Monday, August 01, 2005

    Good News For Good People

    Bad news for socialist and liberal supporters of the criminal side of the UN. From CNN:
    President Bush will use a recess appointment to install John Bolton temporarily as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, a senior administration official said today.
    Perhaps the appointment will be permanent soon.


    Anonymous said...

    Finally someone with integrity!

    Anonymous said...

    Thanks once again for such vivid demonstration of the vacuity of your mind: Your logical progression suggest that only those who support John Bolton's candidacy for U.N. Representative are 'good people.' In fact, nearly 70% of all Americans oppose him for that position. Every issue is not black/white or good/evil as you and so many other thought-challenged people try to make it. Keep going, Exhibit A.

    Also, has it occurred to you that some anonymous posters have no problem with identification, but simply have no blog, and have no desire for one?

    I'll sign my anynymous posts from now on:
    'One Down'

    : JustaDog said...

    1 - you can still put a name on a comment even if you don't have a blog or website, so I don't know what you are rambling on about.

    2 - nearly 70% of all Americans oppose him - this has got to be one of the most retarded claims I'd ever seen posted. First of all, 100% of Americans were not polled nor did 100% vote on this - so such an absolute statement is not valid. Second of all, whatever lame survey you are quoting or making up is unknown since you didn't feel confident to state your source for this figure. Third - I'd be very comfortable in saying that most all Americans don't even know a thing about John Bolton, other that what they are fed by our zealous media.

    3 - Every issue is not black/white or good/evil - For some challenged people this is true. They go through life never able to grasp the binary of issues. Any issue, no matter how complex, can be reduced to a simple equation.

    I feel 100% confident in knowing good from evil, right from wrong, child molestor vs. good citizen. It is a trademark behaviour of liberals and socialists to think in the gray - not knowing or acknowledging basic binary reasoning, permitting or allowing increased criminal behaviour, lost of respect for country, etc. They always just want to understand the criminal - blaming someone else for the criminal acts of others. They want to let those at the UN just raid the $$$ that is fed into that organization - why they don't want a tough guy like Bolton at the UN. They don't grasp the idiocy of illegal aliens, etc.

    Sooooooo, if you can't grasp basic recognition of issues and make up the world please don't fault those of us that can!

    The Rambling Taoist said...

    For some challenged people this is true. They go through life never able to grasp the binary of issues. Any issue, no matter how complex, can be reduced to a simple equation.

    This is called simple-mindedness. Glad to see you at least understand the depth (or lack thereof) of your own analytical abilities.

    : JustaDog said...

    LOL - the last part of what you quoted from my comment with an attempt to criticize and belittle me was actually a quote from Einstein!

    LOL - I really do like your comments trey, they really do reveal "the opposition" as they really are, LOL

    The Rambling Taoist said...

    Oh my gosh!! Didn't you know Einstein was a socialist? What is the world coming to when JustaDog quotes a socialist to make a point!? Maybe we now know the truth. She's a closet socialist.

    The Rambling Taoist said...

    I continued to be awestruck by the fact that the supreme hater of socialism -- JustaDog -- would QUOTE a famous socialist to make a point. In May 1949, Dr. Albert Einstein wrote Why Socialism? in The Monthly Review. Here's a snippet:

    "The individual has become more conscious than ever of his dependence upon society. But he does not experience this dependence as a positive asset, as an organic tie, as a protective force, but rather as a threat to his natural rights, or even to his economic existence. Moreover, his position in society is such that the egotistical drives of his make-up are constantly being accentuated, while his social drives, which are by nature weaker, progressively deteriorate. All human beings, whatever their position in society, are suffering from this process of deterioration. Unknowingly prisoners of their own egotism, they feel insecure, lonely, and deprived of the naive, simple, and unsophisticated enjoyment of life. Man can find meaning in life, short and perilous as it is, only through devoting himself to society."

    I really do like your comments trey, they really do reveal "the opposition" as they really are

    I like your comments too, particularly when you unwittingly quote "the opposition" without even knowing it!

    : JustaDog said...

    You left out that Einstein considered himself to be a pacifist - a label basically meaning he'd rather others do the "dirty work". In 1929 he publically declared if war broke out he would unconditionally refuse to do war service, direct or indirect... regardless of how the cause of the war should be judged. He prefered others do the fighting - and he was very instrumental in facilitating the development of one of the most powerful killing devices known to mankind - the atomic bomb. Einstein's greatest role was signing a letter to President Franklin Roosevelt urging the A-Bomb be built. Imagine that - a pacifist urging the development of a weapon that could, and did, kill "about one fourth of a million people killed by the two bombs" (

    I really admire Albert Einstein! It really doesn't matter what label you want to call yourself or others, it doesn't matter what political party a person aligns themselves with - the only thing that counts for anything are the actions a person takes.

    Yes, Einstein claimed to be a Socialist - but he sure lived like a Capitalist - even securing Capitalistic patents to protect his inventions and ideas from other Capitalists. Hmmm - now why didn't he just give it all over to the public or government for the public good as a practicing socialist would?

    Einstein talked the talk (pacifist/socialist words), but he walked a very different walk (Capitalist and non-pacifist actions).

    The Rambling Taoist said...

    You really NEED to do a better job of researching issues BEFORE you write about them. Yes, it's true that Einstein sent the letter you noted to FDR, but he later regretted it. He publicly condemned the bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki. "In November 1954, five months before his death, Einstein summarized his feelings about his role in the creation of the atomic bomb: "I made one great mistake in my life... when I signed the letter to President Roosevelt recommending that atom bombs be made; but there was some justification - the danger that the Germans would make them." (Clark, pg. 752)." From "Albert Einstein & the Bomb"

    As to the issue of Einstein & patents, you conveniently forget that Einstein lived in a capitalist society. If Einstein had not patented his inventions/ideas, they would have been scooped up BY capitalists and used for private profit. As a devout socialist, that's the LAST thing Einstein wanted. So, he used this capitalist tool AGAINST the capitalists themselves! This shows he was one intelligent guy.

    I really admire Albert Einstein!

    On one hand, you say you admire the man, yet you say of him, "Einstein considered himself to be a pacifist - a label basically meaning he'd rather others do the "dirty work"." You also accuse him of not walking his talk. I would suggest you grab a dictionary and look up the definition of the word admire. You obviously have it confused with some OTHER word.

    simoncat said...

    It is possible to admire Einstein for his brilliance as a physicist and theoretist, without admiring his political ideology. And let's not forget, Einstein died (1955), before he could see the final and devastating results of socialism at work in Communist USSR.
    I find that geniuses, especially those of the academic genre, are often one dimensional people, focused entirely on the expression of their gift, and not always necessarily the wisest in any other field of interest or endeavour.

    The Rambling Taoist said...

    And let's not forget, Einstein died (1955), before he could see the final and devastating results of socialism at work in Communist USSR.

    Oh come now! Einstein lived through the Stalin years! That said, you are confusing communism with socialism. Communism is based on totalitarianism and socialism is based on democracy. It's alive and well in Sweden, Germany, France and even Japan.

    : JustaDog said...

    Very well put simoncat, thanks for your input! Einstein was not infallible and made many mistakes in his life, even with his theories, some of which he later admitted were wrong. Like you say it is unfortunate he died when he did, but like you said we can admire Einstein as a physicist and theoretist without subscribing to his politics.

    Trey lives in a fantasy world that thinks there is a difference between communism and socialism. Socialism can exist in different degrees in different countries - we even have socialism in the USA, but doesn't mean we are a socialist country.

    Yes, let's see how well socialism is doing - checking the latest issue of The Economist:

    Sweden is not the total socialist country you think it is - probably why their unemployment rate is only 5.2% (still larger than the USA). From the CIA factbook: Sweden has achieved an enviable standard of living under a mixed system of high-tech capitalism and extensive welfare benefits.

    Germany: 11.6% unemployment rate, uncontrolled taxes due in most part to their social programs. From the CIA factbook: Germany's aging population, combined with high unemployment, has pushed social security outlays to a level exceeding contributions from workers. Structural rigidities in the labor market - including strict regulations on laying off workers and the setting of wages on a national basis - have made unemployment a chronic problem.

    France: 10.2% unemployment rate, also with high taxes due to excessive social give-aways. From the CIA factbook: it is focusing on the problems of the high cost of labor and labor market inflexibility resulting from the 35-hour workweek and restrictions on lay-offs. The tax burden remains one of the highest in Europe (43.8% of GDP in 2003). The lingering economic slowdown and inflexible budget items have pushed the budget deficit above the eurozone's 3%-of-GDP limit.

    Perhaps to the disappointment of trey France has been partially or fully privatizing many large companies, banks, and insurers. The telecommunications sector is gradually being opened to competition. Sounds like they are going a bit more Capitalistic to me (after the sour taste of socialism).

    Japan is more like the USA - they are not in the same catagory as the others you mention.

    If someone says "Communism" one rightly thinks "socialism". From the Communist Party USA website:

    We Communists believe that socialism is the very best replacement for a capitalist system that has served its purpose, but no longer meets the needs and requirements of the great majority of our people.

    We believe that socialism USA will be built according to the traditions, history, culture and conditions of the United States. Thus, it will be different from any other socialist society in the world. It will be uniquely American.

    My little blog will attempt to expose what socialists are doing - especially in the public schools and the criminal justice system. Who knows who might be reading my little site - all I know is progress is being made!