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76  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Hey BRTD on: December 06, 2014, 07:07:15 pm
How do you choose between the Resistance and Enlightenment?

Sure seems like fearing the aliens would be a very Tea Party-ish thing to do, which makes me really surprised BRTD picked it. Do you just ignore logic like that and join whichever team your friends are on?
77  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: December 06, 2014, 07:02:53 pm
It's pretty obvious that he just enjoys having a place to escape to in Tulsa every once in a while. Obviously it doesn't stand to logical scrutiny, but that has to be his motivation.
78  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Overall, should teacher salaries in the US be increased? on: December 06, 2014, 06:27:26 pm
Duh.
79  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why were Megyn Kelly's comments on Santa so controversial? on: December 02, 2014, 08:29:29 pm
I don't know if this is a Southern peculiarity or something, but black Santas in the mall or parades or wherever are common enough not to be notable or surprising.
80  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Thread. on: December 01, 2014, 10:55:10 pm
Surely the vast majority of the complaints about the black Stormtrooper are because the Stormtroopers are supposed to all be clones of Jango Fett, who isn't black, and not because people are being racist, right?


I'm equally sure that this will be explained in the movie that the character is just using the outfit like Luke and Han did in Episode IV, or else that the Stormtrooper ranks have been opened up to whoever. But I can get why the purists would be a little alarmed by a potential continuity issue.
81  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: When you search your forum name in Google images, what odd things do you see? on: December 01, 2014, 08:25:56 am
I assumed it would be a bunch of pictures of Harry Potter, but instead it was some teenager with stupid big hair (?)
82  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: December 01, 2014, 12:24:22 am
Bushie, this is not 'Nam, this is religion. There are rules.

No there aren't. Anyone can make up whatever rules they want, and as long as they're not hateful or violent or anything, everyone's take is equally valid as the other. This is one of the few times that he's 100% correct when he says there's "ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG."
83  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: November 30, 2014, 11:20:52 pm
If you're going to eat canned vegetables, at least get the fancy organic kind. Those should still be good for you as long as you don't do anything ridiculous like adding butter to them (which sounds absolutely disgusting anyway).
84  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Post 5 (or more) predictions for the year 2014 on: November 29, 2014, 02:07:55 pm
Obamacare exceeded even my optimistic expectations. Bravo, Archangel Barack!
85  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: 5 Worst South Park Episodes on: November 28, 2014, 08:46:30 pm
"Butt Out" also alleges that there is no link between second-hand smoke and lung cancer, which is not only false but a dangerous lie to spread.
86  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson case (Announcement Monday night) on: November 28, 2014, 08:28:01 pm
Vox put together a pretty good chart:

87  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson case (Announcement Monday night) on: November 28, 2014, 04:18:56 pm
Why the hell should someone who opposes the very concept of private property be concerned about property damage?

I highly doubt many, if any, of the rioters/looters "oppose the concept private property" ...
88  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Thread. on: November 28, 2014, 12:05:55 pm
Agreed. The jump scene was unnecessary and made me not want to watch the rest of it.
89  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 12-year-old Shot Dead by Police on: November 28, 2014, 12:03:00 pm
Naso did pretty brilliant piece of trolling there by actually posting the video himself and getting everyone riled up. Bravo, Mike.
90  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: GOP Mulls Not Inviting Obama to Give State of the Union on: November 28, 2014, 11:59:57 am
This is asinine.

My sentiments exactly. One should respect the office at least, if not the occupant. Hopefully cooler heads will prevail.

When have cooler heads prevailed for the Republicans since 2009? When have Republicans ever respected the office since 2009?

Even if Republicans do privately agree to invite Obama, if Ted Cruz personally decides that Obama won't be invited after all, all the rest of Republicans will just meekly go along with him. Remember the shutdown?
91  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: 5 Worst South Park Episodes on: November 27, 2014, 04:53:53 pm
Also the one with the Queef Sisters was particularly awful. It didn't help that I watched it with my mom and it was the most awkward 30 minutes of my life, but I still wouldn't have enjoyed the episode in any setting.
92  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Chuck Schumer: Focus on Obamacare was wrong. on: November 27, 2014, 11:32:35 am
We were focusing on ObamaCare? That's news to me.

Yeah, that was my main thought. The fact that so many Democrats who voted for it spent 2010 and 2014 running against it (and losing anyway...) is the major reason why "Obamacare" is unpopular despite all of its component pieces being popular.

It doesn't matter that Republicans straight-up lied about "triple digit rate increases" and all that. When Democrats don't fight back, the masses assume it must be true.
93  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Will the world see the likes of Lincoln, TR, FDR, Churchill ever again? on: November 26, 2014, 12:24:59 am
Yes, but we won't know it until years after he/she is out of office because of hyperpartisanship and Internet echo chambers that reinforce extremist beliefs.

No guarantee, but there's a pretty good chance Obama is considered a legend like this a few decades from now.
94  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Mississippi Gay Marriage ban overturned by federal judge on: November 25, 2014, 11:07:38 pm
Glorious news! Wouldn't surprise me if Georgia is #50, if only because it was (I think?) the last state to have a court case filed against the ban.
That would be Nebraska, not Georgia.

The fifth circuit will obviously issue a stay, and seeing as it is more conservative than the 6th circuit, it will likely rule in favor of traditional marriage for both this and the TX/LA cases.

It's possible, but it's also very possible that the 5th Circuit will make it legal in all 3 states. Remember, it's not really a liberal/conservative thing anymore, it's just a matter of "Do the judges take their jobs SO unseriously that they'll let their personal bigotries override a very obvious legal decision?"

I have faith that the 5th circuit will do the right thing. Mainly because it's more like "I have faith that the 5th circuit won't do the egregiously wrong thing," but it's all the same.
95  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: 5 Worst South Park Episodes on: November 25, 2014, 09:48:03 pm
The Scott Tenorman one is awesome, especially if you recognize the Shakespeare reference.

Obviously the tobacco hackery one is the worst, along with the one where they explicitly stated Obamacare should be repealed because the federal website didn't work very well for the first few weeks.
96  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Mississippi Gay Marriage ban overturned by federal judge on: November 25, 2014, 09:42:59 pm


Obviously I wouldn't normally display such a shameful symbol, but I think in this case its fun to twist the knife into the people who support this trashy flag.
97  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Mississippi Gay Marriage ban overturned by federal judge on: November 25, 2014, 09:38:01 pm
Judge overturns Mississippi same-sex marriage ban
http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268748/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=n7U1F9hx

Granted, I'm sure the 5th Circuit will probably put a stay until it rules in a few weeks, but progress is progress.

Looks like John Oliver's prediction of Mississippi being #50 is WRONG!
98  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Boehner forms another Benghazi committee to try and get a guilty verdict on: November 25, 2014, 08:13:32 am
Imagine if the Democrats had done this over any 1 of the 13 similar incidents that happened under Bush. FoxNews, etc., would have tarred and feathered them all for their treasonous display of unpatriotism.
99  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson case (Announcement tonight) on: November 24, 2014, 11:32:08 pm
I mean are we just ignoring the robbery, the assault, the grabbing the gun, etc, etc? You guys seem to be engaging in the sort of "truthiness" that conservatives are so often mocked for; you built a narrative about what happened and you're just ignoring or rejecting any sort of evidence (i.e. most of it) that goes against it.
 
Is this modern liberalism? Proclaiming violent thuggish criminals to be martyrs and his assaulted victim to be a cold-blooded bigoted murder? If so, as it sadly seems, Rawls was wrong about liberalism, dead wrong. As I said:

I am a person who sees no reason to believe that a literal and indisputable robber and assaulter, perhaps even a committer of hate crimes (he said some nasty things to the South Asian shopkeeper, if I recall correctly), was somehow the innocent victim of a bloodthirsty bigot who just happened to coincidentally be in the area as the aforementioned assailant and robber was fleeing the scene.

Somehow the rest of you are privy to a completely different series of facts, apparently.

Was it ever firmly established that Brown tried to take the officer's gun? I know the far-righters have alleged that, but has that been accepted as something that really happened?
100  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Does Chris McDaniel have a political future? on: November 24, 2014, 11:27:42 pm
No. He won't be able to win a Republican primary in the near future.
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