I have read a number of excerpts from the Bill O’Reilly harassment suit and they’re simultaneoulsy some of the funniest yet most disturbing things I’ve ever read. If even a fraction of this is true, O’Reilly should be finished. This flies in the face of everything his public persona stands for. Some of the most odd comments were from the “Carribiean Shower” portion of the lawsuit.
… we would order up some room service and uh and you’d definitely get two wines into you as quickly as I could get into you I would get ’em into you… maybe intravenously, get those glasses of wine into you…
…you’d have to do it really light, just kind of a tease business…
I have to admit, it reads so old-school and bizarre that I can picture O’Reilly saying it… and it’s incredibly disgusting. “tease business”? Oh man.
Rush, Bennett, and now O’Reilly. Gotta love the social conservatives. . .
Just wondering how you would react to this condemation of your party. Perhaps the author misrepresents your foreign policy outlook?
Libertarians have broad ideals, but getting there in any realistic way would be a step by step process. He mentions a few places our troops are, and neglects hundreds of others which are much harder to argue with.
His fear of oil disappearing or being controlled by “religious fundamentalists” strikes me as not at all capitalist. Or at least, that he’s someone who has no faith in capitalism. Oil isn’t worth anything if you aren’t selling it. You’re not getting the most out of it if you’re not selling it to the highest bidder. Oh, might oil prices go up? Hey, that sounds familliar. Maybe that would cause the private sector to do crazy things like accelerate research in alternative fuel vehicles rather than having us pay the government to do it (like even Republicans seem to want to do).
There’s nothing unapologetically pacifist about the Libertarians. If we are attacked, we should strike back with all the might we have. But right now we’re hemmoraging hundreds of billions of dollars and losing lives by the day to help rebuild a country whose threat to us was, at best, questionable.
I understand this viewpoint of mine is a little like Monday Morning Quarterbacking. If we thought Iraq was an imminent threat, I’m all for us taking it too them (not all Libertarians would agree about that). However, looking back, it’s getting harder and harder to argue there was anything imminent about their threat… and it has cost us big time to figure that out.