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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 10, 2020, 08:45:14 PM »
Trump says the pandemic of 1918 - which he says occurred in 1917 - ended the Second World War. 

Give the POTUS some crayons,  so he can rewrite history.   The attendants need to make sure he doesn't try to eat them.   

Comedy / Re: Comedy
« on: August 10, 2020, 05:59:50 PM »
A cowboy walked into a bar and ordered a whiskey. When the bartender delivered the drink, the cowboy asked, "Where is everybody?"

The bartender replied, "They've gone to the hanging."

"Hanging? Who are they hanging?"

"Brown Paper Pete," the bartender replied.

"What kind of a name is that?" the cowboy asked.

"Well," said the bartender, "he wears a brown paper hat, brown paper shirt, brown paper trousers and brown paper shoes."

"Weird guy," said the cowboy. "What are they hanging him for?"

"Rustling," said the bartender.

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 10, 2020, 10:05:51 AM »
That fox video of Biden riding a bike and looking hearty and joking with a (somewhat clueless) reporter was a nice break from their usual pro-Trump stream.   Puts the lie to the Trump campaign's "feeble old man hiding in his basement" nonsense.  I'd like to see Trump riding a bicycle,  but I know he has to master holding a glass and ramp walking first.   

Any vaccine using the messenger RNA path will probably take longer,  since that's a newer thing.   Expect delays.   Manipulating molecules is finicky hard work.   You can't count on luck.   

Movies / Re: Movies
« on: August 10, 2020, 12:39:55 AM »
Yep.  One of the best films of 2017, and somewhat underrated.   Aside from the terrific screenplay,  and no-weak-link ensemble (no idea why they would cast Buscemi as Krushchev,  but he absolutely killed it),  I was also impressed by the soundtrack which I spent most of the film thinking was excerpts from Shostakovich, or Prokofiev,  but was in fact original composition by some Brit I'd never heard of.   

And it also had flawless timing,  every comic beat,  every good line,  lands at just the right moment.    I remember we watched it without pausing,  because there was simply no place for that,  it was unstoppable.   

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 09, 2020, 08:43:43 PM »

Is he TRYING to lose in November?  Sounds like Grover "Give Everyone a 401k, they can manage their own retirement" Norquist has been whispering in Trump's ear.   And Trump just heard the "kill entitlement programs" but not the other part.   

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 09, 2020, 01:26:13 PM »
For insults,  however,  you've always got time...

Regarding Rount Mushmore,  I give our guv credit for laughing when Trump first suggested it to her.   Must have been awkward when she realized he was quite serious.   

Movies / Re: Movies
« on: August 09, 2020, 10:39:25 AM »

Sometimes have the reverse problem,  as when we watched The Death of Stalin and I kept thinking the guy who played Molotov looked a bit like Michael Palin.   But it turned out to actually be Palin.   

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 09, 2020, 10:12:57 AM »
Bambu, i appreciate your compassion and open-minded look at the Paki-American attorney.   KidC could learn from you.   

Making an example of someone is usually an act more about politics and pandering to a certain bloc,  than it is about serving proportionate justice.   

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 08, 2020, 08:21:14 PM »
In simplest terms, the President can't appropriate funds not otherwise authorized by Congress.
Which ones are those?
Look it up Socrates.
I did.


Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 08, 2020, 08:03:09 PM »
No, I think Hamas really means it, but could change its position down the road.
As the PLO did.

The stated goal of Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad is to conquer Israel and replace it with an Islamist state.

This is who you support.

I don't support Hamas.
You're being incredibly dishonest by saying I do.

I don't support the Palestinian Authority or the PLO.
I do support the Palestinian people.

You have a nuanced view.   Some can't grasp nuance.   

Science / Re: Science
« on: August 08, 2020, 12:29:34 PM »
Eventually Musk hopes to raise grain on Mars and bring it back on the silo rocket,  as Earth's environment becomes more hostile to growing crops.   

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 08, 2020, 12:03:22 PM »
The biker rebel mentality prevails today.   From the wire service....

Many who rode their bikes into Sturgis on Friday expressed defiance at the rules and restrictions that have marked life in many locales during the pandemic. People rode from across the country to a state that offered a reprieve from coronavirus restrictions, as South Dakota has no special limits on indoor crowds, no mask mandates and a governor who is eager to welcome visitors and the money they bring.

Screw COVID, read the design on one T-shirt being hawked. I went to Sturgis.

Bikers rumbled past hundreds of tents filled with motorcycle gear, T-shirts and food. Harley Davidson motorcycles were everywhere but masks were almost nowhere to be seen, with an Associated Press reporter counting fewer than 10 in a crowd of thousands over a period of several hours.

For Stephen Sample, who rode his Harley from Arizona, the event was a break from the routine of the last several months, when hes been mostly homebound or wearing a mask when he went to work as a surveyor.

I dont want to die, but I dont want to be cooped up all my life either, he said.

Still, Sample, who is 66, feared what could happen if he caught COVID-19 at the rally. He said he was trying to avoid indoor bars and venues, where he felt the risk of infection was greater. But on the opening day of the rally, he said he ate breakfast at an indoor diner.

As Sample weighed the risks of navigating the crowds, the same thrill-seeking that attracted him to riding motorcycles seemed to win out.

I think were all willing to take a chance, he said....   

Stephen "Stool" Sample does seem fairly typical.   Watch out,  BOZ,  he's coming back to Arizona.

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 08, 2020, 09:54:13 AM »

Re: Sturgis -- only mitigation is there's some negative correlation between altitude,  wind speeds,  and rate of spread.   We've got enough altitude and wind to help reduce spread at the outdoor venues.   But yeah plenty of close contact in bars,  restaurants, groceries,  gear shops,  etc.   

The Lakota enjoyed those SD  venues,  too,  back in the day,  until we suddenly decided we were living there "peacefully" and then they got all crazy and weird and just hating on our goodness and democracy.   Just like those awful Palestinian thugs!   

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 07, 2020, 06:16:18 PM »
My question would be how do you get Israel to moderate its behavior and allow a decent life in Gaza and some pathway to the end of half century occupation of the West

First explain how the Palestinians have moderated their behavior during the last century.

If you're pinned to the street with a boot squishing your face, the first move towards humane is the boot's owner's. 

Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 07, 2020, 01:02:11 PM »
Fuck off.

Okay, David Duke.

Your ad hominem is assuming that the mere fact Seth Rogen said something means you can just say "puhleeze."  As if only special qualified people can make a good point, and you will only actually address their points if they are the special qualified people.   Then you go off on a tangent about how some NGO decided Ilhan Omar is antisemitic, as if that it is actually an argument against Seth Rogen's comments.  Rogen and Omar are two different people, who have said different things and have different perspectives.   As you have preached here, if you have an issue with Rogen then you should directly address his comments and articulate how he is wrong and present evidence.

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