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by D.A. Ridgely
60 minutes ago
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 589
Views: 19478

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Eric the .5b wrote:
Yesterday, 19:02
JD wrote:
Yesterday, 10:59
Dolphins are super-rapey, FYI.
I don't think they've been demonstrated to be any more rapey than human beings.
Probably less so if the absence of a dolphin #MeToo movement is any evidence.
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 14:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2271
Views: 104654

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Stan Lee, 95. “Nuff said!”
by D.A. Ridgely
07 Nov 2018, 19:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6021
Views: 148885

Re: Orange is the new President

Genuine question: is there anything illegal about Trump getting rid of Sessions? Shady, maybe, but genuinely breaking any laws? I'm seeing calls on Facebook for protests saying "Trump is not above the law" and I'm just curious if there actually is something "above the law" being attempted. No. All ...
by D.A. Ridgely
05 Nov 2018, 22:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 2907

Re: Vote or Die

Even the frickin' sermon at the church where I work was all about voting yesterday. Not a mention or a tie-in or anything, just literally ten minutes on why you should get out there and vote. Because white, upper-middle-class Episcopalians are the demographic most in need of being sold on this poin...
by D.A. Ridgely
04 Nov 2018, 22:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD
Replies: 479
Views: 16601

Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

Jadagul wrote:
04 Nov 2018, 22:55
D.A. Ridgely wrote:
04 Nov 2018, 22:34
If you go to bed when you're sleepy and get out of bed whenever you feel like it, DST isn't a particularly significant issue.
That actually depends on how off-normal you schedule is.

Some things close at 5 PM.
Tomorrow's another day regardless of when it starts.
by D.A. Ridgely
04 Nov 2018, 22:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD
Replies: 479
Views: 16601

Re: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TWICE ANNUAL GRIPE THREAD

If you go to bed when you're sleepy and get out of bed whenever you feel like it, DST isn't a particularly significant issue.
by D.A. Ridgely
30 Oct 2018, 17:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 2907

Re: Vote or Die

The thread title kinda makes me imagine Australian gone all Purge against non-voters, what with Aussies online tending to be mega-sanctimonious about how mandatory voting is the only possible rational choice for a liberal democracy. These are the same people who go all disdainful about how the US i...
by D.A. Ridgely
28 Oct 2018, 19:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 2907

Re: Vote or Die

They're both united in their opposition to third parties, too.
by D.A. Ridgely
28 Oct 2018, 14:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 2907

Re: Vote or Die

I don't encourage anyone to vote, per se, and routinely point out that I rarely do so myself because I think it's both a waste of time and effort and a tacit acknowledgement of the legitimacy of the state. What I have been doing, however, is extorting my many Team Blue friends to realize that if the...
by D.A. Ridgely
22 Oct 2018, 15:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's all good man!
Replies: 59
Views: 3135

Re: It's all good man!

I lost interest. Then again, I was never a Breaking Bad fan. A show about Saul Goodman's hilarious legal shenanigans might be worth watching, but the paint drying / grass growing paced human interest odyssey that got him there ceased to hold my attention somewhere in the second season.
by D.A. Ridgely
20 Oct 2018, 13:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6021
Views: 148885

Re: Orange is the new President

Is there one of liberal Democrats sitting around with their hands in each other's pockets?
by D.A. Ridgely
29 Sep 2018, 20:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6021
Views: 148885

Re: Orange is the new President

Aresen wrote:
29 Sep 2018, 20:00
Mo wrote:
29 Sep 2018, 19:09
I agree with Hugh. The Yemen stuff is pretty normal. I would, however, go with Jennifer, that the family separation stuff is both aberrant and horrific.
WTF, Mo? Are we so acclimatized to war crimes that we describe them as 'normal'?
Haven't you been following U.S. history at all?
by D.A. Ridgely
28 Sep 2018, 19:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6021
Views: 148885

Re: Orange is the new President

I have tried to explain to any number of my liberal friends that, whatever the legal merits may be, the Justice Dept position that a sitting president cannot be the subject of a criminal prosecution has nothing to do with impeachment and nothing to do with whether he could be prosecuted the day he ...
by D.A. Ridgely
28 Sep 2018, 18:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6021
Views: 148885

Re: Orange is the new President

I have tried to explain to any number of my liberal friends that, whatever the legal merits may be, the Justice Dept position that a sitting president cannot be the subject of a criminal prosecution has nothing to do with impeachment and nothing to do with whether he could be prosecuted the day he ...
by D.A. Ridgely
28 Sep 2018, 16:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6021
Views: 148885

Re: Orange is the new President

While you are right that no judge or prosecutor can shield a president from impeachment, Congress's willingness to impeach and convict will depend on what sorts of facts are brought to light. And bringing those facts to light will be much easier if the Mueller investigation is allowed to run its co...
by D.A. Ridgely
28 Sep 2018, 15:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6021
Views: 148885

Re: Orange is the new President

Don't see how firing Rosenstein will do any good. By January 4th, the House will be in Team Blue's hands and nothing can stop them from starting a Judicial Subcommittee investigation. As for SCOTUS, the Watergate rulings against Nixon were almost always unanimous. I don't see how Kavanaugh can chan...
by D.A. Ridgely
18 Sep 2018, 13:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1874

Re: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018

The end of the Skins consecutive sell out streak should be the biggest story in Washington. That streak came to an end a long time ago, probably before Cooke died. For a while, they just deep discounted seats to corporations / lobbyists / etc. until the occasional glimmer of hope started selling ti...
by D.A. Ridgely
12 Sep 2018, 21:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 4558

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Number 6 wrote:
12 Sep 2018, 20:37
I'm sure we can at least agree that the autoplay previews are the devil.
You do a disservice, sir, to the Devil!
by D.A. Ridgely
12 Sep 2018, 19:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 4558

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

I"m confused -- who didn't like that he was a creepy, sadistic guy? I mean, he killed his mom and had sex with her head. Doesn't get much creepier. But he was also a really likeable guy in real life, and I was so impressed that the actor managed to make both aspects believable. I'm just trying to f...
by D.A. Ridgely
12 Sep 2018, 19:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 4558

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

So... Netflix shouldn't be trying to increase viewership among creepy, sadistic guys? Or someone doesn't like the fact that Netflix apparently thinks he's a creepy, sadistic guy?
by D.A. Ridgely
10 Sep 2018, 18:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018
Replies: 70
Views: 1874

Re: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018

The problem is you only get to see one outcome. People who always oppose intervention always say it would have been worse had we intervened for example. They may be right but there tends to be a thumb on the scale of the preferred approach in the hypothetical case. When was it ever the case that th...
by D.A. Ridgely
09 Sep 2018, 12:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2271
Views: 104654

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Burt Reynold's movies were occasionally very good but many of them were bad then and aged badly. Reynolds wasn't a 'serious' actor, nor was he a great comic actor. What he was was a guy with a great deal of screen presence who neither in real life nor on film seemed to take the whole thing very seri...
by D.A. Ridgely
08 Sep 2018, 14:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 439
Views: 15148

Re: Op-ediots

Aresen wrote:
05 Sep 2018, 19:30
thoreau wrote:
05 Sep 2018, 17:22
I dunno, there's something to be said for the person standing in between Trump and the launch codes.
*Envisions Mike Pence throwing himself on the Football*
Which is precisely why Pence won't allow himself to be alone in the same room with the Football!
by D.A. Ridgely
08 Sep 2018, 14:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 439
Views: 15148

Re: Op-ediots

Kolohe wrote:
06 Sep 2018, 14:41
Technically, I was a Senate confirmed goverment official once upon a time during the W administration.
In that you were on a promotion list?