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by Thad
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Barefoot and Pregnant
Replies: 326
Views: 18485

Re: Barefoot and Pregnant

I certainly don't have Ms. Atwood's feminist bona fides, but it seems to me that she's conflating multiple different issues. She's describing an internal employee investigation that was conducted in a manner that did not meet basic standards of evidence, and used the legal system to prevent the accu...
by Thad
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Board Shit
Topic: State of the Brontos
Replies: 1046
Views: 73763

Re: State of the Brontos

Only trackers I'm seeing listed by Privacy Badger are corporate-sellout.com (which I can confirm is not actually running any trackers), ajax.googleapis.com (allowed), and fonts.googleapis.com (partially allowed). Not seeing anything in there for Twitter.
by Thad
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1379
Views: 75770

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

You're the law-talkin' guy, but it seems to me that we're quibbling over whether a supremely unlikely thing is technically impossible or merely practically impossible. Certainly any scenario in which Congress has the votes to declare a president unable to fulfill his duties presupposes that it's alr...
by Thad
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: What about a thread for good news?
Replies: 108
Views: 10283

Re: What about a thread for good news?

I'd really rather she do something else. Run for a lower office, start a charity, organize rallies, any number of possibilities besides a longshot attempt to primary a Democratic senator. She means well but is not choosing the best possible outlet for her activism. This is not the first time somethi...
by Thad
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Board Shit
Topic: State of the Brontos
Replies: 1046
Views: 73763

Re: State of the Brontos

I'm having issues with Tweet rendering now too. (I see the text but not all the formatting; it would appear the JS isn't running. I'm running NoScript, but all scripts are enabled on the page.) I'm on Firefox 52.5.3 ESR.
by Thad
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1379
Views: 75770

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

Not exactly. The 25th Amendment allows for the VP to declare the president "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office" (and the president to challenge the assertion, and Congress to decide), and Article II allows Congress to impeach a president for "high crimes and misde...
by Thad
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Arizona is a blasted hellscape
Replies: 160
Views: 14463

Re: Arizona is a blasted hellscape

I can't believe I'm saying this, but if this is what it's going to be like then I welcome seeing his scowling mug back on my TV.
by Thad
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Thundercats
Replies: 2
Views: 821

Re: Thundercats

Nice. I think some of those were in Hear the Roar, but there's only so much you can put in the photo section of a book. I really wish WB saw a profit incentive to publishing stuff like this. Aside from all the other reasons the DVD sets were half-assed disappointments, I wish they could have made a ...
by Thad
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1379
Views: 75770

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

I mean while we're not exactly a news site or anything I DO honestly believe that it is unprofessional as hell for anyone other than a normal citizen on like twitter or something to say that he's mentally ill publicly (the discourse here falls under that category so I'm not talking about any of you...
by Thad
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1379
Views: 75770

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

Right, but he uses that language when referring to immigrants from ANY country, even the "good" ones.

"Dude's a psychopath" isn't an original observation, but I'm gonna go ahead and make it anyway.
by Thad
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1379
Views: 75770

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

The language he uses about immigration has been consistently fucking weird, beyond the racism. "Why are we getting," "they're sending us," like people are filling out fucking requisition forms.
by Thad
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1379
Views: 75770

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?


Not Photoshopped.

I am laughing in the way that I laugh at old racist cartoons: it's funny because it's so deeply shocking, backward, and wrong. Except the racist cartoon from the 1940s is my goddamn president.
by Thad
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1379
Views: 75770

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

He DID sue Bill Maher for demanding that he show his birth certificate and prove he wasn't the offspring of Fred Trump and an orangutan.
by Thad
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1379
Views: 75770

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

Henry Holt's lawyer responds to Harder's threatening letter about Fire and Fury with the sort of legal letter that's fun to read. Worth keeping in mind that it's an advertising move as much as a legal one. Trump's given them the sort of advertising money can't buy, and if they can keep goading him i...
by Thad
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Arizona is a blasted hellscape
Replies: 160
Views: 14463

Re: Arizona is a blasted hellscape

Heard on the radio this morning that early polling supports the "Arpaio splits Ward's vote and gives the nomination to McSally" hypothesis.
by Thad
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1379
Views: 75770

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

A few good articles about Wolff's book: Ezra Klein at Vox: Beyond the gossip, Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury reveals a president in crisis Angie Drobnic Holan at PolitiFact: A fact-checker's guide to Michael Wolff's 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House' Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen at Axios: T...
by Thad
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Buttcoin
Replies: 95
Views: 13629

Re: Buttcoin

Honest to Christ, if I were going to write a satire of how currency works, I can't think of anything better than "computers guess numbers at random until they win, and people assign value to this act". ...well, that's not true. The bit at the end of Restaurant at the End of the Universe wh...
by Thad
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Jernalism!
Replies: 180
Views: 15044

Re: Jernalism!

Mongrel wrote:Bannon out at Breitbart.

I'm trying to enjoy my schadenfreude, but I have a horrible feeling he's going to start a new site, get Milo onboard, and we're going to have a fucking website made up of people who've been fired by Breitbart.
by Thad
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Arizona is a blasted hellscape
Replies: 160
Views: 14463

Re: Arizona is a blasted hellscape

Cross-posting something I just wrote in the Avocado comments: Arpaio running for senate. Have to say, I'm surprised; every time he's ever hinted he'd run for statewide office before, it's been a stunt to raise money. It could still be. It's always hard to tell just what the breakdown is between delu...
by Thad
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1379
Views: 75770

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

I mean, she'd certainly be an improvement over the unqualified celebrity who's currently in the office, but this is the woman who unleashed Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, and The Secret on the world.