Originally posted by jimmyx
Originally posted by Kram09
reply to post by Nyhee
Forgive me but, what on earth are you talking about?
Talk about exaggeration.
they're just repeating what rush says. it's pretty common these days. it's FOX SPEAK, a language found about 14 years ago, that was unheard off in
the industrialized countries. the style is a type of jolting, hyperbolic, series of phrases and words that elicits a visceral, emotional feeling in
the subject that uses it. this "feeling" is one that lends the person to believe that they have uttered something profound and meaningful, whether
it makes sense or not. you can tell if this is true, by actually asking the person that said it, to go into detail about the meaning, origin of, and
verifiable data to support their pronouncement.
[edit on 8-11-2009 by jimmyx]
Of, relating to, being, or imposing a form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects
of life, the individual is subordinated to the state, and opposing political and cultural expression is suppressed: "A totalitarian regime crushes
all autonomous institutions in its drive to seize the human soul" (Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.)
A practitioner or supporter of such a government..."
And this, from them:
"Adj. 1. totalitarian - characterized by a government in which the political authority exercises absolute and centralized control; "a totalitarian
regime crushes all autonomous institutions in its drive to seize the human soul"- Arthur M.Schlesinger, Jr...."
As to Rush Limbaugh, I have not listened to his radio show since 2002 when he began apologizing for the evil that President Bush was doing at the
time. And I do not watch Fox News, I do not trust them.
My political leanings, which are truly pertinent to this post and thread, are liberal libertarian. I am for universal healthcare, that is controlled
by the states and doctors and nurses with a council made up of patients' rights advocates. But I am not for a national healthcare system where
doctors and nurses and patients have little say in the matter.
I am for legalizing drugs, and I am for imposing tougher penalties for driving while under their influence. I am for a flat tax where every single
person pays the same percentage of their income, not one that is currently charging mostly the middle class, or one that punishes over achievers,
asking them to pay a greater percentage than is fair.
In the socialist system, there is no such thing as fair. The Elite send their children to elite schools, the poor, to the poorer schools, and onward
to mundane jobs, mostly, while the elitist capture all the higher paying positions. In capitalism, the top controlling people are the richest, in
socialism, the top controlling people are the elite, who through bribery and theivery, also become the richest.
So don't give me, "You only know what you have heard," routine. It won't work on me. I always have facts and examples to back up what I say, and
right now, history is my biggest example.