Half Vast Conspiracy
Since Sep 25, 2002

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Retired USAF O-5, 28 years of service.


If I don't respond to you, it may be that I got busy or missed your comment. Or, it may be that you are not worthy of any serious energy: ifinnegan; donna; TangibleDisgust; Nip; boycott


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If you think you'd be better at running the tyranny than liberals are, you aren't a conservative.


Example: You, as a conservative, know that places like New York City are tyrannical because of their gun control policies. The citizens of NYC have no option for defending themselves, except to call the cops. The NYC government, police and police union know that there is no other option for security. They have a monopoly, and use it like the mafia.

You know that big government is a problem--you don't like Bloomberg or DeBlasio (or Guiliani?).

You know that unions are a problem--you don't like any of them.

But, you suddenly turn on your principles for the cops that carry out the orders and desires of the big city government and union.

You're not conservative.


The IRS needs to be reined in

”Conservatives”: Absolutely!
Public employee unions should be outlawed
”Conservatives”: Hear hear!
The TSA is a bloated, ineffective bureaucracy
”Conservatives”: Those fascists gave extra screening to my grandmother!
The Dept of Education should be abolished
”Conservatives”: Preach it!
We are a nation that has a government--not the other way around.
“Conservatives”: I love Reagan!
The EPA is a political machine that advances liberal causes
“Conservatives”: Down with bloated government!
The police and their unions should be kept in check.
“Conservatives”: You’re an anarchist cop-hater!