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Comment I am a racist (Score 1) 44

and like George Wallace, I am trying, at least from time to time, to be a better man before I die.

I am also a liar, a cheater, a thief, a glutton, and I have known lust in my heart.

I ask myself the rhetorical question, "Is Timex a racist?", because you seem to think Obama is a racist, and if you are one too, you might want to offer a disclaimer.

By the way, I think that is likely true, under your scrutiny, for a majority of Americans, and Kenyans, to be slurred as being racist. For some Americans, it is not a slur, but something they are perversely proud of- like a KKK member, or like an embittered ex Black Panther.

(Above are my comments. Below are my questions.)

What is your post about? You, or President Obama?



Comment Re:The solution is (Score 1) 11

Has it come to that? Are nerds actually conservative?

I recall being sad when I realized that on the whole, college students had become conservative. Maybe it has swung away from that (as the years pass, I get less connected to the college mind set), due to such egregious examples of conservatism like Cheney and Scalia, and incompetence like Bush II, but I remember sorrow.

Comment Re:The solution is (Score 1) 11

turn off ads

I subscribe to Slashdot (it's really cheap!) and then just block the ads on most pages.

I am _really_ cheap. I do not subscribe, and I do block ads.

Actually, it is not just being cheap.

I figure if I subscribe, some of the money would encourage those slashdot programmers to continue to do whatever it is they do.

Comment The solution is (Score 1) 11

turn off ads.

Back in the day, nobody put ads on gopher. Or that thing that displaced it, what is it called, the "world wide web"? You would get flamed so bad!

I am happily stuck in time, preserved in amber, skipping basically all ads. Though I do use search to find the best price and competitive products and comparisons and reviews.

Peace, brother!

Comment Re:Huh. (Score 1) 14

Occam's Razor is misapplied.

I hear you, but I respectfully disagree.'s_razor

It belongs in the realm of Natural Phenomena - and does not take into account human factors of economics, power politics and psychological aberration.

Even if you believe I do not understand Occcam's razor, why do you believe that "human factors of economics, power politics and psychological aberration" are not "Natural Phenomena"?

Comment Huh. (Score 1) 14

Such elaborate conspiracies may exist, but I use Occam's Razor to dissect such claims, and choose to believe that the explanation of a single asshole better explains the facts than a secret enclave of assholes maintained over long periods of time without fail.

Even George Wallace, a past asshole, was shot by an asshole, yet was unable to maintain his assholosity for his whole life.

But, carry on.

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