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by Shem
11 Nov 2018, 14:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 591
Views: 19535

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

If an American made the same comment re: bathroom usage, would you assume that it was a no-shit description of the kid's bathroom habits, or would you chalk it up to ironic overstatement and figure that whatever other problems the kid had, that bathroom usage probably wasn't among them?
by Shem
09 Nov 2018, 15:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6595
Views: 206227

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I originally read that as "rabid dog salvia" and was wondering why that homeopath was wasting a new strain of drugs on a sick kid.
by Shem
29 Oct 2018, 18:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1226
Views: 31692

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

As someone who knows their valuation hurdles, there is no chance that Red Hat can hit any of them in any reasonable sense at that valuation. That indicates to me that they’re overspending because the market has gotten irrational. Especially if they're sincere about maintaining RH's open-source natu...
by Shem
26 Oct 2018, 13:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 975
Views: 38718

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Is funny though that expansionist empires became empires by kicking everyone’s ass exactly as you’d expect then you get to an exception and everyone wants to make that the general case. The same reason making an argument about genocide always leads to "well you didn't prevent this genocide either, ...
by Shem
26 Oct 2018, 13:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 975
Views: 38718

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Because every war is <blink>TOTAL WAR</blink> and every conflict goes to the side with the most guns? Not every conflict, but having the most guns is a definite advantage. Only if you're prepared to commit those guns and pay the costs. Hugh's point is that people defending their own homes will comm...
by Shem
25 Oct 2018, 12:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 975
Views: 38718

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

What about genocide? If a bunch of Hutus decide they really only want to kill Tutsis, and the OAU decides they're not that upset about that, does that mean it pretty much just happens?
by Shem
24 Oct 2018, 01:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Moochie needs to be louder, angrier, and have access to a time machine
Replies: 111
Views: 4451

Re: Moochie needs to be louder, angrier, and have access to a time machine

My neighbor is stockpiling food and gold. I'm just stockpiling bullets.
by Shem
20 Oct 2018, 19:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 975
Views: 38718

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

No one's yelling worldstar. I suppose if he's a high-functioning APD sort who never got into torturing animals, puppies are puppies and in the "things I care about" box, as opposed to "dissidents, opponents, and those who have failed me for the last time". Or he realized this was an opportunity to ...
by Shem
19 Oct 2018, 15:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 190
Views: 4639

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: 190
Views: 4639

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: 6021
Views: 148915

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: 8827
Views: 274067

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: 6021
Views: 148915

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: 8827
Views: 274067

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: 8827
Views: 274067

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: 22779

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: 6021
Views: 148915

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: 6021
Views: 148915

Re: Orange is the new President

Yet.
by Shem
03 Oct 2018, 14:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6021
Views: 148915

Re: Orange is the new President

"Funny"
by Shem
03 Oct 2018, 13:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6595
Views: 206227

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: 6021
Views: 148915

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: 6021
Views: 148915

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: 82
Views: 3493

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: 1932

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: 70
Views: 1875

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.