Open Thread

Another Socialist


Artist – David Fitzsimmons

In other news, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has debuted a proposal to create a new database that the agency could use to respond to threats quicker.

To learn that the ATF still does this by hand is mindboggling.

  • IrishGrrrl

    “To learn that the ATF still does this by hand is mindboggling.”

    I’ve been telling people for decades that law enforcement is way, way behind the private sector in technology and no one believes me because they see military drones and bunker busters and creepy robot research on TV. Even doing a background check on someone is not all that easy and its not uncommon to miss something. The paranoid right needs to stop worrying about the cops and start worrying about the military that they LOVE to overfund. They aren’t the same thing and they don’t have the same capabilities.

  • muselet

    Actually, David Fitzsimmons isn’t quite correct. Margaret Thatcher wanted to demolish the National Health Service and replace it with an American-style private system.

    Doesn’t undermine his basic point, of course.


    • JMAshby

      I believe the subjects of mockery do believe we live in a socialized system here in America today.

      The point is that, like Reagan, the person they eventually end up worshiping only loosely resembles the real person.

      • muselet

        Agreed, but Fitzsimmons attributed support for socialized medicine (in context, the NHS) to Thatcher, and that just wasn’t the case.


      • IrishGrrrl

        Not all that different from modern Christianity! Jesus was a conservative dontcha know? ;)