Monday, April 4, 2011

The "L" Word

George Will wrote something dumb and everyone and their mother is having fun with it because even without the word "socialist" in the piece he's in Glenn-Beck-chalkboard territory with the collectivist trains vs. individualist personal vehicular devices. Anyhow, LGM has indefatigable libertarian Brad Potts to provide extra yuks:



Brad Brad Brad: those are the people who enforce the property rights!

19 comments:

Smut Clyde said...

How do you feel about deflection from substance to motivations?

Substance McGravitas said...

I am more sympathetic to substances of course.

M. Bouffant said...

I too, as subtances (Small & large "s") are so often abused.

I did not know BP was a pacifist libertarian though. I s'pose in his libertarian, no-guns paradise, there's enough to go around for everyone, so no one has to fight or compete for business or shoot that guy what was lookin' at mah woman or nothin'.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

did not know BP was a pacifist libertarian though.

Several of the folks over at the badly misnamed blog "Reason" go for the same shtick.

They're for lowering taxes, deregulation, but not wars for rich people. Thus they are only 66.67% as stupid about the problems that afflict this nation as the teatards/Republicans.
~

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I think the lebertarians are just being the first ones to break non-war from the right because Obama has his own Brwon Person Bombing Adventure now.

I suspect that before the bombing of Libya started, most of them were pretty gung-ho on our other Adventures.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I have no clue how many conversations on here have involved me trying to convince people that I am a libertarian out of valid social and moral concern, rather than just being demented, brainwashed, selfish and/or stupid.

Bless his trolly little heart for still trying.

TruculentandUnreliable said...

I have no clue how many conversations on here have involved me trying to convince people that I am a libertarian out of valid social and moral concern, rather than just being demented, brainwashed, selfish and/or stupid.

Wait. Are we supposed to feel sorry for him? If it's really that terrible, why doesn't he go do something more productive, like cleaning the dryer trap or masturbating?

Malaclypse said...

I think Brad is wrong pretty much all the time, but I don't think he is simply trolling.

He reminds me a lot of one of my closest friends back in my 20s. Smart, smug, and sure nothing bad will ever happen.

My friend got cancer while uninsured in his early 30s. That cured him of libertarianism. It did not, however, cure his cancer.

There is a thread where Brad goes on about how the nanny state should not force him to buy health insurance, because he does not spend much on medical care. Of course, he also treats his hypertension with weed, rather than the prescription he was given.

Brad reminds me a lot of my dead friend.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

It is a measure of the terrifying impact Substance has had on his visitors that I keep expecting this to resolve into....well, you know what.

So thanks for that.

mikey said...

Huh...Wha...???

Sorry, I was just masturbating on the dryer trap. Makes that damn lint easier to get up. [Heh heh heh - he said "up"].

What? No!

Of COURSE it's not in MY laundry. Down the street in the PUBIC laundramat...

Substance McGravitas said...

I think Brad is wrong pretty much all the time, but I don't think he is simply trolling.

I agree. His sincerity is obvious and, if I weren't a big meanie, embarrassing.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I think Brad is wrong pretty much all the time, but I don't think he is simply trolling.

I agree. His sincerity is obvious and, if I weren't a big meanie, embarrassing.


I dunno, he keeps coming back and whinging about being misunderstood- as one of the other commenters noted, he should start his own damn whining blog.

Substance McGravitas said...

But that's the embarrassing thing: he comes back and wants to be understood, not like Donalde who comes along just to fuck shit up and call people idiots. Granted, his positions pretty much entail that, if true, everyone in history who was not a libertarian is stupid and evil, but then he's a dummy.

Smut Clyde said...

Sometimes Brad gets snotty about the other commenters who are only good for snark and mockery, and evidently not interested in the kind of serious debate that might change people's minds.

In one thread it was pointed out that Voltaire and Swift were also big on the mockery, almost as if they thought it was itself a good way of changing minds. Brad responded icily that they wrote satire, which is different.

I am all for continuing to mock Brad, in the hope of converting him to use his powers of humourlessness for good.

Substance McGravitas said...

Another fine showing.

Malaclypse said...

Okay, if we are going to reminisce about classic Brad Potts moments, I will always be fond of his accounting knowledge discussion. 204 comments, of which at least half were Brad digging a deep, deep hole.

Substance McGravitas said...

Apologies to Malaclypse for Blogger's spam filter.

Anonymous said...

Your all fags. The End.

Substance McGravitas said...

Welcome, friend!