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by thoreau
Yesterday, 16:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 211
Views: 8755

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

Let's say, for the sake of argument, that voter suppression efforts don't actually work. If a party thinks its best strategy is to try to keep you and people like you from voting, I think that says something pretty terrible about the party. They could have put their energy into turning out their sup...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 13:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7530
Views: 354368

Re: Orange is the new President

Because people are idiots, and they will forgive anything if he manages to exasperate libruls.

The commoners never should have been given the vote.
by thoreau
02 Apr 2020, 21:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 800
Views: 13759

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

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
02 Apr 2020, 21:05
...I heard Anthony Bourdain say he just never could get the hang of...
ISWYDT
by thoreau
02 Apr 2020, 20:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 211
Views: 8755

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

Maybe my vote matters, maybe it doesn't. What I do know is that if a politician tries to stop me from voting then he's probably even worse than some of the alternatives.
by thoreau
02 Apr 2020, 18:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 211
Views: 8755

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

Putting aside the evergreen idea that a problem doesn't really matter as long as it isn't as bad as < some bad thing that is not happening here or now >... We're talking about a very tiny margin of people this affects. ...in elections often decided by thin margins. Plus, political coalitions that d...
by thoreau
01 Apr 2020, 19:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 137
Views: 1483

Re: Random covid-19 observations

I have no doubt that there will be people who come away from this with psychological issues. But OCD is a very particular issue, it has a definition, and I'd be loathe to predict which type(s) of psychological issues will be most common.
by thoreau
01 Apr 2020, 13:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 800
Views: 13759

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

The problem with Trump imposing martial law is that he probably thinks it's Marshall Law, and related to Jude Law.
by thoreau
01 Apr 2020, 01:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 211
Views: 8755

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/governors-plead-for-medical-equipment-from-federal-stockpile-plagued-by-shortages-and-confusion/2020/03/31/18aadda0-728d-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.html#click=https://t.co/dmyn7dLBGx One White House official said Trump is attuned to the electoral importance ...
by thoreau
31 Mar 2020, 20:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 800
Views: 13759

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

dbcooper wrote:
31 Mar 2020, 19:29
Yeah, but the FDA just approved it anyway. Because the star of Celebrity Apprentice is enthused about it.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/03 ... -covid-19/
by thoreau
30 Mar 2020, 21:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 211
Views: 8755

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

So, just as there are ways in which they all fucked up, there are also areas of difference, and they matter. But Trump pisses off liberals , Thoreau. Surely that counters any trivial details of mere policy and its human consequences. True. And some Very Fine People value pissing off libruls. So we ...
by thoreau
30 Mar 2020, 17:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 211
Views: 8755

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

Blue governors are mostly doing better than red governors. That has to count for something. The Obama administration certainly didn't cover itself in glory regarding the advance planning. That is something they have to own. Ditto for California scrapping some emergency popup hospitals on wheels that...
by thoreau
30 Mar 2020, 17:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 211
Views: 8755

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

On the other hand, if there was a Dem administration in the White House, and the administration response to a virus that was especially deadly to the very conservative and borderline paranoid elderly population was anything less than "all measures possible to protect the old people, including closi...
by thoreau
30 Mar 2020, 15:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 211
Views: 8755

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

The governor of Mississippi is doing everything in his power to reduce future healthcare expenditures, so that's something.
by thoreau
30 Mar 2020, 14:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: This is how you get guillotines
Replies: 43
Views: 682

Re: This is how you get guillotines

And in the Making David Geffen Look Positively Fucking Woke department: https://www.thelostogle.com/2020/03/29/imagenet-consulating-stimulus-payment/ OKC-based company wants to keep employees’ $1,200 stimulus payments…. When the Army of Doomed Coughers marches to Mar Lago, they'll make a stopover i...
by thoreau
30 Mar 2020, 13:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 211
Views: 8755

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

I think in rough terms there is truth to the notion that the political pendulum swings back in the opposite direction with nearly equal force, thus I think what passes for the Republicans under Trump is not only going to be an unmitigated disaster while he and they are in power, they're also going ...
by thoreau
30 Mar 2020, 13:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7530
Views: 354368

Re: Orange is the new President

CNN came up with the most perfect headline ever written.


Trump is self-isolating at his safe space: Fox News
by thoreau
30 Mar 2020, 13:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 800
Views: 13759

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

Also, most government agencies know that working with a contractor that is not believing in a project is a recipe for ultimate failure and cost overruns. Forcing a contractor to do something they no longer care about is not the way to success. This is true of all projects where the person has alrea...
by thoreau
30 Mar 2020, 12:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 137
Views: 1483

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Jesus Christ do you wake up every morning and think, How can I be a bigger dick today? No, I just wake up with less and less patience for people who don't read. Cow-orkers, students, forum posters, whoever. Especially when the person who doesn't read thumps his chest about how what he studied is so...
by thoreau
30 Mar 2020, 11:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 137
Views: 1483

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Um, I said that I was there for high school, Warren. I went to Summerville High School for one year.

I know that top engineers like yourself don't need any limp-wristed librul artz bullshit like reading, but come on, man!
by thoreau
30 Mar 2020, 11:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 137
Views: 1483

Re: Random covid-19 observations

The South seems to have a penchant for "papers, please." I spent my freshman year of high school in South Carolina, and half of the campus was for freshmen and sophomores, while the other half was for juniors and seniors. If you were taking a class on the other half, or doing an extracurricular tha...
by thoreau
30 Mar 2020, 10:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 137
Views: 1483

Re: Random covid-19 observations

The South seems to have a penchant for "papers, please." I spent my freshman year of high school in South Carolina, and half of the campus was for freshmen and sophomores, while the other half was for juniors and seniors. If you were taking a class on the other half, or doing an extracurricular that...
by thoreau
29 Mar 2020, 21:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 800
Views: 13759

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

Number 6 wrote:
29 Mar 2020, 21:08
Do you want Bolsheviks? Because that's how you get Bolsheviks.
I mean, I'd at least buy a Che shirt over that.
by thoreau
29 Mar 2020, 14:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 137
Views: 1483

Re: Random covid-19 observations

The fact that an extraordinary measure is necessary does not and should not make it unobjectionable. Extraordinary measures SHOULD feel uncomfortable. They SHOULD make you feel uneasy. We SHOULD caveat our support for them. It's the only way to make sure they don't remain in place afterwards. If peo...
by thoreau
28 Mar 2020, 19:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 800
Views: 13759

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

Shem wrote:
28 Mar 2020, 19:34
Aresen wrote:
28 Mar 2020, 17:35
My decoder ring is on the table beside lunchstealer's.
And my axe.
Me four.

EDIT: Five, with Jennifer.
by thoreau
28 Mar 2020, 14:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 800
Views: 13759

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

If only we'd had evidence that he might conflate his personal interests with the duties of his office, then surely the Very Fine People of the GOP would have been incented to impeach and convict. Alas, we never had the slightest indication that he might do such a thing.