Ohio Barbarian

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  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post The Interview probably sucks, but bullies shouldn’t get their way by J Robert Hall.

    2014-12-19 14:35:38View | Delete

    Actually, there is circumstantial evidence that the hack is from one of the Koreas, anyway. The underlying program WAS in Korean. If it was government-sponsored, that means the North unless you want to engage in a really wacky conspiracy theory. Not that it really matters. So what if North Korea did the hack? How would [...]

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post Is Obama an American Fascist? by Synoia.

    2014-12-16 14:47:06View | Delete

    “Fascism should more properly be known as corporatism because both believe in advancing corporate interests by the use of State power.” –Benito Mussolini Since Mussolini practically founded the damned ideology, I figure I’d just use his definition of Fascism. Besides, doing so follows the KISS(Keep It Simple, Stupid) principle. If you use Mussolini’s definition, Obama [...]

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post Intimidation and Control by cmaukonen.

    2014-12-10 16:03:55View | Delete

    We’ll never agree on this. There’s only one color that matters–green. Or maybe gold. Obama doesn’t give a shit about black people; or anyone other than the ruling class of which he and his are a part. That’s obvious. I could even point out that the picture is incomplete. What really terrified the early slaveowners [...]

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post Next Level in the Video Game – War Machines Are Disgusting by Big Al .

    2014-12-10 15:09:37View | Delete

    I, too, am a Navy vet. Gulf War era. I joined because I needed a job and, because I was 28 at the time, was too old to start out as an officer in spite of my college degree. I was on a destroyer armed with ASROC nuclear-tipped anti-submarine depth charges that would destroy the [...]

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post Intimidation and Control by cmaukonen.

    2014-12-10 14:55:18View | Delete

    My only quibble is your reference to “white elites.” Are Barack Obama, Clarence Thomas, Al Sharpton, Colin Powell, and Marcia Fudge white elites? Of course not. But they ARE elites, and act the part. None question our capitalist system. None want to see it reformed, much less destroyed. None see any real problem with it. [...]

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post Signs of the Season to and from the United States of What the F*ck by wendydavis.

    2014-12-09 14:01:09View | Delete

    Listening to the “Carol of the Bells” while scrolling down through the scenes of America’s Finest Jack-Booted Thugs at work is a real masterpiece of irony.

    Nice work, Wendy. Recommended.

  • No, you didn’t. You said the nuclear policy of America is Strike First. You’re still wrong. It’s not. That would be insane, and furthermore, if it were true, we would already be dead.

    Since we’re not dead, I rest my case.

  • Damn. That’s good, right there. I’m not sure I agree with every point you made, but that doesn’t matter. Well done, sir.

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post Golden Age of Pearl Harbor by David Swanson.

    2014-12-06 18:20:19View | Delete

    Pardon my English, but on this issue, David, with all due respect, you are so full of shit. You are trotting out the old, tired, and historically discredited isolationist arguments against the United States entering World War II. Conspiracy theories galore. Do you really think that America should have let Nazi Germany conquer most of [...]

  • You’re wrong. Obama is unimportant where this is concerned.

  • I’m truly middle-aged. So I actually remember watching Lost in Space . It was cool until Star Trek came along. Then it was lame. The correct quote is “Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!” Not “Warning!” Just FYI, no offense intended. Doesn’t mean you don’t have your facts or arguments straight, however. Take this small comfort, though. America will NOT [...]

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post At the Mountaintop, the Evolution of Democracy in the United States by Big Al .

    2014-12-06 14:40:11View | Delete

    Less than 100 years after the Wars of the Roses ended with the ascension of Henry Tudor, Henry VII, father of Henry VIII, to the English throne, a little something called the English Revolution came along. The English were lucky; they got Oliver Cromwell. The power of the landed aristocracy was forever curtailed, and the [...]

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post At the Mountaintop, the Evolution of Democracy in the United States by Big Al .

    2014-12-06 14:30:56View | Delete

    Good comment. However, you and most miss the boat when you add the “white” to “rich men.” For that matter, when you add the “men” part. Most of the kleptocracy is composed of rich, white men, true. But if you have enough money, your gender and race no longer matter. Look no further than the [...]

  • Highly recommended. It’s not a race thing. It’s a class thing. It’s a divide and rule thing. I consider it most unfortunate that I am the first person to comment on this thread. Maybe it’s just because it’s the weekend and all. Or maybe, just maybe, there are too many people, even on FDL, who [...]

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post The Untold Truth on Race Relations by jbade.

    2014-12-04 16:59:22View | Delete

    Excellent post and highly recommended. Police brutality is police brutality, no matter what the pigmentation of the parties involved is. A professional police force that actually exists to serve and protect all law-abiding citizens is a benefit to all. In many parts of America, we do not have that now. We have police trained to [...]

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post Ferguson is every city USA and Wilson is one of many psychopaths with a badge by Masoninblue.

    2014-11-30 16:47:24View | Delete

    White privilege, my ass. Until people like you and many others right here on FDL get over that, no progress will be made. This isn’t a race thing, it’s a class thing. Do you really think that a young black man in Marin County, California, or Prince William County, Maryland, would have been gunned down [...]

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post Imagine; A Satire by Ohio Barbarian.

    2014-11-30 16:41:10View | Delete

    Indeed. Whether Brown stole cigars or not, does that justify his death? I don’t care whether or not he stole cigars. He was an unarmed man gunned down by a cop when there was no need to gun him down, for reasons I stated @20 if nothing else.

    It’s really that simple.

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post Climate change: what they’re putting off saying by cassiodorus.

    2014-11-30 14:20:07View | Delete

    Excellent post and recommended. Two points: First, capitalism is doomed, because it is simply not evolutionarily viable. The economic, political, and even religious system whereby making more profits soonest is the ONLY goal simply cannot last. Food, clothing and shelter trump capital when push comes to shove. I only hope it is destroyed before it [...]

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post Mubarak/Wilson, Catalonia/Edinborough/Ukraine, Same Problem by Deena Stryker.

    2014-11-30 14:02:47View | Delete

    Yes, indeed. In the 21st Century, is there REALLY that much difference between the Scottish and English peoples, or the Ukrainians and Russians, for that matter, that really MEAN anything? For that matter, is there really that much difference between white, black, Hispanic, and Native Americans? I think not. Most of us are in the [...]

  • Ohio Barbarian commented on the diary post Imagine; A Satire by Ohio Barbarian.

    2014-11-30 12:32:58View | Delete

    Agreed. Is it really that hard to type out “Lawrence O’Donnell(LOD)?” And one only needs to do that if one is going to use the same acronym later which, in this case, didn’t happen.

    I find the use of acronyms like that sheer laziness, especially on a site like this.

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