Saturday, September 17, 2011

Mitt Romney a Cyborg, Ron Paul Supporters Allege

Courtesy of Proof Positive
"Dude, he's like so upright and never makes a mistake. And what does he put in his hair, shellack?" said 23-year-old anti-war activist Shay Leggard.

Romney supporter Norman Workman dismissed the robot allegations as the ramblings of pot-smoking draft-dodgers.

"That's bogus, dude!" countered Leggard, spilling bong water all over his medical marijuana card, adding an emphatic "dammit," before warning reporters to clear out before his mom got home from work and "got all pissed because there's too many people in the house."

I love this picture.  Wish I'd thought of it...



A big-time blogger quoted me!

How cool is this?  Walter Russell Mead quoted me in a blog post!  And he agreed with me.  It was a comment I made in a previous post of his, concerning discipline and self-improvement.

  I'm the second quote that he introduces with ... " Another reader countered, writing..."

Check it out here: http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2011/09/11/self-improvement-isnt-only-for-elites/

Professor Mead writes cogently of the failures of "The Blue Model."  Yeah, anybody, including me, can write about that, but he provides in-depth analysis and explores solutions.  I highly recommend him to my fellow Right Blogistan thinkers.

11 comments:

Proof said...

My favorite Mitt Romney/cyborg picture is here:
http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/2010/04/romneycare-writ-large.html

I borrowed it. Feel free to borrow it from me...

Speedy G said...

And all the time, I thought that YOU were a big-time blogger... ;)

Silverfiddle said...

Thanks Proof!

@ Speedy: And all the time, I thought that YOU were a big-time blogger... ;)

I'm a legend in my own mind!

conservativesonfire said...

You're a legend in my mind, too, Silver.
Your comments at Russel Mead's blog were spot on!

Silverfiddle said...

Conservatives: Thanks! I really like Mead. He is now one of my unofficial Blogistan U professors, along with Joel Kotkin, Steven Malanga and Veronique de Rugy.

Finntann said...

Those fiery hoops you spoke of are unfortunately growing and spreading. It comes from transferring any and all responsibility for one's actions from self to either government or others.

I was thinking about that last night reading articles about the listeria cases attributed to Rocky Ford canteloupe from Jensen Farms. One farmer has already laid off his sole farmstand employee.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/colorado-farmers-worry-that-listeria-outbreak-has-ruined-prime-selling-season/2011/09/17/gIQAYn1nZK_story.html

The deaths of four people, while tragic, can't automatically be laid at the feet of the farmer. One couple has already filed a lawsuit and that case isn't even related to one of the deaths.

http://www.krdo.com/news/29198371/detail.html

Listeria can be readily isolated from soil, dust, fertilizer, sewage, stream water, plants, and even processed foods. Despite listeria's pervasiveness in the environment the annual incidence of cases is only .7 per 100,000.

http://www.med.ufl.edu/biochem/DLPURICH/morelist.html

Basically, unless you are pregnant or immuno-compromised, it is relatively harmless.

Unless Jensen Farms can be proven to be demonstrably negligent, it really isn't their problem but the truth is seldom relevant in liabiltiy lawsuits. If past civil court performance is any indication, Jensen Farms will be done, victim of the Americal Legal Lottery and a multi-million dollar payout.

Walmart will probably fare a little better, but who wants to bet that the price of canteloupe will not be going up?

“Wal-Mart, Jensen Farms, and other food companies have a public responsibility to all consumers to sell and distribute food that is free and clear of dangerous adulterants such as Listeria – no exceptions,” said the Palmer family attorney, William Marler.

MARLER CLARK is the nation’s leading law firm dedicated solely to representing victims of foodborne illness and recently won a $1.1 million judgment on behalf of the family of a man who died after eating Listeria-contaminated celery.

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/foodborne-illness-outbreaks/colorado-family-files-first-cantaloupe-listeria-lawsuit/

Listeria is a common resident in dirt, plants grow in dirt. I'd hardly characterize something that common in the environement as an adulterant. Want sterile food? Fine, but canteloupe will be $12.99 a piece, otherwise, wash your damn food before you eat it.

It's crap like this that is why your single mother can't sell breakfast burritos out of her kitchen to make ends meet and why cops are shutting down kids lemonade stands. Unfortunately, you can't legislate or regulate risk out of the environment.

Once, if you went out, ate at a restaurant and got sick, you didn't go back. Now, you sue!

Can you say "CHA CHING"!

Cheers!

Kid said...

Romney does seem rather mechanical. I know if you pull the string in his back, he'll say any damn thing you want.

MK said...

Yes but is he the T1000 or that evil bitch in the 3rd one?

Leticia said...

MK, I would say the T1000, not classy enough as the umm..female terminator.

What a compliment, I know that made your day.

As for that picture, ewww...

Jersey McJones said...

Congratulations, Silver, on your mention, but I, and many other people, have a serious argument with your way of thinking.

"The question is, does government policy help or hinder the young mother who wants to make breakfast burritos in her home to supplement her income so she can make a better life for herself and her kids?

In places as diverse as New York City or here in southern Colorado, embarking on such a simple enterprise is fraught with a tangle of legalities and one must jump through a thousand fiery bureaucratic hoops."

I don't know how much you know about New York, but I can't imagine how we'd incorporate street markets all across the city, let alone at the important intersections where location would be dangerously prime, and keep the flow of the city.

It's just ill thought out.

It's an interesting philosophical theory, but how do you actually incorporate the idea with the real world?

And why would you even posit such a point?

Do we want a Third World underground economy amongst us??? Really??? Just what century do you guys want to revisit???

You seem to be forgetting something very important:

We are not our ancestors. We are not the great American heroes of the past. Neither were they.

We are the children of the American empire and if we don't realize that, and end it for our betterment, and just become Americans again, we will one day be nothing more than burrito peddlers on the streets of a slummy, ill-conceived New York.

JMJ

Silverfiddle said...

@ Jersey: It's an interesting philosophical theory, but how do you actually incorporate the idea with the real world?

Ever been to Latin America? Certain parts of Europe also used to have this kind of thing.

It's not ill thought out. Latin America has has the best bus service I've ever seen. Way better than than the centrally planned city bus services in this country that always end up leaving somebody (many somebodies) out.

Regulation is supposedly for health and safety, but it ends up being a barrier to entry into the market.

Just give that young mother some food stamps, right?