Search found 13463 matches

by D.A. Ridgely
Today, 13:09
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Reason fires Shikha Dalmia
Replies: 19
Views: 125

Re: Reason fires Shikha Dalmia

Isn't she the one who was having the affair with Gillespie? Not that it matters. I dunno. If that were the motive cause, then letting her go at the end of the Trump administration seems, well, oddly timed. Do Reason's faux-libertarian readers think she or the magazine itself would continue to be doi...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 18:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Future Will Despise Us Brutal Bastards
Replies: 304
Views: 33547

Re: The Future Will Despise Us Brutal Bastards

"This island nation used military-enforced lockdowns and has so far only had one recurrence!" OK, yeah, I'm sold. I'm more sold by Japan having fewer total COVID deaths than we've had in one day. Or, more starkly, the whole very crowded country having less than a sixteenth of the total deaths NYC a...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 15:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Future Will Despise Us Brutal Bastards
Replies: 304
Views: 33547

Re: The Future Will Despise Us Brutal Bastards

"This island nation used military-enforced lockdowns and has so far only had one recurrence!" OK, yeah, I'm sold. I'm more sold by Japan having fewer total COVID deaths than we've had in one day. Or, more starkly, the whole very crowded country having less than a sixteenth of the total deaths NYC a...
by D.A. Ridgely
30 Nov 2020, 12:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 899
Views: 67097

Re: Iran (so far away)

I'm more than 99.9% sure it was Israel. First, it wasn't us because it worked. Second, it wasn't, say, the Saudis because they do their best assassinating on home turf or in their embassies. Third, there's no one else it would have been. Once the nuclear cat was out of the bag and the Soviets had st...
by D.A. Ridgely
29 Nov 2020, 00:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1640
Views: 142922

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Wasn't it someone here who said the best way to think about Pennsylvania is Philadelphia at one end and Pittsburgh at the other and Arkansas in between? There's lots of rednecks in rural Pennsylvania and they vote for those sorts of legislators or, more to the point, those legislators want to be abl...
by D.A. Ridgely
28 Nov 2020, 13:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8186
Views: 452866

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

So, for those interested in such things, Tenet has recently become available through, um, certain channels. I watched it last night and I agree with the reviewer who quipped "Tenet is both a 10 out of 10 and a 01 out of 10."
by D.A. Ridgely
26 Nov 2020, 17:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Road to Damascus
Replies: 775
Views: 75280

Re: The Road to Damascus

Warren wrote: 26 Nov 2020, 17:24
lunchstealer wrote: 25 Nov 2020, 02:56
Hugh Akston wrote: 25 Nov 2020, 01:28 Isn't anyone gonna pick up Lebanon? The Beirut Blast is a once-a-generation opportunity for colonial expansion.
I think we're leaving that shit show for France.
It is the Paris, Texas of the Middle East.
Better
by D.A. Ridgely
25 Nov 2020, 11:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2462

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

JasonL wrote: 25 Nov 2020, 10:55 Is "everything is Trumps fault and just in case you detect something else those people are impotent anyway" an unreasonable summary? Because it doesn't seem like it.
That isn't even remotely close to what I said.
by D.A. Ridgely
25 Nov 2020, 00:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Small joys and random good things
Replies: 125
Views: 53895

Re: Small joys and random good things

For some odd reason, I've never had much fear of public speaking. But if you want to hone your public speaking skills beyond whatever you could ever get out of Toastmaster, etc., I recommend stand-up comedy.
by D.A. Ridgely
25 Nov 2020, 00:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2462

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

I more or less agree with Jadagul's take. The 5% tails, if they even are a full 5%, are the squeaky wheels, the hardcore ideologues and regular party activists, etc. For the moment, let's suspend judgement over whether Trump was the problem or a symptom, an aberration or a harbinger of things to com...
by D.A. Ridgely
25 Nov 2020, 00:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1517
Views: 117285

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

Talk to your doc about a holt monitor next time, elvis. Probably runs of afib, or perhaps PVCs trying to stack. [/diagnosis by unqualified person] I'm sad I had to google PVC. I'm sadder still that I dont remember how to read rhythms anymore. Jazz on the downbeats, funk on the first beat, waltzes o...
by D.A. Ridgely
23 Nov 2020, 01:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2462

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

I actually think a better starting point would be "passing laws that prevent the gerrymandering that allow people like the Squad and the Q morons to be able to generate a critical mass in the House" would be a better start. When the only challenging election a candidate faces in a year is the prima...
by D.A. Ridgely
23 Nov 2020, 01:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 6082
Views: 440645

Re: Light laffs

Image
by D.A. Ridgely
23 Nov 2020, 00:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2462

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

I actually think a better starting point would be "passing laws that prevent the gerrymandering that allow people like the Squad and the Q morons to be able to generate a critical mass in the House" would be a better start. When the only challenging election a candidate faces in a year is the prima...
by D.A. Ridgely
23 Nov 2020, 00:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8192
Views: 598201

Re: Orange is the new President

Hugh Akston wrote: 22 Nov 2020, 22:31 Well if anyone knows about being a national embarrassment, it's Christie.
He'll be called as an expert witness at the hearing. No one will object.
by D.A. Ridgely
22 Nov 2020, 23:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2462

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

I actually think a better starting point would be "passing laws that prevent the gerrymandering that allow people like the Squad and the Q morons to be able to generate a critical mass in the House" would be a better start. When the only challenging election a candidate faces in a year is the prima...
by D.A. Ridgely
22 Nov 2020, 23:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3685
Views: 350607

Re: Twitter!

OHMYFUCKINGGAWD, are these people stupid! As Heath says down-thread, "This whole thing is basically a Motion To Be Beaten A Second Time Because The First Time Was Insufficiently Spectacular."

by D.A. Ridgely
22 Nov 2020, 18:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8192
Views: 598201

Re: Orange is the new President

Aresen wrote: 22 Nov 2020, 18:12 Will Trump admit that it's over now that the fat boy has sung?

Chris Christie tells Trump to end election lawsuits, calls his legal team ‘national embarrassment’
Christie is a part of the conspiracy.
by D.A. Ridgely
22 Nov 2020, 17:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 946
Views: 96112

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Pham Nuwen wrote: 22 Nov 2020, 17:23 Just buying more water and baby shit mainly. Because people are confused about what to do.
I'd have thought you already had a free source of baby shit.
by D.A. Ridgely
22 Nov 2020, 15:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8186
Views: 452866

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Baby Yoda sucks. Boooo! Everyone boo this man!! Boooooooooooo! Look in your heart. You know it to be true. Seriously he's a plot albatross. I would have disagreed before this last episode, but you got in my head and I was thinking of this comment through BYs grooting and macarooning. Well, not to p...
by D.A. Ridgely
22 Nov 2020, 15:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9231
Views: 499414

Re: Observations of the Random sort

I wonder if MAGA tattoo parlors are offering Trump Rumps.
by D.A. Ridgely
21 Nov 2020, 20:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1640
Views: 142922

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Mmmm... I'd kinda like one of Georgia's senators to be on Team Red.
by D.A. Ridgely
20 Nov 2020, 19:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 946
Views: 96112

Re: Random covid-19 observations

thoreau wrote: 20 Nov 2020, 18:29
Insert Hope Hicks joke here.
Okay, let's hope hicks catch it.
by D.A. Ridgely
20 Nov 2020, 18:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1257
Views: 85171

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

(If that doesn't work, try pointing out that there's a reason 90% of the Canadian population lives within 100 miles of the border, but not so much in the US case.) That has more to do with the distribution of arable land than proximity to the US. Sure, but trade is a factor, too. One country is a l...