Self-Respect

President Obama signed a new law last week that broadens federal limits on protests at military funerals for members or former members of the Armed Forces. The changes cover services held in private places as well as military cemeteries. Apparently this excessive respect for the war dead only applies to dead Americans.

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16 thoughts on “Self-Respect

  1. When I checked yesterday, the cartoon from 08/29/12 was still up & running – I posted on the 22nd that the ‘toon was up a week early. It took three days to get the correct one posted, while others discussed that other one. I guess y’all can repeat the remarks next Wednesday.
    😉

  2. @ Aaron

    Not trying to pick a fight- but just what do you think my position is? For that matter, what do you think Ted’s position is? And what evidence are you referring to?

  3. @Whimsical

    Right. I get it. I understand your point of view. But, I think you are wrong. The evidence doesn’t support your position. It supports Ted’s. Ted is fact and reason based. I strive to be fact and reason based myself. Which is why I come here to Ted’s site.

    This is where violence can be a useful tool. Can’t agree? No problem. One guy knocks the other guy on the head. End of discussion.

  4. @Alex

    All I can say is if you think what Reagan did to the air traffic controllers bears even the slightest resembalance or relevance to my position, then you have completey and utterly misunderstood my position.

    Had my philosophy been implemented way back in the 70’s, Reagan would’ve been a one term president; and that only because Carter was the Romney of the time.

    Oh, and I LIVED through Reagan. I just didn’t make an intensive study of politics until it became clear that Bush had stolen the 2000 election and no one was going to do anything about it. But the patterns are clear to anyone who wants to take even the msot casual look at history.

  5. ” I can remember the thinking you’re bringing up being discussed back in Reagan’s day, when Clinton got elected, while the votes were being counted when Obama was running the first time …”

    It may have been discussed ( I didn’t really start following politics until Bush stole the 2000 election), but it certainly wasn’t implemented. If it had been, the world would be a very different place now, I promise you that.

    Actually, Reagan implemented the thinking. He fired the Air Traffic Controllers in 1980. And you know what happened after that? Two of the largest unions fell right into place behind Reagan. And that’s where it started. Reagan’s handlers had the proof they needed. You can steal from the Left a little bit at a time, and the Left will just allow it to happen. A little at a time until we’re now at a point where double-digit permanent employment is a real thing, people are approaching retirement age without a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of, and people dying of treatable illnesses in one of the richest, most technologically advanced countries in the world are told to stop being lazy and expecting of handouts from millionaires who were wealthy from birth and who’ve never had to work a day in their lives.

    Whimsical, if you didn’t live through Reagan, you are truly at a disadvantage politically.

  6. @Alex

    And I say this back to you with no snark or smart-assery: “You don’t wait at all. You work. Now, were you to ask me how long you’d have to work before you see results, I’d say- that depends. But I honestly believe that once you stop trying to punish Democrats for not going left enough, fast enough to suit you and start rewarding Democrats for the act of going left at all, you won’t have to wait all that long, relatively speaking.”

    ” I can remember the thinking you’re bringing up being discussed back in Reagan’s day, when Clinton got elected, while the votes were being counted when Obama was running the first time …”

    It may have been discussed ( I didn’t really start following politics until Bush stole the 2000 election), but it certainly wasn’t implemented. If it had been, the world would be a very different place now, I promise you that.

  7. Whimsical,

    “[A]nd in a few election cycles start voting in candidates who will enact a progressive agenda.”

    Now — and I mean this with absolutely no snark or smartassery — how long exactly do we all wait? I can remember the thinking you’re bringing up being discussed back in Reagan’s day, when Clinton got elected, while the votes were being counted when Obama was running the first time …

  8. @aaron

    On the contrary, Sir, I submit that, given how people like Ted piss and moan constantly about how progressive agendas are never implemented, while at the same time endorsing/taking actions that guarantee progressive agendas never will be implemented, this is the PERFECT place to wake folks up and show them what to do to get progressive policies enacted.

    Assuming that is, they actually care more about making headway on progressive policies more than being able to piss and moan. The jury’s still out on that one.

  9. Well… You are as resourceful and indominatable, and as dangerous, as Rush Limbaugh. No matter what, you keep preaching your line. And like Rush’s line, the danger arises because although what you say is complete and total BS, it is internally logically consistent; and therefore digestible and even appealing to those poor souls who believe like you. Be that as it may, I am not buying it; and I would submit, Sir, that Ted Rall’s blog is not the place for you to be spouting your pathetic pro-Democratic pap.

  10. @aaron

    No, I’m saying “If you’d stop ripping holes in the floor of the raft because you couldn’t turn it into a yacht in 5 minutes and instead focus on reparing and expanding the raft, not only will it keep floating, but you’ll be surprised at how (relatively) quickly you can turn it into a yacht after all.”

  11. Ah Whimsical, here we go again… WTF are you talking about? Wait just a little longer? Wait for what? The Dems are Corporate Domination, Medium; at best. It’s as if we’re on the Titanic, we’ve struck the iceberg, and the ship is going down…

    I’m saying: “rip off pieces of the hull, we’ll fashion a new ship and sail away!” (Wishfull thinking, sure) while you are saying: “Don’t panic, she may yet swim!”, which is simply, demonstrably, false.

  12. Or you could abandon your failed election strategy,have some patience, and in a few election cycles start voting in candidates who will enact a progressive agenda.

    Or you could keep whining about how lousy the canidates are- that’s worked so well for you so far.

    Your call.

  13. Then again, it is not unreasonable for many of us not to break out in open revolt. This is by design. Deep inside their evil lair, evil overlord economists compute the exact amount that they can hoard without sparking an uprising.

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