| Political Talk|| re: General colin Powell calls for Universal Healthcare in America - funnystuff on 12/7/13 at 9:35 pm|
[quote]They don’t understand why the United States of America, [b]which uses more health care than just about anybody else[/b], still (has) 40 million people not properly insured.”[/quote]The bolded section pretty much answers the question he asks.
We seek professional health care help at an alar...
| O-T Lounge|| re: South Carolina Sheriff Refuses Presidential Order to Lower Flag for Mandella - funnystuff on 12/7/13 at 9:14 pm|
[quote]i mean who gives a shit! people die every day! what has he done for this country? He is just another person dead.[/quote]This is just being intentionally obtuse. Like the man or not, he was known worldwide as a living symbol for defeating oppression. And that symbolism extends to the citize...
| O-T Lounge|| re: South Carolina Sheriff Refuses Presidential Order to Lower Flag for Mandella - funnystuff on 12/7/13 at 8:44 pm|
There's no doubt that he did, I'm not disputing that claim. I am merely supporting the idea that someone who engages in terrorism (which as you mentioned, can be very loosely defined) unequivocally makes the world a worse place. That claim is what prompted the Washington, Franklin, etc comment.
| O-T Lounge|| re: South Carolina Sheriff Refuses Presidential Order to Lower Flag for Mandella - funnystuff on 12/7/13 at 8:37 pm|
[quote]Now that is left wing education for ya. Unbuweavabull logic there.[/quote]Is it really that hard to believe that the founding fathers were considered to be the equivalent of terrorists by the English? That has nothing to do with right vs left wing ideologies....
| Political Talk|| re: Oregon Bakery shut down after mafia type threats used by LGBT activists - funnystuff on 12/7/13 at 7:21 pm|
[quote]so you do oppose the case where the business is under threat of a fine for not serving gays?[/quote]100%. That's not how a free market operates. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Oregon Bakery shut down after mafia type threats used by LGBT activists - funnystuff on 12/7/13 at 7:18 pm|
Don't you find it a little presumptuous to believe that you know how someone else would react to a given situation better than they would? Particularly when the entire extent of the knowledge you have on that person comes from an internet message board....
| Political Talk|| re: Oregon Bakery shut down after mafia type threats used by LGBT activists - funnystuff on 12/7/13 at 7:05 pm|
EDIT for clarification: by "different approach", I assume you mean supporting a business that refuses to serve homosexuals. Is that correct?...
| Political Talk|| re: Oregon Bakery shut down after mafia type threats used by LGBT activists - funnystuff on 12/7/13 at 6:44 pm|
[quote]No where in that article was the word boycott used.[/quote][quote]The LGBT protestors then turned on other wedding vendors around the community. [b]They threatened to boycott[/b] any florists," Fox News reported, "wedding planners or other vendors that did business with Sweet Cakes By Melissa...
| Political Talk|| re: Oregon Bakery shut down after mafia type threats used by LGBT activists - funnystuff on 12/7/13 at 6:41 pm|
[quote]Other than that, this is a free market at work and the one I constantly advocate for against liberals who wants to use gov't force to punish a bakery like this.[/quote]Exactly. Again, assuming the only means being used is a simple boycott, this is a genuinely good thing. It is a perfect cas...
| Political Talk|| re: Oregon Bakery shut down after mafia type threats used by LGBT activists - funnystuff on 12/7/13 at 6:35 pm|
[quote]I do have a problem with them demanding a business conform to their will.[/quote][quote]I have no problem with them boycotting a business.[/quote]The means by which they are demanding the business to conform to their will is through boycotting. These two sentences directly oppose one another...
| Political Talk|| re: Oregon Bakery shut down after mafia type threats used by LGBT activists - funnystuff on 12/7/13 at 6:28 pm|
As long as boycotting in Oregon means the same thing it does here, this is the definition of a free market at work.
The exact argument that we routinely see libertarians on this board make is that unencumbered businesses will evolve to meet the demands of the citizens.
The only way someone cou...
| Political Talk|| re: Obama to attend former communist Mandela's funeral---snubbed Thatcher's funeral - funnystuff on 12/7/13 at 1:24 pm|
You know good an well that Obama is all about the message, not the content. Having the first black president in U.S. history mourning at the funeral of a world wide figure in the race relations discussion is just too good of a photo op to pass up. And that would be true regardless of Obama's and M...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| re: Sit Welker? - funnystuff on 12/5/13 at 9:20 pm|
Yes. No guarantees in football obviously, but Allen seems safer to me. But in fairness, I feel confident about my matchup this week, and this is my WR3 position, so I just can't have someone go out there and lay an egg. And since the Broncos bye, Welker has had fewer than 5 catches AND fewer than...
| Political Talk|| re: What do you know??? - funnystuff on 12/4/13 at 6:57 pm|
[quote]I wouldn't either if it didn't jibe with my world view...BAHAHAHAHA[/quote]This has literally nothing to do with your viewpoint. I know that I don't have enough experience in this field to form a well-educated opinion, so I've mostly just avoided taking sides. I am entirely indifferent on t...
| Political Talk|| re: What do you know??? - funnystuff on 12/4/13 at 6:35 pm|
I don't believe a word you just said.
If your grammar had a proven track record of being that superb, you would have felt no need to cross reference your ramblings with multiple online grammar checks. Maybe I could understand you using one. But as soon as you got confirmation of your already st...
| Political Talk|| re: What do you know??? - funnystuff on 12/4/13 at 6:15 pm|
[quote]who gives a frick if you read it[/quote]Not to be an ass, but what possible reason would you have to post anything on a message board if you didn't care whether or not someone saw it? If this thought was something that you were truly indifferent about others hearing, you would have kept it to...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| re: Sit Welker? - funnystuff on 12/4/13 at 4:03 pm|
[quote]Anyone else contemplating sitting Welker? I would start Keenan Allen in his spot.[/quote]I am making this exact move in a 0.5PPR league...
| Political Talk|| re: Obama decrees HC companies will ESTIMATE the money, and fedgov will cut a check - funnystuff on 12/3/13 at 9:09 pm|
[quote]I was 100% sure, it was going to be a link to the Onion.
WTF?????[/quote]This is what I was about to post, almost verbatim....
| Political Talk|| re: Do you have friends that are socialist/Marxist? - funnystuff on 12/3/13 at 12:41 pm|
The problem in your example is that you are equating unfettered capitalism to full anarchy. The two are not equivant. In "unfettered capitalism", there is still room for laws prohibiting direct physical violence towards an individual and their property.
Saying illegal drug markets are an example ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: 3rd and Chavis? - funnystuff on 12/1/13 at 11:25 pm|
Sure, and if we blitzed the entire game and got torched by screens and draws, you would've been bitching about our inability to adapt. And your criticism would ultimately be identical to this one; the gameplan almost cost us the game.
The point is, the coaches make the calls that maximize our ab...
| Political Talk|| re: Do you have friends that are socialist/Marxist? - funnystuff on 12/1/13 at 11:19 pm|
When I was in grad school, I was a TA for a socialist professor.
She once had me create some simple OLS regressions for her econometrics class so that the students could practice interpreting the coefficients of the variables. I decided this was my best opportunity to undermine her insane belief...
| Tiger Rant|| re: 3rd and Chavis? - funnystuff on 12/1/13 at 11:06 pm|
I know, right? It's almost like they make different gameplans against different offenses! Crazy!...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| re: Yahoo Fantasy Football users who use Divisions..help please - funnystuff on 12/1/13 at 4:06 pm|
I can honestly understand using any given rule to determine tiebreakers. Head to head, total points, division record, etc.. All fine by me.
What makes zero sense is using different tiebreakers for different seeds, and also not allowing the league commish to decide what the tiebreaker is. Neith...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| re: Week 13 All Day Complain, Brag, or Cry thread - funnystuff on 12/1/13 at 3:56 pm|
Played against Gordon and Jeffery in one league :banghead:...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| re: Yahoo Fantasy Football users who use Divisions..help please - funnystuff on 12/1/13 at 3:41 pm|
Team B goes.
Yahoo's tiebreakers are incredibly inconsistent. The tiebreaker for first place in the division is determined by division record. Every other tiebreaker is determined by total points. It's incredibly dumb that they use different tiebreakers for different seeds. What's even dumber...
| SEC Rant|| re: I'm going to have to agree with our O-lineman here - funnystuff on 12/1/13 at 12:15 pm|
[quote]I'm going to have to agree[/quote][quote]with our tough schedule it was almost impossible to do what we were trying to do![/quote][img]http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_md6pytml8l1rxis0k.gif[/img]...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: The "re"addition of Coach on New Girl...Who do you feel? - funnystuff on 12/1/13 at 11:39 am|
It feels like they are trying to transition Winston out of the show. They've made his character increasingly unlikeable this season and he just seems to be less important to the plot than in seasons past.
That said, I haven't made up my mind about whether or not I like Coach on the show. I do k...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Weeds (non spoilers) - funnystuff on 12/1/13 at 11:10 am|
You should keep going with it. I agree that the middle seasons go way downhill. But the last two offer a little bit of redemption (minus the last couple episodes; I didn't love how they ended it). But to answer the original question, here's my rankings of the seasons...
Seasons 1 and 2 (tied f...
| Tiger Rant|| re: My 11 Year Old Son - The Shamer of Fair Weather Fans - funnystuff on 11/30/13 at 12:51 pm|
I was just about to ask, what kind of cynical a-hole would downvote the optimism of a child? Must be some miserable folks...
| More Sports Board|| re: Biggest psychopath head coach in sports? - funnystuff on 11/30/13 at 10:09 am|
Depends how you define a psychopath. If you use the anecdotal definition of a volatile personality who has little self control, then guys mentioned like Knight, Pelini, Muschamp, Martin, etc. are all in consideration.
I'm inclined to follow a more precise definition of the psychopath. One is whi...