Thursday, May 05, 2005

The people's money

I never bought into the Lakoff framing mysticism (he doesn't offer nearly enough empirical data, the whole strict father / nurturant marsupial thing is way overplayed, and he isn't that good at frame development himself), but I'll recognize the value of having useful phrases that efficiently express our points. And I think it'd be good to refer to federal funds as "the people's money." This contains an implicit response to anyone who has the libertarian taxation-is-theft intuition, reminding them that money in the federal kitty is money that is going to be spent on making you better off. And since we're the party of fiscal responsibility nowadays, we can criticize the Republicans for giving away the people's money in big corporate subsidies. It also has a nice proletarian feel, which Edwardsfolk like myself can appreciate.


Gothamimage said...

Regarding your Ho comments on Matt's blog- I wrote a rap, with all my white 'tude, about Bush's AG, Alberto Gangsta-zales.

Da Original AG At Da D.O.J.

Yo! Yo! Yo! - Gangsta-zales is in the house!*
Yo! Yo! Yo! - Gangsta-zales is in the heeeeeooooooouse!

Who dat be?

You Da MC ! You Tell Me!
He Be Gonzales, Da Original A.G. At Da D.O.J.!

What You Say?

You Heard Me, He Da Original A.G. AT Da D.O.J.!
Check It Ho! Listen A.G. - We Be Over To You....

Thank You MC, Been Poping Some Chill -At Da Dubya Grill

Mamma Christen'd Me Alberto
Made My Name At Gitmo
Me Memos Stoke Fear
More Than Any Ashcroft Seer!

Who Dat Be?
Suckah, listen to me, I be Da Original A.G. at Da D.O.J

Check It Ho's! , Check It Ho's!

House of Justice , House of Pain
All For Fun, Not Much Gain
Stuff up da butt, when we in a rut
Scream in da night, Zeus delight!

Suckah MC, I Be Da Original A.G. at D. O. J!
Condi Abscondi, I Make Da Soldah Boldah!

Torture Enabled, The Terror Fable!
Geneva Ignored, Da Monkey Soared!
Harvard Defaced, Like Da Human Race!
You Dink Da People Care - 'Bout Hot Air

Who You Gonna Call?
Who You Gonna Call?


Da Original A.G. At D.O.J.

Dat Who.

Neil Sinhababu said...

Well! this is a style of comment that I did not anticipate. The Ho comments on Matt's blog can be found here.