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Comment Re:One down. (Score 1) 340

Lately I've started looking at Kasich as a reasonable alternative

Well, Kasich is a Democrat, and has admitted as such. So I guess if you're looking for an alternative between Establishment Hillary and Socialist Sanders, he's a good choice. But since he's vying for the wrong nomination, that just means you'll end up with Hillary or Sanders.

I'm still confused by the waffling of the Democratic voters. I can't figure out why any of them are supporting Hillary over Sanders, other than they think she has a better chance of winning. That strike me as being okay with Lucifer winning the election, because he's in the Correct Party.

Comment Re:One down. (Score 1) 340

If you add up all the establishment candidate votes, it's well under 50%, even if you gave them Carson.

OMG please don't include Carson in the "establishment" pool - he is far from it (having never held public office, for one thing). Carson was one of the few in the whole field that I had any respect for (despite some well-advertised gaffs), but it looks like now he'll be one of the next ones dropping out.

Comment Re:One down. (Score 1) 340

If the Democrats had any brains, they would actually want Trump to win. Trump will walk right across the isle and work with Democrats in a way that no one else will do, and that'll get stuff done. He is pragmatic in a way that most of them aren't, even if he is a bit of a walking ego trip.

Well... right. But part of that is realizing that the next president will certainly be a 1-term president, with the other party taking over in 2021. There's a financial collapse coming that will be even worse than 2008, maybe even worse that 1929, and there is a civil war looming in Europe. The tensions over there are hardly covered at all by the US media, and only anemically by the media in the EU. It will be a massive amount of turmoil for the next administration that no President can do anything about (or survive).

Sanders is probably the only one that could live through it, if he could orchestrate a massive growth of Federal programs ala FDR. But even Sanders is likely to be seen as a Herbert Hoover in the aftermath.

Comment Re:And there was much rejoicing! (Score 2) 340

Fox News has done an excellent job at radicalizing the base

You're kidding, right? I'm starting to think the whole network is run by the Democrats, as spelled out on the NoAgendaShow. Bush and Rubio are the only guys those jerks ever promote. They're firmly establishment, and spend as much time bashing Trump and Cruz as they do Bernie Sanders.

Comment Re:What a bunch of jerks (Score 1) 459

Of course a vast majority of private companies are willing to throw money at any conservative group who will take it if it will get them taxed and / or regulated less. Both sides of the economic political spectrum have their major backers and there is a shit ton of money in the right's

That's not really true. Big companies always hedge their bets by contributing to both sides. The large ones actually like more regulation because it stifles the competition and helps them retain their market share. Corporations like being partners with government, and avoid candidates that eschew corporate influence in crafting regulation. Commerce of every kind is so heavily regulated these days, that companies lobby for specific forms of regulation that provide them a competitive edge. They rarely if ever lobby to reduce regulation. And they already have so many tax loopholes in the thousands of pages of tax code they just hire accountants to avoid taxation, using foreign subsidiaries if necessary.

Comment Re:Better transistors? (Score 2) 337

People may have restated it in many silly ways, but what they actually mean is "Computers become twice as good every 18 months or so." Whether it's multiple cores, or faster clock speeds, or better RAM throughput, that's still what it amounts to: twice as good computers.

I think that's pretty much failed, then, for general purpose computers. At one time, I actually used to upgrade about every 18 months, and would see a really nice boost in performance. That's not so much the case anymore, it takes more like 3-4 years.

Comment Re:What a bunch of jerks (Score 1) 459

Left-leaning activists have an advantage in most places, as they are able to use government grants, funds, and support. That is, government administrators support activist groups that advocate for more government and higher government spending. So they are doing nothing but trying to level the playing field by concentrating the numbers of people that want to reduce government influence, which is MUCH more difficult.

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 459

You don't need the voting to be a full time job. But considering bills, figuring out the ramifications, thinking of ways to improve them so that they have the maximum desired impact with minimum side effects? That sure as hell sounds like a full time job.

That's just research the staffers do.

Comment Re:What a bunch of jerks (Score 1) 459

They're not taking over by force, they will only be 2% of the population, easily outvoted. So if you don't like their ideas, you can vote them down. If that doesn't work, try starting a private fund. If you're looking for some group to "do good things", it doesn't necessarily have to be someone that collects money with the barrel of a gun...

Comment Re:Life Liberty and Really? (Score 2) 459

What are we supposed to think when the group explicitly replaces "the pursuit of happiness" with "property"?

The Declaration of Independence used "the pursuit of happiness" - but that would just a document saying they wanted to be free from English rule. The Constitution uses "property" instead, because it's, you know, a governing document. So that "change" is actually 226 years old.

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