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General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: August 07, 2020, 11:25:33 AM »

Quote from: Babylon Bee
U.S.?Public school teachers gathered outside the schoolhouses of the nation this week, continuing to insist quite adamantly that their jobs are non-essential.

?We need to lockdown all non-essential work, like teaching, due to the coronavirus pandemic,? stated one teacher protesting outside her local elementary school. ?What we do in the classroom is really not adding the kind of value to your children?s upbringing that we should risk spreading the virus.?

?If you look at the graduation rates, standardized test scores, and the studies that indicate public schools aren?t preparing students for the real world, believe me, we?re not doing your child any favors,? she added.

Another teacher holding a sign which read ?Don?t Make Us Work!? quickly chimed in, ?But we should still be paid until there is a vaccine. People are suffering in this crisis, essential workers and non-essential workers alike, and we all just need to get through this together. God bless our essential workers.?
At publishing time, the protesters had ordered food delivery and more protesting supplies that arrived to them thanks to the hard work of actual essential workers.

I fucking love The Babylon Bee.  It has basically filled the niche' that The Onion has long since abandoned. :)

General Discussion / Re: Civil Forfeiture MIGHT be about to get less bad
« on: January 26, 2019, 01:07:58 AM »
If it's based on a crime, it's criminal asset forfeiture, not civil. Civil is where they accuse the car or the gold rooster or whatever it is of being involved civilly and seize it. I did a story about this on Bogosity awhile back.
And I think I might have been your co-host for those stories, as I very distinctly remember you saying that, like over a mic, not just in text. ^.^

I really need to co-host with you more often. :(

The Podcast / Re: Podcast for 21 October 2018
« on: October 26, 2018, 03:44:44 PM »
Not the first time Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been talked about on this podcast. *chortle*

General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: November 27, 2017, 07:38:29 PM »
"When you tear out a man's tongue, you are not proving him a liar; you're only telling the world that you fear what he might say."—Tyrion

General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: June 07, 2017, 10:49:32 AM »
"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended."—Frédéric Bastiat

General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: June 03, 2017, 07:24:38 PM »
Two instances of trolling of SJW's.

Firstly, we have Sargon trolling the SPLC by reporting an instance of hatespeech against the SPLC.

And a very long examination by TL;DR of an epic fake gender studies paper in the style of the 1996 Sokal trolling of Social Text (complete with fake researcher names, a fake research organization, and fake references to fake papers in fake journals generated by the Postmodern Generator, a website created years ago that spews out an algorithmically generated fake social science paper using a method based on Sokal's every time it's reloaded) published in what is claimed to be a respectable social science journal, after a review that was claimed to include a careful check of references.

The first one is pure win.  Seriously, fuck the SPLC. 
The second one had me fooled.  I didn't watch the video, so I thought it was a real study when I first saw it on his channel!  Poe's Law strikes yet again!

Well now I gotta post this:

General Discussion / Re: Fail Quotes
« on: May 13, 2017, 02:19:31 PM »

You know, it's bad enough we have statists who slander libertarians as "fascists", but now we have actual libertarians coming out as fascists and fascist-sympathizers. I'm embarrassed.

Can we get Lord Killian to rip this video a new one?
Crazy story (not fails)--

Conspiracy nuttery & Ayn Rand worship have always been some of the anarchyball mods' gris-gris.  But, in light of the Twitter exchanges over the past month or so, I can see where they're coming from with That Guy T and others.  Though 1) That was still no excuse to dox Mr. Dapperton, and 2) I doubt Mr Dapperton could have seen that coming over a year ago.  I know I sure as hell didn't see That Guy T drinking the Kool-Aid then.

General Discussion / Re: Fav quotes
« on: May 10, 2017, 08:56:55 PM »
"Your car is Japanese. Your Vodka is Russian. Your pizza is Italian. Your kebab is Turkish. Your democracy is Greek. Your coffee is Brazilian. Your movies are American. Your Beers are German. Your shirt is Indian. Your oil is Saudi Arabian. Your electronics are Chinese. Your numbers -Arabic, your letters -Latin. And you complain that your neighbor is an immigrant?"

Posted from our own Dave, a while back in the unnamed fallacy thread. n.n

Yet another nail in the coffin for the limited government 'libertarians' who voted his ass into office.  But of course they'll defend him regardless of what he does/doesn't do because he's 'their guy.'  Just like the Obamatons did for Obama.

General Discussion / Re: Fail Quotes
« on: April 10, 2017, 01:10:45 AM »
The war apologist comments are beyond painful.  Even worse is how many likes they're getting.  What the fuck?


Fav: Presents yet another example of IP being bogus, and shows a way the WSJ (or anyone else) can fact screenshots with a bit of know how.

Fail: Instead of blaming IP, goes on the same old tired "money is evil" Marxist bullshit. Mr. Enter still doesn't understand that burden of proof is never shared. That it is always on the active/positive claim. Always.

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