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Comment: Re:I don't understand (Score 1) 41

by smitty_one_each (#48193437) Attached to: It's Official: Joe Biden's Son is a GOP Candidate
The only tangible suggestion I've ever gotten out of fustakrakich is total randomization of elected officials. I seem to recall asking if he was willing to accept President Sarah Palin. The memory is distant, but I think he rejected "random" randomization, if it meant That Awful Woman would take office.
In fustakrakich's world, you and I offer the same absolutist arguments, and HE'S the straight man.
When you pick at his ideas a little further, he oscillates between pseudo-Zen statements about how you just need to open your eyes, and a kind of watered down solipsism. I guess if fustakrakich were a little more clever, he'd be a script.

Comment: Re:I don't understand (Score 1) 41

by smitty_one_each (#48193365) Attached to: It's Official: Joe Biden's Son is a GOP Candidate

Impressed? No, I am not.

Oh wait: my task was to impress you? Who knew?

From your replies it seems you read at most 10% of the words.

Let's be perfectly clear here: you're going to accuse me of having failed to read with understanding unless I agree with whatever it is you want. IOW, this is not an actual dialogue.

In fact I expect you would have been just as well off finding a Mandarin translation from the original German, and then attempt to read it in a mirror while gargling hydrogen peroxide and juggling flaming chainsaws.

How would such an arrangement have affected the fundamental sucktacularity of the material in any way?

Comment: Re:I don't understand (Score 1) 41

by smitty_one_each (#48193317) Attached to: It's Official: Joe Biden's Son is a GOP Candidate

The simple fact is that Reagan would have jumped for joy at the opportunity to sign the Health Insurance Industry Bailout Act of 2010

A counterfactual is not a "simple fact", schmuck. Quit soiling yourself.
For a real world example of Reagan's conservative bona fides, consider the firing of the Air Traffic Controllers. I can only imagine how our current no-talent rodeo clown would have handled such a circumstance, but I'm sure it would have involved golf and cowardice.

Comment: Re:Feature not a bug (Score 1) 280

by Qzukk (#48192437) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

Sure, if you don't want to change the volume of your audio, you can ignore the audio control.

Or you could open your mixer app of choice and turn up or down each individual program one at a time separately instead of using the master control to turn them all up or down together.

Both options will allow you to ignore the master volume control.

Comment: Re:I don't understand (Score 1) 41

by damn_registrars (#48192239) Attached to: It's Official: Joe Biden's Son is a GOP Candidate

Sorry, there is only one way to kill the power, but you won't accept it.

So tell us, oh enlightened one. What is the One True Path To Greatness?

Voting for Mickey Mouse won't do it; we know those votes go to /dev/null.

Getting a third party president in won't do it (even if it wasn't impossible) as it would just drive the democrats and republicans to work together to circumvent him.

Not voting won't do it either, as there is no minimum number of votes required to elect anyone in this country.

Comment: Re:Republican in a different sense than now (Score 1) 9

by damn_registrars (#48191979) Attached to: How the worm turns

His family with their values wouldn't be republicans now, regardless of the color of their skin.

You're waaaaay too confident there, Hot Rod.

As per your usual M.O. you skipped my argument entirely.

I'll restate it for you this one time.

How would the King family come to terms with their desire to help working people - particularly in their support of working people being able to organize for negotiations and rights - with the fact that the republican party is very plainly opposed to such things?

I'll even concede that the democratic party has done a craptacular job of protecting workers' rights, as shown by the stagnation of wages, the drop in union membership, the loss of job security, the decrease in job benefits, etc. This of course does far more to support my earlier arguments of our country being on a constant march towards the right than anything.

The fact of the matter is though that the King family was very concerned about the plight of the working class, and the republican party is not at all. If you want to make a claim that they would have been independent voters (perhaps of a Bernie Sanders alignment) you can go for that but they most certainly would not be voting republican.

Your code should be more efficient!