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pilodialcyst 326 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 12, 2016 11:34 AM Member since: Apr 7, 2004
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  • Quickly heading to 33,000 killed this year by guns. This time around, 16 people accidentally shot (or otherwise injured) themselves with their guns, 12 kids were accidentally shot, 10 people were accidentally shot while handling guns with their friends, nine were accidentally shot to death, five people accidentally fired into the homes of their neighbors (and two into passing buses), and five others accidentally shot family members or significant others.

    Among the week?s most ludicrous stories, top honors have to go to our title story, in which a Georgia man decided?just for fun?to pack a riding lawnmower full of Tannerite brand explosive and shoot at it with his assault rifle until it blew up. Guns can be dangerous, of course. And so can lawn mowers. Advancing toward a lawnmower rigged to explode, while firing repeatedly at it so that it does explode, more dangerous still. Eventually, this exciting stand against tyrannical lawn care equipment did end in the explosion he was hoping for, with one twist: It blew his leg off. And it was all captured on video by his friends. Let this be a warning to lawnmowers everywhere: We will get you.

    Other stories worthy of special note include the stray bullet tragedy in Orlando, Florida, where a man firing a gun at his girlfriend after a domestic dispute accidentally shot (and eventually killed) a worker installing a fence along a nearby property line. Bad enough you?re shooting at your pregnant girlfriend. Now you?ve unintentionally killed an innocent bystander, and just four days after the birth of that man?s first child, no less.

    Two cautionary notes, as well. One: Don?t spin guns on your finger, cowboy-style. Old-fashioned ?cowboy? (or ?single action?) revolvers required that you #$%$ back the hammer manually, then pull the trigger to fire the gun.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Let's CRUSH the Deniers

    by pilodialcyst Jun 16, 2016 10:44 PM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 17, 2016 9:32 PM Flag

    Explain your reasons for your conclusion that my science knowledge is "trivial" (your words)

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 17, 2016 12:48 PM Flag

    You weren't paying attention.

    The elderly gent almost immediately took it all back and said he had "misspoke". It happens when an old man is being shoved out of his welfare job.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Altria and Obama

    by billgatl Jun 16, 2016 8:20 PM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 17, 2016 12:21 PM Flag

    Yes. Coal is dying very quickly for reasons that have nothing to do with the economy. Automation, natural gas, and green energy are KILLING coal. Good riddance.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • HAAAAA!!!! This is going to be more fun than watching Little D*&k Cheney have a heart attack. The convention’s host committee is short of its $64 million fund-raising goal. Shortly after Der Drumpf became the presumptive nominee in April, one major sponsor rescinded on a contribution of about $1 million. Though the committee said it had since made up that amount and more, it still had to collect $7 million, as of last week. [...]

    As for the convention program, the lineup of speakers is still very fluid. During meetings last week, staff members for the Trump campaign and the national committee sat down to draft a wish list of celebrities and prominent political figures they would contact. They broke it down into ones Mr. Trump should call himself (Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice, for example) and those who would be left for aides to handle (Kenny Rogers, Jack Nicklaus and Diamond and Silk, the African-American sisters who gained notice after making YouTube videos praising Mr. Trump), convention planners said.

    Can’t you just picture Condoleezza Rice reading that she’s going to be getting a call from Donald Trump and starting to screen her calls? Even if she’s a loyal enough Republican to put her reputation on the line for Trump, what are the chances Trump makes it through that phone call without saying something really creepy to her?

    Drumpf has a B.A.D. case of Jungle love. HAAAA!!!!

    Also, Kenny Rogers, Jack Nicklaus, and Diamond and Silk. What a lineup of ultra-hot celebrity names Republicans have got there! Please tell me at least one of them will share the stage with Clint Eastwood’s chair. Shoot, at this rate maybe the chair should have its own spot in the lineup.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Let's CRUSH the Deniers

    by pilodialcyst Jun 16, 2016 10:44 PM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 17, 2016 11:53 AM Flag

    Science and reason are the basis of my education.

    Yes I was educated, and continue to be educated.

    Why does that terrify you?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Hillary is Pretty

    by financekid299 Jun 16, 2016 3:06 PM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 17, 2016 11:51 AM Flag

    You dodged the question. Why is physical appearance so important to you?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Good news for America, bad news for Fascism.
    Huuuuuge, I tell you. Steven Shepard at POLITICO brings us the latest Donald Trump poll numbers:

    In 2016’s race to the bottom, Donald Trump is going to find out if you can become president when two-thirds of Americans don’t like you — and a majority can’t stand you. [...]

    Trump is setting modern records for political toxicity — at least for a major-party candidate this far out from an election. Seventy percent of Americans surveyed in an ABC News/Washington Post poll out this week had an unfavorable opinion of Trump, up 10 points over the past month. The poll showed Trump’s favorable rating cratering at 29 percent, down from 37 percent last month.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Let's CRUSH the Deniers

    by pilodialcyst Jun 16, 2016 10:44 PM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 17, 2016 7:42 AM Flag

    Were you home schooled?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Reply to

    Hillary is Pretty

    by financekid299 Jun 16, 2016 3:06 PM
    pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 16, 2016 10:46 PM Flag

    How does a physical appearance determine your vote?
    Why is a physical appearance mean so much to you?

    What factors lead you to think that physical appearance correlates with leadership?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst by pilodialcyst Jun 16, 2016 10:44 PM Flag

    Last month was the hottest May in the modern temperature record. This marks the eighth month in a row where temperatures have set a new monthly record, and where the increase over the baseline average was significant:

    NOAA's official global state of the climate report won’t be out until Friday, but this news officially sucks. According to new data released by NASA on Monday, May was the hottest May since record-keeping started in 1880, with average temperatures 1.674 degrees Fahrenheit above what is considered normal. NASA considers "normal" to be the average temperatures recorded around the world between 1950 and 1981.
    Temperatures in the Arctic continued to lead the way, coming in way above average. Those regional spikes helped make this spring the warmest on record and contributed to an uptick in everything from Arctic ice loss to worldwide coral bleaching.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst by pilodialcyst Jun 16, 2016 1:09 PM Flag

    Trump is demanding that every time he has to beg for money, there MUST be a rally for him too. Given Trump’s narcissism, it makes sense that the humiliation of asking for money would have to be offset by an appearance before a large, adoring crowd. It’s just not the way to win a presidential election against a disciplined candidate with lots of cash on hand and ads already going up in must-win states.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 16, 2016 12:17 PM Flag

    How does that work with the protections of the Constitution?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 16, 2016 12:16 PM Flag

    Um, Obama has asked for Congress to approve military action. They have been silent for 3 years.

    Were you home schooled?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Rick Wilson, GOP presidential consultant and active member of the Never Trump movement, has just unleashed his latest tirade against Donald Trump on Twitter, calling the presumptive Republican nominee “Cheeto Jesus.” And he’s bashed the Republican National Committee in the process.

    Wilson said in the tweets posted Thursday that the RNC is covered in Trump’s “stench,” given that they’re ultimately responsible for their party’s candidate.

    That’s despite Trump’s camp being displeased with the RNC for not throwing overwhelming support behind the candidate, according to Politico. A campaign official said that they wouldn’t be taking much advice from RNC chairman Reince Priebus.

    Many in the Republican Party were upset over Trump’s response to Sunday’s Orlando massacre, after he congratulated himself for being “right on Islamic terrorism.”

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 16, 2016 12:09 PM Flag

    Tell me drooler, how do you "know" that?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • Great news for America, bad news for Fascism.
    In recent days, RNC chairman Reince Priebus has privately grumbled that his advice doesn’t seem welcome with Trump, according to one RNC insider. Other party officials have expressed frustration that Trump’s campaign is trying to take too much control over a pair of fundraising committees with the party while adding little to the effort, according to campaign and party officials familiar with the relationship.

    While Trump had promised Priebus that he would call two dozen top GOP donors, when RNC chief of staff Katie Walsh recently presented Trump with a list of more than 20 donors, he called only three before stopping, according to two sources familiar with the situation. It’s unclear whether he resumed the donor calls later.
    Ha ha ha. No, Reince, no one sees Donald Trump taking your advice very often at all. Or calling a whole lot of rich people—people perhaps less wealthy than he claims to be, but wealthier than he actually is—to grovel for money.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 16, 2016 11:53 AM Flag

    A massive jobs bill to rebuild the US infrastructure would have been just the stimulus to get people back to work. You are wrong. It is the Republican House that is causing the poor economy. Idiot.

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • According to Der Drumpf. Words matter to The Donald, but only when he is using them. They matter so much to him that—in his telling—the very words used by President Obama to characterize terrorism not only helped cause Sunday’s terror attack in Orlando but will result in many others like it. As he explained to CBS News on Monday morning, “What happened yesterday will happen many times over with a president like Obama that doesn’t even want to use the term radical Islamic terrorism.” This is the same message he offered up by way of Twitter on Sunday, when he claimed that the failure of Obama and Hillary Clinton to use that magical incantation should suffice as a reason for Obama to resign from office and for Clinton to drop out of the presidential race. This is a trivial fight over word choice that long predates Trump, but only Trump has taken to suggesting that the word choices of others can disqualify them for elective office.

    Word choices generally matter so much to Trump, in fact, that he decided on Monday to pull the Washington Post’s credentials to cover any of his campaign events, because he was displeased with word choice in the headline on an article about him. Indeed, Trump’s tendency to take umbrage at the words of others is almost legendary; only last week he claimed that Newt Gingrich’s criticism of Trump’s racist comments about the judge overseeing lawsuits against Trump University were “inappropriate.”

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

  • pilodialcyst pilodialcyst Jun 15, 2016 2:51 PM Flag

    As a world class geneticist and part time server at Denny's, I am in awe of your analysis.

    Were you home schooled?

    Sentiment: Strong Sell

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