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101  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Howie Hawkins on: October 12, 2014, 01:39:50 pm
FF by virtue of being a Green

What's wrong with the Greens? (Well, there is a lot of things wrong with the Greens, obviously; but what is so heinous about being a green in particular? )

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Nader
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_McKinney

I should note that European Green parties aren't as much as an absolute joke as the US one is (hell they're actually even kind of a major party in Germany) and I'm not referring to them. But the US Green Party is an abomination.

You do not really hold a grudge against Nader because he "stole" Gore the election, right?

There's a lot more to this (and Nader) than that he received more votes than Gore's margin of "defeat" in Florida. The facts stand that if Gore had taken office Nader would still be just as terrible of a person and hypocritical power-hungry egomaniac as he is now.
102  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Opinion of South Dakota on: October 12, 2014, 01:34:26 pm
In October, it's definitely a Freedom State for not having a holiday celebrating one of the most brutal mass murderers of all time.
103  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Even the Independent admits: Irish are converting to Protestantism on: October 12, 2014, 01:04:52 pm
BRTD, different places have different cultures. Religious identity works different ways in different cultures. America's individualism and wide variety of Christian denominations means that religion is weaker as a cultural identity than it is in, say, Ireland or France or Russia.

Do you understand?

But the article posted proves this is not exactly universal in Ireland either.

Also isn't this the sort of thing Marxists would want to abolish? Communists after all have suppressed religion but even keeping nominal religion as some sort of cultural identifier kind of goes against the supposed eventual goal of Communism.
104  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: October 12, 2014, 01:00:12 pm
South Park is the greatest animated show ever conceived with incredible plots and incredible characters.
105  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: South Park vs. The Cleveland Show on: October 12, 2014, 08:52:10 am
That's My Bush was canceled several months before 9/11 so that had nothing to do with it. Also it wasn't a furiously anti-Bush show and actually started my hatred of Stone and Parker.
106  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / opebo vs. The Cleveland Show on: October 11, 2014, 09:09:35 pm
opebo was A HELL OF A LOT more amusing than The Cleveland Show.
107  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Branden Cordeiro on: October 11, 2014, 09:08:43 pm
As stated before, the only thing I remember about him is that he said one of the most blatantly moronic things I've ever read on Atlas (which is saying A LOT):

Ban him because he is a conservative?

Click for context. Yeah clearly he has zero reading comprehension skills.
108  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: South Park vs. The Cleveland Show on: October 11, 2014, 08:21:48 pm
BRTD, would you really put the The Cleveland show ahead of 90s/early 2000s South Park?

I'm sure if you somehow teleported my middle school self to the time The Cleveland Show was on and made me watch it, I would prefer South Park. Today? Dunno since I haven't watched the old eps in years. I do remember getting sick of South Park right after the movie came out so for early 2000s yes, South Park was hardly much better then than it is now.
109  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Howie Hawkins on: October 11, 2014, 07:35:35 pm
What's wrong with the Greens? (Well, there is a lot of things wrong with the Greens, obviously; but what is so heinous about being a green in particular? )

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Nader
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_McKinney
And Lyndon LaRouche was a member of the Democratic Party, your point being?

What year was Lyndon LaRouche the Democratic Presidential nominee?
110  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Howie Hawkins on: October 11, 2014, 07:31:41 pm
What's wrong with the Greens? (Well, there is a lot of things wrong with the Greens, obviously; but what is so heinous about being a green in particular? )

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Nader
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_McKinney

I should note that European Green parties aren't as much as an absolute joke as the US one is (hell they're actually even kind of a major party in Germany) and I'm not referring to them. But the US Green Party is an abomination.
111  General Politics / Individual Politics / Opinion of Howie Hawkins on: October 11, 2014, 06:30:59 pm
He might be less of a HP than Cuomo, but still belonging to the Green Party makes him a HP.
112  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What is your opinion of Nobel prize winner Malala Yousafzai? on: October 11, 2014, 06:17:09 pm
How on Earth are the fundies in Pakistan pro-military? Considering their waging an insurgency against them and the Pakistani military is killing them...
113  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: South Park vs. The Cleveland Show on: October 11, 2014, 05:19:55 pm
The Cleveland Show was hilarious.

No it wasn't. It was complete f[inks]ing trash.
114  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: South Park vs. The Cleveland Show on: October 11, 2014, 05:06:07 pm
South Park (sane).

I prefer American Dad to South Park though.

Well of course American Dad is better than South Park. Dora the Explorer is superior to the utter garbage that is South Park.
115  Forum Community / Forum Community / South Park vs. The Cleveland Show on: October 11, 2014, 04:55:04 pm
The Cleveland Show was utterly terrible, but regardless, it's the better show in this matchup.
116  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is This Acceptable Behavior? on: October 11, 2014, 02:15:54 pm
This is a weird thing for someone to be so outraged about they return for their first post in three months.
117  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Does it feel weird not having any death points? on: October 11, 2014, 12:35:12 pm
Yeah I have zero again. Weird.

Yes it is weird.  It makes me want to type something very 'real' instead of the pablum I've been shoving out the last year or two.

WOW. Finding this hit hard.
118  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: parody the preceding atlasian's postings. on: October 11, 2014, 12:16:18 pm
I see no contradiction in blind worship of the military and defending CIA veterans while condemning every military action as imperialism.
119  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Is Pat Quinn one of the most talented politicians in the country? on: October 11, 2014, 11:36:49 am
Seriously, the guy is up there with Harry Reid when it comes to winning elections you shouldn't.
120  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of "once a year" Native American activists on: October 11, 2014, 11:08:15 am
Think the equivalent of Christmas and Easter Christians but half the time. They say nothing about Native Americans or the brutality of early colonialism almost all year until Columbus Day comes near...then they become very outspoken about how terrible Columbus is and how disgusting the holiday is, then proceed to forget about it immediately afte Columbus Day. They are also surprisingly not uniformly liberal and can just as easily consist of College Republican types.

FF obviously.
121  General Politics / Individual Politics / Which of these holidays would you most like to have? on: October 11, 2014, 10:37:02 am
I went with Guy Picciotto Day, but any of the top 4 would be preferable to the fifth.

But aren't these holidays all very silly and trivial? Well perhaps. But I'd prefer to have a silly and trivial holiday instead of a Pol Pot Day or a Mao Zedong Day, which is what having Columbus Day is equivalent to. Hell even a Ronald Reagan Day would be less objectionable (though still incredibly so.)
122  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Even the Independent admits: Irish are converting to Protestantism on: October 11, 2014, 10:25:39 am
Was BRTD molested by a Catholic priest as a child?

It's not even really about Catholicism so much as the idea of an immutable religious identity. Where I grew up this would be considered downright absurd, this is the type of place where people might "convert" because they move to a different part of the same city and a church of a different denomination was closer. Also the idea it's some sort of major cultural identifier that distinguishes between people was just as non-existent, at my schools there were plenty of students who were raised both Protestant and Catholic but absolutely no one thought of the "Protestant kids" and "Catholic kids" and this had zero effect on who associated with who or cliques. Basically the only difference anyone saw in it is the year you got confirmed. And yet people are perplexed that I view "the scene" as a much more important cultural distinguisher than if one is raised Catholic or Protestant, but the differences between people who were into it or not were A LOT more obvious than any Catholic/Protestant differences in high school.
123  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is Bushie a "pretty smart cookie"? on: October 11, 2014, 09:54:12 am
It's actually fairly common: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doomsday_rule
124  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Al Realpolitik Institute of Sulfur Mining & Extraction on: October 11, 2014, 07:25:41 am
Most importantly, dealing with mental illness does not take away from your value as a human being. Too many posts here - most of them Bushie's - imply otherwise.

I've followed this saga closely for the past few months and I'm increasingly angry at Bushie for this reason. His attitude is insulting to millions of Americans who seek help from psychiatrists for the purposes of treating their DSM-diagnosed pathologies but still manage to pursue successful careers, raise children and contribute to society. These people don't deserve to be implicitly denigrated by an obese moron who is blind to reality.

I'm past the point of wishing Bushie well so that he can get the help he needs. If he participates in the perpetuation of prejudicial attitudes towards the mentally unwell, he hardly deserves treatment or help.
125  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is Bushie a "pretty smart cookie"? on: October 10, 2014, 09:17:15 pm
As I've pointed out before, how many people DON'T have some sort of weird quirk or strange obsessive interest? The truth is anyone who lacks any traits that commonly get accused of being autistic would actually just be a rather boring person.

Plus by the Internet standards for autism there are some jobs that you'd basically have to be autistic to do. Think of accountants just for starters. Is every single scientist working at CERN autistic? The average person off the street would probably find Atlas discussion on weird voting patterns in obscure counties to be more understandable than a CERN scientist trying to explain exactly what they do.
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