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by Painboy
07 Apr 2020, 19:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 284
Views: 9682

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

Ah yes.The saner/calmer part of the Team Blue coalition is a lot more successful than its Team Red counterpart. The magnitude of it is a new thing, but the roots are old. The Blues reacted to their ass-whippings in 1972 and 1984 by vowing to shit on hippies (where "hippie" means "anyone a nanometer...
by Painboy
06 Apr 2020, 22:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 284
Views: 9682

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

Do you have some citation that actually puts a number to that? How many people are affected by this? I'm more than happy to eat crow about this but I haven't seen anything that says there is any politically significant scale to this. Like does this swing whole political movements and determine a wi...
by Painboy
06 Apr 2020, 16:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 284
Views: 9682

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

Do you have some citation that actually puts a number to that? How many people are affected by this? I'm more than happy to eat crow about this but I haven't seen anything that says there is any politically significant scale to this. Like does this swing whole political movements and determine a wi...
by Painboy
05 Apr 2020, 21:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 284
Views: 9682

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

I can't know what other people actually think. I'm only concerned about the results of their actions. Are you actively following any of this in the news, or just basing your opinions off whatever information you've picked up in the background? Because you're doing the "how can we possibly know why ...
by Painboy
05 Apr 2020, 13:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 284
Views: 9682

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

Alright, I'll go back to my original point and try to break it down hopefully lessening any misunderstandings. There's no real starting point for this as it has been ongoing in some form since the parties were created. Some individuals in the Republican party are concerned that the Dems are out ther...
by Painboy
03 Apr 2020, 22:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 284
Views: 9682

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

You all keep getting bogged down in these little details. In the grand scheme those things don't amount to a hill of beans when it comes to significant political movements and policy. Voting on an individual level is almost valueless given the numbers of people involved in the process. Certainly in...
by Painboy
03 Apr 2020, 15:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 284
Views: 9682

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

You all keep getting bogged down in these little details. In the grand scheme those things don't amount to a hill of beans when it comes to significant political movements and policy. Voting on an individual level is almost valueless given the numbers of people involved in the process. Certainly in...
by Painboy
03 Apr 2020, 15:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 284
Views: 9682

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

You all keep getting bogged down in these little details. In the grand scheme those things don't amount to a hill of beans when it comes to significant political movements and policy. Voting on an individual level is almost valueless given the numbers of people involved in the process. Certainly in...
by Painboy
02 Apr 2020, 19:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 284
Views: 9682

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

You all keep getting bogged down in these little details. In the grand scheme those things don't amount to a hill of beans when it comes to significant political movements and policy. Voting on an individual level is almost valueless given the numbers of people involved in the process. Certainly in ...
by Painboy
02 Apr 2020, 15:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 284
Views: 9682

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

Show me where that actually has a significant effect on the political process and I might care more. Almost all the voter turnout stuff is either a bunch of political hay or counter acted by the other party's actions to drive turn out. Is it ugly and mean? You bet. Do I think it results in anything ...
by Painboy
31 Mar 2020, 21:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 828
Views: 14696

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

I have to say it seems a little odd that they could only get 62 people in the study given the number of people who got sick over there.
by Painboy
31 Mar 2020, 19:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 284
Views: 9682

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

What matters is what you do. What are we supposed to infer from that? Despite President Trump's comments about wanting governors to show him appreciation when making their requests, the Post notes there's no evidence the White House is favoring Republicans . Indeed, Trump has talked up his cooperat...
by Painboy
31 Mar 2020, 18:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 246
Views: 17992

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

The crazy are just coming out in droves these days.
by Painboy
31 Mar 2020, 13:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 828
Views: 14696

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

This is the weirdest fucking thing I’ve read about the coronavirus. https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/coronavirus-medical-masks-western-world-unlike-to-adopt-long-term/ That is definitely up there as far as loony takes go. I like how it sets you up for what seems like a general musing on cultu...
by Painboy
31 Mar 2020, 13:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 284
Views: 9682

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

For instance various politicians have been talking about making it illegal to burn the flag for years. Something I strongly oppose. But I've probably voted for a few in my lifetime who wanted to do just that. I don't care about this because they will never get something like that passed in the curr...
by Painboy
30 Mar 2020, 23:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 284
Views: 9682

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

While it might give each party a kind of schizoid character it has little to do with any inherit overall morale right or wrong for the party. Acting as if they have some kind of "intent" the way an individual does just seems so pointless. So, in your estimation, it would not be acceptable to say "I...
by Painboy
30 Mar 2020, 18:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 284
Views: 9682

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

I don't know why some of you are so fixated on trying to moralize and psychologize both political parties. They are each a collection of different interest groups. Each group being full of millions of people themselves. The leadership is just the result of those competing interests. While it might g...
by Painboy
28 Mar 2020, 19:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: This is how you get guillotines
Replies: 43
Views: 742

Re: This is how you get guillotines

The thing is, David Geffen and his buds are on the internet too. It's kind of stupid to be saying only things that are relevant and acceptable to everybody should be posted on the internet because everybody is on the internet. If one goes to a rough dive bar and starts bragging about how wealthy th...
by Painboy
28 Mar 2020, 18:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 828
Views: 14696

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Obviously not. Even those who were initially wrong about Trump were wrong for the right reasons. Maybe they wouldn't be such willfully ignorant assholes if snobs didn't condemn them for being willfully ignorant assholes! #MAGA. Sorry, who are you guys arguing with exactly? Who was wrong about Trump...
by Painboy
28 Mar 2020, 15:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 828
Views: 14696

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

There is no possible way that anybody could have foreseen that Trump might make aid contingent on whether a leader supported him personally. Obviously not. Even those who were initially wrong about Trump were wrong for the right reasons. Maybe they wouldn't be such willfully ignorant assholes if sn...
by Painboy
28 Mar 2020, 03:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 828
Views: 14696

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

There's a Chrome extension I use called Hide Incognito Mode. It gets around a number of them but not all.
by Painboy
27 Mar 2020, 02:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7530
Views: 356375

Re: Orange is the new President

But they accept that because they think he's in their corner. They're not all fools. Excluding the small numbers of "they" who have net worths of at least eight figures, AND are considered personal friends/bigtime donors of Trump -- those two sentences contradict each other: the majority of MAGA-ha...
by Painboy
27 Mar 2020, 02:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7530
Views: 356375

Re: Orange is the new President

And here I was hoping that this was the thing that was going to bring down his presidency. President Trump is as popular as he's ever been right now In the Gallup poll, 60% of Americans approve of the job Trump is doing in handling the crisis while 38% disapprove of how he has done. Six in 10 indep...