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by thoreau
Yesterday, 17:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 475
Views: 10557

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/03/us/politics/trump-putin-russia-nra-campaign.html http://dakotafreepress.com/2017/03/27/maria-butina-connects-russians-nra-trump-sibby-and-mathew-wollman/ https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-kremlin-and-gop-have-a-new-friendand-boy-does-she-love-guns Sounds like Paul ...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 17:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 475
Views: 10557

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

There were a whole lot of Russians at last year's inauguration. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/amid-trumps-inaugural-festivities-members-of-russias-elite-anticipated-a-thaw-between-moscow-and-washington/2018/01/20/0d767f46-fb9f-11e7-ad8c-ecbb62019393_story.html?utm_term=.5fde09493b03 Includ...
by thoreau
19 Jan 2018, 12:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4584
Views: 80281

Re: Orange is the new President

Anyway, in the past week we've learned about money laundering with Duvalier, Russian money to the NRA, hush money to a pr0n star, and former advisor Sebastian Gorka facing criminal charges in Hungary while working in the White House. In any other administration, Democrat or Republican, the VP would ...
by thoreau
19 Jan 2018, 11:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8686
Views: 242264

Re: Observations of the Random sort

I'll have you guys know that my 90's skin suit is made of the leather trench coats from the Matrix.
by thoreau
19 Jan 2018, 11:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4584
Views: 80281

Re: Orange is the new President

Aresen wrote:
thoreau wrote:
19 Jan 2018, 01:05
So, the good news is that Mike Pence might be getting a promotion. Sweet!
I'm not sure Mike Pence would be much of an improvement. Isn't he a YEC?
He's less likely to start a nuclear war via Twitter.
by thoreau
19 Jan 2018, 10:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Spearfishing With Luke: The Last Jedi thread with spoilers!
Replies: 60
Views: 1123

Re: Spearfishing With Luke: The Last Jedi thread with spoilers!

A mole hunt would have provided opportunities for interesting plot twists and character moments. They could never go there.
by thoreau
19 Jan 2018, 01:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4584
Views: 80281

Re: Orange is the new President

So, the good news is that Mike Pence might be getting a promotion. Sweet!
by thoreau
18 Jan 2018, 20:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4584
Views: 80281

Re: Orange is the new President

I'm kind of surprised she was willing to shut up for a mere $130k. I'd think that she could get more for silence a month before the election.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-lawy ... 1516315731
by thoreau
18 Jan 2018, 19:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4584
Views: 80281

Re: Orange is the new President

Mo wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 19:01
The Stormy Daniels details are why people believed the gorilla channel stuff.
Can you be more specifics? I haven't followed all the details that closely, because there are some images that I try to avoid for my own sanity.
by thoreau
18 Jan 2018, 15:42
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Spearfishing With Luke: The Last Jedi thread with spoilers!
Replies: 60
Views: 1123

Re: Spearfishing With Luke: The Last Jedi thread with spoilers!

Look, the purple-haired woman was vindicated. What more do you want?
by thoreau
18 Jan 2018, 14:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4584
Views: 80281

Re: Orange is the new President

nicole wrote:because of course he was

Who else could get away with all of this?

He's the Teflon Don.
by thoreau
18 Jan 2018, 14:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Worthwhile Image Finds
Replies: 193
Views: 7406

Re: Worthwhile Image Finds

Kolohe wrote:
thoreau wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 14:03
Kevin Spacey is the wealthy and influential man who got away with terrible crimes for a very long time.
There's at least three more by my count.
Keaton was a piece of shit, but he wasn't all that powerful.

by thoreau
18 Jan 2018, 14:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Worthwhile Image Finds
Replies: 193
Views: 7406

Re: Worthwhile Image Finds

Kevin Spacey is the wealthy and influential man who got away with terrible crimes for a very long time.
by thoreau
18 Jan 2018, 14:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Worthwhile Image Finds
Replies: 193
Views: 7406

Re: Worthwhile Image Finds

Kevin Spacey is the wealthy and influential man who got away with terrible crimes for a very long time.
by thoreau
18 Jan 2018, 13:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 464
Views: 8878

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

...but we'll all have to pretend that that's not what happened. She got exempted from the Great Heretics' Stake Burning, and we'll have to pretend that we don't know why, and vow to never do it again, rather than try to further curtail the roasting of heretics. Who's pretending? I think it's not me...
by thoreau
18 Jan 2018, 12:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 464
Views: 8878

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

The alleged victim was no longer her patient when they lived together, and supposedly she was only providing shelter. Does that violate the rules? I dunno, ask a mental health professional. She's accused of having a sexual relationship with the former patient while they were living together, but tha...
by thoreau
18 Jan 2018, 12:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 464
Views: 8878

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

The President of Ithaca College groped a patient in 2000, while training as a mental health professional. http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/01/18/ithaca-college-president-spotlight-years-after-court-case https://theithacan.org/news/ithaca-college-president-shirley-collado-has-2001-sexual-abuse...
by thoreau
18 Jan 2018, 10:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8686
Views: 242264

Re: Observations of the Random sort

This is a generational thing. Every goddamn person between the ages of 25 and 40 (and every woman between 25 and 50) knows who she is. Dawson's Creek was fucking inescapable. I'm a little surprised Thoreau doesn't recognize her, since he's so desperate to tie the '90s up in his basement and make a ...
by thoreau
18 Jan 2018, 00:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4312
Views: 166698

Re: Food

Yep.
by thoreau
17 Jan 2018, 23:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4312
Views: 166698

Re: Food

I went to the Korean-Mexican fusion truck again this evening. Tofu burrito and fish taco. Anyone who dislikes either immigration or cultural appropriation is decrying a truly amazing cultural and culinary innovation, and should feel bad about themselves.
by thoreau
17 Jan 2018, 17:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8686
Views: 242264

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Williams never complained publicly, people were upset on her behalf. Fair enough. Though I would totally get if she and the actors (all of whom also just collected SAG minimum) were upset at Wahlberg. Basically the complaint would be, "We all sucked it up to make sure everything got done and you're...
by thoreau
17 Jan 2018, 17:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8686
Views: 242264

Re: Observations of the Random sort

So, wait, her complaint is that somebody else got paid for work that she decided to waive the fee for? This wasn't even a matter of her agent failing the Implicit Association Test and getting her a contact that obligated her to do reshoots without pay? She chose this? I mean, good for her for choosi...
by thoreau
17 Jan 2018, 13:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3690
Views: 107838

Re: When journalism goes bad

I'm trying to work in a joke about Spinal Tap's drummers.
by thoreau
17 Jan 2018, 11:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8686
Views: 242264

Re: Observations of the Random sort

He is totally within his rights to use the Spacey situation to leverage a payday. Of course, as he discovered, it also leaves him open to a PR mess if it comes out later. This. Yes, decoder rings, skin in games, value propositions, envy, etc. All that said, if you're in a business where image is ev...
by thoreau
17 Jan 2018, 00:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Bill Clinton, #MeToo, Feminism, and 1998
Replies: 106
Views: 1428

Re: Bill Clinton, #MeToo, Feminism, and 1998

Today is the 20th anniversary of the Lewinsky scandal.