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Aristus

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Puyallup, Washington
Member since: 2001
Number of posts: 55,066

About Me

I truly believe that we will all live in peace and brotherhood someday. And so that I don't lose my faith in humanity, I will live my life as if that day had already happened.

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Anyone besides me think "I want to speak to your manager!" might be the result of

bad assertiveness training?

We live in a society in which assertiveness coaches, official or unofficial, professional or just well-meaning amateurs, urge their subjects to "Go for what you want! Don't let anyone stand in your way! You deserve better! Don't take 'no' for an answer! If someone tells you no, you just keep pushing and fighting for what you know is yours!"

Uncivil public behavior has been around forever, of course. But I wonder if the rise of expressive entitlement might be the result of such thoughtless social aggression?



Chilling on a Saturday night.

Sipping on some nice lemon vodka.

How is everyone doing tonight?

Friday Night Vodka Buzz.

I love you all...

"Ted, get your plane right on time....



Even though your fellow Texans are dyin'...

Fly-y-y down to Mexico-o-o-o-o

And here you are, a putrid Senator in Cancuuuuuuuun…

You hopped a plane when you saw the weather report

You got out of Dodge when you saw the weather report..."




Help me out with more lyrics...

Capitalism vs Communism.

The fanatical disciples of the free market live in mortal terror of the United States morphing into the Soviet Union.

In the Soviet Union, a tiny fraction of the population lived in privileged luxury and comfort, free from the terrors of an out-of-control police state, while the majority of the population lived a hand-to-mouth existence, always at risk for starving or freezing to death, while murderous police gangs roamed the streets, shooting citizens with impunity.

Which is pretty much the system we already have here right now.

So what is it the Ayn Rand types are afraid of again?...

A round of drinks in honor of sarge43's Jim.



I love you all...

No drinking thread tonight. Hugs to our beloved sarge43.

...

Give thanks to God for landing the Rover safely on the surface of Mars!

No wait; science.

Science landed the Rover safely on the surface of Mars.

Give thanks to science!

Used to work in a men's clothing store. Customers always asked for Rush neckties.

We didn't carry his shitty, ugly neckties.

We let them know, politely, but firmly.

I don't know if they ever even went off the market.

Damn, but they were ugly, just like their namesake...

For the non grave-dancers: Rush Limbaugh called Chelsea Clinton the White House dog.

Put on your dancing shoes...

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