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They Don’t Have a Clue
Libertarians – Join or Die
Linky Friday: Toil and Trouble
Mini-Throughput: COVID-19
Weekend Plans Post: Serendipity
Multiple CEOs Step Down
Clare Briggs
Follow The Leader
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+ This was a fun post and makes a good point with your comment in the other thread. There are games where you will only win [. . .]
AvatarMarchmaine in reply to Mike Schilling

I think the preferred term is ""Why Marriage of Northern Aggression"

Avatarveronica d in reply to Oscar Gordon
+ I do suspect there is a difference in the nature of the murders. It's not that men are "supposed" to engage in risky behavior, it's [. . .]
AvatarDamon in reply to Saul Degraw

I don't seem to recall your complaints about the " antidemocratic and archiac voting system" during the Obama administration. It's still the same system.

+ People underestimate how much it's this that is the real concern. What if there's no food at the store? What if your boss [. . .]

Hey, great post! Thanks for writing it!

+ IDK if you've ever tried the milk replacers (rice milk, soy milk) but they have some shelf stable ones that are tolerable. I'm lactose [. . .]
AvatarPinky in reply to Marchmaine
+ It looks like the graph is based on survey data. If so, that decline in female party preference can't be statistically significant. Eyeballing [. . .]
AvatarInMD in reply to North
+ The paymasters do a lot to limit it as the movement's priorities become that of its financiers. I'm probably about as sympathetic to libertarianism [. . .]
+ LF14 - "The restrictions don’t apply to the compulsory and better-known Hajj pilgrimage, which doesn’t begin this year until the end of July." That [. . .]
Avatargreginak in reply to Stillwater
+ Oh lordy. Frame marriage as a type of contract and all of sudden some people don't believe in contracts or know how they work. Marriage [. . .]
+ Yeah, I think "Marginal Libertarianism" is one of mine. In general I think revolution is overrated and incremental reform underrated, and taking a marginal approach [. . .]

"Why Civil Marriage?"

Or, for today's Republicans, "Why Between the States Marriage?"

AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to Saul Degraw
+ PS: If you don't want to format a link in html, can you at least take a moment and trim the link to the [. . .]
AvatarMarchmaine in reply to Saul Degraw
+ Strikes me the more interesting story is the downward slope among Women *away* from Democrats starting from a peak just after Trump is elected, sloping [. . .]
AvatarEm Carpenter in reply to Brandon Berg

Mine was like yours. I think the one in the photograph might actually be a really old version.


One of the original Murphy's Rules was to point out that in the game Clue, you could win by accusing *yourself* of the murder...

AvatarDoctor Jay

Very well done. I love it.

The quickest way to end a disagreement is to agree.

AvatarChip Daniels in reply to George Turner

You're an American, right?

An American...laughing at another country for its ignorance and superstition, its religious zealots and charlatans?

Well, isn't that special.

AvatarSaul Degraw

Politics in Wisconsin is becoming gender segregated which can’t be good for social cohesion

+ Re: Saturday night D&D session...We're running "Against the Slave Lords," which was a series of tournament modules for GenCon XIII in 1980. Since this [. . .]
AvatarBrandon Berg in reply to Jaybird
+ Saving you all a click: We track CEO changes at US cos that have been in business for 2+ years w/ at least 10 employees [. . .]
AvatarNorth in reply to Oscar Gordon
+ *shrugs* I think libertarianism is a fine ideology; is very useful as a mental razor to apply to other governing postures and if it remains [. . .]
AvatarBrandon Berg in reply to Saul Degraw
+ Given the current frontrunner in the Democratic primary, you might want to start preemptively ramping down the smug. There's an uncomfortably high chance that the [. . .]
AvatarBrandon Berg
+ Clue comes with human figurines now? My set just had those little pieces that looked like a cross between a Hershey's Kiss and a bowling [. . .]
AvatarOscar Gordon
+ I thought this was cool (I need for work to slow down for a while so I can restart Tech Tuesdays). Rust can be a catalyst [. . .]
AvatarBrandon Berg in reply to Brandon Berg
+ Both hypotheses checked out. The data here are from 2015, but the female homicide rates correspond roughly to the numbers given in the linked New [. . .]
AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to Brandon Berg
+ It's a kind of victim blaming. Men are supposed to do dangerous, stupid crap that get's them killed. Women don't, so their murders are more [. . .]
AvatarOscar Gordon

Sorry Michael, this post if far too reasonable and measured. It does not have the appropriate amount of panic inducing hyperbole above the fold.

AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to LeeEsq

(COUGH!)Special Pleading(COUGH!)

AvatarPhilip H in reply to Jaybird
+ I go through this every year living in Hurricane Country. We generally keep about two weeks of canned good around and have water containers [. . .]
AvatarLeeEsq in reply to Oscar Gordon

Because libertarians don't have a mass constituency but want one.

AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to North
+ Democrats like themselves a lot of gun control, and Republicans love outlawing abortion. Everybody has planks in the platform that are shitty, why are Libertarians held [. . .]
AvatarPhilip H in reply to Silver Wolf
+ well the Dow Jones is down, what, 14% in the last two weeks? lots of executive compensation in stock options . . . you may [. . .]
AvatarLeeESq in reply to Chip Daniels
+ The messaging is the most important thing of them all. For in the messaging lies the re-election campaign and owning the libs. Those are the [. . .]
AvatarBrandon Berg
+ LF9: You've heard about Canada's Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women crisis, right? A fact conspicuously absent from media coverage of this issue is that the [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Saul Degraw
+ This feels like the opening scenes from Chernobyl, as the experts are silenced and the political aparatchiks and hacks are trying desperately to maintain control. Not [. . .]
AvatarNorth in reply to Brandon Berg
+ Yeah well libertarians were also for privatizing social security and eliminating other safety nets and have never met a tax cut they didn't like. I [. . .]
AvatarSaul Degraw
+ Looks like this what happens when 60 million people and an antidemocratic and archiac voting system decide the best thing to do is elect a [. . .]
AvatarNorth in reply to Saul Degraw
+ Whereas most leftists, it seems, would rather be pure as the left wing snow and impotently inveigling out of power while Trump wins a second [. . .]

At least we know, or think we know, that Mr. Boddy didn't kill himself.

AvatarSaul Degraw in reply to North
+ Except it doesn't solve the problem that Amy Klobuchar seems to relish being the candidate of "No, we can't have nice things" and if she [. . .]
+ This weekend is going to be My Birthday (observed) because like most unfortunate adults, I had to work on my actual birthday (and it was [. . .]
+ OT: if you follow Internet Birds you've probably heard of Birdhism, and Magical Bird Cody. Jen, his human friend, has posted that he's not [. . .]