Monday, July 28, 2014

Anonypalooza

I can see by the unforgiving clock on the wall that a new post is not in the offing. So, the best we can manage is a tweet or two. Meanwhile, an open thread, the difference being that ONLY anonymous commenters may participate. Everyone is free to chime in, so long as we don't know your identity -- you know, like a masquerade ball.

72 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't get it.

Anonymous said...

Two questions:

1)How can I be simultaneously pro-choice and a vegetarian?
2)How do you sign in anonymously?

Jack Burton said...

You know what Jack Burton says at a time like this.

Anonymous said...

uhm... I don't know how to be anonymous, do I?

Anonymous said...

Well look at that!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if I could argue with myself?

Anonymous said...

Don't you usually?

Anonymous said...

Somehow I feel more constrained by being anonymous. And our aninnys like this? meh.

Anonymous said...

For anyone who likes to subscribe to comments, you can do it on a mobile device without signing in. In case you might want to do that.

Anonymous said...

So...

Does anyone here think the Halbig case has any serious chance of gutting Obamacare, or is it mainly wishful thinking?

Also, another good article by Kevin Willamson here.

Bababooey said...

If zombies apocalypse become real, will libertarians allow for spontaneous order to flourish?

Hullabalooey said...

Sure - trouble is, the order that will be established will start to look more and more like tribal warfare.

Sammy D said...

I've just GOT to be meeee!

Anonymous said...

Ya, but you won't have to fight City Hall anymore! 'course you will have to fight everyone else, but, you'll be at liberty to go so!

Do there's that....

Anonymous said...

SO there's that.
Damn phones.

Sammy D said...

9:53 Anon:

Haven't ya heard?
It's the Wild West.

Slick Willy said...

I don't like zombies. I like libertarians even less so.

Anonymous said...

OK, so we all know Obamacare is the worst thing ever, a massive state intervention in economy and society that can't work and tromps all over our freedom.

So how is it that the Catholic Church has supported universal healthcare since 1919?

""The state," the guide read, "should make comprehensive provision for insurance against illness, invalidity, unemployment, and old age."

Nobody Ever said...

The Catholic Church is perfect, especially when it delves into things of the world!

As if said...

Because the church is totally infallible when it comes to telling states how they should run their economies.

Van Harvey said...
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Anonymous said...

(oops. That wasn't me.)

julie said...
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Anonymous said...

Oops.

Anonymous said...

Psst: Julie, you too.

(Not that this is me responding to you)

Anonymous said...

I don't know what you're talking about.

(Thank goodness for the delete button...)

The Mask of the Red Death said...

No fair lifting your masks. Now I'm coming for you all.

Van's mind parasite said...

Why can't I do anything right?! Wait, that's not me. It's the church's fault!

Anonymous said...

anonymous anon said "So how is it that the Catholic Church has supported universal healthcare since 1919?"

Duh. For the same reason they've been promoting Distributism as an economic policy since the 1800's: They're wrong.

Anonymous said...

Yes, handy dandy little button.

Anonymous said...

Van's homeless mind parasites said:

He don't have no mind parasites. He's special. And a meanie.

Anonymous said...

Uh oh, does somebody need a waaaahmbulance?

Anonymous said...

anonny anon said "does somebody need a waaaahmbulance?"

Yes. And turn the siren on. Loud. And go Fassst!!!. Heh, that'll be cool.

Anonymous said...

As you wish!

Anonymous said...

Heh-heh. Heh. That was kewlll

CJ Johnny Rotten Roberts said...

Gruber's two speak-o's are pretty damning as to intent.

I'd side with Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Kennedy, but the NSA doesn't have pictures of them in a hot-tub threesome with Michelle Obama and a gorilla.

Anonymous said...

Q: What's the difference between Michelle Obama and a gorilla?

A: A 55-gallon drum of Nair.

Roger "70" Daltrey said...

Universal health care has existed in the United States for a long, long time. The EMTALA of 1986 enshrined it.

Universal health insurance is a different thing all together.

...comprehensive provision for insurance against illness, invalidity, unemployment, and old age

That doesn't even make sense. How do you insure "against" old age?

"I hope I die before I get old" -- oops

Anonymous said...

Protochristianity is not a bug, but a feature.
Not needing to evolve in space, just waiting for the time.

Badges, and rules, please. Things were done, maybe write that down, or scratch in the dirt.

It is not so much as being on the same page, it is respecting the margins.

They say those differintial equations are hard to suss.
Heh, that would like being in a whirlwind, and being OK at the times.

Ned said...

Okee-didly-dokee!

Not Homer said...

That's gotta be a bot. Yet, no link to handbags or machine tools.

Anonymous said...

Not even an offer of Tramadol. Maybe it's a demonstration of the effects?

Alan Turing said...

FAIL!

Anonymous said...

We need another song about imagination

Jack said...
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Anonymous said...

I thought I'd be able to tell who's who!

Anonymous said...

Dig the tune - makes me want to kick up my heels and dance. Wouldn't call it Christian music, but that's how Christian music oughta be - just good music.

Anonymous said...

@ 04:00 anonymous, well, the troll is pretty obvious. Everyone else is almost anyone's guess. All I know is, they weren't all me.

Anonymous said...

Try this then.

AnonnyMoe said...

Shut up you knuckleheads!

Goldhat said...

Badges, and rules, please.

Do I even have to say it?

We don't need no stinking badges!

Anonymous said...

Oh, come on. You guys have to know who Roger Daltrey is.

Ignoranus said...

If that protochristianity thing is a The Who reference, it done flew right over my head.

Anonymous said...

Anon said "You guys have to know who Roger Daltrey is"

Sure, he's a substitute for another guy.

Anonymous said...

I don't know about the Who, but I would vote for every church service to include at least one Dixieland number.

A good polka would be an improvement most of the time.

AnonyYesThereIsBeerInHeavenYouHeritic said...

Sacrilege! Rest assured, there is indeed beer in Heaven!
The clouds are made from the suds.

Anonymous said...

I have no idea who I am!

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, Atlantic City is crumbling.

Does nobody care that the Vegas of the East is dying?

Anonymous said...

I'm always pseudonymous, so this really isn't much of a stretch.

Atlantic City Fire Hydrant said...

Stop peeing on me. And I am not talking to just the dogs!

Anonymous said...

"Universal health insurance is a different thing all together.

...comprehensive provision for insurance against illness, invalidity, unemployment, and old age

That doesn't even make sense. How do you insure "against" old age?"

You realize that Social Security is basically a forced transfer of money from children to their parents, right?

I mean when my sisters and I pay social security tax and our father gets a check, it kind of looks that way.

Nietzsche said...

After reading these posts, sometimes I wish God was not dead.

Anonymous said...

If God is dead, then there truly is no beer in heaven.

Roger Daltrey said...

I mean when my sisters and I pay social security tax and our father gets a check, it kind of looks that way.

Did that stop your father from getting old?

Hint: The against part is the joke.

Did your father not know that he was going to get old?

You don't have to insure yourself for something you know is going to happen at a given, known time and can plan for. Retirement is such an event.

I have been paying into SS (how appropriate) longer than you have likely been alive. If they shut it down tomorrow and never pay me a dime, I will still get checks every month when I retire because I knew I was going to die or get old.

Anonymous said...

Oy.

When you have to explain it, it stops being funny.

Actually, for those of us who got it in the first place, it's still funny, but now the yokes on one of you. Or me. I'm so confused.

God said...

After reading these posts, I sometimes wish Nietzsche weren't dead.

Anonymous said...

"I mean when my sisters and I pay social security tax and our father gets a check, it kind of looks that way.

Did that stop your father from getting old?

Hint: The against part is the joke.

Did your father not know that he was going to get old?"

My point is that you are insuring against your children not supporting you in your old age.

Anonymous said...

And the joke is that he doesn't actually need his social security check.

So, I assume that I will get a refund at some point in the indefinite future.

Anonymous said...

I do get a partial refund periodically.

It's not much, but it's still something.

Walter said...

My point here, Dude, is that there's no reason...

Anonymous said...

allForAnonAndAnonForAll said "So, I assume that I will get a refund at some point in the indefinite future"

Now that's funny.

Anonymous said...

"My point here, Dude, is that there's no reason..."

For filial responsibility laws?

"Filial responsibility laws (filial support laws, filial piety laws) are laws that impose a duty upon third parties, usually (but not always) adult children for the support of their impoverished parents or other relatives.[1] In some cases the duty is extended to other relatives. Such laws may be enforced by governmental or private entities and may be at the state or national level. While most fillial responsibility laws contemplate civil enforcement, some include criminal penalties for adult children or close relatives who fail to provide for family members when challenged to do so. The key concept is impoverished, as there is no requirement that the parent be aged."

States with these laws:

"Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia.

In addition, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico also has filial responsibility laws."

Source: Anonymous