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Comment: Re:Why start now? (Score 1) 25

by damn_registrars (#47813527) Attached to: An honest utterance

When proper faith in the Almighty is replaced by a belief in the state, e.g. Al Gore:

That is a bit of an oversimplification, there.

For one, Al Gore is still a Baptist.

More to the point, however, his quote that you love to bring up

From the standpoint of governance, what is at stake is our ability to use the rule of law as an instrument of human redemption.

Is referring not to individuals but to the shared human condition. He is saying that laws can be made that improve upon humanity. We have seen in times past what happens when laws are discarded in the interest of profit acceleration, he is saying we can do better by instead implementing laws that are interested in improving the situation for all people. He isn't saying that we can take a wicked person and make them righteous or anything to that extreme but rather that we can make a better world for all people through conscientious governance.

But this is only a distilled expression of the lousy theology exhibited in the Second Bill of Rights

You like to talk about that as if it matters. The Second Bill of Rights is not even marginally close to being as important in relation to current government as the "Axis of Evil" speech, yet you talk about the former all the time and the latter pretty well never.

Managed liberty is not liberty

So then why do you insist on trying to manage it? Just because you want to sell it doesn't mean you aren't managing it.


Well, the last of the list you have repeatedly demonstrated no functioning understanding of. The first of the list you throw around as a universal label for things you don't like. How is the second related to the first and last? I doubt you will respond to that question.

Comment: Re:Why start now? (Score 1) 25

by damn_registrars (#47803697) Attached to: An honest utterance

you get to accuse me of having my own party

I do not recall ever having accused you of having your own party. I merely stated that you are very much a proud member of a party. The statement of "your party" does not indicate ownership, but rather membership.

accuse me of having privilege

What privilege are you accusing me of accusing you of having?

then accuse me of insisting that you are a member of some established party

You regularly accuse me of being a member of an established party. I could provide cases of you doing so but you won't read them.

I don't remember saying you were the DNC chair

I never accused you of accusing me of having any power within a party, though you have in that wonderful snippet of nonsense again indicated that you believe me to be a part of a party.

If you want an accusation, I think you're a defender of statism.

Considering most of your "isms" are based on peculiar new meanings of (generally root) words, I have no idea what you might be trying to accuse me of there. I would love for you to tell me what "statism" means to you, but I don't have any reason to expect that you will do so.

Comment: Re:Why start now? (Score 1) 25

by damn_registrars (#47798131) Attached to: An honest utterance

"[your] own party". Think through the implications of that, please.

I love how you, again, discarded the overwhelming majority of the text of my comment in favor of your favorite snippet. Nonetheless, as much as you try to assign me to a given party - or to claim that Obama is somehow secretly a part of some grand political movement / conspiracy that is counter to everything he has done to date as president - you are at least equally as much a member of the GOP. You can pretend that the Tea Party is somehow distinct from them but we all know how that song will go.

And also, understand that I laugh at your every attempt to change the topic off of the disaster that is OUR President.

i wasn't trying to change anything. If anyone here is trying to change the topic it would appear to more likely be you, with the way you so carefully discard text that you find to be too uncomfortable to reply to.

Although when you say "OUR" rather than "YOUR" you get closer to the truth than you have been in a long, long, time. What Obama has actually DONE as president is vastly closer to the goals that you champion than any of the ones that I ever have. Why you keep claiming that we are femtoseconds away from some grand about-face - when you should instead be celebrating the fact that by and large you are getting from legislation basically everything you have asked for - is beyond me.

Comment: Re:Why start now? (Score 1) 25

by damn_registrars (#47795113) Attached to: An honest utterance

You just don't like the guy pushing the buttons. You are making a fashion statement.

Really. Thanks. If BHO wants my support, a coherent strategy would be welcome.

One, why is a "coherent strategy" - or any strategy really - required only when the man at 1600 Pennsylvania is not of your own party?

And two, why are you pretending that this would somehow change your feelings regarding the POTUS?

Comment: Why start now? (Score 1) 25

by damn_registrars (#47787085) Attached to: An honest utterance
We haven't had strategies for decades, why start now? The only difference is this time we're lobbing missiles first, before committing boots to the ground. Last time we went on an adventure in Iraq we figured we could Han Solo the mission as we went along, and we saw how well that turned out. At least so far we haven't sent any ground troops to die.
It's funny.  Laugh.

Journal: Reverse Mod-bombing? 1

Journal by damn_registrars
Slashdot just informed me that recently 5 of my comments - all in different discussions - were up-modded "underrated". It seems an odd coincidence; perhaps someone had mod points they didn't know what to do with? (could it be related to this JE?

Comment: My Favorites... (Score 1) 377

by RailGunner (#47776117) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?
Here are what I consider to be the best games I've ever played (in no particular order):

Batman: Arkham Asylum
Final Fantasy 6
Final Fantasy 9
Megaman 2
Megaman 3
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Super Metroid
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
God of War II

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