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by Jennifer
Today, 00:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Road to Damascus
Replies: 578
Views: 27983

Re: The Road to Damascus

During the buildup to Iraq War 1, when I was living in southeastern Virginia (mostly military or NASA employees, but some old-time The South remnants, I remember the local newspaper ran an article about various local people who believed this was the runup to the war of Armageddon as predicted in the...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 21:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 117
Views: 1128

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

I'm both coldly unsympathetic (it wasn't one incident, it was him harassing someone who wouldn't fuck him over a period of time) and unconcerned about whether it "should" be a career-ender. He seems to be using "incident" as synonymous with "victim" here. Thoreau didn't even say "incident", just "a...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 21:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 117
Views: 1128

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

I'm both coldly unsympathetic (it wasn't one incident, it was him harassing someone who wouldn't fuck him over a period of time) and unconcerned about whether it "should" be a career-ender. He seems to be using "incident" as synonymous with "victim" here. When I first learned of this and knew only ...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 17:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 117
Views: 1128

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

As with the trumpkin victory, I too am left with "I knew these people existed, but in these numbers????" Yeah. Except this in some ways is even worse -- awful as the Trumpkin thing is, at least it could perhaps be explained by the whole "last gasp of American white supremacy before demographics mak...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 16:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 117
Views: 1128

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Apparently food services is really awful. Definitely a power-abuse thing there--not in the sense of "I'm gatekeeper of your dream job," but "If you're seeking work in a restaurant there's a high chance you're on the poor side and really need this job." Which strikes me as even worse than the Weinst...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 16:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mr. Robot: with spoilers
Replies: 98
Views: 2603

Re: Mr. Robot: with spoilers

Trump is the guy who acts like a stereotype of the rich guy, right? But is not as rich as he presents himself as, plus surrounds himself with people that are more pretend rich than rich rich. Why would actual Masters of the Universe give that clown the time of day? White Rose has a super duper priv...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 15:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 117
Views: 1128

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

1) Politics; 2) Hollywood; 3) publishing / fine arts; 4) media; 5) academia If you include state and local politics, just by sheer volume and grossness, politics is going to win in a landslide. If you only include the federal level, then I can go H-Wodd at 1. Since the allegations against Weinstein...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 15:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 117
Views: 1128

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Religion is fair. That was off top of head kinda thing based on recent stories. I think the idea of a powerful career gatekeeper and the general absence of something like HR which creates institutional barriers (which yes can fail) will be correlated features. On further reflection, I daresay that ...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 15:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 308
Views: 5473

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

I've given criteria and cases that are and are not mobs. It is not the case that any arbitrary political position I dislike is subject to the populist mob critique. Gun control people are not populists, that usually goes the other way because the noble real american is having guns taken away by coa...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 14:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 117
Views: 1128

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Grow up and don't take your fucking resentment out on me. People get to say no. That might, possibly, be the single most baffling thing about all of this (I mean the wave of sexual assault allegations in general, not Franken or any one other person in particular). I have a vague recollection of a d...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 14:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 308
Views: 5473

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Hyperbole is like hot sauce not like salt and pepper. Which is Jasonese for "Okay from me, but not from thee." Okay, but I'm still not seeing anything in your arguments here separating "a mob" from "any political movement JasonL doesn't approve of." Back in the day when you were arguing we needed t...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 13:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4200
Views: 66133

Re: Orange is the new President

It was never explained how she acquired the ones that she had, but in the movie, she also had 84 Dalmatian puppies prior to getting 15 more. The idea of letting more than one or two Dalmatians in you house in the first place is lunacy, since Dalmatians are inbred lunatics. In the book, she bought t...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 13:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4200
Views: 66133

Re: Orange is the new President

It was never explained how she acquired the ones that she had, but in the movie, she also had 84 Dalmatian puppies prior to getting 15 more. The idea of letting more than one or two Dalmatians in you house in the first place is lunacy, since Dalmatians are inbred lunatics. In the book, she bought t...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 13:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4200
Views: 66133

Re: Orange is the new President

I'm not familiar with the 101 Dalmatian movie but I do have the original Dodie Smith novel on a shelf somewhere; the hell of it is, Cruella didn't need to steal the Dearly's 15 puppies because she'd already legally bought more than 80 for her fur farm.
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 13:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 308
Views: 5473

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

$15/hr is why all of alabama is unemployed. The entire state? Refresh my memory if you will -- do you still take the stance that any use of hyperbole as a rhetorical device is de facto evidence of dishonesty if not outright insanity on the part of the person using it? I understand why you would say...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 13:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mr. Robot: with spoilers
Replies: 98
Views: 2603

Re: Mr. Robot: with spoilers

My objection is that is clearly a retcon when they bring it front and center (and if they make it part of the main plot, I can't even). it's very much like Lucas putting CGI clutter in his special editions. It was fine when they made it a silly throwaway line last season. But last season, they also...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 13:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mr. Robot: with spoilers
Replies: 98
Views: 2603

Re: Mr. Robot: with spoilers

Also, referring to the scenes from next week: I AM looking forward to Joey Badass coming back, and hope Trenton and Mobley do as well.
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 12:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mr. Robot: with spoilers
Replies: 98
Views: 2603

Re: Mr. Robot: with spoilers

I think the Trump thing actually kinda works, though. Given Esmail's apparent intended storyline, plus how the for-reals election played out, I don't see how they can't mention him. And at least it's more of a nudge-nudge-wink-wink thing; they're not specifically naming Donald Trump. This isn't the ...
by Jennifer
15 Nov 2017, 19:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Bill Clinton, #MeToo, Feminism, and 1998
Replies: 94
Views: 928

Re: Bill Clinton, #MeToo, Feminism, and 1998

Of course, that's quite different fro the real world wherein I personally have not the slightest moral qualm about, say, lying to police about whether I've noticed any underage kids drinking, or know anyone in the neighborhood who smokes weed. Why no, Officer, I haven't noticed a thing.
by Jennifer
15 Nov 2017, 19:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Bill Clinton, #MeToo, Feminism, and 1998
Replies: 94
Views: 928

Re: Bill Clinton, #MeToo, Feminism, and 1998

BTW, how is lying to the FBI a crime? Depending on the context, obstruction of justice. I need a further explainer on that (I don't know what constitutes obstruction of justice or whether that should be a crime too). Morally I see no problem with lying to the police, who are free to lie to you. Tha...
by Jennifer
15 Nov 2017, 17:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 308
Views: 5473

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Can we note distinctions between Trumpers and Berners if we swear a blood oath that we have no sympathy for the Berners? Because a lot of this seems to be a fear that if we note any distinctions then we might wind up sympathizing with massive wealth redistribution. Way back in 2013 (I know because ...
by Jennifer
15 Nov 2017, 17:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 308
Views: 5473

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Lessee. My selection criteria would be a) there are lots of people; b) those people are primarily motivated to action by the story that they are in some overarching sense oppressed / marginalized by elites and c) they are seeking some large overhaul of the system. Moderates are not populists. Wonks...
by Jennifer
15 Nov 2017, 16:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Bill Clinton, #MeToo, Feminism, and 1998
Replies: 94
Views: 928

Re: Bill Clinton, #MeToo, Feminism, and 1998

Jones didn't sue until 94. Also, Jones was part of the general conservative craziness that was easy to dismiss precisely because her case had an OJ glove moment (the "distinguishing characteristic"). IIRC, "First black President" was from Toni Morrison, not anyone in the Clinton camp. Right, but my...
by Jennifer
15 Nov 2017, 16:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ruin a thread for dhex
Replies: 28
Views: 449

Re: Ruin a thread for dhex

I've always liked Adam Ruins Everything, even the episodes where he didn't say anything I didn't already know. (Nothing in his drugs and prison two-parter will surprise anybody who follows the work of Radley Balko and the like, for example). The episode debunking so-called "traditional" Christmas al...
by Jennifer
15 Nov 2017, 15:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I bless the rains
Replies: 26
Views: 399

Re: I bless the rains

You guys know that Africa is generally doing pretty good right now, right? You've actually paid attention to reputable foreign news coverage about the region, correct? No I did not. Last I heard Boko Haram was still raping it's way across the north and AIDS and hyperinflation were ravaging the sout...