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There I go, offending people again…

So after my election day blog post, I received this comment. I started typing a response, but it got really big so I just made it a new post. I got this from Bob:

Mr. Correia,

I do get tired of this. I want you to know something. I’m a liberal, I’m a union guy, I’m a non-gun owner who believes in gun rights (but I love knives and edged weapons), and I’m a huge fan of your books. I have every one both in print and on Audible. Both the Monster Hunter books and the Grimnoir Chronicles books. I found Hard Magic on Audible, and sounded interesting. I drive a lot, so I love the audible stuff. I liked it so much I tried out MHI, even though it didn’t sound like my normal interest. I loved them.

I got Spellbound in hardback first, because it wasn’t available on Audible yet. But I got both Spellbound and MHV the day they came out on Audible, and bought them on Amazon right away too, to help you show high on the lists.

You are a very talented writer. The only other writer whose books I was so big a fan of was Robert A. Heinlein. I have all of his in print and audible, too. I sincerely love what you write! I’ll happily discuss it all with you, if you don’t believe it. I love the opening of MHI, where Owen discusses murdering his boss. About how he talks about having good dental at that job. In Hard Magic, where Faye calls the other traveler a “fat cow”. It’s hard to believe the same writer does the HMI and Grimnoir Chronicles books, although guns are the tie that binds. It was great when Owen got the girl of his dreams.

But I come here to keep up with what’s happening with you and your books, and I find that obviously you hate my guts. You hate both liberals and unions. I am a tool-and-die maker by trade, and I’ve made knives and swords for much of my life, although I don’t do so now. Most skilled craftsmen are union, and I think it’s a good thing.

But I don’t come here to argue politics with you. I don’t come here to change your mind. But I wonder – is my money not good enough for you?

Do you want me to stop buying and enjoying – and recommending your books (yes I have!). Why do you want to run off potential customers?

I’ve been a business owner. It’s never good for a business to insult their customer base. Sure, gun nuts and ultra-right wingers might be you best customer, but there’s a LOT of liberal gun nuts in unions.

And I don’t think that you are so damned well-known right now that you can write off customers. I remember some time back on the blog that you finally quit your day job.

I want you to be a famous and successful writer. I want you to be able to buy a big house someplace great and never have to worry about bills. But I’d also like to give you my hard-earned money without thinking you hate my guts because of who I voted for.

I could say more, but I won’t. TRUTHFULLY, if you and I sat down and I bought you a beer – and I would, I’m not a moocher, I’m a working man – I wouldn’t want to talk politics with you. I’d want to talk writing and characters and the worlds you create, and how you created them.

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My response to Bob.

So, since I’m a conservative and an entertainer, I should just keep my mouth shut and not have an opinion because I might offend somebody? Uh… Hell no. Do conservatives write big letters to pretty much every single actor in Hollywood they disagree with, because I’ve seen a thousand times more hate and venom out of them about my side than anything you’ve ever read from me on this blog. So I call bullshit. Yes. This is America. I’m still allowed to say that.

Actually, I’ve still got my day job. Between it and the books I get to pay large sums of money in taxes. It is a great feeling to know that every book I write, the first act was written for the government. Between the two jobs I work about 60 hours a week, (down from 80 when I was in the gun business though!) but I’ll still take the time to type a response to you because you seem like a nice enough guy. And yes,  I also do have a great big house in the mountains that I built. I could afford to build it because I work my ass off, and I’ve lived my life without being in debt up to my eyeballs or making bad financial decisions.

Your money is great. Thank you for purchasing my books. I spend several hundred hours writing a book. If you got a paperback, you give me $8, of which I see less than a dollar in royalties and then I give a third of that to the government, (so yeah, your state government probably made more in sales tax on that paperback than I took home) and in exchange I entertained you for probably 5-12 hours. Repeat a couple hundred thousand times and now we’re talking some real money.

Like any other person who engages in commerce, I love taking money in exchange for the service I provide to you.  Luckily, I live in America, so I am free to voice my opinion, and you are free to not purchase my product (unless it is health insurance, because then it should be mandatory, obviously). The dopiest drug addled rock star or dimwitted starlet in Hollywood can voice their political opinions too. Good for them.

When I was an accountant or a gun monger, I was every bit as opinionated as I am now. I’ll be damned if I ever shut up because I might offend somebody. Screw that. I’m an American. Thank God.

I don’t give a shit what my plumber’s opinion is on healthcare, nor do I care about the opinion of the guy that puts the fries on my plate about NAFTA. I just care if they can fix the toilet or make a good burger. Save the boycott threats. They get old and I get one or two every time I dare post an opinion. (usually from people who haven’t ever read me, so you’re special there). Luckily, I’m an American, ergo, I don’t care. For every reader I’ve offended, I’ve gained two or three others who are happy that my books aren’t heavy handed message fic beating them over the head about dying polar bears or whatever the latest liberal cause de jour is.

So you say that you’re not a moocher, Bob? I don’t think I ever said that every single person that voted for Obama was a moocher… I actually think the democrats have built a winning combination of idealists who despite all evidence to the contrary think the government can actually make problems better, Marxist assholes, people who believe whatever the narrative is on TV, people who can’t think about anything more complex than a Facebook meme, dead and imaginary voters, and moochers.

To be fair though, the republican party is divided up between big government goons, democrats who think they are republicans, people who want the government to be our dad, people who think the government makes everything it touches turn to crap and who just want to be left alone, and libertarians who are smart enough to know that the most effective libertarian candidates in history have all been republicans.

You are probably a pretty well-meaning guy that doesn’t mind pulling the cart, but you voted for the moocher party. You voted for the party of bail outs, handouts, welfare, food stamps, government controlled healthcare, the Life of Julia, voting with your lady bits, racial quotas, Occupying Stuff, gun control, Obamaphones, and voter fraud, so I’m fresh out of pity if that hurts your feelings.

Got to digress for a minute… Yeah, about the voter fraud, really, Cleveland? You get 100% turn out in your inner city districts? I used to live in the inner city. I’m fairly certain you could hold a FREE all you can eat barbeque, with pony rides, a wet t-shirt contest featuring Playboy bunnies, and a Jay-Z/Led Zepplin/50 Cent/Kayne/Beyonce/Elvis/Sinatra/U2 concert, which handed out a free Obamaphone to every visitor, and you still wouldn’t get 100% turn out. That’s cool though, because Philly did even better, because after they threw out 70 of the court appointed observers, not only did their super record banana republic level turn out beat every possible expectation, they also voted 99% for Obama. But Colorado was not to be outdone, because they had ten democrat counties with over 100% turnout? That’s even better than Venezuela or Cuba! Bravo.

I’ll be honest. As an auditor I’m a little offended, because that is some ham fisted bullshit right there. Normally we have to at least do a little math and shuffle some papers to spot fraud, not just look at it and go “well, duh.” This is really irksome, when you look at the actual results of the election and realize that it would take only about half a million votes in total across three swing states to have changed the electoral college results…

Meanwhile, I voted for the party with some damn stupid elected officials in it, I’m talking absurd levels of stupid, but with a far higher ratio of people who can actually balance a check book. Are they perfect? Not even close. I’m not an idiot. But half our guys can at least do math while all of your guys are drawing stick figures in the check book, in crayon.

Yeah, and big L libertarians and Ron Pauloids, save it. Heard it. You comment in every thread. Yes, the republican party is just as bad, blah blah friggin’ blah, which is, once again, why the Libertarian party has accomplished jack and shit, ever, but  you can pat yourself on the back about your purity, while meanwhile the candidates that actually come closest to your beliefs have all been republicans from the Tea Party. Because at least they show up.

And while I’m thinking about it, thanks for all of the helpful advice from smug liberals on the internet, about how if the republican party would just change their position of (topic X) then they could like totally count on your vote next time… This is especially good advice consdiering that (topic X) is usually not something any republicans care about, but rather some media narrative talking point telling you guys about how god awful republicans are.  So yeah… Thanks for the advice, but no. Shut up.

So back to our letter from Bob. That’s just great that you like guns and you’re in the union. Because guess what, one day after the election, ONE FREAKING DAY, the Obama administration went back to the UN and said that they’re cool with bringing back up the the Global Resolution on Small Arms. Because hey, you support the 2nd Amendment right?  Which is why you can get behind the party that doesn’t give a crap about that right.

Oh, yeah, and same party that brought you Fast & Furious, an illegal gun smuggling operation with only one possible goal, to smear American gun owners to promote more gun control laws (sort of like the BATF memos said it was). This same operation was complicit in the death of two US federal agents and about 200 Mexicans, but that’s cool, because the guy you voted for used Executive Privilege to cover it up. You’re a gun guy. You said that’s okay. Right?

As for my opinion of the Unions, they were a great idea when you were in danger of being fed into deadly machinery, worked 16 hour days with child labor, got clubbed by Pinkertons, and couldn’t just quit your job. That was swell a hundred years ago, but times have changed, and now you belong to an entity that serves primarily as a method of involuntary dues collection to be funneled to the Democratic party. Since you don’t have to owe your soul to the company store, you can feel free to quit and go get another job if your current company sucks that bad.

My brother’s an electrician. He’s union. Has to be for what he does. He also hates that he gets zero say and they take his money to give to candidates that have diametrically opposed beliefs to his own. And I can also give you a couple hundred other union job fans of mine who you will hear the exact same thing from. I just took a book tour through the north east, and I think I heard the same variations of complaints at every dinner I went to.  I’ve got lots of union fans, and there are plenty of them who hate the fact that their dues go to support the moocher party. So save your sanctimony.

Tell me about how awesome unions are, while non-union power companies are being turned away from New York and New Jersey. Yes, because even though these people don’t have power or heat or fresh water and it is starting to snow WEEKS AFTER THE EVENT, but you’se guys didn’t pay the bosses so we don’t want your filthy non-unionized help. So, here we are in yet another place run entirely by democrats that can’t get its crap together in an emergency, gut don’t worry, the exit polls said that the voters thought Obama did an awesome job handling the storm, the way he flew up there, walked around for a day looking at flooded stuff, and then flew back out to go campaigning.

And you wonder why my last post talked about how I’d drastically overestimated the American people?

Naw, sorry, Bob. Fresh out of pity.

Also one day after the election, Yahoo News ran an article listing all of the exciting new ways Obama will raise taxes… Of course, they couldn’t bother to run that one week before. Oh, and remember that whole second debate bit about how we’re going to lower gas prices because of all this awesome sooper dooper drilling we’re going to do on federal lands? Yeah… About that the day after the election Ken Salazar killed that. Dead. Done. That will deprive my state of tens of thousands of jobs, but that’s cool, because those guys aren’t union. So screw them, right?

Here’ s the kicker, Bob. I don’t have strong political opinions because I’m a novelist. I have strong political opinions because I’m good at business. I’m good at MATH. You got offended when I talked about the moochers, but the productive simply can’t keep on paying for other people’s good times. It is going to end badly, because math doesn’t lie. We had our opportunity to apply the brakes (notice I didn’t say reverse it) but we weren’t grown up enough to do that. So now we’re screwed.

So if that means that my hatey-hate-hatey-hate mongery is simply too much for you to handle, and you can no longer read my books, well, shucks. I’ll just have to deal with it.

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Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard
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Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard
3 years 10 months ago

Good one.

sibella giorello
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3 years 10 months ago

Good? This isn’t good. It’s GREAT.

NR Pax
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NR Pax
3 years 10 months ago

It’s the fact that you ended with hatey-hate-hatey-hate mongery is like the magic shell coating on the sundae of awesomeness.

MFJ
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MFJ
3 years 10 months ago

Right with you DanB

Amen

WAYLIFE
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WAYLIFE
3 years 10 months ago

love…

Matt
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Matt
3 years 10 months ago

Maybe Bob can be the first one eaten in your next book.

the Northwestern Diamondback of THR
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the Northwestern Diamondback of THR
3 years 10 months ago

Like an earlier blog entry said, somebody needs to tell the Hard Lefties “you voted for poop, now shut up and eat your poop-cake.”

Matt from up north
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Matt from up north
3 years 10 months ago

Very true, to bad the rest of you. The rest of the world for that matter must also eat the poo pie’s. I saw so many happy facebook posts up here the day after the election it made me sick.

Ray McCune
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Ray McCune
3 years 10 months ago

I must say that I read it in the entirety and actually learned something new. Thank you, Sir.

Jason
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Jason
3 years 10 months ago
I stand with Larry, well behind him to the left. i don’t want to get hit with brass, or worse lead. I’d like to see Gary Johnson gain some popularity. I live in Michigan we love our free shit here, Obamaphones Obamamoney we’ll take it! Shit i don’t care what your view is as an author i read Jim Butcher’s books. He reloads his glocks with fresh clips, after decocking the hammer and all other kinda nonsense. You kinda went off on this guy, he was just wrong, and friendly about it while wrong. Keep up the great books and… Read more »
Kim
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Kim
3 years 10 months ago

He doesn’t re-load with fresh “clips.”It’s a MAG…a MAG…MAG!!!!!
Sorry, but when people call Magazines “clips,” I “decock the hammer.”

Uncle Lar
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Uncle Lar
3 years 10 months ago

Kim, I believe that was Jason’s point. Butcher writes entertaining stories in spite of being a firearms doofus. For an even more egregious example of such ignorance I point to the latest Jesse Stone novel, the series started by Robert Parker, now continued by permission of Parker’s estate. In a confrontation one of the bad guys is claimed to be armed with a .45mm automatic. Other than that glaring error it was a decent read.

DanB
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DanB
3 years 10 months ago

Why do I always want to say “Amen” after Larry finishes a rant? Must be a character flaw…

NR Pax
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NR Pax
3 years 10 months ago

DanB, it’s probably because of the almost spiritual reverence that Larry invests in every rant like this.

richardmcenroe
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3 years 10 months ago

It’s because he’s standing there at that bully pit with the frigging tetsubo, that’s why.

And I’m hearing stories out of NY from my family that are simply infuriating. As long as they can get what they need to get buy (and I’ll send them anything they ask for, the self-sufficient bastids),I wouldn’t mind if the rest of those morons got three straight blizzards.

Toad
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Toad
3 years 10 months ago

I may be libertarian, but I know to try for what is most likely to give me what I want. Idealism is great, but so is eating.

Bill Sayre
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3 years 10 months ago

And another epic rant, from the epic rant-master himself: Larry Correia.

Old NFO
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3 years 10 months ago

OutFRIKKINstanding Larry!!! 🙂

NKR
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NKR
3 years 10 months ago
Yeah, Larry. After all the shit the Gimmecrats threw at Republicans this election, asking us to play nice and not be so abrasive to them is pretty frickin’ rich. I’m sure Bob is a nice guy. He’s willfully ill-informed though and I blame him for the nightmare coming down the pike. I blame him for the lack of justice for the Benghazi 4 and for the lack of justice that will be done for the Fast and Furious dead. I blame him for the high taxes my family will pay and my husband’s small business will be hit with. I… Read more »
Susan
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Susan
3 years 10 months ago

NKR andLarry…all I can say is, yeah, THAT!

salgak
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salgak
3 years 10 months ago
Come now. . . you KNOW the Dhimmicrats never accept blame for ANYTHING, much less things their policies caused. Case in point: all the layoffs since the election. It’s obvious that businesses want as little exposure to Obamacare penalties as possible. But look at the complaints: it’s RAAAAAAAAAAAAACIST!!!!! Sorry, Dems: the Race Card is played out. It amuses me that the Left simply can’t understand that you can’t just change one thing: change the business environment, and businesses ADAPT. . . .That’s not racist, and it’s not greed: it’s survival. And speaking of survival. . . .there’s one thing the… Read more »
guedenimbo
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3 years 10 months ago
To add statistics to your Red states produce food. California has 1/3 of the welfare cases in the entire nation, and going off of states that voted for President Obama in 2008 80ish% of the welfare cases are in Blue states. I posted the 1/3 stat on a political debate and besides calling me a liar the guy also accused me of multiple logical fallacies(he actually committed fallacies himself while accusing me of them). I showed him proof of my statistics and refuted his claims that I was being illogical. His response, completely ignore my proof and claim I don’t… Read more »
RabidAlien
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3 years 10 months ago

Good reply, but I gotta say, that was an almost civil “complaint” the guy sent you in the first place. Usually Obummer-luvvers start with the expletives and then move into complete raving and frothing gibberish. He may be on the other side, but he did sound coherent. Might be fun to take him up on that beer offer!

Jusuchin (Military Otaku)
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3 years 10 months ago

That…was surely the best thing I’ve ever read or seen, and I’ve been in pretty much fanboy mode after some things in Japanese anime hit my RADAR to set off said fanboy mode.

But this.

This takes the cake.

As for Bob.

Buyer’s remorse? Lashing out at Mr. Correia? It’s been barely a week man! Hell, my facebook wall is still inundated by victory memes. Give it a month at least!

Patrick Wickersham
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Patrick Wickersham
3 years 10 months ago

You actually made me feel better about the election, just for looking at it the same way…

musashi
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musashi
3 years 10 months ago

So im assuming this Bob guy wrote similar letters to the thousands of liberal entertainers and artists urging them not to alienate right wingers by their opinions?

Taylor
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3 years 10 months ago
Is this the source you used when you said that 10 Colorado counties had abnormally large voter registration numbers? http://watchdoglabs.org/blog/2012/08/21/colorado-comparison-of-registered-voter-counts-to-census-voting-age-population ——— Anyway, a total of 4105 people voted in San Miguel county, Colorado (CNN Election Center). According to the 2010 census, there are 5912 people over 18 in San Miguel (which is either too large or too small today). This means that 69%* of the county voted, and that is ~20% larger than the state average. At most, San Miguel contributed 1232** (illegal) votes one way or another, and President Obama still would have won that particular county. Now, just… Read more »
Rich Ware
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3 years 10 months ago
Larry, honestly, you give me hope. Since I’m awriter with few (and small) publications, I’ve been concerned with posting what I truly feel. It seems mosto f the writers I know, at my or higher levels, are opposed to Republicans…even the voters who didn’t vote Democrat. I’ve seen comments comparing the states who voted for Romney to the Least Educated states. And then, within a post or two, they preach how we should ALL work together to make things happen. It’s disgusting. I don’t know if old Bob deserved everything you said, but I believe it needed said, and thank… Read more »
Lazy Bike Commuter
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Lazy Bike Commuter
3 years 10 months ago

Orson Scott Card also writes a bunch of what I would call conservative stuff if he didn’t keep self-identifying as a Democrat–though one who seems to dislike all of the Democratic party.

Of course, I have seen a LOT of people say they refuse to read any of his stuff because they think he “hates gay people”, which is simply not true.

Curlywolf
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3 years 10 months ago

I don’t read OSC’s books because I just don’t like em, can’t get into them. Sacrilage, I know.

Doug Northcote
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3 years 10 months ago

Well said Larry.

When can we vote for you? (no I know you wont run, but god I’d love to see you put that smackdown on some liberal “idealist” twit in a debate)

LittleRed1
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LittleRed1
3 years 10 months ago

How about Larry C. for White House Press Secretary? I’d pay money to watch those press briefings. 😀

Mark Smith
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3 years 10 months ago
I can’t say I prefer either party. I tend to go for whoever I think is the least worst candidate that election cycle. I also doubt that one party or the other winning will bring any new ruin to the country. Everyone is so fervent in the opinion that the other guy is the devil himself, which is giving a politician far more credit than they deserve. I see Obama as being as close to gun-friendly as a democrat can be and still be elected. I have serious doubts that the UN global resolution on small arms will A.) pass… Read more »
Eric Hepner
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Eric Hepner
3 years 10 months ago
Mark, As someone who works inside the healthcare system, (I’m a cardiac nurse) I totally agree it needs reform. The answer is not, has never been, and never will be to let the government touch that reform, look at that reform, or even get within smelling distance of that reform. The answer is to get the government as far away from healthcare as possible. This can only be accomplished through a drastic restructuring of our payer system. Medicare, as we know it, is costing almost as much money in stupid regulations as it pays to the providers. An example: If… Read more »
Firehand
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3 years 10 months ago

Have some friends who are nurses; the, call them ‘preliminaries’ of Obamacare are already causing real problems.

Have a friend who used to accuse me of cherrypicking horror tales of cases in the Brit NHS; I’d point out I didn’t have to, just check Brit news sources every week and you’ll find something. He doesn’t want to talk about it anymore.

Agree, if we could get a lot of the .gov crap OUT of our healthcare, we’d be better off.

joecrouse
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joecrouse
3 years 10 months ago
If you have a pre existing condition, I guess you better get a skill that will get you a job with healthcare, That’s what I did. The Brits ARE in the poor house (They cut a lot of programs the last 2 years and have had the US subsidizing their defense needs for the last 60. They also have wait times of MONTHS for MRIs and Cat Scans. And sometimes YEARS for Surgeries that are not of immediate need. They do LOTS more amputations than the US as their orthopedic surgeons all work to the cheapest standard rather than the… Read more »
LepusKhan
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LepusKhan
3 years 10 months ago

“when Obama was first elected, and many claimed that he’d be right along to scoop up my guns. Four years went by and not a single move in that direction.” Mark, I’m just curious here- I’m not looking to start a flame war as I am genuinely interested in your response- what are your thoughts on the Fast & the Furious; in particular, what do you believe was the motivation behind it?

luagha
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3 years 10 months ago

Obama has made several moves against firearms. One of the biggest was to mandate that the US Military shred all their brass casings before turning it over to recyclers instead of allowing civilian reloading companies to reload it. The civilian reloaders would pay more for the unshredded ready reloadable brass, and it would cost more to shred it, but in order to hurt the ammo industry, he issued a regulation to cost the US government more money coming and going.

LepusKhan
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LepusKhan
3 years 10 months ago

Believe me, Luaqha I know a thing or two about what’s been going on. I’m just curious what Mark thinks was the purpose of the Fast and the Furious. I don’t see how ANYONE looking even superficially into it can say that it was to actually track guns into Mexico- when they themselves have admitted they really didn’t try to track them. Therefore there must be other motives. I would love to hear what Mark believes those motives to be because I’ve racked my brain trying to see any other than the obvious…

Cadeyrn
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Cadeyrn
3 years 10 months ago
Whooooo-eeee!!! You know, Mr. Correia, psychologists say you can’t keep strong emotions pent up all the time. You need to let them out from time to time. You should stop bottling up everything and tell people how you really feel. Me, I converted some of my soon-to-be useless greenbacks into gunmetal today and will do that again tomorrow. Next weekend, when the show comes to town, I’ll have a two-wheel handcart and will convert some more Monopoly money into a full load of lead and brass. All of these will hold value FAR better than debased currency. What’s that? Our… Read more »
steve
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steve
3 years 10 months ago

Why would Obama change anything – anything at all – now?
Because capitalism is not yet destroyed.

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draven
3 years 10 months ago

Myanmar is Burma, not Cambodia.

Cadeyrn
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Cadeyrn
3 years 10 months ago

Clarification accepted. The full quote from the article was “Mr. Obama would head to an annual international economic summit meeting in Cambodia and stop in Thailand and Myanmar” so he’s going to all three.

Curlywolf
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3 years 10 months ago

We’re in a 4 way race to see who, financially speaking, has a fucking heart attack and drops dead. Us, Russia, China and Europe. I’d have said Europe would get there first. However…looking at some of the EO’s obumfuck has passed and other stuff[layoffs, full implementation of Obumfuck care] I’m not so sure we won’t beat the Europeans to the punch.

ronm0817
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3 years 10 months ago

Larry as always you give me hope! Great response well written, O Rah! I sincerely hope old Bob comes back to us and tells us why he is a Liberal. I cannot see a direct reason in this last concern written to you or his previous blog comments.

Kurt Lundgren
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Kurt Lundgren
3 years 10 months ago

I disagree with everything Larry said regarding politics.. but his books are awesome. Owen Pitt has brought countless hours of entertainment to me and I will buy every book Larry writes.

So Larry, liberals love your books too …. and from this liberal, you have my respect. More importantly, you have my patronage as long as you write. So please keep writing.

Gosh I love your books. Thank you SIr.

Syril Victor
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Syril Victor
3 years 10 months ago

And here in Canada, we (Social) Conservatives watched your election and went, “Oh, shiiiit”. And as an Israeli living here, I went, “we are sooo f**ked.”

ronm0817
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3 years 10 months ago

Damn right we are well and truly screwed and sadly if any shit goes down in Israel do not look for Obama to do a damn thing but say we are having a few bumps in the road.

Jim
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Jim
3 years 10 months ago

I’ll bet you a dollar Obama will still find any reason available to not go to Israel. A trip to Thailand is much more important, I suppose.

Syril Victor
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Syril Victor
3 years 10 months ago
A lot of us, both Canadians and Israelis, I try to keep track of opinions, are busy figuring out how we can do without you. It won”t be pretty or fun but… I live in Windsor across from Detroit, If you haven”t heard about it check out what’s happening there. It where you are all headed. Look guys, universal healthcare can work, we do OK with it. It”s not perfect and there is stuff we can’t do as well as the USA but after all there are 10X as many Americans then there are Canadians! Of course we don’t have… Read more »
Kristophr
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Kristophr
3 years 10 months ago

Syril: Now that the socialist jackholes are screwing with the medical industry in the US, Canada’s emergency medicine south exit is going to be closed.

Good luck up there … you soon won’t be able to jump the queue in an emergency by driving south.

Joe in PNG
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Joe in PNG
3 years 10 months ago

Of course, were you a hard left Maoist calling for the 1% to be ground into cat food, well, then descriptions like “outspoken”, “controversial”, or “bold” would be used to describe you in a positive way.

But, alas, you’re on the right. So shut it and eat your poop cake if you know what’s good for you!

tuco
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tuco
3 years 10 months ago
Am I the only one who is willing to buy tickets right now to an all you can eat barbecue (even a mediocre one) held at a Led Zepplin reunion concert that incorporates a wet T-shirt contest? I’d be totally willing to vote twice for a candidate who could make that happen. And I’m also getting a little tired of the repeated insistance that “if only the Republicans would do _____, or change _____, they’d be winners in our book.” Well, they also wouldn’t be Republicans at that point. That’s like saying, “Muslims would have a better time attracting more… Read more »
Jim
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Jim
3 years 10 months ago

Thank you, Larry, for stating this much more eloquently than I ever could.

Matt
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3 years 10 months ago
i cant help but wonder, where this country would be if, when welfare was implemented, they made it to where you could not vote. Better off than we are I would imagine. Larry”s right though, the math doesn’t lie. and its not even complicated math. if you’ve got a pot of money, and 15 people paying into it and 200 taking out of it… its not going to last. That doesn’t even factor in all of the bullshit social programs and bloated bureaucracies that contribute exactly 0 to our economy. I had a “conversation” with the checker at the grocery… Read more »
Matt
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3 years 10 months ago

I mispoke at the top, it’s almost 1:30 at night… what i meant to say was, if they had made to so that when you were on welfare, you could not vote.

Cadeyrn
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Cadeyrn
3 years 10 months ago
That’s a really good idea. Can’t take away certain welfare payments because they are “entitlements” but can impose other consequences. Laws could be passed that say “While you are accepting hand-outs, you don’t get to vote. Your voting rights will be restored once you have been off of government aid for three months.” A review of the Constitution suggests that this could be accomplished at state levels but Congress might intervene, see Art. I, Sec. 4: “The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the… Read more »
guedenimbo
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3 years 10 months ago
Ignorance is the absence of knowledge. We are all ignorant at multiple points in our lives but ignorance can be cured with the application of knowledge. Stupidity is the conscious or unconscious choice to remain ignorant. There is no cure for Stupidity. The scary part is Stupidity also begats Stupidity, its mere presence causes it to spread like a disease among the masses. The only way to prevent it is to cure Ignorance where ever it appears. In hopes of inoculating the populous. I know this is counter to my point of there is no cure for Stupidity, but that… Read more »
Matt
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3 years 10 months ago

I choose my words carefully.
I disagree with you Willfully Ignorant=/=Stupid. Some people are stupid. Some people are not ignorant, they have the knowledge, they just cannot put the information together and come to the proper conclusions.
There is no excuse for ignorance in these times. not with sites such as google and wikipeia giving something approching the sum total of all human knowledge at their finger tips.The only explanation is will full ignorance. They have chosen not to acquire the knowledge of how things work.
If they have the knowledge and don’t understand it, then they’re stupid.

Curlywolf
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3 years 10 months ago

Matt…believe me…lack of understanding of basic math and economics, as well as what my goddamn groceries are costing me now…is one of my constant and MAJOR rant’s in various discussions across teh intarwebs.

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draven
3 years 10 months ago

I know… $3.50 a pound is ‘sale price’ for *hamburger*

thewriterinblack
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3 years 10 months ago
The “fan’s” letter and Larry’s response reminded me that recently, on another forum, someone posted a graphic showing “best” and “worst” educated States and which way they went in the recent election. The post annoyed me and I posted the following reply: To my liberal friends: Look, you and I disagree on political philosophy. Fine. We have different priorities on what we consider important. But this “conservatives are stupid/ignorant/uneducated” meme is getting old. My degree is in physics. I work in “cutting edge” technology (Atomic Force Microscopy, one of the enabling technologies to nanotechnology). I am also a bona-fide “rocket… Read more »
Lazy Bike Commuter
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Lazy Bike Commuter
3 years 10 months ago

Big difference in a degree and an education, isn’t there?

I got a degree from college, had to take care of education myself.

Matt
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3 years 10 months ago

Well said.

Education =/= intelligence.

TerriC
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TerriC
3 years 10 months ago

Good Lord, I have had the same communications with my Leftish friends. “You call me evil, stupid and greedy, and then you wonder why I don’t have dinner with you?” Thanks for articulating it so well.

Eric Rex Petersen
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3 years 10 months ago

Well said all. Had a huge reply but Larry covered it better then I could articulate it.

Ron Mitchell Jr.
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3 years 10 months ago
October, 2012 numbers show 155.6 million people employed in America and our expected tax revenue for 2012 is $2.468 trillion which averages out to $15,865 for every working American. The Obama administration expects to add 12 million jobs by 2016, to bring the total to 168 million if you round it up. Projected tax revenues for 2016 are $3.680 trillion which averages out to $21,905 for every working American, or about $6,000 more per working American per year. Just let that sink in a for a little bit. It gets worse… The projected tax revenue for 2017 is $3.919 trillion.… Read more »
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Eric Hepner
3 years 10 months ago

The other problem with that assumption is that the administration hasn’t managed to create anywhere near 3 million jobs in any single one of the past 4 years. So the odds of the same, or worse, policies creating 12 million jobs in the next 4 years are pretty slim.

Daniel Curry
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3 years 10 months ago
When talking the number of jobs being increased, please consider this little fact. Many, and I mean MANY, businesses, large and small are starting to cut the hours of their employees from ‘full time’ to ‘part time’ status. Does this 12 million jobs include all these part time positions just created? After all, the job DOES have to get done, and as a business owner, if I have to cut hours to avoid an Obamacare death sentence for my business, then I have to hire another part time person to ensure the job gets done. It is appalling to think… Read more »
Mandy
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3 years 10 months ago
And then there’s the sneaky way that some companies get around the whole “full time” versus “part time” issue with employment, which I have unpleasantly experienced. I worked for a college between 2009 and the early summer of this year. I put in 42 hour weeks, because I had no relief to take lunch, and the other option was to have no job. I was still classified as “part time” because the schedule that my boss gave HR had only 38.5 hours since he was taking time out for lunches and breaks that night staff working alone did not actually… Read more »
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draven
3 years 10 months ago
I worked at a McDonalds when VA made it a law that all full-time employees must be offered benefits. I was working about 44 hours a week and when the law went into force they cut a day from my schedule to make it so I didnt get bennies (note, they did it to everyone, pretty much every fast food chain in VA did it to all their line employees). If closing took a little longer than the ‘estimate’ (which was about half the time) and it was the last day of the pay period, there were times when the… Read more »
Spencer Cotter
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3 years 10 months ago
@Mandy the sneakiest way I know companies to avoid Obamacare and pay roll tax is to label everyone as “private contractor”. I make 9 dollars an hour. Working in 4 hour blocks, I work anywhere from 5-8 of those blocks a week. So about $3600 a year if I work 8 shifts a week 50 weeks a year. Way under poverty right? Well last year I had to pay a couple hundred to the Federal government in taxes because as a private contractor I’m in a higher tax bracket. I even took the highest deduction possible at the time and… Read more »
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draven
3 years 10 months ago

VFX houses have been using the ‘private contractor’ trick since… at least 2000

Spencer Cotter
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3 years 10 months ago

I screwed up my math. I make more than 3600 a year. I still have to pay a huge chunk to the IRS because being a “private contractor” messes with my income bracket. I’m also making even less now having only worked 6 shifts in the last 3 weeks.
But yeah I messed up the math it happens.

Spencer Cotter
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3 years 10 months ago

I know the trick isn’t new, but it’s gone way way up since the introduction of Obama care. I came in when they were only hiring people as “private contractors” after I started working they fired an entire regional office and hired them all back as “private contractors”. More and more companies are having to use this loophole and it’s because of increased costs on the employer.

guedenimbo
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3 years 10 months ago
So well put Larry, and far better than I could. Honestly to use your books for entertainment and then tell you to keep quiet if your opinions challenge his, or make him feel uncomfortable is not only censorship but is a form of slavery. It lowers you to nothing more than a source of amusement and your thoughts be damned. It’s sad, but that present all over the Left, not only in the form of censorship. Another author I like who is sadly uber Liberal spent weeks leading up to the election posting news article and opinion after article and… Read more »
odamae
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3 years 10 months ago
I think I’m in love. 🙂 Thanks for that, I might need to use it at work. I work for the Department of the Army as a civilian, fairly high level. I am a Republican with lashings of libertarian, mainly in the abortion area. Disagree with it, think you are killing your baby, but as long as you pay for it without my tax money, go for it. One of our military people didn’t know I voted for Romney. When they found out – AFTER the election, mind you – I get a diatribe about the fact that I WORK… Read more »
odamae
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3 years 10 months ago

Linked it. hope you don’t mind. Thanks for making me feel strong again this morning. Go, LARRY!

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joecrouse
3 years 10 months ago

My question on the whole abortion issue

How is the death penalty anything but retroactive abortion.
(I support both. But then I am a misanthrope) How can you support one and not the other?

odamae
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3 years 10 months ago

Thanks, Larry, I was heading back to say the same thing. 🙂

joecrouse
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joecrouse
3 years 10 months ago

A life is a life
either there is a distiction between being a person or not or there isnt a distiction

If a baby is a person then the mad dog loon who hacked up 4 people and ate thier kidneys with a side of asparagus and a glass of Sauvingon Blanc is also a person.

innocence or guild doesnt enter in to it

I chose to admit that I am hypocritical and prefer the baby (but not by much I’ve been puked on to many times by other peoples kids.)

odamae
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3 years 10 months ago
Sorry, I see no such distinction. A child didn’t ask to be created, and is innocent and free of sin at the time of birth, and defenseless in the womb with no ability to take action to protect itself or make its wishes known. I believe life begins at conception. As a former prosecutor who tried murderers and worked on three different death penalty cases before joining the Army JAG Corps, I could have pulled the switch on the guys myself. After having been conceived and born in innocence, they spent their lives making horrible choices that hurt and killed… Read more »
Speakertweaker
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3 years 10 months ago

“innocence or guild doesnt enter in to it”

Ummm… yes, innocence and guilt most certainly do enter into it. You have got to be kidding/trolling.

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A Girl And Her Gun (@agirlandhergun)
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That was fricken awesome! Wow, just wow!

Adam
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3 years 10 months ago

I work in an engineering office in Massachusetts. Except one guy that lives in Cambridge, we have all been miserable since the election. Seems like a common trend: smart people who are good at math don’t vote Democrat.

Bob W.
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3 years 10 months ago
Well, I guess I should be impressed you decided to use me for a rant. I’m a star! I won’t go into some big internet war over this. It’s your site and you’re in charge here. I was not trying to “shut you up”. I just wondered why you kept insulting potential customers. I think business owners who use their restaurant sign for their political views are dumb, too. They alienate people who might otherwise want to give them money. And I’m not crazy about actors who voices their political opinions, either. A few things on politics – the thing… Read more »
odamae
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3 years 10 months ago
Lovely comment. If the people who voted for Obama in my office were anything like you, it would be an easy work day. Question – do you think men who voted for Obama are less emotional and invested than women? It’s normally the ladies who spray spittle on me when they really get going about Republicans denying their daughters the right to abort. Yowza, they are some ANGRY mothers. In both senses of the word. 🙂 Thanks for coming back and leaving a rational response to our ranting, hope to continue to see you here. We share a love of… Read more »
Cadeyrn
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Cadeyrn
3 years 10 months ago
Mr. W., you sound like a very reasonable person and rightly want to focus on the fun and good times provided by the books. I would just suggest: the reason people here are upset is because we can all distinguish between fantasy worlds and the real world. Other people focus on the real world as well, including the enemies of the United States. They are not peaceful, fun-loving types. If they see a weakness, they will exploit it. If they think they can use financial blackmail to force the USA to its’ knees, they will do it. The path chosen… Read more »
thewriterinblack
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3 years 10 months ago

Do you also write long letters to folk like Bob Maher when he calls conservatives “stupid”–in so many words. Or people like the Hollywood gliterati? Or various writers of a left-wing political stripe who have been known to be quite vocal about the subject?

Or is it just non-leftists who receive your missives suggesting they shut up?

peavybob
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peavybob
3 years 10 months ago

I doubt it somewhat, but its a compliment because it means Larry’s opinion is one he actually cares about.

NKR
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3 years 10 months ago

Bob, I’m not convinced all the reports of union crews being turned away were false. But even if they were, the deliberate slow-down by union crews clearing roads after last winter’s blizzard in NYC was NOT made up. People died and continue to die due to union politics. The most current example may or may not be true (if you think CBS actually investigated this issue beyond their effort to “debunk” it then you’re simply naive) but other examples abound.

TheOldBear
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TheOldBear
3 years 10 months ago

Non union, out of area workers were required to ‘join’ the local IBEW.

The ones not joining, were not assigned to repair work. After ‘joining’ they got to work double shifts [National Grid / LIPA field workers are still mostly single shift].

There is zero return to the out of area worker for paying the union dues to their non local union.

guedenimbo
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3 years 10 months ago
Before I get the the bulk of your post. Did you actually read the article. The workers were not allowed to work until they signed an agreement. Since they were non union they didn’t know if they could sign it. So they were made to wait so long their services were no longer needed. So while they were technically not turned away they weren’t allowed to work until the issue was resolved. It simply wasn’t resolved fast enough. The proper thing to do would to have let them work while the legal matters are hashed out and if it so… Read more »
ronm0817
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3 years 10 months ago
Bob As I asked in Larry’s previous blog posts name the things that make you a Liberal. Also, in retort to your comment that we do not understand Liberals and they are just about hard work etc. 43% of the Obama Voters in exit polls said they were concerned about losing Food Stamps, housing support, EBT cards, Aid to dependent children Medicaid,etc. Seems like a large minority of Obama voters are trying like hell to stay in the wagon while we chumps paying taxes drag them along while they have more children in their Liberal Households. See this is what… Read more »
saintonge235
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3 years 10 months ago
Bob: I was going to write a reply to Larry, stating that he shouldn’t have dumped on you as he did. Such exchanges don’t lead to mutual understanding. But then I read you reply. You say that the ‘utility workers turned away’ story was debunked. Well, I read the article you linked to. Here’s the money grafs: “Communications with Seaside Heights was poor due to lack of cell phone service in the area,” the statement said. “Upon arriving at a staging area in Virginia, crews were held in place pending clarification of documents received from IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical… Read more »
saintonge235
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3 years 10 months ago
{stupid WordPress posted my comment before I was done} As I was saying, they couldn’t work DOING EMERGENCY REPAIRS unless the company agreed to something that the company the thought was might be a requirement for a union shop (which is illegal in Alabama). That is what your own source says happened. Just what about the story is ‘debunked’? If any side is making stuff up, it appears to be yours. You say that if Republicans were good at math, they’d have known they were going to lose. As it happens, the current vote totals indicate that Romney’s Get Out… Read more »
saintonge235
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3 years 10 months ago

        Oh,btw Bob, when Larry was in the Sin Twitties recently on his book-signing-tour/African-food-eating-expedition, he told me he HAD recently signed a contract for a fourth series with Baen.  IIRC, it will be high fantasy.

Otpu
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Otpu
3 years 10 months ago
Bob: The report that non-union power crews that volunteered to help restore power to Sandy ravaged Long Island, and New Jersey were turned back by union opposition has not been debunked. New Jersey governor Christie said on Friday, “I’ve been on the phone with PSE&G [Public Service Electric and Gas Company], JCP&L [Jersey Central Power & Light] and the union, and they’ve all absolutely promised me they would never turn away a single worker whether they were union or nonunion, and I wouldn’t allow it,” A New Jersey power company spokesman “denied Friday that it is turning away nonunion volunteer… Read more »
eve
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eve
3 years 10 months ago

I think I’m going to go out and buy all of your books. AGAIN.

danriddle@live.com
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danriddle@live.com
3 years 10 months ago

Larry I was in Alabama with you! You still Rock!
Dan

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andonsage
3 years 10 months ago
It’s funny how Bob likes both Larry and Robert A. Heinlein, since RAH was a libertarian. I hope Bob reads this quote from Heinlein, since this is where America is heading. Heinlein got it correct so many years ago. “‘Bread and Circuses’ is the cancer of democracy, the fatal disease for which there is no cure. Democracy often works beautifully at first. But once a state extends the franchise to every warm body, be he producer or parasite, that day marks the beginning of the end of the state. For when the plebs discover that they can vote themselves bread… Read more »
Bob W.
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Bob W.
3 years 10 months ago
I liked RAH’s stories. Doesn’t mean I agreed with his politics. You might also remember these two quotes: Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are wiser than one man. How’s that again? I missed something. Autocracy is based on the assumption that one man is wiser than a million men. Let’s play that over again, too. Who decides? Also, if you read the short story Coventry, or the book The Cat Who Walks Through Walls, Heinlein said bad things about governmentless societies. He saw them as ultimately a failure, too. But one should NOT put stock… Read more »
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peavybob
3 years 10 months ago

Democracy: because none of us is as dumb as all of us!
However, America was not set up as a democracy but as a federated republic. Over the centuries it has been bastardized more and more towards pure democracy but at the moment we’re still a republic. The idea is to elect the wisest one of the million, which only depends on the million to be wise enough to know who is wiser.

joecrouse
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joecrouse
3 years 10 months ago
The IQ of a mob is the IQ of its dumbest member divided by the number of mobsters. _ Pterry. In otherwords humans En mass are about as smart as a herd of cattle. Bob W. “Coventry” is the ultimate support of Libertarianism. They not only allowed people to live as they wish BUT! they went and set out a sizable chunk of land for them to do so. AND when the main character escaped and had learned his lesson he was welcomed back into society with open arms. Your mom did exactly that when you were being a little… Read more »
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Kristophr
3 years 10 months ago
Robert Heinlein was one of the original Reagan supporters, Bob. He and Ronald Reagan were litterally in cahoots, and tried desperately in the 1960’s to boot the Trotskyites out of the California Democratic Party. They failed. Heinlein’s political how-to book “Take back your government” was written as a guide to taking over local precincts and by extension, a party. Heinlein gave up on politics as a bad job. Reagan gave up on the Democratic Party, joined the Republican Party, and got himself elected governor, and President. He was also served as a union head for a while … the Screen… Read more »
RES
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RES
3 years 10 months ago
People who “vote candidate, not party” need to remember the example of Bart Stupak, pro-life Democrat from Michigan who voted for Nancy Pelosi to be House Speaker, thus ensuring every further vote of his would be negated. As for Bob’s complaint about “people making stuff up about the other party” — people in glass houses, Bob. There were proven instances of non-union crews turned away; refuting one report does not refute every report. Perhaps you employ math in your day job (I have heard that accountants, like Larry, use math; pity Obama can’t get past the 7th grade level stuff)… Read more »
NKR
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NKR
3 years 10 months ago

Yes, the “debunking” comes from CBS. I highly doubt they delved further into the subject than just finding something to refute the story. This is the msm, who will take the tiniest fraction of wiggle room (as in the Swift Boat Vets honest take-down of John Kerry) and say the entire issue is “debunked”. Those who believe them without doing their own research are hopelessly naive.

Bob W.
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Bob W.
3 years 10 months ago
No, there wasn’t proven accounts. There were right-wing accusations. yeah, you guys don’t like CBS and say they are mainstream and therefore not reliable. But Fox News and then entire right-wing media told you this election was in the bag, and the mainstream polls were lying, and you were cruising to a landslide win. How did that work out for you? Just because Fox News said it didn’t mean it was true. Same thing with the mainstream media. But to discount one or the other is stupid. It’s always best to look at primary sources, and to make up your… Read more »
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LittleRed1
3 years 10 months ago
According to NBC Philidelphia.com and WFAA.Com, two news sources from the region, crews were turned away because of confusion on the parts of both parties. Local power company union officials showed papers to the Huntsville Utilities crews that seemed to indicate that the crews would have to join the local union or otherwise be union affiliated in order to work in that area. By the time the IBEW confirmed that that was NOT the case, other union crews from outside the area had arrived and the Huntsville people went to locations still in need of assistance. Other sources say that… Read more »
RES
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RES
3 years 10 months ago

On the topic of “I just wondered why you kept insulting potential customers” perhaps Bob would suggest Larry follow the example of tax chest Bruce Springsteen (Google “bruce springsteen nj property tax”) and just keep a low profile? Oh, wait …

odamae
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3 years 10 months ago
From a Tea Party website today, sounds similar to the Heinlein quote above: “By any objective measure, Mr. Obama’s first term has been a colossal failure. His signature legislative achievements — the economic stimulus and Obamacare — are unpopular. Unemployment has remained chronically high. Economic growth is sputtering. The recovery is anemic. Inflation is rising. He has presided over multiple, consecutive trillion-dollar-plus budget deficits. He has amassed more than $5 trillion in debt. The national debt is more than $16 trillion — a staggering amount that threatens our economic security. We are sliding toward Greece and impending bankruptcy. Yet the… Read more »
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Dan Reising
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3 years 10 months ago
I thought it was an informative exchange of ideas. And it also goes to show, ‘never argue finances and numbers with an accountant’. Also, I think these responses, along with many others I hear, demonstrate that the US has is diametrically opposed view of politics. Likely relating to the fact we have only two parties with any real influence. Most of these discussions have had good points and concessions to personal party flaws and actions. But there is a real lack of dialogue about actually cooperating and compromising. The polarized atmosphere only clouds the issues and solutions. The answer should… Read more »
Cadeyrn
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Cadeyrn
3 years 10 months ago

When one person insists they intend to drive the car off the cliff and the passenger very much wants to drive anywhere other than over the cliff, there’s not a lot of room for compromise.

In current politics, the Democrats won’t even admit that there is a cliff, much less that they’re driving straight for it. How does one reason with that mindset?

NKR
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NKR
3 years 10 months ago
Republicans have compromised over and over. Both of George W. Bush’s terms were filled with efforts to compromise with Democrats and he was demonized and insulted. The Democrats took and never gave an inch. It’s always been Democrats who refuse to compromise and Republicans who “reach across the aisle”. The one time Clinton got dragged into a compromise, he enacted Welfare Reform and then was credited with a great success … that, incidentally, Obama has since gutted. Nothing the Republicans say will be reported honestly. Paul Ryan put out a fantastic economic plan but most people don’t know it besides… Read more »
Dan Reising
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3 years 10 months ago

Thank you folks, for supporting my position previously stated.

C.R. Reaves
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3 years 10 months ago
I think that you have a noble idea. Reaching across the aisle and working together is a beautiful goal. Anyone of common decency would want to reach compromises and build a future together. But it’s a bit condescending of you to suggest that “the other side” do this when people quote instance after instance of “the other side” reaching across to your side willing to make compromises and work together and being rebuffed or their efforts undermined, minimized, or destroyed. What is it they say about the definition of insanity? Something about doing things multiple times and expecting a different… Read more »
RHJunior
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3 years 10 months ago

You are the wind beneath my wings, sir.

gnuphie
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3 years 10 months ago

Bruce Springsteen is a true-blue Democrat of the USSA, just like the rest; always ready to help people by spending other people money. He should not have to spend his own because he is part of the elite, hypocritical ruling class, like Democrat politicians and union members who suck the life out of anyone not also a parasite.

Ken Burnside
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3 years 10 months ago
Wouldn’t it be great if ballots had a series of numbers next to each candidate’s name, rating them from 0 (“Not Suitable for Composting”) to 9 (“He’s leading a rescue mission into Hell? Hold on, I need to grab my spare clip and toothbrush.”) Now, this will complicate elections considerably. After all, with this, there’s no real reason to have primaries. We could’ve had all five or six viable Republican candidates and five or six Democratic candidates on the ballet, plus Libertarians, Greens and whatever. Of course, this also means we have to trust a nation of voters to select… Read more »
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Mike in KY
3 years 10 months ago
I’ve gone from a bad week to a really crappy two days. Saturday morning, modern gun season for deer began here in Kentucky. A few minutes after the season officially opened, the freaking wind started blowing and hasn’t stopped. Today we even have small craft advisories on the lakes. I’ve been riding a tree stand swaying in a big oak that’s been doing a fair Whomping Willow impersonation for two days now. A few times I was wishing I had a seat belt. Haven’t seen a single damn deer in all this wind, but, oh, I’ve been listening to what… Read more »
tehchez
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3 years 10 months ago

On a tight budget and was going to wait Screw it. I’ll sell some blood and pick up some cans. I’m going to buy the hardback and a copy of Monster Hunter International for my little brother.

Nahum
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Nahum
3 years 10 months ago
Well as a relatively liberal guy myself. I guess I take the opposite approach to Bob’s. I could care less about Larry’s politics. I read the books because I like them. Just like I read Books by Orson Scott Card, John Ringo, Eric Flint, and Steven Brust. Books of theirs that get to preachy or just cover subjects I’m not interested in I don’t read. Same goes for movies and television. I do mainly come to this site to find out what is happening with the books and I apply the same principle. Threads I don’t care about, I don’t… Read more »
Cheryl
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Cheryl
3 years 10 months ago
Oh and Bob to add to what Larry said. I watched a grocery union sit and say we want to strike because they want their workers to pay $100 a month for medical for their WHOLE family. My other half that works a non union job to add just ME to his medical would pay $500 a month and his boss is generous. Oh and whining when they get paid $20+ an hour for a cashier job that any other business pays at best $10 an hour I have ZERO pity for. Damn straight I would have crossed that picket… Read more »
Dustin
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Dustin
3 years 10 months ago

Larry, very well put!!! And I will have to look into your books. I have never heard of you, but that is not surprising with the long hours I work and lack of time to read. Audio books would be great though as I spend about an hour each way traveling to work and back

Keep up the grert posts Larry and I look forward to hearing you books.

NKR
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NKR
3 years 10 months ago

The audio versions of Larry’s books are excellent. You won’t be disappointed.

Shari T.
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Shari T.
3 years 10 months ago

I’ve got to say, you have a new reader. I love Sci-Fi, can’t wait to download my first book, as soon as I figure out how to do it on my Kindle…

NKR
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NKR
3 years 10 months ago

You have to buy the e-books from the Baen Books site. They’ll give you all the instructions on getting on your device when you buy. If I can manage it, anyone can. 🙂

saintonge235
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3 years 10 months ago

How to read Larry’s books on Kindle:

Go to http://www.baenebooks.com/ and set up an account. Then go to http://www.baenebooks.com/s-176-larry-correia.aspx and pick the books you wish to purchase. Then download them, using the instruction at http://www.baenebooks.com/t-ereaderinstructions.aspx#kindle. Then read. Cheaper than the paperback, no DRM, no limit on the number of formats you can download them in, or the number of times you can download them.

revagent
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revagent
3 years 10 months ago

my uncle worked union machines for 25 years company moved down south from MA went to work non union 15 years retired got 350 DOLLARS A MOUNTH UNION 2000 NON YHEY TAKE YOU BLOOD

Wil
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Wil
3 years 10 months ago
Larry, I’ve never heard of you or your works before today. Thanks to a friend’s post, I have now. I’ll gladly take up Bob’s share regarding your profit margin. I like the way you think, and better yet, the way you responded to his sniveling drivel. I am proud that I once helped to break a union strike, facing down their thugs and taking their pay. I now proudly serve our country in the military, and have done so for near 30 years now. I look forward to reading your novels and being entertained by your hard work. Semper Fi
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Daniel curry
3 years 10 months ago

Sir,

In regards to your propensity to offend, I have only one thing to say …

If proper gun control is the use of both hands, use all 10 fingers to offend. After all, you want to deliver the message.

Rick
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Rick
3 years 10 months ago

Well said Larry!!!!

Bob W.
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Bob W.
3 years 10 months ago
Blogs are tough to have conversations on. I’ve already blew it and replied to some folks, so in for a dime, in for a dollar. You all have a very good point, and I’ve been thinking about it today. I was wrong in writing to Mr. Correia and telling him to shut up. I didn’t mean it that way, but that’s how it came out. Now, it seems to me that Springsteen is doing things positively, not trashing those who disagree. Maher is a political comedian, and that’s what he’s selling. But I’ve never written lefties, no. I’ve also never… Read more »
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Cadeyrn
3 years 10 months ago

*Sigh* Bob, you say “I don’t want to wipe YOU out” but if you look at what Mr. Obama proposes (and you supported with your vote) it is nothing less than the establishment of a permanent welfare state with punitive taxes on anyone who tries to climb the ladder. That is, in fact, a direct assault upon the classic American dream of working hard and getting ahead.

All I can say is: you changed your position after thinking about other similar public figures. Keep on thinking.

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Bob W.
3 years 10 months ago
I was brought up in a liberal union household. I was taught that hard work was the most important thing. I was taught that you work your way up, and you don’t take welfare or handouts, but that they need to be there for those who need them. I was also taught to be proud to pay taxes. You have to have them for a society. I climbed the ladder with no problem. I don’t think you have a realistic view of what liberals are really about. I’m one of those guys who thinks we need to take care of… Read more »
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peavybob
3 years 10 months ago

Bob, no one is saying we don’t need to take care of those in need. I just don’t think the government’s job includes charity. If you want a social safety net, run it through charities instead of the IRS.
I also do not object to paying taxes. They are necessary for the government to run. The problem lies in the how much the government wants, and who they want to pay it.

saintonge235
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3 years 10 months ago
Bob W.:         You say: I was brought up in a liberal union household. I was taught that hard work was the most important thing. I was taught that you work your way up, and you don’t take welfare or handouts, but that they need to be there for those who need them. … I don’t think you have a realistic view of what liberals are really about.         Well Bob, I’m an amateur historian.  I’m also the son of a welfare mother who got off welfare by getting a job with the welfare… Read more »
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tuco
3 years 10 months ago

Bob W.,

I’d love to ask you a question, as it’s one I’ve had for a while but no one to ask it of.

How do you reconcile your statement that the government shouldn’t tell you what to do with your own body with Obama’s health care bill that makes a good many determinations about what we do with our bodies?

I want to be clear that this isn’t a dig or an attack in any way, I’m genuinely curious.

Bob W.
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3 years 10 months ago

It doesn’t make determinations. It’s pretty simple – it just says that you have to have health insurance. Hell, ObamaCare was devised by the Heritage Foundation! The private sector is still in charge! You don’t have to have any procedure.

I’m against forcing a woman to have an abortion. But I’m also against refusing her an abortion. That’s a decision that the government should stay out of – it’s between her and her doctor.

I’m also for contraception. Why is it your side is all against government, except where it comes to sex?

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Cobalt-Blue
3 years 10 months ago

I don’t know anybody on my side who was against contraception. Their arguments against abortion are an argument about when does a fetus have the rights granted to a citizen, which is a legitimate question. Your assumption that the Republicans want to do away with contraception proves the author’s point. You’re ill informed.

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3 years 10 months ago
Bob W., Thank you for taking a couple of seconds to help me understand. I really do appreciate it. I see telling me I have to have health insurance as a determination regarding my health. I would be surprised if I were alone in that point of view. And I can’t speak for all people on “my side,” but for me it’s not about the government telling someone they can or can’t do something. It’s about taking a portion of my money and using it for something I believe is wrong. I absolutely agree that medical decisions are between a… Read more »
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Jake
3 years 10 months ago
I really, really wish we could drop the discussion of abortion here. There’s just no percentage in it. Neither side is willing to negotiate away any part of their stances on it. One side considers abortion an intensely personal and intimate matter, and woe betide any who want to butt in and make it for them; the other side considers it equivalent to infanticide, and that is not a ‘right’ anyone should have. Giving ground on the pro-choice side comes across to them as saying it’s okay to let other people decide for women what should happen to their bodies.… Read more »
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3 years 10 months ago

Bob, I’m just a random guy who reads this blog, but I want to say – I disagree with pretty much every position that you held in that original letter, and I agree with most of what Larry said — but I think you did an excellent job of being polite and reasonable, and that Larry got a little carried away in his rant in a way you didn’t necessarily deserve.

Thanks for trying to be part of a dialogue instead of just trolling like most of the liberals who bother to argue here.

ronm0817
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3 years 10 months ago
Bob w. I am sorry you are right Obama is not a Kenyan Communist; his damned father was a Mau Mau Kenyan Communist. Obama’s Mother and grandparents were Communist. His Grandfather was fired from Boeing for sabotaging bombers on the manufacturing line. His Grandfather asked Frank Marshall Davis to be Obama’s mentor from 10 years old on. Davis was a card carrying communist and editor and publisher of the Chicago Star a Communist PartY newspaper. By Obama’s own admission he liked to hang out with out with Communist/Marxist professors and Muslim Students at Occidental College. At Columbia he studied under… Read more »
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Cobalt-Blue
3 years 10 months ago
Larry, I have absolutely no idea who you are. Evidently you write in a genre that I ADORE and write similar stuff to mine but with far more success. Well, after reading this rant, I’m going out and buying your books. So, as you pointed out to Bob, for the loss of his $8, you’re picking up mine. And for the record: I decided the other day that from this day forward, I’m checking out the political leanings of companies with whom I do business, and if there is an option, I will choose either those who do not engage… Read more »
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Scott Woodard
3 years 10 months ago
Larry, I respect your opinion, of course, but this paragraph from your initial response made me a bit sick: “You voted for the party of bail outs, handouts, welfare, food stamps, government controlled healthcare, the Life of Julia, voting with your lady bits, racial quotas, Occupying Stuff, gun control, Obamaphones, and voter fraud, so I’m fresh out of pity if that hurts your feelings.” * Those “bail outs” saved the American auto industry and thousands of jobs. * As someone who has dealt with stretches of unemployment, knowing that there is support out there should things get even worse gives… Read more »
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joecrouse
3 years 10 months ago
Unemployment would be nice but it isn’t offered to me. (I have to pay into it but its not offered to Contractors) If I lose my job NOW I have to pay my savings to the IRS in the form of a FINE because I lost my job. (how does that grab you) that year. I will then have to pay another fine the next year if i do get a job because I wont get benifits a full year after hiring. (eligibility requirements) So Lose a job NOW and I get to pay a fine for the next two… Read more »
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TerriC
3 years 10 months ago
Troll. The fact you repeat talking points like a freshman KosKid gives you away. In addition to the rebuttals already offered by Larry et al, — as a woman, I found Obama’s creepy entreaty to my “lady parts” the most insulting thing in his campaign (well, after “you didn’t build that,” because I did; and “vote for revenge” — and now he wants to be my president? GFL). The entire “#waronwomen” BS was a classic “keep ’em in the kitchen” tactic, employed by Democrats ever since the Glorias descended on us like a curse. I will probably be an old… Read more »
ProudHillbilly
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3 years 10 months ago

Oh. My. I think I love you.

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3 years 10 months ago
Larry, I tend to agree with you. Having said that: 1) Don’t you think it’s time to acknowledge that there’s a sizeable pool of voters who can’t stomach the Republicans’ social agenda, while being fiscally sane? I personally know quite a few. I don’t want to keep having to wash my hands after I vote. If the Republicans were smart, the Todd Akin debacle would be a wakeup call. 2) The only time in living memory the Republicans displayed fiscal sense was the short time Newt Gingritch was speaker of the house. Afterwards, they promptly threw him to the dogs.… Read more »
richardmcenroe
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3 years 10 months ago

“1) Don’t you think it’s time to acknowledge that there’s a sizeable pool of voters who can’t stomach the Republicans’ social agenda, while being fiscally sane?”

No. Assumes facts not in evidence, your honor.

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3 years 10 months ago
1) absolutely, because i’m one of them. it’s part of the reason i wouldn’t vote for romney. (the other part being that i think he’s a self-aggrandizing political chickenshit that would fall all over himself to ‘compromise’ with – read: make concessions to – the left) i’m goddamned tired of seeing the religious right’s retardation (eg: we can’t let FAGS get married!!11 the world would grind to a halt! our (totally benevolent) god would smite us with plagues and volcanoes and shit!!) kill our chances to elect someone that will stop the big government deficit spending hemorrhage. 2) yup. and… Read more »
Mark Smith
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3 years 10 months ago

Lol. If he doesn’t agree with your comments, they never appear. What integrity!

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Monte
3 years 10 months ago

Good Job, Larry.
Having been a “union” member a couple of times in my life, I would like to say, “I have been screwed by the “union” just as often, if not worse than by the company”.

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J
3 years 10 months ago
Wow. The guy spends at LEAST half of that message telling you how much he loves all your books and supports you, and this is how you respond? Were you having a bad day or something? This isn’t about politics; you sharing your opinions has never bothered me, but he was nothing but polite with you. “I spend several hundred hours writing a book. If you got a paperback, you give me $8, of which I see less than a dollar in royalties and then I give a third of that to the government, (so yeah, your state government probably… Read more »
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Kristophr
3 years 10 months ago

It’s not that one or two customers mean nothing to him … it’s that the few liberal customers he has seem to think they are entitled to order him to not publicly voice opinions that are different from theirs.

What kind of sorry assed fascist are you, that feels that because he bought a book and sent a paypal donation, that he has any right to tell a man to shut the fuck up on his own blog?

whobriant
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3 years 10 months ago
Wow, I must say people make less and less sense. Hey I’m just a young republican guy though. Let me start off by saying I love Mr. Correia’s works. I love living in a country where we can freely express ourselves, oops, forgot about Bob’s message. As for Mr. Correia caring about his customers I guess I don’t see where he doesn’t. He doesn’t care about our money so lets not buy his books? Where does that make sense. I don’t want to read a book of someone that cares about the money, I want to read someone that works… Read more »
Kristophr
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Kristophr
3 years 10 months ago

You completely missed the point, whobriant:

Buying som eone’s book does not give you the right to demand they shut the fuck up and stop offending you.

whobriant
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3 years 10 months ago

Well Kristopher, in re-reading my response…. I never said that buying an ebook gives anyone that kind of right. I was commenting on other areas of the post.

I do apologize if there was any confusion.

guedenimbo
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3 years 10 months ago
Your taking what was said to one person and expanding it to the whole. Your expansion is a fallacy known as the composition fallacy. Though it appears you are running it in reverse which is a new one on me, normally someone makes a statement about the whole and says because a member is part of the whole they automatically have the same characteristics. The one being the guy who would censor Larry’s statements under the guise that having consumed his product gives him a right to dictate whether Larry can express his opinions or not. The whole being all… Read more »
saintonge235
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3 years 10 months ago

As I said in response to Bob W. above, your message comes across as ‘Shut up about your political opinions, or lose money.’ Any time anyone on ‘the Right’ suggests doing that, we hear screams of “McCarthyism” and ‘unAmerican suppression of the right of free expression’. Apparently, only ‘the Left’ is allowed free expression any more.

Don
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Don
3 years 10 months ago

Don’t hold back Correia, tell us how you really feel.

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tanksoldier
3 years 10 months ago

I completely understand the dead, and the moochers and the idealists voting Democrat. I can’t fathom why somebody like Bob, who almost certainly has worked hard his whole life, voting for them.

ronm0817
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3 years 10 months ago

Larry on another note please go this website it is mucho troubling; Bob W aside this is very scary. We may have to fight this one out.

http://www.ijreview.com/2012/11/21875-obama-endorses-un-arms-trade-treaty-massive-gun-control-effort-underway/

whobriant
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3 years 10 months ago
Wow, I must say people make less and less sense. Hey I’m just a young republican guy though. Let me start off by saying I love Mr. Correia’s works. I love living in a country where we can freely express ourselves, oops, forgot about Bob’s message. As for Mr. Correia caring about his customers I guess I don’t see where he doesn’t. He doesn’t care about our money so lets not buy his books? Where does that make sense. I don’t want to read a book of someone that cares about the money, I want to read someone that works… Read more »
TheRealCBONE
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TheRealCBONE
3 years 10 months ago

ronm0817, why do you keep pimping this stupid snopes.com pageview site?

guedenimbo
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3 years 10 months ago
Totally random and only tangential because you mentioned your profit margins. Please tell me you make more from e-books bought through Baen online than paper backs bought through amazon. I read e-books over traditional books whenever I can. Even though my Kindle Dx is lighter I can prop it up in ways that make it so I don’t have to hold it. Being able to read and not hold the book in one set position for hours at a time is a lifesaver when you have a metal plate in one wrist and arthritis in the other from a less… Read more »
saintonge235
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3 years 10 months ago

        This subject has come up before, on Baen’s Bar, and iirc, the royalties, from highest to lowest, are eARC, hardcover, regular e-book, paperback.  I’m fairly sure about the last three, but I could be wrong about the e-ARCs.

guedenimbo
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3 years 10 months ago

That puts e-books above paperback. If so I’m glad it puts extra money in Larry’s pocket.
IMO(as an avid reader and e-book author) e-books should deliver more royalties to the author, and less to the publisher. The publishers don’t have to pay for raw materials, the printing process, shipping, storage and a host of other expenses. So an e-book of the same or similar price should have that extra savings go to the author. They are the ones who work their butts off to produce quality material.

saintonge235
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3 years 10 months ago
        As I understand it, the price a publisher gets for a book is typically about half what it is sold for retail, and the author’s royalties come out of that, as well as all the publisher’s costs.  The people who distribute the dead tree editions, and sell them to the customer get the other half.         Baen apparently budgets its books so that all or almost all costs for acquiring and preparing a book for publication, plus printing, is born by the printed books.  The e-books can be sold for $6.00, with a… Read more »
guedenimbo
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3 years 10 months ago

Thank you for that saintonge, I’ll admit I’m still learning about the whole publishing industry. I knew it wasn’t a simple business, but after I got my first book edited and ready I found out just how big a bit I’d taken out of something I don’t know anything about.
I see how you’re saying that printed books offset the costs of the e-books in terms of initial editing, cover art, promotion etc… That’s one of the reasons I think e-books should send more money to the authors because the book was already edited and promoted.

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andonsage
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3 years 10 months ago

According to the Google Chrome Facebook share app, this article is up to 292 shares 🙂

Cobalt-Blue
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Cobalt-Blue
3 years 10 months ago

Yeah, I’m guilty.

DagnyTaggert
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DagnyTaggert
3 years 10 months ago

I posted your original “Congratulations” post on Facebook, as you said everything that I’ve wanted to say and just didn’t have the eloquence for. It started a shitstorm with my liberal “friends” . I might have to post this as a rebuttal, because it’s once again exactly what I’d say but don’t have the eloquence for.
You’re my Cyrano De Bergerac LOL . Well done.

Uncle Kevvie,looking for one fine day....
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Uncle Kevvie,looking for one fine day....
3 years 10 months ago

Gotta admit I had never heard of you and found you via: A Sarah Hoyt link of recent vintage. But I am certainly a fan now and will be purchasing shortly.
Regarding your above succinct response, I am in awe, to put it mildly.
A large Hoo-rahh to you, sir……..

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CPKM-GuitarTech
3 years 10 months ago

I truly envy you Uncle Kevvie. Reading Larry for the first time was an absolute blast.

whobriant
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3 years 10 months ago

I have to agree with CPKM. I had such a blast reading through the Monster Hunter series and am finally onto book 4. I’ve listened to the first three at least six times and enjoy it as much as the first time. Enjoy!!

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emdfl
3 years 10 months ago

This just made my Monday morning. The realization that obumble voters really are blind and deaf (or else just plain stupid is confirmed once again.
Can’t wait for all of them to check their parents into to an obama hospital and find out the hospital gets a “bonus” based on how many older patients it terminates(read the story about Britain’s NHS.).

joecrouse
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joecrouse
3 years 10 months ago

Hold up… 1 second there Mr Corriea.

I have one disagreement

You do have a fairly heavy handed message
Guns and knifes and explosives are pretty damn cool and the 2nd amendment is a good idea.

Fortunately I agree with the message.

richardmcenroe
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3 years 10 months ago

150,000 jobs lost November 8th.
84 more major corporations leaving CA.
Huge tax hike in January.
A hard rain is gonna fall.

ronm0817
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3 years 10 months ago
California is on a death march to oblivion. I just do not want to have money transferred to them from the Feds , which is a Red State to Blue State Cash infusion. We are going to see Southern California turn into a Super “Escape from LA” movie in the next 4 years. My only hope is that the Left Wing Supporting movie stars have to move. But where the heck could they go! My prediction for the country sort goes like this: Four more years of Obama means: Higher Taxes on all Fossil Fuel, Much Higher Gasoline prices approaching… Read more »
FlyingMike
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3 years 10 months ago

While the term may have been adopted by FDR in his radio addresses to help tell all them foreign fellers apart, the term Fascist was invented by Mussolini for his left wing revolutionary efforts in Italy in the 1920s as part of his pitch to restore the glories of the Roman Empire. The word refers to a symbol of Roman civil authority, the fasces, which was a bundle of sticks tied around an axe.

Other than that, everything else you wrote sounds pretty much correct, especially the Snake Plissken part.

ronm0817
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3 years 10 months ago

Thank you FlyingMike I will definitely stand corrected and will incorporate this valuable piece of information into my knowledge base. In any case the Fascist term is a left wing Socialist moniker. Socialism takes many different forms of evil.

guedenimbo
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3 years 10 months ago
The part of me that likes peace hopes you’re wrong. The parts of me that like getting into fights, and is willing to work hard kind of welcomes the chaos. I have a strong work ethic and know if the defecation hits the oscillating blades I will be able to do something to find profitable work. Hell I miss the feeling of working all day and coming home bone weary to a good meal, I only stopped day laboring because it wasn’t practical while going to college. I won’t lie there is the possibility that the mobs could chew me… Read more »
ronm0817
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3 years 10 months ago

Oh I hope I am wrong as well. But as the boy scouts say “Be Prepared” ; reiterating my advice before Gold, Guns, Lot of Ammo, Whiskey, Medicine, Food, Generator, reliable Water Source, reliable Neighbors.

guedenimbo
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3 years 10 months ago

I’m trying to be prepared myself. Sadly I’ll never have the reliable neighbors. The rest I can pull off, if ever so slowly.

ronm0817
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3 years 10 months ago

Start no amigo these things have a way of going faster than you plan for. Via Con Dios.

guedenimbo
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3 years 10 months ago

I do have a minor start. Instead of the mounted light system I was looking at I cashed in my Easter gift card for ammo. You know you have a good Ma when she gets you a gift card to your local shooting range for Easter.
Hope you’re able to stock up and stay safe as well.

ronm0817
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3 years 10 months ago

Not to worry Daughters a Naval Officer we give each other bulk ammo for Christmas. Best Christmas Card you can get. Take care as well.

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3 years 10 months ago
If you receive more than a certain percentage of your income via state or federal handout, you don’t get to vote. That cuts out the vast majority of people under the Social Security Act umbrella mooching (including welfare, unemployment, elderly, etc.), and makes pandering to the moochers of all types less valuable. I would also add that a basic civics quiz should be required. That would cut down on the people talking about “This is a democracy! Put it to a vote! It’s not Congress’ business!” or “It’s Obama’s/Bush’s fault that my business model is a failing one! They should… Read more »
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Cathy
3 years 10 months ago

It’s that first line that really gets to me. Larry is not a servant or a bot or something/someone who exists just to amuse others and then go back into his box. I appreciate the fact that he interacts with his fans as he does. I wouldn’t WANT him to be any other way.

Samuel Amaral (@SPambas)
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3 years 10 months ago
“Yeah, and big L libertarians and Ron Pauloids, save it. Heard it. You comment in every thread. Yes, the republican party is just as bad, blah blah friggin’ blah, which is, once again, why the Libertarian party has accomplished jack and shit, ever, but you can pat yourself on the back about your purity, while meanwhile the candidates that actually come closest to your beliefs have all been republicans from the Tea Party. Because at least they show up.” The “I am pure and true to principle” irritate me more than Leftists, the accomplish jackshit and always torpedo the republican… Read more »
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3 years 10 months ago
ironically, the ‘vote for the lesser evil’ people like yourself annoy me more than the leftists too. you castigate us as being idealists that torpedo the efforts of the republican party even as at least thirty years of history show the republican party growing farther and farther away form small government principles, embracing the power of the federal government to impose their religious beliefs on people by regulating what people do in their own homes, and simultaneously making concession after concession to an increasingly socialist left on economic matters. let you drive with rainbows and corn syrup in your gas… Read more »
Samuel Amaral (@SPambas)
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3 years 10 months ago

What have you libertarians actually achieved ? Jackshit, that is.

Sjonnar
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Sjonnar
3 years 10 months ago
and what have you ‘realists’ actually achieved? the socialist shithole we’re currently swimming in, that is. but let’s say you’re right, and no one without an (R) or a (D) after his name stands a chance at getting elected. then why the fuck does the republican party keep running weak ass RINOs like romney and mccain? how ’bout you man the fuck up and run a real small-government candidate under the republican name? how come they don’t abandon the religious wackos like akin and mourdock who want to legislate from the bible and back someone that simply wants to excise… Read more »
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3 years 10 months ago

Libertarians actually holding office, i.e. in a position to change things: Zero, because they lack the maturity to convince others to vote for them.
It’s like Luxembourg telling us how to handle race relations or the Cold War: you can’t really affect the outcome, nobody wants you as allies, but you CAN whine about how the people actually doing things aren’t doing them your way.
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saintonge235
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3 years 10 months ago

DaveP wrote: “Libertarians actually holding office, i.e. in a position to change things: Zero, because they lack the maturity to convince others to vote for them.”

The reason Libertarians don’t win office is not lack of maturity. It’s the fact that the country’s electorate opposes Libertarian policies.

Beej
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Beej
3 years 10 months ago

I was never really into scifi but you and the Hoyts have shown me I should give it another look. If it’s what my people are writing it must surely be work I’d enjoy.

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Spamf Roming
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Spamf Roming
3 years 10 months ago

Let’s also remember there really IS a “war on women.”

Girls are not seriously taught math in public school. It’s for a reason. If they could really understand the concept of 16 trillion, they would not be so mindlessly voting for Democrats all the time.

ronm0817
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3 years 10 months ago
A very good point. It seems women are rushing to the cliff to jump over with the rest of the lemmings. I wonder what would have happened if Republicans could have restrained the evangelicals to cool it on abortion. Would women have voted republican. I think the answer is no republicans just do not pass the cool test. So we are back to high school again where cool trumps all sense and logic. That is a troubling concept because Charlatans like Obama and his coterie of rock musicians and movie stars like Springsteen, JZ, Hanks, Longoria, etc can be the… Read more »
Harrison Bergeron
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3 years 10 months ago

Hey there! I dunno who you are, I’ve never read your books, and I have no idea what you posted that made “Bob” write that letter. Allz I knowz iz, I loved your response. So, thanks for that!

Heck, it was so well-written, maybe I SHOULD buy one of your books…

TerriC
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TerriC
3 years 10 months ago

I also just found you via Sarah Hoyt (also a gifted writer, like you), via Instapundit. Glenn’s Army of Davids.

Thank you for laying it out. I write for a living as well, but haven’t been able to put it quite as mellifluously as you have. You are awesome and I will buy a book of yours even though not a fan of the genre.

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3 years 10 months ago
My two cent’s worth on welfare: I work in a large midwestern regional grocery chain as a cashier. The amount of working, two parent families with EBT cards is STAGGERING. And the infuriating part is that when they come through, their carts have junk food, beer, energy drinks, etc. And they have smart phones, either Droids or iPhones. And they drive fairly new (less than ten years old) cars. It’s almost a sure bet that at home they have digital cable and internet, and a large flatscreen, and all other sorts of electronic crap. And these peckerheads are the ones… Read more »
CNC
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CNC
3 years 10 months ago

I think I’ll buy a couple your books tonight.

Rudolph Albert Meyer
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Rudolph Albert Meyer
3 years 10 months ago

howdy, i have a question maybe you folks can help. I’m hearing lots about voter fraud. if this is true and I’m hearing lots of folks say it is and that there is evidence to say it is true. does that not make the current government illegal? And if that is true and no other part of the government does anything about it. Does that not make the hole of government illegal and that the citizenry, then should then be in open rebellion ageist an illegal government?

Sjonnar
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Sjonnar
3 years 10 months ago
problem is, there’s only a few people that believe the evidence at all, glaringly obvious though it might be. of those few, there’s only a few that would be willing to countenance open rebellion until it got to the point of the gov’t openly nationalizing businesses and appointing ‘special police’ forces. as for the citizenry as a whole? well, almost half of them are directly dependent on gov’t to survive (the famous 47% that the obama campaign turned into a facebook meme). they’re not going to rebel unless someone takes the trough away. no, open rebellion has somewhere between 0… Read more »
Daniel Curry
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3 years 10 months ago

Why do you think there is such a heavy push against the 2nd Amendment? Our right to have and bear arms gives us, the citizenry, the tools we need to fight a tyrannical government. To reset our leadership, to

guedenimbo
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3 years 10 months ago
I think the government has slowly been making it impossible to openly rebel since the reconstruction era. Fewer and fewer people even know which end a gun to look down. Let alone have common sense enough to survive in the chaos that a rebellion would cause. I honestly think this was done on purpose, slowly demilitarizing the citizenry as a whole. On top of that we have the largest military in the world, any rebellion would be quashed in days if not hours. The military structure has changed as well. Pre-Civil War soldiers were more loyal to their commander be… Read more »
saintonge235
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3 years 10 months ago
Ralph, IANAL, but I don’t know that proving someone committed election fraud invalidates the election under U.S. law. As for being in open rebellion, the question is moot. If you become convinced that Politician X stole an election, are you going to put a bullet through him? No, you aren’t. The fact is, open corruption and crime is part of our unwritten but real constitutional tradition. If you can’t be bothered to stop them before they steal it, then in a real sense you’ve given your consent to it. Here in MN, I believe there was a good deal of… Read more »
ronm0817
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3 years 10 months ago
Indeed it does and are you aware of the petitions from 20 states for secession. Texas alone has over 58,000 signers. Although this is largely symbolic now perhaps we can capitalize on the ground swell to organize a true secession for Texas from this failing republic hijacked by communists. Mr. Sjonnar comments are very correct that even with the a majority in the house of Representatives supported by Red States, the cabal of the Religious Left made up of the Judiciary, the Executive Branch and Senate have their way with us. Indeed they are raping the Red States as we… Read more »
Rudolph Albert Meyer
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Rudolph Albert Meyer
3 years 10 months ago
thank you for your replies. though, i do see no one really answered my question directly. however, considering the replies about open arm