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  •  I prefer these colors (14+ / 1-)

    To me, the Left should always be red (shirts) and the right should always be blue (chips).

    But I agree that we seem to be stuck in the opposite universe.

    •  Redshirts on Star Trek? (2+ / 0-)
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      high uintas, pademocrat

      Don't they always get killed on every mission?

      Sometimes . . . I feel . . . like a redneck with chopsticks . . . Dreaming of squirrel while I'm sucking down squid . . .

      by Pale Jenova on Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 07:56:51 PM PDT

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      •  Guy Fleegman in the movie Galaxy Quest: (6+ / 0-)
        [The actors are flying a shuttle to an alien planet] Guy Fleegman: [whimpering] I changed my mind, I wanna go back. Sir Alexander Dane: After all the fuss you made about getting left behind? Guy Fleegman: Yeah, but that's when I thought I was the crewman that stays on the ship and something is up there and it kills me. But now I'm thinking I'm the guy that gets killed by some monster 5 minutes after we land on the planet. Jason Nesmith: You're not going to die on the planet, Guy. Guy Fleegman: I'm not? Then what's my last name? Jason Nesmith: It's, uh, uh– I don't know. Guy Fleegman: Nobody knows. You know why? Because my character isn't important enough for a last name, because I'm gonna die 5 minutes in. Gwen DeMarco: Guy, you have a last name. Guy Fleegman: Do I? Do I? For all you know, I'm "Crewman #6"! [puts his head on Gwen's shoulder and cries] Mommy! Mommy! Sir Alexander Dane: [wearily] Are we there yet?
    •  Why in the #@(% is this TR worthy? (5+ / 0-)

      Maybe my standards are too high (even though I'm one of the most radical members of what is supposed to be most cavalier pastry-flingers on DKOS, the RKBA group,) but even though I think this comment is contextually irrelevent, (Marxism is over, not only as an economic-social system but even as a dialetical one. Nobody talks about Marxist literary criticism, or the science of history, or any of that stuff anymore,) and that it refers to stereotypes that haven't really been true since 1968, when the Western left was forced to acknowledge the fact George Orwell had been right all along,  I see no reason to hide it.

      Uprated to counter bogus TR... and I'll say publically that the hider should either defend their rating or retract it.


      "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -- Emiliano Zapata Salazar
      "Dissent is patriotic. Blind obedience is treason." --me

      by Leftie Gunner on Sun Mar 25, 2012 at 10:37:44 PM PDT

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      •  charitably, you are mistaken (3+ / 0-)
        Marxism is over, not only as an economic-social system but even as a dialectical one. Nobody talks about Marxist literary criticism, or the science of history, or any of that stuff anymore.
        I don't hide rate stuff that is just blatant right wing blather.  It should always be kept around as a cautionary tale.

        However, as to your assertion . . . well, in my neighborhood Marxian thought is still a vital tool for understanding the world.  People have taken in the critiques generated by Orwell, Camus, and other non-trivial thinkers and have continued to think hard about the economic bases of history.  

        However, if it helps you to sleep better at night to imagine that the Marxian bete-noir is gone forever, then, by all means, indulge in that fantasy.  Better for the adults not to have to deal with childishness.

        For what is the crime of the robbing of a bank compared to the crime of the founding of a bank? - Brecht

        by Joe Hill PDX on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 12:40:23 AM PDT

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    •  Failed punch-line is HR worthy? (2+ / 0-)
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      Sylv, davidincleveland

      Sure, I don't quite understand why being a red-shirt is a good thing.
      I'm guessing something's getting lost between gshenaut's keyboard and my monitor.  
      But a HR? Really? Having to explain "Ya get it? It's because..." After people respond "Huh?" is public shaming enough for wit failure.
      What's next? Mixed metaphors get you auto-banned?

      "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars" --Casey Kasem

      by netop on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 04:49:20 AM PDT

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    •  HR was probably for “blue chip” (0+ / 0-)

      as a characterization of the right.

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