Hyper-verbal law school drop-out. Hyphen lover. Steven Seagal blogger.
Dear Bobby Roberts: You suck at being a nerd. The Dr. Who companion list was bad but this is horrible. THERE IS NOTHING GOOD ABOUT DR. PULASKI. Plus Data's the best character. And who's ignoring Worf?
I agree though about Troi. Put her out the airlock.
Could have given a shout out to this much older article: http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adven…
So I guess the folks who work at ports 5 and 6 didn't get paid today. Maybe Occupy can form a drum circle benefit to raise money for the families that lost wages due to today's protest.
OPDX, this is why everyone hates you. You're only hurting working people with this shit.
No, he meant "Hobbesian choices" - like he said. As in Thomas Hobbes. As in brutish, nasty and short.
Also, don't local businesses have websites as well? Why is Cyber Monday a "scam"?
Wow. Seeing things like this in the Merc is maddening. I have a blog which I update infrequently, but I often spend way too much time worrying about whether my points are supportable (with links to polls and stats) and making sure that I don't come off sounding like a kid who just took her first PoliSci 100 class and just now learned that the world is unfair. And no one reads my blog. So here I am, reading the Merc's blog and I keep seeing posts like this one. I think the only thought that went into this was "Americans are dumb! Shopping is bad!".
Those of you who are making your gifts (as I admit, I am - for the most part) or trying to buy local - good for you. You vote with your dollar. But don't walk around touting your sainthood. You *vote* with your dollar. You shouldn't get to be sanctimonious about voting.
@geyser - You seem pretty smug and your avatar is wearing a hat so I'll keep it brief:
You're assuming that because I'm annoyed by Occupy that I'm not an activist . And that you are. And that you're going to explain to me what activists do and think. That's kind of silly.
You also explain to me that I'm naive because I expect instant policy goals. In fact, it's the opposite of that. Policy is achieved through many means, protest being one of those means, and it takes a long time in some instances to see the effect of policy. The economic crisis is likely to have had its roots in the deregulation of the financial industry during the Regan years - it takes awhile. What *I* think is naive is to expect to see the effects of any policy Obama has made, immediately. If that is what you expect (since you're declaring his tenure a failure) then let's look at some easily demonstrable benefits to the Progressive agenda that we can attribute to Obama, like an end to the war in Iraq and the repeal of DADT. I've seen about 20 "Abolish corporate Personhood" signs at these protests. Who wants instant gratification?
Lastly, the condescending demeanor in your comment has been in evidence with a lot of Occupiers I've spoken to. It makes educated Liberals like myself unsympathetic to your protest.
P.S. Drum circles are not a red herring. They don't exist to throw me off of the real issue. They just exist and are annoying and I witnessed them every single day that I saw the camp which was most days that the camp existed. Protests are symbolic and drum circles evoke the worst aspects of that symbol. I don't like them. That is my right.
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