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So, she's a BDT ( Bull-Dagger-Top ), is that correct, youngins?
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I don't understand the characters on the page.
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

I don't understand the characters on the page.


Only 12 year old children do.
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That seems like a cute gimmick for a Cracked article, but why would anyone want to buy a whole book of it?

It's like someone took a Cliff Notes version of Shakespeare and ran it through a Google translate filter for "teen."
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

That seems like a cute gimmick for a Cracked article, but why would anyone want to buy a whole book of it?

It's like someone took a Cliff Notes version of Shakespeare and ran it through a Google translate filter for "teen."

Only idiots would buy that crap. Years ago I listed the Complete Works of Shakespeare which was a book I think from the 1930's. It took more than a year to sell. I kept relisting it, and finally someone bought it for like $15. I am sure that book is priced the same.

I must say really old books prior to the 50's have amazing paper quality.
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

That seems like a cute gimmick for a Cracked article, but why would anyone want to buy a whole book of it?

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Because America and the world generally are full of posturing idiots who attach value to the labelling of something as a "classic" or "art" despite having no appreciation for, understanding of, or interest in the qualities or perceived qualities that led to it being so designated.
Edited by lawyerdad - 10/14/15 at 2:57pm
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David Brooks writes a scathing Op/Ed on the state of the Republican party...and it's pretty on target.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/13/opinion/the-republicans-incompetence-caucus.html
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It's empty gibberish like you often see from NYT editorials. Our government is a republic, not a democracy, and republics require more than just bare majorities to do things. People talk about Washington being "broken" because Congress isn't producing a steady stream of laws to address every perceived problem. That isn't dysfunction -- it's exactly how it's supposed to work. It's not conservatives who want a slew of new laws. Why would we want "compromise" with the other side when we don't have to give them anything?
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Well, there's really no way of knowing whether Brooks is drawing on a store of inside knowledge that he's not at liberty to share.

Also, rotflmao.gif at "it's not conservatives who want a slew of new laws". Clearly you missed the point of the article, which is that while many present-day Republicans call themselves conservatives, they're anything but.
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I'm with the obstructionists and Ataturk on this.

We have an imperial presidency, an evil amalgamation of the federal government and global corporations, and a stupified and docile public.

The result? Waves of illegal immigration, huge increases in medical insurance coverage cost, the construction of a billion dollar yobboterrabyte Massive Data Collection center in Utah, and $17 trillion of debt, most of it to ChiComs and future government bloat. Soldiers lose legs and arms over causes that are discarded based upon whether Valerie Jarrett is having a bad hair day.

I don't want the current system to "work" or to be productive, any more than I want a malignant cancer to thrive.
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You mean this?
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By traditional definitions, conservatism stands for intellectual humility, a belief in steady, incremental change, a preference for reform rather than revolution, a respect for hierarchy, precedence, balance and order, and a tone of voice that is prudent, measured and responsible. Conservatives of this disposition can be dull, but they know how to nurture and run institutions. They also see the nation as one organic whole. Citizens may fall into different classes and political factions, but they are still joined by chains of affection that command ultimate loyalty and love.

"A conservative is (string of platitudes)."
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I'm with the obstructionists and Ataturk on this.

Not to mention that the traditional definition of "compromise" for Republicans has been selling out on their principles in exchange for government money for their big business buddies.
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Not to mention that the traditional definition of "compromise" for Republicans has been selling out on their principles in exchange for government money for their big business buddies.

This has been the folly of the right, believing big business and Wall Street are inherently conservative because they are capitalists.

People believe that the uber-rich and the banks--the "they" in "they know what they are doing"--will right the ship before we hit an iceberg. Nonsense. They will steer toward the iceberg so they can sell life preservers.
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The asshats are letting the Tea Party tail wag the dog of mainstream Republicans and it's not what the voting public wants. Remember the 2012 election cycle? Anyone but Mitt. A devoutly religious man, great career in business, family guy with zero skeletons (and he got such an asshole check you know any would have come out), etc. Still, anyone but Mitt from the power structure even though Mitt kept gaining more and more support from the Repub rank and file. The rank and file is not nearly as right wing and obstructionist as the TP, Ted Cruz's, etc. He was too moderate for what is now the power structure of the Repubs.

Look at the same thing for why we suddenly have no Speaker.

There's a problem in the Repub party. That's not so say there are not problems with the Dems, with MSM coverage of things, etc., but let's not let all that deflect from the fact the elites of the Repub part are fucked in the head.
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