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2012-10-24 11:09:47 AM  

Galloping Galoshes: spelletrader: Galloping Galoshes: spelletrader: Interesting, it appears that fiction also has a liberal bias.

Really? The government in Harry Potter was a dictatorial Ministry of Magic with no legislative check on executive government. Seems more like totalitarianism to me.

Reading too much into it are you.

nah, not original. A bunch of lawyers with too much time on their hands did the analysis.


Any links? This I'd like to read.
 
2012-10-24 11:10:13 AM  

proteus_b: Galloping Galoshes: Dope, that's what parents are supposed to do. You know, teach their kids. Or let their kids grow up without guidance (or let the schools do it, which is worse).

Yeah, nothing is more useful to society than 9 year old Randroids and 8 year old Communists.


Who said anything about useful? Inevitable, perhaps, but useful?
 
2012-10-24 11:11:35 AM  
Wow, that article made a lot of sense in a geeky way.
 
2012-10-24 11:12:13 AM  

Fluorescent Testicle: Galloping Galoshes: *pbptth* *splash*

TROLL IN THE DUNGEON.


Aaaaand faved.

Copperbelly watersnake: Umbridge had set in stone values (farked up as they were).

Romney is more like Fudge.


This is a better assessment, yes. Umbridge was deliberately malevolent (despite not being herself a Death Eater). Fudge was an incompetent windsock.

Michelle Bachmann is closer to Umbridge.
 
2012-10-24 11:12:48 AM  
I call bullshiat.

The author just needed an excuse to make a ridiculous comparison to Harry Potter. The 9-year-old probably has no idea she's being blamed.
 
2012-10-24 11:13:05 AM  

Galloping Galoshes: farkplug: Galloping Galoshes:farkplug:
Heh. Funny! But you have never expanded upon the alleged (by you) incompetence of Obama, so I still say you're a Romney fan.

I was challenging bmongar on the single unacceptable trait he was alluding to. I didn't get that:

farkplug: No, not endorsing Romney. Just deathly curious to know what my fair leader's single unacceptable trait might be.

was asking me to expand on anything.  I thought you were asking the same question I was.

Also, just because the choice is A or B, if I don't care for A, that doesn't imply I like B. I'd be happy to discuss my views of Obama, but first I want to hear what bmongar thinks is this single unacceptable trait of Obama he refers to.


I guess you can't read. What I think some people feel is in the original post expressed in Santorumeese.
 
2012-10-24 11:13:27 AM  

qorkfiend: Any links? This I'd like to read.


http://www.volokh.com/2007/05/22/law-and-fantasy-literature/

For a start. Links to other discussions.
 
2012-10-24 11:14:30 AM  
timothyjones.typepad.com
 
2012-10-24 11:14:34 AM  

bmongar: I guess you can't read. What I think some people feel is in the original post expressed in Santorumeese.


Apparently I don't speak Santorumeese. And I don't consider that much of a weakness, as Santorum is an idiot. Please to translate.
 
2012-10-24 11:15:29 AM  

proteus_b: people who indoctrinate their nine-year-olds into their political views, whatever they may be, are disgusting...


TFA doesn't say that she asked the kid to comment.

FWIW, what the kid noticed - Mitt's phoniness - is entirely consistent with what I know of kids (from psych classes and from having been a teacher). They see right through people, far better than we give them credit for. People talk down to kids all the time, and kids are usually pretty good at figuring out who's talking down to them because they're patronizing the kids (that teacher who acted like a class of 7th graders were in kindergarten) and who's simply lying to them and hoping they don't notice. Mitt is quite clearly the latter.
 
2012-10-24 11:16:37 AM  

LazarusLong42: This is a better assessment, yes. Umbridge was deliberately malevolent (despite not being herself a Death Eater). Fudge was an incompetent windsock.


He did have a dark side. Apparently Rowling didn't think much of bureaucrats.
 
2012-10-24 11:18:54 AM  

Galloping Galoshes: Raharu: Biden is Mr.Weasley

Too kind. Need a dumber character. Weasley was too strong.


Mundungus Fletcher.
 
2012-10-24 11:25:08 AM  

maxx2112: Galloping Galoshes: Raharu: Biden is Mr.Weasley

Too kind. Need a dumber character. Weasley was too strong.

Mundungus Fletcher.


Nah, Mundungus was a thief, totally self-centered. I give Biden much more credit than that. Biden is supposed to be smart, he just can't avoid falling over his own words.
 
2012-10-24 11:31:04 AM  
Well, the family had several good laughs, after I read the link aloud.
 
2012-10-24 11:41:32 AM  
Ooooh, I hope we can capture Romney's gangrape by minotaur on tape.
 
2012-10-24 11:41:47 AM  

Galloping Galoshes: LazarusLong42: This is a better assessment, yes. Umbridge was deliberately malevolent (despite not being herself a Death Eater). Fudge was an incompetent windsock.

He did have a dark side. Apparently Rowling didn't think much of bureaucrats.


Anyone whose been through the welfare system as Rowling had (yes, I know she's from the UK), or who has to work with government agencies (as I do) knows that bureaucrats can often be both malevolent and incompetent.
 
2012-10-24 11:42:08 AM  
minotaur = centaur
 
2012-10-24 11:42:45 AM  
Now I need to buy an "I submitted this with a better headline" T-shirt.

Personally, I thought the pictures were the funniest part.
 
2012-10-24 11:45:00 AM  
Damnit. I had said that putting Karen Handel in a position of authority the Susan G. Komen Foundation was like putting Dolores Umbridge in charge of Hogwarts.
 
2012-10-24 11:49:01 AM  

Ikam: nyone whose been through the welfare system as Rowling had (yes, I know she's from the UK), or who has to work with government agencies (as I do) knows that bureaucrats can often be both malevolent and incompetent.


I think we can agree on that.
 
2012-10-24 11:49:18 AM  
I was really hoping this was going to be a

Obama.jpg =
Biden.jpg =
...

type of thread. Fark, I am dissapoint.
 
2012-10-24 11:51:35 AM  

Galloping Galoshes: qorkfiend: Any links? This I'd like to read.

http://www.volokh.com/2007/05/22/law-and-fantasy-literature/

For a start. Links to other discussions.


Eh, I disagree with a few points. Not a bad read, though.
 
2012-10-24 11:52:06 AM  

Galloping Galoshes: nyone whose been through the welfare system as Rowling had (yes, I know she's from the UK), or who has to work with government agencies (as I do) knows that bureaucrats can often be both malevolent and incompetent.


They can also be competent and caring (Kingsley Shacklebolt, Albus Dumbledore, Mr. Weasley)

Whats amazing to me is that Rowling didn't shackle any particular profession with characters that stereotyped a position of office - it was always the characters that drove the reader's perception, not the office.
 
2012-10-24 12:00:06 PM  
This article is one of the most inane political ramblings i've ever seen.
 
2012-10-24 12:12:35 PM  
Ooh I can play this game.

Grover Norquist is Aberforth Dumbledore, for being a three-quarters-wit unapologetic goat-farker.

Darrell Issa is Peter Pettigrew.

Eric Cantor is Lucius Malfoy.

John Boehner is...hmm, Fenrir Greyback?
 
2012-10-24 01:20:51 PM  

that bosnian sniper: John Boehner is...hmm, Fenrir Greyback?


Greyback is dangerous. Boehner is just a weepy drunk.
 
2012-10-24 01:23:28 PM  
This article is one of the most inane political ramblings i've ever seen.

You been hiding under a rock?
Not to say that it is politically insightful, just that inane political ramblings are ubiquitous. I'd say it was a mildly amusing pretty average inane political rambling.
 
2012-10-24 01:25:34 PM  
Eric Cantor is Lucius Malfoy.

Lucius Malfoy is competent
 
2012-10-24 01:28:15 PM  
George W. Bush --- Minister Cornelius Fudge
Oliver North --- Bellatrix Lastrange
Madeleine Albright --- Prof McGonagle
 
2012-10-24 01:40:12 PM  
We had the Nintendo generation all grown up casting Bush as some super villain from their extensive comic book collection.

I guess it was inevitable that we would hear from the Harry Potter tweens voting for the first time.

The best part is how dumbfounded and befuddled they get when nobody else buys into their caricatures.
 
2012-10-24 01:56:13 PM  
i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-24 02:03:53 PM  
Fenrir Playback is Dick Cheney. Both very dangerous and like the blood of small children.
 
2012-10-24 03:06:07 PM  

Polly Ester: We had the Nintendo generation all grown up casting Bush as some super villain from their extensive comic book collection.

I guess it was inevitable that we would hear from the Harry Potter tweens voting for the first time.

The best part is how dumbfounded and befuddled they get when nobody else buys into their caricatures.


Bush IS a war criminal. It's hard to exaggerate that.
 
2012-10-24 03:16:55 PM  

Alphax: that bosnian sniper: John Boehner is...hmm, Fenrir Greyback?

Greyback is dangerous. Boehner is just a weepy drunk.


Boehner is Uncle Vernon.
 
2012-10-24 03:28:42 PM  

Galloping Galoshes: Raharu: Biden is Mr.Weasley

Too kind. Need a dumber character. Weasley was too strong.



Speaking of Biden, I can't find the Give Joe the Bird thread for today?
 
2012-10-24 04:28:05 PM  
*kitten runs out of thread in a panic*
 
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