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by Shem
11 Dec 2019, 21:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7211
Views: 296542

Re: Orange is the new President

https://twitter.com/TrumpWarRoom/status/1204503645607333888 Not sure I would cast Trump as Thanos. For one thing the skin tone is all wrong. The closest analog would probably be Dark Reign-era Norman Osborn, but the difference is that Gobby is actually smart and can make and follow through on plans...
by Shem
11 Dec 2019, 12:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Brexit: what say ye?
Replies: 585
Views: 27632

Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Kill cable news.
by Shem
11 Dec 2019, 10:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mr. Robot: with spoilers
Replies: 146
Views: 11567

Re: Mr. Robot: with spoilers

Fan theory is that the plane will crash. I'm glad they didn't make Domlene a thing. I'm not sure if it was the working or a complete lack of chemistry from the actors, but I never bought that they were anything other than two desperate, alienated people who latched onto the only connection they coul...
by Shem
10 Dec 2019, 10:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7211
Views: 296542

Re: Orange is the new President

Remember that immigration wasn't really a major left/right battleground issue prior to Trump's election; his success has made that a central feature of the ideological landscape in a way it wasn't before. I must have missed the Democratic members of the clique that killed the Gang of Eight's immigr...
by Shem
09 Dec 2019, 13:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7211
Views: 296542

Re: Orange is the new President

More than the media thinks, less than her fans think. Agreed. I actually think quite a bit more than the media thinks. There's a lot of stuff they cover with breathless incredulity that would actually be quite popular among the groups they talk about constantly without really understanding. Her iss...
by Shem
08 Dec 2019, 13:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7211
Views: 296542

Re: Orange is the new President

Jadagul wrote:
07 Dec 2019, 23:39
Klobuchar has a really good electability pitch, too. She's beating neutral in Minnesota by like 15 points or something.
Klobuchar doesn't have the liberal bonafides to mollify the progressive wing. It'd be Bernie Sanders running a campaign all the way to the day of the convention vote again.
by Shem
07 Dec 2019, 23:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7211
Views: 296542

Re: Orange is the new President

(I refuse to believe that Booty Jig will be nominated, but he's no less qualified than Trump, and a new face. So maybe he could win.) Buttigieg may be acceptable to most Democrats and the moderate Republicans, but I think the black evangelicals and baptists would let him die. Remember Proposition 8...
by Shem
07 Dec 2019, 17:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 484
Views: 17759

Re: Dancing With the Dems

@liz_franczak biden is a walking corpse who will gut social security, Pete is the most obvious CIA asset in history, Warren lies about almost everything incl. but not limited to pretending to be another race (we still don’t talk about this enough) lol literally why don’t you support Sanders Preside...
by Shem
07 Dec 2019, 17:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7211
Views: 296542

Re: Orange is the new President

but the poll has immigration way ahead of even healthcare on individual policies, and rich/poor gap barely registers at all. Thing about that is, Trump has scrambled this to the point where you can't just assume "immigration" means "they took urr jerbs" anymore. At this point, gotta figure at least...
by Shem
03 Dec 2019, 16:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 484
Views: 17759

Re: Dancing With the Dems

Gonna be either Warren/Booker or Warren/Klobuchar. Might have gone with Warren/Deval Patrick to calm the centrists, but they're both from Mass.
by Shem
28 Nov 2019, 11:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1731
Views: 81699

Re: Inequality

Appears so. Nevertheless that’s a regulatory floor not a productivity at density floor. And if the productivity weren't able to support that floor, you'd see either businesses closing or a reduction in the number of jobs available. Neither of which are happening in places like NYC or Seattle that h...
by Shem
28 Nov 2019, 02:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1731
Views: 81699

Re: Inequality

JasonL wrote:
27 Nov 2019, 23:21
Starbucks Manhattan is currently listing entry level at $12.50. Local Cincinnati entry is $10.
Considering NYC minimum wage is $15/hour for businesses that employ more than 10 people (and $13.50 heading into $15 on 12/31/19 for smaller ones), I'd say your listing is out of date.
by Shem
27 Nov 2019, 01:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1731
Views: 81699

Re: Inequality

Labor pool is what really winds up hamstringing a lot of the attempts to expand outside of the currently popular areas for any given industry. Getting people trained to do jobs really drives home the extent to which local community colleges and training providers have their offerings shaped by the l...
by Shem
26 Nov 2019, 02:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 400 ppm
Replies: 335
Views: 19791

Re: 400 ppm

Michael Shellenberger, Time magazine Hero of the Environment for 2008 and winner of the 2008 Green Book Award, says could we please just cool it with the apocalyptic talk? No, we are not all going to die. It makes some good points, but it also mischaracterizes some of the arguments that it's respon...
by Shem
26 Nov 2019, 02:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: And Then There Were Four (The Impeachment Thread)
Replies: 262
Views: 8622

Re: And Then There Were Four (The Impeachment Thread)

Well, assuming the court order is unsuccessfully appealed, the way it plays out is that failure to appear also constitutes contempt of court, which means the U.S. Marshals come and fetch him and put him in jail. But what if Trump orders the marshals to step down, you ask? Then it isn't Congress but...
by Shem
26 Nov 2019, 02:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1731
Views: 81699

Re: Inequality

Driverless cars might fix LA, or at least considerably ease the pain. The major metro areas in Texas are still affordable. Yeah, it's Texas, but there is little that isn't absolutely unique to LA or NYC that isn't available in DFW and the thing about poorer people in large metro areas is that they ...
by Shem
25 Nov 2019, 18:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1731
Views: 81699

Re: Inequality

I mean, just scanning, NYC/NJ metro is like 20M and LA/Long Beach/Anaheim is like 13M. Chicago is like 9.5M, then you get to a bunch of 6-7M areas like DFW and Houston and Philly. You're off by several million for at least one of those. Greater LA is about 18 million. But my contention is many of t...
by Shem
25 Nov 2019, 16:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1731
Views: 81699

Re: Inequality

JasonL wrote:
25 Nov 2019, 16:20
The thing about rents and housing being notably expensive is, that's only true in super expensive neighborhoods/zip codes.
What percentage of the population live in or adjacent to those zip codes?
by Shem
23 Nov 2019, 19:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 1156
Views: 77405

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

I'm thinking bamboo or other engineered wood floors or goddamned lino/vinyl for kitchens/bathrooms, but whatevs. We have bamboo everywhere except the bathrooms and the kitchen, and it's working pretty well. Definitely chilly to walk on until you get used to it, and failure to sweep a couple times a...
by Shem
21 Nov 2019, 02:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 484
Views: 17759

Re: Dancing With the Dems

My debate assessment: (topicality? In my gryll?) Biden =Abe Simpson Klobuchar - that girl whose dad is President of the chamber of commerce who gets *really* intense about the student council president elections Gabbard - Russian stooge Warren - Jimmy Stewart in Mr. Smith without the sincerity Sand...
by Shem
18 Nov 2019, 12:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 484
Views: 17759

Re: Dancing With the Dems

oh gawd I don't know. Biden? Butt? I was really trying to talk myself into E Warren not being as bad as she seemed because of primaries, but ... every specific proposal is worse than the last. Like, I believe there is room in the US for higher tax rates on a broad base, a VAT for example, to pay fo...
by Shem
18 Nov 2019, 12:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 671
Views: 21394

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

JasonL wrote:
18 Nov 2019, 10:48
Shem wrote:
17 Nov 2019, 20:23
That's Unemployment.
I know? I was just clarifying the flavor of UK unemployment.
That's exactly the same as US flavor in at least 45 states.
by Shem
18 Nov 2019, 03:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 176
Views: 12198

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

The “i never realized Michelle Malkin was a bigot” moment by conservatives is hi-fucking-larious The only thing funnier would be Michelle Malkin's face as the alt-right trolls she once defended loaded her onto a train car headed for an undisclosed location in the Midwest. Or as she has her citizens...
by Shem
17 Nov 2019, 23:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 176
Views: 12198

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

Google isn't giving me context for this one. What did she do to finally push some over the edge? Conservative Group Fires Michelle Malkin Over Support for Holocaust Denier I for one am shocked, shocked! that the woman who built a career on arguing that the systematic imprisonment without due proces...