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The Lounge is it just be orrrrrr Sep 19 2016
19:11 (UTC)
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I was never much a chatter either, but I did like the other threads.

Some of the more colorful people who posted stuff that practically mandated a response aren't here anymore, so that's some of it for me.

You'd think with all the political material there would be plenty to post - but maybe it's just getting so dark and scary that not talking about it is simply a way of keeping this place sane.

The Lounge Rio 2016 Aug 23 2016
12:06 (UTC)
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"The majority of those American medals were won by female athletes, so I just want to say to all the boys out there, the next time somebody on the playground says 'you throw like a girl,' you say 'thank you.'"

(Stephen Colbert on the US medal count)

The Lounge Rio 2016 Aug 12 2016
21:59 (UTC)
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Original Post by pgtv:

but solo remains graceless as ever.

I used to be willing to give her some slack because I really didn't know what was truly going on with her and her family, and since she was in therapy I hoped that she would start to get a handle on her anger issues.

It apparently didn't do anything for that ego, so, yeah, I'm done with her.  I feel a little bad for the rest of the team, though.

The Lounge Rio 2016 Aug 12 2016
21:36 (UTC)
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Original Post by santonacci:
Didn't particularly care for the crowd trolling of Solo -

I officially take this back - I'm not as bummed by the loss now.

The Lounge Rio 2016 Aug 12 2016
20:12 (UTC)
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Original Post by catwalker:

Original Post by pgtv:

today might go down as the best day of my life. at the very least, my all-time best olympic day.

Do tell why!

US women's soccer team lost to Sweden in PKs.  I had no idea PG was that big of a fan of the Swedish team, though. 

Didn't see the whole game, so I can't speak as to who deserved it from the run of play, but I understand there were some questionable calls on both sides.

Didn't particularly care for the crowd trolling of Solo - I found it kind of childish, but then, I've never understood why celebs feel the need to share everything.  Like anyone should care what kind of mosquito repellant she's wearing....

The Lounge Most Inspirational Speech Aug 01 2016
14:28 (UTC)
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I don't think anyone was really inspirational at the RNC.  I'm normally a huge fan of post apocalyptic dystopian fiction, but that was just sad, with one exception:  Kudos to the person who chose "You Can't Always Get What You Want" as the closing song.  If it weren't for the yelling circus peanut, I'd swear it was some kind of warped performance art.

I thought the DNC was a little better if for no other reason than better stagecraft, and while Corey Booker taking people to church was entertaining, I still knew it was stagecraft.

If I had to choose, I liked the POTUS' speech.

The Lounge A Depressing Thread with Angst & Disgust about the 2016 General Election Jul 28 2016
15:27 (UTC)
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Original Post by lysistrata:

Or we could just aim for criticism that's a little more balanced

Um....that pretty much said the same thing my article did with a little more detail and less snark.

And yes, there is reason to question Hillary's judgment - as opposed to running away from the klaxon siren every time the circus peanut steps in front of a microphone.

The Lounge A Depressing Thread with Angst & Disgust about the 2016 General Election Jul 28 2016
14:44 (UTC)
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Original Post by lysistrata:

Cute "journalism." Apparently Newsweek can't Google to find the same guy also wrote Bush Bucks. No, let's stick with vast right wing conspiracy.

As opposed to the Left Wing Conspiracy and Arkancide?  Both are ridiculous, but that's the point - throwing stuff on the wall and reading it like a Rorschach isn't an argument.

The Lounge A Depressing Thread with Angst & Disgust about the 2016 General Election Jul 28 2016
14:01 (UTC)
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Original Post by linden:

I think I'm skipping the youtube link and going off to read the Washington Post on the issue. Please note, I'm not a US citizen and don't want to descend into sources I don't know the provenance of. I haven't got the stomach for it.

Here's another link, if you want another perspective (not youtube). 

I'm really jaded this time around.  When I should be deciding on issues and who best represents me, what it's sadly coming down to is voting for the person who didn't feel the need to talk about their junk during a nationally televised debate.

The Lounge Favorite quotes Jun 24 2016
13:26 (UTC)
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"Hey Senate, you accomplish so little that Kylie Jenner wants to know what the hell you do for a living."

- Stephen Colbert

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Jun 24 2016
12:55 (UTC)
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Original Post by dbackerfan:

Does anyone think the GOP is not going to nominate Trump- some tricky rule change so they can save something of a candidacy?  

 

Depends on how much wrath they're willing to handle, not that they're handling the current anger level with any amount of competence.

I hate to agree with a microwaved circus peanut, but he may have been on point with predictions of violence if he's not the nominee.

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections May 12 2016
18:51 (UTC)
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Saugatuck Brewing Co. FTW

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections May 11 2016
19:54 (UTC)
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Trump taking credit for a ridiculous pander shouldn't surprise anybody.

However, if that means "Make America Great Again" now refers to improving the beer that's inside the can instead of turning our government into a reality show, then I'm all for it.

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections May 06 2016
19:16 (UTC)
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Original Post by knowan:

Here's something that, surprisingly, I hadn't really considered before.  The environmental impact of building the border wall.  

John Oliver did a nice analysis of the Trump Wall as well.

Not that logic or feasibility has any influence over Trump in the first place.

Good news - now he loves Hispanics  

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections May 04 2016
20:04 (UTC)
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And so, once again, we can no longer tell the difference between reality and satire.

The Lounge Why is there so much Nonsense out there Apr 29 2016
14:56 (UTC)
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Original Post by smashley23:

I don't get it. Do people just not fact check anymore? Is a random blog as good as peer-reviewed studies? Do people just post whatever because they're bored at work and like to create confusion.

Living in a self affirming bubble is comforting.  It means you're always right, the world makes sense, and you don't have the discomfort of facing unpleasant truths.

I personally love reading different points of view, even if, on the surface, they appear particularly BSC - because a lot of the time my original beliefs are justified, and if they're not, I've just learned something.  Win - Win.

While the entirety of "Demon Haunted World" (Carl Sagan) is totally worth the time, the chapter "The Fine Art of Baloney Detection" is particularly relevant.

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Mar 25 2016
13:11 (UTC)
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And now we're to the "my wife is hotter than yours" portion of the campaign.

'Murica!

The Lounge Chores - what can wait, what has to be done? Mar 08 2016
18:50 (UTC)
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Smw, the only thing in your list I can even begin to identify with is the paperwork, and even then it's only in reference to my paperwork related to my job - all of our household paperwork has specific files in specific filing cabinets.

And no, I can't take credit for hardly any of it - Hubby really helped me get my crap together.  Not to mention with two kids there's no way I could make dishes or laundry wait - we'd have nothing to eat off of after two days and my boys are no longer at the age where their sweat doesn't smell.

As lazy as I am, I've gotten used to a relatively clean house.  I think the place would get condemned if we let it go for more than a week.

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Mar 07 2016
16:21 (UTC)
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Original Post by knowan:

 But Trump supporters, vocal minority that they are, are more likely to go to the polls than Democrats.  

Well, now they have to show up...

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Mar 07 2016
12:14 (UTC)
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Original Post by hatamoto:

If Clinton wins, anyone want to start a pool as to how long it'll take her to ratify the TPP?

She reportedly came out against it a while ago - I haven't read anything to indicate that position has changed.  (Although I suppose it easily could.)

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