Theodore Gorath
SWASHBUCKLING HERO 2012
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12:29 PM yesterday Theodore Gorath commented on Our Action Buddy President-Elect.
In a way, you kind of have to hand it to Trump: with the Carrier plant, he basically gets to say he literally saved manufacturing jobs after Obama told everyone it was impossible. Sure there is a lot of fine print, but no one cares about that, and no one will in a year or two either. They will remember the "saved" jobs, not the tax breaks it took to do it. It's a CEO move: you make sure to score a couple cheap, easy "wins" when you take over, and this colors people's perception of you permanently. Your first impression is now one of competence.

He then brings up flag burning, which causes people on the left to decry him, and all of a sudden, on the news we see liberals burning flags. So people watching the news see Trump "saving" jobs, and those on the left burning American flags.

I mean...that is pretty good optics for him, and conservatives/the GOP in general. Even though he really did not achieve anything.
9:37 AM yesterday Theodore Gorath commented on Senator Patty Murray: Ben Carson Is the "Wrong Choice" to Lead Housing and Urban Development.
@33: Well, I guess you are halfway there. Keep in mind that literally the only thing between your "the sky is falling!" hysterics and a belief that the country is on the right track is a handful of former Obama voters staying home in swing states.

The people are the same, and society is the same as it was before November 8th. Being a drama queen isn't going to change that, and neither is Ben Carson being in charge of HUD over some other rich dude who does not care about poor people.
9:03 AM yesterday Theodore Gorath commented on Recount Update: Jill Stein's Quixotic Battle For Democracy Continues Apace and Yeah, She Still Wants Your Money.
@18: To be fair however, those new votes are not part of the recount, they are absentee ballots that simply have not been counted yet, and have already been considered in the projections giving Trump the win. So barring a crazy percentage of Clinton votes in those ballots, it will not make much difference.

Also, with the MI and WI recounts not helping Clinton much, PA will not even matter even if by some miracle it flips.
8:41 AM yesterday Theodore Gorath commented on Senator Patty Murray: Ben Carson Is the "Wrong Choice" to Lead Housing and Urban Development.
@30: Learn to take a gentle ribbing, chicken little. It is hilarious how little you guys can take, and how much you love to dish out. So thin skinned. Sad!
5:54 AM yesterday Theodore Gorath commented on Westworld and the Bloodless Robot Coup in the Season Finale.
Am I the only one who thinks that the Asian surgical/tech guy who has been helping out Maeve is a host?

I mean, to my knowledge the guy has no real motivation to be doing all this crazy, likely illegal stuff, which has been kind of a plot hole for me. He seems so determined to help out Maeve, but I do not recall a real reason why. Back when there were no real stakes I could let it slide, but now people are dying. And now that we all know Maeve was actually programmed to escape...

Also, unless all the security guys who got gunned down are hosts and this was all supposed to go down this way, they were the worst security team of all time.
5:48 AM yesterday Theodore Gorath commented on Senator Patty Murray: Ben Carson Is the "Wrong Choice" to Lead Housing and Urban Development.
Carson would be the first HUD secretary to actually live in government housing during his lifetime.

I recall hearing a lot from democrats and liberals about how we need people with a broader range of experiences outside of that of white people, especially in government. What is wrong with a little diversity, anyway? I thought diversity was the only thing that mattered. C'mon, he is a POC! That's good enough.
5:35 AM yesterday Theodore Gorath commented on Recount Update: Jill Stein's Quixotic Battle For Democracy Continues Apace and Yeah, She Still Wants Your Money.
@10: There is absolutely no basis for claiming any kind of Russian hack of voting machines during the elections, according to the Washington Post, Poltiifact, and the Obama administration. The Pennsylvania recount has added a total of FIVE votes to Clinton after auditing some of the most populated and Dem-friendly counties.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission has found no anomalies or significant issues, stating that any irregularities or miscounted votes were due to simple human error on the part of voters, according to ABC news.

No recount has been ordered in Michigan due to evidence of voter fraud or tampering, since there is none, as admitted by Stein herself. Recounts are happening because Stein is filing and paying the fees for them. There does not have to be evidence of anything for a recount to happen.

Stop spreading fake news.
Dec 5 Theodore Gorath commented on The Seahawks Beat the Panthers but Earl Thomas is Injured and Life is Terrible.
@8: Yep, bad teams lose games, and most games in the NFL are won or lost by one score. Carolina is a bad team. This does not mean Seattle is not a good team.

You really need to stop getting your panties in such a twist because there are people on the internet who comment on things other than the team you root for being good. I don't see why my little opinion (which is that Seattle is a good team, by the way), is so important to you. It is very needy.

Do you just need me to say it more? Do you need me to tell you that you are beautiful?
Dec 5 Theodore Gorath commented on The Morning News: Housing Crisis Helped Cause Deadly Fire in Oakland, Studios Still Affordable in Tacoma, Video of Women March.
@10: Those are all false dichotomies, and no one said anything about rural white men. You can be politically correct and not alienate people, you can expand the tent without being spineless, and you can compromise and get results.
Dec 5 Theodore Gorath commented on The Seahawks Beat the Panthers but Earl Thomas is Injured and Life is Terrible.
@3: Earl Thomas is definitely going to have a bust in Canton. I don't see how you can possibly debate or question that.