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by Eric the .5b
Today, 16:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 19
Views: 178

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
Today, 14:51
Eric the .5b wrote:
Today, 14:42
When are you bothered by anything most people here are bothered by, FFF?
Well, you bother me, so there's that. And Trump too. So, those two things.
I'm not aware that most people here are "bothered" by me.

But Trump, I'll give you that.
by Eric the .5b
Today, 16:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5527
Views: 217092

Re: Light laffs

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by Eric the .5b
Today, 14:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 19
Views: 178

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

When are you bothered by anything most people here are bothered by, FFF?
by Eric the .5b
Today, 14:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?
Replies: 19
Views: 178

Re: Is the ACLU getting too Woke?

At the same time, the memo reads like an attempt to persuade and/or appease staffers who want to take a sharp turn in how they prioritize free speech issues. And that worries me. The organization is probably still dominated at the higher levels by Boomer and Gen X civil libertarians who will contin...
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 23:01
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Fly the Friendly Skies...
Replies: 285
Views: 12349

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

tr0g wrote:
Yesterday, 22:54
I think it was Bunny Huang, so maybe it's on his blog.
I don't see it there, but I also think the poster was a skinny white guy.
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 20:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: JOYOUS SOLSTICE
Replies: 236
Views: 13259

Re: JOYOUS SOLSTICE

As for the 'other' solstice - tomorrow - apparently the world is once again about to end: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/711049/end-of-world-rapture-june-21-2018-summer-solstice-earth-bible-apocalypse-jesus Well, at least we don't have to roll our eyes at stories about this coming apoc...
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 19:19
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Fly the Friendly Skies...
Replies: 285
Views: 12349

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

Maybe a decade ago, I read a blog post by someone who frequently used a tactical pouch belt, the sort you can unclip, run through an x-ray, then clip back on, for both everyday use and air travel. At least at the time, it didn't count as luggage, and so it was a handy way to carry a load of things o...
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 18:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 244
Views: 7521

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

And my cynicism explodes as I follow the links and learn that this abuse is a continuing thing documented not not just back into the Obama administration, but was already being litigated back in the Bush administration. It's undoubtedly happening to many more children now, as the number of kids in d...
by Eric the .5b
19 Jun 2018, 19:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5232
Views: 112461

Re: Orange is the new President

*Nice classical reference ;) Hey, know your audience. :) But, also quoting you: Oh, fuck. The GOP really has sold it's soul: https://twitter.com/QuinnipiacPoll/status/1008801403333238784/photo/1 I think those numbers would be different if a Blue president were in charge and doing this (see the reac...
by Eric the .5b
18 Jun 2018, 23:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5232
Views: 112461

Re: Orange is the new President

Meh. In the world where Trump keeled over before the Team Ted debates, people would be going on about how "Only Ted Cruz" or "Only Jeb Bush" would be doing this stuff that Red voters are clamoring for and that Team Red is eager to do. You truly think Cruz or Bush (especially!) would be putting chil...
by Eric the .5b
18 Jun 2018, 19:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5232
Views: 112461

Re: Orange is the new President

Meh. In the world where Trump keeled over before the Team Ted debates, people would be going on about how "Only Ted Cruz" or "Only Jeb Bush" would be doing this stuff that Red voters are clamoring for and that Team Red is eager to do. You truly think Cruz or Bush (especially!) would be putting chil...
by Eric the .5b
18 Jun 2018, 18:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5232
Views: 112461

Re: Orange is the new President

Meh. In the world where Trump keeled over before the Team Ted debates, people would be going on about how "Only Ted Cruz" or "Only Jeb Bush" would be doing this stuff that Red voters are clamoring for and that Team Red is eager to do.
by Eric the .5b
15 Jun 2018, 23:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 509
Views: 14130

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Hardwick comes off as a complete fuck in the story, yes. At least he's one of these celebrities I have little or no exposure to. I kinda dread the idea of some writer whose work I really like getting called out. There's a long history, especially in genre media, of writers' misbehavior, especially a...
by Eric the .5b
15 Jun 2018, 00:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11798
Views: 654540

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Golf clap and all that but for rilla where do you find these guys? Half my friends are antifa sympathizers and you're like besotted by coked out Joe from lol types. The onlines. If I were talking anything near politics physically, I'd get a few young, snotty Blues who'd make old Uncle Joe look like...
by Eric the .5b
14 Jun 2018, 20:24
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2041
Views: 73750

Re: Twitter!

Well, dang: fair enough, Mrs. Clinton.

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by Eric the .5b
14 Jun 2018, 20:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11798
Views: 654540

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Home depot presents the police is a good line, tho. After dealing with someone yesterday who was all frothy about how people like me are just trying to destroy child labor laws and other shit in hopes we can strike it rich (I guess by putting my preschooler nephews to work on this web app project?)...
by Eric the .5b
14 Jun 2018, 16:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11798
Views: 654540

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

A sobering and worthwhile read about the psychological toll of being a military drone operator: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/magazine/veterans-ptsd-drone-warrior-wounds.html Oh, yeah. The guys who call children caught in their strikes "fun-sized terrorists". To use an old meme: https://vignet...
by Eric the .5b
14 Jun 2018, 16:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11798
Views: 654540

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Home depot presents the police is a good line, tho. After dealing with someone yesterday who was all frothy about how people like me are just trying to destroy child labor laws and other shit in hopes we can strike it rich (I guess by putting my preschooler nephews to work on this web app project?)...
by Eric the .5b
14 Jun 2018, 02:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11798
Views: 654540

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Meh. I preferred Friedersdorf's version, "Non-Libertarian Police Department": I was just finishing up my shift by having sex with a prostitute when I got a call about an opportunity for overtime. A no-knock raid was going down across town. "You're trying to have your salary spike this year to game t...
by Eric the .5b
14 Jun 2018, 01:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 396
Views: 20280

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

FFS. So the choice is childish taunts or knob gobbling? *shrug* It's Donald Trump. People only exist to please him or displease him. If Trudeau had flattered his ego enough, Trump probably would have spent some time blabbing weird compliments about him or Canada. Probably involving the words "stron...
by Eric the .5b
14 Jun 2018, 00:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 396
Views: 20280

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

FFS. So the choice is childish taunts or knob gobbling? *shrug* It's Donald Trump. People only exist to please him or displease him. If Trudeau had flattered his ego enough, Trump probably would have spent some time blabbing weird compliments about him or Canada. Probably involving the words "stron...
by Eric the .5b
13 Jun 2018, 22:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 184059

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

mrs lunch won't do subway because of the whole sheltering an actual child molester thing Did they actually do anything beyond hire a spokesman who years later turned out to be a child molester? Are we talking "Hide the molesty priest" stuff? The suggestion is that they knew something earlier than t...
by Eric the .5b
13 Jun 2018, 21:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1255
Views: 62105

Re: Star Trek Wankery

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by Eric the .5b
13 Jun 2018, 21:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 396
Views: 20280

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Yes, that's about as diplomatic as Trump has ever been. Two problems: 1) Wouldn't it be nice if he could be at least as diplomatic with frickin' Canada? Sure. That's why I said it shocked me. That said, Canada isn't a twitchy little country menacing anyone with nuclear weapons. We can afford to dip...
by Eric the .5b
13 Jun 2018, 19:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 396
Views: 20280

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

this motherfucker https://twitter.com/desiderioDC/status/1007032089773051904 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DfmyMS2XUAAVW9J.jpg Meh. It's said in Trump-speak, but that's basically Trump managing (to my shock) to act like a functional adult with a job. National leaders don't stop to say to a talking he...