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281  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: It's official: Obama Vs McCain. Coming this November '08 on: June 05, 2008, 08:20:07 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on June 04, 2008, 06:58:36 PM

I really don't understand how anyone in their right mind would want to continue down the same path we have been going down for the past 8 years of this asshole in the white house.

A lot of us don't feel that McCain = a continuation of Bush policies. Before McCain was ever considered anywhere close to being a nominee, he was painted as a maverick who scored better with independents than his own party and was known for his moderate stances. Even when he was fighting with Huckabee for the nomination, he was painted as a guy who would have an extremely difficult time appealing to the more conservative base of his own party.

Then he clinches the nomination, and all of a sudden he is portrayed as a Bush lackey who will constitute a third term of Bush.

Sorry, but if you believe that, then you are freely buying into Democratic spin. In reality, it doesn't make much sense. 

Something happened and he became a pet of Bush and the Republicans.

That "something" was him clinching the nomination and the Democratic war machine going on the offensive to paint him as a Bush clone.

That's not entirely true. McCain bent over in 2004 BIGTIME to get ready for the 2008 run - everyone knew it and most pundits thought it was the right move, seeing as Bush was winning a 2nd term. There were a few key moments in the McCain/Bush reconciliation...
Also, a lot of his policies that he is proposing are in lock step with what has been going on.
I think this flip-flopping is why he's going to need a lot of help to win the White House - it's clear the Republican base sees him as something different to what he is saying now. Outside of the fact he wants to regulate too much in 'morality', he was definitly a strong candidate - but his alligning himself with Bush really really weakens him and deserves all the 'flip flop' rhetoric he receives. He sold out 4 years ago.
282  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: It's official: Obama Vs McCain. Coming this November '08 on: June 04, 2008, 06:18:58 AM
It's pretty scary what is in front of us. I read a LOT of the 'Osama' horsepucky put over Obama's head. Real ignorant shleps that are part of the group-think wing of the Repubilcan party... You know, the kind that doesn't know any better - and if they do know better - they're too afraid to go against their peers. I have too many friends in the rust belt like this. You know the general demographic: White, uneducated, possible bible thumper, "fags are bad", "blacks are bad", "Iraq bombed the 2 towers on 9/11", "F Kyle, he wiped out Dale".

I do have a strong belief, that Obama has a very strong chance, but that's probably the idealist in me. Bush's policies and with McCain selling out to the 'Bush Base' make any Dem a lock, regardless of how far this country has to go. I don't think McCain will mobilize the 'dumbass' part of the Republican party like the Dems have motivated people in the primaries. It should be very interesting to see how all the "right" organizations start painting Obama - it's going to show just how far we have to go as human beings.

I predict, however, that Obama will lose because of the ignorance of our nation - and not because McCain is a strong candidate (he really isn't).

Also, Bob Barr is a complete slapper. Ugh - that means non-libertarians are taking over the Libertarian party... Barr's politics are way more neocon than libertarian and always have been. Stupid neocons ruin everything.

283  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Scott Mclellan turns snitch on: May 30, 2008, 11:10:04 PM
Well, maybe Bush didn't steal the presidency HIMSELF, but his operatives certainly did - and the Supreme Court did help his situation. I say he 'stole' it because the votes weren't all 'officially' re-counted in Florida - and in large part to lots of manuevering. We'll never know the true result, but whether he actually won Florida is in question and will always be... I don't know how those facts make someone 'uncredible', but oh well heh. Facts are facts.
284  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dating etiquette (when to go exclusive) on: May 30, 2008, 07:32:53 PM
Maybe finding #2 is telling you something about #1?
285  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Scott Mclellan turns snitch on: May 30, 2008, 07:30:52 PM
I saw McLellan on Olberman's show yesterday (they gave him almost the entire show)... Really good interview. I have to give him credit, though, for answering questions pretty straight up for the first time in god knows how long. Obviously a press secretary doesn't know all that much as most people in a President's senior staff - I think it was pretty bold of him to say 'yes, I lied' (of course he believed he was telling the truth at first).

I think over time this book will be pretty important in historical terms. It would be more important if it came from Bush's White House Counsil, ala Nixon - but it's clear to see that the public group-think really is a lot of people fed up with W and not so much 'group think' in response to the lies, bombast, politics and war crimes.

One thing that's important to note, though, in the interview, is McLellan seemed awkward toward Olberman's question about 'saying these things when you were working for the President'... McLellan played it down a lot, but you could see in his eyes that he was pretty scared and known he would've been blackballed like he will be now - without the prospect of a big payday. It's also interesting to see how long it took even people that voted for Bush (and worked for him) to shake off the 'spin' and get grounded in reality out of their belief that W would actually try to unite both parties like he did in Texas. It blows my mind that Bush got a 2nd term (let alone stole the first term - that should've been a signal as to what was to come).

While most of what McLellan said in the interview are things we've all known for awhile, it is pretty damning coming from Senior Staff.
He still doesn't get a pass for writing the book now - being blind for that long is pretty inexcusable - and god help those that still believe the crap we're fed.
286  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / US @ ENG Soccer Friendly going on right now on: May 28, 2008, 07:50:14 PM
US stinks bad. 1-0 already and has maybe 1 or 2 guys worthy of being on the field.
287  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Misery Index on: May 28, 2008, 05:49:58 PM
Yeah, how anyone can use government statistics for 'job creation', 'unemployment' and 'inflation' is beyond me.
That's a good start as to how the numbers are achieved and how little they actually mean.
288  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Scott Mclellan turns snitch on: May 28, 2008, 05:46:05 PM
For the 1000000th time... How many of these toolsheds are going to keep their mouths shut until they leave - and then write a book. As far as I'm concerned, I hope the book doesn't sell. Telling the truth when it's pertinent is 100x more important than squaring up the record when your word means nothing, obviously.

What a coward.
289  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Keith Olberman lets go on Hillary on: May 27, 2008, 09:40:03 PM
I like Olberman. He was very right in going crazy on this topic - since no one seemed to think it was a big deal. It's NOT a big deal, it's a HUGE deal. He's a very well thought out man, whether you give a damn about his politics, or not.
290  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Champions League Finals Today on: May 21, 2008, 10:52:37 PM
Man, what a choke job by Terry.
It will be fun seeing what happens to Chelsea. I'm really down on Drogba. What a low class wanker.
291  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Champions League Finals Today on: May 21, 2008, 08:48:41 PM
Ugh - this pitch is brutal. Game getting hard to watch... At least Chelsea had that opportunity in the first extra period.
292  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Champions League Finals Today on: May 21, 2008, 08:09:59 PM

Quote from: Elenkis on May 21, 2008, 08:00:41 PM

Quote from: McBa1n on May 21, 2008, 07:06:56 PM

Yeah, hard not to watch bigtime games in the Champions League. For me, Chelsea is the lesser of 2 evils. Love watching Ballack and Drogba - vs say, Ronaldo or Teves ugh. Flopping babies.

What? The Chelsea team is renowned for diving/flopping; Drogba, Malouda and Joe Cole are all just as bad as Ronaldo, arguably worse these days.

And Liverpool do their fair share of diving too btw. Sadly it's an epidemic in soccer.

It's not diving when I'm cheering for someone
!!! haha
You got me to say it, I f'n hate Ronaldo.

Yeah, diving pisses me off - it's so low rent and classless.
293  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Champions League Finals Today on: May 21, 2008, 07:32:05 PM
getting close to the half and I'm wondering, where's the d? pretty good game so far 1-1 around the half
294  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Champions League Finals Today on: May 21, 2008, 07:06:56 PM
Yeah, hard not to watch bigtime games in the Champions League. For me, Chelsea is the lesser of 2 evils. Love watching Ballack and Drogba - vs say, Ronaldo or Teves ugh. Flopping babies. I like Liverpool, so it's tough supporting Chelsea. Oh well.
295  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Champions League Finals Today on: May 21, 2008, 03:44:29 PM
Anyone else fired up? Gogo ninja Drogba!
I got the over/under on the "I'm dead" flops by ronaldo set at 3 1/2, I'll take the over.
296  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Does this look like a Pentagon PSYOPS against the US? on: May 19, 2008, 05:24:37 PM
I hate to say it, but if true -- this gets into things that mirror that of the old Soviet active measures model... And major news outlets not reporting on any of this implies state control of said outlets, even if it's not 'direct', per se. Maybe it's a bit of a stretch, but that's how the communist nations do it.

The fact it isn't more widely reported is pretty scary, however... Although not shocking. Network news is pretty damn crappy and irresponsible for the most part.
297  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cig transformers on: May 19, 2008, 05:15:32 PM
298  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bourne movies any good? on: May 19, 2008, 05:11:55 PM

Quote from: zinckiwi on May 18, 2008, 06:58:39 PM

Quote from: McBa1n on May 18, 2008, 09:54:41 AM

I can't stand the stupid ridiculousness of 'Bond' movies.

Watch Casino Royale.

Haha - I made it about an hour in and passed out (which is weird, I never nap in the afternoon anymore). It was pretty cool, but not really my bag. Really have no desire to see it all, although I probably will when it's on TV.
299  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What song is stuck in your head. on: May 19, 2008, 05:04:22 PM
I got Bowie in my head
I'd much prefer the Vanilla Ice sample'd version a bit more though... The Ice man drops serious knowledge.
300  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bourne movies any good? on: May 18, 2008, 09:54:41 AM
I can't stand the stupid ridiculousness of 'Bond' movies. I like the Bourne series because they're gritty, smart and I really like the way they edit the films - although, I can understand how many did not like the 'closeness' of the 3rd movie - I find it rather intense and put you into the fights rather well.

They are all definitly good, entertaining movies. They're all pretty solid and I recommend them all if entertainment is what you seek.
301  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Amusing Chris Matthews Clip on: May 16, 2008, 02:00:56 PM
lmao, hilarious. I like Chris Matthews.
302  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Hmmm. What if: Hilary = VP? Does That Sway Your Vote to McCain? on: May 12, 2008, 10:30:19 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 12, 2008, 12:08:23 AM

Obama/Colbert!!!!  Truthiness!

I support this message.
303  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: The EndGame of Hillary on: May 10, 2008, 09:41:09 PM

Quote from: Sarkus on May 10, 2008, 08:44:46 PM

I have a hard time believing Hillary doesn't realize it's over.  So, I'm left thinking that she is really continuing to attack Obama because she is hoping that he loses (and then she can claim she was right), setting herself up for a run in 2012.

Some people will argue that she has to stay in until the end out of respect for her supporters or until the race is technically over.  I would have no problem with that if she focused on attacking McCain. 

totally agree. Although after the Indiana/NC debacle, her tone changed a bit. However, I think she's trying to sabotage Obama so she can run again in 4 years - and hang on for a seemingly miracle shot at getting the nomination.... The problem is, Obama is really getting back on stride with his words - when he does that, he's above all the 'silly time' attacks, and that's key for him.

Also, I HAVE heard her allign herself with McCain on some things, undercutting the party.
304  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama Gas Commercial on: May 10, 2008, 09:34:46 PM

Quote from: CSL on May 01, 2008, 06:29:18 AM

6 to 1 he's President come January when I and just about everyone else on the board is going to be stoked to hear his inaugural address.

My book had him 2 to 1 last week - now they aren't even taking any action:/.
305  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Save the world from Uwe Boll and get a free pack of Stride Gum on: May 10, 2008, 09:27:51 PM
Totally worth my time.
306  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is There Hope for Metallica? on: May 10, 2008, 09:24:37 PM

Quote from: LordMortis on May 08, 2008, 06:06:05 PM

I don't see any hope for Metallica but if there was hope and it was in a producer then it would be in Steve Albini.'s_recording_projects

This guy just knows what people are supposed to sound like and brings out what they want to be in the best way the can.

<3 Steve Albini. God damn he helped take some really good bands to a whole other level of intensity. His work with the Wedding Present is - wow... Some of the best noisy guitar pop ever produced.
I don't remember what work he did with the Pixies - if it was doolittle, then that would have to be his best work.
Big Black was nasty back in the day... Dang I'm so out of it seeing what he's been doing on wikipedia. Stupid getting old.
307  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Who says there's no good soccer played in MLS? on: April 29, 2008, 11:22:00 AM
I liked watching Tim Howard play for NY/NJ... but back then, the talent level in the league was really lacking. It's much better now, but loaded with "2nd division premiership" talent... Maybe bottom tier Premiership talent. I watch the MLS when I can, but I'd rather watch some Champions League myself - I love watching all the prima dona diver slappers.
308  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama and gun rghts on: April 29, 2008, 11:09:22 AM

Quote from: Arnir on April 25, 2008, 10:29:01 PM

Quote from: Pyperkub on April 25, 2008, 05:49:27 PM

Quote from: Scraper on April 25, 2008, 05:23:28 PM

He will protect the rights of hunters and other law-abiding Americans to purchase, own, transport, and use guns for the purposes of hunting and target shooting.

This is where I strongly differ from his stance. Guns are not in the second amendment simply for hunters and sportsman for the purposes of hunting and target shooting. It clearly states that there is also an intent to have a well armed militia.

It is a very telling quote that Obama is not in support of the 2nd amendment as it is fully intended.

You kind of left out the "other law-abiding Americans" in your observation of his stance.

The statement still says "for the purpose of hunting and target shooting."   According to that quote, he is saying that he will protect the right to hunt and target shoot for hunters and other law-abiding citizens.

Exactly, which is not a position I'm in favor of, even though I don't own a firearm.

But one thing that still is funny to me. If gun ownership is the #1 reason why you support a candidate, then you have some serious issues.
There is no amendment proposed that I'm aware of, and I highly doubt the issue will be addressed if Obama gets elected. It's a constitutional right - and I hope the courts defend those rights (especially in DC).
309  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: The Trial of Jeremiah Wright on: April 29, 2008, 11:00:46 AM
Longtime reader, first time poster here. I just felt it was time to chime in.

I still don't know what the big deal is with Rev Wright.
His charges of 'chickens coming home to roost' and the government spreading AIDs and Drugs in black communities is mostly true. It's just the truth hurts.
To unpack this a bit, there's already good responses that we did provoke 9/11, as horrible as it was... All you have to do is listen to those that attack us (and we funded for years prior) - they'll tell you WHY. Sad truth, but meddling in other parts of the world will always cause problems.

As for Drugs in 'black' communities - this is indisputable with all the information of the CIA during Iran/Contra. Yes these were low income neighborhoods, but they're primarily black. The CIA was the main bagman for the cocaine that helped start the crack epidemic. Sad, very sad - but very true.

Even Manuel Noriega was happy to talk about his selling of drugs to the US Government (or CIA) at his trial in the US - but it just happened to be on the back pages of the news, because the first Gulf War started. Sad, but true. It seems people that read the NY Times missed that story that day... And the rest of the country.

Now, the big one is AIDS. There is no information either way to support that argument. I think it's bunk. HOWEVER - I researched the idea in college, with inspiration of a governmental report that escapes me, of the US Government creating AIDs and was able to trace back the first instance of any such charge to a newspaper in India called "The Patriot". The Patriot was an old Soviet Union Active Measures shill during the Cold War. As you research instances the story appeared - it spread like wildfire around the region and eventually reached South Africa YEARS after the initial disinformation campaign began... Now, here's where it gets interesting. You begin to read black leaders, such as Spike Lee, and many others begin to say they believe undoubtedly that the US government created AIDS in major US media. By the mid-90s, over 90% of black church goers believed that the government created AIDS.

So basically, you have a nasty charge against our government that was probably the most effective disinformation campaign many scholars believe to come out of the cold war.... And sadly, you have a very important man in the community believing in something that was hearsay 100s of times before it even came to him. That part, to me, is not necessarily unforgiveable, however - the information IS out there... A radical charge like that needs more due dillegence IMO - but for disinformation to be effective, it also has to be credible. Has our government done things to create such vitriol? You bet.

Meanwhile, you have knuckleheads spewing even more ridiculous charges on the Right supporting GOP candidates and no one really cares. I think that this is an attack on the churches in black communities. The civil rights movement was a generation ago - but there are those that lived during the Jim Crow era that are still quite alive. If you look into these communities - the movement still has a long long way to go, and they have every right to be mad. I think that struggle has changed, though, and is more economic than racial... You see lots more mix in the 'ghetto' demographically than you did say 15 years ago.

I think this even being an issue shows the blatent racism going on in this country today. To nitpick ONE sermon ,amongst many others, and destroy a man who didn't say any such thing, is a said commentary on how racist the US is. Even voters in Pennsylvania, Ohio, etc said RACE was important to them in tremendously large numbers.

I'm calling foul on the media, Clinton, McCain, the RNC and all the other idiots who keep bringing up Rev Wright. I will say, though, that I think Wright is correct in asking Obama to stay true to who he is, but he IS being a turkey basically marginalizing Obama as a 'politician'. That's some low rent garbage right there - and if I'm Obama, I give him my middle finger after all the support he has given Wright.
310  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Carnivale on HBO on: December 09, 2004, 04:18:56 PM
Season 1 hit a lull - but there was a reason for it and the payoff is SOOOO worth it.

Brilliantly executed show.
311  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Oakland A's Season more on: December 09, 2004, 04:17:54 PM
What an admirable thing to do. Welcome to the boycott.:>

I took a TON of flack for boycotting ALL MLB properties and avoiding the Mets like the plague. My friends/family oblidged me well by allowing us to watch something other than baseball last season.

I DID break down to watch the playoffs, but you'd have to be a moron to miss a sox/yanks series.

I love Hank Aaron - he's my idol, but Hank is 100% wrong in saying steroids do not help you hit home runs.
That's a load of horsepucky... If you can maintain your swing and add force - hitting the ball farther WILL help you get some dingers when it should've been a can of corn.

The confidence and hormone rush are a HUGE part of that, also. Remember - "90% of the game is half mental".

I knew about the roids - how could you not - when Big Mac was hitting them out back when...
He was big - but NEVER like that. NEVER.
Seeing him in person with Oakland then later in St Louis was a shocker. Bonds is waaaay too obvious, as is Giambi (aka "Clay Aiken").

I don't pay to watch cheaters cheat. I pay to watch legit competition... Until that is fixed - I have no sympathy for the business that MLB has lost over the issue.

I'm just glad someone else is joining the boycott... We can show those greedy stupid sons of bitches with our wallets.
And I hope they listen. Baseball is a beautiful game that is beyond tainted now -- it's a f00kin joke.:/
312  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sportsman of the year...Peyton Man... on: December 09, 2004, 03:59:54 PM
lol - I almost spit out my coffee over the thread title.

Good job by the Sporting News. I would go with Bellichik myself... But heck, Brady is the driver AND a 2 time superbowl MVP.
There isn't a much more prestigious accomplishment in sports than that...
I mean, in the modern era...
313  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [NBA] Pacers/Pistons Brawl on: November 20, 2004, 10:39:05 PM
I've seen a BUNCH of pier 6 brawls in the stands of boston gardens and madison square... Hell even the Hartford Civic Center...
But I've never been in such shock watching a sports brawl.

WTF are those clowns doing going up in the stands?
Granted, fans shouldn't be throwing shit - they will likely get their due anyway, they almost always do... (loss of season tickets - a large fine..etc, etc)
But what does that say when a couple of turkeys run up into the stands are start throwin at the fans?

I always have defended fighting in hockey, but dang - when this kinda crap goes into the stands, there's a serious problem.
I always hate when players say they were 'defending themself'
From what? Beer? OMG!!!WTF!!

I love Artest, but I think if he got suspended for the rest of the year along with that other turkey that was throwin punches up in the stands, I wouldn't mind.

The NBA just keeps finding ways to alienate it's fans... It's a garbage league now anyway and this ain't gonna help.
314  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Brita, cheap booze, and a bright future on: November 20, 2004, 10:19:15 PM
I'm gonna demo this tonight while I'm playin halo 2
Hope it works out proper:>

OK - just got done with 3 filtrations on a 1.75 bottle of Bukov (aka 'the world's most awesome beverage/infection cleaner')... For 11$/bottle, you know you're gettin high rent shiznit.

It's smoother than top shelf vodka lol...
One or two more filtrations and I think it would be easy to do shots with..
Too funny

I also might add, we kept a few shots of Bukov prior to filtration.
It smells like rubbing alcohol and tastes rather similar - if I ever drank the stuff.
But now? It roxorz.

****another edit****
after about 4-5 cocktails - le pukey
Just gonna say that crap vodka is crap vodka
was a fun experiment but dang.... Stuff made me hurl like a biotch.
315  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Ghost Recon 2vs Call of Duty: FH on: November 17, 2004, 04:22:15 PM
I swear by Ghost Recon for tactical shooters....
Well, until Joint Operations came out for PC - thats like battlefield + ghost recon.

Nevertheless, GR2 looks wicked hot, and while the increased speed bothers me some - I was looking at the weapon set and they are using a LOT of M8 rifles - my personal favorite.
I can't wait to light up some targets... Although it's usually me getting lit up:> I always forget tactical shooters require more position/patience ala chess than straight DM games:>
316  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 CO-OP question on: November 11, 2004, 01:28:26 PM
*stabs self in stomach*
TO EBAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
man that really sucks - and that excuse is horrible b.s. by bungie or ms or whoever.
317  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 - It's ON! (impressions thread) on: November 10, 2004, 07:18:58 PM
wow, BIG props and having Keith David (One of my all time fav actors) and David Cross (One of my all time fav comics).

I really really have enjoyed my first couple of hours with the game.
So far, I've been rather impressed with the ramp up in technology and the level design by comparison to the last one.

The darkness I think is good - it does remind me of the first.
I can't wait to get my keyboard adapter, then this game is going to really fly.... I can't fucking stand joystickin fps - although I did coop thru the last halo and had a blast doing it. It just feels right with a mouse/keyboard, though.
318  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 CO-OP question on: November 10, 2004, 07:11:12 PM
can you coop with 2 xboxes linked together?
I forgot to look into this before buying 2 copies... doh
319  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Pelican Light Rifle for Xbox on: November 09, 2004, 07:10:48 PM
I JUST snagged a used one with silent scope complete - and while it is by far the phatest gun i've ever used, I find it's performance to be rather sketchy.

I admit, I have to putz around with it a bit more - but so far, the gun only works proper in the menu screens and not in the game.
There are MASSIVE dead spots when the scope is attached.... And the manual isn't very helpful.

I'd love to get it working proper, although my gun might be defective OR my TV sucks for use with a light gun.
I wish I knew the deal...
320  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / LOST - 10/3 on: November 08, 2004, 09:25:03 PM
...and don't forget they can do those cheesey clip shows

AND, if they want to get ooberhip, they could have a 'battle of the network stars'ish event for a day.

mm..battle of the network stars
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