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Animals are fine, but their acceptability is limited. A little child is even better, but not nearly as effective as the right kind of adult. --Lord Summerisle on sacrifice

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Re: “Scorched-Earth Stalemate

what happened to muddydog? i'm surprised he hasn't already thrown in some narrow-minded two-cent critique

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Posted by velocirapper on 03/20/2014 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Finding Our Balance

typical muddydog. anyone else notice that?

Posted by velocirapper on 01/04/2013 at 4:05 PM

Re: “The Emperor Revealed

classic muddydog

Posted by velocirapper on 10/16/2012 at 9:16 PM

Re: “The Emperor Revealed

wait but romney after the second debate. too bad his aids/staff didn´t provide him with binders full of useful data, decent arguments, and straight-forward policy.

Posted by velocirapper on 10/16/2012 at 9:15 PM

Re: “Big Decision Time

If only we followed Canada's example. We'd actually have an affordable and sustainable healthcare system, shooting sprees wouldn't be a yearly (expected) occurrence, and we'd be officially bilingual. Anyway, if you want to examine some facts, and use the Eurozone as an example, take a look at Ireland. Romney-Ryan economics in aciton. Look where it got them.

Posted by velocirapper on 10/01/2012 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Big Decision Time

i pay federal income taxes. even if i didn´t, however, my opinion would not be any less valid. for some of you apparently, this is an important piece of information for me to disclose.
let´s take a look at nethercut´s concluding argument: "The choice is between a United States whose traditional outlook, one of maximum freedom for the individual and world leadership for our nation, is pitted against its opposite, a U.S. of more government dependence and income class division, taking a second chair in matters of global decision-making." first off, these two tracks don´t appear to be opposites, unless of course one means that romney advocates american exceptionalist, unilateral decision-making internationally and that obama advocates multilateral, more realistic international decision-making. then, perhaps, the two would be more like opposites, although i still remain skeptical. both candidates assert the necessity of the united states´ involvement in international affairs, the simply (and greatly) differ on how do so. i am more drawn to the fiscal policies espoused by the romney-ryan campaign, but i am willing to sacrifice some of my fiscal concerns for a better (and more productive) international climate. i honestly do not believe that obama can (nor will) "ruin" the american economy in four years. who knows, maybe the republicans can get their business together, stop dichotomizing the world, and push an actual candidate in 2016.
forgive my semantic endeavor (my undergraduate degree was in linguistics), but nethercut´s argument is nonetheless vage and underwhelming. his claim that a romney election would provide "maximum freedom" seems a tad out of touch upon examining another of nethercut´s claims. "Exercising the right to vote may currently be the most precious gift of our free country." interesting, then, that nethercut fails to mention the attempts of many republicans nation-wide to disenfranchise a large number of folks. i´d like to hear him (and romey, though i highly doubt it...i wonder why...) speak up on this issue. it seems to me a strange thing to ignore in a piece about voting and the election.
in all, nethercut has provided a bland opinion per usual. let it be known, however, that many of his colleagues at the inlander (particularly bob herold) submit comparable pieces. i´ll go out on a limb, though, and recommend herold´s latest article on race. it´s nice to see someone finally addressing an actual issue and having something worthwhile to say, even if it´s just the start of a conversation we should never stop having.
i welcome all of your insights. it´s nice to discuss things with people who actually think! quite the shame, however, that it´s over the internet.

Posted by velocirapper on 09/21/2012 at 9:00 AM

Re: “Country Without a Cause

"dullest campaign ever"...does anyone remember 1988? bush senior and dan quayle? dukakis and some whoever? well, i guess quayle made it a little more comical

Posted by velocirapper on 09/07/2012 at 8:56 AM

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