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1921  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: August 30, 2008, 02:01:44 AM

Quote from: Brendan on August 29, 2008, 08:41:15 PM

I look forward to republicans explaining Palin's signing of a windfall profits tax on oil companies in Alaska.

This post is like a window on your soul.    Instead of using a position your party supports against an opposite party candidate, you should be be commending her for taking a like-minded stance.

Anything to bring McCain-Palin down I suppose.
1922  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: August 30, 2008, 01:45:50 AM
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I think it's possible that McCain did even less vetting than you do on your republican crush-of-the-month (what happened to Meg Whitman?  And Mike Huckabee?  And Bobby Jindal?)

I still love Huckabee.    I never liked Meg Whitman and I challenge you to find the post where I said I did.    I also love Bobby Jindal, but he stated a month ago that he wasn't intrested.

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This pick is a clear pander.  Think of many qualified republican VP candidates there were - Romney, Huckabee, Pawlenty, Ridge, Lieberman, etc.  Is there any way Palin gets the nod over them if gender isn't the primary factor in the pick?  No, clearly not.  McCain ran an ad last week that appears pretty hypocritical in retrospect.   And unlike the ridiculous "PUMA" meme that your team spreads, there are actually some upset factions in the republican party.

You would have given your right testicle for him to choose one of those other candidates.     In fact Obama's staff had reviewed hours of Romney material and had commercials ready to go, but were caught completely off guard by the pick.      Are you upset that Obama got caught flat footed on this?   Of course you are.

And please get the nonsense about people within the party being upset at the pick outta my face.   Half your damn party was upset about Obama getting the nod over Hillary.

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But back to Palin.  Alaskan legislators, both Republican and Democrat, were happy to criticize her to the press today.

Of course they were.     You are choosing to completely ignore, for your own political mudslinging purposes, the crux of McCain's reason for picking her.    She became governor of Alaska to clean up the corruption of both parties in the state.... she did so... and pissed a buch of people off (mostly Republicans) in the process.    Sounds like change I can believe in.

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Ringing endorsements in your world, I assume.

And most delightfully for this upcoming season, she's been lying about this scandal in Alaska for which she's being investigated.  The report on the corruption charges will be released just days before the election.

Thumbs up indeed!

Unlike you, I don't rely on endorsements from career politicians to shape my opinions.     Your candidate is running a washington outsider campaign, right?    Biden is a Washington outsider right?   Oh... 

And that garbage 'scandal' you are desperately clinging to is a non-story.
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1923  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: August 30, 2008, 12:03:08 AM
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Metro population of Richmond, Virginia:  1,194,008
Metro population of Wasilla, Alaska:  5,469

If we are going to start playing these games.... that's cool.

Obama the change candidate's VP:    30+ year inside the beltway engrained lifetime politician.
McCain the supposedly insider's VP:  completely outside the beltway newcomer/fresh face.

Which is the campaign of change?
1924  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: August 29, 2008, 11:56:33 PM

Quote from: jblank on August 29, 2008, 07:32:13 PM

But that is irrelevant Proner and it doesn't make her more qualified than any of them. Using your logic, she is actually more qualified to be President (even though being a Gov. isn't a qualification) than 100 Senators and 435 Congressmen......that just isn't the case.

Here is the rub:

McCain campaign has an experience-light VP candidate
Obama campaign has an experience-light Presidential candidate.
1925  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: August 29, 2008, 11:51:34 PM
And that little inaccurate shot at what she said about the VEEP position --   it was a warping of her meaning and you know it.   She was remarking on how she thought the position was not productive and she could do better work somewhere else.
1926  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: August 29, 2008, 11:50:27 PM

Quote from: Brendan on August 29, 2008, 03:29:35 PM

Palin's been governor for less than 2 years, and prior to that was the mayor of Wasilla, AK (population ~7000).  Just a month ago, she said she wasn't sure what the VP actually does.  I will be very interested to see the VP debates, as this truly does undercut McCain's campaign's "not enough experience!" meme.

This whole thing strikes me as a pander to the base - McCain, by most accounts, wanted Lieberman or Ridge but was overruled by his advisors who said he needed a game changer to keep up with Obama.  She doesn't deviate much from standard conservative positions on choice, ANWR, gay marriage, etc (as far as anyone knows, at least), so she pulls McCain back towards the orthodox republican crowd.

I don't think many would-be Hillary voters will be swayed, but I guess we'll see.

Ahhhh.   I see you got the Obama/Liberal talking points memo.    Took less time than I could get home from work and check the forum.    Very nice.

Palin is an exceptional choice.    As I stated on the other forum we all know -- I was rooting strongly for her as the choice.     She's a working mom.   Her husband is a steelworker union member.    She was heavily involved in the education system.    She's an exceptional political talent, and she's going to be a very tough and formidable force against the Obama campaign this fall.

VERY GOOD CHOICE!    thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
1927  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: August 29, 2008, 12:38:28 AM
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Yes.  Was her statement in any way misleading?
Yes.

Can you be non-partisan under any circumstances at all?   Maybe if a Democrat shot someone in the face perhaps?   

......   nah.  you'd probably blame it on the gun.
1928  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: August 25, 2008, 01:45:25 AM

Quote from: CSL on August 25, 2008, 12:27:55 AM

Quote from: msduncan on August 24, 2008, 05:12:05 PM

Quote from: CSL on August 24, 2008, 03:47:42 AM

Quote from: msduncan on August 23, 2008, 12:35:00 PM

Put her opposite of Biden in a debate, and women everywhere will think he's talking down to her.

So in your world women everywhere are idiots?

Do you know how stupid that sounds.

And please quit calling women idiots.

Are you tone deaf or did I not set my sarcasm levels up high enough.

Your volume was high enough, but maybe you need to get your sarcasm hearing checked..........
1929  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: August 24, 2008, 07:17:23 PM
BTW --  I can't wait for another one of these.
1930  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: August 24, 2008, 07:06:07 PM
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Don't get me wrong - I'm sure things will work out, but I guess it just sort of feels like all the incredible momentum Barack had earlier in the year for change has been fizzling out a bit and I'm not sure that announcing Biden as his running mate is going to help bring any of that back.

It's fizzling because all he has done is make speeches about 'change' without saying what he is going to actually do.    When he does actually point to what he is going to do.... people start wondering how wealth redistribution is in any way a good idea....

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Then again - i've heard some people say that Obama needed an attack dog for dealing with a lot of the nonsense that's being said and perhaps Biden might be incredibly entertaining in that role.

Which counters one of the main themes Obama was running on....   he was going to run a 'different' kind of campaign that focused on hope and 'change' instead of how campaigns were run in the past.      I guess what he really meant to say is that he was going to not say anything himself, while sending an army of attack dogs and an attack VP out to do the dirty work for him.

Yeah....   that's change alright.   Roll Eyes
1931  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: August 24, 2008, 05:12:05 PM

Quote from: CSL on August 24, 2008, 03:47:42 AM

Quote from: msduncan on August 23, 2008, 12:35:00 PM

Put her opposite of Biden in a debate, and women everywhere will think he's talking down to her.

So in your world women everywhere are idiots?

Do you know how stupid that sounds.

Have you ever heard Biden talk to anyone?   

And please quit calling women idiots.
1932  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: August 23, 2008, 12:35:00 PM

Quote from: Brendan on August 23, 2008, 04:53:00 AM

CNN's now reporting that it'll be Biden.  If true, whatever else happens, there'll at least be some decent one-liners from here on out.  VP debates could be pretty entertaining.

With this chess move, the right move for McCain would be Whitman.    Put her opposite of Biden in a debate, and women everywhere will think he's talking down to her.     It might also suck up some of the female independents still pissed off about Obama's coronation in the press.
1933  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: August 20, 2008, 02:15:26 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 20, 2008, 01:20:23 AM

Quote from: msduncan on August 20, 2008, 01:03:45 AM

Obama -- Hillary Rodam Clinton

they've been pretty buddy buddy lately, so that's my guess too.

I left this up on the computer, and my wife just informed my drunk ass that it's Rodham, not Rodam.   

 retard
1934  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: August 20, 2008, 01:03:45 AM
My predictions:

Obama -- Hillary Rodam Clinton
McCain -- Kay Bailey Hutchinson
1935  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Make your VEEP predictions! on: August 20, 2008, 01:02:49 AM

Quote from: Brendan on August 19, 2008, 09:56:10 PM

Biden sounds like the conventional wisdom for Obama at this point.  I don't think he's the guy, given his pro-war stance on the mess in Iraq and the u-turn he'd represent from the "change" candidate.  Dodd was apparently in the running, but the specious press about his mortgage may have torpedoed him (which is too bad given his strong civil libertarian principles as witnessed with his efforts to fix the FISA bill).  I could see Richardson for sure, but I'm going to guess it'll be Tim Kaine or Kathleen Sibelius.  I guess I'll guess Kaine.

As much as I hope McCain chooses Lieberman, Romney (please! please!), or cuh-razy Bobby Jindal, I suspect he'll take Pawlenty given his general affability and modest anti-tax credentials.  The Club for Growthers won't be pleased, but they'll never trust McCain.  The base won't take anyone who's not rigidly pro-life given the response to the trial balloons McCain floated last week.

Bobby Jindal is a rising star of the Republican party.   You better fear him rather than ridicule him.
1936  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 continuing NCAA 09 lockups on: August 19, 2008, 04:02:10 PM
 icon_frown icon_frown icon_frown

Continued lockups after steps taken above.

Going to try deleting all custom sounds and trying it without them.    Like I said before -- I managed an entire away game, but home games freeze 100% of the time now.
1937  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE has Gone Gold! on: August 19, 2008, 01:40:48 PM
What if you want to allow only offensive content?
1938  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE has Gone Gold! on: August 19, 2008, 12:00:18 PM

Quote from: Orgull on August 19, 2008, 04:20:24 AM

TO see if SPORE will run on your PC, Go here, dowload the control and select "SPORE" from the drop-down list. It is fairly accurate.

Good deal!  I'm in the green baby!    I figured Wright would make it so that a wide swath of people could play it and not just the high end hardcore upgraders.
1939  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 continuing NCAA 09 lockups on: August 19, 2008, 03:27:12 AM

Tonight it went like this:

Tried to play home game 3 times.   Freeze.  Freeze.  Freeze.

Got fed up, got out to menu, deleted game data and all saves.

Booted up, downloaded patch, fired the game up and set everything back up again including sounds.

Played a complete away game (season opener).     I'm tired, so the real test has to wait until tomorrow when I can play a home game.
1940  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE has Gone Gold! on: August 18, 2008, 11:28:57 PM
Can anyone guess whether this thing will run decently on a 2.26 ghz Pentium M with a 7800 GTX Go?
1941  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 continuing NCAA 09 lockups on: August 18, 2008, 10:14:14 PM

The game has become unplayable for me.    I wonder if I should delete everything (profile, save games, music, etc) and start completely over as if I just bought the game.     Maybe something along the line fouled something up.
1942  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 continuing NCAA 09 lockups on: August 18, 2008, 11:27:09 AM

Crap.   I wonder what the problem is.     

I have custom sounds.   You think that has something to do with it?    Seems to only happen (now that I think about it) at home games -- home games are the only time custom sounds play.
1943  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 continuing NCAA 09 lockups on: August 18, 2008, 03:25:45 AM

Starting about a week or so ago, I started getting freezes in-game.    They've patched the roster issue, but I'm suddenly getting freezes.   I'm lucky if I can get one game in without it.

Anyone have any idea what is going on here?
1944  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SPORE has Gone Gold! on: August 16, 2008, 12:34:18 AM
Does this thing require a dual core?   Am I once again going to be left on the outside looking in?
1945  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Another Unfaithful, Dishonest Democrat on: August 09, 2008, 09:58:16 PM
Obama wouldn't touch him with a 50 ft pole now.    So yeah I think he's pretty much out.
1946  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rick Roll on: August 04, 2008, 02:29:36 AM

Quote from: CSL on August 04, 2008, 02:24:43 AM

Quote from: naednek on August 04, 2008, 12:43:16 AM

Quote from: msduncan on August 03, 2008, 11:24:13 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on August 03, 2008, 03:24:52 PM

I guess I'm missing something here; how is this related to "Rickrolling"?

There were 4 threads on this topic with many messages complaining about how there were 4 threads on this topic.    So I got folks to click on a link for a rickroll and boom -- beheaded story comes up.    New age RickRoll.     Irony is that I announced it ahead of time.

and failed at being funny smile

Wait, he was going for humor?

Wow.

And before you call 'poor taste', I'm going to remind you of the topic thread titles:

Man's head falls off during bus ride!
Mass decapitations besiege a city!
Not even safe to ride a bus anymore!
1947  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rick Roll on: August 04, 2008, 02:25:24 AM

Quote from: naednek on August 04, 2008, 12:43:16 AM

Quote from: msduncan on August 03, 2008, 11:24:13 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on August 03, 2008, 03:24:52 PM

I guess I'm missing something here; how is this related to "Rickrolling"?

There were 4 threads on this topic with many messages complaining about how there were 4 threads on this topic.    So I got folks to click on a link for a rickroll and boom -- beheaded story comes up.    New age RickRoll.     Irony is that I announced it ahead of time.

and failed at being funny smile

I was going for 'funny to me'.   And it worked.
1948  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rick Roll on: August 03, 2008, 11:24:13 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on August 03, 2008, 03:24:52 PM

I guess I'm missing something here; how is this related to "Rickrolling"?

There were 4 threads on this topic with many messages complaining about how there were 4 threads on this topic.    So I got folks to click on a link for a rickroll and boom -- beheaded story comes up.    New age RickRoll.     Irony is that I announced it ahead of time.
1949  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Liberal Ice Shelf continues to show how much it hates Bush on: August 03, 2008, 03:24:58 PM

Quote from: Geezer on August 03, 2008, 05:31:17 AM

Quote from: msduncan on August 02, 2008, 04:07:42 PM

At least Brendan posts reasoned out arguments, and since the mods' warnings we all have reined in the more heated parts of our debating.   I disagree with Brendan, but he's putting up a great argument for his case.

Just out of curiosity, what kind of evidence would convince you that climate change was a result of human actions, and what kind of rationale would you need to see before you were convinced that we should try and do something about it?

For starters, when the movement isn't led by a political hack that is profiting from it.
1950  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: August 03, 2008, 04:34:51 AM

Quote from: USMC Kato on August 03, 2008, 03:04:57 AM

Quote from: msduncan on August 02, 2008, 11:46:19 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on August 02, 2008, 03:47:40 PM

Good to hear from you man.  It seems half the ops you guys are running are announced on the news prior.  My sister heard about some and asked me if it was where you were and I was asking her 'where'd you hear about that'.  It's ridiculous the level of disclosure they have now.

Stay safe!

They have been forced to do that because of activists that love to scream about civilian casualties.    Therefore they tell everyone so the civilians will clear out, and then nothing is left but the traps.

Effing libruls.    smile

The province was so ridiculously filled with snipers I actually did the helmet on the stick trick....and it worked for our counter-snipers. 

Kinda like this: (grabbed from google images)



Isn't there a danger the bullet will bounce down into that guy's crotch?
1951  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What the f**k is wrong with people on: August 03, 2008, 04:28:28 AM

Quote from: leo8877 on August 02, 2008, 07:10:54 PM

Even more disgusting is how people treat animals.

I like what you did there.
1952  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Man's head falls off during bus ride! on: August 03, 2008, 04:27:00 AM
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Being able to see the humor isn't about the decapitation (which is an awful, and very disturbing story) is a very important part of fitting into a community filled with so many cynical and sarcastic numbnuts (such as meself).
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Boy aint THAT the truth.   smile
1953  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Rick Roll on: August 03, 2008, 04:24:32 AM
Ok, this Rick Roll is pretty darn funny.
1954  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: (360 and PS3) No Love for the Release Version of Civ: Revolution? on: August 03, 2008, 12:33:21 AM
I wish there was a way to play past the deadline.

The timeline ends way too quickly -- usually when I'm in the middle of a military operation to exterminate my neighbors.

Btw -- am I right that you can only use 1 nuke per game?   Like I develop nukes and then I use the nuke and that's it, I can't use it again?
1955  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: August 02, 2008, 11:46:19 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on August 02, 2008, 03:47:40 PM

Good to hear from you man.  It seems half the ops you guys are running are announced on the news prior.  My sister heard about some and asked me if it was where you were and I was asking her 'where'd you hear about that'.  It's ridiculous the level of disclosure they have now.

Stay safe!

They have been forced to do that because of activists that love to scream about civilian casualties.    Therefore they tell everyone so the civilians will clear out, and then nothing is left but the traps.

Effing libruls.    smile
1956  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Liberal Ice Shelf continues to show how much it hates Bush on: August 02, 2008, 04:07:42 PM
At least Brendan posts reasoned out arguments, and since the mods' warnings we all have reined in the more heated parts of our debating.   I disagree with Brendan, but he's putting up a great argument for his case.

Blackadar goes straight for the neck with insults.  I'm done arguing with him.
1957  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Tattoo Thread on: August 01, 2008, 02:42:53 AM
Kratz,

Tell your wife that tatoo is the coolest I've seen in some time.    Awesome!   thumbsup
1958  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Liberal Ice Shelf continues to show how much it hates Bush on: July 29, 2008, 11:44:43 PM

Quote from: Brendan on July 29, 2008, 07:46:53 PM

In actual fact, there's no new data in that op-ed.  He merely disagrees about the importance of the data that he's repeating.  And, as is typical for these sorts of things the guy who authored it has a PhD in electrical engineering, not climatology (or a related field), he has never published a paper in the field, and has stated in the past that he isn't qualified to create climate models.

Here's a response to his claims from a climate science blog.

A response from scientists who would be out of a bunch of grant money and funding if man made global warming proved to be the latest science fad.
1959  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Ben Stein thinks Obama is Hitler! on: July 28, 2008, 12:00:31 AM

Quote from: Captain Caveman on July 27, 2008, 09:55:53 PM

Quote from: msduncan on July 27, 2008, 09:49:26 PM

Quote from: Brendan on July 27, 2008, 07:37:02 PM

I I assume that the comment about Senator Obama being a muslim was an attempt to be funny, yes?

Both comments were a product of a silly mood I was in yesterday, yes.

I guess the old adage is true: liberals can't take a joke, and conservatives can't make one.  Tongue

Bah... my wife is the smart, funny, and good looking one in the marriage.    Come to think of it what the heck is my role anyway?
1960  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Ben Stein thinks Obama is Hitler! on: July 27, 2008, 09:49:26 PM

Quote from: Brendan on July 27, 2008, 07:37:02 PM

I I assume that the comment about Senator Obama being a muslim was an attempt to be funny, yes?

Both comments were a product of a silly mood I was in yesterday, yes.
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