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by Mo
Today, 15:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 494
Views: 17504

Re: Op-ediots

The WSJ opinion page is slowly turning into the Federalist for people with a 7th grade reading level. How the fight against “Baby It’s Cold Outside” is linked to the Muslim Brotherhood. https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-jihad-against-baby-its-cold-outside-11545090565?emailToken=f73275103e55d236bb996f...
by Mo
Today, 12:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6067
Views: 158862

Re: Orange is the new President

Trump is proud to shut the government down for the wall in the same way he is proud of his children.
by Mo
Today, 04:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6067
Views: 158862

Re: Orange is the new President

I mean the whole thing reads more like a Clickhole story than WaPo.
by Mo
Yesterday, 18:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6067
Views: 158862

Orange is the new President

Oh come the fuck on. You expect me to believe the butterfly sanctuary owner, whose sanctuary is being destroyed by the wall is a Trump voter? This has to be parody. People have asked me, “Didn’t you listen to Trump when he said that he would build a wall?” I didn’t take the idea seriously during the...
by Mo
Yesterday, 04:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1699
Views: 57236

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

I will never understand the obsession with that feature as a lynchpin of reform. We already have a mandatory insurance purchase program or three. Nobody who voted on it was confused about this feature then woke up and were like “it’s a tax oh noes!” What other mandatory insurance programs are there...
by Mo
16 Dec 2018, 07:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4008
Views: 139509

Re: When journalism goes bad

Robinhood had to pull it down after implying it was covered by SIPC protection, when the SIPC hadn’t been contacted and no such protection was guaranteed. Robinhood Will Retool Checking Product Following Scrutiny https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-15/robinhood-will-retool-checking-produ...
by Mo
16 Dec 2018, 05:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1699
Views: 57236

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Yes, the judge is saying a $0 tax is not a tax (which gets in the philosophical a positive and negative tax are taxes, so why is $0 not). Therefore, since it’s no longer a tax, the mandate isn’t a tax and is unconstitutional.
by Mo
15 Dec 2018, 18:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1699
Views: 57236

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Dude is pretty well known partisan judge and his logic that a $0 mandate is the lynchpin of O-Care is pretty questionable.
by Mo
15 Dec 2018, 12:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4008
Views: 139509

Re: When journalism goes bad

I wonder what goes into that calculation. Chase, Wells and BofA offer 0.01% (presumably rounded up) on checking. So it’s closer to 3-600x from the big guys.
by Mo
15 Dec 2018, 12:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 314
Views: 16249

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

I can’t imagine the wailing and gnashing if a Congress critter of Mexican heritage did this.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/ ... ll-1032517
by Mo
14 Dec 2018, 19:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1699
Views: 57236

There must be a pony in here somewhere.

no incentive to actually have employer-provided healthcare IMO that would be a good thing -- the idea that health insurance is something you get through your job rather than something you get on your own is a huuuuuge problem with the current (and pre-Obamacare) status quo. Even in the land of NHS,...
by Mo
14 Dec 2018, 17:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 494
Views: 17504

Re: Op-ediots

FFS, this guy thinks the problem with subway crime in the 80s and 90s was turnstile jumpers rather than pickpockets, muggers and violent criminals.

https://nypost.com/2018/12/13/a-farebea ... ork-needs/
by Mo
13 Dec 2018, 23:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1699
Views: 57236

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Medicare reimbursements are about 80% of private insurance. Interestingly, I hung out with a friend of mine who said that O-care saved hospitals a ton of money because costs associated with EMTALA went away. So without looking at reduced costs (say administrative costs) it’s difficult to say what th...
by Mo
13 Dec 2018, 21:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1699
Views: 57236

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

In the Senate, there are a lot more Red seats up than Blue seats in 2020. The Blues could win control of both houses. If they get a Blue president, I think some form of Universal Plan is inevitable. The only question is "How big will the bill be?" I am sure that the Blues will indulge in a lot of h...
by Mo
13 Dec 2018, 15:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 314
Views: 16249

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

ICE puts out call to have immigrants help kids locked up. They come and it’s a sting they use as an excuse to check criminal backgrounds and deport people. This is fucking depraved. But yes, there’s nothing wrong with Trump because of the lulz https://www.wonkette.com/totally-non-evil-ice-arrests-17...
by Mo
10 Dec 2018, 15:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side
Replies: 905
Views: 53399

Re: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side

Mixed with the bad side of an unconscionably long wait, at least the hold music sounds like the theme song from a 70s cop show.
by Mo
09 Dec 2018, 16:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Finally, a celebrity speaks out against something actually important
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Finally, a celebrity speaks out against something actually important

Pham Nuwen wrote:
Ellie wrote:
06 Dec 2018, 23:08
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That's pretty amazing. I need that in my life.
Me too
by Mo
09 Dec 2018, 15:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1395
Views: 48018

Re: Inequality

I would note that a lot of the reason people move to the “coolest places” is that is where the jobs are. Witness Amazon and Google’s recent moves. Those are prestige companies that can get people to move to them and they still chose NY and DC.
by Mo
09 Dec 2018, 14:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11969
Views: 695602

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Ok 2018, put down the pipe. Ammon Bundy is now pro caravan and anti-Trump.

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/12/ ... ravan.html
by Mo
08 Dec 2018, 09:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: What if it all goes wrong? (2016 Edition)
Replies: 48
Views: 1010

Re: What if it all goes wrong? (2016 Edition)

Also, Mattis, Chao and Kelly
by Mo
07 Dec 2018, 09:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 494
Views: 17504

Re: Op-ediots

Rich Lowry: Democrats are dumb because they poo-pooed voter fraud. And see, Republicans committed voter* fraud, so it's real. Never mind that none of the solutions that are offered up would do anything to prevent this from happening and that there was already a law against exactly what was done here...
by Mo
07 Dec 2018, 08:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11969
Views: 695602

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Jennifer will become an old lady name in the coming years.

Also, despite being more common in the 90s than it is now, Alexander's rank went from 23rd to 8th.
by Mo
06 Dec 2018, 09:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 1692
Views: 92985

Re: I wanna see that!!!!

Warren wrote:
06 Dec 2018, 09:32
Mo wrote:
06 Dec 2018, 08:01
In the heyday of Westerns there was like a new Western like every other week.
That's just the movies. In it's heyday there were three Westerns every night of the week on TV.
Which, as a proportion of all TV on the air, was like 10% of broadcast entertainment.
by Mo
06 Dec 2018, 09:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1260
Views: 32979

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

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