Recent Articles In Politics
April 10, 2017 by Anthony R on TonyR
I was talking about political issues with a friend on fb and it caused me to decide never to do it again. The friend had posted on the topic of Trump, and a Jewish issue of some kind, I think it was one of those unfounded Trump/Antisemitism attacks, so I gently, or not so gently reminded him that Obama's support in Israel was the lowest of any American President in history. The poll I cited was not tilted or partisan in any way, cause it listed Bill Clinton as the Israeli favorite. So it rea...
April 8, 2017 by Anthony R on TonyR
I can't take credit for this as I found it out there on the internet. I was amused, so I thought I'd share.

A Schumer.

In the animal world when a donkey is mated with a mule the result is a jackass. The modern term now for a jackass is a schumer. Unlike a mule, noted to be a dependable hard working animal, in contrast, the schumer is exceedingly belligerent, un-dependable, and spends much of it's time braying at the world. Braying is somewhat of a disgusting sound emitted by a ...
There's a lot of mystical, teary-eyed attachment, especially among my fellow libertarians, to the idea of a hard backing such as gold for the dollar.  The reality is simple supply and demand.  People need dollars to pay their taxes.  There is effectively no substitute.  Mortgages and other financial instruments in the U.S. are also tied to the dollar and there is no sign that somehow bitcoin or any other replacement - including gold - is immediately av...
March 8, 2017 by Anthony R on TonyR
Can we have an extension on the day? Hows about a year without a Democrat?
February 27, 2017 by Anthony R on TonyR
Everything has changed. The internet has changed. Instead of information on the rise, we have a brand of censorship and authoritarianism that is far removed from filtering just mere obscenity. In the name of combating our own alleged racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and any other perceived 'isms' or psychological disorders that offend the sensibilities of so-called progressives, we now have an Orwellian situation where you had better watch not only what you say, but what you think...
January 30, 2017 by Iben on Iben's blog site
How many syrian refugees going to china?
December 11, 2016 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
Found this just surfing yahoo news. It is strictly apolitical and should not be construed otherwise....otherwise I'll get into trouble. Satire is a good thing. 
November 10, 2016 by Anthony R on TonyR
A very interesting phenomenon takes place when one goes on Facebook to find liberal friends and family members pouring their livers out with the most vile accusations against people who voted for Trump. They claim a Trump voter was motivated by racism, sexism, and various other offenses they conjure up, or copy and pate from Rachael Maddow and Van Jones, cause they can hardly generate their own thoughts, apparently.

They are perfectly comfortable hurling completely unfounded and vile accusati...
November 3, 2016 by admiralWillyWilber on michaelwhittaker71
Chanciller blah blah who was running the imperial senate during the end of the old republic. First in the book Amadala identifies herself when the ship is in hyperspace to corusant. Now you decide which Amadala you want. The one that the slave called for his resignation is ellegal also, but this is not my point. The slave had no power to call for a vote. The chancillor should have fought this, but what I'm about to point out is that until Amadala's position as queen tern ran out, and she...
October 12, 2016 by Anthony R on TonyR
What an election season. Democrats are hardly worth the time to write about anymore, but Republicans are proving to be even worse. They have now been exposed as career politicians with absolutely no loyalty to party, only to interests, and money. Need evidence? Look no further than "war hero" John McCain. Most people that I know were so sickened by the idea of him becoming the party nominee in 2008, that they refused to vote for him, but I, as a loyal Republican, held my nose and did the deed. H...
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People often lightly suggest that “you should sue X”. Lawsuits are multi-year arduous, tedious affairs.  My opinion is that the threshold for a lawsuit should be if you lived without civil society would you be willing to commit violence to achieve your objective? If no, then find another way.A customer of ours recently got banned on Wikipedia for aggressively defending me on my Wiki page.  Apparently he had been contributing for years. I feel some...
I grew up in a steel town. A dying steel town.  I wouldn’t have called the area I grew up as “rough” but no one would describe it as “privileged”.

In my high school, there was a group of 5 jocks who would go around beating up “nerds”.  One of my friends came in one day with two black eyes and his face incredibly swollen up.  He had been “chosen”.

One afternoon, while leaving my advanced math class, I was punched in the back of the head.  I fell to the ground and tur...
June 14, 2016 by kingbee on Al-Fahryd-i-Nhumon
when i first happened upon joeuser in april 2004, it was a maelstrom election year politics in which no aspect--no matter how seemingly trivial or mundane--seemed to pass without comment.

so how to explain why, despite months of absolute batshit lunacy to date, all of which is almost certain to be eclipsed every hour of every day from now until election day, no one here seems to have anything to say. 
June 1, 2016 by JillUser on More than just Mommy
Why does it seem like we are all so inclined to pick a side and and dig in, defend it and block out anything that comes from "the other side"? It is obviously the case in U.S. politics these days.  You pick a party/candidate and only listen to points coming from their "side".  Everyone denies they do it but most get caught doing exactly that.

It isn't just politics though.  If you aren't ready to declare your support of gay marriage then you're a homophobe.  If...
Note: 12/12/2015  This blog was written shortly before the San Bernardino terror.

Dylan Watkins, the founder (?), ramrod of OCVR kept telling me over the past year that my ideas were SOOOO close to this other writer that I HAD to check his book, Daemon.  Finally I remembered to Google and the first thing that shows up is "Daemon and Freedomᵀᴹ comprise a two-part novel by the author Daniel Suarez about a distributed, persistent computer application, known as The Daemon, tha...