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  • 1. LJM  |  April 30th, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Any chance Radley Balko might not resort to pretending like he’s one of the political-correctness word-police?

  • 2. Annie  |  April 30th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    Can someone be a libertarian and a cultist at the same time? Just wondering how that would work…

  • 3. Bergman  |  April 30th, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    As opposed to you guys, who think everything bad is the result of Radley Balko?

    It doesn’t say much for your credibility, when the worst thing you can say about the other side’s politics, is an ad hominem attack on the speaker, not the topic.

  • 4. Chris  |  April 30th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    It is conspiracy nonsense. I don’t want them at all so I don’t really care if they couldn’t unionize as a consequence of the body scanners. Besides unionizing would empower and strengthen the TSA making it harder to dissolve so why would republicans want them not to unionize so much? I thought that republicans hated private sector unions, not the public sector ones.

    Also, you should know, that you’re now a communist union prince, a liberal cultist who believes everything bad is the result of people earning more than their lazy counterparts.

    Next time make a point, otherwise you’re just pointing out the absurdity that Mr. Balko just did. If you can counter what he says about it with something better then “he’s dumb” then I might change my opinion of you. On the other hand if you don’t care it matters not to me and just proves my point in the above paragraph. nothing but a lefty cultist communist.

  • 5. John Q. Galt  |  April 30th, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Koch brothers are behind a conspiracy?

  • 6. Jacque Irving  |  May 1st, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I am pretending to be insulted by your use of the term “queen” as a pejorative. Reason magazine, where Radley Balko is an editor, has never used the term “welfare queen” before, ever. What is wrong with libertards trying to play the politically-correct card? Are they always this fucking stupid?

  • 7. dude  |  May 1st, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    A simple google search finds welfare queen and reason magazine together many many times.

  • 8. Juice  |  May 1st, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Every hit seems to be applying the term “Welfare Queen” to corporations and the rich who receive government largess.

  • 9. Quackenstein  |  May 1st, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    True, dude, Reason does mention “Welfare Queen” several times but almost invariably referring to corporations sucking at the public teat because boy o boy are they against that. Bad welfare queen corporations. Baaaaaaaaaad. Must punish those naughty corporations. Somebody call the official Reason Magazine riding crop girl to mete out the, eh, punishment.
    Reason Mag Riding Crop

  • 10. Jess  |  May 2nd, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Hi there guys, Radley Balko—the Politically Correct Kochfare Queen—here again! I just want to say that I’m still mad at you guys for calling me a “queen.” It hurt my feelings because I’m a politically correct reasontard, and I don’t even get why that’s one of the lamest things, like, ever! So don’t pick on poor Balko; or he’s gonna have to keep paying attention to you insensitive nutcases.

  • 11. Allen Patterson  |  May 31st, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Radley Balko spends his waking hours defending sweatshops, publicizing Big Tobacco propaganda even though cigarettes kill millions every year, and helping provide cover for convicted felons from the pharmaceutical industry, and for this I’m pretending to be shocked that you call him a “Welfare Queen”?
    Also, Kochfare is given to suckups, Randroids like me think welfare is taken (probably not from me since I have time enough to troll your site) by force from productive members of society.
    This shaming thing might be the greatest thing I’ve seen online.

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