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by Steve of phpBB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2173
Views: 25922

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

Rex wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:09 pm
Significant or not, it does strike me as a random political thing.
Heh.
by Steve of phpBB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2173
Views: 25922

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

degenerasian wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:22 pm


How significant is this? I don't quite get it as a non-American.
The filing itself, probably not that significant. It just means debts > assets.

But lots of schadenfreude.
by Steve of phpBB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2173
Views: 25922

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:54 pm
Twitter really lowers the IQ
Yes. Speaking of ...
by Steve of phpBB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Twitter
Replies: 1202
Views: 116694

Re: Twitter

To me it's along the lines of Mitch Hedberg or Steven Wright. Absurdist stuff presented with a straight face.
by Steve of phpBB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2173
Views: 25922

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

psunate77 wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:21 pm
Have any of y'all found out what name or word that is before the "NOW" in the top line?
by Steve of phpBB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random Politics
Replies: 5078
Views: 326002

Re: Random Politics

https://twitter.com/JanNWolfe/status/1350186134815580168 Yeah from what I'm reading this is basically a scam to shield their assets from the NY AG, Letitia James. They're "reincorporating" in Texas. I'm guessing they have minimal assets so they can just wash them through a bankruptcy process and co...
by Steve of phpBB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Phones & Cases And Such
Replies: 226
Views: 9201

Re: Phones & Cases And Such

Have you tried holding contact a bit longer than a regular tap? That's typically how you activate the copy/paste menu. I've tried all kinds of approaches. It's only happening on the Swamp. I can get the copy/paste menu to pop up on other apps. I guess I don't know if it applies to other websites th...
by Steve of phpBB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread
Replies: 3594
Views: 73586

Re: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread

I mean, SO many people are refusing to get vaccinations - and with stories of them spoiling in meantime - just open that shit up and let people who want to get the shot, get the shot. Start there. I was thinking this too, but I was reading someone yesterday talking about what a madhouse it was when...
by Steve of phpBB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Phones & Cases And Such
Replies: 226
Views: 9201

Re: Phones & Cases And Such

Not sure if this should go here or the tech support thread, but do other folks have a hard time getting the "paste" option to pop up when trying to paste a link into a reply here? (While using a phone.) As in, you tap on the screen, but the options don't pop up for cut/paste/copy/insert. I end up ha...
by Steve of phpBB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread
Replies: 3594
Views: 73586

Re: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thhttps://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/meetings/downloads/slides-2020-12/slides-12-20

That's happening here. I know that I could be fully vaccinated this time next month by claiming a co-morbidity they'll never check because its not worth the administrative effort. But the health department has to screen and verify your medical records first. It's *not* worth the administrative effo...
by Steve of phpBB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread
Replies: 3594
Views: 73586

Re: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread

On top of that, I kinda question the order of people being vaccinated. I understand the bent toward the nursing home folks first but...those folks are not moving around the community. Better to have vaccinated all of the workers in the nursing homes and then targeted, I dunno, the 20-30 somethings ...
by Steve of phpBB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2173
Views: 25922

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

AOC is ripping Biden and his Relief bill that is sending 1400.00 checks.. She insists he said he would give people 2000.00 for Covid relief. I honestly thought he said that too, but he is counting on DT 600.00 in the mix for some reason. Anyways, I expect the "Squad" to be a pain in his ass. I'm ge...
by Steve of phpBB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread
Replies: 3594
Views: 73586

Re: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread

And all of that is why I look back to the WH --- federal direction and funding of the the vaccine delivery should have been the primary consideration for so large a project. This is the same the-market-will-take-care-of-it-better crap that we saw when the pandemic started and there were not enough ...
by Steve of phpBB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2173
Views: 25922

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

Okay, this story about the guy arrested in Utah is super weird. This is a long thread, but it raises concerns about the guy (from the Left) back around Thanksgiving. https://twitter.com/RebellionBaby/status/1331902008765206528?s=20 Then here he is egging on the protestors at the Capitol ... https://...
by Steve of phpBB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: All threads are temporary. This one's about soccer.
Replies: 2048
Views: 198653

Re: All threads are temporary. This one's about soccer.

Baloney wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:49 am
Wayne Rooney is Derby's new manager officially.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/55646923

Now can we get the takeover done before the transfer window shuts
Is he any good at managing? He always struck me as a knucklehead. Though I guess he was a lot younger then.
by Steve of phpBB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2173
Views: 25922

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

I had no idea what it meant, but it still freaked me out. It’s su belligerent. Of course cops would sport those.

Maybe we just need to ban men from police forces.
by Steve of phpBB
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread
Replies: 3594
Views: 73586

Re: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread

Rex wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:01 pm
So why are the Euros and Canada doing so poorly?
I think I’d say that these other countries aren’t doing poorly either. They’re all doing something that’s really really difficult.

Has any country anywhere ever done a rapid universal vaccination?
by Steve of phpBB
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2173
Views: 25922

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

Shit, if I had known Biden was such a fucking commie, I would've voted for Trump.
by Steve of phpBB
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2173
Views: 25922

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

Edit: Turns out this guy isn’t MAGA but an all-around saboteur. He’d been disowned by the local BLM because he just wants to burn shit down. The guy who filmed the events leading to the shooting of Ashli Babbitt has been arrested. He's from Utah. He says he was there to observe and film. Not to rely...
by Steve of phpBB
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread
Replies: 3594
Views: 73586

Re: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread

Fair to say the govt got the drug development piece right (no small thanks to the fact that usa has most of worlds pharma r&d... Assumed) and the distribution piece wrong. Not too late but they had months to get this right. Question: run the same numbers in chart against # if vaccine available to t...
by Steve of phpBB
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread
Replies: 3594
Views: 73586

Re: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread

Re: issues in getting vaccine out efficiently - waves hand at WH. Sure, the Trump Administrations sucks at this. So apparently do the Merkel Administration, the Johnson Administration, the Trudeau Administration, the Plenkovic Administration, ... https://twitter.com/RaquelHirsch/status/134975450844...
by Steve of phpBB
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Lunch Thread
Replies: 335
Views: 14033

Re: The Lunch Thread

They seem like a really good bridge for people who want to start cooking but are intimidated by or too lazy to invest in the start to finish process . And probably better for you and less wasteful than ordering out. Right. Like BSF said, it isn't that hard to get a couple of good knives and pans, b...
by Steve of phpBB
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2173
Views: 25922

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

mister d wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:28 pm
Also, if you know the Philadelphia area, Chester might be the absolute last place you'd expect a white bigot to come from.
If we’ve learned anything, it’s that the only place we wouldn’t expect to have white bigots would be a place with no white people at all.
by Steve of phpBB
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2173
Views: 25922

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

So, assault but not murder (yet)? I guess they don't have good video yet of the actual beating that killed the officer? Those three charged did that to a different officer than the one who was beaten to death. Thanks. So the guy in the photo with a red fire extinguisher - that wasn't Sicknick being...
by Steve of phpBB
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2173
Views: 25922

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

So, assault but not murder (yet)?

I guess they don't have good video yet of the actual beating that killed the officer?
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2173
Views: 25922

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

tennbengal wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:30 pm
“I never thought he’d refuse to pay MY bill,” said the man who chose to represent the Refuse to Pay My Bills candidate.
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2173
Views: 25922

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

One nice angle regarding criminal prosecutions - Biden’s pick as AG ran the prosecution of the Oklahoma City bombers.
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Netflix Suggestions?
Replies: 992
Views: 53916

Re: Netflix Suggestions?

That's fair. It does have the feeling of "let's keep adding twists to keep the series going after the initial plot gets resolved"... but I'll still probably watch it. Yeah. There's a pretty crazy storyline that the show skipped altogether, too. But there will be plenty of crazy stuff once the Revol...
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Netflix Suggestions?
Replies: 992
Views: 53916

Re: Netflix Suggestions?

I don't think I've ever seen another show that oscillates so frequently between engaging and shark-jumpy as Outlander. (Just got a notification that another season is coming out.) The TV series has followed the books pretty closely, so if there's shark-jumpiness, it's from the books. And the books ...
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2173
Views: 25922

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

Stepping back, big picture, I guess even me, who generally sees the worst possible outcome, is surprised that between the start of this thread and Biden getting inaugurated that Trump managed to get himself rightfully impeached again. That is just, that's quite a feat. Nobody got impeached more tha...
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread
Replies: 3594
Views: 73586

Re: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread

Good luck. Does anyone know why they didn't use the past nine months to figure out websites that don't crash and fail miserably. Like they didn't do shit til the vaccine was ready. Could have been so much better than randomly hitting refresh and calling busy lines. Who is "they"? If you're talking ...
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2173
Views: 25922

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

https://twitter.com/alexadobrien/status/1349124839274139656?s=20 If they can prove it, this is prison, not just expulsion, correct? It really depends on what the assistance is. Criminal cases are very hard to prove when the defendant did not directly engage in violence or other illegal activity, bu...
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread
Replies: 3594
Views: 73586

Re: Not so funny real life Capt Trips thread

Two days ago my wife found out that vaccines were finally being made available to all employees at SLC schools. Then yesterday she is told that she can't get the vaccine because they're only doing teachers and staffers who are 55 and older. (Which would be fine for me, but she's a few years younger....
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration
Replies: 2173
Views: 25922

Re: The WH Transition Thread --- all things Trump to Biden until Inauguration

I posted this yesterday and will again.. This photo was posted on Lauren Boebert's Instagram the day before the Capitol attack. 3 of them have already been arrested. I've also read that the photo is from last year, was taken in Colorado, and was not on Boebert's Instagram. If the part about the arr...
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Long Reads
Replies: 238
Views: 16564

Re: Long Reads

This seems to me like the perfect Assholes vs Assholes scenario. I think there are plenty of valid non-pandemic reasons to want your neighbors to be full time rather than rich people who pop in and out when it best serves them. I'm not sure how true that is. Sure there are some reasons, but ultimat...
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Long Reads
Replies: 238
Views: 16564

Re: Long Reads

mister d wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:50 am
I sympathize far more with the full-timers, whatever that says about me.
This seems to me like the perfect Assholes vs Assholes scenario.