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by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 19:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: MARCH MADNESS
Replies: 213
Views: 11737

Re: MARCH MADNESS

Done.

(ACC, Baby!)
by D.A. Ridgely
14 Mar 2019, 14:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 280
Views: 13745

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

If nothing else, this is very clever.
by D.A. Ridgely
14 Mar 2019, 13:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 280
Views: 13745

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Best understanding of many criminal justice issues by any candidate so far: https://www.msnbc.com/stephanie-ruhle/watch/beto-ending-federal-prohibition-on-marijuana-could-help-mental-health-problems-opioid-crisis-1457965635875 Criminal justice issues, other than 'lock-em up' cop-sucking, do not get...
by D.A. Ridgely
14 Mar 2019, 12:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 280
Views: 13745

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Given the field and the likely Reservoir Dogs primary process, Harris may be the most electable candidate the Dems will be able to nominate. A Harris / O'Rourke ticket is electable, especially if Trump does enough pissing off of Texas to put it into play. This is not, of course, an endorsement.
by D.A. Ridgely
13 Mar 2019, 21:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Brexit: what say ye?
Replies: 315
Views: 8776

Re: Brexit: what say ye?

I, for one, look forward to my budget vacation in the UK when the pound plummets below the dollar.
by D.A. Ridgely
13 Mar 2019, 17:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Private Money!
Replies: 802
Views: 48273

Re: Private Money!

I'm going long on tulip bulbs.
by D.A. Ridgely
13 Mar 2019, 17:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6219
Views: 180782

Re: Orange is the new President

Jadagul wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 16:19
Mo wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 16:16
Why don’t pilots wear goggles and scarves anymore?
Because the goggles do nothing?
You, of all people, should understand the importance of accessorizing.
by D.A. Ridgely
13 Mar 2019, 17:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 422
Views: 21897

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

I thought Captain Marvel was a snooze. Picked up a bit in the last third or so, but it's an eminently forgettable MCU flick.
by D.A. Ridgely
13 Mar 2019, 17:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: News that could have been in the Onion
Replies: 373
Views: 28152

Re: News that could have been in the Onion

lunchstealer wrote:
13 Mar 2019, 17:25
Jasper wrote:
13 Mar 2019, 13:39
On the topic of Warren and Trump, would the phrase "Warren totes stans Trump" be the correct structure? Trying to learn here.
Naw, mostly just he's overcompensating for perceived TDS and his defences against TDS end up being a comb-over the top a lot of the time.
Better.
by D.A. Ridgely
12 Mar 2019, 12:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: News that could have been in the Onion
Replies: 373
Views: 28152

Re: News that could have been in the Onion

Neckties come in standard and long lengths, the latter being necessary for tall or fat men unless they want to look like Oliver Hardy. Learning to tie both long and bow ties isn't that difficult, it's just that most men don't want to be bothered to make the modest investment in time and trouble it t...
by D.A. Ridgely
08 Mar 2019, 22:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: News that could have been in the Onion
Replies: 373
Views: 28152

Re: News that could have been in the Onion

Unless you're wearing a dinner jacket at dinner you're not taking it far enough. I do however applaud the use of silk phallic symbols draped around men's necks as a sign of the ongoing power of the patriarchy

Psychically transmitted over the aether via highly sophisticated magic.

by D.A. Ridgely
28 Feb 2019, 22:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2654
Views: 147047

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

ATTENTION GRYLLIADE Set your DVRs to record Wheel of Fortune Wed March 13th My cousin's daughter and her husband Jon will be on. Warren, YOU were supposed to get on and dedicate your winnings to hosting the next gryllicon. Are you kidding? I'm lucky Vanna dropped the harassment claim. Did you try t...
by D.A. Ridgely
28 Feb 2019, 20:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6724
Views: 227537

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Andrew wrote:
28 Feb 2019, 20:30
Shem wrote:
28 Feb 2019, 16:00
Andrew wrote:
28 Feb 2019, 15:48
JasonL wrote:
28 Feb 2019, 15:40
Is Momo the stupidest internet thing in 10 years? Discuss.
UMC white women will be our undoing.
What's wrong with Methodists?
They're one step below shitkickers.
You misspelled Baptist.
by D.A. Ridgely
28 Feb 2019, 18:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6724
Views: 227537

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

JasonL wrote:
28 Feb 2019, 16:05
Can't wait to find out momo is the angered spirit of a child who was killed by vaccines.
... in an unsafe space.
by D.A. Ridgely
28 Feb 2019, 16:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: People Love Crony Capitalism
Replies: 126
Views: 1874

Re: People Love Crony Capitalism

I can actually see that. Losing those cases is bad politics, not just for WSJ finger wagging. That story makes sense. If you never lose a case it means you’re not litigating enough tough cases. I agree, but most recruiters don't read the details of the CV. Every prosecutor with any political ambiti...
by D.A. Ridgely
28 Feb 2019, 13:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: People Love Crony Capitalism
Replies: 126
Views: 1874

Re: People Love Crony Capitalism

Reposted because who has time to watch "The Big Short" ...

by D.A. Ridgely
28 Feb 2019, 13:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: People Love Crony Capitalism
Replies: 126
Views: 1874

Re: People Love Crony Capitalism

Their collective "Whoops! Golly, we were fooled, too!" is prima facie horseshit. If we insisted on taking them at face value, it would constitute an admission that they should never work in that industry again. The winking and nodding going on in those interviews must have resembled Michael J. Fox ...
by D.A. Ridgely
28 Feb 2019, 13:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: People Love Crony Capitalism
Replies: 126
Views: 1874

Re: People Love Crony Capitalism

People should have been fired and banned from rehire in the industry. As Jason said at the onset of his discussion with me, if there were people who knowing misrepresented the underlying value / extent of below investment grade risk in CBOs, they were committing fraud and should have been prosecuted...
by D.A. Ridgely
27 Feb 2019, 23:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6724
Views: 227537

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

thoreau wrote:
27 Feb 2019, 23:08
Apparently libertarianism is a tremendously successful political ideology that left-wing intellectuals need to emulate:

https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-A ... story_40_1

OK...
That's ... breathtaking!
by D.A. Ridgely
27 Feb 2019, 21:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: People Love Crony Capitalism
Replies: 126
Views: 1874

Re: People Love Crony Capitalism

thoreau wrote:
27 Feb 2019, 20:54
Consequences are for borrowers, not lenders.
Kinda like consequences are for students, not professors?
by D.A. Ridgely
27 Feb 2019, 17:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: People Love Crony Capitalism
Replies: 126
Views: 1874

Re: People Love Crony Capitalism

Well, Jason's basic position seems to me to be that uncreditworthy buyers were fully aware or at least sufficiently aware of the risk they were being permitted/encouraged to undertake. That seems unlikely to me, but even with next to zero sympathy for the little guy I can still say that the equally ...
by D.A. Ridgely
27 Feb 2019, 16:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: People Love Crony Capitalism
Replies: 126
Views: 1874

Re: People Love Crony Capitalism

But you should care because society is primarily composed of stupid people. Stupid, ignorant people. Stupid, ignorant people who are easily persuaded by authority figures, etc. And the stability of the society in which you and your family lives is dependent on there not being too many stupid people ...
by D.A. Ridgely
27 Feb 2019, 15:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: People Love Crony Capitalism
Replies: 126
Views: 1874

Re: People Love Crony Capitalism

It was my understanding that the actual significant problem was not the bad loans to people who shouldn't be buying a house. The problem was bundling all those bad loans inside of a kind of insurance (my terminology isn't very good here) that essentially hid the risk of those loans. So when things ...
by D.A. Ridgely
27 Feb 2019, 15:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: People Love Crony Capitalism
Replies: 126
Views: 1874

Re: People Love Crony Capitalism

Is there anyone here who thinks borrowers shouldn't lose their homes if they cannot pay their mortgage? (I will defer to experts on how many missed payments before losing the house, etc.) Yes, some have said that it was sleazy to make certain loans, but has anyone said that borrowers should be shie...