account the numerous prophesies mentioned form the Bible that have been fulfilled. There are too many to post here now, but go to and read about 100 prophesies that have come true that were mentioned by this "archaic book"! All liberals can do to combat Creationism is talk about Adam and Eve riding dinosaurs---but sorry Mr. Darwin, I'm still waiting for humans to evolve into another species. Truly I am! that would explain why Michael Moore looks like the missing link!

Toad734 said...

If you are referring to the production of Corn in Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Indiana and Illinois, I am sure Illinois can generate as much corn as all the blue states would ever need. This is one of the main reasons red states are in the red; they make food that isn't used as food, and it’s an unprofitable crop which is subsidized by the federal government. So we would actually be better off without those states. We can get our sweeteners from Hawaii and Jamaica, you know, Sugar, something that the human body can actually metabolize. We would have the money to get beef from Canada, Argentina, and Brazil and even buy it from the confederacy since you would have an abundance of beef with no market for it due to your sparse population. So no, we don't need food from the Red states. California is #1 in the country for Agriculture and I love California / Oregon wine and Washington and Michigan Apples.

Atomic theory is not even 100 years old and look where that "theory" is now. When a story is passed down over and over again through history it becomes unreliable, when a scientific theory is proposed and it passes scientific scrutiny there’s usually no need to wait it out.

I can’t wait to see all those prophecies. I may even do a blog about it depending on how ridiculous it is. Either that or how Nostradamus got more predictions right or about all the biblical predictions which didn't happen or maybe the ones that are just hearsay and not proven to actually been prophesized or proven to have ever happened at all. There is no proof that Jesus rose from the dead other than the similarity between the son of God and the Sun / Sun God and its resurrection after three days after winter solstice. Ever wonder why Christian and Jewish holidays revolve around Solstices and seasons? Look into that one and ill check out your prophecies.

So now you do believe in Evolution?? Michael Moore is your proof, George Bush is mine. Glad we can agree on something.

Toad734 said...

Ok, so instead of reading all 100 prophecies (its helps find the link when you spell prophecies right) I went to the "10 Being Fulfilled Today" part.

Here they are and there are there problems:

1st of all, most of these aren't actually from the Bible, they are from the Torah which the Bible adopted. So to say that these came true and therefore Christianity reign supreme would be a stretch. This may be cool for the Jews but as Christians, until something in Revelations comes true, you’re still on your own.

1. Abraham’s descendants would have their own country
Ok, sure that happened twice but I am sure most people back then in a sparsely populated world would spawn someone who would have their own kingdom such as Heth and the Hittites. Now, if Genesis, which predicted this event, was written by Moses, while Moses was on a campaign to Canaan to establish the state of Israel (the Jewish State), then he could have easily added the part about Abraham founding a nation if he was about to fulfill that "prophecy" 600 years after Abrahams death. I can get a girl pregnant and then write a book saying that I said she would get pregnant 20 years ago and look like a prophet.

Abraham is actually the grandfather of many tribes / nations and religions, not just the Jews. So there were probably several nations/kingdoms which would recognize Abraham as their forefather.

More to come

Toad734 said...

5. God will never forget the children of Israel

10. Jesus said His words would never be forgotten

Ok, you cant say a prophecy has been fulfilled when you use the word NEVER. Since it isn't currently the end of time, we don't know if this will be the case or not. There are plenty of religions which survived thousands of years only to be forgotten. I don't see any indications that Christianity is any different.

So we are now down to 8 out of the 10 we started with, I think we will be able to merge a couple others as well. We have one vague prophecy out of 3 that has come true.

Toad734 said...

2. Jacob saw a vision of Israel's future

Again, if Genesis was "The Book of Moses" this was written around 5-600 years after this "Vision" was supposed to have happened. I can write a book saying that in 2001 I had a vision of 9/11 and then when 9/11 happened I revealed myself as a prophetic instrument of God. Clearly that wouldn't be the case.
That being said, I can't prove that he didn't have a vision but what's more likely here?

That being said, I could easily change out "Israelites" with Armenians and its the exact same story, as I am sure this story has happened time and time again throughout history.

So we are down to 7.

Toad734 said...

4. The people of Israel would be scattered worldwide

6. The people of Israel would have a worldwide impact

Ok, these are two of the three parts of Jacobs vision in number 2 so they can't be counted again.

We are down to 5.

Toad734 said...

3. Counting Abraham's descendants would be like counting the stars

Ok, technically this is true, even though there are more than a billion or so stars. But how bold of a prediction is this for a man with 2 wives and a concubine that lived 5000 years ago. Of course, he’s going to have more descendants than he can count.

So in a vague sort of a cop out way, this is true.

So you have 2 out of the 10 so far but again, if Moses wrote this while looking over the 2 million Israelites in the Sinai Peninsula after the Exodus, that would have been more than he could count and thus could have written the story as such.

Toad734 said...

7. Israel would be partitioned by other nations

Ok, so Israel, filled with a nation of bickering people who were never happy and thus never unified and had invaded and pissed off and entire section of the world was partitioned by other nations a few times. Wow, that's a stretch of a prophecy. What's Ironic is that they didn't predict that Israel would invade and occupy some of those partitions.

The main problem with this prophecy is that, although there is debate about when Joel lived, those dates are after the death of Solomon and the partition of Israel and Judah. Therefore its obvious that Joel was writing a prophecy which had already happened at least once. Which, really isn't a prophecy is it?

Solomon died around 928, the kingdom divided between 928-930 BCE

The dates Joel supposedly lived range from 835-500 BCE.

Anonymous said...

I'm a Messianic Jew (It's a big word--you might want to look it up)---so that website is doubly important to me! :)

Toad734 said...

Umm, you mean Jews for Jesus (aka Christians).

So does this mean you are Ashkenazi or a convert?

If you are culturally and at one time spiritually jewish then yes, those prophecies would have more relevance to you than they would a Christian but as you saw, most of them aren't really prophecies. I will finish my list (I think I have 2 left) and probably make a new post of it.