Saturday, March 21, 2009


Is It Time to Repeal Godwin's Law?

Today ACORN affiliated group Connecticut Working Families Party is providing bus tours past the houses of AIG executives.
The Connecticut Working Families Party this weekend has organized a bus store that will make stops at Wilton, Connecticut, AIG office as well as the security-patrolled homes of AIG execs who are fearing for their lives.

"We're going to be peaceful and lawful in everything we do," said Jon Green, the director of Connecticut Working Families. "I know there's a lot of anger and a lot of rage about what's happened. We're not looking to foment that unnecessarily, but what we want to do is give folks in Bridgeport and Hartford and other parts of Connecticut who are struggling and losing their homes and their jobs and their health insurance an opportunity to see what kinds of lifestyle billions of dollars in credit-default swaps can buy."
A thinly veiled attempt at intimidation by CWF/ACORN. I wouldn't be surprised that is some don't hope for eventual violence that can't be directly linked to CWF/ACORN.

""I know there's a lot of anger and a lot of rage about what's happened. We're not looking to foment that unnecessarily,..." Unnecessarily? Nice little catch word. Does he think fomenting rage is necessary now? He doesn't really say.

Maybe we'll see an re-enactment of of the bombing of New York Supreme Court Justice Murtagh's house with his family inside by the Weathermen group led by Obama's good friends, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.

For decades Democrats and leftists have preached hate against the rich. Richness in itself was evil. Rich people were automatically declared guilty of greed and multiple other sins. All this despite the fact that many of the Democrats and leftists were rich themselves. But many in the middle and lower classes fell this this myth out of envy and greed of their own.

And now we may be looking at a time similar to the Wiemar Republic seventy five years ago when times were hard and people wanted someone to blame.

Obama, Democrats in Congress and the rest of their gang want us to be outraged at AIG execs and forget about the outrageous earmarks in the stimulus bill including many by Obama's inner circle.

Yes, we're supposed to be outraged by $165 million while Congress and Obama blow trillions and put the country in hock for decades to come. Remember Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer's words?

Yeah, we really don't care but we're supposed to be outraged about the relatively minuscule amount AIG execs received in bonuses. And now CWF/ACORN is undertaking actions that could predictably lead to an attack on an AIG employee or family member, and, perhaps, murder.

Godwin's Law states: "As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches. ...the person who first makes an unwarranted reference to Nazi Germany or Hitler in an argument loses that argument automatically.. Another catch word, "unwarranted."

Maybe a reference to Nazi Germany and Hitler is warranted here. Maybe, instead of calling CWF/ACORN commies, calling them Nazis is an appropriate response.

Maybe people need to realize the path this country is being led is dark and dangerous with a sign above the entrance gate, "Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here."

This just makes me sick. These idiots want to stick it to the man, but they don't even know who "the man" is.
Good point. It's a sad day when we are willing to destroy our republic and lose our freedom and civil rights just to get at the supposedly rich, evil people.
I don't know about some people, but I would love a job where my employer is obligated to pay me a huge bonus just for showing up.
While the bonuses are not "fair" or "reasonable", the reaction to them is much worse. Sometimes you just have to shrug your shoulders and say "I won't let that happen again." But to pass unconstitutional laws and engage in fear tactics and hate mongering is over the edge.
I once had a job where I got a bonus just for showing up and working each day. The company was moving operations to another state, and some people had to stay till the bitter end to see the work done and the transition made. It was called a "retention bonus" and it was paid to keep people from quitting and getting new jobs before the transition was complete.

I've read in a couple of places (don't remember where now), that that's what these AIG bonuses were, and they were made to people who were needed to try to dig out of the mess others made. If that's true, then the bonuses seem fair and reasonable. Why wants to keep working at a failing company? But it's so hard to get to the truth, isn't it?
I heard on the radio that they were retention bonuses. You are correct, who wants to work at a failing company (especially one being taken over by the government). This whole situation will probably hurt other companies being bailed as employees, having little incentive to stay, will be looking for greener pastures. Plus, they have the added incentive to leave in order to avoid death threats.
Let's not overreact to this crazy group's bus tours past houses of executives. This is the same kind of "ugly" "entertainment" we see from all kinds of individuals who make money off of controversey.

This is a kind of group that has looked bonkers-crazy for years yelling about the excess of the wealthy classes, whose blind-squirrel-finding-a-nut-sometimes warnings of banks 'too-big-to-fail' went undeeded among their talk of outright class warfare based revolution.

The AIG bonuses & the resulting popular outrage is the one time this a decade they get to look like they knew what they were talking about all these years. Of course they're going to take a victory lap. Once they are done, back to obscurity they will go, because they will sustain no long-term credibility because of their other beliefs.

Other analogies: "Even Vandy can win in Neyland Stadium once in a while," and It Could Be Worse - in 2006 New Orleans, they started offering tourists bus tours through destroyed neighborhoods (and if that didn't devolve into violence, I'm sure these execs are safe).
Vandy win at Neyland Stadium? Never!! OK, three times since 1951, the year I was born.

I wondered about the overreact thing but decided it was better to overreact than underreact, at least in print only.
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