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Thu Sep 20, 2012, 03:50 PM

Starve the Beast: found on Facebook

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Reply Starve the Beast: found on Facebook (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2012 #1
calimary Sep 2012 #21
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2012 #27
Scuba Sep 2012 #2
central scrutinizer Sep 2012 #3
patrice Sep 2012 #9
freshwest Sep 2012 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2012 #5
countryjake Sep 2012 #6
calimary Sep 2012 #22
siligut Sep 2012 #7
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2012 #8
siligut Sep 2012 #12
The Wielding Truth Sep 2012 #32
freshwest Sep 2012 #18
dreamnightwind Sep 2012 #24
siligut Sep 2012 #28
ErikJ Sep 2012 #10
nolabear Sep 2012 #11
freshwest Sep 2012 #26
ErikJ Sep 2012 #13
DonRedwood Sep 2012 #15
dorksied Sep 2012 #14
jsr Sep 2012 #17
heaven05 Sep 2012 #16
progressoid Sep 2012 #19
amb123 Sep 2012 #20
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 2012 #23
felix_numinous Sep 2012 #25
MADem Sep 2012 #29
rurallib Sep 2012 #30
pa28 Sep 2012 #31
awoke_in_2003 Sep 2012 #33
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2012 #34
era veteran Sep 2012 #35
Sekhmets Daughter Sep 2012 #36
KoKo Sep 2012 #37
mlevans Sep 2012 #38
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2012 #39
siligut Sep 2012 #40
siligut Sep 2012 #41
hue Sep 2012 #42

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 03:55 PM

1. Thanks to everyone who voted to send this toon to the Greatest Page!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 05:26 PM

21. Then copy it so you can send it to your Facebook page!

Go VIRAL!!!!

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Response to calimary (Reply #21)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 06:57 PM

27. That's where I got it!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:00 PM

2. And then sell the Country's assets to your friends at fire-sale prices...

(See Greece)

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:04 PM

3. documented in The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein

been at work all over the world but you are missing point 7

7. Use the crisis, whether manufactured or natural, to gut all social programs and implement "austerity" programs. But of course, the austerity is only for the 99%.

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:28 PM

9. ++++++1

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:11 PM

4. Thanks, Peggy! I like that as well as this one:

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Response to freshwest (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:17 PM

5. I hadn't seen this one, and I love it!

Thanks, my dear freshwest!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:19 PM

6. That's a +1000, right there!

Thanks, freshwest!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 05:28 PM

22. Copied! So I can Facebook it!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:25 PM

7. Bleed the beast, starve the beast

Sorry; is this biblical?

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Response to siligut (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:27 PM

8. I don't know.....it might be.

It does sound a bit biblical.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:45 PM

12. I don't know if they actually think America is the Revelations beast

The Beast (Greek: Θηρίον, Thērion) may refer to two beasts described in the Book of Revelation. The first beast comes from "out of the sea" and is given authority and power by The Dragon. This first beast is initially mentioned in Revelation 11: 7 as coming out of the abyss. His appearance is described in detail in Revelation 13:1-10 and some of the mystery behind his appearance is revealed in Revelation 17: 7-18. The second beast comes from "out of the earth" and directs all peoples of the earth to worship the first beast. The second beast is described in Revelation 13:11-18 and is also referred to as the False Prophet. The two beasts are aligned with the dragon in opposition to God. They persecute Christians and influence the kings of the earth to gather for the battle of Armageddon. The two beasts are defeated by Christ and are thrown into the lake of fire mentioned in Revelation 19:18-20.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beast_(Revelation)

Maybe using religion to justify their greed? Is right .

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Response to siligut (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 11:44 PM

32. They want to kill our democracy!

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Response to siligut (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 05:07 PM

18. It's early Grover Nordquist motto. It's also a Libertarian saying.

Grover later went with 'We'll get the government small enough to drown it in a bathtub.'

In other words, replace the government with a fascist system, all elected functions destroyed, all power in the private sector. An amazing amount of Americans accept that 'government should be run as a business' but business is not designed to be a moral enterprise, but a profitable one. They use appealing terms such as liberty, freedom and choice. Think 'Right To Work' states and what that really implies, past the first sales pitch, to those living there in the long run.

A government derives its authority by the people seeing it as, for lack of a better word, a moral institution, protecting the rights of all against the bigger powers in society. Budgets are called 'moral documents' as they reflect the values of the country and say a great deal about priorities.

We've had our priorities off kilter for a long time, and I see it as mainly a reflection of media. There is no greater teacher in modern society than the media. The effect of moving pictures, symbols and sounds on emotions and the knowledge given or withheld literally shapes our lives.

We need to have a source to translate many things but we are trapped inside a bubble. It has been infested with the virus of militarism, greed and bigotry. The firms that profit from things that are harmful to people and the planet, own all the sources of media and will not allow anything to be said that does not keep us believing the way they want us to. It was not always so.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #18)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 05:54 PM

24. Great post - nt

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Response to freshwest (Reply #18)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 08:22 PM

28. This is a great post

Accurate, comprehensive and concise. It would be perfect if you were able to conclude with a solution.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:35 PM

10. 7. Give their cronies lucrative excessive govt contracts.

Federal cash has been “the major catalyst for economic growth in the last 30 years,” said Rep. Gerald E. Connolly (D-Va.), former chairman of the board of supervisors in Fairfax County, where companies garner more federal contracting dollars than anywhere else in the country. “Clearly that presence and that pattern of investment has transformed the economy.”

The CEOs of big defense contractors here received compensation packages that rival those on Wall Street:

Robert J. Stevens, chief executive of Lockheed Martin, received $19 million last year, while General Dynamics CEO Jay L. Johnson made $13 million, according to a recent survey conducted for The Washington Post by the research firm Equilar. The CEOs of smaller outfits also do well. Richard Montoni, the CEO of Maximus, pulls in $3 million.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-enclaves-reap-rewards-of-contracting-boom-as-federal-dollars-fuel-wealth/2011/06/27/gIQAWQC5HJ_story_1.html

And the 14,000 6-figure lobbyists to achieve this has grown from 300 to 14,000 in the past 30 years.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:39 PM

11. Well they are about to learn that a starved beast will BITE your ass!

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Response to nolabear (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 06:28 PM

26. LOL, let's do it.


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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:50 PM

13. Like Greece

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #13)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:54 PM

15. wonderful cartoon

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:54 PM

14. Here is an article on it, called "Tax Cuts and 'Starving the Beast'". It is very good.

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Response to dorksied (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 05:03 PM

17. The most pernicious fiscal doctrine in history

I remember that article. It's a great read.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 05:00 PM

16. man!

the lengths these dirty repugnant thugs go to, to screw the 47percent.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 05:25 PM

19. Rec. But to be fair,

There were a fair amount of DINOs that were involved with or enabled #1-4.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 05:25 PM

20. The True Republican Party Platform

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 05:46 PM

23. It's a Beastly strategy, one that only beasts could think of. Let's Starve the Elephant Beast. nt

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 06:07 PM

25. Well I guess that makes us 'The Beast'

because we are the ones who end up starved.

Interesting how the trigger word 'Beast' is used to blind people with their religious conditioning. The Beast is associated with fear and loathing, and represents sinners of all types who actually deserve their fate... Anyone who was brought up religious knows this kind of talk.


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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 08:23 PM

29. The GOP runs up the credit card, the Dems pay it down.

We are fiscally responsible, they are greedy gluttons.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 09:57 PM

30. gotta have this for my collection

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 10:40 PM

31. k&r

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 12:09 AM

33. Absolutely right, my dear Peggy...

How are you?

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #33)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 12:25 AM

34. Thank you, my dear awoke_in_2003!

I am well, and I hope you are too!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 07:59 AM

35. It is how they consolidate wealth.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 08:17 AM

36. The underlying principle of Starve the Beast

is to reduce government funding to the point that the republican meme "government is the problem" becomes plausible due to inefficiency, low moral within the agencies of government and lack of funds. It is the most cynical and destructive strategy ever devised ... an entire generation of American workers have been paying the price and future generations will pay an even higher price.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 12:03 PM

37. K&R!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 12:08 PM

38. Sure would be nice if these things were posted somewhere other than Photobucket once in a while.

It's a blocked site here, and I often feel frustrated reading everyone's comments about what a great or appropriate picture it is.

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Response to mlevans (Reply #38)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 12:22 PM

39. Not sure I'm following your line of reasoning.

I found it on Facebook, not on Photobucket.

Anyone can join Facebook. Bringing the various pictures/cartoons over is a simple thing.

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Response to mlevans (Reply #38)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 01:14 PM

40. Where are you? I know China blocks some sites

This is basically just a list of measures that the GOP takes to cause government to fail and make them money at the same time. It is not a toon, but a picture with writing.

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Response to mlevans (Reply #38)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 01:21 PM

41. A way to make government ineffective, that is the gist

Start unfunded wars, cut taxes, allow fraud and unregulated greed, and mostly don't let the Democrats fix things and them blame them for everything.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2012, 01:55 PM

42. Great one!! Shared to FB!!

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