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by Shem
Yesterday, 12:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 899
Views: 66864

Re: Iran (so far away)

I am about 99.9% sure it was the Israelis. They have been doing this sort of thing - what you might call "aggressive anti-proliferation" - for a long time. (Look up "Osirak" for one of the more overt examples.) And yeah, there is the definite possibility that it will only make the Iranians either m...
by Shem
Yesterday, 09:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Future Will Despise Us Brutal Bastards
Replies: 290
Views: 33224

Re: The Future Will Despise Us Brutal Bastards

Quarantine campus, and nobody who isn't immune is allowed to leave their house.
by Shem
Yesterday, 02:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Future Will Despise Us Brutal Bastards
Replies: 290
Views: 33224

Re: The Future Will Despise Us Brutal Bastards

Given that people refuse to stop going to bars and restaurants even as the pandemic grows exponentially, no, I don’t think so. The most unbelievable part of that new Michael Bay Covid-23 schlockfest is the idea that Americans would submit to mandatory quarantine limiting them to their homes. The wh...
by Shem
Yesterday, 01:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Future Will Despise Us Brutal Bastards
Replies: 290
Views: 33224

Re: The Future Will Despise Us Brutal Bastards

Number 6 wrote: 29 Nov 2020, 15:52 Given that people refuse to stop going to bars and restaurants even as the pandemic grows exponentially, no, I don’t think so.
The most unbelievable part of that new Michael Bay Covid-23 schlockfest is the idea that Americans would submit to mandatory quarantine limiting them to their homes.
by Shem
Yesterday, 01:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1632
Views: 141350

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

dbcooper wrote: 29 Nov 2020, 18:46

LOL
Clearly yet another sign the Sanders wing of the party is on the verge of overwhelming the Democratic Party and, by extension, the country.
by Shem
29 Nov 2020, 13:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1632
Views: 141350

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

People in those positions are not supposed to be fringe nutjobs. In a state House? Consider that the craziest parts of any given state have a rep dedicated just to their crazy nutjobbery. Wasn't it someone here who said the best way to think about Pennsylvania is Philadelphia at one end and Pittsbu...
by Shem
28 Nov 2020, 00:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 136
Views: 2117

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

A fringe. Right. One professor. Right. Certainly not the only left narrative heard anywhere for months. Certainly not the position of major media outlets. Certainly not the position of the mayors of cities who ordered no interference in real justice. GTFO. The political calculus of the left was to ...
by Shem
27 Nov 2020, 22:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 899
Views: 66864

Re: Iran (so far away)

As a practical matter, the Soviet strategy might have also been to let the scientists keep working, get answers, and then steal the results. There were numerous stories of US engineers working Russian insults into their circuit design, to be found by the perpetually inferior Soviet engineering prog...
by Shem
27 Nov 2020, 22:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 136
Views: 2117

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

They are just flat out victims of just flat out violent behavior, and they are told, in order 1) that didn’t happen to you it’s an exaggeration by trump; 2) it’s justifiable rage through your genetic link to white supremacy; 3) you have insurance stop caring about “just money”; 4) law enforcement w...
by Shem
25 Nov 2020, 23:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8188
Views: 595401

Re: Orange is the new President

Better be careful. At some point it stops being a list of pardons and becomes "the people who the select subcommittee will be calling as part of their investigation."
by Shem
25 Nov 2020, 14:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 136
Views: 2117

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

I mean, read the headlines. They're burning most of their capital making sure certain people aren't nominated, rather than trying to get their people in. Indeed. That is their biggest mistake, and I encourage them to keep making it. I dunno, given the likely composition of the Senate, it probably r...
by Shem
25 Nov 2020, 13:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 136
Views: 2117

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

I mean, read the headlines. They're burning most of their capital making sure certain people aren't nominated, rather than trying to get their people in.
by Shem
25 Nov 2020, 12:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 136
Views: 2117

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

But in the big stage tge appointments will tell us what concessions are being made to populists, At the moment, the big concession seems to have been "making Janet Yellen Treasury Secretary instead of someone like Peter Orszag." Which the populist wing of the party has applauded. This is why it's s...
by Shem
25 Nov 2020, 12:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 136
Views: 2117

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

Keeping an eye on if she gets an appointment like Labor, what she says, and if it counts as "having power". And if she isn't? At what point does this become "Jason freaked out over nothing?" As it stands right now, this is years of "yeah, I hate Trump, and I voted against him, but the REAL danger i...
by Shem
25 Nov 2020, 12:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 136
Views: 2117

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

I'm keeping a special eye on one E Warren. If what you were saying was correct, you wouldn't have to "keep an eye on" Elizabeth Warren. You'd be able to point to her rhetoric as an example of stuff that's as bad as Trump. Instead of taking "you're asserting that both sides are equally bad without p...
by Shem
25 Nov 2020, 11:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 136
Views: 2117

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

Is "everything is Trumps fault and just in case you detect something else those people are impotent anyway" an unreasonable summary? Because it doesn't seem like it. Yeah, it is, and I've explained why. Feel free to keep freaking out over rando leftists in a way you never have about people on the r...
by Shem
25 Nov 2020, 10:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 136
Views: 2117

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

I find all this pretty remarkable. I shouldn't by this point, but I do. I fcking hate the guy but ffs. Trump made people do this, created that behavior, the entire summer was an illusion that didn't matter. The crime rates and looting and burning are meh and not anyone's fault except orange guy. Me...
by Shem
25 Nov 2020, 00:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 136
Views: 2117

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

So, ok. We are absolutely certain, or at least highly confident, that the nazi talk and white supremacy and defund police and fire person who publishes tom cotton in an op ed and all that shit - that doesn't surface again the very instant left donkeys feel politically threatened again, which is to ...
by Shem
24 Nov 2020, 23:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Road to Damascus
Replies: 775
Views: 75039

Re: The Road to Damascus

Not even gonna lie, totally forgot Sudan wasn't landlocked.

Russia should build an air base on the little chunk of land that both Egypt and Sudan refuse to claim. That's the sort of move that could earn a guy an honorary PhD in the trolling arts.
by Shem
24 Nov 2020, 22:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 136
Views: 2117

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

So, ok. We are absolutely certain, or at least highly confident, that the nazi talk and white supremacy and defund police and fire person who publishes tom cotton in an op ed and all that shit - that doesn't surface again the very instant left donkeys feel politically threatened again, which is to ...
by Shem
24 Nov 2020, 17:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1632
Views: 141350

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I have to say "we hit Dow 30,000 but Trump had to lose for it to happen" has to have involved some money-paw wish shit somewhere.
by Shem
24 Nov 2020, 17:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 136
Views: 2117

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

That call for moral clarity over objectivity is the result of a new religion. The fact that Team Blue's leaders are Biden, Harris, and Pelosi tells me that this religion has not yet found its Constantine. This religion has actually been more successful in corporate HR than the top ranks of Team Blu...
by Shem
24 Nov 2020, 16:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 136
Views: 2117

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

It's weird tho - the people actually burning stuff and actually saying there is no problem with looting in Chicago and issuing proclamations about what the movement really is aren't representative of anything but they are literally the only fcking voices about the movement anyone heard for the enti...
by Shem
24 Nov 2020, 16:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 136
Views: 2117

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

Not to mention VP Harris, whose appeal to the left consists entirely of melanin and mammary glands and not her actual policy positions. Yeah, Dem cop-hate is so rabid they made one the Vice-President. Well, if police forces used inmate labor for more of their behind-the-scenes work they probably co...
by Shem
24 Nov 2020, 16:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Predictions for 2030
Replies: 130
Views: 5313

Re: Predictions for 2030

By 2030, there will have been no major US involvement in Syria. Future US presidents will give Syria the same, "Did I say red line that mustn't be crossed and will force action ? I meant pink line that makes us sad to see crossed ." treatment Obama did. I think the fact that geopolitically everybod...