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Cordwainer is remembering when the Stranger could do better than Mudede.
Nov 9, 2016 Cordwainer commented on Shocked and Angry Capitol Hill Residents Mourn on Eerily Empty Streets.
Chaotic Noise is loud, boisterous and cathartic. What they are not, is oblivious. Shame on you for projecting your own ignorance and obliviousness onto a group of musicians who were out there trying to make a bad night a little better.
Oct 7, 2016 Cordwainer commented on Is Pornography Use a Public Health Crisis?.
Clearly, *religion* is a public health hazard and social problem.
Sep 17, 2016 Cordwainer commented on In Seattle Visit, Libertarian Gary Johnson Outlines His Vision: "It's Gonna be Uber Everything".
As I've said before and I'm sure I will say again often, Libertarianism is the fantasy football league of political philosophies. The only place it can be demonstrated to work is in Ayn Rand's disfunctional fantasy novels. Wanna be a Libertarian? Go to Somalia and try it on for size. It's a libertarian paradise.
Sep 5, 2016 Cordwainer commented on Bumbershoot's Highs and Lows: From Tyler the Creator's Hectoring Raps to Reggie Watts' Buttery Soul.
"...One pundit estimated the average Bumbershoot patron's age to be 20. That may be a bit high."

Probably. That's about the only age bracket that's still gullible enough to pay the kind of money that Bumbershoot is charging now and still think they're getting any kind of value for the money.
Jun 16, 2016 Cordwainer commented on Wait. Where Was Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) During Yesterday's Fillibuster?.
And now it's time to play the tradition American game of kick-the-loser and malign their character for not jumping through some imaginary hoops and doing whatever *we* think they should be doing instead of what they think they should be doing. Yay us.
Feb 17, 2016 Cordwainer commented on Apple Is Fighting the FBI to Protect the Contents of Your iPhone.
Apple knows that if they let the US government put a known backdoor into the iphone, their European and overseas market immediately goes to shit. Who over there is gonna buy *that*, much less over here? It's sure convenient when principle and capitalistic pragmatism go hand in hand.
Jan 8, 2016 Cordwainer commented on King County's "Unprecedented" Prostitution Sting Has Shut Down a Popular Vetting Tool for Sex Workers.
Captain Save-a-Hoe strikes again, fighting in the name of pompous virtue, blinkered thinking and arrogant, delusional hypocrisy! Hooray for Captain Save-a-Hoe!
Dec 19, 2015 Cordwainer commented on Democratic Debate Live Slog.
Washington Monthly's 'explainer' about the DNC data breach is as crappy as any other media source whose job it is to portray this as SCANDAL, SCANDAL, SCANDAL! Instead of technical issues that could have been handled in house by respective IT staff, if only Debbie Wasserman-Schultz wasn't a malignant, incompetent, conniving opportunist looking for a chance to take a hammer to Sander's campaign.

I think the Snopes article is probably more accurate and neutral. It recognizes the fuck-ups but also makes note of the same things happening in the past without making headlines, and that the strategic value and importance of the data is being consistently overstated by Hilary partisans and the media, because SCANDAL, SCANDAL, SCANDAL!…
Dec 7, 2015 Cordwainer commented on I, Anonymous.
@30 : Now the "let them eat cake" demographic has been heard from. Thank you, Marie Antoinette.