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by Wulfolme
Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1477: "Star Wars"
Replies: 61
Views: 16562

Re: 1477: "Star Wars"

I don't buy this as a tipping point. Comparing these arbitrarily chosen dates: 1977 Star Wars: A New Hope 1980 The Empire Strikes Back * 1983 Return of the Jedi * 1999 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 2002 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones 2005 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the ...
by Wulfolme
Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: As many as 200,000 fraudulent registrations in Ohio
Replies: 14
Views: 1305

As many as 200,000 fraudulent registrations in Ohio

Watch this, and the video "Prosecutors now Investigating Chicago Vote." Should be the next one on the playlist. http://www.palestra.net/videos/play/16859 Some more fun info: http://www.palestra.net/blogs/read/16806 The Big Problem: http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2008/10/jennifer_brunner_s...
by Wulfolme
Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Vice-Presidential Debate
Replies: 105
Views: 9028

Re: Vice-Presidential Debate

Astounding the capacity of each side in a contest such as this to independently declare victory.
by Wulfolme
Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: They tried to overhaul Fannie/Freddie regulation in 2003
Replies: 9
Views: 1219

Re: They tried to overhaul Fannie/Freddie regulation in 2003

Well phooey on the 108th Congress (and every legislator ever that didn't try to do something about this or at least bother to really see if anything needed to be done). Very interesting, Thomas. Thanks. I really hope we've seen the last of these "Massive company run quasi- to full-out illegally...
by Wulfolme
Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: They tried to overhaul Fannie/Freddie regulation in 2003
Replies: 9
Views: 1219

They tried to overhaul Fannie/Freddie regulation in 2003

I assume you've all soaked up plenty of information on the whole mortgage meltdown. I found an interesting old article about this very problem, and some of the ripples in the calm before this storm. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E06E3D6123BF932A2575AC0A9659C8B63&sec=&spon=&...
by Wulfolme
Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: McCain blasts SEC chair, gets blasted by Wall Street Journal
Replies: 5
Views: 1115

Re: McCain blasts SEC chair, gets blasted by Wall Street Journal

I really wonder, was there ever an election in the history of any democracy that didn't have vast swathes of the populace convinced that they were immeasurably superior to other vast swathes of the populace? So he did something stupid and people are calling him on it. The media is supposed to work t...
by Wulfolme
Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0470: "The End Is Not For A While"
Replies: 140
Views: 28017

Re: "The End is Not for a While"

Now that's the kind of protest subject I could get enthusiastic about.
by Wulfolme
Sun Aug 31, 2008 4:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Completely Official Sarah Palin Thread
Replies: 408
Views: 31833

Re: John McCain's VP pick is Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska

I did not bring that up because it is silly. Even the commenters on the site (which I would assume to be sycophantic?) say that it's tabloid material and should be deleted because it's in violation of the site's guidelines.
by Wulfolme
Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Completely Official Sarah Palin Thread
Replies: 408
Views: 31833

Re: John McCain's VP pick is Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska

As I'm completely outside the struggle for sex-based equality, I have to ask: Wouldn't pretty much all feminists see this choice for VP as completely, utterly, and disgustingly insulting? It's such a clear grab for Hillary votes that it borderlines on the nauseating--she even spends several minutes...
by Wulfolme
Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0467: "X Girls Y Cups"
Replies: 217
Views: 62738

Re: X Girls Y Cups Discussion

I've heard that SWAP.avi is worse, actually.

Also, ha. Ha.

And I haven't seen either of them! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
by Wulfolme
Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Shun God We Must
Replies: 112
Views: 13255

Re: Shun God We Must

Another step along the ever escalating pursuit of offense, this.
by Wulfolme
Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Supreme Court rules on gun rights
Replies: 67
Views: 5660

Re: Supreme Court rules on gun rights

I had never seen Roe v. Wade explained in that way before, nor had I ever truly realized those implications if the 9th amendment. You've enlightened me, sir. Thank you. (Seriously, I'm not joking here. You just made me less dumb.) In light of this, it seems to me that erring on the side of too much ...
by Wulfolme
Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Supreme Court rules on gun rights
Replies: 67
Views: 5660

Re: Supreme Court rules on gun rights

I was mostly noting that you sounded your agreement without actually speaking to the constitutionality, but rather the policy implications. We've gotten ourselves into something of a mess in this country by eschewing constitutionality when we don't like the constraints it puts on policy. In the int...
by Wulfolme
Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Supreme Court rules on gun rights
Replies: 67
Views: 5660

Supreme Court rules on gun rights

http://www.latimes.com/news/la-na-scotus27-2008jun27,0,3423814.story Now we have a hard interpretation; the 2nd Amendment does guarantee an individual's right to gun ownership. I think this is good. I like the idea that the law expects American citizens to be mature enough to own instruments of dea...
by Wulfolme
Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: McCain: Obama not offering change on oil; too much like Bush
Replies: 15
Views: 1797

Re: McCain: Obama not offering change on oil; too much like Bush

Simply pointing out that solid knowledge of the situation and hours of careful consideration are not a shining road leading to agreement with the Democratic agenda, a point you would seem to contest. I apologize if I seem to be flamebaiting. I am a sarcastic person, and as my post count would attest...
by Wulfolme
Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: McCain: Obama not offering change on oil; too much like Bush
Replies: 15
Views: 1797

Re: McCain: Obama not offering change on oil; too much like Bush

How many really, truly informed people voted for Bush in '04? Wow. Eureka, I've found it; the most conceited statement on the internet. The answer to your question, sir, is lots of them. McCain is making an ass of himself doing this, something he is becoming increasingly adept at, but you are quite...
by Wulfolme
Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NYT: Obama in the pocket of big ethanol
Replies: 22
Views: 1925

Re: NYT: Obama in the pocket of big ethanol

On the topic of farm subsidies, one of my high school teachers was a cotton farmer. He said that the government subsidies ensure that a farmer makes a certain amount of money per planted acre, and that if the planted acre produces less than that amount, the government pays the farmer the difference....
by Wulfolme
Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama rejects public financing against McCain
Replies: 42
Views: 3793

Re: Obama rejects public financing against McCain

I didn't bother trying to refute anything you said because you give me the powerful impression that you are beyond the very concept of being proven wrong. Obama gave people one impression, didn't try to change that impression, and then did something directly contradictory to it. Regardless of how re...
by Wulfolme
Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:06 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Google News from a better universe
Replies: 9
Views: 2089

Re: Google News from a better universe

President signs single-payer health care into law Houston Chronicle - 43 minutes ago By ANNE FLAHERTY AP Writer © 2007 AP WASHINGTON - Citing the budget surplus from massive defense cuts , President Obama signed the Universal Health Care Act into law this morning on the White House north lawn. &quo...
by Wulfolme
Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama rejects public financing against McCain
Replies: 42
Views: 3793

Re: Obama rejects public financing against McCain

EsotericWombat, taking your statements into consideration, it's... it's genuinely curious how homogeneously malicious the Republicans are in all this, how completely to blame McCain is for any public disapproval of Obama's actions, and how innocent of any misdeeds Obama is.

Genuinely curious.
by Wulfolme
Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Kucinich reads Articles of Impeachment against Bush
Replies: 70
Views: 5768

Re: Kucinich reads Articles of Impeachment against Bush

I just wanted this to be mentioned, regarding the leadup to Iraq. I wanted to quote from the recent Senate Intelligence Committee report itself, but that's either not on the internet yet or I didn't care hard enough to find it. This source is right-leaning, but I don't think they could outright lie ...

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