Comments: 9
His love of Wal-Mart?!
BUGGY 4 years ago
Yup he talks about his love of Wallmart. Weird to me too
The Quilty Reader 4 years ago
Honestly, he sounds like a smug douche and represents the stupid wing of the American public. Speaking of sucking at the teat of something, do you think he knows that for every $1.00 in federal taxes that his home state sends to D.C., they get $3.35 back from the feds? Yeah, me neither.

See, to wit: http://wallethub.com/edu/states-most-least-dependent-on-the-federal-government/2700/#methodology
BUGGY 4 years ago
I was left a little stunned after reading this because I Had been such a big fan. A lot of his "observations" are just based on ignorance. I did enjoy the bio parts the "sucking the teat" parts not so much!
The Quilty Reader 4 years ago
Free speech isn't going anywhere in the U.S. People are just as free to be total morons in public as they have ever been. Generally speaking, the people squawking about losing their free speech have said something incredibly offensive, and are getting a negative reaction to that something, which can include losing their job and/or being openly derided and mocked. Free speech is not the same as consequence free speech. One is guaranteed by our constitution. The other is a really terrible idea.
I'm pretty sure only Adkin's group reads the Washington Post, the rest of us avoid it like Fox News. For better or worse, I bet left leaning people in the U.S. get most of their news from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. I myself watch them quite a lot with the BBC

Moonlight Reader hit the nail on the head, you can say whatever you want in the U.S. it's just now sometimes people will face consequences for what the bigger consensus of the population deems ignorant speech. If you're going to make your views known, then I have the right to make my views known on what you just said. Technology and cell phones have made it easier to record but I don't think that is any secret anymore. I guess I just have a hard time having sympathy for racist, homophobic, or sexist people. California does have a law that makes it illegal to record anyone unknowingly. Our state laws need to get caught up with the technology.
The Quilty Reader 4 years ago
Telling someone that their opinion is stupid doesn't inhibit their free speech. People are entitled to their opinions. They aren't entitled to their facts, and pointing out that their opinion is based upon poor or nonexistent support doesn't in anyway inhibit their free speech. They have the right to say it. I have the right to mock them for it.

I don't know what you are talking about when you say refusing stupid speech per some vague set of rules removes free speech. The only entity that can actually remove free speech is the government, and the way that they remove it is by throwing you in jail for it (like in China). Otherwise, people have the right to say whatever they want, no matter how offensive, but they have no right to a way to amplify their speech (as in through media exposure) and they have no right to respectful treatment of their speech, particularly if their speech is ignorant, ill-informed, or, at times, downright moronic.