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by lunchstealer
Today, 12:32
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Reason fires Shikha Dalmia
Replies: 10
Views: 59

Reason fires Shikha Dalmia

Dunno too much but the word among the ex-Reasonoid twitter that I've seen is she finally went too far for their tastes in criticizing Trump.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/anti-canc ... anti-trump
by lunchstealer
Yesterday, 12:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1517
Views: 117187

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

It's people who want kids the fuck out of their houses and/or want moms back working/spending money while their kids are in government-sponsored daycarekidprison.
by lunchstealer
30 Nov 2020, 13:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Future Will Despise Us Brutal Bastards
Replies: 303
Views: 33506

Re: The Future Will Despise Us Brutal Bastards

If China didn't manage it, nobody would.
by lunchstealer
29 Nov 2020, 18:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Voting methodologies
Replies: 195
Views: 18239

Re: Voting methodologies

Honestly, I think if we want more competition at some margin other than the party primary, we need open-list proportional representation from moderate-sized multi-member districts (statewide for states with small House delegations, multiple districts of 5-10 members for states with larger delegatio...
by lunchstealer
29 Nov 2020, 17:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2778
Views: 257651

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

David Prowse, AKA the body actor in the Darth Vader suit (as opposed to James Earl Jones doing the voice acting part, for which he was paid far less in Star Wars than Prowse, as was customary for voice actors at the time, although apparently that changed for Empire and Jedi).
by lunchstealer
29 Nov 2020, 17:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1639
Views: 142752

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Wasn't it someone here who said the best way to think about Pennsylvania is Philadelphia at one end and Pittsburgh at the other and Arkansas in between? There's lots of rednecks in rural Pennsylvania and they vote for those sorts of legislators or, more to the point, those legislators want to be ab...
by lunchstealer
28 Nov 2020, 17:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Voting methodologies
Replies: 195
Views: 18239

Re: Voting methodologies

I'm ok with no term limits or long term limits if we have competitive elections that lead to more turnover. Lots of entrenched members of congress is undesirable, but oversight run by n00bs thinking about their next job is also undesirable. Competitive elections with more turnover means you'll have...
by lunchstealer
27 Nov 2020, 18:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 139
Views: 2278

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

The casual nature of the transition between someone giving orders the military personnel and the relationship between Trump and protestors or rioters is a thing I can’t understand. I love you to man but that’s an absurd analogy from where I’m sitting. The shopkeepers are neither trump nor in any ca...
by lunchstealer
27 Nov 2020, 15:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 139
Views: 2278

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

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. OK, Jason, I love you man, but you have got to learn that just because the people who looted absolutely do have agency, we can still ...
by lunchstealer
25 Nov 2020, 02:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Road to Damascus
Replies: 775
Views: 75186

Re: The Road to Damascus

Hugh Akston wrote: 25 Nov 2020, 01:28 Isn't anyone gonna pick up Lebanon? The Beirut Blast is a once-a-generation opportunity for colonial expansion.
I think we're leaving that shit show for France.
by lunchstealer
25 Nov 2020, 02:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1517
Views: 117187

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 lunchstealer
24 Nov 2020, 22:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 139
Views: 2278

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

The vanguards of the far left, eWar and Bernie, both pushed back against "Defund the Police" as well. Buncha Bernistas were super butthurt over it.
by lunchstealer
24 Nov 2020, 21:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 139
Views: 2278

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

Are we still talking about a hypothetical Team Blue where Trump and whether we still get the riots et al? Because I think it should be pretty clear that the tolerance of the furthest-left BLM types was due to three and a half years of getting ginned up for The Resistance, including, probably AOC's n...
by lunchstealer
24 Nov 2020, 14:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12479
Views: 1011514

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Swear Trek / Effin Birds guy talks about how an overzealous Instagram algorithm is keeping him from ruining democracy with asshole birds and pissed off Uhuras.

https://theline.substack.com/p/q-and-a- ... with-aaron


by lunchstealer
24 Nov 2020, 13:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Small joys and random good things
Replies: 125
Views: 53868

Re: Small joys and random good things

My workplace strongly encouraged us to take a public speaking course, so I finally sighed and rolled my eyes and said, fine, I'll do it. And it has actually been fascinating. So far it's been mostly about speaking with intention, and avoiding the sense of urgency and the verbal tics that we all ten...
by lunchstealer
24 Nov 2020, 13:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Road to Damascus
Replies: 775
Views: 75186

Re: The Road to Damascus

Team Blue nominates a Sec. State that really wanted us to bomb a bunch more shit in Syria and nobody but some cranky libertarians care.

Nature is healing.
by lunchstealer
24 Nov 2020, 13:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 139
Views: 2278

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

None of this applies to a Cruz presidency. I have no idea how he reacts to any of this. Probably some middle ground between boring red/blue boringness and full Trump idiocy, and it feels kinda unprecedentedly stupid but not AS ludicrous.
by lunchstealer
24 Nov 2020, 13:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 139
Views: 2278

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

What I'm suggesting is part of the toxicity of the culture is that nothing was okay except full adherence to the terms and conditions of the movement. You had to act like nothing was on fire. That is not, at all, a trump thing. I'm staking out the radical position that people who say the stuff they...
by lunchstealer
24 Nov 2020, 12:24
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie
Replies: 4098
Views: 360519

Re: Shamelessly Currying Favor with Ellie

That is some first rate Maine coon (or Norwegian/Siberian forest cat). Ours scared a repair guy last year.
by lunchstealer
22 Nov 2020, 17:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 946
Views: 96000

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Weirdly it varies by store, here. The King Soopers* is often out of stock or severely limited on paper towels and TP. But the Safeway is usually pretty good, and both Target and Walgreens are almost always fully stocked. Meat has been back in regular stock since June or so, but there will be times w...
by lunchstealer
22 Nov 2020, 16:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8186
Views: 452707

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

Pham Nuwen wrote: 22 Nov 2020, 16:04 I just assumed it would veer into Boba Fett redemption arc by now. It's campy and fun. My kids love it. Shrug. Also. Carl Weathers is hilarious trying to be serious and tough. That may just be me though.
Now you got a stew goin'
by lunchstealer
22 Nov 2020, 16:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: what's so funny about that?
Replies: 81
Views: 9143

Re: what's so funny about that?

I definitely think I don’t like the average Coen brothers movie as much as everyone else does. Watched Burn After Reading for the first time last night, and I fell again that it was missing another gear, or (to borrow a phrase) one more thing to tie everything together. The particular thing I’m thi...
by lunchstealer
22 Nov 2020, 13:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 6082
Views: 440520

Re: Light laffs

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by lunchstealer
21 Nov 2020, 21:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3685
Views: 350106

Re: Twitter!

I see your batshit incoherent power fetishish art and raise you JEB!

by lunchstealer
21 Nov 2020, 21:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9231
Views: 499249

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Pham Nuwen wrote: 21 Nov 2020, 21:17 I uh don't know what you guys are talking about. I'm just going to assume Ellie would be drowning in pussy right now if she had the aforementioned tramp stamp. She has only herself to blame for not having said stamp.
the math checks out