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2012-07-02 03:13:58 PM  
I guess we just have to keep punching it down until the yeast dies off...
 
2012-07-02 03:14:42 PM  

NallTWD: Silly Jesus:

Account created: 2012-01-22 21:09:11
Submitted links approved: 32

Troll alt with an affinity for troll headlines. I think we found out who is sending us JWF greens daily. Hmm... Block list or blacked out on faves? Tough call.

/but I am calling you a worthless troll.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-02 03:17:21 PM  
Mitt Romney.
 
2012-07-02 03:18:18 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Hey, Texas, stop talking about secession and f*cking do it already. While you're at it, take Arizona, Oklahoma, Kansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina, and North Carolina with you. You will all get the society to have been fantasizing about, and so will the rest of us. Everyone wins when you start take actions instead of just posturing like little biatches.


Not yet, dude. I need to find a job to get out of here! LOL

Look, I'm a Texan born and bred. I love this state because there really are some awesome people here. unfortunately, we are drowned out by the derp. Everyone screams at us, "WHY DON'T YOU FIX IT!?!?!" Well, it's kind of hard to do that when your State Leg is 85% derp and 15% pussy-whipped Dems. The only State Leg member who does anything is Wendy Davis, they're trying to gerrymander her out of the picture, and the federal courts are allowing that to happen.

Sure, I could leave and go somewhere else. Hell, I could probably make more money as a teacher in the North. But I would rather stay here and fight the good fight, teach my child and my students how to think for themselves and to think critically, whether it's in the curriculum or not, and be an example of what to do.
 
2012-07-02 03:18:31 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Hell, I like Texas. I like the sh*tty hot weather. I like the open sky. I like the trees and the scrubby brush and even the sh*tty giant grackles.


Perhaps you could live in New Mexico when Texas secedes. Hot weather, open sky, vegetation ranging from forest to desert in different places--and it's got some nice people living there. Also some weird people, with considerable overlap between the two categories.
 
2012-07-02 03:19:08 PM  

Gyrfalcon: rohar: GentlemanJ: I dislike the Christian Coalition controlling much of the Republican Party, but may I please point out that the Democrats were for slavery and segregation?

You know how I know you completely missed the point and have a tenuous grasp of history?

The next person who "points that out" is getting a cockpunch courtesy me.

Do we have to go over this EVERY TIME THERE'S A SLAVERY THREAD??? The 1860's Democrats ARE NOT THE SAME as Democrats even 50 years later. Any more than Republicans today are the same Republicans as the party of Abe Lincoln, you know, the guy who FREED THE SLAVES? He'd never last 5 minutes in today's GOP.


If you Google "Lincoln" and "tyrant" you will open yourself up to a world of epic far-right/libertarian butthurt. Be sure to pack extra mindbleach.
 
2012-07-02 03:20:22 PM  

tudorgurl: Don't Troll Me Bro!: Hey, Texas, stop talking about secession and f*cking do it already. While you're at it, take Arizona, Oklahoma, Kansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina, and North Carolina with you. You will all get the society to have been fantasizing about, and so will the rest of us. Everyone wins when you start take actions instead of just posturing like little biatches.

Not yet, dude. I need to find a job to get out of here! LOL

Look, I'm a Texan born and bred. I love this state because there really are some awesome people here. unfortunately, we are drowned out by the derp. Everyone screams at us, "WHY DON'T YOU FIX IT!?!?!" Well, it's kind of hard to do that when your State Leg is 85% derp and 15% pussy-whipped Dems. The only State Leg member who does anything is Wendy Davis, they're trying to gerrymander her out of the picture, and the federal courts are allowing that to happen.

Sure, I could leave and go somewhere else. Hell, I could probably make more money as a teacher in the North. But I would rather stay here and fight the good fight, teach my child and my students how to think for themselves and to think critically, whether it's in the curriculum or not, and be an example of what to do.


I keep saying the same thing about east Tennessee. I refuse to give up my homeland to a bunch of idiots. I love the mountains damn it
 
2012-07-02 03:21:00 PM  

boise3981: make me some tea

That's a great book! But, where did you get those maps? I even did a reverse image search on them and couldn't find anything... I NEED those...


It's in the Amazon preview. I did screencaps because I thought it'd neatly illustrate some things for the thread.
 
2012-07-02 03:23:06 PM  
Good Lawd! That Yank is tryin' to pick himself one helluva fight. Southerners, booga booga booga.
 
2012-07-02 03:23:07 PM  

derpdeederp: Weaver95: Silly Jesus: He sure does make a lot of broad, sweeping generalizations in that article. He seems kinda mad too.

Everyone from the north was good and charitable. Everyone from the south was Satan.

It's not quite that simple...

there's a lot in that article that makes sense tho - a lot of Republicans do seem to view 'freedom' as a zero sum game. If they aren't free to loot and pillage at will then they believe that they're being oppressed. we've seen THAT viewpoint around fark often enough to know it's true!

Kinda like how the left view money as a zero sum game. Them rich people have money and are therefore holding us down!


IMO it's the right that views money as a zero sum game. If there's a more equal* distribution of income, the economy as a whole would grow faster, because more people would be able to buy stuff. This would be better for the rich (who would ultimately collect the profits) as well as the poor. But the conservatives and libertarians would rather see no taxation, or equal tax rates for everyone, which would increase income inequality and lead to greater macroeconomic instability. And this argument is often couched in moral terms, i.e. that the rich deserve lower rates because (the perception is) they worked harder to get it, not what's actually good for the economy.

*I.e. not fully equal, which would be impossible, but progressive taxation on the top tiers and negative taxation on the lowest tiers. Just something to give the bottom tiers a chance to provide their children a better life than they were dealt.
 
2012-07-02 03:23:42 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: tudorgurl: Don't Troll Me Bro!: Hey, Texas, stop talking about secession and f*cking do it already. While you're at it, take Arizona, Oklahoma, Kansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina, and North Carolina with you. You will all get the society to have been fantasizing about, and so will the rest of us. Everyone wins when you start take actions instead of just posturing like little biatches.

Not yet, dude. I need to find a job to get out of here! LOL

Look, I'm a Texan born and bred. I love this state because there really are some awesome people here. unfortunately, we are drowned out by the derp. Everyone screams at us, "WHY DON'T YOU FIX IT!?!?!" Well, it's kind of hard to do that when your State Leg is 85% derp and 15% pussy-whipped Dems. The only State Leg member who does anything is Wendy Davis, they're trying to gerrymander her out of the picture, and the federal courts are allowing that to happen.

Sure, I could leave and go somewhere else. Hell, I could probably make more money as a teacher in the North. But I would rather stay here and fight the good fight, teach my child and my students how to think for themselves and to think critically, whether it's in the curriculum or not, and be an example of what to do.

I keep saying the same thing about east Tennessee. I refuse to give up my homeland to a bunch of idiots. I love the mountains damn it



Well, some parts of Tennessee did try to secede from the CSA. They brought in troops to put down a possible rebellion.
 
2012-07-02 03:23:55 PM  

pciszek: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Hell, I like Texas. I like the sh*tty hot weather. I like the open sky. I like the trees and the scrubby brush and even the sh*tty giant grackles.

Perhaps you could live in New Mexico when Texas secedes. Hot weather, open sky, vegetation ranging from forest to desert in different places--and it's got some nice people living there. Also some weird people, with considerable overlap between the two categories.


I do like New Mexico very much. They have nice skiing out in Taos.
 
2012-07-02 03:24:03 PM  

ModernPrimitive01:

I keep saying the same thing about east Tennessee. I refuse to give up my homeland to a bunch of idiots. I love the mountains damn it


We got mountains out here in the west, man. Come into the light!
 
2012-07-02 03:24:57 PM  

qorkfiend: GentlemanJ: qorkfiend: GentlemanJ: I dislike the Christian Coalition controlling much of the Republican Party, but may I please point out that the Democrats were for slavery and segregation?

Yeah, the Democrats of the mid-19th century are exactly identical to the Democrats of the early 21st century.

Mid-19th century?! Try 1960.

"For slavery" was 1960?


You know how we keep saying that 1980s Reagan would be primaried out of any chance at leading today's GOP?

That's 30 years.

50 years is a generation-and-a-half turnover. 50 years ago, Medicare was just getting off the ground. Vietnam was a country no one had heard of (except the French), and grade-school boys had no idea they'd be dying there, on the other side of the world, before they could legally vote. 50 years ago, seatbelts were a curiousity, an add-on and airbags cushioned falls, not auto accidents. We didn't have laws against drunk driving in some states. And on, and on, and on...

What will the Democrats and Republicans of 2062 look like? If you think you have any idea, you'll be hilariously wrong.

// no, go ahead and write it
// then, in 50 years, submit the thread to the SuperMegaFark Overmind and let's check how ya did
 
2012-07-02 03:27:04 PM  

Rent Party: Houston's mayor is certainly a bright light, for the record, she's not the first gay mayor of a big city. Palm Springs, Portland, Cambridge, and Providence have all had or have openly gay mayors elected prior to Houston's. She's certainly leading a long due movement, but she's not the van guard.


Major, not big or having name recognition. The only one that's possibly close to Houston in your list in Portland, OR. But as long as we're listing small cities, try San Angelo, where the people most surprised to find out that the mayor was gay weren't living there. They knew. And the ones bothered that his lover was an undocumented immigrant also weren't the people living there, but the ones who only heard of Texas in apocryphal stories.

I ain't saying that Texas is liberal, just that the folks here aren't evil. So, as for your insistence on demonizing all of us, go take a long walk down a short dock.
 
mhd
2012-07-02 03:27:12 PM  
Don't worry, once the tribes get their magical powers back, it won't be as easy for the CAS. Aztlan alone will make sure of that.
 
2012-07-02 03:31:19 PM  

pciszek: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Hell, I like Texas. I like the sh*tty hot weather. I like the open sky. I like the trees and the scrubby brush and even the sh*tty giant grackles.

Perhaps you could live in New Mexico when Texas secedes. Hot weather, open sky, vegetation ranging from forest to desert in different places--and it's got some nice people living there. Also some weird people, with considerable overlap between the two categories.


Unsurprisingly, the Mexican food in NM is pretty damn awesome.
 
2012-07-02 03:31:21 PM  
As a Yankee, I will say this article is an over generalization. I have met plenty of intelligent and reasonable southerners. I do agree that there is extreme greed and injustice going on in our government and businesses but I wouldn't blame that entirely on geographic location.
 
2012-07-02 03:32:13 PM  

Rent Party: ModernPrimitive01:

I keep saying the same thing about east Tennessee. I refuse to give up my homeland to a bunch of idiots. I love the mountains damn it

We got mountains out here in the west, man. Come into the light!


Way better mountains too.
 
2012-07-02 03:32:51 PM  
It started as a pretty good working theory before it devolved completely into hysterical liberal woman whining. It would probably be quite the paper if a man wrote it.
 
2012-07-02 03:33:00 PM  

medanzig: As a Yankee, I will say this article is an over generalization. I have met plenty of intelligent and reasonable southerners. I do agree that there is extreme greed and injustice going on in our government and businesses but I wouldn't blame that entirely on geographic location.


I think the author is discussing the prevailing politics in the South, not necessarily generalizing about individual Southerners.
 
2012-07-02 03:33:47 PM  
i.qkme.me
 
2012-07-02 03:34:13 PM  

Rent Party: ModernPrimitive01:

I keep saying the same thing about east Tennessee. I refuse to give up my homeland to a bunch of idiots. I love the mountains damn it

We got mountains out here in the west, man. Come into the light!


I've seen your mountains, they're covered in rocks. My mountains are covered with forests and creepy looking fog.

/If I could move anywhere it would be the Montana. The area surrounding Yellowstone might be the most beautiful scenery I've ever seen.
 
2012-07-02 03:34:15 PM  

make me some tea: Rent Party: ModernPrimitive01:

I keep saying the same thing about east Tennessee. I refuse to give up my homeland to a bunch of idiots. I love the mountains damn it

We got mountains out here in the west, man. Come into the light!

Way better mountains too.


Well, yeah, but I always find it's best to allow eastern flatlanders to come out here and learn on their own why we call their mountains what they really are: Hills.
 
2012-07-02 03:34:39 PM  
It sounds pretty well on the mark.

It's the old 'OLD' world system. Keep half of the people on the outright bottom thinking they can somehow be able to make it into the next quarter..... the next quarter into the next ten percent... then next ten percent thinking they can be in the top one percent...

With the entire system oriented towards protecting the very top, not the whole. Not to say the 'Northern' mentality is all that much better, but it ranges closer to ambivalence at its worst. The 'Southern' system is more like pre-civil-war El Salvador. Spoiler, that didn't end well.
 
2012-07-02 03:36:37 PM  

Rent Party: make me some tea: Rent Party: ModernPrimitive01:

I keep saying the same thing about east Tennessee. I refuse to give up my homeland to a bunch of idiots. I love the mountains damn it

We got mountains out here in the west, man. Come into the light!

Way better mountains too.

Well, yeah, but I always find it's best to allow eastern flatlanders to come out here and learn on their own why we call their mountains what they really are: Hills.


I visited SW Pennsylvania (northern Appalachia) a couple weekends ago. I was looking forward to crossing the Appalachians, since it had been awhile since I'd seen actual mountains. While they're certainly pretty and all, I was pretty underwhelmed. Those are definitely hills. I grew up climbing 11,000' peaks as a kid. Meh.
 
2012-07-02 03:36:41 PM  

fracto73:


I keep saying the same thing about east Tennessee. I refuse to give up my homeland to a bunch of idiots. I love the mountains damn it


Well, some parts of Tennessee did try to secede from the CSA. They brought in troops to put down a possible rebellion.


West TN tried to fight for the south. Eastern TN was too mountainous for large plantations so they really didn't need slaves for their small family farms. If I remember correctly, the vote of whether or not to stay in the union was pretty close.
 
2012-07-02 03:38:48 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: While you're at it, take Arizona


As somebody living in AZ, just remember that the majority of the right-wing derp comes from the massive number of seniors living in the state. Just chain and bolt the doors to every buffet in the state and it will quickly return to normalcy as they starve off.
 
2012-07-02 03:39:37 PM  

Rent Party: make me some tea: Rent Party: ModernPrimitive01:

I keep saying the same thing about east Tennessee. I refuse to give up my homeland to a bunch of idiots. I love the mountains damn it

We got mountains out here in the west, man. Come into the light!

Way better mountains too.

Well, yeah, but I always find it's best to allow eastern flatlanders to come out here and learn on their own why we call their mountains what they really are: Hills.


Well I see the smug has moved from the Northerners talking about the Southerners to the Westerners talking crap about the East. As long as someone has someone else to look down on I suppose all is well.
 
2012-07-02 03:40:43 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: Rent Party: ModernPrimitive01:

I keep saying the same thing about east Tennessee. I refuse to give up my homeland to a bunch of idiots. I love the mountains damn it

We got mountains out here in the west, man. Come into the light!

I've seen your mountains, they're covered in rocks. My mountains are covered with forests and creepy looking fog.

/If I could move anywhere it would be the Montana. The area surrounding Yellowstone might be the most beautiful scenery I've ever seen.


No, you're confusing the real mountains inland here with the hills he was calling mountains over by Seattle.

The cascades are pretty similar to what you're used to. A little rougher, but not much. With ya on Montana. The Bitterroot range is the most beutiful place on the planet.
 
2012-07-02 03:42:57 PM  

Arkanaut: not fully equal, which would be impossible, but progressive taxation on the top tiers and negative taxation on the lowest tiers.


Oh hai!

freemencapitalist.com

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his need."
 
2012-07-02 03:45:10 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: Well I see the smug has moved from the Northerners talking about the Southerners to the Westerners talking crap about the East. As long as someone has someone else to look down on I suppose all is well.


This thread is an interesting microcosm of the various American cultures feeling superior to each other. I'm a smug Far Westerner living in New Amsterdam for some reason.
 
2012-07-02 03:45:50 PM  
HighOnCraic
"Your magazine also helps set the record straight. You've got a heritage of doing that, of defending Southern patriots like [Robert E.] Lee, [Stonewall] Jackson and [Confederate President Jefferson] Davis. Traditionalists must do more. I've got to do more. We've all got to stand up and speak in this respect, or else we'll be taught that these people were giving their lives, subscribing their sacred fortunes and their honor to some perverted agenda."

Difficulty: Those people gave up their lives, subscribing their sacred fortunes and their honor to a perverted agenda.

A google search indicates that you're quoting John Ashcroft. Wow... and no one in the senate when he was nominated to be Attorney General questioned him about it? Democratic politicians really don't have any balls, do they? It wasn't splashed across the TV news networks either. If something similarly offensive had been said by a democratic nominee, Fox News would have been all over that shiat.
 
2012-07-02 03:49:53 PM  
This thread is about as tolerant and reasoned as Mississippi.
 
2012-07-02 03:52:06 PM  
That was pretty scary. The silver lining to the cloud (or if you're a repub, the fly in the ointment), is that the signature quality of American conservatism these days is incompetence. Consider that eight years ago they controlled all three branches of the government, had the wherewithal to do whatever they want and impose their will on the nation and the world, and they blew it. They were given the keys to the country; all they had to do was kiss up a little bit to the middle class, keep taxes and gas prices low, and they would have established a permanent hegemony. Instead the blundered at every step of the way, from losing sight of al Qaeda, to bungling the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, to throwing the economy in the shiatter. The world was their oyster and they utterly farked up. You may rest assured that Romney, should we be so unfortunate as to have him elected president in November, will fark up as well because, that's how repubs do things now. They're so intent on basking in their supposed moral superiority and making the world safe for billionaires they forget to administer the country competently. It's as though they want to fail; and failing is the one thing they still do really well.
 
2012-07-02 03:52:26 PM  

Dr Dreidel: What will the Democrats and Republicans of 2062 look like?


rookery.s3.amazonaws.com

Image of the Republican Party circa 2062, after they primaried themselves into beings of pure energy.
 
2012-07-02 03:52:33 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-02 03:53:40 PM  

Silly Jesus: Arkanaut: not fully equal, which would be impossible, but progressive taxation on the top tiers and negative taxation on the lowest tiers.

Oh hai!

[freemencapitalist.com image 300x300]

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his need."


There is a wide gulf of difference between "income redistribution" and "state takeover of the means of production to serve the needs of the proletariat". Even Otto von Bismarck saw the potential for social welfare to actually undercut political support for leftist extremists. Source
 
2012-07-02 03:53:43 PM  
Silly Jesus
Arkanaut: not fully equal, which would be impossible, but progressive taxation on the top tiers and negative taxation on the lowest tiers.

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his need."


Really? That's your argument? A progressive tax rate equals Marxism? Let me guess... you call Barack Obama a socialist, don't you? People with views so moronic are not worth engaging in discussion. GTFO.
 
2012-07-02 03:54:01 PM  

FLMountainMan: This thread is about as tolerant and reasoned as Mississippi.


coppermine.constantmayhem.com

/hot
 
2012-07-02 03:54:02 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: Rent Party: ModernPrimitive01:

I keep saying the same thing about east Tennessee. I refuse to give up my homeland to a bunch of idiots. I love the mountains damn it

We got mountains out here in the west, man. Come into the light!

I've seen your mountains, they're covered in rocks. My mountains are covered with forests and creepy looking fog.


We call those kinds of mountains "foothills" out here. It's what you have to go over to get to the mountains.

Observe:

www.olgaz.com

You may not recognize that white stuff, though. It's "snow." People strap boards to their feet and slide down hills on it. I don't myself, as I think it's insane, but different strokes...


/If I could move anywhere it would be the Montana. The area surrounding Yellowstone might be the most beautiful scenery I've ever seen.


It is, until about November when it's covered in 15' of snow and it's -3 degrees outside. Paradise Valley is fantastic when the weather is nice, though.
 
2012-07-02 03:55:47 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: Rent Party: make me some tea: Rent Party: ModernPrimitive01:

I keep saying the same thing about east Tennessee. I refuse to give up my homeland to a bunch of idiots. I love the mountains damn it

We got mountains out here in the west, man. Come into the light!

Way better mountains too.

Well, yeah, but I always find it's best to allow eastern flatlanders to come out here and learn on their own why we call their mountains what they really are: Hills.

Well I see the smug has moved from the Northerners talking about the Southerners to the Westerners talking crap about the East. As long as someone has someone else to look down on I suppose all is well.


It's not smug if it's true, but I can understand your inferiority complex.
 
2012-07-02 03:58:35 PM  

rohar: ModernPrimitive01: Rent Party: ModernPrimitive01:

I keep saying the same thing about east Tennessee. I refuse to give up my homeland to a bunch of idiots. I love the mountains damn it

We got mountains out here in the west, man. Come into the light!

I've seen your mountains, they're covered in rocks. My mountains are covered with forests and creepy looking fog.

/If I could move anywhere it would be the Montana. The area surrounding Yellowstone might be the most beautiful scenery I've ever seen.

No, you're confusing the real mountains inland here with the hills he was calling mountains over by Seattle.

The cascades are pretty similar to what you're used to. A little rougher, but not much. With ya on Montana. The Bitterroot range is the most beutiful place on the planet.


Yeah, that's why the highest peaks in the west are in the Rock.... oh wait, I guess they aren't.

Amazing what that subduction zone will do for a mountain range.
 
2012-07-02 03:58:58 PM  

derpdeederp: Weaver95: Silly Jesus: He sure does make a lot of broad, sweeping generalizations in that article. He seems kinda mad too.

Everyone from the north was good and charitable. Everyone from the south was Satan.

It's not quite that simple...

there's a lot in that article that makes sense tho - a lot of Republicans do seem to view 'freedom' as a zero sum game. If they aren't free to loot and pillage at will then they believe that they're being oppressed. we've seen THAT viewpoint around fark often enough to know it's true!

Kinda like how the left view money as a zero sum game. Them rich people have money and are therefore holding us down!


Uh, that one would be true. Especially the Southern wealthy mentioned in the article, who demand their 'freedom' to do anything to anyone anytime without repercussion.
 
2012-07-02 04:00:38 PM  
Sara Robinson is a trained social futurist and the editor of AlterNet's Vision page.


What the fark is a "trained social futurist?" Did someone slap her with a rolled-up newspaper whenever she wrote something non-sanctimonious?

I guess "trained" is a less embarrassing way to say, "I got my degree in being a blogger."
 
2012-07-02 04:03:14 PM  

Xcott: What the fark is a "trained social futurist?" Did someone slap her with a rolled-up newspaper whenever she wrote something non-sanctimonious?


I think a social futurist schedules events for rich people. Like an executive assistant, but for parties.
 
2012-07-02 04:05:11 PM  

Rent Party: rohar: ModernPrimitive01: Rent Party: ModernPrimitive01:

I keep saying the same thing about east Tennessee. I refuse to give up my homeland to a bunch of idiots. I love the mountains damn it

We got mountains out here in the west, man. Come into the light!

I've seen your mountains, they're covered in rocks. My mountains are covered with forests and creepy looking fog.

/If I could move anywhere it would be the Montana. The area surrounding Yellowstone might be the most beautiful scenery I've ever seen.

No, you're confusing the real mountains inland here with the hills he was calling mountains over by Seattle.

The cascades are pretty similar to what you're used to. A little rougher, but not much. With ya on Montana. The Bitterroot range is the most beutiful place on the planet.

Yeah, that's why the highest peaks in the west are in the Rock.... oh wait, I guess they aren't.

Amazing what that subduction zone will do for a mountain range.


To be fair, the Appalachians were once the height of the Himalayas. What you're seeing now is the worn-down 400 million year-old nubs of them.
 
2012-07-02 04:05:30 PM  

Rent Party: rohar: ModernPrimitive01: Rent Party: ModernPrimitive01:

I keep saying the same thing about east Tennessee. I refuse to give up my homeland to a bunch of idiots. I love the mountains damn it

We got mountains out here in the west, man. Come into the light!

I've seen your mountains, they're covered in rocks. My mountains are covered with forests and creepy looking fog.

/If I could move anywhere it would be the Montana. The area surrounding Yellowstone might be the most beautiful scenery I've ever seen.

No, you're confusing the real mountains inland here with the hills he was calling mountains over by Seattle.

The cascades are pretty similar to what you're used to. A little rougher, but not much. With ya on Montana. The Bitterroot range is the most beutiful place on the planet.

Yeah, that's why the highest peaks in the west are in the Rock.... oh wait, I guess they aren't.

Amazing what that subduction zone will do for a mountain range.


Truth be told, the second most prominent mountain in the whole damned country is Ranier. Truth be told, both ranges are awesome but very different. And both are right in my back yard :)

Oh, and yes I am looking down on you, I'm 3000ft higher than you!
 
2012-07-02 04:07:57 PM  

Silly Jesus: "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need."


Actually it's:

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his need."

stlukeseg.org

That quote, you see, actually first appears in The Acts of the Apostles and describes how the early Christian community operated
 
2012-07-02 04:08:22 PM  

Xcott: Sara Robinson is a trained social futurist and the editor of AlterNet's Vision page.


What the fark is a "trained social futurist?" Did someone slap her with a rolled-up newspaper whenever she wrote something non-sanctimonious?

I guess "trained" is a less embarrassing way to say, "I got my degree in being a blogger."


I'd never heard that one before either, but hey there's a Wiki on it: Link
 
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