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Sep 18 theophrastus commented on In Seattle Visit, Libertarian Gary Johnson Outlines His Vision: "It's Gonna be Uber Everything".
uber fire department! now with surge pricing! uber schools, uber prisons, uber government: for all the social safety-net needs you can afford. your uber mayor is just an app-tap away.
Sep 13 theophrastus commented on Keith Olbermann On Donald Trump: A Demonic Messiah in Oompa Loompa's Clothing..
Damn, i miss this man's rants. if NBC wanted to recover from Matt Lauer, or CNN from Corey Lewandowski, all they'd have to do is fire them, give their salary to Olbermann with a hour slot to rant freely, (if they're chicken-shit a large legal disclaimer could scroll on the "lower third"). oh how the popcorn would flow. Dr Savage please consider mentioning this to Maddow the next time you're waiting in commercial.
Sep 1 theophrastus commented on The Morning News: Washington State Ferries Seeing More Forgotten Cars, Bill Nye Gets Science Show on Netflix.
failure to make sense of Trump's campaign and followers
the former is surely at the crossroads of greed and narcissism, for the latter, the "followers", this theory seems the most convincing. Essentially: a trump follower is someone who feels they're not as well off as their parents and find it a psychological relief to believe that that's not their fault, (but the fault of a "line cutter"). It's a delusion which at least fits the observables.
Aug 31 theophrastus commented on NPR Believes in Miracles.
Having faith requires believing in miracles (what do you think you're having faith in?) To reject miracles is to reject religion, (not that there's anything wrong with that)
miracle (n.) mid-12c., "a wondrous work of God," from Old French miracle (11c.) "miracle, story of a miracle, miracle play," from Latin miraculum "object of wonder" (in Church Latin, "event caused by God")
It's fundamentally why science and religion is immiscible despite a long history of honest and powerful efforts to the contrary. So i humbly disagree with some of the "not equal to"s posted.
Aug 29 theophrastus commented on The Morning News: Seattle Remembers "Uncle" Bob Santos, Greenwood Thief Caught on Camera, and a Trump Visit.
"^Have You Seen This Thief?" when did we jettison the journalistic ethic to stick "alleged" prior to a suspect being convicted? ("But you can actually see him stealing $#@!, you @#$!!" ...perhaps, but crazier misinterpretations of video evidence has happened. Yet i guess a more proper answer is that some sense of the "golden age of journalism" is not really applicable)
Aug 27 theophrastus commented on This Week on the Blabbermouth Podcast: WTF Is a "Neoliberal"?.
If in doubt, more often than not, good-nuf for government work, rule o' thumb; a prefix on an old stem makes for a nastier concept: alt-right, neoliberal, neocon, paleolibertarianism, anarcho-capitalist, antidisestablishmentarianism, ... "fusionism"
Aug 18 theophrastus commented on There's a Horrifying Statue of Donald Trump in Capitol Hill.
Seems a bit complimentary around the hair and hands. Artist is probably a trump fan-boy.

Montgomery Burns: "And, uh, incidentally, thanks for not making fun of my genitalia."
Marge: "I thought I did."
Aug 17 theophrastus commented on No. Do Not Do It. Do Not Put This in Your Mouth. No Matter What..
Take a 'journalistic' walk down the prepared food aisle of any grocery. In general we should find grist for a story in the shorter list of what you might stomach than what you might not. And/or stick with the produce, and if you're of a wont, the meat departments - the so-call: fresh foods.
Aug 17 theophrastus commented on The Morning News: City Light CEO Was Under Investigation When Appointed, Excessive Heat Watch Issued.
Where is Councilperson Sawant on this City Light imbroglio? It's like ...she's off somewhere getting married, or some-such?
Aug 12 theophrastus commented on EOD: This Is a Porcupine, Eating a Rose.
EOD Explosive Ordnance Disposal
EOD End Of Data
EOD Entertainment on Demand
EOD End Of Discussion ??
EOD Every Other Day
EOD Equal Opportunity Division
....and so forth (TLAs are not our friends)