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by Aresen
Yesterday, 23:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 114
Views: 1315

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

AOC will become like Al Sharpton: In congress forever, constantly saying things that get cheers from the left and jeers from the center & right. She could become a Senator if there were a multiway primary and her loyal supporters were enough to give her a plurality (I don't know if NY Blues have a r...
by Aresen
Yesterday, 17:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1616
Views: 136134

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I have to say "we hit Dow 30,000 but Trump had to lose for it to happen" has to have involved some money-paw wish shit somewhere. I think it was more relief at the situation being resolved than anything else. TBS, the present stock market feels like 1999 all over again. ETA: I wish Mo would drop by...
by Aresen
23 Nov 2020, 22:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1510
Views: 112108

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

Aaaaaaand Arizona is out of ICU beds. Need one? Too bad, you'll stay where you are. This is the scenario everyone was warned about and ignored. The death rate will go up now as well as more excess deaths. I've been having some irregular heart beat issues again and finally went to seek medical atten...
by Aresen
23 Nov 2020, 17:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 114
Views: 1315

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

thoreau wrote: 23 Nov 2020, 17:29 I'm sitting here helping a kid who can't do math
Out of curiousity, how many 'Advanced Placement' courses did he/she get credit for before winding up in your class?
by Aresen
23 Nov 2020, 17:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 114
Views: 1315

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

I agree with JasonL. Whether or not you think the average voter is an idiot, there is something seriously wrong if a fuck-up like Trump gets 47% of the vote after the past four years.
by Aresen
23 Nov 2020, 16:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1616
Views: 136134

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Perhaps there is some aspect of US election law that I don't get, but I think the Team Blue fury at Emily Murphy is misplaced. Yes, Ms. Murphy is supposed to sign the letter authorizing release of the transition funds to the Biden team once he has been declared the President-Elect. However, AFAICT,...
by Aresen
23 Nov 2020, 14:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1616
Views: 136134

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Perhaps there is some aspect of US election law that I don't get, but I think the Team Blue fury at Emily Murphy is misplaced. Yes, Ms. Murphy is supposed to sign the letter authorizing release of the transition funds to the Biden team once he has been declared the President-Elect. However, AFAICT, ...
by Aresen
23 Nov 2020, 13:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 946
Views: 91296

Re: Random covid-19 observations

I ran into an odd shortage this morning: I am unable to find defogging spray for my glasses.
by Aresen
23 Nov 2020, 13:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3685
Views: 343481

Re: Twitter!

by Aresen
23 Nov 2020, 00:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 114
Views: 1315

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 Aresen
22 Nov 2020, 20:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 946
Views: 91296

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Number 6 wrote: 22 Nov 2020, 20:40 Toilet paper is very much in short supply here. People won't stop going to bars, setting up maskless gatherings, or just generally acting as though wer're not in a pandemic. But they'll take it seriously enough to hoard shit paper.
Because they're assholes, of course.
by Aresen
22 Nov 2020, 18:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8184
Views: 587063

Re: Orange is the new President

by Aresen
22 Nov 2020, 11:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds
Replies: 594
Views: 92774

Re: Worthwhile YouTubez Finds

It's old, but worth a snicker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If3wzG43PD8
by Aresen
21 Nov 2020, 21:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1616
Views: 136134

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Team thoreau. Especially wrt McConnell.
by Aresen
21 Nov 2020, 20:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1616
Views: 136134

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Here in Georgia, things have been more insane than usual: the two GOP senators have nagged the GOP Sec of State to resign, solely because said SoS keeps insisting Biden won the state fair and square. (At least once, post-election, he also said that Trump likely WOULD have won the state, had he not ...
by Aresen
20 Nov 2020, 20:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1257
Views: 82743

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. And coldasballsitude of the rest of the country. The...
by Aresen
20 Nov 2020, 19:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9231
Views: 491802

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Just out of curiosity, is the Google Doodle in the US about Benoit Mandelbrot today? (That's what google is showing in Canada today.)
by Aresen
20 Nov 2020, 19:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1257
Views: 82743

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

Maybe once. Now most of us live near the coasts because most of what's between them is a wasteland of small towns filled with small people and people not even close to small towns who think because there's more dirt between them and anything approaching a city they're somehow more American and dese...
by Aresen
20 Nov 2020, 15:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1257
Views: 82743

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 Aresen
20 Nov 2020, 15:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1616
Views: 136134

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I do wonder if there a silver lining to this, where Team Trump can possibly drag this out so pathetically that it costs him support among the rabid fanbase. If he shot a nun in the middle of 5th avenue with a gun handed to him--on camera--by a GRU officer, and then defiled the nun's corpse, his fan...
by Aresen
20 Nov 2020, 15:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1257
Views: 82743

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

Eric the .5b wrote: 20 Nov 2020, 15:15 (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.
by Aresen
20 Nov 2020, 14:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1257
Views: 82743

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

I just call it non-interventionism to avoid the "oh, so you want economic autarky" business. We have a large number of people in Canada who somehow think Canada can dictate terms to the US because 'they need our resources'. I try to point out to such people that the US is the country that comes clo...
by Aresen
20 Nov 2020, 13:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1616
Views: 136134

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I am eagerly awaiting Sidney Powell's 'mountain' of evidence of election fraud. It promises to be the best laugh of this cycle.
by Aresen
20 Nov 2020, 00:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1616
Views: 136134

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

and it's failing, Is it though? 52% of Republicans think Biden is stealing the election through widespread voter fraud. Not a huge number of actual people, but not insignificant either IMO. He might not succeed in continuing to be president, but he's doing a fantastic job of plastering the country ...
by Aresen
19 Nov 2020, 18:58
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread
Replies: 933
Views: 88080

Re: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread

This is not really "joys of life", but they're going to decommission the Arecibo radio telescope. :-( Apparently it just can't be fixed safely and cost-effectively. I know that it had a good run and everything comes to an end eventually, but it's been a part of science longer than I've been alive. ...