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tomierna's Avatar Picture tomierna (Admin) – December 07, 2007 09:46PM Reply Quote
Politics. Don Granberry on the old Spork Boards was quite fond of talking about them, and here we continue on in that fine tradition.

ddt – July 11, 2016 07:45PM Reply Quote
Hydrosocialist.

ddt

johnny k – July 12, 2016 07:29AM Reply Quote
I was going to list something in kind about Texas, but we have Louie Gomer.

Cloudscout – July 12, 2016 10:31AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Minnesota was great until... you know...

ddt – July 12, 2016 11:48AM Reply Quote
We have Darrel Issa, but man, yeah. Gohmert-Bachmann Overdrive dwarfs that.

ddt

El Jeffe – July 12, 2016 12:26PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
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I still WONDER if living in another country would be 'better'... and that is such a subjective thing, I know... and I will never have multiple lives to know.

Forget other countries – my wife and I still struggle with the concept of why anyone would want to live outside of California.

Have you?

ARL (Moderator) – July 12, 2016 03:38PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Providing the police promised not to shoot me, I'd happily live at Lake Tahoe.

(On the Nevada or California side though? Hmmm.. Decicions)

James DeBenedetti – July 12, 2016 03:58PM Reply Quote
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I still WONDER if living in another country would be 'better'... and that is such a subjective thing, I know... and I will never have multiple lives to know.

Forget other countries – my wife and I still struggle with the concept of why anyone would want to live outside of California.

Have you?

No. Too many crazies out there.

ddt – July 12, 2016 04:03PM Reply Quote
I've lived in CA (where I grew up/SoCal, now in Oakland), Boston area (loved it except for the humid summers), 1hr N of NYC, CO (talk about a few liberal islands in a seriously right-wing region), one summer in London and one in Finland, a few months in NYC. I'm getting pretty fed up with the Bay Area these last few years, but the cost of moving back if I try somewhere else and don't like it is literally prohibitive. I'd go back to Boston, CO, maybe check out PNW, would work in Europe again.

ddt

El Jeffe – July 13, 2016 12:19AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
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ddt
I've lived in CA (where I grew up/SoCal, now in Oakland), Boston area (loved it except for the humid summers), 1hr N of NYC, CO (talk about a few liberal islands in a seriously right-wing region), one summer in London and one in Finland, a few months in NYC. I'm getting pretty fed up with the Bay Area these last few years, but the cost of moving back if I try somewhere else and don't like it is literally prohibitive. I'd go back to Boston, CO, maybe check out PNW, would work in Europe again.

ddt

I have a room opened up since my son is in college starting this week. Get to know what my co-worker calls south of the mason-dixon-Indy. :) actually entire 1 acre house next to us is empty. and one up the street, and another round the corner...

John Willoughby – July 13, 2016 10:24AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
If you'd just turn your stereo down and wear some damn clothes when you walk around your yard, there wouldn't be so many empty houses near you.

El Jeffe – July 13, 2016 12:51PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
i might need to rethink things

ddt – July 13, 2016 12:55PM Reply Quote
And here I thought that it kiiiiinda sounded like JW needed to work through a few personal issues.

ddt

El Jeffe – July 13, 2016 01:35PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I take his authority to heart for advice on such things. :)


ddt – July 14, 2016 08:08AM Reply Quote
Lead story on Heatst.com: "EXCLUSIVE: New UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Is An American Citizen", with a sidebar on "David Cameron's Legacy: A Great Prime Minister".

Moving aside from noting the issues with a single-source story, I looked for any related news on that. The only places that shows up in Fox News, The Blaze, Daily Caller, tea party web sites, who all cite each other. That alleged document from Purdue says nothing about suspension or expulsion -- that's in the student's own hyperbolic tweet. Looking into Purdue's university-wide policies, it seems a student can file with the administration that they have felt another student has threatened or engaged in potential hate speech or dangerous activities (I _suspect_ you'd find similar at, say, West Point or The Citadel).

So this seems like another echo-chamber effect of something happened, someone sees black helicopters, and a certain epistemic bubble just cites each other as "confirmed!!111eleventyone!!!".

ddt

John Willoughby – July 14, 2016 09:18AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
We're in the era where "some people are alleging..." is functionally the same as "we've researched this issue and the truth is..." as far as journalism goes.

ddt – July 14, 2016 09:22AM Reply Quote
Nah. There is still actual journalism out there. We have to be better consumers (and think critically -- but that's part of being a good actor in the world).

Funny, I bet the exact same people who takes this and everything, say, Drudge or Milo Y. say as gospel also pride themselves about being skeptical of anything the NY Times or the "lamestream media" report.

ddt

John Willoughby – July 14, 2016 11:11AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
I know that there's actual journalism, but the "news" that most people consume is skewed heavily towards "some people are alleging..." You can blame the people for not being more discerning, but I blame the "news" sources that figured out how much cheaper it is to do business without reporters.

ddt – July 14, 2016 12:48PM Reply Quote
Oh, I could go on AT LENGTH about how the refocus on quarterly growth numbers (thanks, first dot-com boom) has resulted in new bureau closures, killing off of fact-checking teams, replacing reporters with wire services. The news used to be a loss leader, but now it has to turn a profit on its own, and as a result we have a paid Trump staffer as a political commentator on CNN.

ddt

El Jeffe – July 14, 2016 01:13PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
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ddt
Nah. There is still actual journalism out there. We have to be better consumers (and think critically -- but that's part of being a good actor in the world).

Funny, I bet the exact same people who takes this and everything, say, Drudge or Milo Y. say as gospel also pride themselves about being skeptical of anything the NY Times or the "lamestream media" report.

ddt

What do you feel is the best conservative journalism outlet?

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