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by Aresen
32 minutes ago
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath
Replies: 142
Views: 2294

Re: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

It wasn't Ted Cruz. He's not a Trump trufan, and he lacks the vertebral fortitude to actually risk anything for any cause. The big name Team Red senators: Cruz, Graham, McConnell, Rand, etc. just blew with the wind that was coming from Donald Trump, and they'll blow some other way when he's gone. T...
by Aresen
Today, 10:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath
Replies: 142
Views: 2294

Re: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

Mo wrote: Today, 10:08Cruz is up in 2024
Oops. You're right. I'd forgotten him vs Beto O'Rourke in 2018 & mixed it up with Cornyn's re-election.
by Aresen
Today, 01:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath
Replies: 142
Views: 2294

Re: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

I've never paid close attention to Cruz so I have no idea how dumb or smart he is.

However, I note he just started a new term and is not up for re-election until 2026, so fortunately for him, the fiasco of January 6th, 2021 and his role in it will probably be a long-faded memory by that point.
by Aresen
Yesterday, 23:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1542
Views: 125686

Re: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!

dbcooper wrote: Yesterday, 22:47 Some early first dose Pfizer vaccine data from Israel.
That's good news.
by Aresen
21 Jan 2021, 12:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A Gerald Ford for the 21st Century
Replies: 33
Views: 1168

Re: A Gerald Ford for the 21st Century

D.A. Ridgely wrote: 21 Jan 2021, 12:16 BTW, anyone know whatever happened to the strikeover function?
It's the capital T with the line through it. It appears on the second line of functions on my screen.
by Aresen
20 Jan 2021, 19:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath
Replies: 142
Views: 2294

Re: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

NYT: ‘A Total Failure’: The Proud Boys Now Mock Trump But since then, discontent with Mr. Trump, who later condemned the violence, has boiled over. On social media, Proud Boys participants have complained about his willingness to leave office and said his disavowal of the Capitol rampage was an act...
by Aresen
20 Jan 2021, 19:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath
Replies: 142
Views: 2294

Re: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

Hugh Akston wrote: 20 Jan 2021, 17:14 There is a small part of my cold, black libertarian heart that respects the audacity of Qanon grifters selling hideous bullshit like that to gullible trumpster morons.
It makes me smile.
by Aresen
20 Jan 2021, 11:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8346
Views: 617207

Re: Orange is the new President

I totally support Trump’s pardon of Bannon. It’s the most representative exhibit of the Trump administration. Trump supporters getting conned by a Trumpist and then getting away with it because Trump doesn’t care about people that support him. The latest list is full of slime: Besides Bannon, other...
by Aresen
20 Jan 2021, 11:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Winnie the Pooh and Silk Road 2: The China Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 6283

Re: Winnie the Pooh and Silk Road 2: The China Thread

It's not a good time to be a banker in China. China doesn’t fool around when it comes to financial regulation. On January 5, a Chinese court sentenced a senior finance industry executive to death. He was guilty – in the words of the court –of being “extremely greedy.” 赖小民为你的罪而死 And so it is written.
by Aresen
19 Jan 2021, 22:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8346
Views: 617207

Re: Orange is the new President

I finally figured out who DJT Jr reminds me of: https://img.thedailybeast.com/image/upload/dpr_2.0/c_crop,h_1396,w_1396,x_0,y_0/c_limit,w_128/d_placeholder_euli9k,fl_lossy,q_auto/v1499856245/trump-junior-donald-trump_bfi6va https://www.livingwaters.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Eric-Hovind-300x300....
by Aresen
19 Jan 2021, 22:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath
Replies: 142
Views: 2294

Re: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

Jennifer wrote: 19 Jan 2021, 21:29 ... (assuming anything could get through to them at this point).
IMHO, if Trump buggered an altar boy on right on the altar, the Trumpsters would accept whatever lies or excuses he gave for it.
by Aresen
19 Jan 2021, 17:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Winnie the Pooh and Silk Road 2: The China Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 6283

Re: Winnie the Pooh and Silk Road 2: The China Thread

It's not a good time to be a banker in China. China doesn’t fool around when it comes to financial regulation. On January 5, a Chinese court sentenced a senior finance industry executive to death. He was guilty – in the words of the court –of being “extremely greedy.” I saw a story about that a few...
by Aresen
18 Jan 2021, 15:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 494
Views: 65818

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

If you asked me 4 years ago, I would have thought that Ivanka would have been the most viable Trump to successfully run for something. Now it's clearly DJTJ. Despite being an anthropomorphic line of coke, he clearly has identified the key appeal of his father, which is unfocused rage and resentment...
by Aresen
16 Jan 2021, 19:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8346
Views: 617207

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. In fairness to the US Secret Service, I think they sign up for the job in the bel...
by Aresen
15 Jan 2021, 01:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Lost sheep returned
Replies: 47
Views: 545

Re: Lost sheep returned

lshap wrote: 15 Jan 2021, 00:31
Aresen wrote: 14 Jan 2021, 19:21 Good to see you.

Don't mention the war.
Hah!

Which war? Christmas? Culture?
Or...current one?
My bad. I wasn't supposed to mention not mentioning the war. (There's always a war.)
by Aresen
14 Jan 2021, 19:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Lost sheep returned
Replies: 47
Views: 545

Re: Lost sheep returned

Good to see you.

Don't mention the war.
by Aresen
14 Jan 2021, 17:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath
Replies: 142
Views: 2294

Re: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

(Facepalm) This is from Wikipedia's page about Ku Klux Keller: He was able to be recognized, in part, because of his height [6'6"], the fact that he was wearing a U.S. Olympic team jacket, and that his face was unobstructed in the video Undeniably a good swimmer, but not very bright. It was the chl...
by Aresen
13 Jan 2021, 18:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath
Replies: 142
Views: 2294

Re: The capitol insurrection and its aftermath

Did anybody see the thread on Twitter about how for security's sake you have to assume there were foreign agents in amongst the rioters? (I can't find it at the moment). They were pointing out how many places in the Capitol they would have had unsupervised access to and for how long, and how many t...
by Aresen
12 Jan 2021, 22:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When do you think Trumpeachment will happen?
Replies: 186
Views: 22696

Re: When do you think Trumpeachment will happen?

Well, it looks like a second go-around on Impeachment, if only to lock the gate so he can't come back. I don't think he will be convicted this time around. I doubt the Blues will be able to find 17 Reds in the Senate to go along. Especially if McConnell as Senate Minority Leader is able to spin it o...
by Aresen
12 Jan 2021, 18:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 494
Views: 65818

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

Warren wrote: 12 Jan 2021, 16:38
Eric the .5b wrote: 12 Jan 2021, 16:20 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 birthday."
'Wait a minute! Biden's not that old.'
by Aresen
12 Jan 2021, 11:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 2020 Status Check
Replies: 145
Views: 2312

Re: 2020 Status Check

Like Jason, I’m buying into the Bowling Alone thesis. This has hit closer to home moving to a new place and how hard it is to make connections during the pandemic. For Jason, how does this play into the 'move to where the jobs are' model? Or the people who didn't move who are pissed off that all th...
by Aresen
12 Jan 2021, 11:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design
Replies: 126
Views: 17701

Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Warren wrote: 12 Jan 2021, 11:16
Aresen wrote: 11 Jan 2021, 22:30
Mo wrote: 11 Jan 2021, 22:10 Someone pointed out that the new logo looks like an elephant and I can’t unsee it.
Why did you have to say that? Now I can't unsee it either.
I like it :)
They should add tusks.
Long curly ones. And lots of body hair. Like other extinct pachyderms.
by Aresen
11 Jan 2021, 22:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design
Replies: 126
Views: 17701

Re: Ooh, pretty! Graphic design

Mo wrote: 11 Jan 2021, 22:10 Someone pointed out that the new logo looks like an elephant and I can’t unsee it.
Why did you have to say that? Now I can't unsee it either.
by Aresen
11 Jan 2021, 13:12
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...