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by Calbeck
Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:06 pm
Forum: nothing comes naturally
Topic: Next Level! Let's Go!
Replies: 1
Views: 2301

Next Level! Let's Go!

Now I have the theme music in my head! Auuuuuuuuugh!

Doot de doo de doot de doo de doot de doo de doot de doo, doot doot doo...de doot de doot de doot, doot doot doo...de doot de doot de doot doo, doo...de doot de doot de doot, doo, deedy dee, deedy doo, de doo...
by Calbeck
Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:18 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: We want Ralph back!
Replies: 36
Views: 3057

A right here defined as 'Shut up and agree or else!' ? Or 'once I make my point known, the discussion is over' ? Which, to my experience and understanding, he has not done even ONCE. Ralph has NEVER said that YOU don't have a right to hold different views. Nor have I ever seen or heard evidence to ...
by Calbeck
Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Dec 21st: That was unexpected
Replies: 13
Views: 1249

Now it's in the pot! -:D
by Calbeck
Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:51 pm
Forum: Nip and Tuck
Topic: Church burnings
Replies: 112
Views: 32775

Several people had expressed confusion as to why ANYONE would have a beef against Christian churches. And I explained some of the reasons why, historically, not everyone in the world is thrilled with those who call themselves Christians. If you are considering intelligent discourse to be "bashing",...
by Calbeck
Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: Under the Lemon Tree
Topic: Hard Onions
Replies: 143
Views: 31036

Calbeck: I repeat, no Christian tradition I can find online makes this distinction for coloring books. Now you're devolving to the same argument used by anti-abortionists who say "the Constitution says nothing about abortion". The issue at hand is not about whether or not a child is allowed to COLO...
by Calbeck
Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: OT: Why global warming will not finish us off
Replies: 41
Views: 4878

Well, yeah, you don't think you bootstrap a car company with econoboxes, do you? You give the rich their toys and next year drop the price by a few thousand and sell more to the almost rich. A decade later you've got your electric car econoboxes and a nice stock listing on the NYSE. Do you really w...
by Calbeck
Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:50 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: OT: What should we do in Iraq?
Replies: 114
Views: 33268

Perhaps, we should start by first asking some very basic questions: 1. Who are they? Primarily, the Sunni population of Iraq. 2. What do they want? Return of control of Iraq's government, economy, and military, all three of which they overwhelmingly dominated since Hussein came to power in 1979, de...
by Calbeck
Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: We want Ralph back!
Replies: 36
Views: 3057

Personally, I do see it as an abuse. It wouldn't be if Ralph had not pushed politics into his comic. But since he makes it a badge of honor to do so, he must then be ready to accept political discussion in his forum, including discussion that he doesn't like. Considering how many times I've made th...
by Calbeck
Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:22 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: We want Ralph back!
Replies: 36
Views: 3057

Wow, a 50/50 split... I'm surprised though. I'm betting the votes for are the people with the same views as Ralph, while the against are those with differing views or the willingness to hear others. Ralph has jumped in my face at least once, so don't jump to assumptions. I agree with him more than ...
by Calbeck
Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: Nip and Tuck
Topic: My house, my rules. (RHJunior no longer mod)
Replies: 34
Views: 12589

To those who claim that there may be partisanship here, I would feel much more comfortable about such accusations if one could show cases of left-of-center webcomic creators who locked down threads becaue people posted comments that said creators disagreed with. Ahem. Although I think it's fairly i...
by Calbeck
Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: Nip and Tuck
Topic: Tales of the Rebel Cry Cannon Fodder
Replies: 40
Views: 13298

Hee..."Sly Cooper", eh? Nice. The whole thing came across as very believable...and hey, how was Bandit to know that "debris" meant a whole frickin' SCOOP almost the size of his own fighter? Prolly thought the other guy'd dumped trash, either to confuse drones with poor-man's-chaff or lighten his loa...
by Calbeck
Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:30 am
Forum: Nip and Tuck
Topic: Squawk 12/14
Replies: 24
Views: 8638

StrangeWulf13 wrote:Awwww... *pats* Don't worry. We'll getcha in next time! :D Then we can both ride the express train to heck!
Ya know, I'm not even sure if my guy bought it or not...-:>

As for me, I've long referred to refilling my coffee (whatever...often a 64-oz bucket) as "refreshing the java applet"...
by Calbeck
Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: Nip and Tuck
Topic: Windows 98 help needed
Replies: 8
Views: 3388

If you're using the DOS shell (which you access from the Start Menu via Accessories), then you STILL have the same basic problem because Win98 remains the controlling OS. What you have here is one of the more annoying Win95/98 issues: running a program in DOS which needs CD-ROM support. Creating a D...
by Calbeck
Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:04 am
Forum: Under the Lemon Tree
Topic: Hard Onions
Replies: 143
Views: 31036

And yes, in the predicated instance, we do know what the content is; though I can't find any reference to it anywhere else online (and if I've overlooked it, please direct me), the original flap is about banning a religious-themed coloring book from school. But since icons are a specific form of pi...
by Calbeck
Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:42 am
Forum: Under the Lemon Tree
Topic: Hard Onions
Replies: 143
Views: 31036

But I stand by my point: Coloring is not a religious tenet. The ban is on content, not practice. And you are missing the fact that the practice is coloring and the content is religious. Because it is the content and not the practice which is banned, the ban is specifically targeted at religious con...
by Calbeck
Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:43 am
Forum: Under the Lemon Tree
Topic: Hard Onions
Replies: 143
Views: 31036

If you're not restricted from the practice of your religion and its observances, it is not religious oppression. Being restricted from observing one's religion on grounds that a coloring book "does not count" is most certainly religious oppression, especially since it is the content of the book tha...
by Calbeck
Fri Dec 08, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: NPC
Topic: Persecution (Dec 2)
Replies: 219
Views: 16210

The bible, espically in the old testament, portrays god as one violent SOB when he wants to be. He does nice stuff too of course, Jesus was an awesome guy, but you can't have it both ways. Which is why I think a lot of the Old Testament is what the priests of the day ordered the Hebrews to do, as t...
by Calbeck
Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: Nip and Tuck
Topic: Draft comming again?
Replies: 62
Views: 19146

RHJunior wrote:Which is one of the things that keeps surprising me.... how many soldiers, past and present, I keep getting in my forums here. Darned if I know what to make of it.
We're naturally attracted to patriotism, straight talk, and fat bears? -:D
by Calbeck
Fri Dec 08, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: Nip and Tuck
Topic: Church burnings
Replies: 112
Views: 32775

First, we have freedom of religion and speech in this country. Legally, yes. At least, until the religious right gets a few more people elected to office And then what? Identify, if you will, the attempts made by the Religious Right to undermine or otherwise inhibit the practice or presentation of ...
by Calbeck
Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:46 am
Forum: Nip and Tuck
Topic: Church burnings
Replies: 112
Views: 32775

Item: As Kwanzaa was first celebrated in 1966, and Ron Karenga wasn't in jail until 1971, that's really poor phrasing. From the Dartmouth Review: "In 1965 Karenga founded the United Slaves Organization (US), a group that would rival the Black Panthers on the UCLA campus. The US was more radical tha...