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by Jennifer
Yesterday, 17:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 865
Views: 29230

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Butina was denied a visa twice, then the NRA came to Russia. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/20/mariia-butina-russia-denied-visas-734946 I would be surprised if this whole thing has too big an impact on the NRA unless warier and more skilled operatives leave the central org leading to it fuc...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 17:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5514
Views: 124420

Re: Orange is the new President

This is the Trump lawyer who had to get a lawyer of his own, right?
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 15:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: the list of those things which are not food
Replies: 961
Views: 37934

Re: the list of those things which are not food

Now finally reading the full story on the Papa John's thing that happened. The most ha ha morissettian part I now just learned is that the entire point of conference call was to coach him on better public relations interactions. There's an O'Henry story in there. Possibly a meta story where O'Henry...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 14:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 490
Views: 15525

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

I'm sure pride of accomplishment is a dumb psychology trick What normal human emotion isn't? I'm sure we're all familiar with the sci-fi trope of aliens who are baffled by hyoomuns and these weird things we call ee-mo-shuns; all of our emotions can be made to sound irrational and stupid, if you loo...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 13:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 490
Views: 15525

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Fuck that noise. Lets get high and have sex. Yeah, I never get why people are sad about not having some higher purpose. Bacon, rubbing one out, and reruns of good sitcoms are more than sufficient to qualify as a good life for me. I like those things too but the feeiling I get when overcoming obstac...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 13:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5514
Views: 124420

Re: Orange is the new President

Giuliani says that tape provides "powerful exculpatory evidence" that Trump did not know about those payments.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administrat ... y-evidence
by Jennifer
19 Jul 2018, 14:24
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4113
Views: 146802

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

In the late 1980s, people living in the forests around the India/Bangladesh border were having problems with tiger attacks, until everybody was issued plastic face masks to wear on the backs of their heads. That made the tiger-attack rate drop, because the tigers thought people were looking at them,...
by Jennifer
19 Jul 2018, 13:31
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Quic Hits - 19 July 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Quic Hits - 19 July 2018

I wouldn't want to live in a house without toilets, myself.
by Jennifer
19 Jul 2018, 13:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 865
Views: 29230

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/18/world/europe/trump-intelligence-russian-election-meddling-.html In July 2017, just after meeting Mr. Putin for the first time, Mr. Trump told a New York Times reporter that the Russian president had made a persuasive case that Moscow’s cyberskills were so good tha...
by Jennifer
18 Jul 2018, 19:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 460
Views: 19063

Re: Ladyfashun

Also FWIW: I can't see Amazon links on either my "main" computer, which I'm on now, or my el cheapo netbook I only use for websurfing while watching TV. Both have different types of script-blockers ad malware protection and whatnot (though I can't give you specifics, because in my household, Jeff h...
by Jennifer
18 Jul 2018, 16:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5514
Views: 124420

Re: Orange is the new President

The president of the United States publicly announcing that he sides with a hostile foreign strongman over his own American advisers and intelligence officers actually is a newsworthy big deal. As is a POTUS who openly insults and despises the very notion of a free press The fact that a POTUS is do...
by Jennifer
18 Jul 2018, 15:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5514
Views: 124420

Re: Orange is the new President

The president of the United States publicly announcing that he sides with a hostile foreign strongman over his own American advisers and intelligence officers actually is a newsworthy big deal. As is a POTUS who openly insults and despises the very notion of a free press The fact that a POTUS is do...
by Jennifer
18 Jul 2018, 15:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5514
Views: 124420

Re: Orange is the new President

Wow. There really IS a Trump tweet for every occasion, isn't there? https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/375967171664707584 I wonder how much our "leaders" have promised, or given, Russia in order for them to behave and not make the U.S. look even worse? [6 sep 2013] https://twitter.com/realDo...
by Jennifer
18 Jul 2018, 14:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5514
Views: 124420

Re: Orange is the new President

It seems like I've seen a lot of pearl-clutching from Trump haters, though. Unless I'm just noticing that more because it's on the brain, when really it's just one in an endless series of their pearl clutches for the week. It's been like that ever since he was elected. Only now it's really fucking ...
by Jennifer
17 Jul 2018, 23:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3281
Views: 126380

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

96 and sunny and humid today, yet it didn't make me QUITE as miserable as those statistics would suggest. I do not know how much is me getting acclimated, and how much is me FINALLY having clothing appropriate for such climate conditions.
by Jennifer
17 Jul 2018, 23:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 460
Views: 19063

Re: Ladyfashun

It's a problem with the way phpBB parses it. It sees an amazon link and tries to load an embed like it does with youtube or twitter, but that doesn't actually work for anyone who hasn't already visited the link. If you get the link, and then come back and look at the page, then the embed shows. And...
by Jennifer
17 Jul 2018, 20:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5514
Views: 124420

Re: Orange is the new President

To paraphrase something I saw on Twitter (Will Wilkinson IIRC): it's really strange that not one Republican seems interested in taking the opportunity to go into the history book as the person who took a stand for principles of democracy and "country over party" and "standing up to tyranny" and the...
by Jennifer
17 Jul 2018, 20:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6488
Views: 191713

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Seems to be the thing now with progs to mention Falling Down as the epitome of white male entitlement. I really don't remember being that into the movie except the bit about no longer serving breakfast. Is it really that controversial to be against fraud? In a previous 'hood I started out trying to...
by Jennifer
17 Jul 2018, 19:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5514
Views: 124420

Re: Orange is the new President

thoreau wrote:
17 Jul 2018, 19:47
They could immediately become Chuck Schumer's best friend.
Which of course is the only honor they could expect to get, either from their own fellow Americans or the entire rest of the world, hence not such a mystery after all. :roll:
by Jennifer
17 Jul 2018, 19:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5514
Views: 124420

Re: Orange is the new President

To paraphrase something I saw on Twitter (Will Wilkinson IIRC): it's really strange that not one Republican seems interested in taking the opportunity to go into the history book as the person who took a stand for principles of democracy and "country over party" and "standing up to tyranny" and the...
by Jennifer
17 Jul 2018, 19:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5514
Views: 124420

Re: Orange is the new President

To paraphrase something I saw on Twitter (Will Wilkinson IIRC): it's really strange that not one Republican seems interested in taking the opportunity to go into the history book as the person who took a stand for principles of democracy and "country over party" and "standing up to tyranny" and the ...
by Jennifer
17 Jul 2018, 19:14
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 460
Views: 19063

Re: Ladyfashun

Also FWIW: I can't see Amazon links on either my "main" computer, which I'm on now, or my el cheapo netbook I only use for websurfing while watching TV. Both have different types of script-blockers ad malware protection and whatnot (though I can't give you specifics, because in my household, Jeff ha...
by Jennifer
17 Jul 2018, 18:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6488
Views: 191713

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/xwkzg4/i-recreated-the-20-mile-walk-from-falling-down-minus-the-murders "I'm a better person than a fictional asshole having a psychotic break" Jeebus. What's sad is that actually could have been a decent article. Instead of beating off to his own wokeness he coul...
by Jennifer
17 Jul 2018, 16:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 460
Views: 19063

Re: Ladyfashun

Also, forum-format question: why I I never, ever able to see Amazon links? For Kwix's post there -- and every other post with an Amazon link, including at least one I recall making myself -- all I see is a big empty space. In order to actually get the link, I have to hit the "quote" button on the po...
by Jennifer
17 Jul 2018, 16:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 460
Views: 19063

Re: Ladyfashun

I'm toying with the idea of just pulling them out altogether, except that would be an irreversible move and I don't know if that might do something weird to the shape of the pants legs. Please allow me to introduce the bodkin: https://www.amazon.com/Clover-4001-2-Type-Bodkin/dp/B0038DVP3M I'd never...