User Profile: Grover_Standpipe


Member Since: March 09, 2013

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  • April 17, 2014 at 9:42pm

    Excuse me, sir, do I know you? I cannot imagine that the content of this comment could have made you feel compelled to insult me in so foul a manner. There are people here with whom I have argued vehemently, and I have come to accept that some of them will take every opportunity to heap abuse upon me whether any reasonable person would take issue with what I have just written or not, but your name is unfamiliar to me. To this best of my knowledge this will be the first time that I have occasion to tell you that you are a dolt, an infantile, insignificant dolt.

  • April 17, 2014 at 7:42pm

    Didn’t anyone ever tell these superstitious morons that urine is sterile? If he had taken a dump in the reservoir, that would be one thing, but if all he did was pee, then give him a ticket, and drink the water anyway.

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  • April 17, 2014 at 7:34pm

    That’s only true if you define a secularist government as one that seeks to wipe out religion. If you define it as one that seeks to wipe out the last vestiges of theocracy, then that describes many of the world’s best countries with long traditions of democratic rule and good human rights records.

  • April 17, 2014 at 7:24pm

    Whereas authoritarian social conservatism worked out great for the candidates who didn’t make it to the presidential election because even Republican primary voters found them creepy.

  • April 17, 2014 at 7:17pm

    The best chance of a strong third party would be a conservative libertarian one. A party based on sexual conservatism would be the opposite of libertarian, and would inevitably have a progressively narrower appeal as the base continues to die of old age.

  • April 17, 2014 at 7:02pm

    What’s the problem? Go in, take the damn cattle, and shoot anyone who tries to stop you. The law will be upheld, and their will be several fewer armed hotheaded morons in the world.

  • April 17, 2014 at 4:37am

    Rule 1. Be Strong. Bullies pick on the weak. If you look like you wouldn’t be easy to beat up, they will leave you alone.
    Rule 2. Have Friends. Bullies are lonely and they pick on other lonely kids. If you don’t know how to make friends and your parents can’t teach you, just read an old book called “How to Make Friends and Influence People.” It’s corny, but it works.
    Rule 3. Do not become angry. Anger makes you stupid. The bully is angry and it has already made him stupid.
    Rule 4. Do not display fear. The bully derives pleasure from seeing that you are afraid.
    Rule 5. Don’t defend yourself verbally. Attack the bully verbally. Make others laugh at him He is stupider than you and his anger is making him even stupider. This is one fight you should be able to win.
    Rule 6. Following rules 5 & 6 is likely to cause the bully to become increasingly angry. Don’t let that stop you, but watch him carefully.
    Rule 7. If you know that he is about to attack you physically, hit him first. Hit him as hard as you can. Choose your target to cause him more pain than he expected. Even if you can’t w in a fight, the better you do, the less likely it is that he will try again.
    Rule 8. If questioned afterwards, always lie and say that he hit you first. Chances are lots of kids hate this guy, so at least some of them will back up your side of the story.
    Rule 9. Don’t snitch on bullies unless they beat you up so badly you can’t get away with not giving up a name.

  • April 16, 2014 at 4:21pm

    They didn’t do anything illegal. The groups that lied to them in order to get tax exemptions for political organizations are the ones who broke the law. The people who investigated those lies were just doing their jobs, like they are supposed to. That’s why these stories are never going to turn into a real scandal, and nobody outside of the right wing echo chamber cares about any of this nonsense.

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  • April 16, 2014 at 4:09pm

    No, because he believes in the principles on which this country was founded, and those include the rule of law and the electoral process. Some people claim that these have become so corrupted that it is futile to seek change by legal and constitutional means. You’ll hear people on the left making the same claims any time we lose two or three elections in a row, but this is just weakness, laziness and cowardice. You are too cowardly and weak of will to face the reality that you are not in the majority and you are too lazy and weak of mind to seek to change that in the battlefield of ideas.

  • April 16, 2014 at 1:17pm

    It’s okay to believe in religion and that God created the world, but it’s not okay to believe that the world is just a few thousand years old. That’s so stupid it’s evil. It shows a deep contempt for the value of knowledge that is a freakish aberration from the defining characteristic of the human species and a shameful betrayal of the core values of every human civilization.

  • April 16, 2014 at 1:10pm

    Yeah, and mocking him is called freedom of speech. There’s no OR between freedom of religion and freedom of speech, you’re allowed to use them both at the same time. You are free to talk about religion, including other people’s religious beliefs, which you may think are stupid.

  • April 16, 2014 at 1:05pm

    More than a few thousand. Anybody who thinks the world is only a few thousand years old is an imbecile.

  • April 13, 2014 at 11:20pm

    Because his sign does not describe his crimes explicitly enough to know that they are real crimes and that he is a real bully. There are so many people today who use the word bully in reference to people who exercise the right of free speech in a way that makes them unhappy, that my first reflex is to give the alleged bully the benefit of the doubt and to consider the possibility that he may be as much bullied as bullying.

  • April 13, 2014 at 9:15pm

    He should have made the most of his situation. The judge never said he couldn’t put out a hat and collect contributions from the people who pass by. I’d throw some change in.

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  • April 13, 2014 at 8:33pm

    She got an illness which prevents her from doing her job, which requires the ability to chase people, and she collected the same rate of pay for two years of clerical work. You can’t expect any union to do more for you than that.

  • April 13, 2014 at 4:44am

    Sure they do. If abortion is against your religion, don’t get one. That’s no excuse for being a sick creep who only votes for jerks who want to change the law so people who don’t believe in your religion can’t get one either.

  • April 12, 2014 at 11:51pm

    I know people much racier.

  • April 12, 2014 at 11:50pm

    Nah, she would have skipped that theatrical hooey and sentenced the bully to at least six months in the slammer.

  • April 12, 2014 at 6:03am

    Our side is the side of the United States. The Confederacy were the enemy just like the Nazis. Stalin killed 7 million Ukrainians. If you aren’t very good with numbers you should look them up instead of making them up. Mr. Carney did not put up posters urging to the Russian people to assist in the murders of Ukrainians or Poles, he put up war propaganda posters remarkably similar to the ones we used to inspire our citizens to aid in the war effort. Many of the people in this country today who are children or grandchildren of Americans who survived the war would not be here without the valiant efforts of the Russians who heeded that call.

    These posers are cool looking and interesting historical artifacts hanging in the home of somebody with a serious scholarly interest in that part of the world. This is not something that any normal person is going to get their panties in a bunch about any more than they would consider it reasonable to object to hanging a James Montgomery Flagg recruiting poster on the grounds that just a few decades earlier the U.S. Army had assisted in the genocide of the Native American population.

  • April 12, 2014 at 5:18am

    What was he supposed to do? Promise to scream “shut the **** up” at the other guests if one of them dared to utter the name Tsarnaev?

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