User Profile: Lloyd Drako

Lloyd Drako

Member Since: September 02, 2010

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  • [-1] May 4, 2016 at 2:46pm

    Fine, witness away. Then make your choice in the privacy of the voting booth. Preach Christianity, but don’t bother us with your political history.

  • [6] May 3, 2016 at 9:11pm

    Cruz said his “movement” was just beginning. I sense rather 40 years of the cultural conservative movement coming to an end. It might reappear some time in another form, with other issues, but for the moment, RIP. Ditto “constitutional conservatism” and free-market ideology. People are too angry for that any more.

    Whatever rough beast is slouching toward Cleveland, it’s not the Republican Party. Call it the Trumpublican Party, which name I think Trump has actually copyrighted. People who still consider themselves genuinely conservative should have nothing to do with it. President Hillary will seem like a return to normal.

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  • [-1] May 3, 2016 at 6:40pm

    Rice-sized? What is rice-sized? Rice comes in boxes, bags, bins and boxcars full. A single grain can be polished or husked, long or short grained. There is no such thing as rice-sized.

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  • May 3, 2016 at 6:32pm

    I see you missed my Fast Times reference. Oh, well.

    I’m not sure how many Cuban exiles were in New Orleans in the crucial period, but if Rafael Cruz was politically engaged either for or against Castro, and if he was there, then the probability that he ran into Lee Harvey Oswald at some point is pretty high. Everything about the Cruzes suggests rabid anti-Castro sentiments. My own pet Kennedy assassination theory–for what it’s worth–is that Oswald, spurned by the Cubans and anxious to prove himself, was hoodwinked by anti-Castro Cubans who told him about the Kennedys’ attempts to kill Fidel. They probably didn’t care whether Kennedy lived or died, so long as a Communist could be blamed and the 1962 no-invasion pledge repudiated. Oswald played right into their hands; as he himself realized too late, he was a “patsy.”

    None of this, of course, has any bearing on whether or not Ted Cruz should be president.

  • May 3, 2016 at 6:18pm

    Coleman’s degree is in journalism. He is a meteorologist because he was a TV weatherman for some years before founding the Weather Channel, so he has some experience predicting the paths of hurricanes, the likelihood of tornadoes in a given region on a given day this week, or the exact combination of temperature, precipitation and humidity that might make tomorrow’s drive to work a bit slidey. In other words, weather.

    Nye’s degree is apparently in engineering, and he managed somehow, bow tie and all, to insinuate himself into children’s programming as a sort of latter-day Mr. Wizard or Professor Proton, if you will. For the most part, he simply accepts what climate scientists say about climate, but does no little or no original climate research.

    In other words, both men are basically “TV scientists.” Bet that there is big money on both sides.

  • May 3, 2016 at 5:31pm

    Before we get all in a dither over this little tiff, please let’s note that meteorology and climate science are not the same.

    Meteorology mostly concerns itself with weather and weather forecasting, short-term phenomena.

    Climate science includes meteorology, but it also includes longer-term trends–prolonged drought or increased precipitation, planetary cooling or warming, glacial formation or melting–and their possible relationships to volcanic or seismic activity, mountain-building or erosion, tectonic plate movement and its effect on ocean and wind currents,even the changing composition of the atmosphere, whether due to human activity or not, that play out over centuries or thousands or even millions of years.

    Bill Nye is an engineer- showman,not a real scientist. John Coleman is a meteorologist-entrepreneur, not a climate scientist in the broader sense.

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  • May 3, 2016 at 5:19pm

    Do you see how stern my expression is, and how I’m wagging my finger at you? If you don’t do what I say by dd____, mm____, 20____, my expression will be sterner and my finger will wag faster.

  • [5] May 3, 2016 at 5:15pm

    Even if it was Rafael Cruz with Lee Harvey Oswald, they were probably just talking about Cuba, and having some food.

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  • [4] May 2, 2016 at 5:54pm

    Well, rebel yell! Even though that flag never flew over Louisville for even a minute of the Civil War I suppose some local boys enlisted with the Confederacy, so this is probably good news?

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  • [3] May 2, 2016 at 5:47pm

    Do we dare to speculate as to the form his reincarnation will take? Nah, better not go there.

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  • [6] May 2, 2016 at 5:44pm

    Did she identify herself as white? If so, not smart. She should have insisted on identifying as “German,” “Irish” or “Italian.” Then she could adduce our history of German-hating especially in World War I, the Irish “Holocaust” at the hands of the British or the ill treatment of Paddies in mid-19th century America, or the downright racist popular depiction of Italians as fat, foul-mouthed and mobbed up.

  • [1] May 2, 2016 at 4:32pm

    In the front view, all that’s missing is a noose around her neck. In the side view, it looks as if she lost her balance turning to the side, on undoubtedly very high heels. Useless, uncomfortable (so my wife tells me) and dangerous. At least Cruz dispensed with a necktie, the male equivalent.

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  • [4] May 2, 2016 at 3:05pm

    I understand that “dark matter” was not conjured up to explain the Big Bang, but rather to explain the rotational speed of galaxies, which is different from what would be predicted if they consisted entirely of ordinary visible matter.

    I don’t believe the Big Bang has been “reluctantly rejected.” It’s still alive and kicking, but understood differently as a rebound from a previous cycle of our universe, or perhaps a quantum fluctuation that developed with the particles and forces we know, while other “Big Bangs” in an overall multiverse result in very different conditions.

    Since you are a scientist, please correct me if I misunderstand, especially if cosmology or particle physics is your field.

  • [61] May 2, 2016 at 9:19am

    Surely someone is already pitching an animated feature in which a cute little weasel gets trapped in a huge particle collider and has adventures eluding angry scientists and beasts from another dimension.

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  • May 2, 2016 at 9:15am

    RJJ and by extension rob_pompolit (foobared I will leave aside as I can never figure out WTF he’s trying to say except that it’s usually pretty funny):

    Someone in West Virginia or somewhere needs to create a sarc-detection app as soon as possible. My comment was not directed at the people of West Virginia, it was directed at Clinton.

    The idea that we live in a new economy in which everyone can make a living developing apps or peer-to-peer sharing is a classic neoliberal notion for which the Clintons with their globalizing fetish and harping on “innovation” are as responsible as anyone.

    West Virginia is a beautiful state, full of mountain vistas, cool valleys and rushing rivers. It’s already a little bit of an extreme-sports mecca, with all that that portends. God forbid it should ever go the way of Barcelona or San Francisco, with its “quaint shacks” airbnb-ized and its already poor people impoverished further because they can no longer afford rent or taxes.

    If West Virginians already have cleaner lungs, it’s not just the result of Obama’s war on coal. It’s because coal mining is now a matter of slicing up whole mountains with gigantic machines whose operation requires much less labor than burrowing underground, and can be done even more profitably in western states.

  • [3] May 1, 2016 at 4:09pm

    I have often wondered why TheBlaze so ruthlessly suppresses commenters who use the n-word. Why not simply make the assumption that they’re all black?

  • [4] May 1, 2016 at 3:56pm

    Cruz has his next two days’ work cut out for him: he has to win in Indiana. Who doesn’t know that Cruz is against transgenders using the wrong bathrooms? Caitlyn Jenner is not worth a nanosecond of his attention.

  • [-3] May 1, 2016 at 3:39pm

    Phew! As soon as I opened the Comments section on this story,I could smell the distinctive smell of economic, social and intellectual class jealousy here. Malia Obama is a bright young lady. Her parents could well afford to send her to a good private school, and will be able to pay for her higher education too. “Twill not cost taxpayers a dime, except perhaps for Secret Service protection. Y’all have a bad case of Ivy Envy.

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  • [-10] May 1, 2016 at 3:27pm

    Not to worry, West Virginians. You will find plenty of employment in the new economy, developing apps and renting out your quaint shacks on airbnb, and your lungs will be cleaner too.

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  • [8] April 29, 2016 at 3:46pm

    The Boston Tea Party was a protest against”taxation without representation.” Trump supporters are protesting against “party nomination without representation.” The anti-Trump protesters, mostlyLatinos, were protesting against “deportation without hesitation.”

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