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by Steve of phpBB
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 70067

Re: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread

What an amazing video, that will be such a cool thing to look back on when she is our age... What I can't get out of my head is her line, "for the 5-8 hours that I'm running." WTF?!?! That is insane! Running 30 miles in the mountains? That jumped out to me, too. I think you'd have to be meditative ...
by Steve of phpBB
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Mental Health
Replies: 95
Views: 1993

Re: Mental Health

A_B wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:56 pm
Every band was shitty in the late 80s.
Except R.E.M.
by Steve of phpBB
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread
Replies: 933
Views: 70067

Re: Proud Parental Unit Crowing Thread

DaveInSeattle wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:07 am
The GF's daughter is now a 'brand ambassador' for a protein bar company. Some nice shots of Bend/The Sisters in the video.

I think my sister used to live right around where she does.
by Steve of phpBB
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 434
Views: 5623

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

Informing potential voters about how to register or get ballots or vote ... that's important. But I think text messaging is probably better for that. (I went through Biden campaign text-messaging training yesterday so I could help in those areas when the time comes. It seems pretty thorough.) So my...
by Steve of phpBB
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Le Tour 2020 Sponsored by Bad Idea Jeans
Replies: 19
Views: 213

Re: Le Tour 2020 Sponsored by Bad Idea Jeans

Yeah but the race was really cool.
by Steve of phpBB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 434
Views: 5623

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

Informing potential voters about how to register or get ballots or vote ... that's important. But I think text messaging is probably better for that. (I went through Biden campaign text-messaging training yesterday so I could help in those areas when the time comes. It seems pretty thorough.) So my...
by Steve of phpBB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart
Replies: 973
Views: 30340

Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

DSafetyGuy wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:44 am
Defund the police.
I think I've come around to Disarm the Police.
by Steve of phpBB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 434
Views: 5623

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

sancarlos wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:33 am
The constitution may not allow it, but that doesn't mean he won't try it, with the backing of mobs of hillbillies, bikers, rednecks, and white suburban businessmen.
What are they going to do, though. Storm Congress? The Department of Justice building?
by Steve of phpBB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 434
Views: 5623

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

It can't? You don't think Trump couldn't just sign an Executive Order invalidating the election and/or the established rules of succession? Or that he couldn't get Barr to declare that the DOJ agrees that the election was fraudulent and Trump is still president? What's gonna stop him, someone filin...
by Steve of phpBB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart
Replies: 973
Views: 30340

Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

I think you guys are agreeing with me. The problem here is really the no-knock warrant and the mindset it creates in both the cops and the citizens. But are you going to put a judge in prison for approving the warrant? The detective who asked for it? (I'm not 100% sure how these things happen.) If ...
by Steve of phpBB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 434
Views: 5623

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

Its also impossibly stupid that it can all come down to "he won't leave the house where the president lives". That’s just it though. It really can’t come down to that. His term ends at noon on January 20. After that he’s no longer President unless he’s sworn in again. If Biden is sworn in, he’s Pre...
by Steve of phpBB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart
Replies: 973
Views: 30340

Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

I just can't wrap my head around the logic that stray bullets only matter when they could've hit someone instead of actually hitting someone Because when they were firing back in the direction of the gunfire they were taking, that’s legally defensible, at least arguably. But if they were firing wil...
by Steve of phpBB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 434
Views: 5623

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

mister d wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:58 am
He'll simply deny their validity, the Republicans will back him and there will eventually be a proper legal appeal.
If it comes down to one or two states, sure. As I’ve been saying, courts and legislatures could choose to fuck us.
by Steve of phpBB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 434
Views: 5623

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

Yeah, any certainty that "he can't do that" is completely unfounded at this point. He's pushed on a ton of supposed boundaries and has found every single one to be way more pliable than people seemed to think. It turns out if the president wants to do whatever he wants, stopping him requires people...
by Steve of phpBB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 434
Views: 5623

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

Trump has spent 3+ years doing things that theoretically someone could stop him from doing. Sorry, I didn’t make my point clear. I’m not saying someone will stop him. I’m saying it’s not in his power, so there’s no need for someone to stop him. The bad stuff Trump has done has involved misuse of hi...
by Steve of phpBB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart
Replies: 973
Views: 30340

Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Joe K wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:25 am
Even if Taylor’s ex-boyfriend were storing drugs at her apartment, or for that matter living there, is it really justifiable to execute a warrant in the middle of the night in a residential area, and invite the inherent risk of violence that comes with that?
No. No, it is not.
by Steve of phpBB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 MLB Season, Sponsored by Sprint
Replies: 286
Views: 5406

Re: 2020 MLB Season, Sponsored by Sprint

A_B wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:07 am
Square Rob wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:09 am
I’m still highly annoyed neither AB nor TB rose to my Twitter bait during the Thom B scandal.
You don't tweet enough to show up I guess!
What ultimately happened with Thom?
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 434
Views: 5623

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

It’s an analogy. Well, yeah, I'm familiar with the concept, but I'm not sure how it works. Or why it's directed at me. I pointed out that Trump doesn't have the power to do all these things people are freaking out about - so it's not worth freaking out about. There are some actors who do have the p...
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart
Replies: 973
Views: 30340

Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Absolutely, which might still absolve the officers but condemn those in command. Which I think is one answer to the question I see going around Twitter, why did the City pay a wrongful death settlement when no one is charged with a crime. The whole thing was fucked up institutionally. But it's hard...
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 434
Views: 5623

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

Steve, if someone walks onto your lawn with their dick out, maybe helicoptering it around, what can you do? First option is you can physically remove them yourself; say ‘fuck off I'm throwing you out of here’ and they’re out and it’s resolved. That’s good. Probably not reality for most of us but be...
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 434
Views: 5623

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

Trump won’t have a choice whether to stay or go. All these “will you leave” questions do is falsely suggest it’ll be up to Trump. It isn’t. And of course if you ask a politician what’ll happen if he loses, he’ll say “I won’t lose.” But because it’s Trump, he says it in the most reckless and horribl...
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 434
Views: 5623

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

Trump won’t have a choice whether to stay or go. All these “will you leave” questions do is falsely suggest it’ll be up to Trump. It isn’t. And of course if you ask a politician what’ll happen if he loses, he’ll say “I won’t lose.” But because it’s Trump, he says it in the most reckless and horrible...
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart
Replies: 973
Views: 30340

Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Police car stops at 8:38 , Rice is on the ground by 8:40 That’s my point - the cops created a situation where any kind of flinch by Tamir, who was holding what looked like a gun, would lead them to use lethal force in self-defense. And self-defense was found to be a justification, because for that ...
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart
Replies: 973
Views: 30340

Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Did anyone ask how future situations like this could be avoided or is that too controversial? It's sadly obvious that no-knock warrants are permitted because of fears of destruction of evidence, and it's plainly clear that drug convictions are more important than the lives of black suspects. They r...
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart
Replies: 973
Views: 30340

Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

I think you're right, D. What happened with Taylor is an inherent risk of no-knock warrants, and I am pretty sure this has happened several times before. There needs to be a law making it a crime to unreasonably create a situation where lethal self-defense will become necessary. The Tamir Rice shoot...
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Mental Health
Replies: 95
Views: 1993

Re: Mental Health

Bobp mentioned this - maybe on the Ginsberg thread - and, I note here - for my own mental health, I am going to avoid almost all news and have strongly curated my twitter feed to try and get just sports. Otherwise, if I have to be up to date every minute on the collapse of democracy then I don't kn...
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart
Replies: 973
Views: 30340

Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

One cop charged with three counts of wanton endangerment. That's it.

Of course, I have no idea if additional charges would be appropriate - but now that we are this far in, shit's going to happen anyway.
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Gale Sayers
Replies: 20
Views: 179

Re: Gale Sayers

brian wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:34 am
Nonlinear FC wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:16 am
That's not a joke. I definitely heard that to in my youth.
Will also accept the end of Field of Dreams.
And I guess the ending of Old Yeller.
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart
Replies: 973
Views: 30340

Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

Not all cops are bad, I'm not at that extreme, but fuck if almost all cops don't seem to cover for the bad rather than side with good citizens. God, this. A few months ago I got into it with a prosecutor friend who texted a photo of himself wearing a thin blue line mask - about a week before George...
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart
Replies: 973
Views: 30340

Re: The Important Sounds of Things Falling Apart

FYI, keep an eye on Louisville this afternoon. Announcements regarding Breonna Taylor case expected at 1:30. If they choose to prosecute, it will likely be peaceful. If not, whoo boy, it will be anything but. This is from last night from one of the guys involved. https://twitter.com/robferdman/stat...
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The I need to buy a house thread
Replies: 690
Views: 20953

Re: The I need to buy a house thread

Brontoburglar wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:17 am
we escrow about $450 a month to taxes and insurance. god bless middle america
I think that's almost enough to cover both houses for me. (Though Utah apparently has a higher income tax than most other states.)
by Steve of phpBB
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Gale Sayers
Replies: 20
Views: 179

Re: Gale Sayers

It appears Brian's Song is a movie I thought I could have given a recap of but would have been way off base. Curious where you were off. I grew up a little to late to see him play, but his NFL Films highlight reel was incredible. But I distinctly remember the movie when it must've been re-run when ...
by Steve of phpBB
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts
Replies: 3245
Views: 169144

Re: Learn Something Random Every Day Thoughts

mister d wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:48 pm
(I thought it was 5, not that it matters because its not fucking 8.)
I think my piece-of-shit coffeemaker uses 4-ounces as a cup.
by Steve of phpBB
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Replies: 167
Views: 1075

Re: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

You're gonna talk for Puerto ricans? They'll be another hurricane. And one after that. And one after that. They won't even remember the name. Ultimately, though, if the Republicans somehow manage to tone down their anti-Latino bigotry and adopt other policies that are enough to appeal to Puerto Ric...
by Steve of phpBB
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate
Replies: 434
Views: 5623

Re: 2020 Presidential Election: Joe Biden vs Whoever the Republicans Nominate

mister d wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:40 am
2. I hope Dems are ready to counter "he shouldn't be allowed to pay off someone else's debt" by throwing Kavanaugh back in the spotlight.
Does having fines and restitution paid off by a third party count as "income"? Watch Florida prosecute all these folks for tax evasion next year.
by Steve of phpBB
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Television (no longer temporary)
Replies: 3460
Views: 233213

Re: Television (no longer temporary)

I'm actually not a Chris Elliot fan, and I worried that he'd fuck the show up. There are certainly a few plot lines where he's dominant, but overall he's pretty good in his role (IMO). I actually think the way they tempered his aggressively ignorant portrayal is with his charmingly naive wife. Who ...
by Steve of phpBB
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Replies: 167
Views: 1075

Re: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The only thing I can reason with here is, all things being equal, we'd have Garland instead of Gorsuch. That's really it. And he was a moderate, right? Kennedy was always going to quit during a republican presidency and hand select his successor. RBG "being put in bubble wrap" was a meme for a very...
by Steve of phpBB
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The Captain Trips Anxiety thread
Replies: 1129
Views: 19302

Re: The Captain Trips Anxiety thread

Got a second negative today. Boss has said to just work from home for rest of week to be 14 days past exposure. Luckily I have two projects that have to be done this week because I really suck at work from home in general. The dog doesn’t help. (She is an angel but fucking high maintenance when peo...