• on a comment on Miss Him Yet?! over 3 years ago

    you got off your ass and ran, Jerome, I'd give 2,000 dollars to watch that show. BONUS: if you were to win, the universe would be saved.

  • on a comment on Misplaced Priorities over 3 years ago
    (Volatile Worlds, Vulnerable Bodies) Confronting Abrupt Climate Change

    The abrupt climate change thesis suggests that climate passes through threshold transitions, after which change is sudden, runaway and unstoppable. This concurs with recent themes in complexity studies. Data from ice cores indicates that major shifts in global climate regimes have occurred in as little as a decade, and that for most of the span of human existence the climate has oscillated much more violently than it has over the last 10,000 years. This evidence presents enormous challenges for international climate change negotiation and regulation, which has thus far focused on gradual change. It is argued that existing social theoretic engagements with physical agency are insufficiently geared towards dissonant or disastrous physical events. Wagering on the past and future importance of abrupt climate change, the article explores a way of engaging with catastrophic climatic change that stresses the inherent volatility and unpredictability of earth process, and the no-less-inherent vulnerability of the human body. Drawing on Bataille and Derrida, it proposes a way of nestling the issue of environmental justice within a broader sense of immeasurable indebtedness to those humans who endured previous episodes of abrupt climate change, and considers the idea of experimentation and generosity without reserve.

    http://tcs.sagepub.com/content/27/2-3/31.abstract

    I wouldn't be surprised or disappointed if a Republican could read that and say something like Obama FAIL! While it doesn't surprise me when you do it, it does disappoint me. 

  • comment on a post Misplaced Priorities over 3 years ago

    Oh, I'm sorry. The diarist has restricted what can be considered. Considering all that is allowed to be considered, and doing so while keeping in mind the overall goal of blaming Obama for every legislative failure (and every "less than ideal" legislative success), I'll have to agree. Given the constraints, I find it pointless to disagree.

    I love these discussions, that is, if I'm allowed to.Otherwise, I have the emotional reaction to them within the prescribed limits.

  • on a comment on Huffpo Sherroded Me over 4 years ago

    In the original diary you are doing exactly that which you are condemning others for doing, and now in your reply to me you are doing it again - with a transparent attempt to do that which you accuse me of doing - re-opening the PW. As much as you believe there was a conspiracy against Hillary, there wasn't. As much as you believe she lost unfairly, she didn't. She's a great Secretary of State. One of the best ever. And there is no doubt in my mind that she was, is, and will ever be a Democrat, and proud of it. She also has a record of supporting less than perfect male Presidents.

  • comment on a post Huffpo Sherroded Me over 4 years ago

    Your story slimes Huffpo, dKOS, Obama, "the liberal blogging forces" as you explain just how slimily the slimy slimers slimed you.

    I think I'll do as you suggest: "And look for the agenda in Everything. It is always there."

    I looked, and I think I found your agenda.

  • 0.03% of the US population.

    (to put that number of signatures in perspective)

     

  • comment on a post The Green New Deal, by 'Green Change' over 4 years ago

    It used to be MyDD, but now it's pretty much Charles's.

  • Well, give the idiots what they want. I don't crave a longer line at the doctor's office enough to force the issue. Maybe the stupidity that the polls shine a light on in this instance explains why Obama's numbers are off. That's my guess.

  • comment on a post Spruce 1 over 4 years ago

    and the servers that host it was provided by coal powered power plants. How ironic.

  • comment on a post Argentina Passes a Gay Marriage Law over 4 years ago

    That's just FABULOUS. Seriously.

  • "I understand the politics of demanding repeal of the health insurance bill. The thing’s unpopular."

    Stop watching FOX. It's pickling your brain.

  • comment on a post Athletes Behaving Badly over 4 years ago

    He obviously doesn't know his place, which is Cleveland.

  • "the media and a couple of hundred million Americans sat in anticipation of the "Decision,""

    that estimate is in keeping with the level of concern which explodes from this diary. You've given new meaning to "completely ridiculous hyperbole".

  • on a comment on Big F'n Disaster over 4 years ago

    The image that looked like it would post, didn't. The poll example is at the krugman link.

  • comment on a post Big F'n Disaster over 4 years ago

    http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/30/if-a-deficit-falls-in-the-forest/

     Polls are only useful in showing just how many ignorant people there are out there. It appears that the people here want the President to spend his time worrying about the polls. I expect he will spend his time more wisely. The following is an example:

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