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Welcome to the atheist, WineOfTyrants. Perhaps, with a name like that, you should join us in the Saloon Bar. Lord of the Goons The official spikey-haired skeptical punk 05:59, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

I'll be ch-ch-checking it out once I've reacquainted myself with wiki language. Thanks for the welcome. WineOfTyrants (talk)
AH, I see. Our help pages and newcomer's guide are really good at helping people with that. And you can always find your nearest site regular with any questions. Lord Goonie Hooray! I'm helping! 06:09, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
Like the username--Thanatos (talk) 06:12, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
Why thank you, it's my extension of Marx's saying "Religion may be the opiate of the masses, but the lust for power will always be the wine of tyrants" The Wine of TyrantsDrunk with power again!
I thought it was a reference to Jefferson's "blood of patriots and tyrants" quote. Nice job on the Treaty of Tripoli. It's odd that we were missing such an obvious article. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 12:35, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
No, it was just something I thought up because I wanted an online name that was cool and sophisticated sounding. My older online name, "Kazmarov," is a misspelling of a book I haven't read yet. So a change was in order.
Yeah, I felt that the Treaty is one of the more important parts of debunking the "America as a Christian nation" argument. I saw it referenced in the Alan Keyes article and thought we might as well have an article explaining it rather than linking to the text. The Wine of TyrantsDrunk with power again!
Concernedresident here on my mobile. Before I forget to ask, do you have any plans to add a section covering the claim that the references to Christianity are an isse with translation? If not, I'll add that in the next day or so. (talk) 22:14, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
Yes, you may add that the Arabic version of the treaty does not include the clause relating to Christianity. However it's still good in law, it was read aloud in the Senate (by John Adams no less), and 23 Senators voted in favor of it with the clause intact. More information about it is included in the essay I linked to on The Wine of TyrantsDrunk with power again!
Yep, that's exactly the part I was thinking of. Handy to have a quick dismissal of that for anyone involved in apologetics. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 23:16, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

Work on Philippines[edit]

Thanks for the compliment :D I'll see what I can do about the photos in the article..

Alright, excellent. I'll be working on it myself to help wikify it and make it perfect in terms of grammar and syntax. The Wine of TyrantsDrunk with power again!


You have been demoted to janitor. The fellow who did so was too lazy to give you your instruction manual, so here it is. Tetronian you're clueless 22:22, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the information, I was wondering why I couldn't upload my article on eminent domain. I'm honored :). The Wine of TyrantsDrunk with power again!
Congratulations. Just a quick thing. I saw the mooncake image doesn't have a licence associated with it. It seems to be Mooncake, but let me know if you're not familiar with the licence templates. We've been going through a clean-up of images, so I'm not sure if the image will stay there without having a proper attribution and licence attached to it. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 23:11, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
I'm still working on learning licenses but I have a basic understanding. I was in a bit of hurry, I'll go back now and update the license (ShareAlike 1.0).

Edit: license updated The Wine of TyrantsDrunk with power again!

Cheers, guv. I'll take a look at the tripoli thing tomorrow. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 23:24, 9 December 2009 (UTC)
Righteous :) The Wine of TyrantsDrunk with power again!

Economics revert[edit]

Is there a specific reason why you reverted my edits to the economics page? -- (talk) 03:25, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

Reply is on the talk page. Just because you don't agree with the premises of an article doesn't mean you delete most of it without a replacement. The Wine of TyrantsDrunk with power again!
Thanks for the clarification. Don't take my re-revert personally. I'm sort of new at this. I'll make my case on the talk page. -- (talk) 03:31, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
  • I think that is a good idea. I'm going to make an account. -- (talk) 03:50, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

Hello there[edit]

I'm sad to see that you may have left. There is a bit a rough and tumble here, which is a probably a side-effect of RW lacking the hierarchy seen on other sites. It's most a good thing, but we have to somehow solve disputes, and it's not uncommon for a glass or two to be thrown across the bar. In my opinion the economics article was too quickly binned. It would be appreciated if you could return to the economics discussion to improve the article. It needs some lovin' --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 15:16, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

I really dislike using the "I'm taking my ball and going home" maneuver, but I also don't like being jerked around right out of the gate. I'll work on getting Economics up to snuff.The Wine of TyrantsDrunk with power again!
Cool, welcome back. --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 22:32, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

Join the free Marcus Cicero campaign![edit]

MC shall be free! Broccoli (talk) 21:17, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

Interesting, but I'd prefer to stay out of disputes I don't fully understand. The Wine of TyrantsDrunk with power again!
Sounds like a fine idea, WineOfTyrants. I'd do the same if I was new here (in fact, I did when I was new). The Goonie Punk Can't sleep, clowns will eat me! 21:23, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
Indeed, I seem to already have been involved in some friction and would rather concentrate on my work here than attempt to take sides in a member dispute. The Wine of TyrantsDrunk with power again!
Again, sounds like a good idea. Cheers. AnarchoGoon Swatting Assflys is how I earn my living 21:26, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

Green Party[edit]

Are you a an American Green Party member, or a member from across the Atlantic? Just curious. I look forward to your article on the Green Party, nonetheless. Lord of the Goons The official spikey-haired skeptical punk

I'm a GPUS member registered in California. However, I'm more aligned politically with the European Greens- according to the EU's party ID quiz I agree most with the Austrian Greens. The Wine of TyrantsDrunk with power again!


Trying to email you the site password, but you don't seem to have an email defined. Mail me and I'll send it back to you. CrundyTalk nerdy to me 17:53, 11 December 2009 (UTC)


What is the wine of tyrants??? Red or white wine? Shiraz, mead, cabernet, or something else? Lord of the Goons The official spikey-haired skeptical punk 07:02, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Metaphorically, the lust for power. Practically, most tyrants probably prefer a heavy red or some variety of mead, with the exception of Kim Jong-il, who drinks cognac. The Wine of TyrantsDrunk with power again! 07:22, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
I see. Since you joined, I always like your username. It's good and original. Jfaartz (talk) 20:23, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
Yes, it is very original. Unlike the impersonator sock above me.... (heh heh heh) Tetronian you're clueless 20:25, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
Thank you all. I get a lot of shit for the name on Xbox Live, but those people are none to bright on average. I'm shocked more of them don't edit CP. The Wine of TyrantsDrunk with power again! 00:05, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

Another Offsping Fan![edit]

Great to see another Offspring fan onsite!--Thanatos (talk) 23:33, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Indeed, the first two albums I bought myself were White Blood Cells by the White Stripes and Conspiracy of One by The Offspring. Definitely underrated...I just graduated high school and during those four years Green Day was all one was permitted to talk about. The Wine of TyrantsDrunk with power again! 00:04, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
That's good. When I was in high school, Winger was all you could discuss. Aboriginal Noise with 4 M's and a silent Q 02:15, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
Ah, The Offspring. I met them a long, long time ago (almost 9 years!) when they played here at the Target Center. Dexter and Noodles, at least, are pretty cool guys and autographed the case of my "Smash" CD. Even though people will bash them, I look highly upon both Dexter and Noodles (I didn't meet the other guys, so I don't know what they're like). Gooniepunk2010 Oi! Oi! Oi! 02:23, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

From my conglomerate to yours...[edit]

All the staff at McWicked Co. wish you a merry christmas.

Mmmmm, the Wine Of Tyrants[edit]

I just bought a bottle of cabernet wine that tastes like something tyrants would drink. Conservative Punk (talk) 06:31, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

Welcome back[edit]

Please pull up another goat and enjoy your visit. Reckless Noise Symphony (talk) 10:13, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

Glad to be back, I'll be fixing minor typos for a good while. The Wine of TyrantsDrunk with power again! 08:26, 1 July 2014 (UTC)