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by Fortinbras
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: President & Executive Branch
Topic: Ms Warren Has Some Serious Class
Replies: 117
Views: 2075

Re: Ms Warren Has Some Serious Class

Some people are deliberately obtuse about this development. For example, Trump himself now says that the DNA test didn't prove that Sen. Warren "is an Indian". But that would have required at least one parent, preferably both, be Indian and, no, Warren never pretended that. The tribal membership in ...
by Fortinbras
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Jamal Khashoggi murder... will it ensnare Trump?
Replies: 106
Views: 2047

Re: Jamal Khashoggi murder... will it ensnare Trump?

Trump has begun to demonstrate that his pledge of Justice for Jamal is, like most Trump pledges, written in water. He had backed off - perhaps out of fear of Saudi retaliation (which could be as simple and devastating as the suddenly removal of all Saudi money from the American banks and from Wall S...
by Fortinbras
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: President & Executive Branch
Topic: Ms Warren Has Some Serious Class
Replies: 117
Views: 2075

Re: Ms Warren Has Some Serious Class

Trump has welched on his promise of a million dollars for proof from Sen. Warren.

On the other hand, about five years ago, Trump actually filed a lawsuit against comedian Bill Maher over Maher's 'offer' of a comparable prize if Trump could prove he was not descended from an orange-hair orangutan.
by Fortinbras
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Jamal Khashoggi murder... will it ensnare Trump?
Replies: 106
Views: 2047

Re: Jamal Khashoggi murder... will it ensnare Trump?

The stock market has dropped precipitously following the exchange of threats between the White House and the Saudi govt. Apparently my fears of Saudi talons deeply embedded in the US economy are shared by many investors.
by Fortinbras
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 8663
Views: 343906

Re: President Trump

Trump's depiction of Democrats/liberals as a fearsome rampaging mob sent a chill down my spine. It reminded me of Matt Murphy's defense of the Kluxers who had murdered Viola Liuzzo in 1965; Murphy worked the all-white jury with a summation that made the freedom riders out to be the first wave of the...
by Fortinbras
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again
Replies: 872
Views: 53086

Re: Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again

Kanye West's pathological ranting in the White House, with an attentive Donald Trump acting very receptive, expressed a number of sentiments opposed to the civil rights movement (including, God help me, words in favor of the pre-Civil War slave system). These came out of a Afro-American's mouth and ...
by Fortinbras
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Jamal Khashoggi murder... will it ensnare Trump?
Replies: 106
Views: 2047

Re: Jamal Khashoggi murder... will it ensnare Trump?

It appears to me that Turkey is taking advantage of this situation, by choosing this fortuitous time to free an American preacher from its prison, and, almost simultaneously, exposing the evidence that the Saudis murdered Khashoggi. The Turks have plenty of reputation for oppressing journalists and ...
by Fortinbras
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Jamal Khashoggi murder... will it ensnare Trump?
Replies: 106
Views: 2047

Re: Jamal Khashoggi murder... will it ensnare Trump?

The Saudis didn't need Trump in the White House (or anywhere) in order to kill Khashoggi. They were already much experienced in killing journalists and other boat-rockers when Trump threw his hat into the ring. The simple fact is that it's the Crown Prince who can shoot someone in broad daylight on ...
by Fortinbras
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 24864
Views: 922107

Re: Hijack this thread

In view of recent events, I wonder how long before someone markets a beer brand that exploits Kavanaugh's enthusiasm.

Something like Kav's Beer or maybe Supreme Lager.
by Fortinbras
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Brett Kavanaugh - Nomination for Supreme Court
Topic: SCOTUS: Kavanaugh Nomination Hearings, September 4 2018
Replies: 1593
Views: 27987

Re: SCOTUS: Kavanaugh Nomination Hearings, September 4 2018

It is possible that Kavanaugh will surprise - and disappoint - the Republicans. A good deal of the material that got Democrats and liberals edgy were memos and other opinion pieces written when Kavanaugh was in the employ of the Bush White House. He knew which side of his bread was buttered. But now...
by Fortinbras
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Brett Kavanaugh - Nomination for Supreme Court
Topic: SCOTUS: Kavanaugh Nomination Hearings, September 4 2018
Replies: 1593
Views: 27987

Re: SCOTUS: Kavanaugh Nomination Hearings, September 4 2018

No reason to get too depressed about Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.

Remember - President Trump, his very own self, told us, on 9 August 2016, that if we're stuck with judges we don't want that "Second Amendment people" could fix it.
by Fortinbras
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Other Fringe Groups & Individuals
Topic: Neo-Nazi / White Supremacist News
Replies: 1571
Views: 76597

Re: Neo-Nazi / White Supremacist News

The news report kept hammering on the Shaw couple as Nazis. Isn't it bad enough they murdered a man, stole his home and fraudulently emptied his bank account? That seems felonious enough without adding that they harbor ill-feelings towards most of humanity. If I were their lawyer I would bitch long ...
by Fortinbras
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Teh Funny Stuffs
Topic: Which sex robot should I buy?
Replies: 43
Views: 1727

Re: Which sex robot should I buy?

If dummies for sex will work, maybe we could have dummies for public office. They'd be more honest, and probably more sensible than the ones we have there now.
by Fortinbras
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Teh Funny Stuffs
Topic: Which sex robot should I buy?
Replies: 43
Views: 1727

Re: Which sex robot should I buy?

I have to point out that these sex dolls cost more than a thousand dollars. In my estimation, any man with that much money burning a hole in his pocket can probably contrive a situation whereby he can accomplish something with a real live woman.
by Fortinbras
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Brett Kavanaugh - Nomination for Supreme Court
Topic: SCOTUS: Kavanaugh Nomination Hearings, September 4 2018
Replies: 1593
Views: 27987

Re: SCOTUS: Kavanaugh Nomination Hearings, September 4 2018

I obviously have led a very sheltered life and would appreciate it if someone would provide clear (and honest) English translations of the mysterious expressions in Kavanaugh's yearbook and similar references, such as boof, Devil's Triangle, Wendy, Maureen Total Whack, etc.
by Fortinbras
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Brett Kavanaugh - Nomination for Supreme Court
Topic: SCOTUS: Kavanaugh Nomination Hearings, September 4 2018
Replies: 1593
Views: 27987

Re: SCOTUS: Kavanaugh Nomination Hearings, September 4 2018

My own opinion: I do not know if I would have approved of Kavanaugh if he had been upfront about his highschool and college misbehavior - but it would have been a tough call to deny a mature man a job because of teenage bad judgment/actions separated by more than three decades. However, Kavanaugh's ...
by Fortinbras
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Brett Kavanaugh - Nomination for Supreme Court
Topic: SCOTUS: Kavanaugh Nomination Hearings, September 4 2018
Replies: 1593
Views: 27987

Re: SCOTUS: Kavanaugh Nomination Hearings, September 4 2018

Despite the Republican talk about these accusations "ruining Kav's life" - the simple fact is that, even if Kavanaugh does not get confirmed to the Supreme Court, he remains a judge on a federal circuit court - a lifetime appointment and very well paid.
by Fortinbras
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Brett Kavanaugh - Nomination for Supreme Court
Topic: SCOTUS: Kavanaugh Nomination Hearings, September 4 2018
Replies: 1593
Views: 27987

Re: SCOTUS: Kavanaugh Nomination Hearings, September 4 2018

Considering that Trump once said he'd execute the defendants in the Central Park Rape case, even though the victim was left alive (and even though, subsequently, it was proven that these defendants were innocent) - it's a distinct contrast to his reactions to the Kavanaugh accusations. But, of cours...
by Fortinbras
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Suicide
Replies: 24
Views: 1307

Re: Suicide

I think modern media - including the internet - shares some blame for this. There is now an awareness that one's mistakes and humiliations will always be known or knowable, wherever one goes, forever; that one can never really start a new life in another place, all the old bad news will surface agai...
by Fortinbras
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Brett Kavanaugh - Nomination for Supreme Court
Topic: SCOTUS: Kavanaugh Nomination Hearings, September 4 2018
Replies: 1593
Views: 27987

Re: SCOTUS: Kavanaugh Nomination Hearings, September 4 2018

When he was nominated for the Supreme Court, Kavanaugh delivered a ass-kissing speech about how the Trumpchumps had done the most thorough vetting and background checking in all American history to pick him. Yet they missed all this business about his frat life, the women accusing him, even his coll...
by Fortinbras
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: President Trump
Replies: 8663
Views: 343906

Re: President Trump

For reasons that baffle me, Trump keeps making campaign speeches as if he were still running for election personally. Even his Inaugural Address sounded like a campaign speech. His UN speech sounded like a campaign speech -- as if he seriously thought that all (or any) of those foreign delegations c...
by Fortinbras
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Brett Kavanaugh - Nomination for Supreme Court
Topic: SCOTUS: Kavanaugh Nomination Hearings, September 4 2018
Replies: 1593
Views: 27987

Re: SCOTUS: Kavanaugh Nomination Hearings, September 4 2018

Trump and McConnell and other Republicans doubling down on Kavanaugh even in the face of a rising tide of accusations could blow up the ballot boxes in the Midterm Elections. Did anyone bother to tell them that nearly half the voters are women? And also that a good many male voters are browned off b...
by Fortinbras
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: The Fractally Clueless White House
Replies: 545
Views: 30969

Re: The Fractally Clueless White House

I actually wouldn't mind waking up on the morning of 26 September 2018 and finding out it was all a bad dream.
by Fortinbras
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 24864
Views: 922107

Re: Hijack this thread

I am Extremely Grateful that so many knowledgeable people are helping me when my PC goes sour.
I have momentarily returned to IE as my browser -- I completely forgot how to run IE.
It seems to me that if my problem was caused by Chrome, I would not be alone in whining about my problems.
by Fortinbras
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 24864
Views: 922107

Re: Hijack this thread

DejaMoo:

No luck with your recipe - it may be because my PC is 64-bits, not 32, and uses the 64 version of Chrome.

However, if it is Chrome's fault, then I'll simply opt for a different browser altogether. Even lower-tech is worth it if it cures these problems.

Thanks again.

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