Saturday, September 20, 2014

There Are Politicians And There Are CONSERVATIVE Politicians...


There is a HUGE difference between Conservative pols and the rest of the politicians.  Let's take a peek at the life of some of the more severe Conservative politicians, first with a typical Conservative candidate for Congress...

"NC Tea Partier Wants to Court Martial Obama and Go to War With Mexico (Video)."



"A GOP Congressional candidate in North Carolina really wants to go to war with Mexico. In a June 26 video posted by the Daily Kos, Mark Walker was asked about the possibility of “using the military to secure our southern border.”

"He told the Rockingham County Tea Party group that 'If you have foreigners who are sneaking in with drug cartels, to me that is a national threat,' adding, 'And if we got to go laser or blitz somebody with a couple of fighter jets for a little while to make our point, I don’t have a problem with that either. So yeah, whatever you need to do.'

"'I hope you wouldn’t have any qualms about starting up a little war with Mexico,' the moderator responded.

"'Well, we did it before, if we need to do it again,' Walker, who is running in North Carolina’s 6th Congressional district, said. 'I don’t have a qualm about it...'"

Then there's the Con in Kentucky that hasn't heard about the separation between church and state...

"Kentucky Gov Wants Taxpayers to Foot Bill for Creationism Museum Lane Expansion!"



"When the end of the world comes, I want to be in Kentucky, because everything there happens 20 years after it happens anywhere else." —Mark Twain.
"I’ve often heard from religious people that it is unfair to question or ridicule their beliefs, as if there is something taboo involved in an adult conversation about infantile superstitions rooted in religion. If such beliefs were rooted in sanity or truth, then they would withstand the force of truth or basic facts.

"The real question that I can never get a cogent answer to is: How much longer must we coddle the juvenile stupidity contained in the book of fiction called Genesis as if it were true?

"Gov. Steve Beshear recently presented his budget to the general assembly with a proposed $286 million in cuts — 6.4 percent in higher education and $50 million in K-12. Buried in the proposed budget is a $43 million tax break and an $11 million allotment for a lane improvement especially for the Ken Ham  Creationism Museum’s 'Ark Encounter...'"

One of the differences between Conservative and Progressive politicians is in the area of prevarication and plagiarism ("lying," for you functionally illiterate Cons.), as we see from a Conservative candidate for state Senate...

"GOP Senate Candidate BUSTED After Plagiarizing Healthcare Plan for Campaign!"



"An Oregon GOP Senate candidate is in full damage control mode after BuzzFeed published reports detailing examples of plagiarized material on the her website.

"One report focused on Republican Monica Wehby’s economic plan, which appears to be plagiarized from several sources. According to BuzzFeed, one section is copied verbatim from Republican Senator Rob Portman’s plan — released a month before Wehby’s..."

Then we have another GOP candidate, this time for the U.S. Senate, preaching the Conservative version of brotherhood, you know -- a Compassionate Conservative...

"US Senate candidate uses campaign to spread slogan: 'With Jews We Lose.'"



"A write-in candidate for the US Kentucky Senate is bringing his controversial message to voters.

"Robert Ransdell said he knows he cannot win against Republican Mitch McConnell or Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes but wants to use the campaign to spread his slogan, 'With Jews We Lose.'

"Ransdell says he hopes to roll out approx. 200 more campaign signs in coming weeks..."

But you have to hand it to the Cons when it comes to hard work tearing down our nation...

"After a Brutal EIGHT DAYS of Work, The GOP-Led House Adjourns Until November 12th!"



"(A)fter a bone-crushing eight days of work, House majority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has announced that effective today, school’s out for mid-terms. They’re returning to work on November 12th, one day after the elections. McCarthy himself washes his hands of the matter:
"Unfortunately, while our nation continues to face tremendous economic challenges, House and Senate Majority leaders decided to adjourn Congress early and leave town. This was an unfortunate change in schedule for the American people and small businesses across the country." 
"My colleagues and I, including more than 40 Democrats, were ready to have a real debate and vote on making sure we have stable tax rates moving forward so that small business owners can plan for the future. However, Congress departed without passing legislation to extend our current tax code and prevent massive tax hikes that arec oming January 1, 2011. Congress also failed to consider a real budget for Fiscal Year 2011."
"For the most part, McCarthy pins the blame on Democrats, who universally shut down the GOP’s 97th attempt to defund Obamacare, and other legislation to approving slapping orphans in their stupid faces until money falls out. McCarthy’s announcement suggests that they may return to session if the Senate refuses to pass the House-approved budget..."

Although they COULD have stayed an extra day or two...



But today's Conservative politicians are a different sort of Conservative...



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There are huge differences between the average Conservative and his hapless Sheeplets.

Some of the differences used to center around I.Q. -- until the advent of the Teabaggers, when the inmates took over the GOP asylum.

The Conservatives of yesteryear had the same values as today's Cons -- a belief that the rich should rule -- but they knew how to lie to protect their jobs back then, another difference between the Cons and other politicians.

Today's Cons tell us what they really think...and that may prove their undoing at the polls unless they can fix the machines or unless the SCOTUS comes to their rescue once again.

If we criminalize Conservatism before that happens, we'll avoid the misery and deaths that Conservative politicians love to inflict upon us to save their wealthy benefactors' income and assets.


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 "When the President does it, that means that it's not illegal."

Richard M. Nixon.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Who SAYS Conservatives Are Stupid!


In his book The Green Hills of Earth, Robert A. Heinlein said, "You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity."

Did the following statement come from the drooling of a certified idiot or from the brain of a vicious Conservative?



Was Heinlein right? First, a little background to help us discover the Conservatives' own brand of stupidity...

"Poll: 64 Percent of Americans Cannot Identify All Three Branches Of Government."

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"In the wake of Constitution Day, there is a truly depressing survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center that found that 227 years after the signing of the Constitution only 36 percent of Americans can actually name the three branches of government. Thus, 64 percent of Americans cannot name the three parts of our tripartite system.


"The same rough percentage (62 percent) was unaware that the GOP controlled the House of Representatives and 17 percent actually thought that the Democrats were in control. The same percentage — only 38 percent — knew that Democrats controlled the Senate. Some 20 percent thought that the GOP controlled the Senate.

"The situation is even worse with regard to the details of Article I. Only roughly a quarter knew that it took two-thirds of a majority of both houses to override a presidential veto (27 percent)..."

When class warfare meets the intellectually challenged, it's the Conservatives' version of Stupid that rings out...

"Hannity Compares Adrian Peterson’s Child Abuse With Birth Control."



"Many people have a difficult time with the fact that child abuse is considered criminal or even taboo in this country. Charles Barkley defended Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson for brutally beating his son with a switch, by saying, 'every black parent in the south' does it. Others are defending Peterson, saying it’s just normal parenting. Sean Hannity, on his show on Tuesday, pondered whether the NFL’s disciplining of Peterson is government overreach.

"His argument is that, somehow, the NFL is the government and by punishing Peterson, the government, who apparently gives away birth control, abortions and gay sex instructions like candy, is being hypocritical. See if you can keep up with that leap of logic.

"Of course, Hannity first blames it on liberals, 'I gotta tell you, this is my problem with liberals. You guys want to tell parents what they can and cannot do. Is it going to become illegal if a parent teaches the politically correct view that being gay is not normal? Why should kids be allowed to get birth control at school?...'"

Of course, Hannity isn't the ONLY dull pencil in the Conservative pencil box...



And some of these idiots think we're just as stupid as they are...



All they have to do is to think of something incredibly mean and vicious, anything that sounds good to others like them, then they push the message on the rest of the morons who actually pay attention to them...like this:

"GOP Rep. calls Obama an 'enemy' of the United States."

President Barack Obama talks to reporters at the end of the NATO Summit on September 5, 2014 in Newport, Wales.
Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
"Republicans are often quick to criticize President Obama and the Democrats, and one congressman has done just that. During a local breakfast gathering, the president was labeled as an 'enemy' to the United States.

"Speaking to a crowd at the Cobb County Republican breakfast, The Huffington Post reported on Monday that Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Grantville) spoke about the investigation of the attacks at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, the recent rise of the terrorist group ISIS in Iraq and Syria and how the White House has handled each situation. 'I think our enemy stands on 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.,' Westmoreland stated to a thunderous applause from the crowd at hand. The crowd on hand also broke out in laughter when Westmoreland referred to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as 'ruthless and senile...'"

And failures like her...

"Fox Does It – Links NFL Domestic Violence Scandal To Benghazi."

Loony Liz, herself...
"Fox News host and former reality show star, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, finally figure out a way to link the NFL domestic violence scandal to the Benghazi embassy attacks of 2012.

"On Tuesday, Hasselbeck tweeted 'Imagine if everyone that asked for transparency in the #nfl @nfl Demanded that same #transparency in our #government...'"

Speaking of maroons, have you met the Conservative poster boy for stupidity? Some would call Louie crazy, but we prefer to call a moron a moron...

"GOP Rep: Spanish speakers in schools bring 'education down to the lowest level.'"



"Of all the issues facing the United States today, education and immigration are two of the most important. While both political parties often differ on how to handle these issues, one Republican representative has a new idea.

"With the 2014 mid term elections only months away, members of Congress are positioning themselves for re-election, or to continue their particular parties chances of holding on to the majority in the House and Senate. Tackling immigration and education, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) spoke with 'Fox and Friends' co-host Tucker Carlson on Sunday. 'It’s not fair to kids that come in and speak only Spanish, throw them in a classroom with English speaking students,' Gohmert told Carlson. 'It’s unfair to both the English speaking and to the Spanish speaking students,' he continued. 'It is not fair. And not only that, Texas is going back, and you've got to speak Spanish to teach English in a school. It is incredible the amount of cost that’s being shoved onto the Texas schools...'"

And the Conservative stupidity never stops...

"Right Wing Nut Job Finds Undeniable Proof That America Is A Christian Nation: Bacon! (VIDEO)."



"On September 15, 2014, right wing pastor and certifiably crazy person, Bryan Fischer, revealed 'absolute proof' that America is a Christian nation to his radio audience, saying:
"You want one single item of proof that America is a Christian nation and not a Jewish nation and not an Islamic nation? One single bit of proof is all you need: we freely allow restaurants and grocery stores to sell and to serve bacon. That can only happen in a Christian country."
"Why, yes, of course it’s bacon! Why didn’t we see this before? Only a Christian nation would allow people to sell, serve or consume all that smoky, sweet,  greasy goodness that is known as bacon..."

When it comes down to the truth, Sheeple -- wake up!  You have nothing to fear but the facts...



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We've categorized this post under the label, "Conservatives Are Stupid," and it's the 171st posting under this category in our short history...go ahead and click this link for more of the same.

Conservatives are primarily greedy and vicious, but even though a few of their leaders are sharp cookies, the vast majority of Conservative Sheepletes are incredibly dumb -- and proud of it.

Maybe there oughta be a law?



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"What is it you most dislike? Stupidity, especially in its nastiest forms of racism and
superstition." 

Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

If Conservatives Are Murdering Their Own People, Why Aren't We Calling Them Criminals?


The following article isn't a new story, the Cons have a habit of doing this whenever they can get away with it and the usual victims are the elderly...


"With Winter Fast Approaching, Three Governors Slash Funding for Heat and Food."



"For some U.S. families, the winter can bring hard economic choices. Heat is a major seasonal expense for those living in cold climates, and many struggling to get by on government assistance or poverty-level wages often have to make a choice between paying the heating bill and buying food. State Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Programs, or LIHEAP, attempt to solve this dilemma by paying for heat so that there’s more money left over for food in the winter months.

"Three Republican governors—Chris Christie of New Jersey, Scott Walker of Wisconsin, and Rick Snyder of Michigan—are cutting heating assistance programs and thereby blocking residents from receiving increased SNAP benefits, the federal Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (also known food stamps)..."

Let's take a quick look at how the Cons murder us.  First, they eliminate our health insurance...



(But the Cons claim this isn't true, so let's examine exactly  how many will die at the Conservatives' hands...)



And then the NRA pays them to kill thousands more Americans, including our women and children...




A little genocide, anyone? They SAY that they love their country, then do what they can to kill its inhabitants...



It's a never-ending loop...




...over and over again.



The Cons are relentless, and when you vote for one - you kill many, many more...



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If you don't pay any attention to politics you are a Low Information Voter, and you're just as responsible for these murders as the Conservative you allowed into office by not paying attention.

They'll kill you by denying  you any chance to fight man-made climate change, they'll kill you by arming the worst of the cops with military-grade weaponry, they'll kill you by taking away all of the safety nets put into place to protect you when things go wrong,  and they'll kill you in so many ways that you'll welcome the New Age of Feudalism that they have planned for you.

Pay attention, LIVs!  Pay attention or die...





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"Must be nice to be a Republican senator sometimes, because you get the fun of breaking
sh*t and the joy of complaining the sh*t you just broke doesn’t work."

Jon Stewart.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What DO Conservatives "Believe" In?


We know that the underlying belief, the value that is at the core of Conservatism is greed and a hunger for absolute power by the upper class. As John Kenneth Galbraith noted, "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."

But what else do the Cons believe?  Well, there's race relations for a start...

"9 of the Most Despicably Racist Anti-Obama Bumper Sticker-Covered Vehicles (Images)."

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(Click here for more --> http://aattp.org/9-of-the-most-despicably-racist-anti-obama-bumper-sticker-covered-vehicles-images/)

Then there's guns and women...



And then there's man-made climate change, which isn't true of course unless you're a commie pinko red...

"NASA Reports August 2014 Hottest Since They Began Keeping Records Over 100 Years Ago."

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"On Monday, NASA released a new climate report which found that globally, August was the warmest on record since records began being kept 134 years ago.

"The climate deniers will point to the relatively cool August experienced in this country as evidence that there is no warming, but that ignores the global picture.
Another reason is the fact that as the average annual temperatures have risen over an extended period, we have gradually become accustomed to the new normal..."

Did we mention the issues surrounding guns and women? (Go to the site below to watch the NRA ad.)

"How the NRA Degrades and Objectifies Women."

Screen shot from the NRA video "Beauty Shots."
"Assault rifles are like "hot women," colleges are overreacting to sexual assault, and real moms sport kitchen aprons and feather dusters.

"Recently the National Rifle Association has aimed to boost its appeal among women. Last year it launched its "new and improved" NRA Women's TV Network, and it has hired several accomplished female gun enthusiasts as official NRA News commentators. Women were a focus at its annual meeting in April, and next month the NRA will host a Women's Leadership Forum Executive Summit, which promises to 'celebrate the role of women as powerful leaders.'

"But for women who oppose the NRA, it's a different story..."

Even though the GOP is in the hands of the NRA, Conservative pols will take care of their wimmen folk...

"Senate Republicans Vote Against Women, Unanimously Kill Paycheck Fairness Act."

Courtesy of Electablog.com

"If Republicans really wanted to show women that they care about them ahead of the election in November, they failed miserably.

"On Monday, Senate Republicans unanimously rejected the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would help narrow the pay gap between male and female workers. Women currently make 77 cents for every dollar a man makes..."

Now you know what Conservatives believe in.  Thank you very much, but after this I believe I'll have another drink.



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Our tongues were slightly embedded in cheek when we came up with this piece, because Conservative don't have many bona fide "beliefs." just one...

Conservatives believe in the rule over the 98 percent by the greediest and wealthiest among us and every other belief the Cons espouse is nothing but smoke, smoke and mirrors to attract the intellectually challenged among us.

Everything they say is a lie, and if you want to know what Conservatism is all about just "follow the money."

(Maybe there oughta be a law...)




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"The Republicans believe in the minimum wage — the more the minimum, the better."

Harry Truman.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Conservatives: Stupid, Crazy, Or Sly As A Fox?


It's a trick question because it's All of The Above, but let's pretend for a minute that we don't know.

There's this guy, for example...


And sometimes it IS tough to tell the difference...

"'Scrubbed' Benghazi Docs 'Bombshell' Is Based On Evidence-Free Report By Discredited Benghazi Hoax Architect."

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"A new report from discredited investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson baselessly suggested State Department staff removed damaging documents on Benghazi instead of turning them over to the Accountability Review Board (ARB) for investigation. But Attkisson's claims have been denied by the State Department and are based solely on speculations from a disgruntled employee after he was disciplined for his 'lack of leadership' and engagement by the ARB.

"In a September 15 report for The Daily Signal, a publication of the conservative Heritage Foundation, Attkisson reported that a former State Department diplomat alleges that 'Hillary Clinton confidants were part of an operation to "separate" damaging documents before they were turned over to the Accountability Review Board investigating security lapses surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.' The DailySignal described this as a 'Benghazi Bombshell...'"

We do have a few common denominators though, this...



And this...



And here is what happens when we don't think about "stupid," "crazy," or "sly as a fox..."



Maybe we have to learn how to defeat the Cons?

"Defeat the Right In Three Minutes."



"Have you got three minutes. Because that's all you need to learn how to defeat the Repubican Right. Just read throught this handy guide and you'll have everything you need to successfully debunk right -wing propaganda.

"It's really that simple. First, you have to beat their ideology, which really isn't that difficult..."

Keep reading --> http://conceptualguerilla.com/essays/defeat-the-right-in-three-minutes/

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Who are these guys?

It really is a lot more difficult than it seems.  Besides the aura the Cons display to their Sheeplets and Low Information Voters, they are highly skilled at messaging.

Even though that messaging seems crude and vicious to thinking people, thinking people are not the crowd that the Cons are trying to reach.

Demographics may kill Conservatism sooner of  later, but with the damage they're doing to their country and their planet, it may come too late to do any good unless...

...we criminalize Conservatism.



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"God gave us the earth. We have dominion over the plants, the animals, the trees. God
said, 'Earth is yours. Take it. Rape it. It’s yours.'"

Ann Coulter.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Conservatism: Home To A Pack of Weasels Or A Proud Political Tradition?


Our daily essays are derived from the online news and opeds of the day, and today's essay starts us off with a Republican congressman who illustrates the fact that Conservatives are indeed weasels and the seetining hatred for our first Black president is palpable...

"GOP Rep. calls Obama an 'enemy' of the United States."



"Republicans are often quick to criticize President Obama and the Democrats, and one congressman has done just that. During a local breakfast gathering, the president was labeled as an 'enemy' to the United States.

"Speaking to a crowd at the Cobb County Republican breakfast, The Huffington Post reported on Monday that Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Grantville) spoke about the investigation of the attacks at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, the recent rise of the terrorist group ISIS in Iraq and Syria and how the White House has handled each situation. 'I think our enemy stands on 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.,' Westmoreland stated to a thunderous applause from the crowd at hand. The crowd on hand also broke out in laughter when Westmoreland referred to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as 'ruthless and senile...'"

Some might call Mr. Sanford a weasel, but few would accuse him of being a statesman...

"Mark Sanford's Fiancee Found Out About Split From Facebook Post."

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"The former fiancee of Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) found out the engagement was off the same way the rest of the world did: by reading a lengthy Facebook post written by Sanford.

"'I learned it from the press today,' Maria Belen Chapur told The New York Times. Chapur was in Paris, where she had been vacationing with Sanford, where the two had discussed the plans to set a date for their marriage, capping a long and tumultuous relationship that began as an extramarital affair..."

Conservative bigotry and racism in a multi-cultural society are certainly the acts of a pack of weasels...

"Facts vs. the GOP: Why America is living through a new era of segregation."




"Between 2007 and 2010, all racial groups lost large amounts of wealth. However, the effects fell disproportionately on Hispanics and blacks, who saw a 44 percent and 31 percent reduction in wealth, compared to an 11 percent drop for whites. This was due to blacks and Latinos disproportionately receiving subprime loans, both because of outright lending discrimination and housing segregation. A recent research brief by the Institution on Assets and Social Policy finds that the wealth gap between white families and African-Americans has tripled between 1984 and 2009. They find five main factors responsible for driving the gap, which together explain 66 percent of the growth in inequality. The factors, in order of importance, are number of years of homeownership, household income, unemployment, college education and financial support or inheritance..."

If the DOJ could expand their investigation to include Conservative weasels, aka The American Taliban, we'd ALL be better off...

"Justice Department Launches Programs To Counter American Extremists."



"WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is launching a series of pilot programs to deal with American extremists intent on joining the fighting in countries like Syria and Iraq.

"Attorney General Eric Holder says in a video message released Monday that the pilot programs will involve religious leaders, prosecutors and community representatives..."

As of yesterday the numbers look bad for the weasels, unless the Low Information Voter does his usual thing...

"72% Of Americans Disapprove Of Republicans In Congress."


"An astounding 72% percent of Americans say they are unhappy with Republicans in Congress, according to a recent poll.

"President Obama and the Democrats fared a bit better. The poll, conducted by the Washington Post and ABC News and released last week, found that only 54% and 61% said they disapprove of Obama and Democrats respectively.

"Republicans' approval rating has been terrible for years, and Congress as a whole is almost universally disliked.

"The findings may not have a strong bearing on the GOP's midterm elections chances. Recent polls show the Republicans have an edge in both the Senate and the House..."

All in all, not a good showing for Conservatism and we may have come up with a bad metaphor. By comparing weasels to Conservatives we've probalby given weasels a bad rap...or have we?



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Conservatism is extremism, QED.  Conservatism isn't about States' Rights, it isn't about God, and it isn't about any other social issue that the Cons are so quick to adopt EXCEPT ONE -- the issue of protecting the income and enhancing the assets of their wealthy benefactors and campaign donors.

If 72 percent of us disapprove of Conservatism, criminalization can't be far behind; if more of the Low Information Voters were aware of what Conservatism and their GOP criminal syndicate have really done to this country they would vote them out now; and if they were also aware of what they have in mind  for us in the future, criminalizing Conservatism would be a certainty.


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"Some fellows get credit for being conservative when they are only stupid."

Kin Hubbard. (American cartoonist, humorist, and journalist. 1868 - 1930.)

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