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Comment Re:She deserves to be in prison (Score 1) 302

The alternatives to Hillary are either Bernie Sanders or someone from the republican clown car. I can't see Bernie getting elected, and, well, the ones in the clown car frankly scare the hell out of me. We will be right back in the ditch Bush drove us in, except it will be twenty foot deeper with Donald Trump's wall around it to make damn sure we don't get out again!

First of all, this is not a valid reason to ignore clearly harmful, and potentially criminal conduct.

But in any case, what makes you believe Sanders cannot get elected? Getting him through the primaries with Hillary in there is problematic, yes, but in the general election? Especially if it really is vs Trump (which at this point I think is not at all unlikely)?

Comment Re:Actually, the truth is somewhat different. (Score 1) 1024

Yes, you're not Vox Day. You're his minion. He speaks with your voice, and you do his bidding with your hands.

Even if you claim that is not the case - like Correia, Torgersen etc did - your actions, and, most importantly, their results, have shown otherwise.

Past a certain point, there is no sense in distinguishing between the Sads and the Rabids. It's like trying to separate CCC from KKK - sure, there is a difference, but what matters in the end is that both are racist and act as such. Same thing here.

Comment Re:Actually, the truth is somewhat different. (Score 1) 1024

All I see is a bunch of whining by the very people who organized the stacking. That the stacking happened is so obvious to anyone who followed the events that I won't even bother addressing that: you're either horribly misinformed, or else deliberately lying to maximize the damage. Given the nature of the Vox minion crowd, probably the latter.

Comment Re:Lovely summary. (Score 1) 1024

Vox Day has pretty much openly stated that his slate is a nuclear response to the imaginary "left wing conspiracy" that doesn't award the authors that he likes. As I recall, he pretty specifically said that he intends to burn Hugo down to the ground and make sure that it's meaningless, if it doesn't conform to his wishes. Terrorism is actually an apt analogy: utilizing fear and threats to force your target to commit to some political issue. Obviously, Vox is not terrorist (well, not on that count; based on his other writings, he may well be a closeted one who hasn't decided to take up arms yet). But the logic of "you do not deal with terrorists" is fully applicable here. Do it once, and you'll be doing it for the rest of your life, because the threats will never stop.

Comment Re:Actually, the truth is somewhat different. (Score 1) 1024

OP is talking about the nomination votes, not the award votes.

The award votes were a backlash from the fandom after the nomination votes got stacked so badly. It is groupthink, in a sense that any ostracism is a kind of "groupthink". It doesn't mean that it isn't warranted or legitimate.

Comment Re:The real message is lost on you (Score 1) 467

ASK ANY experienced police officer and they will tell you that over 60 percent of guns that wind up on the street are stolen from property crimes and that most bad guy incidents like home invasions and burglaries are not helped by the home owner or any resident using a firearm to either scare off or defend their life and property.

I have to ask - have YOU tried to ask an experienced police officer about these things? Because I've asked quite a few, and they were all very much in favor of the notion of citizens being armed, and proficient in the use of these arms, to defend themselves in precisely these kinds of situations.

Comment Re: Unfortunately (Score 1) 467

Explain the fact that these allegedly intelligent gun owners, even owner who have used guns for years, do stupid things like mixing firearms with alcohol, firing guns in populated areas, accidentally kill their friends, etc.

There are almost 400 million guns in USA, and something on the order of 100 million households with them.

When you're talking about scales as large as this, you'll have all parts of the bell curve represented quite nicely. And, of course, it's the ones that do spectacularly stupid things, like microwaving a loaded Glock, that will make the front page.

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