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Granberry's Parlor

tomierna's Avatar Picture tomierna (Admin) – December 08, 2007 02:46AM 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.

John Willoughby – May 19, 2018 01:00PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Why should I have confidence in the structures of this government? They've failed at their most basic level.

You see that the Trump administration plans to use military bases to house the children taken from illegal immigrants? We're starting concentration camps for children.


I'm not going to be pervious to logic or high ideals for a while.

John Willoughby – May 21, 2018 10:39AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Apparently violent video games killed those students at Santa Fe High School in Texas. So, the gamer (we can no longer call him a shooter) hurled copies of Grand Theft Auto V at victims, following up with a barrage of Call of Duties, and finished them off by bludgeoning them with Fortnite. There were no guns or ammunition at the scene.

John Willoughby – June 14, 2018 10:02AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Conservatives in Michigan have successfully removed references to “democratic values” from the state’s [education] proposed social studies standards, arguing that the phrase is “partisan.”

Might as well remove "republic" and "democracy" as well. No point looking for "republican values," they have none beyond self-interest.

Mokers (Moderator) – June 14, 2018 01:09PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
So, do they just skip over teaching the constitution?

John Willoughby – June 14, 2018 02:44PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
Might as well, we've pretty much stopped using it except for the 2nd amendment, though they may bring back the 3/5 compromise.

(Yes, I am immoderately bitter and cynical about government these days.)

ARL (Moderator) – June 15, 2018 02:02AM Reply Quote
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John Willoughby
(Yes, I am immoderately bitter and cynical about government these days.)

What took you so long? ;-)

El Jeffe – June 15, 2018 12:03PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
just focus on those that need you around you. and of course, your spork brethren. :)

John Willoughby – June 15, 2018 04:35PM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
I'm worried about the people that need me around, my family. My industry is hit disproportionately hard in recession, as gambling is a luxury that most can do without, and I am getting to be too old to get a job as a mere programmer. Without an income and insurance, my family will suffer.

And the president thinks that the end of a long growth cycle is the time to piss off trading partners, renegotiate long-standing trade agreements, ignite a trade war, and embrace our nation's enemies. It may be a depression this time, not just a recession. I am losing faith that my children can have a decent life.

I know that this is melodramatic, and over-the-top, but things are feeling almost apocalyptic.

I'm pretty sure that the White House is going to use the FBI investigation report as a pretext to shut Mueller down, and soon.

If I was 20, and single, I would care a lot less about what the Commander in Cheese is doing.

[EDIT]
Next time I feel like posting this crap, I will start a psychotherapy thread. Or maybe just use Spork Turrets.



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El Jeffe – June 17, 2018 04:24AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I spoke with a recruiter/staffing person I know this week. They see my (25) years at my company as a plus for when I decide to re-enter the job market.
That was mildly reassuring. And the work effort of our generation .... hopefully... is also a plus.

El Jeffe – June 22, 2018 06:06AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I am not plugged-in to the current news cycle. Confused... WHY is a leader's pregnancy a (seemingly BIG) topic at moment? I must have missed something particularly interesting about this woman giving birth...

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44568537

ARL (Moderator) – August 11, 2018 10:29PM Reply Quote
Twenty-odd years ago I would have been cheering court judgements like this. That's because I was an idiot who bought into most left-wing conspiracy theories.

Now, it just fills me with white-hot rage. An excellent myth debunking link below:

https://thoughtscapism.com/2016/09/07/17-questions-about-glyphosate/

El Jeffe – August 14, 2018 05:52PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
what do you guys think of this?

https://youtu.be/MQyxG4vTyZ8
https://youtu.be/dodbqgKn8js

Will we all be ruled by China, eventually?

Along similar lines...

I also watch Serpent ZA

https://www.youtube.com/user/serpentza
and his sidekick
https://www.youtube.com/user/churchillcustoms



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