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by River
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Will Roe v Wade be overturned? How do you feel about that?
Replies: 786
Views: 254408

Re: Will Roe v Wade be overturned? How do you feel about that?

A thought struck me. Should Roe v Wade actually be overturned, what will be the big rallying cry for the religious right? They've already lost the fight when it comes to what people do with their genitals. Does critical race theory (aka grad level social studies) have the staying power or will they ...
by River
Mon Jul 26, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2301
Views: 145855

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

I maintain that these people aren't being logical. They're getting their emotional buttons pushed and embracing the sensation.
by River
Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2301
Views: 145855

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

How anyone can think of him as a good and competent manager of anything I do not comprehend. (He also said, "I came up with the vaccine.") As if he personally did this on his own. I truly do not understand how people follow his faulty and disjointed 'logic'. You are, of course, assuming h...
by River
Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2301
Views: 145855

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Trump really sucked at hiring, didn't he?
by River
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2301
Views: 145855

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

N.E. Brigand wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:50 am Jordan may be called as a witness by the committee. He might even take the Fifth.
This is his right...and it would look pretty damn bad.
by River
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot
Replies: 911
Views: 241257

Re: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot

No idea. Maybe that chalky white is natural. Maybe it's Maybelline.
by River
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 692
Views: 61671

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

Sometimes he really leans into that whole "I'm old and completely out of f*cks you $)%(*@#_ clowns" thing and it's kinda awesome when it happens.
by River
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot
Replies: 911
Views: 241257

Re: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot

I still can't figure out if y'all are talking about Donald Trump or Boris Johnson...
by River
Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1199
Views: 326876

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

Voronwë the Faithful wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 2:58 pm I don't know. I would imagine that there is no reason why they could not revisit a decision like that* so long as it is within the statute of limitations (which it may not be), but, politics.
They may also have bigger priorities?
by River
Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1199
Views: 326876

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

Um, guys...do you think this is legit or that the Guardian's been had ? I have no evidence that they've been had, BTW. I just can't believe such a thing actually happened. Images of the leaked documents are in the linked article. Text below. Kremlin papers appear to show Putin’s plot to put Trump in...
by River
Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 692
Views: 61671

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

I personally don't think President Biden will make decisions based on who is paying his son hundreds of thousands of dollars. But this just looks bad, even if it's as nothing in kind or scale compared to what was happening in the Trump administration. I have a hard time caring about what Presidents...
by River
Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2301
Views: 145855

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

I read the Atlantic piece. It's a little weird that it took Barr up until then to notice Trump's destructive tendencies...or maybe that was just the point where he finally disagreed with those tendencies. Either way, he doesn't exactly come out smelling like a rose. Privately telling Trump "No&...
by River
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2301
Views: 145855

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

Didn't realize the theory of relativity was politically unpalatable to the Right. It does get taught in schools, but never draws any ire the way evolution does. Weird how they're all up in arms about that but so thoroughly accepting of quantum theory they're wiling to do all kinds of gymnastics to r...
by River
Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1199
Views: 326876

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

My first thought, upon learning today that the Dept. of Justice in the Trump administration had secretly obtained subpoenas to obtain the phone records of members of Congress who had been critical of Trump, was that the very same DOJ argued in court that due to the separation of powers, Congress do...
by River
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional Elections
Replies: 93
Views: 9872

Re: 2022 U.S. Congressional Elections

In Texas mayoral elections today, Republicans seem to have done somewhat better than expected, retaining control over Fort Worth (which is either the largest or second largest U.S. city with a Republican mayor: Jacksonville, Florida is about the same size), and flipping the mid-sized city of McAlle...
by River
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 692
Views: 61671

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

Even now, there are some web-based email services we can't access from the company network, but the cat videos, reddit, PubMed, Google Scholar, and online shopping are back. And the Hall of Fire, let us not forget. True. :oops: el, I have no idea. It was grossly inconvenient when the measures dropp...
by River
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 692
Views: 61671

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

So Vladimir Putin wants Americans to become vegetarians? I suspect he just wants to make a mess. I am a vegetarian and my husband is cutting back hard on red meat because bloodwork. The cyber attack on JBS had/will have no impact on our household. We also live in the West and he drives a hybrid and...
by River
Mon May 31, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 692
Views: 61671

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

You know what's really weird about the TX GOP's behavior? They did really well in the 2020 election. If there was rampant fraud in TX that tipped the 2020 elections in TX and that rampant fraud must now be countered with these measures, what does it say about the legitimacy of those who won TX 2020 ...
by River
Mon May 31, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: World News Thread
Replies: 371
Views: 101237

Re: World News Thread

Meanwhile, it looks like Netanyahu is finally done. It is taking a bizarre coalition of hard-right, left-wing, centrists, ultra-Orthodox and Arab-Israeli parties. Israel inches closer to government without Netanyahu Wow. I've been feeling rather bad for the Israeli people. They've clearly been tryi...
by River
Sun May 30, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Why the hate on Russia?
Replies: 57
Views: 5128

Re: Why the hate on Russia?

Here's a case where I think anti-Russian (and anti-Chinese) sentiments are being exploited: Vaccine makers say IP waiver could hand technology to China and Russia ( Financial Times ) As industry lobbying has escalated in Washington, companies have warned in private meetings with US trade and White ...