Oct 30, 2014
commented on NASA Rocket Carrying Supplies to ISS Explodes On Takeoff
@8 I think we're all aware (or should be aware) that no aspect of the aerospace industry has a vertically integrated manufacturing concern exclusively within the US government. That's not the point. The point is that when NASA subcontracted in the past, the buck stopped with NASA, and therefore the US government. Now that every aspect has been subcontracted, the buck stops with a private company that in reality has no meaningful oversight. The work orders may say everything is up to spec and code, but for all we know the fucking thing may have been made out of papier mache.
But I'm sure that Orbital Sciences, with its $1.9 billion contract, would never skimp out on materials or safety checks in order to pad their bottom line. Because if there's one thing government contracting is known for, it's being not totally corrupt.
Jul 5, 2014
commented on Uber Partners With Ultra-Right Wing Corporate Lobby ALEC
I'm a proud union supporter, but to compare the hideous mess of worker abuse and corruption that are the cab companies to the folks who gave us weekends and the 40-hour work week is just fucking insane.
The management of the cab companies have been doing a just swell job of fucking over their employees for decades with very little to no help from Uber - so I fail to see why I should put up with a racist drunk who falls asleep at the wheel or refuses to take me to my address because he doesn't like the "kind of people" who live there.
And good thing those cabs have insurance - seeing as how most cabbies under-report or never report essential maintenance on the the cabs to keep from getting in trouble with the bosses.
Jun 22, 2014
commented on Friday Slog Poll: Should It Be Legal to Give Your Pet a Tattoo?
Wow. On a forum where everyone chooses their favorite identity politic by which they live and die, the one thing that brings everyone together is wittle puppies gettin ther wittle stomachs tattooed.
No one can agree on whether a bunch of kids getting bullets in their brains is an acceptable cost of our freedumbs, but sticking a needle into the upper layers of dermis on a dog freaks you all the fuck out.
Apr 26, 2014
commented on Why Did You Do This To Us, Avril Lavigne?
Punk has always been the phoniest, shittiest, worst genre ever excreted from the most cynical record industry hacks of the 70s. It's the whitest music in history, the logical endgame of privilege combined with lack of talent. The tone deaf and vainglorious product of over-privileged white kids who couldn't figure how to play the guitar daddy bought for them after the divorce but made shitty sounds with it anyway. The kids who grew up with everything but were just so sad anyway.
Don't trust anyone over the age of 15 who thinks that punk is or ever was authentic. That person is a moron.
Apr 22, 2014
commented on It's Been A Couple of Days—How Are You Feeling About That Game of Thrones Rape Scene?
Rape jokes are never ever funny. Then, depictions of rape are never ever ok because they have "never" (wow, "never?" 5000 years of narrative history across five continents and rape has never had a thoughtful narrative treatment? ok) been treated thoughtfully. Then something else happens, I guess. And then the patriarchy is finally over, apparently.
Republicans must be utterly delighted by these kinds of posts. Every second wasted on discussing whether or not it's ok to depict rape in a narrative, is another opportunity for the real enemies to continue to fuck the rest of us over. Modern social justice is fucking pathetic.
Apr 11, 2014
commented on Drivers Decry "Predatory" Uber
Taxis and taxi services are fucking ridiculous. The unions are useless at protecting both drivers and passengers, and the companies that own the cars couldn't give less of a fuck. I hope rideshares put the whole mess out of business - any cab driver in future who dares call me a racial slur, or not take me to my destination deserves to be fired.
Feb 17, 2014
commented on A Minimum-Wage Mom's Story
@ChefJoe - since no one else is saying it, I will - go swallow a billiard ball. You contribute nothing, you have no sense, no empathy, and no judgment. You are not community minded, your opinions, those of a clearly over-privileged white guy with nothing but contempt for those who have less than you, indicate you are not fit to live in society. As it is, you're just another one of hundreds of thousands who make life worse, through your arrogance, ignorance, and voting record, for untold millions. As it stands, I'm comfortable stating you have garbage opinions and a very, very contemptible mind.
God's mercy on you, swine, and I hope for your sake you will never have to work 1/1000th as this woman does every day of her life.