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Politics for Dilettantes
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Politics for Dilettantes

Kawaii -- Wednesday, October 08, 2003 -- 10:08:43 PM

Apathetic? Uninformed? Don't even vote? Have your bread and want your circus?

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Iggy -- Monday, May 04, 2015 -- 07:48:54 PM -- 5439 of 5458
Kittehs are sold by weight, not by volume. Some settling may have occurred.

That pick of Leonard Cohen looks like Anthony Bourdain.

Nicholas Kronos -- Friday, May 08, 2015 -- 03:29:38 AM -- 5440 of 5458
You vigilantes have not righted the scales of justice. All you have done is sat at your computer and wrecked a person's life.

This is Nigel Farage's Twitter background:

Obviously, he's all about that "which candidate would you want to have a beer with?" quality.

Pincher Martin -- Saturday, May 16, 2015 -- 01:40:31 AM -- 5441 of 5458
"Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible." -- George Orwell

I'm not gay or anything, but I think Romney might be the best looking 68-year-old man I've ever seen.

Nicholas Kronos -- Saturday, May 16, 2015 -- 01:41:36 AM -- 5442 of 5458
You vigilantes have not righted the scales of justice. All you have done is sat at your computer and wrecked a person's life.

Someone ought to write a "Mormon lifestyle for healthier living" book.

jenrenton -- Saturday, May 16, 2015 -- 03:29:23 AM -- 5443 of 5458
Snowflake mother

It comes with a book, actually...

Nicholas Kronos -- Saturday, May 16, 2015 -- 06:03:26 PM -- 5444 of 5458
You vigilantes have not righted the scales of justice. All you have done is sat at your computer and wrecked a person's life.

Romney floats like a bee and stings like a butterfly

Pincher Martin -- Saturday, May 16, 2015 -- 06:27:07 PM -- 5445 of 5458
"Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible." -- George Orwell

At Romney's age, he should be happy that people compare his movement to any insect's at all other than the wriggling of insect larvae, such as grubs and maggots, which feed on corpses.

Pincher Martin -- Saturday, May 16, 2015 -- 06:29:55 PM -- 5446 of 5458
"Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible." -- George Orwell

I do regret that more Republicans didn't give Romney a chance when he was willing to try out his restrictionist platform in 2008. Romney was a hundred times better the candidate to fulfill conservative aspirations than was John McCain, but it was all Mormon this and Mormon that.

Nicholas Kronos -- Sunday, May 17, 2015 -- 02:03:21 AM -- 5447 of 5458
You vigilantes have not righted the scales of justice. All you have done is sat at your computer and wrecked a person's life.

Regardless of numerical age, Romney's movement does not resemble an insect larva's wriggling. Staying healthy is something to be happy about, but that people don't make the comparison is unremarkable.

Consider that when Dick Cheney became VP he was eight years younger than Romney was when Romney boxed Holyfield.

The man on the left was and is 15 years older than the man on the right:

Nicholas Kronos -- Thursday, June 04, 2015 -- 06:08:30 AM -- 5448 of 5458
You vigilantes have not righted the scales of justice. All you have done is sat at your computer and wrecked a person's life.

The lap band hasn't done much for his ass:

Sterling Dingleberry -- Saturday, June 06, 2015 -- 04:25:07 AM -- 5449 of 5458
Jesus loves liberals. However, the rest of us know they are complete assholes.

Fucking blubbery fat pant-load.

Henry Jones -- Friday, June 12, 2015 -- 04:54:42 PM -- 5450 of 5458
Cold ass honky

Epic Twitter rant on the Chinese hacking.

Nicholas Kronos -- Friday, June 12, 2015 -- 08:33:05 PM -- 5451 of 5458
You vigilantes have not righted the scales of justice. All you have done is sat at your computer and wrecked a person's life.

Fixed link:

storify.com

By the way, the Chinese hacking is apropos for such a rant because it occurred to me that the Chinese system and ours could be headed for a convergence. We've had several people in our ruling class--and the media, which is ostensibly supposed to be the loyal opposition--talk admiringly of how much more efficient it would be to solve problems if our system was more like theirs (translated: less democratic).

Likewise, those who should stand up for free speech and other rights of individuals are more willing to see them compromised in the name of maintaining a civil society.

Meanwhile, the Chinese are probably moderating their politics while we are moving toward trade bills that the public aren't allowed to read and most government being conducted by extra-democratic means.

The convergence for both could be bureaucracy that is so big and encompassing that it need employ violence only very rarely.

Nicholas Kronos -- Monday, August 24, 2015 -- 05:00:51 PM -- 5452 of 5458
You vigilantes have not righted the scales of justice. All you have done is sat at your computer and wrecked a person's life.

I guess they're just tired after 17 days on Martha's Vineyard:

Phillip Sheridan -- Monday, August 24, 2015 -- 05:34:39 PM -- 5453 of 5458

Cheap shot!

CurbSide -- Monday, August 24, 2015 -- 06:32:04 PM -- 5454 of 5458
I have cheese touch.

Looks like a typical teenage eye roll to me.

Nicholas Kronos -- Monday, August 24, 2015 -- 08:03:23 PM -- 5455 of 5458
You vigilantes have not righted the scales of justice. All you have done is sat at your computer and wrecked a person's life.

Teenage? How old is Michelle again?

chippy -- Wednesday, August 26, 2015 -- 01:48:05 AM -- 5456 of 5458
A red skittle in the red-hots candy dish.

While I'm not addressing the political views, that sure looks like familial reactions from Dad saying something like, "If I ever hear you saying something like that to a member of the flight crew again, you will be *walking* back from Martha's Vinyard..." after 17 days of too much togetherness. Even presidential families are not immune....

But then, I have 3 teenage daughters so this vignette looks rather familiar. Minus the helicopter, that is.

ciao bella -- Wednesday, August 26, 2015 -- 07:37:05 PM -- 5457 of 5458
All creatures great and small, my ass.

Really Nick? This is an issue? A snapshot as they get off an airplane?

I'm thinking Michelle is going over what she has to do to get everything coordinated for the start of a new school year, plus she has to pee, plus the bag she is carrying (out of view) is f***ing heavy and she is wishing she hadn't stuffed so much into it at the last minute.

And Obama? He's not berating his daughter. He's teasing her because he's just beaten her badly at Risk, and is teasing her about what it takes to beat an old man like him, "You just got schooled, kid. Wut, wut?", while her sister looks on thinking she's heard this all before and besides, what a stupid game it is.

Nicholas Kronos -- Wednesday, August 26, 2015 -- 08:24:17 PM -- 5458 of 5458
You vigilantes have not righted the scales of justice. All you have done is sat at your computer and wrecked a person's life.

This is an issue?

Dilettante -- a person who cultivates an area of interest, such as the arts, without real commitment or knowledge

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