Open Thread

Seattle Untimely explains the WGA strike (which ended recently) using video games:


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    Piper supports torture spews:

    McCain voted this week to preserve the use of waterboarding by the US Government. Piper must be very pleased. Of course waterboarding is evil when done tro us, the good guys, but when we, the good guys, do it to the bad guys Piper deems it a Christian act. And indeed it is. It’s an enhanced interrogation technique that has been used by good Christians for hundreds of years.

    John McCain, the embodiment of Christian Republican values. Yes, Yes, I know he used to be against torture) now that he wants to be president and wants Piper’s vote-well, a little torture harsh interrogation technique
    is just good old fashioned political pandering.

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    Piper supports torture spews:

    If you knew that your neighbor was torturing the neighborhood cats and dogs what would you think of him? Would you treat him with respect? So why do you give Piper, a supporter of torture of human beings, more respect than you would give that neighbor?

    Torture is not something people can respectfully disagree about. Torture is evil. Bush, a torturer is evil; and the people who make it possible for him to torture share in the sin.

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    Piper supports torture spews:

    McCain sang “Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb bomb Iran!” What a hoot huh? What a witty guy McCain is. To hear him go on you wouldn’t think that a little entertaining bombing would lead to the deaths of thousands and possibly millions. These brave Republican warriors-church going Christians every one-what fuckan assholes they are.

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    Piper supports torture spews:

    Taliban like, the American Evangelical wackos have infiltrated the military. One day these wack jobs can start a nuCUlar war and bring on the end times so they can go meet their God.

    “Since his last combat deployment in Iraq, Jeremy Hall has had a rough time, getting shoved and threatened by his fellow soldiers. The trouble started there when he would not pray in the mess hall.”A senior ranking staff sergeant told me to leave and sit somewhere else because I refused to pray,” Hall, a 23-year-old US army specialist, told AFP.

    Later, Hall was confronted by a major for holding an authorized meeting of “atheists and freethinkers” on his base. The officer threatened to discipline him and block his re-enlistment.

    “He said: ‘You guys are being a problem and problems can be removed,’” Hall said. “He was yelling at us and stuff and at the very end he says, ‘I really love you guys, I want you to see the light.’”

    Now Hall is suing the major and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, accusing them of breaching his constitutional rights. A campaign group, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, is waiting for the Pentagon to respond to a lawsuit filed in a Kansas federal court on Hall’s behalf.

    It alleges a “pernicious pattern and practice” of infringement of religious liberties in the military.

    Mikey Weinstein, a former Air Force lawyer who created the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, has documented 6,800 incidents like these.

    It’s probably worth pausing to note the irony. There’s a broader counter-terrorism campaign underway, in which our principal enemy tries to force religion on people. For far too many people in our military, the apparent response to force their religion on people.”

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    Piper supports torture spews:

    We have only a little over ten hours before FISA expires and the terrorists kill us all in our beds. See the countdown clock the good folks at the Heritage Foundation have provided to count down to our doom. No mention on the site that the reason FISA is expiring is that Bush refused to sign a 21 day extension offered by the Democrats. No siree, with Bush the cowboy, it’s his way or we all die!

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    Piper supports torture spews:

    And if you visit the Heritage Foundation website check out the photo in the top left corner of the prisoners at Guantanamo happily recreating with a little volleyball. These propagandists are Piper’s people. This is the group of Americans he sides with. These are the people whose values he shares. Lies, torture, killing, war crimes, deficits, tax cuts for the rich, exploitation of the poor. Think about that the next time you associate or communicate with Piper. HE SUPPORTS AND ENABLES WAR CRIMES. And you make it easy for him to do so.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @6 In one of the recent threats a newbie (wingnut) poster wanted to know, in essence, why we can’t all just get along. Because some people are assholes who treat other human beings worse than cats or dogs, that’s why. Because it’s morally wrong to go along with moral wrongs, that’s why. War is evil. Torture is evil. People who do these things are evil. People who sanction or support those people have something wrong with them.

    Politics matters. Who wins elections matters. How our country is governed matters. We liberals are working hard to take America’s government away from the evil people who have taken control of it. Politics matters. Who wins elections matters. Winning hearts and minds matters.

    For several years now, has been a beacon of patriotism and enlightment in a land darkened by the shadows of Republican evil.

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    Creighton Baril spews:

    Piper does not consciouly think he is doing evil. His lazy-ass fair ideology preaches that the better off the upper classes are, the better off we all are.

    We’re kind of like Mr. French hoping that Brian Keith will continue to prosper — or Hop=Sing. Where would he be without the risks and investment savvy of the Ponderosa boys.

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    Mark1 spews:

    An open thread and nary a mention of John Kerry and Maria Cantvotewell’s pedophile assistant and his scandal. I’m shocked; when it’s Sen. Craig and a sex scandal, you ignoramouses capitalize on it, but when it’s on the worthless liberal side-mum. Hypocrits. And Roger “Where’s the free handouts?” Rodent; go ahead now with your next 100 delusioanls posts. Ready, set-go! (To the DSHS Office that is….)

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    Piper supports torture spews:

    @11 I wasn’t aware of the scandal. Why don’t you tell us about it and provide links to valid news services and also tell us how the behavior of an assistant to Cantwell who she surely wasn’t with 24/7 making choices for him makes her responsible for his behavior. Now Larry Craig is with himself 24/7 and makes all his choices for himself. To state the obvious: an assistant to a Senator does not equal a fucking Senator.

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    Piper supports torture spews:

    @7 Without the support of Pipers in this country the Bushie’s could not exist.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @11 In case you forgot, this is a liberal blog. We don’t post wingnut propaganda here. However, you are free to do so. This is, after all, a liberal blog … so there’s no censorship here. You can’t say that about any wingnut blog.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @13 In the same sense that without the support of a gullible German people, Hitler would never have been more than a paperhanger. Yes, each and every wingnut fool who supported Bush is personally responsible for Bush’s crimes, corruption, and failures.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    George W. Bush = Worst. President. Ever.

    And what can you say about the fools who voted to give the power of the White House to a drunk and cocaine user? Stupidity is their best defense; anything else makes them criminally culpable.

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    Piper supports torture spews:

    @18 One of the blogs was showing videos of various news people calling McCain a maverick. It just shows how easily influenced the media is and how once a meme is created (no matter how silly) the rest fall in line. McCain is hardly a maverick, he falls in line when he needs to and now he’s just another flip-flopping evangelical ass kisser like the rest of the Republican party.

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    YLB spews:

    I’m shocked; when it’s Sen. Craig and a sex scandal, you ignoramouses capitalize on it,

    Mark1 again lives up to his reputation as just another run of the mill right wing idiot.

    Unlike happy feet Craig, the boy friday assistant never claimed he was holier than thou, i.e. Craig was hypocrite. The assistant didn’t represent any constituency I ever heard of.

    Did boy Friday commit a crime? Did he pay the penalty? Great. The system worked!

    Nice try – loser.

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    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @20 “Mark1 again lives up to his reputation as just another run of the mill right wing idiot.”

    Aren’t they all?

  18. 22

    rob spews:

    RE: 16. Effect of Obama’s Candor Remains to Be Seen
    Senator Admitted Trying Cocaine in a Memoir Written 11 Years Ago

    Long before the national media spotlight began to shine on every twist and turn of his life’s journey, Barack Obama had this to say about himself: “Junkie. Pothead. That’s where I’d been headed: the final, fatal role of the young would-be black man. . . . I got high [to] push questions of who I was out of my mind.”


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    klake spews:

    Well Folks you all need some new vision of how the world really see us today, and not what the Socialist Democrats would like us to believe today. Maybe we are really the Sheepdogs of the world and the Europeans are the Sheep and the Far left support the wolves. Now are we really making progress in the Middle East and the media refusing to tell the public the real truth and what is the truth? Why does the Far Left want to convince us that their plan will work and everybody else’s plan is failing at this point? Now is Barack Obama going to save this country like Hitler did Germany? Maybe it will go down the tubes with Hillary Clinton, but we still got Bill to save us from the Far Left. Maybe life isn’t as bad everybody makes it out to be, but the media really want to pick the next President and you all will be excluded because they control the Air Waves. Hell everybody needs different points of view but it appears that nobody will read or listen to different points of view. Now you are lost sheep and the wolves will have a feasting on your rotting corpses. Now we get to see the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse and you will all be fine with that vision. Now what stage are we in today? Plus what Horse do you see outside? Yes the Gloom and Doom folks can’t sleep at nights. Who is coming to save us? Barack or Hillary?

    Name: Conquest, Horse: WHITE, Rider: Carries a bow with arrow which has no arrow head which symbolizes a non-violent rise to power, wears a crown. Power: Persecution, Power of station.

    Name: War, Horse: Red, Rider: Carries a sword, Power: War, Violence, Mars

    Name: Pestilence, Horse: Black, Carries scales, Power: Famine, Corruption, Plague, Economic breakdown.

    Name: Death, Horse: Pale, Carries Death of all kinds and causes

    “A fundamental problem in European media – as Baker and Joffe both indicate – is the disproportionately high levels of attention, coverage, interview time and credibility granted to American anti-Americans and representatives of the American Left as opposed to Americans representing other viewpoints whether moderate, libertarian, conservative, etc. The result is a skewed understanding of what the United States really is.”

    “Abroad, the European public is more schizophrenic. It wants to make no sacrifices to stop the jihadists, but fears them terribly. It damns the U.S. as responsible for the tense, unpleasant global environment, but then — apparently in private — votes to ensure it has leaders favorable to us. Europeans offer moral lectures to Americans who are paying a great price in blood and treasure for constitutional alternatives in Iraq, even as their own elites in shameful timidity mortgage the Western Enlightenment to two-bit thuggish Islamists.”

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    Piper supports torture spews:

    Yes Klake, You think that you are articulate and intelligent. And I being a lefty certainly do have a different point of view from yours. I think you are a fuckan idiot who has been driven nuts by exposure to too much rightwing talk radio.

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    sempersimper spews:

    He can’t help it that his dental work is tuned to Rush Limbaugh. Next you’ll be complaining about his tinfoil hat. It helps avoid reradiating Rush to innocent bystanders.

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    Joe King spews:

    This reporter has just learned that Puddybud, the BBB, Big Black Blogger was quoted as saying:
    “But Puddybud eats bananas while you shit them.”

    I’m with Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN, Dr. Gupta, was it wise for Puddybud to actually eat bananas wile someone was shitting them our of their ass?”

    “Uh, no, Joe. That’s a bad practice unless you’re a dog or a Bush supporter.”

    “I see, Dr. Gupta, do you think this is a trend amoung Republicans.”

    “Well, Joe, it’s hard to say. There may be a LOT more Republicans eating shit, otherwise known as crow, this fall.”

    “But, Dr. if they eat shit. . .couldn’t they die??”

    “Yes, Joe, it’s know as; Eat shit and die.”

    That’s all for now this is Joe King reporting live from the Steam Baths in Pioneer Square where Puddybud confessed he eats bananas while they are being shitted.”

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    Marvin Stamn spews:

    #12 Piper supports torture says:

    an assistant to a Senator does not equal a fucking Senator.

    So I guess comparing rush and his drug problem to liberal radio talk show host bernie ward and his problem with child porn wouldn’t be fair because rush has an audience. Or comparing larry craig to jim mcgreevy wouldn’t be fair because mcgreevy was having sex at truck stops and was only a governor.
    Don’t you find it strange that even you have higher expectations for republicans?
    Democrats – the party of lowered expectations.
    Still bitter because you only know 3 chords on the guitar and your little rock band flopped?

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    Mark1 spews:


    Here’s one. (below) If you want more try googling it.(Assuming you are smart enought to figure out how to do that.)

    As far as you YLB; until you become employed and are an actual taxpayer you are dismissed, as your opinions mean nothing and is not valid. And to you Rodent- your drivel might as well be written in Chinese, as it is hazy and undecipherable at best. (And who cares anyway). Perhaps you can give YLB a hand filling out those nasty forms at the DSHS office.

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    Marvin Stamn spews:

    #28 sempersimper says:

    The above coming from a diminished 7th…….

    Why the name change headless? Are you embarrassed by the racist things you’ve written and you hope if you change your name no one will connect the dots?
    It’s not working.

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    Mark1 spews:

    @31 YourLiberalBullshit:

    You got some hypocrisy and immaturity calling people names while being unemployed there fella.