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by thoreau
18 minutes ago
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 162
Views: 3485

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Syria has had plenty of millennia of civilization. Ditto for Tunisia.
by thoreau
Today, 12:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 162
Views: 3485

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Honestly, I would trade Iran straight up for Saudi Arabia right now as a client state. Iran is much closer to liberalizing and the threat of shutting off western universities to Saudi elites is enough to keep them more in line. Also, Iranian scientists are better than KSA's. KSA has scientists? Per...
by thoreau
Today, 11:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5990
Views: 145872

Re: Orange is the new President

Meanwhile, Trump is praising the Congressman who assaulted a reporter: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/19/us/politics/trump-greg-gianforte-montana.html Guys, I know that it isn't gryllpropriate to suggest that anything is in any way different or worse or more dangerous about the current situation, n...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 20:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 162
Views: 3485

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Ezekiel 25:17
by thoreau
Yesterday, 18:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 162
Views: 3485

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

I think that if there were a different person in the White House the Saudis would feel the need to be a bit more subtle in their targeting of journalists. Instead of murdering him in a consulate with entrances and exits that are under surveillance by any number of entities, they would do it in a mor...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 11:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8790
Views: 271711

Re: Observations of the Random sort

The real debate is over whether the entire world should just be one big time zone.
by thoreau
Yesterday, 11:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2268
Views: 103585

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

I find it interesting that CNBC believes that their audience knows who Grover Norquist and Joe Arpaio are, but Ron Jeremy needs context. Apparantly Hof is still going to be on the ballot for the state leg seat he was running for, and will likely win due to the partisan lean of the district. Fuck. T...
by thoreau
17 Oct 2018, 17:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8790
Views: 271711

Re: Observations of the Random sort

"War is bad" is not a sufficient argument, but it should go into the cost-benefit analysis. Many people pointed to the weakness of the purported evidence for WMD programs, the paucity of evidence that Saddam Hussein was harboring terrorists who would attack the US, and the known antipathy between Sa...
by thoreau
17 Oct 2018, 13:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5990
Views: 145872

Re: Orange is the new President

Lunchstealer and I posted the same picture; I just posted the tweet that it came from. I read Shem as saying that our picture is the same as the one a few posts previous, i.e. the original one. And I'm saying that there's a pretty big difference. Though I suppose that whether the difference is major...
by thoreau
17 Oct 2018, 12:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5990
Views: 145872

Re: Orange is the new President

Er, look more closely.
by thoreau
17 Oct 2018, 11:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8790
Views: 271711

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Mo, those of us who opposed the invasion of Iraq were not serious thinkers. We were the clown shoes brigade, not engaging in any deep thought about geopolitics and fourth generation warfare. The serious thinkers all supported this. Better to be seriously wrong than stupidly right.
by thoreau
17 Oct 2018, 02:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5990
Views: 145872

Re: Orange is the new President

Via Dungeons and Donalds, FYI.

by thoreau
16 Oct 2018, 19:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8790
Views: 271711

Re: Observations of the Random sort

University administrators routinely "fail upward." At the rate my Dean is fucking up, she might be rewarded with the Presidency of Harvard.
by thoreau
16 Oct 2018, 15:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8790
Views: 271711

Re: Observations of the Random sort

MeMegan explained all of this ten years ago. We were wrong to be right and she was right to be wrong.

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/ar ... tion/3080/
by thoreau
16 Oct 2018, 14:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8790
Views: 271711

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Mo wrote:
16 Oct 2018, 14:25
Here’s the thing I don’t get about AZ senate. How the fuck are the people who were right about Iraq the bad guys?
Because they didn't want to fight the mooselimbs.
by thoreau
16 Oct 2018, 12:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8790
Views: 271711

Re: Observations of the Random sort

And he just got Warren's vote.

by thoreau
16 Oct 2018, 11:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8790
Views: 271711

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Seriously, whoever this is, he's an amazing troll.

by thoreau
16 Oct 2018, 11:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8790
Views: 271711

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Mo wrote:2017 is weird and it has given us Woke Max Boot.
I'm not 100% certain that it's really him, but Ahmadinejad is apparently tweeting some woke stuff.

by thoreau
16 Oct 2018, 10:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 648
Views: 21905

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Kmart has been nothing but terrible for as long as I can remembe. Its continued existence baffled me once Walmart, even the bad wal marts, came about. Santa Barbara has a Kmart instead of a Target for God only knows what reason. When I was in grad school I went there because it was near the student...
by thoreau
15 Oct 2018, 23:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: WHIMP ACT
Replies: 13
Views: 221

Re: WHIMP ACT

Ellie wrote:
15 Oct 2018, 23:08
I just came across a blogger whose kids are named Kanyon, Keyne, Koy, Tyce, and Tasyn. *shudders*
Please tell me they are adopted, not biological relatives. I would hate to think that such a person has passed on DNA.
by thoreau
15 Oct 2018, 19:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 963
Views: 50620

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

I'm sure that getting everyone talking about Elizabeth Warren's Native American ancestry, and the possible political significance thereof, will work out great for Democrats this November. What better thing to discuss before the midterm elections?
by thoreau
15 Oct 2018, 17:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 162
Views: 3485

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

I'm sure that Hillary Clinton exchanged emails with somebody in the Saudi government at some point during her service as Secretary of State.
by thoreau
15 Oct 2018, 13:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 162
Views: 3485

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Anyone who takes out the House of Saud presumably wants to sell oil. Yes, yes, there's no doubt a propaganda poster saying something about Allah, and I'm sure that the foot soldiers seem to believe it. But whoever manages the revolutionaries' budget presumably cares about oil revenue, if for no othe...
by thoreau
13 Oct 2018, 02:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5990
Views: 145872

Re: Orange is the new President

Of all the plot twists 2018 has delivered, blond white lady country singer coming out for the Blues while a black rapper goes Red Pill (in every sense) is not one I saw coming. Will Kanye run up on stage at the next awards show and go on about how Donald Trump's electoral college victory was the gre...
by thoreau
12 Oct 2018, 19:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: WHIMP ACT
Replies: 13
Views: 221

Re: WHIMP ACT

I am calling a vote to override Aerick's veto.