User Profile: Victory Not Vengeance

Victory Not Vengeance

Member Since: November 29, 2011

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  • August 24, 2014 at 12:37pm

    A thought experiment:

    What if, instead of a comic book character, the statue in the backyard had been of, say, St. Michael the Archangel? St. Michael is regarded as a protector, and there seems to be something to that: I live near a Catholic church of which he is patron saint, and our area always seems to escape the full fury of some of the natural disasters that have hit our region while I’ve been living here. Anecdotal, yes, but most angel lore is.

    But back to the main question. What if that statue were of a religious figure, and not a pop culture figure? How would this have been different?

    Discuss, civilly. I’m interested in hearing what everyone thinks here.

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  • August 24, 2014 at 12:25pm

    “The Most Interesting Man In the World” is Dos Equis. Keep your beers straight. :P

  • July 2, 2014 at 1:51pm

    Only in Russia!

  • [1] June 15, 2014 at 3:23am

    Oh, they’re transparent, all right.

    Their lies are so blatant that everyone who wants to look can see right through them.

  • [1] June 15, 2014 at 3:21am

    So, either someone’s lying to Congress–which is a crime–or all the backup copies of the emails were knowingly destroyed, which is evidence tampering–also a crime.

    Meaning someone, somewhere, is committing a FELONY in order to hide these emails from Congress.

    You don’t commit an actual crime to cover up an honest mistake.

    Lerner’s emails are GOING to show MASSIVE amounts of criminality when they finally see the light of day.

  • [1] June 5, 2014 at 2:15pm

    God bless any man who can carry a badge and still keep a sense of humor.

  • May 20, 2014 at 3:22pm

    Dude, that was like eleven years ago.

  • May 19, 2014 at 2:42pm

    Все заявления, которые являются политически некорректным в природе должно быть сообщено властям немедленно, так что задержание и перевоспитание может быстро начаться.

    (Note: that is courtesy of Google Translate. I don’t speak nearly enough Russian to get that technical.)

    Tell me we’re not already there, Blazers. My hopes for America’s future are fading.

  • May 3, 2014 at 1:47pm

    A while back, Wheel of Fortune did an open call in my neck of the woods. They told us, point-blank, that they were looking for exuberance, not necessarily puzzle-solving acumen.

    Evidently–and we’ve seen this more than once lately on Whel–puzzle-solving and pronunciation aren’t as important as having the disposition of a rabid chihuahua who just washed down half a dozen No-Doz with two cans of Red Bull.

    That’s the SHOW’S fault, not the fault of society generally.

  • April 6, 2014 at 8:34pm

    In THIS economy? With real unemployment at 12.8%? With 7 million-plus Americans working part-time because they can’t get a full-time job?

    You DO realize how utterly insensitive that comment is, yes?

    I don’t mind a slavish ideologue. I object to a malicious one.

  • April 6, 2014 at 7:31pm

    I’m a bit more optimistic. Growing kids do NOT forget being hungry.

    All the GOP has to do is say, “Hey, kids? You know those starvation rations you get in school? Well, they were passed by a Democratic Congress and signed by a Democratic President.”

    I’d say start hitting them with that now, before they’re even eligible to vote. It will pay dividends down the road.

  • April 6, 2014 at 6:54pm

    @williams

    Banned “school” lunches? A little too rapid on the rapid response, I see.

    Per the Chicago Tribune, you’re only half right. It’s up to individual schools. And there’s nothing that bars other area schools from imposing similar bans.

    From the Chicago Tribune, 4/11/11:

    A Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman said she could not say how many schools prohibit packed lunches and that decision is left to the judgment of the principals.

    “While there is no formal policy, principals use common sense judgment based on their individual school environments,” Monique Bond wrote in an email. “In this case, this principal is encouraging the healthier choices and attempting to make an impact that extends beyond the classroom.”

    Also in that article is a quote from the school’s principal saying that she wouldn’t name names, but that, quote, “the practice is fairly common.”

    There are a LOT of public schools in Chicago. The idea that it’s “just one” school out of scores, when there’s a financial incentive to do so, and in a system that had to deal with a major fraud scandal last year no less, seems like a stretch.

  • April 6, 2014 at 3:55pm

    I know Chicago public schools ban homemade lunches. There are probably more–I’m looking at one article that’s referencing Hawaii, as well as a preschool–say again, PRESCHOOL–in Virginia.

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  • April 6, 2014 at 3:45pm

    No, it’s not. There are jurisdictions that forbid homemade lunches. Chicago is one of them. It’s either eat the government gruel, or starve.

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  • April 6, 2014 at 3:41pm

    Sorry, your race card has been declined due to insufficient intellectual capital.

    If that’s the only argument you’ve got, then stop wasting our time, and–for your own good–stop making yourself look like a useful idiot.

  • April 6, 2014 at 3:24pm

    Few liberals do. Remember Peter Schweizer’s book “Do As I Say (Not As I Do)”?

  • April 6, 2014 at 12:33pm

    After the Democrats get their butts kicked in the mid-terms, watch for them to start serving Soylent Green in school cafeterias.

    I’m kidding, I’m kidding.

    AS FAR AS I KNOW, that is.

    Good news is, there are a lot of young people who are finding out firsthand how horrible Big Government is. The ObeyMes may inadvertently be creating an entire generation of life-long conservatives.

  • April 4, 2014 at 3:24pm

    It’s an AMENDMENT convention, not a CONSTITUTIONAL convention. There is a HUGE, HUGE difference. The purpose of an Article V Convention is to propose AMENDMENTS, not a whole new Constitution. The Constitution does not simply go away.

    And it still takes 3/4 of the States to ratify any amendments which emerge. Meaning you only need 13 reliably red states to put the kibosh on any silliness out of, say, Vermont.

    An Article V Convention is there to give the States an emergency check on a central government that has too much power and will not voluntarily restrain itself. Which is EXACTLY where we are.

    An amendment for Congressional term limits will NEVER pass Congress. And I doubt we will ever see a sufficient GOP majority in both Houses to propose some Constitutional chemo for the cancer of collectivism.

    An Article V Convention is an idea whose time has come; you could argue that it’s actually overdue.

  • January 17, 2014 at 2:57pm

    It’s the problem with all the ivory-tower types: they actually believe their own baloney-sausage.

  • January 17, 2014 at 3:09am

    Uh-huh. Right. Mr. Weinstein, how about you tape a couple of $100 bills to your shirt, and walk all the way across South Central, alone, at 1 AM? You’ll WISH you had a gun.