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  • Oregon lawmakers approve landmark minimum wage increase

    02/18/2016 7:54:19 PM PST · 27 of 35
    superloser to Organic Panic
    Not a ballot initiative; they are using the "short session" that was authorized to tweak budgets to ramrod things.

    Time to repeal that and take them back to an even shorter session every two years.

    BUT unless it goes through as an "emergency" measure, a petition can throw it onto the ballot where the voters have at least an opportunity to shoot it down.

  • Young American liberals are losing the ability to argue

    05/24/2015 9:08:08 PM PDT · 57 of 72
    superloser to Exit148

    Funny, I’ve done the exact same thing.

  • Jesse Jackson to take on Silicon Valley’s lack of diversity

    03/18/2014 6:24:08 PM PDT · 69 of 92
    superloser to jazusamo
    That says it all about Jackson, I’ve read that before and believe it.

    This is not the first time for Jackson and this.

    Just about 15 years ago he did the same thing.

    Scott McNealy of Sun Microsystems took Jackson up on the challenge and said that if Jackson would send him the resumes of as many qualified black engineers as he could, that McNealy would hire ALL of them.

    Not another word out of Jackson until now.

    Funny how that works ...

  • Rand Paul: Republicans Need to Soften on Social Issues

    03/15/2014 10:25:57 PM PDT · 150 of 233
    superloser to what's up
    When we are forced to pay for other peoples birth control, forced to subsidize women who have out of wedlock children those are not just social but fiscal issues.

    Simple problem, simple solution. Stop the welfare checks. If people have to be responsible for themselves then the social issues take care of themselves. Piece of cake.

    When do we get started?

  • What's So Weird About a Conservative Atheist?

    02/26/2014 8:34:06 PM PST · 37 of 62
    superloser to Goldsborough
    The religious infighting on this site is ridiculous.

    No kidding. Its no wonder we can't get anywhere.

    THIS very conservative agnostic would like to see most of the Federal Government disassembled, abortion severely restricted if not outright prohibited, and freedom of worship (or not to worship) in the public square enforced and restrictions removed on the exercise of the Second Amendment among other conservative positions.

    But some people here say that makes me a liberal.

  • A First Look at the Target Intrusion, Malware

    01/18/2014 12:10:59 AM PST · 72 of 73
    superloser to pepsi_junkie
    One trick they use is to send data that's way too big for the buffer (sort of like the "inbox") so that the data overflows into areas of memory it's not supposed to go to.

    Its not that clever. Buffer overflows have been used since Sendmail came out in the 1980s. Its old hat now. Sendmail ran as root. Guess what file they went after? That's right. Send your stuff straight to the passwd file.

    Never let anyone code using gets() and you'll take care of mot of those.

  • College student writes viral letter ‘Obamacare Has Raped My Future’

    10/12/2013 12:54:23 PM PDT · 31 of 39
    superloser to Lakeshark
    The wilding has just begun, and we still have people in the GOP consultant class that think we should sit back and do nothing..........

    They should be recruiting fresh legions of voters. Idiots. That can be done with nothing but talk and a "Well, if you don't like it, come join us. We want to do something about it but we need you to do it!"

    Idiots. Squandered opportunity.

  • No Recourse for Girls Harassed by Transgender Student

    10/11/2013 10:39:01 PM PDT · 84 of 102
    superloser to exDemMom
    This is a clear kind of abuse that is predictable in this environment where every mental illness related to sexuality is something to be celebrated rather than treated.

    Yes.

    Two things need to be present that do not seem to be present:
    1) A professional diagnosis of gender dysphoria and a letter from a licensed psychiatrist.
    2) The kid doesn't appear to be PRESENTING as female.

    Both of those should be required before considering referring to the kid as "transgendered". There should be zero consideration of a claim until those two items are present. Heck, I'd even add in there a written plan for HRT and, if of age - a copy of the blood workup showing the kid is actually going through HRT just to show they're serious.

    We have had some transgendered people in my workplace before. HR required documentation in quantity and then double-checked the validity of it. I don't see how the schools can require any less.

  • OFA Trolling Republican Social Media Sites (Vanity)

    10/05/2013 2:00:49 PM PDT · 21 of 22
    superloser to EBH
    They can’t argue Law of the Land crap, when the President isn’t following his own law.

    My usual response is to give an 8th Grade Civics Lesson about Separation of Powers.

    Then respond to their objections by going back to the roadmap of separation of powers and adding in the shutdown under Reagan where Tip O'Neill defunded the MX Missile where Reagan brought them all to the table and hammered out a settlement.

    I have yet to have a liberal who doesn't explode at that point screaming about how the President doesn't have to negotiate. At that point I ask them if we are a Dictatorship or not. Hysterics then ensue and I finish it off by saying that Leaders aren't afraid to go to the table and LEAD the negotiations. Bullies, on the other hand, can't handle that task.

    They can't handle actual history and they can't handle 8th Grade Civics and they can't handle their God Obama being compared to a schoolyard bully.

  • Speaker Boehner: Shutdown is 'not some damn game'

    10/05/2013 12:41:47 AM PDT · 33 of 34
    superloser to aloppoct
    Speaker Boehner shows more maturity than some people here on FR give him credit for.

    I think what the Tea Party folks have been going through has finally dawned on Boehner now that he is the new favorite target - which he is dealing with quite well.

    The battle cry of the Tea Party is that we demand our place at the table and to be heard. Boehner now knows what it is like to make that demand and have it fall on deaf ears.

    You're watching a man have an epiphany here and as such, I think we might actually be seeing a real leader being born.

  • Can You Hear the ObamaCare Train Wreck Now?

    10/02/2013 9:22:26 AM PDT · 18 of 20
    superloser to libstripper
    Let’s hope it produces a massive revolt, like that one that got the original Medicare prescription drug benefit repealed.

    If you want to kill Obamacare deader than a doornail, find a plaintiff who has zero income and incurs the penalty.

    The penalty is $95 or 1% of income, whichever is greater.

    With $0 income, that $95 becomes a direct tax and is therefore unconstitutional. It is no longer an income tax once it hits someone without an income. You can't tax zero!

    At the very least the individual mandate will fall then if not the whole thing. Once the mandate falls, the premiums will skyrocket and it truly will be the "UNaffordable Care Act"

  • Government shutdown: Senate sends Obama military pay bill

    09/30/2013 3:48:59 PM PDT · 29 of 40
    superloser to Pres Raygun
    The House can send CR’s to the Senate for essential services such as SS, ATC, National Parks, Homeland Security and the Senate will have to pass them. The House can then just not get around to funding the ACA.

    A winning strategy. Boehner can then say, "As the President said, we have a duty to pay the country's bills. The House will continue to send continuing resolutions to the Senate ensuring the Country's bills are paid."

  • Time Is Short, but G.O.P. Leaders Say Shutdown Can Be Avoided

    09/29/2013 11:44:38 PM PDT · 32 of 33
    superloser to TexasFreeper2009
    I think the house should break down the funding bill and pass it is separate chunks

    I agree! Every funding bill will then be "clean" as King Obama and his court jester Harry Reid demand.

    "We caved," the House GOP can say. "We gave them everything they demanded. They wanted clean funding bills and we gave them clean funding bills."

  • Kevin McCarthy: House Will Send Third Volley to Senate if Reid Rejects Last Night’s Bill

    09/29/2013 10:26:55 PM PDT · 75 of 77
    superloser to Siegfried X
    It is way way too late for this to succeed though.

    I don't think so. The front pages of CNN and Politico and everywhere else are filled with headlines saying the Dems are happy to force a shutdown.

    So be it.

  • Kevin McCarthy: House Will Send Third Volley to Senate if Reid Rejects Last Night’s Bill

    09/29/2013 11:36:29 AM PDT · 47 of 77
    superloser to Defiant
    If someone rejects your offer completely, you don't compromise with yourself. You send back the exact same thing. That sends a message that the other side better give somewhere or you are not budging.

    Alternatively you can simply carve it up into smaller chunks.

    What is wrong with sending the Senate multiple CRs - each one funding specific items, then conveniently forgetting to send a CR over that funds Obamacare?

    That would drive Reid absolutely insane if a hundred "clean" CR bills were sent to the Senate.

    The House could say, "We sent over 'clean' bills. What's their problem? The President asked for 'clean' bills. We provided them."

  • Boehner: No Funding Bill Without 1-Year Obamacare Delay

    09/26/2013 11:36:59 PM PDT · 187 of 206
    superloser to Carry_Okie
    Let it happen and when the people finally figure out what this means they'll be primed to vote on it.

    In the campaign season, also trot out plenty of low-income people who have to choose between food and Obamacare.

    Basically, use the Dems own playbook against them.

    Have you seen these ridiculous policies? $400 a month for a $3200 deductible? No wonder people are saying they can afford the policy but they can't afford to use it.

    There's your campaign ad right there. Just add a can of dog food and a spoon for effect.

  • Libertarian Populism and the GOP

    09/26/2013 12:39:09 PM PDT · 14 of 26
    superloser to Kaslin
    Instead of trying to convince successful people that Democrats will take away their wealth, why not explain to the middle class that big government is keeping them down?

    The Ronald Reagan Approach. Works every time.

  • Ted Cruz Talking Filibuster in progress (Live Thread)

    09/24/2013 4:55:00 PM PDT · 1,060 of 4,110
    superloser to Timber Rattler
  • VIDEO: Student's window shattered during traffic stop at UCF (Florida)

    09/20/2013 8:58:58 AM PDT · 48 of 50
    superloser to rawhide
    Who decides what a ‘lawful order’ is?

    A judge, long after the fact.

    There are good cops and bad ones. This one seems on his way to "bad" but not quite there yet.

    Bad cops are like the kind who wanted to confiscate one of my musical instruments at a traffic stop because I could not immediately produce a receipt for it.

    That encounter did not end well for that cop.

  • ‘Bible-Thumping…B**ch’: Bakers Who Refused to Make Gay Couple’s Wedding Cake Shut Down

    09/04/2013 8:16:30 AM PDT · 118 of 123
    superloser to highball
    I don’t think gay weddings are *illegal* to hold in Oregon. The ceremonies just don’t have any legal effect.

    True. They cannot be recorded or have any legal effect. I am corrected.

    But my understanding is about the same as yours - once you agree to deal with the public, you lose certain rights to choose which members of the public.

    Yes. I've been looking into how to decline specific jobs. Most of the cases where Governments go after people -- are when people state the reason why they decline the job and provide the evidence needed themselves.

    I have not seen a case yet for a bakery or photographer where saying "We are booked that weekend" or "We are backordered for three months" or even "We have to decline as we are swamped" gets someone in trouble. There may well be one (as in the case of a hotel/motel) but I just haven't seen it yet.