27 thoughts on “Rethinking Republicans”

  1. Ah yes, a comparison of John McCain to a dinosaur. How “enlightened” and ageist of you. I suggest a vampire bat, leach or a tick for the revised democrat logo to represent the irresponsible sucking the blood and tax dollars from the responsible and productive.

  2. blood sucking, as opposed to the republican government in right now that prefers to spend money making things that blow up and paying people to shoot things. yes. a welfare state is a far worse option then this

  3. I like Bea’s idea. The democratic party is all about class warfare and redistribution of income. Drop out of high school, have 3 kids with 3 different partners? No problem. The democrats will just take money from someone else who makes responsible decisions in their life and works for a living and give it to the “less fortunate”. Sorry, but working for the first half of the year just to hand it over to the gov’t who then hand it over to someone else is wrong.

  4. Yeah, John McCain is old. F@#k old people. What did they ever do for me? It’s time for a revolution of consciousness and a collective higher vibration of awareness.

  5. Bea, it goes deeper than this. For example, Palin believes that dinosaurs like this one walked the earth with humans. And the Republican party line philosophy is archaic, too. It’s not just McCain’s physical husk we’re talking about here.

    Studies find that in general “Blue States” are net federal tax donors, not receivers. So the States that support higher federal taxes do their part – the idiots who get picked up by “Socialism” are the ones who voted against “hand-outs,” speaking generally of course.

    In other words, California and New York might take care of their homeless and poor at a state level, but from there they still have money to send along to Good Old Conservative American states filled with self made people who pick themselves up by the bootstraps.

  6. “@”,
    Your comment is misleading and disingenuous. Bea is absolutely correct in her assertion that redistributionist democrats punish responsibility and reward irresponsibility with their class warfare redistributionist tax policies. It’s overly simplistic and innaccurate to simply divide the country into “blue states” and “red states”. I would expect more from a nuanced liberal such as yourself. Within each state is a further division you fail to address: tax payers and non-tax payers. Responsible and irresponsible. Productive and non-productive. In fact, 40% of households don’t pay any income tax whatsoever—the overwhelming majority of these being democrat voters. Within each state, red or blue, is a population which votes overwhelmingly for democrats that live off the efforts of the working population. Furthermore, much of the federal money that is spent in so-called “red states” goes toward national parks, the preservation of public land and interstate highways. Hardly money spent in support of irresponsible behavior. The reason why many “blue states” provide net revenue is more a result of corporate taxes on businesses located in the major cities. @, personal liberty and the right to the fruits of one’s labor will never be an “archaic” philosophy.

  7. Those republicans and their prehistoric values. I mean, who cares about things like free markets, capitalism, individual liberty, personal responsibility, national sovereignty, the Constitution, educational reform and choice, protecting unborn children, journalistic integrity and neutrality, and property rights? Those things are so old-fashioned.

  8. Thanks to everyone who’s stopped by to comment!

    To be clear, this was really meant to be a commentary on the current (and soon to be former) administration and its ties to oil companies; i.e., letting oil executives write the administration’s energy policy.

    Of course, a brand is defined by what the viewer takes away, so perhaps the commenters who assume ageism, outdated policies and ways of thinking, etc. have unresolved issues with the current incarnation of the party.

  9. Wow. these comments make this logo even more brilliant. you knuckleheads may want to pick up a science book and look up where oil came from. Dead dinosaurs!! you know those things that Palin thinks that Jesus rode around. The parties sudden irrelevance in light of the collapse of their free market policies makes it even more poignant.

    NICE WORK.

  10. RL: “Those republicans and their prehistoric values. I mean, who cares about things like free markets, capitalism, individual liberty, personal responsibility, national sovereignty, the Constitution, educational reform and choice, protecting unborn children, journalistic integrity and neutrality, and property rights? Those things are so old-fashioned.”

    See, the thing is, I’m a Democrat. And I care about those things. But the fact of the matter is, the Republican party has been perverted out of control in the past decade, and anti-intellectuals like G.W. Bush and Sarah Palin are really at the heart of the problem. It’s entirely disrespectful and over-simplifying (and demonizing, so thanks for that) to level that kind of assessment on Democrats. These sorts of “discord in discourse” go beyond the black-and-white, if-you’re-not-with-us-you’re-against-us mentality. When you push it too far, it becomes a “black is white, up is down” kind of argument. Straw men abound.

    When I look at this logo (which is hilarious, btw), I see a different message: I don’t see it as “ageist” or even suggesting the end of the Republican party. What I see is an end to the Republican party as it is right now. The fact is, the Republican party is founded on much stronger ethics, ideals and intelligence than one would think, given the top-level representatives of today. Bush and Palin are a joke, and they are dangerous. McCain is a bottom-of-the-class underachiever who scraped his way to the top via nepotism, croneyism, and capitalizing on his POW status. As soon as I see the more honorable and respectable Republicans work their way to the forefront of the party, I’m going to find it hard to respect and honor the party.

  11. Could someone please tell me where there is an actual quote, or as some would call it, a fact … about Palin believing that dinosaurs roamed the planet with men. I mean really. Have not seen the proof yet, only hearsay. No original thought on this page. There are no answers here. And please, feel free to come take my stuff. I am armed and very serious. Peace Through Superior Firepower.

  12. TENWATT:”Wow. these comments make this logo even more brilliant. you knuckleheads may want to pick up a science book and look up where oil came from. Dead dinosaurs!! ”

    It’s cute that you actually think you’re pumping the remains of a Stegasaurus into your Civic. I used to believe that too when I was 7 years old. The truth is, if you believe the biogenic theory of oil creation (as most scientiests do) the vast majority of oil comes from trillions of single-cell plankton that sank to the bottom of the ocean and lakes millions of years ago. This logo is ageist and offensive.

  13. Oh, and that is a Brontosaurus … all dinosaurs were not created equal. Sinclair Gas stations used that logo years ago and have since gone away. This is just another example of how the truth gets bent. Someone out there in Fantasy Land does not know one dinosaur from another and just throws it out there. A sad state of affairs, my friends. Oh, and while we are at it, I overheard this at the market last night: I wouldn’t vote for BHO, even if he was all white. My opinion: BHO is a political meat puppet. Nothing more. Nothing less.

  14. @Nevlin – I’ve seen the snopes piece; It’s debunking those specific (fabricated) quotes.

    It doesn’t say anything about the LA Times article, which contain quotes from people who actually knew her.

    But again, this logo isn’t about Palin, dinosaurs or creationism (it was created before McCain made his VP pick) — it’s a commentary on the current (and soon to be former) administration and its ties to oil companies; i.e., letting oil executives write the administration’s energy policy.

  15. @Kyle – Hey man, I do understand your riff. Republican = dinosaur, et al … now how hard do I have to think to get that? Hey, and I actually know you. However, these less than twenty lines in the LA times to me, does not constitute grounds for an argument for, or against – anything. It is the LA Times for crying out loud. Fact is, I have never been a big fan of McCain, and have NO pressing need for any changes BHO would attempt to bring me. BHO is really weak on cred … try and look it up – you cannot find a great man, thinker, or otherwise because he isn’t. NO RECORD, other than ACORN associated doings, running a lemonade stand, etc. Ok, he went to school … did he pay his loans back? Look into that. I do not know, don’t care, don’t want him. Can’t vote for something/someone with no (zero) value. Remember, OJ got off the first time because of “racial embarrassment”, the Tom Brady Effect, etc. Besides, they have concealed carry permits where I live. No problem for me. How about you?

  16. Well, this will be my last post. The reason: I am not bored. I do understand the underlying premise of the logo. Yawn. Just a heads up on the Concealed Carry License. You may do with it what you like …

    I talked with the concealed carry rep at the statehouse today – after a fifteen minute wait. She explained that they have been deluged with applications over the past few months. Presently, there is a TWO AND A HALF MONTH BACKLOG on processing the new registrations. She has NEVER seen anything like this before. They would like to be able to hire more workers, but the budget will not allow for it. ha

    Why are so many people ramping up for the CCL? I think you know the answer. If not, I will take the lead. Obama and his brainless schemes scare the living shit out of people driven by logic. It goes like this – democrats get in office, play grab-the- power games, leverage our freedom of speech, etc., and ultimately drive the country into the socialist cesspool. That is, if he wins …

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