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by thoreau
Yesterday, 22:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 3862
Views: 57639

Re: Orange is the new President

The family rescued from the Haqqani Network thought their captors were playing mind games on them when they said Trump was President. One of the captors told Boyle the new U.S. president was Donald Trump before he was forced to make a “proof-of-life” video. “It didn’t enter my mind that he was being...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 11:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: DB's absolutely amazing sci/tech thread
Replies: 725
Views: 39561

Re: DB's absolutely amazing sci/tech thread

Neutron star collisions can make for interesting scientific musings, but the teen vampire drama gets tedious.

by thoreau
14 Oct 2017, 14:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1251
Views: 44162

Re: Twitter!

And Sanders is one of only two male speakers out of 44 announced, and apparently not even the "Keynote". Maxine Waters is, so Marcotte is erasing a Woman Of Color.
by thoreau
13 Oct 2017, 13:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 3862
Views: 57639

Re: Orange is the new President

Kolohe wrote:
13 Oct 2017, 13:26
The key is that the next Democratic nominee for President won't have been on a 8+ year path that was more coronation than contest.
I'd replace 8+ with 16+, but yeah.
by thoreau
13 Oct 2017, 11:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 3862
Views: 57639

Re: Orange is the new President

Trump would lose in a landslide against <INSERT UN-NAMED GENERIC DEMOCRAT HERE>.

He might have a chance against a flesh-and-blood Democrat that he's spent a year taking shots at in the media.
by thoreau
12 Oct 2017, 18:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pleading the 25th
Replies: 52
Views: 613

Re: Pleading the 25th

Donald Trump could shoot a toddler in Times Square and 80% of registered Republicans would conclude that the kid must have been here illegally.
by thoreau
12 Oct 2017, 15:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pleading the 25th
Replies: 52
Views: 613

Re: Pleading the 25th

The important question right now is not which elections Trump can/would win, but how somebody will fare in a 2018 primary if they vote to remove Trump from office (by whatever mechanism).
by thoreau
12 Oct 2017, 11:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pleading the 25th
Replies: 52
Views: 613

Re: Pleading the 25th

Who's the they In they could care if? The Congressional Republicans. Deep down inside, most or all of the Congressional Republicans probably want Trump gone. He's a thorn in their side. But the people that they (the Congressional Republicans) answer to in primaries still support Trump. As long as t...
by thoreau
12 Oct 2017, 11:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pleading the 25th
Replies: 52
Views: 613

Re: Pleading the 25th

Ok, unlikely. But I changed my party affiliation from libertarian to republican to vote for Ron Paul, and then to democrat to vote for Bernie. It would require a lot of effort to educate voters, but the republican party has the money to make it happen. Then go lobby more liberals and moderates to d...
by thoreau
12 Oct 2017, 10:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pleading the 25th
Replies: 52
Views: 613

Re: Pleading the 25th

Thoreau - fair points, but it seems to me that moderate congressional republicans could use impeachment to win moderate voters and even win some liberal leaning voters with the right public presentation, and could potentially be re-elected even without Trump's base. Especially with the far left bec...
by thoreau
12 Oct 2017, 10:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pleading the 25th
Replies: 52
Views: 613

Re: Pleading the 25th

If the cabinet invokes the 25th, there is no reason they can't provide details on their reasoning, true or not, that congress either could use as justification or would be unable to ignore. I think it's likely that there are legitimate reasons to doubt his ability to fulfill the duties of the offic...
by thoreau
12 Oct 2017, 02:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pleading the 25th
Replies: 52
Views: 613

Re: Pleading the 25th

Successful use of the 25th requires 2/3 of both the House and Senate, to sustain a Cabinet challenge against the President. My guess is that if that many Republicans were willing to bolt they'd probably impeach over conflicts of interest and/or whatever Mueller finds. That way Pence is President, no...
by thoreau
11 Oct 2017, 11:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11492
Views: 606928

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

by thoreau
11 Oct 2017, 11:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Sig Line Graveyard; the phpBB edition.
Replies: 283
Views: 31506

Re: Sig Line Graveyard; the phpBB edition.

"Breyydun and Aydën's parents would have burned the school down like a trust-fund anarchist at an inner city McDonald's."
--Shem
by thoreau
10 Oct 2017, 22:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 3862
Views: 57639

Re: Orange is the new President

I will never understand how that is considered less ridiculous than Michael Dukakis in the tank.
by thoreau
10 Oct 2017, 19:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: DB's absolutely amazing sci/tech thread
Replies: 725
Views: 39561

Re: DB's absolutely amazing sci/tech thread

OK, now I'm more willing to believe it.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/10/ ... sing-atoms

New Scientist is a bit too prone to hype. Science is usually better (at least somewhat).
by thoreau
10 Oct 2017, 18:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: DB's absolutely amazing sci/tech thread
Replies: 725
Views: 39561

Re: DB's absolutely amazing sci/tech thread

The title is misleading. One of the two components of missing mass (the baryonic component, made of ordinary matter) has been found. That's hardly half the matter, if we measure the amount of matter in terms of mass. The dark matter (non-baryonic) has 5x as much mass and its nature remains a myster...
by thoreau
10 Oct 2017, 18:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: DB's absolutely amazing sci/tech thread
Replies: 725
Views: 39561

Re: DB's absolutely amazing sci/tech thread

The title is misleading. One of the two components of missing mass (the baryonic component, made of ordinary matter) has been found. That's hardly half the matter, if we measure the amount of matter in terms of mass. The dark matter (non-baryonic) has 5x as much mass and its nature remains a mystery.
by thoreau
10 Oct 2017, 14:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Brexit: what say ye?
Replies: 298
Views: 5039

Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Mo wrote:
10 Oct 2017, 14:48
Good to see that May has a realistic backup plan.

https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2017/10 ... nafta.html
Maybe while she's at it she can bring Catalonia and Kurdistan into NAFTA, and work with Jared Kushner to finally end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
by thoreau
10 Oct 2017, 10:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is not a new thread
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: This is not a new thread

These are not the posts you're looking for.
by thoreau
10 Oct 2017, 00:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is not a new thread
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: This is not a new thread

Grammar!!!!!!
by thoreau
09 Oct 2017, 12:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 3862
Views: 57639

Re: Orange is the new President

Shem wrote:
By NEIL IRWIN
MAY 11, 2017

90% sure we talked about this when it happened.
We did. I just added it to this post for some context on his etymological claims.
by thoreau
09 Oct 2017, 11:15
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Columbia Students Interrupted a Sex and Gender Class to Protest a Professor They Disagree With
Replies: 14
Views: 301

Re: Columbia Students Interrupted a Sex and Gender Class to Protest a Professor They Disagree With

Tier 3 schools have fewer incidents like this, because these incidents are not just about ideology but also about spoiled upbringings. And kids who don't have jobs.