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Warren DeMontague

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Posted by Warren DeMontague | Thu May 19, 2016, 03:37 AM (0 replies)

"shouting fire in a crowded theater" is perhaps the most torturously overused metaphor in existence

and it's also incorrect.


Oliver Wendell Holmes made the analogy during a controversial Supreme Court case that was overturned more than 40 years ago.

So let me flip it back on you, with the point I was making originally that you responded to- do you think it should be illegal for people to draw "blasphemous" cartoons?
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Wed May 11, 2016, 04:18 PM (1 replies)

A rant like that deserves its own hat.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Wed May 11, 2016, 06:33 AM (0 replies)

That 18 trillion number is bullshit. Widely debunked.

The fact of the matter is it is disingenuous- to say the least- to claim that "18 trillion of free stuff" which includes suppsedly 17 trillion in health care spending, is somehow a logical asssement of the proposal when it negates the fact that a single payer plan would eliminate not just the overhead of the private insurance industry (estimated in some cases as up to 20% on top of the other costs) but would also take peoples' insurance premiums out of the equation entirely.

But according to the CDC, total health spending in the US is 3 Trillion dollars, more or less. So to believe this "17 trillion" bullshit, you would have to imagine that putting everyone in the country under a single payer plan would magically multiply total spending on health care costs by nearly SIX FUCKING TIMES.

health care isnt like grass-fed beef. People dont run out and get extra triple bypasses that they dont need just because now they can afford it. And if total spending would go up, what that means is there are a lot of people who ARENT getting the care they need, under the current arrangement.

But my main point is, "FREE STUFF WARRRRGGHHHBLLLLLL" is a boilerplate right wing meme, chief.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Tue May 10, 2016, 05:37 PM (1 replies)

It was a joke. Hey, you know your audience. This place will eat that sort of thing up.

Goes over great with the aol.com email address, "mentalist"-watching crowd, know what I mean?

The Denny's Discount bunch.

"I just spent the last 16 hours cherry-picking Friars Roasts for the premium old-man jokes. Essentially, Iím going to beat him to death with his own titanium hips."

...The battery operated mowers are much better, now, by the way. I think I have a Black & Decker, works great.

I used to have one with an extension cord, which was sort of a pain in the ass to make sure it didn't get run over; and in the process electrocute my old ass.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sun May 8, 2016, 04:53 PM (1 replies)

They're just waking up, I know just what they'll do! Their mouths will hang open a minute or two

Then the Whos down in Whoville will all cry, "Boo Hoo!"

That's a noise, (the Grinch said,) that I simply must hear!
Narrator: So he paused, And the Grinch put a hand to his ear.
And he did hear a sound rising over the snow.
It started in low.
Then it started to grow...
But this-- the sound wasn't sad.
Why, this sound sounded glad!

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sat May 7, 2016, 12:54 AM (0 replies)

Obama paid respect to her, and got some zingers in on her, too

Specifically about how her campaign comes off like something thrown together by your well-meaning but massively out of touch grandparents, who still cant figure out how to operate the cable box.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Mon May 2, 2016, 05:46 PM (0 replies)

Why don't you spend 1/10th of that energy fixing the fucking system and law?

It doesn't matter what he did before, he's CURRENTLY facing that time because of the 2 joints. You think that's justified? He was on his bike with some weed in his pocket, and ALL his priors involved drug possession charges, nothing else. How precisely the fuck is the public served by sticking this guy in prison for a decade?

While Noble has two prior low-level nonviolent drug offenses that occurred 8 and 20 years respectively before his arrest in this case, he has never been convicted of anything more serious than possession of drugs for personal use. Because of these prior, albeit dated drug offenses Mr. Noble fell within Louisianaís Habitual Offender Statute, which brings his sentence for his marijuana possession offense to thirteen and one-third years and deprived him of the opportunity for earlier release on parole.

Spin, Spin, Spin. You said find one, I found one in about 5 seconds. Now you want to move the goalposts. At least you're not trying to run with "but he wasnt actually smoking it at the time"

I think it's your turn to answer my question: why is it so important that the drug war - which almost everyone not directly on the gravy train acknowledges, is a failure - continue unimpeded?

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sat Apr 30, 2016, 06:20 PM (1 replies)

Jaksa Chula Harjo

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Wed Apr 20, 2016, 11:50 PM (0 replies)

Congratulations to Secretary Clinton on a solid win tonight.

Well done.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Tue Apr 19, 2016, 10:42 PM (0 replies)
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