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by Thesh
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15108
Views: 2522971

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

The point was that, while he made his name and fortune by insulting the rich with crafts that were as anti-art as he could make, he made ends meet (at first) like any other artist. I take nothing at all away from Andy Warhol, and I actually really like his attitude. I was merely pointing out that h...
by Thesh
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:54 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15108
Views: 2522971

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

I am having sort of a Deja Vu moment. I have what seems to be a recollection that this stunt was discussed when the picture was first made. But I can't prove it, I don't know think even Megamind knows enough Google-fu to overcome the current media explosion and prove it. They are saying that it is ...
by Thesh
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739740

Re: Trump presidency

Remember, they've already passed a law allowing Sessions wide discretion in deciding whether something is a threat to national security that allows a wiretap , which they obviously consider the free press, BLM, and anti-fa to be a threat (but not white nationalists that are actually carrying out ter...
by Thesh
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739740

Re: Trump presidency

I just don't get why they're insisting on this guy . My guess is that part of it is probably norm-shifting. You push the outrageous candidate through, everyone reasonable gets all outraged, but then it goes through anyway and people get the subconscious message that a) they are powerless to change ...
by Thesh
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739740

Re: Trump presidency

It seems to me that you don't really care whether or not Kavanaugh is a rapist, and just want to make excuses for why he should be confirmed no matter what. I'm guessing you also had absolutely no problems with all the accusations against Clinton - I'd be surprised if you weren't chanting "lock...
by Thesh
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739740

Re: Trump presidency

As an Alaskan, Murkowski's 'No' vote doesn't surprise me. She's basically a Democrat wearing a Republican hat (at least the way she and her office operate here). She lost the Republican nomination and immediately decided to run as a write-in alternate Republican. She won by pandering to the Alaska ...
by Thesh
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739740

Re: Trump presidency

Saw this on reddit earlier today, thought it was appropriate:

Spoiler:
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by Thesh
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739740

Re: Trump presidency

Because the only purpose is to provide cover to vote "yes", and they can lie about how convinced they are.
by Thesh
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:18 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739740

Re: Trump presidency

To be honest, I really don't think we would have a problem handling completely unrestricted migration, provided we gave people assistance to find homes and jobs, and make sure they weren't worried about food. We would just screw shit up, because we are America and believe in doing the absolute bare ...
by Thesh
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739740

Re: Trump presidency

If people were not migrating to escape war and extreme poverty, then no one would see a reason to restrict immigration. Restrictions on immigration are inhumane by design.
by Thesh
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739740

Re: Trump presidency

That sounds to me like she is looking for excuses to not believe her. Also, the calendar supports Ford:

https://www.emptywheel.net/2018/10/01/r ... ropaganda/
by Thesh
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739740

Re: Trump presidency

Umm... Does she really think coming forward in 2006 would have changed anything? There was no #MeToo movement then, and even Democrats would dismiss her for the most part.
by Thesh
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739740

Re: Trump presidency

Republicans want him on the court because he isn't bound by ethics.
by Thesh
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1346
Views: 215301

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

Well, I entered the EU from Iceland without a passport check by way of Denmark.
by Thesh
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1346
Views: 215301

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

"We will do whatever we can to allow free movement, provided it allows us to maintain our anti-immigration agenda".
by Thesh
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739740

Re: Trump presidency

That is correct, Democrats and independent are not even close to being as guilty - in fact, they act in good faith while Republicans do not. I realize that saying "both sides do it too" is your only response to every single bad thing Republicans do, but it is not reality. It's just you bei...
by Thesh
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739740

Re: Trump presidency

Let's clarify: "right play" means Republicans have subverted democracy for the sake of ensuring that the government acts purely in the interests of the powerful. It's the right play for the Republican party, but not for Republican voters, but they will always blame all problems on liberals...
by Thesh
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Security through obscurity
Replies: 6
Views: 6232

Re: Security through obscurity

The same is true of software. Developers in general do not really study security, and it's common for them to rely on their software being closed source for security.
by Thesh
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Security through obscurity
Replies: 6
Views: 6232

Re: Security through obscurity

What makes you say that they don't? The math behind cryptography doesn't care if it's hardware or software.
by Thesh
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739740

Re: Trump presidency

We can talk all day about whether or not this should be enough to sink someone. The fact of the matter is that there is nothing about Kavanaugh that suggests he is at all qualified or ethical, nor that he is anything but a die-hard authoritarian who always looks for any excuse to rule against the we...
by Thesh
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:52 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Class vs class
Replies: 69
Views: 10080

Re: Class vs class

What I mean is that there are different areas in Simi Valley, some of them I could never afford to live in, some of them have people who will never be able to afford to live in my house with only two incomes. Some of the people are renters, some have mortgages, and some have multiple homes that they...
by Thesh
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Class vs class
Replies: 69
Views: 10080

Re: Class vs class

You may actually be of a higher class than them, in that they are looked down upon more than a relatively well-educated California suburbanite. Where I grew up, Simi Valley, there are lower, middle, and upper class areas, but the city as a whole seems middle class, and even people in the lower class...
by Thesh
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739740

Re: Trump presidency

If he admits he doesn't remember anything, then he can't deny it. If he denies it, it's a he-said-she-said and Republicans can vote with cover.
by Thesh
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739740

Re: Trump presidency

What does that gain him? He has nothing to lose by lying, and the Republican voters would rather you lie to them than admit wrongdoing, even if they know you are lying to their face - it shows strength.
by Thesh
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28597
Views: 3341915

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

There is already an entire board for screaming at the world.
by Thesh
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739740

Re: Trump presidency

Actually a big fan of Scalia. Fairly strict interpretation of the constitution is the court's job ; anything else, and why bother having a constitution? LOL, he didn't strictly interpret the constitution, he always just looked for an excuse to rule in favor of conservatives. He cared about as much ...
by Thesh
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739740

Re: Trump presidency

It should also be noted that there is solid proof that he has also committed perjury.
by Thesh
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739740

Re: Trump presidency

Made excuses for, dismissed claims, attacked victims, but didn't ignore - they simply didn't care if he raped children.
by Thesh
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739740

Re: Trump presidency

There are only a few crimes without statute of limitations: (a) A person charged with absence without leave or missing movement in time of war, with murder, rape or sexual assault, or rape or sexual assault of a child, or with any other offense punishable by death, may be tried and punished at any t...
by Thesh
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:54 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4398
Views: 643497

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The sky is pretty big, and aircrafts are all moving pretty fast. It's unlikely it just happened to be in the way of the beam for long enough to guide the missile to it, more likely it just happened to get between the AA missile and the F-16, and far more likely to have been targeted by the AA crew.
by Thesh
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739740

Re: Trump presidency

Donald Trump being President is more the product of an extremely massive propaganda effort by Republicans and wealthy right-wing activists, combined with an extremely undemocratic process for selecting Presidents, than Trump's ability to market himself. If it wasn't for their willingness to all apol...
by Thesh
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)
Replies: 321
Views: 89129

Re: Where Aren't They Now (Obituaries)

Gene Wilder has been dead for two years.
by Thesh
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 211696

Re: Controversial opinions about food

British accents.
by Thesh
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1101
Views: 211696

Re: Controversial opinions about food

I always just assumed that Worcestershire was the name of a city in England.
by Thesh
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739740

Re: Trump presidency

That's all a random quirk, rather than the result of the design of the electoral college. With the electoral college, it makes it possible for a handful of states to decide the President; if Texas and Florida flipped solid blue, then no voters in red states would have any say in who is President. Wi...
by Thesh
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8423
Views: 739740

Re: Trump presidency

In reality, a popular vote system also spreads the vote out over the country, because states aren't homogeneous. The actual effect is that everyone who isn't in a swing state is ignored, and it's a lot easier to manipulate the system so that a less popular candidate can win. Stop trying to make excu...
by Thesh
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 61807

Re: Libertarianism

It's not super-optimistic; the amount of work you are talking about is fairly small compared to the amount of people, and I'm not expecting everyone to work. You don't need everyone to nearly as much as we do today for a functional society. It's also a matter of structure; our society is not structu...
by Thesh
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 61807

Re: Libertarianism

Goods and services will never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever run out. That you think this will happen tells me you are a sociopath who would rather die than risk someone else benefiting from your labor without compensation. Who’s going to volunteer to do shitty, unfulfilling jobs...
by Thesh
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 61807

Re: Libertarianism

The fact that they are consuming things that require labor, and not laboring is the problem. Why is that a problem? That you don't like it doesn't mean it's economically unworkable. People get paid without working all the time; hell, when I talked about people spending millions they didn't work for...
by Thesh
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Libertarianism
Replies: 856
Views: 61807

Re: Libertarianism

The fact that they are consuming things that require labor, and not laboring is the problem. Why is that a problem? That you don't like it doesn't mean it's economically unworkable. People get paid without working all the time; hell, when I talked about people spending millions they didn't work for...

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