commented on White Nationalist Richard Spencer Punched In the Face During Inauguration Protest
@8 While "feel sorry for" is a kind of sympathy, I don't think its what "nazi sympathizer" means.
But its beside the point because I wasn't expressing sympathy for Spencer. I'm just saying that there are Nazis who've never been punched in the face (i.e. not sufficient) and there are people who've been punched in the face who are not Nazis (i.e. not necessary). And therefore, his being a Nazi is not why he got punched in the face.
commented on Crowd At MLK Rally Boos Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Yesterday it was the White Working Class who put Trump over the top. Today its Evangelicals. What will it be tomorrow? Connecticut Stock Brokers? Main Street Rotarians? Retired wood shop teachers? Whichever GOP-voting constituency is most convenient for the rhetorical task at hand, I guess.
commented on Rex Tillerson to Humans: You Must Adapt to Global Warming
@1 Well, systematic regulation organized at the planetary scale would work. All you're really doing is re-iterating Mudede's point about externalities with the tone changed from exasperation to resignation.
If we're not careful, people are going to start calling the US a rogue state.
commented on Centrist Democrats Using Putin and Russian Hackers To Maintain Control of Their Party
Its certainly not Putin's fault that the American media wanted to portray the presidential election as a popularity contest between the apple-polishing student body president and the cheerfully sociopathic ne'er do well son of the local mill owner. Without the amplification eagerly provided by the New York Times, et. al., those leaked emails would have had no influence on the election at all - because there was nothing in them.
Its all a lot like the last time the GOP won an open White House - a loss in the popular vote, some crazy mayhem around the edges and Al Gore's earth tones.
commented on I, Anonymous
Also, that mouse would not hesitate to kill and eat you if it had the power to do so.