BrandonC
Arlington, VA
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Jun 6, 2011 BrandonC commented on Over Packaging.
I think what bothers me the most is that it's a clear violation of FDA regulations that specify food can't be advertised or packaged as having real medicinal value. Cheerios got in hot water recently for saying it lowers your cholesterol (it doesn't, btw).

Tea Partiers think that government should butt out of private business and allow them to say whatever they want about their product, but the reason these types of regulations exist is because, quite frankly, because people are too stupid to be smart consumers and know any better.
May 20, 2011 BrandonC commented on Rapturous.
On this same line of thought, no one ever thanks the Jews for killing Jesus (well, we only just didn't SAVE him). If it weren't for us, they wouldn't have a savior.
May 13, 2011 BrandonC commented on High School Student Challenges Michele Bachmann to a Debate.
Even IF Bachmann went through with this and lost, she'd claim that the proctor was liberally biased and doesn't know "real" American history. Bachmann's not insane in the clinical sense, but she certainly displays Histrionic Personality Disorder symptoms. She and people like her simply adjust their personal narrative because they simply can't get over themselves and admit the outlandish statements they make mostly for attention and their need to be admired are complete bullshit.

The worst part about Bachmann is because we live in a country where the education rate is in the toilet, people don't recognize someone who's got severe emotional problems right off the bat - instead they latch on because they think they're part of something bigger than themselves.
Mar 30, 2011 BrandonC commented on Confidential to Georgetown.
Since when has Georgetown been "Bohemian?" Aside from the Georgetown students, the place is an overpriced, narrow-sidewalked monstrosity with bad public transportation options (no Metro station) and most of its bars are populated with local equivalents of Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag. Its only saving grace are the kabobs at the original Moby Dick's on 31st.
Mar 29, 2011 BrandonC commented on The Daily Show On Corporate Taxes.
There aren't riots because the vast majority of people educated and moral enough to know how screwed up that is have more important things to do with their time - like work for a living.

But if you look at this from a broad historical perspective, the rich and powerful have much less power over people than they did, say, in the Middle Ages. The beauty of our democracy is that we can vote for someone who vows to fix this type of problem. Of course, that also means going up against a very wealthy corporation that will likely fund his opponent and ONLY if he has the true support of the populace will that candidate win. This is the way Democracy has always worked and it will continue to work - change occurs SLOW.

What I'm confused about is the idea that riots are somehow the answer. Where did our values as a society value violent mobs - in fact, the worst individual atrocities (including lynchings) have occurred because of "Angry Mob Justice."
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Mar 8, 2011 BrandonC commented on Monogamy Rocks!.
@14: It's so sad that those who haven't taken basic statistics can't understand that correlation does not equal causation. Your comment is spot on.
Jan 31, 2011 BrandonC commented on Dept. of Stopped Clocks.
Oh geez.

Didn't we learn anything from South Park's "Cartoon Wars"?

"Either it's all okay, or none of it is."

Frankly, I laughed and I won't apologize for it. I'll support transgendered and gay rights issues until the cows come home (note: when the cows come home, I wonder if I really will need to stop), but I'm not interested in joining the PC Police to tell comedians how offensive they are.
Dec 17, 2010 BrandonC commented on How's That Hatey-Crazy Thing Working Out Fer Ya?.
How is she a frontrunner? Just because Fox News says it or because she's a newsmaker doesn't make it so.

I'd rather see poll numbers for Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee. Let's be done with Palin by not paying attention to her.
Dec 16, 2010 BrandonC commented on Today's DADT Developments.
If you want to pretend you're from Massachussetts to Scott Brown's office, just say "Queeahs can suck theah cahks as much as they wahnt, they have a right to serve! Voting against a repeahl of DADT is wicked retahded."