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Dec 8, 2010 Mister Elwood commented on A Paid Right-Wing Activist Made Our National Museum Censor Itself.
Imagine the outrage if the exhibit had included Andre Serrano (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piss_Christ) or Robert Mapplethorpe (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Mapp…)
Apr 9, 2010 Mister Elwood commented on No Left-Wing Palin.
"breaking the barrier"? I'm pretty sure the barrier to which you are referring was actually broken in 1984 by Geraldine Ferraro. I would kinda expect a woman who is a sitting member of the House to at least be vaguely familiar with that fact.
Mar 8, 2010 Mister Elwood commented on A Few Thoughts About The Hurt Locker.
Check out Generation Kill. Terrible name, FAR better story.
Feb 23, 2010 Mister Elwood commented on Give The Customer What He Wants....
Face it. Some kids have iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads. Regardless, Apple already has age controls built in to the app store.

The hypocrisy is that they seem perfectly happy to continue selling cocktail databases and the like. Hell, about 36 different apps are returned from an iTunes search for "marijuana." I guess recreational drug use is ok. But boobies? They are undeniably dangerous to the youth (even those who have their own).
Jan 12, 2010 Mister Elwood commented on Tattoo of the Day.
Same guy, 2004: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/83/212393…

Marginally NSFW
Dec 24, 2009 Mister Elwood commented on A Very Ron Paul Christmas.
As best I can tell, Libertarians fall into one or both of two categories:

1. People who think they shouldn't have to pay their taxes.
2. People who exhibit symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
Dec 18, 2009 Mister Elwood commented on Mountain Climbers Should Pay for Their Fuck Ups.
@wilbur - If taxpayers refuse to subsidize SAR, it won't exist, regardless of fees levied against beneficiaries of the system. Also, aside from perhaps being self-referential, who gets to decide who is and who is not an "ignorant douche." And assuming one could ever define rules around this, what happens if a known "ignorant douche" is hurt and in need of help and known to be unable to pay? By your logic, the answer is "fuck em."
Dec 18, 2009 Mister Elwood commented on Mountain Climber Should Pay for Their Fuck Ups.
@those who think the rescued should pay

What makes you think that the only people who employ the services of SAR are mountain climbers who may or may not be taking unnecessary risk? Moreover, who would you have decide?

I've been a volunteer SAR pilot for the WSDOT for 15 years and have seen the system activated for a huge array of reasons. Tell me, would you have the family pay the SAR costs for a student pilot who died when his instructor decided to commit suicide? Or the family of the instructor?

What about the thousands of dollars spent surveying the extensive flood damage that devastated huge portions of NW Washington in floods last spring? Who pays for that? The family who built their farmhouse in a once in a 100 years flood plain?

Or what about the two airline pilots returning home from the Arlington airshow in a small Cessna? Despite their years of experience, two pilots (and a little girl) in the plane who apparently made some bad decisions resulting in the death of all three? Who should pay for looking for them?

In my professional and personal opinion, I find the very suggestion that some people are simply not worth saving callous, arrogant and offensive. But I will add that should any of you go missing, I'd still risk my life (again) to help you survive.
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Dec 8, 2009 Mister Elwood commented on What's Up With Health Care Reform.
@Catalina - "...as people left jobs they hate to either retire or start their own business"

You say that like it's a bad thing.
 

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