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by thoreau
Today, 17:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 199
Views: 7175

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Winning is a better credential than a loss, but it doesn't say much more about how good you are as a candidate. Winning by half a point and losing by half a point carry basically the same information about your quality as a candidate from a statistical point of view. You sound like Human Hemorrhoid...
by thoreau
Today, 16:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 199
Views: 7175

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

It's not really accurate to call Beto's run a failure. Sure, he lost , but he didn't fail . He did better in Texas than any Democrat has done in decades, and he helped lead a massive shift in favor of Democrats in smaller and more local races. A close loss in a red state is a good credential, not a...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 18:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 591
Views: 19595

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Hugh Akston wrote:Animals lack the capacity for abstract thought much less the physiology to vocalize enthusiastic consent or the lack thereof.
Which is why they shouldn't be having sex.
by thoreau
Yesterday, 11:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 591
Views: 19595

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

How long before all mentions of the Miami Dolphins have to come with a trigger warning?
by thoreau
12 Nov 2018, 14:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2271
Views: 104712

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Don't worry, Deadpool will fix it in the post credits scene.
by thoreau
11 Nov 2018, 12:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8827
Views: 274140

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Painboy wrote:
11 Nov 2018, 12:46
Trump as Golem
Hey, don't blame him on the Jews!
by thoreau
09 Nov 2018, 13:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6595
Views: 206274

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Technology solves a lot of problems, but it doesn't solve problems of human behavior, power and the abuse thereof, short-sightedness, etc. He says we were "naive", but a) I don't think I ever heard somebody say "Technology will solve every problem of human behavior!" and b) if they said that, they ...
by thoreau
09 Nov 2018, 13:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6595
Views: 206274

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Technology solves a lot of problems, but it doesn't solve problems of human behavior, power and the abuse thereof, short-sightedness, etc.
by thoreau
09 Nov 2018, 10:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4001
Views: 135721

Re: When journalism goes bad

JasonL wrote:
09 Nov 2018, 10:20
At some point gaslighting just came to mean “insisting you are right in an argument with a woman” tho.
This thread is visible to Google, so let me say that that's sexist bullshit, Jason.
by thoreau
09 Nov 2018, 09:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 988
Views: 51255

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

I'm not a fan of hers, but let's be honest: Her job has already started. There is no doubt a ton of prep work that goes on before officially taking office. The official start date is not the real story.

That said, she can figure it out.
by thoreau
08 Nov 2018, 21:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 988
Views: 51255

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

I have the perfect roommates for the Democratic Socialist: https://www.theonion.com/marxists-apart ... 1819566655
by thoreau
07 Nov 2018, 17:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3039

Re: Vote or Die

Their complaint is more valid in the House. Not so much because of any one outcome, but because of historical data and simulations showing that they have to win a lot more votes to get a House majority than the GOP needs to keep a majority. But, yeah, in the Senate the complaint makes no sense. I'm ...
by thoreau
07 Nov 2018, 16:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6021
Views: 149020

Re: Orange is the new President

Well fuck. Am I going to have to call my Senators and urge them to oppose the firing of Jeff fucking Sessions?

Fuck.
by thoreau
07 Nov 2018, 14:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3039

Re: Vote or Die

Pretty sure it's parody. The handle "Comfortably Smug" strongly suggests self-awareness.
by thoreau
07 Nov 2018, 13:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3039

Re: Vote or Die

I guess I'll find out when I check Facebook and see how much wailing and gnashing of teeth is on my feed. Apparently racism still ruined everything: https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/45566961_2171937863046097_6588561522341969920_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=0c8edb8c29c...
by thoreau
07 Nov 2018, 11:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3039

Re: Vote or Die

I guess I'll find out when I check Facebook and see how much wailing and gnashing of teeth is on my feed. Apparently racism still ruined everything: https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/45566961_2171937863046097_6588561522341969920_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_ht=scontent-ort2-2.xx&oh=0c8edb8c29c...
by thoreau
06 Nov 2018, 23:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3039

Re: Vote or Die

Mo wrote:I have to say that a bunch of far lefties losing tonight losing combined with the house flip is good on net. Wish there was a way for Gillum and DeSantis to both lose.
Absolutely. I just hope that Brian Kemp loses too. If he wins after his shenanigans we will get more of that in the future, not less.
by thoreau
06 Nov 2018, 21:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3039

Re: Vote or Die

Aresen wrote:
06 Nov 2018, 21:29
This is the best news I have seen so far:

Florida Amendment 4 has passed, restoring voting rights for felons who have completed their sentences.
Well shit. Now Trump's Cabinet officials will be able to remain involved in the political process.
by thoreau
06 Nov 2018, 13:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3039

Re: Vote or Die

Mo wrote:
06 Nov 2018, 12:53
Looks like the right found people exercising their 2nd amendment rights that they don’t like. I wonder why those guys in Georgia doing open carry are so scary?
Link?
by thoreau
05 Nov 2018, 18:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3039

Re: Vote or Die

Funny story (by funny I mean extremely sad): the father of the family turned out to be opposed to getting any sort of job AND was also abusing his wife, and our church couldn't convince the mom and kids to stay in a shelter away from him (which I completely am sympathetic to, a new country where yo...
by thoreau
04 Nov 2018, 16:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Vote or Die
Replies: 200
Views: 3039

Re: Vote or Die

Highway wrote:Brian Kemp is really a despicable piece of slime.
Nah, there's no slime monster here. Somebody just saw a cockroach up on twelve.
by thoreau
02 Nov 2018, 17:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: DB's absolutely amazing sci/tech thread
Replies: 777
Views: 49124

Re: DB's absolutely amazing sci/tech thread

So the credit for a universal flu vaccine will go to: "RALPH" The Wonder Llama Assisted By EARL J. LLAMA MIKE Q. LLAMA III SY LLAMA MERLE Z. LLAMA IX, 40 SPECIALLY TRAINED ECUADORIAN MOUNTAIN LLAMAS 6 VENEZUELAN RED LLAMAS 142 MEXICAN WHOOPING LLAMAS 14 NORTH CHILEAN GUANACOS (CLOSELY RELATED TO THE...