Today in Wisconsin students rise up and protest! - Page 15 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Free Your Mind
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-05-2012, 09:30 PM   #211
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Irvine511's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 30,473
Local Time: 09:49 PM
Do we need to talk about Citizens United again?
__________________

__________________
Irvine511 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 10:42 PM   #212
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: The American Resistance
Posts: 4,754
Local Time: 08:49 PM
Scott Walker wins.

This is what democracy looks like when it throws away the bongos, takes a bath and gets a real job.
__________________

__________________
INDY500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 10:45 PM   #213
Blue Crack Addict
 
anitram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: NY
Posts: 16,272
Local Time: 09:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by INDY500 View Post
Unless you are equally concerned with billionaires like George Soros pumping money into Wisconsin or union protestors being bussed in from other states your objection rings rather hollow.
Yes, because those are the same.

__________________
anitram is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 11:19 PM   #214
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
I Move in Mysterious Ways's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 4,258
Local Time: 09:49 PM
It's sad that the whole recall movement went through all that work just to watch Barrett shit his pants again.
__________________
I Move in Mysterious Ways is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2012, 11:23 PM   #215
Blue Crack Addict
 
deep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: A far distance down.
Posts: 28,501
Local Time: 06:49 PM
he and his cohorts win by a bigger margin than the 2010 election
36% of union workers voted for him

truth? , this really is the people's will

I know the tea party people did not want to believe Obama's win in 2008 was the people's will
__________________
deep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 12:49 AM   #216
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Irvine511's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 30,473
Local Time: 09:49 PM
But there aren't any jobs, INDY. Austerity now, austerity tomorrow, austerity forever!
__________________
Irvine511 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 08:02 AM   #217
Blue Crack Addict
 
anitram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: NY
Posts: 16,272
Local Time: 09:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by deep View Post
I do believe public pensions and benefits are a serious problem, they are way out of portion compared to the private sector.

But, this meat cleaver approach does seem a bit too heavy handed, I am not sure how I would vote if I lived in Wisconsin.
Best post in this thread.

Increasingly issues such as this one will become generational fights. We have perhaps the most entitled generation of all, the baby boomers, and then we have the younger people, who are allegedly the entitled ones. Talk about being bamboozled about what is actually going on. The youth these days is fighting for the entitlements of their parents, which their parents gave themselves willy nilly and set themselves up nicely while we'll have to slave into old age. The problem is that these social programs are not sustainable at the current demographics and given our current budgets so everyone under 50 or 55 is up a shit creek without a paddle.

Way to go, boomers.
__________________
anitram is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 09:34 AM   #218
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
maycocksean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: The Most Important State in the Union
Posts: 4,882
Local Time: 09:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by INDY500 View Post

This is what democracy looks like when it throws away the bongos, takes a bath and gets a real job.
Dude, you've got to come up with some new tropes.

How about addressing the knee-jerk support for big government handouts by the lefties on this forum as illustrated in Anitram's most recent post. . . .

__________________
maycocksean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 12:58 PM   #219
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,974
Local Time: 09:49 PM
Some woman in the audience slapped that Barrett guy after his concession speech.

I agree 100% that public pensions and benefits are out of proportion. It's only natural that people working in the private sector, and unemployed people, would be very angry about it.
__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 06:43 PM   #220
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Stateless
Posts: 56,357
Local Time: 09:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by anitram

Yes, because those are the same.
...and Obama vastly outspent McCain.

The big spender almost always wins. Democracy is still broken, regardless of party affiliation.

Now when the big spender loses anyways? Well that guy just plain sucks.
__________________
Headache in a Suitcase is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 06:44 PM   #221
Blue Crack Distributor
 
Headache in a Suitcase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Stateless
Posts: 56,357
Local Time: 09:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by anitram

Best post in this thread.

Increasingly issues such as this one will become generational fights. We have perhaps the most entitled generation of all, the baby boomers, and then we have the younger people, who are allegedly the entitled ones. Talk about being bamboozled about what is actually going on. The youth these days is fighting for the entitlements of their parents, which their parents gave themselves willy nilly and set themselves up nicely while we'll have to slave into old age. The problem is that these social programs are not sustainable at the current demographics and given our current budgets so everyone under 50 or 55 is up a shit creek without a paddle.

Way to go, boomers.


The Worst Generation
__________________
Headache in a Suitcase is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 06:58 PM   #222
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Canadiens1131's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 10,363
Local Time: 10:49 PM
INDY reiterates he is living in a 1960s, Vietnam Era paradigm of his own making.
__________________
Canadiens1131 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 07:05 PM   #223
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Irvine511's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 30,473
Local Time: 09:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Headache in a Suitcase

...and Obama vastly outspent McCain.

The big spender almost always wins. Democracy is still broken, regardless of party affiliation.

Now when the big spender loses anyways? Well that guy just plain sucks.


Does it make a difference when 4 out of Walker's top 7 donors are out of state billionaires?

That said, recalls are stupid unless it's for, like, criminal activity.
__________________
Irvine511 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 08:16 PM   #224
Blue Crack Addict
 
Moonlit_Angel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: In a dimension known as the Twilight Zone...do de doo doo, do de doo doo...
Posts: 19,256
Local Time: 08:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by anitram View Post
Best post in this thread.

Increasingly issues such as this one will become generational fights. We have perhaps the most entitled generation of all, the baby boomers, and then we have the younger people, who are allegedly the entitled ones. Talk about being bamboozled about what is actually going on. The youth these days is fighting for the entitlements of their parents, which their parents gave themselves willy nilly and set themselves up nicely while we'll have to slave into old age. The problem is that these social programs are not sustainable at the current demographics and given our current budgets so everyone under 50 or 55 is up a shit creek without a paddle.

Way to go, boomers.
I like this post very much .
__________________
Moonlit_Angel is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2012, 09:21 PM   #225
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: The American Resistance
Posts: 4,754
Local Time: 08:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by anitram View Post
Best post in this thread.

Increasingly issues such as this one will become generational fights. We have perhaps the most entitled generation of all, the baby boomers, and then we have the younger people, who are allegedly the entitled ones. Talk about being bamboozled about what is actually going on. The youth these days is fighting for the entitlements of their parents, which their parents gave themselves willy nilly and set themselves up nicely while we'll have to slave into old age. The problem is that these social programs are not sustainable at the current demographics and given our current budgets so everyone under 50 or 55 is up a shit creek without a paddle.

Way to go, boomers.
If you are outraged that...

...Social Security and Medicare are demographic ponzi schemes.

...cities and states are laying off young workers to pay the pensions of retired public sector workers.

...Obamacare will force healthy young individuals to purchase comprehensive health insurance and use those premiums to pay for the treatment of older Americans.

...that our children and grandchildren inherit a national debt of $16 trillion with $60 trillion in unfunded liabilities. And rising !!

...our dollar is being devalued.

...then hey, welcome to the Tea Party !!
__________________

__________________
INDY500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com