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Once in a blue moon he might get pissed at... 2,891 Views / 115 Replies  
Once in a blue moon he might get pissed at something legitimate. But, come on. FEMA concentration camps? On the road to fac/soc/etc/ism? Obama is metaphorically lighting Americans on fire? ...
Posted by The Crook, on Apr 14, 2009 at 04:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'd just like to point out that, regardless of... 3,478 Views / 258 Replies  
I'd just like to point out that, regardless of the conviction of its proponent, this interpretation of the Constitution is an extreme minority position.
Posted by The Crook, on Mar 5, 2009 at 09:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
If that's all you have to say, then you aren't... 3,478 Views / 258 Replies  
If that's all you have to say, then you aren't interested in a serious discussion.



Well, it's basically the Republican playbook, so you've seen these things much more recently. ;) It's...
Posted by The Crook, on Mar 4, 2009 at 10:37 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, I don't accept that Rush isn't... 3,478 Views / 258 Replies  
Well, I don't accept that Rush isn't representative of the "mainstream GOP" but let's put that question aside for the moment. He doesn't have to. The idea behind making Rush the face of the GOP is...
Posted by The Crook, on Mar 4, 2009 at 12:59 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Maybe he will get more listeners. But Rush... 3,478 Views / 258 Replies  
Maybe he will get more listeners.

But Rush Limbaugh is tremendously unpopular overall. Making Rush the face of the GOP benefits Democrats as a result.
Posted by The Crook, on Mar 3, 2009 at 06:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Rush Limbaugh. *snickers* 3,478 Views / 258 Replies  
Rush Limbaugh.

*snickers*
Posted by The Crook, on Mar 3, 2009 at 04:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Um, tax cuts. That's basically conservative... 3,478 Views / 258 Replies  
Um, tax cuts.

That's basically conservative fiscal policy in two words. Tax cuts as a solution to everything. Tax cuts, tax cuts, tax cuts. No need for "gurus" when everyone knows where...
Posted by The Crook, on Mar 2, 2009 at 03:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That is misleading. While technically true,... 1,618 Views / 89 Replies  
That is misleading.

While technically true, in practice, the major non-profit research labs depend on federal funding to do their work. The stem-cell rule eliminates funding for those labs if...
Posted by The Crook, on Jan 23, 2009 at 03:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
:thumbsdow Again, that's because 900 of the... 2,029 Views / 130 Replies  
:thumbsdow

Again, that's because 900 of the absentee ballots weren't counted in the first place. They were wrongfully rejected. Now the second time I've alerted you to this, the wrongfully...
Posted by The Crook, on Jan 6, 2009 at 10:59 PM, in Political/War Lounge
What the heck are you talking about? The... 2,029 Views / 130 Replies  
What the heck are you talking about?

The Franken lead came from 900 wrongfully rejected absentee ballots that election officials didn't begin to count until January 3, 2009. Is...
Posted by The Crook, on Jan 6, 2009 at 10:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Since when is "acting and achieving results" a... 611 Views / 26 Replies  
Since when is "acting and achieving results" a prerequisite for becoming Time's Person of the Year?
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 29, 2008 at 09:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
They picked Obama. 611 Views / 26 Replies  
They picked Obama.
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 29, 2008 at 11:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Gotta love me some Jeebus and presents. 865 Views / 27 Replies  
Gotta love me some Jeebus and presents.
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 24, 2008 at 05:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Jesus. 2,029 Views / 130 Replies  
Jesus.
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 23, 2008 at 03:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Oh... snap? 999 Views / 51 Replies  
Oh... snap?
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 22, 2008 at 09:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Oh snap! 999 Views / 51 Replies  
Oh snap!
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 22, 2008 at 08:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Oh please, John Lott is your source? He's... 2,029 Views / 130 Replies  
Oh please, John Lott is your source?

He's fresh off the beat uncovering the great conspiracy among Minnesota election officials to swing the election to Franken? Let me know when a reputable news...
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 22, 2008 at 05:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Read the Grist article. And that will be... 1,502 Views / 81 Replies  
Read the Grist article.

And that will be my response to you until you do- in every single reply and every single global warming thread. It will help if you read the whole feature, too. ...
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 17, 2008 at 01:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Too bad. Because film critics pretty much... 428 Views / 11 Replies  
Too bad.

Because film critics pretty much consider him the greatest actor of his generation. His movies tend to be worth watching just for his performance, even if the rest of the movie isn't...
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 17, 2008 at 02:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Grists's "How to Talk to a Global Warming Skeptic... 1,502 Views / 81 Replies  
Grists's "How to Talk to a Global Warming Skeptic (http://gristmill.grist.org/skeptics)" feature covers this point about the temperature data being "unreliable"...
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 16, 2008 at 10:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Global warming deniers are generally only a small... 1,502 Views / 81 Replies  
Global warming deniers are generally only a small number of hard-core conservatives.

The level of support for their cause tends to get over-represented on an internet message board, while the...
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 15, 2008 at 10:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Say it ain't so! Well, I guess I second... 2,492 Views / 107 Replies  
Say it ain't so!

Well, I guess I second "him" now... sadly... reluctantly...
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 15, 2008 at 07:36 PM, in Feedback
Seconded! There's just something about a... 2,492 Views / 107 Replies  
Seconded!

There's just something about a girl moderator; you know a girl in charge that... uh.... yes ma'am. :D
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 15, 2008 at 06:18 PM, in Feedback
Wow, Bush rules. Seriously... 1,610 Views / 45 Replies  
Wow, Bush rules.

Seriously (http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/248205.php).

"So what if a guy threw a shoe at me?"
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 15, 2008 at 02:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
(1) I don't know who sayf-allah is, but if you... 2,492 Views / 107 Replies  
(1) I don't know who sayf-allah is, but if you look at that thread, it's vmarks who came out of the gate attacking him, not the other way around. And vmarks continued to attack the poster about his...
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 15, 2008 at 01:25 PM, in Feedback
So, moral of the story here is: ... 1,295 Views / 37 Replies  
So, moral of the story here is:


Mandatory minimums break credit card company rules;
You can report businesses that enforce mandatory minimums; BUT
You shouldn't because (1) credit card fees...
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 14, 2008 at 05:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I like to move it move it. 1,126 Views / 52 Replies  
I like to move it move it.
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 14, 2008 at 05:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A rule is "the whole or part of any agency’s... 379 Views / 13 Replies  
A rule is "the whole or part of any agency’s statement of general or particular applicability and future effect." Administrative Procedure Act § 551(4). But only statements of general...
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 14, 2008 at 02:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Okay guys, I have a pretty good understanding of... 379 Views / 13 Replies  
Okay guys, I have a pretty good understanding of administrative law, so let me address some of your concerns:

Tie has it right in that these aren't executive orders that Obama can easily reverse,...
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 14, 2008 at 02:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Incorrect. A republic is a form of... 599 Views / 27 Replies  
Incorrect.

A republic is a form of democracy. Citing James Madison is not evidence that a republic isn't a democracy. Encyclopaedia Brittanica says that his opinion was not shared by other...
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 13, 2008 at 11:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Sticky: First Name: Robert Nickname: Crook MacNN... 108,958 Views / 532 Replies  
First Name: Robert
Nickname: Crook
MacNN Handle(s): The Crook
Age: 58
Profession: Being Ill.
Greatest achievements: Probably more educated than you.
Fav music: Indie Rock
Fav music group or...
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 13, 2008 at 11:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I like some alt/country like Whiskeytown, Ryan... 1,126 Views / 52 Replies  
I like some alt/country like Whiskeytown, Ryan Adams, and maybe a few one-offs from The Raconteurs.
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 13, 2008 at 10:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Indie rock/pop/electronic music predominantly. ... 1,126 Views / 52 Replies  
Indie rock/pop/electronic music predominantly.

Whatever anyone likes, at least we can all agree that Rush sucks.
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 13, 2008 at 06:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
LEAKED FBI TRANSCRIPT... 1,346 Views / 54 Replies  
LEAKED FBI TRANSCRIPT (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/12/12/142929/59/901/672355) OF RAHM AND BLAGOCROOK.

UGH. That was "snark." Not real. :-(
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 13, 2008 at 02:04 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Ponzi scheme? I thought you were talking about... 1,425 Views / 25 Replies  
Ponzi scheme? I thought you were talking about social security!

</right wing nut>
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 12, 2008 at 09:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: It's not a small thing for workers. They did... 4,758 Views / 159 Replies  
It's not a small thing for workers.

They did give in (just not in the time frame of the GOP)

And regardless of whether it was framed as "saving" the automakers, $800 per car is not going to do...
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 12, 2008 at 04:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, I was joking about that that. ;) ... 825 Views / 24 Replies  
Yes, I was joking about that that.

;)

But I simply do not agree that she should be happy about something that makes her work harder. Any sane person would not be happy about that. Put...
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 12, 2008 at 03:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: It's a show. The price difference between... 4,758 Views / 159 Replies  
It's a show.

The price difference between UAW workers and foreign-maker workers is something like $800 per car. An $800 price difference is simply not enough to make a difference in the health of...
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 12, 2008 at 03:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
She's not "whining" because she has to "word hard... 825 Views / 24 Replies  
She's not "whining" because she has to "word hard to make a living." She's complaining because Starbucks made moves to make the work even harder. It doesn't matter how hard of a job she has in the...
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 12, 2008 at 02:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How did I forget them? You're claiming the... 652 Views / 38 Replies  
How did I forget them?

You're claiming the opinions from some non-climate scientists from completely diverse fields like physics and geology trump what climate scientists have to say, what all the...
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 12, 2008 at 01:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
A "normal" climate is what non-climate scientists... 652 Views / 38 Replies  
A "normal" climate is what non-climate scientists say it is.
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 12, 2008 at 12:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Mrs. Hartwick, 8th Grade Life Sciences. Meesha... 652 Views / 38 Replies  
Mrs. Hartwick, 8th Grade Life Sciences.
Meesha Goodwin, Protein Chemist
Sara Davino, UVA Chemical Engineering Grad Student

(Those should be acceptable, given the standard of "scientists" that...
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 12, 2008 at 12:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Smart enough doesn't mean they have knowledge of... 652 Views / 38 Replies  
Smart enough doesn't mean they have knowledge of the field.

And climate scientists' livelihoods don't depend on global warming. That's just ridiculous.
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 12, 2008 at 12:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Those aren't climate scientists. It's like... 652 Views / 38 Replies  
Those aren't climate scientists.

It's like they picked a bunch of chemists, physicists, geologists, and high school biology teachers as "scientists,"
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 12, 2008 at 12:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
:lol: I was thinking of you when I posted... 18,206 Views / 702 Replies  
:lol:

I was thinking of you when I posted that. ("Calling Jawbone!")

I love Ryan Adams. He's definitely one of my favorite more recent artists, up there with Kanye, Jack White, Sufjan, Ted...
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 11, 2008 at 10:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/1879/picture2rf... 18,206 Views / 702 Replies  
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Posted by The Crook, on Dec 11, 2008 at 09:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
"Who cares?" Apparently you care that... 3,252 Views / 273 Replies  
"Who cares?"

Apparently you care that unless it's government endorsement of religion, it should be left alone. You even made a principled argument that these things aren't endorsements of...
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 11, 2008 at 01:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Now this I find really interesting. I agree... 599 Views / 27 Replies  
Now this I find really interesting.

I agree with your conclusion, vmarks (yay we agree!), but not your reasoning. You list ballot access and media representation as two reasons that the two-party...
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 11, 2008 at 01:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It seems to me that Crash cares a great deal... 3,252 Views / 273 Replies  
It seems to me that Crash cares a great deal about it, too.
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 11, 2008 at 04:08 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yeah, Crash didn't exactly think that one... 3,252 Views / 273 Replies  
Yeah, Crash didn't exactly think that one through.

Defending against the change (to Allah, Buddha, etc) invariably involves defending the use of "In God We Trust" on money, which defeats his point...
Posted by The Crook, on Dec 11, 2008 at 03:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
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