Just the way you like it.
So have you ever worked retail, then? Your earlier statement was based on a lot of fact-free and erroneous assumptions about retail employees, the type of assumptions that almost without fail come only from people who have never worked the floor themselves. You didn't bother to reply to that part - which is the part that more directly relates to this JE.
I worked in a theater years ago, at minimum wage or thereabouts, before entering the military. I'm sure that there is some rider whereby this doesn't count.
The random and baseless assumptions that you displayed earlier about retail employees demonstrates that you did not work an actual retail job. Theater employees are mostly cashiers and janitors. Not that they don't have a job to do, but it is not the same as working a sales floor. This JE is about a retailer closing stores and putting retail workers out of business, and you are laughing at those employees.
That you still think we have a plural number of parties is quaint.
We have an extremely conservative group of politicians (the democrats) and a completely bonkers group of conservative politicians (the republicans). They both pay the same masters. If that were not the case we would have had actual health care reform instead of the Health Insurance Industry Bailout Act of 2010.
You then passed it through the conservative Heritage Foundation before presenting in congress as "the only bill we will sign". You then refused to sign it because you realized it just might make Obama look good if it were to find any kind of public approval. However, you realized that you also put him in a near-perfect pickle by way of the fact that if he vetoed it, he would never see another health care bill during his presidency. Well played. But don't go around fooling yourself into thinking that you can get actual liberals to actually support the health insurance industry bailout act of 2010.
Yeah, that's been debunked: http://blog.heritage.org/2012/...
Why don't you read the pages you link to any more? They did a bunch of creative hand-wringing and careful distortions of reality, but the mandate was indeed in their proposal. Hell the current SCOTUS approved the Health Insurance Industry Bailout Act of 2010 mandate as a tax, and that is exactly what he Heritage Foundation wanted, in their own words.
the political targeting of American citizens by the IRS
If such a thing happened, that would indeed be terrible. Too bad for your sake no such thing happened. I should not need to remind you of this, but the IRS is explicitly tasked with the enforcement of tax code. If they have reason to believe that someone is cheating on their taxes - say, because they openly advocate for people to do such things - then they are obligated to investigate. It is no different from the DEA investigating members of NORML who spend their free time preaching pro-pot propaganda in states where pot is still illegal.
Your "not one smidgen" argument is thoroughly belied by Lois Lerner's actions
Just because you want their to be some deep conspiracy, and you have convinced yourself of the existence of a grand conspiracy theory, does not mean one exists. If you ran around in your real name bragging about dodging taxes and encouraging people to not pay taxes, you could expect the IRS to audit you regardless of your political affiliation. They were doing their job, period.
If you want to shut down the IRS, you can go ahead and make that argument. But right now they are tasked with collecting taxes and investigating those who cheat the tax code.
Just wait until your leaders place the rest of us into permanent wage slavery.
You make winning the last two Presidential elections sound like a bad thing.
For anyone who ever hoped to see liberalism take hold in this country, it most certainly was. Unless the country splits into two (or more) new independent nations soon, it will likely be decades before we ever get a chance to actually reform the health care system or any of the other ridiculous social injustices in this country.
"As desperately as he has tried to get me to, I have never, not once, called smitty racist. Even as many times as he has called me racist without anything to support his claim, I have never called him one."
So what was this?
That is a link to someone else calling smitty a bigot. That comment was not from me. Again, I have never called smitty a racist, in spite of the large number of times that he has desperately and plainly tried to bait me in to doing so.
It's no mistake that the modern era of victim disarmament laws
Holy leap of logic, batman! If you are trying to make a point you need to fill in the blanks.
A quick check at one service which lists such large amounts, you would be looking at almost $20k/year to keep a single offsite copy of that.
Hopefully that will cause the poster to re-evaluate how much of what he has really is data, and how much really needs to be backed up. Does he really need to back up the entie series of Friends when he has it sitting on DVD already? What about the Rolling Stones box set, which is also sitting on the shelf? Sure, he spent a lot of time ripping all of those discs but does he have $20k worth of stuff to back up every year? You can buy a lot of movies and music for that much money.
I am willing to wager that on that 20TB array there was not more than 5GB worth of actual data. That can be backed up for almost nothing in comparison.
You have no problem at all flat out calling others racist for their politics so you dont get to call foul now.
Be careful how you use the word "you".
As desperately as he has tried to get me to, I have never, not once, called smitty racist. Even as many times as he has called me racist without anything to support his claim, I have never called him one.
seems indisputably true
Wow, if your beliefs are rooted in such certainty, then obviously what other people observe must automatically be wrong, right?
Encourage anger, encourage truth
Really? I have never seen a time when an angry conservative has suddenly started spouting the truth. Angry conservatives just dig in and keep lying and spouting mantras, as we've seen you and numerous others do here.
I've seen more truth inspired by a "kick me" sign.
I am convinced that the stories you speak of are flamebait designed to cause slashdotters to work themselves into a frenzy about how stupid and ignorant conservatives are. That is, the stories are basically strawmen of the efforts conservatives really support.
Are you referring to the obviously conservative-leaning stories that show up on the front page at least once a week, or the liberal-leaning front page stories that show up approximately never?
If you want an example of slashdot demonstrating a full-on conservative circle-jerk, I mentioned in a journal entry what an outright bald-faced lie and textbook example of conservative hyper-spin we saw in the front page article on the "Wii Suicide". Some cowardly bastard actually managed to get this bit of NRA whitewash straight on to the slashdot front page, where it whipped the conservative base into a frenzy. I know that story is quite old now but it is just one particularly egregious example of how far to the right slashdot has ventured. There are additional examples of slashdot catering to the conservative base on the front page at least once a week.
Are you saying that there are only 3 democrats
Amongst people who post comments on slashdot? Yeah, 3 is about right.
or only 3 republicans
Hell there have been three republicans calling me names and lobbing false accusations at me on slashdot just this month (and the month is young!). I seldom even bother engaging the vast majority of them in discussion because they aren't worth my time but some of them have actually taken to following me around to lob baseless accusations at me, or writing journal entries about me, or writing journal entries about me and intentionally excluding me from discussion.
Now, I'm not going to go through and tally up all the comments, but there are a few observations that are easy to make.
- The total number of comments for the article was only 340; it looks like maybe half were descendants of that comment. I'll even round that up and call it 200.
- Looking under that comment, I don't see a single +5 comment that actually calls for the GOP to die in the hurricane. There are plenty of snarky comments going for humor (various takes on "legitimate hurricanes" and the like) but I can't find a +5 calling directly for death
- I also see 20 comments from you in that thread that scored at least +1
- Including several that scored +4 or +5
- The top three repeat posters in that thread - yourself, khallow, and Quila - are all pushing conservative views
So I really don't see the argument here for slashdot not supporting a conservative bend.
We could try to catalyze discussion here, but apparently some people find it much more enjoyable to encourage anger. But obviously the political movement you so feverishly support is all about being mature and loving, right?