Comments: The Felonious American Dream

"Most Republicans have the money to engage in organized crime so high level that it's called 'foreign policy.'"

This made me laugh out loud.

Posted by Sam at August 24, 2008 06:56 PM

I think I want to apply for a liquor license.

Posted by Mike Meyer at August 24, 2008 07:54 PM

As Sam said above, that line was perfect.

Posted by Dee Loralei at August 24, 2008 08:53 PM

Unfortunately, there's no cop on the global beat to stop "foreign policy".

"The souls of emperors and cobblers are cast in the same mold...The same reason that makes us wrangle with a neighbor creates a war betwixt princes."---Michel De Montaigne

Posted by En Ming Hee at August 24, 2008 10:46 PM

"The souls of emperors and cobblers are cast in the same mold...The same reason that makes us wrangle with a neighbor creates a war betwixt princes."---Michel De Montaigne

"We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal . . ."

Posted by none at August 24, 2008 11:32 PM

But... but McCain was a POW!

http://daltonator.net/durandal/blog/

Posted by Jelperman at August 25, 2008 03:09 AM

Not to go all cosmic on everyone here, but all society is a racket. Ever since the first guy held the keys to the granary there has been an unequal distribution of labor and resources. Religion rationalizes the inequality and government enforces it.

That's why Cindy's license plates say "Ms Bud" and mine say "X472WTF". All men are created equal my ass.

Posted by Bob In Pacifica at August 25, 2008 09:41 AM

At least McCain didn't claim that he, himself after dropping bombs on people had then been successful at anything, other than dumping his handicapped wife and marrying a young beer baroness.

Posted by Don Bacon at August 25, 2008 12:12 PM

i love my tiny revolution.

Posted by karen marie at August 25, 2008 12:38 PM

What Sam and Dee said.

And does this have anything to do with why a hundred college presidents have come out in favor of lowering the drinking age? Or is it just a coincidence that they raised the issue just as McBush's campaign was heating up?

Posted by OppEd at August 25, 2008 01:38 PM

OppEd: Draft is comming soon and this question always comes up at such times. If the college kids get to drink at 18 then why not the highschoolers of 18 and 0ver.

Posted by Mike Meyer at August 25, 2008 04:13 PM

So, what's new?

"My country 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of felony,
Of thee I sing-
...
I love thy thieving bills
That tap the people's tills..."

Ambrose Bierce, "A Rational Anthem," ca. 1880

Posted by donescobar at August 25, 2008 05:36 PM

Just a wee bit unfair. Does our side scream bootlegger when Kennedy's name comes up?

Just sayin'.

Posted by Bleeding Gums Murphy at August 25, 2008 07:09 PM

I'm on board with Obama/Biden, and as an Arizona native I have no love for John McCain, but people need to understand this: The Phoenix New Times is far from an unbiased source. What they say *may* be true, but it may also be exaggerated to prove their point. I love 'em, but I never cite 'em.

Posted by Greenbandit at August 25, 2008 07:12 PM

At least the side I'm on screams about the Kennedys acquiring their money through funny business.

Posted by saurabh at August 25, 2008 07:44 PM

Politics is merely the continuation of organised crime by other means.

Posted by Dunc at August 26, 2008 07:53 AM

Ever since the first guy held the keys to the granary there has been an unequal distribution of labor and resources.

Or as Rousseau put it:


The first man who, having fenced in a piece of land, said, "This is mine," and found people naïve enough to believe him, that man was the true founder of civil society.

Posted by abb1 at August 26, 2008 03:45 PM