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by Mo
03 Apr 2020, 17:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 212
Views: 8790

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

You all keep getting bogged down in these little details. In the grand scheme those things don't amount to a hill of beans when it comes to significant political movements and policy. Voting on an individual level is almost valueless given the numbers of people involved in the process. Certainly in...
by Mo
02 Apr 2020, 18:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 212
Views: 8790

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

Show me where that actually has a significant effect on the political process and I might care more. Almost all the voter turnout stuff is either a bunch of political hay or counter acted by the other party's actions to drive turn out. Is it ugly and mean? You bet. Do I think it results in anything...
by Mo
02 Apr 2020, 03:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 145
Views: 1597

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Pham Nuwen wrote:
01 Apr 2020, 17:46
Mo wrote:
01 Apr 2020, 17:26
Ron DeSantis is a scumbag
Yes. What did he do?
The cruise ship that’s docking with 4 dead from Corona has about 250 Americans and 300 Canadians. He is only allowing the Americans that are Florida residents to come ashore and go into hospitals/isolation and leaving everyone else on the ship.
by Mo
01 Apr 2020, 17:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 145
Views: 1597

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Ron DeSantis is a scumbag
by Mo
01 Apr 2020, 08:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 212
Views: 8790

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

What matters is what you do. What are we supposed to infer from that? Despite President Trump's comments about wanting governors to show him appreciation when making their requests, the Post notes there's no evidence the White House is favoring Republicans . Indeed, Trump has talked up his cooperat...
by Mo
31 Mar 2020, 17:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 246
Views: 17873

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

This is what I was talking about re: Catholic integralists.
by Mo
31 Mar 2020, 17:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 801
Views: 13840

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

In the West, we have inherited the view that God meets us face to face, because a face is where our personhood is incarnate in the world. Being made in God’s image means that God also has a personhood as well. To disguise ourselves forever would be to blaspheme his work of redeeming the world. I me...
by Mo
31 Mar 2020, 08:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 801
Views: 13840

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

This is the weirdest fucking thing I’ve read about the coronavirus.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/ ... long-term/
by Mo
30 Mar 2020, 18:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4215
Views: 203107

Re: When journalism goes bad

Haberman is lucky for the Epstein interview or this would be the biggest self-own of the week. https://twitter.com/maggienyt/status/1244392444298477568?s=21 Yes, imagine how Trump would do facing tough media questioning from NY media instead of softballs from (checks notes) The NY Times White House ...
by Mo
30 Mar 2020, 18:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 801
Views: 13840

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

I don't know how many times he's left it out, but I've read quite a few of Isaac Chotiner's interviews where he includes a lot of really unflattering (to the interviewee) back and forth for completeness, usually demonstrating exactly the same thing as this: that the person being interviewed is real...
by Mo
30 Mar 2020, 16:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 212
Views: 8790

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

Aside from DeBlasio, no one has been as bad as the governors of FL and MS. DeBlasio is just a special kind of terrible. Also there was an interesting comparison of how much better the response has been in KY vs. TN.
by Mo
30 Mar 2020, 14:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 145
Views: 1597

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Thing is, even with the closed-business curfew in place, there's reasons why someone would be out after 9 pm or whenever the local curfew is: maybe you're taking your family out of the city to stay in your isolated rural vacation cabin (or singlewide trailer) in the mountains a couple hours' north ...
by Mo
30 Mar 2020, 10:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 801
Views: 13840

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Also, the weird threat about jamming your finger down his throat. What a fucking psycho.
by Mo
30 Mar 2020, 10:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 145
Views: 1597

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Thing is, even with the closed-business curfew in place, there's reasons why someone would be out after 9 pm or whenever the local curfew is: maybe you're taking your family out of the city to stay in your isolated rural vacation cabin (or singlewide trailer) in the mountains a couple hours' north ...
by Mo
30 Mar 2020, 09:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 145
Views: 1597

Re: Random covid-19 observations

:roll: whatever dude. I've always heard, and always believed, and has been my experience, that people come together in a crisis. But this thing. Man. Just an excuse for people to keep shouting WHAT I BELIEVE all day every day. Yeah, this experience has pretty well showed that people do pull togethe...
by Mo
30 Mar 2020, 06:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 145
Views: 1597

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Tl;dr: most American individuals and households can currently go some time before anybody truly "needs" to buy new clothes or shoes -- but there are many people who cannot, and what the hell are THEY going to do? The universal shelter in place rules won't last much longer. Americans simply don't ha...
by Mo
30 Mar 2020, 04:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 801
Views: 13840

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Wow. Richard Epstein amazingly beclowns himself. Isaac Chotiner continues to show that a really good interviewer can let the subject dig themselves in a hole all by themselves with just a little bit of prodding. In this situation Epstein actually killed himself. It’s also amazing the Epstein keeps u...
by Mo
27 Mar 2020, 17:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7530
Views: 354649

Re: Orange is the new President

Just because a crisis leads to a short term bump in the President’s popularity doesn’t mean it will help in the upcoming election.

https://www.nytimes.com/1979/12/10/arch ... risis.html
by Mo
26 Mar 2020, 08:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 801
Views: 13840

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Here’s some evidence that there’s an undercount in deaths. One town in Italy has 120 more deaths this year than the long term average, only 30 were attributed to COVID.

by Mo
25 Mar 2020, 20:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 801
Views: 13840

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Except that’s what the stories say. I just googled a NYT article on it and it literally said “without action by governments and individuals” related to that projection.
by Mo
25 Mar 2020, 19:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 801
Views: 13840

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

The overloaded ICUs are going to lead to a number of non-corona deaths because people that would normally be able to get an ICU bed and saved are more likely to die. It’s also entirely likely there will be fewer flu deaths due to social distancing and better hygiene. Also, all the million+ death sta...
by Mo
25 Mar 2020, 11:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 801
Views: 13840

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

My point about the Chinese data thing is that Epstein and a lot of others with the low end death cases use China, and only China, as their bull case for how low the numbers can be kept. Also, fuck Boeing. Their CEO said that if equity was a condition of the bailout, they’d find the money elsewhere. ...
by Mo
25 Mar 2020, 08:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 801
Views: 13840

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Even 5,000 is likely to be far too low. Consider that US deaths were at 201 on Friday, 417 Sunday night, and now we're over 500 before end-of-business on Tuesday. As for those 47,000 cases -- those are only the confirmed ones, and a tiny number compared to the vast majority of people who have NOT b...
by Mo
24 Mar 2020, 12:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 801
Views: 13840

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

That reason interview with Richard Epstein aged super poorly. It took a week to hit his projected 500 deaths in the US. I guess now he’s shooting to reclaim the family name.
by Mo
23 Mar 2020, 16:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 801
Views: 13840

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

They suspect that there is immunity conferred because of related viruses like SARS original flavor.