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by thoreau
Today, 13:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 149
Views: 3021

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

I haven't followed him, but people whom I often agree with used to say sympathetic things about him but lately have been saying that he is going too far.
by thoreau
Today, 11:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 161
Views: 1691

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

I see your point about Franken and incentives, but as a dude working in academia there's no goddamn way I'm making that argument. If women want to make it, go for it. Hang on, because I'm not sure I understand. Am I to assume that you won't make an argument on a fairly obscure libertarian forum bec...
by thoreau
Today, 00:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 161
Views: 1691

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Democrats will toss him if they think it would help defeat Roy Moore. If they think they can get away with keeping him they will.
by thoreau
Yesterday, 22:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 161
Views: 1691

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

I see your point about Franken and incentives, but as a dude working in academia there's no goddamn way I'm making that argument.

If women want to make it, go for it.
by thoreau
17 Nov 2017, 13:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8287
Views: 227430

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Dangerman wrote:
17 Nov 2017, 13:28
I want to do a TedTalk about why poor people have so much garbage in their yards and why this one paternalistic trick/nudge/tweak will lift millions out of poverty.
DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by thoreau
17 Nov 2017, 11:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 161
Views: 1691

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Looks like astronomy may pick up another notch on the bedpost: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/nosacredcows/2017/10/neil-degrasse-tyson-accused-of-rape/ She's not necessarily the most credible accuser, but that doesn't mean anything. When it's just one person's word against another's, I look for two t...
by thoreau
17 Nov 2017, 02:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 161
Views: 1691

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

I don't wholly endorse every implication of the last sentence this tweet, but I think she has a very important observation.

by thoreau
17 Nov 2017, 02:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 161
Views: 1691

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

And now my irony meter has broken:



It is simultaneously true that Franken deserves substantial criticism and that Trump needs to keep his damn mouth shut on the subject of sexual harassment.
by thoreau
16 Nov 2017, 21:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 161
Views: 1691

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Eric the .5b wrote:
16 Nov 2017, 21:01
I'm both coldly unsympathetic (it wasn't one incident, it was him harassing someone who wouldn't fuck him over a period of time)
True. And the fact that he responded so horribly to rejection suggests that he's done this other times.

Waiting for the next accusation to come...
by thoreau
16 Nov 2017, 20:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 161
Views: 1691

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

So far Franken only has one accusation, and there's an argument to be made that if it's truly just one offense then it should not be a career-ender. I'm far from certain that it will only turn out to be one offense (we need to wait and see), and I'm pretty sure that most people's sympathy for "It wa...
by thoreau
16 Nov 2017, 19:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 308
Views: 5508

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

At the risk of derailing this thread from its proper topic ("Should we ever sympathize with anyone's economic woes? Round 2,306, 598"), Jared Kushner has absolutely terrible amnesia when it comes to anything involving Russia and the campaign.
by thoreau
16 Nov 2017, 19:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Just the Tax
Replies: 328
Views: 4972

Re: Just the Tax

re: Stock Options

The presumed benefit of the proposal is to punish an industry segement that leans pretty heavily Blue.
by thoreau
16 Nov 2017, 14:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 161
Views: 1691

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

1) Politics; 2) Hollywood; 3) publishing / fine arts; 4) media; 5) academia If you include state and local politics, just by sheer volume and grossness, politics is going to win in a landslide. If you only include the federal level, then I can go H-Wodd at 1. I see your point about politics versus ...
by thoreau
16 Nov 2017, 11:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ruin a thread for dhex
Replies: 28
Views: 456

Re: Ruin a thread for dhex

I think the demise of traditions involving going door to door like Trick-or-Treat and Caroling/ Wassailing, are symptoms of, if not contributions to, a general breakdown of community spirit. Trick or treating is dead? Since when? I thought all of the holidays were killed when Starbucks unveiled tho...
by thoreau
16 Nov 2017, 01:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6154
Views: 165065

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

The hotel doesn't have to give wake-up calls because the guests are already Woke.
by thoreau
16 Nov 2017, 00:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread
Replies: 161
Views: 1691

Re: No touching! - sexual impropriety thread

Roy Moore probably hates people who lack a shopping agenda.
by thoreau
15 Nov 2017, 23:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 308
Views: 5508

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

We've established that oppression narratives are often abused. Is there room for occasional cases where the narrative has some validity?
by thoreau
15 Nov 2017, 22:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 308
Views: 5508

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

JasonL wrote:
15 Nov 2017, 22:40
I wasn't talking to you. I was talking to the guy who just above said populism isnt a thing.
Did he say that oppression narratives are never abused?
by thoreau
15 Nov 2017, 22:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 308
Views: 5508

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

If there is no such thing as an unreasonable use of the oppression narrative , and if you don't think groups thusly mobilized behave differently from groups motivated by actual policies or rights or whatever, we will just be talking past each other. (emphasis added) Has anyone here EVER asserted th...
by thoreau
15 Nov 2017, 21:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 133
Views: 3589

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

IIRC, the CEO of CAH is on Tumblr and responded to a rape accusation by talking about rape culture. Well, he did still explicitly deny that he raped her or ever had sex with her. Yeah, but then he talked about how in a rape culture things can get confusing. So he put an asterisk over his denial, in...
by thoreau
15 Nov 2017, 21:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 133
Views: 3589

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

IIRC, the CEO of CAH is on Tumblr and responded to a rape accusation by talking about rape culture.

So, yeah. Makes sense that they'd engage in this sort of signaling.
by thoreau
15 Nov 2017, 20:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 133
Views: 3589

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

Because if there's anyone who couldn't force people off their land for a stupid construction project, it's Trump. Right.
by thoreau
15 Nov 2017, 18:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4207
Views: 66496

Re: Orange is the new President

So what you're saying is that Winston is probably not his favorite Ghostbuster....
by thoreau
15 Nov 2017, 18:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 308
Views: 5508

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

I will foreswear any sympathy for people with student loans (borrow more, damnit! I want a raise!) if it means that I can recognize a distinction between Berners and Trumpers. If you do that, JasonL has to join the DSA. Eh, me having no sympathy for Kids These Days is a much smaller leap than Jason...
by thoreau
15 Nov 2017, 17:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 308
Views: 5508

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

I will foreswear any sympathy for people with student loans (borrow more, damnit! I want a raise!) if it means that I can recognize a distinction between Berners and Trumpers.