Scrooge was a liberal

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    To clarify:  Scrooge was only a liberal for 3/4 of the story.  In the end, Scrooge became a Conservative.
     
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    Scrooge believed in laissez faire economics: he squeezed his employees so he could fulfill his own selfish needs.  He needed supernatural intervention to become a good person.  Reliance on ghostly advice or the charitable impulse is no way to fulfill the needs of a modern society. Indeed Dickens' social commentary helped influence governmental policies and projects to fix some of the sins of the Victorian Era.  Reform was supported by liberals and conservatives alike.
     
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    "Reliance on ghostly advice or the charitable impulse is no way to fulfill the needs of a modern society"

    The modern society's equivalent statement to "let them eat cake"...

    The 'charitable impulse' may actually work one-on-one to change the person's self-worth ...'ghostly advice', also known as religious belief,  is the best known remedy to turn an individual's life around.

    Whereas the modern welfare state enriches only the liberal bureaucrats, encourages the recipients to do nothing, and teaches them that they are worthless as individuals and owe everything to the state....
      
    Merry Christmas, Scrooge...er, Reuben
     
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    In Response to Re: Scrooge was a liberal:
    [QUOTE]"Reliance on ghostly advice or the charitable impulse is no way to fulfill the needs of a modern society" The modern society's equivalent statement to "let them eat cake"... The 'charitable impulse' may actually work one-on-one to change the person's self-worth ...'ghostly advice', also known as religious belief,  is the best known remedy to turn an individual's life around. Whereas the modern welfare state enriches only the liberal bureaucrats, encourages the recipients to do nothing, and teaches them that they are worthless as individuals and owe everything to the state....    Merry Christmas, Scrooge...er, Reuben
    Posted by BobinVa[/QUOTE]

    You can talk a lot of nonsense.  Tell all those people on social security or unemployment benefits that they are "worthless".  Sounds like Scrooge in the first act for sure.  Hope a ghost visits you soon so you can rediscover your hidden self.  And the "ghost" is really nothing more than your conscience which is rooted in our feelings of compassion for our fellow humans.  But that idea makes you cringe... the downtrodden are not like you... they are something else... they are... "worthless".  Merry Christmas indeed.
     
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    "The reason liberals love the government redistributing money is that it allows them to skip the part of charity that involves peeling the starfish off their wallets and forking over their own money."

    THIS IS SO TRUE!!

    Ann Coulter, speaking truth to power!
     
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    [QUOTE]Scrooge believed in laissez faire economics: he squeezed his employees so he could fulfill his own selfish needs.  He needed supernatural intervention to become a good person.  Reliance on ghostly advice or the charitable impulse is no way to fulfill the needs of a modern society. Indeed Dickens' social commentary helped influence governmental policies and projects to fix some of the sins of the Victorian Era.  Reform was supported by liberals and conservatives alike.
    Posted by Reubenhop[/QUOTE]

    This intervention brought him to the point of being a conservative, helping those around him with joy in his heart.

    Read the rest of Ann Coulters column.  apparently, the progressives are among the stingiest givers.
     
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     BOB,

     SHOULD BE NEUTERED! (EOM!)



















     
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     ANN COULTER IS THE ANTI-CHRIST!!!
     
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    In Response to Re: Scrooge was a liberal:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Scrooge was a liberal : To clarify, you whacko wingnuts don't have the intelligence nor the spine to be judging anyone. Your post is a case in point. Only cowards disavow someone and then flip flop and claim them as their own. Typical of wingnuts, they never have the guts to accept responsibility. They can only accuse and then rush in and take credit when someone else has done the work.
    Posted by 12-Angry-Men[/QUOTE]

    Best example was Bob Corker going to GM and pretending he supported the auto bailout:

    http://thinkprogress.org/2010/09/20/corker-gm-plant/

    That's gourmet hubris



     
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    [QUOTE]  ANN COULTER IS THE ANTI-CHRIST!!!
    Posted by kelldog1[/QUOTE]

    no, Kelldog, you are the mouthpiece for the anti christ.  Coulter tells it like it is, truth to power.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Scrooge was a liberal : no, Kelldog, you are the mouthpiece for the anti christ.  Coulter tells it like it is, truth to power.
    Posted by skeeter20[/QUOTE]

    If you really, truly believe that, then you're way farther beyond hope than I ever imagined....


    And @ the OP, that Picasso was both a ba*tard AND a genius is incontrovertible.  Art is its own ideology - more inherently human than either religion or politics.  One look at Guernica proves that THAT'S what it means to speak "truth to power".

    To render such absurd assignations onto Dickens' work insults both the author and the reader...and proves that not only does the argument make no sense, bobin has no idea just what exactly he's parroting.  As a literary character, Scrooge transcends the false artifice of our modern political ideologies so completely that one might as well say that Yogi Bear is a liberal - both arguments are equally obtuse and meaningless.
     
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    Yogi Bear also may well have been a liberal...

    He arrogantly insisted he was "smarter than the average bear", he had a same- sex live-in relationship with BooBoo, and he mooched off productive campers by stealing their picnic baskets...
     
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    [QUOTE]Yogi Bear also may well have been a liberal... He arrogantly insisted he was "smarter than the average bear", he had a same- sex live-in relationship with BooBoo, and he mooched off productive campers by stealing their picnic baskets...
    Posted by BobinVa[/QUOTE]

    Too funny!
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Scrooge was a liberal : no, Kelldog, you are the mouthpiece for the anti christ.  Coulter tells it like it is, truth to power.
    Posted by skeeter20[/QUOTE]

    ROFL; Coulter tells acquaintances she doesn't mean what she says - it's only entertainment, aka, money. 
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Scrooge was a liberal : no, Kelldog, you are the mouthpiece for the anti christ.  Coulter tells it like it is, truth to power.
    Posted by skeeter20[/QUOTE]

    "I'm a Christian first, and a mean-spirited, bigoted conservative second, and don't you ever forget it."  Charming Ann Coulter.  But it does sound like Scrooge before the ghostly visitation. 
     
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    In Response to Re: Scrooge was a liberal:
    [QUOTE]Yogi Bear also may well have been a liberal... He arrogantly insisted he was "smarter than the average bear", he had a same- sex live-in relationship with BooBoo, and he mooched off productive campers by stealing their picnic baskets...
    Posted by BobinVa[/QUOTE]

    Of course he was...

    You're so predictable in your partisan d-baggery, I knew you couldn't resist the comparison.

    But thanks for taking the bait and proving just how ridiculously absurd your argument was in the first place.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Scrooge was a liberal : "I'm a Christian first, and a mean-spirited, bigoted conservative second, and don't you ever forget it."  Charming Ann Coulter.  But it does sound like Scrooge before the ghostly visitation. 
    Posted by Reubenhop[/QUOTE]


    Charming Ann Coulter, and better looking than the liberal women who look like they are stamped out of an east german waffle maker.
     
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    [QUOTE]Tell all those people on social security or unemployment benefits that they are "worthless". ---------------------- ASK anyone, ANYONE, if they could get HALF of what they have put into SS, and could get it now, tax free, and all is forgiven, if they'd take it. Put me down as a "Hell yea!" Here we have a pool of public money that is mathematically impossible to lose money, and yet its BROKE! Bush - 2% SS investment OPTION in the market.  Ahhhhhh!  Evil bastardi! Clinton - 6% same.  Forward thinking genius. Amazing
    Posted by GreginMeffa[/QUOTE]

    The gov't has been sellign this something for nothing mentality for years.  the only reason some people are for SS and medicare is becasue they blew all their money on stuff, instead of saving.

    I'll take 25 cents on the dollar.  That's more than I'll ever see from SS.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Scrooge was a liberal : Charming Ann Coulter, and better looking than the liberal women who look like they are stamped out of an east german waffle maker.
    Posted by skeeter20[/QUOTE]

    But she has no soul.  That's a good thing in a human.
     
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    In Response to Re: Scrooge was a liberal:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Scrooge was a liberal : But she has no soul.  That's a good thing in a human.
    Posted by Reubenhop[/QUOTE]

    Of course she does.  She's a practicing christian.  Oh, I get it:  you mean, she doesn't wring her hands about global warming type of soul.
     

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