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Comment: Re:Huh? (Score 1) 8

by damn_registrars (#47558093) Attached to: Gettin' Maverick-y on ya!
That isn't really surprising. Few politicians have been as good at getting attention from the media as her. While ron paul dominates youtube, sarah palin seems to dominate every form of broadcast. I wouldn't be surprised to see her (or Tina Fey's impersonation of her) on SNL again at least once this coming season.

Comment: Re:"Are you doing this just to waste. . ." (Score 1) 21

by damn_registrars (#47556107) Attached to: niwdoG

This is why the genius of the U.S. Constitution is to assert outright that people are evil

Excepting that whole "innocent until proven guilty" bit, of course. But you don't like that statement so you can ignore it, right?

and set up checks and balances to minimize the effects.

Impeachment is supposed to include an actual trial with actual presentations of actual fact, not a show trial heard by an angry mob.

Your assertion of the orthogonality of socialism and fascism is akin to saying that your C++ source code is crash-free--of course it is: until you compile it, execute it, and blame the ensuing stack trace on conservatives.

The rest of the world - including those who have actually experienced (or at least read meaningful documents on) socialism and/or communism - acknowledges the validity of the two-dimensional political spectrum. Your insistence on a one-dimensional continuum of "good" and "evil" is as logical as claiming the world to be flat.

Comment: Re:It's actually worse than that (Score 1) 43

It is certainly true that I have long since discarded the idea of taking you seriously

Which leaves the question then of why you bother reading (parts of) my comments and "replying" to them.

around the time you tried to accuse me of calling for assassination.

When you show complete disregard for the law in the name of politics you should not pretend that you are somehow capable of preventing such an outcome. If you go back and actually read the comments you'll see I never accused you of directly calling for assassination but rather pointed out that once you remove all protections of the law that are intended to protect everyone you should be aware of the likely outcome.

If someone called for illegally deporting the Koch Brothers, Rand Paul, or any other Tea Party heroes you would be leveling the same concern.

Comment: Re:What's your point? (Score 1) 20

by damn_registrars (#47556081) Attached to: Practical socialism

turning the absurdity up to 11, just because I dared challenge you to learn something

Your assertions that (a) you hold knowledge, (b) I lack such, and (c) I'm not even trying to learn, are really kind of insulting, don't you think?

They would be if they were only assertions based on nothing. Being as they are observations based on words that you and I have actually written, no. You have shown repeatedly:

  • That you literally don't know the first thing about Communism
    • and
  • That you don't want to acquire that very basic knowledge even though it is freely available and not an even remotely difficult read

So in this case it is not insulting. Similarly if the Koch Brothers were to write a "Tea Party Manifesto" that described why they formed the Tea Party and what their aspirations were for it, I would read it before trying to tell people what it is about.

Comment: Re:How does that qualify for an argument? (Score 1) 13

by damn_registrars (#47556063) Attached to: So this problem isn't new, or owned by either party

For that matter right now she isn't an elected member of anything, so her opinion on it is not any more valuable than yours, mine, or my dog's.

I don't know--depends upon the cash flow for the channel.

So then are you saying that between citizen A and citizen B, the opinion of A is more valuable because it has more money behind it? That has been a key mantra of the GOP (for several decades at least) and its tea party (since its inception).

Comment: Re:Unknown (Score 1) 16

by damn_registrars (#47556013) Attached to: Shot in the back, in self-defense

Nobody is forcing you to read what I write. If you don't like it and don't want to talk about it then feel free to go read someone else's JE. You can allege "judge first" all you want, but you should be aware of the judgment you yourself are casting when you do that.

The difference being that I'm here to entertain myself.

There is no shortage of ego in the stance you are taking in regards to my posts. If you don't want to read what I write, then don't. With the arrogance you are showing currently towards them you don't seem to be enjoying them.

Comment: Re:"Are you doing this just to waste. . ." (Score 1) 21

by damn_registrars (#47555051) Attached to: niwdoG
This whole "moral superiority" bullshit that you are now swinging about is just as silly as most of the other memes you have been parroting from the conservative blogosphere. I never once claimed to have any such superiority over you; why would I even want to talk to you if I held that as a belief? I am indisputably better educated on several of the topics that you keep attempting to lecture on, and I point out where the gaps in your knowledge are on those topics (sometimes the gaps being so large that it is hard to tell if any knowledge exists at all, but that is another problem).

But being knowledgeable is not related to having "moral superiority". Truth and morality are orthogonal dimensions, just as socialism and fascism are orthogonal political ideas.

Comment: Re:It's actually worse than that (Score 1) 43

I am absolutely not a liar

The only way that those previous statements are not lies coming from you is if you are indeed so blissfully ignorant and intentionally repeatedly ignoring my writings that you have no clue whatsoever of what you are replying to. Under any other set of circumstances you would know that the allegations in your previous comment were total bullshit that are completely and utterly refuted by the comments that I have written here.

Comment: Re:What's your point? (Score 1) 20

by damn_registrars (#47555017) Attached to: Practical socialism

where on earth can you find an example of non-fiat money that is in common use and has an agreed-upon value?

While 'value' is an ebb-and-flow sort of thing, precious metals remain relatively more stable than the current regime of the dollar as the world's reserve currency, supporting the U.S. exporting its inflation abroad.

Again, I ask you; where can you use such a currency? You can't buy much of anything with gold in most countries; you have to convert it to local currency in order to make an actual transaction. Few people have any idea of what its worth, and for that matter many people can't readily distinguish gold from pyrite so they would be better off rejecting both (analogous statements can be made for silver, platinum, etc).

I am not aware of a country that uses a non-fiat currency today. I have asked you directly if you know of any and you danced around the question, which suggests that you also do not know of any.

Oh Progressive moral superior

... and then you go back to turning the absurdity up to 11, just because I dared challenge you to learn something.

Comment: How does that qualify for an argument? (Score 1) 13

by damn_registrars (#47554999) Attached to: So this problem isn't new, or owned by either party
She can blather on all she wants about impeachment, that doesn't mean it makes any sense at this stage of the game. For that matter right now she isn't an elected member of anything, so her opinion on it is not any more valuable than yours, mine, or my dog's.

However as I pointed out before, impeachment is pointless at this time. Impeachment cannot realistically remove a POTUS in less time than what President Lawnchair has left in his term. Hence indeed there is some

pissing in the wind

taking place or proposed here, but it isn't the parts you are alleging to be as such.

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