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by Aresen
Yesterday, 18:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 211
Views: 8754

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

lunchstealer wrote:
Yesterday, 17:34
Churches do absolutely perform a social role that provides benefit even beyond the woo.
No better place to discuss how your neighbors are damned for all time.
by Aresen
Yesterday, 15:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7530
Views: 354356

Re: Orange is the new President

Because people are idiots, and they will forgive anything if he manages to exasperate libruls. The commoners never should have been given the vote. Give the likes of Baldric the vote and it'd be back to cavorting druids, death by stoning, and dung for dinner. You mean the newest Member of Parliamen...
by Aresen
01 Apr 2020, 22:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 133
Views: 1459

Re: Random covid-19 observations

I wouldn't shove someone in front of a bus, but for some people I might be a little slow in giving warning that they were about to step in front of one.
by Aresen
01 Apr 2020, 13:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 800
Views: 13756

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

I've contended before that a lot of what masquerades as incompetence is actually intentional fuckery (failure to fill executive branch positions, Puerto Rico response, stuff like that). Is it possible that the under-reporting and DeSantis's standing orders to stay open and the CDC Orders limiting t...
by Aresen
01 Apr 2020, 10:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 246
Views: 17858

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

Pham Nuwen wrote:
01 Apr 2020, 02:23
I don't even know what I read. It felt like the author was masturbating into my face. But with words!
This is true for most opinion pieces. Practice safe interneting!
by Aresen
01 Apr 2020, 01:03
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: ATOMIC FRUITBAT SIGNAL
Replies: 9
Views: 1206

Re: ATOMIC FRUITBAT SIGNAL

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
31 Mar 2020, 19:39
Could Jake be the new Uncle Duke?
Well, Oregon did legalize weed. Probably the first step on Jake's road to Dukedom.
by Aresen
01 Apr 2020, 01:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 246
Views: 17858

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

I'm counting on the internecine battle between Roman Catholic conservatives and Evangelical Protestant conservatives, both of whom hate each other and suspect the others are going to Hell, anyway. The funny (ironic) thing here is that the great religious wars in Europe didn't end because both sides...
by Aresen
31 Mar 2020, 20:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 246
Views: 17858

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

I had never heard the term 'Catholic integralist' before seeing it here. I googled it and am still WTF? Do these people have the slightest idea of the consequences of what they advocate? Or are they fully aware and fine with it?
by Aresen
31 Mar 2020, 12:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 133
Views: 1459

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Why don't Canadians know what a meter is? WAIT Nevermind that. When did Canadians become giants that play with six and a half foot long hockey sticks :o An ice hockey stick is a piece of equipment used in ice hockey to shoot, pass, and carry the puck across the ice. Ice hockey sticks are approximat...
by Aresen
30 Mar 2020, 17:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 133
Views: 1459

Re: Random covid-19 observations

In Canada, we do things OUR way:

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by Aresen
29 Mar 2020, 13:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 133
Views: 1459

Re: Random covid-19 observations

For the first time in my life, I stood in line to enter a grocery store this morning.

I feel very soviet.
by Aresen
28 Mar 2020, 17:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 800
Views: 13756

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

My decoder ring is on the table beside lunchstealer's.
by Aresen
28 Mar 2020, 14:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 800
Views: 13756

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

President Donald Trump’s latest target, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, told a radio station Friday that medical supply vendors informed her they’ve been told “not to send stuff” to her state amid the battle against COVID-19. Whitmer, a Democrat, didn’t say if the orders were coming from the White ...
by Aresen
27 Mar 2020, 20:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7530
Views: 354356

Re: Orange is the new President

Just because a crisis leads to a short term bump in the President’s popularity doesn’t mean it will help in the upcoming election. https://www.nytimes.com/1979/12/10/archives/survey-finds-carters-popularity-has-risen-sharply-in-iran-crisis.html That was before the disasterous failed rescue mission ...
by Aresen
27 Mar 2020, 12:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 800
Views: 13756

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

Dangerman wrote:
27 Mar 2020, 12:20
What is going to happen/is happening in Africa? I can't really find any news, even on international services like the BBC and Al Jazeera...
This Youtube live tracking channel has some mention of Africa, but there isn't much info:
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ibn-Battuta
by Aresen
26 Mar 2020, 22:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 800
Views: 13756

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

Which once again pushes one of my buttons. I get why you'd want independent quality control for products imported, say, from China, let alone from less developed nations, but if the Germans in particular have decided some drug or piece of medical equipment is safe and effective, there's a 99.999999...
by Aresen
26 Mar 2020, 20:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7530
Views: 354356

Re: Orange is the new President

We treat them like monkeys because their actions are barely even the actions of primates. I'm 100% serious when I say that you should have to pass a written test on history, economics, statistics, science, and basic medical knowledge before you're allowed to vote. And yes, I know how much racist hi...
by Aresen
26 Mar 2020, 18:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 800
Views: 13756

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

"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few."
by Aresen
26 Mar 2020, 16:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 800
Views: 13756

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

The US has now passed China* in total reported cases:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgylp3Td1Bw

Is this where Americans get together and chant "USA! USA! WE'RE #1" ?

*With the obvious caveat that China's numbers are probably bogus.
by Aresen
25 Mar 2020, 23:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 133
Views: 1459

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Pham Nuwen wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 23:11
You just noticed it more is all. We're just jumped up monkeys after all.
Apes.

Great Apes, no less.
by Aresen
25 Mar 2020, 20:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 800
Views: 13756

OFF Coronavirus's sake!!

OFFS: G7 ministers spike joint statement on COVID-19 after U.S. demands it be called 'Wuhan virus' Any hope of G7 foreign ministers releasing a joint statement on the fight against COVID-19 was killed today after the U.S. insisted the document refer to it as the "Wuhan virus." As originally reported...
by Aresen
25 Mar 2020, 16:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 800
Views: 13756

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

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 14:44
It has to have at least crossed Queen Elizabeth's mind now that she might outlive Charles, which is frankly the best chance they have of hanging on to the monarchy for much longer.
Best case is that Chuck pops it first, then Liz shortly after, while Billy 5 is still relatively popular.
by Aresen
25 Mar 2020, 14:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 133
Views: 1459

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Highway wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 14:35
That's not what he means with bulk food. He means the open bins of beans or flour or mini chocolate bars that you buy by the pound.
This.

I like Rosebuds® and Smarties® (the Canadian brands, not the candies of the same name you know in the US), both of which are far cheaper in bulk.
by Aresen
25 Mar 2020, 14:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 133
Views: 1459

Re: Random covid-19 observations

"Shut down?" By that do you mean, "they were sold out when you got there" or "they actually shut it down and intend no more bulk-food sales during the duration?" The bulk foods sections are covered with plastic sheets and wrapped up in tape. No more bulk food sales for the duration. Which is hell f...
by Aresen
25 Mar 2020, 13:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 133
Views: 1459

Re: Random covid-19 observations

All of the bulk food sections in our local supermarkets have been shut down.

I think "No problem, I'll just get a package of popcorn for snacking."

Nope. Sold out. :(