Interesting that RepubliCONs this election cycle aren't acting like their typical subservient Koch sucker selves. Nope, this year they decided to be subservient Trump-dumpsters, instead.
Hell, the RNC should REQUIRE that each attendee carry a loaded working firearm as a condition of admission. Now THAT would be some must-see TV! :D
Lol, the whole 3 Mcjobs = 1 worthwhile job thang started under BOOSH, as well! I remember the Bush town hall event where the woman stood up to ask a question about jobs, and mentioned that she had to work 3 jobs just to survive. But Bush missed the thrust of her question entirely (as with most questions), saying how great and "typically American" that was, saying she deserved kudos for being such a go-getter. LMAO
"Ya load sixteen tons and whaddaya get?
Another day older and deeper in debt.
St. Peter don't ya call me cuz I can't go,
I sold my soul to the company store." - T. E. Ford
And BTW: Holy fudge! Have you ever compared photos of Mr. Haney and Ted Cruz? The only difference there is the straw hat. Lolololol. :P
Carnival barker Trump will never ever be POTUS (except perhaps in your wet dreams).
Trump is proof positive that you can't purchase class, no matter HOW rich you become (or claim to be). He may (?) dress better than Mr. Haney (cf Green Acres), but that's about it.
Well, you want them home, don't you? So how would you propose to handle it? Pack them into cattle cars? Maybe a forced death march back through the southwest? Or maybe just liquefy them and PUMP them back home through existing pipelines?
I ask, with the utmost respect possible, whether you have ever considered, perhaps, just shutting your ignorant pie hole? :)
Yes, the argument (the one I've heard before, anyway) is: (1) we know that virtual reality is a logical possibility, (2) while still in its infancy on "Earth," we can imagine a civilization vastly superior to our own perfecting a type of multi-media/multi-sensation VR to a much deeper and more extensive level, (3) given billions of years and a vast number of potential cradles for intelligent races to develop, many will achieve and surpass our own current level of technology. Therefore, (4) the number of highly detailed virtual "universes" ever created is likely much larger than the number of "actual" (i.e. naturally-occurring) universes grounding our existence (and grounding as well the existence of any created universes, assuming arguendo our own). Therefore, (5) we are much more likely to ALSO live in one of the former "created" VR universes than merely in the "natural" one on which our (and its) existence is grounded. (And note that there is little that would require "physical" laws, etc., in such a subordinate "universe" to parallel the natural one.)
This is of course (like all philosophical arguments) subject to compelling counterarguments, but is still quite interesting as a hypothesis. And yes, as with most things, cannabis makes it more fascinating still.
**[T]he city, operating under the control of emergency managers appointed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R), opted to save money by using the Flint River in the meantime.**
And the so-called "personal responsibility" party attempts to deflect first attention, then responsibility, from the whole fuggin fiasco. See especially Sections
EXCERPTS FROM THE REPUBLI-CON POLITICAL PLAYBOOK
(1) A FACT ISN'T A FACT IF NOBODY KNOWS/REMEMBERS IT.
(a) Take over local and state school boards and textbook commissions to ensure that eventually NOBODY learns the truth about ANYTHING that actually matters.
(b)Dispose of inconvenient facts properly -- small parcels of facts in hard copy or on tangible media fit conveniently down the memory hole with nobody the wiser; But larger caches of facts may require more choreographed action such as public book burnings (accompanied, when possible, by extended versions of the daily GOP "two minute hate"), etc.*
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(2) A FALSEHOOD, OFT AND LOUDLY ENOUGH REPEATED, BECOMES (INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM) A FACT.
(a) Disseminate memos of carefully crafted talking points to CON shills in the blogosphere and in various traditional media: print, radio and television. These talking points MAY occasionally have some basis in fact, but need not. In fact, some of the most effective talking points are those with no factual grounding whatsoever, so long as the speakers are loud and numerous enough to drown out any principled refutation.
(b) Remember that there will eventually come a time (perhaps many years hence) when no original witnesses to events described will remain alive,** and when nobody then living will know enough or care enough to refute a carefully crafted (albeit spurious) conventional wisdom.
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Hmmm, only Trump expressed an interest in having Mitt Romney blow him...
Obama probably believes (and quite rightly) that Scalia's eulogy will be a "childish spectacle."
(C.f. Yogi Berra's answer when asked where he'd like to be buried: "Surprise me." :D)
/// JEEZUS, what a maroon. ///
... with an irony deficiency. :)
"... Gov. Rick Snyder, who has been at the state's helm since 2011, ... declared [a state] of emergency, ... calling in the National Guard to help deliver clean water to the city's nearly 100,000 residents. Responding to ... Snyder's cry for federal assistance, which Snyder said would help with temporary housing and home repairs, President Barack Obama also issued a state of emergency Saturday. ...
[IN RESPONSE TO WIDESPREAD CRITICISM OF HIS ADMINISTRATION'S INCOMPETENT HANDLING OF THE CRISIS,] SNYDER RESPONDED ON TWITTER THAT "POLITICAL STATEMENTS AND FINGER POINTING" WERE A DISTRACTION TO THOSE WORKING TO SOLVE THE CRISIS." - CNN, 5 Things to Know about Flint's Water Crisis (emphasis added).
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HILARIOUS that RepubliCON Snyder, caught with his pants down, is now squealing like a little by@tch for federal assistance!!! JEEZUS, what a maroon.