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Warren DeMontague

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Name: Easy D Montague
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Member since: Thu May 20, 2004, 05:02 AM
Number of posts: 78,940

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Come down off the cross, we can use the wood

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Yon cassius hath a lean and hungry look

Okay, maybe just hungry

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Mon Jul 24, 2017, 08:28 PM (1 replies)

No. The actual land exists. But the maps describing it are in our heads.

The actual land has, really, infinite levels of complexity, just like the measured length of a shoreline depends on the length of the ruler you use to measure it. Too much complexity for your average human brain to deal with moment-to-moment, so we filter and simplify reality into something- a map- we can easily understand.

And many of us spend a lot of time following our maps instead of paying attention to the actual land. A lot of people ignore the land or filter it out when it doesn't match up with their maps. That seems, to me, undeniable.

Also, some of us are using better maps than others. And just like in your car's GPS, it's important to update your map regularly.

A good example, though, are FOX News people who are in denial about just how incompetent the Trump team is. When reality finally, unavoidably intrudes, they're like the people who drive into the lake, because their GPS map is wrong.

Now, as for whether things like music or color exist without perception, no. I don't think they do, or I think it's a meaningless question to ask.

"Who is the master who makes the grass green"

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sun Jul 16, 2017, 07:16 AM (1 replies)

one of Bonnie Dobson's discarded lines from "Morning Dew"

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sat May 6, 2017, 10:12 PM (0 replies)

Yes, Scientologists sure do believe some ridiculous stuff.

It's a relief all those other religions are so logical and sensible!

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Thu May 4, 2017, 07:06 PM (1 replies)

I like Nancy Pelosi.

We need leadership in the house that, like Nancy Pelosi, supports legalizing cannabis.

Having unapologetic prohibitionists like DWS going to the NY Times and spreading reefer madness nonsense is terrible for our brand.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Tue May 2, 2017, 08:46 PM (1 replies)

You dont belong here if you dont stand up for choice, freedom, and the right of consenting adults

To run their own lives, without government in their bodies or bedrooms.

Unfortunately we have people even claiming to be progressive who would carry water for censorship, theocracy and the drug war.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Fri Apr 28, 2017, 08:04 PM (0 replies)

Choice and Freedom are not dirty words.

Defending them is nothing to apologize for.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Mon Apr 24, 2017, 08:06 AM (0 replies)

This thread is a perfect example of the weird thought policing that this place has devolved into.

I'm reading the book right now, and as far as I can tell it's a pretty objective look at some of the dynamics of the campaign, it covers the successes as well as some of the shortcomings- and look, I thought Al Gore should have won in 2000, you can definitely make a case for everyone from Ralph Nader to Jeb Bush fucking it up for him... but his campaign still made mistakes. Kerry should have won, but his campaign made mistakes. Fuck, Mike Dukakis-- should have won! But his campaign made mistakes.

I'm not sure why "Hillary's campaign made mistakes" is such a controversial assertion, but there you go.

Looking over this thread, though, you would think this book was 300 pages of Milo Yiannanopolis and Ann Coulter yelling about Benghazi.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sun Apr 23, 2017, 06:24 PM (1 replies)

A true "guardian and protector of the mind" as Dylan would put it- and 1st Amedment HERO

Important to honor such types in days like these when misguided censorship-minded authoritarians would try and tell others what they can read, watch, say, draw, write, publish, film, or think.
Posted by Warren DeMontague | Wed Apr 5, 2017, 02:43 AM (0 replies)

DU has had deliberate disruptors & disingenuous folks creating legions of zombie/sock accounts for

as long as I can remember.

So I'm pretty adept at just ignoring them and their drama farming/shit stirring games. They're pretty fuckin' obvious, whether they're operating out of Moscow or Minneapolis.

Posted by Warren DeMontague | Sat Apr 1, 2017, 04:51 PM (1 replies)
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