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Re: AN ERA ENDS. CAPITOL GRILLING FINALLY CROAKS.
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2012, 06:39:28 pm »
And just to say something about America, here's one of the last posts on the board (by a liberal, mind you):

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However, I have to agree with SNAFU on this one. People shouldn't be compelled to join a union. Unions made sense a hundred years ago, when robber baron owners held all the cards and exploited their employees badly.

But times have changed, and there isn't the same urgency to unionize.

 :lulz:

AAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

What rock does this guy live under?
Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.


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Re: AN ERA ENDS. CAPITOL GRILLING FINALLY CROAKS.
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2012, 06:40:10 pm »
And just to say something about America, here's one of the last posts on the board (by a liberal, mind you):

Quote from: GWinOhio
However, I have to agree with SNAFU on this one. People shouldn't be compelled to join a union. Unions made sense a hundred years ago, when robber baron owners held all the cards and exploited their employees badly.

But times have changed, and there isn't the same urgency to unionize.

 :lulz:

AAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

What rock does this guy live under?

A "retired since the Clinton years" one.
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Re: AN ERA ENDS. CAPITOL GRILLING FINALLY CROAKS.
« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2012, 06:50:56 pm »
And just to say something about America, here's one of the last posts on the board (by a liberal, mind you):

Quote from: GWinOhio
However, I have to agree with SNAFU on this one. People shouldn't be compelled to join a union. Unions made sense a hundred years ago, when robber baron owners held all the cards and exploited their employees badly.

But times have changed, and there isn't the same urgency to unionize.

 :lulz:

AAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

What rock does this guy live under?

A "retired since the Clinton years" one.

Fucking hell, apparently he missed a memo or two.   :lol:
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Re: AN ERA ENDS. CAPITOL GRILLING FINALLY CROAKS.
« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2016, 08:54:27 pm »
Capitol Grilling is no more.  It's still up, but posting is disabled, and won't be reenabled before the site expires.

It turns out that Zeroflux at some point went from a libertarian/independent (and meant it, too, I've known him for 10 years) to a teabagger.  He called the election in Virginia wrong, and got pissed.  Then there was a gun control thread about the recent massacre, and he spazzed out, called everyone "morons", and then announced he was shutting the board down, presumably because there aren't any teabaggers left.

In its heyday (2000-2006), it was the best political board ever.  It declined from 2006-2008, as Zero took less and less interest in moderating it.  It's been on life support ever since, and it's probably a good thing that it was allowed to finally die.

So long, Zero.  You were a titan among men, but in the end you were just another putz.

Well I went looking for Capitol Grilling a few weeks ago and it was gone, no archives, nada, not even a mention in a Google search. But I did find this thread and lo and behold the OP is an old poster from CG named Malaclypse or Doc Howl. Always assumed they were one in the same but wasn't certain.

These twins had a completely different personality in that other place and time. Bearing only a slight resemblance to their apparitions on this forum.

Back then if Mal wasn't a screetching partisan you would never have guessed it, he seemed to be so much part of team librul. Even wore the cap and cleated shoes into the bar thread. He didn't wax poetic like he does in his rants here. He didn't polish his sentences and bother with grammar and/or spelling or even give a rat's ass whether he was skillfully reaching his audience, or just alienating them.

Course I was a real dickface in that forum myself. Never was a partisan but I couldn't help but kick them at every opportunity. I was mostly there to study the phenom or partisanship and find out whether it could be cured.

I know how to challenge cognitive dissonance and once you crack that shell a person's own feelings alert them to the fact that they are full of shit.

You can lead a partisan to water but you can't make him/her think.

So here is an other Mal. One who doesn't have that much in common with his alter at CG. One who rants like his intended audience is gonna pick his speel up off the city pavement beneath a tall downtown office building manana and read it, toss it or step on it, almost by random selection.

It is what it is. You never really know anybody, not even yourself. We all change. We aren't a static incarnation of ourselves. We are dynamic and part of a dynamic reality.

Aside from Mal the welcome wagon on this forum has the charisma and warmth of a tribe of cannibals. I have no interest in dialogue with shit flinging adolescent howler monkeys. Life's short, no time, sorry.

But I think I read all of your rants, Mal. Except those that were blarged out of existence. And I hear and approve of your underlying emphasis on our freedom to choose. You come back to that theme in almost every rant. I hear ya.

Thanks Mal. You be well.

To each and every one of you, I hope your path leads you where you choose to go.

And that's my cue.

And btw, loved the family pics, but for the purpose of this conversation dinos are just cold blooded birds.

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Re: AN ERA ENDS. CAPITOL GRILLING FINALLY CROAKS.
« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2016, 11:48:08 pm »
Dinosaurs were probably warm blooded...

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Re: AN ERA ENDS. CAPITOL GRILLING FINALLY CROAKS.
« Reply #35 on: July 13, 2016, 04:14:05 am »

And btw, loved the family pics, but for the purpose of this conversation dinos are just cold blooded birds.

BAHAHAHAHAHA

No. Dinosaurs were not cold blooded. Does everything you know come from an elementary-school textbook ca. 1974? How can you possibly know that birds are descended from dinosaurs, yet somehow not know that dinosaurs weren't ectotherms?
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Re: AN ERA ENDS. CAPITOL GRILLING FINALLY CROAKS.
« Reply #36 on: July 13, 2016, 08:53:51 am »
The funny part to me is that crocodiles and turtles are actually closer to birds than to other reptiles, and an arguement could be made to classify them as cold blooded birds.  So such a thing does exist  (depending on how you approach animal classification)

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Re: AN ERA ENDS. CAPITOL GRILLING FINALLY CROAKS.
« Reply #37 on: July 13, 2016, 09:59:18 am »
Wait, dinosaurs were endothermic?? Why wasn't I informed of this?  :argh!: So all that shite about the ice age wiping them out? Not even remotely funny  :kingmeh:
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Re: AN ERA ENDS. CAPITOL GRILLING FINALLY CROAKS.
« Reply #38 on: July 14, 2016, 05:59:29 am »
Wait, dinosaurs were endothermic?? Why wasn't I informed of this?  :argh!: So all that shite about the ice age wiping them out? Not even remotely funny  :kingmeh:

I don't remember the ice age hypothesis; it's always been volcanoes or asteroids, as far back as I remember. I'll have to see if I can look it up.
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Re: AN ERA ENDS. CAPITOL GRILLING FINALLY CROAKS.
« Reply #39 on: July 14, 2016, 07:52:53 am »
Something... something... ice age... something... dinosaurs extinct because too cold for reptiles. My natural history is admittedly patchy but now I find even the patches are wrong. There's a cartoon about it, ffs! Now we have to go back and add feathers to all the classic dinosaur movies. Jurassic Quack anyone?
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Re: AN ERA ENDS. CAPITOL GRILLING FINALLY CROAKS.
« Reply #40 on: July 15, 2016, 06:19:17 pm »
Wait, dinosaurs were endothermic?? Why wasn't I informed of this?  :argh!: So all that shite about the ice age wiping them out? Not even remotely funny  :kingmeh:

That could still happen if it prevented plants from growing and starved them to death.
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Re: AN ERA ENDS. CAPITOL GRILLING FINALLY CROAKS.
« Reply #41 on: July 16, 2016, 07:59:16 pm »
Wait, dinosaurs were endothermic?? Why wasn't I informed of this?  :argh!: So all that shite about the ice age wiping them out? Not even remotely funny  :kingmeh:

That could still happen if it prevented plants from growing and starved them to death.

Hypothetically a planet on which an ice age extended glaciers to the equator and killed everything on the planet is certainly possible, but now we're talking about fantasy fiction, not about the Earth's history according to available geological and paleontological evidence.
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Re: AN ERA ENDS. CAPITOL GRILLING FINALLY CROAKS.
« Reply #42 on: July 16, 2016, 08:27:03 pm »
Wait, dinosaurs were endothermic?? Why wasn't I informed of this?  :argh!: So all that shite about the ice age wiping them out? Not even remotely funny  :kingmeh:

That could still happen if it prevented plants from growing and starved them to death.

Hypothetically a planet on which an ice age extended glaciers to the equator and killed everything on the planet is certainly possible, but now we're talking about fantasy fiction, not about the Earth's history according to available geological and paleontological evidence.
Point taken.
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