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by thoreau
19 Sep 2020, 00:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78756

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Oral arguments would be next level.
by thoreau
19 Sep 2020, 00:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78756

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Crap. Justice GInsburg is dead. I shudder to think who Trump will pick to replace her. Those two gun-waving nutters in St. Louis are both lawyers, aren't they? Yeah, but so are his daughter Tiffany and his sister Maryanne. And he's all about the nepotism. Actually, there's no legal requirement that...
by thoreau
18 Sep 2020, 23:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78756

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Jake wrote: 18 Sep 2020, 23:40
Jennifer wrote: 18 Sep 2020, 19:41 Crap. Justice GInsburg is dead. I shudder to think who Trump will pick to replace her.
Those two gun-waving nutters in St. Louis are both lawyers, aren't they?
Yeah, but so are his daughter Tiffany and his sister Maryanne. And he's all about the nepotism.
by thoreau
18 Sep 2020, 00:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78756

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

More on the ICE doctor who reportedly sterilized women in custody: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/16/us/ICE-hysterectomies-whistleblower-georgia.html The specific cases in this article don't show a sterilization campaign, but (1) the guy is apparently not a very good doctor if he's treating people ...
by thoreau
17 Sep 2020, 20:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side
Replies: 922
Views: 75139

Re: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side

Not getting the reference.
by thoreau
17 Sep 2020, 16:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78756

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I think that anyone who pays even a bit of attention to politics these days feels more and more compelled to display loyalty. It's worse on the right, for sure, because their guy is in charge and he's crazy as all hell and thin-skinned to boot. So showing loyalty to him really, really, REALLY proves...
by thoreau
17 Sep 2020, 16:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78756

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Growing in boldness can mean that their numbers aren't actually growing, you're just noticing them more.
by thoreau
17 Sep 2020, 16:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78756

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

The question is whether those hee-haws have always been there at similar prevalence for several election cycles, and so their effects are already captured in changing poll numbers.
by thoreau
17 Sep 2020, 15:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78756

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

OK, I'll stop.
by thoreau
17 Sep 2020, 15:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78756

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I'm slightly more optimistic about the vote totals when all is done. What I'm worried about is the election night vote totals. If he declares victory, and then Fox News mislabels the subsequent completion of the tally as "recounts" and Barr claims that the "recounts" have "unsettled legal questions...
by thoreau
17 Sep 2020, 14:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78756

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Why are you talking about Putin? Putin has nothing to do with Trump and there have been absolutely no compromising dealings between Putin and Trump. It's all just been troll farms and people paid to go on the internet and say things that help Putin and Trump.
by thoreau
17 Sep 2020, 13:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78756

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I'm slightly more optimistic about the vote totals when all is done. What I'm worried about is the election night vote totals. If he declares victory, and then Fox News mislabels the subsequent completion of the tally as "recounts" and Barr claims that the "recounts" have "unsettled legal questions"...
by thoreau
16 Sep 2020, 23:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78756

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

A better question is, which states will he be ahead in for the initial counts on election night, and will those be enough to get him to declare 270 electoral votes before all of the mail-in ballots are counted? The issue is not who wins under rules that are faithfully followed, but who can create th...
by thoreau
16 Sep 2020, 22:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 497
Views: 25364

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

Is that map normalized to population, i.e. are those total cases or cases per 10,000 residents or something like that? Also, the issue regrading Trump's statement is not whether he is correct about the Blue vs Red states but whether he gives a shit about Blue states. And the answer is that he doesn'...
by thoreau
16 Sep 2020, 17:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1447
Views: 75128

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

And now Trump is referencing herd immunity, which would require enough people infected that we'd have almost two million deaths. You know, around the level of the the worst-case scenarios, beyond the numbers that got all those vacant eyes around the country rolling. But he never said that. And if h...
by thoreau
16 Sep 2020, 16:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Corona(virus)? ITS NOT EVEN BEER DAMMIT!!!
Replies: 1447
Views: 75128

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

I should have taken that bet. I figured that even with the curve flattening this thing would still rip through a good chunk of the population by now. If the fatality rate is 0.5% (yeah, many studies say more, some say less, I'm being conservative here) then 200k deaths means 40 million infections. T...
by thoreau
16 Sep 2020, 12:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78756

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

The only opinions that matter are those of 'Mericans who don't live near salt water. Those sissy Europeans aren't 'Mericans. 'Mericans don't want to be governed by coastal elitists from hedonistic places like New York City. They want decent God-fearing rulers who believe in traditional marriage betw...
by thoreau
15 Sep 2020, 17:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78756

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Eric the .5b wrote: 15 Sep 2020, 16:55 And beyond ballot access, what exactly has the LP ever accomplished? Did any of that happen this century?
They give you a way to say "I'm not just a Republican who likes pot" without having to ever support a librul.
by thoreau
15 Sep 2020, 12:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78756

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

We have a contest between the most centrist Blue imaginable and the most insane Red imaginable. If we don't reward the Blues and punish the Reds our system will absorb a lesson that we can't ever recover from.
by thoreau
14 Sep 2020, 22:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78756

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

‘Like an Experimental Concentration Camp’: Whistleblower Complaint Alleges Mass Hysterectomies at ICE Detention Center I'm just waiting for that story to fall apart, because it has to, right? I mean, that's so completely horrible that it has to be something someone made up, right? I want it to be e...
by thoreau
14 Sep 2020, 21:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78756

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

None of this has happened before, nor will it happen again. So say we all.
by thoreau
14 Sep 2020, 20:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78756

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Sort of like how he runs his family business.
by thoreau
14 Sep 2020, 17:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78756

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

This is not different from anything that Obama, Clinton, or Carter did. I now this because the two parties are exactly the same in all ways.
by thoreau
13 Sep 2020, 19:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 962
Views: 78756

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

Entropy, ennui, who the fuck cares? You don't need to know math in order to do physics. Trade wars are good and easy to win. Standardized tests have no predictive validity. Cognitive ability doesn't exist. Sergeant Raymond Shaw is the bravest, warmest, kindest human being I've ever met. Donald Trump...