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by fyodor
27 Oct 2018, 21:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 205
Views: 4085

Re: Vote or Die

Virtually all of my friends who are on Facebook are leftists. I also get a bit of Christian right-wing bullshit through David's family members, but they aren't the ones posting "VOTE OR ELSE" crap. Edited to add: I also tend to be very secretive about my personal politics because I hate talking pol...
by fyodor
27 Oct 2018, 20:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 205
Views: 4085

Re: Vote or Die

I find the moral furor over voting curious in one particular way. For a partisan, I would think that voting for the other team would be worse than not voting at all. Y'know, logically speaking. It's occurred to me that one reason this logic may not deter the YOU MUST VOTE folks is that most people o...
by fyodor
24 Jul 2018, 17:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1191
Views: 54623

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

lunchstealer wrote:
24 Jul 2018, 17:51
Not the email hacks. That's a federal crime no matter what.
Ah yes. I was thinking of all the fake news stuff.

Satan concedes.
by fyodor
24 Jul 2018, 17:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1191
Views: 54623

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

Just pathetic excuse-making for Trump this morning. Even though he says he agrees that the Russians did try to meddle! But they were just revealing “uncomfortable truths” about Hillary, so they’re really the heroes of this story, and we meddle in elections all the time so it’s not really a big deal...
by fyodor
24 Jul 2018, 16:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6055
Views: 157832

Re: Orange is the new President

If all the base wanted was tax cuts and judges who will overturn Roe, Pence could do it. But fundamentally, I think they want the President to be that guy at the bar who says "Man, if I were President, I'd tell them!" Agree, and you put it well. But I think you're also missing the sense of disgrace...
by fyodor
26 Jun 2018, 19:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6055
Views: 157832

Re: Orange is the new President

It's an escalation of the standard verbal nonsense to the non verbal space and the reaction to that could be bad. Well, from a "winning elections" perspective it might be spectacularly successful. It was for Trump, after all. It's just guaranteed to fail unless it's consistent, and "let Eichmann ha...
by fyodor
26 Jun 2018, 19:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6055
Views: 157832

Re: Orange is the new President

The demonstrating thing is potentially counterproductive. The not serving admin officials is perfectly kosher. The most morally dubious things is leveraging official position to harass the Red Hen. Also, I missed the fainting couch over this . I think there is a distinction between 'refusing to acc...
by fyodor
26 Jun 2018, 18:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6055
Views: 157832

Re: Orange is the new President

The demonstrating thing is potentially counterproductive. The not serving admin officials is perfectly kosher. The most morally dubious things is leveraging official position to harass the Red Hen. Also, I missed the fainting couch over this . ETA: I also think the counter-productiveness thing is w...
by fyodor
26 Jun 2018, 00:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6055
Views: 157832

Re: Orange is the new President

I'm going to go against the grain here somewhat and say the moral implications of harassing government officials engaged in private affairs over their involvement in reprehensible government policies are dubious at best, regardless of the whataboutisms raised about the people doing the most overt de...
by fyodor
17 Jun 2018, 01:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1606
Views: 55761

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

fyodor wrote:
06 Apr 2018, 20:55
Good idea?

Partial disclosure: it's about price disclosure.
Colorado Libertarian Party endorses!

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by fyodor
13 Jun 2018, 17:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6609
Views: 211480

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Straight talk fyodor - you are neutral between the ideas that people saying Brett Weinstein's response to their day of absence was a) actually increasing their risk of being killed (they said this) and b) were making a non issue into a life threatening issue so they could exercise power? Is there n...
by fyodor
13 Jun 2018, 17:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6609
Views: 211480

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Straight talk fyodor - you are neutral between the ideas that people saying Brett Weinstein's response to their day of absence was a) actually increasing their risk of being killed (they said this) and b) were making a non issue into a life threatening issue so they could exercise power? Is there n...
by fyodor
13 Jun 2018, 16:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6609
Views: 211480

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I note a distinct lack of worry about risk items unrelated to politics among the crowd in question. Mommies worry about everything for their precious children. Poisons, stranger danger, etc. The white male supremacy is murdering me through culture crowd ... it's a pretty targeted sort of mean world...
by fyodor
13 Jun 2018, 16:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6609
Views: 211480

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I will revise to something like - Mean World is definitely a thing and in particular anything related to children and in particular for white middle class and above mommies. No identifiable risk is tolerable and danger is everywhere. I think there are elements who do not believe notably higher risk...
by fyodor
13 Jun 2018, 14:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6609
Views: 211480

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

One person giving money to a political campaign is not the same as putting a God Hates Fags sign in each franchise. Dude, they gave money to people who pushed the "death penalty for gays" law in Uganda. As well as conversion camps here at home. This isn't political donations we're talking about. Ye...
by fyodor
13 Jun 2018, 13:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6609
Views: 211480

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Warren wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 12:59
Dangerman wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 12:42
There is a 100 percent chance that you are buying products from people who have politics you don't like. That's ok.
Yes, you don't need to concern yourself with whether or not your dry cleaners are Nazis. But it's different if they put swastikas in their windows.
Score one for peace frog!
by fyodor
13 Jun 2018, 13:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6609
Views: 211480

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

The thing about the mean world take is it presumes people invoking these things actually believe in the mean world. They don't. They just like being able to act like everything they dislike is actually in real life a threat so they can use social sanction, policy or even law to get their way. On wh...
by fyodor
13 Jun 2018, 12:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6609
Views: 211480

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

The thing about the mean world take is it presumes people invoking these things actually believe in the mean world. They don't. They just like being able to act like everything they dislike is actually in real life a threat so they can use social sanction, policy or even law to get their way. On wh...
by fyodor
09 Apr 2018, 21:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 591
Views: 21220

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 00:19
Say what you will about Camille Paglia, at least she was entertaining while her fifteen minutes of public intellectual fame lasted.
She's always big fun, even when she's nuts.
by fyodor
06 Apr 2018, 21:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?
Replies: 1527
Views: 49071

Re: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?

Here's another interesting comic adaptation, though I believe this one only covers certain portions.

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by fyodor
06 Apr 2018, 20:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1606
Views: 55761

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Good idea?

Partial disclosure: it's about price disclosure.
by fyodor
28 Feb 2018, 15:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1606
Views: 55761

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Nothin means nothin until there’s a real proposal with a real price tag broken out by real taxpayer categories. And even that would change with time via trial and error, I would think anyway. I don't know how other countries handled it, but I can't imagine they'd come anywhere close to nailing it o...
by fyodor
28 Feb 2018, 12:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Marriage is Totally Gay
Replies: 1165
Views: 40891

Re: Marriage is Totally Gay

The state can rename all of those marriages with the stroke of a pen if they wish, but actually ending them would require disentangling all of the joint property and other matters. That would keep an army of lawyers fully employed forever. Even Paul Campos would agree that there would be a totes re...
by fyodor
25 Feb 2018, 20:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 984
Views: 41317

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Yeah, the Reds are in full 'he's-doing-it-because-politics-he's-a-sekrit-libtard' mode, so they don't want reforms of the system to make misconduct harder or protect everyone against it. They want to purge the ideologically impure and leave it just as abusive as before but in their control. What I ...
by fyodor
25 Feb 2018, 12:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Idiocracy is here
Replies: 47
Views: 1693

Re: Idiocracy is here

I just saw the ad in question myself in the past week or so. I think it's probably getting expanding exposure, i.e., showing on more stations than just where the hardcore target audience would be. Actually I might have seen it on a station that shows all westerns (been on a Gunsmoke binge lately, ju...