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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: October 26, 2020, 08:43:14 PM »
This is a perspective that Kid and Red will enjoy,  because the author believes all that they believe.   It is quite stirring!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/10/26/george-conway-i-believe-in-trump-more-than-ever/

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: October 26, 2020, 08:13:32 PM »
http://www.salon.com/2020/10/26/coronavirus-may-dull-the-bodys-pain-receptors-helping-unsuspecting-people-spread-it-study-says/

This virus does it’s own behavior modification. Don’t trust those “protective glows”.

I cannot remember the title atm,  but there's a sci-fi novel in which some deadly virus can modify the person's behavior so as to make them maximize the spread.   Will post a link if I find it.   And I'm passing this along.   Thanks.   

Dammit I wish I could dredge up that novel from the mouldering cellar of my mind.   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: October 26, 2020, 08:04:41 PM »
Sirs,  my agitation grows apace at the ungodly apparition of the map!   Alexandra Petri Meets Edgar Allan Poe....

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/10/22/no-sirs-i-refuse-be-reassured-by-any-model-until-two-months-after-election/


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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: October 26, 2020, 06:31:45 PM »
Hoover sucked.   He was a vacuum that needed to be filled.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: October 26, 2020, 06:22:44 PM »
Kidnoramus and the Dingo Dotard,  trolling away the day.  Don't waste your time hauling facts for them.   Still,  I like the snappy one-liners from Kam,  Larry,  and Uno.   




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Television / Re: Television
« on: October 26, 2020, 10:30:29 AM »
I hadn't heard much about DS9.   Will sample some,  thanks for sharing your impressions.

It does seem funny to call it Star Trek, though,  if it's all taking place in a doughnut that just sits in one spot.   JK.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: October 26, 2020, 10:23:09 AM »
Meanwhile, in real newspapers that contain real news,  the headline is that WH gives up on trying to slow virus's spread.   Try to imagine almost any other developed country giving up in this way.   

Also,  someone sent me this...

https://www.gocomics.com/badreporter/2020/10/23

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: October 26, 2020, 10:01:50 AM »
Trump nationalism won in 2016.

Biden globalism might win in 2020.

Misogyny won in 2016.

Election interference by James Comey won in 2016.

Trump's lies won in 2016.


Stopp....

Why are you afraid of democracy? 

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: October 25, 2020, 06:20:11 PM »
The only high level certainty I have is that "tucking in his shirt" will have entered the lexicon of political prevarication. 

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: October 25, 2020, 01:35:00 PM »
Post article gets to the heart of the problem of media magnifying isolated bloopers in the mail voting systems...

As one official points out,  mail voting has an advantage in error correction.   If a ballot mailed weeks in advance has a typo or missing line,  you can remedy it.   On a ballot you are handed at a polling site on election day,  it may not be fixable.   

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/fearful-calls-flood-election-offices-as-trump-attacks-mail-in-voting-threatening-participation-in-gop-strongholds/2020/10/24/831e896e-1474-11eb-ba42-ec6a580836ed_story.html

(....) Jason Stevenson, a spokesman for the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah, said even states with long histories of voting by mail were unable to insulate themselves from narratives about mail balloting emanating this summer from Washington. “I don’t post national stories about the election,” he said.

But a powerful feedback loop has made it impossible to tune out these national controversies. One-off incidents documented by local media are flowing to partisan voices, who use their online megaphones to reframe the details as indictments of the entire balloting process. The misleading narrative applied at the national level then filters back down to voters, causing them to distrust a system they have used for years. 



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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: October 25, 2020, 10:23:39 AM »
Holy McSally!

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/kelly-deny-arizona-senate-adolf-hitler-photo

Though this appears fabricated,  one could ask:  if someone in their youth dresses up for HALLOWEEN  as a horrible person,  does that indicate some sort of endorsement of that person?   I think a six year old could parse this. 

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: October 25, 2020, 10:00:41 AM »
We need a new verb,  for that "double fuck 'em" disappointment one feels when someone acts principled and morally grounded and reasonable and then caves to the worst kind of peer pressure.   I'm looking at either:

to sasse

(or)

to romnify

(but there may be others)

suecollinize?

Flakeout?

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: October 25, 2020, 09:46:35 AM »
Barton, I posted a link a page or so back that deals with this cultism nicely. It’s short and sharp and Kiid is wriggling on it.

Good link,  thanks.   Am about halfway through the interview.   I like the observation about  a historical ruling class that, when it ruled comfortably, didn't really need a philosophy, so had to go searching for one.   A lot of people now,  who are poor or struggling, distrust philosophy -- it sounds to them like another way some elite can justify holding power.   (will keep reading)

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: October 24, 2020, 08:43:06 PM »
Who cares.   Not clicking on that garbage.   


of course you're not


You don't seem to grasp what OANN is.   Or why reputable journalists condemn the network.   It's really sad,  just as it's sad that millions are taken in by the QAnon nonsense,  or Russian disinformation campaigns,  or mistake opinions from tv soapboxes for facts.   You give more credit to some partisan hack ophthalmologist than the editorial board of Lancet or the NEJM or 99% of professionals trained in the fields of immunology or epidemiology or virology or public health.   That's culpable and willful stupidity.   In peddling lies and deceptive half truths,  you are a danger to anyone impressionable you come in contact with.   Go to hell.   Then rot there.   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: October 24, 2020, 08:15:19 PM »
Kid and OANN have found each other.   The perfect union!

The craphound and a pile of crap.  Does Kid understand OANN is a fringe far-right network devoted to propaganda and conspiracy theories?   Who cares.   Not clicking on that garbage.   

Masks are no more an imposition against civil liberties than is being forbidden to dump raw sewage in a water well or reservoir.   

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