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  1. Thread: RBG dead at 87

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    We do seem to be producing more highly...

    We do seem to be producing more highly specialized insults. TERF, snowflake, gammon, Karen, white savior, melt. And we repurpose more neutral terms like hipster or breeder into pejoratives. It’s a...
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    One anecdote does not a pattern of conspiracy...

    One anecdote does not a pattern of conspiracy make.
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    We voted by mail this week. Wisconsin makes it...

    We voted by mail this week. Wisconsin makes it pretty easy if you have a valid ID.

    I honestly don’t believe the various conspiracy theories about the Post Office. If they can handle the...
  4. Thread: RBG dead at 87

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    Who wants to be called “deplorable”, “fascist” or...

    Who wants to be called “deplorable”, “fascist” or “bitter clinger”?

    How intoxicated does one have to be with self-righteousness to believe that was the case? That we only attach labels the...
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    Good one!

    Good one!
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    What is cynicism, if not a species of laziness?

    What is cynicism, if not a species of laziness?
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    I think we will revert to the mean as the...

    I think we will revert to the mean as the pandemic recedes over time. Never underestimate the power of laziness.
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    How do these scholars quantify “autocratization”...

    How do these scholars quantify “autocratization” or “respect for the constitution” for these graphs? They would seem to be pretty subjective traits to assign scores for.
  9. Thread: RBG dead at 87

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    I’m reading that the President will announce his...

    I’m reading that the President will announce his pick this coming weekend. Then the fun can really begin.
  10. Thread: RBG dead at 87

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    I think you are right that both parties talk from...

    I think you are right that both parties talk from both sides of their mouths on procedural quarrels like appointments and the filibuster, depending on the prevailing situation. Last year’s...
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    Will Anderson Cooper be conducting a seance?

    Will Anderson Cooper be conducting a seance?
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    I was thinking of sexual aspects more along the...

    I was thinking of sexual aspects more along the lines of vaguely remembered accusations of rape than the politics of abortion, but I could see how you could get confused.
  13. Thread: RBG dead at 87

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    The nomination to confirmation process for...

    The nomination to confirmation process for Kavanaugh was 3-4 months, and that included time to review his high school yearbook and procure Handmaid’s Tale costumes. That would seem to be sufficient. ...
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    Even if 3-4 GOP senators defect, the VP could...

    Even if 3-4 GOP senators defect, the VP could break a tie and put a Trump nominee over the top. And the filibuster is no longer available as an option since Harry Reid ended it for federal judges. I...
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    The Age of Idiocy

    Last night, some friends and I were talking about the high tolerance for idiocy our society has developed. Not just the Trumpers and Orange Man Bad camps, but all over.

    Gender reveal parties....
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    How large can the community of professional...

    How large can the community of professional protesters really be?
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    I think you’re right. While people speak...

    I think you’re right. While people speak hysterically about imaginary fascist coups, the self-appointed inquisition is canceling wrongthinkers wherever they can get away with it.
  18. Thread: Down Ballot

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    My state makes it pretty easy for anyone with a...

    My state makes it pretty easy for anyone with a valid id to register and apply for a mail/in ballot online. While I suppose going to the polls can be a nice ritual where they give you a sticker, I...
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    Polar opposites? True believers are going to...

    Polar opposites? True believers are going to truly believe, but that seems to be laying it on a bit thick even for these overheated times.

    I think there are many similarities between these two....
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    I didn’t think Trump had much of a shot a month...

    I didn’t think Trump had much of a shot a month or two ago, but now I think the riots will help more than hurt him, and COVID seems to be receding somewhat in the national consciousness. He seemed to...
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    I’ve been wrong before, but it seems increasingly...

    I’ve been wrong before, but it seems increasingly apparent to me that this election will not hinge on character. The record seems to provide plenty of evidence of low behavior for both candidates....
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    I think it makes sense if you harbor a concept of...

    I think it makes sense if you harbor a concept of “America” as a sort of parent. You can then accept the idea of America as an abusive or neglectful parent, and even feel justified asking for child...
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    While Trump is nobody’s idea of a moral paragon,...

    While Trump is nobody’s idea of a moral paragon, I have to believe that with all the political, financial and media firepower arrayed against him if any of these allegations had any traction we would...
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    If we care so little about human life, wouldn’t...

    If we care so little about human life, wouldn’t it be more convenient to simply leave you where you are? Not only would it be save the cost of helping support you elsewhere, but it would avoid...
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    And they only tried to burn the mayor’s condo...

    And they only tried to burn the mayor’s condo without success. Nothing to see here.
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