User Profile: Lloyd Drako

Lloyd Drako

Member Since: September 02, 2010

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  • [3] November 22, 2014 at 4:36pm

    Vcv:
    Quite so. But, like Cosby, Savile was a beloved showbiz figure, so everyone both knew and was in denial at the same time. As for the politics, Blazers in their eagerness to politicize everything have commented endlessly about how there must be a liberal conspiracy to take Cosby down because–quite rightly–he urged blacks to confront their own failings and stop blaming racism for all their pathologies. They ignore his opposition to the recent wave of voter ID laws, supposedly aimed at preventing some illusory epidemic of voter fraud, but really aimed at keeping the “wrong” sort from voting.

  • [2] November 22, 2014 at 3:36pm

    Cosby must envy Jimmy “now then” Savile, who at least was dead when TSHTF.

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  • [7] November 22, 2014 at 2:28pm

    I often hear people say that if they had a time machine, the first thing they would do would be go back to 1889 to kill Hitler in his cradle. To which my reply is always, no, go back to Vienna around 1910 and see that he gets really good art lessons and a kindly patron to help launch his artistic career. He was no genius, but he did have some talent that might have been developed.

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  • [14] November 22, 2014 at 1:26pm

    Yes, words are important. For example, the word “unarmed” which always seems to preface “black teenager Michael Brown,” suggesting that Brown was not a threat to Wilson, which is not necessarily the case.

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  • [-1] November 21, 2014 at 10:41am

    Dregs. How do you say that in Spanish? I suppose white trash “dregs” who are here legally should suffer disfranchisement as well? I was not referring to the legality of what is being ordered, but to the politics of trying to undo it.

  • [2] November 21, 2014 at 9:56am

    Yesterday I heard one of these women, a self professed “victim,” describe an encounter with Cosby, followed by payments from him of “thousands of dollars.” That would seem to make Cosby himself a victim–of blackmail.

    It’s sad to see Cosby’s career end this way. As many have pointed out, he has been outspoken in challenging the black community to get its house in order with regard to education, crime, teen pregnancy, gangsta culture and the like.

    On the other hand, he’s also been outspoken against phony-baloney voter ID laws.

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  • [1] November 21, 2014 at 9:21am

    Several million people think they are now on the proverbial path to citizenship. Do you really want to take that away? If you do, you will probably pay a terrible political price.

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  • [2] November 20, 2014 at 2:35pm

    Short of a military coup, which would be as unconstitutional as what Obama is doing, there is no other way to remove him. Do you grasp how the process works? Obama cannot be removed from office by 2/3 of the Senate, unless he is first impeached by the House. There isn’t likely to be an impeachment unless a conviction is virtually certain.

  • [1] November 20, 2014 at 2:29pm

    This will be the biggest presidential 180 since 1971, when Nixon scuttled Breton Woods, cut the dollar loose from gold, imposed price controls and announced that he would visit China the next year. The result? A huge electoral blowout for Nixon’s party in 1972. (I’ll ignore the Nixonian debacle over 1973-1974, as it has no bearing on the argument.)

    I doubt there’ll be an impeachment. The House could do it right now, but they know the current Senate would never convict. They could wait until January, when their chances will improve, but by then several million people who will be under the impression that they now have legal status, and their families, friends and well-wishers, will be in a position and motivated to mount a monster backlash against any attempt to take it away.

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  • [1] November 20, 2014 at 2:17pm

    There’s an evident parallel between what will happen after Obama’s immigration announcement and what will happen in the event that SCOTUS decides in favor of the plaintiffs in King vs. Burwell.

    In both cases, the ball will be in the Republicans’ court.

    Do they really want to take legal status away from several million people who think they have have just been granted it?

    Do they really want to take subsidized health insurance away from people who have already gotten it the mostly red states without their own exchanges?

    The two horns of a most delicious dilemma.

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  • [7] November 20, 2014 at 12:14pm

    I don’t see any hidden message except, “We’ve drawn a line across the word ‘Fovever’ to make sure you can’t counterfeit this stamp.”

  • [2] November 19, 2014 at 6:07pm

    FINE, OMG. 20%. I’ll accept your figures. What no one should accept is reference to a considerable proportion of the world’s population as a “cancer.” It occurs to me that that is how anti-Semites of a certain stripe have referred to Jews. Probably not a usage you want to fall into.

  • [1] November 19, 2014 at 5:58pm

    Gruber’s comment about American stupidity was very specific. It went to the concealment of a tax as something else. This sort of concealment is not exactly news; it happens all the time. It seems actual recipients of health insurance through the exchanges are mostly satisfied with it. By 2016 Gruber will be forgotten. And while we’re discussing stupid, how stupid was it for whoever had these videos not to put them out there before November 4?

  • [5] November 19, 2014 at 5:50pm

    Anabasis,
    The Israelis already do “reflect on the potential public relations and subsequent health benefits of a decision to pursue ethical behavior.” That’s why they try to keep their retaliatory actions at least somewhat proportional to the magnitude of particular outrages. Additionally, it’s not unheard of for Israeli soldiers, police or private vigilantes to be arrested and charged with outrages against Palestinians. The Israelis have to make tough decisions; they live in a tough neighborhood.

  • [4] November 19, 2014 at 5:41pm

    The world population is about 7 billion. The world Muslim population is about 2 billion. I’ve never heard of anyone surviving the removal of a cancer that occupied between a quarter and a third of the body. You have some new form of radiation therapy?

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  • [2] November 19, 2014 at 5:35pm

    Why Gaza? Weren’t the attackers native Jerusalemites?

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  • [3] November 19, 2014 at 5:28pm

    Why do they do it? They know their audience, and they want them to click and scroll their way past as many adverts as possible for guns, ammo, survival foods, gold, religious doodads, and other things their target demographic buys. As a Canadian, you clearly do not understand how capitalism works:)

  • November 19, 2014 at 5:24pm

    Most of those girls look pretty happy. Most of those boys too–if that’s not a racially incorrect thing to say.

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  • [2] November 19, 2014 at 5:21pm

    Agree with what? Her question has two possible answers: “Yes” or “Nah.”

  • November 19, 2014 at 5:19pm

    The answer is “Nah.”

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