Is it Earth Day Already?

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Re: Is it Earth Day Already?

Post by eumaas » 22 Apr 2010, 1:10pm

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Wolter wrote:The latter. All beer steins are awesome, even the fucking lame ones. Because beer comes out of them.
Yeah, but what if the beer was Coors?
Ah yes, the union-busting beer. No wonder Matey likes it--adds to his whole appropriation of the workingman jag.
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Re: Is it Earth Day Already?

Post by matedog » 22 Apr 2010, 1:18pm

eumaas wrote:
JennyB wrote:
Wolter wrote:The latter. All beer steins are awesome, even the fucking lame ones. Because beer comes out of them.
Yeah, but what if the beer was Coors?
Ah yes, the union-busting beer. No wonder Matey likes it--adds to his whole appropriation of the workingman jag.
Git that done!
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Is it Earth Day Already?

Post by Wolter » 22 Apr 2010, 1:27pm

JennyB wrote:
Wolter wrote:The latter. All beer steins are awesome, even the fucking lame ones. Because beer comes out of them.
Yeah, but what if the beer was Coors?
Coors sucks. Don't get me wrong. But at least Coors was in Smokey in the Bandit, and never denied evolution or wrote speeches for Nixon.*






*Coors, the beer. I'm sure the Coors family has done both.
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Re: Is it Earth Day Already?

Post by eumaas » 22 Apr 2010, 1:36pm

matedog wrote:
eumaas wrote:
JennyB wrote:
Wolter wrote:The latter. All beer steins are awesome, even the fucking lame ones. Because beer comes out of them.
Yeah, but what if the beer was Coors?
Ah yes, the union-busting beer. No wonder Matey likes it--adds to his whole appropriation of the workingman jag.
Git that done!
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"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: Is it Earth Day Already?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 22 Apr 2010, 2:30pm

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JennyB wrote:Cue self-righteous jaw-speaking: I drive a Prius, so I am greener than ALL OF YOU NERDS. :twitch: :shifty: :approve: :approve: :approve: :disshame:
I don't drive. So I STILL have a smaller carbon footprint than you do, Wasteful Wasterberg.
Your McRib farts are like one thousand Hummers idling at a tire fire.
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Re: Is it Earth Day Already?

Post by Wolter » 22 Apr 2010, 2:41pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
Wolter wrote:
JennyB wrote:Cue self-righteous jaw-speaking: I drive a Prius, so I am greener than ALL OF YOU NERDS. :twitch: :shifty: :approve: :approve: :approve: :disshame:
I don't drive. So I STILL have a smaller carbon footprint than you do, Wasteful Wasterberg.
Your McRib farts are like one thousand Hummers idling at a tire fire.
Turns out the dense smug rolling out of Canada has been responsible for a full 2 degree increase in mean global temperature.
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Re: Is it Earth Day Already?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 22 Apr 2010, 2:55pm

Wolter wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Wolter wrote:
JennyB wrote:Cue self-righteous jaw-speaking: I drive a Prius, so I am greener than ALL OF YOU NERDS. :twitch: :shifty: :approve: :approve: :approve: :disshame:
I don't drive. So I STILL have a smaller carbon footprint than you do, Wasteful Wasterberg.
Your McRib farts are like one thousand Hummers idling at a tire fire.
Turns out the dense smug rolling out of Canada has been responsible for a full 2 degree increase in mean global temperature.
The election of Harper has curbed that greatly (tho we've made up for it with oil pollution).
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Re: Is it Earth Day Already?

Post by Flex » 01 May 2010, 5:01pm

Sometimes I remember why Lew Rockwell is such a jackass: http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/a ... 56904.html
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Re: Is it Earth Day Already?

Post by eumaas » 01 May 2010, 5:03pm

Flex wrote:Sometimes I remember why Lew Rockwell is such a jackass: http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/a ... 56904.html
Like Justin Raimondo, he's a mixed bag.

I think Lew's gotten better over the past ten years, though. Certainly much improved over his 90s self.
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Re: Is it Earth Day Already?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 01 May 2010, 5:08pm

Flex wrote:Sometimes I remember why Lew Rockwell is such a jackass: http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/a ... 56904.html
I read somewhere that BP refused to put in some kind of safety back-up on these rigs because they cost half a million dollars—too expensive. If that's true, that's utterly insane given the overall kind of dollars we're talking about (I'll ignore the environmental impact because, well, does anyone really think oil companies think about that?). When you're talking about billions and billions of dollars, half a mil as insurance is a total no-brainer. Unreal.
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Re: Is it Earth Day Already?

Post by eumaas » 01 May 2010, 5:10pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:When you're talking about billions and billions of dollars, half a mil as insurance is a total no-brainer.
Why bother when you're too big to fail? If you start having trouble, the state can always bail you out.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: Is it Earth Day Already?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 01 May 2010, 5:15pm

eumaas wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:When you're talking about billions and billions of dollars, half a mil as insurance is a total no-brainer.
Why bother when you're too big to fail? If you start having trouble, the state can always bail you out.
Further proof of the unholy alliance between state and industry. The only question here is whether the catastrophe is regarded as politically significant enough that it's better to "make an example" of the perpetrator. A convenient finger-wagging to seem populist. (And will Obama reverse his commitment to further off-shore drilling?)
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Re: Is it Earth Day Already?

Post by Flex » 01 May 2010, 5:27pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:(And will Obama reverse his commitment to further off-shore drilling?)
From the little news coverage I've seen (so, not exactly a significant sample), the media hasn't even made the connection between this spill and offshore drilling. If I'm not just missing that narrative, I gotta think he's pretty in the clear to pursue offshore drilling to his heart's content.
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Re: Is it Earth Day Already?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 01 May 2010, 5:38pm

Flex wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:(And will Obama reverse his commitment to further off-shore drilling?)
From the little news coverage I've seen (so, not exactly a significant sample), the media hasn't even made the connection between this spill and offshore drilling. If I'm not just missing that narrative, I gotta think he's pretty in the clear to pursue offshore drilling to his heart's content.
There's that liberal media at work again …
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Re: Is it Earth Day Already?

Post by eumaas » 12 May 2010, 10:40am

Flex wrote:Sometimes I remember why Lew Rockwell is such a jackass
http://c4ss.org/content/2446
:rolleyes:
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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