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“Mental Illness?” – How original…Haven’t heard that one before…Very clever! I guess then it would be safe to say that: Conservativism is an Anorectal Disease?
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Yoyo, Those are some great photos on that link. I especially liked the one with the kid and the Easter Bunny standing next to Mr. Maschosist Tree there on the sidewalk. I guess the cops in your country don’t have a sense of humor. But where do they? Anyway I’m sure it was all in good fun. To bad somebody didn’t walk by with a spear and add another dimension to that stage version of a Mel Gibson movie. Mel’s from your part of the world too isn’t he? Hey, what’s going on over there?
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Philip, Sorry, that was uncalled for. Well, it was called for. But, it was inappropriate…and crude. Anyway, my offending remark has probably already been censored clean and you never even saw it. But, if you did…Don’t be insulted. It was just an “asterismos.”
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Blow me punk.
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Well, put that badge on your Boy Scout uniform Philip. You're the one who threw down with the name calling..."Useful idiot...niwit?" So, stop being a sissy and acting like you're some sort of reactionary intellectual. You may very well be a reactionary. Intellectual is another matter.
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"Behold?" Really, behold? It's 2010, Doofy. You're not in the middle ages, if you haven't figured that one out yet. Behold...hahahahaha...Behold.
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Look, now don’t get this wrong…No one would be happier if we here in the United States would choose to stuff Savage’s stinky, Semitic, sweat-socks in his mouth. And muffle that irritating, New York City accented voice. But, as far as his right to air that voice goes…Well, you definitely have a point…As long as it’s his and not “his master’s voice,” which I suspect it is; if you know what I mean. Anyway, all that aside, HBO has a documentary you might find interesting called, Shouting Fire...
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Patricia, "Thenks for the lighter moment! BTW, Selwyn Duke is a gem...." Did you mean to say? - "ThAnks for the lighter moment! BTW, Selwyn Duke is a geRm..."
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Philip, Don't be such a doofus all the time. You don't always have to lead the march of the geeks to the promised land. But, if Rush does go to Costa Rica, which of course, he won't...the fat, degenerate, junkie....Can't expect that snorting pig to keep his word...maybe you should tag along.
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You're right...It's Over! So, you Rush have a nice time in Costa Rica...Take a friend with you! And hurry up.
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I grew up in Texas so this sort of nonsense isn't new to me. Texans are suckers for the conservative con-game more than any other people on earth. There is something appealing about it for us that almost cannot be put into words. We go after it like a cat after a feather on a string. Only, a cat will quit after the game stops being fun…Texans won’t. As the song goes, we just “Don’t Stop Believin”. We don’t stop after our unions are busted, our jobs are gone, our houses foreclosed and our kids sent off to Afghanistan. We don’t stop after our loved ones die because we can’t pay for medical care to keep them alive. We don’t stop after our leaders tell us the most transparent lies over-and-over again. And we don’t stop after the corporate criminals who own our government have fleeced us and stolen our retirement plans along with our legacy. Really, I think it has to do with the movies. Particularly Westerns…and Country Music. John Wayne and Lee Greenwood leading the March of the Dimwitted into the final sunset; while Wall Street gangsters beat the band, slap themselves on the back and laugh at the quaintness of the poor souls falling off the face of the earth to please and profit them. Thomas Frank can ask “What’s the Matter with Kansas” till he’s blue in the face, but I guess your average Kansan will still vote against his own interest much of the time…Just so long as he can watch football on Sunday. Personally, I don’t care what happens in Kansas as long as it stays in Kansas. The problem is… what happens in Kansas doesn’t stay there. With all the drive toward conformity of a junior high school cheerleader, the folks that make things happen in Kansas want you to join in. They insist on it, in fact. Much like the Hard Hats that attacked Vietnam War protesters in another lifetime, they want you to step in line. Not necessarily with them of course. If anybody recalls any forty year old construction workers walking around the A Shau Valley with pasty rolls of fat hanging out between the bottoms of their dingy white tee-shirts and the tops of their drooping tool-belts, let me know will you…But, they want you to step in line none the less. And it is that mix of conformity and stupidity that produces language like “the Nanny State” in the first place and fuels the genius of the Tea Party. “We don’t want no socialized medicine…Not here in the U.S. of A.” The Tea-Baggers proclaim with their eyes glazed over and the flesh of their rotting jowls falling to the floor. Actually, those who are calling the tune don’t want anything that will help out the average guy or provide a safety net for him. It just might cost them too much; which in their world view is… anything. Anything at all. They are against everything…a national health care plan, the minimum wage, the right to collective bargaining, Social Security…everything. “All that is Nanny State mentality sure enough. God damn socialism!” At least that’s what the guy in the herd is told by those who lead him around like a farm animal. And after a lifetime of being an “employee” (a person used to complete a task, much like a machine or a mule.) I know about being lead around by the nose. So believe me, if we’re told it long enough we’re going to believe it. And if we’re told in the right ways, we’re going to fight for it. Country Music’s Merle Haggard gave us the iconic line in that respect with his “I ain’t never been on welfare, that’s one place I won’t be.” No sir, Merle won’t go to the welfare office. He did go to jail a couple of times and San Quentin at least once. But, he never was on welfare and that’s good enough for us. No safety net for Merle you see, “Not as long as [his] two hands are good to use.” Even if that means him forcing you at gunpoint to stick yours up. Boy-oh-boy did the Texas pointy-boot crowd cheer for that one. And they still cheer that anthem of independence and self reliance. Two things that by the very nature of human beings living in a common society are impossible concepts to achieve; false notions reserved for Liver-Eatin’ Johnson and his mountain-man cronies of another century who probably numbered, at their height, less than the number of shoppers in a Texas Wal-Mart store on a Saturday afternoon. It’s that confusion of worlds that is in conflict today. The early 1800’s and early 2000’s clashing in a war between the (red and blue) states. And red and blue people competing for control of this country. And as they say, “May the best man win!” Only competition does not ever produce the best. It only produces winners and losers. Don’t you cowboys get that by now?
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Sticky, Yea yea…Why is it all you guys are Economists? Facts and figures. Research and study…reason and logic…blah blah… Stick it…Sticks….That’s not what I was talking about anyway. But, since you brought it up, I’m sure you remember this one… “Figures don’t lie, but liars figure.” You and Philip can go figure yourselves.
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Walt, It’s good to hear from you again! I thought you may have abandoned SelwynDuke.com for that other site that asks for “a gift” for you from its readers. I missed your thoughtful Christian sarcasms. I read your post and I don’t want you to think that I don’t appreciate you and your clever perceptions on Barack Obama. I know that you are not a racist. And that you don’t hate President Obama because he is of mixed race; or a mulletto…if you prefer; or more likely you adhere to the “one drop” rule and regard Obama as black. But, being out there in the land of God, Guns, Guts and separatist Green Beret land-developers who shoot themselves, you’ve go to be careful on that issue. I know that you hate Obama for genuine and deeply felt reasons. Or perhaps deeply reasoned beliefs, if you will. No, Walt…you hate Obama because you are afraid that Obama is going to take a dime out of your pocket and give it to somebody who works for you. Well… this may be true. But, to help you get over it and your cognitive dissonance with regard to the President, let me offer you a new perspective. Walt, don’t think of Obama as Robin Hood or compare him Santa Claus. Think of Barack simply as a Daddy who would provide an advantage to his son through the lucrative family construction business. Maybe, if you personalize it in that way, you can get past all the negative energy you hold toward Obama’s point of view by simply getting your nose out of the Bible and looking at your face in the mirror.
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There goes Mr. Selwyn again…Ranting on about boys and girls. And who’s who in bathrooms across America and the world. He’s a little too preoccupied with that sort of thing…in a serious way. But, I’ve said that before. What Duke can’t seem to realize, and he would if he had kids of his own, is that they (we) are all different. And difference in Duke’s “outdated” way of thinking is what really fires all eight of his conservatively supercharged, “God is Awesome” cylinders. He can’t bear any differences; in gender, culture, religion, race or anything for that matter from the mythical vision he has of the order of life in the fifties. And that is a mythical vision because the differences he despises existed then; but were buried in a monumental hypocrisy that only continues to shatter today. That is, except in the minds of proud, Neanderthal, absolutists like Duke who want to keep people in their places; or at least to be quite and stop demanding that they be, well…accepted. Oh, he’ll give you reason after reason. And foundation after bedrock foundation for his feelings and beliefs. (Actually he doesn’t, in that Mr. Spock way of his, claim to have feelings.) But, I’ve always thought that what’s really moving under the skin of Selwyn Duke… Is fear. Not fear of the modern or the transsexual or gay. But, fear that at his core, he himself is different. And I’ll sure bet that he is.
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Philip, Good to hear back from you. You are among the few people that post here that I don’t suspect is a zombie. Anyway, at least you can string a couple of original paragraphs together that don’t sound like a junior high essay. But, as far as Mr. Beck being a fruit is concerned; if you can take a look at that video he released a while back after he had his buttocks operation, I think you’ll find that convincing enough evidence. I should stop posting now, but the weekend hasn’t turned out like I planned and I really am taking up too much of Dukey’s site. (What can I say; some guys go out and wash their truck when they get bored. I do this.)
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Hey Selwyn… I’m sort of embarrassed about this. But, the fact is I’ve run into a couple of unexpected bills lately and could use about 5k to get me right again. You willing to help out with that; being as how you feel that charity should be on a one-to-one basis with no cold, detached, government intermediary stepping into the mix? Come on… I’m sure an entrepreneur like you could afford it. You could watch the utter delight in my eyes when you fork it over. And feel the love radiate across and even dissolve the political lines that have divided us before your generosity took hold. Look Selwyn, I know I’m asking for hand out. But, unlike some, I didn’t get a bonus this year. And, as you well know, times are tough. I’d ask Keith Olbermann, but you know how stingy those liberals are. Thanks man, you’re a brother…Humbly, Larry
Toggle Commented Feb 28, 2010 on Killing Charity at SelwynDuke.com
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John...Thanks for letting us know your former pay grade. E-7 wasn't it? Quite impressive! And supportive of your grounding in climate science too.
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Walt…What are you talking about? What makes you qualified to make pronouncements about education? You could say the same thing about me, I suppose. But, I’m not talking about education. I’m talking about you. Aren’t you the guy who couldn’t make it through Ag College and wound up inheriting a construction company? What in that gives you the authority to suggest that; “education is defined as the transfer of factual data from one to another.” If that’s the case, well then here goes…3+3=6 / 8-2=6 / 2x3=6. I’ve now taught you mathematics. Unless you find something occult about that. By the way, are there really that many witches, warlocks, Druid Princes, gremlins, bogymen, fairies and leprechauns running around in your little corner of the Golden West, to the extent that you are on a first name basis with at least a couple of ‘em? And what is going on with this sentence – “The age of accountability referenced in the Bible makes the contract null and void but they must claim it.” If that wouldn’t perplex even the Prince of Darkness himself and have him scratching his horned head, I don’t know what would. Walt, I’m sorry. You’re probably a decent guy and I’m just bored and cranky. But, His Holiness here gives you a couple of guest commentary pieces and all of a sudden you’re George Will. Oh, just forget it all. My bike won’t start and I can’t get the part till next week some time. So, I’m picking on you and the Duke-ster. It’s not your fault. And beside, I probably have a warrant from the last time I went out to enjoy the pleasures of the highway and ran into a Christian Evangelical with a mission and a ticket book.
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Give it break, will ya Selwyn? Save the outrage for gay Teletubbies. And let that kid in North Carolina do the assignments she’s given in class. Don’t make some sort of moral dilemma out of it, for political advantage, by holding up the brave Christian stalwart in the form of young Ms. Trough; doing battle in the name of the Lord; a prayer to St. Michael on her lips; taking a stand against evil Principal John Gibbs by yes…Refusing to do her homework! You’re always bitching and moaning about the lack of discipline in the schools and obedience being the lynchpin to learning. But, I guess this case is just…Special…Right? Your facile musings are getting more and more laughable. You must be spending time with that Jewish guy (I forget his name) in San Francisco.
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I agree, we certainly don’t want the government involved in the charity business! If I was in need of charity, I would much rather be left to “the kindness of others” than some government program. Our society has proven so caring in the past. The Katrina disaster and the barn building scene in Witness come to mind. And there is a benefit for the giver as well. Just as long as that giving isn’t a product of taxation. After all, “when we give, we enjoy that almost ineffable, soul-enriching experience of showing love to another.” But, we should have the liberty to decide where our charity is going, shouldn’t we. I don’t want any of my charity dollars supporting abortion, drug users, homosexuals or the worst of the lot…the congenitally lazy (and we all know who they are.) Charity is best left to the community not the government. A sermon goes well with supper even if you just want the soup. You know Selwyn; I’m beginning to think that you’re just a goof.
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2010 on Killing Charity at SelwynDuke.com
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People bitch and moan about a Mexican standing in a hardware store parking lot looking for work. Yet, nobody complains about this puddle of Canadian drool, pedaling his slobbering reactionary nonsense all over this country. Brucie ought to hook up his sled dogs to the time machine he bounces around in and head back to his own country in another century where he’d fit in better. That is, unless he has a domestic partner in the United States. In which case, I guess he can stay. And we all know who that would be, don’t we?
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They can do that; Canadians are ahead of America in time. They have socialized medicine.
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"We live in a relativistic age." - S.DUKE Finally!
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2010 on Why I’m Not a Conservative at SelwynDuke.com
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ROBERT BERGER - "Obama did not come from a wealthy or influential family at all, but he got through Columbia and Harvard on his own merits." WALT - "And the Princess kissed the frog and it turned into a handsome Prince, and together they ruled the land with love and compassion, living happily ever after. Is that the ending you are looking for?" Hey Walt...I know you didn't make it through college but, I was wondering what kind of [happy] ending you think we would all have if Obama inherited a construction company? Would that make it all better for ya? (Hope you don't think I'm being unkind.)
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Everybody knows Beck's a fruit.
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