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by Aresen
11 Jul 2020, 21:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Sweet Home Alabama
Replies: 0
Views: 20

Sweet Home Alabama

Ever since Doug Jones knocked off Roy Moore to take Jeff Sessions' Senate seat, he's had a GOP target on his back. Taking back Alabama is a key part of the GOP strategy to retain control of the Senate. So, it must give the Blues great pleasure to see Trump knifing Sessions in favor of a Trump loyali...
by Aresen
11 Jul 2020, 21:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 561
Views: 34569

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

Frankly, the real problem is that people’s employers knuckle under too quickly for the trivial shit. This is what I think is the thing that will eventually shake out. That employers will realize that the ire of a relatively miniscule number of keyboard warriors is not sufficient for losing good emp...
by Aresen
11 Jul 2020, 20:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7714
Views: 411435

Re: Orange is the new President

I'm sure 4 out of 5 people have no problem with it. 80 percent of the population worries too much about such things. What's one out of five really mean, after all? Making the top quintile is no mean feat.

(5/5 actually.)
by Aresen
10 Jul 2020, 23:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Small joys and random good things
Replies: 106
Views: 26784

Re: Small joys and random good things

I turned 30 lbs of raspberries into 30 jars of raspberry jam this afternoon.
by Aresen
10 Jul 2020, 23:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8976
Views: 388942

Re: Observations of the Random sort

p-t works for all five. So does p-n if you allow the 'pon contraction.
by Aresen
10 Jul 2020, 22:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1319
Views: 45896

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

For all the ways anti-Muslim and anti-Arab bigotry have been horrifying post-911, I shudder to imagine how much worse it would be if, instead of POTUS G.W. Bush responding with his "We're not at war with Islam or Muslims; only with a tiny number of terrorists committing evil in their name" speech, ...
by Aresen
08 Jul 2020, 15:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1319
Views: 45896

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

Can we get Maduro into that plague huddle? Yup. And Raul if he's still alive. Those psychos from Belarus and... Turkmenistan, I think? Whereever it is where the guy is nuts about horses. Prolly some other 'stans. Obvs taliban guys too. Maybe Tucker, although really I want him to be taken out by a m...
by Aresen
06 Jul 2020, 19:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Oh, Canada
Replies: 73
Views: 8228

Re: Oh, Canada

Trudeau won't go to Washington to meet with Trump and Obrador to celebrate Son-of-NAFTA. The official reason is that he would have to self-quarantine for 14 days on his return and that would conflict with the opening of Parliament, which is almost de rigueur for a Prime Minister to attend. Most peo...
by Aresen
04 Jul 2020, 14:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2661
Views: 185386

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

nicole wrote:
02 Jul 2020, 16:34
Hugh Downs
Another member of the "I thought he died ages ago" club.

And I just checked & found out Barbara Walters is still alive.
by Aresen
04 Jul 2020, 14:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 704
Views: 26607

Re: Random covid-19 observations

I once had a Coke Zero handed to me on the Strip in Vegas. (I think they were just rolling it out.) I thought it was gawd-awful & could not finish the can. I prefer Coke Classic, but honestly couldn't tell it from Pepsi most of the time. Schweppes Ginger Ale is my soft drink of choice, followed by C...
by Aresen
01 Jul 2020, 20:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7714
Views: 411435

Re: Orange is the new President

Well, the US did think the Taliban was cool and shipped them money and arms in the 1980s to fight the Russians. Then, they slipped the leash and became uncool.

From Peron to Saddam Hussein to Noriega to Bin Laden, it's almost a modern US tradition.
by Aresen
01 Jul 2020, 19:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7714
Views: 411435

Re: Orange is the new President

Here's the one thing that makes me skeptical about the significance: Aren't the US and Russia pretty much always at odds in covert monkey business? Isn't it always the case that there are shadowy businessmen with passports that don't say "United States" working with various "security contractors" o...
by Aresen
01 Jul 2020, 16:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7714
Views: 411435

Re: Orange is the new President

I'm curious if it wasn't so that it could be leaked to the US press around election time to further drive a wedge, especially if they have a way to later prove that it wasn't true and further undermine the credibility of the notion of the responsible press. One of Putin's big goals seems to be to d...
by Aresen
01 Jul 2020, 15:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8976
Views: 388942

Re: Observations of the Random sort

I haven't looked, but I'm willing to bet you can get a PhD in Astrology somewhere.
by Aresen
30 Jun 2020, 10:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9992
Views: 533734

Re: Petty annoyances

Ellie wrote:
30 Jun 2020, 10:04
Yellowstone is not the prairie, you git.
True, but it's a lot prettier than the countryside around Wichita.
by Aresen
27 Jun 2020, 22:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7714
Views: 411435

Re: Orange is the new President

To me, the report sounds like dezinformatsiya since I can see no benefit - direct or indirect - for Russia to offer such a bounty. After all, the Taliban don't need any extra incentive to kill foreign troops. OTOH, I can see the Russians planting the story as dezinformatsiya for no other reason than...
by Aresen
27 Jun 2020, 00:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8976
Views: 388942

Re: Observations of the Random sort

The term is new to me, but I think I get what you mean by "Physicists' Disease" from what is said above, but just to confirm, could you spell it out?

(My guess: A tendency of an expert in one area of science to believe he/she is therefore qualified to speak authoritatively on all areas of science.)
by Aresen
25 Jun 2020, 21:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9992
Views: 533734

Re: Petty annoyances

Warren wrote:
25 Jun 2020, 17:00
Hugh Akston wrote:
25 Jun 2020, 16:55
From what I understand from watching Toy Story 3, ferrous material is automatically recycled as part of the normal waste stream.
And if you can't trust a talking plastic cowboy and spaceman I just don't know if you can believe anything at all.
Talking plastic cowboy >>> POTUS
by Aresen
25 Jun 2020, 10:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1319
Views: 45896

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

The biggest weakness of a Westminister style Parliament is that a Prime Minister with a majority government has full control of the legislature. There is no check on his/her power to legislate save what his own party will tolerate. (see below) It's biggest strength is the requirement that the PM be ...
by Aresen
25 Jun 2020, 00:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1319
Views: 45896

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

Pham Nuwen wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 23:45
You think I'm a rube? That it? That I'll just accept the Shemocracy?
I think a conversation with the ShemPolice will help you understand the benefits of Shemocracy. We're waiting in Room 101.
by Aresen
23 Jun 2020, 22:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Small joys and random good things
Replies: 106
Views: 26784

Re: Small joys and random good things

Finally got my new washing machine today. No more trips to the laundromat!! Yay!
by Aresen
23 Jun 2020, 15:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7714
Views: 411435

Re: Orange is the new President

Sarah Sanders 'piling on' is somewhat of a featherweight. SARAH SANDERS JOINS THE BOLTON PILE-ON, CALLS HIM “ARROGANT,” “SELFISH” With the rest of the country losing their minds in ever more frightening ways, it's easy to forget how downright entertaining this administration is. "May you live in am...
by Aresen
23 Jun 2020, 14:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7714
Views: 411435

Re: Orange is the new President

Sarah Sanders 'piling on' is somewhat of a featherweight.

SARAH SANDERS JOINS THE BOLTON PILE-ON, CALLS HIM “ARROGANT,” “SELFISH”
by Aresen
19 Jun 2020, 18:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: What is going on in India
Replies: 30
Views: 1423

Re: What is going on in India

I think a lot of these guys - Mattis, Tillerson, Bolton, Sessions - thought they could 'tame' Trump and guide him to their vision of good policy. They over-estimated his attention span and under-estimated his narcissism.
by Aresen
19 Jun 2020, 16:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: What is going on in India
Replies: 30
Views: 1423

Re: What is going on in India

Warren wrote:
19 Jun 2020, 13:47
I've got a signed document that says different. I think. I can't read Spanish. And I'm not sure that bartender was actually ordained.
But you know what they say: What happens in Tijuana, stays.
So long as the donkey is ok.