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by Number 6
18 Sep 2020, 12:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77936

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Well, most of them may not really believe much of Qanon. Kinda like people dropped Birtherism pretty hard after Obama was out of office, at least in my neck of the woods. It's something to profess in order to signal, like the idea that Harris was a progressive prosecutor. This is pretty much my fee...
by Number 6
17 Sep 2020, 17:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77936

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I really, really hope you guys are right. But my gut says no. I really, really hope that if Trump loses, he won't engage in fuckery to stay in office. My gut says he will. I really, really want to believe that a plurality of my countrymen aren't slavering, Q-Anon believing, mask-shaming, sub-literat...
by Number 6
17 Sep 2020, 16:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77936

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Growing in boldness can mean that their numbers aren't actually growing, you're just noticing them more. That could be. But prior to Trump, I find it hard to imagine the numbers of people now flat out denying that Covid is a real threat, or that masks work. And I certainly can't imagine that a plur...
by Number 6
17 Sep 2020, 16:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77936

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

The question is whether those hee-haws have always been there at similar prevalence for several election cycles, and so their effects are already captured in changing poll numbers. Honestly, I think they've been growing in numbers, boldness, and stickiness. I also think social media has a part to p...
by Number 6
17 Sep 2020, 16:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77936

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Are you sure living in a deep red state isn't skewing your thinking? No, I'm not sure of that at all. But I do know that about 40% of my countrymen are perfectly fine with Trump's grotesqueries. I also know that the EC skews things towards the more bubbarific states. Your point about the prevalence...
by Number 6
17 Sep 2020, 13:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77936

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

In Oregon, there are redneck vigilantes hunting the antifa folks they believe started the fires. I’m not convinced there are enough lefitsh folks in Portland to offset that sort of insanity. I’ll admit that my perception of CO is skewed because of Colorado Springs. Minnesota because of the riots. I’...
by Number 6
17 Sep 2020, 07:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77936

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Shem wrote: 16 Sep 2020, 23:13
Number 6 wrote: 16 Sep 2020, 22:18 That’s honestly the one thing I don’t worry about with Trump, simply because I’m 100% certain he’s going to be re-elected, and by a sizable percentage of the EC.
Which states is he going to pick up he didn't get last time?
Oregon, Colorado, maybe Minnesota.
by Number 6
16 Sep 2020, 22:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 497
Views: 25318

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

Aresen wrote: 16 Sep 2020, 22:24
Number 6 wrote: 16 Sep 2020, 22:19 And Missouri.
Sorry. My eyes flew over it. ;)
Well played, sir. And almost certainly the right decision.
by Number 6
16 Sep 2020, 22:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 497
Views: 25318

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

And Missouri.
by Number 6
16 Sep 2020, 22:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77936

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

And it is important and it does matter. Everything's important. Everything matters. And this can get in line way behind Trump trying to start a civil war if he doesn't get re-elected. That’s honestly the one thing I don’t worry about with Trump, simply because I’m 100% certain he’s going to be re-e...
by Number 6
14 Sep 2020, 19:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77936

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Hugh Akston wrote: 14 Sep 2020, 17:51 Well if he said it then he's definitely going to do it.
He's certainly going to try, presuming his heart hasn't exploded by 2024.
by Number 6
12 Sep 2020, 22:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77936

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Jesus, I forgot about the suborning of war crimes. If I cared to give it 10 seconds thought, I could probably come up with ten more genuinely awful* things. I’m happy with normal levels of awful. Any functioning adult will do. *Not just awful in the within the realm of normal awful, but soul-sickeni...
by Number 6
12 Sep 2020, 22:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77936

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Source?
Not that I don’t buy it. But I’d like to know where that came from.
Covid was going to hurt no matter what. But there have been many policy failures that made it worse.
ETA: That was in response to the Amash tweet.
by Number 6
11 Sep 2020, 18:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77936

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I doubt he can be defeated. I’m still tossing my vote to the one team that has a chance of getting Trump out.
by Number 6
10 Sep 2020, 13:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77936

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Pure evil? Well, then, hail Satan, I guess.
by Number 6
09 Sep 2020, 18:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Portable Techno-Capitalism
Replies: 602
Views: 51734

Re: Portable Techno-Capitalism

JD wrote: 09 Sep 2020, 14:19 Today we are trying to switch my wife's work phone over to Google Fi. "Nightmarish" is too strong a word, but it is proving to be a royal pain.
That’s surprising. For me, the switch (from Verizon) was painless.
by Number 6
06 Sep 2020, 20:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 38358

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Cobra Kai is actually pretty good. It's not anything that's going to sweep the Emmy's but it's definitely enjoyable. They made an interesting decision to keep the "rules" from the films as opposed to updating to more modern conventions. So a novice student can become a skilled fighter with a few mo...
by Number 6
04 Sep 2020, 16:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77936

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I get that the US, particularly the right-leaning part of it, has a fetish for the military and soldiers. What I don't get is why the right isn't out for Trump's blood for the obvious disrespect he shows for those killed in combat. When there is a non-zero chance the other side will support things ...
by Number 6
03 Sep 2020, 18:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9116
Views: 430293

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Eating at an "Italian American" family dinner will probably be much better than Olive Garden but it's also not likely to be as good as a decent restaurant in Italy. That is 100% not my experience. Also, if the parts of Rome and Naples were tourist spots or, worse yet, U.S. Navy liberty locations, w...
by Number 6
01 Sep 2020, 20:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?
Replies: 666
Views: 85176

Re: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?

Class oriented critiques rather than race essentialism. Some post modern derived stuff, which I have been guilty of misunderstanding in the past, I think. I'm not on board yet, but the OG PoMo angles are less screwy than I used to think, if you accept a lot of their premises I've realized that I id...
by Number 6
01 Sep 2020, 14:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?
Replies: 666
Views: 85176

Re: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?

What is non-identitarian left material?
by Number 6
31 Aug 2020, 20:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Conspiracy and Kooky thinking
Replies: 107
Views: 5464

Re: Conspiracy and Kooky thinking

I love how the revival of this thread focused on conspiracy for all of four one-to-two-sentence posts, one of which was just an Ur-Kobold callback, and then devolved into an analysis of the split between theology and practice and the minutia of consecrating communion wafers. Thread-drift is a funda...
by Number 6
31 Aug 2020, 11:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 3093
Views: 258635

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

Watched the second episode of Lovecraft Country, and it was super-frustrating because some really good acting and concepts were let down by writing and directing. I really thought the plot engine that they'd set up could be the engine for a whole season; instead they wrapped it up in one episode, w...
by Number 6
30 Aug 2020, 12:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?
Replies: 666
Views: 85176

Re: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?

thoreau wrote: 30 Aug 2020, 11:14 As much as I enjoy some nutpicking and hate-listening, a NYT podcast titled Nice White Parents would probably put me in the hospital.
I listened to the first episode. Their definition of white is one foreign even to me, and I grew up among upper middle class prep school strivers.
by Number 6
30 Aug 2020, 12:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 437
Views: 43885

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

thoreau wrote: 30 Aug 2020, 11:29 The fetish for guns will destroy America. I'm only sort of exaggerating. Once rioters start fighting each other with guns the thin veneer of civilization is almost gone.
You’re not wrong.