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by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 23:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5225
Views: 111994

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
Yesterday, 19:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5225
Views: 111994

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
Yesterday, 18:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5225
Views: 111994

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: 14063

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: 652571

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: 73549

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: 652571

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: 652571

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: 652571

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: 652571

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: 19758

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: 19758

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: 183473

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: 1248
Views: 61520

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: 19758

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: 19758

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...
by Eric the .5b
13 Jun 2018, 19:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 396
Views: 19758

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

Bending over backwards to give Trump absolute-maximum benefit of the doubt here: I could see that video working to persuade some types of dictatorial people to try improving their countries (again, somewhere in the archives of this very forum are posts I made using similar arguments for why this Un...
by Eric the .5b
13 Jun 2018, 18:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 827
Views: 23495

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Right now, if I had to bet, I'd give pretty even odds of Trump getting re-elected, which makes me sick. The appalling Supreme Court ruling that it's okay for states to kick registered voters off the rolls if they haven't voted recently make that even more likely, I fear. One hopes they actually bot...
by Eric the .5b
13 Jun 2018, 18:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 396
Views: 19758

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

Bending over backwards to give Trump absolute-maximum benefit of the doubt here: I could see that video working to persuade some types of dictatorial people to try improving their countries (again, somewhere in the archives of this very forum are posts I made using similar arguments for why this Un...
by Eric the .5b
13 Jun 2018, 18:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183473

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

lunchstealer wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 17:49
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?
by Eric the .5b
13 Jun 2018, 18:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183473

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I still don't eat there because I don't like the charities they're giving money to now any more than I liked the old ones, but, the ones now aren't "brainwash teenagers into self-loathing and quietly get gay people overseas murdered" charities, so we're back into "reasonable people can disagree" te...
by Eric the .5b
13 Jun 2018, 18:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183473

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I will revise to something like - Mean World is definitely a thing and in particular anything related to children and in particular for white middle class and above mommies. No identifiable risk is tolerable and danger is everywhere. I think there are elements who do not believe notably higher risk...
by Eric the .5b
13 Jun 2018, 18:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2808
Views: 81377

Re: I just don't get it

Highway wrote:
13 Jun 2018, 16:34
Is there any kind of scare? I thought it was just Jadagul observing that it's not particularly healthy.
Yes, it comes up in every other article on it, something mentioned in the very article we were talking about.
by Eric the .5b
13 Jun 2018, 15:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183473

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

The thing about the mean world take is it presumes people invoking these things actually believe in the mean world. They don't. They just like being able to act like everything they dislike is actually in real life a threat so they can use social sanction, policy or even law to get their way. If pe...
by Eric the .5b
13 Jun 2018, 15:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183473

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

One person giving money to a political campaign is not the same as putting a God Hates Fags sign in each franchise. Dude, they gave money to people who pushed the "death penalty for gays" law in Uganda. As well as conversion camps here at home. This isn't political donations we're talking about. Ye...