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August 22nd, 2014
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Don't bother me with facts, my mind's made up
Being ignorant is excusable: it just means you haven't been exposed to an idea or concept.

Clinging to your ignorance when exposed to a new concept is not. At that point you've moved from ignorance to pathetic stupidity. And when you progress from clinging to actively advocating ignorance, I no longer consider you human.

I'm looking at YOU, fellow Old White Men. Pull your crusty old heads out of your crusty old arses, look around at what you've done to the world, and if you don't feel at least a little bit ashamed and embarrassed, well... pray to your deity, whatever it is, that you never run into me.

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August 13th, 2014
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Good going, Ferguson PD
Word is, along with refusing to acknowledge (much less interview) witnesses (whose testimony to the meeja has been remarkably consistent, unlike most eyewitness accounts) to Michael Brown's summary execution, you're now firing on journalists.

Congratulations, you shitbirds. You've single-handedly set race relations in the Midwest, if not the entire US, back 60 years. All you had to do was state that the anonymous coward who murdered Michael was completely out of line and would be arrested and tried, reach out to the black community, and generally not be a mob of reactionary pigfuckers. But apparently that was too much to ask.

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December 20th, 2013
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Trope: Bury Your Gays
Russia.

India.

And now Uganda.

Have all decided that simply ignoring their LGBT populations isn't enough; they've all banned and criminalized homosexuality outright (along with most of the Middle East since basically forever, obv). Not simply for practicing "unnatural" acts, whatever that means, but declaring LGBT folk persona non grata.

WHAT THE EVERLOVING FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU SHITHEADS? DO YOU HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO WASTE YOUR TIME AND EFFORT ON?

It's a repeat of the witchcraft panic, driven by exactly the same insanity and superstition. ONOES TEH GHEY EW EW ICK EEEWWWWW!!!!!

Seriously, shitheads like this make me ashamed to be a straight man. Fuck you all sideways with a rusty chainsaw.

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October 27th, 2013
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Signal boost
apocalypticbob is in need of some help. Donate if you can, boost if you can't.

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October 10th, 2013
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If anyone here is in marketing or advertising...
So I'm looking for a cheap smart(sic)phone exclusively for work, and in all the promos, ads, and assorted other blah-blah, I notice one very prominent talking point:

They all yell about how great the phone's camera is.

The camera.

It's a forfuckssake PHONE. How about the sound and connection quality? How about ease of dialing and contact management? How about a choice of clear, loud, and distinctive ringtones?

If I gave two shits about Zeiss optics with 1.21 gigawattpixel resolution and 1grillion FPS video capture down to 1 candlepower per square furlong, I'd buy a fucking camera.

It's a phone. Tell me how it works AS A GODSDAMN PHONE.

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October 1st, 2013
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The case for national health care
Healthy people are more productive. They're more able to find work in the first place, and they're more efficient because they're not distracted by health problems and the financial buggery those problems cause.

More productive citizens = better GDP, which is good for the nation.

More productive = more income.

More income = more money going back into the economy (which is, obviously, A Good Thing), AND more taxes being collected at all levels, boosting the Treasury. That would allow us to pursue other programs that would increase our national well-being even further, like:

-Public funding of higher education, because better education = people who can actually think their way through problems (but of course you shitbirds in DC don't WANT people who can think for themselves).
-Increased funding of space & technology programs.
-Repairing (and then maintaining) our decaying power and transportation infrastructure.

All this logically follows from simply ensuring that people have access to health care when they need it. That's not to say ACA is without its flaws, because holy FUCK what a logistical and legislative nightmare. But some form of national health care would be absolutely in line with the Founders' ideals and the current mob's (stated, not necessarily actual) long-term goals.

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December 15th, 2012
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And here's where I lose the rest of you
As is usual following an incident involving guns, people are bewailing the US' alleged "gun fetish." And as usual, these people are wrong. Yes, including you on my flist.

The US does not have a gun fetish. If we did, the sight of a person peacefully and openly carrying a pistol would not be cause for mass panic and reports of MAN WITH A GUN!!!!! to 911, and incidents like the recent shooting in Connecticut would be shrugged off as business as usual rather than media sensationalism for weeks, if not months.

The US does not have a gun fetish.

The US has a violence fetish.

We culturally glamorize violence in all forms, gun-related and otherwise. The movies that pull the biggest numbers are the ones with the highest body counts. Our video games (yes, I'm going there) are uniformly about killing things; look at the trailer for Modern Warfare 3, it's a solid 90 seconds of Things Blowing Up. We happily execute innocent people on the weakest evidence and let psychotic murderers go free (as long as they're good at playing violent games). When we decide to fix a perceived social problem, what do we do? We declare war on it. And we are proud of this attitude.

And then we're Shocked And Appalled, Sir, when some loony goes off the rails. Everything about American culture says it's OK - no, not OK, good - to kill, until someone actually does. And then you all completely lose your shit and flail around, looking for someone to blame.

Here's a hint: look in the mirror.

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December 14th, 2012
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Here we go again
Another lunatic brings a gun into a gun-free (sic) zone and kills a bunch of unarmed people, and instantly come the screams of rage against the people who had nothing to do with it.

I say this with all due respect: go fuck yourselves.


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ETA: OK, there's one of you gone. Who's next? Who else is going to blame the hardware rather than the operator? Who else is going to dissolve into hysterics about 0.00001% of the population being murdered by one psychopath when more people than that die on the roads every hour of every day and none of you scream about needing to ban cars?

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November 5th, 2012
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Really, spammers?
Hitting one of my posts from four years ago and getting your stink all over my precious princess? Die in a fire, assbag.

Getting up early sucks. Getting up early so I can be staked and drained sucks more. Getting up early and having to deal with your pathetic bullshit puts me into justifiable homicide territory.

ETA: And now you've hit another of my community posts from 2007. Spamming is the lowest form of advertising anyway, so now you're necroposting as well. Never in my life will I understand what makes you "people" tick, and I don't want to understand. I just want to strangle the lot of you.

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August 28th, 2012
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Well done, Rep Yee and Gov Brewer
Just when people thought Arizona couldn't get any more batshit insane, you went and topped yourselves and made us even more of a national laughingstock than Florida.

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August 12th, 2012
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Love for sale
And by love I mean electronics.

I know most of you don't want or need this stuff, but please spread the word.

Acer netbook, 1.6GHz quad-core, 1GB RAM. Asking $200.
ANR flight headset. I can't afford to fly any more, so no reason to keep it. Asking $150.

Thankee sai.

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August 2nd, 2012
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Disjointed thoughts re Godchickens onna bun
Because really, after three hours of sleep, are there any other kind of thoughts?

Some people are trying to excuse CFA's Talibanesque CEO's behaviour as "Well, that's his opinion and you don't have the right to step on him," calling themselves libertarians. "I'm not saying I agree or disagree, I'm saying that TEH GUMMINT shouldn't be telling him how to run his business."

Bullshit.

Replace "gays" in Chick-Fil-A's public stance with "uppity Negroes" and see if that argument holds water. Replace "gays" with "homewreckin' wimmin," ditto. That aside, Cathy is trying to influence national legislation via his personal (and ill-informed, if he's relying on Leviticus for guidance) religious beliefs. You know, just like the Taliban. And that IS prohibited by the First Amendment.

"But but but, In-n-Out! They print Christianity on their food wrappers and nobody's boycotting THEM!"

Again, bullshit. Printing "John 3:16", which is "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son," in tiny, extremely out-of-the-way print on the bottom of a drinks cup, ain't even in the same league as CFA's actively anti-gay agenda that they're screaming from the rooftops.

I'm laying down an ultimatum right here and now: if you support Chick-Fil-A, either because you think teh ghey is icky or because you think they have the right to push official marginalization of any segment of the population for any reason, get the fuck off my flist.

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July 27th, 2012
05:56 pm
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Your strawman, I set it on fire
WSJ: First Amendment trumps Chick-Fil-A's critics.

Uh, WSJ? I know you're a bastion of conservative capitalism and all that, but I also know that you can read. 1A prohibits Congress from enacting laws restricting freedom of speech, press, religion, etc. Congress is not involved in this fight. Chick-Fil-A is being a mob of hysterical haters and they're suffering public backlash for it, that's all. Nobody's telling Congress to tell CFA to shut their gaping pieholes. Therefore, 1A does not apply. You fail constitutional scholarship FOREVAR.

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June 26th, 2012
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Clarification / correction
Maisy's vet bill itself didn't take me by surprise. I'd set up the appointment last month. What floored me was that the final bill was twice what I'd expected based on the estimate, which was about $500. It came in well north of $1000 because she needed so much more work than the vet had expected. I don't hold that against NBAH; they take excellent care of their patients, but sometimes you don't find things until you go digging, and that's what happened here.

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June 25th, 2012
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Little girl is home and still rather loopy, and Nurse Charlie is shadowing her. Sara and Dr Evans had nothing but good to say about her behaviour; she took everything completely in stride and never fussed or complained even once. We're going back in two months to recheck her mouth and her kidney function.

My poor little princess. The only reason I didn't keep up on her teeth before was my fear of her dying under anesthesia; if I'd gotten past that, she wouldn't have needed all this work today. *kicks self again*

Also, gonads and strife to the guy who mocked me on Twitter.

ETA: And muchas thankias to everyone who donated, promised, and/or boosted.

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10:04 am
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*sigh*
Dr Evans just called - Maisy has five teeth that need to come out. Her creatine level is also elevated since last year; it's now at the high end of normal, so we need to look closer at her kidneys. This is all pushing her bill far higher than I'd planned for, so if any of you can help at all...








Of course, signal boost is always welcome.

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June 5th, 2012
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Oi! Phoenix drivers!
What the FUCK is wrong with all of you today (even more than usual)? I personally witnessed eight potentially lethal acts of stupidity by you godsdammed MORANS in 11 miles of driving!

All of you, throw your car keys away and walk home before you kill somebody.

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June 3rd, 2012
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So, the NEW AND IMPROVED Scrapbook
Everything in my Unsorted folder, except for the last photo I uploaded, is gone.

Every album and photo that had non-public and non-private security, keyed to specific filters, is now public.

The uploader is no better than a command line.

There is no album management that I've been able to find.

There is no way to sort albums or photos, and my photos have been randomly rearranged in their albums.

In short, LJ took a more or less working system (even if it was, as I recently read, held together with spit and duct tape [or considering the ownership of LJ, vodka and black bread]) and replaced it with something new but even worse.

Well done, LJ. Well done.

ETA: 47 albums and 2100 photos, formerly nicely arranged and secured, gone. Along with my last reason to maintain a paid account.

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May 31st, 2012
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Also, Vegas
I'll be in Vegas 29 Jul - 2 Aug for another CompTIA thing. I don't know if any of you are there or nearby, but anyone who is and wants to meet up, ping me.

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May 4th, 2012
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Why seanan_mcguire is made of win
This right here, every word of it.

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May 3rd, 2012
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CITIZENS! BE LOYAL!
Dear(?) Mr President:

LOYALTY DAY? Are you f*cking SERIOUS? Has nobody in this administration read Nineteen Eighty Four or Catch-22? My gods, either you're all completely insane or you're not even trying to pretend any more. I'm absolutely disgusted with all of you.

FORWARD... into the 1950s, apparently.

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April 27th, 2012
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Dear LJ:
1) What the fuck is "PhotoAlbum (beta)"?
2) Why didn't you announce the change before pushing it out?
3) WHERE THE FUCK ARE MY 1500+ PHOTOS, YOU ASSHOLES?

ETA: REALLY, LJ?

Me: And may I say, as a long-time LJer from way before the Russians took over, I highly resent being forced onto the new system with no warning.
manu: Oh, you still don't have to. This post is warning, and it's for beta-users only.
Me: It's not a warning - my scrapbook is now inaccessible due to this change, which I did NOT opt into. You need to return the original interface (at least make it an option) and stop yanking our chains.

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March 16th, 2012
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For once, I have no words
Via ontd_political: One woman's ordeal with the Texas sonogram law.

OK, yeah, I found words. This is nothing more or less than psychological torture under colour of authority. Rick Perry and the TX legislature are pure evil. All you motherfuckers can die. Now. Please.

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March 4th, 2012
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Feel free to quote me on this
Everyone involved in the destruction of Caboodle Ranch is a psychotic monster who should be killed on sight. They destroyed over 700 lives (and if any of you thinks any of those cats wasn't taken straight to the pound to be killed, you're delusional) without cause. Eye for an eye, yes, I'm OK with that.

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October 23rd, 2011
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Favor?
If you've read How To Be Awesome In Bed, please go to Amazon and review it. I've not read the single review that's been posted (NEVER read your own reviews), but that 2-star rating is bugging me. Thankee sai.

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October 10th, 2011
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Nobody panic
I pruned my flist down, mostly people who haven't updated in over a year or with whom I just don't connect.

Yey. W00t. Ekcetra.

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September 13th, 2011
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You asked for it
This changed my mind about posting what I wrote on 9/11. Not behind a cut and sparing nobody's feelings.
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While you're tearing away another layer of scar tissue on our annual Day Of Smug Self-Righteousness, take a moment to consider the millions of people the US has killed, injured, or otherwise ruined their lives in retaliation for the attacks - people who had nothing to do with planning or executing those attacks and who simply thought of al Qaeda as the Muslim version of WBC, when they thought of them at all.

Further, ponder on this: Ostensibly in the name of freedom, we have created a juggernaut of a Federal agency whose entire reason for existence is to intimidate the citizenry into compliance with arbitrary and useless laws of their own making. We've effectively eliminated freedom of movement for people based on nothing more than their (apparent) race and/or religion. Dissidents are treated with suspicion at best and official sanction at worst.

Happy 9/11, you fucking hypocrites. Enjoy your manufactured holiday.

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August 10th, 2011
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You want to be awesome, don't you?
How To Be Awesome In Bed is now live on the Kindle store. UKians can get it here.

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August 6th, 2011
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The rot, it is spreading
Anthology of Awful is now live on the Amazon bookstore. Englandistanis, you can get it here.

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August 5th, 2011
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OK, idea
Split LJ into .com and .ru. Host them in separate datacenters with no physical or logical connection, except for maybe a maintenance/administration subdomain between the two. Sever SUP's ownership of the .com side and turn it into a co-op.

Y/N?

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July 1st, 2011
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Get off the cross, dear, we need the wood
As most (if not all) of you know, I am an atheist. I'm also a pilot and a gun owner, two of the most mind-bogglingly conservative subsets of the population you'll ever find. As a result, I'm not particularly welcome in either culture.

So when I read shite like this, especially the comments (which range from frothing rage at all of us hellbound heathers to outright patronizing), well, I don't think anyone can blame me for wanting to step the fuck off this mudball, overrun by gape-mouthed anencephalic cretins who wish eternal torture on me for nothing worse than refusing to believe in their personal invisible friend.

Christians, you run the country. Your triune deity is enshrined on our currency. You forced the inclusion of your imaginary friend into a meaningless pledge to a national symbol, when Article I of the Bill of Rights says you can't fucking do that. Your holidays (co-opted from pagans, no less) define everybody's work schedule, including the government's.

So don't you dare fucking tell me you're oppressed, that you're offended by my lack of belief, that my expression of that lack of belief is not protected by law, that I have no right to be an atheist, agnostic, or anything else other than Christian. And tell me, which of the thousands of sects should I belong to? You can't even decide amongst yourselves which ones are correct.

Some of you will be offended by this post. Answer me this: on my drive to work today, I saw five vehicles with anti-atheist bumper stickers (not just "My God rules and yours sucks, neener neener" - these stickers derided atheism specifically), and two minivans completely festooned with your propaganda. I saw nothing espousing Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, atheism, or any other belief (or lack thereof) system. Nothing talking about how hysterical and paranoid Christians are. Now tell me I'm shoving my beliefs down your throat. Tell me I'm preventing you from exercising your religion. Tell me these things, then jump off a cliff. Because I am fucking DONE with you lunatics.

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June 20th, 2011
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Oi! Two Lumps fans!
Read. Then give whatever help you can, either by donating or boosting the signal, or both.

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March 11th, 2011
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Oi bradfitz!
Are you gonna do something about these Russkiy spambots?

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December 26th, 2010
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And some more YGTBSM news
Gitmo not to be closed in our lifetimes.

Gibbs appeared to acknowledge a draft executive order -- previously only mentioned anonymously by officials -- to formalize the indefinite detention of some Guantanamo detainees but allow them to challenge their incarceration.

And I'm absolutely sure they'll have access to lawyers by which to issue those challenges, right?

"Some would be tried in federal courts, as we've seen done in the past. Some would be tried in military commissions, likely spending the rest of their lives in a maximum security prison that nobody, including terrorists, have ever escaped from," he said.

"And some, regrettably, will have to be indefinitely detained."


"Hey, sorry about this, but you funny-looking people with weird names, who we've never formally indicted, charged or tried? Life sentence, LOL! And since you've not been actually convicted of any crime, there's nothing for you to appeal!"

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October 31st, 2010
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Inspired by Ace
Anon comments allowed, be as vicious as you like.

Why do *you* think I'm perenially single?

ETA: I'm not looking for advice. I want to know why *you* think I'm single. As I've said so many times before, don't assume I'm asking or saying something that I'm not.

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September 16th, 2010
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Writer's Block: Peace for sale
Is it appropriate for governments to spend so much money on defense and weapons? How much is too much?


System of a Down answered this question in "Boom!" Spending billions of dollars (of its constituents' money, because government does not create wealth) on weapons while people are suffering and starving is unconscionable in the extreme.

To say weapons are unneeded is foolish; if it were true, cops wouldn't carry guns and clubs and the weak would be at the non-existent mercy of the strong. But how much "defensive" (and if you believe any government, especially us.gov, is about defense then you're delusional) capability is needed at any given moment? Do we really need to expend billions of dollars worth of ammunition, not to mention the very lives of people who simply happen to be between us and our current target, simply because one power-crazed psychopath has a hate-on against another power-crazed psychopath?

Humanity is doomed by our unreasoning, fanatical hatred. We'd rather kill than nurture. We'd rather destroy than create. The only reason we still exist is because we breed slightly faster than we kill each other off.

People, pull your heads out before they get shot off. We can't continue like this. It was bad enough when we were simply bashing each other with rocks, but over a million years of development, the only progress we've made as a species is that we now hit each other with bigger rocks that go really fast.

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May 1st, 2010
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Note to "tech support"
Try occasionally living up to your name. That is, provide support for technical issues.

"Read the FAQ" is neither technical nor supportive. Therefore, when "Read the FAQ" is the entirety of your response, especially when the person in need of technical support has already very clearly indicated that they have done so, you are negating your function. Indeed, in a just multiverse, doing so would result in you ceasing to have ever existed for precisely that reason.

Also, I hate you, die.

Huggles,
SBG

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March 24th, 2010
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Question for the tea-asshats and their sympathizers
Y'all have been screaming lately about the Constitution and "We's gonna take our cuntry BACK," and now you're actively promoting the assassination of POTUS and members of the House and Senate and committing vandalism and, yes, terrorism in the name of your ideals.

So, here's my question:

Where the fuck were you cowardly, miserable shits eight years ago, when Chimpy McFlightsuit was directly involved in (or rather, directing by EO) the destruction of that same Constitution in the name of killing mass quantities of smelly brown people? It was OK then and for that reason, but it's not OK now that it's a goddamn commie socialist nazi fascist muslin nigra wanting to bring some kind of rationality to the US health care system? Have I got that right?

Because, if that's really what you think, I cordially invite you to get the fuck out of my country, preferably off my planet entirely.

Thanks ever so much,
SBG

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January 22nd, 2010
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Dear WSJ
You can fuck right the fucking fuck OFF, you fucks.

Corporations are not people. They are intangible, artificial constructs created by jurists. THEY ARE NOT ENDOWED BY THEIR CREATOR WITH CERTAIN UNALIENABLE RIGHTS, unless you shitheads consider yourselves to be gods OH WAIT.

Attempts to equate corporations with real people, and guarantee those corporations the same rights as individuals (NB: every single godsdamned article in the BoR refers to individuals) are insulting to real people. All five of the SCOTUS assholes who say 1A applies to corporations are hereby instructed to demonstrate exactly WHY corporations should enjoy the same rights as individuals, especially in light of the fact that corporations cannot be held individually responsible for violations of real peoples' rights.

I'm waiting, you shitfucks. Go on, explain your reasoning.

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August 17th, 2009
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Since there's a lot of bullshit flying around about presidents and guns
Let's look at some historical facts, not hysterical fallacies:

The US has seen 90 attempts to kill presidents sitting, former, and -elect.

* Four have been successful:
** Lincoln: shot with a pistol
** Garfield: shot with a pistol
** McKinley: shot with a pistol
** Kennedy: shot with a bolt-action rifle

Please note that none of these weapons were "assault rifles," except for maybe the Carcano used to kill Kennedy, if you want to stretch the definition to its absolute limit.

Of the unsuccessful attempts (not simply plots or failures in which the intended assassin never got within weapons' reach of his target):

* 9 were with pistols, one of which was claimed (but not proved) to be a diversion to allow snipers to get a clear shot
* 1 was with a semi-auto rifle
* 1 was with a light aircraft
* 1 was with a grenade

To put it bluntly, pistols are the most effective assassination tool because they're easily concealed until the target is within reach. Rifles are very hard to disguise and draw immediate unwelcome attention, and the ensuing uproar allows the target to flee (unless you're that shitbag politician in The Dead Zone). Other methods have been proven to be logistically flawed.

So, everybody, please pull your heads out of your arses concerning the douchebags who were parading around Phoenix yesterday with fully visible rifles. They were never a threat; if they were, Phoenix would be a daily bloodbath along the lines of Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

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August 3rd, 2009
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PSA!
Don't read things into my posts and comments that aren't there. Don't infer things that I don't say straight out and then accuse me of imaginary crimes based on what you *think* I said. What I say is exactly what I mean, and vice-versa.

And for fuck's sake, don't take what I say personally unless I aim it directly at you (and you'll know it if I do). Sometimes, it's really not all about you.

ETA: what is this, the 14th time I've posted something in this vein since 20040213? Shit's gettin' old, yo.

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July 24th, 2009
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Speaking of Twilight
My opinions, worth exactly what you've paid for them (and x-posted to literate_freaks, my mostly-dead comm):

There are people who are good storytellers, but not necessarily good writers. Examples: Stephen King and Dean Koontz.

There are good writers who can't tell stories for shit. This group includes most philosophers, modern and ancient.

There are a few rare people who both write well *and* spin a good yarn: Pratchett, Gaiman, Solzhenitsyn, PZB.

And then there are those who can neither write, nor tell a coherent story. Their prose rhythm stumbles and their research is minimal at best. Their character development borders on non-existent. They lack the most basic grasp of spelling, grammar, and punctuation: the very foundations of written communication. Stephenie Meyers falls squarely into this category. Whoever told her that her work was acceptable for anything but lining litterboxes and bird cages should be torn apart by rampaging copy editors.

Twilight is shit. Meyers' writing is shit. Those of you who adore the cardboard characters and laughable plots she's created should be ashamed of yourselves. For Christ's sake, Rowling put more effort into developing her characters and the world in which they live in her first book, while Meyers has not progressed one tiny bit. And aside from some linguistic tics, JKR's got the mechanics of writing down pat.

10 years from now, everyone who is now squeeing over Edward and Bella and worshipping Meyers by proxy will look back on the phenomenon, dramatically press the backs of their wrists to their foreheads, and cry "My God, what was I thinking?" The rest of us will be right there with self-righteous indignation, declaring that we warned you but you wouldn't listen.

::Edit the second: this post is now public. Feel free to invite any Twitards you know to come in and defend themselves and their choice.

::Edit the third: author's name corrected. I may have been thinking of PZ Myers in conjunction with Poppy. Carry on.

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July 10th, 2009
10:43 pm
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Dear foster babies
Tomorrow, I'm taking you to your forever home. Thank you for letting me care for you over the last 14 weeks. Watching you grow from helpless infants into the strong and healthy kittens you are now has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

You're all beautiful, affectionate, and well-behaved, and Mama Jackie will love you as much as I (and Charlie) do. I'm sorry you had to put up with attitude from Knack and Lucy, but the one is very old and the other is naturally angry at everyone and everything. Please don't think too harshly of them.

Sleep well tonight, fuzzybutts. We have a long drive in the morning.

Much with the kittenlove,
Foster Dad

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July 9th, 2009
10:22 am
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The kids have had their second round of vaccinations, including rabies. They behaved perfectly and everyone was impressed by how well they're doing, especially Brutus (4 lbs 14). Just as an example how awesome these kittens are: they paired up in the carriers with no prompting, came out of the carriers with no prompting, and walked back in when the pokings were done (and after they'd all been loved on by the vet and techs).

I'm really not looking forward to Saturday. At all.

I'll scan all their paperwork and figure out how much to send to the shelter when I get home from work.

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Maggie of teh nao


Do you have any idea how hard it is to play Bejeweled when this much squishy kittenness is rumbling on your stomach?

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July 5th, 2009
05:27 pm
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Fosters - 14 weeks
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Cassius, I think, is the real success story. He was a tiny, whiny little crybaby. Now he's long, lean, and cuddly. He has no problem fighting back when Brutus plays too rough. His motor instantly switches on when I talk to him or pet him.

I had figured, if any of the kittens would fail (which does happen sometimes, like SIDS), it would be him. Just goes to show, you never can tell.

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June 29th, 2009
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TEH SNIPPENING
The boys are home and testicle-free. They snoozed in their carriers most of the way home, occasionally meeping at me and each other.

If any of you Valley people need spay/neuter services, I absolutely recommend Altered Tails. They're efficient and inexpensive, and they take outstanding care of their patients. Pibble owners, take note: if you live in Maricopa county, the service is FREE. Can I get a ROO-ROO?

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Whether you're a fan of Cussler or not, that's just cool.

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The fog is getting thicker
And Brutus is getting LLLLLLARGER. *jiggles kitteh-tummeh*

Huge Kitten weighed in at 4 lbs 2 oz at Altered Tails this morning. The vet and tech were stunned when they pulled him out of his carrier. They were even more amused when Cassius (3 lbs 7) came out: "Well, we can see who's first to the food bowl."

Going back to pick them up this afternoon. Meanwhile, I'm going back to bed. This 0530 crap, followed by an hour drive to the clinic is for the birds. Thank Bast this is the last time.

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June 26th, 2009
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Fosters - 13.5 weeks
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Maggie - teh nommin of teh feets

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