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by Jennifer
Today, 11:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Whither the Democratic Party?
Replies: 114
Views: 1313

Re: Whither the Democratic Party?

I can't wait to see how this evolves over the Biden years and into the next election cycle. "The people with actual power". Ok Shem. Popcorn out. Are you suggesting Biden and Harris will do a left-wing version of Trump -- putting far-lefties like Kendi (IIRC) into positions currently or previously ...
by Jennifer
Today, 08:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 3107
Views: 284425

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

The Fox cartoon Bless the Harts really has grown on me, for all that I found the first couple episodes uninspiring. Random observation: so far, of the four cartoons Fox airs on Sunday nights, the surreal/unrealistic ones (Family Guy and Simpsons) have had episodes dealing with masks and covid-19, wh...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 20:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1510
Views: 112101

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

Damn, Elvis, that WAS close. Glad you're mostly okay so far, though.
by Jennifer
23 Nov 2020, 03:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 946
Views: 91294

Re: Random covid-19 observations

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. FWIW, I've read various online comments pointing out that, of all t...
by Jennifer
22 Nov 2020, 16:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 946
Views: 91294

Re: Random covid-19 observations

So is anyone else, like, semi-stockpiling for another lockdown? I'm not going out and outright "laying in supplies" the way I would (for example) go on a storm-specific shopping spree just before a hurricane is supposed to blow through. But the last few times Jeff or I went shopping, we bought a 12-...
by Jennifer
22 Nov 2020, 00:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 946
Views: 91294

Re: Random covid-19 observations

I'm pretty much taking for granted that there's gonna be another lockdown at some point, harsher than the first (mostly BS) one. March was just practice. At least most Americans (those of us who take this seriously, at any rate) should be far better prepared for the next one.
by Jennifer
22 Nov 2020, 00:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 946
Views: 91294

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Something like 50 million Americans are expected to travel for Thanksgiving. Covid's gonna get a LOT worse in two weeks. Also: Jeff was late coming home from work tonight because his usual route was blocked so he had to drive through downtown Atlanta -- most of the bars are open. It's mainly outdoor...
by Jennifer
21 Nov 2020, 21:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9231
Views: 491793

Re: Observations of the Random sort

If Ellie still wants a tramp stamp but doesn't feel mathematical enough to deserve a Mandelbrot, maybe she could compromise and get a tattoo of Charlie Chaplin? Possibly done as a postage stamp.
by Jennifer
21 Nov 2020, 20:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 1616
Views: 136128

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 u...
by Jennifer
20 Nov 2020, 19:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 9231
Views: 491793

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Aresen wrote: 20 Nov 2020, 19:32 Just out of curiosity, is the Google Doodle in the US about Benoit Mandelbrot today? (That's what google is showing in Canada today.)
Same here.
by Jennifer
20 Nov 2020, 18:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8184
Views: 587045

Re: Orange is the new President

As many have said before, what worries me isn't even Trump himself, but what notes a more competent would-be dictator is picking up from this. The only thing that saved America from Trump is Trump's own incompetence and lack of interest in the actual day-to-day job of the presidency. The next guy th...
by Jennifer
20 Nov 2020, 04:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 8184
Views: 587045

Re: Orange is the new President

With the firing the Director of Cybersecurity , I think Trump's petulance has crossed over into full-blown insanity. The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election was highly inaccurate, in that there were massive improprieties and fraud Even taking for granted "Trump's a ...
by Jennifer
19 Nov 2020, 14:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 946
Views: 91294

Re: Random covid-19 observations

That is GOOD news, Jason! Must be quite a load off your mind, too.
by Jennifer
17 Nov 2020, 20:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 946
Views: 91294

Re: Random covid-19 observations

We're less than a month away from the nine-month anniversary of the first lockdowns and social distancing (at least in the US), which means that in a little less than a month, every new baby born (except a handful of latecomers) will have been conceived post-covid. Prediction: I think we'll see birt...
by Jennifer
17 Nov 2020, 16:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Iron Lady
Replies: 72
Views: 3369

Re: The Iron Lady

Huh. Possibly related, possibly not, but: I was just-now taking part in a thoroughly unrelated Facebook discussion -- someone wondered how Peggy got to be a nickname for Margaret, so I linked to a recently-read blog post saying why -- and in the margin of that post, the "recent" list had one called ...
by Jennifer
17 Nov 2020, 15:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Iron Lady
Replies: 72
Views: 3369

Re: The Iron Lady

Raising this thread from the dead to confess that I know very little about Margaret Thatcher (history is hard, okay?) but it's always seemed to me from the types of criticism she got and the types of people she got it from, that she was probably actually pretty great? Eh, she wasn't Satan, but she ...
by Jennifer
17 Nov 2020, 15:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 805
Views: 91287

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Number 6 wrote: 17 Nov 2020, 13:39
Jennifer wrote: 17 Nov 2020, 12:28 Men cannot be masculine unless each leg is INDIVIDUALLY wrapped in non-flowery cloth. So sayeth Ben Shapiro.
The Scots are here. They’d like a word.
I'm sure Shapiro will wiggle through some No True Scotsman loophole.
by Jennifer
17 Nov 2020, 15:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Constitutional amendments
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Constitutional amendments

The Trump administration's appalling behavior -- such as, the head of the GSA outright refusing for some reason to sign the papers that would give money to Biden and otherwise start what is supposed to be the bog-standard process of a new president-elect hiring staff and preparing to take the reins ...
by Jennifer
17 Nov 2020, 14:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 10115
Views: 662529

Re: Petty annoyances

I tossed out my old toothbrush last night and took a new one from the drawer -- I have no brand loyalty regarding toothbrushes so long as they are ADA-recognized, and within those parameters I'll buy whatever adult-size medium-to-firm bristle brushes Dollar Tree has in packs of two or more -- the ne...
by Jennifer
17 Nov 2020, 12:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 805
Views: 91287

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Men cannot be masculine unless each leg is INDIVIDUALLY wrapped in non-flowery cloth. So sayeth Ben Shapiro.
by Jennifer
15 Nov 2020, 01:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Capitalism: It works, bitches
Replies: 438
Views: 48619

Re: Capitalism: It works, bitches

This is a product endorsement, for anybody who regularly uses disposable chemical heating patches for pain relief -- in which case there's a high chance you use "Therma-Care," because they're the brand most commonly sold in American drug and department stores -- I have found (actually Jeff found it)...
by Jennifer
12 Nov 2020, 18:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random covid-19 observations
Replies: 946
Views: 91294

Re: Random covid-19 observations

Re-reading the early parts of this thread. Hoo boy, was I ever wrong when I made this prediction: Tl;dr: most American individuals and households can currently go some time before anybody truly "needs" to buy new clothes or shoes -- but there are many people who cannot, and what the hell are THEY go...
by Jennifer
12 Nov 2020, 17:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2024 for DEAR GOD NO!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 443

Re: Calling 2024 for DEAR GOD NO!!!!

while we may have slain Trump, Trumpism is still out there. That's what scares me the most. What ultimately saved us from Trump this time was Trump's own incompetence (and utter lack of social skills or concern for same --- like, if you want to win Arizona, you shouldn't insult their native son Joh...
by Jennifer
12 Nov 2020, 16:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1510
Views: 112101

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

IMO, we ought to do what Germany (IIRC) is doing: stores can be open for business, but bars, restaurants and concert halls cannot -- basically, anyplace whose business model is "people come here to buy stuff, then leave" can operate, but "people come here to just hang out, for various reasons [eatin...
by Jennifer
12 Nov 2020, 16:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2024 for DEAR GOD NO!!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 443

Re: Calling 2024 for DEAR GOD NO!!!!

The GOP won't even admit that evolution and climate change are real; they DEFINITELY won't admit they spent 4+ years actively enabling a conman.