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Re: Bear Pit: now the sole domicile of politics at LuLa
« Reply #10961 on: July 20, 2021, 01:39:30 pm »

Apparently God sucks at driving.

Well, her experimental design was faulty. She might incorrectly conclude that god saved her, while he(she) might have been saving the folks in the other cars and in that house she hit. Now, if the lady re-designed the “test” and drove off a cliff instead, that would eliminate some confusing variables.
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« Reply #10962 on: July 20, 2021, 03:17:42 pm »

Well, her experimental design was faulty. She might incorrectly conclude that god saved her, while he(she) might have been saving the folks in the other cars and in that house she hit. Now, if the lady re-designed the “test” and drove off a cliff instead, that would eliminate some confusing variables.

Time to re-test! But maybe on a man-made cliff to minimize environmental impact.
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« Reply #10963 on: July 22, 2021, 03:17:32 pm »

Well, her experimental design was faulty. She might incorrectly conclude that god saved her, while he(she) might have been saving the folks in the other cars and in that house she hit. Now, if the lady re-designed the “test” and drove off a cliff instead, that would eliminate some confusing variables.

I haven't been here for several months, but I gotta say that it's this kind of clear, scientific thinking that encourages me to come back. Well done!
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« Reply #10964 on: July 22, 2021, 07:31:48 pm »

Well, her experimental design was faulty. She might incorrectly conclude that god saved her, while he(she) might have been saving the folks in the other cars and in that house she hit. Now, if the lady re-designed the “test” and drove off a cliff instead, that would eliminate some confusing variables.

I haven't been here for several months, but I gotta say that it's this kind of clear, scientific thinking that encourages me to come back.

Yup, as Hollywood long ago figured out, a car going over a cliff is always a crowd-pleaser.

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Re: Bear Pit: now the sole domicile of politics at LuLa
« Reply #10965 on: July 27, 2021, 08:03:34 pm »

I was going to make a comment in another thread in response to the latest post (#1610, ......Coronavirus Vaccine.), but I though it might stray a bit into the political arena.

I understand (actually, not really, but....) how someone may be swayed by mask and vaccine mis/disinformation, pushed by leaders in the community, well known politicians and other high-profile personalities.

However, I am truly confounded by those persons who attack another for simply wearing a mask. Why, in heavens name, would someone go out of their own daily routine to heckle someone and how does this behaviour actually make their own day any better? While we may have some anti-maskers/vaxxers up here in Canada, what's currently going on in the U.S. is truly astonishing, and not in a good way.

Ordinarily, I would not be interested or concerned about what the U.S. gets itself into (although, they do cast a large shadow), except my son/D.I.L. and, especially, 8 year old, unvaccinated, grand-daughter live in that country. Not good.

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« Reply #10966 on: July 27, 2021, 08:22:36 pm »

However, I am truly confounded by those persons who attack another for simply wearing a mask. Why, in heavens name, would someone go out of their own daily routine to heckle someone and how does this behaviour actually make their own day any better?
As a great American once said:
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Martin Luther King
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« Reply #10967 on: July 28, 2021, 12:03:08 am »

As a great American once said:
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Martin Luther King

I had a newspaper editor who once said of an assistant city editor, "The problem with X isn't that he has stupid ideas, it's that he executes them."
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« Reply #10968 on: July 28, 2021, 05:29:46 pm »

Attributed to Einstein: "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits."
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« Reply #10969 on: July 28, 2021, 06:28:56 pm »

"It's such a fine line between stupid and... clever" -Spinal Tap
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« Reply #10970 on: July 31, 2021, 01:27:04 pm »

I wasn't sure if this item belonged in this thread or in the humour thread, but I chose this one because it involved a politician, notwithstanding that it is pretty funny too, https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/stefanik-praises-medicare-while-deriding-socialist-health-care-n1275546.
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« Reply #10971 on: August 01, 2021, 09:41:30 am »

I wasn't sure if this item belonged in this thread or in the humour thread, but I chose this one because it involved a politician, notwithstanding that it is pretty funny too, https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/stefanik-praises-medicare-while-deriding-socialist-health-care-n1275546.

Reminds me of the Tea Party nitwit demonstrating with a sign that said "Keep government's hands off my Medicare."
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« Reply #10973 on: August 05, 2021, 08:18:46 pm »

Things to come (in greater numbers):
https://www.newsweek.com/texas-gop-official-dies-covid-days-after-sharing-anti-vaccine-meme-1616633
Texas GOP Official Dies of COVID Days After Sharing Anti-Vaccine Meme
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« Reply #10974 on: August 06, 2021, 01:52:58 pm »

Florida numbers are rising fast, https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/05/ron-desantis-florida-governor-covid-coronavirus. The "Pied Piper" label is a little cruel.

Does anyone know what the means by "seasonal"? We've only been through one summer with Covid (in 2020), and other flus decrease in summer months. Do people just say anything they feel like saying?
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« Reply #10975 on: August 06, 2021, 04:38:10 pm »

Florida numbers are rising fast, https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/05/ron-desantis-florida-governor-covid-coronavirus. The "Pied Piper" label is a little cruel.

Does anyone know what the means by "seasonal"? We've only been through one summer with Covid (in 2020), and other flus decrease in summer months. Do people just say anything they feel like saying?

Desantis and Abbott are in a deadly contest to be the worst governor. Deadly for the people, of course.
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« Reply #10976 on: August 06, 2021, 04:42:14 pm »

Desantis and Abbott are in a deadly contest to be the worst governor. Deadly for the people, of course.
Worst or just the deadliest?  ;)
Seems all Desantis cares about is running for president which means, being more Trumpian that Trump if that's possible.
How many of his supporters will be dead and buried from Covid-19 by the time he runs?
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« Reply #10977 on: August 06, 2021, 06:23:09 pm »

.. How many of his supporters will be dead and buried from Covid-19 by the time he runs?

Might explain why all the voter suppression measures are being taken in various states. I know that sounds truly cynical, but if I managed to think of it then I'd bet a few dollars that some political analyst somewhere has a spreadsheet with all the numbers.   ;)
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« Reply #10978 on: August 08, 2021, 11:40:56 pm »

Things to come (in greater numbers):
https://www.newsweek.com/texas-gop-official-dies-covid-days-after-sharing-anti-vaccine-meme-1616633
Texas GOP Official Dies of COVID Days After Sharing Anti-Vaccine Meme
And today:
A rightwing TV and radio host who was a vociferous critic of Dr Anthony Fauci and who urged his listeners not to get vaccinated against Covid-19 has died after contracting the virus.
Dick Farrel, who had described Fauci as a “power-tripping lying freak” who conspired with “power trip libb loons”, had urged people not to get vaccinated as recently as June.


Darwin was onto something.
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« Reply #10979 on: August 09, 2021, 07:31:31 am »

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A rightwing TV and radio host who was a vociferous critic of Dr Anthony Fauci and who urged his listeners not to get vaccinated against Covid-19 has died after contracting the virus.
Dick Farrel, who had described Fauci as a “power-tripping lying freak” who conspired with “power trip libb loons”, had urged people not to get vaccinated as recently as June.

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This stuff is so outlandish. A couple of weeks ago, this guy made the news cycle, https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/07/27/tennessee-pastor-greg-locke-masks/. That was very confusing to me. He seemed to be saying that the variant was a hoax, the implication being that Covid itself wasn't. How does one arrive at that distinction?

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