Hal_10000
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Nov 25 Hal_10000 commented on How Green Is My Recount?.
If every single Stein voter had voted for Clinton, she would still have lost the election. She might have taken Wisconsin and Michigan but would still have lost Pennsylvania. EC count would be 280-258.
Sep 26 Hal_10000 commented on Gary Johnson Is a Moron (And If You Vote For Him, You Are Too).
"Name an issue Sanders ran on—TPP, Citizen's United, climate change, the minimum wage, health care, free college tuition—and Johnson is on the opposite side"

So is Clinton. She's supported TPP and opposed the minimum wage until she had to court Sanders voters. She'll drop them like maggots once she's won. And Johnson is WAY better on many of Sanders' issues, such as free speech, civil liberties, mass surveillance and wars. Johnson was in favor of gay rights way before Clinton was. Clinton is a tool of Wall Street, the ultimate Washington insider, a warmonger and an enemy of civil liberties. She's better than Trump. But that's a low bar.
Jul 22 Hal_10000 commented on How Green Is Her Bullshit: An Uncharacteristically Brief Response to the Green Party Spokesperson's Dishonest Response to My Podcast Rant.
117 candidates? The Libertarian party is running over 500 this year.

Stein is also an advocate of the repulsive Swedish model of sex work, BTW.
Mar 21 Hal_10000 commented on Frank Rich: The "Republican Establishment" Has Been Stoking and Exploiting Racial Animus For Decades....
Yawn. Another armchair pundit speculating on why Trump is rising who almost certainly doesn't know a single Trump supporter. Anything to portray his political enemies as racists, I guess. Getting into the nitty gritty of why people are exasperated with Washington, why they are fearful of immigration and trade and why they've turned to this authoritarian crackpot would just so much *work*.
Sep 1, 2015 Hal_10000 commented on And Now I Have to Say Something About Kim Davis.
I think she's overestimating the support she will get from conservatives. I've been reading a lot of conservative today -- cultural conservatives -- who draw a sharp line between discrimination by private individuals and discrimination by public ones. There's a strong sentiment of "do you damned job" out there.
Jul 7, 2015 Hal_10000 commented on NYT Glosses Over Republican Efforts to Drive Up Abortion Rate in Colorado.
Well, one point of order: the contraception program did not cut Colorado's teen pregnancy rate 40% or anything close to 40%. The entire nation has seen a huge drop in teen pregnancy over the last five years -- about 30%. And several red states without free birth control programs (Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina) saw drops almost as big as Colorado's (you can check the CDC's data here: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr63…). I support the Colorado program but its supporters are massively exaggerating its impact. Something else is responsible for most of that drop, most likely, as the CDC suggests, the recession.
Jun 26, 2015 Hal_10000 commented on Up Early for the Supreme Court—Marriage Decision Could Come Today or Monday.
You should check out Roberts' dissent. He congratulates people on their victory and basically comes out in favor of SSM. He just disagrees on the Constitutional law issues. So, on principle, this was 6-3.
Jun 25, 2015 Hal_10000 commented on Single Christian Lady Bristol "Screw As I Say, Not As I Screw" Palin Is Pregnant Again.
"but seeing as Obama supported marriage equality all along, "

So he was more than happy to throw any gay friends, coworkers and staff under the bus under the guide of political expediency. I don't see how that's better than opposing gay marriage on principle.
Jun 3, 2015 Hal_10000 commented on Scott Walker Knows Best How Women Feel About Being Forced to Give Birth to Their Rapist's Baby.
My read of his comments was different. I think he's saying that if a woman is raped and wants an abortion, she will usually do so before 20 weeks. That's not quite correct, but it's not as appalling as the interpretation you're taking.
Mar 5, 2015 Hal_10000 commented on Brain Surgeon Apologizes for Being an Idiot.
Another illustration that being brilliant about one thing (surgery) does not prevent you from being idiotic about other things.