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August 31, 2010 – Comments (19)

One Lump Or Two?

By James Howard Kunstler
on August 30, 2010 9:38 AM          

Here come the Corn Pone Nazis!    


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#1) On September 01, 2010 at 12:52 AM, RonChapmanJr (94.82) wrote:

"despite the attendance of a few African-American shills on the scene"

"Eighty-seven thousand disoriented citizens"

Does he know these to be facts?

Kunstler is a tool.

-1 rec

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#2) On September 01, 2010 at 1:00 AM, MyunderratedLife (83.99) wrote:

The title drew me in.

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#3) On September 01, 2010 at 1:33 AM, tomlongrpv (71.15) wrote:

+1 rec.  Once I heard her uneducated rural Minnesota accent (I am a Minnesota native) I knew we were in for trouble with Palin.  Her part of Alaska was settled by people from Minnesota (who apparently failed there and had to move to Alaska just like I failed but had the wisdom to move to California).  God help us all if she is ever in any position of power.

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#4) On September 01, 2010 at 2:08 AM, MyDonkey (< 20) wrote:

I don't think Kunstler would be happy with you copying & pasting his article and then changing his text to put words in his mouth. He didn't write "get that GUY out of the White House!". He wrote "get that nigger out of the White House!" Here's the link:

http://kunstler.com/blog/2010/08/one-lump-or-two.html 

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#5) On September 01, 2010 at 5:05 AM, WCGekko (< 20) wrote:

Is this a political blog?

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#6) On September 01, 2010 at 7:30 AM, MoneyWorksforMe (< 20) wrote:

Anything disparaging Sarah Palin earns a rec from me.   

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#7) On September 01, 2010 at 8:16 AM, anticitrade (99.61) wrote:

Oooh! I know this one!  Ad Hominem!

An ad hominem, also known as argumentum ad hominem (Latin: "to the man"), is an attempt to link the validity of a premise to a characteristic or belief of the person advocating the premise. The ad hominem is a classic logical fallacy.

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#8) On September 01, 2010 at 10:30 AM, HooDaHeckNose (96.01) wrote:

I really like reading Kunstler just because his was a different voice from all of the talking heads spewing the same pre processed BS. Lately, I find that I'm tiring of the endless tirades. Perhaps it's the "Alstry affect"?

Regardless, I think that ClusterF*ckNation is worth a read, if nothing else,  for a perspective you're unlikely to get elsewhere.

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#9) On September 01, 2010 at 10:35 AM, ChrisGraley (29.76) wrote:

Once I heard her uneducated rural Minnesota accent ....

tom for someone that's supposed to be both a liberal and a lawyer, I would expect you to have an understanding of defamatory generalizations. I hope that you don't put forth these myopic views in the courtroom.

I'm sure the people from rural Minnesota deserve to be judged on their own merits as much as anyone else.

The voracity of Kunstler's article is worse than your own statement though.

I'm trying not to generalize, but the above statements make me want to re-consider the true nature of tolerance in the Liberal party.

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#10) On September 01, 2010 at 10:55 AM, bigcat1969 (92.39) wrote:

Oddly it reminds me of my parents reaction to President Obama.  They are ultra-conservative and day he got elected I tried to call them and they couldn't even talk to me they were so busy crying and praying like it was the end of the world.  Palin could be eleceted and it would no more change the system than Obama getting elected did.  Both liberals and conservatives are turning to the fringes because the center has totally failed them.  I have seen four Presidents since I became somewhat interested in such things.  Two have come from each party and if I remember right they all seemed have times when they had and didn't have control of Congress.  None of them have really stood out as being liberal or conservative in my view.  Both side demonize the other, but really Bush, Sr. seemed like a rubber stamp for the bank folks, Clinton just let them keep on rolling as he helped get rid of the seperation of bank and stock market, Bush, Jr. was a banker's best friend and Obama has given any megarich bank/car company in trouble a refuge from the storm.  As wealth keeps heading upwards and the middle class shrinks, even we common idiots have had enough.  So we head farther left or right since our parties have failed us and we need to get back to (insert dogma here).  Sadly there is no hope in politics as both 'sides' are totally corrupt.

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#11) On September 01, 2010 at 11:47 AM, ChrisGraley (29.76) wrote:

I agree bigcat, it seems both sides are attacking with personal attacks because they are more alike then they want to admit. The only difference with either side is the location of the honeypot that the corrupted money flows into.

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#12) On September 01, 2010 at 12:07 PM, ocsurf (< 20) wrote:

And here I thought this was an investing website.

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#13) On September 01, 2010 at 12:54 PM, pennystockguy (84.86) wrote:

I love cup cakes!

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#14) On September 01, 2010 at 1:53 PM, bigcat1969 (92.39) wrote:

Wierd unless I'm more confused than usual, this isn't the blog I responded too?  And cupcakes are good, but my new favorite cheapy snack is one of those chocolate and peanut butter wafer bar thingies, 12 for a buck.

Also can we get a petition for spellcheck on comments going I probably destroyed my chance of ever getting elected by spelling it eleceted and now they are gonna Dan Quayle me when I run for office.

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#15) On September 02, 2010 at 10:06 AM, MyDonkey (< 20) wrote:

bigcat1969: I think you're right about this not being the blog you responded to. The original version had the following URL:

http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/sarah-palin-is-exactly-the/441256

but if you enter that address it automatically redirects to the current URL at:

http://caps.fool.com/Blogs/sarah-palin/441256

The original blog contained a copy of Kunstler's full article (with some of his text surreptitiously changed, as mentioned in my previous comment). In the current version, Kunstler's article has been removed.

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#16) On September 02, 2010 at 11:59 AM, tomlongrpv (71.15) wrote:

Chris Graley

A comment cannot be defamatory when it is true.  Palin cannot speak in complete sentences, does not speak standard English and has the sound and look of an uneducated rural bumpkin.  Yes, you are right there are lots of educated savvy hard working people in rural areas.  And many of them learn to speak standard English too.  All the more reason Palin could do the same if she put her mind to it  It's not asking too much of someone who wants to play on a national atage that they speak in complete sentences and do so in a standard dialect.  I think that's a common request of political and other public figures across the board.  I'd have an easier time speaking with my garner than with Palin, and his English needs a lot of work.

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#17) On September 02, 2010 at 12:42 PM, RootnToot (30.04) wrote:

On September 02, 2010 at 11:59 AM, tomlongrpv (89.56) wrote:

A comment cannot be defamatory when it is true. 

While this may be true, in the least I find your statements both bigoted and prejudicial. I can only imagine the firestorm that such observations would ignite if Barack Obama spoke like Al Sharpton and the above comments were stated in that light. By your grammatical standards this would have precluded him from the presidency. My good sir, if you do not like someone it is okay to say so, but please base your opinions on more than a persons geographic origin or dialect.You need not hide behind something as trivial as Ms Palin's diction, your true feelings are not hidden by your words.

 

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#18) On September 02, 2010 at 8:07 PM, tomlongrpv (71.15) wrote:

RootnToot

True I am prejudiced against ignorance and extremism like that of Palin,  And yes, if Obama had looked, walked, talked and had the political views of Al Sharpton I would not have voted for him.  We all make our own judgments.  And someone who sounds like a yahoo should not be surprised if a lot of us cannot understand her very well and think she is a yahoo as a result.

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#19) On September 06, 2010 at 10:13 AM, dinodelaurentis (72.75) wrote:

"Be careful what you pretend to be, because in the end, that is who you are."- Kurt Vonnegut

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