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Fair-adise Lost, Ezra Klein Edition

Posted on | August 6, 2011 | 12 Comments

by Smitty

In the Pagan Progressive Pantheon, Fairness is a minor, throw-away deity to whom random, cost-free appeal can be made. Preston at The PJ Tatler gives us Rick Santelli schooling ueber-knob Ezra Klein:

“Moving money around in ways that are unfair,” Ezra? Really? That’s what you’re going with? The left’s focus on “fairness” led directly to the housing collapse, and its focus on “fairness” now is creating an extremely hostile economic climate.

Generally speaking, Klein, fa(ir|re) is what you pay to ride a bus. That is, while the Golden Rule governs our output to others, voicing expectations of fairness from government in particular, and life in general will:

  • go unmet
  • result in loss of your lunch money
  • make you sound the sort of feckless Lefty twerp that would write for the WaPoo.

In summary, I personally try to transmit fairness to all I encounter. In contrast, when somebody whines about unfairness, particularly in a political conversation, I mark them either an utter rube (common Lefty) or a dangerous emotional manipulator (uncommon Lefty).
The Fairness God, in the Progressive Pantheon, also governs taxation, and, while no warrior, stirs up a great deal of class warfare, when his worshippers get a good chant going.


12 Responses to “Fair-adise Lost, Ezra Klein Edition”

  1. Anonymous
    August 6th, 2011 @ 5:06 am

    I think it would be ‘fair’ for us to have a president who isn’t racist, represents all Americans, doesn’t lie, and who actually believes in the BS platitudes he continually spouts.

    Oh yeah… if you work and save money, it would be fair to let you keep it instead of having him and his “progressive” henchmen ream you with a two-way mugging of taxes and inflation.

    That’s what would be ‘fair’

  2. Adjoran
    August 6th, 2011 @ 5:29 am

    Boy, it’s a good thing Ezra Klein was already a whiny little eunuch, because Santelli would have just cut ’em off right there on television.  Fortunately for the lying twerp, it was MSNBC so nobody was watching.  Probably more people will view the clip on conservative blogs to laugh at Klein than saw it on the show.

    Klein, you may recall, is the evil bastard behind Journ-O-List, the once-secret email circle of leftists hacks trying to control the way news was reported so the facts wouldn’t confuse the people.  He wanted to manipulate reporting to benefit progressive politicians and policies.

    Wimpy as he looks and sounds, he’s the totalitarian’s best friend.  Wasn’t Goebbels a slimy little weasel, too?

  3. Anonymous
    August 6th, 2011 @ 5:46 am

    “Generally speaking, Klein, fa(ir|re) is what you pay to ride a bus. ”

    I got a good chuckle out of that.  Pampered Ezra has probably only see buses as they pass his cab or limo.  Probably thought they were only mobile ads.

    I loved the part when the market genius, economics PhD, Missy Klein, prissily told Rick, they’d just have to agree to disagree.

  4. rosalie
    August 6th, 2011 @ 12:03 pm

    O may be creating some jobs, finally.   I hear that there’s a run on “Disappointmints”. 

  5. Beto Ochoa
    August 6th, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

    Fairness to Klein is when regulators stifle businesses whose owners are conservatives with obscure and non productive rules they made up while turning a blind eye to corruption and outright lawbreaking by those who are in the DNC gang structure.

  6. Beto Ochoa
    August 6th, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

    The muggings are aimed at their opposition.

  7. Beto Ochoa
    August 6th, 2011 @ 12:21 pm

    As if facts are subject to his opinion. Ha!

  8. NeoSexist
    August 6th, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

    A deleted scene from Atlas Shrugged Part 1.

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