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Jun 9, 2014 CogInTheMachine commented on BREAKING: Woman Not Wanted at Gay Orgy! Must Credit HuffPo!.
Well said! I shudder to imagine the day when I run afoul of Dan Savage.... :)
Jun 26, 2013 CogInTheMachine commented on Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA.
Congratulations, Dan. This beautiful day is in no small part thanks to you and everything you've done for marriage equality. Crying tears of joy, and hoping you, Terry & DJ celebrate like hell tonight.
May 20, 2013 CogInTheMachine commented on Soldiers are Superheroes, Kids!.
Okay, kids, everybody relax. I'm as pinko commie liberal as the next guy, but brass tacks... promoting membership in the National Guard is NOT "sell[ing] war." C'mon. There's plenty of shit for us all to get worked up about... let's not invent new ones.
Jan 15, 2013 CogInTheMachine commented on Did I Hear You Say Rag Paper Lantern? It's Green Eileen.
I understand the impulse, but I say do the dissing elsewhere. Their clothes are sustainable, well-made, and yes, they're high-end; but they're trying to do good things here. Let's turn our dissing to the many, many, many companies who aren't even trying.
Jul 3, 2012 CogInTheMachine commented on Yet Another Example of Rob McKenna's Crappy Lawyering.
Crappy lawyer? Not necessarily. Filthy, stinking liar? Necessarily. Anyone with the basic capacity for rational thought understands that you can't keep all the good stuff of the health care law and throw out the individual mandate. Nothing in life is free; it would be like starting a shop and saying, "You know what, everybody, take whatever you want--no need to pay for it unless you feel inclined." You wouldn't be in business long!

This republican BS line about "Oh we like coverage for pre-existing conditions and coverage for 26 year-olds and prescription help for the elderly. It's just that nasty mandate we don't like," is simply another way to fool their sheep in the base into thinking that they give a shit about people, when they know full well that they might as well say they like unicorn tears. Without a mandate, saying they LIKE all the benefits of the ACA is just as relevant.
Mar 15, 2012 CogInTheMachine commented on Candidates Say the Dumbest Things.
Butbutbut. You've left my head spinning. I hate Megyn Kelly so much that this almost makes me feel sorry for Mitt Romney. My worldview is now shifted... Is up down? Is left right? Is Santorum human?
Mar 12, 2012 CogInTheMachine commented on Slog Bible Study: Judges 11:29-40.
I think these parable-writers from days of yore need to take their creative license to a slightly more interesting level. As a commenter or two have pointed out: what did brohim think was going to come out of his front door? Odds are it would be a spouse, family member or child, as that's generally what comes through one's door.... so what's with all the hand-wringing? All I take away from this is that Jephthah is an idiot and his god is a mean old bastard.
Feb 28, 2012 CogInTheMachine commented on What Is a Hick?.
The clear answer here is that Charles is working undercover for the Republicans. That's the only explanation as to why he would post something so patently ignorant, so obviously mean-spirited, and so perfectly suited for the Republicans to point to while jumping up and down, gleefully shouting "MEDIA ELITE!!!!"
Jan 3, 2012 CogInTheMachine commented on Polling Santorum.
There has to be a politican somewhere named "Peggy" who can be added to this list.
Nov 1, 2011 CogInTheMachine commented on Rick Perry Addresses Can'tspeakwithoutsoundinglikeamorongate.
Is it just me, or was there something very "Come sit on my lap, little boy" about drunk Rick Perry? He seems like a rapey drunk.