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by Kolohe
24 Jan 2020, 23:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: And Then There Were Four (The Impeachment Thread)
Replies: 303
Views: 11780

Re: And Then There Were Four (The Impeachment Thread)

Every time I turn on my local NPR station, they're playing the audio of the impeachment or the trial, and it's always someone retelling what Donald Trump did. Perhaps I just have uniquely bad timing but it implies that these proceedings are just hours and hours and hours of people standing up and s...
by Kolohe
24 Jan 2020, 22:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2512
Views: 156984

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

Woah, that took a turn.
by Kolohe
23 Jan 2020, 14:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Setec Astronomy
Replies: 1457
Views: 78101

Re: Setec Astronomy

True, but it it also true that the Saudis hacked Bezos' phone.
by Kolohe
23 Jan 2020, 13:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3183
Views: 186956

Re: Twitter!

Mine learned how to sexually reproduce.
by Kolohe
23 Jan 2020, 13:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3183
Views: 186956

Re: Twitter!

On one side of the tree, one branch is the German protestant settlers invited by the British into Atlantic Canada in the mid 18th century to ethnically cleanse another branch composed of the French Catholic settlers that were already there. These two branches would eventually meet back in the US cir...
by Kolohe
21 Jan 2020, 22:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8872
Views: 343220

Re: Observations of the Random sort

nicole wrote:
21 Jan 2020, 12:06
GG has commented to the Daily Beast https://www.thedailybeast.com/glenn-gre ... ilence-him
Huh. So that's where Lloyd Grove is now. (He was the gossip reporter at the WaPo when I was a teenager)
by Kolohe
20 Jan 2020, 18:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7280
Views: 319660

Re: Orange is the new President

I mean, the entire political-military establishment has not covered itself with glory over the last 20 years. It has continually exaggerated successes and lied about failures to both the public, and worst to itself. Trump hasn't changed a thing about that - and in many ways, has made it worse - but...
by Kolohe
20 Jan 2020, 17:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7280
Views: 319660

Re: Orange is the new President

I mean, the entire political-military establishment has not covered itself with glory over the last 20 years. It has continually exaggerated successes and lied about failures to both the public, and worst to itself. Trump hasn't changed a thing about that - and in many ways, has made it worse - but...
by Kolohe
20 Jan 2020, 17:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3183
Views: 186956

Re: Twitter!

https://twitter.com/UOJim/status/1219361806529056768?s=19 People have been referencing this issue of Time in japes about the NYT today, so I noticed the *reason* Time gave then. We now know the "Information Age" is actually controlled by a handful of monopolies and a clique of venture-capital perver...
by Kolohe
19 Jan 2020, 14:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 591
Views: 25906

Re: Dancing With the Dems

I also oppose it because I think that people who have committed heinous crimes should die in prison. I think that is how we give them the maximum, maximum punishment that we can: keep them in prison for all of their days. This is also really weird because if she prefers life imprisonment over the d...
by Kolohe
19 Jan 2020, 12:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7280
Views: 319660

Re: Orange is the new President

I mean, the entire political-military establishment has not covered itself with glory over the last 20 years. It has continually exaggerated successes and lied about failures to both the public, and worst to itself. Trump hasn't changed a thing about that - and in many ways, has made it worse - but ...
by Kolohe
19 Jan 2020, 11:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7280
Views: 319660

Re: Orange is the new President

Mattis’ civilian and post-administration behavior seems to show that Trump’s assessment was accurate. Which particular one? I wouldn't go as far as to call Mattis 'a dope', but it increasely clear that he was singularly unsuited for being Defense Secretary and his reputation is both overinflated an...
by Kolohe
18 Jan 2020, 18:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: To Boldly Spend Where No Government Has Spent Before
Replies: 31
Views: 603

Re: To Boldly Spend Where No Government Has Spent Before

C'mon guys, you want a repeat of Endor? When the Military Industrial Complex spent a gazillion credits on a(nother) Super Space Laser but Da Troops(TM) still had uniforms leftover from the Hoth operation?
by Kolohe
18 Jan 2020, 17:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 1229
Views: 75483

Re: Putin on the Writs

For the record, I know it's a shithole. They dont. Russia's probably not a shithole if your a Muscovite with an ok job and no real strong political opinions. It's probably even better if you're in Saint Pete. Eta- and if you're like 50, it's probably less a shithole than it was when you were thirty.
by Kolohe
18 Jan 2020, 14:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1971
Views: 149801

Re: Towing the Lion

Bus for sale: Runs and drives perfect, transmission shifts perfect. Ice cold AC in rear. Heat front and rear. Child restaurants. Are Child restaurants places where children eat or places where they are eaten? Depends on whether you're able to pay the bill. Pic of the bus - Screenshot_20200118-14575...
by Kolohe
18 Jan 2020, 11:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2512
Views: 156984

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

I think I'm more offended that Tom Sawyer is the first Rush song on the list. Forty years of music, and that middling song is all most people know of the band. I want to say Spirit of the Radio got more mainstream radio play (because irony has in fact always been dead), but I remember Tom Sawyer be...
by Kolohe
17 Jan 2020, 10:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Natural Environment
Replies: 61
Views: 3873

Re: The Natural Environment

One thing I didn't appreciate about geology until recently is that uplift is as important as erosion. For instance rivers on the US east coast that seem to cut thru mountain ranges (like the Potomac does near Harpers Ferry) is because the river was there first, and the mountains grew up around it - ...
by Kolohe
17 Jan 2020, 10:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 1229
Views: 75483

Re: Putin on the Writs

Pham Nuwen wrote:
16 Jan 2020, 21:22
*shrug*

I assume optics. They aren't a democracy but want to seem like one.
Lawful Evil is more effective than Chaotic Evil.
by Kolohe
16 Jan 2020, 20:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What's New at the Bijou?
Replies: 1149
Views: 86432

Re: What's New at the Bijou?

1) the absolutely highest casualty rates were the 20 something year old junior officers commissioned out of the landed gentry.
2) 3 longstanding autocratic empires completely collapsed, and a 4th autocratic relatively new empire/nation-state also had its government system replaced.
by Kolohe
16 Jan 2020, 16:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12390
Views: 813638

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Like the deserts miss the rain.
by Kolohe
16 Jan 2020, 16:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What's New at the Bijou?
Replies: 1149
Views: 86432

Re: What's New at the Bijou?

What's vexing about some of the discourse surounding this movie is that WW1 was the most elite leveling & decapitating thing in Europe since the Black Death.
by Kolohe
16 Jan 2020, 16:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7280
Views: 319660

Re: Orange is the new President

Hugh Akston wrote:
15 Jan 2020, 15:34
Trump said. “Eh, to hell with it. I just have to suffer through it the way I have all my life.”
Christ, what an asshole
Based on personal experience, this is how everyone from Queens over the age of 55 talks.
by Kolohe
16 Jan 2020, 16:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 3183
Views: 186956

Re: Twitter!

thoreau wrote:
14 Jan 2020, 19:35
This guy has just invented Christianity.

Only if that tweet comes back tomorrow.
by Kolohe
15 Jan 2020, 23:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: To Boldly Spend Where No Government Has Spent Before
Replies: 31
Views: 603

Re: To Boldly Spend Where No Government Has Spent Before

Change of commands are officially performed by two officers facing each other, saying "I am ready to relieve you." "I am ready to be relieved" "I relieve you" " I stand relieved" with a salute & return salute.