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Maureen Dowd Wants Soviet-Style Show Trials with Capitalist Defendants in Shackles
George Reisman's Blog on Economics, Politics, Society, and Culture ^ | February 7, 2009 | George Reisman

Posted on 02/19/2009 8:57:51 PM PST by GoodDay

Our mixed economy rests on the effective discarding of the United States Constitution, which placed severe limits on government power and thus stood as a bulwark in defense of an economic system that was almost one of laissez-faire. The Constitutional protections were discarded by a process of pretending that the Constitution could somehow “grow” or “evolve,” which actually meant nothing other than choosing to ignore it.

...The present symbolism depicting the relationship between the government and the citizen is that the head of the government, the President of the United States, has at his disposal, with no objection from anyone, Air Force One, which is a Boeing 747 jet plane that costs hundreds of millions of dollars and, when configured for commercial operation, carries more than 450 passengers. At the same time, howls of anger and fury go up when one of the largest private corporations in the country dares to order a 12-seat jet plane for $50 million...

(Excerpt) Read more at georgereisman.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: capitalism; interventionism; mixedeconomy
Economist George Reisman (Pepperdine University) blogs on the bailout, the commercial bankers, and the million-dollar redecorating of an executive's office.
1 posted on 02/19/2009 8:57:51 PM PST by GoodDay
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To: GoodDay

Sure she does—that is, everyone but raines, goerlick, dodd, and most of the obama cabinet.


2 posted on 02/19/2009 8:59:32 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: GoodDay

Cap Maureen Dowd’s salary.. $30,000. is enough for what she does.


3 posted on 02/19/2009 9:00:10 PM PST by woofie
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To: GoodDay

Welcome to the club Maureen.


4 posted on 02/19/2009 9:01:24 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: GoodDay

of course she does. but then again, she is an idiot


5 posted on 02/19/2009 9:01:45 PM PST by GeronL (Hey, won't you be my Face Book friend??)
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To: GoodDay

Maureen Down in shackles.

Kinda kinky!


6 posted on 02/19/2009 9:01:57 PM PST by George Smiley (They're not drinking the Kool-Aid any more. Now they're eating it straight out of the packet.)
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To: woofie

You are far too generous to Ms. Dowd


7 posted on 02/19/2009 9:02:05 PM PST by txnativegop (God Bless America! (NRA-Endowment))
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To: GoodDay
the rule...you forgot the rule:

8 posted on 02/19/2009 9:03:04 PM PST by ari-freedom (Hail to the Dork!)
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To: GoodDay
Calling my first witnesses: Barney Frank and Chris Dodd. Hey Mo, the legal discovery process is like fighting CTJ. You lose. ROFL
9 posted on 02/19/2009 9:03:08 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: GoodDay
I've heard that a persons eyes are the windows to their soul.


10 posted on 02/19/2009 9:03:19 PM PST by VR-21 ("If it's a vision of the future you want...")
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To: woofie

Two bits might be more like it.


11 posted on 02/19/2009 9:03:21 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The media lied, America died !)
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To: woofie

Heck, make it less than that. She’s like a broken record. She must be eternally going through menopause or something. It’s a wonder any paper still carries her columns.


12 posted on 02/19/2009 9:03:47 PM PST by dr_who
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To: woofie
$30,000. is enough for what she does.

$30k

That's pretty steep for a low end prostitute.
13 posted on 02/19/2009 9:05:45 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg
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To: VR-21

At least Goebbels had a brain.


14 posted on 02/19/2009 9:07:26 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: dr_who

“She must be eternally going through menopause or something. It’s a wonder any paper still carries her columns.”

So we might say that Dowd both writes for a rag, and is on the rag.

(Sorry. That really was in bad taste.)


15 posted on 02/19/2009 9:08:15 PM PST by GoodDay (Palin for POTUS 2012)
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To: GoodDay

Paleeze.


16 posted on 02/19/2009 9:09:31 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: GoodDay

BUMP for morning read. /


17 posted on 02/19/2009 9:10:42 PM PST by PGalt
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To: PzLdr
"At least Goebbels had a brain."

And a nicer personality too I suspect.

18 posted on 02/19/2009 9:10:45 PM PST by VR-21 ("If it's a vision of the future you want...")
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To: George Smiley

Not kinky enough...

Think “ball gag”


19 posted on 02/19/2009 9:12:44 PM PST by bigbob (-)
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To: GoodDay

How about a witch trial...with Maureen Dowd in shackles?


20 posted on 02/19/2009 9:15:06 PM PST by americanophile
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To: George Smiley

Bwahahaha!

21 posted on 02/19/2009 9:16:52 PM PST by americanophile
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To: VR-21

“I’ve heard that a persons eyes are the windows to their soul.”

Now, which one is Maureen Dowd?


22 posted on 02/19/2009 9:17:07 PM PST by GoodDay (Palin for POTUS 2012)
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To: ari-freedom

I don’t remember anything in the rules about pictures of Michael Douglas.


23 posted on 02/19/2009 9:17:39 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ("men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke)
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To: GoodDay

MoDo’s a commie, but a hot commie.

~ ~ R U L E S ! ~ ~

I am prepared to reform the perfidious MoDo, if she be brought to me in shackles. Let it not be said that the noble Mogwai isn’t willing to give of himself for the conservative cause.


24 posted on 02/19/2009 9:24:16 PM PST by Mogwai (You say "far right" like that's a bad thing, Arlen!)
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To: GoodDay

Maureen Dowd needs to be in shackles - out in the public square.


25 posted on 02/19/2009 9:27:09 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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To: GoodDay

Modo, go talk to the man with the “big ears”, who is on a spending spree with our money that makes the “evil” corporate execs look like pikers.


26 posted on 02/19/2009 9:28:42 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: GoodDay

The United States Constitution? What’s that?


27 posted on 02/19/2009 9:34:17 PM PST by Jack Hammer (here)
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To: GoodDay

Don't worry, there will be show trials, but the marxists won't be the ones running them.

"You are seeing today an all out attempt to marshal the forces of the opposition, using not merely the communists, or their fellow travelers-the deluded liberals, the eggheads, and some of my good friends in both the Democratic and Republican Parties who can become heros over night in the eyes of the left-wing press if they will just join with the jackal pack"

28 posted on 02/19/2009 9:38:04 PM PST by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: GoodDay

Even Dowd, the typical man-hating feminist, should know that the most favored constituents of both political parties are above our Constitution and laws. If they say that third world slaves are better than us, so should it be. ...same with their decision to beg our trading partners for protection—a great plan that’s been in practice over the past few years.

Hopes for U.S. military ties with China
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2189714/posts


29 posted on 02/19/2009 9:46:11 PM PST by familyop (combat engineer (combat), National Guard, '89-'96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote, http://falconparty.com/)
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To: GoodDay

Don’t worry about it. She’s just a _itch anyway.


30 posted on 02/19/2009 9:59:48 PM PST by unkus
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To: americanophile

You just made me realize something. Look at that face and imagine it in 40 years. She’ll make Helen Thomas look hot.


31 posted on 02/19/2009 10:01:54 PM PST by unkus
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To: GoodDay

New York...skyscrapers and E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G ! !


32 posted on 02/19/2009 10:36:03 PM PST by BonRad (As Rome goes so goes the world)
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To: GoodDay

Poor Maureen.

Her only hope of getting laid is a man in shackles.


33 posted on 02/19/2009 10:41:42 PM PST by NoLibZone (To preserve this nation a strongly worded email is in order!)
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To: GoodDay
RULES!


34 posted on 02/19/2009 10:52:57 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Mogwai
"Let it not be said that the noble Mogwai isn’t willing to give of himself for the conservative cause."

Let us say instead that the noble Mogwai has toboggoned off of the hill of reason and down into the slough of lunacy.

Not that all of us don't appreciate your sense of self sacrifice. ;^)

35 posted on 02/20/2009 3:53:49 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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