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by John A Arkansawyer
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18419
Views: 2549897

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

John A Arkansawyer wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:20 pm
beantownbubba wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:10 pm
There will undoubtedly be a disaster right out of science fiction or dystopian fiction but it's hard to say precisely what or when.
Are you certain our current life in the panopticon isn't it?
I mean, maybe it's not. But I wouldn't bet on it.
by John A Arkansawyer
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Other Bands / Music News (non DBT-related)
Topic: Music from the late eighties, or, how I ruined my life
Replies: 0
Views: 17

Music from the late eighties, or, how I ruined my life

These tapes just surfaced recently. This was my favorite local band of that time, the one that should've made it at least a little bit. The first song is rough and then they click. Chana was all of sixteen. She's dead now: zl2Wne8909I And this was my favorite regional band. I know some of you are St...
by John A Arkansawyer
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18419
Views: 2549897

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Context is everything. What a Nobel Prize Winner says in the NYT is judged, at least by me, on a different scale than a blog dispute about popular fiction. For me, a personal attack is a personal attack. Krugman's is weak sauce. And she's probably going to win the most prestigious award in SF writi...
by John A Arkansawyer
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18419
Views: 2549897

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Anybody notice Paul Krugman's op-ed column on Adrew Yang in today's NYT? Whatever the merits of Krugman's substantive case, I was really brought up short by the very personal nature of his attack on Yang. Personal nature of his attack? That's sweetness and light! Even in my world, where bad math is...
by John A Arkansawyer
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18419
Views: 2549897

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

beantownbubba wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:10 pm
There will undoubtedly be a disaster right out of science fiction or dystopian fiction but it's hard to say precisely what or when.
Are you certain our current life in the panopticon isn't it?
by John A Arkansawyer
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18419
Views: 2549897

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Right, I read that part. I know that’s what was and is said. But among the things that I know about humans are if we can we will and whether or not we should doesnt much enter into it. Sooner or later if the means are there it will happen. Reassurance to the contrary means little to me. “Oh we woul...
by John A Arkansawyer
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: DBT at Green River Festival - 8/29/21
Replies: 19
Views: 240

Re: DBT at Green River Festival - 8/29/21

I don’t know. This festival draws about 6000 so it ain’t gonna be full of Heathens. They ain’t the headliner. The folks hanging around to see Ani Difranco may not have much interest The chance to see Ani again is part of the draw. If I make this show--not likely, considering its time in the academi...
by John A Arkansawyer
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18419
Views: 2549897

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

If I believed he was acting on principle--but he's not. My knowledge of Arkansas politics being extremely limited, what would you ascribe his motivations to? He thinks he's got a post-gubernatorial career in politics. Arkansas didn't go quite as Trump-crazy as our neighbors, and we took a very long...
by John A Arkansawyer
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18419
Views: 2549897

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Hey, JohnA, you must be pleased with your governor, for the moment at least. Hat tip to Gov. Asa Hutchison for vetoing a bill banning certain surgeries and medications for transgender minors. He stated that the bill exemplified government overreach and that such decisions should be left to families...
by John A Arkansawyer
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18419
Views: 2549897

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

If i am not mistaken, former Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor published an op-ed in today's NYT in which he basically pleaded with Joe Biden to appoint Pryor as the head of the Dept of Justice's antitrust division. I have no idea if this is a good idea or a bad one (though the general notion ...
by John A Arkansawyer
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18419
Views: 2549897

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

The west is finally finding out that we made a big mistake when we promoted the notion that increased prosperity would spread democracy to the PRC. I'm quite sure the wealthy and powerful people who pressed for that were judging by their own experience, wherein every time they got more money and po...
by John A Arkansawyer
Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18419
Views: 2549897

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

If you ignore the fundamental flaw, this is really very good. The flaw? The exact people one would want to follow these rules are the exact people who never will. Even so, I suppose that if a large group of people take this seriously it might keep some conspiracy theories from reaching critical (i....
by John A Arkansawyer
Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18419
Views: 2549897

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

I'm sure you've all been wondering... What Makes a Good Conspiracy Theory? We’ll never get rid of them, but can we at least process them better? My rare attempt at bipartisanship. If conspiracy theories appear in both parties, then sensible people in both parties should want to debunk them. That’s w...
by John A Arkansawyer
Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18419
Views: 2549897

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

It's a rare CEO I'd let watch my child, but they do exist. Case in point: The End of Silicon Valley as We Know It? Four ways the party may be coming to an end So much in here to chew on! If you need a teaser, here is it: In the case of social media platforms, manipulation of users for profit has fra...
by John A Arkansawyer
Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 3722
Views: 872838

Re: Last Movie Watched

Zip City wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:04 pm
He is now attempting to film an adaptation of Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along", a musical that runs in reverse chronological order over 25 years.
There's a great movie written by Harold Pinter called Betrayal that tells the story of an affair backward through time. It's just brilliant.
by John A Arkansawyer
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18419
Views: 2549897

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

So I had something to say: INSURRECTILE DYSFUNCTION AND SELF-TERRORISM: A HOW-NOT-TO STORY So the planned catastrophe of March 4 did not come to pass. I'm not surprised. Those who are out to kill democracy and its supporters by any means availble are an extremely small minority, empowered beyond the...
by John A Arkansawyer
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18419
Views: 2549897

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

You say "police committing acts of violence against someone is wrong all the time." I don't understand how you can believe that and I am disturbed that believing that provides a basis from which you can conclude that the Capitol killing and the George Floyd murder are equivalent. To me it's like we...
by John A Arkansawyer
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18419
Views: 2549897

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Cole, there's one other thing I forgot to mention. It turns out you were indeed wrong about Orange Man. Those of us who thought he was thinking about staying in office no matter whether he won the election or not were right. You should take that into consideration when you judge the actions of peopl...
by John A Arkansawyer
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18419
Views: 2549897

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

I shouldn’t even do this but just in case any of the people here who I respect and know to not just be internet gangsters who act like they’re fucking perfect that have doubts on my thoughts relative to Jan 6th I will. Was it fucked up? Yes sir. Could it have opened the door for something truly awf...
by John A Arkansawyer
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Sports
Replies: 378
Views: 115098

Re: Other Sports

SO WHAT WAS GOING THROUGH THE MIND OF THE GIRL IN THE PICTURE? SHE SHARES THAT AND MORE https://i1.wp.com/mississippiscoreboard.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2021-JP-vs-PA-147.jpg?w=1445&ssl=1 It is more than a picture. It is art, worthy of hanging in a fancy museum for men, women and children to ...
by John A Arkansawyer
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18419
Views: 2549897

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

I don't understand an interpretation of "What It Means" that's not fundamentally political. I've seen other people make this rhetorical move: It's not politics, thus attempting to put a contentious issue beyond political debate. I think it's not entirely forthright, despite being extremely popular....
by John A Arkansawyer
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18419
Views: 2549897

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

I also don't think songs like "What it Means" and "Ever South" are "political" (we, as a culture, tend to label everything that we disagree about as "political", when most of it is not, including police violence) I don't understand an interpretation of "What It Means" that's not fundamentally polit...
by John A Arkansawyer
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18419
Views: 2549897

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I might disagree with Cole on a bunch of shit, but I hope he keeps posting here. He has principle behind his views even if I think he’s wrong. His perspective is absolutely valuable, as is yours. Echo chambers are worthless. Agreed. And having taken the time to know him a little better, I know from...
by John A Arkansawyer
Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18419
Views: 2549897

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Cole Younger wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:06 am
“Reverend” Raphael Warnock
If you plan to dispute whether he is legitimately a minister or not, we will have words over it, brother.
by John A Arkansawyer
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18419
Views: 2549897

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

I'll be completely honest: I think this is hot as hell. If that showed up at my house, I sure wouldn't kick it out for eating petrochemicals in bed!
LBRod wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:22 pm

Here's my guess.
But the woman? Her I'm not so sure about.
by John A Arkansawyer
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18419
Views: 2549897

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Trump supporters-This new administration in conjunction with big tech is a clear and present threat to our liberty and must be stopped. They have a point, even though they're wrong. The potential for tyranny via tech monopoly and intrusive technology is massive, and it only gets worse when it's sup...
by John A Arkansawyer
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 558
Views: 44817

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

bovine knievel wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:14 pm
tinnitus photography wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:11 pm
i think once you've established who is in your fuckpod, you're safe.
What if the world is your fuckpod? 8-)
What if it's not?

by John A Arkansawyer
Tue Jan 26, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 558
Views: 44817

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

I will not be getting the vaccine. And have no desire to wear a mask or wash my hands. Let alone use hand sanitizer. Smoking hot post I know. Your debutante knows what you need, but I know what you want. I got my first shot about an hour and a half ago and I feel fine. Nothing is wron3l at3lL ALQL,...
by John A Arkansawyer
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Other Bands / Music News (non DBT-related)
Topic: Cover Songs
Replies: 729
Views: 229010

Re: Cover Songs

I don't know if this counts as a cover or not, but it's kicking my ass so fucking hard right now that I just want, in the wise words of Tonio K, to throw my loved one in the air, walk away and leave her there: