Forum posts made by byronlord

Topic What do you think about Yahoo's acquisition of Tumblr?
Posted 23 May 2013 19:38

You are totally right on that one Byron. That's why I see those stocks in such a temporary light. Buy those stocks cheap when you first notice they are going to move up, and be patient, but not too patient. Unload them when the price is high. Then you've made a tidy profit and got out before you have to eat a big loss.

Yeah, if only I had put $1000 in bitcoin when they were $0.02 each.

Would have made $5 million at current prices.

Of course when bitcoins were $0.02 each there weren't enough to buy $1000 worth.

Topic What do you think about Yahoo's acquisition of Tumblr?
Posted 23 May 2013 19:16

Most of the fee Shhh

Bet I could steal him away for a slightly used R2 unit and a vader helmet.

But $50m is small change next to the opportunity being opened up here. The death of myspace didn't end the availability of easy to use home page sites, it just gave rise to userland, blogger and clones and when those went crappy they turned int Wordpress and then we had Facebook.

People buy these Web properties thinking they are a money making machine like a record label churning out hit band after hit band. What they actually have is a hit band and most times a one hit wonder.

Topic IRS admits they deliberately harrassed Conservative groups
Posted 23 May 2013 19:03

Scott, Lerner was placed on administrative leave. Which is likely as much as the administration can do to her under civil service rules because she is career civil service not an appointee.

I can't see any mention of a promotion. Occasionally the way that someone is dismissed from the career civil service is that they are promoted to an appointed slot. That is how the Clintons got rid of Linda Tripp. They promoted her to an appointed slot and then let the Bush crew can her. They knew Bush would fire her because Tripp had previously been the source that disclosed Bush senior's extra marital affair as president. The reason Tripp was so keen to get tapes on Clinton was that she had failed to nail Bush senior.

Lerner is done as far as working for the IRS is concerned. But she will probably hang on till she gets her full pension rights.

The idea that Issa is going to have her prosecuted for contempt of Congress is rather silly. He does not get to make that decision. The theory that a witness waives their rights by making a statement only goes back to the McCarthy era. It has never been tested in court and nobody particularly wants to try. Forcing her to testify will de facto give her immunity from prosecution.

But it is all nonsense anyway as the GOP has already decided to impeach over Benghazi despite the fact that nobody can explain what Obama is meant to have done that was illegal.

Topic Ladies Only Please: Do You Prefer Circumcised, Uncircumcised Or Don't Care?
Posted 22 May 2013 17:20

Back in the early days of the net there was a chain letter 'Make money fast' that appeared. A little while later, this started to circulate:


Follow these instructions EXACTLY, and in 3 to 6 weeks you will have received well over 50,000 inches of penis, all yours. This program has remained successful because of the inadequacy and vanity of the participants. Please continue its success by carefully adhering to the instructions.

Welcome to the world of Mail Order Penis Enlargement! This little business is a little different than most cosmetic surgery. Your product is not solid (sic) and tangible, but rather a service. You are in the business of extending penii. Many small of endowment are happy to pay big bucks for this service.

(The money made from the penis enlargement is secondary to the income which is made from people like yourself requesting that they be included in that list.)

* Immediately cut off your penis at the base.
* Cut off the head of your penis, and pack it in ice.
* Take the remaining midsection of your penis, and cut it into 5 pieces of equal length.
* Immediately mail each piece to the first 5 names listed below starting at number 1 through number 5. Send penis only please (total investment your penis). Enclose a note with each piece stating: "Please add my name to your mailing list." (This is a legitimate service that you are requesting and you are paying your penis for this service).
* Remove the name that appears number 1 on the list. Move the other 9 names up one position. (Number 2 will become number 1 and number 3 will become number 2, etc.) Place your name, address and zip code in the number 10 position.
* Post the new letter with your name in the number 10 position into 10 (Ten) separate bulletin boards in the message base or to the file section, call the file, MAKE.PENIS.FAST.
* Within 60 days you will receive over 50,000 inches of PENIS. Keep a copy of this file for yourself so that you can use it again and again whenever you need penis enlargement. As soon as you mail out these letters you are automatically in the mail order business and people are sending you their penis to be placed on your mailing list. This list can then be rented to a reconstructive cosmetic surgeon that can be found in the Yellow Pages for additional income on a regular basis. The list will become more valuable as it grows in size. This is a service. This is perfectly legal. If you have any doubts, refer to Title 18, Sec. 1302 & 1341 of the postal lottery laws.

Topic What if real people delivered SPAM to your life?
Posted 21 May 2013 13:42

Oh don't get me started.

When I was involved in various efforts to stop email spam we had lots of industry meetings and round tables trying to tackle the problem.

Guess what every one of them thought it would be 'amusing' to serve...

Topic How Many People Are "The Daily Show with John Stewart" fans?
Posted 19 May 2013 10:22

Someone compiles all news items and decides what we will have access to and always from one viewpoint or another. Consequently and also through experience of lying charlatans such as politicians I have a deep distrust of most media presented items. I also have an inconvenient long memory and this helps to consolidate my attitude. I wouldn't be surprised if this paragon of unbiased presentation and virtue didn't have some nasty skeleton clanking around in the closet. I feel there is a possible degree of hypocrisy when devotees of a site dedicated to sex points fingers at celebrity indulgences.

I have no problem with politicians having an affair or six on the side. They should have given Bill an incentive plan, a nubile virgin to deflower for each month the deficit is cut by x% or is eliminated.

What does infuriate is when the party that has claimed the position of national arbiter of moral standards turns out to be filled with adulterers, homosexuals and whoremongers. I have no problem at all with any of those in itself, it is when they are coupled with hypocrisy and vicious nasty attacks on people who dare to do in public what they are up to in private that they become an outrage.

Newt Gingrich impeached a President for adultery while he was doing the same.

The GOP has been pandering to the religious right for decades now. They have tried to eliminate the right to have a abortion and some of them have been trying to outlaw contraception. They have made their sexual activities fair game.

Topic Things you don't understand even when they're explained to you.
Posted 17 May 2013 15:02

Feedback. As in the loud whining noise you hear when someone's on the radio and they go too near their radio with their telephone, or whatever.

So last week I was at my folk's house and it happened on a phone in on Radio Five Live. My Dad explained to me what did it, but even when he'd told me, I was none the wiser! dontknow

Anyone got any personal examples? And if anyone can explain what feedback is in laymen's terms...

Feedback simply means that a part of the output is going back into the input.

When you place a microphone close to a loudspeaker that is being fed by that microphone, the microphone is going to pick up a very slightly delayed version of its own signal. The amplifier is then going to take that signal, amplify it and feed it into the speakers.

If the microphone is far enough away from the speaker, the feedback sound reaching the microphone will have spread out far enough that it is quieter than the original and there will be a dampening effect.

If the microphone is too close then the oposite will happen and each time the signal is fed back into the amplifier it is going to get louder. After a few thousand cycles (a second or two) the volume will max out whatever the amplifier can produce and you will have a feedback 'howl'. The pitch of the howl will be determined by the delay in the feedback loop and the characteristics of the amp.

Topic Things you don't understand even when they're explained to you.
Posted 17 May 2013 14:50

I still don't get how gravity makes the Earth a sphere, yet an asteroid is a lump of rock. I get that's something to do with mass and that the Earth is big. So what's the smallest thing in the universe that's a sphere?

There is a limit to how big you can build in brick before the force of gravity causes collapse, its about 12 stories which is why New York city skyscrapers have steel framed. Solid rock allows you to build higher but there is a limit there as well. A few miles depending on how steep the sides slope. Hence Mt Everest is the highest spot.

There are other factors involved. The majority of the earth is actually molten due to the decay of uranium isotopes in the core and mantle. So most of the earth is actually liquid.

Pluto is only just big enough for gravity to squash it into a rough sphere.

The earth is also a squashy sphere because the rotation on its axis causes a bulge at the equator.

The cores of Jupiter and Saturn are smoother spheres because the force of gravity is much stronger.

Asteroids are by definition not large enough to squash themselves into a sphere. What the astronomers are now calling dwarf planets are things that are midway between the two.

Pluto is still a planet though.

Topic How Many People Are "The Daily Show with John Stewart" fans?
Posted 16 May 2013 20:46

Never heard of him and what's the GOP?

GOP = Guys Oggling Pussy

See the following report on their activities.

RNC = Really Nice Cocks

Topic How Many People Are "The Daily Show with John Stewart" fans?
Posted 16 May 2013 20:43

How can you not love a guy who totally nails how biased and awful Fox News is?

Erm if you work for Fox News???

What I find rather sad is that he is easily the best journalist on US TV. In the elections he is the only one that actually does an interview and asks hard questions. Part of that is because the politicians can shop round for interviewers and only choose the ones that ask softball questions. Part of that is because the interviewers who pretend to ask hard questions are actually playing gotcha with stupid questions

Jon Stewart is the most trusted name in US news. And he deserves it.

Topic What turns you off immediately?
Posted 16 May 2013 17:31

When I hand over the money and she pulls out her cop badge?


When I am just about to cum and she answers a call on her mobile? isjda

Topic IRS admits they deliberately harrassed Conservative groups
Posted 16 May 2013 04:23

For controlling Congress and the media, the Republicans aren't very good at getting the results they desire. If they really controlled all of Congress and the media, then Pres. Obama wouldn't have been elected to two consecutive terms in office. If they controlled Congress, House and Senate... Obamacare would have been tabled, gun control talks would be tabled, abortion related issues would be entirely different, same sex marriage wouldn't even be a possibility. As for scandal, yeah the Republicans are looking for anything they can against Pres. Obama. But, it ain't like he's making it hard to find scandal.

Actually there have been very few scandals compared to previous administrations. Th GOP was faking a new scandal each week during the Clinton admin. And Bush was so corrupt and incompetent that almost everything he did was a scandal. Bush had AGs bring trumped up prosecutions against liberals and sacked AGs who refused to comply.

The GOP was unable to pass their agenda when they held the White House Senate and House though and they don't control Fox News, Fox News and Rupert Moloch control them.

I think that they knew that the IRS thing was going to be a problem for them and they waited till the GOP started peddling the fake Benghazi emails last week. They let the GOP hyperventilate for a week and make fools of themselves before releasing the evidence that the emails were faked. The Benghazi story is over now as far as the mainstream news is concerned.Fox will try to fan the dying embersnl and Glenn Beck will come up with ever sillier theories. But it is over.

Taking off the head of the IRS for lying to Congress might not have ended the tax issue, but given the fools the GOP made of themselves with fake evidence on the Benghazi story, don't expect the news media to be following up further. Again the right wing noise machine will try, but they don't drive the news cycle any more.

Topic IRS admits they deliberately harrassed Conservative groups
Posted 14 May 2013 08:33

Also, with the IRS seemingly targeting Conservative groups, it should be a little bit worrisome that the IRS will be charged with administering Obamacare.

We don't know whether they were only targeting conservative groups.

The political groups were obviously not charities but they were claiming a charitable non-political purpose. Seems suspicious to me.

Were progressive groups being given a pass on this or were the same examiners looking at them as well? That is the question that should be asked.

As far as we know, the Obama DoJ got a warrant for their wiretap on the AP. Bush never got a warrant.

We know that Bush abused the IRS to target progressive groups and to perform warrantless wiretaps on liberals. It would be just as bad if Obama was doing the same thing. But this is why there need to be controls on the use of such powers.

It was the GOP that made any abuses possible by passing the indemnity act to legalize Bush's warrantless wiretap abuses. Now they are in finger point mode.

Maybe we should go back to the old system where people went to jail for committing torture or wiretapping without a warrant? Lets have an investigation of why these alleged abuses were possible.

Lets stick to what we know rather than what we think likely. I think it very likely that when Bush was Governor of Texas he used to jack off while listening to executions. It is exactly the sick sort of thing the little psychopath would do. His fondness for executing people is documented as is his making fun of people he had killed. But I cant prove it so I don't claim that he did.

Topic whats the first thing comes in your mind hearing word KAMASUTRA
Posted 13 May 2013 17:05

It is the key to a cipher that was used to bypass censorship.

Each of the positions has an associated non sexual signal. The plough for example sets the girl's ankle bells jingling. So when the educated man is reading another book and there is mention of ankle bells a jangle, he knows the girl's furrow is being ploughed.

Topic 3D Printed Arms
Posted 13 May 2013 12:53

Right now guns made from those 3D printers can only be shot a few times before they break down. No doubt though, technology will soon rectify that. But even the capability to fire just a few shots is all some terrorist or total nut case needs to wreak havoc on an airliner, bus, transit train or group of people.

Before they explode horribly with a high chance of maiming the person using it...

3D printing is just a very expensive way to make zip gun. There is no 3D printing technology that makes parts that are robust enough for reliable use in a firearm. Consider the fact that high quality gun parts are made from forged rather than cast aluminum.

But 3D Printing is not the only tech on offer. 3D CAM like my mill can make gun parts that are identical to the manufactured parts because they are made the same way. Only difference between my mill and the type a gunsmith might use is how long it takes to make a part and the size of part I can make. My equipment won't let me make motor engines for cars (but can do model planes).

Topic No Benghazi thread?`
Posted 13 May 2013 12:31

I have been wondering why nobody started a thread on Benghazi yet given that Faux News has been plugging the story 24/7 for over a week.

The claim seems to be that the administration might have spun the report of the attack. Why do Republicans think that this would be wrong? Mitt Romney appeared on the telly to condemn the attack and attack the President while the attack was still taking place. Early press reports that there had been a demonstration over the anti-muslim video turned out to be incorrect. So it is hardly surprising that the civil servants would be rather cautious about making any more statements until more was known.

The original reason for the attacks on the administration was to create a smoke screen to hide Romney's embarrassment of having been caught rather too obviously jumping for joy when the first reports came in.

Since then we have had lots of froth attacking Obama for not using the term 'terrorist' early enough. an attack that Mitt Romney attempted to make in the debate and then walked straight into a slap down after being given two chances to back down.

I can't see why the GOP is still trying to flog this horse. Gadaffi was a dictator who unlike Saddam Hussein was actually proven to have funded terrorism and was reliably identified as being responsible for bombing attacks on two civilian airliners causing hundreds of deaths each time. The US successfully achieved regime change in Libya with only four casualties. That is a pretty good outcome for the US when compared to the outcomes in Iraq and Afghanistan where thousands of US lives were lost installing governments that are far less friendly to US interests than the new government of Libya.

And while the GOP in Congress desperately tries to find a scandal in Libya, they conspicuously ignore the mess emerging in Syria. It is not hard to see why - they are waiting to see what the outcome is before they reveal their position.

Topic IRS admits they deliberately harrassed Conservative groups
Posted 13 May 2013 12:07

Actually it just seems like groups were singled out for their political views.

Superpacs are just as abundant for either left or right politically. I wouldn't mind that 100% of all superpacs get a special review. But unless that is done equally then it would not be right.

Not necessarily.

When Freedomworks imploded it was because the owners were squabbling over who would make money from it. A lot of 'non-profit' political groups are fronts for fundraising scams.

The way the scam works is that the owners of the group divert fundraising and advertising contracts through shell companies they control. They take a 20% cut off each one so something like a third of all the money raised is going into the owner's pockets. Which is why Dick Armey wanted his $400K /year payout from Freedomworks. He thought he had earned that money.

Most of the money raised is ploughed straight back into more fund raising. So the owners can get very rich indeed. Or did you think that all those people preaching the values of self-interest weren't practicing what they preached.

If you have one such group that has been identified as a fraud then it only makes sense to take a look at similar groups to see if the same people might be behind them.

The other area where fraud came in is the widespread use of tax exempt groups to bypass political fundraising controls and raise money anonymously. It is well established that Karl Rove raised a half billion dollars through two funds that were registered as being primarily non political then spent all the money on political attack ads contrary to the undertakings made when registering them.

So the hearings are going to be rather interesting, should they actually happen. I think the GOP walked straight into a trap here. First of all there were numerous complaints of similar and worse activities under Bush. But more importantly, it allows the Senate to now go trawling through the filth of Rove's fundraising operations.

Rove was one of the biggest profiteers from the fundraising scam which is why he took in such a vast amount of money and spent it all without anything to show for it. The only measurable impact Rove had on the 2012 election was that he might have helped defeat a couple of moderate GOP candidates in the primaries and replaced them with Tea Party types who lost.

Topic 3D Printed Arms
Posted 13 May 2013 10:49

No, whats scary is the thought that a gun made up almost entirely out of plastic can fire off even one shot. As @Buz and I have said that could very quickly wreak havoc. The other scary part of all of this is that 3d printers are becoming cheaper and the plastic is becoming more and more durable.

As angry as you are about "Obama coming to take your guns" you have to understand that not everyone who makes laws is an idiot. Can you really sit behind your keyboard and tell me that there should not be laws in place governing the PRINTING of a firearm? dontknow

Oh let as many gun nuts go try that as possible. Thin the herd.

Yes, you can make a gun out of plastic. But that does not mean you can make a safe gun out of plastic. You can make a gun out of junk parts that is likely to be rather safer and more robust. Basically the guy used a $8000 printer to make a zip gun.

In my basement I have a full CNC mill and lathe. I can make pretty much any part I want from scratch using more or less the same equipment that a gunsmith would use. The result is rather more robust than the typical mass produced AK47. That equipment only cost me around $4000 on EBay.

If you make a gun by any means without a license then you are breaking the law. I suspect that we will see a clamp down on 80% lower receivers in the near future.

Topic Can "gun people" and "anti-gun people" ever come to the table together and talk
Posted 09 May 2013 13:28

Come to the table and talk?


Just leave the guns outside the room yes?

Oh... guess well stick to email.

Topic Congrats, gun lovers, you've done it again
Posted 08 May 2013 15:16

Fully automatic guns are illegal, unless you have a special license. That means that the police are well aware that you own and use that particular gun. The license is mostly used for commercial use. You pay the owner at the gunrange to shoot the weapon at targets, under their supervision.

Guns designed to look like toys or marketed to children, well, I don't like that at all. I don't even like the pink handguns marketed for women. I think that a gun should look very serious and intimidating so that people will fully understand how careful they need to be around them and how serious they are.

I truly get disgusted at anyone not taking gun safety seriously and especially leaving unsecure loaded guns where children can get at them. I want to see anyone who does that prosecuted, because it is illegal. If someone is injured or killed because of that, there is a host of other felonious charges that they can face.

I actually would like to see tougher standards required to get hunting licenses, There are just a few complete idiots in the woods. It only takes one unsafe stupid idiot to ruin something for everyone else by not following proper safety and etiquette.

Truthfully my favorite hunting is done with old-fashioned black powder rifles or bows. The best challenge is hunting with a non-compound bow. Just my skill and arm strength. I love it!

Fully automatic weapons are illegal but also pretty pointless. It takes only slightly longer to empty the magazine of a semi-auto AK-47 or Armalite than a full auto. They don't take all that many bullets so spray and pray is a good way to use up all your ammo to no point.

What I find ridiculous is the people who claim that they need such things for hunting. It is not like there is so much game that people need to make the task easier. People don't want those weapons to go hunting, they want to have them to play at being soldiers or act out scenes from first person shooter video games.

The NRA has been going round telling people that the answer is to ban sales of first person shooter video games. Only they sell those all over the world and only the US has a sudden increase in spree shootings. Its not the games, it is the guns. And the minute the NRA decided that it was OK to make other people's hobby subject to government regulation they lost any claim to stop regulation of their own hobby.

It is only a hobby .

If hunters can't find a way to make their hobby safe then all the guns are going to be going bye-byes sooner or later. Take a look at the opinion polling on the senators who voted the NRA line on the background checks bill - it is in the toilet. Blocking background checks is quite likely to cost the GOP the house in 2014.

Right now the NRA has their sheeple thinking that if they lose any battle, however small they are going to find themselves on a slippery slope to a total weapons ban. They have it the wrong way round. If the NRA and the even more whacko Gun Owners of America are allowed to dictate the terms of the debate then they will stave off any change for maybe a few years longer but not forever and when change comes it will be far more than the baby steps being proposed now.

Topic Congrats, gun lovers, you've done it again
Posted 04 May 2013 20:03

The main problem with your theory Byron is the timeline. The 2nd Amendment was ratified in 1791. That predates the era you are talking about.

It is very unfortunate that an amendment abolishing slavery was not also created by 1791.

There were runaway slaves from the first time settlers came ashore and enslaved the indians.

Abolition of slavery was one of the causes of the civil war. The taxes thing is just a fable told to hide the ugly truth. It was the Mansfield declaration and the Canada act that led to the Boston Tea Party. The colonists were witholding their taxes because they wanted their interests to be represented in London. They were afraid that the Mansfield declaration would be applied in the colonies, abolishing slavery at a stroke and that the Canada act would block westward expansion.

The tipping point came when the crown managed to alienate the colonial abolitionists, most importantly Franklin and his allies.

The Federal constitution was written with the primary goal of avoiding a war between the slave and free colonies. The aim was to kick the can far enough down the road that they could avoid a civil war. They failed.

Topic Congrats, gun lovers, you've done it again
Posted 04 May 2013 17:20

Well so be it. I would be a rebel, a revolutionary. There was a time when the majority in the USA believed that slavery should be legal. That was the law of the land. IT WAS WRONG & EVIL! I in fact have an ancestor who was lynched for helping slaves escape to freedom. He was considered an evil criminal. I consider him a hero & martyr. The Nazis made wrong laws the legal law of the land in Germany.

The purpose of the 2nd amendment was to stop the northern states from ending slavery by stopping the states from organizing the slave patrols necessary to catch runaway slaves.

The purpose was to maintain a police state and keep people in slavery. That is your second amendment.

I used to have to listen to Margaret Thatcher bleating on about freedom and how bad communism was. Then when it came to actually ending communism in Europe she was off begging Gorbachev to put down the demonstrations with tanks.

I have learned that the more people talk about freedom the less they mean it.

The NRA and its supporters have blood on their hands.

Topic Guantanamo... still open?
Posted 03 May 2013 13:37

How the fuck did he win the Nobel Peace Prize? (same way Yasser Arafat won it, I guess...) What a worthless award that is.

He got it for the same reason that Henry Kissenger did. For being a slightly less murderous bastard than previously.

Topic Congrats, gun lovers, you've done it again
Posted 03 May 2013 13:34

I guess my deranged paranoia stems from the fact that the GOVERNMENTS of the 20th century killed more people in mass than all other centuries combined. I prefer to have the ability to defend my freedoms against an oppressive government than to be led to slaughter like many Jews, Russians, Chinese, turning, and and countless other people's.

As for the comments about how the government owns bigger and badder weapons; The taliban and it's subsidiaries have success held off the might of our military for the better part of 12 years. That is a country with a 1st grade education and weapons that are by in large substandard to what we have.

It's amazing that people think that just because this is America, we are immune to such possible events. We are always just one generation from loosing all of our freedoms.

The problem with that line of argument is that as far as most Jews are concerned, the people waving the guns about look much more like the folks wearing the jackboots in Germany than the government they claim to be saving them from.

When people wave a gun in my face as the NRA supporters keep doing when they are losing the argument, it only makes me more certain that they are the enemy of freedom.

Wayne LaPierre and every member of the NRA murdered that little girl just as surely as they pulled the trigger themselves.

And yes, I do want to take every gun away from you all. They are the tools of satan. The only purpose of a handgun is to kill people. Buying or owning a hand gun is the moral equivalent of murder.

Topic Congrats, gun lovers, you've done it again
Posted 03 May 2013 10:56

'" I mean if the terrorists that bombed the Boston marathon had AR-15s instead of bombs they might have killed more people than with a bomb... Why is it that bombs are illegal then? If it's not the weapon we need to focus on but the people like you say why are other weapons that kill a lot of people banned?."'

had they used rifles , every time they pulled the trigger someone may have looked in there direction, they may have taken more lives , but they probably would have been captured sooner.if one thinks about this the bomb s failure was probably do to where they placed it..or the construction of it.

No matter what we say or how condescending we as a whole punish the parents of that child. it will never be as harsh or painful as to what they themselves are now going through..

The Boston Bombers would have almost certainly have killed a lot more people if they had used automatic weapons. Four people were killed, Harris and Klebold murdered 13 in the Columbine massacre. And that was before the body armor tactic.

There are two possible reasons that they did not try that tactic. One is that spree shooters almost invariably end up dead or captured. They don't seem to have planned for a suicide mission. The second is that assault weapons are banned under state law and the pair would have to have travelled out of state to get them. That is trickier than it might seem as a firearms dealer in NH who accepts a MA license to sell a gun is knowingly abetting a crime in MA, a fact that will quickly be discovered when the background check is run.

There are no reporting requirements for fireworks, even though those are also illegal in MA.

Gun control reduced the deaths to a third of what they might have been if automatic weapons were used.

Topic Guantanamo... still open?
Posted 03 May 2013 10:16

Have to add in all the assholes in Congress who put language in the 2009 budget act prohibiting the use of any money to shut down guantanamo.

It passed with a veto-proof majority because the congress is scared to do anything that might be demagogued against them.

Topic Biggest Faceplam story I heard this week.
Posted 03 May 2013 10:15

These hysterical outbursts are driven by politics, not religion. And there is no shortage of US christian fundies making the same sort of claims.

The whole 'Satanic verses' episode was fabricated as a means of mobilizing UK Muslims in support of the Iranian regime that announced the fatwa. The religious Reich was up to the same game when they organized against the Beatles and Soap.

Telling people that they are under attack is a great way to attract simple minded folk to your banner. Take a look at all the simpleton's living off social security who watch Fox News and were persuaded to go out and tell the government to keep itself out of their lives.

It used to be a lot worse in the US. The trick wears thin after a while. It will wear thin for the Islamic fundies as well.

Topic Dying Iraq War Veteran, writes 'Last Letter' To Bush.
Posted 02 May 2013 19:07

Very little has changed during the Obama administration, as if he is still following the Bush play book. I think President Obama adheres to WWBD (What Would Bush Do).

The shut down Bush's torture chambers, closed the secret prisons and ended one of his wars. The other is currently being wound down.

They also withdrew US support from the dictatorships in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya which Bush had supported. Particularly disgusting in the case of Libya which was genuinely a state sponsor of terror which Bush supported in return for Libyan support for the trumped up case for the failed invasion of Iraq.

It is possible the US might be dragged into Syria but if Bush was still in charge it is certain that the US would be in there already and making the situation worse in every way.

It isn't even a matter of GOP vs Democrat. Obama is competent, George W. Bush was not. Even if you agreed with Bush's goals, the fact is that he was an incompetent boob and so was everyone else he hired. That includes Rumsfeld, Rice and Cheney.

Topic Delta Gamma sorority member threatens to "cunt punt". Haha
Posted 24 Apr 2013 18:47

In case you are wondering, here is what the sorroririority in question looks like:!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_635/meangirl25n-1-web.jpg

Topic If you could... would you swap gender for a day and why?
Posted 23 Apr 2013 17:44

Double Penetration.