We know how we got here, how do we get out of this?

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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
You can get arrested for expired tags on your car but not for being in the country illegally.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...
Your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more of your money.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...
A seven year-old boy can be thrown out of school for calling his teacher "cute" but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if.....
The Supreme Court of the United States can rule that lower courts cannot display the 10 Commandments in their courtroom, while sitting in front of a display of the 10 Commandments.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
Children are forcibly removed from parents who appropriately discipline them while children of "underprivileged" drug addicts are left to rot in filth infested cesspools.

You know you live in Country run by idiots if....
Working class Americans pay for their own health care (and the health care of everyone else) while unmarried women are free to have child after child on the "State's" dime while never being held responsible for their own choices.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
Hard work and success are rewarded with higher taxes and government intrusion, while slothful, lazy behavior is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing, and free cell phones.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
The government's plan for getting people back to work is to provide 99 weeks of unemployment checks (to not work).

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
Being self-sufficient is considered a threat to the government.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
Politicians think that stripping away the amendments to the Constitution is really protecting the rights of the people.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
The rights of the Government come before the rights of the individual.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
Parents believe the State is responsible for providing for their children.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
You can write a post like this just by reading the news headlines.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
You pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big screen TV while your neighbor defaults on his mortgage (while buying iphones, TV's and new cars) and the government forgives his debt and reduces his mortgage (with your tax dollars).

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
Your government can add anything they want to your kid's water (fluoride, chlorine, etc.) but you are not allowed to give them raw milk.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
Being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you "safe".

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
You have to have your parents signature to go on a school field trip but not to get an abortion.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
An 80 year-old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a Muslim woman in a burka is only subject to having her neck and head searched.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...
Using the "N" word is considered "hate speech" but writing and singing songs about raping women and killing cops is considered "art".

Unfortunately, this list could go on and on……...
Our country is run by idiots. We are in distress. Where do we go from here??

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No. YOU are an idiot. Most of your examples are perfectly acceptable and agreed upon by the vast majority of Americans. Most aren't fringe extremists like you.
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Le Jumbo wrote:
No. YOU are an idiot. Most of your examples are perfectly acceptable and agreed upon by the vast majority of Americans. Most aren't fringe extremists like you.
Please, take the time to cite specific examples of the list that you think are reasonable expectations for people to expect from the government. Remember to use examples from the list you commented on in the format it was provided(the list you said the examples are perfectly acceptable to the vast majority of Americans).
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Le Jumbo wrote:
No. YOU are an idiot. Most of your examples are perfectly acceptable and agreed upon by the vast majority of Americans. Most aren't fringe extremists like you.
Sheeple,

As a defective YOU should be glad that the Majority, Spell that "Mob Rule", are limited by the Constitutional Republic.....YOU would be 1st in line for the Clean up if the Majority ruled!

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Le Jumbo wrote:
No. YOU are an idiot. Most of your examples are perfectly acceptable and agreed upon by the vast majority of Americans. Most aren't fringe extremists like you.
Typical Le Dumbo crapola.

"Most of your examples are perfectly acceptable..."

OK. Con gave 19 specific exaqmples above. Can I follow what non-starter asked with:

"Which 10 or more are perfectly acceptable?"

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Le Jumbo wrote:
No. YOU are an idiot. Most of your examples are perfectly acceptable and agreed upon by the vast majority of Americans. Most aren't fringe extremists like you.
Please take your Soma and eat your Soylent Green.

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Con, you hit a home run with what you posted above. I don't know where you got that, but it is good.

I recently received one of those e-mails from a friend who knows my affection for the City of Chicago. While some of what is listed is specific to Chicago, it is indicative of what happens when Democrats are in charge.

It reads: CHICAGO !!!

Should the U.S. pull out of Chicago ?

Body count in the last six months:
292 killed (murdered) in Chicago
221 killed in Iraq
AND Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the entire US.

President: Barack Hussein Obama
Senator: Dick Durbin
House Representative: Jesse Jackson Jr.(soon to be in jail)
Governor: Pat Quinn (soon to be in jail)
House leader: Mike Madigan
Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike)
Mayor: Rahm Emanuel

The leadership in Illinois - all Democrats.

Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!

Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country.

State pension fund $78 Billion in debt, worst in country.

Cook County (Chicago) sales tax 10.25% highest in country.

And this culture is gonna 'fix' Washington politics for us???

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A little divert and deflect action, Smart Liberal? I'm not going to waste my time proving you are wrong, but I'm sure that at least half of your post is completely fabricated like usual.

I don't have time to pick apart Consistent's rant piece by piece, but here is a start:

You can get arrested for expired tags on your car but not for being in the country illegally.

No, you CAN get arrested for being in this country illegally and jailed and deported. And generally you are tagged for expired tabs, not arrested.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...
A seven year-old boy can be thrown out of school for calling his teacher "cute" but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable.

No proof of either item is offered, but the anti-marriage equality people's story about hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school was found to be completely false.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....Children are forcibly removed from parents who appropriately discipline them while children of "underprivileged" drug addicts are left to rot in filth infested cesspools.

Chuldren are rightfully removed from parents that physically abuse their children; most Americans agree with this. Children of "underprivileged" drug addicts are also removed from their praents if allegations can be proven.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....Being self-sufficient is considered a threat to the government.

Completely untrue except in the minds of the the lunatic fringe.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
Your government can add anything they want to your kid's water (fluoride, chlorine, etc.) but you are not allowed to give them raw milk.

Americans agree that chlorine and fluoride are good and raw milk is hazardous. The government is doing the will of the people.

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Smart Liberal wrote:
Con, you hit a home run with what you posted above. I don't know where you got that, but it is good.
I recently received one of those e-mails from a friend who knows my affection for the City of Chicago. While some of what is listed is specific to Chicago, it is indicative of what happens when Democrats are in charge.
It reads: CHICAGO !!!
Should the U.S. pull out of Chicago ?
Body count in the last six months:
292 killed (murdered) in Chicago
221 killed in Iraq
AND Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the entire US.
President: Barack Hussein Obama
Senator: Dick Durbin
House Representative: Jesse Jackson Jr.(soon to be in jail)
Governor: Pat Quinn (soon to be in jail)
House leader: Mike Madigan
Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike)
Mayor: Rahm Emanuel
The leadership in Illinois - all Democrats.
Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!
Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country.
State pension fund $78 Billion in debt, worst in country.
Cook County (Chicago) sales tax 10.25% highest in country.
And this culture is gonna 'fix' Washington politics for us???
My appoligies to Can't, but You can't make this shit up!!

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Le Jumbo wrote:
The government is doing the will of the people.
The Government is the people, and the fact the majority of Americans seem to have forgotten that and actually believe we can just continue to print money, depend on world order to protect us and in general ignore the basic principles that made us a great nation simply amazes me!

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<quoted text>The Government is the people, and the fact the majority of Americans seem to have forgotten that and actually believe we can just continue to print money, depend on world order to protect us and in general ignore the basic principles that made us a great nation simply amazes me!
Every time I'm about ready to write you off as another right wing idiot you manage to say something that makes a little sense.

It is unfortunate that the gap between the right and the left has become insurmountably wide because there are good points on both sides - but neither side will admit that any longer.

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A little divert and deflect action, Smart Liberal? I'm not going to waste my time proving you are wrong, but I'm sure that at least half of your post is completely fabricated like usual.
I don't have time to pick apart Consistent's rant piece by piece, but here is a start:
You can get arrested for expired tags on your car but not for being in the country illegally.
No, you CAN get arrested for being in this country illegally and jailed and deported. And generally you are tagged for expired tabs, not arrested.
You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...
A seven year-old boy can be thrown out of school for calling his teacher "cute" but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable.
No proof of either item is offered, but the anti-marriage equality people's story about hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school was found to be completely false.
You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....Children are forcibly removed from parents who appropriately discipline them while children of "underprivileged" drug addicts are left to rot in filth infested cesspools.
Chuldren are rightfully removed from parents that physically abuse their children; most Americans agree with this. Children of "underprivileged" drug addicts are also removed from their praents if allegations can be proven.
You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....Being self-sufficient is considered a threat to the government.
Completely untrue except in the minds of the the lunatic fringe.
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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if....
Your government can add anything they want to your kid's water (fluoride, chlorine, etc.) but you are not allowed to give them raw milk.
Americans agree that chlorine and fluoride are good and raw milk is hazardous. The government is doing the will of the people.
You are really the dumbest person on here. Let's start at the top, OK?

If you are an illegal pulled over for speeding in the City of Minneapolis. The nice police officer knows you are an illegal. Will you be arrested for being in this country illegally?

The answer is NO!

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Niether of the Above wrote:
<quoted text>My appoligies to Can't, but You can't make this shit up!!
No apology necessary. Truth is almost always stranger than fiction. Unfortunately, it is usually more painful too.

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It is unfortunate that the gap between the right and the left has become insurmountably wide because there are good points on both sides - but neither side will admit that any longer.
Something I think we can all agree on.
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Every time I'm about ready to write you off as another right wing idiot you manage to say something that makes a little sense.
It is unfortunate that the gap between the right and the left has become insurmountably wide because there are good points on both sides - but neither side will admit that any longer.
Even a broken clock is right twice a day! but NOA is civil he's just struggling with Change.

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You are really the dumbest person on here. Let's start at the top, OK?
If you are an illegal pulled over for speeding in the City of Minneapolis. The nice police officer knows you are an illegal. Will you be arrested for being in this country illegally?
The answer is NO!
I think you and CRASSUS should get together and have your little love fest. Maybe one of you will knock some sense into the other.

The answer to your question is "most likely not".

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Even a broken clock is right twice a day! but NOA is civil he's just struggling with Change.
NO struggles Red, I survived Carter, Clinton, and 4 years of Obama. I am use to change, I just don't like the change Mr. Obama and his minions are taking us!

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Every time I'm about ready to write you off as another right wing idiot you manage to say something that makes a little sense.
It is unfortunate that the gap between the right and the left has become insurmountably wide because there are good points on both sides - but neither side will admit that any longer.
Economic issues, should not divide us,, I can understand how religion and politics do, but the economics should not. The history of civilizations has shown there will be haves and have nots. The day we all become economically equal is the day we collapse as a society. Talented, hard working people, who understand the path and can draw the map will alway have an economic advantage over those who simply follow the map. But when you attempt to elevate those who can't even read the map, to the same as those drawing the map, conflict and failure is the result. The Soviet Union failed and China's leaders, smart enough to recognize the handwriting on the wall, are moving toward a, albeit controled level, more capitalisitc economy. The old axiom, "Give a man a fish, he can eat, teach a man to fish, he can provide for his family"
Obama SHOULD CRY

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And then consider this:

In 2010 Obama and congress cut $800 million in school security funding.

The annual cost of ObamaPhones is $1.3 billion.

So under the bus went school security funding so Obama could buy votes with FREE ObamaPhones.

The USA is on the way to destruction!

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<quoted text>Economic issues, should not divide us,, I can understand how religion and politics do, but the economics should not. The history of civilizations has shown there will be haves and have nots. The day we all become economically equal is the day we collapse as a society. Talented, hard working people, who understand the path and can draw the map will alway have an economic advantage over those who simply follow the map. But when you attempt to elevate those who can't even read the map, to the same as those drawing the map, conflict and failure is the result. The Soviet Union failed and China's leaders, smart enough to recognize the handwriting on the wall, are moving toward a, albeit controled level, more capitalisitc economy. The old axiom, "Give a man a fish, he can eat, teach a man to fish, he can provide for his family"
Although I don't mention it much anymore, we've talked about this is the past - my opinion is that those collecting government assistance should be required to put in 40 hours a week of labor, except for the retired and handicapped and those in a government approved training program.

I've never said that everyone should earn the same, btw, nor do I believe that.

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