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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

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  1. #1 |  David T | 

    the rest of the post; The Boy Scouts of America have been taken over by the right side of the Christian church, no gays or atheists welcome. Most other scouting movements are much friendlier and less bigoted. The BSA are a bit of a pariah with the international movement.

  2. #2 |  el coronado | 

    Congratulations, Frank, that was maybe the most *seriously* non-linear comment I’ve ever seen on the internet.

    Like Hunter S. Thompson stoked up on acid, tequila, and ‘ludes, trying to write haiku. You the MAN, dog!

  3. #3 |  crzyb0b | 

    The “Cult of Obama” meme is right wing propaganda made from whole cloth. It only exists in the minds of fox news commentators and others who have let their political views unhinge their brains.

    BTW, who is to blame for the increasing assertions of presidential power we have seen? The obstructionist congress of course.

  4. #4 |  Mattocracy | 

    “BTW, who is to blame for the increasing assertions of presidential power we have seen? The obstructionist congress of course.”

    You mean the complicit congress, of course.

  5. #5 |  crzyb0b | 

    They didn’t say “it’s perfectly safe and an earthquake will definitely not happen,”

    Actually, those convicted DID say it, or words nearly to that effect. The geologists made a specific prediction that their would NOT be an earthquake and provided reassurances specific to that prediction.

    “When asked directly by the media if the public should sit back and enjoy a glass of wine rather than worry about earthquakes, De Bernardinis acted as sommelier: “Absolutely, absolutely a Montepulciano doc. This seems important.””

    Those convicted gave public reassurances that were unsupported by the science. Had they not, fewer people may have died. In fact, fewer people almost certainly would have died.

  6. #6 |  crzyb0b | 

    “You mean the complicit congress, of course.”

    No, I don’t. Under bush congress was complicit, under Obama the obstructionist congress that has essentially forced the presidential hand.

  7. #7 |  C. S. P. Schofield | 

    crzyb0b,

    I think that the Hagiography of Obama is a fairly open phenomenon; how else do you explain that the Left isn’t even embarrassed by the Nobel Prize he was awarded for nothing in particular? It doesn’t reach the hight of absurdity achieved by the Cult of Saint Kennedy, but it’s pretty silly.

    Obama is a third rate small time political hack with a Radical chic background and no achievements to recommend him. He has the righteousness of a Borgia pope, the ethics of a ward heeler, and the off-prompter speaking skills of Marcel Marceau. Making him look remotely presidential has required the full time connivance of the entire Left Wing media, and even then it’s patchy.

    Not that I thought he was a measurably worse choice for President than McCain. But he’s a papier mache public figure, and the sooner we can forget him the better.

  8. #8 |  Cynical in New York | 

    A little OT but heres a nice piece on the passing of native american libertarian activist Russell Means. Make sure to post it so your Paleocon and liberal friends (if you have any) to see

    http://www.examiner.com/article/russell-means-remembered-by-libertarians?CID=examiner_alerts_article

    Rockwell and Co have some words on how he was a Conservative bogey man back in the 70s

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/123863.html

  9. #9 |  Mike T | 

    #54,

    how else do you explain that the Left isn’t even embarrassed by the Nobel Prize he was awarded for nothing in particular?

    The award was almost Orwellian considering how many undeclared wars and military operations Obama started. (Oh, right, drone campaigns only count to the left when they’re being used by guys like Bush)

  10. #10 |  C. S. P. Schofield | 

    Mike T,

    What struck me was that the committee was willing to jettison, in one go, whatever remaining legitimacy the peace prize might be said to enjoy. I don’t buy the idea of an actual international conspiracy, so I have to put it down to religious hysteria.

  11. #11 |  Personanongrata | 

    False idols and loaded weapons.

    Two turd stains on the same sheet of toilet paper.

  12. #12 |  MH | 

    “The existing laws governing marriage are already incompatible with libertarianism. Expanding them to include homosexuals not only expands those that are subject to them personally/as couples, but also brings in other issues such as forcing businesses to accommodate them.”

    What is meant by this? Putting aside anti-discrimination law, which I agree is problematic for libertarians, how is gay marriage specially problematic? No one becomes gay married without choosing to do so, so unlibertarian aspects of marriage law can be avoided easily.

  13. #13 |  crazybob | 

    “no achievements to recommend him. ”

    Obamacare
    ended DADT
    Made 2 good SCOTUS appointments (instead of the political hacks of republican predecessors)
    Significant enhancements of Consumer protections
    Saved GM
    Killed Bin Laden
    Protected the US from terrorist attack
    Reformed student loans – making more money available to students and no cost to taxpayers
    THere are a lot more…

  14. #14 |  Mike T | 

    #62,

    Well for one it is no longer legal for a business to deny gay couples coverage on their benefits plan because they have a marriage license that is legally identical to the firm’s heterosexual employees. Then there is also the fact that gay couples could use that as a basis to force private adoption agencies with conflicting religious views to cooperate with them. How’s that for you?

    so unlibertarian aspects of marriage law can be avoided easily.

    Assuming they don’t live in a common law marriage state…

  15. #15 |  C. S. P. Schofield | 

    crazybob,

    I could argue most of those, point by point, but I doubt that you care. Still; ‘Saved GM’?!?. That’s supposed to be a point in his favor?!?!

  16. #16 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    Saved GM
    Killed Bin Laden
    Protected the US from terrorist attack
    Reformed student loans – making more money available to students and no cost to taxpayers

    These claims are some of the biggest reasons why Obama supporters aren’t worth talking to. This list is all bullshit that they hungrily, happily wolf down constantly and grin at you to grab a seat and join in.

    During Bush years, his supporters did the same.

    Y’all is doomed.

  17. #17 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    The “Cult of Obama” meme is right wing propaganda made from whole cloth.

    I visit reddit.com/r/pics for photos of cats doing funny things and memes, but it is full of pics of Obama looking like James Bond and Romney with photoshopped devil horns. Obama Cult even invades Icanhas.cheezburger! Only porn remains cult free…for now…thank god, so I can at least have 3-4 hours free from the cult each day.

    Now, why the hell am I arguing with a cult member about the cult?

  18. #18 |  Mattocracy | 

    I know I should keep feeding you CrazyBob, but I will.

    Obamacare-wonderful, he forced us to buy something from those greedy corporation that everyone hates so much.

    ended DADT-fair enough

    Made 2 good SCOTUS appointments (instead of the political hacks of republican predecessors)-Right, because liberal hacks aren’t hacks. Only conservative hacks are hacks.

    Significant enhancements of Consumer protections-Um…no. No he hasn’t. Not even a little.

    Saved GM-Hurray, spent billions of tax payers dollar propping up a failing company.

    Killed Bin Laden-No, those were Navy Seals that did that.

    Protected the US from terrorist attack-Zero evidence that he or any other politician has protected us from jack shit.

    Reformed student loans – making more money available to students and no cost to taxpayers.-Great, he did his part to increase the coming student loan bubble.

    Dude, why the fuck do you even waste your time here? You just keep on rehashing the same boring and disproving talking points over and over again. No one believes your crap and no one is gonna suddenly change their minds hearing the you cheer for the very things you would probably hate if a Republican president was doing the same.

  19. #19 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    Saved GM-Hurray, spent billions of tax payers dollar propping up a failing company.

    He saved union jobs, not the GM corporation. He also re-arranged creditor priority to favor union jobs.

    The salvation for GM was pretty much outlined by Mitt Romney in his editorial that is getting a lot of circulation this week.

    Bankruptcy: it’s there for a reason. If you think Obama writing a check to GM was so great, write a check of your own and put 100% of your savings into GM stock. Go ahead, I dare you.

    PS: Obama saved UNION JOBS, not GM.

  20. #20 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    Mattocracy,
    Please do not answer any more of crazybob’s points. I’m very close to selling him a “Lisa Simpson anti-tiger rock” and I don’t want you screwing the deal with that “Obama didn’t stop any terrorist attacks” logic.

    Also, vote for Gary Johnson: Saved New Mexico from Martian invasion an amazing 4,559 times! No other candidate makes that claim!