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Everything posted by DasBroot

  1. Let's hope the message is sent loud and clear to my party of choice: Trump only happened because he was facing a wildly unpopular candidate representing a two term government. It wasn't anything he said, it wasn't anything he did. Knock it off before you lose us the midterms (provided the President hasn't already done so).
  2. Those arguments never cease to annoy me: In a true firefight even a regular person who goes to the range once or twice a week is more likely to panic and shoot their own foot (if they're lucky) than do anything useful. The first time we get an 'everyone is armed' example of one of these shootings (someone shoots up a gun show or something) I think you'd see twice the fatalities and causalities - only a third of which could be attributed to the attacker's weapon.
  3. Fans are fun. That's the first trailer I've seen for the movie that I liked.
  4. Nope. That basically also sums up the mutant extinction crisis from a few years ago.
  5. With the charges out there in the ether and soon to hit the news cycles in full force the optics on that would be terrible for the Republican party. Truly - perhaps fatally for the moderates among their voter base - terrible. All this time and effort in a probe only to have their highest executive representative say 'nothing to see here'? It would prove every corruption accusing pundit right. They'd have no choice but to act in some way. If the roles were reversed 'concerned citizen' Trump would be leading the charge to tear down whatever Democratic president even thought about doing so. He should expect nothing less if he chooses to go down that route - and I think even he would learn (the hard way) that just because you're the one doing it doesn't make it OK.
  6. Frankly I wouldn't shed a tear if they found something in the investigation that indites her or the Democratic party leadership as well. Investigate away. Be thorough and let justice reign without partisanship bias if justice is needed to be meted out.
  7. Yeah, but he only killed half because if he killed everyone nobody would be left to die for his beloved Death. So basically he killed half the life in the universe instead of buying her chocolates. The glass half full would be 'think of how much calmer the commute will be'?
  8. "Fear the furious fumes of Foxbat's flaming - fingfong falls? Dammit, I almost pulled off a V for Vendetta there! Wait here, I'll be back after I check my villain thesaurus app...."
  9. Mock it. The vast majority of Americans (60% polled) aren't even remotely fooled by his act. And frankly most of his 36% 'approval' base likely isn't as well. Obama might have had the charisma needed to delay an election for some reason or another. Trump does not - not even in the face of a hypothetical man made or natural disaster. One thing I do find amusing - Trump's stated that his own approval ratings are a meaningless metric but he's very quick to point out the approval ratings of everyone else - from the Apprentice under Arnold to Senator Flake.
  10. There is a word for telling lies that you honestly believe. Mistake. It's any reaction when presented with the truth besides 'I didn't know that. I am sorry.' that makes these people delusional jerks. "Ok, so maybe that wasn't true... but the fact remains, it could have been true. It was plausible." BZZZZT! WRONG! It's hands down my single greatest source of frustration with the state of modern media - social or otherwise: By the time the retraction is printed (if it ever is) the damage is done.
  11. Netflix's Voltron season '4' - really just an extension to the 8 episode season 3 they released in the summer. since it was short - 6 episodes - the flaws stood out more (you can't afford a dud episode in a six episode run. Something other properties should take note of) but overall the story and animation remain surprisingly good for what it is. I would happily watch it on my own (as I have) and with my son in a year or two. It has a stronger sense of continuity than most prime time science fiction series. I find that amusing.
  12. I don't think any of that can withstand the media cycle Trump's inevitable tirade against their position will garner. Mud slinging is the norm, sadly, but the last election has shown that the political satirists have called it: shouting louder is better than speaking better. It's frightening how quickly terms like 'truthiness' or 'post-factual society' passed from satire to acceptance among far too many. This is the man who largely won his nomination (not the presidency, despite what he claims - the Republicans were going to get it back anyways short of a miracle - and this election cycle proves it) by saying outrageous things about every other contender and then making sure he waited long enough for his wild rhetoric to take hold before posting anything that might be considered 'well, maybe that's not true'. And he's still doing it. And it's still working among his support base. Misinformation endures and quantity is better than quality. That's what the Democrats and any Republicans running against him in 2020 have to overcome... without sinking to the same level (because the election showed that Trump's immune to attack ads.)
  13. You've got another thing coming - Judas Priest
  14. Most of President Trump's interactions and attempts at empathy and condolence fall into inner monologue 'Ok, Donald.... You can do this! Think! Think! What would a human say in this situation?' territory. I also don't think he *meant* to be disrespectful - he just don't *get* it. Which is not an excuse but it should be expected.
  15. Amusingly that's the closest to canon explanation for their reproductive rate - they're a valuable food source for predators on their native world. It exists in the real world as well as an anti-predator adaptation - predator satiation (sea turtles are the most well known, with a million eggs laid and hatching but only something terrible like 1% making it to the ocean, let alone adulthood).
  16. Designated Survivor - getting a little heavy (well, heavier) handed with the 'subtle' criticism of the current state of American politics this season but I guess that's to be expected. I think it's pretty much impossible for political show writers, be they drama or satire, to get writers block right now.
  17. Close My Eyes Forever - Lita Ford and Ozzy Osbourne
  18. Just how many times can a person take a different position in a single paragraph? President Trump speaking about NAFTA yesterday has to be a record of some sort. I feel bad for the negotiators. Also - Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau saying afterwards that sometimes the decisions this administration and president make are 'surprising' is probably the biggest understatement in the name of diplomacy I've ever heard.
  19. It was probably one of the *first* to really feature the idea of evil government so in my mind it's always gotten a pass. I don't mind evil government when it's done well and makes some sort of sense (especially evil from a 'certain point of view'). I mind it when it seems to be the first go to for many writers for any source of dramatic tension in movies or shows.
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