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Danube of Thought

Perfect. The woman is insane.

Ignatz

The woman is a Marxist constrained only by the limitations of living in a non Marxist society.

glasater

Ok, occasional infielders would be struck dead by golf balls, but maybe that would increase fan interest

OK, that made me laugh:)

jimmyk

Further proof, if any is needed, that education doesn't always make people smarter.

pagar

If every person in the US gave the Democrats every penny they had, the Democrats would still want more. There is simply no stopping their insane demand for other people's money.

You are invited to check the rip off of taxpayers in the LUN. Want more, it is easy to find millions of them.

MarkO

Arise ye workers from your slumbers.

Ignatz

Excellent article by Peter Ferrera at Forbes destroying Barry and Buffet's excellent tax adventure and making a monkey out of New Left Marxists like that bob-haired, coke-bottled, cretin Elizabeth Warren.

Dave (in MA)
John Lackey
A.J. Burnett
Dave (in MA)

More Baseball:
"As someone asked yesterday, has anyone ever seen Elizabeth Warren and Peter Gammons in the same room?" --Howie Carr

Jane

Last year Ms Warren made $350,000 Harvard salary, plus $182,000 in royalties and consulting fees. There is a beef going on about whether Harvard is allowed to keep paying her - since they aren't supposed to be partisan. I say we should use that money for bridges.

Neo

Elizabeth Warren's premise begins and ends with the notion that when you work for somebody they owe you, forever.

Anybody in the real world private sector, in virtually any country, can tell you that when the money and/or goods exchange hands, your're even. No cosmic trail continues on for even a couple of minutes .. it's over.

A simple example where her premises falls apart ... you have a dog, you try to teach the dog to do new tricks. If the dog manages to complete a trick, you don't get the dog the box of treats .. you give it one.

Benjamin Franklin

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,...."

Yes, Maguire they do pay taxes, but that 'equal' thing..........

Benjamin Franklin

Maybe THEY are 'more equal' than we.......

bgates

since they aren't supposed to be partisan

I agree they shouldn't pay her until after the Democratic party primary, otherwise it suggests they're supporting one Democrat above all the other Democrats.

Benjamin Franklin

.....After all, Citizens United upheld the Constitution's intent that
the Rich should have MORE free speech than the unrich.

narciso

To put that in perspective, 350 K is what Brooks makes, at last count.

qrstuv

Collectivism is a really powerful instinct.

It is counterintuitive that free exchanges guided only by self interest result overall in greater prosperity than exchanges guided by collective goals.

And it's a radical idea for the members of a society to independently pursue their own goals.

Warren, like the rest of the left, is mired in medieval thinking.

Jumpstart

She may be insane, but she is typical of her milieu, and that milieu goes far beyond the halls of Harvard. It is also typical of most Democrats today. What is scary is that a woman of her age, background and position can believe so passionately in such shallow ideas--ideas so easily demonstrated to be stupid, false, ungrounded in reality, and irrational.

This reflexive self-righteousness and "passion" is perhaps as dangerous as the Marxist nonsense she spouts. She really should know better, as should the Harvard Regents. It certainly highlights how worthless Harvard had become. This is the sort of stuff one expects out of high-school seniors or college Freshman--mediocre High School senior or college freshman.

Aside from that openly socialist congres0critter from New England, I do not recall any mainstream party's senate candidate who has been so openly communistic. Clearly we have crested some sort of threshold.

Just disgusting. I will wager that she gets elected too. Much must change to save the nation.

You say that she lives in a non-Marxist society. Are you really sure about that?

Appalled

Ben:

.....After all, Citizens United upheld the Constitution's intent that
the Rich should have MORE free speech than the unrich.

As bs goes, that's pretty unmitigated. As Soros, Buffett, the Kochs go to prove, the rich have a diversity of views, and we get the benefit of that. Government regualtion of speech tends to result in reelection of the same group of folks year after year. And, unless you think the Congresses of 1994 and 2006 were exemplars of legislative excellence, you should be glad to see the movement.

Clarice

She never saw the Soviet Union before it collapsed; or lived in Venezuela or Cuba. Too bad. We could take up a collection to smuggle her in to one of the world's collectivist hellholes provided she didn't get the extra special treatment they dole out to useful idiots from abroad.

narciso

They don't even believe that in Cuba, Raul has too big a 'piece of the action' through
the Army, to fall for such foolishness,

Benjamin Franklin

" And, unless you think the Congresses of 1994 and 2006 were exemplars of legislative excellence, you should be glad to see the movement."

The problem is money, so I don't see how injecting more of it into the politcal arena helps.

Extraneus

The reason we know the views of Soros, Buffett, and the Kochs is that they have the wherewithal to get their views out without the help of the MSM. Citizens United makes it possible for the rest of us to pool together to do the same. Since libs dominate the MSM, they have a problem with this.

Benjamin Franklin

"The reason we know the views of Soros, Buffett, and the Kochs is that they have the wherewithal to get their views out without the help of the MSM"

ALL the money should retreat, regardless of affiliation. That, ESPECIALLY includes Lobbies...........

Neo

If you read between the lines of today's Solyndra "partial hangout" in the NYTimes, you get the definitely feeling that not only doesn't the White House know what it is doing when it comes to the solar energy sector, but the Department of Energy is equally, if not more, confused.
How anybody could entrust large sums of money to any of these folks is beyond reason.

Danube of Thought

ALL the money should retreat, regardless of affiliation. That, ESPECIALLY includes Lobbies...........

Imagine what enforcing that proscription would entail.

Dana's understanding of the constitution and its "intent" is roughly at the third-grade level.

scott

Bibi is killing it at the UN. He's one of the few politicians I enjoy listening to.

Rob Crawford

ALL the money should retreat, regardless of affiliation.

As I say to the zero-population growth and anti-humanist people, you should lead by example. Stop pushing your message where it's not wanted.

Particularly when you're doing so on someone else's dime.

Dana's understanding of the constitution and its "intent" is roughly at the third-grade level.

You give it too much credit.

Extraneus

Their "intent" is to undermine those dead white guys.

pagar

"how worthless Harvard had become."

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-22/harvard-endowment-rises-21-.html

What are they doing with these funds?

"Harvard And Vanderbilt Reportedly Use Hedge Funds To 'Land Grab' In Africa"

LUN

Instead of grabbing money from people called millionaires by Obama, who earn $250,000 working. Why not grab some from
leftist trusts like Harvard who earn
4 billion dollars a year and add that to the 28 billion they already have available to rip off the Africans and spread their Communist propaganda.

centralcal

scott: Prof. Jacobsen at Legal Insurrection agrees with you. He said it is the best speech ever given by Bibi.

Ignatz

--Instead of grabbing money from people called millionaires by Obama, who earn $250,000 working. Why not grab some from
leftist trusts like Harvard who earn
4 billion dollars a year and add that to the 28 billion they already have available to rip off the Africans and spread their Communist propaganda.--

Excellent idea Pagar. After all most of it is just the crumbs tossed by the wealthy to their alma maters to avoid taxes in the first place.
Yes, a college and foundation trust fund wealth tax sounds like a great idea.

Danube of Thought

In the U.S., the rich can

--buy better cars
--eat better food
--live in better house
--hire better lawyers
--take better vacations
--send their kids to better schools
--wear better clothing
--more widely publish their views
--drink better booze

than the poor. If anyone thinks that all of the foregoing is unjust, and that it can and should be prevented by a constitution, tell us something about the framework of that constitution.

Ignatz

--tell us something about the framework of that constitution--

We already have the perfect model; the Committee of Public Safety.

MJW

.....After all, Citizens United upheld the Constitution's intent that the Rich should have MORE free speech than the unrich.

The opposite is true. The rich have always had the right to spend as individuals as much as the want to promote their causes. Citizens United allows the non-rich to pool their resources to promote a view they share.

pagar

Ignatz, From the figures on this chart from 2008 and 2009, they couldn't do much worse.

http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d10/tables/dt10_372.asp

Are trust funds protected from taxation by the Constitution? I don't remember seeing those words when I read it.

Jane

FOx just reported that the government paid $1/2 billion to dead federal workers.

WE really need to start touting that government is too incompetent to control money - and we need to privatize the IRS and everything else.

pagar

Jane, Those dead workers aren't wasting near as many resources as the live ones who are driving around in taxpayer provided cars looking for improperly licensed rabbits.

"“I’m with the USDA, and I need to see the permit for your rabbit,” she said.".

Day after day we hear of the complete waste of taxpayer money by the government and no one does anything about it.

LUN

snarky

I'm telling you - we need to defund the government and move everything to the private sector.

Jane

I'm in the camp that thinks the administration orchestrated the FBI raid on Solyndra precisely because that could keep those execs silent.

pagar

Hadn't thought of that, but I'd guess you are correct, Jane.

sbw

Brilliant, TM! Beautifully written.

Danube of Thought

I kind of doubt it, Jane. I'm guessing we will see one or both of these guys getting immunized, and then we're off to the races.

narciso

Do we really need their testimony, don't the records speak for themselves.

Danube of Thought

Not really. The records speak only to what was put on paper. The testimony will tell us who said what to whom (particularly in conversations involving DoE people), and why. It might well tell us who said what concerning what should and should not be presented in the written record.

It could be quite a feast.

narciso

You will be surprised to know that Warren comes up at least a dozen times in 'Confidence
Men"

Rick Ballard

I hope they immunize the CFO. He will have more of the details regarding the proximate cause of the collapse than would the CEO. I'd really like to know which one of the VC angels pulled the plug. I don't think it was Kaiser.

Jane

Re:immunity. - i can hardly wait. What do you imagine the FBI claimed to get the warrant?

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