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by beantownbubba
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18374
Views: 2539742

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

As many of you know I am a huge fan of Heather Cox Richardson. She is being interviewed about her book How the South Won the Civil War in a free virtual program Thurday 4/8 at 6pm. Registration required. I got the notice by email so I'm not sure how to link it, but I assume if you search any or all ...
by beantownbubba
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18374
Views: 2539742

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? In case anybody missed it, the state legislature overturned the governor's veto anyway. Overturning a veto in AR requires...wait for it... a ...
by beantownbubba
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 557
Views: 43480

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

This is a seemingly fair, balanced and knowledgeable "general interest" (i.e. not overly technical but evidence based) take on the Swedish "experiment" and experience with COVID. https://www.newyorker.com/news/dispatch/swedens-pandemic-experiment?utm_source=nl&utm_brand=tny&utm_mailing=TNY_Daily_040...
by beantownbubba
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18374
Views: 2539742

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 beantownbubba
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The TV thread
Replies: 3362
Views: 675545

Re: The TV thread

My wife and I have been finding the fifth season of The Americans to be less than compelling and generally not up to snuff so it was amusing when my wife, as is her wont, went to the internet for background and learned very quickly that season 5 is "the disappointing one." LOL, good to know we're no...
by beantownbubba
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 3722
Views: 870769

Re: Last Movie Watched

Promising Young Woman - Over an hour after watching this, I still have no idea what I think of it. Strange yet compelling. Definitely worth seeing but less or at least different than great. Most of the performances are very good but Carrie Mulligan in the lead role is superb. In a role that calls f...
by beantownbubba
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Wolf paid me!
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: Wolf paid me!

cortez the killer wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:57 pm
beantownbubba wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:45 pm
Really glad to hear this! :D
:?
Just in case there was any doubt out there that I'm a fool. :oops:

But damn, I really wish he had paid this.
by beantownbubba
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Wolf paid me!
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: Wolf paid me!

Really glad to hear this! :D
by beantownbubba
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 557
Views: 43480

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

chuckrh wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:32 am
Not a good night. I'm about to fire up the 4 hour Justice League as I'm in the "Breaking Bad" part of after effects.
Hang in there my friend.
by beantownbubba
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18374
Views: 2539742

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 t...
by beantownbubba
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 557
Views: 43480

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

First Pfizer shot last week followed by about 3 days of serious fatigue, finally getting back to normal. More sore around the injection site than typical but nothing too bad.

Thanks pearlbeer. I don't know where we'd be w/out selfless individuals willing to sacrifice their bodies for science.
by beantownbubba
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18374
Views: 2539742

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Donald Trump was probably more right about China than about anything else he turned his attention to during his presidency. But in the end it didn't matter. We will be stuck with the results of his bumbling, incoherent, corrupt and inept attempts at diplomacy for a long time. https://www.nytimes.com...
by beantownbubba
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Books Thread
Replies: 2265
Views: 551799

Re: Books Thread

beantownbubba wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:21 pm
Beverly Cleary died today, too. She was 104.
Since she was 104, she was born while World War ONE still raged. Think about all she saw and experienced during an incredibly eventful century plus. Mind boggling.
by beantownbubba
Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Books Thread
Replies: 2265
Views: 551799

Re: Books Thread

boyyourself wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:35 am
Best conversation about fence posts I’ve ever had.
Best report of a conversation about fence posts I've ever read. But inquiring minds need to know: Do either of you rent pigs?
by beantownbubba
Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18374
Views: 2539742

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Ending gun shows is a pipe dream. I guess my shorthand was too short. I did not mean to suggest ending gun shows, just making sales at gun shows subject to the same rules as other sales (e.g. waiting periods). And if I want to sell a gun to old buddy across the county I’m going to regardless of wha...
by beantownbubba
Sat Mar 27, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18374
Views: 2539742

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

But I’ll never be ok with “you don’t need that” or “yeah but see crazy and evil people might do something bad so you don’t get to have it even though you’re a law abiding citizen who served his country in the military honorably. We trusted you with stuff more high powered than this but you can’t ha...
by beantownbubba
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18374
Views: 2539742

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Unfree markets are the order of the day: not because governments intervene in them, but because they don’t . If I can remember back that far, I think the most fun part of studying Marx the first time and the compensation for having to wade through some of the densest prose ever written was Marx's i...
by beantownbubba
Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18374
Views: 2539742

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

I find things like this survey fascinating. I spend way too much time thinking about (imagining?) the factors that go into these results and the time passes. But as long as we're talking about statistics and statistical anomalies look what's going on here: The analysis appropriately uses median inco...
by beantownbubba
Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18374
Views: 2539742

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

... and to dismiss attempts to fix the perceived problem because the problem is a statistical anomaly is imho more a matter of convenience than substance. On re-reading, I'm concerned that this may sound much more harsh than I intended. I intended to describe that common process that many (most? al...
by beantownbubba
Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Books Thread
Replies: 2265
Views: 551799

Re: Books Thread

Sad to hear that Larry McMurtry past away. Lonesome Dove is my all time favorite book and his book/screenplay resume is pretty impressive. Plus he's the father of James (apparently some mighty fine literary genes in that family). RIP. Great talent; sad day. RIP. Beverly Cleary died today, too. She ...
by beantownbubba
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18374
Views: 2539742

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

You very well may be right. Even though statistically they are far more likely to die in a car crash or of something related to obesity. But cars and fat assing food aren’t going anywhere. I know that isn’t an exact apples to apples comparison. But I think this sort of thing is kin to the fear peop...
by beantownbubba
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18374
Views: 2539742

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

What do you get when you take a SPAC (special purpose acquisition corp) and add WeWorks? I'm guessing disaster, on a grand scale, most likely including fraud on an even grander scale. It will be interesting to see.
by beantownbubba
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18374
Views: 2539742

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

It is now a crime in Georgia to give water to a person waiting on line to vote.
by beantownbubba
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18374
Views: 2539742

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Iowan wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:52 am
those fuckers are wily
:D
by beantownbubba
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18374
Views: 2539742

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Flea wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:57 pm
Any way to access that article without forking out $ to get behind the paywall?
Let me see what I can do ya cheap bastid ya.
by beantownbubba
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18374
Views: 2539742

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Almost every time it comes up the same buzz words and catch phrases are offered up like “assault weapons” or questions about magazines. For some reason the AR 15 terrifies people and I personally think that is mostly based on the way it looks. The majority of shootings are done with hand guns but h...
by beantownbubba
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18374
Views: 2539742

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

I know that facts and common sense have no place in any "debate" or discussion of guns in this country, but what the hell. Sadly, the NYT had cause to once again reprint Nicholas Kristof's 2017 op ed, which is chock full of both useful facts and thoughtful common sense and opinions. https://www.nyti...
by beantownbubba
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: Where will first DBT show be when things open again?
Replies: 38
Views: 2162

Re: Where will first DBT show be when things open again?

Received e-mail notice today that the June 25 show in Evanston has been rescheduled to September 3. I think that's a realistic date all things considered. It is too optimistic to hope that a tour starts by August and this is just one of many shows? I don't know when the next tour will start or wher...
by beantownbubba
Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Outdoor Thread
Replies: 521
Views: 154394

Re: Outdoor Thread

Rose Hill Cemetery is nearby where Duane and Greg are both buried. What about the cemetery where Elizabeth Reed is buried? Yep. Berry Oakley too. Oh. I didn't realize they were all in the same cemetery. That's good to know, though I can't say why. :) Another question, as long as we're on the subjec...
by beantownbubba
Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 557
Views: 43480

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

Zip City wrote:
Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:42 am
I woke up this morning feeling like someone punched me in the arm, but that's it. My wife is sleeping pretty hard, so I'm wondering if she's feeling more effects than me
Overwhelming fatigue was my wife's principal symptom so you are probably right about your wife.