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Sat Jul 4

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jwiest replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 7:57 PM

Re: The Fourth of July

Here I was, ready to rec an otherwise thoughtful post, and this you unload this pile:

It's time we get the word out that patriotism is NOT a sin...

The language of the perpetual "victim".

Appreciate and [more]

Fri Jul 3

Thu Jul 2

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:31 AM

Re: TV Land Pulls Dukes of Hazzard

"The pendulum is swinging too far in the other direction now . . ."

Yeah . . . and why is that supposed to concern me?


It should concern you because it's a classic example of "mob rule", how the mob can [more]

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jwiest replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 11:15 AM

Re: Macy's decides not to hire racists

Hilarious. If the Young Turks are right, Trump's plan is backfiring:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdgq6ZD4I3Q

The basic idea is: Trump isn't serious, he's just using this [more]

Sun Jun 28

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:35 AM

Re: For A Smart Guy, He Sure Is Ignorant....

Ted Cruz is this guy:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103850/

Bob Roberts. I don't believe for a minute he's sincere. He simply loves the limelight and knows how to milk a crowd and [more]

Thu Jun 25

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 6:34 PM

Re: Now It's The American Flag....

He belongs the left. He belongs to you.

Then you own Dylan Roof (and probably already secretly do)

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jwiest replied to the Apple board. 6:32 PM

Re: Taylor Swift explains her "No" to

And, fittingly, jweist comes through to help prove my point. :)

:)

I'm guilty of :

a) not reading every post in this thread
b) not wanting to have to monitor corporate policy changes, most of which I have little [more]

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jwiest replied to the Apple board. 12:54 PM

Re: Taylor Swift explains her "No" to

At some point in the future, should you decide to leave iTunes you can take all of the music with you (even the DRM'ed music from iTunes start, which is removed when you create a CD). There is little or no downside to using iTunes.

I [more]

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:51 PM

Re: Things In Common

All else is "Lost Cause" revisionism that came decades later, looking back

One part of that "looking back" always disgusts me: it's when people (like Roof, and some of the "not-racists" on RECF) make the [more]

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jwiest replied to the Apple board. 9:56 AM

Re: Taylor Swift explains her "No" to

"You don't actually own the music when you buy a CD, you own the plastic it is on, but not the music. Just a little legal trivia for you."

Never let facts get in the way of someone's irrational preferences!


Why is [more]

Wed Jun 24

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:38 PM

Re: Flag is just a start

Not like they did 60 years ago, when there were Nazi flags hanging on every building. Now if somebody hangs one they are an outcast, shunned, an acknowledged weirdo. So it should be with the Confederate flag.

Of course, but it's still [more]

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jwiest posted to the Political Asylum board. 5:33 PM

Flag is just a start

Even though it's nice to see, I'm somewhat cynical of the bandwagon-jumping going on with the flag, as if people are falling over themselves to say "see, I'm not a racist!" But nothing will really change with just the removal of symbols. [more]

Tue Jun 23

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jwiest posted to the Political Asylum board. 5:55 PM

Where's my Confederate Flag...

...toilet paper?

I'd pay double if it's recycled from shredded actual flags.

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jwiest replied to the Apple board. 9:41 AM

Re: Taylor Swift explains her "No" to

Actually, no. The poster I responded to likes to post a lot of links to music. IRRC, not one song was made in the last 25 years. His favorites are songs from the Beatles.

Ah, I see. Some things there isn't a point in playing [more]

Mon Jun 22

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jwiest replied to the Apple board. 5:52 PM

Re: Taylor Swift explains her "No" to

That's understandable when you listen to the same music for 50 years. A streaming service lets you be exposed to new artists without having to buy a bunch of CDs.

Bit of sarcasm and a massive assumption there? I have 1000+ CDs and I [more]

Fri Jun 19

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jwiest posted to the Political Asylum board. 4:47 PM

Racial wallpaper

Brilliant as usual:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/19/politics/jon-stewart-charlesto...

(Jon) Stewart also issued a scathing critique of [more]

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:28 PM

Re: The Southern Swastika Flag Should Die

Here is the thing. A whole of of people are taught that they should feel pride about being from the South, and that being proud of being from the South means inheriting the history of the Confederacy. But that is not necessarily so.

What
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Wed Jun 17

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:35 PM

Re: The biggest terrorism threat in the US

Actually, the conservative philosophy is much older than progressivism, which has been around for roughly 120 years.

Actually...it was a setup for a (poor) joke. I'd have posted it on HURL, but it wasn't racist enough.

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:52 AM

Re: The biggest terrorism threat in the US

Rightwingism is a younger philosophy and hasn't gone through the growing-up process that leftwingism has. Clearly the moderate right needs to take on the extremists within their ranks, publicly disavow them and help reign them in.

Isn't that [more]

Sun Jun 14

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jwiest replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:13 PM

Re: Iceland Jailed Bankers and Rejected Austerit

Iceland Jailed Bankers and Rejected Austerity

Someone needs to send this to Obama and his new Attorney General.


While I applaud Iceland, it's a little easier to do these things when you have a population of 300,000. [more]

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