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Russ Meyers: Apple Talk / Re: BREAKING NEWS!!!!
« on: June 02, 2010, 02:07:36 pm »
Well it can't be because Tipper isn't getting enough wood. My guess is that there was something about Tipper's vagina in Gary Coleman's will that made Al uncomfortable.

Russ Meyers: Apple Talk / Re: Hello, Introducing Myself
« on: June 02, 2010, 01:58:58 pm »
Sometimes he gets to do 2 out of 3 at the same time, and the foundations of the forum quake.

One day, I will hit the trifecta.

Take a date out to an Indian restaurant, then take her home, and jump on here while she's sleeping. That ought to do it.

Actually, after Maria jumped me to the sound of Bearforce1 on the laptop, and I responded the next day with Musselman, I'm kind of stumped for how to top it.



Russ Meyers: Apple Talk / QUICK POLL TIME!
« on: June 01, 2010, 11:56:21 pm »


                             (dolly parton's cleavage)

                                                                                                                                                  fread topic

uh oh.

Russ Meyers: Apple Talk / Re: So the Top Kill didn't work...
« on: June 01, 2010, 06:20:10 pm »
I'm certainly not onboard with the right-wingers trying to pin the blame of this thing on Obama.  Where I am coming from is that, until recently, his administration has seemed to be not as engaged in this process as they could be.  There certainly has proven to be a lack of proper oversight on the MMS agency.  The very fact Obama didn't know someone was getting fired/let-go at MMS raises that concern. 

What I'd like to see, what a lot of experts are calling for, is for Obama to use the bully pulpit that is the Presidency of the U.S., marshall a huge fleet of tankers, and start skimming.  No, it doesn't stop the leak, but it mitigates the damage.  The perception has been, rightly or wrongly, that Obama is investing the fate of this spill on whether or not BP can fix it.  Surely, there are other great minds out there that can be put to work on this.  Surely there are other technologies that can be wielded.  And perhaps he is doing this.  If so, he needs to do a better job of communicating it.

And that has been the other problem.  Communication has been rough at best.  Obama, Salazar, and the EPA should be speaking in unison.  But, there have been instances that have shown that isn't the case. 

Look, I'm not about to put his response in the same category of Bush's response to Katrina.  I'm just saying, at least initially, it was more anemic than the situation, IMO, called for.  And I believe that is mostly due to the Obama administration giving far more deference to BP than it deserved. 

Everyone has their ideas about what would work, or work better, or look better. The Governor of Louisiana has a theory about massive sandbars, for example, and he's pissed as hell that the Feds haven't given the green light to go forward. The fact, however, is that there are a lot of things to consider in a crisis like this. Yes, it's embarrassing for Obama because it looks like he was caught with his pants down. But anyone's pants would have been down. It's obvious everybody in the government is scrambling, first to cover their asses and then to actually come up with a workable solution in time for election season, Obama included. I'm not saying 'trust the government, they're here to help.' I'm saying the government is doing what it can with the resources it has.

People hate to see the government be unable to deal with something. It's uncomfortable, not only because there is real damage happening to real ecosystems and economies, but also because it breaches our happily clung-to delusion that the government is as all-powerful as it pretends to be. It isn't true. The government is just a bunch of humans, strained almost to the point of breaking by enormous cultural and political forces, making shit up as they go along. We hate to be reminded of that because it removes the imaginary protective shield that helps us feel safe from the realities of living on this planet, but just because we hate to hear it doesn't mean it's any less true.

Shit happens, and sometimes an adequate response to the shit that happens isn't possible, isn't feasible, or isn't worth it. I don't even blame Bush completely for the debacle that was Katrina. Running a country the size of the US is, I'd imagine, incredibly fucking difficult, even if you're just in it for the book deals you get when you're done. Every head of state does something wrong, every agency is full of boneheads, and every legislature is more concerned with keeping their jobs than with doing them. But that's human nature.

<sorry didn't mean to rant on and on like that>

Russ Meyers: Apple Talk / Re: So the Top Kill didn't work...
« on: June 01, 2010, 01:46:39 pm »
Seriously, wtf is Obama supposed to do? He's not an expert on the matter, and neither are any of his advisors. All the science that's out there has to deal with making wells go, not making them stop. BP should have been better prepared because the regulatory bodies should have been less corrupt and we should have had smarter rules in place. But after 8 years of Bush filling every oversight position in the government with industry insiders, I think pinning that on Obama is pushing it a little. Maybe he should have been a little more urgent with cleaning house, but it isn't like he's been sitting in the White House doing nothing at all for a year and a half. What's the guy supposed to do about an oil gusher a mile deep in the middle of the Gulf? Hop into ALVIN and go fix the thing himself with some tweezers and an army of angler fish?

Also, more drilling is the way to stop the well. Relief wells are required by Canadian regulatory agencies because it stops this kind of thing from happening. Not here though, because our regulations are written by oil industry lobbyists.

Just lurk until you can figure out her schedule. There was a girl working at the Kum-n-Go (no srsly thats what they call Circle K here) near my house and like 3 minutes before I got the nerve to say something to her, they transferred her to somewhere else.

Russ Meyers: Apple Talk / Re: So the Top Kill didn't work...
« on: June 01, 2010, 04:52:41 am »

Or Kill Me / Re: iTunes for Windows
« on: May 31, 2010, 10:55:23 pm »
Quote from: OP
:argh!: _____________ for Windows :argh!:


this is the proof I've been waiting for that humans do in fact deserve to survive as a species.

« on: May 31, 2010, 06:29:20 am »
BUMP because I have changed my mind.

There is such a thing as Discordianism, and not only is it religious, it costs $30. The only difference between this and the Church of the Subgenius is that that scam is a rip-off. This one is LEGIT, because your money just goes directly to me. And once you've paid, you don't have to do anything to push the boundaries of "Discordia," because your $30 is worth more to the cause than anything you could ever do as a singular person. You'll be resolved of all your iniquities, and you'll be virtually guaranteed* a place in the Discordian afterlife in return for your contribution.

No purchase necessary**!

*Void where prohibited or ridiculous.

**NO PURCHASE NECESSARY means you won't actually receive any physical thing in exchange for your $30. The payment itself is still compulsory, however.

This could be some kind of warning to noobs, but it isn't. It's just my narcissism making sweet love to my nostalgia.

In my first days on the PD, I was incredibly mystical and very sympathetic to flowers.

It was so bad in fact that not only did I change my nickname, I made a whole new account so I could shed my nooby ways.

The reason I have been around for so long and yet have such a low post count is because, when I blather every time I feel like opening my mouth, this is what happens.

The point of this post being that some people say it is better to shut your mouth and be thought an idiot than to open it and remove all doubt, and some people disagree. You'll find the latter group to be comprised of complete idiots.

I guess what I'm really trying to say is, I hate you for taking away my True Discordianism, PD!

Russ Meyers: Apple Talk / Re: Stop right there, criminal scum!
« on: May 25, 2010, 07:11:17 pm »
yeah. it'll be great. we can pull people over and be like OH GOD DID YOU SEE THAT PTERODACTYL!?

Russ Meyers: Apple Talk / Re: Stop right there, criminal scum!
« on: May 25, 2010, 06:48:18 pm »
I think we should all become cops. We'll call it LawGASM.

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