Jan 30, 2015 mkyorai commented on Conan, Marshawn Lynch, and Rob Gronkowski vs. Mortal Combat X!.
Marshawn Lynch may be my new favorite football player after that.
Nov 7, 2014 mkyorai commented on The Morning News: Four Women File Bias Lawsuit Against Seattle City Light.
The brownies might be delicious, but the proximity to the giant roach picture makes them much less appetizing.
Nov 5, 2014 mkyorai commented on A Thought on the Pedestrian Crossing Button.
I feel vaguely trolled for having read that.
Oct 24, 2014 mkyorai commented on Rand Paul's Daring New Foreign Policy: He's for the Good Stuff and Against the Bad Stuff.
@10 Hell if I know. I don't even get invited to their cocktail parties. I will say that State gets nicer office furniture, though.
Oct 24, 2014 mkyorai commented on Rand Paul's Daring New Foreign Policy: He's for the Good Stuff and Against the Bad Stuff.
As someone who actually works in international affairs for the US Government, let me just add: foreign policy is fucking HARD. Countries, just like people, can be passive-aggressive, vindictive, send mixed messages, and perhaps even more than people, are inclined to cut off their noses to spite their face. It's often like being back in middle school again, only with more memorandums and the occasional horrific humanitarian disaster. The naivete that Ron Paul displays here is impressive; one of the first things you discover in foreign policy is that many, probably even most, of the decisions we make have significant negative implications (show me 10 situations that appear to be win-win, and I'll show you maybe 1 where no one is glossing over the downsides for their own agenda, or just plain missed the problems). It's sausage making, pure and simple, and the idea that we can avoid the bad stuff... well... it's pretty much par for the course, I guess.
Oct 3, 2014 mkyorai commented on Ebola Thrives on Poverty and Disparity.
Welcome back, Dr Golob. Not a minute too soon (we've had some troll issues since your departure) but another voice for reason is a wonderful thing. We've missed you.
Sep 4, 2014 mkyorai commented on Fair Weather Report: Seahawks Vs. Packers Tonight.
I just want to note, per the "my scrolling finger is tired" option, that if I could find a way to minimize/hide/get rid of the dozen or so unread music posts about bands no one has heard of on any given day, my scrolling finger wouldn't be tired at all.
Aug 14, 2014 mkyorai commented on SL Letter of the Day: Happy Anniversary.
@3 that's lovely and amazing that you're able to make it work, even if I feel like I need a diagram just to know who is what to whom. But I'm glad it works for all of you and I hope you can announce equal or greater happiness a decade from now.
Jul 30, 2014 mkyorai commented on Gun Nuts Idea of Paradise.
@9 please register, if you're so inclined. That was entirely worth reading, and doesn't deserve to be skipped along with the rest of the cesspool of unregistered commentariat.
Jul 29, 2014 mkyorai commented on Poll Says Most Americans Want the Refugee Children to Stay.
@8 Never underestimate Bailo. He can achieve heights of stupid beyond most people's imagination. He can plumb depths of stupid where the pressure alone would crush a man like a grape. He can achieve a density of stupid that would stop a bullet. He's like the Superman of dumb.