defend the indefensible: grover norquist

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Does altruism bring happiness?

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 14:57 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Yes, but first of all it is part of earned success. I am altruistic because I earned this money. I earned this dollar. I give it to you. I give you something I created.

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 14:58 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Isn’t that what taxes are?

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 14:58 (eleven months ago) Permalink

No, taxes are people stealing stuff from you. Altruism or charity is not, “I earned a dollar and somebody came and stole it.” It won’t feel good when somebody mugs me.

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 14:58 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Are you a radical individualist? Do you believe that society has no role other than funding the military and providing a modicum of social order?

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 14:59 (eleven months ago) Permalink

If you have a 5-year-old who threw a kitten off a multistory building, and you went and said, "Why did you throw the cat off the building?" He might say, "I thought it could fly." You'd explain cats can't fly. But, if when he was 25, he kept doing this, and there was a pile of dead cats outside the building, you would come to think he didn’t like cats.

It's possible that the 5-year-old just didn't see the cat at the bottom. But the 25-year-old, every time he goes out of the front door, he's seeing a pile of dead cats—and he keeps at it. So I think the 25-year-old liberals know what damage they are doing, and they don't care. And the 5-year-old liberals are just trying to see if the cats will fly.

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 15:00 (eleven months ago) Permalink

would love to see gary younge interview grover

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 15:01 (eleven months ago) Permalink

vaping brings happiness, that's all that matters

with your tight body and horrific androgynous monster face (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 15:03 (eleven months ago) Permalink

28% of people may have their taxes raised. Shouldn’t he be speaking out in opposition?

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 16:17 (eleven months ago) Permalink

richard spencer levels of arrogant ignorance, and while less ideologically toxic, many magnitudes more influential

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 17:14 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 17:32 (eleven months ago) Permalink

he's really passionate about vaping now

flappy bird, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 18:40 (eleven months ago) Permalink

he's a coca cola enthusiast

like l ron hubbard

brimstead, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 18:43 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I, Ron Hubbard

flappy bird, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 18:47 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Liberal voters will always cling to their fantasy of taxing their way to easy fixes. Conservative voters understand there are no easy fixes, and getting America back on track is going to take time and a lot of sacrifice and effort.

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 9 November 2017 14:17 (eleven months ago) Permalink

going to take time and a lot of sacrifice and effort

NB: only when the time, sacrifice and effort do not involve giving up any money, or any opportunities to make money, or one's leisure, or material goods. Good cloning of the rhetoric, though.

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 9 November 2017 19:32 (eleven months ago) Permalink

weirdo #vapelife burning man grover is way preferable to "tax reform advocate" asshole grover

marcos, Thursday, 9 November 2017 19:58 (eleven months ago) Permalink


flappy bird, Thursday, 9 November 2017 20:01 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I prefer non-existent Grover

cosmic brain dildo (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 9 November 2017 21:01 (eleven months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

I pledge to

ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses; and

TWO, oppose any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 2 December 2017 13:21 (ten months ago) Permalink

difficult listening hour, Saturday, 2 December 2017 13:32 (ten months ago) Permalink

in the spirit of the thread title

1. “Grover Norquist” is an amazing name. It really is.
2. He is a fully realized character - if you read a novel with e.g. Paul Ryan in it, you’d groan every time he popped up, and assume (correctly) that the author was taking the piss, as they say - but you could probably read a 7-volume saga with Grover Norquist in it and develop strong opinions and feelings about the guy, and maybe even like him
3. When he turns, you know it’s going to be good. If he goes to the grave as he is, at the very least, he’s established a handy reference for the philosophy he espouses and he has never made any bones about the logical ends of his line of thinking.

El Tomboto, Saturday, 2 December 2017 17:03 (ten months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

it's all about his squinty little snake eyes

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 01:42 (ten months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

grover's continuing silence on these issues challenges my faith in the sincerity of 'americans for tax reform' and their holy pledge :(

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 11 January 2018 20:00 (nine months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

not that i necessarily disagree with this, but i keep wondering where lord tax pledge is

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:12 (eight months ago) Permalink

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