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Warren DeMontague

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If Bernie Sanders made an exactly identical statement you guys would completely LOSE YOUR SHIT

admit it.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Mon Mar 7, 2016, 11:20 PM (2 replies)

some people have major issues and are just using the primary as the latest excuse to air them out

Next year it will be onto something else.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sun Mar 6, 2016, 06:45 PM (1 replies)

The flip side to that aphorism is that you can't live in the past.

Witness the tragicomedy of the FBI this week trying to shoehorn the issues around encryption into a 1977 law designed for telephone line surveillance.

Which history are we in danger of repeating, anyway? The '68 nomination of the eminently electable HHHumphrey, or the '72 nomination of crazy loony lefty McGovern?

Fact is, both lost.

In 2004 we nominated the smart choice and lost, 2008 we nominated the "you'd be crazy to---" guy and won.

There's enough examples throughout history to justify just about anybody's argument. In the meantime, every once in a while it's helpful to remind the DUnizens of crankyshuffle dufferboardville - of which I am a proud citizen, myself - that this century belongs, first and foremost, to those born in it.

The rest of us are just running out overextended tourist visas.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sun Mar 6, 2016, 03:32 AM (0 replies)

Rubio! RRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrubiooooo!

Do you play Marco Polo? I play Polo. With my Rubio. Are you threatening me?

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Mar 4, 2016, 06:21 PM (0 replies)

Elements of the "left" have made us vulnerable to someone who is "refreshingly un-pc"

Im talking about the people who hand-wave away the shootings of cartoonists because the true "outrage" is that the 1st amendment allows "blasphemous" cartoons.

The sanctimonious censorship-happy yubnubs who compare a woman choosing to wear a sexy bathing suit on a magazine cover to a woman being forced to wear a burqa, etc.

I could have told you this was coming. In fact, I did.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Wed Feb 24, 2016, 10:05 PM (1 replies)

Come on. You want some fun or excitement in GD? it's a piece of cake. Sing it with me.

Porn, PETA, circumcision,
sports illustrated swimsuit edition
kids on airplanes,
cornflake chicken

population, hipster hats,
superbowl and outside cats

truck nutz hang off ugly cars,
why can I not smoke in bars?
olive garden, peak oil soon,
those NASA fuckers bombed the moon

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Mon Feb 22, 2016, 07:52 AM (1 replies)

bottom line in the context of the FBI, etc, they have given very little reason for people to trust

them at their word.

And it is undeniable that they have had a bone to pick with apple's end-user encryption since it was implemented. I simply do not believe that a) whatever is on this now-deceased person's phone; which I suspect the government already has a good idea about, anyway- is worth the extraordinary effort they're putting into it, other than they want to either establish a precedent OR obtain by any means necessary the tools or knowhow to get around this encryption scheme they don't like... and b) I think the principle of privacy and security is a valid one for a number of reasons already laid out- I am going to proudly side with not just Silicon Valley but also the EFF on these matters, every time.

I believe law enforcement can keep us safe just fine without having to have a magic key into everyone's shit; and it's worth noting that even when they do have these near-omniscient powers they keep demanding, again, they DON'T use them to keep us safe, but like I said, they use em to go after low level drug users.

The Feds or the NSA dont need super secret illegal powers to spy on El Chapo, anyway. It's the person smoking the bong in their basement (or the journalist that has written the article deemed 'subversive') that are the focal points of these, again, extra-legal and extra-constitutional activities. And honestly we all should have learned these lessons long ago, from J. Edgar Hoover, Nixon, and COINTELPRO.

And on that note, I'm sure there are a variety of philosophical points one could take on the issue of privacy vs. security in the case of a terrorist's cell phone, but I do not know how anyone can argue at this point in time that the authoritarian wet dream known as the drug war, en masse, has been anything except a giant taxpayer funded clusterfuck, a failure, and a cruel disaster that has devastated lives and taken a big ol' invasive crap on our constitutional rights in the process. The violence associated with "the drug trade" is, almost exclusively, a function of prohibition just as al capone and tommygun wielding gangsters grew out of the 21st Amendment.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sun Feb 21, 2016, 04:23 AM (0 replies)

No, they're a made-up meme from the same meme factory that brought you "Obama Boys" in 2008.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sat Feb 13, 2016, 08:20 PM (2 replies)

Is that like Boomersplaining to Millennials?

Anyway, 'splaining is too much strain, since I sprained my 'splainer while training strangers to stain model trains.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Thu Feb 11, 2016, 03:51 AM (2 replies)

How about less "messaging" and more message?

just a crazy thought.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Mon Feb 8, 2016, 06:02 PM (0 replies)
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