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All the faith he had had had had had no effect on the outcome of his life.

Here's tomorrow's lesson. I see too much of this and I blame you, the teacher.

I know "there, their, and they're" drive every Grammar Nazi nuts, but for the most part, I don't find them indicative of anything. Everyone is guilty of misusing them on occasion. The following, however, I find indicate ignorance.

then/than, then is being used exclusively
supposed to, not suppose to
used to, not use to
should have, not should of (would of, could of)
no one, not noone
cannot, not can not
Chris's, not Chris'

Fix those and my life will improve immeasurably.


Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Sun Mar 16, 2014, 10:42 PM (0 replies)

Look, the dude in the cockpit wanted to be viewed as a victim, not a villain (period)

tragedy shrouded in mystery, mission accomplished

Fill in the blanks in between.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Sun Mar 16, 2014, 01:59 PM (0 replies)

guns are to Democrats as abortion is to Republicans

Lightning rod, red meat to rally the base and pit the 98% against each other.
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Fri Mar 14, 2014, 09:52 PM (0 replies)

There has to be a point at which technology and efficiency destroy a country

I think what Gates is saying is: we destroyed your country but it will take 20 years before you figure it out

The story kind of goes like this...

First there were brick and mortar bookstores in every neighborhood, all privately owned and staffed, all with different. Then more efficient models -- corporate bookstores like Borders -- wiped out all of the Mom & Pop shops creating vacant store fronts in every neighborhood and having a net negative effect on employment. Then Amazon comes along and wipes out the Borders and now all of the jobs in the neighborhoods are gone and the Borders stores join the other vacant stores. An industry that once employed hundreds of thousands now operates remotely and employs about 50,000.

Not excited about the future...
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Fri Mar 14, 2014, 07:09 PM (0 replies)

Villain Rotation...indeed!

Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Fri Mar 14, 2014, 05:33 PM (0 replies)

on the other hand...

...let's look at TPP, an agreement Obama clearly opposes. How do we know this? Let's look at steps 1 thru 12.

Step 1: join the TPPA (2011)
Step 2: seek fast-track TPP
Step 3: popular opposition swells
Step 4: Congressional opposition grows
Step 5: Congress blocks fast-track
Step 6: Congress does nothing and business as usual for years
Step 7: Nearing the end of his term, Obama begins to second guess the wisdom of TPP
Step 8: Obama admin stops defending TPP
Step 9: Obama comes out and says, "No deal."

Did it in 9 steps Obama!!!

We're at the start of Step 6 now. Working exactly as planned!!!!!!!!!! But cannot claim victory for a few more years. Darn, have to look for another example of 12 step success.

I know!!!

Step 1: I admitted I was powerless over alcohol...

No, that's not it!!!!!!!!

Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Fri Mar 14, 2014, 12:35 PM (1 replies)

"Brand Hand"(?) When I see this, I stop listening

I just saw a commercial with 5 people standing like this, the speaker and her audience of 4. It looked something like this.


Does this make anyone else cringe? Maybe I find this offensive because I'm Italian
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Thu Mar 13, 2014, 05:30 PM (8 replies)

sheds light on another phenomenon we see at DU

For many, this "if this happened under Bush" test doesn't apply.

IF THIS HAPPENED UNDER BUSH, 100% of DUers would be correct to make posts like "Recovery? it's a jobless recovery!" or "Yeah, jobs, but they're crappy paying jobs" or "The stock market is a casino" and "What the stock market is doing says nothing about our economy" or "Unemployment numbers are improving because long-term unemployed aren't being captured" or "Real unemployment is much higher."

BUUUUUUTTTTTTTT...this Obama, and now for many, these sound arguments no longer apply.

We're seeing the same phenomenon being played out with Snowden and Greenwald right now, as well.

Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Thu Mar 13, 2014, 04:05 PM (0 replies)

and as if rolling over pre-911 wasn't bad enough (because fighting after...

...would tear the country apart when we needed to fall in line) it got worse!

and when we took office in 2009, Pelosi rolls over immediately and says BushCo gets carte blanche on crimes against humanity.

Is this not the dumbest fucking Party ever?!
Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Wed Mar 12, 2014, 05:05 PM (1 replies)

Nader! Nader! Nader! for 13 years

I had no idea this happened

Posted by WhaTHellsgoingonhere | Wed Mar 12, 2014, 04:42 PM (1 replies)
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