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by D.A. Ridgely
Today, 11:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 112
Views: 1309

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

JasonL wrote: Today, 10:55 Is "everything is Trumps fault and just in case you detect something else those people are impotent anyway" an unreasonable summary? Because it doesn't seem like it.
That isn't even remotely close to what I said.
by D.A. Ridgely
Today, 00:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Small joys and random good things
Replies: 125
Views: 51578

Re: Small joys and random good things

For some odd reason, I've never had much fear of public speaking. But if you want to hone your public speaking skills beyond whatever you could ever get out of Toastmaster, etc., I recommend stand-up comedy.
by D.A. Ridgely
Today, 00:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 112
Views: 1309

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

I more or less agree with Jadagul's take. The 5% tails, if they even are a full 5%, are the squeaky wheels, the hardcore ideologues and regular party activists, etc. For the moment, let's suspend judgement over whether Trump was the problem or a symptom, an aberration or a harbinger of things to com...
by D.A. Ridgely
Today, 00:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1510
Views: 112093

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

Talk to your doc about a holt monitor next time, elvis. Probably runs of afib, or perhaps PVCs trying to stack. [/diagnosis by unqualified person] I'm sad I had to google PVC. I'm sadder still that I dont remember how to read rhythms anymore. Jazz on the downbeats, funk on the first beat, waltzes o...
by D.A. Ridgely
23 Nov 2020, 01:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 112
Views: 1309

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

I actually think a better starting point would be "passing laws that prevent the gerrymandering that allow people like the Squad and the Q morons to be able to generate a critical mass in the House" would be a better start. When the only challenging election a candidate faces in a year is the prima...
by D.A. Ridgely
23 Nov 2020, 01:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 6078
Views: 434492

Re: Light laffs

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by D.A. Ridgely
23 Nov 2020, 00:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 112
Views: 1309

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

I actually think a better starting point would be "passing laws that prevent the gerrymandering that allow people like the Squad and the Q morons to be able to generate a critical mass in the House" would be a better start. When the only challenging election a candidate faces in a year is the prima...
by D.A. Ridgely
23 Nov 2020, 00:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8184
Views: 587027

Re: Orange is the new President

Hugh Akston wrote: 22 Nov 2020, 22:31 Well if anyone knows about being a national embarrassment, it's Christie.
He'll be called as an expert witness at the hearing. No one will object.
by D.A. Ridgely
22 Nov 2020, 23:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 112
Views: 1309

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

I actually think a better starting point would be "passing laws that prevent the gerrymandering that allow people like the Squad and the Q morons to be able to generate a critical mass in the House" would be a better start. When the only challenging election a candidate faces in a year is the prima...
by D.A. Ridgely
22 Nov 2020, 23:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3685
Views: 343457

Re: Twitter!

OHMYFUCKINGGAWD, are these people stupid! As Heath says down-thread, "This whole thing is basically a Motion To Be Beaten A Second Time Because The First Time Was Insufficiently Spectacular."

by D.A. Ridgely
22 Nov 2020, 18:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8184
Views: 587027

Re: Orange is the new President

Aresen wrote: 22 Nov 2020, 18:12 Will Trump admit that it's over now that the fat boy has sung?

Chris Christie tells Trump to end election lawsuits, calls his legal team ‘national embarrassment’
Christie is a part of the conspiracy.
by D.A. Ridgely
22 Nov 2020, 17:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 946
Views: 91287

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Pham Nuwen wrote: 22 Nov 2020, 17:23 Just buying more water and baby shit mainly. Because people are confused about what to do.
I'd have thought you already had a free source of baby shit.
by D.A. Ridgely
22 Nov 2020, 15:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8184
Views: 447047

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

Baby Yoda sucks. Boooo! Everyone boo this man!! Boooooooooooo! Look in your heart. You know it to be true. Seriously he's a plot albatross. I would have disagreed before this last episode, but you got in my head and I was thinking of this comment through BYs grooting and macarooning. Well, not to p...
by D.A. Ridgely
22 Nov 2020, 15:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9231
Views: 491778

Re: Observations of the Random sort

I wonder if MAGA tattoo parlors are offering Trump Rumps.
by D.A. Ridgely
21 Nov 2020, 20:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1616
Views: 136115

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Mmmm... I'd kinda like one of Georgia's senators to be on Team Red.
by D.A. Ridgely
20 Nov 2020, 19:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 946
Views: 91287

Re: Random covid-19 observations

thoreau wrote: 20 Nov 2020, 18:29
Insert Hope Hicks joke here.
Okay, let's hope hicks catch it.
by D.A. Ridgely
20 Nov 2020, 18:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1257
Views: 82739

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

(If that doesn't work, try pointing out that there's a reason 90% of the Canadian population lives within 100 miles of the border, but not so much in the US case.) That has more to do with the distribution of arable land than proximity to the US. Sure, but trade is a factor, too. One country is a l...
by D.A. Ridgely
19 Nov 2020, 20:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1616
Views: 136115

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Trump's single-handedly doing what no one else could do: convincing me he should be charged with sedition.
by D.A. Ridgely
18 Nov 2020, 20:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9231
Views: 491778

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Others will verify this, but this now-retired military guy can testify that milspec doesn’t mean a damn thing. Most military gear is crap. The exceptions are the poncho liner (woobie to Army guys), field jacket liner, gortex coat, 3-piece sleeping bag, and the KA-BAR. Yeah, having handled a standar...
by D.A. Ridgely
18 Nov 2020, 19:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8184
Views: 447047

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

Warren wrote: 18 Nov 2020, 19:39
Pham Nuwen wrote: 18 Nov 2020, 18:59
dhex wrote: 18 Nov 2020, 16:57Baby Yoda sucks.
Boooo! Everyone boo this man!! Boooooooooooo!
No no. He has a point.
The point being that's how Baby Yoda eats.
by D.A. Ridgely
18 Nov 2020, 13:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Iron Lady
Replies: 72
Views: 3326

Re: The Iron Lady

VATs are bad for the same reason pretty much every "revenue source" short of taxing actual living, breathing human beings are bad; namely, they disguise the fact that they are really a tax on living, breathing human beings. I'm all for cutting the military budget probably significantly more than 20%...
by D.A. Ridgely
18 Nov 2020, 12:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1616
Views: 136115

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

If you're asking me, I'd start with the Mueller Report on obstruction of justice. Trump's blatant emoluments/bribery/quid pro quo behavior probably rises to criminality but pay-to-play is how every administration works, so I'd probably give it a pass. Campaign finance violations, maybe, but I'm not ...
by D.A. Ridgely
18 Nov 2020, 12:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8184
Views: 447047

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

The Mandalorian is worth watching right now because it's not in any particular competition with anything except ST:Discovery. They've done a good job recreating Lucas's Star Wars worlds, but speaking of hokey robot shadows eating popcorn and watching, the hokey robots in the show are off putting as ...
by D.A. Ridgely
18 Nov 2020, 12:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1616
Views: 136115

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Nixon and Kissinger were by any reasonable interpretation war criminals, so Nixon's "Enemies List" or complicity in the Watergate burglary or subsequent attempt to cover up are comparatively small potatoes. That said, and as despicable as I consider both men to be, they were (and Kissinger may still...