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Well, thanks for the link - that was an especially painful read. You weren't nearly caustic enough. Also as well, only writers at the level of Charlie Pierce should be allowed to use words like "purgatorial". From 24 year old beginners, it sounds "thesaurusial".
I've always felt that November 22nd was more of a "National Bludgeoned With a Shovel" kind of day, but I'm not wedded to the idea.
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2013 on Eternal Flame at Whiskey Fire
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"Curse"?!? Mo, you have no idea of the dank shit-hole you just stepped into. Cover your eyes with duct tape, shove cotton balls in you ears, and run. As fast as you can. Because Whiskey Fire will rub off on you. I've seen many a fine fine Eagle Scout throw out their first profanity here, and in less than a week they're carrying on like they're the mayor of Toronto.
"Perhaps most disturbing of all — for those who seek private intervention to alleviate poverty and transform lives — it appears the avalanche of government aid inoculates the region against effective charitable assistance." Oh forchrissake. French, holding his forehead, slumped against the wall of his mahogany-sheathed den: "What's wrong, honeybums?" his wife asked worriedly. "Oh, sweetykins, it's the usual thing I worry about," he replies. "I so desperately want to privately intervene to alleviate poverty and transform lives, but I'm completely stymied by the avalanche of government aid that inoculates the region against effective charitable assistance!!!" God, what a douche nozzle.
Oh yeah? Well fuck you too, Goldfinch! [Asshole birds...]
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2011 on Tuesday's Song at Whiskey Fire
Just thinking about Highlights gives me a kind of queasy feeling, like eating a big bowl of sugar-free Jello vanilla pudding and then watching Teletubbies. The bland, cheery illustration style and the "Goofus and Gallant" social programming content have convinced me that Highlights is the Watchtower of some sick extraterrestrial cult. The fact that the only time I ever saw copies of Highlights was in a doctor's or dentist's office just before I was poked, probed, injected or drilled has nothing to do with it.
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I'm not positive, but I think that while reading this post I experienced a cerebral ischaemic event. Either that, or my knowledge of economics is < or = to absolutely nothing.
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Data from the good old days (the "Leave It To Beaver" and "My Three Sons" pre- dirty hippy days) would show a much more equal distribution than the 1979 graph, and data from the Robber Baron era would look much like the 2006 graph. But we can't talk about taxing the rich without "Commie Socialist redistribution of wealth!" being yelled in our ears. It's discouraging that people who grew up in "The Good Old Days" get suckered into believing that it's The Liberals that fucked everything up and the solution is to give even more money to the rich. This kind of graphic can get the point across to almost anyone. Nice visual, Jacob!
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2010 on Trickle Down Didn't at Obsidian Wings
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Damn. Well, I guess "Celebrate British Military History circa 1776 Month" is out now, too.
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2010 on Confederate Heritage, Part II at Obsidian Wings
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It's my political party, and I'll cry if I want to. You would cry too, if - ah, fuck it.
I must say that SC is remarkably polite for a confused fucking dickhead. (Please note: only the "fucking dickhead" part is ad hominum; "confused" is verifiable observation.)
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2010 on So This Would Be the Prize... at Whiskey Fire
Climategate gives me a fucking headache. I think we should try to convince them that the theory of gravity is bullshit because helium balloons go up, and so they should never go outside without wearing lead boots. That way we could spot them in a crowd.
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2010 on Trapped Tricked Packaged at Whiskey Fire Putting a kitten in glasses playing a guitar in this video is just fucked up. The guy who made this video should die in a global warming induced fire.
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2010 on Knockout Punches for the Freaks at Whiskey Fire
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