Republicans are still waving a Mitt Romney flag around? You guys might as well stick that flag in the sand and then impale yourselves on it. 

How the GOP failed to embrace the ideas that they pretend to embrace.

Think about how clueless the GOP is. They keep on trying to cling to this idea of the “free market” and yet they keep on demonstrating that they don’t know a single thing about how the free market operates. They fail to utilize it and incorporate it into their plans of action. In wanting to see the ACA/Obamacare fail, it would have been the perfect opportunity to rely on the power of the market to disband the albatross law, but they failed to realize this possibility or they don’t actually believe in it. In fact, the GOP went the complete opposite direction and tried to unilaterally shutdown the government and force people’s hand. That’s as far from their ‘free market principles’ as you can get. 

Don’t get me wrong, I like seeing the government shutdown, but I’m no fan of hypocrisy or the tarnishing of such valid ideas as free market economics. 

If you want to stop the ACA/Obamacare, you don’t need to enact a coercive government shutdown, you simply need to let the free market kill the ACA (yes, even with all of the tax fines and such). Obamacare will only work if young healthy people pay for insurance that they don’t want or need. This demographic rarely uses their insurance to begin with and their for all of their contributions will go to mitigate the costs of older or more sickly customers who are typically a large burden on the system. Given the high price of insurance that the targeted youth will have to pay, even accounting for the fines they will face, I doubt that the majority from the target audience is going opt in. We’re already seeing them complain about increased costs and many are making the sound economic choice of not purchasing insurance. 

And this is exactly why the government had to force tax fines on to people, to force them to buy a product that they don’t want or need. But still, people are opting to not buy in and that’s why, given current projections, the ACA is well on it’s way to failure. 

The Free Market, even with all the government bullshit, is still doing what it does best, driving the market. 

Obama’s one of the worst presidents we’ve had and there isn’t a single GOP candidate worthy of replacing him with. That should tell you all you need to know about the GOP. 

Rand Paul is confusing.

Given how much he talks, I can only conclude that we aren’t confused by him but rather that he himself is confused about his own views and philosophy. 

nerdylibertarian:

thefreelioness:

crusadermaximus:

thefreelioness:

libertyanthem:

staticdiplomat:

priceofliberty:

againstpower:

Fuck you, Rand Paul.

Yet another reason why I will not support this LINO.

“Rand Paul of Kentucky, who describes himself as a libertarian” 
Subtext: because he sure as hell ain’t one.

HAHA and the flag of israel to his right is even more revealing

glad people are finally understanding this bozo to be who he is.

It’s actually not that hard to understand.  One can love anyone, regardless of what their genitals look like.

But no one should be forced to recognize that relationship by law. Ensuring that marriage is a state level rather than a federal issue is a Constitutional position. Because all civil marriage licenses were implemented on a state by state basis, they should be repealed on a state by state basis (as such, this issue is irrelevant to Rand and any Federal office he holds). You should be applauding him for wanting to keep the Feds out of marriage. We are not advancing the Constitution by getting the Feds involved in our beds.

The Rand haters are grasping at straws on this issue.

I disagree.  If a state has the right to control who can marry who, they should not be able to discriminate by sex.  

The problem, as I have said many times, is marriage is simply a contract between two consenting adults. Since the State is the only arbiter of contracts currently (no polycentric legal system) they should not discriminate based on any gender. The state would not invalidate a business contract between two men or two women, and that’s pretty much the essence of what marriage is two individuals wanting to enter into contract to help each other out for life(or until divorce). Everything else around it is whatever you want it to be and whatever it means to you and your partner. 

Rand Paul’s not a libertarian or even a Libertarian, he’s a Rel-Lib-Con.

The Rand Paul Principle:

priceofliberty:

whatiscapitalism:

Rand Paul is like a political litmus test. Libertarians who hate him are the crazies we can safely ignore while we go and actually achieve something. Conservatives who hate him are RINOs we can safely ignore while we go ahead and fight for liberty.

Rand Paul, 2016.

What

whatiscapitalism is right, Rand Paul is the litmus test. He’s just wrong in the application.

Here’s how I see it:

If you know who Rand Paul is, you pay attention more than 90% of America. 

If you think that Rand Paul makes decent points, you’re on the good side of things. 

If you think Rand Paul is a libertarian you’re either clueless about what libertarianism is or you’re a NeoCon that’s willing to get behind anyone who you think has a shot at being the next president. 

Rand Paul is a Rel-Liber-Con (A religious, quasi-libertarian, Neo-Con). He is anti-gay, anti-abortion and very pro-Christian and he promotes certain principles of liberty while completely ignoring the other ones. 

And the scary part? He’s trending away from his original libertarian platform which got him elected and he’s on an ever-accelerating slide towards full blow Neo-Conservatism. 

So, yes, Rand is a litmus test. If you’re in support of him with no qualms about it, then you’re probably not a well informed libertarian. 

- Sha

uglyuglyugly:

This BBC documentary reveals and analyzes the fact that al-Qaeda does not exist.
There is no such thing as “al Qaeda”, there is no one on earth who calls himself a member of “al Qaeda”. “al Qaeda” is a term made up by the U.S. government to be applied to anyone killed during in the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. There is no formal organization. There is no secret terrorist network.

I remember reading a few years ago that al-Qaeda was in fact an invisible bogeyman fabricated by the U.S., but could never find much about it, so I disregarded it as conspiracy hearsay. A recent documentary special aired in the UK via the BBC goes into depth about it, however. This ten-minute video focuses on the parts regarding the truth behind al-Qaeda. It’s very important, so please watch it and please reblog it.

This documentary, which has aired globally and has even been screened at the Cannes Film Festival, has yet to air in the United States, of course. Writer/producer Adam Curtis had this to say in 2008:
“Something extraordinary has happened to American TV since September 11. A head of the leading networks who had better remain nameless said to me that there was no way they could show it. He said, ‘Who are you to say this?’ and then he added, ‘We would get slaughtered if we put this out.’ When I was in New York I took a DVD to the head of documentaries at HBO. I still haven’t heard from him.”

For more information about the documentary, read here. For more information on Jamal al-Fadl, the man who was paid to invent al-Qaeda, read here.

This is a clip from BBC’s The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of The Politics of Fear

I think this 3-part series is the most important documentary of our time. It’s a must watch. 

The series dissects how the liberal movement failed America and then gave way to the Chicago Neo-Cons to create a fear-based political regime in America while at the same time, a handful of extremists changed the face of Islam through the same fear-based extremism in the Middle East. 

Here’s a link to all three parts:

PART I - Baby It’s Cold Outside

PART II - The Phantom Victory

PART III - The Shadows In The Cave

I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again, if you want to comment on American and/or foreign politics and you haven’t watched this series, you’re missing out. 

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I watched like 37 seconds of Boehner’s speech and i had to turn C-SPAN off. I almost puked into my own eyes. 

Judge Napolitano: Republicans Did Opposite Of What They Were Elected For With Fiscal Cliff Bill.

We fought a revolution against the King and Parliament in Great Britain when taxes were at 3%, now they want to take 40% from us! Do we work for the government or does the government work for us?

If you’re still supporting the GOP, I’m still considering you to be a fucking idiot. You’ve been conned. We’ve all been conned. 

I have yet another thought on how we can fix this. Why don’t we let the Democrats pass whatever they want? If they are the party of higher taxes, all the Republicans vote present and let the Democrats raise taxes as high as they want to raise them, let Democrats in the Senate raise taxes, let the president sign it and then make them own the tax increase. And when the economy stalls, when the economy sputters, when people lose their jobs, they know which party to blame, the party of high taxes. Let’s don’t be the party of just almost as high taxes.

In the House, they have to because the Democrats don’t have the majority. In the Senate, I’m happy not to filibuster it, and I will announce tonight on your show that I will work with Harry Reid to let him pass his big old tax hike with a simple majority if that’s what Harry Reid wants, because then they will become the party of high taxes and they can own it.

Rand Paul, in an interview on CNBC (via thefreelioness)

Rand, he’s up and down for me. Still, I guess better him than any number of potential republican senators. 

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I don’t think positively of this “method”.  Sit back and let them ruin it?

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I was just saying this last night.

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SS: I don’t care about ‘playing politics’ but I’m always down with the ‘let it fucking burn’ option, here’s why:

Americans just don’t understand how fucked we are in regards to fiscal and monetary policies. They think that one side or the other has the perfect plan and that the opposite side is fucking things up. In reality, they are all fucking things up but you can’t convince them of that right now. You can only do that with a clean slate and a clean slate doesn’t come unless there is so kind of financial chaos. That’s the mother of all change. 

So if you truly want real economic change to come to America, you shouldn’t fear the impeding chaos. Heck, I wouldn’t be surprised if Obama and his yes-men aren’t banking on the chaos to push their own type of change. These guys keep upping the ante on the GOP as if they don’t actually want a deal. 

Obama had requested $800 billion in revenues a few months ago and the GOP sucked it up and showed up with that exact figure. Obama and his trolls went ahead and shot that down and doubled-down on their request, now asking for tax hikes on the top 2% as opposed to the top 1% and asking for a total of $1.6 TRILLION, twice what Obama requested just a few months ago. 

Obama is routing for chaos and I’m on board. It’s going to take chaos to motivate the American public to wake the fuck up and fix this mess because we all know there’s no real change that’s going to come from Washington. 

Oh, by the way, none of this made-up Taxmageddon bullshit is even real. We can just let the tax cuts continue, freeze the spending increases and boom, everything is fine. But both sides, especially the Dems, wanted this mess to come to a head so they can leverage it to vilify the, now, 2% and get all of the 98%, including Republicans who oppose tax increases, to turn on their own principles and choose their own financial stability over their ideology. 

Obama and his team are a lot of brilliant politicians. These guys have mastered the game better than anyone I’ve ever seen hold public office. They know exactly how to spin things, how to divide factions and how to get what they want without actually asking for it. 

Obama is in it for the chaos. If he wasn’t he’d just extend the tax cuts and hold the spending increases. 

The real issues are the unfunded liabilities and what we’re going to do when we actually run out of ways to pay the notes that we’ve already promised and we’re left with two options: default or inflate. 

So yes, I’m all in on the ‘let it fucking burn’ option because there is no other option left.  

- Sha

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If Republicans won’t stand against raising taxes and for less spending we might as well disband the party.

Rand Paul (via redbloodedamerica)

Said the man who just voted for the 2013 NDAA… 

Guys, please stop supporting Rand Paul or stop calling yourself a libertarian. 

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nerdylibertarian:

One of the reasons I like Amash…calls people out on their shit.

He’s supposed to be “the next Ron Paul” but I think he’s a tiny bit louder. Which might end up being a great thing. 

nerdylibertarian:

One of the reasons I like Amash…calls people out on their shit.

He’s supposed to be “the next Ron Paul” but I think he’s a tiny bit louder. Which might end up being a great thing. 

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