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Comment smitty's sour grapes (Score 1) 19 19

This sounds like a sour grapes statement coming from you. Your hero gave a famous speech where he condemned an entire nation as "evil"; and you are apparently astonished that they did not instantaneously change course just to get within his good graces.

If we look at the white house statement on the deal it specifically mentions congress not less than 4 times, including:

Given the importance of this issue, I have instructed my negotiators to fully brief Congress and the American people on the substance of the deal, and I welcome a robust debate in the weeks and months to come.

Which is decidedly different from any kind of go-it-alone, my-way-or-the-highway type situation as your rhetoric is trying to imply. Nothing is guaranteed to Iran at this point.

So your claim of this being against

our notion of self-government

Is based on nothing at all. Government is still moving on the matter and can still move away from it. This is not a bullied push towards the invasion of a sovereign nation this time.

Comment Re:BBC - hammered by its own Political Correctness (Score 5, Insightful) 171 171

The whole thing boils down to Political Correctness

No. Not at all.

Seriously, read what happened. Yeah, BBC has done plenty of bone-headed things in the name of PC. This, however, is not one of those things. Clarkson punched a staff member. He admitted to doing it. Physical assault is very clearly a violation of workplace terms there. Hell, if you punched a coworker at your place of employment could you reasonably expect to keep your job? I'm quite sure I could not and I am not nearly as highly regarded (or highly paid) as Clarkson.

This ended up being about the fact that the same rules need to be applied all through the pay scale. Just because he is a celebrity, and a host of the most watched television program in the world does not mean that rules do not apply to him. Hell, if that had happened here in the US, he'd be facing a multi-quintillion-dollar lawsuit already.

Comment Re:Shorter d_r: (Score 1) 19 19

To drop the current egregious example, the Iran deal Congressional shortcutting,

Yeah, 'cause no conservative administration ever dealt directly with Iran before.

Although, comparing it to Iran-Contra is unfair to President Lawnchair. The deal that the Lawnchair administration proposed doesn't mean anything if congress doesn't ratify it. They signed it on our behalf but it is up to congress to follow-through.

In a rational time (and this sure as balls ain't) this particular stunt would be more impeachy than simply peachy.

Really? At what point did it become an impeachable offense to send our top diplomat to look into diplomatic issues? Nothing is actually guaranteed to Iran until congress says so. Interesting that have brought up "impeach" again, you had previously said that you realized there is no point in pursuing that avenue any more due to the time line impossibilities of it. Although considering some of your other conspiracies require time travel, I guess that shouldn't really be considered a hurdle for you any more.

Comment Re:You'll likely be disappointed with it (Score 1) 5 5

You've got to understand: it's unlikely I'll watch this.

OK, troll on, then.

The real pleasure is watching the usual suspects melt down.

I presume I am not one of the "usual suspects" - or if I am, you are getting no pleasure from me. Who, then, would they be in this case? You don't really expect this to somehow shame President Lawnchair into voluntarily aborting his presidency while he is on the victory lap of his last 19 months, do you?

Comment You'll likely be disappointed with it (Score 1) 5 5

I haven't seen any indication of it including the damning email that was sent from President Lawchair - copied to Hillary Clinton, of course - that authorized the terrorists to make the attack on Benghazi so that President Lawnchair could reap huge political gains. You'll likely therefore file it under "fiction".

On top of that, if it only covers 13 hours from the first bullet, it won't include the SoS initial description as that came more than 13 hours out.

But we can't let those pesky facts get in the way of your favorite conspiracy.

Comment Re:Shorter d_r: (Score 1) 19 19

Furthermore your constant state of goalpost-moving - particularly the fact that you are able to support your team in part but anyone of any other team must support their team 110% of the time - is again noted.

Is that like when you try to typecast #OccupyResoluteDesk to "conservative", or do you have some other meaning in mind?

No. There is no goalpost moving or assignment of blame when I point out that President Lawnchair has secured an executive record as the most conservative president in the history of our nation to date. It is simply a direct observation of what has actually happened thus far.

Comment Re:Shorter d_r: (Score 1) 19 19

Hmm. I point out some of the failings in your conspiracy and you attack me; that somehow makes your conspiracy stronger? Interesting.

As for "abject cretins", you haven't shown any reason why yours are better than mine. Furthermore your constant state of goalpost-moving - particularly the fact that you are able to support your team in part but anyone of any other team must support their team 110% of the time - is again noted.
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Journal Journal: Benghazi Conspiracy Summarized in Four Words 19 19

Conspiracy propagators tend to love bumper stickers. This bumper sticker is stricken with nearly more problems than words, though.
  • It claims that what was told was known at the time to not be true (ie, the definition of a lie)
  • It claims the wrong order of events (it would be essentially impossible to lie about something before i

Comment Would five dollars do it? (Score 1) 550 550

I think I can rummage that much up for this site. Given what I've seen around here lately I would expect $5 would cover the expenses of this site for everything but the web hosting costs (which shouldn't be awful considering how few people still read this site). I could probably get the other users to kick in $5 each as well, as we could really have a party.

Or do we have to buy sourceforge in the same purchase as well? That is actually worth something. We might need a banker.

Comment And yet 15 years later... (Score 2, Interesting) 67 67

... we still can't get competent editors at slashodt. Certainly there must have been someone who minored in English or Journalism who could take care of these atrocious front-page grammar and readability issues? I've seen better writing in comment sections of code written by people who learned English as a third or fourth language.

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