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by Hugh Akston
17 Apr 2019, 18:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When life gives you Yemens
Replies: 48
Views: 4116

Re: When life gives you Yemens

I'm not yet cynical enough to believe that the President/DoD would end-run around a clear and veto-proof Congressional prohibition on conducting operations in a specific country/conflict/theater. I am cynical enough to believe that Congress doesn't really care about the conflict in Yemen or the Saud...
by Hugh Akston
17 Apr 2019, 11:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When life gives you Yemens
Replies: 48
Views: 4116

Re: When life gives you Yemens

Thank you, but the point is that neglecting to include the name or number of the bills in question (especially when space is not really at a premium) is failing to do basic journalism.
by Hugh Akston
17 Apr 2019, 02:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When life gives you Yemens
Replies: 48
Views: 4116

Re: When life gives you Yemens

I've looked at that story on a number of reputable (but non-paywalled) sources and not one of them actually names much less links to the bill in question.
by Hugh Akston
15 Apr 2019, 16:43
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?
Replies: 17
Views: 419

Re: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?

lunchstealer wrote:
15 Apr 2019, 16:34
Wait, that announcement doesn't have a comments section. Where can we go to complain about threaded comments now?
You can click/poke the fuschia comment icon at the top or bottom of the article.
by Hugh Akston
15 Apr 2019, 02:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: No Depression - The (alt) Country Music Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 414

Re: No Depression - The (alt) Country Music Thread

Lydia Loveless strikes me as a sort of alt-country Courtney Barnett, in that her songs contain a lot of bitterness and anxiety but not a lot of melody.

by Hugh Akston
14 Apr 2019, 22:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1376
Views: 41583

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
14 Apr 2019, 18:14
The world was a better place (sartorially) when everyone I wanted to know was wearing a suit or a dress and everyone else had their first name embroidered on their shirt pockets.
They'd need the monogram wouldn't they? With everyone dressed the same there would be no other way to tell them apart.
by Hugh Akston
14 Apr 2019, 01:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1376
Views: 41583

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

So again I'm not clear what the problem is. Are they opposed to clothes that are affordable, functional, comfortable, and stylish?
by Hugh Akston
13 Apr 2019, 13:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1376
Views: 41583

Re: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)

Could someone maybe hip me to the problem with current standards of dress? Was there a time when they were better?
by Hugh Akston
13 Apr 2019, 01:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 408
Views: 22293

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

Leaders in sanctuary cities should call Trump's bluff and say yes to the plot to ship asylum seekers to sanctuary cities , then immediately set up fast-track processing centers well out of the reach of the Customs and Border Patrol. Instant immigration reform, instant neutralizing of Trump's main c...
by Hugh Akston
11 Apr 2019, 23:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Wikileaks - Diplomatic Cables Edition
Replies: 762
Views: 32288

Re: Wikileaks - Diplomatic Cables Edition

I didn't see anyone drawing a line. My browser must not have rendered it properly. But here is a partial list of other things the Freedom of the Press Foundation has been shamefully silent on: climate change police-involved shootings the Trump Administration's disastrous economic policies the Disney...
by Hugh Akston
11 Apr 2019, 19:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Wikileaks - Diplomatic Cables Edition
Replies: 762
Views: 32288

Re: Wikileaks - Diplomatic Cables Edition

https://twitter.com/trevortimm/status/1116387389637718016 "Criminally prosecuting a publisher for the publication of truthful information would be a first in American history, and unconstitutional. The government did not cross that Rubicon with today’s indictment, but the worst case scenario cannot ...
by Hugh Akston
07 Apr 2019, 19:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Brexit: what say ye?
Replies: 378
Views: 10131

Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Pham I suggest you start listening to the Fifth Column before you embarrass yourself further.
by Hugh Akston
07 Apr 2019, 14:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 811
Views: 38652

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

I wonder if I could get an NSF grant to photograph leftover donut boxes from churches, workplaces etc. I'm pretty confident of my hypothesis that the leftovers will be comprised principally if not entirely of old fashioned donuts, anything with a maple glaze, and half donuts left by people who could...
by Hugh Akston
07 Apr 2019, 14:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5721
Views: 252309

Re: Light laffs

That's actually really great writing for Jack Reacher -- not Jack Reacher the ass-kicker but Jack Reacher the weird aging dude who hitchhikes around the country with nothing but a toothbrush and is baffled by computers and smartphones because he never bothered to learn to use them. I genuinely love...
by Hugh Akston
07 Apr 2019, 14:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 408
Views: 22293

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

The Sonoran Desert is fine. People will bring them water and blankets and we can solve this problem with love instead of more hate.

Also Pham, you don't want to go to Mars. Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids.
by Hugh Akston
06 Apr 2019, 17:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 390
Views: 16622

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I would think the one lesson we would have gleaned from Hillary Clinton's overwhelming victory in 2016 is not to trust political polling. Why? The polls were, in aggregate, dead-on. Said she'd win the popular vote by three points, and win she did, by a bit more than 2.5. The votes were just too con...
by Hugh Akston
06 Apr 2019, 13:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 390
Views: 16622

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I would think the one lesson we would have gleaned from Hillary Clinton's overwhelming victory in 2016 is not to trust political polling.
by Hugh Akston
04 Apr 2019, 15:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 505
Views: 24014

Re: Putin on the Writs

Can we please start taking the Russian threat seriously? Threat to whom? Representative government around the world. More immediately, the alliance of Western democracies that constitutes America's first and only peacetime defensive pact a.k.a. NATO. But what is the actual threat? Like is Russia go...
by Hugh Akston
04 Apr 2019, 01:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 505
Views: 24014

Re: Putin on the Writs

Taktix® wrote:
04 Apr 2019, 01:32
Can we please start taking the Russian threat seriously?
Threat to whom?
by Hugh Akston
03 Apr 2019, 21:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9603
Views: 376797

Re: Petty annoyances

But if your passwords are stored on your device, then anyone who manages to hack into it gets EVERYTHING. I definitely avoid putting all security eggs in one basket -- which is also why I'm very good about NOT sharing passwords across platforms -- if you get the password to my email it will ONLY ge...
by Hugh Akston
03 Apr 2019, 19:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 408
Views: 22293

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

Mo wrote:
03 Apr 2019, 18:01
Someone figured out how to get the White House to care about climate change.

https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch ... der-crisis
You really expect Donald rump to care about something in the New Yorker? That's not even on TV.