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by thoreau
Today, 11:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Moochie needs to be louder, angrier, and have access to a time machine
Replies: 177
Views: 10293

Re: Moochie needs to be louder, angrier, and have access to a time machine

Mo wrote:Poor Moochie. He was always a good egg.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/ ... er-1419204
Yeah, Mr. Scaramucci, he's a stand up guy. I don't wanna hear nobody criticizing him. Capisce? If you got a problem with Mr. Scaramucci then you got a problem with me.
by thoreau
Yesterday, 14:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35260

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

Wait. When did Temple of Doom become problemat... ohhhhhhhh yeah By being a mostly unwatchable mess? Seriously I was right in the demographic sweetspot and I can't sit through that movie without getting bored and switching the channel. Given the regularity of quotes from it showing up in popular di...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 14:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35260

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

lunchstealer wrote:
Yesterday, 14:04
I was.

But mostly nowadays what's the point of an Indy movie without him punching Nazis?
Nowadays the Secret Service wiretaps anyone who enjoys movies with Nazi punching.
by thoreau
Yesterday, 12:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6603
Views: 222905

Re: Orange is the new President

If Trump tore off his clothes, flung feces at the press corp, and shot a congresswoman while shouting "Go back to Africa!" the Senate Republicans would refuse to remove him from office and his vote total in 2020 would increase from what he got in 2016.
by thoreau
Yesterday, 12:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35260

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


Painboy wrote: Everything is Nazis now.
If it means that Temple of Doom and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull go down the memory hole I call that a win.
by thoreau
Yesterday, 11:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35260

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

Agreed. If anyone says that you shouldn't compare past and present then that means that you shouldn't.

Some wrecker on my campus tried to say that all of the previous Strategic Plans amounted to nothing, so we shouldn't be optimistic about the current one. I told him that This Time It's Different.
by thoreau
Yesterday, 10:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35260

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

And there was this: https://twitter.com/JoshuaPotash/status/1149677709859205120 Holocaust survivor Bernard Marks confronts ICE director Thomas Homan - and compares ICE raids to Nazis raids. If that man wants us to take him seriously he should refrain from making analogies to things that happened in...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 03:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheer WTFery of Epstein
Replies: 30
Views: 653

Re: The Sheer WTFery of Epstein

Apparently Pinker did some consulting (on linguistics and statutory interpretation) for Dershowitz in Epstein's previous criminal case, and was quoted in a legal document. https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/07/17/steven-pinkers-aid-jeffrey-epsteins-legal-defense-renews-criticism-increasingly M...
by thoreau
16 Jul 2019, 18:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35260

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

I would like to find those agents and do things that Professor John Yoo and Judge Jay Bybee have found to be 100% lawful.
by thoreau
16 Jul 2019, 15:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 253
Views: 16757

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

Warren, I have never before called anyone out for having white and male privilege, but you are just begging me to do so.

But I don't want to do that. So please walk this back. Please.
by thoreau
16 Jul 2019, 15:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 253
Views: 16757

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

Yeah, I don't see anything good coming from telling the security state "Don't worry, take the gloves off, the boss has you covered." Yes, the security state is shitty under any President, but differences of degree are still real differences.
by thoreau
16 Jul 2019, 14:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1585
Views: 63274

Re: Inequality

Mo wrote:
16 Jul 2019, 14:24
Back row kids (the white ones at least) are the “real Americans” and no one bats an eye. Call some racists deplorable and it creates an outrage.
Yep. I can gripe all day about smug liberals, but I fucking hate the "Real America" crap.
by thoreau
16 Jul 2019, 10:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1585
Views: 63274

Re: Inequality

Because these people are relatively less well off/more downtrodden, there is a suggestion that they are also the losers in real-life social interactions with the "front row," even though they they dominate many social situations and institutions due to sheer numbers -- including many (most?) school...
by thoreau
15 Jul 2019, 11:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35260

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

I'm not asking anyone to join me in screaming, or expecting anyone else to get their outrage flowing exactly when I do. If you don't have it in you to scream right now, fair enough. We've all gotten exhausted with the security state's outrages at some point. But don't ask me to not notice historical...
by thoreau
15 Jul 2019, 02:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35260

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

I have only so much outrage left for pretty much anything short of outright genocide at this point in my life and maybe not even for that and I'll fucking well not let you or anyone else tell me I'm part of the problem just because I'm not willing to scream about it as monotonously and shrilly as y...
by thoreau
15 Jul 2019, 01:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35260

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

If Japanese Americans are looking at what's happening and saying that there are parallels to what happened to them in WWII, should we scold them about making inexact analogies with history, or should we conclude that we're getting dangerously close to re-enacting history? If people who were born in ...
by thoreau
15 Jul 2019, 00:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35260

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

My mistake, Painboy. I meant to say "History will look kindly upon these photos of Pence." Wait did you post that tweet approvingly? My apologies, I was rolling my eyes at the tweet not you. Oh well I guess everything is Nazis now. Carry on. No, Jennifer and Thoreau are NOT Nazis. The rest of us ar...
by thoreau
14 Jul 2019, 20:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6603
Views: 222905

Re: Orange is the new President

Aresen wrote:
14 Jul 2019, 19:50
Trump tweets racist attacks at progressive Democratic congresswomen
...
His base will love him for it.
It's getting really fucking hard to not call them deplorable.
by thoreau
14 Jul 2019, 18:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35260

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

Racism would not exactly be disqualifying in a Trump appointee.
by thoreau
14 Jul 2019, 17:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35260

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

Mo wrote:
14 Jul 2019, 17:46
there’s been another outbreak of typhus in the facilities.
I am not a crazy person so I will not mention what Anne Frank died of when she was placed in a camp for minorities scapegoated by the state. Because we should not take notice of history.
by thoreau
14 Jul 2019, 17:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 827
Views: 42750

Re: Putin on the Writs

Minor quibble: If Putin took the Baltics then he wouldn't need to take anything out of Poland to reach Kaliningrad. But, yeah, it wasn't solely the US military-industrial complex that prevented Russia from becoming America's bestest friend in the early 90's. Bush said "I'm the one that loves you bab...
by thoreau
14 Jul 2019, 14:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35260

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

If at any point Pence were to deviate from this bargain, my bet is that Trump would stop picking Federalist Society types and start nominating TV stars, former Trump Organization lawyers, etc. And I, for one, would applaud the nomination of Chief Justice Judy. I think he'd go more for Patricia DiMa...
by thoreau
14 Jul 2019, 13:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2562
Views: 128817

Re: Twitter!

Death-by-selfie is exactly the sort of thing that the Darwin Awards were invented for. But, like with gardening and cooking from scratch, millennial's are compelled to labor under the illusion that they are original. They're not so different from the Boomers, who think that they invented sex, music...
by thoreau
14 Jul 2019, 13:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 620
Views: 35260

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

I mean, I know intellectually that only the most cold-blooded, self-aggrandizing creatures have a shot at high office, but seeing that prissy Jesus-freak glaring around one of those facilities, I have a moment of hoping he's actually having a human reaction and trying to keep a rein on rising shock...
by thoreau
14 Jul 2019, 13:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2562
Views: 128817

Re: Twitter!

Death-by-selfie is exactly the sort of thing that the Darwin Awards were invented for.