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Petty Annoyances

canine34 Wrote: Jun 04, 2014 11:57 AM
A noble sentiment, but now we have millions upon millions of people who say "aks" instead of "ask" because not enough people had the guts to call them out on it. I'm only 39, yet I still remember a time when someone saying "aks" simply did not happen in corporate, professional environments. Now it is taken for granted. Now it is reason for surprise when certain people actually say "ask" instead of "aks". I wonder why this annoyance isn't mention by Williams? Hmmmm.....
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Petty Annoyances

canine34 Wrote: Jun 04, 2014 11:54 AM
Exactly, Rich. In regards to education, ""graduating" not something that an individual does. Graduating is something an institution does TO an individual. It's funny that so many people have so many grammar-related pet-peeves that are incorrect.
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Petty Annoyances

canine34 Wrote: Jun 04, 2014 11:50 AM
Williams, I typically love your work, but I don't think "petty" is a strong enough word for some of these "annoyances". Perhaps "meaningless" annoyances. Or "worthless" annoyances. Or "trivial" annoyances.
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6 Truths About Pornography

canine34 Wrote: Jun 02, 2014 10:55 AM
Of course it's possible to be a fiscal conservative without moral conservatism. When someone calls themselves "conservative" or "liberal", all they are doing is assigning a political label. Politics is concerned with how society interacts with government and vice-versa. I consider myself a fiscal conservative but a social (moral) libertarian. I don't believe it is the government's role to legislate morality when it comes to actions of private citizens, as long as those actions have no detrimental effects on others. No two people have identical "moral" values. Even two people who sit next to each other in the same pew at the same church for 30 years may have differing moral "values" on different specific issues. I do consider myself a "moral conservative". I believe homosexuality is an abomination in the eyes of God, for instance, and I'm not in favor of government sanctioning of gay marriage. But I'm not for outlawing what consenting adults to in private. I'm in favor of legalizing marijuana (it's a plant, for crying out loud. God invented it). And I'm not in favor of outlawing porn, because I take the 1st amendment very seriously. But my POLITICS solely revolve around fiscal issues. That's why I call myself a "fiscal conservative". If our government/society collapses due to overspending and over-taxation, all the "moral" issues that government tries to legislate in one direction or another become moot points.
Good column, but I have one comment.... God created marijuana. Man created beer.
Politically incorrect comment coming: It would be nice if black people were a little less concerned about crying about racism, and a little more concerned about proving their race isn't inferior. There, I said it.
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Violent Video Games And Mass Murder

canine34 Wrote: May 30, 2014 11:43 AM
Hitler was actually a big fan of Hollywood. He held private screenings of the latest Hollywood blockbusters at Berchtesgaden. Maybe we should blame John Wayne for the Holocaust. Look, either you believe in liberty or you don't. Either you believe in the 1st Amendment or you don't. This column is nothing but shameless posturing by Brown. He detests video games to the point that I wonder if he WANTS to hear about a new killing spree, only so he can write yet another anti-video game tirade.
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Violent Video Games And Mass Murder

canine34 Wrote: May 30, 2014 11:32 AM
This idiot needs to read Jonah Goldberg's recent column about holding millions of sane, law-abiding people hostage due to the actions of a statistically minuscule minority. The simple fact is this: virtually all males under the age of 30 play "violent" video games. Since virtually all of these killing sprees are committed by young males, there is, of course, a "correlation" involved. The sad part is that some people, such as Mr. Brown, are too stupid to know the difference between correlation and causation. We might as well say that since all the mass killers breath oxygen and eat food, we should should consider banning air and breakfast. Moron.
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Eat Without Fear

canine34 Wrote: May 28, 2014 12:15 PM
Reminds me of a George Calin bit on the term "all-natural". If you think about it, everything in the universe is "all-natural".
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Eat Without Fear

canine34 Wrote: May 28, 2014 12:05 PM
I know one anecdotal example is not "proof", but my grandmother was from Mississippi, and everything she cooked and ate was deep-fried using approximately a half pound of lard. She also dipped snuff (powdered tobacco for you city-types) until the day she died, which was at age 90. Could she have lived to 100 without the lard and snuff? Perhaps. But I doubt she would have traded decades of pleasure for ten more years living in a nursing home. Since when is the purpose of life on this earth to see how long we can make it last?
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