Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Togetherness

Ben Shapiro gives Barney Frank the smackdown:
"Government," says Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., "is simply the name we give to the things we choose to do together." This, of course, is eminently untrue -- we do plenty of things together that don't involve the government, thank God. One can only imagine how dull and dreary our sex lives would be if they had to run through a DMV-style bureaucracy.
HA. The joke is slightly lessened if we acknowledge that there are a few people who have to wait in a long line to get needs like that taken care of, but well-spotted young Ben. Do go on:
But this foolish liberal meme has value. It does carry a grain of truth: government represents us. Without us, there is no government. More to the point, without our money, there are no government programs.
Aha! There is government and it does stuff. Also well-spotted. What can be done with this grain of truth? A grain is a seed, right? And from tiny acorns mighty oaks grow:
The truth is that capitalism, not government, is the name of the things we choose to do together. I choose to pay somebody to wash my car; that person chooses to wash my car in exchange for the cash.
Stupid Barney Frank.

The rest of the column is about how Sandra Fluke should do Ben's laundry. No really.

17 comments:

vacuumslayer said...

Jesus fucking christ.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I think you need this picture, Substance.

You too, vs.

Picture.
~

fish said...

One can only imagine how dull and dreary our sex lives would be if they had to run through a DMV-style bureaucracy...
...The truth is that capitalism, not government, is the name of the things we choose to do together. I choose to pay somebody to wash my car; that person chooses to wash my car in exchange for the cash.


One can also infer that Ben is paying for sex.

fish said...

First Tigris ruins "Pat the Bunny" for me now thudner fucks over "Harvey."

Great friends you got here SMG.

vacuumslayer said...

I think you need this picture, Substance.

You too, vs.

Picture.



I didn't know there was a Pedobunny.

Substance McGravitas said...

I meant to pay them to NOT ruin things.

tigris said...

Fish just ruined the universe by making me think of Ben and sex.

mikey said...

Good god!

Does Glenn have...an ERECTION??

I'm not feeling well...

Sandra Fluke said...

The skidmarks! My god, the skidmarks!!

Smut Clyde said...

One can also infer that Ben is paying for sex.

It does take a special kind of writer to point out a counter-example to Frank's "government = cooperation" assertion, while coming up with one's own assertion that succumbs to exactly the same counter-example.

Young Ben does not do self-awareness.

Substance McGravitas said...

You get distracted when you're thinking about ladies and your underwear.

vacuumslayer said...

omg

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

One can only imagine how dull and dreary our sex lives would be if they had to run through a DMV-style bureaucracy.

Meanwhile, the conservatives he supports want to do this, sniffing around everyone's bedrooms looking for wrong unholy badness.

M. Bouffant said...

people who have to wait in a long line to get needs like that taken care of

15,000 women
They camp out at my door
None of them can get enough
They all want more

They each take a number
They wait in line
They all get their chance
One at a time

I think you can sing it to "Louie Louie."

Smut Clyde said...

well-spotted young Ben

Available now from Acne Products!

fish said...

You get distracted when you're thinking about ladies and your underwear.

I'm sorry. What were we talking about?

mikey said...

well-spotted young Ben

Well, sure, maybe over here.

But in Jolly Olde England, I'm pretty sure they'd identify it as "Spotted Dick"...