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by Dob
Mon Aug 22, 2005 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blue Ranger charged with cold-blooded double homicide
Replies: 8
Views: 5233

I'm just astonished by anyone capable of such acts. I was exploring what is perceived to be the "shocking" element of this story. Part of it is the crime, and part of it is the fact that Mr. Deleon is an ex-Power Ranger. Wouldn't you agree that the media are playing up that aspect? I do agree, thou...
by Dob
Mon Aug 22, 2005 10:51 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Rod Stewart - The Pre-Suck Years
Replies: 13
Views: 7602

My mind is filled with bliss thinking back to that thread. Well, not really. "Filled with bliss"...appropriate comment, seeing as how you and the oft-quoted M*****l got into a bit of a dust-up towards the end. I guess when you repeatedly ask an increasingly incoherent poster to explain himself, he'...
by Dob
Sun Aug 21, 2005 8:59 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Rod Stewart - The Pre-Suck Years
Replies: 13
Views: 7602

I thought I remembered a great big hairy thread regarding EPTAS on SHtv, and I managed to find it: http://www.stevehoffman.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=8704&page=1&pp=20 It's an old thread...even some of Luke's posts are on it. A few tidbits: According to SH, the MFSL is a flat transfer. Howev...
by Dob
Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blue Ranger charged with cold-blooded double homicide
Replies: 8
Views: 5233

Isn't it odd that we struggle with the (alleged) fact that a former TV actor can also be a homicidal psychopath? It's as if we think that anyone stable enough to land a part in a TV show can't be capable of such brutality (which will -- no doubt -- be used by Mr. Deleon's defense attorneys during th...
by Dob
Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:21 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Great police work: UK police kill man unrelated to probe
Replies: 16
Views: 8118

But the documents revealed that no positive identification was ever made because an officer was "relieving himself" at the time Mr de Menezes left the building. Perhaps "positive identification" in this context means "correct identification." It seems that this all got started when one of the backu...
by Dob
Wed Aug 17, 2005 9:15 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Great police work: UK police kill man unrelated to probe
Replies: 16
Views: 8118

I'm now waiting for the apologies from all the rabid war bloggers out there who were spouting, "He deserved what he got because he was wearing a heavy coat and he ran from the cops and he was brown! It's the price we pay for freedom! The US could learn something from those brave UK policemen!" Here...
by Dob
Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:47 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Pentagon celebrates 9/11 with big party
Replies: 20
Views: 11484

I thought this commentary in The Daily Reckoning did a nice job of summing up (with some humorous exaggerations) of what seems to be the general American attitude. Edited by me for brevity. Americans now depend on the savings of Communist China in order to pay for their lifestyles...and their wars t...
by Dob
Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Evolution, Creationism, and Intelligent Design
Replies: 158
Views: 84717

...you will find that the science that once refuted God completely... Yikes..."refuted" means "to prove wrong by argument or evidence." AFAIK, science has *never* claimed a "scientific proof" of the non-existence of God. What scientists do is search for empirical (natural) explanations for empirica...
by Dob
Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:46 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Pentagon celebrates 9/11 with big party
Replies: 20
Views: 11484

Don't let that brown guy do something that'll force me to shoot him.

Or force me to invade his country.

Ummm...not "me" personally, of course...someone's got to stay here and do the essential work of supporting the economy.

But damn, I sure talk tough, don't I?
by Dob
Tue Aug 16, 2005 11:02 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Pentagon celebrates 9/11 with big party
Replies: 20
Views: 11484

I PRAY FOR PEACE "Dear Heavenly Father, Please help other primitive, heathen, but oil-rich countries to peacefully accept our imperialism and the gifts of our superior culture, true religion, and enlightened government. Help us to carry out Your mission to improve the world and bring about lasting ...
by Dob
Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Pentagon celebrates 9/11 with big party
Replies: 20
Views: 11484

The Washington Post wrote:As it appears that this event could become politicized...

Could become???

A gold star to the Washington Post for diplomatic understatement.
by Dob
Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:15 pm
Forum: Religion
Topic: Want to make your son straight? Whip it out!
Replies: 4
Views: 5829

Re: Want to make your son straight? Whip it out!

He can play rough-and-tumble games with his son, in ways that are decidedly different from the games he would play with a little girl. He can help his son learn to throw and catch a ball. He can teach him to pound a square wooden peg into a square hole in a pegboard. And if my son isn't interested ...
by Dob
Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Bush in the Bubble
Replies: 16
Views: 9053

balthazar wrote:If he withdrew from Iraq, would that really make her happy? Probably not.

Happiness is relative, but I think she would consider her vigil a success if it led to a faster US withdrawal from Iraq.
by Dob
Mon Aug 15, 2005 12:21 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Bush in the Bubble
Replies: 16
Views: 9053

I'm thinking that, by this point, Cindy Sheehan has realized that actually talking to Bush is a total waste of time (aside from her own personal reasons). Perhaps from the very beginning she expected the cold shoulder, but I'd bet she never thought Bush would turn out to be this callous. Does Bush r...
by Dob
Fri Aug 12, 2005 7:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Young Republicans support war, want others to fight it
Replies: 5
Views: 3820

Military service isn't for our son. It isn't for our kind of people . I wonder, would her hypocrisy and elitism extend to the point of supporting Bush if he wanted to reinstate the draft, and then moving heaven and earth to make sure her son got a deferment? If not a deferment, then at least one of...