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by thoreau
Yesterday, 20:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 1003
Views: 41838

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

I have no doubt that they do things like that, but since this was all specifically in the context of the election I was thinking about election-related shenanigans. And in election-related shenanigans, random gay teen is not going to help with money laundering or hacking DNC emails, but could be put...
by thoreau
Yesterday, 16:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 1003
Views: 41838

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

I'm thinking less money laundering and more Nixonian "Dirty Tricks Committee" stuff. Get people to go door-to-door with flyers advertising the wrong polling place and whatnot. They don't need highly-skilled assets, just cannon fodder.
by thoreau
Yesterday, 15:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 1003
Views: 41838

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

If they wanted some disposable flunkies to do grunt work on some election fraud shenanigans in Florida, I could see blackmailing a teen from a conservative family to help with picking up some envelopes or whatever.
by thoreau
Yesterday, 12:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 1003
Views: 41838

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Americans are a dull and easily-manipulated bunch. I teach in a non-elite state school.
by thoreau
16 Dec 2018, 13:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6067
Views: 158914

Re: Orange is the new President

He wants to take NBC to court over SNL skits:

by thoreau
15 Dec 2018, 12:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 314
Views: 16250

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

Well, it should be easy to get Trump to veto this. We just need a bunch of people with Irish last names to insult him on Twitter or protest outside one of his golf courses.
by thoreau
14 Dec 2018, 21:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 1007
Views: 52785

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Warren wrote:
thoreau wrote:
14 Dec 2018, 20:32
What's he going to do in the Navy?
Well it's universally acknowledged that Navy men are superior in intellect, temperament, and the pleasuring of women, to all other men.
I'm pretty sure I'm right on this point. Isn't that your understanding Kolohe?
Right, so why did they let Preibus in?
by thoreau
14 Dec 2018, 20:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pick Your Poisson
Replies: 1405
Views: 69295

Re: Pick Your Poisson

I was listening to "Running Up That Hill" and wondered about something: When she says that she'd like to get God to "swap our places", whose places is she talking about? Does she want to swap with God? Or swap with the person to whom she's addressing the song?
by thoreau
14 Dec 2018, 20:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 1007
Views: 52785

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Why? I mean, seriously, why? If he wants a job in DoD I would think he would be able to serve as some sort of Senior Aide To The Undersecretary Of Whatever. What's he going to do in the Navy? I assume some sort of bureaucratic or spokesperson job. I really doubt they're going to have him out there o...
by thoreau
14 Dec 2018, 15:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6067
Views: 158914

Re: Orange is the new President

The new normal: The President of the United States yet again tweeting nicer things about Kim Jong Un than he tweets about his own Justice Department.

by thoreau
13 Dec 2018, 23:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1699
Views: 57282

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Politicians might not care about the cost to us, but some of the people that they have to keep happy care very much about the bond markets. We cannot have a bunch of aircraft carriers AND single-pay AND tax rates that get them re-elected AND anything approaching economic stability. We can have two o...
by thoreau
13 Dec 2018, 22:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1699
Views: 57282

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

We cannot have single-payer AND a bunch of aircraft carriers AND anything remotely resembling a tax rate that Americans will accept. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, we can have two of those things, but we cannot have all three.

Not for very long, at least.
by thoreau
13 Dec 2018, 19:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1699
Views: 57282

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

I'd like to see a Venn diagram of those who think it's unconscionable to deny Mayo Clinic service to everyone and those who believe that Western Medicine is not tuned in with what really matters to the health of the whole individual.
by thoreau
13 Dec 2018, 11:42
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1886
Views: 75160

Re: Home $weet Home

Is Bezosworld the theme park where attractive robot sex toys try to sell you books, music, and household goods based on your purchasing history, and then they join a rebellion and kill tech investors?
by thoreau
13 Dec 2018, 00:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 314
Views: 16250

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

They want to deport Vietnamese immigrants who came here before reestablishment of diplomatic ties in 1995:

https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article ... ssion=true

This is one way to make sure that they never win back those House seats in Orange County.
by thoreau
12 Dec 2018, 22:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Congrats Docktor T, you did it
Replies: 301
Views: 16861

Re: Congrats Docktor T, you did it

Newt might be coming out of retirement.

by thoreau
12 Dec 2018, 14:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The author is dead, but is the performer?
Replies: 16
Views: 324

Re: The author is dead, but is the performer?

BICO played a role in the rise of radical Islam. Seriously.

https://qz.com/1491525/baby-its-cold-ou ... ssion=true
by thoreau
12 Dec 2018, 00:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5646
Views: 235997

Re: Light laffs

It's Utah, so their emails have as many recipients as they have wives.
by thoreau
10 Dec 2018, 20:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 1003
Views: 41838

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Maria Butina is about to go on the novichok diet.

https://abcnews.go.com/amp/Politics/mar ... ssion=true
by thoreau
10 Dec 2018, 18:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1395
Views: 48023

Re: Inequality

Obviously everyone should move to the same Goldilocks area, just big enough and attractive enough to have jobs but not so big and attractive that it's expensive to live in. If they don't, it shows a lack of personal responsibility. And if they all do, well, the housing prices will rise and wages wil...
by thoreau
10 Dec 2018, 12:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2196
Views: 93097

Re: Twitter!

How is it that satirist Titania McGrath gets banned for violating the terms of service but a guy can threaten nuclear war and keep tweeting?
by thoreau
10 Dec 2018, 11:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1395
Views: 48023

Re: Inequality

You can do salary on like glassdoor. There is a variance in median barista wages between Cincinnati and Chicago. but it's maybe 10% compared to hyuuge variances in cost of living. You put too much stock in "like glassdoor" numbers. I...actually agree with Warren. Companies fight tooth and nail to h...
by thoreau
10 Dec 2018, 10:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4617
Views: 199818

Re: Food

Warren wrote:
thoreau wrote:
10 Dec 2018, 01:39
In lieu of stuffing I plan to make a savory bread pudding.
Which differs from stuffing how?
Far more eggs and lots of cream.
by thoreau
10 Dec 2018, 01:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4617
Views: 199818

Re: Food

As a practice run for Christmas I butterflied a turkey. It cooked very fast, so I accidentally overcooked it a bit, but that's why we do the practice run. I cut out the backbone and put the bone and associated meat into a pot with a bunch of vegetable stock that I had lying around. I reduced the liq...
by thoreau
09 Dec 2018, 18:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4008
Views: 139515

Re: When journalism goes bad

Maybe he'll go away if we agree to let him first use eminent domain to claim Boardwalk and Park Place?