It's not very popular.

Sep 8 Alden commented on Ferguson, Austerity, and the Decline of Police Work in the US.
That's the problem front to back - infrastructure too. People want to live in a fully developed, first world nation but they are too cheap to pay for it. So we're going to nickle and dime ourselves into a corrupt banana-republic.

Right wing types love that apocryphal quote, usually attributed to Toqueville, about democracy and people voting themselves money. Its a knife that cuts both ways.
Sep 5 Alden commented on LTE: Why I'm Wrong for Parlaying a Cyclist's Death Into a Piece About Underfunded Bike-Safety Projects.
I kind of repulsed by the cloying condescension of the second to last paragraph.
Sep 4 Alden commented on Humans Are the Extinction Level Event.
Its not like anybody thinks there would never be another extinction event if it weren't for humans. And sure we can lament the loss of all these frogs and so forth but its not like Life on Earth as such is in any danger.

These issues are more about how pleasant or miserable will it be to be a human on Earth in the future.
Sep 4 Alden commented on Humans Are the Extinction Level Event.
While @7 and @8 admit resignation, @10 springs into action to save the world by trotting out moth eaten cliches about liberals.
Sep 4 Alden commented on Humans Are the Extinction Level Event.
One thing you can say about trends is that the ones that cannot be sustained will not be sustained.
Sep 3 Alden commented on Those Leaked Celebrity Nudes: Have You Looked?.
Robin Abcarian is a jerk. But that's not the most obnoxious example of victim-blaming I've come across on this topic.
Sep 2 Alden commented on Another Plane Forced to Land After a Fight Breaks Out Over Reclining Seats.
They should just sedate people as they board. Then they could stack them in like cord wood.
Aug 26 Alden commented on The Number of Times the British Police Fired Their Weapons in 2012: Three.
What's so exasperating about typical 2nd Amendment arguments is that they don't go "sure would be great if we could regulate guns but, alas, 2nd Amendment". Rather, the 2nd Amendment is invoked as an excuse to not defend on merit what is really just a stupid policy preference.
Aug 25 Alden commented on Hillary Clinton Ignores Questions About Ferguson.
@14 - I know what you're getting at but the manner of a President's election matters a lot more than their personality. Clinton would be the source of endless heartbreak for liberal/progressive types but she would not actually ally with the GOP caucus in Congress in order to pass GOP legislation.

This is why any libertarian impulses in Rand Paul's heart are entirely irrelevant - his administration would be a Republican one.

So she's better than any Republican hands down.

I'd rate the chances of her getting us into a ridiculous war in the middle east north of 50%, though.
Aug 25 Alden commented on Hillary Clinton Ignores Questions About Ferguson.
@1 - I think Clinton can beat any GOP candidate you care to name. What state the Obama carried would Clinton lose?

But no dispute on the terrible thing.
 
 

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