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by Shem
Yesterday, 14:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62985

Re: Inequality

This is the same argument we had in the other place. You can tell either tolerant of the back row story so long as the the back row white kid didn't do something that makes him Deplorable, like wearing a hat which to be fair is just like the holocaust. And wearing a hoodie puts the black kid in the...
by Shem
Yesterday, 13:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62985

Re: Inequality

To clarify, of course there is now. I suspect you and perhaps Mo would tell me it's almost exactly equally privileged narrative and I would disagree with that. No, I'd say the White working class narrative is more privileged. There's one major political party wholly dedicated to the White working c...
by Shem
Yesterday, 13:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62985

Re: Inequality

Warren wrote:
Yesterday, 12:56
Crhis Matthews? Your making his point for him.
How, by pointing out that the guy who has the 7PM EDT slot on the liberal cable news channel seems his time making exactly the argument he's talking about?
by Shem
Yesterday, 13:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62985

Re: Inequality

But mostly it was because I was oversensitive and overliteral and didn't navigate the line between written rules and unwritten rules all that well. I was, in many instances, a prat. I think this gets at one of the underappreciated aspects of the bullying issue in school; the role that social skills...
by Shem
Yesterday, 12:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62985

Re: Inequality

So, let's make the whole front row / back row environment black american. Whats the socially acceptable story about the back row in that situation? What do we say about the front row and their struggles with the back row? The narrative is "they have troubles because their households don't have fath...
by Shem
15 Jul 2019, 19:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62985

Re: Inequality

Aresen wrote:
15 Jul 2019, 18:02
That argument can be difficult for libertarians to counter because, through most of history, that is how the rich got rich: By stealing stuff from the poor.
It's still how a fair number of them do it.
by Shem
15 Jul 2019, 09:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Nippon
Replies: 195
Views: 14704

Re: Nippon

but renting a car to sleep in is just a few hundred yen (several dollars), Well there you go, if it's that cheap it makes sense. Jeez wish we could get car rentals that cheap in the states. You can if you live in a big enough city. The US equivalent would be something like Zipcar, which does run ab...
by Shem
13 Jul 2019, 15:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 129
Views: 2402

Re: Dancing With the Dems

Warren wrote:
13 Jul 2019, 11:42
I assumed it was a homonym for 'Mayor Pete'.
Same.

They pulled it because the author suggested that if elected, the guy would be fucking his way through DC as a homo adolescence, or "homolescence," if you will.
by Shem
12 Jul 2019, 14:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6861
Views: 248153

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I have always felt that Maduro gets more of the blame for the state of Venezuela's economy than he deserves. Most of the nationalizations and undermining of markets took place under Chavez, who had the good fortune to die before everything actually fell apart. TBS, I think Chavez would have been wo...
by Shem
12 Jul 2019, 14:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Brexit: what say ye?
Replies: 462
Views: 17561

Re: Brexit: what say ye?

From my reading of the British papers, it looks like PM BoJo is a forgone conclusion. He'll win, but given that he's incredibly unpopular everywhere except the Conservative Party membership, and that you can count the number of defections the Tory government could survive on one hand and have finge...
by Shem
12 Jul 2019, 13:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6861
Views: 248153

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I'm just too tired of lefties calling everything they dislike or oppose "fascist" to actually get far into the article. The weak being expected to serve the strong—and for them to be told to act happy about it, and for the society to justify this hierarchy as good and natural—was the norm of human ...
by Shem
11 Jul 2019, 13:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheer WTFery of Epstein
Replies: 30
Views: 605

Re: The Sheer WTFery of Epstein

Well you know, it's important to use every part of the rape victim. That's just ecology.
by Shem
09 Jul 2019, 18:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62985

Re: Inequality

TV Guide marks you as being older than Methuselah.
by Shem
09 Jul 2019, 15:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62985

Re: Inequality

but the standard issue coffee table magazines for those of use still poor enough to care what's on the coffee table would be The New Yorker and Architectural Digest and, if we were also aspiring to be accepted by the intelligentsia, New York Review of Books . National Geographic seems more likely t...
by Shem
08 Jul 2019, 19:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6861
Views: 248153

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

The real issue is that Halle Berry is too old to play Ariel, who is supposed to be a teenager (let’s presume 18/19). I know black don’t crack and all, but ... I was pretty happy the article I read had a photo, because otherwise that particular error would have made for an embarrassing Facebook disc...
by Shem
07 Jul 2019, 21:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 102
Views: 3260

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

I thought it was just a good explanation how he's made such a gaffe. I mean I feel we already knew he was functionally illiterate but I thought that was a great explanation on how it looks. *shrug* It could be that. But one of the most important habits you have to break when you're trying to become...
by Shem
05 Jul 2019, 11:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1579
Views: 62985

Re: Inequality

But, I mean that’s always been what those people talk about. The idea that the guillotines come out because that persons third niece has student debt from Columbia U makes me nut punchy. In a previous era, doing it in the presence of people of lesser means was seen as vulgar, and avoided. Vulgar is...
by Shem
04 Jul 2019, 18:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A*M*A*S*H
Replies: 36
Views: 1101

Re: A*M*A*S*H

Nah, he's not gonna resign. That'd ruin his plans to primary Trump. ? How can he primary Trump from outside the GOP? The same way Ron Paul could leave the House be the LP candidate for President, then go back to the House. US political parties are limited in how much they can do to chase off candid...
by Shem
04 Jul 2019, 10:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A*M*A*S*H
Replies: 36
Views: 1101

Re: A*M*A*S*H

Nah, he's not gonna resign. That'd ruin his plans to primary Trump.
by Shem
03 Jul 2019, 00:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 129
Views: 2402

Re: Dancing With the Dems

Yes, yes, time is a flat circle, what is dead may never die, blah blah blah. Now when are we going to get to the Third Impact?

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by Shem
02 Jul 2019, 17:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 434
Views: 36967

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

Or to ignore the fact that the places where US and British troops fought did not in fact wind up under Soviet hegemony. Warsaw was liberated from Nazis by Soviets, not westerners.
by Shem
01 Jul 2019, 14:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 116
Views: 6329

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

I find it simply stunning that the morons in east county re-elected this shitbag. Epitome of the new GOP. I think the bulk of the morons in question are actually in Susan Davis' district. Hunter's constituents are mostly rattlesnakes and the odd crank. Plus, the 50th has always had a high tolerance...
by Shem
29 Jun 2019, 22:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 129
Views: 2402

Re: Dancing With the Dems

Mo wrote:
29 Jun 2019, 15:35
I actually think Warren could be fun to drink with, and that’s about it. She’s an Okie who went to Rutgers law, she can party.
With the timbre of her voice sometimes, I'd worry she'd annoy everyone with an on-point yet completely decontextualized Jimmy Stewart impression as soon as she had a few.
by Shem
27 Jun 2019, 14:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 129
Views: 2402

Re: Dancing With the Dems

Jasper wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 12:43
Aresen wrote:
26 Jun 2019, 23:22
Couldn't they do it as "Whack-a-mole" instead?
A "Battle Royale" system wold be more interesting.
If Jay Inslee's demeanor was any indication, I'm pretty sure he already thought he was coming to a Hell in a Cell match.