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9 hours ago, csyphrett said:

THe bunnies are hookers, Dean

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I'm aware of that, thank you. I still find the name... unpleasant.

 

Fortunately, I read Watership Down years before my father decided to make rabbits his side hustle. Meat for grocery stores, blood plasma and eyes for the UW School of Medicine, and brains for a company that, IIRC, used them to make a blood coagulant. One of my jobs was cleaning blood and membranes from the little bunny brains. But it means I can honestly include "Brain Washer" on my resume.

 

Dean Shomshak

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13 minutes ago, DShomshak said:

One of my jobs was cleaning blood and membranes from the little bunny brains. But it means I can honestly include "Brain Washer" on my resume.

Could be worse -- when someone asks me how I managed to pay for college, I can honestly tell that that I used to strip and grind for cash.

 

I was materials science and engineering -- spent summers working in a concrete research lab, stripping and grinding samples.

 

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16 hours ago, Pariah said:

I have a friend from college who's an electrician. He has to strip to make ends meet.

Trying to amp up the insulation he has from the shock to his paycheck due to the pandemic, is he?

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Unfortunately, they have a case.  The law explicitly created preferential treatment.  It's a paradox in trying to redress discrimination;  the laws attempting to prevent discrimination block efforts to give favorable treatment...because that is in itself an act of discrimination.

 

I'm not *happy* with the Texas ruling, but it also doesn't surprise me at all.  

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13 hours ago, Pariah said:

What's it gonna take to restore normality to this country?

 

Trump supporter warns CNN reporter of 'civil war' if former president not reinstated 'soon'

 

Complete capitulation and the whole world providing affirmation of their most rash beliefs and feelings. 

 

To be even less charitable, essentially being treated as princesses regardless of what reality is.

 

edit: I wonder what their plan is for climate change, given the southwest is running out of water.

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13 hours ago, Dr. MID-Nite said:

 

That ship has sailed....

 

I have to disagree.  That ship never existed.  It was less real than the Discovery One...but Trump does do a good job of being HAL, so the confusion may be understandable.

 

On one hand, the threat of a civil war is just hot air, IMO.  And, realistically, why should their minds have changed?  It was utter delusion from the start, and nothing has happened to disturb that delusion.  On the other hand, tho, you do have to be concerned that there's enough of a mass of these fools to potentially cause a serious problem.

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42 minutes ago, Pariah said:

Probably best to post this here rather than start an individual thread for it:

 

Donald Rumsfeld, The Controversial Architect Of The Iraq War, Has Died

 

In this, he is arguably one of the most influential political figures of the last 20 years.

 

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/06/30/donald-rumsfeld-what-the-world-got-wrong-497275

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1 hour ago, Pariah said:

Well, if buying senators and representatives isn't enough to get your point across, I suppose you can buy the National Guard, too.

 

GOP donor funds South Dakota National Guard troops in Texas

 

Pure political theatrics. Fifty Guards will make absolutely no difference on the border. This is just to stir up the Republican voter base. But when those Guards signed up I'm sure they never expected to be deployed as mercenaries bought by a private citizen.

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