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2013-02-08 10:02:57 AM
People called "Romanes" they go the houses?
 
2013-02-08 10:12:53 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: People called "Romanes" they go the houses?


now write it a hundred times. and if it's not done by morning, i'll cut your balls off.
 
2013-02-08 10:37:48 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: People called "Romanes" they go the houses?


No, it's "Romans go home"
 
2013-02-08 10:41:57 AM
But "Romans, go home!" is an order, so you must use the ...?
 
2013-02-08 10:43:41 AM

Ennuipoet: But "Romans, go home!" is an order, so you must use the ...?


The imperative?
 
2013-02-08 10:44:08 AM
Don't look now, guys, but I think somebody has problem with their Latin grammar!
 
2013-02-08 10:46:35 AM
Putting the rest of TFA aside, I hardly think the short power outtage at the Superdome is reflective of a crumbling infrastructure.
 
2013-02-08 10:49:23 AM
Vocative plural of "Romanus" is?

"Eunt"? What is "eunt"? Conjugate the verb, "to go"

Stwike him, Centuwion. Stwike him vewy wuffly!
 
2013-02-08 10:54:41 AM

theknuckler_33: Putting the rest of TFA aside, I hardly think the short power outtage at the Superdome is reflective of a crumbling infrastructure.


Also the rest of the world doesn't watch the superbowl because it is shiat.

111 million viewers,  in the US.

Only about 60 million world wide.

Champions league final = 300 million world wide.
 
2013-02-08 10:55:06 AM

theknuckler_33: Putting the rest of TFA aside, I hardly think the short power outtage at the Superdome is reflective of a crumbling infrastructure.


I think it kind of is, since it's a reflection of an aging power grid.  And then put it on top of things like this:

turmarion.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-08 10:56:36 AM
While the liberals would like nothing better, they're going to have to figure out a way to not take the rest of the world with us.
 
2013-02-08 11:05:55 AM
snarfyboy: theknuckler_33: Putting the rest of TFA aside, I hardly think the short power outtage at the Superdome is reflective of a crumbling infrastructure.
I think it kind of is, since it's a reflection of an aging power grid.  And then put it on top of things like this:

Maybe, but I think the quality of our infrastructure has little to do with the politics of democracy as a whole. When the roads get bad enough we'll work up the motivation to fix it. You can have a fascist country with a great infrastructure and a democracy with a terrible one.
I think other issues are more important. There was a whole segment on Fox News last night about the drone war and the President using them to kill American citizens overseas engaged in terrorism without a trial. Fox news spent half an hour praising Obama for "killing traitors". Am I seriously the only one who has a problem with this whole situation? Does nobody else see the issue here? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills.
 
2013-02-08 11:06:37 AM

randomjsa: While the liberals would like nothing better, they're going to have to figure out a way to not take the rest of the world with us.


But apart from sanitation, the medicine, education, public order, roads, clean air and water, and public health, what have the liberals ever done for us?
 
2013-02-08 11:11:34 AM
"the U.S. is a country still immersed in a monstrously expensive war"


And mind you, the countries we have been at war with are small and unorganized. Imagine if there was a real war of sorts.

/I know, they're just using this to steal money, there is no real war
 
2013-02-08 11:16:34 AM

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Don't look now, guys, but I think somebody has problem with their Latin grammar!


Ahem. I think somebody has a problem with his (or her) English grammar.

But seriously, as a graduate of the University of Washington, I feel  subby's pain.  "Lux Sit" != "Fiat Lux"
 
2013-02-08 11:17:24 AM

Rich Cream: "the U.S. is a country still immersed in a monstrously expensive war"


And mind you, the countries we have been at war with are small and unorganized. Imagine if there was a real war of sorts.

/I know, they're just using this to steal money, there is no real war


And what's truly repugnant is watching the Budweiser Republicans cheer them on while they do it.

/Cause otherwise, you're a traitor
 
2013-02-08 11:18:19 AM
Lee-Anne Goodman is teh derpest derp to have ever derped  a derp.
 
2013-02-08 11:18:25 AM

randomjsa: While the liberals would like nothing better, they're going to have to figure out a way to not take the rest of the world with us.


Remind me again which party consistently raises the issue of spending cuts(and the tax cuts that would fund them) that would otherwise help bolster infrastructure?
 
2013-02-08 11:19:06 AM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: When the roads get bad enough we'll work up the motivation to fix it.


... tell that to the people that were driving on I-35 that morning. Simply put, waiting until it gets bad isn't how you are supposed to do anything. We simply aren't interested in spending for preventative maintenance  even thought it's cheaper in the long run.  And even when we do, we are using the cheapest sources possible.  And you know, you get what you pay for. We had a brand new interchange put in downtown a few years back, and within a year a section had to be closed and refitted due to shoddy work.

Bridges in any city are becoming scary to drive on as far as I am concerned:

http://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/fact-sheet/bridges
 
2013-02-08 11:20:18 AM
How many Romans?
 
2013-02-08 11:24:29 AM

randomjsa: While the liberals would like nothing better, they're going to have to figure out a way to not take the rest of the world with us.


I agree.  The only solution is to get rid of the Libs.

A final solution, if you will.
 
2013-02-08 11:26:03 AM
Let the concern flow through you
 
2013-02-08 11:26:40 AM

BMulligan: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Don't look now, guys, but I think somebody has problem with their Latin grammar!

Ahem. I think somebody has a problem with his (or her) English grammar.

But seriously, as a graduate of the University of Washington, I feel  subby's pain.  "Lux Sit" != "Fiat Lux"


Let's not turn this into one of those threads where we argue about the validity of using 'their' as a gender-neutral singular referent. This is supposed to be a happy occasion. Let's not argue about who corrected who.
 
2013-02-08 11:28:21 AM

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: BMulligan: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Don't look now, guys, but I think somebody has problem with their Latin grammar!

Ahem. I think somebody has a problem with his (or her) English grammar.

But seriously, as a graduate of the University of Washington, I feel  subby's pain.  "Lux Sit" != "Fiat Lux"

Let's not turn this into one of those threads where we argue about the validity of using 'their' as a gender-neutral singular referent. This is supposed to be a happy occasion. Let's not argue about who corrected who.


I see what you done there.
 
2013-02-08 11:48:18 AM
This thread amuses me.

Cheers
 
2013-02-08 11:49:44 AM
 
2013-02-08 11:54:38 AM
Ave Obama!  Annuit cœptis
 
2013-02-08 12:23:05 PM
To The Escape Zeppelin!: I think other issues are more important. There was a whole segment on Fox News last night about the drone war and the President using them to kill American citizens overseas engaged in terrorism without a trial. Fox news spent half an hour praising Obama for "killing traitors". Am I seriously the only one who has a problem with this whole situation? Does nobody else see the issue here? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills.

Well, I have a little problem with it - but arguing against targetted drone killings...what are you arguing against?  Targets?  Frequency?  Because I would argue that every President has had a "kill list" for the last 50 years, probably longer.  Target Country of origin?  Are you arguing for bringing ex-pats back to face a trial by peers that they have unspokenly rejected in becoming a member of a terrorist organization?  Yeah, we COULD go in and take them back - but at a higher cost.  In terms of Cost Benefit ratio, I have no problem with it.  However, it would be good to know (a) which targets have been taken out and (b) collateral damage as a result of each strike.

Situational ethics now supported by legal memo is somewhat convenient; this episode of history may be a black stain on America, but we've had others and worse.  I guess it would be interesting to see how the decision tree on execution (by that I mean implementation) of the process is laid out.

But infrastructure seems to be harder to gain agreement on - and investment in infrastructure pays back pretty swiftly, either in lack of corrective maintenance (as described above) or in terms of advancing business interests.  It seems there should be NO disagreement on investment in infrastructure that is agreed to be in a state of disrepair.  Cost Benefit ratio doesn't seem to ever enter the picture for these things.
 
2013-02-08 12:32:23 PM
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2013-02-08 12:42:38 PM

BMulligan: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: BMulligan: Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Don't look now, guys, but I think somebody has problem with their Latin grammar!

Ahem. I think somebody has a problem with his (or her) English grammar.

But seriously, as a graduate of the University of Washington, I feel  subby's pain.  "Lux Sit" != "Fiat Lux"

Let's not turn this into one of those threads where we argue about the validity of using 'their' as a gender-neutral singular referent. This is supposed to be a happy occasion. Let's not argue about who corrected who.

I see what you done there.


Theirs no reason for us all to get all angry. We no who was right and who ain't. If Subby had done their work good and used Google translate proper, they would no its 'Romani ite domum '
 
2013-02-08 12:44:32 PM
All I got from that article is that America is going to fight five civil wars over the next 80 years and somehow emerge stronger and more dominant than ever as a post-democracy Imperial Dictatorship that will control the world for the ensuing four hundred years.

That's what's going to happen?
 
2013-02-08 12:47:50 PM

Ishkur: All I got from that article is that America is going to fight five civil wars over the next 80 years and somehow emerge stronger and more dominant than ever as a post-democracy Imperial Dictatorship that will control the world for the ensuing four hundred years.

That's what's going to happen?


Only if we get another Aurelian, who can simultaneously shore up the treasury, crush a Gothic invasion, subjugate the Palmyran 'Empire', and then talk the Gallic 'Empire' into reuniting.
 
2013-02-08 12:48:17 PM

snarfyboy: theknuckler_33: Putting the rest of TFA aside, I hardly think the short power outtage at the Superdome is reflective of a crumbling infrastructure.

I think it kind of is, since it's a reflection of an aging power grid.  And then put it on top of things like this:

[turmarion.files.wordpress.com image 450x343]


The power failure was a result in the stadiums power system.  How is that a reflection on public infrastructure?
 
2013-02-08 12:51:33 PM

whistleridge: Only if we get another Aurelian, who can simultaneously shore up the treasury, crush a Gothic invasion, subjugate the Palmyran 'Empire', and then talk the Gallic 'Empire' into reuniting.


The Crisis of the Twenty-Third Century is going to be a biatch to live through.
 
2013-02-08 12:56:03 PM
I usually avoid the Politics tab but somehow, this seems right.

/Hail Caesar!
 
2013-02-08 01:08:27 PM

theknuckler_33: Putting the rest of TFA aside, I hardly think the short power outtage at the Superdome is reflective of a crumbling infrastructure.


And, for some reason, the author draws the conclusion from this that we need to cut spending fast. Odd article.
 
2013-02-08 01:12:21 PM

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Don't look now, guys, but I think somebody has problem with their Latin grammar!


Great. Here come the Grammar Spartans.
 
2013-02-08 01:16:59 PM
So we're about another century or two from changing the term of the president to "lifetime" so that he can take the army and stomp the former vice president, and then another seven centuries from actually collapsing in fact (plus another 1300 years or so after that of existing in name as part of the backstory of a new religion that'll form in about 500 years but later claim it formed in about 100 instead)?

... eh, I'm cool with that, it sounds like a pretty good run.  Plus, we'll get to feed some of our regressive, mush-brained idiots to lions for entertainment at some point, so that'll be cool.
 
2013-02-08 01:19:12 PM

theknuckler_33: Putting the rest of TFA aside, I hardly think the short power outtage at the Superdome is reflective of a crumbling infrastructure.


Crumbling infrastructure would mean we AREN'T going the way of the Romans.  You can still use their roads.
 
2013-02-08 01:22:37 PM
Ye've mastered a dead tongue, but can ye handle a live one?

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t0.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-08 01:43:23 PM
Crumbling infrastructure?

Blame it on socialism.

/wtf
 
2013-02-08 01:56:23 PM

Karac: theknuckler_33: Putting the rest of TFA aside, I hardly think the short power outtage at the Superdome is reflective of a crumbling infrastructure.

Crumbling infrastructure would mean we AREN'T going the way of the Romans.  You can still use their roads.


There it is.
 
2013-02-08 02:09:16 PM
FTA:

"The death of Chris Kyle - a heavily armed man, unable to save himself from another heavily armed man - comes as the country engages in a searing debate about beefing up gun control laws, infected as always with the twisted logic put forward by the National Rifle Association and many of its unhinged disciples. "

This stupid twat realizes that everyone in the Roman era was armed at all times, right?  The fall of Rome was precipitated because Julius stabbed Augustus in the market.  Full retard.
 
2013-02-08 02:36:00 PM

Ishkur: whistleridge: Only if we get another Aurelian, who can simultaneously shore up the treasury, crush a Gothic invasion, subjugate the Palmyran 'Empire', and then talk the Gallic 'Empire' into reuniting.

The Crisis of the Twenty-Third Century is going to be a biatch to live through.


Maybe we can declare damnatio memoriae on W? That might almost make it worth it. 

Besides, the politics weren't actually the big problem then. It was the plagues, that kept reducing the population to the point that they didn't outnumber the invading tribes anymore. 50,000 Goths is a problem, yes, but 50,000 troops are about as likely to take and hold 2-3 cities of a million each as our army was to really win hearts and minds in Afghanistan. When those cities have a population of 200,000, though...you have a problem.
 
2013-02-08 02:50:21 PM

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: This is supposed to be a happy occasion. Let's not argue about who corrected who.


Oh bloody hell...

As long as we get the wine ("Oh yeah, that's something we'd really miss, Reg...") and the arenas filled with exotic animals wantonly slaughtering christians and other undesirables while spectators indulge in tasty American imperialist tidbits, then I'll gladly sit over there with The Popular Front while America descends into decadent decay.

We can always look on the bright side of life in the interim.
 
2013-02-08 02:58:32 PM

whistleridge: Besides, the politics weren't actually the big problem then.


That's because the Romans had no qualms with annihilating/enslaving entire civilizations, wiping them clean off the face of the Earth (ie: Dacia).

The Americans could win Afghanistan and the War on Terror if they adopt a little Roman hegemony. That might entail a billion deaths or two, but hey -- no one said the Romans weren't meticulous in their conquests.
 
2013-02-08 03:33:20 PM

Satanic_Hamster: The power failure was a result in the stadiums power system.  How is that a reflection on public infrastructure?


The relay was at the station, so only the station was affected, but it was the responsibility of the utility company that serves the Orleans parish.
 
2013-02-08 03:46:19 PM
Romanes domus ite!
/Cogito ergo bibo.
//Bibo ergo puteo.
 
2013-02-08 04:05:18 PM

AngryDragon: FTA:

"The death of Chris Kyle - a heavily armed man, unable to save himself from another heavily armed man - comes as the country engages in a searing debate about beefing up gun control laws, infected as always with the twisted logic put forward by the National Rifle Association and many of its unhinged disciples. "

This stupid twat realizes that everyone in the Roman era was armed at all times, right?  The fall of Rome was precipitated because Julius stabbed Augustus in the market.  Full retard.


No. Although laws and customs varied widely over the 1000 or so year history of Rome, in general most people were prohibited from being armed within the city's walls.
 
2013-02-08 04:30:15 PM

AngryDragon: FTA:

"The death of Chris Kyle - a heavily armed man, unable to save himself from another heavily armed man - comes as the country engages in a searing debate about beefing up gun control laws, infected as always with the twisted logic put forward by the National Rifle Association and many of its unhinged disciples. "

This stupid twat realizes that everyone in the Roman era was armed at all times, right?  The fall of Rome was precipitated because Julius stabbed Augustus in the market.  Full retard.


Uh... You mean Julius Caesar stabbing Augustus Octavian Caesar? That's horribly wrong, according to history. (I'll admit that I am terrible with names past Claudius, so a Julius could've stabbed an Augustus)
 
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