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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:11 AM
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Gaming Our Own Asses
" A wicked vibe rattles the mental furniture in men's minds these days. Against the dreadful normality of American life - the morning traffic on I-495, the mayhem awaiting in some school cafeteria or motor vehicle office, the household awakenings to a new dawn of foreclosure here, there, and everywhere - all this ceremony of the familiar is like a stage backdrop that conceals the awful crush of history. Things are swaying and crashing outside the magic theater of the normal, where we act out our tragicomedy of "Waiting for Recovery."
" I have never lived in a time when so many false narratives competed for supremacy of the collective mind-space. Omnipresent as it is, reality seems to elude us, and certainly its supposed interlocutors - figures such as presidents, his highest appointed officials, their voluble, strutting opponents in the other party, the glamorpusses behind the Cable TV news desks, poor dim Bill Keller at The New York Times, and, of course, the necromancers of economics on campuses from Cambridge to Palo Alto."

...

"Barack Obama has waited a bit too long to change the national storyline using the authority of his high office. It's not about "growth" and "recovery." It's about managing contraction and becoming a different sort of American society. Observers of the scene have made a mistake about Obama. He's not "eloquent." He's merely respectable. Being able to speak in grammatical sentences is not the same as having anything to say. It will be a sorrowful day when he is replaced by a genuine idiot like Michele Bachman, but it will happen because he wasn't able to set the tone for his times with something like a straight story, or a memo to his chief law enforcement officer."

Kunstler's Clusterfuck Nation...
http://kunstler.com/blog/2011/04/gaming-our-own-asses.h...
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 02:07 AM
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Sheepshank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:15 AM
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2. and your personal thoughts?
I thoroughly dislike cherry picked articles along a consistent train of thought...with nothing said by the OP.

unrec for annoyance
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:27 PM
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3. You didn't read the article?
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 12:28 PM by ProudDad
My personal thoughts are that the republicrats and democans are complicit in supporting short-term corporate gain...

While the Earth is undergoing massive changes caused by their collective Infinite Growth Fantasy on a finite planet for short-term corporate profits...

That Resource and Habitat Depletion, Catastrophic Global Climate Destabilization are resulting in an unequal economic distribution favoring the few over the many during this collapse...

And that NOTHING is being done to ameliorate or halt the mechanisms and deluded thought process that are continuing and accelerating the damage...

Is that clear enough? :hi:

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zalinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 01:25 PM
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4. Yeah, that ^ n/t
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Armstead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:42 PM
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5. James Kunstler -- You need antideprerssents after reading him sometimes
Not a very cheery fellow.
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Safetykitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:44 PM
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6. "but it will happen because he wasn't able to set the tone for his times"
SO fucking true. That's really it in a nutshell.
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:49 PM
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7. And people accuse ME of compressing!
OY!
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 01:48 PM
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8. So long
Edited on Mon May-09-11 01:50 PM by Swede
Can't say you'll be missed.
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 02:20 PM
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11. Oh my....
:thumbsup:
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 03:41 PM
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17. Took long enough.
That 'they're all the same' crap meme continually pushed is fight-wing boilerplate.
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 01:58 PM
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9. Thanks, Mods
:thumbsup:
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 02:10 PM
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10. Michelle Bachmann will win????
Edited on Mon May-09-11 02:11 PM by JoePhilly
Obama only speaks in "grammatical sentences" ...

I learned, as a teen, to masturbate in private.

:rofl: :rofl:
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 02:47 PM
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14. lol
wicked wit you are. ;)
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 02:42 PM
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12. DU smells better already.
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 02:46 PM
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13. Ha! I see, ok
wonder what brought the demise of said stoker.
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 02:52 PM
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15. Not a post too soon, either
I wonder how long the zombie can hold out before it makes its appearance?

:rofl:
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Shiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 02:56 PM
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16. Ah. Wondered when that would happen.
I'll have less things to Unrec now...
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 04:10 PM
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19. he's not so proud now, is he?
:rofl:
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 04:08 PM
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18. enjoy your TS, dipshit.
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 05:00 PM
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22. Here's one for you too!
:spank:
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 05:31 PM
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23. them's fightin' woids!! how bout some kickboxin'
:rofl: <--kickboxin'
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 05:35 PM
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24. Still nuts!
:rofl:
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 07:26 PM
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28. i aint happy till you've peed your britches laughing....
Edited on Mon May-09-11 07:26 PM by dionysus
O8)
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Bobbie Jo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 04:49 PM
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20. Door, Ass, etc.....
:rofl:
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 04:58 PM
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21. Here, have one of these.
:spank:






:rofl:
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Bobbie Jo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 07:05 PM
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27. !!
Get in line.... :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 05:39 PM
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25. About. Fucking. Time.
Edited on Mon May-09-11 05:40 PM by JTFrog
Be on the lookout for zombies!








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mentalsolstice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 06:39 PM
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26. Thank you, mods!
I am by no means an Obamabot, I like some things he's done, I question other actions. However, this one needed to go!
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-11 07:39 PM
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29. Since the OP is no longer with us...
we've decided to lock this thread.

greatauntoftriplets
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