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by Aresen
Today, 19:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 357
Views: 11797

Re: Op-ediots

Mo wrote:
Today, 19:17
Well, there’s always a bright side to getting convicted on 8 counts.

http://thefederalist.com/2018/08/21/fed ... nts-fraud/
Hey! 10 out of 18 isn't bad! He's batting .556!
by Aresen
Today, 19:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4177
Views: 150572

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

That pecan joke is funny because JasonL is comparing pecans -- a not-particularly-active sort of thing -- with horses, which are very different. This juxtaposition of horse-based imagery with a small and unassuming nut makes the humor work. Jake. I love you. But you just lost my vote for Mayor of C...
by Aresen
Today, 18:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11878
Views: 672996

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Ellie wrote:
Today, 18:34
This entire subreddit is so richly satisfying to me.

https://www.reddit.com/r/powerwashingporn/top/?t=all
I loved the priest powerwashing his congregation of their sins.
by Aresen
Today, 17:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"
Replies: 118
Views: 1463

Re: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"

If you remain puzzled by what point I'm trying to make, Aresen, PM me with your questions and I'll answer them to the best of my ability; I figure that would be preferable to thread derailment, no? First, though, I'll spell out my point one last time in case it helps: I definitely make a distinctio...
by Aresen
Today, 14:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"
Replies: 118
Views: 1463

Re: Elizabeth Warren's

I’m profoundly cynical about a mandate like this and what motivates it. Broadly I think it’s mostly about getting consensus buy in to a form of capitalism that explicitly consists of the largest firms providing regulated levels of employment in exchange for political favors and protection. As oppos...
by Aresen
Yesterday, 17:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"
Replies: 118
Views: 1463

Re: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"

Ellie wrote:
Yesterday, 17:45
Jennifer and Elizabeth Warren are both exhausting to argue with. Not that I'm comparing them, mind you. I'm mentioning them in the same sentence for no reason whatsoever.
/word
by Aresen
Yesterday, 15:15
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Air Marshals Secretly Followed an Artsy Virginia Mom
Replies: 0
Views: 55

Air Marshals Secretly Followed an Artsy Virginia Mom

Air Marshals Secretly Followed an Artsy Virginia Mom on Flights to Make Sure She Wasn't Going to Destroy America Civil rights and privacy groups are up in arms. The secretive surveillance appears completely unattached to anything resembling risk or threat assessment: Essentially the program calls f...
by Aresen
Yesterday, 00:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"
Replies: 118
Views: 1463

Re: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"

Corporations DO die for egregious acts: Enron and Arthur Anderson to name two. The problem is less that certain corporations ought to die than that politicians intervene to prevent them from dying when it is politically advantageous. TARP and the GM rescue were examples of this. If the judgments, fi...
by Aresen
18 Aug 2018, 22:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 177
Views: 7098

Re: Putin on the Writs

DOODS! 2 fucking Russian nuclear bombers now stationed off the coast of Alaska: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/russian-strategic-bombers-deploy-near-alaska/2018/08/16/734c5a64-a173-11e8-a3dd-2a1991f075d5_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.e73056e22942 And 100 km inside US airspac...
by Aresen
18 Aug 2018, 21:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"
Replies: 118
Views: 1463

Re: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"

Fundamentally for libertarians, the issue is: Who in their right mind wants to grant government MORE power?
by Aresen
18 Aug 2018, 19:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"
Replies: 118
Views: 1463

Re: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"

I'm not sure any company guilty of enough crimes to warrant possible dissolution can be said to be well-run. Profitable, perhaps, but well-run usually implied a certain amount of concern for legalities. That's an incredibly subjective criteria. Would you trust someone like Trump to make that distin...
by Aresen
18 Aug 2018, 19:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Cool little things
Replies: 1031
Views: 52894

Re: Cool little things

Eric the .5b wrote:
18 Aug 2018, 18:56
Hugh Akston wrote:
18 Aug 2018, 16:20
When you type 'password generator' into DuckDuckGo it will generate a password for you.
And now DDG has your password.
*hand waves* Pooh! Pooh! The seven NSA agents on their staff would never share your information.
by Aresen
18 Aug 2018, 17:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Marriage is Totally Gay
Replies: 1155
Views: 39009

Re: Marriage is Totally Gay

One 'whites only' lunch counter in town isn't a problem, segregation all over town is. I'm not sure where it tips. I am sure that in 2018 America it's not necessary to force people to provide their services to all race, gender, religion, because discrimination based on those criteria is not general...
by Aresen
18 Aug 2018, 17:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2871
Views: 91269

Re: I just don't get it

People who stand left on escalators. On a down escalator that never, ever ends. With someone playing music they don't like immediately behind them. People who stand left on escalators. huh Escalator etiquette says, if you don't want to walk down as you ride, you stand on the right so people in a hu...
by Aresen
18 Aug 2018, 10:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2871
Views: 91269

Re: I just don't get it

nicole wrote:
18 Aug 2018, 08:36
I mean we had like extremely out-monstered him by then though.
The problem was more that W was a well-meaning fool. (Like many a POTUS before him.) Yes, he lied to get the war in Iraq, but he really thought he could nation-build in Afghanistan and Iraq. As did O in Egypt, Libya and Syria.
by Aresen
18 Aug 2018, 00:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Marriage is Totally Gay
Replies: 1155
Views: 39009

Re: Marriage is Totally Gay

OK. We're all agreed, Nobody has to bake a cake for Alex Jones.
by Aresen
17 Aug 2018, 19:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"
Replies: 118
Views: 1463

Re: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"

I think she was trying to make a point about completely corrupted organizations. It's certainly not an exact metaphor, but I understood her point. It's also notable that the Catholic Church, like Wells Fargo, can be credited with some good works as well as terrible activities. I'm not sure the for-...
by Aresen
17 Aug 2018, 19:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Marriage is Totally Gay
Replies: 1155
Views: 39009

Re: Marriage is Totally Gay

lunchstealer wrote:
17 Aug 2018, 13:53
Andrew wrote:
16 Aug 2018, 19:16
If religious cake guy is responsible for baking a cake for whoever enters the door, Alex Jones ought to sue Facebook and the other tech companies in Colorado for excluding him from their services.
Under ADA for discrimination against the mentally disabled?
*High Fives lunchstealer*
by Aresen
17 Aug 2018, 17:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2871
Views: 91269

Re: I just don't get it

Ventilating bin laden is not ever going to be seen as a negative. Cause I mean cmon fuck that guy. Yeah I oppose it on the principle of if-you-can-arrest-him-arrest-him-and-put-his-ass-on-trial-and-then-maybe-hook-him-up-to-a-needle-if-we're-still-doing-that-sort-of-thing because the state shouldn'...
by Aresen
17 Aug 2018, 11:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"
Replies: 118
Views: 1463

Re: Elizabeth Warren's "Accountable Capitalism Act"

Agree it is awful. But it sounds 'democratic'.

Also, I think many Trump supporters would agree with this.
by Aresen
16 Aug 2018, 17:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5698
Views: 134331

Re: Orange is the new President

Hugh Akston wrote:
16 Aug 2018, 17:14
This whole thing about Brennan's security clearance is a good opportunity for people to consider why the government is allowed to withhold information from the public in the first place.
The real question is why Trump has a security clearance.
by Aresen
16 Aug 2018, 17:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1332
Views: 43847

Re: Inequality

I'm saying hunter-gatherers were too foolish to invent modern medicine and birth control Actually the birth control thing might not be totally correct. There is some evidence that h/g peoples had various ways - some conscious and intentional, some not - of controlling their population. Later age of...
by Aresen
16 Aug 2018, 17:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2871
Views: 91269

Re: I just don't get it

Rick Mercer is a Canadian leftist comedian whose primary schtick was "Talking to Americans" where he would ambush ordinary Americans to show how ignorant they were (usually of Canada). I hated the schtick both because it played into a popular Canadian Leftist prejudice and you absolutely know that t...
by Aresen
16 Aug 2018, 17:04
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Trump's Bogus Argument to Deny Green Cards and Citizenship to Immigrants who Play by the Rules
Replies: 23
Views: 347

Re: Trump's Bogus Argument to Deny Green Cards and Citizenship to Immigrants who Play by the Rules

Maximally aggressive, inflexible application of the rules is surely not a uniquely Trumpian thing, but it is something that they can be quite confident that the boss won't punish them for. "Our hands were tied" is the cry of both the incompetent and the evil among bureaucrats. Those with imaginatio...