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by Shem
Yesterday, 15:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 178
Views: 3662

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

It's not sportsbar, it's dirty money . Honestly, I would trade Iran straight up for Saudi Arabia right now as a client state. Iran is much closer to liberalizing and the threat of shutting off western universities to Saudi elites is enough to keep them more in line. Also, Iranian scientists are bet...
by Shem
18 Oct 2018, 15:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 178
Views: 3662

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

The questions about what if anything would have been done if this were a Clinton administration rather than a Trump adminstration ignores that this probably wouldn't have been done under a Clinton adminstration in the first place (or a Bush administration, for that matter). The Trump adminstration h...
by Shem
17 Oct 2018, 23:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6001
Views: 146084

Re: Orange is the new President

thoreau wrote:
17 Oct 2018, 12:34
Er, look more closely.
Hard to see on a phone :oops:
by Shem
17 Oct 2018, 17:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8794
Views: 271822

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Perhaps I would if you answered my earlier question: what tradeoffs and variables did the wrong-for-the-right reasons Iraq War boosters overlook at the time? He didn't answer because he's not actually interested in having that argument, wasn't trying to start it, and clarified that he didn't actual...
by Shem
17 Oct 2018, 12:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6001
Views: 146084

Re: Orange is the new President

Er, look about a half dozen posts up.
by Shem
16 Oct 2018, 18:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8794
Views: 271822

Re: Observations of the Random sort

This is exactly why I approved that guy with three bankruptcies for a small business loan. Who knows more about failure than a guy who's done it? Not sure if joking or not, but apparently this is not that different from how some venture capitalists think. If you started a company and it crashed and...
by Shem
16 Oct 2018, 15:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8794
Views: 271822

Re: Observations of the Random sort

MeMegan explained all of this ten years ago. We were wrong to be right and she was right to be wrong. https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2008/03/the-art-of-explanation/3080/ This is exactly why I approved that guy with three bankruptcies for a small business loan. Who knows more about fai...
by Shem
15 Oct 2018, 23:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 648
Views: 21924

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

Along with the official Sears bankruptcy announcement today they announced that they would close another 142 Sears and KMart locations before the end of the year. The one in my town will NOT be on that list and I am flummoxed by this. This Google maps image shows the problem clear as day. This was ...
by Shem
08 Oct 2018, 11:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6001
Views: 146084

Re: Orange is the new President

Mo wrote:
08 Oct 2018, 06:45
Whoever is playing with the simulator is really drunk. How did the trade of Taylor Swift to the Ds for Kanye to the Rs get approved by the commish?
For the lulz, Mo. For the lulz.
by Shem
03 Oct 2018, 15:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6001
Views: 146084

Re: Orange is the new President

Yet.
by Shem
03 Oct 2018, 14:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6001
Views: 146084

Re: Orange is the new President

"Funny"
by Shem
03 Oct 2018, 13:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6581
Views: 204486

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

What I like about Rachel Maddow is how thorough she is. You ever watch her? She routinely spends the first 20 minutes of her show beating a given event to death. Like, commercial free. Agree or disagree with her, if you're after the leftish perspective on a given event in more detail than you reall...
by Shem
29 Sep 2018, 00:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6001
Views: 146084

Re: Orange is the new President

Donald Trump the guy probably won't ever face charges, but I"m pretty sure the Trump Organization can look forward to being gutted by the NYAG over the next 3-5 years, which actually might be worse for him.
by Shem
27 Sep 2018, 18:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6001
Views: 146084

Re: Orange is the new President

Of course he'd be rejected for the court. He once held an opponent's wife's hand. In a jar of acid. At a party.
by Shem
27 Sep 2018, 02:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: In the Not Too Distant Future...
Replies: 81
Views: 3387

Re: In the Not Too Distant Future...

Finally something to do on Thanksgiving Six episodes is kind of a headscratcher. Netflix can pony up for 4 seasons of Fuller House , but MST3k has to go begging for the money to make half a season. It wouldn't surprise me if distributors had cottoned to the show and started demanding more money for...
by Shem
26 Sep 2018, 22:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: States-ism
Replies: 63
Views: 1647

Re: States-ism

Hm, 5736. Awkward. Well, I guess we're all going Jewish this year.
by Shem
26 Sep 2018, 21:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 1702

Re: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018

Cam Newton both gets hits that are just as bad, and is much, much less likely to get calls. Plus, when Cam pulls this crap, the media rips him a new one. Ben, not so much.
by Shem
26 Sep 2018, 18:42
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 1702

Re: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018

Roethlisberger trades on that idiotic "I play real, smashmouth, lunchpail footbaw, no matter how banged up I get" mythology that a good-sized subset of Pittsburgh fans eat up with a spoon. So yeah, it does make him worse than someone like Brady, who is at least as bad but who is at least straightfor...
by Shem
26 Sep 2018, 16:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 1702

Re: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018

Not sure what Brady's pathetic behavior has to do with Roethlisberger being a piece of shit.
by Shem
26 Sep 2018, 13:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 1702

Re: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018

Mo wrote:
25 Sep 2018, 10:43
Shem wrote:
25 Sep 2018, 09:42
That was a tap that he oversold to get the penalty, not a real hit.
Someone has never watched a game with Tom Brady
A reaction like that should put you straight into concussion protocol. Fight me.
by Shem
26 Sep 2018, 12:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: States-ism
Replies: 63
Views: 1647

Re: States-ism

Andrew wrote:
25 Sep 2018, 21:08
Like maybe no votes for employees of any level of government.
I assume this would include active-duty military?
by Shem
25 Sep 2018, 21:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6001
Views: 146084

Re: Orange is the new President

I'll only approve Puerto Rico as a state if we can use that bitchin' circular star arrangement for the field. Or the Pac-Man one:

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by Shem
25 Sep 2018, 09:42
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 1702

Re: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018

That was a tap that he oversold to get the penalty, not a real hit.
by Shem
24 Sep 2018, 11:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6001
Views: 146084

Re: Orange is the new President

Headline is out of date; he's not considering resigning, he expects to be fired