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by Eric the .5b
Today, 16:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 3056
Views: 165092

Re: I just don't get it

Also, you know at least one living thing on the planet gives a shit about you.
by Eric the .5b
Yesterday, 00:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 3056
Views: 165092

Re: I just don't get it

I don't get people who choose to move into a van-down-by-the-river with their dog(s). When it's hot or cold (especially hot) you either can never go anywhere WITHOUT the dog, or you have to invest in some incredibly complicated setup with an AC and a battery bank and a cell phone alert in case a ci...
by Eric the .5b
18 Sep 2020, 19:42
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2717
Views: 214882

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Well, shit.

Also Terry Goodkind, stick-up-ass Objectivist fantasy writer.
by Eric the .5b
18 Sep 2020, 19:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Small joys and random good things
Replies: 116
Views: 37120

Re: Small joys and random good things

Oh, very nice.
by Eric the .5b
18 Sep 2020, 14:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78776

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Well, most of them may not really believe much of Qanon. Kinda like people dropped Birtherism pretty hard after Obama was out of office, at least in my neck of the woods. It's something to profess in order to signal, like the idea that Harris was a progressive prosecutor. This is pretty much my fee...
by Eric the .5b
18 Sep 2020, 06:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78776

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

thoreau wrote: 18 Sep 2020, 00:56And if the worst fears from initial reports are not 100% born out then it's all "FAKE NEWS!!!!"
Dude.

If it's anything that doesn't flatter Trump, even if it's completely and demonstrably true, it's "FAKE NEWS!!!"
by Eric the .5b
17 Sep 2020, 18:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78776

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I really, really want to believe that a plurality of my countrymen aren't slavering, Q-Anon believing, mask-shaming, sub-literate bigots. But my (admittedly redder than red state) experience says they are. Well, most of them may not really believe much of Qanon. Kinda like people dropped Birtherism...
by Eric the .5b
17 Sep 2020, 17:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78776

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

As far as I can tell, "lefty loyalty displays" right now are people bitching about the prospect of voting for Biden because Bernie's chance was somehow "stolen" by most Democrats not wanting him.
by Eric the .5b
16 Sep 2020, 22:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78776

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Jadagul wrote: 16 Sep 2020, 20:03And it is important and it does matter.
Everything's important. Everything matters.

And this can get in line way behind Trump trying to start a civil war if he doesn't get re-elected.
by Eric the .5b
16 Sep 2020, 19:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78776

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

"Foreigners" and "foreign governments" are somewhat different things.

I'll worry about how much they trust the US government when I can get how much I distrust it back down to normal levels.
by Eric the .5b
16 Sep 2020, 18:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78776

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Eh, that might be going too far. Our prestige in the world stage has always stemmed from nothing more than having the preeminent military We were also admired for stuff like our scientific and technological prowess, and we were the type of country that would send aid to other countries in case of d...
by Eric the .5b
16 Sep 2020, 17:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1447
Views: 75130

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

And now Trump is referencing herd immunity, which would require enough people infected that we'd have almost two million deaths.

You know, around the level of the the worst-case scenarios, beyond the numbers that got all those vacant eyes around the country rolling.
by Eric the .5b
16 Sep 2020, 12:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78776

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Eh, that might be going too far. Our prestige in the world stage has always stemmed from nothing more than having the preeminent military, and that hasn't changed, yet.
by Eric the .5b
15 Sep 2020, 16:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78776

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Just to expand in a different direction—if it doesn't matter how we vote, why give a shit about ballot access for third parties? If it doesn't matter that Trump is openly trying to sabotage the vote , why give a shit about ballot access? And beyond ballot access, what exactly has the LP ever accompl...
by Eric the .5b
15 Sep 2020, 13:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78776

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

This sort of idiocy is how you get people defecting from libertarianism to Team Blue. I'm trying to recall the name of the libertarian dipshit -- an actual party guy, not merely "random dude with a blog"; I think his name was Arvin Something -- who said an openly white supremacist candidate is pref...
by Eric the .5b
15 Sep 2020, 13:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1447
Views: 75130

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

Warren wrote: 15 Sep 2020, 09:55 I'm withdrawing this bet. So glad nobody took me up on it.
You mean you're glad nobody else was up for betting on how many thousands of their fellow-citizens were going to die.
by Eric the .5b
15 Sep 2020, 12:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78776

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

This sort of idiocy is how you get people defecting from libertarianism to Team Blue.
by Eric the .5b
15 Sep 2020, 12:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78776

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Warren wrote: 15 Sep 2020, 11:54
Eric the .5b wrote: 15 Sep 2020, 11:33 Warren, are you even a member of the LP?
I am. I've even run for office as a Libertarian. Pretty much a paper candidate though.
I haven't been active in it since '12
At least be an active member before you demand everyone around support your feckless parliamentary procedure club.
by Eric the .5b
15 Sep 2020, 11:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78776

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Warren, are you even a member of the LP?
by Eric the .5b
15 Sep 2020, 11:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78776

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Warren wrote: 15 Sep 2020, 11:29 Your logic is flawed
I was referencing your flawed logic, so I suppose that was unavoidably true.
by Eric the .5b
15 Sep 2020, 11:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78776

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

So why be butthurt about people voting for Biden, Warren? Because a vote for the LP is not meaningless. It counts towards ballot access and provides a better alternative to the major parties. By the logic you were just using, that doesn't matter. Supporting the LP won't ever make it win anything.
by Eric the .5b
15 Sep 2020, 10:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78776

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

So why be butthurt about people voting for Biden, Warren?
by Eric the .5b
14 Sep 2020, 20:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78776

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Or, to go all WW2, first we get rid of the orange fascist, then we get to hating Uncle Joe and carping at everything he does.
by Eric the .5b
14 Sep 2020, 20:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78776

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Or to put it more bluntly, Team Blue wants to get rid of one check on power, while Team Red has cheerfully done everything they can to tear down every single check on power that's gotten in Trump's way. We could lose the filibuster and have a Red-dominated USSC scowling at anything untoward Team Blu...