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Forum: USA Politics Today, 06:10 AM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 121,992
Posted By varwoche
I think this would necessarily involve a...

I think this would necessarily involve a break-up. While it's appealing, the notion of an unchecked United States of MAGA as an immediate neighbor is unsettling.
Forum: USA Politics Today, 04:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 587
Posted By varwoche
I didn't say they should be let off. John Dean...

I didn't say they should be let off. John Dean was indicted, he flipped, and he went to jail.
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 160,428
Posted By varwoche
It might be due to her attorney switch.

It might be due to her attorney switch.
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 160,428
Posted By varwoche
Ideally, first they would indict and turn...

Ideally, first they would indict and turn Meadows, Eastman, Clark.
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 160,428
Posted By varwoche
Even though we've known for a long time that...

Even though we've known for a long time that Trump is an infantile, violent moron intent on overturning democracy, that was stunning.
Forum: USA Politics 27th June 2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,477
Posted By varwoche
I don't understand why we haven't learned more...

I don't understand why we haven't learned more about John Doe, the insurrectionist who was guided by Loudermilk. The media doesn't even report his name, even though they surely know his name.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 24th June 2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 7,017
Posted By varwoche
This is why Biden should add everyone to the...

This is why Biden should add everyone to the court. That's not so easy to undo. And no, I'm not joking.

@Lionking. Adding a seat to the court requires (1) killing the Senate filibuster and (2) new...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd June 2022, 06:58 AM
Replies: 721
Views: 34,679
Posted By varwoche
The school of thought crystallized by Libertopian...

The school of thought crystallized by Libertopian Michael Badnarik (illustrious Constitutional scholar): "I don't care what nine clowns in bathrobes say"
Forum: USA Politics 17th June 2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,477
Posted By varwoche
(1) John Doe was marching on the Capital the next...

(1) John Doe was marching on the Capital the next day, armed, and stating his intentions to kill Pence, Pelosi, and Nadler.
(2) Doe photographed Nadler's office, elevators, hallways, and security...
Forum: USA Politics 17th June 2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,477
Posted By varwoche
Loudermilk wrote a book titled And Then They...

Loudermilk wrote a book titled And Then They Prayed: Moments In American History Impacted By Prayer. His bio on Amazon...
Forum: USA Politics 17th June 2022, 08:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,477
Posted By varwoche
An innocent explanation for Loudermilk's actions...

An innocent explanation for Loudermilk's actions (and non actions) does not exist.

It defies credulity that Loudermilk was an innocent dupe, seeing as he's bat **** crazy MAGA. But let's suppose...
Forum: USA Politics 17th June 2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,477
Posted By varwoche
According to Loudermilk, when the unnamed*...

According to Loudermilk, when the unnamed* insurrectionist was taking pictures of hallways, security checkpoints and elevators, he was actually photographing light fixtures and artwork by children. ...
Forum: USA Politics 16th June 2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 160,428
Posted By varwoche
Jan. 6 panel to seek testimony from Ginni Thomas...

Jan. 6 panel to seek testimony from Ginni Thomas (https://www.axios.com/2022/06/16/ginni-thomas-jan-6-panel)
Forum: USA Politics 16th June 2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,477
Posted By varwoche
Rep Loudermilk, Insurrectionist

I think this merits a thread, starting with a timeline:

Jan 5, 2021
Loudermilk leads unusual tour, John Doe takes unusual pics

Jan 6, 2021
John Doe marches to Capital building carrying...
Forum: USA Politics 16th June 2022, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 160,428
Posted By varwoche
I failed to mention, Eastman clerked for Thomas.

I failed to mention, Eastman clerked for Thomas.
Forum: USA Politics 16th June 2022, 03:54 AM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 160,428
Posted By varwoche
This is heating up. In newly released emails...

This is heating up. In newly released emails between Eastman and another Trump lawyer, they discuss (1) explosive moments behind the scenes at SCOTUS prior to Jan 6 and (2) the benefits of turbulence...
Forum: USA Politics 15th June 2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 160,428
Posted By varwoche
Genius, they sent you that very letter a month...

Genius, they sent you that very letter a month ago. Otherwise known as contacting you.

He didn't cooperate, needless to say.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 14th June 2022, 06:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,645
Posted By varwoche
He did explain that one during the testimony. He...

He did explain that one during the testimony. He explained that placing the boxes under the tables was SOP, and that if the crazies had bothered to watch more than a 10 second snippet, this would...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 13th June 2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,645
Posted By varwoche
I'm not going to ask you to unpack...

I'm not going to ask you to unpack ""investigation"", but Barr did testify that Justice looked into a number of the Big Lie claims, including the ones you mention.



Transcript of June 13...
Forum: USA Politics 12th June 2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 160,428
Posted By varwoche
I see your problem... Drivel of a high order.

I see your problem... Drivel of a high order.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 11th June 2022, 07:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,426
Posted By varwoche
How incredibly weak. Most importantly, it's...

How incredibly weak.

Most importantly, it's painfully obvious that the Republican power structure has morphed into an anti-democracy movement that bows to an unhinged racist. When this demented...
Forum: USA Politics 11th June 2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 160,428
Posted By varwoche
You just can't resist taking inept swipes at the...

You just can't resist taking inept swipes at the committee.

Given the circumstances -- a violent attempt to overturn democracy by an unhinged POTUS -- "low key" is an absurd expectation.

And...
Forum: USA Politics 10th June 2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 2,219
Posted By varwoche
True. However, you were unable to point out any...

True. However, you were unable to point out any specific ways it's more partisan than any other congressional committee.
Forum: USA Politics 10th June 2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3,068
Views: 160,428
Posted By varwoche
Yeah it's a topsy turvy world. But say what you...

Yeah it's a topsy turvy world. But say what you will, Cheney's presentation was outstanding.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 10th June 2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,853
Posted By varwoche
It's unfortunate that the Imago Box...

It's unfortunate that the Imago Box (http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=3495057#post3495057) never materialized, intended to disprove CO2 as driver of global warming....
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 9th June 2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,426
Posted By varwoche
Without evidence it's just blah blah blah, right?...

Without evidence it's just blah blah blah, right? By all means, provide evidence for this.. (hilite added)
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 9th June 2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,426
Posted By varwoche
The evidence I posted for you in the Politics...

The evidence I posted for you in the Politics thread would be off topic here.
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 8th June 2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,426
Posted By varwoche
These bales of straw are well timed, in that...

These bales of straw are well timed, in that supplies are abundant this time of year.

In the thread in Politics where you raised some of these concepts, you failed to acknowledge contrary facts,...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th June 2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 4,348
Posted By varwoche
Bill: How about we lift some weights, go ride...

Bill: How about we lift some weights, go ride dirt bikes, pick up a six pack, then go watch the game.
Phil: No thanks, I'm agender.

Not every permutation of human identity requires a label. "I'm...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th June 2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 4,348
Posted By varwoche
The usefulness of certain labels eludes me, e.g....

The usefulness of certain labels eludes me, e.g. agender.
Forum: Education 2nd June 2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,856
Posted By varwoche
As if critical thinkers should assign legitimacy...

As if critical thinkers should assign legitimacy to putrid data sources. And as if everyone has infinite free time to deep dive into dumpsters. You're foisting drivel masked as critical thinking in...
Forum: USA Politics 11th May 2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 5,952
Posted By varwoche
It's painfully obvious who is trashing US...

It's painfully obvious who is trashing US democracy, vacuous obfuscation notwithstanding.
Forum: USA Politics 10th May 2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 5,952
Posted By varwoche
The decline of US democracy may not be...

The decline of US democracy may not be reversable. The constitution, in combination with the EC, senate rules, House make-up, gerrymandering, legalized voter suppression, and the current SCOTUS, form...
Forum: Religion and Philosophy 7th May 2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 11,064
Posted By varwoche
Ignoring the motivations is ignoring the context....

Ignoring the motivations is ignoring the context. Ignoring the context, and taking the words strictly at face value, isn't critical thinking. That may not seem clear to you perched up on that high...
Forum: USA Politics 15th April 2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 26,445
Posted By varwoche
Reality is equally shocking; no need for creative...

Reality is equally shocking; no need for creative writing. We know that Shea leads a movement that seeks to establish a Christopia where men who refuse to fall in line are executed and their...
Forum: USA Politics 14th April 2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 26,445
Posted By varwoche
Matt Shea was recently in Poland in an effort to...

Matt Shea was recently in Poland in an effort to adopt 60 Ukranian orphans under sketchy circumstances...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 11th April 2022, 05:34 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 8,160
Posted By varwoche
When you draw a parallel between a proven fraud...

When you draw a parallel between a proven fraud and a proven non-fraud, your thinking is out of whack.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th April 2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 8,160
Posted By varwoche
You're asking readers to accept that it's ...

You're asking readers to accept that it's plausible that the drunk guy (1) was a guest (2) left belongings in the room (3) lost his wallet (4) lost his room key and (5) these facts evaded the press....
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 5th April 2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 8,160
Posted By varwoche
Defies credulity. If he was a guest getting the...

Defies credulity. If he was a guest getting the boot, someone (hotel staff and/or cops) would have retrieved his belongings.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 4th April 2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 8,160
Posted By varwoche
I don't see it this way at all. The guy assaulted...

I don't see it this way at all. The guy assaulted the clerk seconds earlier and had yet to be subdued..
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd April 2022, 06:15 AM
Replies: 628
Views: 16,684
Posted By varwoche
You'll have to pry my zamburak from my camel's...

You'll have to pry my zamburak from my camel's cold, dead humps.
Forum: USA Politics 31st March 2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 121,992
Posted By varwoche
How about addressing your original...

How about addressing your original fact-challenged goalpost location (http://www.internationalskeptics.com/forums/showthread.php?postid=13737255#post13737255)?
Forum: USA Politics 27th March 2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 121,992
Posted By varwoche
Inflation adds to the risk. For lots of people,...

Inflation adds to the risk. For lots of people, price of food and gas is the primary concern.
Forum: USA Politics 24th March 2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 121,992
Posted By varwoche
Cohen telling the truth isn't the concern per se....

Cohen telling the truth isn't the concern per se. The concern is Trump's lawyers making an issue of Cohen's reliability.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 23rd March 2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 27,863
Posted By varwoche
A question that's on topic... Has this dud of a...

A question that's on topic... Has this dud of a prediction caused you to reflect on the quality of your sources?
Forum: USA Politics 21st March 2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 80,271
Posted By varwoche
You were so eager to gloat that you didn't take...

You were so eager to gloat that you didn't take the time to figure out who the purported "clowns" are. As your leadoff clown, I'll point out that I never once opined about the ownership of the...
Forum: Trials and Errors 20th March 2022, 06:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,639
Posted By varwoche
"Just because the Supreme Court says so does not...

"Just because the Supreme Court says so does not make it law. We interpret the Constitution. I don’t care what nine clowns in bathrobes say."

- Michael Badnarik, Libertarian candidate for POTUS...
Forum: USA Politics 18th March 2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 80,271
Posted By varwoche
That's like wishing the briar patch on Br'er...

That's like wishing the briar patch on Br'er Rabbit.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 18th March 2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 27,863
Posted By varwoche
T-Bone Walker called it first. VAPDJheC0Jk

T-Bone Walker called it first.

VAPDJheC0Jk
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 15th March 2022, 06:27 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 27,863
Posted By varwoche
There's been a marked diminution of crackling...

There's been a marked diminution of crackling excitement the countdown provided in the glory days.
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