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  • 714 - "Person to Person"

    So much crying. If you had told me years ago that I'd be crying about Betty dying, well, a thing like that. I had hoped but not expected such a life-affirming ending. We're all alone, but we're all alone together.

    When Don hugged that man and the shot was framed from the back, showing the man's silhouette over the chair back, the head, the shoulders, the prominent white collar, I thought of the show's iconic image and knew Donald Draper was hugging himself.

    This whole time, that stupid black and white man wasn't going to jump out of a window. He wasn't sitting there waiting to die. He just needed a hug.
    A_Ron_Hubbardsteph_bAntManBeeAmbitiousBukkyuncle_gGrimyLittleMitchJayInMemphis
  • Jim and aron are their nicknames?

    I have an email from breakinggood@baldmove.com circa 2011 with Jim's real name, mwuahaha. He's really nice in the email... time has hardened him.


    gguenotBrawnEMAW42TravisMelonuskunread
  • U.S. Politics episode 4: A New Thread

    tom_g said:
    tom_g said:
    Who do we want to be the top scientist at the Department of Agriculture - Sam Clovis or Cathie Woteki?

    This will hep you answer
    That was one of the most fascinating things that I'd ever read about something that I'd never thought about!  Sadly, we've seen the same problems with other Trump appointees in other Departments...the woman in charge of public education is an advocate for private education, the guy in charge of the Department of Energy 1)wanted to abolish it, 2) had to admit that he didn't know what it did (which makes "1" even more stupefying), the person in charge of protecting the environment doesn't believe in climate change etc.
    I guess the swamp needs drained of its experts, and replaced with Nazis and the incompetent. 
    There's a general conservative-Republican held view that government is too big, these agencies should be privatized etc it really seems as if they're being set up to fail to prove a point...and little things like food safety and breathable air are the price that they're willing to pay.
    That's the trope that's been played since the 80s "oh If we don't give the central state complete and non questionable power over every aspect of our lives we will have dirty air and unsafe food" please. 

    Nothing stops local authorities from regulating pollution or the use of civil courts to retrieve damages. When the EPA has been given so much power that they'll show up like mafia enforcers at the lot of some family in Idaho who was building a house in an established sub-division who had all the proper permits and said "well the county didn't get a clean water permit so you must immediately tear down your house and if you want to challenge us in court you'll have to pay a fine of ten thousand dollars a day for not tearing it down" (yes that was a real case that went before the US Supreme Court) or when they'll come and demand farmers get clean water permits for "wetlands" over water holes and have jurisdiction because these ponds are "navigable waters of the United States" or the FDA launching SWAT raids against farm coops for the crime of selling unpasteurized milk to people who want to buy unpasteurized milk.  you're using a tropey scare tactic to make people think of some giant company dumping toxic sludge in the town wells when in reality these government agencies are really just legalized rackets strong arming normal people. 



    tom_g said:
    tom_g said:
    Who do we want to be the top scientist at the Department of Agriculture - Sam Clovis or Cathie Woteki?

    This will hep you answer
    That was one of the most fascinating things that I'd ever read about something that I'd never thought about!  Sadly, we've seen the same problems with other Trump appointees in other Departments...the woman in charge of public education is an advocate for private education, the guy in charge of the Department of Energy 1)wanted to abolish it, 2) had to admit that he didn't know what it did (which makes "1" even more stupefying), the person in charge of protecting the environment doesn't believe in climate change etc.
    I guess the swamp needs drained of its experts, and replaced with Nazis and the incompetent. 
    There's a general conservative-Republican held view that government is too big, these agencies should be privatized etc it really seems as if they're being set up to fail to prove a point...and little things like food safety and breathable air are the price that they're willing to pay.
    That's the trope that's been played since the 80s "oh If we don't give the central state complete and non questionable power over every aspect of our lives we will have dirty air and unsafe food" please. 

    Nothing stops local authorities from regulating pollution or the use of civil courts to retrieve damages. When the EPA has been given so much power that they'll show up like mafia enforcers at the lot of some family in Idaho who was building a house in an established sub-division who had all the proper permits and said "well the county didn't get a clean water permit so you must immediately tear down your house and if you want to challenge us in court you'll have to pay a fine of ten thousand dollars a day for not tearing it down" (yes that was a real case that went before the US Supreme Court) or when they'll come and demand farmers get clean water permits for "wetlands" over water holes and have jurisdiction because these ponds are "navigable waters of the United States" or the FDA launching SWAT raids against farm coops for the crime of selling unpasteurized milk to people who want to buy unpasteurized milk.  you're using a tropey scare tactic to make people think of some giant company dumping toxic sludge in the town wells when in reality these government agencies are really just legalized rackets strong arming normal people. 



    I lived in China for a month. I've seen how it looks when the government only pays lip service to food/architectural/air safety. No thank you. 
    CretanBullakritenbrinkPhoebes89Flukes
  • Goddammit, Louis.

    You guys might be right, but i think a lot of people are taking the "believe all women" thing literally.

    Yep. As we've observed with BLM, when given the choice to accept the nuance or take it literally and criticize... it's taken literally.

    Or if you mean well-intentioned people trying to navigate these scandals, I'd agree with that too. I'm seeing a lot of anger directed towards anyone who wants to wait for due process, if anything is said at all. 

    Again: (1) Just my observation, (2) I'm not certain this is the right opinion to have. I just want to see more dialogue and less inane slogans. 
    BrandonTheBardakritenbrink
  • Sexiest say what?

    I had seen his tweets mocking gay men, but I noticed the time stamp. The one about the "fat ugly bitch" is obviously a joke about how men can turn bitterness into misogyny. But the ones about the people who don't speak English? Sorry, no time stamp saves that. That's just asshole. 
    pavlovsbell
  • Star Trek: Discovery

    The lighting doesn't make Lorca mysterious, it's the fact that he has ONE TRIBBLE.

    I mean obviously his ethics with animals is questionable. Hidden animal torture cave? Called it.