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by Hugh Akston
Yesterday, 13:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7422
Views: 438518

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Is there any problem that California can't solve with legislation?
by Hugh Akston
25 Feb 2021, 10:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 448
Views: 83391

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

dhex wrote: 25 Feb 2021, 08:15 I thought NJ eliminated cash bail two years ago?
Jersey and Alaska eliminated most cash bail, but still allow it to be set in some cases. IL appears to be the first to take the option off the table entirely.
by Hugh Akston
24 Feb 2021, 09:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 448
Views: 83391

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

Illinois is the first state to eliminate cash bail Under Illinois’s new law, judges will no longer be able to set any kind of bail for a defendant charged with a crime, making it unique among states that have reformed the bail system, according to legislators. Mr. Buckner said the legislation was t...
by Hugh Akston
23 Feb 2021, 22:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8221
Views: 476866

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

The original 1958 version of the Blob is pretty good for a creature feature. The monster effects are pretty good, the death scenes are a nice mix of horror and comedy. The theme song is surprisingly jaunty . There was a lot of padding and Steve McQueen didn't know what to do with his hands, but ther...
by Hugh Akston
19 Feb 2021, 11:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The State is Over! If You Want It
Replies: 76
Views: 10613

Re: The State is Over! If You Want It

Mutual aid societies are stepping in where the state has utterly failed the people of Texas Over the past week, mutual aid groups across Texas have mobilized to feed, clothe, and house vulnerable residents, attracting the attention of in- and out-of-state donors on social media. In Austin, local vo...
by Hugh Akston
18 Feb 2021, 00:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8221
Views: 476866

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

L'Avventura is the kind of thing people have in mind when they make fun of European Cinema.
by Hugh Akston
16 Feb 2021, 12:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3589
Views: 280365

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

There was snow on the beach in freaking Galveston today. Sticking snow, not the kind that just melts on contact with the ground. Yep. It may be the first time in Texas history that all 254 counties, the entire state, was under a winter storm alert. And Texans do not know how to deal with snow. Some...
by Hugh Akston
16 Feb 2021, 10:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1401
Views: 159211

Re: Star Trek Wankery

hahahahhaalkdjfalksjraklsjfdlkasjr;lkawjf;lkajg;laj https://www.vox.com/culture/22273263/star-trek-deep-space-nine-past-tense-prediction-2024 Oh Wormhole Aliens :roll: That is exactly what sucks about DS9. Can someone file a ticket on the Warren simulator? The tone is right, but it's having trouble...
by Hugh Akston
16 Feb 2021, 10:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Star Trek Wankery
Replies: 1401
Views: 159211

Re: Star Trek Wankery

hahahahhaalkdjfalksjraklsjfdlkasjr;lkawjf;lkajg;laj https://www.vox.com/culture/22273263/star-trek-deep-space-nine-past-tense-prediction-2024 Oh Wormhole Aliens :roll: That is exactly what sucks about DS9. Can someone file a ticket on the Warren simulator? The tone is right, but it's having trouble...
by Hugh Akston
12 Feb 2021, 18:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 6186
Views: 466094

Re: Light laffs

Two laughs from the impeachment today. Trump's lawyer arguing in earnest that a Trumper meant Calvary, not cavalry... And Stacey Plaskin brilliantly throwing it back. Lol. I feel like the fundamental flaw of Trump and all of his associates is their inability to conceive of anybody smarter than them...
by Hugh Akston
12 Feb 2021, 15:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Post Urbanism?
Replies: 27
Views: 391

Re: Post Urbanism?

My second is that the whole premise of location based municipal taxation is kind of upended. I don't understand what you mean by this. Do you have municipal income tax? Workplaces pay property tax. But if their employees live/work out in the burbs then there's no reason to lease downtown office spa...
by Hugh Akston
12 Feb 2021, 13:14
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Well-Dressed Man
Replies: 1596
Views: 107556

Re: The Well-Dressed Man

JasonL wrote: 12 Feb 2021, 09:52 For clarity - athleisure is pajamas in this model.
I just bought ten new pairs of athleisure pants. I'm also considering ditching button-down shirts in favor of blank tees when I do go back to work at the office.
by Hugh Akston
12 Feb 2021, 13:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Post Urbanism?
Replies: 27
Views: 391

Re: Post Urbanism?

My job has made it clear that WFH is not the new normal. Once covid is behind us, they will expect us in the building at least some/most of the time.
by Hugh Akston
11 Feb 2021, 17:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 1087
Views: 116777

Re: Tiny Triumphs

::reports Kolohe to AOC::
by Hugh Akston
11 Feb 2021, 16:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3763
Views: 374216

Re: Twitter!

Quarantine Frasier nails the tone of the show pretty well
by Hugh Akston
11 Feb 2021, 13:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 557
Views: 69384

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

Jasper wrote: 11 Feb 2021, 13:51 Bring back the Whigs?
Not a bad idea. One conservative party can call themselves the Whigs, the other can call themselves the Combovers.
by Hugh Akston
11 Feb 2021, 11:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 557
Views: 69384

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

Serious talk of a #nevertrump third party The early stage discussions include former elected Republicans, former officials in the Republican administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Trump, ex-Republican ambassadors and Republican strategists, the people involved say. M...
by Hugh Akston
11 Feb 2021, 11:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 557
Views: 69384

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

Serious talk of a #nevertrump third party The early stage discussions include former elected Republicans, former officials in the Republican administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Trump, ex-Republican ambassadors and Republican strategists, the people involved say. M...
by Hugh Akston
11 Feb 2021, 10:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: PS 411
Replies: 282
Views: 36899

Re: PS 411

This is a picture of Imperial Wizard London Breed for anyone who's interested.

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by Hugh Akston
10 Feb 2021, 18:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Well-Dressed Man
Replies: 1596
Views: 107556

Re: The Well-Dressed Man

Stick it to the Man, Rawiri Waititi New Zealand's parliament backed down Wednesday after ejecting a Maori lawmaker because he refused to wear a tie, allowing him to speak without an accessory he labelled a "colonial noose." The issue flared on Tuesday when Maori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi was e...
by Hugh Akston
10 Feb 2021, 17:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 557
Views: 69384

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

But, he cautioned, it could also be the vocal “never Trump” reality simply coming into focus as Republicans finally took the step of changing their registration, even though they hadn’t supported the president and his party since 2016. Why are so many people convinced this is Never-Trumpers leaving...
by Hugh Akston
10 Feb 2021, 15:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 557
Views: 69384

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

Snowball be snowballin In California, more than 33,000 registered Republicans left the party during the three weeks after the Washington riot. In Pennsylvania, more than 12,000 voters left the G.O.P. in the past month, and more than 10,000 Republicans changed their registration in Arizona. An analy...