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by JasonL
Today, 07:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 203
Views: 8590

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

It can not matter much and still be shitty. It’s not in the top several reasons I have hostility to the right. I think politicians become what their constituents want and what the right coalition wants right now has zero overlap with what I want. Notably what they want is a stupid godhead to repeat ...
by JasonL
01 Apr 2020, 08:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 203
Views: 8590

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

I think it's fair to say that "for political reasons" is never far from the mind of any politician ever. We can re play the tape on how FDR allocated funds to optimize political advantage not based on who is worst off for example.
by JasonL
31 Mar 2020, 21:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 246
Views: 17834

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

I didn’t need to read that.
by JasonL
31 Mar 2020, 12:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 203
Views: 8590

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

Should I feel that way about guns? I used to. Nobody who intended to erode the right would ever get my vote. I’ve come to the view that single issue can take you into pretty uncomfortable company and that you need to evaluate the landscape under some theory of the best bad option. Right now for me ...
by JasonL
31 Mar 2020, 08:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 130
Views: 1313

Re: Random covid-19 observations

I like fennel, onion and cuke strips quick pickled with chili brine. Use rice vinegar for that.
by JasonL
31 Mar 2020, 08:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4974
Views: 289452

Re: Food

So in the way of the 2020, I was at the Safeways the other day, and perusing the nearly empty fresh meat cooler. But lo and behold there are a pile of honest to bog USDA Certified Prime ribeyes. Fuckin' a might as well right? Except they'd cut them 3/4". WTF you guys? You're selling it by the pound...
by JasonL
31 Mar 2020, 02:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 130
Views: 1313

Re: Random covid-19 observations

White wine vinegar and rice vinegar are the two preferred neutral or lightly flavored cooking vinegars.

I use rice vinegar for quick pickles.
by JasonL
31 Mar 2020, 02:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 203
Views: 8590

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

Should I feel that way about guns? I used to. Nobody who intended to erode the right would ever get my vote. I’ve come to the view that single issue can take you into pretty uncomfortable company and that you need to evaluate the landscape under some theory of the best bad option. Right now for me i...
by JasonL
30 Mar 2020, 09:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 130
Views: 1313

Re: Random covid-19 observations

People come together so long as their interests are not orthogonal, and at a certain point of this thing, that is going to be the case.
by JasonL
28 Mar 2020, 16:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 2164
Views: 137638

Re: Home $weet Home

I finally calibrated the double KitchenAid oven I knew to be not behaving well. It's dramatically shitty in both ovens. Does not hit peak temperature and does not maintain within 30 degrees of specified temperatures. Set for 400, you get 375 when it says 400, then it drops to like 325 before coming ...
by JasonL
26 Mar 2020, 21:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 800
Views: 13577

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

I posted a gripe when that hit Facebook. It’s not “logistics and supply” it’s very clearly a regulatory fuck up and supply.
by JasonL
26 Mar 2020, 10:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 800
Views: 13577

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

Agree. You can already see how narratives will form up. In particular I think if rates of death differ largely from estimates there will be huge fight over the “what really happened” scenario. It’s like the bailouts and stimulus from 2008. You will never convince anyone who supporters it that the wo...
by JasonL
25 Mar 2020, 17:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 800
Views: 13577

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

How to put this - we kinda should care about the increase in total deaths in the time of corona more that the raw deaths attributed to corona because, um, there’s a reasonable set of cases that would be um substituting causes but still dying.
by JasonL
25 Mar 2020, 15:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 800
Views: 13577

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

I’m down with equity as collateral for guaranteed loans with some interest. I’m not good with the government just gets equity as a condition of cash at all.
by JasonL
25 Mar 2020, 11:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 800
Views: 13577

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

It's more or less what I expected. Not too terrible. There's some means testing on the $1,200 checks, unemployment has longer term and bumped up calculation and expanded categories. Those things are so bills can be paid to be honest. I'm not really sure we know the full implications of "nobody has t...
by JasonL
23 Mar 2020, 17:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: DOOM! (Insert extra Os as you see fit)
Replies: 1533
Views: 65140

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

Stagflation broke progressivism as a political force in America for 30+ years.
by JasonL
23 Mar 2020, 16:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Joys in the time of Quarantine
Replies: 30
Views: 457

Re: Joys in the time of Quarantine

Looks like I have a free all access pass to MasterClass I can gift. I’d like it to go to a home that will use it. Anyone interested?
by JasonL
23 Mar 2020, 11:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Joys in the time of Quarantine
Replies: 30
Views: 457

Re: Joys in the time of Quarantine

To be fair I’m on leave for the leg anyway. Going back to work beginning next week. Not rushing back.
by JasonL
23 Mar 2020, 09:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Joys in the time of Quarantine
Replies: 30
Views: 457

Re: Joys in the time of Quarantine

Warren wrote:
23 Mar 2020, 09:13
JasonL wrote:
23 Mar 2020, 08:51
I'm doing Thomas Keller (French Laundry guy) teaches cooking 1-3 and James Suckling (wine critic) teaches wine appreciation and focused tasting.
You're already knowledgeable about that stuff. You should take calculus.
I’ll use this. I’ve already learned and forgotten enough calculus
by JasonL
23 Mar 2020, 08:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Joys in the time of Quarantine
Replies: 30
Views: 457

Joys in the time of Quarantine

What are you doing during lockup? I'm on team "use this time to learn some shit". In that vein, MasterClass has been the best $15/month I've spent in a long while. That's unlimited access to all classes for the year. I'm doing Thomas Keller (French Laundry guy) teaches cooking 1-3 and James Suckling...
by JasonL
22 Mar 2020, 09:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Universal Corona Income
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Universal Corona Income

Nothing is final. Universal direct checks may be falling out of favor. Donkeys want it to run through unemployment insurance and they want more spending on other programs - something they keep calling a Marshall Plan for healthcare.
by JasonL
21 Mar 2020, 09:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 800
Views: 13577

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

To be fair, Zoom is super awkward about making your video and audio mute if you aren't used to the interface.
by JasonL
21 Mar 2020, 09:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Universal Corona Income
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Universal Corona Income

It looks like $1k checks will be going out with few if any means tests. It is my intention to as Give Directly suggests, "Re direct the check", at least in the short term. My normal moral approach to such things is to think globally where the benefit of a dollar is so high, but in this case it is m...
by JasonL
21 Mar 2020, 08:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Universal Corona Income
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Universal Corona Income

It looks like $1k checks will be going out with few if any means tests. It is my intention to as Give Directly suggests, "Re direct the check", at least in the short term. My normal moral approach to such things is to think globally where the benefit of a dollar is so high, but in this case it is my...