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#46
Quote from: Junkenstein on June 17, 2017, 03:42:53 AM
Quote from: 00.dusk on June 16, 2017, 09:22:14 PM
God. Daamn. It seems like time to place bets on /something/ but /what/? I have no clue.

Well there's a few things. The first one is "which idiot ally with knowledge will choose to cooperate for immunity first". My money's on Flynn for that one.

The second is when will the lawyers lawyer get his own lawyer? I reckon start of August for that, quietly. If I remember correctly, lawyer/client privilege covers a lot but serious shit like treason is exempt and a duty to report kicks in. Not a lawyer etc. I'm sure we'll be hearing plenty from them in the future.

Flynn already tried that, remember? http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/senate-intelligence-committee-rejects-immunity-michael-flynn-n741061
#47
Quote from: Hoopla on June 17, 2017, 02:16:03 AM
Here's the thing... once idiot is out, whether it is in a standard manner or impeachment, we are NEVER GOING TO HEAR THE END of how unfair it all was, and how no president in history had it as hard as him. For as long as he lives. Just non fucking stop.

Even if he goes to prison, he'll probably write a book called something like "FRAMED: The Most Persecuted Man in America Speaks".
#48
Quote from: Junkenstein on June 16, 2017, 07:40:41 PM
Quote from: Cain on June 16, 2017, 08:46:18 AM
Quote from: Hoopla on June 16, 2017, 05:13:35 AM
Quote from: Cain on June 16, 2017, 12:01:34 AM
Pence is hiring outside legal help

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/pence-hires-outside-counsel-to-deal-with-russia-probe-inquiries/2017/06/15/c40ef55c-51f5-11e7-a973-3dae94ed3eb7_story.html?tid=ss_fb&utm_term=.23967684a357

Screams innocent to me.

Could be he doesn't believe Trump's lawyer wont throw him under a bus.  I'd worry about that, in his position.  Then again, I don't believe Pence is anywhere as innocent as he's making out either...

Idiots attorney has also hired a lawyer.

Nothing screams innocent like your lawyer lawyering up.

Yo dawg, I heard you like lawyers...
#50
Or Kill Me / Re: The Problem with You People
June 17, 2017, 07:32:13 PM
I'm definitely feeling this.
#51
The comments make me want to hasten the inevitable end of humanity.
#53
Quote from: tyrannosaurus vex on June 15, 2017, 03:25:45 PM
This is hanging in my mother-in-law's bathroom.

But it's okay, it's "cute" and "vintage-style". And if there's a problem, you should just grow up, according to a reliable source.

Holy shit.

WTF, white people?
#54
Quote from: Trivial on June 15, 2017, 03:28:28 AM
Today I learned the first disco in Seattle was opened in 1973 and was a gay bar called "Shelly's leg" and it was named after a dancer named Shelly who lost her leg in a confetti cannon accident and used the insurance/lawsuit settlement money to open a gay disco.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelly%27s_Leg

This is very amazing and I can't believe I've never heard of it before!
#55
Holy sweet merciful jesus fuck those are fugly.
#56
Literate Chaotic / Re: ITT: Original Story Ideas
June 14, 2017, 10:13:42 PM
Quote from: tyrannosaurus vex on June 14, 2017, 04:07:42 AM
Life in a typical small town in the American Midwest grows tense as its residents gradually lose their ability to communicate. They're all still speaking the same language, but people begin remembering events and history differently, with few of their memories in agreement. The phenomenon grows steadily backwards from the immediate past, eventually leaving every one of them with a completely unique memory of their life in the town as longtime friends, coworkers, family members, and spouses hardly recognize each other.

This is a particularly good one.
#57
Only Maybe Arts Lab / Re: WEIRDOVERSE
June 14, 2017, 10:13:17 PM
This series of quotes is just nailing it.
#58
Quote from: Cain on June 13, 2017, 10:17:15 PM
I went and put toasters in their kitchens.  Because some toasters broke and needed to be replaced.  So naturally they assume someone a) broke in and b) left a fully functional toaster there for no good reason.

Your students are part of my inspiration for researching whether being raised with a surplus of resources has detrimental effects on brain development.
#59
Or Kill Me / Re: We have to be ready to fight.
June 14, 2017, 10:07:53 PM
Quote from: Q. G. Pennyworth on June 14, 2017, 04:54:42 PM
We have to be ready, at all times, in all places, to fight. On the bus, in the school, at the mall, on the street. In chatrooms and forums and businesses and libraries. We have to be ready to fight at city hall and the state house and the commons and the grocery store.

We have to be ready to fight.

There is no peace that will hold forever, evil will never be vanquished. Our neighbors and co-workers and our family are all susceptible to the siren call of enemy ideology. Even we are not immune. We must put our stakes in the ground. We must hold our lines.

It is not enough to be merely "not evil." It has never been enough. We must be ready to fight, if we are able, because not everyone can. It's not enough to say it's someone else's problem, it's not enough to bite our tongues to keep the peace. It is not enough to defend the utopian ideal of tolerance at all costs.

If you tolerate hatred, you're an asshole.

We have to be ready to fight, even when our enemies hide their attacks behind "I'm only joking" and "free speech means awful speech." We have to be ready to fight when they invade the spaces we thought were safe. We cannot wait for the mods to wake up, we must take up arms ourselves.

We are the only ones we can count on.
We have to be ready to fight.

A-fucken-men.
#60
Quote from: Hoopla on June 13, 2017, 06:47:24 PM
Quote from: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on June 13, 2017, 06:29:53 PM
Color me unsurprised. Weren't we saying this all along?
http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2017/06/new_research_on_role_of_sexism_in_2016_election.html
QuoteMaxwell's gender-based analysis of the Blair Center Poll's results for this year has just been released, and it shows that sexism absolutely did matter. Trump's voters were more sexist than Clinton's (and Ted Cruz voters were even more sexist than Trump voters). Republicans were far more sexist than Democrats. White respondents were more sexist than black Americans and Latinos. Female respondents, not to be outdone, were also quite sexist! And Bernie primary voters who didn't vote for Clinton in the general were more sexist than those who did.

Maxwell's report: https://blaircenter.uark.edu/the-impact-of-modern-sexism/


I'm noticing a lot more overt sexism lately... like racism I think it feels safe for these assholes to start talking openly about how they always felt.

The bright side is these recent movies featuring central female characters must be inducing a fair amount of stress-induced coronaries.

Yeah, I feel like there's a distinct "culture wars" vibe around feminism right now. A lot of people on the left have yelled and hooted about how it's not necessary anymore for a long time, but as overt sexism and misogyny becomes more visible and impossible to ignore, I think that position is getting harder and harder to maintain. At the same time, aggressive gendered marketing toward men is ramping up notably, as well as social messaging about masculinity and manliness.