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in the past few hours Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Could This Lawsuit Change Photo History? A Photographer is Suing Getty for $1 Billion.
Somebody hasn't read the Times recently.

It isn't just donating photos that makes it hard for photographers to make a living. Donating anything puts people out of work. That Shakespeare in the park. Or letting a guy crash on your couch. Feeding the hungry. All that generosity, like, saps man's vital essence. Or something. I forgot the word Any Rand used for but I think she wrote a whole book about how you should be a selfish greedy asshole because reasons and stuff.
Jul 25 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Obama May Re-Militarize Police.
If your little town is too poor to pay for police training, and oversight, and community relations, and social services, then you probably can't afford to buy armored personnel carriers and tear gas launchers. If you collect so little taxes that you're depending on fines to keep the lights on at city hall, is your real problem a lack of the latest tactical toys? Free handouts of combat gear from the military in aren't going to solve your little town's real problems.

If your town is flush with cash and you want to grab your checkbook and go shopping, hey, this is still America. Pay for it and it's yours. Thanks, Obama!
Jul 24 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Dan Savage on Jill Stein: Just No..
I know. All those OTHER parties managed to break into the two party club. If all those others can do it, why can't the Greens? I guess they suck that much. Not enough of that work ethic that brought success to everyone who really wanted it.

Just kidding. Nobody has ever done it, have they? Weird. Maybe Democrats and Republicans really are the only ones who know from work.

Anyways. That's fine. You guys got this election all figured out. We suck. You hate us. The last thing you need is our votes. You guys know where the votes are. You're going to win over all those sweet, sweet independents and a big juicy chunk of relatively less batshit crazy Republicans. I bet you can taste victory now. What could go wrong?
Jul 24 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Dan Savage on Jill Stein: Just No..
Yeah, you can't be a major party unless you do the hard work. That's how the the Democrats and Republicans got where they are. Why, not a day goes by that I don't stop and admire all that good honest work that these two parties did to earn their places in our two party system.

The whole system is based on merit, people.
Jul 22 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Hillary Clinton Announces Running Mate.
I don't think Hillary had Vince Foster killed. I still can't even fathom what the hell she's even accused of doing with Benghazi, and I swear I really tried, patiently, to figure out what they were accusing her of. But I don't think she did it, whatever it was.

I also don't think she's particularly dishonest. I think she means what she says, by and large.

When she says she admires Henry Kissinger, and values his advice, I believe her. And right there is where we begin to part ways. When she says "no, we can't" have single payer, I believe she means it. I believe the rhetoric that she is tough and strong and a real fighter and so on. I don't believe the United States needs an even more pugilistic President than we've endured thus far. We need less of that shit. I think President Clinton will be terrified of looking weak and many people will have to die to prove she is not weak.

I like her personally. She's a brassy old broad and she got a mouth on her, and I know she has a wicked sense of humor. I'd like to hang out. But my reasons for not wanting her for President are not about right wing conspiracy theories, or because I think she's a fake, they're because I think she is authentic.
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Jul 22 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Hillary Clinton Announces Running Mate.
That settles it. Hillary doesn't want the votes of any socialists or Greens or Bernie fans, or unaffiliated leftists and progressives. The whole plan is to ignore them and instead court centrists and Republicans.

So no more lectures, Dan Savage. And your ilk. Don't get all condescending and demand we do our duty. Don't blame us if Trump wins. Don't throw a hissy fit because I didn't vote for your candidate. Your candidate does not want my vote. We tried to tell you, as Nixon said, voters will pick the real Republican over the fake Republican every time. But you think we're a bunch of dumb kids. Great. Good luck with that.

The game plan does not include us. We have been told to fuck off and fuck off we shall. Hope you guys know what you're doing. This one is on you.

When Hillary blows this election, don't you come yell at us. You go yell at all the pro lifers and centrist Republicans you thought would win this for you.
Jul 22 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Seattle Police Union Votes Down City's Contract Offer.
Police reform is a fantasy.

We really could let all these cops go, Almost all of them. Create a new department and fill it with a few thousand unarmed social workers and crisis interventionists.

Keep a couple dozen swat team cops around for when it's really bad,
Jul 22 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Bertha Boondoggle: Viaduct Tunnel Needs $60 Million Cash Infusion So It Can Open Three Years Late.
Negative nabobs.

Instead of complaining that the tunnel is only 1/3 dug, I cheer that it's 2/3 FULL.
Jul 20 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on "Platforms Don't Matter," Says 21-Year-Old Pro-Trump Delegate at "Twinks for Trump" Party.
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Ah. So you're theory is that LCRs can't be arsed to give any fucks about American blacks, Latinos, women, Muslims, American poors,... but show them some homo getting lynched off in Eye-fuck-istan, and then all of a sudden they have this huge outpouring of compassion for others? Even if LCRs believe that Trump's combination of no diplomacy + no boots on the ground + lots of cock wagging really is going to somehow save gays in Syria or Iran from anything, how many fucks does an LCR give about *those* fags? How can they have so much concern for far away foreigners they saw on TV yet none for gay kids in America who don't have the money and status to insulate themselves from discrimination?

Yeah, sure I guess that's really what's going in in their minds. But it is not easy to understand how anybody could be that surgically selective with their generosity and basic decency. A mind that works like that is some kind of wonder of nature.
Jul 20 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on "Platforms Don't Matter," Says 21-Year-Old Pro-Trump Delegate at "Twinks for Trump" Party.
See, being gay doesn't have to be your whole life. Some people put being a white supremacist first, or being a Christianist first, and being gay second. Sure they want equality but not if that means seeing women or blacks or Muslims treated with respect.