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by Jennifer
52 minutes ago
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How do you solve a problem like a MAGA?
Replies: 175
Views: 2990

Re: How do you solve a problem like a MAGA?

Being libertarian means always assuming that only wild-n-crazy liberals think a Republican president ought to be held to actual, like, standards.
by Jennifer
Today, 15:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2024 for AOC
Replies: 34
Views: 402

Re: Calling 2024 for AOC

The Sandy thing, shouted as if it's revealing some dark secret, is maybe even more mystifying than the dancing thing. IMO, even the sneers about her being unable to afford a DC apartment in addition to the NYC apartment she already has are downright baffling. How out-of-touch with normal (as oppose...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 19:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Libertarian Diskanen
Replies: 116
Views: 1770

Re: Libertarian Diskanen

On some level, I suppose, we'll have to accept that healthcare in general is going to run at an overall loss; I'm snipping out this part because I think this is an assumption I often see being made by people and think it's kind of odd. It IS a loss (except for the maternity and elective surgery exe...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 19:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2024 for AOC
Replies: 34
Views: 402

Re: Calling 2024 for AOC

The fact that Republicans are so unreasonably, batshit insane about her makes me like her a bit in spite of myself. Among various bombshell revelations I've learned about her recently: there exists video of her dancing in college. (Wholesome dancing, not what I did to pay the bills.) She went by the...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 14:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Libertarian Diskanen
Replies: 116
Views: 1770

Re: Libertarian Diskanen

Do y'all remember the time someone (IIRC Ellie) posted some idiotic twitter complaint a la "Prescription glasses prove capitalism is evil, because people with poor vision must pay money if they want to see"? Of course it's a stupid argument which among other things confuses cause and effect. This i...
by Jennifer
14 Jan 2019, 20:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Libertarian Diskanen
Replies: 116
Views: 1770

Re: Libertarian Diskanen

On some level, I suppose, we'll have to accept that healthcare in general is going to run at an overall loss; it's just a matter of deciding how much loss is going to be acceptable (specifically, how much of a loss the collective "we" are willing to take on behalf of other people). Even on an indivi...
by Jennifer
13 Jan 2019, 16:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Libertarian Diskanen
Replies: 116
Views: 1770

Re: Libertarian Diskanen

If I was in a household where that represented 100% of my pretax income, and my credit was decent, who the fuck would approve that financing? [ Googles cost of M4 convertible ] Yikes. In the ghetto-ey neighborhood where I live (and though mine and Jeff's financial situation is not remotely where it...
by Jennifer
13 Jan 2019, 16:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4651
Views: 202490

Re: Food

Bought "bread pakora" (sp?) from an Indian supermarket's hot-food table. It's basically a spicy potato samosa, only with samosas, the filling is wrapped in a dumpling and deep-fried, whereas for bread pakora, the filling is put into a sandwich, which is then deep-fried. Spicy enough to make my nose ...
by Jennifer
11 Jan 2019, 14:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Libertarian Diskanen
Replies: 116
Views: 1770

Re: Libertarian Diskanen

Think of it more as being in the Friend Zone with the status quo. Once you show them how reasonable and level-headed you are by going along with whatever they do, they're bound to start respecting your views. Are you actually willing to burn it all down? If not, you're right in there too. If so ......
by Jennifer
10 Jan 2019, 19:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6146
Views: 163700

Re: Orange is the new President

I submit that few people would watch a show about this administration if it were fictional. If it were fictional, I think most people's main complaint would be that it's too unrealistic, even for a satire. How many absolutely-true statements about POTUS Trump thus far would've been dismissed as stu...
by Jennifer
10 Jan 2019, 16:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 1026
Views: 64006

Re: Tiny Triumphs

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
10 Jan 2019, 16:20
Warren wrote:
10 Jan 2019, 16:15

Boom! What now.
Image
Hands are too large.
Also, toupee looks too realistic.
by Jennifer
10 Jan 2019, 16:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6146
Views: 163700

Re: Orange is the new President

The whole TV show meme about this presidency seems wrong to me, in retrospect. This administration is damn weird, but too ugly and malevolent to make a watchable comedy, I dunno -- you ever read Catch-22? Far darker and more malevolent than I remotely expected, the first time I ever read it.... It ...
by Jennifer
10 Jan 2019, 14:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6146
Views: 163700

Re: Orange is the new President

The whole TV show meme about this presidency seems wrong to me, in retrospect. This administration is damn weird, but too ugly and malevolent to make a watchable comedy, I dunno -- you ever read Catch-22? Far darker and more malevolent than I remotely expected, the first time I ever read it....
by Jennifer
09 Jan 2019, 15:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4651
Views: 202490

Re: Food

Jasper wrote:
09 Jan 2019, 13:06
Aresen wrote:
09 Jan 2019, 10:20
I loathed Mac & Cheese as a kid.
Psst... guys... I don't think RSN is American...
It's not his fault. You can't expect good taste from a people who think bacon is supposed to be round.
by Jennifer
09 Jan 2019, 02:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4651
Views: 202490

Re: Food

dhex wrote:
08 Jan 2019, 21:25
On this road we differ. Stove top aside but that is a different and inferior beast compared to baked. Baked is a vessel for good Cheddar treated with heat and pasta infused with melted milk and cheese.
I melt the cheddar into the milk (plus a bit of butter and flour), then bake it with the pasta.
by Jennifer
08 Jan 2019, 18:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Libertarian Diskanen
Replies: 116
Views: 1770

Re: Libertarian Diskanen

There's only so much I can read about how many/most things the government does are painfully wrong and what they should do instead that nobody is going to actually do. That nobody's going to do tomorrow. But we don't have a draft in this country. And homosexuals enjoy real full citizenship status. ...
by Jennifer
07 Jan 2019, 19:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Libertarian Diskanen
Replies: 116
Views: 1770

Re: Libertarian Diskanen

You never heard of libertarian climate change denier/skeptics? IIRC Ronald Bailey used to be a fairly prominent one. And I don't have an issue with anyone who is immediately skeptical of any proposed government/collectivist solution to "a problem," but with those who deny said problem exists at all....
by Jennifer
07 Jan 2019, 17:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Libertarian Diskanen
Replies: 116
Views: 1770

Re: Libertarian Diskanen

I just find it weird that in a couple decades of casual dabbling in those same circles I have never encountered one IRL. But they're everywhere in online libertarian haunts, and not just limited to climate change deniers, either. Any problem that can't be solved by the free market (let alone any pr...
by Jennifer
07 Jan 2019, 16:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Libertarian Diskanen
Replies: 116
Views: 1770

Re: Libertarian Diskanen

I think a lot of the Libertarian disdain for 'greens' grows out of the feeling that the 'environmentalism' is actually a cover for a left-wing agenda. If they're determined to insist "environmentalism" (at least in the "concern over climate change" sense of the word) can ONLY exist n the Green Part...
by Jennifer
07 Jan 2019, 15:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Libertarian Diskanen
Replies: 116
Views: 1770

Re: Libertarian Diskanen

I remember long ago, on a pre-Gryll H&R discussion, wondering what it was about libertarians and climate change -- why so very very many of them were determined to deny it exists at all. Eventually I speculated it's because of the "When your only tool is a hammer, everything looks like a nail" menta...
by Jennifer
05 Jan 2019, 22:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We need a new word for that
Replies: 156
Views: 3773

Re: We need a new word for that

Warren wrote:
05 Jan 2019, 19:32
Eric the .5b wrote:
05 Jan 2019, 16:19
"Ze laziness."
That's German.
No, German is zie laziness.
by Jennifer
05 Jan 2019, 21:24
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 1026
Views: 64006

Re: Tiny Triumphs

Building upon my earlier triumph of getting a proper metal coffee can for the emergency winter "car camping" kit: at a thrift store today I finally, FINALLY found a nice thick 100-percent-wool blanket in flawless condition (except for the frayed nylon border strips, which we removed). It's huge -- m...
by Jennifer
31 Dec 2018, 17:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How do you solve a problem like a MAGA?
Replies: 175
Views: 2990

Re: How do you solve a problem like a MAGA?

Nice sentiment, maybe stronger than what I think is the case, nowhere near enough to throw out an elected person in itself. I lean much closer to the direct payments view, and I think it's very difficult for a lot of people to divest themselves sufficiently to satisfy that set of conditions. So you...
by Jennifer
31 Dec 2018, 15:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How do you solve a problem like a MAGA?
Replies: 175
Views: 2990

Re: How do you solve a problem like a MAGA?

You guys are a lot more certain than most legal commenters I’ve seen about how clear the violation on emoluments is. You would be expanding the case law to get a) the president at all; b) arguing that having a hotel or resort or other business transaction is basically the same as taking a salary fr...
by Jennifer
31 Dec 2018, 15:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1015
Views: 36832

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

After checking my DVR I was delighted to discover HBO apparently decided to re-air the entire series to date, so I've been re-watching it; I'm currently up to the episode after Joffrey's wedding. I am enjoying noticing bits of foreshadowing I missed the first time around (obviously foreshadowing is ...