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Post Re: Dennis Pragers Man-Crush on Trump
on: June 12, 2017, 11:58
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Pat, I think James Bond had a car that would throw an anchor and chain out the back. That would be a "stand athwart history" sort of conservative vehicle. But that still stops short of reforming. A truly conservative car would be equipped not only with the anchor device that could be propelled out the back at the push of a button but would have a steering wheel that only turned right. Also, there would be a true cigarette lighter and ashtray as well.

And there would be an ejector seat for the passenger side for use with the RINO of your choice or Nancy Pelosi.

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on: June 12, 2017, 12:15
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Bond had a variety of cars like that, most of which usually didn't survive. The ejector seat was the one in Goldfinger. I still read Prager's columns in TownHall.

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Post Re: Dennis Pragers Man-Crush on Trump
on: June 12, 2017, 14:48
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I watched a couple Daniel Craig Bonds this weekend. In "Skyfall" Bond is in (I think) his favorite old cool car and he and M are on the run from an arch criminal. He kids M that unless she stops complaining he'll hit the button on his stick shift. True Bond fans would know the car by heart. I had to Google to find out that it was an Aston Martin DB5. As you can see, Bond's love for this car goes way back.

Unless "James Bond" is just a code name for whoever is holding the title of "007." Do we know for sure whether or not the previous Bonds retired or were killed? Anyway, that's his car, I guess.

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on: June 14, 2017, 10:06
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The only right turns thing may be a problem Brad. When I had to drive in Ireland, (they drive on the left), in the roundabouts, which are very popular, you only turn right. And look at how screwed up they are. Somehow just turning right seems to have no effect on the lefties.
I think that every car should have a test for the driver, (founding ideals or Constitutional principles, or even just on the Declaration), and if the driver cannot pass the easy test, the first time they just get a shock, but the car won't start. Next test, a bit harder, the current is turned up if they fail, and the car will not start. This continues this way until they get out and walk, learn the principles and meanings of the Constitution, or the current goes up high enough that they are electrocuted. We will have to work out just how many times they can fail before this just happens first time. Maybe a SQUIRREL, (full acronym, Status Quo Unamerican Incumbent Republican Re-Elected Liberal or Liar) would be able to drive, but we have to work out the details on that as well, eventually they would have to learn something also.

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Post Re: Dennis Pragers Man-Crush on Trump
on: June 15, 2017, 08:36
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Pat, Kevin Williamson has a recent article titled Are We Whigs? which is about Bill Kristol wanting to start up a new conservative party of some kind.

Williamson bluntly states:

The populists are wrong about almost every question of substance, but they are exactly right about one question of political reality: Conservative ideas are not popular, and neither is the conservative style . . . Much of what conservatives need to do in the service of the genuinely national interests of these United States is going to be unpopular, at least with some special-interest group, corporate-welfare client, or other constituency. Balancing the budget in a responsible way is a program without a real constituency. So is the related project of reforming entitlements. The most modest of steps toward reforming our underperforming primary-education system produces howls that we have declared war on schoolchildren and their teachers.

I think the reasons he states for this is a muddle. But I think he’s essentially correct. I would say that a Federal government which has 2/3 of its budget geared toward entitlement programs (and other benefits) is not amenable to limited government and self-responsibility.

No kidding. If they can have a breathalyzer device in cars to prevent intoxicated people from driving, why not a Constitutional test as well? Those intoxicated on the fumes of Bernie Sanderism probably shouldn’t be driving. Or owning guns.

I’m not sure how the new self-driving cars will affect all this. I just read an article that said that most people are reluctant to let the car drive itself. I don’t blame them. However, I do think the software and technology will soon be “good enough.” Frankly, with all the nitwit liberals (please assure me no conservatives do this) driving around while texting instead of actually keeping their eyes on the road, it might be a good idea to let the car do the driving.

There is an ominous nanny-state element to this. A man (or woman) ought to learn to be responsible enough to drive a car, shoot a gun, pee standing up, and understand our Constitution and history. One of the problems of socialism is that it tends to make everyone dependent adolescents. Mother State will wipe our nose and your butt. Mother State will take care of your education, your retirement, and eventually you won’t even have to drive as well.

How long until automated walking? I mean, people do trip all the time, right? Mother State may some day require us to either stay indoors or, if we wish to do something as radical as venture outside, to sit in a self-driving chair of some type. Left turns and right turns might be irrelevant. The entire idea of a steering wheel, of driving your own life where you want, will be as extinct as the Edsel.

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on: June 15, 2017, 09:08
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This is why I sometimes refer to the nanny-staters as Humanoids, from the Jack Williamson novel and sequels. "To serve and obey, and protect men from harm." In practice, they relied on the second admonition. As a friend put it, if you wanted to ride a bicycle, a Humanoid would point out how dangerous that could be. And if you still wanted to do it, perhaps a lobotomy would fix that desire.

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on: June 15, 2017, 11:37
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I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a lobotomy today. Dennis Prager used to say and I agree with this point completely, but I do get a lot of push back from women and metro-sexual men. Dennis used to say "Better safe than sorry" is a death to sentence to manhood, America and civilization. Am I sorry for the times I tried and failed? Am I sorry for the times I did something daring or adventurous and got my but kicked in one sense or another? There have been times I was sorry that I tried something or did something stupid, but every time I made those choices, they were my choices and I learned from them; those choices made me who I am! So absolutely not, it is not better safe than sorry. But as long as we are so friggin coddled and protected, we are setting ourselves up for a big fall. I will fight against it,but there are times I really hope and are pretty sure I will not live long enough to see the end of this crap sandwich America is eating now. Paranoia proceeds metanoia, and we are not there yet, so hang on, it is just going to have to get a whole lot bumpier before we wake up. Not until the pain level gets hight enough will we change.

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on: June 15, 2017, 12:30
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I know what you mean. When I first leaned to ride a bicycle, I only used on a road by our house in Greece. One day I tried a longer journey, which involved going down the hill we lived on. I lost control and ended up with a very badly abraded knee (and some nightmares about what could have happened). It didn't stop me from riding my bike, though I don't think I ever tried going down the hill again.

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on: June 16, 2017, 09:47
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When women (or girlified men) run the world, you get the Nanny State where security is way over-valued over freedom. This is, in many respects, preferable to the masculine excesses of Sparta or Nazi Germany.

But most normal people (who are becoming a dying breed) prefer something between these excesses: the freedom to make their own informed choices. I just read where Canada is going to outlaw advertisements for junk food (as defined by the Nannies) that target children. (Do they consider the 29-year-olds still living with their parents to be children?)

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