Meet the new boss.
Same as the old boss.
This will not end well.
Doesn’t Cruz’s wife work at Goldman? Besides the fact he’s not natural born.
Yessiree! Heidi Cruz is a Goldman Sachs investment banker. It makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, don’t it?
If I thought it mattered, I guess Rand Paul would be the best choice next time the circus, I mean election, is on.
Wow I was not aware of this. Thanks for the info guys.
This by Miss Ann makes a fine addition to Curtis’ post above.
Can’t have the one without t’other.
Reblogged this on The Lynler Report.
But it will end well…just some rotten shit getting there, most likely. It’s a guaranteed good ending, however long it takes. Either that or nobody lives anyway, which renders it moot.
“You can’t fool Mother Nature.” “Reality is the final arbiter.” Yadda yadda yadda. It’s already etched in stone…Liberty, like Truth, will out.
” It’s already etched in stone”
B y who? You? Because you say so?
Reduced to platitudes now, are we?
“Epistemology, gotta love it!”
Maybe, but not epistemologists. But then you’re a statistically insufficient sample. Perhaps if I met more than one hard core, bed rock, primal epistemologist I might find the love… but I have my doubts.
“Liberty, like Truth, will out.”
In all of recorded history, both Liberty and Truth have not fared well. It takes commitment to something greater than one’s personal philosophical purity, and moreover personal (Ughh!) sacrifice to make either one real and effective.
“In all of recorded history, both Liberty and Truth have not fared well.”
True enough, though they did pretty well in the 1770s and 1780s. Not much overall maybe, but something new at the time.
What’s the diff anyway? Why are YOU held back by the madness of others? God or no God, it’s YOUR life to live. Here’s you in 1880—“Horseless carriages? Pshaw, can’t ever happen.” Take a look around now. Turns out it could happen, huh?
It’s not my personal philosophy that’s pure; it’s my right to live my life in accordance with it, that is. You got the same thing, as does every person alive, at least to start. Now go ahead and explain to the good folk here why it’s your opinion that this right–this “self-evident” right in the words of the Founders–should be sacrificed in the name of something greater than themselves.
Yeah, epistemology. If you gave it a bit of rational thought, you’d discover that there’s simply no other “good” out there. But no…you say that because you BELIEVE that there is, everyone should go along. And if they don’t, make ’em.
Same ol’ shit as the commie-libs and every collectivist out there.
” If you gave it a bit of rational thought, you’d discover that there’s simply no other “good” out there. But no…you say that because you BELIEVE that there is, everyone should go along. And if they don’t, make ‘em.”
You might be touching on something that is on my mind a lot lately. I have mad respect for Karl Denninger but I think he is dead wrong on his notions of a secular state. There is no such thing as “good” outside of the divine, so where does that leave us?
It leaves you wherever you wish it to leave you, mamahorn. Why, what shall you propose otherwise?
Not that it matters, but I trust you know that the founding of this country arose among folk who had vast religious differences. In large part, that’s why they came here in the first place…originally I mean.
Nearly everyone thinks that David Koresh was a nutcase. My point stands in that instance too—of what possible relevance could that be?
“There is no such thing as “good” outside of the divine, so where does that leave us?”
Exactly. And that’s what Jim just can’t stand… anything greater than his self glorification. That right there is the crux of all his fervent desire to contest these matters and why he gets so upset with many of us who resist, and resent, his “corrections,” criticisms and “here’s your error” comments.
Jim, the idea that your insignificant self is somehow supreme was addressed in the beginning…
Lucifer was cast out from the Presence of God because he could not stand the thought of his own nature, ie not God. He would “rather rule in Hell than serve in Heaven.” And he has tried to destroy the relationship of humanity with God ever since.
Allegory or not, it matters little. Neither you nor any one person has the Truth of it All, or even your little piece, certainly not to the degree to which you insist that your pronouncements attain.
So pout and stamp your foot all you want. You will never be happy or whole while remaining apart from The Great Mystery, with nothing but your pitiful self as substance.
BTW, why don’t you try an ounce of LOGIC? “Personal sacrifice” has been the mantra forever and yet you note that Liberty and Truth have not fared well. Check with a five-year-old to discover the conclusion that follows from that.
And finally, you’re seeking an unachievable goal, which is ALWAYS irrational. How do I know this? Simple, because I will NEVER admit to the justice of sacrifice, even as I’m chomping at the bit to join with others for the sake of a good end. That’s not sacrifice; that’s rational teamwork.
Further, I’m not the only one. Are you ready to kill us in order to pretend you’re making a “better world” or whatever claptrap you have in mind at the moment?
Spit it out, tough guy. I’m telling you forthrightly that I will NEVER go along with your philosophy. Now you tell me forthrightly—are you willing to kill me because of that? That’s a “yes” or a “no.” If “yes,” then molon labe motherfucker. If “no,” then welcome to Rightful Liberty.
Alright. You really jumped the shark with this one:
“Spit it out, tough guy. I’m telling you forthrightly that I will NEVER go along with your philosophy. Now you tell me forthrightly—are you willing to kill me because of that? That’s a “yes” or a “no.” If “yes,” then molon labe motherfucker. If “no,” then welcome to Rightful Liberty.”
I have said nothing about forcing you to do a single damned thing. Never. Not once. What I have said is that you will be forced by circumstances to find that your philosophy is inadequate for any other than to please yourself that you know better than the rest of us. That will mean jack shit in severely trying times. You will not be able to rationally convince, deal with or persuade those who will be willing to force you or take your life.
” Now go ahead and explain to the good folk here why it’s your opinion that this right–this “self-evident” right in the words of the Founders–should be sacrificed in the name of something greater than themselves.”
Putting words in my mouth, again, that I never said nor implied. Now you explain to the good people here how it is that you can read my mind and know more about me and “the good people here” than we know about ourselves.
When it takes you three posts, culminating in that hysteria I quoted first above, to respond to my comment that you cannot know the future with such granite certainty, and you contort and extrapolate, in your usual fashion, the plain meaning of what I actually wrote, I think most of the good people here can discern for themselves just how thin your skin and your philosophy really are.
Know the future? If I knew the future, I’d be at the racetrack. Either address the issues or don’t, but pretending that I’m the issue is an insult to the readers and a very weak distraction.
And then let’s build and trade—PROFITABLY, BENEFICIALLY.
What have you got to trade? A philosophy of selfish indulgence, rationalization of whatever your personal desires are, in the moment?
What I need is faith, courage, fortitude, honor, trust, and a lot of other “stuff” of which you deny the existence and utility. Since you deny any other than your precious self, and know of no other referent…
You have nothing I need or want, nor do you admit of your own need for the same.
“Profit” is not measured only in the material.
“For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?” Jesus Christ
Seems to back up Ann’s article — she has been ringing the bell for a while.
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