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by Jennifer
Yesterday, 18:54
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Trump's Bogus Argument to Deny Green Cards and Citizenship to Immigrants who Play by the Rules
Replies: 18
Views: 244

Re: Trump's Bogus Argument to Deny Green Cards and Citizenship to Immigrants who Play by the Rules

High-trust society is probably the single biggest, most important part of America. These dipshits don't get that. They don't trust a lot of people, and think we won't be great again until we get rid of the people they don't trust. The fact that nobody will trust the ones who remain hasn't yet occur...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 16:32
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Trump's Bogus Argument to Deny Green Cards and Citizenship to Immigrants who Play by the Rules
Replies: 18
Views: 244

Re: Trump's Bogus Argument to Deny Green Cards and Citizenship to Immigrants who Play by the Rules

High-trust society is probably the single biggest, most important part of America. These dipshits don't get that. More likely, these dipshits don't care . I have seen nothing at all to indicate any of them would put the good of the country over their own private enrichment. Relevant quote from a re...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 15:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 522
Views: 18040

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

I would like to sit down, privately, with Alex Jones, and have a Frank conversation with him about what is and is not appropriate for a television entertainer to say and do, and about the existence of ethical lines that one should never, ever cross. "Frank", of course, is the name of my weedeater. ...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 13:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 522
Views: 18040

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

Meanwhile, Alex Jones is threatening to send Sandy Hook parents cease and desist letters is they don't quit talking about his conspiracy theories. So I’m asking the families: In the memory of your children and the memory of the truth -- you say it’s super hurtful to hear these things, I agree. So I’...
by Jennifer
13 Aug 2018, 17:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 522
Views: 18040

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

Is "Story Feed" still publishing Alex Jones-style slanders, a la "The Sandy Hook parents are conspirators telling lies about their allegedly dead kids?"
by Jennifer
13 Aug 2018, 17:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1294
Views: 43153

Re: Inequality

[Headdesk] Ellie's friend sounds like she makes the same mistake as my literal-socialist Facebook friend -- the one who recently shared that idiotic pro-Communist meme blaming "capitalism" for such things as political repression and environmental damage: there are indeed certain things about Current...
by Jennifer
13 Aug 2018, 17:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1294
Views: 43153

Re: Inequality

So many of my friends/acquaintances "liked" the post (and one even added "Capitalism is killing us all!") that I had to ask, as politely as possible, exactly what they thought a natural workweek would look like. Pretty much just so I can roll my eyes some more, but who knows, maybe somebody will ha...
by Jennifer
13 Aug 2018, 17:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 522
Views: 18040

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

We imbue content providers in this country/society/era with a certain type of moral authority, which leads to certain responsibilities. This is nonsense to me in a modern media landscape. Then why did Brian Williams lose his job? It's weird to say anything you want to call content is just like Bria...
by Jennifer
13 Aug 2018, 16:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 522
Views: 18040

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

JasonL wrote:
13 Aug 2018, 16:35
But ... I also think it is a mistake for people to persistently advocate for de-platforming of unpopular views even horrifying views.
What about advocating for the de-platforming of slander and libel?
by Jennifer
13 Aug 2018, 16:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 522
Views: 18040

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

Most of the news coverage I've seen discussing Jones' ban from Facebook and the like simply says he was booted off for promoting conspiracy theories -- as though he were merely sharing relatively harmless tales of chemtrails, fluoridated water supplies and the various evils thereby. But no: the man ...
by Jennifer
13 Aug 2018, 15:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2815
Views: 90025

Re: I just don't get it

I enjoy the scenes where he goes after bigoted politicos, but the ordinary-people segments are cringe-inducing at best. There was one particularly facepalmy scene in one of the earliest episodes of this season -- Cohen was playing the "ridiculously lefty left-winger," at the home of an older couple ...
by Jennifer
11 Aug 2018, 18:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 276
Views: 11571

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

I know there are ridiculous bureaucracies, but why is this one so atrocious? Is it the opposite department or something? Do they just figure out how they can make themselves look as bad as possible? I'm reminded of something Julian Sanchez wrote (tweeted) in response to some then-current ICE outrag...
by Jennifer
11 Aug 2018, 17:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 276
Views: 11571

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

Two U.S. citizens in Aurora are fighting the attempted deportation of their adopted four-year-old daughter.
by Jennifer
11 Aug 2018, 17:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5690
Views: 132562

Re: Orange is the new President

A functioning system would have stripped him of the lease on that DC land, since it explicitly says that the entity holding the lease can't have an elected official as an owner: https://www.forbes.com/sites/charlestiefer/2017/03/23/the-gsa-approval-of-wrongful-trump-lease-arrangements-whitewashes-c...
by Jennifer
10 Aug 2018, 15:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1260
Views: 67280

Re: Star Trek Wankery

Jesus, that Nemesis movie was HORRIBLE. It might have made a fair-to-middling TNG episode if you trimmed it down an cut out some unnecessary subplots, but as a full-length movie -- blecch.
by Jennifer
10 Aug 2018, 15:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4531
Views: 188210

Re: Food

I have been addicted to "The Halal Guys" gyros ever since I first tried one, mainly because of their addictive white sauce which is approximately infinity times tastier than any tzatziki sauce I've had. Halal Guys stores sell individual packets of their white sauce, so for awhile now I've been maki...
by Jennifer
09 Aug 2018, 21:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3032
Views: 123490

Re: What are you reading?

Also: I wonder if George R. R. Martin read "Swan Song" back in the day? One of the book's sub-sections is named "A Daughter of Ice and Fire." Maybe but my suspicion would be that he got it from the Frost poem "Fire and Ice" it being about the end of the world and all. Perhaps. I was more struck by ...
by Jennifer
09 Aug 2018, 20:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 355
Views: 11408

Re: Op-ediots

I see no chance that the Dems will nominate anyone whose administration won't be more damaging than the current one. Uh-huh. Are you still of the opinion Hillary would've been even worse than the president we've got now? We are not at war, so yes 10,000 times better. I don't know if shit like our p...
by Jennifer
09 Aug 2018, 20:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 355
Views: 11408

Re: Op-ediots

I see no chance that the Dems will nominate anyone whose administration won't be more damaging than the current one. Uh-huh. Are you still of the opinion Hillary would've been even worse than the president we've got now? We are not at war, so yes 10,000 times better. I don't know if shit like our p...
by Jennifer
09 Aug 2018, 19:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 41
Views: 1312

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

I wonder why State is silent. [emoji848] https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/03/saudi-guests-boosted-revenue-at-trumps-new-york-hotel-reversing-drop.html Presumably taking cues (if not direct orders) from POTUS? The only world leaders Trump likes and supports are those who compliment him profusely -- Puti...
by Jennifer
09 Aug 2018, 18:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 355
Views: 11408

Re: Op-ediots

Shem wrote:
09 Aug 2018, 17:59
Yeah, "not establishing concentration camps for elementary schoolers" is worth at least 50% improvement alone
Plus another 20 or 30 percent at least over "not establishing concentration camps for infants and toddlers."
by Jennifer
09 Aug 2018, 16:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5690
Views: 132562

Re: Orange is the new President

I see very little difference in "Trump said to do this" vs. someone Trump put in charge saying "I as his representative is saying do this." Because you overlooked Problematic Option Three: "I'm just some guy who is not formally part of the VA, is not encumbered by the limits and responsibilities of...
by Jennifer
09 Aug 2018, 15:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5690
Views: 132562

Re: Orange is the new President

Influencial people influence things. How they effect that influence is really the only variable. It's obviously a little weird the way it's being handled but then Trump has his own bizarre way of doing things. But having "influence" is not the same thing as having actual "power," and Truump's blurr...
by Jennifer
09 Aug 2018, 14:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3032
Views: 123490

Re: What are you reading?

Also: I wonder if George R. R. Martin read "Swan Song" back in the day? One of the book's sub-sections is named "A Daughter of Ice and Fire."
by Jennifer
09 Aug 2018, 14:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3032
Views: 123490

Re: What are you reading?

Just finished "Swan Song" by Robert McCammon (who I've never heard of before last weekend); Jeff found the book in a secondhand shop the other day and described it as "McCammon's attempt to write The Stand ." There are obvious similarities -- an evil supernatural entity stalks America after the apoc...