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  • WaPo: “Jihadi John”, ISIS beheader, identified by intelligence as … a wealthy dilettante

    02/26/2015 8:50:42 AM PST · 32 of 35
    AnotherUnixGeek to SeekAndFind
    Who's surprised by this? The guy spoke with a clear British accent, he obviously grew up in Britain and was obviously of an age to be a second or third generation immigrant. He grew up in a liberal society drowning in liberal guilt, too ashamed to take the slightest pride in what it means to be British, absolutely opposed to making immigrants assimilate or think of themselves as Brits.

    Throw in some Saudi-funded mosques staffed with imams preaching pure, undistilled hate for all things Western throughout Britain, and you end up with the toxic stew which produces scum like this and the girls who are running off to be ISIS's slaves.
  • Vancouver Tim Hortons sorry about soaking of homeless man

    02/08/2015 9:44:43 PM PST · 48 of 62
    AnotherUnixGeek to re_nortex
    Rush Limbaugh has pointed out that homeless are scammers, grifters, looters and ne'er-do-wells.

    Some are simply ordinary people who have fallen on hard times. It happened to a person I knew, and he was none of those things.

    I think the rights of private property trump all else in this case and the manager of the Tim Hortons store was defending property against encroachment by a shiftless bum.

    The article says the homeless person was outside the eatery, presumably on the sidewalk to ask customers for change, or if they could buy him something inside. I never give change, but if a hungry looking person outside a fast food joint like Horton's asks me, I'll try to buy them some hot food. If the homeless guy was harassing people or breaking property rights, the police should have been called.
  • Vancouver Tim Hortons sorry about soaking of homeless man

    02/08/2015 9:21:46 PM PST · 46 of 62
    AnotherUnixGeek to rickmichaels

    Hopefully it wasn’t too cold a night in Vancouver - the Horton’s manager could have called the police if the homeless guy was breaking laws or bothering customers.

  • Happy birthday, John Williams, film composer, born February 8, 1932

    02/08/2015 1:55:30 PM PST · 11 of 77
    AnotherUnixGeek to Sioux-san
    Does anybody else find his music boringly repetitive and overbearing and just not that good?

    I don't know - I only heard his music in movies. And I hope he'll be doing the music for the new Star Wars picture due out this December.
  • Michael Jordan on Dean Smith's passing: 'mentor, teacher, 2nd father'

    02/08/2015 12:17:32 PM PST · 8 of 10
    AnotherUnixGeek to SoCal Pubbie
    I agree with your sentiments. I had no idea what Dean Smith’s political views were before he died. I do note that many sports commentators are praising him now more for those views than his achevements in sports. While you and, believe it or not, I can separate the two, lefties view everything in terms of leftist politics.

    Well, yeah - hardcore liberals don't actually mean "tolerance" when they say tolerance. And "perspective" is a word that hasn't even reached the liberal mill of redefinition yet.
  • Michael Jordan on Dean Smith's passing: 'mentor, teacher, 2nd father'

    02/08/2015 11:19:04 AM PST · 5 of 10
    AnotherUnixGeek to SoCal Pubbie
    I’m not sure everyone here would sing his praises off the court.

    Politicians, journalists, lobbyists and financiers whose only accomplishment in life is their espousal and enabling of liberalism - my opinion of them is mostly formed by their politics.

    Musicians, athletes, doctors, lawyers, engineers who happen to be liberal - my opinion of them is mostly formed by how much good they do in their chosen field - and Dean Smith was a towering figure in the world of NCAA men's basketball.

    Outside of politics, I'll leave the ideological purity tests to Stalin, Mao, and American liberals who wouldn't dream of dating anyone who does not agree with them on a long laundry list of political and social issues.
  • Do the New England Patriots Prefer White Players?

    02/07/2015 9:48:13 PM PST · 98 of 128
    AnotherUnixGeek to MinorityRepublican
    Does the front office of the New England Patriots prefer to have white players on its roster? There is circumstantial evidence that may be the case.

    But not very much. The 2014 Pats had 31 black players and 18 white players (another 5 players were in the 'neither' category). Several other teams had more white players, and no NFL team had more white players than black players.
  • Brian Williams’ lie tortures the word “mistake”

    02/07/2015 11:03:35 AM PST · 9 of 25
    AnotherUnixGeek to Oldpuppymax

    I’ve never understood why so many liberals are tempted to exaggerate or completely make up stories about their military involvement. Even if you disagree with the causes of the wars our men and women in service are fighting for, is it too much to ask that we all honor their service by not laying false claim to the respect and honor that they earned?

  • Who's the greatest quarterback of all time? Joe Montana or Tom Brady?

    02/04/2015 10:50:17 PM PST · 215 of 219
    AnotherUnixGeek to Rodney Dangerfield
    One would be extremely naive to think he never bribed NFL officials if he tried to bribe a highly elected official.

    One would be extremely naive to think that one thing has the slightest thing to do with the other. NFL officials are reviewed and graded on performance on a weekly basis, far more rigorously than any governor or congressman. And if an official did take a bribe from an owner, how specifically would he help a QB perform better? Montana is remembered for his accuracy and his poise, not for any bad calls made in his favor (like the tuck rule nonsense that gifted a Super Bowl appearance to Brady) - in fact, Montana and the 49ers were screwed out of a Super Bowl by two bad PI calls.

    If you want to look for impropriety helping out a QB, Spygate is a fact. And we'll see how the air pressure thing plays out.
  • Who's the greatest quarterback of all time? Joe Montana or Tom Brady?

    02/01/2015 8:03:49 PM PST · 90 of 219
    AnotherUnixGeek to Rodney Dangerfield
    Plus Eddie D, owner of the 49ers is a crook and likely greased a lot of refs back in the day.

    LOL - "likely". In other words, you've decided to make stuff up.
  • Who's the greatest quarterback of all time? Joe Montana or Tom Brady?

    02/01/2015 8:02:43 PM PST · 89 of 219
    AnotherUnixGeek to KoRn
    Imagine if Brady had all of the people that Montana had.

    Well, if we go by Montana's first SB season, Brady would have had Ricky Patton and Lenville Elliott in the backfield with him. He'd have had Dwight Clark and Fred Solomon to throw to at WR, and Earl Cooper as his TE.

    Every SB offense Brady has played on has had more talent than that 49ers offense. Tom Landry, after losing to the 49ers in "The Catch" game, was asked how the Cowboys could have lost - his reply was "It has to be Montana - there's nothing else there". Rice and Taylor were around for Montana's 3rd and 4th Super Bowls and Roger Craig had turned into a premier run/catch threat, but people forget how ordinary the offensive talent surrounding Montana was in '81 and '84.
  • Who's the greatest quarterback of all time? Joe Montana or Tom Brady?

    02/01/2015 7:42:22 PM PST · 38 of 219
    AnotherUnixGeek to MinorityRepublican
    All due respect to Brady, a Bay Area product, but the Seahawks would not even have been in tonight's game if not for two Brady INTs. The first was an awful throw under pressure, and it killed a scoring drive. The second gave the ball to Seattle at the NE 35 and led to Seattle's go-ahead TD.

    Montana never threw a single INT in the biggest game of them all.

    And congrats to Brady for taking the all-time SB TD record from Montana tonight. In his sixth try. Montana did it in four, of course.

    Of course, the Pats are an East Coast team, they're within shouting distance of ESPN in Bristol CT, and they'll get plenty of love from the East Coast media. But no amount of Bob Costas's gushing will make Brady as good as Montana, let alone better.
  • Am I the only one annoyed by the hectoring pro"women" Super Bowl "commercials?"

    02/01/2015 5:46:46 PM PST · 48 of 194
    AnotherUnixGeek to JOHN ADAMS
    I know the rest of the culture insists on this, but aren't men the primary clientele of the NFL?

    The NFL assumes the primary clientele isn't going anywhere and they want to expand their market. The yearly Susan Komen "pink" uniform ritual, the growing People-magazine style coverage of the sport with heavy emphasis on personal stories, insistence on players appearing without helmets to introduce themselves at the beginning of prime-time games, the heavy fines for players like Marshawn Lynch who don't want to talk to the media - all of these are aimed at growing the NFL's women's audience.

    And let's face it - Katy Perry singing at half-time is not an act targeted at the male audience.
  • SuperBowl Will the Seahawks beat the Patriots

    02/01/2015 1:43:45 PM PST · 23 of 74
    AnotherUnixGeek to hondact200
    Seahawks win. I don't care who wins, I'm a 49ers fan so I just want to see some decent football from two teams with sane owners.

    Russell Wilson is a smart young QB and shows terrific poise, but he's not an accomplished passer and he's wildly over-hyped - the guy threw four INTs two weeks ago and was bailed out by his team-mates and he's being compared to the all-time greats. But Marshawn Lynch will not be stopped by New England's defense, and Seattle's defense is too fast and too strong for the Pats. Chancellor may be hurt but he's got enough in the tank to deal with Gronkowski for one game. Seattle wins their second straight, I think.
  • Jeb Bush has become the GOP front-runner for 2016 — so now what?

    02/01/2015 10:59:36 AM PST · 67 of 81
    AnotherUnixGeek to C19fan
    Mitt Romney’s decision to forgo a third try at the White House has settled the question of whether the 2016 GOP presidential field has a front-runner — bestowing a coveted status on former Florida governor Jeb Bush

    If this is really the best the GOP can do after 8 years of the most liberal presidency in history - Romney or Bush, maybe with Christie thrown in for good measure - then what possible purpose does the GOP serve? Liberals are already represented by the Democratic Party. If the GOP wants to represent the tiny "Liberal Lite" segment, who exactly represents conservatives - who are still the biggest plurality in the American electorate.
  • ISIS releases new video appearing to show Jihadi John beheading second Japanese hostage

    01/31/2015 1:55:13 PM PST · 11 of 22
    AnotherUnixGeek to C19fan

    This guy Jihadi John was raised in Britain and speaks with a British accent, probably the son of immigrants from Pakistan or the Mideast. He’s obviously a sadist and must have been overjoyed that his religion gives him the ability to indulge in cold-blooded murder. Hopefully he gets the death he deserves, and not 10 years in a British jail.

  • Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub

    01/31/2015 12:13:44 PM PST · 23 of 27
    AnotherUnixGeek to massmike

    Glad to hear the young lady is recovering. Sorry to see she got her looks from her dad instead of her mom.

  • Bruce Jenner made decision to transition to a woman more than a year ago: report

    01/31/2015 12:09:01 PM PST · 43 of 80
    AnotherUnixGeek to SeekAndFind

    I can’t imagine that Jenner is putting himself through the physical pain and public ridicule of all this on a whim - presumably he’s a deeply unhappy person and I hope he finds some happiness in his life. I would have thought that simply getting away from the Kardashians would have done it, but apparently that leaves some permanent scars, as Lamar Odom also seems to demonstrate.

  • Tom Brady And The Liberal War On Success

    01/24/2015 8:29:03 PM PST · 48 of 83
    AnotherUnixGeek to servo1969
    You hated Tom Brady before the national media lost its collective mind over the air pressure in footballs.

    Blah blah blah. I don't hate Brady. Tom Brady is a Bay Area kid who grew up idolizing Joe Montana, same as me and every other Bay Area denizen during the '80s. He's fine with me just because he and his parents were in the stands for the Montana-to-Clark "The Catch" game. I wish the 49ers had had the sense to draft him, as Brady himself fervently wished when he was in school, but the 49ers haven't done many smart things since Eddie D lost the club - they just tossed out their best coach since Bill Walsh.

    But if Brady deliberately tampered with the ball to give himself an edge, he and the Pats deserve to be nailed for it. Doesn't matter if they would have routed the Colts regardless, doesn't matter what other wrong-doing has gone unpunished in the world, doesn't matter who he's married to, doesn't matter how defensive the author of this article is about the Pats and their success.
  • Richard Sherman - Thug Life

    01/24/2015 1:57:41 PM PST · 39 of 41
    AnotherUnixGeek to Alberta's Child
    And Deion was definitely the best cover guy I've seen, but he'll never be an all-time great because he was so ineffective against the run.

    Deion himself has told the story of his on-field moment of truth vs. the great Bo Jackson. Florida State vs Auburn, and the two fastest men on the field were Jackson and Sanders. However, Jackson might also have been the strongest man on the field. Jackson broke loose into the secondary on a run and Deion had the angle. Jackson extended his arm and put his palm on Deion's helmet "as if he was praying for me", according to Deion. Bo sent Deion flying and proceeded into the end zone. Deion's narration and video of the play are here.

    Bo Jackson would of course head up my list of the greatest football players whose careers were cut short before they could achieve Hall of Fame numbers. Relevant to Lott, another player on that list would be Seattle's Ken Easley. Easley was the 49ers' first choice in the '81 draft, ahead of Lott. He was snatched up by the Seahawks a couple of picks before the 49ers spot, and the 49ers contented themselves with the Hall of Famer Lott. But before Easley's career was ended to to kidney disease, he was a force to be reckoned with - one of the best safeties to ever take the field. In Lott's opinion, Easley was the best safety he ever saw play.
  • Richard Sherman - Thug Life

    01/23/2015 10:28:47 PM PST · 30 of 41
    AnotherUnixGeek to Alberta's Child
    For my money, Ronnie Lott, Rod Woodson and Champ Bailey are definitely among the best.

    As a 49ers fan I'll always be happy to include Lott in the conversation for best anything, but in truth he only played CB for his first four years before returning to his natural position of free safety, where he was respected and feared as one of the best who ever played the position. Lott was able to excel at CB (and strong safety) due to his smarts and athleticism, but it wasn't where he did his best work.

    Of CBs I've seen, I'd rate Mike Haynes among the best. Amazing combination of speed and quickness, but Haynes played physical football during the '70s - he didn't content himself with deflecting passes and waving running backs by like a toreador. And of course, when it comes to pure pass coverage ability, there's no ignoring Deion Sanders - he frequently looked and played bored, since no one would throw his way, but if a QB wasn't willing to give up on Deion's side of the field, he'd wake up and put on a display of downfield coverage that would take the best receivers in the game out of the game.
  • Richard Sherman - Thug Life

    01/23/2015 9:55:07 PM PST · 29 of 41
    AnotherUnixGeek to doug from upland

    Jim Harbaugh really turned the Stanford program around, bringing in great student athletes like Sherman and Andrew Luck, and David Shaw is continuing to build on that success. Stanford needs to hang on to Shaw.

  • #notinmyname: German Muslims Fear Backlash after Paris Attacks

    01/22/2015 1:51:30 AM PST · 28 of 42
    AnotherUnixGeek to Olog-hai
    The vast majority of Muslims in Germany condemn the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris. But they are concerned that a new wave of Islamophobia may wash over the country anyway

    Like clockwork, each Muslim atrocity is accompanied by a chorus of Muslims expressing concern that Muslims will face an Islamophobic backlash. Leftists instantly join in the condemnation of those who might retaliate against Muslims even though no one ever does, the media spends more time fretting about this non-existent problem than on the actual Muslim atrocity, Muslims get to keep playing the victim even though they're the ones victimizing others, Leftists get to blame Westerners for crimes they never commit, and the actual victims of violence are forgotten.
  • Evidence suggests Patriots deliberately deflated footballs

    01/21/2015 9:57:00 PM PST · 80 of 146
    AnotherUnixGeek to Sacajaweau
    Since both teams are using the same ball, can you tell me where there’s an edge??

    Both teams - or rather, both offenses - don't use the same ball. Each offense gets 12 balls to use. If one side under-inflates it's balls, only it's QB will benefit.
  • NFL BIG PLAY HIGHLIGHTS - Packers vs. Seahawks

    01/19/2015 10:13:08 PM PST · 26 of 40
    AnotherUnixGeek to doug from upland
    The Packers seemed put out that the game was 60 minutes long instead of 55 minutes - they packed it in as soon as Burnett intercepted Wilson with about 5 mins left. Burnett hit the deck with at least 10 empty yards in front of him, the Packers went three and out, each play a running attempt. Defense was prevent carried to absurd extremes, with Wilson being done a massive kindness after being under pressure all day long. And special teams was a mess - wide open receiver on the fake field goal, and an easy onside kick recovery botched by a blocker trying to grab the ball.

    Just a concentrated dose of very bad football on offense, defense and special teams, not what I'd expect to see this deep in the playoffs.
  • Turkish PM: If Europe persists in its ‘Holy Roman attitude’, it is over

    01/18/2015 1:16:07 AM PST · 32 of 61
    AnotherUnixGeek to Olog-hai
    As a consequence of the Eurozone crisis, racism is on the rise, in the same way that the 1929 crisis inspired anti-Semitism. But this time the scapegoats are Muslims, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu told a Brussels audience on Thursday (15 January).

    Then why are Jews still the ones being targeted and being forced to flee?
  • Happy 55th birthday: Mays vs. Mantle in first episode of 'Home Run Derby'

    01/09/2015 10:32:51 PM PST · 28 of 49
    AnotherUnixGeek to fhayek
    No offense to Willie May. Mantle was better. May have been the best ever.

    All due respect to Mantle, but Mays was better. A marvel in the outfield, and if not for Candlestick and it's winds, I believe he'd have beaten Aaron to Ruth's record.
  • Is the the best soundtrack by Coldplay, Radiohead... or a hobbit?

    01/08/2015 11:34:34 PM PST · 17 of 19
    AnotherUnixGeek to Perdogg

    I haven’t heard most of them, but based on Radiohead’s previous work I’m going to take a listen to the soundtrack from ‘Inherent Vice’.

  • St. Louis leaders: Rams owner won’t return our calls

    01/07/2015 10:08:33 PM PST · 7 of 24
    AnotherUnixGeek to Olog-hai
    St. Louis city officials said Wednesday that the owner of the Rams isn’t returning their calls, so they plan to work directly with the NFL on efforts to keep a team—any team—in St. Louis

    Yeah, good luck with that. As Al Davis showed way back in the '70s, if an NFL owner decides to move his team, the NFL can do very little about it. The NFL can't make Stan Kroenke talk to anyone, they can't block him from moving his team unless they want another losing lawsuit, and the NFL won't be giving St. Louis a replacement team.

    If that's what it's down to, the good folks of St. Louis might have to be content savoring the glory years of The Greatest Show On Turf and wait for pitchers and catchers to report.
  • China eases controls on rare earths after WTO complaint

    01/04/2015 11:21:12 PM PST · 2 of 7
    AnotherUnixGeek to Olog-hai
    China’s curbs, imposed in 2009, prompted concern about supplies for global technology producers. They led to efforts to reopen or develop new mines in the United States and elsewhere

    Heaven forbid the United States be forced to reopen or develop new mines. It's hard to believe I could ever sympathize with China over anything, but China does not magically possess all of the rare earths on the planet. But we burden ourselves with an EPA and environmental pressure groups which make mining too expensive to be profitable, while the Chinese do not - therefore we must rely on the Chinese for metals and rare earths that we're too squeamish to dig out of the ground ourselves. And having hobbled ourselves, we have the gall to howl in outrage if China dares to restrict it's own exports of these metals.
  • Why Jim Harbaugh is worth $40 million to the University of Michigan’s football team

    01/04/2015 12:05:30 AM PST · 67 of 75
    AnotherUnixGeek to Michael.SF.
    I am reminded of Andy Van Slykes' quote regarding the trade of Barry Bonds from the Pirates to the Giants: "I'd rater lose without him than win with him"

    I doubt many Pirates fans agreed with Van Slyke or his sense of entitlement. The goal of the Pirates should have been to provide those fans with winning baseball, not to give Andy Van Slyke the perfect working environment by getting rid of their best player. Same deal with Harbaugh and the fools who currently mis-manage the 49ers.
  • Why Jim Harbaugh is worth $40 million to the University of Michigan’s football team

    01/03/2015 11:55:04 PM PST · 66 of 75
    AnotherUnixGeek to SunkenCiv
    The media spin on this is, Harbaugh’s been a hit-and-run coach, tiring of his current jobs one after the other

    Seems unfair to me. He's been an extremely successful coach who keeps getting better job offers because he's good. At both USD and Stanford he didn't leave until he'd turned losing programs into winners, and he left them in far better shape than he found them.

    Harbaugh was forced out of his most recent job with the 49ers after another spectacular turnaround of a bad team. This is in-line with the current ownerships' long and sad record of dumb hirings and firings. If I were a UM student or alumnus, I'd realize that Harbaugh is about to bring Michigan far more in revenue than he's paid and find something else to get worked up about.
  • Idris Elba Responds to James Bond Casting Rumors, Questions If He's Handsome Enough for the Job

    12/28/2014 11:59:32 AM PST · 55 of 62
    AnotherUnixGeek to MD Expat in PA
    And speaking of Freeman, his portrayal of “Red” in the Shawshank Redemption was brilliant although in the book, “Red” is not a black man but a redheaded Irishman, but then how many people even know that but still loved the film?

    I'm raising my hand on this one - Stephen King's short stories and novelettes tend to be better than his full-length novels and I try to read them as they are published. And 'Shawshank' was released before Morgan Freeman passed market saturation levels - for me, he was the star of a very good movie (helped by the fact that Tim Robbins is not leading man material).
  • Idris Elba Responds to James Bond Casting Rumors, Questions If He's Handsome Enough for the Job

    12/27/2014 11:51:14 PM PST · 48 of 62
    AnotherUnixGeek to E. Pluribus Unum
    Idris Elba is an outstanding actor - I first saw his work on 'The Wire' as Baltimore drug kingpin Stringer Bell. So many people have praised 'The Wire' that it's become a cliche, but it really was that good, and Elba was one reason why. If he's going to be the latest James Bond, I'll be interested in seeing his take on Bond.

    I suppose Ian Fleming would probably object if he were alive, but then I never liked Fleming or his novels and the Bond movies have never been too careful about respecting the books, anyway.
  • Critics hate 'The Interview'

    12/26/2014 5:34:21 AM PST · 34 of 70
    AnotherUnixGeek to Las Vegas Dave

    Seth Rogen and James Franco have done several movies together - they all have a few laughs in the first half hour and then rapidly go bad. Neither of these guys should be doing anything but acting in other people’s movies, where they generally are pretty good. The North Koreans must be out of their minds - they made a marginal film into a must-see.

  • VIDEO: Look Out Seattle! Chinese Restaurant Replaces Human Waiters With Robots – Coming Soon!

    12/26/2014 5:31:29 AM PST · 10 of 43
    AnotherUnixGeek to lowbridge

    I can only view food preparation and delivery by machine as a net plus, resulting in cleaner, more consistently prepared food. Unfortunately, we’re still a long way off.

  • Sony Should Release 'The Interview' Online

    12/18/2014 7:18:49 AM PST · 15 of 37
    AnotherUnixGeek to SeekAndFind

    Ah, Hollwood - never afraid to stand up for freedom for speech as long as Muslims or North Koreans don’t tell them to shut up.

  • Jeb Bush: I’m going to try to persuade Republican voters to back immigration reform

    12/18/2014 3:32:47 AM PST · 52 of 68
    AnotherUnixGeek to 2ndDivisionVet
    Jeb Bush: I’m going to try to persuade Republican voters to back immigration reform

    Translated to non-politician-speak: "I'm going to try to persuade Republican voters to back amnesty, social welfare benefits, and a fast path to a green card for illegal aliens, and I'll also be telling those who respect US law and have been waiting to immigrate legally to go pound sand".
  • Eric Garner: A Tragedy, but Not a Murder

    12/12/2014 6:55:38 PM PST · 12 of 73
    AnotherUnixGeek to Enza Ferreri
    I don't believe this is an example of racism. I do believe it's an example of a citizen being killed over violation of a nonsensical law designed to bleed tax dollars from Americans. I also think this is an example of why I want cops wearing cameras during their interactions with the public.

  • MSNBC Panelist: "We Live In A Culture That Hates Women" (yeah, right)

    12/06/2014 12:45:14 PM PST · 47 of 66
    AnotherUnixGeek to Clintonfatigued
    Oh brother. After four decades of the feminist war on American culture and society, women dominate university enrollment, almost exclusively control K-12 education, dominate all legal aspects of male-female relationships. Young men are increasingly marginalized in school, told that women must be protected from them, dosed with medications simply for acting like boys.

    And yet there continues to be a small, very vocal strain of radical women who insist on playing the victim, insist on portraying men as their oppressors and enemies in defiance of all reality, and continue to poison American society.
  • Terminator Genisys Movie - Official Trailer

    12/04/2014 6:01:15 PM PST · 27 of 42
    AnotherUnixGeek to Perdogg

    A new Terminator movie, a new Star Wars movie - looks like Hollywood joined John Connor and traveled back in time to the early ‘80s.

  • Russia's Economy Has Shrunk So Much It's Now Almost The Same Size As Spain

    12/02/2014 10:43:02 AM PST · 19 of 35
    AnotherUnixGeek to realcleanguy
    Remember when we squeezed Japan in the 1930’s? Yeah, they bombed us

    Japan is a set of small islands starved for natural resources. Russia is vast and has just about every natural resource known to man. This is a clear indicator to Putin and the Russians to diversify and build their economy instead of relying on high petroleum prices - they're being squeezed by the law of supply and demand and we all know how it turned out the last time the Russians tried to fight that law.
  • GOP Staffer Lambasted & Resigns for Telling Truth about Obama’s Daughters

    12/02/2014 10:37:07 AM PST · 19 of 41
    AnotherUnixGeek to Nachum

    Leave the kids out of it - I felt that about Bush’s daughters, I feel the same about Obama’s daughters. They aren’t public figures except by association, they didn’t ask for public attention.

  • Clues to Chief Justice John Roberts' thinking on new ObamaCare case

    11/23/2014 10:33:59 AM PST · 24 of 80
    AnotherUnixGeek to PROCON
    Will Chief Justice Roberts redeem himself?

    When was the last time liberals needed to concern themselves with whether Ginsberg or Sotomayer or Kagan would redeem themselves? Liberal supreme court jutices are hard-core ideologues, and Democrats know better than to appease the opposition by trying to find "moderate" justices who can be swayed. Republicans apparently have yet to learn that lesson.
  • Michael Moore: In Defense of My Friend Bill Maher's Statements on Islam

    11/15/2014 11:25:11 AM PST · 10 of 22
    AnotherUnixGeek to SeekAndFind
    If I understand Michael Moore's argument, this is what he's saying:

    Historically, Christians have been responsible for more death and destruction than Muslims (e.g. the Crusades and the Inquisition). Therefore, we have no moral authority to criticize.

    However, the actions of some Muslims in the name (mistakenly) of Islam deserve criticism.


    I didn't read it quite that way. Although Moore got in his predictable condemnations of Christianity, he said that he can't recall any Christians beheading anyone for criticizing them. Which is true, and therefore surprising coming from Moore.

    In any event, as much as I loathe the smarmy Maher and the blow-hard Moore, at least they've had their eyes opened to the irony of being able to smear Christians as fanatics in perfect safety because Christians aren't, in fact, fanatics. And they're being somewhat honest, at least, about the fact that Islam is the religion which threatens to kill them for speaking their minds. Two small liberal epiphanies, perhaps.
  • Robert Plant Rips Up $800 Million Led Zeppelin Reunion Contract

    11/10/2014 2:28:29 PM PST · 48 of 179
    AnotherUnixGeek to Bettyprob

    $300M each - even adjusted for inflation, I doubt Page or Plant ever earned that much from all of their ‘70s tours combined. Baby boomer nostalgia rock is obviously profitable - can newer acts like Justin Timberlake or Taylor Swift command fees like that?

  • (Will) Time to rethink Hillary Clinton 2016

    11/07/2014 11:34:47 PM PST · 2 of 27
    AnotherUnixGeek to 2ndDivisionVet
    Can this party be so blinkered by the modest success of the third recent presidency, Bill Clinton’s, that it will sleepwalk into the next election behind Hillary Clinton?

    George Will must be giddy - dismissing Clinton is foolish and he's going to regret writing this piece. Clinton will be selling the usual Democratic Party cant, she's arrogant, an insufferable bore and an uninspiring public speaker, and she's got no record of any substantive accomplishment in public life.

    And so what? All of those things are word-for-word descriptions of Barack Obama in 2008. Like Obama, Clinton will be positioned as an epochal figure, a member of a supposedly oppressed group who has a chance to make history by her election to the presidency. She'll get the women's vote, only question is by how much. She will have the media working long and hard on her behalf, any attack on her positions, views or statements will be treated as an attack on all women, and liberals will project all sorts of nonsensical liberal fantasies onto her, just as they did with Obama. Bill will be back in his element, getting Hillary through SNL appearances, Jon Stewart appearances, Steven Colbert appearances, and he'll also be reminding chastened Democratic Party bigwigs that he told them so about Obama in 2008.

    And her opponent is not likely to be a fresh Tea Party face with bold conservative ideas and the charisma to get people thinking about those ideas. It's likely to be Bush or Christie - non-conservative, ashamed of their conservative base, determined to prove to the imaginary "Democrat-Lite" voting bloc that they're not so different from Hillary and just as boring.
  • Pat Roberts: 'I've Heard My Marching Orders' to Stay Conservative

    11/07/2014 8:43:09 PM PST · 11 of 31
    AnotherUnixGeek to 2ndDivisionVet
    Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) declared that he heard his "marching orders" from Kansas voters to be conservative.

    And if the voters are too busy living their lives, raising their kids and trying to make ends meet to babysit Sen Roberts, will he stop "being" conservative? How about being a conservative because you personally believe that conservative principles and practices are best, not because you might lose your job if voters pay attention?
  • Indian plane hits stray buffalo during take-off

    11/07/2014 8:36:33 PM PST · 9 of 76
    AnotherUnixGeek to ConservativeStatement
    Indians hunting the mighty buffalo with jetliners - this is not the right way.

  • Fight Breaks out at Philly McDonald's over Breakfast Menu

    11/06/2014 6:04:02 PM PST · 88 of 97
    AnotherUnixGeek to Bon of Babble
    At least it was over something important - like arriving too late for the breakfast menu!!

    Come to think of it, I'd way rather have an Egg McMuffin than a Quarter Pounder. There are some pretty tasty items on the McDonald's breakfast menu. They could just sell the breakfast menu all day, they'd probably get more sales.