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  1. danielravennest

    2020 Democratic Primary

    So when Biden wins the Democratic primary (in 4 days), my hope is he forms a committee to undo all the bad stuff Trump has done. It would be staffed by good government servants who were fired by Trump, and headed up by Obama. With any luck, Donnie will have a brain aneurysm.
  2. danielravennest

    Coronavirus Updates

    I had a friend when I lived in Huntsville who worked at the waste treatment plant. He had a degree and everything, so he really knew his shit. Americans often don't give a thought to what happens after they flush the toilet, but without modern sanitation, life would be much worse than it is...
  3. danielravennest

    Trump Plans to attempt to "Regulate" Social Media

    The canonical freedom of speech example is "shouting fire in a crowded theater", not movie theater. It comes from the days when stages were lit by a gas flame heating incandescent quicklime, hence "the limelight". Asbestos-lined safety curtains for stages had not yet become required, and...
  4. danielravennest

    Question of the Day #4: Damian is slacking

    This thread made me want muffins. Since I haven't made them before, I looked up a recipe to see if I had the ingredients. The website had a notice "This site uses cookies" :p
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    A thread about Twitter assholes getting their asses handed to them

    By the way, both Trump and his press secretary voted by mail. I'd say they are sending a mixed message.
  6. danielravennest

    #JAILTOTHECHIEF- Shit Just Got Real

    His executive order is a Big Mac, large fries, and a diet Coke because he's watching his weight.
  7. danielravennest

    The Make us Laugh Challenge Thread

    The Latin "mille" means thousand. The Roman mile was a thousand paces of marching soldiers, and they placed mile markers so they knew how far they marched that day. Our conventional " statute mile" is of course based on that. A 'pace" is two steps (left-right-left), and in fact I can pace off...
  8. danielravennest

    What do you observe for supplies of food and other necessities on supermarket shelves?

    Went on my bi-weekly shopping trip, this time to Walmart since I was out of some items my local market doesn't carry. Found everything on my shopping list. Didn't need bathroom tissue, but checked anyway. They had about 25% of that section filled, with at least three brands. I guess this is...
  9. danielravennest

    #JAILTOTHECHIEF- Shit Just Got Real

    In the 2018 election, one, in North Carolina. A republican candidate hired someone to "farm" votes - collect absentee ballots.
  10. danielravennest

    How COVID-19 is affecting society

    Strategic BBQ requires a bunker.
  11. danielravennest

    #JAILTOTHECHIEF- Shit Just Got Real

    Look, I did my mail-in primary ballot a few days ago here in Georgia. You have to sign and date the inner envelope, and they verify your signature against the one on your voter registration. That envelope goes in the outer, mailing envelope, so you can't tell whose ballot it is. The ballots...
  12. danielravennest

    How COVID-19 is affecting society

    Surplus store soldiers.
  13. danielravennest

    How COVID-19 is affecting society

    The military aren't trained to do fireworks, and it is quite dangerous. One year I went to New Orleans for New Year's, and the fireworks barge exploded before the show. Because of their history with rockets, Huntsville AL had a company that did stage pyrotechnics for rock bands and such. One...
  14. danielravennest

    How COVID-19 is affecting society

    I think that guy played Ming the Merciless in the Flash Gordon serials, so the planet Mongo.
  15. danielravennest

    #JAILTOTHECHIEF- Shit Just Got Real

    A Fox New poll shows trump 8 points behind Biden. Like any business, Fox wants to have customers (advertisers), and to do that they need viewers. So they are laying the groundwork to ditch Donnie and find some other conservative figurehead to prop up. The Trump Crime Family trials ought to be...
  16. danielravennest

    2020 Democratic Primary

    Instead of making snide jokes, perhaps you could discuss why candidates for higher office need massive fundraising unless they are personally very wealthy.
  17. danielravennest

    2020 Democratic Primary

    With our current form of representative democracy it is almost impossible to get a candidate or office-holder who is ideal for any given person. Members of Congress and the President/Vice President have to deal with every subject that comes up as federal business. The odds that their...