FW: Paradoxical Thought for Today

Date: Sun, Sep 5, 2010 at 9:12 PM
Subject: Paradoxical Thought for Today

"Fathom the odd hypocrisy that Obama wants every citizen to prove they are insured, but people don't have to prove they are citizens".
  ~ Ben Stein


Bebe 99 said...

Yeah and the police are in on it too! At the auto insurance checkpoints I have to prove I have car insurance, but nothing about citizenship. Its like they don't even think the two are related!

ferschitz said...

Ben Stein is a jerkwad.

It's nice that T-tardz wish to have a police state where everyone has to prove their identity and citizenship at all times.

The vaunted founding fathers never said we had to do that; it's never been a part of the democracy that I learned about in school.

Why is this suddenly so necessary? Oh yeah right: because T-tardz are hypocritical bigoted idiots wishing to emulate Germany in the 1930s.

No thanks. I'm not buying that sh*t.

Valeyard said...

It's almost like the Constitution says we don't have to carry our passports with us everywhere we go for fear of arrest.

Hooray4US said...

I could be wrong, but I'll make the assumption that Ben Stein is Jewish. Does anyone else find it a bit jarring that Stein is all in favor of a police state requiring citizens to show "their papers" at any moment by the "authorities"??

Geez. Maybe Stein ought to have a little talk with his bubba or zayda one of these days.

Marc with a C said...

Fathom the odd hypocrisy that Ben Stein thinks he's an important and serious actor, but his last critical success was portraying a guy who hawks eye drops in 30-second shorts on the net.

Hibryd said...

Marc -

Ben doesn't do much acting any more. He's a writer now, mostly on political and financial matters, but there's plenty of hypocrisy to go around. For instance, while he was writing a personal finance column, he shilled for one of those bogus "credit report" sites that charges you for what the credit reporting agencies will give you for free. That's cost him his job at the New York Times.


Before he was fired, though, he wrote a lovely column where Mr. Everyone Should Make it On Their Own Bootstraps basically admitted that he spoiled his son into worthlessness:


Hibryd said...

Oops, the second link should be:


Anonymous said...

Hibryd -

I read that link the the second article.

I just loooove how the woes of the rich = America's problem.

Yep, everybody in America is in debt because their alimony and child support from their welathy ex isn't enough to pay the mortgage on their multi-million dollar house and maintain their own failing business, because they simply don't want to work ever, and because they insist on eating in restaurants they can't afford.

In Ben Stein's world, there are, of course, no poor Americans. There is nobody who is in debt because they didn't have the opportunity to develop specialized jpb skills and can't find a job with a living wage no matter how hard they try (or because their specialized job skill got outsourced), or because they're drowning in medical debt due to lack of insurance.

There are no structural problems at all in Steinworld. It's all just "personal responsiblity" - I mean, jut look at the rich! Who else is there?

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