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by Somerset
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Trump-Pence 2020
Replies: 173
Views: 8705

Re: Trump-Pence 2020

Vanity Fair - Gabe Sherman “Crickets. They’re Gone”: Why the Mercers, Trump’s Biggest 2016 Backers, Have Bailed on Him Robert Mercer is disillusioned. “Bob views all his political spending as a bad investment,” says a source close to Mercer. “This whole thing did not end up well for them,” says Sam...
by Somerset
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Foreign Policy
Topic: China
Replies: 154
Views: 10058

Re: China

RTH10260 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:55 pm
Actually, "The Dream" is to work at Huawei, not DJI ;)
by Somerset
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Who's going to be the NEXT one under the bus?
Replies: 2772
Views: 121065

Re: Who's going to be the NEXT one under the bus?

Jimmy down the hall would be the safe bet, but I'm going to go out on a limb and vote for the Walrus. I get the sense he's no longer hawkish enough for the OSG and will be asked to step aside soon.
by Somerset
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Michael Avenatti
Replies: 1539
Views: 58359

Re: Michael Avenatti

pipistrelle wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:05 am
I see him writing lengthy "I'm innocent" screeds from prison, a la Heather Italy.
FIFY

Was his passport impounded as a condition of release?
by Somerset
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Duncan Hunter (CA-50) and wife indicted for misuse of campaign funds
Replies: 128
Views: 6364

Re: Duncan Hunter (CA-50) and wife indicted for misuse of campaign funds

I probably over-reacted to Gregg’s choice of words and am sorry for that. My daughter adopted an African-American child and it’s very painful when I hear people commenting on it. I had hoped things would be different by 2019, but apparently not. I thought Gregg was speaking in Hunter's voice or tha...
by Somerset
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: NRA Implodes- Lawsuits and Finances, Oh My!
Replies: 54
Views: 2448

Re: NRA Implodes- Lawsuits and Finances, Oh My!

Having a loan against their headquarters? They will be moving out to a mobile home park in the near future, take my word :!: :pray: Hopefully with only a single employee left. One who has one foot in thee grave, so to speak. And a terminal illness. And he shoots himself cleaning his gun. NADT ;)
by Somerset
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: CHRISTOPHER BRUCE: The Mighty Spork
Replies: 1542
Views: 113838

Re: CHRISTOPHER BRUCE: The Mighty Spork

pipistrelle wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:25 pm
Is the Living Man dangerous?

Mostly harmless.

But should be taken as seriously as he sees himself, because once in a while the white powder takes over and bad things can happen.
by Somerset
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Oil Tankers Attacked in Gulf of Oman
Replies: 24
Views: 530

Re: Oil Tankers Attacked in Gulf of Oman

tek wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:31 am
You can see bullets? In flight?
Sure. Big bullets. Really big bullets. Some might even say missile sized bullets.
by Somerset
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Kamala Harris 2020
Replies: 103
Views: 3510

Re: Kamala Harris 2020

I have a problem with executive action. What one president gives with executive action, another president takes away. There needs to be a mechanism in place to finalize executive actions. Having them in place for a certain number of years being one of the qualifiers. Grandfathering those affected w...
by Somerset
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 26493
Views: 1065299

Re: Hijack this thread

:bored: Waited around all day for a repairman... :bored: Still waiting. Monday's text said "Wednesday AM." Dude sent me a text yesterday: "You are our 2nd appointment. Will be there closer to noon." I sent him a text at around 4:00 pm today asking if he was planning on coming today, and if not, don...
by Somerset
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Media & Social Media
Topic: Advertizers dropping Fox News
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Advertizers dropping Fox News

Kendra wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Good.
Yes, very good indeed.

Other than buying their products, how can we show support for companies that abandon Faux? I think some encouragement would be a good thing :-D
by Somerset
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: The Fractally Clueless White House
Replies: 641
Views: 41049

Re: The Fractally Clueless White House

RTH10260 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:43 pm
How come that Rasputin got the ear of The Zar?
Because Zar very stupid and vain, and Rasputin say very nice things to Zar about Zar.
by Somerset
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: The Copyright Stuff
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: The Copyright Stuff

Mike, have you heard much about this case? I know counterfeit and copyright are not the same, but this one is sort of interesting. https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/9kxzpy/apple-is-still-trying-to-sue-the-owner-of-an-independent-iphone-repair-shop-louis-rossmann-henrik-huseby?fbclid=IwAR0yt1-4BhVb...
by Somerset
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: The Spawn of Trump
Replies: 672
Views: 38801

Re: The Spawn of Trump

I don't "do" much twitter reading. Just saw Eric's latest tweet Eric Trump ‏Verified account @EricTrump #Winning GoPro is moving production out of China, citing tariff worries https://twitter.com/EricTrump/status/1137339746001268736 his link - almost SIX MONTHS old PUBLISHED MON, DEC 10 2018 9:19 A...
by Somerset
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cycling
Replies: 22
Views: 751

Re: Cycling

3) I will also ALWAYS yell at cyclists who ride on the sidewalk in the city. IT'S AGAINST THE LAW and I'm in no mood to dodge bikes while walking down the street. I've have that happen at least once a month. If you are not comfortable using the well marked bike lanes, then call Über. I prefer Lyft,...
by Somerset
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cycling
Replies: 22
Views: 751

Re: Cycling

Res Ipsa wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:15 pm
Somerset wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:50 pm
Hard-core fixie riders insist on no brakes other than backpeddaling and locking up the rear wheel
In the videos, though, they never crash, so it must be extremely safe.
So safe that helmets are optional ;)
by Somerset
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: CHRISTOPHER BRUCE: The Mighty Spork
Replies: 1542
Views: 113838

Re: CHRISTOPHER BRUCE: The Mighty Spork

TheNewSaint wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:33 pm
So for being billed $7.50 an hour for research and 10c a page for photocopies, Sporky demands $5,000 at $100/hour for his time.

Sure, why not?
That's 5,000 coffee beans, by his own reckoning. Sounds reasonable ;)
by Somerset
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cycling
Replies: 22
Views: 751

Re: Cycling

Mine's a little simpler Is there no rear brake? No rear brake, and no coaster brake. It's a fixie (no freewheel), so backpeddaling is one way to slow down and stop. Me, I rely on a trustworthy front brake most of the time, with occasional backpeddaling when I feel like it. Hard-core fixie riders in...
by Somerset
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Gavin Seim
Replies: 6938
Views: 367161

Re: Gavin Seim

But to intensely discuss if she's nekkid below the waist and ask if her father knows ? You're confusing snark & harsh criticism of astoundingly bad boudoir photography of a strangely proportioned woman with prudery. I don't think you understand prudery. Thanks, Estiveo! It’s obvious my snark flew o...
by Somerset
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Cycling
Replies: 22
Views: 751

Re: Cycling

Mine's a little simpler, but since the only hills I have to deal with are the underpasses on the Guadalupe and San Tomas river trails, one gear is enough ;) It does have a couple of nice bits - The drivetrain is EAI Gold, Sugino Messenger and Izumi NJS, with Conti Gatorshell tires and thorn resistan...
by Somerset
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Dotus Stranded On The Islands
Replies: 203
Views: 4348

Re: Dotus Stranded On The Islands

Another take: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/03/trump-windsor-state-visit-queen Roll up, roll up! The freakshow is back in town. Which rather loses its impact when our own freakshow has not left town for the past three years, but never mind. Donald Trump is back in the UK for a ...
by Somerset
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Michael Avenatti
Replies: 1539
Views: 58359

Re: Michael Avenatti

Mikedunford wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:16 pm


The 573-page(!) petition: http://members.calbar.ca.gov/courtDocs/19-TE-30259.pdf
Many 'zibits, some of which make for some fun reading :-D
by Somerset
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Computers & Internet
Topic: Apple in general and its devices and operating systems
Replies: 62
Views: 3093

Re: Apple in general and its devices and operating systems

RTH10260 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:16 pm
:confused: you already own the new fancy monitor, or will that be a sell-up to the stand? ;)
The new monitor is $5K and doesn't come with a stand. You can buy a VESA mount for $200 or a desk stand for $1K.

Reminds me of how the original Macintoshes didn't come with a keyboard.
by Somerset
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media
Replies: 7240
Views: 294402

Re: Trump - POTUS Tweets and Social Media

Mikedunford wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:14 pm
The biggest problem for me is that every time I switch sides, I spend two or three days trying to signal turns by washing the windshield.
I have the same problem ;) And it takes a while to get used to shifting.
by Somerset
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Economy
Topic: Tesla
Replies: 267
Views: 13546

Re: Tesla

So, I went to find out who their JV partner was, and Wow, Bong, Presto, they don't have one. I am frankly shocked. Tesla already disrupted the auto industry. Now it's changing business in China, too. For the first time, China will let a foreign automaker open up shop without a Chinese company as it...

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