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by JasonL
01 Dec 2020, 14:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Future Will Despise Us Brutal Bastards
Replies: 304
Views: 33623

Re: The Future Will Despise Us Brutal Bastards

I really think you can grandstand on it all you want but future pandemic planning had better take cultural willingness to be a dominant feature of policies. I saw someone super BLM rah rah posting "how NZ solved Covid TWICE" which, the name itself makes me ask some questions, but anyway someone who ...
by JasonL
30 Nov 2020, 09:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8186
Views: 453457

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

But really, what the hell is the story about if not about Baby Yoda? I don't watch it, but I assumed it was about the Mandalorian. (It’s not) but it could be like how Ronin is about Jean Reno’s character, not Robert De Niro’s. What color is the hangarbay on Naboo! You just got ambushed by chocky mi...
by JasonL
27 Nov 2020, 22:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2534

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

A fringe. Right. One professor. Right. Certainly not the only left narrative heard anywhere for months. Certainly not the position of major media outlets. Certainly not the position of the mayors of cities who ordered no interference in real justice. GTFO. The political calculus of the left was to a...
by JasonL
27 Nov 2020, 16:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2534

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

If we are indulging alternate histories, as much as I try to imagine one with Jeb or Hillary in office (BTW are we sure about how this goes down with Hillary in office?), I also try to imagine one where movement and politics coalesce around just literally Campaign Zero. Seeking specific reforms, pro...
by JasonL
27 Nov 2020, 16:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2534

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

If the question is whether violent rioters, looters, vandals, etc. should face punishment proportional to their crimes, the answer is yes. If the question is whether preventing such things should include more sanity and cool from the top levels, and efforts to de-escalate societal tensions, the ans...
by JasonL
27 Nov 2020, 15:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2534

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

The casual nature of the transition between someone giving orders the military personnel and the relationship between Trump and protestors or rioters is a thing I can’t understand. I love you to man but that’s an absurd analogy from where I’m sitting. The shopkeepers are neither trump nor in any cap...
by JasonL
27 Nov 2020, 12:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Voting methodologies
Replies: 195
Views: 18293

Re: Voting methodologies

I'd be happier if both houses of Congress were term limited. I don't care whether an ignorant state electorate or corrupt state government picks senators as long as they can't pick the same one more than two times, three tops. I'm really coming around to this. I don't think voting methodologies mat...
by JasonL
25 Nov 2020, 12:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2534

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

Well, it’s not nothing because burned city blocks by these powerless people isn’t nothing. But in the big stage tge appointments will tell us what concessions are being made to populists, the shift of the tax and spending plans which are right now moderate will tell us something, and who wins mid te...
by JasonL
25 Nov 2020, 12:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2534

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

Keeping an eye on if she gets an appointment like Labor, what she says, and if it counts as "having power". This woman has proposed that a federal agency overseeing "public interest" gets to veto, I'm not even joking, any transaction in the US economy of which she disapproves. She does this under ab...
by JasonL
25 Nov 2020, 11:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2534

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

Is "everything is Trumps fault and just in case you detect something else those people are impotent anyway" an unreasonable summary? Because it doesn't seem like it. That isn't even remotely close to what I said. Fair enough I haven't read your post in this context. I do think the jadagulian argume...
by JasonL
25 Nov 2020, 11:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2534

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

Jason, you often equate putting some blame on one person with denying everyone else's agency. Blame is not a quantized all or nothing phenomenon. Trump acted pretty much opposite every reasonable expectation of an important job. It's no surprise that certain pathologies then got out of hand on both...
by JasonL
25 Nov 2020, 11:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2534

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

The standard here is "people with power" are responsible for divisiveness through demagoguery. And nobody else is. I'm keeping a special eye on one E Warren.
by JasonL
25 Nov 2020, 11:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2534

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

"Other people made decisions too. If you want to pin 90,000 deaths in NY on policies that Cuomo greenlit, ok, sure. But also remember that Cuomo wasn't making decisions in a vacuum. No state or city official was making decisions in a vacuum. It was always in the atmosphere fomented by Trump, who we ...
by JasonL
25 Nov 2020, 11:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2534

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

I can't wait to see how this evolves over the Biden years and into the next election cycle. "The people with actual power". Ok Shem. Popcorn out.
by JasonL
25 Nov 2020, 10:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2534

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

Is "everything is Trumps fault and just in case you detect something else those people are impotent anyway" an unreasonable summary? Because it doesn't seem like it.
by JasonL
25 Nov 2020, 08:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2534

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

I find all this pretty remarkable. I shouldn't by this point, but I do. I fcking hate the guy but ffs. Trump made people do this, created that behavior, the entire summer was an illusion that didn't matter. The crime rates and looting and burning are meh and not anyone's fault except orange guy. Med...
by JasonL
25 Nov 2020, 08:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2534

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

So, ok. We are absolutely certain, or at least highly confident, that the nazi talk and white supremacy and defund police and fire person who publishes tom cotton in an op ed and all that shit - that doesn't surface again the very instant left donkeys feel politically threatened again, which is to ...
by JasonL
24 Nov 2020, 23:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2534

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

So, ok. We are absolutely certain, or at least highly confident, that the nazi talk and white supremacy and defund police and fire person who publishes tom cotton in an op ed and all that shit - that doesn't surface again the very instant left donkeys feel politically threatened again, which is to ...
by JasonL
24 Nov 2020, 22:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2534

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

So, ok. We are absolutely certain, or at least highly confident, that the nazi talk and white supremacy and defund police and fire person who publishes tom cotton in an op ed and all that shit - that doesn't surface again the very instant left donkeys feel politically threatened again, which is to s...
by JasonL
24 Nov 2020, 16:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2534

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

I intentionally voted for what I saw as the least bad option available intentionally trying to make the worst guy lose if I could contribute to that at all. I switched to democrat registration because I think the only meaningful votes that can be cast for the next couple of cycles will be to hold of...
by JasonL
24 Nov 2020, 16:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2534

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

So, yes? Political outcomes determine capacity to sew dissent?
by JasonL
24 Nov 2020, 16:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2534

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

Large segments of media are explicitly agents of Team Blue. When they say things like we need moral clarity not objectivity, when they are explicitly #resistance, they are making their bed. My sources tell me their reporting standards aren't their fault though so no worries.
by JasonL
24 Nov 2020, 16:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2534

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

Is trump responsible for the crime rate in Chicago or Louisville?
by JasonL
24 Nov 2020, 16:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2534

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

It's weird tho - the people actually burning stuff and actually saying there is no problem with looting in Chicago and issuing proclamations about what the movement really is aren't representative of anything but they are literally the only fcking voices about the movement anyone heard for the enti...
by JasonL
24 Nov 2020, 15:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 143
Views: 2534

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

Jason, in general I feel like you're making the same mistake I critiqued Aresen for making earlier in the thread. There are people on the left who are every bit as crazy as you fear. You can definitely find quotes from them. And they seem to believe that they represent the entire left. But they are...