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by thoreau
Yesterday, 20:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I don't practice Santeria
Replies: 24
Views: 779

Re: I don't practice Santeria

This song pretty much epitomizes my YouTube and Pandora likes.



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by thoreau
Yesterday, 17:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 626
Views: 28787

Re: Putin on the Writs

Taktix goes too far sometimes, but Trump's entanglements with the Russians are not something to just blow off as Jason would. Winning an election is not carte blanche for corruption, not in a system that allows for impeachment. Though I concede that my arguments about Trump and Russia would be easie...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 17:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 15586

Re: The Abortion Thread

I think this take passes the ideological Turing test:

https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2019/0 ... e-pro-life

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by thoreau
Yesterday, 16:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 626
Views: 28787

Re: Putin on the Writs

3 more questions: 1) Was the impeachment clause in the Constitution a horrifying mistake? 2) Was the 25th amendment a horrifying mistake? 3) Was the impeachment of Bill Clinton horrifying, or a bad idea on some level short of "horrifying"? (For the record, I got so pissed at him over so many things ...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 16:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 626
Views: 28787

Re: Putin on the Writs

So, republic or democracy?
by thoreau
Yesterday, 15:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 626
Views: 28787

Re: Putin on the Writs

Also, so many of these discussions devolve into "But they are just following their self interest", as though corruption is incompatible with self-interest. Is it not possible that there is strong evidence of corruption, and that this could get entirely consistent with players following their self in...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 15:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 626
Views: 28787

Re: Putin on the Writs

So what should we say about those 62.9 million people that won't (1) fall into sneering elitist tropes or (2) be met with "But that's democracy!"? And if those people voted for a mad dotard who will let himself be compromised by a foreign power, doesn't that have to be laid at their feet? Doesn't th...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 15:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 626
Views: 28787

Re: Putin on the Writs

True. A politician consistently refusing to avoid the appearance of impropriety is nothing worth dwelling on.

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by thoreau
Yesterday, 15:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 626
Views: 28787

Re: Putin on the Writs

Plenty of strongmen flatter this mad dotard. Russia seems to be particularly good at it and there's nothing wrong with noting his business relationships and their antics with his campaign. Just as there's nothing wrong with noting that Jared Kushner is out of his depth with lots of people, but the G...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 14:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 626
Views: 28787

Re: Putin on the Writs

I have repeatedly said that I don't think it is a high-dimensional chessboard. How many times do I have to keep repeating that disclaimer? I keep offering simple scenarios: Trump is an idiot who has helped Russians move dirty money, they used that to get close to him, they helped him, they flatter h...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 14:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6356
Views: 194289

Re: Orange is the new President

lunchstealer wrote:Well yeah mooslims aren't murcans and I'm led to believe that it's only murcans who have rights.
But only those Murcans in uniform, not politicians who have never served.

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by thoreau
Yesterday, 14:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6356
Views: 194289

Re: Orange is the new President

Rights of the accused? Look, if a SEAL accuses someone of being a mooslim terrist I'm not looking to bring in lawyers to argue for the people he shot. I'm saying that this matter should be decided by our brave men (and women, if you insist on being PC) in uniform, not some politician who has never s...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 13:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6356
Views: 194289

Re: Orange is the new President

Given all of the uncertainty around this case, let me offer a radical proposal: Let's have a formal process for fact-finding. The accused can have the assistance of someone experienced in these processes, and call witnesses and present evidence in his defense. The government can have its own experie...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 13:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 626
Views: 28787

Re: Putin on the Writs

Fundamentally, the problem is that the President is an egomaniac dotard nodding along with the Russian dictator who's done him favors. We don't need to speculate on the dimensionality of the chessboard to think that this is a real problem. We can repeat "This isn't like the movies" as many times as ...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 12:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 626
Views: 28787

Re: Putin on the Writs

It wouldn't be the least bit shocking to me if a great many countries had intel on which US goods China would be likely to slap retaliatory tariffs on, and looked at tweaking their economic policies to take advantage of likely openings. Most of them, however, aren't in a position to egg Trump on lik...
by thoreau
19 May 2019, 17:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6356
Views: 194289

Re: Orange is the new President

They're hoping he'll join the Border Patrol, Jennifer.
by thoreau
19 May 2019, 16:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6356
Views: 194289

Re: Orange is the new President


Aresen wrote: DAR and I are among the few on this board who remember Nixon pardoning William Calley. It played well among the knuckle-draggers.
*ahem*

Very fine people

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by thoreau
19 May 2019, 15:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2678
Views: 153291

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

Lucifer is sort of the opposite of Burn Notice, in that the case of the week is usually the least interesting part of Lucifer and the most interesting part of Burn Notice. I don't care about the people who burned Michael. I want to see him take down the con artist who ripped off his mother's friend....
by thoreau
19 May 2019, 13:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 626
Views: 28787

Re: Putin on the Writs

Lest anyone think I'm being too conspiratorial, I don't think that anyone was sitting around a Moscow conference table in 2014 and planning to sell soyuz beans to China in 2019. Five year plans never work. I suspect their thinking was more like this: Early 2015: "Well, this won't going to anywhere, ...
by thoreau
19 May 2019, 11:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6356
Views: 194289

Re: Orange is the new President

He plans to celebrate Memorial Day by pardoning war criminals.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/18/us/t ... rimes.html

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by thoreau
19 May 2019, 11:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6356
Views: 194289

Re: Orange is the new President

He's trying to use a meeting with the PM of Ireland as a way to generate revenue for his golf course. https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/doubts-over-trump-visit-rise-as-issue-surfaces-in-us-media-1.3897268 That alone would be impeachable...if the golf course were owned by a Democrat. Sent from...
by thoreau
19 May 2019, 10:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 626
Views: 28787

Re: Putin on the Writs

Putin didn't support Trump because Trump's shitty policies would weaken America and create opportunities to advance Russian interests. That is conspiratorial thinking. Putin just did this in pursuit of his own interests. That is not conspiratorial thinking because I inserted the word "just", which m...
by thoreau
19 May 2019, 01:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2678
Views: 153291

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

Well crap. I just found out that Fox has cancelled Lucifer. It happened the week that the finale aired. They did this big story arc and left it at a cliffhanger figuring that there was no way Fox would dump them. My clue was this past Monday's episode was actually two episodes, back to back, and no...
by thoreau
19 May 2019, 00:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Horrible, Offensive Geekery
Replies: 948
Views: 70622

Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

https://www.freep.com/story/entertainme ... 724967002/

Wonder Woman marrying Captain Marvel?

I'll be in my bunk.

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by thoreau
19 May 2019, 00:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 626
Views: 28787

Re: Putin on the Writs

Putin did not provide assistance to Trump's campaign in order to benefit from policies that Trump might enact, e.g. Russia finding export opportunities after Trump hurts America in trade wars. Putin did it in pursuit of his own self-interest.