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by thoreau
Yesterday, 19:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2024 for AOC
Replies: 47
Views: 605

Re: Calling 2024 for AOC

The one thing I'll say in defense of her is that she probably has certain security requirements, and I'm not just talking about physical safety, I'm also talking about privacy. Realistically speaking, she can't just live in some cheap slum. That said, she surely did find a way to make it work, and i...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 16:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2024 for AOC
Replies: 47
Views: 605

Re: Calling 2024 for AOC

Do we need one thread, let alone two on a backbencher freshman Congresscritter who isn't even a committee chair. She has a mean social media game and that's about it. FFS, Bernie isn't going to sniff the nomination and I don't think dressing up Bernie as a pretty young woman will do more than win a...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 12:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 339
Views: 17503

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

There are people in Federal court right now for leaving food and water out in the Cabeza Prieta. There's footage of the fucking Greenshirts pouring out the water. Damn near everyone down here leaves a cache of food out somewhere near the house, some cans, box of crackers, not because we're all a bu...
by thoreau
15 Jan 2019, 22:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Libertarian Diskanen
Replies: 116
Views: 1784

Re: Libertarian Diskanen

My understanding is that the technology already exists to assemble molecules nucleus by nucleus. In some special cases, yes, people can position individual atoms. At scale? In reasonable time? No. Not even close. We'll continue to need chemists for a very, very, VERY long time. I suggest you talk t...
by thoreau
15 Jan 2019, 18:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2024 for AOC
Replies: 47
Views: 605

Re: Calling 2024 for AOC

Team Hugh. I mean, Hell, Obama started out with a Blue-dominated Congress, and he didn't exactly transform a lot before the midterms. And not just Blue-dominated. A filibuster-proof 60 Blue Senators for part of that time. One of whom was Joe Lieberman. Just saying. OK, so 59 Blue Senators. Still, t...
by thoreau
15 Jan 2019, 18:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2024 for AOC
Replies: 47
Views: 605

Re: Calling 2024 for AOC

Eric the .5b wrote:
15 Jan 2019, 18:16
Team Hugh.

I mean, Hell, Obama started out with a Blue-dominated Congress, and he didn't exactly transform a lot before the midterms.
And not just Blue-dominated. A filibuster-proof 60 Blue Senators for part of that time.
by thoreau
15 Jan 2019, 17:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Libertarian Diskanen
Replies: 116
Views: 1784

Re: Libertarian Diskanen

I expect health care costs for many if not most diseases and disorders will plummet as genetic medicine overtakes the current state of the art. For that matter, it's only a matter of time before later generation 3D printers will be able to home manufacture pharmaceuticals. Um, 3D printing is very d...
by thoreau
15 Jan 2019, 14:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2024 for AOC
Replies: 47
Views: 605

Re: Calling 2024 for AOC

You think the American people are ready to support a loud-mouthed New York populist who gets in Twitter feuds and proposes dumb economic policies?

Oh.
by thoreau
15 Jan 2019, 12:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6146
Views: 163893

Re: Orange is the new President

JasonL wrote:
15 Jan 2019, 11:48
Would have thought he'd go taco salad.
Catered by his hotel.
by thoreau
14 Jan 2019, 23:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6146
Views: 163893

Re: Orange is the new President

I'm just disappointed that this White House event wasn't Brought To You By Carl's Jr.
by thoreau
14 Jan 2019, 23:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6146
Views: 163893

Re: Orange is the new President

I'll give you the point about lobster, but I guarantee you that college athletes don't need 90 minutes (or even 9 minutes) to polish off steak.
by thoreau
14 Jan 2019, 22:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6146
Views: 163893

Re: Orange is the new President

A victory party for athletes should be classier fare. Steak and lobster. Prime rib.
by thoreau
14 Jan 2019, 14:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1204
Views: 55772

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

A presumably private, cash-only Canadian hospital operating outside the system is hardly a violation of his principles.

What would be more amusing is, as I said, if he were to give a speech saying that systems like Canada crowd out innovation.
by thoreau
14 Jan 2019, 14:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1204
Views: 55772

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

All I know is that the US has plenty of state-of-the-art medical centers, and Rand Paul is a Senator and medical doctor. If anyone should be able to find a suitably cutting-edge US-based surgeon in this niche, it should be him, yet he's going to Canada. Yes, the highest-quality firstest-of-first-rat...
by thoreau
14 Jan 2019, 13:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1204
Views: 55772

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

Apparently related to the injury from his scuffle over yard care.
by thoreau
12 Jan 2019, 21:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How do you solve a problem like a MAGA?
Replies: 175
Views: 3033

Re: How do you solve a problem like a MAGA?

I heard a guy at the bar the other night say Google was completely controlled by the Clintons and if you google HRC nothing about emails comes up. We did it in the bar and the first thing that came up was an "email timeline". The guy didn't even blink and said trump made them put it back that's gre...
by thoreau
12 Jan 2019, 01:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 368
Views: 15216

Re: Putin on the Writs

The FBI is a known hotbed of Democratic Socialists. You can't believe anything they say.

Also, they are a bunch of red-baiters who think everyone is working for Moscow. You can't believe anything they say.
by thoreau
10 Jan 2019, 21:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6146
Views: 163893

Re: Orange is the new President

And I'm saying that institutional resistance might be (part of) the difference between somebody who comes across as a clueless racist uncle once in power, versus somebody who comes across as a fascist with a plan and the means to pull it off. Give Trump effective handlers and aides, and he might be ...
by thoreau
10 Jan 2019, 20:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6146
Views: 163893

Re: Orange is the new President

It's weird, but all the "what fascists do next" stuff people have been breathlessly repeating to us since 2016 hasn't really been any more realistic than birthers going on about Obama intending to impose sharia law and whatever. There's no plan, there's just a dumb, vicious animal reacting. I go ba...
by thoreau
10 Jan 2019, 17:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 1026
Views: 64012

Re: Tiny Triumphs

Definitely not 239 pounds.
by thoreau
10 Jan 2019, 14:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 368
Views: 15216

Re: Putin on the Writs

I never thought it was Cuba doing it. When I heard reports of mysterious ailments of embassy employees, I assumed it was somebody with better tech than Cuba, testing it outside their home territory. Or maybe there's some weird, behind-the-scenes tit-for-tat, where the US State Department did somebod...
by thoreau
10 Jan 2019, 01:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Sig Line Graveyard; the phpBB edition.
Replies: 296
Views: 36435

Re: Sig Line Graveyard; the phpBB edition.

"ike Wile E. Coyote salivating over a "4000 Ways To Prepare Roadrunner" cookbook without watching his surroundings, the Road Runner of Societal Inertia snuck up on them both and beepbeeped them off the mesa."
--Shem
by thoreau
09 Jan 2019, 22:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pick Your Poisson
Replies: 1415
Views: 70502

Re: Pick Your Poisson

I just met a guy who looks and sounds like Rufus Sewell's character in The Man In The High Castle.

He seems nice.
by thoreau
09 Jan 2019, 22:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2223
Views: 95631

Re: Twitter!

This cannot be argued with.