Search found 11615 matches

by The Romulan Republic
2017-05-29 12:38am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 685
Views: 34545

Re: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)

Cutting Social Security and Medicare?

Well, there goes the Republican Party's lock on the old geezer vote.
by The Romulan Republic
2017-05-27 07:16pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Democrats backing away from gun control
Replies: 52
Views: 1704

Re: Democrats backing away from gun control

The analogy is an imprecise one- pretty much all analogies are, because they compare two different situations. I hope it conveyed my basic point, however. I can certainly understand pessimism- I'm known for it myself. But I also try to keep in mind that we don't know where future events are going, a...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-05-27 06:40pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Democrats backing away from gun control
Replies: 52
Views: 1704

Re: Democrats backing away from gun control

You know, I think the main difference between our points of view is that you see murderous purges of minorities or dissidents as something that might happen if things get worse, whereas I see them as something that will happen because things always get worse. This may have something to do with the ...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-05-26 05:44pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Game of Thrones season seven trailer.
Replies: 21
Views: 364

Re: Game of Thrones season seven trailer.

Does that mean that Cersei dies offering her kingdom for a horse? ;)
by The Romulan Republic
2017-05-26 01:00pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Game of Thrones season seven trailer.
Replies: 21
Views: 364

Re: Game of Thrones season seven trailer.

Considering one of the scenes in the trailer shows the Unsullied entering either Lannisport or Casterley Rock, it doesn't seem like Lannister lands will remain so for long. Or rather will be returned to the rightful Lord, Tyrion. Which also represents a final defeat from beyond the grave for Tywin....
by The Romulan Republic
2017-05-26 12:56pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Democrats backing away from gun control
Replies: 52
Views: 1704

Re: Democrats backing away from gun control

Prepare, yes, by all means, within the limits of the law. But there is a difference between preparation in case you have to fight, and launching a preemptive attack. The former can risk escalation, but is not necessarily illegal and can even be considered prudent under some circumstances. The latter...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-05-26 08:00am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Democrats backing away from gun control
Replies: 52
Views: 1704

Re: Democrats backing away from gun control

My sympathies regarding the bullying, and yes I have had experience with bullying, if only at the school-yard level. I can't say weather my experiences in any way compare to yours', of course. However, even if we allow that it is sometimes necessary use force, there are still lines that can't be cro...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-05-26 07:27am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Game of Thrones season seven trailer.
Replies: 21
Views: 364

Re: Game of Thrones season seven trailer.

Cersei is a horrible, horrible person, but then, most of the characters in GoT are, in one way or another, and they're all ultimately products of an utterly horrible world. Cersei's determination is at least admirable, if delusional- I can't imagine her triumphing against that ridiculously huge flee...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-05-26 06:55am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Game of Thrones season seven trailer.
Replies: 21
Views: 364

Game of Thrones season seven trailer.

https://www.youtube.com/watc?v=giYeaKsXnsI

Looks gorgeous, as usual. I wonder if they're hinting at a Cersei/Danaerys/Jon grand alliance against the White Walkers.

Trailer music reminds me a bit of Fury Road. This makes me happy. :D
by The Romulan Republic
2017-05-26 06:48am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Republican candidate 'body-slams' Guardian reporter in Montana
Replies: 21
Views: 1008

Re: Republican candidate 'body-slams' Guardian reporter in Montana

It'd be interesting to see a poll of how many of his voters would have changed their ballots if they'd had the chance. It would indeed. He won, but from what I've heard, by a lot less than you would expect a Republican in that area to win. Had this hit the news a bit sooner, before early voting, I ...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-05-26 05:57am
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Star Trek discovery triggers alt right
Replies: 31
Views: 582

Re: Star Trek discovery triggers alt right

Also going to really suck if Discovery fails and people try to blame racist idiots for its failure rather then it possibly sucking so nobody learns from any possible mistakes like reboot Ghostbusters. The reaction to the Reboot Ghostbusters really poisoned the well- because while it was a flawed mo...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-05-26 05:54am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Democrats backing away from gun control
Replies: 52
Views: 1704

Re: Democrats backing away from gun control

The slim majority of Americans theoretically support gun control. They're heavily concentrated in places that are safe for Democrats anyway. The Americans who stand firmly against gun control are far more likely to live in places that are able to be swung one way or the other. And those voters are ...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-05-26 05:28am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Democrats backing away from gun control
Replies: 52
Views: 1704

Re: Democrats backing away from gun control

I don't believe that this is politically necessary. From what I recall of the polls on this issue, the majority, the vast majority, of the American public supports some degree of greater gun control. And it is absolutely galling that the Democratic leadership is apparently trying to once more run t...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-05-25 06:14pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Star Trek discovery triggers alt right
Replies: 31
Views: 582

Re: Star Trek discovery triggers alt right

No surprises here. The moment you cast a woman or minority, their are inevitably some people who scream about how its "political correctness" and how its taking roles away from white men (because of course, in their world, no woman or minority could ever earn a role on merit). Honestly, th...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-05-25 06:09pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Democrats backing away from gun control
Replies: 52
Views: 1704

Re: Democrats backing away from gun control

I don't believe that this is politically necessary. From what I recall of the polls on this issue, the majority, the vast majority, of the American public supports some degree of greater gun control. And it is absolutely galling that the Democratic leadership is apparently trying to once more run to...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-05-25 04:39pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Neo Nazi converts to Islam, kills his Neo Nazi friends
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: Neo Nazi converts to Islam, kills his Neo Nazi friends

It makes me wonder why they didn't catch the fuck sooner, if he was making terrorist threats on line. It also makes me think that he's probably not so much a serious ideologue, as just a crazy looking for any fringe extremist group to give his sorry life meaning. Unfortunately, lots of people make ...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-05-25 04:39pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Republican candidate 'body-slams' Guardian reporter in Montana
Replies: 21
Views: 1008

Re: Republican candidate 'body-slams' Guardian reporter in Montana

Some Republicans are scarcely even bothering to hide their desire to suppress anyone who isn't one of them by violence, now.
by The Romulan Republic
2017-05-23 10:44pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Neo Nazi converts to Islam, kills his Neo Nazi friends
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: Neo Nazi converts to Islam, kills his Neo Nazi friends

Well, that's fucked up.

It makes me wonder why they didn't catch the fuck sooner, if he was making terrorist threats on line.

It also makes me think that he's probably not so much a serious ideologue, as just a crazy looking for any fringe extremist group to give his sorry life meaning.
by The Romulan Republic
2017-05-23 09:32pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 453
Views: 26054

Re: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)

I feel like, with all the anger around police brutality, there would be at least a niche market now for films outside of the tired old Rogue Cop Who Does "What Needs To Be Done" stereotypes.
by The Romulan Republic
2017-05-23 09:24pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 453
Views: 26054

Re: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)

Someone totally needs to make a gritty cop show or big budget action movie about a heroic Internal Affairs officer. :D

Damn, just typing that makes me want to write it.
by The Romulan Republic
2017-05-23 11:36am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Sir Roger Moore Dies
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Sir Roger Moore Dies

Rest in Peace.

Is this the first former Bond to pass on?
by The Romulan Republic
2017-05-23 04:24am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 453
Views: 26054

Re: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)

Seems to me that the arrangement has an unspoken "This is just in case the president is insane or high and someone needs to intervene for some reason" element to it, regardless of whether it was ever said or written down. In much the same way that if the Supreme Court heard a case involvi...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-05-23 01:03am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 453
Views: 26054

Re: Trump Dump: Foreign Policy (Thread I)

Or, presumably, he could block an order from someone who didn't have the authority to give it (i.e. not the President), though I don't see how that could happen in practice. Barring getting rid of nuclear weapons altogether (or at least developing much better missile defence systems), I'd sleep easi...
by The Romulan Republic
2017-05-23 12:17am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Doctor Who Season 36x06 Extremis (spoilers)
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: Doctor Who Season 36x06 Extremis (spoilers)

It has long since been established that "continuity" has little place in Steven Moffat's world.
by The Romulan Republic
2017-05-22 09:54am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Roger Ailes is dead
Replies: 19
Views: 994

Re: Roger Ailes is dead

I'm not going to argue the first point, but I'm not sure about the second. That was hardly the first unnecessary expansionist war the US fought, even if you don't count wars against First Nations peoples. And you should. The US has never been a consistently isolationist nation, or at least not beyon...

Go to advanced search