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AdoEdem

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376 weeks ago @ Big Hollywood - In Memoriam: Andrew Br... · 0 replies · +2 points

Go with God, sir. Thank you for all your work here.

406 weeks ago @ Big Journalism - MMFA Propaganda Watch:... · 0 replies · +1 points

Won't hear any arguments out of me against scrapping the whole thing. If the tax code is so complicated that it needs teams of lawyers who are specifically trained to deal with it exclusively, it's needlessly complicated.

406 weeks ago @ Big Journalism - MMFA Propaganda Watch:... · 2 replies · +3 points

Everybody wins, everybody pays and it puts an end to the left's class warfare BS.

Therein lies the problem. I know more than a few honest liberals (and even a few progressives) who would love this, precisely because it's the best way to "make the rich pay their fair share" without putting too much of a strain on the lower classes.

But there are too many politicians stringing along suckers through their class warfare BS, since that's what's keeping them in power, not to mention all the loopholes in the current tax code which ensure they won't have to pay their fair share.

406 weeks ago @ Big Government - Keeping on the Offense... · 0 replies · +2 points

Oooh oooh! Don't forget the Tu quoque fallacy! Progressives love that one. (It's employed on the right occasionally, but not a single day goes by when I don't spot a progressive deploying it on the Bigs)

406 weeks ago @ Big Hollywood - But-But-But Hollywood ... · 0 replies · +1 points

It's seemed more and more lately that an "expert" is little more than some random guy who picked up a book on something and read it all the way through... even if he didn't understand a word of it. Even a Bachelor's degree isn't necessary any more.

Don't know a thing about money, business, or economics? Do your eyes glaze over whenever numbers appear? Do you need a calculator to perform even basic mathematic functions? Not to worry! Just read The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money and you too can be an economics "ekspurt"!

406 weeks ago @ Big Hollywood - But-But-But Hollywood ... · 0 replies · +4 points

One of my favorite links is this: The eXile Guide To European Hatred. What a lot of progressives are either ignorant of or willfully ignore is that America-hate is a trendy, fashionable thing that even a lot of old geezer elites tend to only pay lip service to. And it's mostly an emotionally-detached sort of "hatred".

But the truth is that Europeans hate each other far more than anything they could muster for the U.S., and their reasons are very specific. Europe can still be a fairly tribal place where indignities committed hundreds of years in the past echo down the ages. Doubly so when a particular injustice was committed fairly recently and there are people still around who remember it.

406 weeks ago @ Big Hollywood - But-But-But Hollywood ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Quick, someone nominate him for President of the U.N.! He and his fellow travelers will see it as a promotion. In the Armed Services, it's called "promoting someone out of the way".

406 weeks ago @ Big Hollywood - Government Still Throw... · 0 replies · +1 points

As somebody who has sold his soul to make a living doing what he loves creatively, I can't begin to tell you how angry this makes me. I would have preferred to make sensitive personal films and live comfortably, then fight with network executives about the color and size of a mutant shark. But hey, I was raised not to be a sponge.

I couldn't have phrased this any better myself. Bravo.

406 weeks ago @ Big Hollywood - Government Still Throw... · 0 replies · +1 points

As a fellow artist, thank you!

406 weeks ago @ Big Hollywood - Government Still Throw... · 0 replies · +2 points

Not completely; there are still many artists who do indeed live by that mantra, myself included. True, the poseurs who become artists either because of their love of a perceived "artist's lifestyle" or their desire for fame and fortune seem to be the ones garnering the most press, you typically don't hear about those of us silently struggling precisely for that reason: we're not advertising ourselves. We have stories to tell and beauty to share, and those are the only reasons we became artists. Anyone else is, quite simply, nothing more than a poseur.