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by Shem
07 Aug 2020, 23:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4452
Views: 243364

Re: When journalism goes bad

WWII did a lot to quiet anti-Catholic sentiment in this country. And the fact that Kennedy was a no-shit war hero who actually never should have been anywhere near combat for medical reasons but who demanded to serve anyway did a lot to help in his individual case.
by Shem
07 Aug 2020, 18:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9001
Views: 404140

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Aresen wrote:
07 Aug 2020, 16:22
I bought a new washing machine in June. I just noticed it plays a litte tune when it is finished the cycle.

It sounds like 'Dixie.'
Mine sounds kind of like "Old Kentucky Home."
by Shem
06 Aug 2020, 20:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 726
Views: 66013

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

https://twitter.com/AliceFromQueens/status/1291446371556491265 And, the Trump campaign responds by talking about "Joe Biden's plantation mentality." Direct quote. With the guy himself (who just talked about how letting poors into the suburbs will destroy suburban housewives' 'suburban lifestyle dre...
by Shem
06 Aug 2020, 20:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Holy Macron!! (Ou Sacre Macron!)
Replies: 38
Views: 2495

Re: Holy Macron!! (Ou Sacre Macron!)

There is no help for such people. Did you read the whole thread? They're Lebanese who seem to be asking for help in the wake of getting mini-nuked. Not Frenchmen asking Macron for help and angry at their own politicians, which was my first assumption. I didn't read the thread, but I did know where ...
by Shem
06 Aug 2020, 14:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7777
Views: 440237

Re: Orange is the new President

Trump don't strike me as the sort of guy uh...generous enough to do a lot of carpet chewing.
by Shem
06 Aug 2020, 12:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7777
Views: 440237

Re: Orange is the new President

I think that the other factor is that there are some people for whom the bullying, the lying, the tough guy act, that's all the thing. They want a guy like them, a guy who "tells it like it is" even though it's all lies. They don't want the truth, they don't want good. They want a guy like them. Ag...
by Shem
05 Aug 2020, 22:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random news finds
Replies: 1334
Views: 83503

Re: Random news finds

San Diego police has issued 83 tickets for 'seditious language' since 2013 Lawyers have yet to grapple with the First Amendment ramifications of section 56.30 of the San Diego municipal code, however, because most have never seen the tickets. Officers are writing the violations as infractions, down...
by Shem
31 Jul 2020, 18:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Universal Corona Income
Replies: 47
Views: 4692

Re: Universal Corona Income

I’m relatively neutral on extending unemployment as an emergency measure. The idea that this approach represents how things should work forever is profoundly misguided. Printer can go brrr over the short run but a full commitment to forever UBI is astronomically more expensive and would require a f...
by Shem
31 Jul 2020, 16:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Universal Corona Income
Replies: 47
Views: 4692

Re: Universal Corona Income

The $600 unemployment bonus has been a trial run for UBI But Americans haven't been holding onto this money. They're spending it, and spending it on important things, research suggests. Analysts from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University that analyzed how people spent their st...
by Shem
31 Jul 2020, 15:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 369
Views: 34954

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

Ellie wrote:
31 Jul 2020, 14:36
Remember Obamagate? Did they ever say what that was?
If you check a photo of Obama, I'd imagine it'll become clear to you.
by Shem
31 Jul 2020, 13:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random news finds
Replies: 1334
Views: 83503

Re: Random news finds

Dope for industry! Dope for the dead! Dope for industry!
by Shem
30 Jul 2020, 13:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 763
Views: 40509

Re: Random covid-19 observations

For real though I think the best evidence that Covid-19 isn't that contagious is that Trump hasn't gotten it yet. (Also the best evidence that you can't influence reality by "putting your intentions out to the universe) Between the fact that Trump is a massive germophobe and the fact that his behav...
by Shem
29 Jul 2020, 18:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 60810

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

We've seen plenty of situations where, even if it's not absolutely everyone in the country going along with it, the President has been able to be a unifying and inspiring force, for good or ill. In this situation, a president who had the wherewithal to actually follow a plan, to recognize what was ...
by Shem
29 Jul 2020, 13:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 763
Views: 40509

Re: Random covid-19 observations

I basically spend the entire summer getting angry every time I see someone in long sleeves, I hate people who aren't hot all the time, I hate them so much. On bright sunny days, I wear light long sleeved shirts to keep the sun off my arms if I have to be outdoors. It may be warmer, but it reduces t...
by Shem
29 Jul 2020, 13:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7777
Views: 440237

Re: Orange is the new President

I find it unfathomable ... not so much that he could be so petty about these things, but that he genuinely doesn't understand HOW bad he's making himself look? I know we're not supposed to 'psychoanalyze' others, but I think that is characteristic of narcisists: They are simply incapable of seeing ...
by Shem
28 Jul 2020, 09:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 369
Views: 34954

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

I just Googled Tom cotton and literally Keanu'd. You have to clarify which kind you did. He went psycho and killed everyone associated with the guys who killed his dog. And also made a point not to touch female fans during photo ops out of an abundance of not-Franken. https://media.giphy.com/media/...
by Shem
27 Jul 2020, 18:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 369
Views: 34954

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

Why would the Ds pass gerrymandering reform. If Biden pulls out double digit win in a Census year, then the shoe is on the other foot. Sure in NY and CA they can play bi-partisan, but not sure purple state Ds will be as magnanimous. Two reasons. First, Obama is pushing it, and regardless of what an...
by Shem
27 Jul 2020, 17:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 369
Views: 34954

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

I don't know I see both sides moving away from the center. White terror will continue to be a short term winner as long as the opposition is BLM. The case for the Ds moving away from the center seems odd with Joe Biden as president and the current VP front runners being Kamala, Duckworth and Susan ...
by Shem
27 Jul 2020, 15:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 369
Views: 34954

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

I don't know I see both sides moving away from the center. White terror will continue to be a short term winner as long as the opposition is BLM. The case for the Ds moving away from the center seems odd with Joe Biden as president and the current VP front runners being Kamala, Duckworth and Susan ...
by Shem
27 Jul 2020, 15:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)
Replies: 369
Views: 34954

Re: Whither the GOP? (post-Trump edition)

dhex wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 15:00
I just Googled Tom cotton and literally Keanu'd.
You have to clarify which kind you did.
by Shem
27 Jul 2020, 13:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1424
Views: 60810

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

Warren wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 13:41
A population with generally robust health,
Well, other than the men, women, and children of all ages who will be suffering from long-term to lifelong Covid-related damage.
by Shem
24 Jul 2020, 16:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We need a new word for that
Replies: 164
Views: 8741

Re: We need a new word for that

Heisenbug.
by Shem
24 Jul 2020, 13:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona Capitalism
Replies: 21
Views: 822

Re: Corona Capitalism

I go with grocery delivery from Safeway specifically because InstaCart seemed to suck. Safeway uses actual stock clerks to fill the orders, so they know where everything is and what alternatives are available. I also have been using a meal delivery program called Hungryroot. It's almost like a mix b...
by Shem
23 Jul 2020, 11:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7777
Views: 440237

Re: Orange is the new President

It's an easy way to give a bunch of people a small amount of money back, thereby providing cover for giving businesses (especially large corporations) a huge amount of money back by also carrying out employer-side cuts at the same time. Plus, it makes Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid more unsta...