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by JasonL
Yesterday, 23:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6838

Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

It’s a bit like being earnest about federalism. We would all eyeroll somewhat.

ETA and I brought that up only because Thoreau keeps making the argument that it obviously wouldn’t really help donkeys because look trump. I’m saying make that argument if you wish but donkeys don’t believe it.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 23:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: MARCH MADNESS
Replies: 222
Views: 11889

Re: MARCH MADNESS

That Ja Morant kid from dad alma mater Murray State is a legit monster. Like NBA top shelf monster. If he gets a three look out.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 21:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 1067
Views: 60844

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

There should be very few (but nonzero) things that 51% gets to ram down the throats of 49% and the more people subject to that single vote the worse the abomination.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 20:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6838

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

To be clear I think advocates here are sincere in valuing a thing I don’t. I think that’s ... not the case in general.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 20:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6838

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

When people talk about federalism ...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 19:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6838

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

Also - this thing where don’t worry it totally won’t have the effect conservatives worry about - I’d like to put liberals supporting pv on the truth serum there. We all know they think it helps them right?
by JasonL
Yesterday, 19:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6838

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

And Trump is the refutation of pretty much every pro-EC argument. "Bulwark against a demagogue." Um, the most demagogic president in at least a few generations won the EC while losing the popular vote. "Three wolves and two sheep voting on lunch." This is the guy who thinks Presidents can order com...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 19:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6838

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

Like - take Bush v Gore, everything plays out exactly the same way but Bush gets a national aggregate of 600k more popular votes changing no EC totals. Are we suggesting that would have made everyone cool? 50% more cool? Any more cool? Non-zero percent more cool. Even more cool if the Florida proce...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 16:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6838

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

I ... don't think methods matter too terribly much within broad guidelines. Like, not a monarchy okay. Some way to vote the bums out by some aggregation method ok. You are choosing the details of your suffering with various implementations under those guidelines, but it isn't clear to me that there'...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 15:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 432
Views: 20001

Re: Putin on the Writs

Haha.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 15:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6838

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

I think moderate economist Luigi Zingales actually made the call in like 2010 on the argument "he's your Berlusconi watch out". Pretty solid call.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 15:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 224
Views: 7827

Re: PS 411

So stupid.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 14:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6838

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

It’s not domination. It’s more influence than might otherwise be the case.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 14:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6838

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

That sounds right, though I don't believe in the median mouse. I messed up using cultural domination rather than government.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 14:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 432
Views: 20001

Re: Putin on the Writs

Wanted - something that gets at "cyber cold warfare" but is way better sounding.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 14:42
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7859
Views: 278119

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

Columbus was a bad movie with some good cinematography. The characters and story and dialogue were all kind of extraneous to the really nice shots of modernist architecture. The lead girl will make you glad that you are no longer a teenager and don't know any teenagers. And there was no reason for ...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 14:41
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2658
Views: 147478

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Everyone I know is suddenly quoting letterkenny.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 14:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6838

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

I think it's very much an exaggeration to suggest that the national discussion isn't very, very much influenced by the discussion in the population centers.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 14:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6838

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

I used to be actively hostile to removal of EC on the grounds that the experiences of people in high density areas are substantially different but in a similar way from the experiences of people in flyover country and I thought a wedge against cultural domination by city mice was desirable. I became...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 13:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6838

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

We have a senate. On purpose. To mediate majority rule by way of granting power to smaller population states. It isn't obviously wrong in my view to have a voting system that is "kinda like the senate". It isn't obviously better in any way to have straight majority rule. It's a preference, also arbi...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 12:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6838

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

Majority rule is mediated in a bagillion ways. It’s one element among many. If it’s the Ur value of a system, better start unwinding a lot of shit.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 12:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6838

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

Like - take Bush v Gore, everything plays out exactly the same way but Bush gets a national aggregate of 600k more popular votes changing no EC totals. Are we suggesting that would have made everyone cool? 50% more cool? Any more cool? I think everyone would have been 80% more cool. There’s short t...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 11:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6838

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

Gets 47% of requested budget.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 09:41
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What's Your Favorite TV Show?
Replies: 13
Views: 173

Re: What's Your Favorite TV Show?

The Wire and after that I'm torn. In the running would be Westworld S1, Legion S1, Breaking Bad S1-3, Sopranos, Twin Peaks OG, I could be talked in to Miami Vice, Mad Men S1-S3, True Detective S1, maybe some others. I like prestige cable shows I guess.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 09:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Antivaxxers
Replies: 87
Views: 3218

Re: Antivaxxers

I learn things all the time here on the gryll.