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Comment Re:Questions to Hillary's fans (Score 1, Insightful) 375

"pregnancy is an inconvenience"

Last I looked, pregnancy was a natural aspect of humanity. I suppose it's an inconvenience if you think people exist solely to earn you money, and those who can't (however temporarily) should be punished for it.

Why wouldn't you believe that? If she did get stuck in Kenya late into her pregnancy and was forced to give birth there, the announcements could've been considered a perfectly innocent "white lie" (no racist pun intended) to ease repatriating the newborn child back into the US.

Birth certificate is from Hawaii, so that little bullshit line is out too. But anything to paste him as an EVIL KENYAN MUSLIN USURPER right?

There we go again. It is just unbelievable, that the kind of argument, which Hans Christian Andersen utterly destroyed back in 19th century, is still in use by Democrats today. Only a total moron or virulent racist would think, the Emperor is naked.

An argument repeatedly discredited put forth on conspiratorial grounds with zero evidence and lots of pre-existing vitriol doesn't deserve consideration.

A presidential contender — vying for arguably the highest post on the planet — is always under a microscope with hundreds of people, both well-paid and volunteers, looking for every possible flaw. For example, Washington Post alone has 20 reporters dedicated to digging up dirt on Trump this year. Are they White-hating racists, or is it a legitimate scrutiny of a major party's nominee?

The GOP actions against Obama are pretty much only for a handful of reasons: he's black, and he's a Democrat. I'm sure they went over his past with a fine-tooth comb when he first ran for President, and I imagine that they came up empty handed, so ultimately they had to resort to contrived scandals to attack him and Hillary with.

Both produced birth certificates upon request, rendering their circumstances rather different from Obama's, who kept stalling for 3 years...

He ignored the cries for 3 years because the claims were bullshit that had NEVER been leveled against a previous candidate. He released it to shut them up and, predictably, the conspiracy theorists just moved the goalposts.

You should just accept that Trump is an incompetent, disgusting excuse for a human being who gets a pass because he has money and has been on TV for a long time. And since they only see the TV personality, they generally don't know the con-man who has screwed people over for decades.

Comment Re:Whole thing, not "at all" (Score 1) 375

I said they may well have left it on but were not really watching... I explained that that had to be the case because of the poll results.

So you're literally jumping to conclusions you can't support, but insist they must be the case because that supports your desired world view of Trump winning despite spending 90 minutes looking like an incompetent jackass.

Comment Re:Trump won according to polls, here's why (Score 0) 375

Kinda had you pegged for a Trump supporter.

Trump was better earlier, then it evened out and at times Hillary was better.

At no point was Trump "better." He didn't say a single useful thing.

This is borne out by polls taken immediately after showing that Trump actually won the debate [], by a pretty large margin.

An article from a right-wing shit rag from the UK shows that the right-wing blowhard "won" in a "landslide." Sure. Now get back to me when the Daily Fail has any credibility whatsoever.

the media is rigged strongly in favor of Hillary.

Bullshit. The media is dropping the ball by treating Trump with kid gloves.

who the press will actually watch closely and call out anything wrong - they are going to do that constantly with Trump, and very little to not at all with Clinton.

Well for one thing, Trump's done a lot of destructive shit in his life. Probably far more than Hillary. But please, feel free to point something out about Hillary that hasn't been covered that reveals this grand conspiracy.

You heard about war protests all the time under Bush, not at all under Obama despite drone strikes on civilians that would have had the press howling under Bush.

Given Bush started the wars in question, no shit there were protests. Once his ass was out, the criticisms leveled against Obama have been very much higher level in nature, particularly since he got us more or less out of Iraq and Afghanistan. He's been roundly criticized for the drone program, but since it's so detached it's unsurprising there have been very few protests against it.

I mean, I know you're playing the role of "poor persecuted Republican" who just can't get a fair shake, but that's a delusion, frankly. Trump's horrid, Hillary is not, and the only failing of the press has been to not rip into trump every way possible.

Comment Re:Trump is none of those (Score 1) 474

Indeed, he's completely unpredictable and irrational. He doesn't have a plan, or even a clue that he knows how things work. He's playing his supporters like a drum, light on thought and heavy on emotion.

Trump couldn't give a rats ass about racism, misogyny or just being plain rude.

Of course not, that's how immature and childish he is.

I _am_ a little scared to find out that all that nonsense he spouted was exactly what Republican primary voters wanted to hear, but at least they voted for the guy not using the dog whistle...

What, so blatant racism and bigotry is somehow better than subtle racism and bigotry?

I think I see the real problem here!

Comment Re:Free Trade (Score 1) 474

The lazy asses I'm talking about are out there, and you KNOW they are. I don't hate them, because I'd rather just ignore them.

So you're raging against some unseen but ever present entity?

But unfortunately the people in that entitlement culture have politicians scrambling to tell them they're right that people who start businesses are always the villains.

Sounds like a conservative straw man to me.

Which would be funny (since everyone seems to want to find one of those businesses to give them a paycheck), if the hypocrisy wasn't so strong that it confuses people into voting for anyone who promises them free stuff and the spectacle of tearing down Eeeeevil business owners (even as they promise to pay for the free stuff through the ongoing taxing of those they want to destroy - the cognitive dissonance is really something).

Sounds like a persecution complex and seeing the other side through an external tint, if you ask me.

Comment Re:Did they (Score 2, Insightful) 78

This is such a mindboggling position for people to take. The entire concept of open source is about flexibility but people think it's fine to blindly force one option down everyone's throats, regardless of what they want. It's surreal to watch. We have 9,000 distributions but only One True Init, apparently.

So do your own. The entire concept of open source is flexibility, and absolutely nothing is stopping you. Distros making decisions inherently remove some flexibility for the sake of delivering a functional platform.

And it's annoying

Is it existentially annoying, in that "it's there, and it bothers me" sense or is there a tangible criticism you have against it?

I'm really not sure what problem this was supposed to solve.

Reduced resource usage, reduced system overhead, increased response time, increased manageability, etc.

Everyone talks about fast bootup times, but my servers uptimes are measured in year.

Well, fast (parallel) bootup is one bonus, mostly for desktops, laptops, and embedded platforms. Maybe not for servers, because any with sufficient RAM will spend several minutes in the BIOS doing POST.

But why don't you also support my desire to use the init system that I want to use?

Use a distro that caters to your desires. Not necessarily needs, obviously, since you failed to make against systemd that isn't the same "It's there, and it bothers me" that has been howled for years now.

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