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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Pushing Back Against the Meme: The Do-Something Congress

The Do-Something Congress

I can't begin to tell you how pleased I was to find this brief article. Somebody is actually acknowledging the good work being done in congress! Imagine that! Thank you, Crooks and Liars.

The conventional wisdom is that the 110th Congress, which is getting close to its summer break, has been a let-down. Thanks to presidential vetoes and unprecedented Republican filibusters in the Senate, a Congress which had high expectations in January is ending July on a disappointing note.

Now is probably a good time to push back against this meme. There have been setbacks, and were it not for GOP games we would have seen even more successes, but Dems are proving to be quite capable of running an effective majority. In their weaker moments, even Republicans are willing to acknowledge this.

"[Congressional Democrats have] had a pretty strong quarter," said Rep. Ray LaHood (R-Ill.), who praised [the legislation expanding SCHIP] as "creative" and suggested the homeland security bill would pass overwhelmingly. "The first quarter was not so good, and that's why they're not looking so good in the polls, but this quarter is looking very good for them. They can send their members home crowing about their accomplishments, and they've done it in a bipartisan way, which is exactly what they promised to do," LaHood said.

Indeed, the Democratic Caucus published a fairly impressive list of legislative accomplishments. I heard some GOP lawmaker suggest the other day that this be labeled the "Post-Office Congress" because all the chambers have been able to do is rename post offices. The tale of the tape shows otherwise. Crooks and Liars

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14 Comments:

At Tue Jul 31, 02:10:00 PM, Blogger Ben Varkentine said...

Gosh, the Democrats *must* be doing a good job if the *Republicans* think so...

*smack*

 
At Tue Jul 31, 04:22:00 PM, Blogger Johnny Yen said...

Fortunately, Lahood announced his retirement after seven terms this weekend. Thank god.

 
At Tue Jul 31, 05:46:00 PM, Anonymous fairlane said...

the only problem doc is the dems are going to nominate clinton who cannot win.

they have to win at least one key red state, and clinton can't do it. they hate her more than bin laden in the south.

the white house will stay in rep hands, and we'll have yet another damn actor running/ruining our country.

 
At Tue Jul 31, 06:48:00 PM, Blogger DCup said...

As always, my blogfriend, thank you for staying on the real story.

 
At Tue Jul 31, 11:51:00 PM, Anonymous Tengrain said...

Nice post - but Fairlane hit it. I'm with you: Pelosi in '08.

Regards,

Tengrain

 
At Wed Aug 01, 04:18:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Ben Varkentine: That's hilarious! You did a perfect imitation of exactly what Karl Rove wants Democrats to think! Very funny! Rove just loves it when Democrats think it's all "sophisticated" to fly the flags of discontent within their own party. It just makes his job so much easier!

Johnny Yen: I had never even heard of him before, not did I know about his retirement until you mentioned it. I guess he was just giving a tip o' the hat to the Democrats on his way out.

fairlane: I think it is too early to tell who they will nominate, although I hope it won't be Hilary. This time four years ago nobody had ever heard of the man that won the last presidential election, John Kerry. I will say this, it is probably not a good idea to be certain that your party has lost an election before the candidate is even chosen. There is still hope, as Tengrain indicates!

DCup: You are my hero! You always stay on message.

Tengrain: Why wait? I say Pelosi in '07!

 
At Wed Aug 01, 01:31:00 PM, Anonymous fairlane said...

Doc,

I'm not a Dem though. (Not that I'm a Rep. I still have a soul. I think).

I just want to live in relative peace, and to occasionally make fun of people, maybe get laid, eat some pizza, raise my daughter without morons trying to teach her Moses rode a Triceratops across the Red Sea etc.

I understand "staying on point," but these people need to be stopped soon or we're all fucked.

And Dems are rolling out their Corporate flunkies as the "Solution."

 
At Wed Aug 01, 02:29:00 PM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

fairlane: I think that we both can agree that the Reichstag is on fire. What do you propose as a solution? Do you actually have a solution, a different solution that is workable and possible right now, or are you just saying that what the Democratic party has to offer is not good enough for your present sensibilities?

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and so here is mine. People that watch the film "Casablanca" are usually quite taken with Humphrey Bogart's character, an expatriate that is aloof and does not take sides on any issue. He is only concerned for his own welfare. He has it all worked out, his own little world is all that matters. Perhaps you think you can just live in "relative peace" if you ignore what is going on around you, and I am sure that it will work out for you just fine - at least for a while.

In the film "Casablanca", Humphrey Bogart was indeed suave and sophisticated. But perhaps some have forgotten the end of the film. it was a story of redemption. The aloof expatriate saw the error of his ways and joined with a Frenchman he didn't even really like to fight the Nazis. Politics and war don't usually offer elegant solutions that are pleasant and easy to digest.

If you don't like the present solution offered by Democrats, and have a different solution that is workable and possible right now, then by all means share it with us! On the other hand, if you are just complaining that the Democrat's solution is just not good enough for you, then I can only say that you are perhaps only unwittingly selling Girl Scout Cookies for Karl Rove. Let Karl Rove sell his own damn cookies.

Sorry, I am getting off of my soapbox now. That was probably worded a little stronger that was called for.

 
At Wed Aug 01, 05:53:00 PM, Anonymous fairlane said...

I appreciate the lecture Doc.

Sanctimonious lecture at that.

How about not supporting the Two Party System Doc?

Dems are every bit as responsible for this war as Bush and Co. Hindsight sure is convenient ain't it?

How about seeing the truth Doc?

Dems are complicit, as they laid down like trained dogs while this Administration raped the Constitution, and destroyed Iraq.

Dems are owned by Corporations just like the Republicans. Look at their front runners.

Dems rolled over in the 2000 and 2004 elections giving Bush the White House when it was apparent the Cons possibly rigged the process.

Bill Clinton was a huge "Liberal," who cut funding to Social Programs, increased Military spending, "Fixed" Welfare, and to top off his "Liberal" Presidency wealth in this nation became even more centralized at the top.

I'm supposed to have faith in them?

Are you fucking kidding me?

Here's my solution(s):

1) Get a passport and get ready to get the fuck out of here before they declare Martial Law and cancel the 2008 election.

2) Buy a gun and get ready for the possibility that they may declare Martial Law and cancel the 2008 election.

3) Have the moral and intellectual fortitude to not only realize, but accept that the two party system is a fucking scam.

Pepsi or Coke is not Democracy. It's thinly veiled Fascism.

As for you casting aspersions on my character?

I think it's funny,

Apparently if you're not "with" the Dems you're "for" the Reps.

Christ, that sounds so fucking familiar, but I just can't place where I've heard it...

You have any ideas Doc?

 
At Wed Aug 01, 11:44:00 PM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

"How about not supporting the Two Party System Doc?"

OK, explain. That will help the situation how exactly? How will this end the reign of George Bush and the GOP in the next two years? Be specific. And if it does not help end the reign of this monster, then why the hell should I even bother to listen? Complaining without a viable solution is worth less than the air it is printed on.

"Dems are every bit as responsible for this war as Bush and Co. Hindsight sure is convenient ain't it?" and "Dems are complicit, as they laid down like trained dogs while this Administration raped the Constitution, and destroyed Iraq." and "Dems are owned by Corporations just like the Republicans. Look at their front runners." and "Dems rolled over in the 2000 and 2004 elections giving Bush the White House when it was apparent the Cons possibly rigged the process." and "Bill Clinton was a huge "Liberal," who cut funding to Social Programs, increased Military spending, "Fixed" Welfare, and to top off his "Liberal" Presidency wealth in this nation became even more centralized at the top."

I have argued about all of these things myself. But by rolling over and playing dead will help how exactly? Running away from a problem will help how, exactly?

For those that are complaining that the Democratic leadership has not delivered a non-stop fairy tale ending that meets their every expectation, please tell us about this planet where politicians are spun from the sweetest sugar and the most divine ambrosia. Where golden edicts are handed down by government officials that are as pure as the driven snow. Where cherubs deliver every campaign promise on wings of silvery innocence, and traffic tickets and sex scandals do not exist. I am sure that all of us are eager to find such a place. I am sure that on this planet the cops all have wooden legs, and the bulldogs all have rubber teeth and the hens lay soft boiled eggs.

Do you know why the Nihilist party never gets anything done? Because nobody ever shows up! They are too busy complaining.

"How about seeing the truth Doc?"

You can indeed call the particular brand of self-loathing that you are selling "truth." People call all manner of things "truth." That does not mean I have to agree with it.

"I'm supposed to have faith in them? Are you fucking kidding me?"

These are your solutions: "buy a gun, run away, don't believe in anything, only nihilism is truth." I'm supposed to have faith in that? Who is trying to kid who? I'll take Barak Obama over your autophobia any day of the week.

"Pepsi or Coke is not Democracy. It's thinly veiled Fascism."

You have more mixed metaphors in that statement then I think even you are aware of. The government of Winston Churchill was full of problems as well. I would just argue that it was far better to help Churchill then live in Vichy France. The choice is not always as harmless as the choice between two soft drinks, as you are clearly indicating.

"As for you casting aspersions on my character?"

There is no need for me to do that. You seem to have taken care of that all by yourself. The only solution you seem to be able to offer is running away from the problem. That says more about your character than anything I could begin to say.

As a Democrat, I welcome all comers to our big tent - even you. Just don't expect me to agree with you, because I don't.

"I think it's funny, apparently if you're not 'with' the Dems you're 'for' the Reps."

No, either you are with Democrats, or you are with the Republicans, or you are sitting on sidelines bitching and complaining about how there is no difference between the two parties. Karl Rove loves this latter category almost as much as his own party, because they are so helpful to his agenda. Good luck in you new position as tentacle bearer third class in the GOP Cthulu Corps.

"Christ, that sounds so fucking familiar, but I just can't place where I've heard it... You have any ideas Doc?"

Yes, I know exactly where I have heard it. It is spouted by Nihilists as a defense for their inability to do anything but complain. It serves as the pope in their state religion of self-sabotage. By hiding behind a few simple slogans like this, they can dismiss their own complete lack of vision and inability to do anything but complain.

 
At Thu Aug 02, 11:57:00 AM, Anonymous fairlane said...

I know this is a waste of time. I've debated people like you before, but they referred to themselves as "Republicans."

But I'll try anyway if for no other reason than maybe, just maybe someone who reads your pseudo-intellectual crap will see the light.

Let's see Doc, what has my "nihilist" ass done, and what do I believe?

LOL, by the way, at your "nihilist" bullshit.

Currently my "nihilist ass", a person who believes in "nothing", works for a company that tries to teach Joe and Jane Average about taking better care of the planet on which we all live. (Well all of us except you of course, as you obviously dwell on Mt. Olympus).

We educate people about alternatives sources of energy, and cost efficient ways to alter their lifestyles in order to protect the environment, themselves and future generations of "humans." (Monkeys, apes etc have no real interest in this subject).

I also work for a company that helps drug addicts, mostly poor inner city drug addicts, get their lives back together.

The decade before that I worked with kids and young adults with problems ranging from drug addiction to mental illness.

I've sat and talked to 12-13 year old kids who have no families, who live in the streets. I've worked with kids who ended up murdered, one at the hands of the Police.

At one point, my "nihilist" ass was working over 100 hours per week trying to make a difference in this world.

I didn't do it for praise and I definitely didn't do it for the money. I did it because I "beleive" in practicing what I preach Doc.

I enjoy my blog, and writing, but it's all fantasy. In here people can pretend to be anything they want. They can even pretend to be an Ape if they choose.

I could go on, but I know what your response will be. You only have one response Doc because this is all about ego for people like you.

You don't like to be challenged. I read your comments. You want praise, adulation. You want people to compliment you on how intellectual and insightful you are.

Sorry Doc, I'm not so easily impressed.

"Pepsi or Coke being fascism" is not a mixed metaphor Doc.

Pepsi and Coke are essentially indistinguishable from one another. Fascism is tryanny by the "One," the consolidation of power, namely by corporations.

You're telling people they only have two choices: Rep or Dem. If they choose "none of the above" then they're a "nihilist" and are doing "nothing," believe in "nothing," and are only sitting on the sidelines bitching.

I know for a fact, I'm not the only one who believes the Dems are every bit as responsible as the Cons for this mess we currently find ourselves in, and I know some of those people visit and comment on this site.

You feel that way about them as well Doc? You should know your audience better.

But you don't believe that. The irony is people like you, and the Wingnuts, are the "nihilists." You're the ones preaching assimilation, subjugation, capitulation. You're the ones who believe in nothing.

Your ego is far more important to you than what you "believe" or more accurately, what you claim to believe.

We have two choices and that's it? Pepsi or Coke, Rep or Dem? Death or Death. Fuck you Doc,and fuck your simplistic, pseudo-intellectual views of the world.

If the Bush Administration refuses to give up power here are the options:

1) People can get out of this country.
2) People can sit there and let it happen neither participating nor trying to stop it.
3) People can sign on, and support them.
4) People can fight against it.

I only listed two of those options because I believe most people who visit here would have no interest in numbers 2 and 3.

As far as "what can we do now," well I thought I made that clear.

Stop supporting the Dems and Reps. Tell them, which I've done, that you're not going to vote for their Corporate candidates anymore. That you're sick and fucking tired of choosing between the lesser of two evils, and that evil is evil regardless of degree. Remind them that although corporations fund their campaigns it is "We the People" who vote their asses into office.

You're asking people to not make a stand. You're saying the same exact thing Bush says, "Stay the Course."

You praise the Dems for "making a difference." What have they done Doc? The Bush Administration flat out ignores them. They thumb their noses at their subpoenas, and laugh when the Dems attempt to scold them.

If people really think about it, they'll see that I'm correct. You rail about people "sitting on the sidelines doing nothing," but simultaneously you encourage people to do exactly that, sit and wait.

Bush is slowly setting himself up to have Dictatorial Power, and he's doing it on the Dems watch.

You tell me Doc, is it because they "can't" stop him or because they don't really "want" to stop him?

I mean if their excuse is they "can't" then they need to ball up and let us know don't they?

Are they not obligated to inform the American people that our President is trying to make himself a Dictator and that they have no way to prevent it from happening?

Shouldn't they be telling us, "Either get the fuck out of here or arm yourselves?"

What good will it do people to vote for Shillary Clinton if Bush has the same power Saddam had?

The truth is Doc, if it ever came to that you are not the one people would be following; Some wind bag who's still impressed by the sound of his own voice. It would be a "nihilist" leading the way.

 
At Thu Aug 02, 06:08:00 PM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

I know this is a waste of time. I've debated people like you before, but they referred to themselves as 'Republicans.'"

Ah, so you argue that I am like a Republican, you're evidence being how you "feel" about talking to me.

"Currently my "nihilist ass", a person who believes in "nothing", works for a company that tries to teach Joe and Jane Average about taking better care of the planet on which we all live...We educate people about alternatives sources of energy, and cost efficient ways to alter their lifestyles in order to protect the environment, themselves and future generations of 'humans.'...helps drug addicts, mostly poor inner city drug addicts...I worked with kids and young adults with problems ranging from drug addiction to mental illness...I've sat and talked to 12-13 year old kids who have no families, who live in the streets. I've worked with kids who ended up murdered, one at the hands of the Police. At one point, my "nihilist" ass was working over 100 hours per week trying to make a difference in this world. I didn't do it for praise and I definitely didn't do it for the money. I did it because I "believe" in practicing what I preach Doc."

Certainly it sounds like you are a worthwhile figure. What I don't understand is why you would go to such lengths to point these things out? Could it be that you are attempting to shift your argument from an appeal to emotion to an appeal based on the character and reputation of the author? From Pathos to Ethos in one fell swoop?

I remain unconvinced. I don't care if you saved Snoopy from the Daisy Hill Puppy, it still does not change your argument.

"I enjoy my blog, and writing, but it's all fantasy. In here people can pretend to be anything they want. They can even pretend to be an Ape if they choose. I could go on, but I know what your response will be. You only have one response Doc because this is all about ego for people like you."

OK, so far I am a Republican and an egotist. Once again, the evidence presented is how you "feel" about me. This is getting tiresome. How does your statement explain or express your argument?

"You don't like to be challenged. I read your comments. You want praise, adulation. You want people to compliment you on how intellectual and insightful you are. Sorry Doc, I'm not so easily impressed."

Let's forget for a moment that I actually do constantly challenge people in my comments, including you. Your argument is that I only want praise and adulation. So why am I talking to you, exactly? I should just delete you and get back to that mountain of praise and adulation you are talking about! The fact that I have answered you, and at such length, disproves your argument. Another poorly constructed sideswipe that does not address at all what you have said.

"'Pepsi or Coke being fascism' is not a mixed metaphor Doc. Pepsi and Coke are essentially indistinguishable from one another. Fascism is tryanny by the 'One,' the consolidation of power, namely by corporations. You're telling people they only have two choices: Rep or Dem. If they choose 'none of the above' then they're a 'nihilist' and are doing 'nothing,' believe in 'nothing,' and are only sitting on the sidelines bitching."

And like your little metaphor about soft drinks, you have reduced what I have said to more of your emotionally charged sophomoric prattle. I said that the Reichstag is on fire. I said that politics and war don't usually offer elegant solutions that are pleasant and easy to digest. And I said that if you don't like the present solution offered by Democrats, and have a different solution that is workable and possible right now, then by all means share it with us!

I also said that if you are just complaining that the Democrat's solution is just not good enough for you, then I can only say that you are perhaps only unwittingly selling Girl Scout Cookies for Karl Rove. Let Karl Rove sell his own damn cookies.

"I know for a fact, I'm not the only one who believes the Dems are every bit as responsible as the Cons for this mess we currently find ourselves in, and I know some of those people visit and comment on this site."

That's OK. People are allowed to have their own opinion, as I previously stated. "As a Democrat, I welcome all comers to our big tent - even you. Just don't expect me to agree with you, because I don't."

How does your statement explain or express your argument? Your argument is that other people say the same the things you do? Why should I listen to them?

"You feel that way about them as well Doc? You should know your audience better."

A sad attempt to shift the focus away from your own words onto other peoples words. Even if that was a valid argument, it would be standard procedure to at least quote them. This was just another attempt to sidestep what you have said previously.

How does your statement explain or express your argument? Are you saying that I should write only things that make you (or people like you) happy?

But you don't believe that. The irony is people like you, and the Wingnuts, are the "nihilists." You're the ones preaching assimilation, subjugation, capitulation. You're the ones who believe in nothing.

That's right, I am one of the Pod People! You say that only people that give up will win! Victory through self-loathing! Running away from a problem is the only thing that will save us! Whee! Let conflation run wild!

"Your ego is far more important to you than what you 'believe' or more accurately, what you claim to believe."

Wow. I'm underwhelmed. The snot has just called my booger wet.

"We have two choices and that's it? Pepsi or Coke, Rep or Dem? Death or Death. Fuck you Doc,and fuck your simplistic, pseudo-intellectual views of the world.

If the Bush Administration refuses to give up power here are the options:

1) People can get out of this country.
2) People can sit there and let it happen neither participating nor trying to stop it.
3) People can sign on, and support them.
4) People can fight against it."


"I only listed two of those options because I believe most people who visit here would have no interest in numbers 2 and 3."

LOL! I am a "pseudo-intellectual," but if I was a "true-intellectual" like you I would see the logic of this! Uh, the logic of what - exactly?

"As far as "what can we do now," well I thought I made that clear."

No, you didn't. Nice attempt to backpeddle though.

"Stop supporting the Dems and Reps. Tell them, which I've done, that you're not going to vote for their Corporate candidates anymore. That you're sick and fucking tired of choosing between the lesser of two evils, and that evil is evil regardless of degree. Remind them that although corporations fund their campaigns it is 'We the People' who vote their asses into office."

And what happens then? Where are all of the details? What exactly are you saying? That if people do this, then what, exactly? Be specific. Does Dick Cheney melt like lump of sugar? Does FOX News start broadcasting Frank Capra movies 24-7? Does Dorothy get back to Kansas? What? What happens then? You are all talk and no show.

You are not the only one arguing about corporate control of candidates, although your statements seem to indicate that you are one the few that is aware of the problem. It must be awfully lonely being one of the few people that knows the "real truth." Of course the assumption that you are making in your statement is that only you are aware of the problem, which is untrue.

"You're asking people to not make a stand. You're saying the same exact thing Bush says, 'Stay the Course.'"

Now you are just being insulting. I am not asking people to do anything but what they think is right. I am only expressing my own opinion. People don't have to like it, and many don't! Why is it that you are trying to shut me up? You have your own little blog to be play defeatist at. Why come over here to proclaim your own self-loathing?

How does your statement explain or express your argument?

"You praise the Dems for 'making a difference.' What have they done Doc? The Bush Administration flat out ignores them. They thumb their noses at their subpoenas, and laugh when the Dems attempt to scold them."

I never praised the Dems for "making a difference." Go on, Google it. I might have said something similar, but even then, you are laughing at the Democrats present dilemma? Why, because it somehow proves your theory that we should all give up and go live in a cave? That's just sad.

How does your statement explain or express your argument? Instead of merely sideswiping and shifting the focus away from what you have previously said, you are now moving the goalposts! Kind of lame, really.

"If people really think about it, they'll see that I'm correct."

About what, exactly? You are saying, "Stand up and say that the government is bad - and then something will happen, I am just unable to say "what" in this long response that I have made?" If people really think about it, they will realize that you have not yet said anything.

"You rail about people 'sitting on the sidelines doing nothing,' but simultaneously you encourage people to do exactly that, sit and wait."

No, I don't do that. I do encourage people to support the candidates that they have elected, but that is not all I say. For you to say that what I say is that simple is merely another attempt to pull the focus away from what you said.

You encourage people to run away and buy a gun and do *something*, sort of. You never actually get to the part where something actually happens.

Bush is slowly setting himself up to have Dictatorial Power, and he's doing it on the Dems watch.

We agree about Bush. Saying that it is all the fault of the Democrats is really funny! Keep it up! LOL!

"You tell me Doc, is it because they 'can't' stop him or because they don't really 'want' to stop him?"

Just another of many logical fallacies on your part. "So Senator, do you still beat you wife?"

I mean if their excuse is they "can't" then they need to ball up and let us know don't they?

Building on a previous false premise. *yawn*

Are they not obligated to inform the American people that our President is trying to make himself a Dictator and that they have no way to prevent it from happening?

The Democrats are lucky if they can even get heard by the press.

"Shouldn't they be telling us, 'Either get the fuck out of here or arm yourselves?'"

Even within the context of your argument, this statement does not make sense.

What good will it do people to vote for Shillary Clinton if Bush has the same power Saddam had?

I think that Bush has the same power that Saddam had, specifically control of Iraq. It would seem that despite his unpopular policies - Saddam did a better job keeping the peace, though!

The truth is Doc, if it ever came to that you are not the one people would be following; Some wind bag who's still impressed by the sound of his own voice. It would be a "nihilist" leading the way.

Boy, are you mixed up. Right off the bat, through your entire response you have not answered the simple question that I posed from the beginning, and have kept repeating to remind you.

**What do you propose as a solution? Do you actually have a solution, a different solution that is workable and possible right now, or are you just saying that what the Democratic party has to offer is not good enough for your present sensibilities?**

The only solution you seem to be able to offer is running away from the problem.

Remember this - You came to my blog and attacked me. I did not go to your blog and attack you. You have not offered a viable solution to the issue at hand. You have not even explained what will happen if your so called 'plan' is put into action. You offer no documentation to back up your claim. You are not even clear as to what your claim is! Why don't you take your foot out of your mouth and start all over again. I remain unconvinced by your argument.

 
At Fri Aug 03, 01:01:00 PM, Anonymous fairlane said...

That's fucking hilarious Doc.

It took you almost 2200 words to tell me I'm not worth a response.

What a joke you are. A sad, feeble joke of a man.

"Remember this - You came to my blog and attacked me. I did not go to your blog and attack you."

This was my initial comment that sparked your ad hominem diatribe.

Doc,

I'm not a Dem though. (Not that I'm a Rep. I still have a soul. I think).

I just want to live in relative peace, and to occasionally make fun of people, maybe get laid, eat some pizza, raise my daughter without morons trying to teach her Moses rode a Triceratops across the Red Sea etc.

I understand "staying on point," but these people need to be stopped soon or we're all fucked.

And Dems are rolling out their Corporate flunkies as the "Solution."

Where in there did I "attack" you? In fact, other than addressing the comment to you, to be polite, where did I even mention your name?

Nowhere. I addressed the Democrats. Pardon me for not realizing you are the embodiment of the Democratic Party.

Talk about "conflation."

As for my comment about what I do, I didn't post that to garner praise from you.

Posting that took more courage than you've ever displayed.

You told me I was a "nihilist," which means I believe in "nothing." I demonstrated that no "Doc" that's not true. I put my money where my mouth is, and what about you?

Your entire blog is set up as a tribute to your "importance." "Dr. Zauis." LOL.

Why don't you inform people what you do to try and make a difference in the world Doc. Other than yap yap yap on the Internet that is.

Are you embarrassed? Would it shatter the illusion of your "superiority" if people knew you were a cashier, or a pizza delivery guy?

I know far more about you than you know about me. Your blog tells me everything I need to know.

You're a caricature, an illusion. You chose a character from a racist movie to be your online persona, but not only did you choose a character from a racist movie, you chose the House Negro from a racist movie.

Am I supposed to be intimidated by you Doc? I know I only have a "little defeatist blog," and golly gee you're so powerful and all, but I laugh at you. And if we were face to face I'd laugh right in your face, and you'd stand there and do nothing.

You're the problem Doc, not me. I'm not a lackey of the two party system.

I'm not telling people to stop "whining, bitching" or "don't complain about the Democrats they're doing all they can."

Bullshit. People have every right to "bitch, moan, and complain." In fact, they're not doing enough of it. It needs to be louder and more focused.

Anyone who really cares, look up not just the last 6 months, but the last 7 years of Congressional history and see for yourself what the Democrats have done to stop Bush.

Jack shit.

But Zaius doesn't want you to criticize them. He's a House Negro defending the Master telling all of the Field Negroes to "Hush up, don't sass the Massa. Keep quiet now, and get back in the Fields."

I laid out my solutions. I'm sorry they're not perfect Doc, but in my lifetime I've never witnessed what's going on right now.

If Bush declares Martial Law, I think I covered all the bases.

Try to get out, sit and do nothing (I see you choosing that option), Join them, or fight.

If you have another solution I'm open to suggestions, but I don't think there are any.

As far as now, how specific do you need me to be? I assumed you and your massive intellect would understand, but obviously I over estimated.

Stop supporting the Two Party system, it's a fucking sham.

Vote your conscience, there are other candidates not affiliated with the Dems and Reps.

Nader for example, or a Pat Buchanan type if that's your cup of tea.

Find someone you genuinely support, and vote for them.

Let the Dems know you're going to vote for them unless they offer up a decent candidate instead of yet another Corporate Shill.

You see Doc, if enough people did that, voted their conscience, it would send a shockwave through this Sham of a government, but I'm "defeatist" for suggesting such a thing.

Let's hear your Master Plan. (LOL. Get it Doc? "Master" Plan).

Again I'll ask, what have you ever done Doc? Aside from running your mouth on the Internet? You and your little Spider Mind ever accomplish anything worthwhile?

I know my puny accomplishments are probably nothing compared to you and your glorious achievements, but I do what I can. I am just one person after all.

I mock you Dr. Zaius. You are an illusion, a caricature.

And if people follow you then we truly are fucked.

 
At Fri Aug 03, 07:31:00 PM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

That's fucking hilarious Doc. It took you almost 2200 words to tell me I'm not worth a response.

No, I said:

"You have not offered a viable solution to the issue at hand. You have not even explained what will happen if your so called 'plan' is put into action. You offer no documentation to back up your claim. You are not even clear as to what your claim is! Why don't you take your foot out of your mouth and start all over again. I remain unconvinced by your argument."

What a joke you are. A sad, feeble joke of a man.

Ad hominem.

"Remember this - You came to my blog and attacked me. I did not go to your blog and attack you." This was my initial comment that sparked your ad hominem diatribe. .

The ad hominem started when you said "Sanctimonious lecture at that," and then you went on to attack my political position. If you don't like my position, go somewhere else.

As for my comment about what I do, I didn't post that to garner praise from you.

Nor did you get any.

Posting that took more courage than you've ever displayed.

WTF?

You told me I was a "nihilist," which means I believe in "nothing." I demonstrated that no "Doc" that's not true. I put my money where my mouth is, and what about you?

"You have not offered a viable solution to the issue at hand. You have not even explained what will happen if your so called 'plan' is put into action. You offer no documentation to back up your claim. You are not even clear as to what your claim is! Why don't you take your foot out of your mouth and start all over again. I remain unconvinced by your argument." Remember? You were supposed to explain your little "plan" in a way that made sense.

Your entire blog is set up as a tribute to your "importance." "Dr. Zauis." LOL.

Really? Is that all it is? I thought it was a comedy blog. Why don't you just go somewhere else, then? Why do you keep harassing me?

Why don't you inform people what you do to try and make a difference in the world Doc. Other than yap yap yap on the Internet that is.

Inform people of what exactly?

Are you embarrassed? Would it shatter the illusion of your "superiority" if people knew you were a cashier, or a pizza delivery guy?

Oh! I see! Class warfare! You are more important than me, you are saying! Interesting argument.

I know far more about you than you know about me. Your blog tells me everything I need to know.

Oooo! Scary!

You're a caricature, an illusion. You chose a character from a racist movie to be your online persona, but not only did you choose a character from a racist movie, you chose the House Negro from a racist movie.

WTF?

Am I supposed to be intimidated by you Doc? I know I only have a "little defeatist blog," and golly gee you're so powerful and all, but I laugh at you. And if we were face to face I'd laugh right in your face, and you'd stand there and do nothing.

It is a freaking blog, moron. I have no power. Nobody even reads this damned thing. You are paranoid.

You're the problem Doc, not me. I'm not a lackey of the two party system.

No, you are a lackey to solution that does not exist. If it did, you would have been able to describe it by now.

"You have not offered a viable solution to the issue at hand. You have not even explained what will happen if your so called 'plan' is put into action. You offer no documentation to back up your claim. You are not even clear as to what your claim is! Why don't you take your foot out of your mouth and start all over again. I remain unconvinced by your argument."

I'm not telling people to stop "whining, bitching" or "don't complain about the Democrats they're doing all they can." How does your statement explain or express your argument? Your argument is that other people say the same the things you do? Why should I listen to them?

Said it before. People are allowed to have their own opinion, as I previously stated. "As a Democrat, I welcome all comers to our big tent - even you. Just don't expect me to agree with you, because I don't."

Bullshit. People have every right to "bitch, moan, and complain." In fact, they're not doing enough of it. It needs to be louder and more focused.

Said it before. People are allowed to have their own opinion, as I previously stated. "As a Democrat, I welcome all comers to our big tent - even you. Just don't expect me to agree with you, because I don't."

Anyone who really cares, look up not just the last 6 months, but the last 7 years of Congressional history and see for yourself what the Democrats have done to stop Bush. Jack shit.

*yawn* You have not even explained your "plan" yet.

"You have not offered a viable solution to the issue at hand. You have not even explained what will happen if your so called 'plan' is put into action. You offer no documentation to back up your claim. You are not even clear as to what your claim is! Why don't you take your foot out of your mouth and start all over again. I remain unconvinced by your argument."

But Zaius doesn't want you to criticize them. He's a House Negro defending the Master telling all of the Field Negroes to "Hush up, don't sass the Massa. Keep quiet now, and get back in the Fields."

When did I become your master? Or anybodys? You are delusional. You are arguing with a person that does not exist.

I laid out my solutions.

No, you didn't.

I'm sorry they're not perfect Doc, but in my lifetime I've never witnessed what's going on right now. If Bush declares Martial Law, I think I covered all the bases. Try to get out, sit and do nothing (I see you choosing that option), Join them, or fight. If you have another solution I'm open to suggestions, but I don't think there are any.

I have given my opinion on my blog. Nice tin foil hat, BTW.

As far as now, how specific do you need me to be? I assumed you and your massive intellect would understand, but obviously I over estimated.

Yeah, I sure can't keep up with you sparky.

Stop supporting the Two Party system, it's a fucking sham. Vote your conscience, there are other candidates not affiliated with the Dems and Reps. Nader for example, or a Pat Buchanan type if that's your cup of tea. Find someone you genuinely support, and vote for them.

And how will this get rid of Bush?

Let the Dems know you're going to vote for them unless they offer up a decent candidate instead of yet another Corporate Shill.

People are already saying that. I know you like to pretend that you are the only one that knows anything, but it's just not true. OK?

You see Doc, if enough people did that, voted their conscience, it would send a shockwave through this Sham of a government, but I'm "defeatist" for suggesting such a thing.

A "shockwave?" That's your plan? Like Ralph Nader will send a "shockwave?"

Let's hear your Master Plan. (LOL. Get it Doc? "Master" Plan).

I don't have a plan beyond what's on my blog.

Again I'll ask, what have you ever done Doc? Aside from running your mouth on the Internet? You and your little Spider Mind ever accomplish anything worthwhile?

Are you kidding? It's a comedy blog. I think you are mentally unstable.

I know my puny accomplishments are probably nothing compared to you and your glorious achievements, but I do what I can. I am just one person after all.

I really don't care what you have done. That is just really, really weird to say to a person. Especially somebody that you don't know.

I mock you Dr. Zaius. You are an illusion, a caricature.

Are you kidding? It's a comedy blog. Dr. Zaius is indeed a caricature.

And if people follow you then we truly are fucked.

Are you kidding? Nobody is going to follow me. It's a comedy blog. About a fictional ape. You are very strange. Please go away.

 

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