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Are my eyes deceiving me, or is GuestZero actually back?

I had to double check the date on the thread I was reading. That was quite an extended absence.

(But welcome back.)

created by mom2 on Nov 15, 2012 at 03:29:53 pm     Site-related     Comments: 18

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Time served, parole.

posted by max on Nov 15, 2012 at 04:03:10 pm     #   1 person liked this

No, max. By the time the 3rd or 4th blogger I knew in real life had asked me to come back, I re-considered. I had been posting on SB all along. Check for yourself.

posted by GuestZero on Nov 15, 2012 at 09:58:16 pm     #  

Yeah, GZ, they had to call you in as backup due to my devastatingly brilliant demolishing of all right-wing talking points. Welcome back, buddy!

posted by anonymouscoward on Nov 15, 2012 at 10:13:31 pm     #   2 people liked this

Yes. He will make anything political just to exhibit his brilliance. Even if it is not, or was not intended to be political. He can hijack anything and drag it into /p/ where he can piss all over it and declare victory to an audience of three. Upping that audience to 4 is a 25% increase. Woot woot. Good times.

posted by justread on Nov 15, 2012 at 10:43:07 pm     #  

Fuel, meet fire.

posted by MoreThanRhetoric on Nov 15, 2012 at 10:54:54 pm     #  

Actually, if I recall, GZ isn't afraid of actual debate, vs. the pathetic excuse of counterpoints you and your little cadre of dittoheads, Teabaggers, and Randians (but I repeat myself) like to rarely post in defense of whatever idiotic thing you heard from WSPD's programming. I'm busy sharpening my razor wit and my nipples shiver with delight that a worthy disputant has returned.

posted by anonymouscoward on Nov 15, 2012 at 10:57:19 pm     #  

Missed ya bud, welcome back.

posted by INeedCoffee on Nov 16, 2012 at 01:50:40 am     #   1 person liked this

He migrated over to SB for a while, and it's great he decided to return here.

posted by 6th_Floor on Nov 16, 2012 at 03:51:26 am     #  

AC, you might want to leave mention of your body parts, particularly the more sensitive ones, out of future conversations. If not for your sanity, then for my own.

I will gladly put 2012 behind me as I have had to leave too many people in the ground as a result. Those not gone that final way, left for other reasons, like divorce or being an unmentionable body part in general. Other people might have found such changes to be impetus to leave, but I'm never leaving. Despite predictions otherwise, I didn't make off for Perrysburg. I'm in the city proper, ensconced in energy-efficient housing. And what I'm seeing on the street fills me with equal parts of dismay and resolve. Communism and cronyism (what we used to call "Capitalism") must both be fought; their social costs are ruinous. Either are leading to a particularly final dictatorship of the proletariat, in other words, us.

I have broached the topic of permanent future changes with a few other bloggers, but there's still some resistance to the nature of our petro-decline. I had thought I'd be spending my time arguing about health care, but reality proved otherwise; no, I spend my time now pointing out that the Oil Emperor has no clothing. Health care is nothing, really, compared to the issues of energy depletion, which have the widest possible social effect. That is where my sword is sharpest, and where I'll take my deepest cuts.

posted by GuestZero on Nov 16, 2012 at 09:06:13 am     #   1 person liked this

For some reason GZ I haven't missed you at all. ;)

posted by SherryET on Nov 16, 2012 at 02:11:32 pm     #  

SherryET posted at 01:11:32 PM on Nov 16, 2012:

For some reason GZ I haven't missed you at all. ;)

That's because you're an emo female who is all like OMG! like all the time and GZ is so like emo... NOT! and is retro and all that.

See?

posted by madjack on Nov 16, 2012 at 04:49:51 pm     #  

Nice to see you back, GZ.

posted by madjack on Nov 16, 2012 at 04:50:32 pm     #  

GuestZero posted at 08:06:13 AM on Nov 16, 2012:

AC, you might want to leave mention of your body parts, particularly the more sensitive ones, out of future conversations. If not for your sanity, then for my own.

I will gladly put 2012 behind me as I have had to leave too many people in the ground as a result. Those not gone that final way, left for other reasons, like divorce or being an unmentionable body part in general. Other people might have found such changes to be impetus to leave, but I'm never leaving. Despite predictions otherwise, I didn't make off for Perrysburg. I'm in the city proper, ensconced in energy-efficient housing. And what I'm seeing on the street fills me with equal parts of dismay and resolve. Communism and cronyism (what we used to call "Capitalism") must both be fought; their social costs are ruinous. Either are leading to a particularly final dictatorship of the proletariat, in other words, us.

I have broached the topic of permanent future changes with a few other bloggers, but there's still some resistance to the nature of our petro-decline. I had thought I'd be spending my time arguing about health care, but reality proved otherwise; no, I spend my time now pointing out that the Oil Emperor has no clothing. Health care is nothing, really, compared to the issues of energy depletion, which have the widest possible social effect. That is where my sword is sharpest, and where I'll take my deepest cuts.

Whatever happened to conservatism also being isolationist and actual resource conservationist? Because, and excuse me if this is really daft or naive, I thought that once upon a time conservatives were all for NOT buying or being dependent on resources from foreign sources, and for NOT developing/using up our resources if we could avoid it, ESPECIALLY if by using up our resources we become more dependent on foreign ones. Instead, guess which party has a certain Alaskan woman famous for "DRILL, BABY, DRILL!"

posted by anonymouscoward on Nov 16, 2012 at 08:39:12 pm     #  

No madjack I don't see. What the hell is an emo female?

posted by SherryET on Nov 17, 2012 at 03:11:35 pm     #  

SherryET posted at 02:11:35 PM on Nov 17, 2012:

No madjack I don't see. What the hell is an emo female?

Imagine AnonymousCoward without a dick. Got it? Okay, now add a few hits on an opium pipe, and voila! - there's your emo female.

posted by madjack on Nov 17, 2012 at 04:18:08 pm     #  

Hey GZ, remember that little talk we had about madjack? Well I may have to revise my comments. I'm not sure about that anymore. So mj were you born one or did you have to work at it your whole life? :)

posted by SherryET on Nov 17, 2012 at 04:57:01 pm     #  

Maddie, I'll have to expand my previous request, to include all thread participants, so that nobody brings up AC's body parts. Thank you. LOL!

AC, your viewpoint is a good one. Where indeed did all of that go? Well, it went corporate, and corporations want us to consume as much as possible. That's the same angle that all major parties are playing today. More more more. That means more profits. More taxes. More spending. More rich people. More unionized government employees. And ultimately it creates a government at the federal level that is provably 12 times larger than it should have been.

I don't give Conservatives a pass. You should recall that. They aren't real Conservatives if they don't combine social conservatism with fiscal conservatism. Their intersection simply demands that they value energy conservation. At the same time, if among their ranks there are a few energy wastrels, then they'd also honor that. I expect the rich to waste energy; they can afford to, and a rich lifestyle is the epitome of energy inefficiency.

posted by GuestZero on Nov 17, 2012 at 05:14:51 pm     #  

madjack posted at 03:18:08 PM on Nov 17, 2012:
SherryET posted at 02:11:35 PM on Nov 17, 2012:

No madjack I don't see. What the hell is an emo female?

Imagine AnonymousCoward without a dick. Got it? Okay, now add a few hits on an opium pipe, and voila! - there's your emo female.

Who says I'm male or female?

Also, kiss my ambiguous anonymous ass, maddie.

posted by anonymouscoward on Nov 17, 2012 at 08:10:50 pm     #