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by Jennifer
Today, 16:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 224
Views: 7162

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

If you can pull of the proper faux-innocent attitude, you could try asking your wretched MIL if she thinks her grandkids should be separated from all of their relatives, and the twins separated from each other (because they have different naughty bits), and locked up in Walmarts or tent cities beca...
by Jennifer
Today, 15:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 224
Views: 7162

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

Oh, fuck. The GOP really has sold it's soul: https://twitter.com/QuinnipiacPoll/status/1008801403333238784/photo/1 Regarding the Republicans who support this, I'd be interested to see a further breakdown: how many identify as plain "Republican," versus "alt-right?" Pretty much all the alt-righters ...
by Jennifer
Today, 14:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 224
Views: 7162

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

What the fuck kind of person can take and keep a job pulling kids away from their parents when they know NONE of those mitigating factors are in play? What the fuck kind of government creates jobs for such people? A callous near-psychopath True Believer that their power is the good because they are...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 23:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4084
Views: 143711

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

W. Kamau Bell and N. K. Jemisin are cousins.
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 21:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There's a Word for That
Replies: 57
Views: 1631

Re: There's a Word for That

I believe there is a word for a real person portrayed in fiction, but given another name. eg: The story has a 'fictional' person who unmistakably is Barbara Streisand or Donald Trump, but they are given another name. Anyone with better vocabulary recall? Roman a clef. With a backwards-accent mark o...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 19:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 224
Views: 7162

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

I'm soooooooooo not clicking on that video, I only got less than halfway through, myself. Supposedly, in the part I didn't hear, there's a part where it changes from heartbreaking conversations (subtitled in English-- that's most of what I saw/heard), to even more heartbreaking crying -- and a Bord...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 19:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5227
Views: 112110

Re: Orange is the new President

v [urlhttps://www.cnn.com/2018/06/18/politics/trump-space-force-air-force/index.html]MAGA in Spaaaaaaaaaaace[/url] He says it will be 'separate' from the air force. Does this mean another military academy for Space Cadets? Does the Air Force even have it's own academy? Yes, in Colorado. EDIT because...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 18:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5227
Views: 112110

Re: Orange is the new President

Meh. In the world where Trump keeled over before the Team Ted debates, people would be going on about how "Only Ted Cruz" or "Only Jeb Bush" would be doing this stuff that Red voters are clamoring for and that Team Red is eager to do. You truly think Cruz or Bush (especially!) would be putting chil...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 17:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 224
Views: 7162

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

ProPublica got audio recordings of kids inside one of Trump's child-prisons. https://twitter.com/letsgomathias/status/1008811944894181379 In my late teens I briefly worked as an assistant in an at-home day care, and I remember one kid -- might've been a "new" kid, who started at the day care after I...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 16:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 224
Views: 7162

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

I'm frustrated by how many arguments I see (genuine bad reasoning or just being assholes?) conflate opposing a certain type of punishment with saying "there shouldn't be any punishment at all." You try to say the government's actions are unacceptable and the response is "Well, those people broke th...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 15:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 224
Views: 7162

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

It pisses me off when conservatives say that illegal immigrants are committing a crime. Illegal entry into the US is a civil, not criminal, infraction. I'm especially horrified by how very many of my fellow Americans -- who no doubt think of themselves as "good people" -- justify putting kids in te...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 14:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3231
Views: 123690

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

According to the 10-day forecast, 72 degrees is the coolest the outdoors is ever going to get, and that during the coolest part of the night/earliest morning. Highs in the 90s or uppermost 80s. Also, today's relative humidity of 51 percent is the driest we'll get for the next ten days, too. I now ha...
by Jennifer
16 Jun 2018, 15:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 509
Views: 14071

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Somebody here (I think might have been Stevo) had a story of a friend he was at a con with who came in the next day with "Isaac Asimov Slept Here" written on her chest. That was me . Though I heard the story secondhand from Jeff, who was a massive con-goer in his teens and 20s, as were most of his ...
by Jennifer
15 Jun 2018, 13:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 827
Views: 23568

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Paul Manafort has his house arrest revoked for attempted witness tampering. Money quote: “I have struggled with this decision,” Judge Amy Berman Jackson said. But she concluded that couldn’t come up with a release order she could issue that would prevent Manafort from further attempts at witness ta...
by Jennifer
14 Jun 2018, 23:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2041
Views: 73585

Re: Twitter!

A more relevant verse might be Isaiah 10:1: "Woe to those who enact unjust statutes and issue oppressive decrees."
by Jennifer
14 Jun 2018, 18:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2188
Views: 92429

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Warren wrote:
14 Jun 2018, 18:16
People speaking kindly of the dead whom they cursed in life is a pet peeve of mine.
But damn. What purpose did that serve?
Letting the world know what a shit their mother was. Sounds like they needed the catharsis.
by Jennifer
13 Jun 2018, 18:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 396
Views: 19797

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Bending over backwards to give Trump absolute-maximum benefit of the doubt here: I could see that video working to persuade some types of dictatorial people to try improving their countries (again, somewhere in the archives of this very forum are posts I made using similar arguments for why this Un...
by Jennifer
13 Jun 2018, 17:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6407
Views: 183597

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Taco Bell's spicy quesadilla sauce is genuinely delicious. However, I've not set foot in a Taco Bell ever since Jeff found a quesadilla-sauce knockoff recipe online. That sauce (actually a form of jalapeno mayonnaise) is now a standard condiment in our fridge.
by Jennifer
13 Jun 2018, 15:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 396
Views: 19797

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Bending over backwards to give Trump absolute-maximum benefit of the doubt here: I could see that video working to persuade some types of dictatorial people to try improving their countries (again, somewhere in the archives of this very forum are posts I made using similar arguments for why this Un ...
by Jennifer
13 Jun 2018, 15:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 396
Views: 19797

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Un spent part of his teen years at a school in Switzerland, IIRC; when his dad first kicked the bucket I remember being naive enough to hope that maybe this would factor in Un being an improvement for his people.
by Jennifer
13 Jun 2018, 03:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 396
Views: 19797

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

JFC. I'm amazed Trump's arm isn't broken from jacking himself so hard.
by Jennifer
12 Jun 2018, 22:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 975
Views: 54106

Re: Tiny Triumphs

That's awesome, JD!
by Jennifer
12 Jun 2018, 18:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 827
Views: 23568

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Eric the .5b wrote:
12 Jun 2018, 17:10
Right now, if I had to bet, I'd give pretty even odds of Trump getting re-elected, which makes me sick.
The appalling Supreme Court ruling that it's okay for states to kick registered voters off the rolls if they haven't voted recently make that even more likely, I fear.
by Jennifer
12 Jun 2018, 17:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: the list of those things which are not food
Replies: 949
Views: 35621

Re: the list of those things which are not food

I am rather hoping this is not true -- also, seriously, if you're the type to be easily grossed out, stop reading this post and skip over it, NOW: * * * * * * * * * * * * A man who had his foot amputated after a motorcycle accident took the amputated limb home, and used it to make fajitas which he s...
by Jennifer
12 Jun 2018, 15:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 378
Views: 12269

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

Last weekend Jeff and I visited the town of Covington, to visit various thrift and secondhand stores there. (I found a couple of good books, and a very nice Daher tin bucket to add to my collection.) Going there was like going back in time -- there is a "modern" part of town, with the same chain res...