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by Painboy
22 Mar 2019, 15:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 1074
Views: 61825

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

This is now completely crossing over between this thread and the EC one, but I for one don't really give a shit about democracy per se. I care about rights and freedoms. Democracy is kind of a secondary goal, and it tends to be better at protecting rights and freedoms than other forms of government...
by Painboy
22 Mar 2019, 15:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 1074
Views: 61825

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Athens, Roman Republic, the various Italian republics, the UK, and of course the US to name some. Slavery, segregation, transportation, ghettoization, or other forms of oppression, you have places with democratic institutions making others second class citizens just like other forms of government. ...
by Painboy
21 Mar 2019, 20:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7860
Views: 279174

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

An online friend of mine* has a page called B-movie BFFs to chronicle, unsurprisingly, her adventures watching terrible movies with her friends. Sometimes she opens them up to the internet with Rabbit watch parties. The other night was the 1987 G.I. Joe movie. The whole animated G.I. Joe thing was ...
by Painboy
21 Mar 2019, 20:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 1074
Views: 61825

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Athens, Roman Republic, the various Italian republics, the UK, and of course the US to name some. Slavery, segregation, transportation, ghettoization, or other forms of oppression, you have places with democratic institutions making others second class citizens just like other forms of government. ...
by Painboy
21 Mar 2019, 19:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 488
Views: 8161

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

I don't think there would be much difference in result between a PV vs. an EC. You can't use past elections as any guide since the contests were for EC and not single votes. So looking at past vote totals isn't going to necessarily be indicative of anything. There might be a brief shake up the firs...
by Painboy
21 Mar 2019, 17:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What's Your Favorite TV Show?
Replies: 27
Views: 611

Re: What's Your Favorite TV Show?

Favorite is funny word. The best show I've seen is The Wire . Yes I realize what a boring choice that is but I'd be lying if I didn't pick it. However, I don't know if you would call that my favorite. That implies I come back to it again and again. I love The Wire but that's a hard show to re-watch ...
by Painboy
21 Mar 2019, 15:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 451
Views: 21188

Re: Putin on the Writs

JasonL wrote:
21 Mar 2019, 14:44
Wanted - something that gets at "cyber cold warfare" but is way better sounding.
Cyber Fracas
by Painboy
21 Mar 2019, 15:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 488
Views: 8161

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

I don't think there would be much difference in result between a PV vs. an EC. You can't use past elections as any guide since the contests were for EC and not single votes. So looking at past vote totals isn't going to necessarily be indicative of anything. There might be a brief shake up the firs...
by Painboy
21 Mar 2019, 12:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 488
Views: 8161

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

I don't think there would be much difference in result between a PV vs. an EC. You can't use past elections as any guide since the contests were for EC and not single votes. So looking at past vote totals isn't going to necessarily be indicative of anything. There might be a brief shake up the firs...
by Painboy
21 Mar 2019, 11:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 488
Views: 8161

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

I don't think there would be much difference in result between a PV vs. an EC. You can't use past elections as any guide since the contests were for EC and not single votes. So looking at past vote totals isn't going to necessarily be indicative of anything. There might be a brief shake up the first...
by Painboy
21 Mar 2019, 11:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 1074
Views: 61825

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Bernie Sanders says that he hasn't done a good enough job explaining democratic socialism. He says that "democratic" means "voting on things", and "socialism" means "prosperity". So basically, he thinks you can just vote yourself rich. I really hate the democracy fetish some of the left has. It's a...
by Painboy
20 Mar 2019, 14:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 1074
Views: 61825

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Bernie Sanders says that he hasn't done a good enough job explaining democratic socialism. He says that "democratic" means "voting on things", and "socialism" means "prosperity". So basically, he thinks you can just vote yourself rich. I really hate the democracy fetish some of the left has. It's a...
by Painboy
18 Mar 2019, 13:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 1074
Views: 61825

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Bernie Sanders says that he hasn't done a good enough job explaining democratic socialism. He says that "democratic" means "voting on things", and "socialism" means "prosperity". So basically, he thinks you can just vote yourself rich. I really hate the democracy fetish some of the left has. It's a...
by Painboy
12 Mar 2019, 15:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6235
Views: 183209

Re: Orange is the new President

Old Man Yells at Plane https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1105468569800839169 @realDonaldTrump Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly. Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT. I see it all the time in many products. Always seeking to go one unnecessary st...
by Painboy
12 Mar 2019, 11:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 422
Views: 22126

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

Mo wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 09:29
What's with all the GotG2 hate? It was a fun movie. Better than a C-.
Seriously. The Mary Poppins's joke alone is worth at least a B-.
by Painboy
11 Mar 2019, 14:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD
Replies: 517
Views: 19979

Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

I'm very much a morning person especially as I tend to fade as the day goes on. Still I would rather have more daylight later than earlier. I'm far more likely to be in a situation where I need light later in the day than in the morning. Also as soon as the sun starts going down I start feeling like...
by Painboy
10 Mar 2019, 19:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 762
Views: 33856

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Wasn't NYC occupied by the British for most of the war, and thus not really good Narrative? (edit - there's also the problem that the greatest hero in the Hudson Valley theater of operations is also the greatest villain) That's kind of what I was thinking. It was basically a royalist stronghold for...
by Painboy
08 Mar 2019, 22:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 422
Views: 22126

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

Unless I'm completely blocking out certain scenes in Thor or Thor the Dark World , I'm fairly certain that Captain Marvel is the first MCU movie to pass the Bechdel test. Didn't GotG2 have Gamora and her blue skinned sister, who 's name I don't remember, have some throw down about family issues? I ...
by Painboy
08 Mar 2019, 16:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 532
Views: 13615

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

UBI, one art installation at a time. Starting in 2026, this will be one lucky (or extremely bored) worker’s everyday reality, thanks to a government-funded conceptual art project in Gothenburg, Sweden. The employee in question will report to Korsvägen, a train station under construction in the city...
by Painboy
06 Mar 2019, 00:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Make a box-office flop!
Replies: 34
Views: 782

Re: Make a box-office flop!

Hire Tommy Wiseau to make a movie.

That or give it to Zack Snyder and tell him he can do whatever he wants but it needs to be really, really, grimdark. No pussy footing it around like his last movies. Butthole dark.
by Painboy
05 Mar 2019, 02:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 451
Views: 21188

Re: Putin on the Writs

This is why the trade war is happening; Putin is trying to cripple our food supply: https://www.axios.com/farmer-bankruptcies-decade-high-midwest-f85721f6-4478-4e5b-b49d-7df88010d7cc.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=1100&fbclid=IwAR0bSV1tpY41UaZMsC8l_Zv224...
by Painboy
04 Mar 2019, 15:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: State of Emergency
Replies: 31
Views: 1057

Re: State of Emergency

Sanity? Congressional self preservation? Even a stab at considering long term consequences?

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/432 ... ation?ampa
by Painboy
02 Mar 2019, 20:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7860
Views: 279174

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Is that Howell in the beard and hair combo? If so I know what I'm watching soon. Indeed it is. Also, neither of those cars on the cover appear in the movie, so you know it's good. So I just saw this fine movie. I think if there was a word to describe this thing it would be "inexplicably." As in a f...
by Painboy
28 Feb 2019, 01:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7860
Views: 279174

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

While bouncing around on Amazon Prime I found a couple of 80s craptaculars. The first one was a 1984 David Carradine tour de force The Warrior and the Sorceress . It wasn't actually quite the garbage fire I was hoping for. This was partly because they just used Yojimbo's (aka Fist Full of Dollars , ...
by Painboy
27 Feb 2019, 21:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6235
Views: 183209

Re: Orange is the new President

"I think that your country has tremendous economic potential. Unbelievable. Unlimited," Trump told Kim, before the two men went for dinner at the French colonial-era Metropole Hotel. "And I think," he added, "that you will have a tremendous future with your country — a great leader. And I look forw...