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Sunday, September 26, 2010

That damned Quote

What's Mallard raving about today?

Thomas Jefferson.

According to the Texas Board of Education, this "Thomas Jefferson" of whom you speak does not exist. Precisely because Right Wing Zealots view him as a long-haired radical.

But while we're on the subject, let's look at another quote from Thomas Jefferson:
Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.

16 comments:

Faster, Harder, More Challenging GeoX said...

Yeah, okay, Tinzey-winzey, so what are you rebelling AGAINST, if that's not too much to ask?

mumblemumbletaxeskenyamumble.

Yeah, that's about what we all figured. Very noble. I'm sure ol' TJ would approve.

Tog said...

Holy crap, is THIS Batshit's "awesome" period? It's simply more of the same old garbage: projection.

It's been long and firmly established that Batshit and the eliminationist wahoos he associates himself with would've defended the Empire had they been around for the Revolution. In another age, they would've been the loudest voices in the crowd screaming, "Crucify him! Crucify him!" And if Ronald Reagan were running for President right now, they'd be bawling about what a pinko he was, and dropping not-at-all-subtle hints about "second amendment solutions."

I mean, Batshit's always been unintentional self-parody, but WOOOOO...(.)

Tyler McDowell said...

I thought Obama was the radical one. Unless Mallard is saying Jefferson was so radical that radicals think he's radical, which should logically make him double radical to Mallard. Radical!

dlauthor said...

"Long-haired?" From a guy whose experience with long-hairs consists of throwing beer cans at them from his car while screaming "FAGS!"?

Because, Bruce, looking disheveled in your mugshot doesn't count as long hair.

dlauthor said...

"Long-haired?" From a guy whose experience with long-hairs consists of throwing beer cans at them from his car while screaming "FAGS!"?

Because, Bruce, looking disheveled in your mugshot doesn't count as long hair.

Ducky is Right said...

Gee, when the young hippie folks did it in the 60s, people cheered Kent State. I got $5 that says Ducky was one of people celebrating them goddamn commie lovers getting what they deserve.

But that's different, though. because now, we're angry because taxes are soooooooo high! (even though most people got a rate decrease) And the deficit is sooooooo high! (even though deficits don't matter when republicans are in office) and we want our country back! (cough cough)

Steve-O said...

So is Dullard calling for a rebellion here? I wish these morons would quit beating around the bush and go for it. Go ahead dipshit, pick up your weapons and march on Washington. Quit being such a fucking pussy with all your dog-whistle speech and innuendo.

DharmaPete said...

Nice penis chin, Bruchie!

exanonymous said...

One is allowed to not like the government. One is allowed to resist certain things within the law.

What one is not allowed to do is pretend that such resistance gets multiplied by eleventybillion and the results they wanted then forced on every citizen.

What one should also do is recognize what is truly resistance in the spirit of being rebellious and what is manufactured outrage and unrest for corporate benefit.

MartyRotten said...

It always amazes me how many working class people have been duped into believing that supporting the status quo, that has kept them poor and repressed, into believing themselves to be "radicals". That would be like French Peasants in the 18th century supporting the Royalists.

Neo Tuxedo said...

@Ducky is Right: I got $5 that says Ducky was one of people celebrating them goddamn commie lovers getting what they deserve.

Given that he was only 12 when the Kent State shootings happened, I'm not sure there's enough of a paper trail to justify anyone taking that bet. I wouldn't be at all surprised to learn you were right, though.

@Steve-O: So is Dullard calling for a rebellion here? I wish these morons would quit beating around the bush and go for it. Go ahead dipshit, pick up your weapons and march on Washington. Quit being such a fucking pussy with all your dog-whistle speech and innuendo.

I thought much the same thing watching Mitch McConnell on This Week, "answering" Christiane Amanpour's question about whether Sharron Angle's call for "Second Amendment solutions" could be considered "extreme" by insisting that what most voters think is extreme is the out-of-control Jackbooted Nanny State of Obamastan. (Also, I think that the mask-making technology on Mitch McConnell's home planet is obviously substandard, but that's beside the point.)

@Marty Rotten: It always amazes me how many working class people have been duped into believing that supporting the status quo, that has kept them poor and repressed, into believing themselves to be "radicals". That would be like French Peasants in the 18th century supporting the Royalists.

G.K. Chesterton said it in 1908: "The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have always objected to being governed at all." What's changed is that the corporate media have been able to convince large numbers of being that "being governed badly" is redundant when used as a description of any temporal institution. My answer to the Fermi Paradox? Any civilization that would be sending out radio signals we could detect would have to have invented radio, and from there, it's only a short (mis)step to inventing television and ceasing to be a reality-based civilization.

WV: milsili. The jokes write themselves.

Tinsley: Sociopath said...

Hmm, Tinsley is using an expression from the 1960s to support a figure from the 1760s. I am going to split the difference, and assume the last time he pretended to appreciate modern technology was the 1860s.

Word Verification: Furstr, an extremist furry. I used to be diisgusted by such sexual ideas, but the Internet has shown me that everyone has different tastes, and, ultimately, a fetish that does not hurt anyone is okay. I have learned that there are far more disgusting things in the world, like the beliefs of Bruce Tinsley, who considers sexual thoughts to be evil things, born from Hell and designed to destroy us.

Alternate word, after that failed: Vitinsco, the Russian mobster who supplies Tinsley with booze. Tinsley prefers to buy illegally because the government gets suspicious of anyone who buys drums of grain alcohol.

rewinn said...

The Laziest Man in Cartooning shows once again how he made his reputation.

Frank Stone said...

"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions (like when a Democrat is president), that I wish it to be always kept alive (except when a Republican is president)... I like a little rebellion now and then (as long as I don't have to actually do anything myself)."

— Bruce Tinsley (if he were anywhere near as articulate as Thomas Jefferson)

Rootbeer said...

Thomas Jefferson also kept black and mixed-race human beings as slaves, so there's that.

Kip W said...

Crazy engorged-chin radical!