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by Aresen
Today, 01:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 63
Views: 1421

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

I am still convinced that Trump will be a long-term disaster for the GOP. I think the GOP is going to lose control of both houses over the 2018 and 2020 election cycles.

Get set for a decade of Team Blue rule.
by Aresen
Yesterday, 11:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 256
Views: 5279

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Atomic Dishwasher would be better.

But that might infringe Jake's copyright.
by Aresen
Yesterday, 10:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Roolz of the Rode
Replies: 337
Views: 14166

Re: Roolz of the Rode

If these things come to Chicago and motherfuckers start riding them on the sidewalk I'm going to have a meltdown/push someone into traffic https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/04/19/electric-scooters-might-revolutionize-urban-transport-if-it-wasnt-for-stupid-humans/ Victoria has a...
by Aresen
Yesterday, 00:26
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Fly the Friendly Skies...
Replies: 237
Views: 9114

Re: Fly the Friendly Skies...

The Officer who dragged the passenger off the plane is suing United. Long's suit names United Airlines, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and its commissioner, Ginger Evans. "But for the CDA's negligence and failure to train (Long) how to respond to an escalating situation with an airline pa...
by Aresen
18 Apr 2018, 23:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 316
Views: 15150

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Tyler Cowen needs to read up on dictators . Kim's father was even more obsessed with South Korea culture. To the point where he kidnapped a leading director and actress and became their benefactor to finance any crazy fucking movie they wanted to make. He also forced them to stay married. And after...
by Aresen
18 Apr 2018, 16:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 256
Views: 5279

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Pham Nuwen wrote:
18 Apr 2018, 11:20
I would have bought the one that said it would clean the shit off our dishes but that's not an option these days.
You are using your dishes wrong. :mrgreen:
by Aresen
16 Apr 2018, 17:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9164
Views: 304550

Re: Petty annoyances

Highway wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 16:06
Seems like someone got a new phone, and is giving out the wrong number for it. I've gotten 4 calls from people obviously not wanting to talk to me.
Send them all texts inviting them to a party at 'your' place. Tell them to bring drugs.
by Aresen
15 Apr 2018, 10:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7662
Views: 235643

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Death of Stalin is pretty good, although from it you could get the impression that everybody but Beria wasn't that bad, which is false, although Beria was much worse. I noticed that. Khrushchev in particular was 'niced up'. The movie isn't unique in this, a lot of people ignore Khrushchev's role in...
by Aresen
13 Apr 2018, 13:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 199
Views: 6239

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

dhex wrote:
13 Apr 2018, 12:35
what a fucking asshole!
Agreed. For all that the immigration foes talk about supporting Dreamers, I think they really get a kick out of that kind of sadistic shit.
by Aresen
13 Apr 2018, 11:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1787
Views: 92147

Re: Towing the Lion

this is a horrifying post: Fun fact: the phrase "toe the line" is actually "tow the line" as in everyone pulling on a rope together to move a heavy object. Nobody really cares if it's wrong but it's fun to look at how turns of phrase get edited over time. This demands to be responded to. It must no...
by Aresen
13 Apr 2018, 11:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1520
Views: 44443

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

I will also point out one of the architects of Obamacare stated that one of it's goals was to increase consolidation of those organizations as they believed they could reduce bureaucratic costs. He's since admitted that idea didn't actually work to reduce costs. I wonder if that was shades of the o...
by Aresen
13 Apr 2018, 00:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1962
Views: 66541

Re: Twitter!

the nra is very invested in setting everything they have on fire for some reason. Brave Patriots have died to protect their Second Amendment right to shoot themselves in the foot. If they don't exercise that right then what's the point? If you insist on shooting yourself in the foot, you are advise...
by Aresen
11 Apr 2018, 13:49
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Pot gets a Boehner
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Pot gets a Boehner

Former House Speaker John Boehner Once Opposed Marijuana Legalization. Now He's a Pot Lobbyist. I’m joining the board of #AcreageHoldings because my thinking on cannabis has evolved. I’m convinced de-scheduling the drug is needed so we can do research, help our veterans, and reverse the opioid epid...
by Aresen
11 Apr 2018, 13:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3837
Views: 115421

Re: When journalism goes bad

tr0g wrote:
11 Apr 2018, 11:57
Ellie wrote:
11 Apr 2018, 11:54
Although it's not very much of a metabolic rise, because people have been trying to use ice water and cold showers as a weight-loss hack for years, without success.
I dunno, replacing all your meals with ice water and cold showers seems like it should work.
Especially for horny teenagers.
by Aresen
11 Apr 2018, 10:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3837
Views: 115421

Re: When journalism goes bad

JD, the argument I've seen is that there are mechanisms that keep the water from entering your tissues effectively until it has been brought to the correct temperature, but I can't say that I have any evidence for that. Unless you are in a state of hypothermia, I am pretty sure that any quantity of...
by Aresen
11 Apr 2018, 10:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4982
Views: 97805

Re: Orange is the new President

thoreau wrote:
11 Apr 2018, 10:21
Well, he finally stood up to Russia.



By resolving to let a quagmire escalate.
Does anyone have room in their bunker?
by Aresen
10 Apr 2018, 15:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4982
Views: 97805

Re: Orange is the new President

These are uncharted waters, but if a president becomes the subject or target of a grand jury investigation and chooses not to testify while in office, especially if he ends up being an unindicted co-conspirator in a prosecution that results in convictions, I think there is a high probability that a...
by Aresen
10 Apr 2018, 15:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3837
Views: 115421

Re: When journalism goes bad

The risk from demineralized water is minimal and I suspect that just about every trace nutrient that we get from tap water can be obtained from the rest of our diet. (Though, like Jadagul, I wouldn't swear to it.) Further, as Flint MI and other stories have shown, tap water sometimes falls well shor...
by Aresen
10 Apr 2018, 15:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3837
Views: 115421

Re: When journalism goes bad

The LA Times uncritically reprints a bunch of woo about hydration and nutrition: http://www.latimes.com/local/abcarian/la-me-abcarian-tap-water-20180405-story.html "(reading the ingredients of Twinkies) Bleached wheat flour, B vitamins, sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, partially hydroge...
by Aresen
10 Apr 2018, 13:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4982
Views: 97805

Re: Orange is the new President

Ken White has an op-ed today in the NYT that breaks it down pretty well. This seems like a legit big deal. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/10/opinion/trump-michael-cohen-fbi-raid.html I am going to say "Oh, no!" Not because I like Trump, but because, if this brings him down, it will only feed the a...
by Aresen
10 Apr 2018, 11:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 943
Views: 46949

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Warren wrote:
10 Apr 2018, 10:49
Wait. Was she pregnant when elected? Would that make the kid a senator too?
I don't think the Romneys, Kennedys and Bushes were able to get that Constitutional Amendment adopted.

Yet.
by Aresen
10 Apr 2018, 11:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 256
Views: 5279

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

I understand what you guys are saying. But once again I'm puzzled at how much advertising other people actually notice. An ad it has to break the SEP field for me to even see it. That's really hard to do. Opening up Amazon in another tab right now I see they're showing me an assortment of cordless ...
by Aresen
08 Apr 2018, 18:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 256
Views: 5279

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Eric the .5b wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 15:57
I thought it had figured me out, but Amazon still thinks I'm a pagan lesbian with confusing politics.
It beats Youtube offering me Trump Nation videos still celebrating the fact that Trump won despite all the dirty librul media pollsters saying he wouldn't.
by Aresen
08 Apr 2018, 00:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?
Replies: 1526
Views: 45040

Re: Have you accepted Nothing as your lord and savior?

thoreau wrote:
07 Apr 2018, 23:56
Too many parishes have paid out too many settlements over people encouraging kids to play with someone's sword as part of religious education.
Not to mention, the Government of Canada.