mack

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  • pesky details such as truth should never get in the way of one’s agenda

  • mack commented on the blog post The Brotherhood of Extraordinary Dickweeds

    2011-12-16 04:47:53View | Delete

    Congratulations, you evidently have managed to forget Sarah Palin. Whose fatal flaw, IMO, is that she is female. And unable to impliment two sentences in a row with both a subject and verb. As proof I offer GWB.

    The lizard brain is alive and well and as imprevious to reality as ever.

  • mack commented on the blog post Lakeside Diner

    2011-11-29 08:05:40View | Delete

    Interesting for the rest of us though ;)

  • mack commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Black Friday’s Instigators

    2011-11-29 04:58:46View | Delete

    Alison,
    I couldn’t agree more about those who look down their noses at Black Friday shoppers. I personally think it’s nuts, as I think people who enjoy Las Vegas or new car shopping are nuts. But not inferior.
    Though I never followed through on it, I was a Marketing major. The one epiphany of that education was that marketers do not, and can not, create need. They can only fulfill need. Whether it is fulfilling the need for affordable luxury with a $5 latte, the need to feel good about one’s personal carbon footpring with a hybrid automobile (what are we going to do with all those toxic NiCad batteries in 10-20 years?), or the need to see delight on your child’s face when they see the toy they have been clamoring about since Halloween. In every instance marketers job is to communicate how their products or services will best fill your needs. And if they hit the target, they will be successful.
    I maintain that December 24th is the best shopping day. The crowds and retail personel can see the light at the end of the tunnel and the prices are at their lowest.

  • My mexican in-laws refer to man n cheese as white-boy soulfood.
    Dunno what planet Robertson grew up on

  • mack commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Food Science Heats Up

    2011-11-23 04:53:23View | Delete

    My prior comment might be construed to give one the impression I was in accordance with the Fox viewpoint. Nothing is farther from the truth, and the only place I actually see their content is in youtube clips. But it is interesting how context works. Certainly after watching that clip, I could envision a rational disagreement with one party, and the other is purely a blithering idiot.
    This, to me is an important differentiation.

  • mack commented on the blog post Late Night FDL: Food Science Heats Up

    2011-11-23 04:49:28View | Delete

    I have to say, after (painfully) watching the full clip, with the exception of the “food product” quote, Ms. Kelly made some sense. Especially compared to BillO who seldom even resembles rational.
    I saw her as practicing her profession on TV with a fool for a client who not only was allowed to speak, but actually owned the forum. Of course, were I a lawyer, I would choose other clients…

  • Vaya con Dios Blue.
    Your contributions have been appreciated and I will bookmark your humble abode along with a few others who have moved on.

  • and, so far as the question he ‘answered’ and his answer, I would have given the same answer for considerably less.

  • mack commented on the diary post Labor Draws New Battle Lines on Iraq and Iran Oil Fields by Michelle Chen.

    2011-11-04 20:31:26View | Delete

    Meet the new boss
    Same as the old boss

  • Protect and Serve

    the 1%

  • mack commented on the blog post Late Night: Storybook Fail

    2011-10-18 04:29:26View | Delete

    albit poorly written and predictably plotted

  • mack commented on the blog post Late Night: Storybook Fail

    2011-10-17 20:31:44View | Delete

    I recall enjoying Atlas Shrugged at 13 or so – but I also thought Frank Zappa was a genius and that Debbie Brown was my soulmate.
    0 for 3 @ 13.

  • mack commented on the blog post Late Night: Storybook Fail

    2011-10-17 20:28:58View | Delete

    On the subject of difficult writing, Anthony Burgess thought that “A Clockwork Orange” was amongst his worst efforts, because the made up sino-slang required a lexicon in the back of the book and served no purpose other than to prove he could do it.
    I *do* agree that writing clearly is one of the most difficult challenges facing a writer.
    Look at my posts to see how poorly I do on that account.

  • mack commented on the blog post Late Night: Storybook Fail

    2011-10-17 20:23:54View | Delete

    To me, there is a huge difference between not finishing a book because it sucks, and not finishing it because it gave you vertigo.
    My failure to finish anything by Pynchon is by no means an indictment of his writing.

    A collary question might be “What book did you regret finishing?”

  • mack commented on the blog post Late Night: Storybook Fail

    2011-10-17 20:08:32View | Delete

    Gravity’s Rainbow
    Started at least 3 times – never made it to Page 50

  • …the filabuster is meant to provide the minority a voice, the fact that it has been a tool used only by a Republican minority in recent history speaks more to the broken 2 party system than the silliness of rules.

  • Of the two last Democrat Senators from Illinois, one’s actions and votes actually match his wordsand he is still a Senator. Durbin may be weak tea, but he’s straight weak tea. And straight weak tea is better than the alternative.
    There are so many other politicians to pick on.

  • mack commented on the blog post Chaos, Fear Grips Alabama After Immigration Law

    2011-10-13 19:06:19View | Delete

    Rather , it is a guarentee of impending victimhood.
    But, no mind, bigotry can still be appealed to.

  • mack commented on the blog post Chaos, Fear Grips Alabama After Immigration Law

    2011-10-13 18:03:02View | Delete

    why, yes, that dows sound a lot like slavery

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