Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Blue Flypaper Endorses Smaller Government

In a move that will make conservatives (even the evil, hateful kind) happy, Blue Flypaper endorses the notion of smaller government.

Are you happy conservatives? I hope so.

In order to do this however you need to accomplish one small thing first...end racism, sexism, ageism, regionalism, nationalism, heightism, as well as any other barriers that keep good people from being able to succeed on their own including learning disabilities, previous income inequalities, physical disabilities, educational or skill level differences due to cultural differences, etc. We must also end any bias against people of size, people who stutter, people whose parents or other caregivers weren't able to give all of the tools that well-off children had (such as good schooling or good discipline), differences in athleticism, etc. Once we've evened out all of these it won't be so necessary for the government to step in and help these people in a system that is biased against them.

The result would be a smaller government which would allow us to use all of money we are saving in existing social programs to fund new ones.


At 1:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Small government is good!

But I hate to be the bearer of bad news; β€œIt will never happen as long as the rich and famous get preferential treatment!”

At 4:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You forgot the humor-challenged, BlueBabe.

Your use of the words "impaired" and "disabilities" in this post is so eliteist that it shocks and frightens me. I am feeling so dismayed at your persecution of people whose lives are challenged by no fault of their own. And your small government would never be able to properly give them the prozac and other serotontin uptake inhibitor drugs that these people so desperately need, to feel better about themselves, because of people like you who are unable to treat them fairly.

Personally I think you need more sensitivity training. "Impaired", indeed! "Disabled"! Such selfish, uncaring things to say. I expected better of you.

Why would goddess allow such injustice and inequity to exist?

Oh, that's right...maybe she was just having PMS when she made them...

(semi-lewd wink)


At 11:55 PM, Blogger James said...

Alexander Taylor once said that democracy could only exist until the moment that the voters realized that they could vote themselves largess out of the public purse.

So I'm surprised that you haven't called for free purses. The largess kind they have.


At 7:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your satire is absolutely hilarious. think i'll blogroll this site!

At 11:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT!? Smaller government? Never. We need to socialize everything. From groceries to cocaine. We need to find jobs for the unemployed, even if it means making them a CEO at a government bankrolled corporation. 71K a year for all.

Blue, you must have lost your mind. Liberals like us NEED gov't. I couldn't put my shoes on in the morning without the help of 6 different gov't funded agencies.

At 2:23 PM, Blogger Brad said...

I think the structural nature of the discriminations makes it unlikely that we will be able to root them out in the next few millenia. Therefore, the only solution is to tear down the entire edifice of civilization and start over. How I miss those enlightened words from so many fellow travelers on the left: burn baby burn! Of course, the nay-sayers out there will point to the the period of "unease" that may follow the complete destruction of life as we know it, but I have more faith in humanity than they. People have demonstrated time and again that when civilization breaks down, they wait patiently, kindly, and quietly for life to return to normal (without the defects).

At 3:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not an endlessly expanding list of rights – the "right" to education, the "right" to health care, the "right" to food and housing. That's not freedom, that's dependency. Those aren't rights, those are the rations of slavery – hay and a barn for human cattle.
-- Alexis De Tocqueville

At 4:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, blue is not exactly what you would call cutting edge. She lives on the edge...of society. She has this mistaken belief that her point of view is in the mainstream, and there is nothing that could be further from the truth. She just doesn't have the brains to see it.

So sad...I am not sure what to say other than try to spread your word. And the word is...

You barking moonbat.

At 8:45 PM, Blogger Gyrobo said...

Why don't you write to your member of Congress about this? I wrote to my Congressman. I'm waiting for his reply. If I don't get one, I'll just assume he's working too hard. Then I'll vote for him next year. The system works.

At 10:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So far, the comments look like we're all trying to top each other, to see who can hear the quiet of the BlueBabe's thoughts.

Wonder who can be the best BlueBabe?

Think...a near perfect cranial vacuum.

Well, pretend to do what passes for thinking, in a near perfect cranial vacuum, at least: support Kennedy, Boxer, Pelosi, Mary Landrieu, and your favorite token RINO.


At 4:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

True blue said:
"We must also end any bias against people of size, people who stutter, people whose parents or other caregivers weren't able to give all of the tools that well-off children had (such as good schooling or good discipline), differences in athleticism, etc"

Now, blue, I think you have your heart in the right place, but DISCIPLINE - how could you? Children should learn to play and absorb impressions without male-dominated false societal values like discipline.

They should be free to indulge in play and gathering impressions and absorbing education through their pore, as they do in the ancient, Gaia-goddess societies, before the evil European, patriarchal sytem disrupted it, introducing discipline ... I actually wrote my PhD thesis on this, but forgot to hand it in ....

Peace oubaas

At 10:54 AM, Blogger True Blue said...

Well, lot's of comments, lot's of things to say and respond to. If education, health care, and employment are not "rights" then neither is breathing clean air. As a society if we can't give those basic staples then we have done something very, very wrong.

Next, let's think about education. Are we best served by having a standardized, tested and measured education system? I think not. Someone had a comment about how ancient peoples and cultures taught their young. This makes a great deal of sense. For those who want to be tested then they should, but these should not be forced on everyone anymore than being on the football team should be required of everyone. (I'd normally make a crack about steroid-taking, date-rape making ball players but I'm trying to make a serious point and will thus omit that).

Finally, about the comment of "discipline", the commenter brings up some interesting points and much to think about. I know that their are children who through no fault of their own never learn how to sit still in class or show up on time for things because their parents didn't choose to teach them these things or perhaps were not around to do so. These children should not be held back by society because of this. I understand that we could have mayhem if people showed up or didn't show up at will but I'm referring to those who simply don't know how or don't have the self-control to do so. To hold those to the same standards as others is wrong.

At 11:02 AM, Blogger True Blue said...

Gyrobo, please email me the letter you sent your congressperson or post it here. That is good thinking.

At 12:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Down with heightism! My 6' 4" son is getting darn tired of bumping his head on chandeliers. There should be an unfunded Federal mandate that chandeliers must be at least 14 feet high and a large agency (with plenty of job openings, so I can get in there) should be formed to enforce this.

--next to Last Samurai

At 12:28 PM, Blogger True Blue said...

Well I believe you are not serious but there is a lot of bias against people who are not tall. Heightism is very real and very unfair.blueb

At 4:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm very serious. He really is 6'4". And tired of bumping his head.

--Next to Last Samurai

At 11:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about criminalism? If we would stop discriminating against those who commit crimes by putting them in jail, we could use all the money we would save to establish a national anti-discrimination police. People found guilty of sexism, etc, would have to attend classes until they saw the error of their ways.

At 6:24 PM, Blogger True Blue said...

While I sometimes worry that people who are writing comments don't really mean what they write, I think your ideas have merit. We should definitely give sexism training in school and give it the same weight we give math and science.

At 5:13 PM, Blogger Jim said...

So true! I am hoping they soon end discrimination based on such an arbitrary attributes as 'ability' also. I'm so tired of bigots giving jobs to other people simply because they are more qualified.


At 7:14 PM, Blogger True Blue said...

I'm all for giving the job to the most qualified individual unless those qualifications are any way attributable to race, culture, genetics, schooling, family (as in the way that there raised) or anything else reasonably not in the control of the individual.

You shouldn't hire the smartest person if the reason they are smart is because of genetics any more than you should not hire someone because their genetics makes them Chinese or a womyn. Similarly, you shouldn't use education as a basis because white males have a relatively easy time getting into good schools.

If you can isolate all of these factors by all means go with the best person. However, I must add, since the "best" person for the job will often have many job opportunities society needs employers to hire well below this level so that everyone gets a chance.


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