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Feb252011

John McLaughlin: "Freedom Is Most Overrated; When People Are Scared They Want The Nanny State"

McLaughlin is wrong.  When people are scared and angry, they attack groups they perceive to be getting a free, cushioned ride.  Hello, Wall Street.

Monica Crowley gets it right; the answer is Tim Geithner.

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When people are scared they want a MARINE.....or a .45. This clown is past his years....has been 4 some time. The only "nanny" I want is 5'5 and weighs 110 lbs....AB
Feb 25, 2011 at 7:13 PM | Unregistered CommenterAint' Bullshitin'
Overrated? Nah dont think so
Feb 25, 2011 at 7:27 PM | Unregistered Commenter360 waves
In a FORMER FREE SOCIETY, scared, angry, fed up citizens will LASH OUT at those causing the FEAR! The 'Nanny State' only exists in the ARROGANT, SELF-AGGRANDIZING MINDS of the MINIONS of the FELONIOUS 'WEALTHY WHITE MALE 500'.
Indeed, Mr. McLaughlin, when these citizens get scared they may well LASH OUT AT YOU as a MINION of the '500'...I'd be silent!
Feb 25, 2011 at 9:00 PM | Unregistered CommenterJosephConrad
Most under rated ...morons in positions of power ! WTF is allowing the morons in the economics sector to keep their jobs ? Even after repeated failures they just seem to to move from one cluster fuck to another ! Which is to say from one economic institute to another !
Feb 25, 2011 at 10:20 PM | Unregistered Commentermick
What we haves here, in Mr. McLaughlin, is the ninny state, where the asses of consensus bray. But ninnies and nannies aside, what an insult his assumptions are to those who faced death in the streets to demand a better deal from society. One Egyptian said that they had been afraid, but were no longer. Another said his fear was gone as soon as the first blood was shed. They said they had been afraid for 30 years, but were no longer, that the fear had worn off. It has a shelf life. Our own security state is already ten years old. (Seems like yesterday.) Tick tock.

In Bahrain we have second class citizens who are supposed to be poor and like it just because they were born on the wrong team. In Ireland we have people's retirement funds used to prop up bad bank loans. In Greece we have resistance to the IMF. In Iceland we have a clean refusal to work to pay off someone else's bad loans. Everywhere we seen to have people at a point of saying "Enough!" Enough to a privileged few making life a living hell for the many. I dunno, Mr. McLaughlin, I'm not sensing fear so much as a trend.
Feb 26, 2011 at 7:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterG Street
Screw you John McLaughlin, do I hear a giant slurping noise?
Feb 27, 2011 at 4:33 AM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
If that is to infer that he, "John McLaughlin", is another idiot HOG at the trough, then I agree. Our world is in dire straits and all because of the greed that the "hogs at the trough" Wall streeters and politicians have heaped upon the taxpayers shoulders. Its an impossibility to save what once was a great nation and world im most respects. Get ready for the second GREAT revolution this country has know.
Feb 28, 2011 at 4:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterMax

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