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Barnhardt.biz ^ | June 24, AD 2012 | Ann Barnhardt

Posted on 06/25/2012 12:46:26 AM PDT by monkapotamus

A little confluence of events this week has brought to the fore of my mind the sad, sick reality that most people in this culture are so far gone that they WANT to be lied to, and will seek out and attach themselves to liars. While it is nauseating to behold, it is also interesting in a clinical sort of way.

First, I helped some guys out in outing a con artist blogger earlier this week. What was fascinating was watching people cling to their "friend" even while being beaten over the head with objective evidence over and over and over again. Seeing it on a micro level was jarring, but then I realized that it was exactly the same Stockholm Syndrome variant that keeps people loyal to these scumbag politicians and cult leaders. People get themselves into such "herd" and "team" mentalities (which is just a fraction of an inch away from being a "gang" mentality) that they will do absolutely anything for the psychopath that they are attached to. Think Hitler. Think Jim Jones. Think Obama.

Which segues into my speaking engagement Thursday for a Tea Party group here in Colorado. As I was setting up my PowerPoint and clicker, one of the Tea Party fellows came up to me and told me that I shouldn't talk about islam to this group, and that I should refrain from any "extreme facial expressions." I poop you negative.

Well, as you can imagine, that was like dangling a steak in front of an already irate and half-starved Rottweiler. My interior response?

"RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!"

It is certainly satisfying to witness to the truth to people who want to hear it. But you know what is even better? Witnessing to the truth to people who DON'T want to hear it - to people who WANT to be lied to.

By the end of my talk two-thirds of the people had gotten up and left. A third didn't want to hear the truth about islam - for fear of being called "racist" - and the other third didn't want to hear the truth about Romney and the Republican Party in general. You all have probably seen my takedown of islam - it is on my YouTube channel, link to your left - but you may be wondering what I said to infuriate the rah-rah Tea Partiers about Romney and the GOP.

I call this the "So, You Want To Be President of the United States, Huh?" lecture. It goes a little something like this:

1. Europe alone is sitting on $70 trillion in unrepayable bank and sovereign debt. That $70 trillion in unrepayable, bad debt is ITSELF the collateral on at least $700 trillion in derivatives. And that is JUST EUROPE. For perspective, the GDP of the United States is $15 trillion, and the GDP of the entire planet is $63 trillion.

What's the plan, Mitt Romney? What's the plan Sarah? What's the plan, Rick Perry? What's the plan Rick Santorum? What's the plan Ron Paul? What's the plan Michelle Bachmann? What's the plan Paul Ryan? Unless you have a detailed plan to deal with that objective reality, which can not end in anything less than a truly royal clusterbungle, you need to sit down and shut your mouth, because you're not even remotely serious. And if you DARE run for POTUS or VPOTUS and DARE raise money for your campaign and refuse to acknowledge this objective fact, much less provide a detailed plan for dealing with it, you are nothing less than a sociopathic, money-grubbing, power-hungry, carney hack grifter.

2. The U.S. Dollar is soon going to cease to be the global reserve currency, replaced by a new Sino-Russian backed and controlled currency.

What's the plan?

3. The U.S. economy is a massive debt bubble that MUST and WILL collapse by at minimum 50% of GDP. The United States government MUST spend LESS than it receives in tax revenue. Therefore, the U.S. government must reduce in size by something like 75%.

What's the plan?

4. Social Security and Medicare MUST END. These Ponzi schemes will CEASE TO BE, one way or another. If they are not ended voluntarily, they will destroy and collapse the entire government and economy.

What's the plan?

5. The "Ryan Plan" assumes massive, prolonged GDP growth for decades on end which outpaces new debt creation. FACT: Since 1980 there has not been ONE three month period in which GDP growth exceeded new debt in the United States. (This is the Denninger Axiom.) In other words, Ryan's plan is built upon a big heaping pile of unicorn manure. And he knows it.

So, what's the plan?

6. Nuclear war is now all but inevitable with Russia, China and the islamic caliphate on one side, and the United States alone on the other.

What's the plan?

7. Abortion MUST be totally outlawed in the United States. Even if every point above was to be addressed and miraculously solved, so long as this nation engages in cult child sacrifice it will be cursed to destruction.

What's the plan Mitt? Sarah? Rick? Newt? Michelle? Ron?

There is no plan. There is no plan because it is all a total and complete joke. It is theater. These people aren't competent to run a nation, much less solve the largest problems in all of human history, which are all occurring simultaneously. It is a con game to enrich the oligarchs, create the illusion of democracy, and to create false power paradigms.

The RINOS in the Tea Party simply don't want to hear any of this. They want to be on a "team" and root for "their guy" and thus delude themselves into thinking that they are actually accomplishing something. Most people, at the end of the day, want to be lied to. They want someone to stand up and tell them that everything is going to be fine just as long as "we" get "our guy" into office come November. Rah-rah-sis-boom-bah. Yay team.

You want more proof? Behold the ever-more-nauseating site HotAir.com, which published the results of its Who Should Be Romney's V.P.? poll over the weekend. Now remember, it is all irrelevant because the Republic is already dead, but this just shows you how utterly fake the entire system now is - including the conservative blogosphere. Do you know who won? Bobby Jindal. Again, I poop you negative. Jindal, while a pleasant enough fellow, would be just about the last guy you would want to put on the ticket. He would be ruthlessly mocked to destruction by the media, but even more importantly, and proof of how sickeningly corrupt the system is, Jindal, like Obama, is NOT constitutionally qualified. He was born to Indian nationals six months after they immigrated to the U.S. He is not a natural born citizen, meaning a citizen born to two citizen parents.

Golden boy number two over at HotAir is yet ANOTHER constitutionally unqualified for POTUS/VPOTUS politician, Marco Rubio.

HotAir is clearly pandering to the Obama regime in the nonsensical tapping of Jindal and Rubio as the "golden boys" in order to quash any discussion of the Obama usurpation.

And please don't forget my seven questions above. Do you honestly think Jindal, Rubio or ANYONE ELSE will EVER acknowledge, much less give actual solutions to any of those seven issues?

Even the majority of those who identify as conservative-right are completely deluded and just want to be lied to, pacified, entertained, and given a group matrix to dwell in, even if that matrix is a total sham.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: annbarnhardt; barackobama; barnhardt; debt; mittromney

1 posted on 06/25/2012 12:46:32 AM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: monkapotamus

I really enjoy reading Ann. Good points and lots of passion there.

FRegards,
LH


2 posted on 06/25/2012 12:54:18 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Thanks for the comment. I wouldn’t have read the article otherwise. I like her style and cadence — it works for me.


3 posted on 06/25/2012 1:11:34 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: monkapotamus

I think Sarah’s “plan” would be to adhere to the constitution. The others? Hard to say. Having said that, Mitt Romney (or any other Republican hopeful, save for kooky Uncle Ron) would be a HUGE improvement over Henry A. Wallace II.


4 posted on 06/25/2012 1:14:38 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father, GunnerySgt/Commo Chief, USMC 1943-65)
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>> even if that matrix is a total sham. END OF STORY...

Jeez, ... I was hoping for a suggestion... oh well, the Sun will rise in a few hours, and the day will begin anew...


5 posted on 06/25/2012 1:19:52 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: monkapotamus

Lie to me? What a laugh.

The standard circumscribing Obama and Holders conduct is the Constitution and International law.Obama and Holder perpetrated an Act of War on Mexico. IN doing so they committed genocide murder of 300+ Mexican citizens and of 2 US citizens. This is as far as we know. There may be more.

This is fascism. The political end justifies any means. In this case the political end of arming a reconquista movement of guerrilla illegals in the USA, and the establishment of gun control contrary to the 2nd amendment were the ends sought.

Both Obama and Holder are treasonous criminals and murderers, and should be tried and executed for their crimes. War is under the sole purview of Congress and the people, and these fascist puppets have gone too far, and must pay for their crimes.

No need to lie about any of it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFIpoL3jrfo&feature=youtu.be


6 posted on 06/25/2012 1:21:06 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Lancey Howard; monkapotamus
"I really enjoy reading Ann. Good points and lots of passion there."

I'll second that. Any gal who can effectively use the phrase "I poop you negative" is tops in my book. My fave from Michelle Malkin is her use of "crap sandwich."

Thanks for posting the read, monkapotamus.

7 posted on 06/25/2012 1:22:16 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome
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To: monkapotamus
"6. Nuclear war is now all but inevitable with Russia, China and the islamic caliphate on one side, and the United States alone on the other. "

UNITED STATES AND ISRAEL!
8 posted on 06/25/2012 1:27:30 AM PDT by haywoodwebb (Keep your focus on the TRUTH and we will prevail . . . One Day at a Time, Mates!)
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To: Candor7

There are lies and damn lies. Then there are rules made to be broken. Just ask any Liberal!


9 posted on 06/25/2012 1:31:23 AM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: monkapotamus

“Lie To Me”
by Depeche Mode

Come on and lay with me
Come on and lie to me
Tell me you love me
Say I’m the only one

Experiences have a lasting impression
But words once spoken
Don’t mean a lot now
Belief is the way
The way of the innocent
And when I say innocent
I should say naive
So lie to me
But do it with sincerity
Make me listen
Just for a minute
Make me think
There’s some truth in it

Promises made for convenience
Aren’t necessarily
What we need
Truth is a word
That’s lost its meaning
The truth has become
Merely half-truth
So lie to me
Like they do it in the factory
Make me think
That at the end of the day
Some great reward
Will be coming my way
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1Ck8xzoDzs


10 posted on 06/25/2012 1:49:41 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: monkapotamus

What is Ann’s plan? Suicide? If this is all true and is inevitable, then what’s the plan? I probably would have walked out as well. Not because I want to be lied to, but because I don’t appreciate having my faith and hope ripped from me. She talks as if there is no God. Or that He has withdrawn from His children and left them as orphans.


11 posted on 06/25/2012 2:27:27 AM PDT by sueQ
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To: monkapotamus

The plan is to keep on spending and do nothing. Barry = Willard = same ole shinola.


12 posted on 06/25/2012 2:45:12 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: monkapotamus

Thanks for posting. Good to read at 5:30am; better than ice water in the face before coffee & breakfast. Wakes-me-up for the coming day. The “poop negative” and “crap sandwicj” phrases had me chuckling, and my cat’s *smiling*, too. LOL.


13 posted on 06/25/2012 2:51:16 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: monkapotamus

Thanks for posting. Good to read at 5:30am; better than ice water in the face before coffee & breakfast. Wakes-me-up for the coming day. The “poop negative” and “crap sandwich” phrases had me chuckling, and my cat’s *smiling*, too. LOL.


14 posted on 06/25/2012 2:51:29 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: monkapotamus

I’d have walked out, too. She sounds like a nutjob with no sense of proportion. What’s the point of worrying about Social Security reform if there’s going to be a global thermonuclear war?


15 posted on 06/25/2012 2:59:29 AM PDT by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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To: monkapotamus; Flotsam_Jetsome
And people think that the "mark of the beast" is a forced acceptance of some technology.

Really now, those who get along (buy and sell) in the beast system are those who are able to work a deal, because they have the same character as the beast/system and speak and respond to its native language: lies.

Consider the voluntary boycotts of companies such as J.C. Penney by people who do not desire to support the insidious, lying homo agenda of that particular business, an agenda that mirrors the agenda of the beast system. They elect not to transact with that business. However,

When it gets to the point that every transaction or condition of employment requires approval of and participation in the lies, it will be rough going for those who insist upon remaining separate from the corruption. They'll be targeted not only by the government, but by employers and the masses who lie and insist upon being lied to.

Those who insist upon clinging to the truth will be marked and thereby exposed by their refusal to participate in the groupthink. As someone pointed out on another thread (about a GM plant flying a rainbow flag), the ensuing conversations will conveniently "out" the employees who bristle at the forced tolerance of perversion. These intolerant outliers can then targeted for firing (or worse).

I am sure this all looks familiar, no RFID or barcode required. The current climate of in-your-face abomination and wrongdoing makes impossible any peaceful coexistence with the integrity-challenged elements of society. The perverse, immoral, and dishonest are forcing confrontation.

The marking is pretty much complete at this point.

16 posted on 06/25/2012 3:01:56 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: sueQ

Hi Sue,

That’s exactly what she is saying.

Read down her earlier posts.

She explicitly states, in writing about all the canabalistic happenings, that ‘God shed His grace on Thee’ may no longer be operative for us as a country.

May God have mercy on the pure of heart among us.

Lurking’


17 posted on 06/25/2012 3:04:11 AM PDT by LurkingSince'98 (Catholics=John 6:53-58 Everyone else=John 6:60-66)
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To: sueQ

Hi Sue,

That’s exactly what she is saying.

Read down her earlier posts.

She explicitly states, in writing about all the canabalistic happenings, that ‘God shed His grace on Thee’ may no longer be operative for us as a country.

May God have mercy on the pure of heart among us.

Lurking’


18 posted on 06/25/2012 3:04:11 AM PDT by LurkingSince'98 (Catholics=John 6:53-58 Everyone else=John 6:60-66)
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To: Sloth

I am sure most if not all of us can relate to her frustration over the perpetual smoke and mirrors, but if she is hoping for any politician to have all of those answers, then it appears that she wants to be lied to.


19 posted on 06/25/2012 3:12:54 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

DM-my favorite band...”I poop you negative”.

SuZQ


20 posted on 06/25/2012 3:17:49 AM PDT by homegroan (Veni, Vedi, Velcro and Ranting...since 1998)
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To: monkapotamus

I can understand why folks get up and walk out.


21 posted on 06/25/2012 3:20:19 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: monkapotamus
quoting Ann:
"Jindal, like Obama, is NOT constitutionally qualified. He was born to Indian nationals six months after they immigrated to the U.S. He is not a natural born citizen, meaning a citizen born to two citizen parents.

Golden boy number two over at HotAir is yet ANOTHER constitutionally unqualified for POTUS/VPOTUS politician, Marco Rubio. "

I am so glad to see her put those words into print. Any dissent over 'natural born' criteria is routinely dismissed as irrelevnt at HotAir. Years ago, I enjoyed reading Morrisey's work @ Captains Quarters. I don't know what changed, but Morrisey's work at HotAir is so far removed from those days. It's a rare occassion that I actually read any of the posts at HotAir any more.

Confessing that I actually glanced at the post and comments on Hot Air's VP survey results, it was intensely disheartening to see so few recognizing Rubio & Jindal's lack of eligibiilty, regardless of their likeability quotients.

American voter's, judicial and elected officials utter lack of familiarity, lack of understanding and lack of enforcement of eligibility requirements provides morbid commentary on our nation's crumbling foundations.

22 posted on 06/25/2012 3:24:04 AM PDT by wtd
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To: sueQ

Sue- a good book explaining God’s withdrawal of his grace from America is “The Harbinger”. By Jonathan Cahn.

You will fall out of your chair....so hang on when you open it....and won’t put it down until the next morning.


23 posted on 06/25/2012 3:27:02 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: monkapotamus

Awesome woman! How true.


24 posted on 06/25/2012 4:31:32 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: monkapotamus

Well maybe the plan from above is to have the whole mess erupt into a living hell on earth indicating the last days tribulation period. If there is The Rapture to occur then Believers will be taken up before the Judgement falls. Otherwise all we can do is cling to the truth and keep doing what we know to be right no matter what happens. Life on earth is only temporary for us all.


25 posted on 06/25/2012 4:33:45 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: sueQ

“Or that He has withdrawn from His children and left them as orphans”

His children have been withdrawing from Him. It has been their CHOICE.


26 posted on 06/25/2012 4:43:45 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Same title - different tune - Warning: teen angst, solid rock and roll ... ;-)

Jonny Lang at 16yo

Jonny Lang - Lie to Me - Moondance Jam 2010

I can't find the acoustic intro/electric version that's the best (technically) but this will give you an idea.

Love it or hate it - take your pick but when I saw the post title this song is what came to me. ;-)

27 posted on 06/25/2012 4:54:40 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: monkapotamus

A lot of people can’t handle the truth. I’m not surprised people walked out on her.


28 posted on 06/25/2012 4:59:40 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: monkapotamus
I just realized recently that Obama has employed another strategy (in addition to Alinsky).

He has studied and implemented very effectively the strategies of The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene.

Obama has, in an odd way, cast a spell on his followers. You can see its effects in people like Chris Matthews, who will periodically come to his senses only to be drawn back into the spell.

He is a link to a video on one chapter of The Art of Seduction that will demonstrate this entire point.

BTW, some of Greene's strategies are quite similar to those of Alinsky and they have been heavily employed by those in the hip-hop and rap music business.

29 posted on 06/25/2012 5:12:15 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: monkapotamus

Anyone can walk on a stage to bitch and moan. She steps on her own tail when she repeatedly asks “What’s the plan?” and she offers none.

I’m sure that John Adams and Thomas Jefferson appeared before the Constitutional Convention attendees and read lists of grievances, but at least they offered workable solutions. Poor Ann offered nothing. She walked on the stage, left a pile of crap and asked people what are you going to do about it?

I would have walked out, too. She’s a professional whiner. If I want to hear people whine, I can listen to Buckwheat and Holder.


30 posted on 06/25/2012 5:17:06 AM PDT by sergeantdave (Public unions exist to protect the unions from the taxpaying public)
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To: RoosterRedux

stars must always renew their luster or face the worst possible fate: oblivion.


31 posted on 06/25/2012 5:38:34 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: ConservativeDude

Yep! And here’s hoping Obama is headed to Oblivion...because his luster has faded.


32 posted on 06/25/2012 5:42:56 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: monkapotamus

AB is often like that old bearded guy who walks downtown in sackcloth and ashes yelling REPENT, but there comes a time when that man is on the money. This is that time.

However, I believe she’s slightly off 100% when she says the lie-to-me and Stockholm things are signs of how low the culture has sunk. Those things are the standard, default human nature; and as the Milgram experiment showed, it’s worse than that.

Herd mentality is the rule, in all cultures, all eras. Truth is expendable. Facts are expendable. I forget quite how Ayn Rand put it, but it was something in the Fountainhead about the man being burned at the stake he had taught his people to light. Such fates are not the exceptions, they are the rule.

It can be very difficult to distinguish courage from craziness. It also sheds some light on the person doing the distinction: if you’re deeply in the herd, even Jesus would look disturbing, contrary, and anti-social.

Herd is the anti-spiritual default.


33 posted on 06/25/2012 6:14:55 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (God-issued, not govt-issued.)
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To: monkapotamus

What a load off my shoulders. Now that I know there is no way we’re gonna survive the mess we are in, I no longer have to sorry about figuring out how to survive.

I’m free now to spend my remaining days eating ice cream, punching holes in paper down at the range, watching Jerry Springer, and sharing more time with the wife.

(thanks for the link...have bookmarked it for continued reading)


34 posted on 06/25/2012 7:07:52 AM PDT by moovova (Muslims will never know the pleasure of eating BBQ babyback ribs...too bad.)
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To: monkapotamus
They want someone to stand up and tell them that everything is going to be fine just as long as "we" get "our guy" into office come November. Rah-rah-sis-boom-bah. Yay team.

Whether "our guy" is a totalitarian statist or not matters not a bit. Romney proved his credentials as one such in Massachusetts and wishywashes about critical issues like immigration and socialist medicine and the Debt as he campaigns. But he's "our guy." The continuation of the Constitution and the Republic does not matter, even to many stalwart Freepers, so long as the winner comes from "our team" - he's "our guy."

35 posted on 06/25/2012 10:04:47 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Giles: You mean life?
Buffy: Yeah. Does it get easy?
Giles: What do you want me to say?
Buffy: Lie to me.
Giles: Yes, it's terribly simple. The good guys are always stalwart and true, the bad guys are easily distinguished by their pointy horns or black hats, and, uh, we always defeat them and save the day. No one ever dies, and everybody lives happily ever after.
Buffy: Liar.

From Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Lie to Me

36 posted on 06/25/2012 11:29:05 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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