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Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 07:04 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,228
Posted By Horatius
They're the Supreme Court, and are dominated by...

They're the Supreme Court, and are dominated by people who really don't give a crap about the law. They'll make the ruling they want to make, and won't care that any legal reasoning behind the...
Forum: History, Literature, and the Arts 21st June 2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 476
Posted By Horatius
If a new civil war does break out, then Jan 6...

If a new civil war does break out, then Jan 6 will be its "Bleeding Kansas". Violent acts by non-governmental forces that didn't immediately cause the war, but certainly set the tone for the...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 20th June 2022, 05:23 AM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 197,543
Posted By Horatius
Well, I don't know about you, but I'd probably...

Well, I don't know about you, but I'd probably buy a flashlight that could continue to work under those conditions. That'd be one robust flashlight.
Forum: USA Politics 18th June 2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,290
Posted By Horatius
Back in February, Ottawa was essentially held...

Back in February, Ottawa was essentially held hostage by the ******* Convoy for almost a month. This result was pretty obvious to everyone who paid any attention at all to what the ******* Convoy...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 17th June 2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,611
Posted By Horatius
Hey, man, pictures don't lie...

Hey, man, pictures don't lie...
Forum: USA Politics 17th June 2022, 05:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,120
Posted By Horatius
Really, his whole handling of the pandemic,...

Really, his whole handling of the pandemic, particularly in light of the election, is his greatest failure. Even with all the **** he screwed up, and the tanking economy, he still almost won the...
Forum: USA Politics 14th June 2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 156,472
Posted By Horatius
The party leadership splitting is only one way...

The party leadership splitting is only one way for the party to die. Another is if their voters split. One thing that's been consistent for decades now is that the GOP generally pulls fewer votes...
Forum: USA Politics 14th June 2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 156,472
Posted By Horatius
The part you're overlooking is, if the GOP...

The part you're overlooking is, if the GOP finally does implode and disappear as a political party, the Democrats will not remain a single party. There's enough difference of opinion within the Dems...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 8th June 2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,812
Posted By Horatius
The problem with replicating this study is, in...

The problem with replicating this study is, in addition to a vast increase in Internet video sites, we've had a vast increase in opposition to animal cruelty.

#SaveTheFrogs #Don'tParboilKermit
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 4th June 2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 27,803
Posted By Horatius
Of the national leaders Putin, Biden, Trudeau,...

Of the national leaders Putin, Biden, Trudeau, Macron, Johnson and Zelinski, which one has been in virtually total control of their country for over 20 years now?

Here's a hint, it's not any one...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 3rd May 2022, 11:02 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 27,803
Posted By Horatius
Yeah, we wouldn't want to go provoking an...

Yeah, we wouldn't want to go provoking an invasion of Ukraine, or anything.

At this point, anything Ukraine does to hit back at Russia in general, and Putin in particular, is not only necessary,...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 3rd May 2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By Horatius
Well, now I'm sitting here wondering what a...

Well, now I'm sitting here wondering what a "legitimate pedophile" is....
Forum: USA Politics 29th April 2022, 08:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,032
Posted By Horatius
The real problem isn't that people are...

The real problem isn't that people are "anti-science", it's that so few people actually know what science is.

Many years ago, I saw a Facebook post from a person I knew back in high school. She...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 17th March 2022, 05:04 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 27,803
Posted By Horatius
But that's the thing: there are more people in...

But that's the thing: there are more people in the Russian government than just the President, or whatever title Putin is using at the moment. Putin only has the power he has because he has all those...
Forum: USA Politics 16th March 2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,145
Posted By Horatius
Well, I've been advocating that for years. Not...

Well, I've been advocating that for years. Not because of DST or whatever, I just want to sort out this "summer and winter" nonsense. Why should my weather change radically over the course of a year...
Forum: USA Politics 16th March 2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,145
Posted By Horatius
In today's Global Marketplace, why don't we just...

In today's Global Marketplace, why don't we just get rid of timezones entirely? At some point, just have everyone in the world set their clocks to 12:01AM, and let 'er rip.

So what if some people...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 16th March 2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 27,803
Posted By Horatius
Exactly right. There's no reason the...

Exactly right.

There's no reason the post-Cold War Russian Federation should have become an impoverished dictatorial hell-hole. They have lots of resources, their population was fairly...
Forum: USA Politics 15th March 2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,145
Posted By Horatius
I feel like this is a point that gets lost in all...

I feel like this is a point that gets lost in all these discussions. Even within timezones, when the sun rises and sets can vary quite a bit. When I moved west in the same timezone to attend...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 13th March 2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 27,803
Posted By Horatius
Dude, Canada barely has missiles in Canada....

Dude, Canada barely has missiles in Canada. Please leave us out of your delusions, m'kay?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd March 2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3,211
Views: 81,215
Posted By Horatius
Because he doesn't believe that we would do it. ...

Because he doesn't believe that we would do it.

Being the craziest guy in the room does sometimes have its advantages.
Forum: USA Politics 28th February 2022, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3,502
Views: 191,685
Posted By Horatius
That's what you do when you're cutting your...

That's what you do when you're cutting your losses.

Anyone who deliberately loses money so they can claim a "tax write off" is an idiot. The amount you save on taxes will always be less than what...
Forum: USA Politics 28th February 2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3,406
Views: 268,783
Posted By Horatius
But their check did clear!

But their check did clear!
Forum: USA Politics 28th February 2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3,502
Views: 191,685
Posted By Horatius
I think this was the biggest factor in Putin's...

I think this was the biggest factor in Putin's choice of timing. When Trump was still President, there was a decent chance that he'd actually end up destroying NATO, either as a deliberate choice, or...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th February 2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 922
Posted By Horatius
Yeah, it's clear the Azov battalion is the excuse...

Yeah, it's clear the Azov battalion is the excuse for the invasion, and not the reason.

But it's possible to acknowledge that, while still thinking someone should put paid to those bastards, too....
Forum: USA Politics 24th February 2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By Horatius
Well he's got my vote!

Well he's got my vote!
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 11th February 2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 168,731
Posted By Horatius
There was also Brian Mulroney in the 80s. I...

There was also Brian Mulroney in the 80s. I recall a news story on the day he attended his first Question Period in the house, by sitting in the public gallery. Mostly a photo op, since people in the...
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 11th February 2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 52,824
Posted By Horatius
Well, honestly, are any of us surprised that...

Well, honestly, are any of us surprised that bigger, stronger idiots are beating him up and taking his lunch money? This was pretty much inevitable.
Forum: Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories 10th February 2022, 10:18 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 52,824
Posted By Horatius
Well, it's interesting you should ask that.... ...

Well, it's interesting you should ask that....

They've just had a mass "swearing at in" ceremony for his annoying droids.

https://twitter.com/glen_mcgregor/status/1491872930782855183?s=21
...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 6th February 2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 739
Views: 168,731
Posted By Horatius
Well, that's the big question, right there. ...

Well, that's the big question, right there.

Some will start voting Liberal or NDP, as I have. Others will just not vote. A split in the party is certainly possible, but it's impossible to say for...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 2nd February 2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 168,731
Posted By Horatius
I can't see them nominating anything else at this...

I can't see them nominating anything else at this point. They already rejected more moderate candidates in favor of O'Toole the last time around, and now they've tossed O'Toole largely because they...
Forum: USA Politics 14th January 2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,210
Posted By Horatius
And this right here is why Biden making such an...

And this right here is why Biden making such an announcement three years out would be a huge mistake, and actually anointing a new successor would be even worse. Anyone who becomes a credible...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 13th January 2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,277
Posted By Horatius
It'd be just like some namby-pamby electric car...

It'd be just like some namby-pamby electric car driver to also own an electric gun!
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th January 2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,277
Posted By Horatius
Uhm, only one of them seemed to feel that way....

Uhm, only one of them seemed to feel that way. The Prius guy was waiting for the cops, like they should, and only fired in self-defense.

As ****** up as US gun culture might be, this guy doesn't...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 12th January 2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,710
Posted By Horatius
This looks to me like the Counterfeiters' version...

This looks to me like the Counterfeiters' version of the "I'm not touching you!" game.

If someone found a bunch of these on you, you could plausibly claim they're not "counterfeit" because even a...
Forum: USA Politics 11th January 2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,930
Posted By Horatius
And to register to vote, I literally just check a...

And to register to vote, I literally just check a box on my income tax forms that says, "Yes, tell Elections Canada where I live".
Forum: USA Politics 10th January 2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,930
Posted By Horatius
From your first link: Now,...

From your first link:






Now, where have I heard that before? :D
Forum: USA Politics 10th January 2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,930
Posted By Horatius
Yeah, I'd love to see how many Republican heads...

Yeah, I'd love to see how many Republican heads would explode if the Democrats came out strongly in favor of a "Voter ID" law, but which law was based on the actual Canadian requirements.

Even as...
Forum: USA Politics 9th January 2022, 06:13 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,930
Posted By Horatius
The details would depend heavily on things I...

The details would depend heavily on things I can't predict. Who wins the next few elections, and how the other party reacts to that probably being the main thing. I expect the divisions will largely,...
Forum: USA Politics 8th January 2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 271,708
Posted By Horatius
Good news middle aged men! We can finally tell...

Good news middle aged men! We can finally tell the doctors to stop sticking their fingers up our asses!
Forum: USA Politics 8th January 2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,930
Posted By Horatius
If I could wave a magic wand, and get everyone...

If I could wave a magic wand, and get everyone involved in the "New Civil War or Not?" discussion to understand one thing, it would be this:

Civil War 2 is to Civil War as Aliens was to Alien.
...
Forum: USA Politics 8th January 2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 9,264
Posted By Horatius
...and if you really want to tell a story of...

...and if you really want to tell a story of redemption, why not pair the images together? If you know the story, this seems like the obvious thing to do.
Forum: USA Politics 6th January 2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 33,495
Posted By Horatius
There are parts of my job I'm tired of, and put...

There are parts of my job I'm tired of, and put off as long as I can, but I still end up doing them, because it's my job.

I wonder how often these guys see a really stupid comment, and just go,...
Forum: USA Politics 6th January 2022, 05:23 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,282
Posted By Horatius
To be fair, the Wilder West was both hilarious...

To be fair, the Wilder West was both hilarious and truthful (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHJbSvidohg).
Forum: USA Politics 5th January 2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 33,495
Posted By Horatius
I often wonder if the people who spend all their...

I often wonder if the people who spend all their time trying to defend the stupidity ever just get tired of it. "Oh, god, what do I have to spin now?"
Forum: USA Politics 4th January 2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,282
Posted By Horatius
You're worried about dueling? Well, **** how...

You're worried about dueling? Well, **** how about "legal" serial killing?

Under stand your ground laws, it seems like you should be able to kill anyone you are alone in a room with, and if you...
Forum: USA Politics 3rd January 2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,227
Views: 71,093
Posted By Horatius
Well, no one here, anyways. Out in the wild...

Well, no one here, anyways.

Out in the wild lands? A whole lot of people are buying it.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 3rd January 2022, 06:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,947
Posted By Horatius
Well, if you look at the wording: Stolen...

Well, if you look at the wording:

Stolen property. If you steal property, you must report its fair market value in your income in the year you steal it unless you return it to its rightful owner...
Forum: USA Politics 2nd January 2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 33,495
Posted By Horatius
I don't know, I think it might be fun to watch...

I don't know, I think it might be fun to watch Raphael try to deal with Parliament, where it's accepted practice to jeer members of the other party when they say something stupid in the House of...
Forum: USA Politics 1st January 2022, 05:44 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 33,495
Posted By Horatius
Was it this daughter? ...

Was it this daughter?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gplpSfaouP8
Forum: USA Politics 31st December 2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 71,458
Posted By Horatius
One of these things is not like the other, one of...

One of these things is not like the other, one of these things, isn't the same.....

"Damn, they found my one weakness: being stuck in jail!!"
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