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by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 19:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 555
Views: 34305

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

Wait. Are we taking Current Events Affairs seriously now?
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 18:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The past is a foreign country...
Replies: 104
Views: 11152

Re: The past is a foreign country...

In old black-and-white 50s game shows, there were worse problems: anything too bright or shiny (including sparking diamond/rhinestone jewelry; the super-shiny bits of highly polished metal items such as the horns various musicians might play on stage; sometimes even a man's shining bald head) would...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 16:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 555
Views: 34305

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

Daily Mail is the only one she followed through on. However, she has used the threat of litigation to get people to pull criticism of her down off of social media because of the friendliness of U.K. law. One of the comments that she threatened someone over was, “Wow @jk_rowling vanity searches her ...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 14:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7325
Views: 330471

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

thoreau wrote:
Yesterday, 13:40
Shem wrote:
Yesterday, 13:33
JasonL wrote:
Yesterday, 12:52
Onus of Fear decent name for something. Metal band? Movie? I think I go movie because the pr0n rewrite seems really solid.
James Bond movie.
I think it sounds more Tom Clancy-esque.
Anus of Fear or Anus in Furs? The latter has the advantage of a literary allusion.
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 13:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 555
Views: 34305

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

From what I understand, she's not coming from a place of bigotry, in her mind she is sincerely trying to help people. That doesn't really make her "not bigoted." A lot of white people 100 years ago sincerely believed that Black people were incapable of self-government, and so colonialism and Jim Cr...
by D.A. Ridgely
Yesterday, 13:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 555
Views: 34305

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

My point about Rowling is if you’re going to invite people to sign a letter about being dedicated to free expression and the argument of ideas, don’t invite people that file lawsuits when they’re on the receiving end. It’s no different from dunking on a letter decrying aggressive prosecutors that i...
by D.A. Ridgely
08 Jul 2020, 18:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7325
Views: 330471

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

The Manhattan DA got some mileage from the charge but there's not much to be gained from an actual prosecution. My guess would be it will be kicked down to some misdemeanor public nuisance plea, if that. Furthermore, it's worth noting that in the vast majority of such cases even if and when the poli...
by D.A. Ridgely
08 Jul 2020, 12:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 7325
Views: 330471

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Ha! Another followup: Christian Cooper, the birdwatcher Amy tried siccing the cops on, is refusing to cooperate with the DA's investigation. The man at the center of the Central Park ‘Karen’ fiasco has said he will not cooperate with the Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation, according to a n...
by D.A. Ridgely
08 Jul 2020, 11:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 555
Views: 34305

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

Political philosophical movements don't rise and fall in a smooth linear manner. Skokie was almost exactly contemporaneous to the beginning of the Critical Legal Studies movement in 1977 when foreign (Unger) and younger (Duncan Kennedy) law professors were gaining a foothold at Harvard Law School. E...
by D.A. Ridgely
07 Jul 2020, 23:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 555
Views: 34305

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

Apropos of what I take to be one of Shem's points, I doubt the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and MLKJr would have been nearly as successful as quickly they were but for Malcolm X, the Black Panthers, etc. Much as we'd like to think differently "Please, sir, would you stop oppressing me. It's wr...
by D.A. Ridgely
07 Jul 2020, 12:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 555
Views: 34305

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

I can't stand Falwell and his ilk, think purity pledges are creepy, don't stand for the national anthem, donate to the ACLU, and have 2 Live Crew in my ancient cd collection. Oh, and I'm working on a research article with four students of color as coauthors, three of them women and one of them a Hi...
by D.A. Ridgely
06 Jul 2020, 23:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4995
Views: 310887

Re: Food

Made cream of peanut soup from a circa-1960s "Southern Cookbook": make a roux; add a quart of milk and bring to a boil, stirring constantly; melt in a cup of creamy peanut butter; add a bit of salt and a couple tablespoons of dry sherry; serve. As is, the recipe was okay but rather bland. With the ...
by D.A. Ridgely
06 Jul 2020, 21:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Happy Independence Day!
Replies: 135
Views: 8460

Re: Happy Independence Day!

There were plenty of noises late at night that were miles away and sounded like either fireworks or gunfire. There wasn't any presidential motorcade in Dallas that night, so I'm going with fireworks.
by D.A. Ridgely
06 Jul 2020, 20:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 555
Views: 34305

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

Haven't the Dixie Chicks been around long enough at this point to be called the Dixie Roasters?
by D.A. Ridgely
06 Jul 2020, 19:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Enemy of My Enemy
Replies: 555
Views: 34305

Re: The Enemy of My Enemy

As the observation goes, if you take "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth" literally, all you end up with is blind, toothless people.
by D.A. Ridgely
04 Jul 2020, 12:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 2001
Views: 174176

Re: Towing the Lion

Criminal being interviewed in the Unsolved Mysteries reboot: "I can turn into a totally different person, the evilest, cruelest person. It's like Heckle and Jeckle." http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LtWMSnhjjJM/Vo5oaXW1l-I/AAAAAAAAPps/P-64w1qB6a0/s1600/2ab211559a86ad2683db0d1e73821281.jpg Terrytoons, the ...
by D.A. Ridgely
04 Jul 2020, 12:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 700
Views: 26246

Re: Random covid-19 observations

There are now, as one might have guessed, craft, small-batch soft drink companies springing up to meet a previously nonexistent demand. My guess is that anything that starts to get real market penetration is snapped up by one of the major companies, the rest are happily scraping by at inflated price...
by D.A. Ridgely
04 Jul 2020, 12:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 443
Views: 28509

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

Who the hell goes to Moscow for rehab?
by D.A. Ridgely
03 Jul 2020, 17:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 700
Views: 26246

Re: Random covid-19 observations

As I understand it a surprising amount of cola products, including the big ones, are actually handled by local bottling plants. So my WAG is that it may be just local supply chain issues. Used to be the case that pretty much all such sodas were distributed by "your local [Coca-Cola / Pepsi Cola] bo...
by D.A. Ridgely
03 Jul 2020, 16:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 700
Views: 26246

Re: Random covid-19 observations

My completely ex rectum guess would be they're cutting back on less well selling products to reduce their distribution logistics during the pandemic. We've seen pretty much everything back on the shelves now -- can't speak to sodas because we only get a case of Mexican Cokes once in a while from Sam...
by D.A. Ridgely
02 Jul 2020, 16:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1274
Views: 45113

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

You gotta hand it to Trump, no other president since Lincoln has ever gone so far out of his way to kill off that many of his likely voters.
by D.A. Ridgely
02 Jul 2020, 13:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: How did Ghislaine Maxwell die?
Replies: 9
Views: 211

How did Ghislaine Maxwell die?

Accidentally dismembered in a Saudi embassy. While out on bail, shot by concerned citizen who mistook her for a black jogger. Self-garroted in jail with smuggled dental floss. Unexplained asphyxiation as though someone's knee was on her neck for over seven minutes. Mistook polonium-210 tablet for Ex...
by D.A. Ridgely
02 Jul 2020, 12:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 436
Views: 41921

Re: The Abortion Thread

Other young women said they felt less drawn to reproductive rights messaging that is focused strictly on legal abortion access, and more drawn to messaging about racial and socioeconomic disparities in access to abortion, widely referred to as reproductive justice. Well, if that plays out the way m...
by D.A. Ridgely
02 Jul 2020, 12:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1274
Views: 45113

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

Covid-19 as a superspreading virus ...10 percent of infected people were responsible for 80 percent of new infections. Fuck. It's gay men isn't it? This is their revenge for teh AIDS. I've got to quit missing meetings. How you expect to promote the Agenda if you never go to meetings 6? Truth is, th...
by D.A. Ridgely
02 Jul 2020, 12:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1767
Views: 122007

Re: Inequality

I, in turn, agree with most of that but I'd go a bit farther and say I think it's impossible to say up front what the value of a CEO is. Even so, at some multiple of the average inflation adjusted CEO compensation a couple of generations ago, it's nonetheless reasonable to conclude that the entire p...