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    #16
    Originally posted by Vitriol View Post
    Aha, so that's it...
    ...you're the smoldering midden (gotta keep it hot so the effluvium catches anyone trying to sneak in from above the fray) surrounding the forum that is supposed to act as a twit filter?

    Yeah good, okay.
    But isn't that like using a shovel as a flyswatter?
    Sure you might get the occasional fly but you're going to break a whole lotta other shit in the process and flies are still going to be a thing.
    More like a cannon, or a tactical thermonuclear device. I don't suppose it occurred to you the effectiveness was such a certain maggot bragged about calling in the heavy guns (read "script kiddies") to wage brutal and bloody attacks on the database around a year ago. Word on the grapevine is that the chortling over similar plans for CBT are in the works, but then small things have been known to amuse small minds after all. And minds certainly don't come much smaller than those prepared to go all Hulk-smash on someone else's intellectual property when you've no hope in bettering it.

    Kind of like your political landscape when you think about it. Don't worry, if the last 20 years has taught me anything, you can (and will) demand worse. And resort to getting your giggles over whatever trivial dreck you can.

    While I amuse myself in ways and means that have little (if anything) to do with insects and gardening tools. Options are there for me to exercise and thankful I am to avail myself of them. I'd go spare if I had to find funneh in the kinds of political discourse that even Cosmic Outhouse would turn its nose up at Lokmar.... sorry, I mean Vitriol.

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        #18
        Originally posted by Arugula Flatulence View Post
        More like a cannon
        Swatting flies with a cannon sounds like both more trouble than it's worth and spectacularly ineffective.
        But hey- knock enough holes in a particular area of the wall then you can hang some drapes and call it a window, I guess.
        Way more avant garde than simply cutting out a section.

        Originally posted by Arugula Flatulence View Post
        or a tactical thermonuclear device.
        Again I don't pretend to know a great deal about insect control techniques but that seems likely to cause more problems than it fixes? Not that vaporizing the entire structure wouldn't remove the need for any further worries about infestations but it causes a whole bucket full of new concerns like exposure to the elements, a lack of plumbing, and radiation sickness. Don't you think this would be a textbook case of the cure being worse than the disease?

        Regardless, I'm sure you've got your reasons for approaching this issue in your unique and surprising ways.
        I can't wait to hear what jolly wanton destruction you have in store for spammers... and anyone within a ten-block radius of them.

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          #19
          Originally posted by Vitriol View Post

          Swatting flies with a cannon sounds like both more trouble than it's worth and spectacularly ineffective.
          But hey- knock enough holes in a particular area of the wall then you can hang some drapes and call it a window, I guess.
          Way more avant garde than simply cutting out a section.



          Again I don't pretend to know a great deal about insect control techniques but that seems likely to cause more problems than it fixes? Not that vaporizing the entire structure wouldn't remove the need for any further worries about infestations but it causes a whole bucket full of new concerns like exposure to the elements, a lack of plumbing, and radiation sickness. Don't you think this would be a textbook case of the cure being worse than the disease?

          Regardless, I'm sure you've got your reasons for approaching this issue in your unique and surprising ways.
          I can't wait to hear what jolly wanton destruction you have in store for spammers... and anyone within a ten-block radius of them.
          A four month long and counting "mostly peaceful protest" against all and sundry seems to be the flavour of the year. We can pretend I'm fighting fascists and white supremacy, will that do?

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            #20
            Originally posted by Arugula Flatulence View Post
            A four month long and counting "mostly peaceful protest" against all and sundry seems to be the flavour of the year. We can pretend I'm fighting fascists and white supremacy, will that do?
            If the IP#s trace back to 'Murica you probably won't have to pretend.

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              #21
              Originally posted by Vitriol View Post

              If the IP#s trace back to 'Murica you probably won't have to pretend.
              That's actually not that far off, if you conflate fascism with authoritarianism. 2016 and it was largely the behaviour of the left that saw me drifting in a direction more sympathetic towards conservatism. As were a lot of others I knew then. Some of them you know too.

              Now it's 2020, I'm watching the same shit getting ramped up past eleven. The genie simply will not go back in the bottle either. I sure hope for your sake you had the sense to maintain your gun cabinet.

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                #22
                Originally posted by Arugula Flatulence View Post
                That's actually not that far off, if you conflate fascism with authoritarianism.
                Not all authoritarians are necessarily fascistic but all fascists are by definition authoritarians.

                Originally posted by Arugula Flatulence View Post
                2016 and it was largely the behaviour of the left that saw me drifting in a direction more sympathetic towards conservatism.
                "Those people are poopyheads and they all like chocolate so from now on I'm only going to eat vanilla."

                Seriously?

                I approach things from the other direction... I support certain policies and goals and if some of the people who share those positions are assholes I just presume it's a character flaw, not indicative of an inherent weakness in those policies or goals. I don't agree with anyone 100% about everything but I'm not going to change my whole worldview based on what's trending in the Twittersphere or whatever.

                Are you sure you're not so much interested in issues as in finding a cool kids table at which to sit?

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                  #23
                  Happy now?

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by Vitriol View Post

                    Not all authoritarians are necessarily fascistic but all fascists are by definition authoritarians.



                    "Those people are poopyheads and they all like chocolate so from now on I'm only going to eat vanilla."

                    Seriously?
                    You may choose to interpret it as that, though it would be as shallow as the assertion that the only reason they would fall out of my favour was "because poopyheads". The first step to solving a problem is the correct identification of what the problem actually is... to that end, you might bother to look to the certain policies and goals you allude to, recognize when certain ones are being shared in those you're interacting with (ie: myself) and bother to identify where the divergence of our respective outcomes occurs. I'll tell you right now, it it was "poopyheads", I'd be exercising the same vitriol against the Trump administration as I have for a potential Biden/Harris puppet show... and still be getting cast as some alt-right nazi in some circles.

                    Not that I've abstained from doing a measure of that mind you, there's plenty of fault on both sides of the floor to be had and the same can be said for the peanut gallery. You wanted to know if I'm happier now you've included two establishment democrats in the insect equation - my answer is "no, not especially". I didn't find it overly amusing the last few times this garbage was trotted out either, to me it's at the same level of saying "wanna hear a dirty joke? The boy fell in the mud" and "wanna hear a clean ine? He had a bath." Expecting me to clutch my sides and share a big belly laugh over shit that was old when Obi was a boy is not going to bear fruit and partisanship is not determining whether I find shit like this funny or not. I barely raised a wry grimace when Vixen's hypocrisy was openly highlighted with the assertion that an asshole stitched into Obama's mug was pornography while the same act when done to Trump was the height of humour... don't bother looking for me to demonstrate similar displays of hypocrisy because you will be disappointed.

                    I find myself more disgusted in it all than anything else. Again I keep hearing Werepenguin's attitude towards it all being echoed back at me. Like him, I'm cursed with the ability to stand back from the shitshow and shake my head at just how base and retarded the whole mantra is. The idea of joining a table of "cool kids" table interests me far less than finding a table where its patrons are perfectly capable of not only accomplishing the easier task of pointing the fingers outwards, but also the seemingly dreadful and apparently soul destroying task of pointing them inwards as well. This is in large part why I don't bother with the local online community as well, just so as you know. It is abhorrent to me to court the company of those who proceed to act like complete and utter pigs and expect to do so under an Orwellian ideal that carte blanche be afforded them under the auspices of some manufactured Emmanuelle Goldstein character we might all get our Two Minutes Hate on for. To be offered up 24/7 as the scapegoat for all that ails us. I bothered to lift the lid and peer at the workings beneath such arrangements,

                    I understand that I am expected to pay lip service to the burning wedge issues offered as excuses as to why the "them" are supposedly so much worse than the "Us"... and I repudiate it.

                    I will not prostitute my pucker to that paradigm, no matter how reasonable it might seem to others about me to do so. It is disingenuous to tell me that Trump is the Evil Hitler that's going to start World War Three when it's his political opponents who spent eight years gigglingly taking America's number of active wars from two to seven, fighting to keep funding going for theaters like Afghanistan and courting domestic terrorism in their own strongholds (Seattle, Portland, Chicago and now New York). It is even more fucked up that I am not only expected to give a free pass to such bullshit, but bend the knee to the agents of this terrorism while they throw rocks through my window and burn everything I've earned to the ground. Don't kid yourself, they've been doing it to their own... for years... so why would they not do it to you when it comes to your town?

                    And it will come for you, make no mistake. The "struggle sessions" these bastards are willfully authoring are a mainstay of the political shift the left has undergone. Those who are awake up to this fact have already left that side, though it doesn't necessarily follow that they suddenly dropped any and all complaint against the only visible behemoth that stands a chance of taking it on. More accurately they are simply holding their noses and voting against the "greater of two evils" and I'll wager an appreciable proportion of them can find better talking points to jeer at than some random insect encounter on an establishment candidate's bean.

                    I know I sure can. Ridicule my disdain for not offering up starry eyed admiration for every last devastating expression of invertebrate incursion if you must, the truth is you and I hold truck on a good many issues. This isn't one of them.

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by Arugula Flatulence View Post
                      You wanted to know if I'm happier now you've included two establishment democrats in the insect equation - my answer is "no, not especially".
                      Of course not.
                      Fucking curmudgeon.
                      Fine. Stew in your grumpy juices and breathe in those sickly sweet vapors of neverending holier-than-thou politics.

                      I'll be over there indulging in a bit of juvenile humor just because laughing is fun. Don't mind me... when I feel like putting my serious face back on I'll grab a stick and poke the midden to let you know it's safe to roll out the cannon and nuke some stuff without being offended by a droll little bastard and his mirthful antics.

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by Vitriol View Post

                        Of course not.
                        Fucking curmudgeon.
                        Fine. Stew in your grumpy juices and breathe in those sickly sweet vapors of neverending holier-than-thou politics.

                        I'll be over there indulging in a bit of juvenile humor just because laughing is fun. Don't mind me... when I feel like putting my serious face back on I'll grab a stick and poke the midden to let you know it's safe to roll out the cannon and nuke some stuff without being offended by a droll little bastard and his mirthful antics.
                        Seeya.

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                            Insects of the world UNITE!

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                          I started to post another meme but decided not to BUG you-know-who.
                          The last thing I want is to make a PEST of myself.

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