Just what the question asks. After reading hundreds of posts of “been-there” understanding and sympathy about how life is when you are so poor that you can’t afford a Taco Bell Bean Burrito, and how the only people with money are the heartless corporate CEO’s and their rich conservative buddies, I can only assume that most of the men and women of the people, the squeezed middle-class, the proletariat, will have to drop off of this board when it converts to a pay site, having no money left after Bush took it from them and gave it to the already-rich.
Will we have to engage in affirmative action for our board’s liberals, who are clearly donating all of their excess cash (what minor amounts they have after that sombitch W took it away to buy a second yacht and murder third world children) to charities and other project, in order to have an even and fair mix of viewpoints after the $5.00 charge kicks in?
I propose that the Straight Dope have a contest. The five most rehashed and uninspired rants about any of the three following topics gets a free one year membership:
Why do we need to invade Iraq? To murder people, take their oil, and drive to the mall in our SUVs;
Why did George Bush want to invade Iraq (other than for the reasons in #1)? He probably confused it with Mexico on the warroom map; or
Goddamn it, I hate George Bush, that stupid fucker should die, sonofabitch, strap him to the top of an SUV, with all of his ill-gotten filthy lucre, cover him with gasoline he stole from the peace-loving democracy of Iraq, and set him on fire, but oh wait, maybe we shouldn’t, because the bastard cut the funding for our local government services, and we couldn’t put the fire out, and it might hurt some local orphans, who are only orphaned because George Bush killed their parents by sending them to Iraq, and that would be horribly ironic if George Bush killed them to by being lit on fire.
While I lack the eloquence of Diogenes, I tend to agree with the sentiment. However I would suggest that with possible exception of #2, I do not think the rants of which you complain can be classified as liberal, rather they are just simplistic.
[gentle teasing, for fellow liberals]
What Liberals where? I haven’t run across to many.
[end gentle tease]
Slyfrog try to remember that Liberal does not mean the same thing as Democrat.
This thread is too funny. Not only is the OP picking a stupid, done-to-death fight, but the real question is “Will There Be Any Conservatives Left?”, since this is an absurdly left-wing board. Talk about getting it backwards…