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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: November 25, 2014, 11:10:03 pm
Yeah, Bushie is doing some major lying by omission regarding what he eats. Lots and lots of cheatsnacks are going unreported. But whatever. Update is in the style of William Faulkner. The narrator is clearly neither omniscient nor honest.
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson case (Announcement tonight) on: November 25, 2014, 01:12:07 pm
The definitive tragedy in all of this is how a murder of an innocent person was taken over by our sensationalist media and politicized so no real change will ever come.
No, a death is not a worse thing than a media circus. It's a shame that the "news" operates the way as it does, but the greatest tragedy is still that a real person is now dead.
3  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: 5 Worst South Park Episodes on: November 25, 2014, 11:27:05 am
The quality of South Park episodes is extremely inconsistent. I don't feel like trying to sort through the list of episodes to declare an all time 5 worst episodes, but sometimes, they are very creative and have clever insights into life. And sometimes there is simply an anthropomorphic piece of poop. Which is sort of like how life works too, in a way.
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson case (Announcement tonight) on: November 25, 2014, 10:44:23 am
Why are people under the impression that police will not shoot and kill white people?
http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=200769.0

At the same time, anybody being shot and killed is a tragedy. I don't know why the right so fervently wants to believe otherwise. It says something very unsavory about their attitude toward life, especially when so many of them otherwise wrap themselves inside a "pro-life" label.

This:
The same people destroying the walmart tonight are going to be mad that its not open for 2 weeks after this.
is also true. Though the rioters are a small minority of the public in Ferguson, they are making life harder for the vast majority of people there. These fools have nothing but "I'm gonna get me some free stuff" on their minds and it's absurd that a bunch of of True Leftist suburban white kids would think otherwise. Here is Aretha Franklin's reaction to the 1967 Detroit riots. She was smart enough to connect the dots.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsL9UL9qbv8
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: November 25, 2014, 12:04:42 am
This is getting boring. Bushoklahoma needs a new girl. Do you use Tinder, Bushie?

The next great update storyline.  Download it now Bushie,  its FREE

I'm sure there's an app out there with identical functionality but about 5% the membership, that costs $39.99 monthly, billed automatically.  That's the one for Bushie!
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: November 24, 2014, 10:23:25 pm

Bushie will definitely consider thinking about buying those, once the holiday season is over.

Is it possible Bushie is worried about being ostrecized by his fellow Okies if he becomes an uppity healthy?
I doubt Bushie has thought it through that far, but in a counterfactual universe where he did lose a lot of weight and get his health together, he likely would face some backlash. I've lost about 25-30 lbs over the last year or so, and even though my bmi remains in the 'overweight" category my father has made a few snarky comments about my weight. He definitely yearns for the day when I was officially "obese" just like everybody else in my family.
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Graham: House panel's Benghazi report is a "bunch of garbage" on: November 24, 2014, 11:00:52 am
The homophobia in the thread is nauseating. There are many reasons to oppose and despise Lindsey Graham. His sexuality isn't one of them.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I went to church in a suburb today on: November 24, 2014, 10:55:37 am
RIP Jewish suburb. Used to be such a nice place.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: November 24, 2014, 12:33:26 am
Stuffing is just soggy bread. No need to get uptight about whether it was from a box or "fresh."
Gonna go out on a limb and say you've either never had Stove Top or have only had Stove Top. The difference is the chemicals used to flavor it.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the state you live in? on: November 24, 2014, 12:31:23 am
Well, the weather here is basically intolerable except in late fall and in winter, which sticks out to me as Tennessee's worst trait.  Aside from that, the politics are awful, but they could be much worse, and that doesn't have a huge effect on my view of states generally.  I'm not really fond of the high levels of religiosity, but it doesn't bother me that much.

On the other hand, the Smoky Mountains are really nice, and I like a lot of the music that comes from eastern Tennessee and the surrounding area.  I also think the people here are quite friendly, but that may also be true of most states (I haven't spent a whole lot of time in other states.).

I used to despise the state, but I've developed a much less negative view over the last year or so.  I'd still say it leans HS, but I have the problem when answering questions like these, that I don't have much experience with other states or even different regions of my own state; I haven't experienced much outside of the Knoxville metropolitan area (or indeed even outside Oak Ridge), although I have visited Chattanooga, the Tri-Cities, and Nashville several times.  I have, however, only been to West Tennessee a handful of times.  I believe I've been to Memphis once and I was so young then that I don't remember it at all, so I don't have much to say about that city.  I'm not really familiar of enough with other states to really compare and contrast them with Tennessee (never mind foreign countries), but I feel like the majority of most or all U.S. states must be at least okay places to live.

tl;dr: I'm not particularly fond of Tennessee, but I don't hate it, either, and I don't feel like I've experienced enough of the state or of other states to form a definite opinion.

How come Tennessee Republicans seem to be less flagrantly vile than Republicans in other deep red states (or even swing states)? I mean, like you said, you guys could definitely do a lot worse than Corker/Alexander/Haslam.
Corker and Alexander vote just like every other Republican so I wouldn't say they are any less vile, but it is nice that they don't go out of their way to embarrass their state the way certain other senators do.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How far is the next oil or gas pipeline away from you ? on: November 24, 2014, 12:23:05 am
We have a giant refinery in South Memphis, so probably about 10 miles. Martin Luther King Park, which is a fairly large (few hundred acres) place is right next door. You can go to the park and watch the pollution pour out. Good times.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: which is more pathetic? on: November 24, 2014, 12:17:32 am
An inability to walk for 15 is an unfortunate disability that ought not to be ridiculed. A persistent refusal to do so is something else entirely.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: November 24, 2014, 12:15:57 am
As far as the mixes go, Pepperidge Farms stuffing is pretty good, even when it's not cooked in the bird. Stove Top is the Natty Light of stuffing.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of dead0man on: November 24, 2014, 12:11:54 am
I like him even though we frequently disagree. He explains his positions better than most posters.
15  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: 2014 Senate results by CD on: November 23, 2014, 09:00:08 am
NC has got to be the worst gerrymander in the entire country. I mean, the D's should get at least 4 districts.
Have you seen the OH map?

3/13 = 23%
4/16 = 25%

Wink
Relative to what overall statewide vote?
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Simple Truths Silver Mine on: November 23, 2014, 12:53:53 am
I would also like to commend young Sanchez for writing "teenaged male" instead of "male teenager." I think it sounds a lot better.
I disagree. Male and female should not be used as nouns to describe people.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Will Bushie injure himself bowling tonight? on: November 23, 2014, 12:49:17 am
Is Bushie allowed to use the microwave or is that verboten also? Is he allowed to enter the kitchen at all?
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: 2014 Senate results by CD on: November 23, 2014, 12:43:36 am
NC has got to be the worst gerrymander in the entire country. I mean, the D's should get at least 4 districts.
Have you seen the OH map?
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: November 23, 2014, 12:41:15 am
What will you have for thanksgiving dinner?
Stove top stuffing
Sigh....
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: November 22, 2014, 10:34:11 am
Bushie's diet, Day 1:


Bushie doesn't live inside a McDonalds advertisement, much as he may want to. The thing he ate looked more like this:
21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: 2014 Senate results by CD on: November 22, 2014, 10:31:19 am
NC:




My only disclaimer: There are still some counties that have yet to tabulate all of their early vote by precinct. As usual, I used that same method that DRA does in estimating precinct-level results to account for those instances. Usually, the election site allocates all the county-level early votes by precinct, it just takes longer. I'll be checking for updates.

I also want to break the results down by the old lines; mostly to see how much more fair that map was compared to the current version.
Directed at NC and not at Miles Roll Eyes
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: November 21, 2014, 10:48:12 pm
I just looked through the lease paperwork and I couldn't find anything mentioning voluntarily ending the lease early.

Why don't you actually talk to the landlord to see if there are any other options open to you on breaking the lease early?  This is what I suggested last month, and you said "I guess I could call up here next week and ask.  The offices are closed on weekends.", but you apparently never followed through.

Talk to the landlord? That's hilarious. Bushie undoubtedly lives in a large complex, owned by one mega company and managed by another. There will be a leasing agent, who can tell him that they will sue him for the remained of the rent due if he does not pay up.

Leasing agent, landlord, whoever.  If the demand is high, then why wouldn't they be OK with having a tenant pay a penalty to get out of the lease early, and then putting someone else in there immediately?  They'd make more $ that way.

I know where you live, housing is scarce (and therefore expensive) and it's easy to find new tenants. In Middle America, there is an enormous oversupply of housing (which is why it is so cheap) because people are constantly in search of greener whiter and newer pastures. It can be tough to rent a property.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: November 21, 2014, 10:33:06 pm
I just looked through the lease paperwork and I couldn't find anything mentioning voluntarily ending the lease early.

Why don't you actually talk to the landlord to see if there are any other options open to you on breaking the lease early?  This is what I suggested last month, and you said "I guess I could call up here next week and ask.  The offices are closed on weekends.", but you apparently never followed through.

Talk to the landlord? That's hilarious. Bushie undoubtedly lives in a large complex, owned by one mega company and managed by another. There will be a leasing agent, who can tell him that they will sue him for the remained of the rent due if he does not pay up.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever participated in a protest? on: November 21, 2014, 10:30:24 pm
I marched in protest of the war in Iraq. Of course, I knew it wouldn't change anything, but it was fun.
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gallup: US Postal Service, FBI and NASA are the best Government agencies on: November 21, 2014, 10:08:47 pm
The National Park Service is better than all of these folks. It does seem strange in 2014 that we have people to take pieces of paper and carry them from door to door, but whatevs. It provides a lot of good paying jobs, something our McCountry is desperately in need of.
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