That's also why he names his alter ego 'Hyde,' because Hyde is a disguise, to be worn and discarded like a thick cloak.
Whoa! His name is "Hyde" because he's hiding something?!? That's the most subtle hidden meaning in a character's name since Humble Jewett as the Christ figure in "How Beautiful with Shoes." posted to MetaFilter by kirkarachaat 7:35 PM on August 8, 2012
He revels in the freedom of being Hyde and it’s only when the consequences catch up to him anyway that his duel personality becomes a problem for him.
"duel personality"? Them's fightin' words! posted to MetaFilter by kirkarachaat 7:36 PM on August 8, 2012
On the plus side, it's acknowledged as such in the story itself
Well then thank heavens Captain Obvious explained it to all the incognoscenti. posted to MetaFilter by kirkarachaat 9:50 PM on August 8, 2012
Lobsters don't scream. They just emit a plaintive, high-pitched sigh. Anbody can buy a dead lobster, but it takes a real man to look them in the eye when he drops them in the water.
My mom sent us live lobsters a couple of years ago. I'd never cooked lobster before, and I felt bad about having to kill them, so I looked for the most humane way to do it, which apparently is sticking a giant knife through their head. I couldn't handle that so I called a... [more] posted to MetaFilter by kirkarachaat 6:20 AM on August 9, 2012
the increasing military budget and the endless foreign wars
Obama proposed defense cuts and a smaller military in his 2013 budget; ended the war in Iraq; and has reduced US troop levels to 87,000 from 100,000, on track with his plan to withdrawing all US troops by 2014.... [more] posted to MetaFilter by kirkarachaat 8:15 PM on August 8, 2012
02 Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 79 years old.
03 Anthony Kennedy is 76 years old.
04 Antonin Scalia is 76 years old.
05 Stephen Breyer is 73 years old. posted to MetaFilter by kirkarachaat 8:20 PM on August 8, 2012
just a little behind the schedule proposed by Bush for the same thing
Hey, way to move the goalposts. You said "endless" wars when he's ended one and is in the process of ending another. Also, a smaller defense budget is smaller.
In January 2009, when Mr. Obama took over, there were less than 35,000 troops in Afghanistan.
Right, and he sent more troops into Afghanistan, just... [more] posted to MetaFilter by kirkarachaat 6:18 AM on August 9, 2012
I grew up on the 1960s Batman, so all this dark stuff bums me out and I could rally go for a reboot of the '60s show, maybe with some grit like Grayson (previously). posted to MetaFilter by kirkarachaat 10:31 PM on August 3, 2012
At this point it's less about what happened at Bain and more about how Romney handles it, and he's handling this very, very badly. Appearing on five networks on the same day looked desperate, and you should't make a splashy move like that unless it's going to provide an answer that would end the story. Instead he took a position--he had no involvement with Bain after 1999--which doesn't square with plenty of evidence that says he was involved, which guarantees the story will continue.... [more] posted to MetaFilter by kirkarachaat 5:21 PM on July 15, 2012
Romney demands apology over Bain claims
1) And this from a guy whose campaign book is No Apology.
2) First he criticizes Obama for his alleged "apology tour" (which is a lie), now he demands an apology. Dude even flip-flops on apologies. If I were Obama I'd respond to Romney's demand by holding up a copy of his book (extended middle finger optional).... [more] posted to MetaFilter by kirkarachaat 5:29 PM on July 15, 2012
Maybe that's the strategy. Leave Mitt as blank as possible, and just go for trying to convince people to just vote against Obama.
That didn't work for the Democrats in 2004, though, and I would be surprised if Kerry's numbers were worse than Romney's.
Romney doesn't inspire a lot of enthusiasm, as shown throughout the Republican primaries. He didn't break 30% from February 2011 to January 2012, and almost every other nut job... [more] posted to MetaFilter by kirkarachaat 10:05 PM on July 15, 2012
If I were Obama I'd respond to Romney's demand by holding up a copy of his book
One Republican official familiar with the campaign’s thinking said it will be designed to produce a pick who is safe and, by design, unexciting — a deliberate anti-Palin. The prized pick, said this official: an "incredibly boring white guy."
Romney fights like a third-grader: since the Obama campaign did an ad with Romney singing, Romney strikes back with an ad with Obama singing. Except that Romney's singing in the Obama ad actually provides context and the Romney ad might as well be titled "I'm rubber, you're glue."
"They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That's the Chicago way!... [more] posted to MetaFilter by kirkarachaat 6:19 AM on July 16, 2012
Another thing about the dueling singing ads: the Romney campaign put out an ad that invites a comparison between the candidates' singing, which Obama is better at than Romney. posted to MetaFilter by kirkarachaat 7:04 AM on July 16, 2012
He releases them and there's nothing bad at all which would just make him look weird and controlling for not releasing them earlier.
And he releases them because Obama told him to. Which would make Romney Obama's bitch the Commandee-in-Chief. posted to MetaFilter by kirkarachaat 10:32 AM on July 16, 2012
Then you’ve got the very cool Barack Obama singing Al Green.
At the Apollo Theater with Al Green in the audience. Performing a song that's appropriate to the audience and venue? Oh noes! That's another America!
But seriously folks, it is another America. It's an America where people who looked like Barack Obama and Al Green were brought here in chains, who were treated as property, and had their families... [more] posted to MetaFilter by kirkarachaat 3:22 PM on July 21, 2012
Atwater: You start out in 1954 by saying, "Nigger, nigger, nigger." By 1968 you can't say "nigger" — that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states' rights and all that stuff. You're getting so abstract now [that] you're talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you're talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites. And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I'm not saying that.... [more] posted to MetaFilter by kirkarachaat 7:35 PM on July 24, 2012
Spoiler: no. "They all detest his aloofness, the cloud of entitlement that circles him like a caviar fart, and the weird overcompensation that surrounds everything Romney does." posted to MetaFilter by kirkarachaat 6:53 AM on July 27, 2012
Bush made the United States into a joke around the world, albeit a joke with weaponry, and Rimney would be likely to redouble that with gusto
Was one of those struggles the American Revolution? posted to MetaFilter by kirkarachaat 9:40 AM on August 1, 2012
"Mitt Romney has discovered something shocking about himself: He used to be a governor." After only mentioning his record as governor in one of the 25 he gave over the two months before his overseas trip, Romney is now basing his campaign on his gubernatorial record. Somehow this seems like less of a strategy and more like a panicked response to the Obama campaign's discrediting his credentials as a businessman.
(The latest CBS/New York Times poll has 48-51%... [more] posted to MetaFilter by kirkarachaat 10:17 PM on August 3, 2012
Really, both parties are running on raising taxes. In fact this is the first time in a long time major parties are doing so. Obama is quite specific about letting the Bush cuts expire for the top two brackets.
Letting the Bush tax cuts expire would not be raising taxes, it would be restoring them to the (quite low, historically) rates they were before the cuts. The cuts--which were passed by a Republican-controlled Congress and signed by President... [more] posted to MetaFilter by kirkarachaat 9:27 PM on August 3, 2012
We have to fix money to fix anything else. But we can only fix money if we disenfranchise corporations, because they are giving tons to keep money broken. But we can't fix corporations while money is broken. Etc.
A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSEMARTINS:
"For too long the ruling class have enjoyed an extended New Year's Party, whilst we can only watch, faces pressed against the glass."
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Any Southerners who object based upon the 'states' rights' propaganda that they were force-fed when young are hereby preemptively referred to a side-by-side comparison of the Constitutions of the United States and the Confederate States.
And the Fugitive Slave Act. The Southern states had no problem with the federal government going into free states to capture escaped slaves and return them to the South, despite some of the free states' having passed... [more] posted to MetaFilter by kirkarachaat 7:42 PM on July 27, 2012
I think Romney is going to look pretty bad going up against Obama in the debates. posted to MetaFilter by kirkarachaat 1:40 PM on July 12, 2012
Drudge Report Lists Condi Rice as Top Romney VP Candidate
"Ummm… I believe the title was, 'Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States.'"
"I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon; that they would try to use an airplane as a missile, a hijacked airplane as a missile.... [more] posted to MetaFilter by kirkarachaat 10:09 PM on July 12, 2012
Has the Obama administration killed any Americans inside the United States? Has it killed any Americans outside the United States except for Anwar al-Awlaki? posted to MetaFilter by kirkarachaat 8:19 PM on July 11, 2012
Netflix streaming is very hit-or-miss for us. Some TV shows and movies work great; others sputter and never load, even if we delete them and add them again. I don't think it's our internet connection because otherwise we'd have problems with everything, so I blame Netflix. posted to MetaFilter by kirkarachaat 5:15 PM on July 11, 2012
Lee says that Clint Eastwood whitewashes war by not having more black soldiers in his World War II films, but the US military was segregated during World War II and the majority of African Americans were relegated to service units; some soldiers served in segregated combat units. There were about 2,000 black Marines at Okinawa, in ammunition and depot companies, out of about 183,000 Allied personnel.... [more] posted to MetaFilter by kirkarachaat 2:16 PM on July 9, 2012
Also at stake, let's say, is the wife's dowry....in 1860 American slaves, as a financial asset, were worth approximately three and a half billion dollars--that's just as property. Three and a half billion dollars was the net worth, roughly, of slaves in 1860. In today's dollars that would be approximately seventy-five billion dollars. In 1860 slaves as an asset were worth more than all of America's manufacturing, all of the railroads, all of the productive capacity of the... [more] posted to MetaFilter by kirkarachaat 6:33 PM on July 8, 2012