Excellent post. Both humorous and poignant.
With respect to Garrison, I've known a few gay-haters in my life. A significant number of them are gay, and their pathological hate is simply a manifestation of self-loathing. I'd be curious to find out if Garrison was in the closet.
With respect to Guerra, wouldn't he have to indict all investors in Vanguard? I realize he's a loon, but this doesn't even pass the laugh test.
Good call on the election- you were dead-on. I offer you my sincere apology for some of my nasty words I hurled at you for simply speaking the truth.Comment Posted By lionheart On 19.11.2008 @ 14:43
Get a docking station for your laptop, then enjoy the comfort of your original KVM (keyboard, video, mouse). They're relatively cheap, and it will save your back, neck and eyes (and wrists).Comment Posted By lionheart On 17.11.2008 @ 16:48
There's no need to perfect it- just fasttrack it by mandating that every citizen be subject to the capitalism version of the Ludovico treatment. We'll vomit every time we get a paycheck.Comment Posted By lionheart On 14.11.2008 @ 16:10
Moral cowardice? A week before the election? Stipulating that she parsed her response in a razor-thin election (yes, they might yet win), this does not, in any way, compare to the outright lies and associations of Obama. It seems that you have created a moral equivalence between her answering a question in a tactical manner to prevent a loss of votes to blatant, bald-faced lies from Obama.Comment Posted By lionheart On 27.10.2008 @ 08:18
Today's Gallup Traditional likely voters poll is 49 - 47 (Obama). Furthermore, if such a thing as a 6% Bradley effect exists, then McCain is DEAD EVEN with Obama with registered voters (which is a win for McCain). Finally, there is a huge pool of undecided voters (13%).
A bit early to throw in the towel, don't ya think, Rick?
It's not that close - VA and CO not to mention FL are going to be very hard for McCain to come back and win. Ohio is closer but not by much. What blue state does he have a shot in to make up for those red states he will lose?
It may be closer than I'm predicting but it is still a very long road.
ed.Comment Posted By lionheart On 16.10.2008 @ 15:39
Michael Reynolds (comment #6)- Picture of Rick: http://tinylink.com/?GJoCrICTaz
Clearly, the sexiest man alive.Comment Posted By lionheart On 15.10.2008 @ 12:56
I would like to apologize for profanity in general, and to Chuck Tucson in particular. I don't react well to being called a liar. I meant everything I said with the exception of the suggestion to Chuck that he perform an impossible feat on himself. Sorry... that, by itself, is certainly worthy of being labeled a knuckle-dragger.
I'll endeavour to stay on-topic henceforth.Comment Posted By lionheart On 15.10.2008 @ 12:35
Right on, Chuck.Comment Posted By lionheart On 14.10.2008 @ 20:09
funny man, it's no caricature- my comment (and Rick's post) is based on the very real fact that the black community has bought into the association of Obama-criticism = racism; the fact that if you refer to a group of black men (who are members of an all-black association) as "you people", you have drawn blood; refer to a black man as "boy" and you have insulted him greatly; I could go on.
Chuck- you don't know a goddamn thing about me, and even if you did, I wouldn't give 2 shits what you think. You can go f*ck yourself.
Sorry about the profanity Rick.Comment Posted By lionheart On 14.10.2008 @ 17:38
I'm strongly in agreement with you on this one, Rick. McCain has bent over backwards to make sure that race is excluded from the campaign (to the detriment of his campaign, since attacks on Obama's association with Wright would probably be very effective), and Obama uses the race card to preempt any criticism. It doesn't seem fair, but its McCain's choice, and he'll almost certainly lose because of it (actually, only one of many reasons).
My observation on this point is more global than just the election. Society in general has acquiesced to a pervasive double standard, where it is acceptable for blacks to have special groups, call each other ugly names (one in particular), and get special consideration because of the color of their skin. I don't agree with the dbl std, but it doesn't really bother me either- I never wanted to use those words, or belong to those groups, and to my knowledge, have never been a victim of "reverse discrimination".
But it seems particularly ironic to me that all of these things are the exact opposite of the teachings of Dr. King. He prayed for assimilation, not separation, and his greatest speech was that his children would NOT be judged or treated differently because of their skin color.
I wish we could uninvent the "n" word, or better yet, go back in time to erase the sins of our fathers. But the fact is, I don't use the "n" word, I never committed the sin of slavery, and I'm getting to the point where I am starting to resent black people because I have to be so careful of what I say (lest I hurt somebody's feelings, or worse, be accused of being a racist). I think that the remarks of Congressman Lewis may help Obama in the short term, but ultimately, he and others like him, are sowing seeds of resentment that will move race relations backwards in this country.Comment Posted By lionheart On 14.10.2008 @ 16:04