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by Eric the .5b
21 Jan 2021, 11:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A Gerald Ford for the 21st Century
Replies: 33
Views: 1168

Re: A Gerald Ford for the 21st Century

Shem wrote: 21 Jan 2021, 11:34 Neither thread title is all that evocative of Biden, to be honest.
Yeah, this title would have been better for Pence, aside from Pence making Ford look like a dynamo of sensuality, emotion, and force of personality.
by Eric the .5b
16 Jan 2021, 19:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8346
Views: 617214

Re: Orange is the new President

Or, put another way, in the case of the protection detail, a job that advertises as being so selfless that you're expected to take a bullet for your principal attracts people for whom absolute servility is their kink.
by Eric the .5b
15 Jan 2021, 14:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Lost sheep returned
Replies: 47
Views: 545

Re: Lost sheep returned

Well, that's the best news I've seen, today. Welcome back!
by Eric the .5b
12 Jan 2021, 18:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 494
Views: 65818

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

That's really not a lot of people. If it were thousands, that might be significant. Give it another week. OTOH they may well all switch back by Biden's 100th day. I intially read that as "...switch back by Biden's 100th birth day." 'Wait a minute! Biden's not that old.' I did the same. :)
by Eric the .5b
12 Jan 2021, 17:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3525
Views: 272223

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

SNOW! Not sticking, of course, but the mere sight of snow is enough to panic most Texas drivers. The snow in my backyard took most of the day to melt. (Frickin' cold. Didn't help that the damn back door popped open in the night thanks to a crappy knob and a not-actually-locked deadbolt, so I came d...
by Eric the .5b
12 Jan 2021, 16:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 494
Views: 65818

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

That's really not a lot of people. If it were thousands, that might be significant.
by Eric the .5b
12 Jan 2021, 16:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Worthwhile Image Finds
Replies: 264
Views: 47090

Re: Worthwhile Image Finds

It's a really neat idea, but at least some of them (the ones I checked) are wrong. It doesn't help that that they're inconsistent about names and meanings (for instance, the "United States of America" vs. just "Mexico", or "Land of the Angles" vs. "Land of the People"), but some are just simply wro...
by Eric the .5b
12 Jan 2021, 15:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Worthwhile Image Finds
Replies: 264
Views: 47090

Re: Worthwhile Image Finds

It's a really neat idea, but at least some of them (the ones I checked) are wrong. It doesn't help that that they're inconsistent about names and meanings (for instance, the "United States of America" vs. just "Mexico", or "Land of the Angles" vs. "Land of the People"), but some are just simply wron...
by Eric the .5b
11 Jan 2021, 18:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 437
Views: 34669

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

thoreau wrote: 11 Jan 2021, 18:35Ah. I see the confusion here. Yes, I agree that the Capitol rioters are worse. My point about the person in Minneapolis was in a comment that went off on a tangent and said the following:
Yeah, I read it.

I regret replying.
by Eric the .5b
11 Jan 2021, 18:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 437
Views: 34669

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

They were scared to go outside, but scared to stay home lest the fire spread or the rioters come to them. Fire's one thing, but who exactly has had "the rioters come to them"? People have been shot at on their front porches by riot police, but who's been attacked in their house? I'm not saying that...
by Eric the .5b
11 Jan 2021, 18:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 437
Views: 34669

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

hey built a gallows outside the Capitol. Think about that; guys showed up with lumber, tools, and rope, and built something to either lynch people, or make them think that's what they were there for. I'm uncertain on this detail, as it looked pretty ramshackle and flimsy. I'm not sure whether it wa...
by Eric the .5b
11 Jan 2021, 16:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 437
Views: 34669

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

thoreau wrote: 11 Jan 2021, 15:28They were scared to go outside, but scared to stay home lest the fire spread or the rioters come to them.
Fire's one thing, but who exactly has had "the rioters come to them"? People have been shot at on their front porches by riot police, but who's been attacked in their house?
by Eric the .5b
11 Jan 2021, 11:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 437
Views: 34669

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

I can''t see the first tweet you posted, Nicole, and I share Shem's bafflement regarding what point you intended to make with your second. (Remember, especially regarding this particular thread topic, I have NEVER taken the attitude "Dems are awesome and wonderful," but "For all the many problems w...
by Eric the .5b
10 Jan 2021, 22:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3743
Views: 363802

Re: Twitter!




Millennials invent being passive-aggressive at exes.
by Eric the .5b
10 Jan 2021, 02:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath
Replies: 143
Views: 2310

Re: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

Leave my phone, GPS and all other such devices at home (or at least in my DC hotel room; if the FBI talked to me later, I'd admit I went to DC but claim I missed the rally because of a flare-up in my medically documented, "I got scrips for this" chronic-pain condition). That and have someone (like ...
by Eric the .5b
08 Jan 2021, 20:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors
Replies: 437
Views: 34669

Re: The Right Way to View Competing Political Horrors

I can''t see the first tweet you posted, Nicole, and I share Shem's bafflement regarding what point you intended to make with your second. (Remember, especially regarding this particular thread topic, I have NEVER taken the attitude "Dems are awesome and wonderful," but "For all the many problems w...
by Eric the .5b
08 Jan 2021, 20:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath
Replies: 143
Views: 2310

Re: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

This has interested me, especially as the numbers yesterday were something like 50% Team Red support for the incursion: https://twitter.com/ryanstruyk/status/1347674222194253825 I wonder if the deaths and the videos from inside have registered on some people who thought it was all merry owning yeste...
by Eric the .5b
08 Jan 2021, 14:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8346
Views: 617214

Re: Orange is the new President

The paranoid part of me worries about why he doesn't want to be there.
by Eric the .5b
08 Jan 2021, 06:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8346
Views: 617214

Re: Orange is the new President

I don't think there is time for an impeachment before he leaves. Depends on how much time they take. I think having so little support in the Senate for fucking with the EC scared him. Which is why my ragequit prediction was wrong. I thought he'd be content to flounce away and spend his last few yea...
by Eric the .5b
08 Jan 2021, 00:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8346
Views: 617214

Re: Orange is the new President

Jennifer wrote: 07 Jan 2021, 22:59 I think the 25th amendment threats (or rather, the humiliation of them) got through to Trump, as evidenced by the (relative) sanity of his speech today condemning the protesters.
That or he's afraid that he's alienated 2/3 of the Senate.
by Eric the .5b
07 Jan 2021, 18:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: For the record
Replies: 16
Views: 247

Re: For the record

Given the bipartisan hostility to section 230 and the "big tech", all the way back to people blaming Facebook for Trump's election, good luck on coping with all these "traitors" around you, Kolohe.
by Eric the .5b
06 Jan 2021, 19:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Good Cover Versions
Replies: 217
Views: 49244

Re: Good Cover Versions

dead_elvis wrote: 30 Nov 2020, 23:00 Mumma Skipper and her Skipettes - Hocus Pocus. Too much fun.

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That is fun.
by Eric the .5b
06 Jan 2021, 19:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Good Cover Versions
Replies: 217
Views: 49244

Re: Good Cover Versions

Al1ce, a band I've occasionally goobed about after discovering the livestreaming they did to replace their cancelled tour, recently posted two covers of the Chameleon's "Swamp Thing" . I kinda prefer the "dreamy" version to the very faithful one, though given they tend to rock out more live, I parti...
by Eric the .5b
06 Jan 2021, 19:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: msinaisuhtlaM
Replies: 200
Views: 24987

Re: msinaisuhtlaM

I feel like you should have to point to something specific and major to count as a "disaster". "Polar bears with no place to go" is unquestionably bad , but a catastrophe ? I'm with Kelly, who said that if these are "catastrophes", they haven't shown up in any of the metrics that clearly affect peo...