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by Aresen
Yesterday, 15:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6350
Views: 194121

Re: Orange is the new President

He plans to celebrate Memorial Day by pardoning war criminals. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/18/us/trump-pardons-war-crimes.html Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk DAR and I are among the few on this board who remember Nixon pardoning William Calley. It played well among the knuckle-draggers.
by Aresen
18 May 2019, 19:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6350
Views: 194121

Re: Orange is the new President

Amash calls conduct Trumpeachable A Michigan Republican and member of the House Freedom Caucus accused President Trump of "impeachable conduct" in a break with his party. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) tweeted Saturday that the president's actions to potentially obstruct the now-shuttered special coun...
by Aresen
18 May 2019, 19:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 606
Views: 28519

Re: Putin on the Writs

Taktix® wrote:
18 May 2019, 18:40
Putin says Russia will supply soy beans, poultry meat to China

From Nov 2018, but still, fucking called it.
Ah, yes. The legendary productivity and efficiency of Russian farming.
by Aresen
18 May 2019, 19:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1928
Views: 123036

Re: Towing the Lion

Jasper wrote:
18 May 2019, 19:02
A Twit wrote: It might be, but Amash has shown on a few occasion to be willing to stand on a principle, rather than cow tow to the party line. I can respect that, even if I don’t usually agree with his position.
So we're towing cows now, too?
by Aresen
17 May 2019, 17:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6759
Views: 235273

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

The most baffling thing about the lawsuit is the amount at question. Like it seems like there’s at least one zero missing from this. https://news.yahoo.com/woman-sues-hospital-medical-file-alleged-attacker-215827228.html I'd go for two missing zeros. At $75k, the hospital's lawyer would be telling ...
by Aresen
17 May 2019, 16:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 15399

Re: The Abortion Thread

If the Blues won't impeach Trump there's no way in hell they'll impeach Kavanaugh. The main reason the Blues won't impeach Trump is he is too useful as a 'get out the vote' motivator on their side. Trump in the White House in 2020 is worth 100,000 campaign volunteers from the Blue POV. Trump's mora...
by Aresen
17 May 2019, 15:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 15399

Re: The Abortion Thread

But would Alabama or Georgia or whatever other state stipulate that they are in violation of Roe vs. Wade and subsequent abortion cases? At the very least, they might want to argue that some particular provision within the law is consistent with some subsequent ruling that upheld some regulation or...
by Aresen
17 May 2019, 11:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1407
Views: 54002

Re: Inequality

Is it just me or is the whole "ha ha but not really" guillotine meme catching on lately? https://scontent.ffcm1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60221621_10217118846475494_4030993692545253376_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ht=scontent.ffcm1-2.fna&oh=bdceff45252b5167f2db37aa1d4211b0&oe=5D6C8EAB WTF? Of course, they ...
by Aresen
16 May 2019, 21:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occupy This
Replies: 1129
Views: 40097

Re: Occupy This

That’s a lot of words to say ‘fuck you fags.’ Huh? I'm pretty sure those camps are built and staffed by anti-migrant bigots, not anti-gay ones. (Not that there isn't likely to be some overlap.) in this case the other-f-bomb they're dropping is a catch-all reference to all libtards, nerds, democ-RAT...
by Aresen
16 May 2019, 18:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 15399

Re: The Abortion Thread

Number 6 wrote:
16 May 2019, 18:19
I'm amused at the notion that there are anti-abortion laws so horrific that Justice Fratdouche won't support them.
There is a certain macabre humour in the notion.
by Aresen
16 May 2019, 17:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 15399

Re: The Abortion Thread

If the entire forced-birth movement had been taken over by deep-cover pro-choice secret agents whose mission was "make the forced-birth movement look as cruel and ignorant as possible," they'd be hard-pressed to do better than the actual forced-birthers have done. *thinks hard* Maybe if they went b...
by Aresen
16 May 2019, 10:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9642
Views: 383094

Re: Petty annoyances

When you order something from a company about 15 miles from where you live and it takes a tour of the whole region before it gets to you. I live in Brooklyn. I ordered something online, and was pleasantly surprised to see it was coming from Oakland, NJ, which is about 15 miles northwest of the city...
by Aresen
15 May 2019, 17:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 15399

Re: The Abortion Thread

What are the odds that at least one of these 25 creeps has procured an abortion for a mistress or daughter carrying an 'inconvenient' fetus?
by Aresen
14 May 2019, 21:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occupy This
Replies: 1129
Views: 40097

Re: Occupy This

The intuitions of the left are at least equal parts about a kind of justice and a profound sense that trade offs are for other people / costs aren’t real. “I’m so tired of hearing we can’t have the world I want JUST BECAUSE it has a price tag,” is a sentiment I’ve heard my whole life. FWIW, I hear ...
by Aresen
14 May 2019, 21:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 477
Views: 27473

Re: Iran (so far away)

If Bolton's intention is to absolutely guarantee that Iran builds nukes, the surest way is to attack Iran.
by Aresen
14 May 2019, 11:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 1118
Views: 66165

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Whatever the MIC thinks about war, the hype they push about their capabilities encourages politician to get their war on. The campaign donations help as well. FWIW, I went to the IMAX at the BC Museum to see "Aircraft Carrier". It was a long commercial for the MIC, especially Northrop-Grumman and R...
by Aresen
13 May 2019, 16:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds
Replies: 526
Views: 47691

Re: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds

I'm geared towards a fundamental, Humean kind of skepticism. I dont' think anyone should be very confident about very much outside of a few kinds of things that pass specific empirical tests. When you make a big play you should do so with the same humility like 'this is the best call I can make rig...
by Aresen
13 May 2019, 08:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 1118
Views: 66165

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

This sounds an awful lot like confiscating assets from people she doesn't like: When we say “tax the rich,” we mean nesting-doll yacht rich. For-profit prison rich. Betsy DeVos, student-loan-shark rich. Trick-the-country-into-war rich. Subsidizing-workforce-w-food-stamps rich. Because THAT kind of ...
by Aresen
12 May 2019, 18:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds
Replies: 526
Views: 47691

Re: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds

An interesting take on 'experts':

The Peculiar Blindness of Experts
by Aresen
12 May 2019, 18:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Uber fucked
Replies: 285
Views: 12888

Re: Uber fucked

Mo wrote:
12 May 2019, 18:25
The late round investors, like the Saudis are in the red.
This makes me smile.
by Aresen
11 May 2019, 20:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6350
Views: 194121

Re: Orange is the new President

I'll go out on a limb and predict that the Hit and Run commenters who mourned Roy Moore's loss on the grounds that he was "more libertarian" than Doug Jones also approve of Trump's pro-liberty bona fides, too. Jennifer, that's no challenge at all. (It was the first article that came up when I searc...
by Aresen
09 May 2019, 20:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Antivaxxers
Replies: 156
Views: 6723

Re: Antivaxxers

Teenager who sued his high school for banning him for being unvaccinated now has the pox . Jerome Kunkel, 18, made headlines last month after he unsuccessfully sued his Kentucky school for barring unimmunised students amid an outbreak. His lawyer, Christopher Weist, told US media that the teen's sy...
by Aresen
09 May 2019, 18:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 15399

Re: The Abortion Thread

Mo wrote:
09 May 2019, 12:28
Here's a good way to get Republicans to back off these bills. Argue that personhood at conception means that a baby conceived in the US is a citizen and you can't deport a pregnant illegal alien because you're deporting a US citizen. Bill will be vetoed immediately.
Thanks for the laugh, Mo.
by Aresen
09 May 2019, 15:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4059
Views: 152051

Re: When journalism goes bad

I don't know anybody who PREFERS sunflower seed butter, although I'm sure that weirdo exists somewhere (probably posting in the food threads on Grylliade) but it's a fine plan B if you can't have nuts. I had never heard of 'sunbutter' before this thread. It sounds like an abomination. Probably Trum...