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Comment: Re:Gotta disagree strongly . . . (Score 1) 109

by WillyWanker (#48854169) Attached to: <em>Star Trek Continues</em> Kickstarter 2.0

Have you seen Mind-Sifter? ST-C looks good until you compare it to New Voyages, and then you realize that it's not really all that great after all. And sure ST-C had Lou Ferrigno and Michael Forest, but New Voyages has had Walter Koenig, George Takei, and Denise Crosby. They also don't violate established canon like ST-C does.

Comment: Re:Use that pen Mr. President! (Score 2) 182

by WillyWanker (#48846489) Attached to: Republican Bill Aims To Thwart the FCC's Leaning Towards Title II

Oh please, stop with the Faux News bullshit. His EO and the bill that the Republicans attempted to pass were NOT equal in form or substance, namely, the EO was a delay that applied only to businesses while the GOP bill would apply to everyone, which would have resulted in a rise in premiums and lower enrollment numbers. And let's face it, the GOP bill is yet another thinly-veiled attempt at derailing the ACA, unlike the EO which was actually a bone toss to businesses to help them get onboard.

If you're going to bitch about something at least try to get your facts straight and compare apples to apples instead of oranges.

And apparently since you weren't paying attention the last time Faux News and the GOP made a stink about his EOs, it is 100% within the purview of POTUS to pass EOs that grant amnesty from any law he chooses. In this case it was nothing more than amnesty to businesses who did not enroll in the ACA. Really, it's not hard to understand. Enforcing the law also includes the ability to NOT enforce it when you see fit. It's done all the time from local DAs, to Mayors, to Governors, and right up the pipeline to President. All have the power to grant amnesty or to not charge someone for breaking the law. When a DA or Governor does it no one blinks. When the Black man does it, everyone starts screaming bloody murder.

Comment: Re:Use that pen Mr. President! (Score 1, Interesting) 182

by WillyWanker (#48846213) Attached to: Republican Bill Aims To Thwart the FCC's Leaning Towards Title II

Well before he can veto, Congress needs to actually pass something, which in and of itself is highly unlikely.

And I have absolutely zero issues with executive orders. Presidents have been using them for decades and no one ever complained until now. It's just more anti-Obama smoke and mirrors courtesy of the Koch brothers and Faux News.

Comment: Re:Explain this to a non-Americal please.. (Score 4, Insightful) 182

by WillyWanker (#48846155) Attached to: Republican Bill Aims To Thwart the FCC's Leaning Towards Title II

Because we have a House of Representatives and a Senate which comprise Congress. Both work independently of each other, and each can be ruled by either party. The clincher is that both the House and Senate need to agree to pass a bill. If a bill doesn't make it thru both sides it dies. The deadlock we've been seeing for the past few years has come from the Republicans ruling the House of Representatives and refusing to pass any Democrat-proposed bill coming from the Senate, even tho the Democrats ruled there, and vice-versa.

Now that both sides are Republican I don't expect anything to change really. Since they are comprised of at least 4 warring factions amongst themselves (the tea party, moderates, extreme right wing faux-christians, and libertarians) it's highly unlikely both sides of Congress will ever agree on anything, and even if they do Obama has the power of veto to block any legislation that might successfully come out of Congress. Yes, Congress can override a veto with a 2/3rd majority vote, but that's extremely unlikely to ever happen. So essentially we will have another 2 years where absolutely nothing gets done.

Comment: Re:CRAP!!! (Score 2) 106

by WillyWanker (#48646493) Attached to: Behind the Scenes With the Star Trek Fan Reboot

Well there are other things that are important as well as the story -- the acting, casting, staying faithful to the canon -- all things that Continues fails. Vic does a horrible Shatner impersonation and both he and Haberkorn sound like they're on helium. Not to mention Vic being about 15 years too old to be playing TOS Kirk. And instead of using the Kirk, Spock, McCoy dynamic that dominated TOS and made it special they have chosen to push McCoy into the wings and introduce the canon-breaking character of Dr. McKennah, who just happens to be played by Vic's Barbie-doll girlfriend.

For a project that continually pounds its chest proclaiming they are the most faithful and accurate TOS production they've made a whole lot of poor choices that belies their highly-inaccurate claim.

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