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by bearish
Today, 1:27 am
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Gender codes for progressive software
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Gender codes for progressive software

Actually, I think there is something intrinsically wrong with the missionary position, but that may be a discussion for another day.
by bearish
Today, 1:00 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3604
Views: 193297

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

So, Trump had a banner day today. Going on record that he wants to destroy the US Postal Service to squash voting against him. And questioning whether VP candidate Kamala Harris is eligible to run, because she is brown, horrible and icky! And, as usual, lying about the US being the single worst mana...
by bearish
August 12th, 2020, 10:47 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3604
Views: 193297

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

“On the assumption I win, we are going to be terminating the payroll tax after the beginning of the new year”.

Translated into normal people language: “I’ll eliminate Social Security and Medicare, because those are for losers.”
by bearish
August 11th, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3604
Views: 193297

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

very exciting race, yawn.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgBzy9MoL0Q

I was going to answer that the way it deserved to be answered, but decided to self-censor.
by bearish
August 11th, 2020, 1:49 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3604
Views: 193297

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

That sounds like half of a perfectly good bet (and a festive occasion!), but what is my obligation if something goes pear shaped along the way?
by bearish
August 11th, 2020, 12:54 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3604
Views: 193297

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

OK - so the seemingly brain dead shenanigans about the payroll taxes may simply be Stephen Moore’s plan to abolish social security. One might think that a president being entirely dependent on the votes from uneducated white old men would shy away from such policies, but it would fit into the increa...
by bearish
August 10th, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your rants here
Replies: 1090
Views: 85769

Re: Your rants here

I think it had current, I would not test with grass blade, sharp steel blade better
http://www.espenhaug.com/IMG_1486.MOV

it also had a white head! still has!
Aha - buorm!
by bearish
August 9th, 2020, 11:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Positive wilmotting
Replies: 1294
Views: 54843

Re: Positive wilmotting

Still working on visualizing the 32C part of the message, but object slightly to the Miller Light. For a while they advertised their product as being the “Champagne of beers”, which I took to mean that it tasted as much (or as little) of beer as of Champagne. You’ll do just fine in Oslo.
by bearish
August 9th, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3604
Views: 193297

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

And it would be lunacy for companies to stop withholding social security taxes from employee paychecks now, only to have to resume withholding at a double rate in a few months.
by bearish
August 9th, 2020, 8:03 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3604
Views: 193297

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Yes, Mitch McConnell has a lot to answer for.
by bearish
August 9th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3604
Views: 193297

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Yeah - applauding illegal executive orders is kind of par for the course on the republican side of the chasm. I’m hardly an expert, but there seems to be genuine uncertainty whether any moneys will actually get disbursed under these orders. It will certainly create total chaos. Which, more than anyt...
by bearish
August 8th, 2020, 9:19 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3604
Views: 193297

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

To quote a friend of mine (i.e. no claim to originality on my part): I’m looking forward to offering my thoughts and prayers to the NRA.
by bearish
August 7th, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump - the last 87 14 01 50
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: Trump - the last 87 14 01 50

Well, not really. Even if presidential elections are held on November 3rd, and if Trump loses, and if he accepts the loss, he will remain in office until noon on January 20th. But those are three real ifs.
by bearish
August 7th, 2020, 1:38 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3604
Views: 193297

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Wouldn’t it be cool if we could eliminate the massively corrupt and totally toxic NRA? Daydreaming again, of course...
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