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Comment: Re:Republican Hypocrits (Score 1) 98

And if you want someone to tell you how Obama is a Bad Man, this liberal will gladly tell you all of the reasons. The only difference between us is that my reasons are REAL, and so many reasons spouted by "you people" (And I'm totally generalizing, and generally being an asshole here) are made up fantasy "invading Texas"/ RFID chips/Obama started warrantless wiretapping nonsense bullshit.

Comment: Re:Republican Hypocrits (Score 2) 98

Most of our Republican Reps and Senators are for TPP.

Obama is going against the majority of Dem Reps and Senators in seeking Fast Track Authority for the TPP...

So, MOST of the Rs are for it, and SOME of the Ds are for it, and in your mind, they're equally bad.

Now, I absolutely agree with you that the mere secrecy surrounding this thing should be enough to reject it, but I have to say; You seem to have your opinions, and then you mold facts to them. Yes. I'm sure those Republicans are being duped into supporting Obama...... Sure they are... It wouldn't have anything to do with how they keep getting campaign contributions from giant companies. Noooo..... They're being tricked!

As an aside, I'm amazed how the Rs can't have Obama doing deals with Iran that move us toward peace.... They need to be able to tinker with the sanctions! Obama is overstepping himself? Oh, you want fast track authority to sneak in giant corporate giveaways? Give it to him, give it to him! The hypocrisy is amazing....

Anyway, yes, there are Slimy Democrats trying to get his passed. But let's not equate the handfull of Ds with the vast majority of the Rs trying to get his past us.

And whatever you believe, I at least take heart that you can see that the TPP is a Bad Thing.

Comment: Re:That's IT. I've had it with the politics on /. (Score 1) 620

by whistlingtony (#49760721) Attached to: Ireland Votes Yes To Same-Sex Marriage

Uh. There are Nerds that are gay. This is big news for them.

If you don't like it, no one made you read it. No one made you click reply. No one made you type. No one made you hit preview. No one made you hit submit.... Or is this one of those "If we allow gays, they might spread gayness" things? Did the gays make you hit reply?

Comment: Re:More than PR (Score 1) 382

by whistlingtony (#49752315) Attached to: What Was the Effect of Rand Paul's 10-Hour "Filibuster"?

Naaahhh... It's because we think getting rid of the EPA is bat shit crazy STUPID. It does a valuable job. There's a reason the EPA exists... We Americans set a river on fire for fuck's sake. A River! On Fire! Getting lead out of gasoline is a good idea. Our natural resources need to be protected, and not because of hippy dippy feelings, but because a lot of us happen to make our living from them!

Liberals would be a lot happier with Libertarians if they'd stop trying to kill basic protections so the magic free market could make all the decisions. We've done that before in US history. It did not go well......

Comment: Re:More than PR (Score 1) 382

by whistlingtony (#49752297) Attached to: What Was the Effect of Rand Paul's 10-Hour "Filibuster"?

As a Liberal, I find your post controversial, problematic, and inflammatory!


But really, I see it as one side wanting to help people, create basic infrastructure, and get on with the business of governing... and the other side is infested with religious zealots who hate basic science and education. Ted Cruz is on the committee that decides funding for NASA. I mean... Come On!

Comment: Re:Thank God for Gov't Oversight (Score 1) 66

Oh shut the !@#$ up... It's all the government's fault, so you say. Yes. Bad corporate behavior is enabled by government. And I'm sure that without government around, they wouldn't have done it? B. !@#$ing S.

You need to go back and look at history some more to see what companies got up to when there wasn't government insight. There's a nice little historical place in my home state, a canyon that held a mine. The workers in that mine were not paid very well, and they had to rent their barracks, and they had to buy food and equipment from the company store at inflated prices. There was only one way out of this canyon... and it had a gatling gun covering it, that conveniently pointed inwards.

Now, I'm pissed as anyone else that I'd get years in prison if I stole this much, and let's not mince words here.... The phone companies STOLE, and someone should be in prison. But don't go blaming this on the !@#$ing government. That's just your own little petty hatred.

When the cops aren't doing their job well enough, the solution is NOT to get rid of cops! Criminals will self regulate! Suuuuuuuure. No. The solution is to get rid of the dirty cops and get some cops that will do their job. I hate this !!@#$ing "government bad, let's get rid of it!" mentality. That doesn't work, and it should be !@#$ing obvious to anyone with half a !@#$ brain.

Comment: Re:Hardly (Score 1) 237

countries migrate toward freedom, and we wack back that freedom if it suits us. Take Iran.... they went to nationalize their oil. The big oil company at the time, now BP, complained to the UK government. They complained to the U.S. We overthrew Iran's government and put the Shah in place.

Our strategy has nothing to do with Freedom, and everything to do with Economics.

Comment: Re:To think I once subscribed to this site (Score 1) 249

Oh !@#$ off..... The left assumes that the people that abuse the system are the people actually benefiting. Who abuses it more, welfare recipients or defense contractors? It sure looks like those defense contractors to me....

Really, we know people abuse the system. We're not morons. We just don't automatically assume it's the poor abusing the system.

Comment: Re:"If you have nothing to hide..." (Score 2, Insightful) 203

Have you ever noticed how some people say the government is out to get them? They get guns, they have a standoff with police, etc etc....

The difference of course is that the old white dudes are usually complaining about some imaginary slight and they are called patriots. They have a standoff and the cops usually show restraint. When poor inner city folks who actually do get crushed by the police regularly complain, well, they're just uppity thugs and vandals.... the cops move in, bash some heads, and it all goes to hell in a handbasket.

Nope, no double standard here!

You cannot have a science without measurement. -- R. W. Hamming