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by Raw Shark
2020-10-13 09:55am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 591
Views: 64101

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

Zwinmar wrote:
2020-10-13 08:21am
Welp, apparently Covid deaths just quadrupled here in this podunk county, up to 4 from 1.
So you all have it now? Shit, get well soon, man. ;)
by Raw Shark
2020-10-11 09:36am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 591
Views: 64101

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

Eulogy wrote:
2020-10-10 10:14pm
Any actual good Trump does for humanity is entirely unintentional. Exhibit A, being a glorified guinea pig for experimental treatments.
Well hey, he's normalizing cosmetics for men!
by Raw Shark
2020-10-09 01:52pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2112
Views: 283892

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

Solauren wrote:
2020-10-08 07:13pm
I'd do the debate anyway. He doesn't want to show, then he's given his opponent free time to speak to the entire country.
That's exactly what Biden is doing, except he's calling it a Town Hall if Trump chickens out of showing.
by Raw Shark
2020-10-08 05:50pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Plot to Kidnap Michigan Governor, Start Civil War
Replies: 38
Views: 2438

Re: Plot to Kidnap Michigan Governor, Start Civil War

LadyTevar wrote:
2020-10-08 05:33pm
There will be some suggesting that the FBI 'lead them on' and acted as agents provocateuses, because they had people on the inside, turning 'innocent talk' into action.
Somebody in the Federal government urged them to do it, all right...
by Raw Shark
2020-10-07 04:38pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2
Replies: 591
Views: 64101

Re: COVID-19 ongoing thread part 2

Something about this has been nagging at me and then my sister pointed it out: "A wealthy ruler throws a big party in his huge mansion during an epidemic for his asymptomatic friends while the peasants die and then the virus shows up and tears through his fancy guests is note for note the plot of 'T...
by Raw Shark
2020-10-05 09:08pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2112
Views: 283892

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

Makes me wonder if he knows he's dying, and just wants to die in the White House. Imagine the shit show an epic wind-up like that would unleash. It'd launch more conspiracy theories than JFK: "One minute he was fine! He was fine! And the next he was dead! The Deep State / Antifa / Pence / Melania /...
by Raw Shark
2020-10-01 11:41am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2112
Views: 283892

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

I have to wonder. What does the Secret Service do if two people they're tasked with guarding get into a physical altercation? I suppose one of them is the guy in charge, but still. I would assume wrestle them off each other, nobody else in the room has guns if they've done their jobs correctly and ...
by Raw Shark
2020-09-22 03:17pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death
Replies: 722
Views: 72289

Re: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death

Referring to protesters, Mattingly added that police officers should not be in a position “that allows thugs to get in your face and yell, curse and degrade you. As opposed to thugs being allowed to kick your door in at night and shoot you eight times, of which that same Sgt. also said, “I know we ...
by Raw Shark
2020-09-19 09:58am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Ruth Ginsburg dies
Replies: 64
Views: 3354

Re: Ruth Ginsburg dies

It's too bad that the courts are closed on the weekend, a flood of gay marriages on International Talk Like a Pirate Day would probably lighten the mood a little. I've already loaned my tent to a couple of guys I know so they can camp outside the courthouse Sunday night.
by Raw Shark
2020-09-17 03:59pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Donald Trump accused of sexual assault by former model
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: Donald Trump accused of sexual assault by former model

So what if it's at least partially political? Would you want somebody who assaulted you to be your president?
by Raw Shark
2020-09-08 11:53am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 2112
Views: 283892

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

EnterpriseSovereign wrote:
2020-09-08 11:30am
There's rumours of Trump refusing to leave office if/when he loses so it wouldn't surprise me.
It's not a rumor, he has stated outright that he's not ruling it out.
by Raw Shark
2020-09-07 10:32am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: UK hires homophobic climate change denier as trade advisor
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: UK hires homophobic climate change denier as trade advisor

Why is the onion thing such a big deal? That kind of stood out to me, too. I did that once in 10th grade Spanish class, when our year-long substitute, an unemployed fluent German-speaker we called Señora Blumengarten they found at the last minute after Señora Lostamola royally screwed up her back, ...
by Raw Shark
2020-09-06 10:05am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Controversy over USC professor’s use of Chinese word that sounds like racial slur in English
Replies: 10
Views: 1421

Re: Controversy over USC professor’s use of Chinese word that sounds like racial slur in English

I'm reminded of the article a short time ago about a Vietnamese student named Phuc Bui... Sorry we didn't consult with you before making up our language, America...
by Raw Shark
2020-07-30 02:10pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)
Replies: 2005
Views: 351020

Re: Trump Dump: Internal Policy (Thread I)

Top Republicans including Mitch McConnell forcefully rebuke Trump's suggestion to delay the 2020 election Grace Panetta 1 hour ago Donald Trump President Donald Trump pauses during a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) news briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, July 23, 2020. Kevin Lamarque/Reu...
by Raw Shark
2020-07-26 11:28am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Havok / Havokeff has died.
Replies: 17
Views: 4802

Re: Havok / Havokeff has died.

Holy crap. I was just wondering whatever happened to him the other day for no particular reason. RIP.
by Raw Shark
2020-07-19 11:39am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Washington Redskins no more
Replies: 18
Views: 2752

Re: Washington Redskins no more

Elheru Aran wrote:
2020-07-19 10:27am
Plantation crop in the South.
Huh. Goes to show how much time I've spent in the Southeast (ie: Zero). Thanks for clearing that up.
by Raw Shark
2020-07-19 10:24am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Washington Redskins no more
Replies: 18
Views: 2752

Re: Washington Redskins no more

Civil War Man wrote:
2020-07-19 10:10am
some Uncle Ben-looking character.
I'm still trying to figure out the Uncle Ben thing. Okay, the brand personification is a Black guy, but it's not like rice is tied to offensive stereotypes about Black people. If it was watermelon I'd get it, but rice?
by Raw Shark
2020-05-24 06:04pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines
Replies: 712
Views: 226945

Re: MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines

ME: Okay, next up are the demographic questions. "Other" and "Choose not to answer" are valid for most of these. OLD SOUTHERN LADY: Okay. ME: First off, what is your gender? OLD SOUTHERN LADY: Now what kind of question is that!? ME: I have to ask all of them as-written. Should I put "Choose not to a...
by Raw Shark
2020-05-21 05:52pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Speaker Pelosi signals openness to Universal Basic Income.
Replies: 24
Views: 4390

Re: Speaker Pelosi signals openness to Universal Basic Income.

I think UBI is a nice idea in theory, but also that every landlord I've ever had would promptly and cheerfully raise the rent by whatever monthly amount is decided upon.
by Raw Shark
2020-05-17 08:54pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines
Replies: 712
Views: 226945

Re: MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines

ME: Thank you for calling the Division of Employment Security Helpline. How can I help you? TRAVEL AGENT: Uh, yeah, hi. I'm wondering about the status of my claim, it's been three weeks... ME: Sure, let me get your Social Security Number and I'll take a look. TRAVEL AGENT: Okay, it's XXX-XX-XXXX. ME...
by Raw Shark
2020-05-12 06:54pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines
Replies: 712
Views: 226945

Re: MORE Conversations From the Professional Front Lines

UBER DRIVER: I filed my unemployment claim six weeks ago, and I still haven't gotten my money! BITTER FORMER TAXI DRIVER: So it says here that you worked for Uber until a Pandemic-related layoff... Did you do something for them other than drive? UBER DRIVER: No, I'm a driver. I worked over forty hou...
by Raw Shark
2020-05-05 07:35pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Wildbow's PALE Discussion thread
Replies: 5
Views: 2333

Re: Wildbow's Poof! Discussion thread

Ah, crap. That's two more years until I finish Ward, then.
by Raw Shark
2020-04-19 09:45pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days
Replies: 1779
Views: 138278

Re: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days

Texas, though, with major cities like Dallas, Houston, Austin... that just does not strike me as a good idea to let up on restrictions. On the other hand, Texas has a rather higher concentration of heavily armed shitkicking morons. At some point it's going to come down to deciding what the least ba...
by Raw Shark
2020-04-12 10:17pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Signs of the Apocalypse
Replies: 9
Views: 4285

Re: Signs of the Apocalypse

Upping the dosage might have been a mistake. WHen you go back to work, you might crave it. My best boss ever, back at the first gas station, caught me burning down in the drink cooler red-handed about five times. He'd always take me in his office, have me close the door like I'm in trouble, and tel...
by Raw Shark
2020-04-09 02:15pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Signs of the Apocalypse
Replies: 9
Views: 4285

Re: Signs of the Apocalypse