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by lunchstealer
Yesterday, 02:14
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Familiar spirits
Replies: 183
Views: 28475

Re: Familiar spirits

These two really don't like each other very much.
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by lunchstealer
18 Sep 2020, 13:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77929

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Well, most of them may not really believe much of Qanon. Kinda like people dropped Birtherism pretty hard after Obama was out of office, at least in my neck of the woods. It's something to profess in order to signal, like the idea that Harris was a progressive prosecutor. This is pretty much my fee...
by lunchstealer
18 Sep 2020, 03:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77929

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

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by lunchstealer
17 Sep 2020, 21:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77929

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Aresen wrote: 17 Sep 2020, 19:25 One of the small joys I am looking forward to - assuming Trump loses* - is rubbing the noses of the MAGAs in their own shit.

*Trump winning would be one more thing to make 2020 a completely crap year.
Rubbing applied via belt sander.
by lunchstealer
17 Sep 2020, 17:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77929

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

And polling accuracy was better in 2018, and I can't imagine that trend changes for 2020. 1) Nate Silver has repeatedly pointed out that the National Polling averages were very close to what the actual popular vote came out in 2016. The devil was in the smaller samples for individual states. Even a...
by lunchstealer
17 Sep 2020, 17:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77929

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

But prior to Trump, I find it hard to imagine the numbers of people now flat out denying that Covid is a real threat, or that masks work. Even that's an artifact of social media, though. Something like 70% of the population views Covid as a serious threat when polled. That's a very good number. Onl...
by lunchstealer
17 Sep 2020, 17:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77929

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Are you sure living in a deep red state isn't skewing your thinking? No, I'm not sure of that at all. But I do know that about 40% of my countrymen are perfectly fine with Trump's grotesqueries. I also know that the EC skews things towards the more bubbarific states. Your point about the prevalence...
by lunchstealer
17 Sep 2020, 15:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77929

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

So far, the polls are similar enough to 2016 that I don’t see any reason to think it’ll break for Biden. What makes you think the pollsters are using the same methodology as 2016? Yeah, there are a number of reasons to think that the 2020 polling is less skewed than the 2016 polling. Better methodo...
by lunchstealer
17 Sep 2020, 14:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77929

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I'm slightly more optimistic about the vote totals when all is done. What I'm worried about is the election night vote totals. If he declares victory, and then Fox News mislabels the subsequent completion of the tally as "recounts" and Barr claims that the "recounts" have "unsettled legal questions...
by lunchstealer
17 Sep 2020, 14:29
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1340
Views: 120581

Re: Star Trek Wankery

Tilly, Rutherford, Dukat, and T'Pol. I barely know the first, having managed about five episodes of STD. I have seen none of Lower Decks yet. Dukat is solid as long as I can make it in his political interests and figure out how my rescue will undermine Bajoran claims near Cardasian space, and T'Pol ...
by lunchstealer
17 Sep 2020, 12:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77929

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

That’s honestly the one thing I don’t worry about with Trump, simply because I’m 100% certain he’s going to be re-elected, and by a sizable percentage of the EC. Which states is he going to pick up he didn't get last time? Oregon, Colorado, maybe Minnesota. I don't see it. I expect Johnson voters g...
by lunchstealer
16 Sep 2020, 13:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rules, RVs, and a four-story phallus: the HOA thread
Replies: 692
Views: 25945

Re: Rules, RVs, and a four-story phallus: the HOA thread

Don't contact your legislator if you have concerns about anything that is the kind of question that can be addressed by science. They are the opposite of that.
by lunchstealer
16 Sep 2020, 13:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fire
Replies: 47
Views: 2364

Re: Fire

Well here's hoping it helps.

The fires near here survived the snow last week but were beaten back quite a bit and they're not causing nearly so much trouble. Not so much trouble is what you guys need.
by lunchstealer
15 Sep 2020, 19:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1447
Views: 74417

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

Pham Nuwen wrote: 15 Sep 2020, 15:00 I didnt see the bet. I would have taken it and I dont gamble.
It wouldn't have been gambling.
by lunchstealer
15 Sep 2020, 13:42
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: the list of those things which are not food
Replies: 1033
Views: 86095

Re: the list of those things which are not food

https://twitter.com/jbarro/status/1305868741062918145 Josh Barro - @jbarro Horrific Mountain Dew® - @MountainDew We are ready to shake things up with our new buds at @redlobster! BTW, still dreaming about our last Cheddar Bay Biscuit [Drooling face emoji] #RedLobsterDewGarita I can neither confirm n...
by lunchstealer
15 Sep 2020, 13:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77929

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

When the tribe that descended into postmodernist lunacy isn't the Left, shit needs a corrective and Team Blue Druid is not going to get the job done. I voted LP almost exclusively for years (except Bob "Baby Doc's PR Guy" Barr), but I'll go back to ballot access voting when there's not a basic-prece...
by lunchstealer
15 Sep 2020, 12:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1447
Views: 74417

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

I'm withdrawing this bet . So glad nobody took me up on it. I'm honestly stunned to see that politics trumps everything, even death. Dude the GOP has Qanons running for the House, and there's almost no chance that they'll lose. When politics trumps remotely-plausible-understandings-of-reality death...
by lunchstealer
14 Sep 2020, 20:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77929

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Perfectly normal, perfectly all right. Trump suggests he would 'negotiate' a 3rd term as president because he is 'probably entitled' to it And the likelihood of that actually happening? Insignificant. While this... Democratic insiders set up a 'war room' to quickly kill the filibuster is much more ...
by lunchstealer
14 Sep 2020, 19:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77929

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

And trigger warning for Niskanen and Wilkinson for those triggered by Niskanen and Wilkinson but here is an argument for that suggests that the we-could-never-have-contact-traced crowd are at least not possessed of the most convincing argument: https://www.niskanencenter.org/trumps-covid-19-culpabil...
by lunchstealer
13 Sep 2020, 19:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77929

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

There's absolutely nothing he could have done that would have made a difference. Because if there were then it would mean that there's a reason to vote against him and there cannot be a reason to vote against him. The two parties are exactly the same in all ways. Just as 2+2=5, trade wars are good ...
by lunchstealer
13 Sep 2020, 18:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 796
Views: 52735

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Ha! Yes, I wore scrubs. which I found kind of ironic because I no-joke made an actual effort to find clothing that was 100% metal-free -- lots of "Oh, these elastic-waistband linen pants will work ... no, shit, there's these bullshit metal fake rivets in a couple places, what is the POINT of that" ...
by lunchstealer
13 Sep 2020, 18:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds
Replies: 583
Views: 77880

Re: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds

The Bielefeld Conspiracy: htt ps://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=XvHcZciihJw The wikipedia summary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bielefeld_Conspiracy Tangent, if you put the youtube link inside [ url ] tags, it works fine (as a link, not an embed) without being broken. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X...
by lunchstealer
13 Sep 2020, 18:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fire
Replies: 47
Views: 2364

Re: Fire

Jesus.

My boss just bugged out his family from Portland to a relative's vacation home in Lake Tahoe. His old leaky house was not doing as well as Jake's. I'm just hoping the fire doesn't follow him there.
by lunchstealer
13 Sep 2020, 17:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3511
Views: 232525

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

This is my fear WRT living in a house on well water. Not that municipal water systems never have water supply problems but usually they're able to compensate to prevent absolutely-zero-water-in-the-system, although maybe I'm wrong and that happens too.
by lunchstealer
13 Sep 2020, 15:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 77929

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I guess I should put my cards on the table ... I want him gone because of the oversight issues. You can defy and ignore congressional subpoenas as well as judicial orders. You can lie to everyone including judges and inspectors. You can involve foreign powers overtly now. It's all good so long as y...