atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#5555: If only the "five pages" post had happened one post later.

Well, that's how it goes.

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The "March for Science" was, of course, nothing but pure virtue signaling.
The idiocy that "consensus" should end the debate is insulting to everyone who understands the scientific method and isn't driven by partisanship or, probably more likely, the quest for funding.
The self-same people who say that science upholds their opinions about things like global warming and evolution are the first to reject GMOs, which are beneficial to Mankind and wholly safe, and nuclear power, which is the only carbon-free power source that makes sense.

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Antifa idiots now talking about bringing guns to their riots.

Antifa, if you start shooting people, the present tolerant atmosphere in which you perpetrate your horseshit will disappear. Which is to say, instead of the alt-right fighting back, you'll have the FBI all over your ass.
It would certainly put a psychological element in while holding fash back. Who do you think a fascist is more afraid of? People with only flags and bats, or people with flags, bats, and guns?
I can just see it: riot, alt-right and antifa facing off, one of the antifa guys brandishes a gun...and three alt-right guys take him down right there, pummeling him into the macadam, while the antifa guy squeals about how he wasn't going to shoot.

I know that's how it will turn out. I can see it as clearly as I can see the monitor before me.

Not to mention that it's not easy to legally carry a gun in California, as the Reddit screencap mentions. (Laugh: Ronald Reagan can do no good, not even when he does something the left likes, such as banning open carry of firearms.) I'd wager some antifa goons would carry illegally--they're certainly not worried about assault with a deadly weapon or felony rioting!--which would only make things worse for them in the long run.

Bad idea, guys. Leave the guns out of it. You don't like where that road will lead you.

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Gee, a hypocritical Democrat. What a friggin' surprise.

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Warmistas want to silence critics because the facts do not support their thesis. That's why you shut up people who disagree with you--not because they're wrong, but because they might be right and you don't have any way to keep people from finding that out.

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This is an argument I learned from my mother. She was born in 1927 and grew up in the 1930s and 1940s, and saw first-hand the world switching from animal power to machine power. When she was a little girl, horse-drawn wagons were still common; by the time she graduated from high school they were less so, but still present. She told me about the flies, the manure, the stench in summertime.

She didn't tell me about the diseases, either, but the prospect of having to cross a street littered with horse manure was enough for my young self.

We live in a better, healthier, cleaner world because of the internal combustion engine.

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Today's Oglaf is hilarious. The comic strip is really NSFW, but that punch line made me laugh out loud. Oglaf--as perverse and insane as it frequently is--gets a pass from me on those points because it manages to be so hilariously funny, and about 99.997% of the time even the comics I really like don't do more than make me smile.

I linked to this comic before; that one's funny enough that I laugh every time I read it.

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Nice day today. I need to go cut the grass.

And I am still chuckling over that last one.

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