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Forum: Site News 10-18-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 78
Posted By donquixote99
Funny, seemed to me it was just ticking up a bit....

Funny, seemed to me it was just ticking up a bit.

But yes, not much lurker fodder here these days.
Forum: Off-topic 10-17-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 64
Posted By donquixote99
Thanks all! Been great so far....:)

Thanks all! Been great so far....:)
Forum: Politics 10-16-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2,133
Views: 91,503
Posted By donquixote99
Sic semper buffoonus.

Sic semper buffoonus.
Forum: Politics 10-16-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 218
Posted By donquixote99
I know it's wrong to dehumanize people, but I...

I know it's wrong to dehumanize people, but I just about can't resist reading that headline as 'vicious baboons.'
Forum: Current events 10-15-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2,480
Views: 58,644
Posted By donquixote99
The factual accuracy of mockery and insult is...

The factual accuracy of mockery and insult is unimportant. Just to attack is the point. The attempt to cause discomfort or damage is the point. The cruelty is the point.

As with the most...
Forum: Politics 10-14-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By donquixote99
It is your right to vote against Prop 2, and it...

It is your right to vote against Prop 2, and it is my duty to tolerate your doing so. As regards me, you are on safe ground as to all that.

Again I see you wishing for wider reform, a desire that...
Forum: Politics 10-14-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 88
Posted By donquixote99
There is sometimes a danger of being so...

There is sometimes a danger of being so frustrated with 16 big problems that you don't see the use in solving one.

Lets say it was legal and constitutional for the state to pass a law that said in...
Forum: Politics 10-13-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 51,975
Posted By donquixote99
^^^ If he gives Nunes that medal, look for all...

^^^ If he gives Nunes that medal, look for all other living recipients to mail theirs back in.
Forum: Economy 10-13-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 7,766
Posted By donquixote99
'Can afford to' does not necessarily translate to...

'Can afford to' does not necessarily translate to 'want to.' Tariffs are resented.

And the other shoe, as you noted in your other message, is the domestic price going up due to impacts on material...
Forum: Current events 10-13-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2,480
Views: 58,644
Posted By donquixote99
That sort of outcome will strike many politicians...

That sort of outcome will strike many politicians as the 'least damaging.'
Forum: Politics 10-12-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 51,975
Posted By donquixote99
Link to the new New Yorker article cited in the...

Link to the new New Yorker article cited in the Huffpost piece: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/15/was-there-a-connection-between-a-russian-bank-and-the-trump-campaign


Long read but...
Forum: Politics and the Environment 10-09-2018, 03:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By donquixote99
Interesting quote just came along.... ...

Interesting quote just came along....

"People are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education."

Bertram Russell
Forum: Politics and the Environment 10-09-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 498
Posted By donquixote99
I saw this cartoon when I was about 12 or so and...

I saw this cartoon when I was about 12 or so and saved it for many years. It showed a computer installation of the time, a big room full of complex equipment, tended by white-coated technicians--the...
Forum: Current events 10-08-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2,480
Views: 58,644
Posted By donquixote99
Well, snowflakes are going to have meltdowns....

Well, snowflakes are going to have meltdowns....
Forum: Politics 10-08-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2,133
Views: 91,503
Posted By donquixote99
Your last statement is not logical. Even if we...

Your last statement is not logical. Even if we take it that Avenatti's claims were outlandish, that should not affect how we evaluate other claims made independently, or other factors, such as...
Forum: Suggestion Box 10-05-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,081
Posted By donquixote99
Which you and I can do, with no need to be...

Which you and I can do, with no need to be disagreeable.

Thing is, this works in some cases, and doesn't in others. That is, some 'good people' are more agreeable than others.
Forum: Suggestion Box 10-05-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,081
Posted By donquixote99
Whell did not simply 'state his opinion,' as no...

Whell did not simply 'state his opinion,' as no one disputes would have been his right. He operated as an aggressive and purposefully-obnoxious troll. For some reason you are unable to discern this,...
Forum: Suggestion Box 10-05-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,081
Posted By donquixote99
What I get from this and the 'chickenshit' post:...

What I get from this and the 'chickenshit' post: what whell had to say generally didn't bother you, and you HATED seeing lots of people bash him a lot.

Please tell me if these two things are true...
Forum: Suggestion Box 10-05-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,081
Posted By donquixote99
But even saying "retake our country' implies...

But even saying "retake our country' implies fighting, not unity.

'Just folks' can be the reunited with once the cruel people are no longer in charge, polluting everyone with their evil. But real...
Forum: Suggestion Box 10-05-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,081
Posted By donquixote99
Glad to hear those last bits--carry on!

Glad to hear those last bits--carry on!
Forum: Politics 10-04-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 290
Posted By donquixote99
The above were quite fascinating, but this one...

The above were quite fascinating, but this one nails the appeal: 'The cruelty is the point'

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/the-cruelty-is-the-point/572104/
Forum: Politics 10-03-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 290
Posted By donquixote99
I can tell you what Limbaugh is saying without...

I can tell you what Limbaugh is saying without having to check.

~Remember, my friends, the liberal view is that your money is not your money. It is their money, and anything you do to try to...
Forum: Economy 10-03-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 7,766
Posted By donquixote99
Don't know why he didn't think of having a big...

Don't know why he didn't think of having a big win abolishing ObamaCare by just renaming the Affordable Care Act. Could have called it "TrumpCare?"
Forum: Politics 10-02-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 290
Posted By donquixote99
We can from now on speak of the failing Trump...

We can from now on speak of the failing Trump administration.
Forum: Current events 10-01-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,220
Posted By donquixote99
Kavanaugh caught in apparent perjury! He is...

Kavanaugh caught in apparent perjury! He is reported to have texted a Yale classmate about Ramirez before the initial media report broke. But then at the hearing he said he'd never heard of Ramirez...
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