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Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 07:00 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 4,572
Posted By bruto
True enough in one sense, but in the strictly...

True enough in one sense, but in the strictly legal sense, if visible nipples are the basis for a complaint, that complaint is disarmed if the nipples are not visible. We can argue all sorts of ways...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 64,135
Posted By bruto
Indeed, one of the things the right wing nutjobs...

Indeed, one of the things the right wing nutjobs seem to have overlooked is that it was the Library of Congress people who handed the flutes to Lizzo. It's not as if she marched in there and took...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 06:25 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 16,492
Posted By bruto
Yes, but fortunately for the rest of us, it is...

Yes, but fortunately for the rest of us, it is consistent with your morality not to care.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 04:02 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 4,572
Posted By bruto
It would be an interesting situation and might,...

It would be an interesting situation and might, at least, help clarify what is being done and why. If the teacher complied, I think they'd have a good case for telling critics to shut up and get over...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events Today, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 113,372
Posted By bruto
Of course if you spin it right, an innocent...

Of course if you spin it right, an innocent bystander shot by mistake is "involved" with a gun battle.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th September 2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 1,738
Posted By bruto
I hope for the sake of Floridians that De Santis...

I hope for the sake of Floridians that De Santis does better than we might otherwise wish him to, and that he loses his bid for the Presidency despite, rather than because of, his performance here.
...
Forum: USA Politics 26th September 2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 16,492
Posted By bruto
It sounds as if "ought to be illegal" is now the...

It sounds as if "ought to be illegal" is now the same as "illegal," and a "suckass law" is no law at all. I'm not convinced that this is a very good argument, even if it's true that they ought to...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 25th September 2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,597
Posted By bruto
jI think perhaps we've found one bottleneck here....

jI think perhaps we've found one bottleneck here. The post may have seemed self evident to you, but it was not to others, and I suspect that the idea of what it means to communicate an idea to...
Forum: USA Politics 25th September 2022, 06:14 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 16,492
Posted By bruto
It's obvious that he thinks they should be...

It's obvious that he thinks they should be illegal, and agreement about whether what he thinks is what is true is a technicality.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th September 2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 8,595
Posted By bruto
Yes indeed, and as I think I mentioned in an...

Yes indeed, and as I think I mentioned in an earlier post, part of the context one has to remember in this whole affair is that those vastly more important preferences needed to be mentioned at all....
Forum: USA Politics 25th September 2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,282
Posted By bruto
I mentioned him above, I think. One of the few...

I mentioned him above, I think. One of the few Republicans I've actually voted for. Lieberman in his earlier career was a popular and effective attorney general, but his hawkish position of foreign...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th September 2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 4,572
Posted By bruto
Assuming this is real and not a hoax I must say...

Assuming this is real and not a hoax I must say that even though I'm quite cool with transsexuals and all sorts of things that some people don't like, this strikes me as pretty intentionally...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th September 2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 8,595
Posted By bruto
Yes, I'm sure the powerpoint slide is real, but...

Yes, I'm sure the powerpoint slide is real, but it's not a publication of rules, it's a powerpoint slide that accompanied a lecture about preferences in conduct.

And though I might indeed be...
Forum: USA Politics 25th September 2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 843
Views: 16,492
Posted By bruto
Given that De Santis probably went to school in...

Given that De Santis probably went to school in Florida, perhaps it's just poor reading comprehension. He thought the tired and poor were supposed to do their huddling in Mass.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 25th September 2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 8,595
Posted By bruto
That Air Force thing looks a little over the top,...

That Air Force thing looks a little over the top, but I wonder if it lacks context. It is, to begin with, apparently a recommendation and not an order, and does not, as far as I can read, demand...
Forum: USA Politics 25th September 2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 843
Views: 16,492
Posted By bruto
Nobody here has suggested the hardship is...

Nobody here has suggested the hardship is "ultimate." Saying one thing is less nasty than another is not the same thing, by far, as saying that it is therefore good enough.

The action in this...
Forum: USA Politics 24th September 2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 16,492
Posted By bruto
So your statement, "Hell, probably better than...

So your statement, "Hell, probably better than had they stayed in TX or FL." was just hot air?

And if there is no difference between what happens in a sanctuary state and what happens elsewhere,...
Forum: USA Politics 24th September 2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 16,492
Posted By bruto
Sure they're scads better just about anywhere...

Sure they're scads better just about anywhere than the failed state of Venezuela, but you also pointed out (probably accurately) that they would be better off out of Texas and Florida, which is why I...
Forum: USA Politics 24th September 2022, 08:32 AM
Replies: 843
Views: 16,492
Posted By bruto
I am not sure that the open admission that Texas...

I am not sure that the open admission that Texas and Florida are relative dumps is the best public relations move.

Being flown to Massachusetts can mean many things. In case you are entirely...
Forum: USA Politics 23rd September 2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,221
Posted By bruto
What does the number of them (or your perception...

What does the number of them (or your perception of why they do it) have to do with the legality or illegality of what they're doing?
Forum: USA Politics 23rd September 2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 843
Views: 16,492
Posted By bruto
I don't think our governor is obligated to do...

I don't think our governor is obligated to do something out of the way and unusual in order to counter a stupid, and possibly illegal, action by another.

In any case, unless he intended to pay for...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd September 2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 30,248
Posted By bruto
Of course I presume you, being fair minded and...

Of course I presume you, being fair minded and such, would also presume that a black person who was once traumatized by a white person would be OK with acting out racial bias against white people. ...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd September 2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 16,492
Posted By bruto
Meanwhile, in the "not everyone is an idiot"...

Meanwhile, in the "not everyone is an idiot" department, the governor of Vermont has suggested that it would not be such a bad idea to send the next batch up here. He did politely suggest that a...
Forum: USA Politics 22nd September 2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,604
Posted By bruto
Of course, in the opposition all virtue is...

Of course, in the opposition all virtue is nothing but signalling. You could be a modern-day Joan of Arc and the trumpers of the world would make it about your tits.
Forum: USA Politics 22nd September 2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2,251
Views: 115,091
Posted By bruto
I may be wrong on this, but I think the ex post...

I may be wrong on this, but I think the ex post facto question would apply to the offense itself, not to a change in the statute of limitations. You can't be charged for something that was legal...
Forum: USA Politics 20th September 2022, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 64,135
Posted By bruto
The problem is that it's one thing to play dumb...

The problem is that it's one thing to play dumb to get into power, but quite another to act dumb to keep it. At some point when the opportunity to act smartly has been wasted, the presumption of...
Forum: USA Politics 19th September 2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 16,492
Posted By bruto
It occurs to me to wonder, if it turns out that...

It occurs to me to wonder, if it turns out that De Santis is not breaking the law doing what he's doing, doesn't that mean that the governor of another state could simply fly a bunch of immigrants to...
Forum: USA Politics 19th September 2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 16,492
Posted By bruto
No, but you've made it plain you're glad he did.

No, but you've made it plain you're glad he did.
Forum: Welcome! 19th September 2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3,373
Views: 1,406,886
Posted By bruto
Great. We need new blood. Just try not to get...

Great. We need new blood. Just try not to get it on the carpet.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 19th September 2022, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 113,372
Posted By bruto
I just recently noticed a rail crossing with a...

I just recently noticed a rail crossing with a sign warning people not to stop on the tracks. Next up, "Restaurant puts up sign telling customers not to put beans up their nose."
Forum: USA Politics 19th September 2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,604
Posted By bruto
It certainly is predictable that a person like...

It certainly is predictable that a person like Trump or his cronies would never say the equivalent of "my feelings are not the most important thing right now."
Forum: USA Politics 19th September 2022, 06:34 AM
Replies: 843
Views: 16,492
Posted By bruto
I know that. It's a symbol of stupidity and...

I know that. It's a symbol of stupidity and error.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th September 2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 113,372
Posted By bruto
That is of course also true, but it's still...

That is of course also true, but it's still routine and unquestionably more foolproof than license plate checking to look at the VIN, which is why, for ***** sake, it is required to be visible...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 18th September 2022, 02:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,880
Posted By bruto
Funny thing, when I look for a word to fill in...

Funny thing, when I look for a word to fill in the blank of "Donnie is a son of a _____," that's not the first thing that springs to my mind.
Forum: USA Politics 18th September 2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 16,492
Posted By bruto
Which makes no difference at all to why they...

Which makes no difference at all to why they should fly immigrants to Martha's Vineyard, instead of to one of the many sizeable cities in which it might be possible for a group of disoriented...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 18th September 2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 113,372
Posted By bruto
It ought, I think, to be obvious here that the...

It ought, I think, to be obvious here that the police were doing their job wrong. Every vehicle these days has a VIN visible through the windshield, and any cop can look it up via radio. If there's...
Forum: USA Politics 17th September 2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,282
Posted By bruto
Of course if one goes back in history, it's...

Of course if one goes back in history, it's necessary to remember that times and circumstances change. So, for example, I can think of some old time Republicans who were pretty decent in their day,...
Forum: USA Politics 17th September 2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 16,492
Posted By bruto
How about because it is wrong? How does it come...

How about because it is wrong? How does it come about that those politicians who scream loudest against hints of moral relativism find it so easy to abandon every trace of simple decency in favor of...
Forum: USA Politics 16th September 2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,493
Posted By bruto
True enough much of the time, and not worth going...

True enough much of the time, and not worth going on and on about, but I do think that some weapons, including revolvers and pump action shotguns, would not have such a problem.
Forum: USA Politics 16th September 2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,282
Posted By bruto
He also was a flamboyantly bold liar, though he...

He also was a flamboyantly bold liar, though he did it with such style and smile that he got away with being "inaccurate."
Forum: USA Politics 16th September 2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 16,492
Posted By bruto
There's some truth to what you're saying but one...

There's some truth to what you're saying but one part of what you're saying is also that Florida is unwelcoming and uncaring, a place to languish.

Not to say this isn't a problem, and no doubt...
Forum: USA Politics 16th September 2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 647
Posted By bruto
No, but the government accepted slavery, and...

No, but the government accepted slavery, and first in the Constitution and then more strongly in 1850 attempted to force everyone to abet it by re-enslaving those who fled. This is not to say there...
Forum: USA Politics 16th September 2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2,080
Views: 53,474
Posted By bruto
I think there's a point there, though I think...

I think there's a point there, though I think it's still a bit tenuous. If the Democrats had succeeded in passing a bill, then every challenge to the bill would likely be sent to the SC, and if the...
Forum: USA Politics 16th September 2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 16,492
Posted By bruto
Not according to him, though, it seems. Have...

Not according to him, though, it seems. Have cake or eat it.
Forum: USA Politics 16th September 2022, 06:41 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,493
Posted By bruto
I live in an area and a style that makes the need...

I live in an area and a style that makes the need for a nightstand gun rather slim, and with luck that will continue. The .22, though I suspect it could prove lethal in a pinch, and has so far never...
Forum: USA Politics 16th September 2022, 06:17 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,282
Posted By bruto
I'd vote for Earl Warren.

I'd vote for Earl Warren.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th September 2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 8,595
Posted By bruto
I would consider this "woke" in the pejorative...

I would consider this "woke" in the pejorative sense, if the works in question were removed. But according to the article, they were not (e.t.a. had been removed but are being brought back). They...
Forum: USA Politics 15th September 2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,604
Posted By bruto
It does seem odd in the context of this thread...

It does seem odd in the context of this thread that Warp 12, convinced as he is of the Clintons' corruption, voices his praise of Starr, who so notoriously failed at the task of proving it.
Forum: USA Politics 15th September 2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 64,135
Posted By bruto
The mainland ones will go at you hammer and tongs.

The mainland ones will go at you hammer and tongs.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 15th September 2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 113,372
Posted By bruto
The police response to the man stuck in the car...

The police response to the man stuck in the car seems like a grownup version of "if you don't stop crying I'll give you something to cry about." Basically, he's afraid the cops will shoot him, so to...
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