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by Shem
Yesterday, 15:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7813
Views: 482346

Re: Orange is the new President

(WTF does that mean anyway?) Some states are mailing ballots to all registered voters. Got it. So he's basically telling his supporters that those count as vote fraud and that they should report these to authorities. Gee, that doesn't sound at all like a way of swamping authorities with a ton of co...
by Shem
17 Sep 2020, 18:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 967
Views: 79665

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

That’s honestly the one thing I don’t worry about with Trump, simply because I’m 100% certain he’s going to be re-elected, and by a sizable percentage of the EC. Which states is he going to pick up he didn't get last time? Oregon, Colorado, maybe Minnesota. Minnesota is the only possibility, and th...
by Shem
17 Sep 2020, 17:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 967
Views: 79665

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

But prior to Trump, I find it hard to imagine the numbers of people now flat out denying that Covid is a real threat, or that masks work. Even that's an artifact of social media, though. Something like 70% of the population views Covid as a serious threat when polled. That's a very good number. Onl...
by Shem
17 Sep 2020, 15:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 967
Views: 79665

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I'm slightly more optimistic about the vote totals when all is done. What I'm worried about is the election night vote totals. If he declares victory, and then Fox News mislabels the subsequent completion of the tally as "recounts" and Barr claims that the "recounts" have "unsettled legal questions...
by Shem
17 Sep 2020, 15:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 967
Views: 79665

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

In Oregon, there are redneck vigilantes hunting the antifa folks they believe started the fires. I’m not convinced there are enough lefitsh folks in Portland to offset that sort of insanity. Which is a lot like "Portland is burning!!!!" even though the unrest is limited to about four square blocks ...
by Shem
17 Sep 2020, 10:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 967
Views: 79665

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Number 6 wrote: 17 Sep 2020, 07:56 Oregon
You're trolling me, right?
by Shem
16 Sep 2020, 23:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 967
Views: 79665

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Number 6 wrote: 16 Sep 2020, 22:18 That’s honestly the one thing I don’t worry about with Trump, simply because I’m 100% certain he’s going to be re-elected, and by a sizable percentage of the EC.
Which states is he going to pick up he didn't get last time?
by Shem
16 Sep 2020, 01:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fire
Replies: 47
Views: 2531

Re: Fire

The rain came through after all. Thank god.
by Shem
15 Sep 2020, 01:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 967
Views: 79665

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Completely bog-standard behavior from a high official, exactly what we can expect from a Biden Administration:

Top Trump official deletes Twitter after accusing scientists of plotting against Trump: report
by Shem
14 Sep 2020, 22:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 967
Views: 79665

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

‘Like an Experimental Concentration Camp’: Whistleblower Complaint Alleges Mass Hysterectomies at ICE Detention Center I'm just waiting for that story to fall apart, because it has to, right? I mean, that's so completely horrible that it has to be something someone made up, right? I mean, I hope so...
by Shem
14 Sep 2020, 22:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fire
Replies: 47
Views: 2531

Re: Fire

Damn. For a moment I was thinking "Well, at least it looks like the mountains are serving as a firebreak of sorts and the eastern halves of the northwest states are fine" until the nighttime shots appeared and I saw those orange spots to the east. Even if the mountains are a firebreak, looks like f...
by Shem
12 Sep 2020, 23:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 967
Views: 79665

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Who were the ~200k Americans who died on Obama's or Bush's watch? C'mon. Nobody in charge was going to be able stop or even change the course of this pandemic barring some sort of preternatural clairvoyance. There was just too many unknowns. And more and more it's being shown government policy has ...
by Shem
12 Sep 2020, 14:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 967
Views: 79665

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

The worst thing I have to say about the Trump administration is probably Money Printer Go Brrrrr. That's the worst thing, even though we're talking about the guy who did this . The whole "government policy of savagely and permanently traumatizing infants and children as a means of discouraging asyl...
by Shem
12 Sep 2020, 14:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9116
Views: 432489

Re: Observations of the Random sort

It really isn't. You could cut a third of the tracks and still have essentially the same album. No. It's a Rock Opera the tracks aren't meant to be taken one at a time. There's a narrative, two or three interwoven narratives actually. It's a very meticulously assembled album. Bullshit. There are pl...
by Shem
12 Sep 2020, 11:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9116
Views: 432489

Re: Observations of the Random sort

It really isn't. You could cut a third of the tracks and still have essentially the same album.
by Shem
11 Sep 2020, 19:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: the entirely civil and thoughtful israel thread
Replies: 357
Views: 40956

Re: the entirely civil and thoughtful israel thread

I gotta admit, I kinda like Trump/Jared's approach of piecemeal normalization of relations between Israel and various other players in the ME. I'm not 100% sure whether its a real thing, or other leaders pulling the wool over the Trump Administration's eyes. Hopefully Hunter Biden keeps it going co...
by Shem
11 Sep 2020, 18:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 967
Views: 79665

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Pham Nuwen wrote: 11 Sep 2020, 17:10
Shem,

So what then exactly. You saying I vote Biden and you vote Jojo? I gotta live with that you know.
That's right. The LP gets the vote to get closer to 5% nationwide, and the swing state vote goes to the guy who can beat Trump. Win-Win.
by Shem
11 Sep 2020, 18:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9116
Views: 432489

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Dark Side of the Moon is the greatest Pink Floyd album ever, and it's not close You misspelled Wish You Were Here pretty badly. When did you start parroting whatever Rolling Stone told you? Shit son, I've owned those albums since the Reagan administration. I first read literally anything out of Rol...
by Shem
11 Sep 2020, 18:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9116
Views: 432489

Re: Observations of the Random sort

lunchstealer wrote: 11 Sep 2020, 16:41
Shem wrote: 11 Sep 2020, 12:41 Dark Side of the Moon is the greatest Pink Floyd album ever, and it's not close
You misspelled Wish You Were Here pretty badly.
When did you start parroting whatever Rolling Stone told you?
by Shem
11 Sep 2020, 16:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9116
Views: 432489

Re: Observations of the Random sort

The Wall is the greatest Pink Floyd album ever, and it's not close Fixed The Wall is seven or eight amazing songs submerged in a too-long pile of gimmicky crap. The only reason anyone thinks it hangs together is because the movie pounded it even more one-dimensional and served up tits to keep thing...
by Shem
11 Sep 2020, 15:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 967
Views: 79665

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Pham Nuwen wrote: 11 Sep 2020, 11:08 Jojo 2020 is where I'm at but people keep pestering me to vote Biden.
If it'll make you feel better, I'll trade you votes.
by Shem
11 Sep 2020, 12:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9116
Views: 432489

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Dark Side of the Moon is the greatest Pink Floyd album ever, and it's not close
by Shem
11 Sep 2020, 02:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Fire
Replies: 47
Views: 2531

Re: Fire

Washington isn't a whole lot better. We're even getting fires on the I-5 corridor, up in the Seattle-Tacoma area. Several of them. I don't remember that happening in my lifetime. This is happening every other year now, when it used to be this bad maybe once in a decade, if that.