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by Aresen
Yesterday, 23:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: States-ism
Replies: 21
Views: 200

Re: States-ism

Given the history of such tests, I'd call that a non-starter. Even without the history, I'd have to say 'no'. The knowledge of an arbitrary subject - even something as putatively relevant as 'how the government works' - is no guarantee of common sense (e.g. Oberlin) or an ability to make good politi...
by Aresen
Yesterday, 21:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: States-ism
Replies: 21
Views: 200

Re: States-ism

I want fewer voters, not more. Like maybe no votes for employees of any level of government. Or require that voters had to be born in the lower 48 and all parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents were US citizens (tough luck for you, McCain and George Romney!). I'm willing to hear other creati...
by Aresen
Yesterday, 21:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: States-ism
Replies: 21
Views: 200

Re: States-ism

But, yes, it's also in my mind that fair treatment for some people would just happen to dick over a party that has been betting on voter suppression. This. The GOP might just have to start thinking of non-white residents of the USA as Americans. FWIW, the Conservative Party in Canada came to the ep...
by Aresen
Yesterday, 19:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: States-ism
Replies: 21
Views: 200

Re: States-ism

Eric the .5b wrote:
Yesterday, 19:17
It would be a purely self-interested act by the Blues, but I can't see any call to object in the case of Puerto Rico.
Watching Mitch McConnell's head explode would be a bonus.
by Aresen
Yesterday, 19:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5845
Views: 139266

Re: Orange is the new President

Warren wrote:
Yesterday, 19:00
Well we damned sure don't need anymore states. There's no room for any more stars on the flag.
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by Aresen
Yesterday, 18:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5845
Views: 139266

Re: Orange is the new President

I'm not sure we need fewer states, and I'm not entirely against splitting up the biggest states. I do think we may need some "regional" level of governance between states and the national government (and to move some federal powers to bodes at that level). NO NO NO NO NO NO NO x 10^infinidy Adding ...
by Aresen
Yesterday, 16:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5845
Views: 139266

Re: Orange is the new President

Kolohe wrote:
Yesterday, 16:24
Eta 2 - we have too many states. I am not a crank.
The state of delusion seems ascendant at present. Although despair is way up as well.
by Aresen
Yesterday, 10:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018
Replies: 60
Views: 1206

Re: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018

Shem wrote:
Yesterday, 09:42
That was a tap that he oversold to get the penalty, not a real hit.
Diving is spreading from real Football to fake football?
by Aresen
Yesterday, 01:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 279
Views: 9079

Re: Putin on the Writs

Taktix® wrote:
24 Sep 2018, 23:38
Donald Trump - UberDrugCzar

Oh, guess who else loves them a fucking drug war?

Easier to militarize and make loyal local police, too ! <3 !
So, the Socons have found a use for the United Nations?
by Aresen
24 Sep 2018, 12:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5845
Views: 139266

Re: Orange is the new President

Mo wrote:
20 Sep 2018, 06:59
Someone actually said a tariff is not a tax.
Yes. And in the first few comments.

I can't stop laughing.
by Aresen
23 Sep 2018, 23:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2220
Views: 138720

Re: Market Failure!

Be as capitalist as you want, but the kind of people who do this:

Man with mental disability nearly bankrupted by door-to-door sales contracts

deserve to be ass-raped by a bull elephant that has swallowed a case lot of viagra.
by Aresen
22 Sep 2018, 10:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9347
Views: 334914

Re: Petty annoyances

Google News' "Technology" section is now about 45% videogame stuff and 45% cellphone stuff. I would like to revise my opinion. It's about 48% each. My beef with The Algorithm is that I watch a bunch of gardening videos, three lectures on soil biology, a blacksmithing playlist, and *one* GPU teardow...
by Aresen
21 Sep 2018, 01:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 279
Views: 9079

Re: Putin on the Writs

The 2016 election result is legitimate. I'm not in the "After we impeach we need an election do-over" camp. We impeach Trump for the things he's actually done (emoluments clause violations, obstruction of justice, and probably collusion with a foreign adversary after Mueller's report comes out), we...
by Aresen
20 Sep 2018, 23:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 279
Views: 9079

Re: Putin on the Writs

Personally, I think it is moot. Trump is not going to be convicted in an impeachment trial The GOP is still running scared of the Trumpists, who will never accept anything less than absolute loyalty to Trump from their Congresscritters. Even if Team Red's wettest dreams come true and they win contro...
by Aresen
20 Sep 2018, 18:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Lust to Acquire
Replies: 1437
Views: 69505

Re: The Lust to Acquire

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by Aresen
20 Sep 2018, 17:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 279
Views: 9079

Re: Putin on the Writs

All this talk of voting machines and hacking makes me feel like a yokel, what with us Canadians relying on primitive paper ballots.*

(*OK. I shouldn't snark. We almost never have more than one position to vote on at any election and referenda are very rare.)
by Aresen
20 Sep 2018, 16:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: DB's absolutely amazing sci/tech thread
Replies: 766
Views: 47768

Re: DB's absolutely amazing sci/tech thread

TESS has discovered its first exoplanet, only days into its mission:

by Aresen
20 Sep 2018, 15:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5612
Views: 226772

Re: Light laffs

Warren wrote:
20 Sep 2018, 15:30
From my FB feed
Whoever wins the 2020 Democratic or Republican nomination
molested me 35 years ago
Does this include EW & KH?
by Aresen
20 Sep 2018, 14:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1341
Views: 44729

Re: Inequality

It would take someone who made 240,000 a year (a darn good income considering I made the most I've made in my life last year at 30,000. That's eight of me.) 4,167 years to make a billion dollars. Billionaires SHOULD NOT EXIST! NO ONE CAN PHYSICALLY DO ENOUGH WORK TO EARN A BILLION!! If I can't have...
by Aresen
20 Sep 2018, 00:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 569
Views: 17649

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

For a man who claims to be an alpha-male stud happily fucking his way through thousands of hot and easily manipulated women, Roosh is sounding more and more like an incel every day. (Copypasting in full to save you a click, though the link is here if you want to see this masterpiece of hemorrhoidal...
by Aresen
19 Sep 2018, 22:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2186
Views: 86489

Re: Twitter!

Ellie wrote:
19 Sep 2018, 22:29
Some gay puppet Jesus, maybe
In Revelations 3:20, Jesus wrote:Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
by Aresen
19 Sep 2018, 21:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2186
Views: 86489

Re: Twitter!

Even if Sesame Street gets enough with the times that Bert and Ernie got married , I still doubt any little kids watching will think about them having sex with each other (unless they hear their homophobic parents ranting about it). That's not how kids think. I would pay good money to watch the rea...
by Aresen
19 Sep 2018, 20:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2186
Views: 86489

Re: Twitter!

What bothers me is that I'm seeing a LOT of bitching a la "If Bert and Ernie are gay, that means Sesame Street is teaching kids about homosexual sex acts!" -- yet, obviously, they don't make the same complaints about married male/female human characters: "If Sesame Street has a married couple, that...
by Aresen
16 Sep 2018, 23:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3306
Views: 131883

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

I am putting this here mainly because Hurricane Florence proved the icing on the shitcake. It is not just Baseball, Hockey, Football, Basketball and Soccer that manage to blow government money on Sports Venues, but now Equestrian Sports have gotten in on the act: The Town of Tryon, North Carolina wa...
by Aresen
15 Sep 2018, 17:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 319
Views: 17085

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Whatever you think of Thunderf00t, you gotta love his takedowns of Musk