• theloneapple commented on the blog post To preserve (themselves) and protect (themselves)

    2014-12-16 02:46:57View | Delete

    …and some call them “pigs”…because that’s what they are.

    Only an unfeeling animal would treat someone the way they did after murdering her friend. If the police want a better reputation, then the mythical “good cop” should come forward a little more and speak up against their fellow cops. By “a little more”, I mean “at all”.

  • theloneapple commented on the diary post The Economic Agenda for America: A Commentary by letsgetitdone.

    2014-12-08 02:48:42View | Delete

    Here are my immodest meta proposals for the left in 2016: 1. If you can’t word your ideas in such a way that a schmuck can understand them, rewrite until that person can. I know people on the left are smart. Hell, they go out of their way to remind you of their degrees with [...]

  • Hopefully these are the same great psych tests that they use to make sure psychos don’t end up as police officers and pedos don’t end up teaching school.

  • theloneapple commented on the blog post I’m thankful for Hypocrisy

    2014-11-27 05:37:18View | Delete

    Nothing changes because no one really wants it to change. Change means some of the things you most enjoy will be different in the future and that difference can’t be guaranteed to be entirely to your liking. This is the problem for a lot of otherwise liberal white people. They have enough money to enjoy a relatively nice lifestyle right now. Change means that maybe their favorite bar will no longer be the same. Or that cute coffee shop in Georgetown with the delicious cupcakes. Or the neighborhood where they push the baby carriage among their artsy or bankster neighbors.

    The problem with white people, especially me, is that we have to stop supporting things the easy way while others are out marching for their very lives. If life has to be turned upside down for justice to be served then so be it. I’m sure there’ll be other cupcakes by the canal.

  • I wonder if he’ll mysteriously get cancer and die before naming names. At this point, he’s got no bargaining power. No matter what he says, they’ll fuck him over. Might as well just name the names and try to take down as many people as possible along with you. That’s what I’d do.

  • Serious question…

    How are these bastards still alive? Somewhere along the line they screwed over the wrong person’s mother or sister or the wrong person himself. How has there never been an extra-judicial reckoning for at least some of them?

  • theloneapple commented on the diary post Rebecca Solnit, The War Is Over (If You Want It), Feminism and Men by Tom Engelhardt.

    2014-11-04 02:55:12View | Delete

    Is your critique that the above could have been said with less words?

  • theloneapple commented on the diary post Rebecca Solnit, The War Is Over (If You Want It), Feminism and Men by Tom Engelhardt.

    2014-11-04 02:54:14View | Delete

    I’ve been a feminist fellow-traveler ever since I stopped to think about why it is that this person I care about, who is a woman, is being treated in a way I would not put up with. That may not be the most philosophically advanced way to get there, but it is the living everyday [...]

  • theloneapple commented on the blog post America…home also to, the lame

    2014-10-30 01:46:57View | Delete

    Why don’t these tough guys come along and try to rape me? I will be glad to feed them their own ears.

  • theloneapple commented on the blog post Things Are Not Looking Good for Democrats

    2014-10-29 01:46:12View | Delete

    Whatever happens, happens. If the American people are so stupid as to put a criminal enterprise masquerading as a political party in charge of things, then they are welcome to enjoy the fruits of their idiocy.

  • What sort of clowns populate the Iraqi Army? Not just now but ever. Hell, if not for our support of Saddam Hussein in the 80s, Iran would have taken Iraq.

  • theloneapple commented on the blog post US Aid In Syria Going To ISIS

    2014-10-22 09:44:35View | Delete

    I’d do something about that if my TARDIS was working, but since it isn’t, there’s not a hell of a lot to do.

  • theloneapple commented on the blog post Oh good plan!

    2014-10-22 03:28:52View | Delete

    Why does it make me sad? If the people of Wisconsin are that level of stupid, they deserve every dollar of what they get.

  • theloneapple commented on the blog post US Aid In Syria Going To ISIS

    2014-10-21 06:52:57View | Delete

    My personal feeling is that these ISIS freaks should be wiped off the face of the Earth — no quarter. The situation outlined above is now at the level of FUBAR.

    My answer is to back off and let them all fight it out. If the people of the region are such delicate flowers that they can’t fight to preserve their own lives then fuck ‘em. Lift a damn finger to help yourselves. If not, then bye-bye. I’m sorry that a lot of innocent people will get killed but that’s the way it’s been since Og was bashing Grishnak over the head with a club. Letting aid fall into their hands is suicidal.

  • theloneapple commented on the diary post Saturday Art: Influential Authors: Stephen R. Donaldson by dakine01.

    2014-10-19 04:41:17View | Delete

    Donaldson has spent years having a bad rep because of “that scene” in Lord Foul’s Bane. Thomas Covenant is an incredibly flawed man and a lot of what happens in the first series reflects that. I’m amazed that no one judges other authors for writing characters who do bad things. I guess coming off the [...]

  • theloneapple commented on the blog post Four Score and 7 reported villains ago

    2014-09-15 03:27:33View | Delete

    And if I had the powers of Superman, I could do a lot. What you offer might work if it were politically feasible. It is not in the current climate, particularly because the American public does not find it palatable.

  • theloneapple commented on the blog post Four Score and 7 reported villains ago

    2014-09-15 01:52:44View | Delete

    Look, I’m as liberal as the next guy but why is it necessary to snarkily dismiss real threats to innocent people? What should people do? Ignore them and hope they go away?

  • theloneapple commented on the diary post Steve Fraser: The Return of the Titans by Tom Engelhardt.

    2014-09-12 01:52:08View | Delete

    After reading all of that, I realize that the common person in America has no real way of fighting back on a level playing field. The only thing left is to fight back in a non-conventional way. Sheldon Adelson and his ilk don’t make their own food and serve it to themselves. Not for nothing [...]

  • theloneapple commented on the blog post Can you please stop torturing your tortured analogies?

    2014-09-04 01:47:22View | Delete

    The risk is that no matter the negotiation, the end result looks like something like this:

    Everyone: Yay! We agree!

    Putin: No, I meant THIS agreement.

    Everyone: Yay! We agree!

    Putin: …and these conditions.

    Etc.

  • The U.S. cannot lose this opportunity to make peace (or, at least, achieve detente) with some of the players in the region. Iran, for sure. Both sides need to let go of the butthurts especially now that Israel has decided flip Obama the bird. I think some agreement is even possible with al Qaeda considering the fact that they despise this ISIS crowd so much. Maybe broker something permanent between the Kurds and Turks.

    As for ISIS, they and Boko Haram are going to have to go bye-bye. One way or another, they should cease to exist.

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