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by MJGreen
18 Jun 2018, 22:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 305
Views: 15817

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

I'm frustrated by how many arguments I see (genuine bad reasoning or just being assholes?) conflate opposing a certain type of punishment with saying "there shouldn't be any punishment at all." You try to say the government's actions are unacceptable and the response is "Well, those people broke th...
by MJGreen
18 Jun 2018, 22:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6055
Views: 157876

Re: Orange is the new President

Even if Cruz and Bush pandered to the same kind of elements that love Trump in the general election, they're politicians. They wouldn't actually follow through on their rhetoric. Just as they wouldn't really get into a trade war with China, or threaten to end NAFTA or leave NATO or any of that. They...
by MJGreen
02 Mar 2018, 15:49
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Silent (Trumpista) Spring
Replies: 24
Views: 1628

Re: Silent (Trumpista) Spring

dhex wrote:
02 Mar 2018, 10:55
People using trump and shrewd in the same sentence is disturbing.
To be clear, shrewd was my word, not theirs.

"Machiavellian" is their word.
by MJGreen
02 Mar 2018, 10:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6055
Views: 157876

Re: Orange is the new President

Ugh, god, just... I'm stuck on the "we win big" part. How does that square with us needing steel to be a country? He's putting up the tariff because we don't make enough steel at home, so it's not easy to just cut off the steel trade when another country gets "cute," so we don't win big. Wait, no, I...
by MJGreen
02 Mar 2018, 10:34
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Silent (Trumpista) Spring
Replies: 24
Views: 1628

Re: Silent (Trumpista) Spring

Yes, I was wondering how a tariff on steel and aluminum is supposed to help domestic manufacturing. I guess I could see romanticizing American steel the way one romanticizes coal, but Trump really hasn't thought about this beyond the big 'negative' numbers on the trade deficit, has he? And it seems ...
by MJGreen
01 Mar 2018, 14:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Techno-Bleg Thread
Replies: 2949
Views: 132176

Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

I went through this a few months ago and, after too much agonizing, came to really like the Fuji line up. If you're OK with the fixed lens, the X100 series is supposed to be fantastic, basically the same guts of their 'top tier' interchangeable-lens cameras with their ace 23mm f2 lens grafted on. Fu...
by MJGreen
01 Mar 2018, 13:53
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Silent (Trumpista) Spring
Replies: 24
Views: 1628

Re: Silent (Trumpista) Spring

Hard week for these folks, if these steel and aluminum tariffs are actually implemented.

Oh, and hard for the rest of us, too. JFC what a disaster.
by MJGreen
28 Feb 2018, 17:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6055
Views: 157876

Re: Orange is the new President

Didn't the NRA bow to candidate Trump when he came out for stopping sales to people on the no-fly list? He's not crazy to think "they're there."

And make sure not to miss his line, “Take the guns first, go through due process second.”
by MJGreen
28 Feb 2018, 14:57
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Water, Water Everywhere
Replies: 56
Views: 1338

Re: Water, Water Everywhere

What's not to like? A nice gulp of cold water cleans the mouth, soothes the throat, makes ya feel refreshed, keeps me sated (or at least keeps me from confusing thirst with hunger). Maybe it's all psychological, but I feel better and healthier when I drink water. Also agree with Highway that, in a j...
by MJGreen
22 Feb 2018, 11:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2634
Views: 139111

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Parker Posey could be a lot of fun in the role, my problem is... a show about a snot-nosed kid in constant danger? With a teenage sister and idealistic mother? I don't see this working great in 2018.
by MJGreen
21 Feb 2018, 12:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2196
Views: 92699

Re: Twitter!

His journey is now complete:

by MJGreen
16 Feb 2018, 11:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I may want to see that?
Replies: 1600
Views: 87543

Re: I may want to see that?

The real controversy here is that this is all going in the "I may want to see that" thread.

In The Loop is one of the funniest comedies ever. There should be no hesitation about The Death of Stalin, even if it stars Jeffrey Tambor, who is now being airbrushed out of the promotional materials.
by MJGreen
16 Feb 2018, 11:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 591
Views: 21227

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

I only half-watched Frozen once, but I thought the 'message' of the movie was about family and sisterhood and junk, considering it's about one sister's love saving the other. The trope subversion that, actually, the handsome (foreign) prince is evil is just to move the plot along. I guess you could ...
by MJGreen
09 Feb 2018, 22:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2285
Views: 108360

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Reg E. Cathey has died at only 59. He played Carcetti's adviser in The Wire, and the ribs guy in the US House of Cards.
by MJGreen
09 Feb 2018, 14:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6055
Views: 157876

Re: Orange is the new President

Ahahaha, of course, Trump comes out defending Porter (autoplay, natch): We wish him well. He worked very hard. I found out about it recently and I was surprised by it. But we certainly wish him well. It's obviously a tough time for him. He did a very good job when he was in the White House. And we h...
by MJGreen
02 Feb 2018, 21:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 986
Views: 41361

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

I feel Sanchez, but boost the cynicism. Maybe they did surveil Page under faulty pretenses - that's not been firmly established, but it wouldn't be surprising - but what does that ultimately mean to me? It was wrong to do that, but the controversy will not be productive. This is a purely partisan sp...
by MJGreen
02 Feb 2018, 11:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4004
Views: 138971

Re: When journalism goes bad

I know a Fox show, and especially Geraldo, shouldn't count as journalism, but jfc: Geraldo to Hannity: Nixon Wouldn’t ‘Have Been Forced to Resign’ If You Were In Media Then It’s too bad for Nixon, because nobody like you existed then. I say that because I believe that our prime responsibility now is...
by MJGreen
02 Feb 2018, 10:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 591
Views: 21227

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Hey, at least the men recognize that they can't hit women. Give 'em some credit. Seems like one could point to mansplaining and the like to say Peterson has it backwards: that because men have in mind a last resort to violence, they're less fearful of women opponents and know they can be verbally ha...
by MJGreen
30 Jan 2018, 18:14
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2196
Views: 92699

Re: Twitter!



I would've thought being under extended suicide watch in a military prison was rock bottom, but *shrug emoji* *rainbow* *sunglasses smiley*
by MJGreen
30 Jan 2018, 15:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: the list of those things which are not food
Replies: 1009
Views: 44161

Re: the list of those things which are not food

I think it has too strong a taste to work as a rice substitute, and it's way too much effort to dry it out for a faux-bread product, but mashed cauliflower is great. Even with nothing more than cream and S&P. Though I've stated throwing in turmeric and cayenne, figuring it's a convenient way to get ...
by MJGreen
30 Jan 2018, 12:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2196
Views: 92699

Re: Twitter!

Spot-on:

by MJGreen
30 Jan 2018, 12:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4004
Views: 138971

Re: When journalism goes bad

Oh, right, Chait.

Love the idea that supporting Democrats is the way to roll back executive power, and that Dems would play ball with the Kochs. But, again, Chait.
by MJGreen
25 Jan 2018, 22:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 986
Views: 41361

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Hah, I heard about this before jumping on the train, but... in June? So, what, a few weeks after Mueller was appointed? Jesus.
by MJGreen
03 Jan 2018, 14:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6055
Views: 157876

Re: Orange is the new President

I was more incredulous at the start of the piece than at the end. It is hard to discern what is wildly embellished or secondhand hearsay and what is true enough *, but I'm impressed by the amount of access he claims to have had. Most important to me right now is how entertaining it is; I didn't real...
by MJGreen
03 Jan 2018, 13:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6055
Views: 157876

Re: Orange is the new President

Just finished reading the Wolff piece at nymag, which makes that statement even funnier. There are so many nuggets of gold here , I can't single out just one. Trump's obsession with Murdoch, Bannon and Ailes sleazing it up in a Greenwich townhouse, Trump eating cheeseburgers in bed, Jared's helpful ...