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Warren DeMontague

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Name: Not Merv Griffin
Gender: Male
Member since: Thu May 20, 2004, 05:02 AM
Number of posts: 60,472

About Me

It was a dark, and stormy night. The ship was sinking. The Captain said, \"tell me a story\". So I did.

Journal Archives

Fie! Enough of this flim-sham flapshatterry!

I don't know what that means, but I really wanted to say it.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Tue Mar 10, 2015, 06:33 PM (0 replies)

The IWR was a "minute detail"?

No, it wasn't.

Yes, we all understand that the Dems who voted for it, did so by and large out of craven political calculus and fear of being called "soft on terror". Hell, that was obvious in 2002.

This is not something that can be re-packaged, 13 years later, as good politics or smart manoeuvring. It was a flat-out moral failure, and it sure as shit isn't some badge of honor.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Wed Feb 25, 2015, 06:00 PM (1 replies)

It's blowin' you and me

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sun Feb 22, 2015, 07:33 PM (0 replies)

Shirley MacLaine has no clue what she's talking about. Utahraptor, on the other hand, GETS IT.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Feb 13, 2015, 09:51 PM (0 replies)

Worst. Hood Ornament. Ever.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Mon Feb 9, 2015, 08:50 PM (0 replies)

"picture her with hair"

Okay, now what?

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Feb 6, 2015, 02:42 AM (7 replies)

even better, I'm entitled to think "insidious and systematic objectification" is just what happens

to some people's hard-wired western religious sex-guilt when they filter lame-ass concepts like "lust is bad" through an overpriced sociology degree.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Feb 6, 2015, 01:41 AM (2 replies)

You take your username from a guy who settled arguments by jamming his finger into peoples' eyes

People in fucking glass houses, and whatnot.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Wed Feb 4, 2015, 05:28 AM (1 replies)

Here is how I interpret the broad religious warnings against "graven images" and why

They are a classic example of how religion, as practiced by humans, tends to get fundamental concepts wildly, spectacularly, disasterously wrong.

I believe the original messaging- which turns up in many religions, including the western monotheisms- was specifically intended to communicate the idea that "God" the concept was too big, broad, and ineffable to be contained in a word, a symbol, a picture.

More widely the intent, the deep intent, is hopefully to get people to grok that ALL their language, their symbolic abstractions, while undeniably useful tools, are just that- a necessarily limited and limiting fascimile of the real "thing", which which exists above, beyond, and outside of language.

The point is that no map will ever perfectly reflect the territory. So as long as you remember that you are dealing with a map, and not the actual thing itself, you're fine.

Religion, of course, misinterprets this to "kill everyone who makes maps"
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sat Jan 10, 2015, 09:45 PM (0 replies)

Bullshit.

That's Pat Buchanan in a wig, is who that is.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Wed Dec 24, 2014, 09:39 PM (4 replies)
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