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by Hype
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Predictions....
Replies: 24
Views: 414

Re: Predictions....

the system seems to be holding for the most part. Barely. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/14/us/politics/trump-william-barr.html If Ginsberg dies in the near future (which is totally possible), the Supreme Court is fucked, and it's unclear how bad this will get for challenges to previous court deci...
by Hype
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Predictions....
Replies: 24
Views: 414

Re: Predictions....

I still think it will be Reagan like. It will depend on the Third party component though. Bloomberg or Bernie going rogue. With Biden and Bernie pissed/cheated and not running third party and Bloomberg out, not running third. That is going to be really really rough..... :wave: Can we resurrect Ross...
by Hype
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Predictions....
Replies: 24
Views: 414

Re: Predictions....

mockbee wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:15 am
And my wealth comment is purely what it means on its face. I would equally be very ambilivalent about Gates, Bezos, Buffett etc being president.....
Agreed. I think it's 75-25 that Trump gets reelected, though I still think it won't be in Reagan-like fashion. It'll be similar to the last time.
by Hype
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Predictions....
Replies: 24
Views: 414

Re: Predictions....

If the choice is Trump vs. Bloomberg, probably Bloomberg would be better for the future of the nation, since he doesn't seem to have the same unfettered, stupid, authoritarian streak Trump does. Plus it would avoid emboldening the worst elements of the Republican party into thinking the destructive ...
by Hype
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Predictions....
Replies: 24
Views: 414

Re: Predictions....

mockbee wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:58 am
Also he is short
You mean "Jewish", right? :confused:
by Hype
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Music And Art
Topic: RATM
Replies: 17
Views: 766

Re: RATM

Seems that the cheapest ticket is $190 and standing room floors for only $635.99. :no: Looked into this yesterday. Might go because I've never seen RATM (but have seen Morello), but I know the sound is going to be garbage up in the $190 seats. A second date was added, guess there is a huge demand t...
by Hype
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Predictions....
Replies: 24
Views: 414

Re: Predictions....

In some ways Bloomberg would be worse than Trump. He's a fake democrat who orchestrated Stop & Frisk in NYC, believes all kinds of regressive shit about minorities, and owns a vast media empire that he is using, and could continue to use, to maintain power. Bloomberg, that is, would be closer to Put...
by Hype
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Politics
Replies: 188
Views: 21355

Re: Politics

I don't think he's a crank. I think he's got the wrong idea about what to do about populism. (Side note: I've been working on populism academically -- the idea of a "left-populism" is old hat. The idea of a "left-nationalism" is even older, and fucking scary. I take the point that we need to work wi...
by Hype
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Politics
Replies: 188
Views: 21355

Re: Politics

So dangerous. And it appears to have gotten to mockbee. :nyrexall:

Nationalism is absolutely not a solution to the problems of the working class. Especially not a fake nationalism promulgated by huge amounts of money.
by Hype
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Music And Art
Topic: Bauhaus
Replies: 54
Views: 3258

Re: Bauhaus

I went to the Bauhaus Archiv many years ago. It was very disappointing. The band is better, even if they're just phoning it in.
by Hype
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Politics
Replies: 188
Views: 21355

Re: Politics

As an aside, I never liked the pejorative use of the word elite(s); it's simply code for the celebrated attack on science, academics, morality, truth, and the well educated in general (these are good things)...a cornerstone of fascism, of course. It's a keystone of populism. In Hungary, just for ex...
by Hype
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Music And Art
Topic: RATM
Replies: 17
Views: 766

Re: RATM

Artemis wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:29 pm
Seems that the cheapest ticket is $190 and standing room floors for only $635.99. :no:
Looked into this yesterday. Might go because I've never seen RATM (but have seen Morello), but I know the sound is going to be garbage up in the $190 seats.
by Hype
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Politics
Replies: 188
Views: 21355

Re: Politics

KC is sorta in Kansas though...it's a border city....people blew that up way too much...ya sure the chiefs are def not from Kansas...but it wasn't that asinine a statement No it wasn't, and I think that's always Trump's point in the "stupid" posts. There is always something there that has a grain o...
by Hype
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Poll: Biden or Sanders has better chance vs. Trump?
Replies: 15
Views: 291

Re: Poll: Biden or Sanders has better chance vs. Trump?

I think you're talking about multiple separate (but sometimes mixed together) issues there. Progressivism as a political ideology just implies trying to make progressive changes in policy and implementation aimed toward making things better over time. It's opposed by conservatism, which in its simpl...
by Hype
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Poll: Biden or Sanders has better chance vs. Trump?
Replies: 15
Views: 291

Re: Poll: Biden or Sanders has better chance vs. Trump?

Yeah, the split delegates could easily result in a split convention. Biden's super pac is sending out distress signals for solidarity, but we'll see. His rose garden approach to campaigning has clearly not worked. Warren's collapse fascinating to watch. If the numbers are to be trusted based on the...
by Hype
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Poll: Biden or Sanders has better chance vs. Trump?
Replies: 15
Views: 291

Re: Poll: Biden or Sanders has better chance vs. Trump?

Now I don't know what the hell is happening. Buttigieg is a terrible candidate for all kinds of reasons, but any of these guys would be better than Trump. Yang just dropped out, predictably, though his $1000 a month idea would have saved about 30 million Americans, long-term from the horrors that aw...
by Hype
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What made your day today?
Replies: 3951
Views: 195095

Re: What made your day today?

I just noticed that the days are getting longer. It's 5:35pm(EST) and it's not dark yet. December 21st I was saying: Whew, we made it. Daylight has been lasting two seconds or so longer every day since then. Makes sense that you'd start noticing around now. What a weird, relatively mild winter. I g...
by Hype
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Poll: Biden or Sanders has better chance vs. Trump?
Replies: 15
Views: 291

Re: Poll: Biden or Sanders has better chance vs. Trump?

I'm concerned that internet echo chambers make Sanders fans think he has a better shot than he does. I wish he had a better shot, and was 30 years younger, but there has never been a(n openly) non-Christian President, and there has only been one Catholic President (and four Unitarians...). I'd like ...
by Hype
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Democratic Presidential Campaign 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14413

Re: Democratic Presidential Campaign 2020

Alas, it will be a disaster and Trump will win with close to Reagan '84 type victory. If this happens, where "close to Reagan '84" means greater than, say, 55% of the popular vote, and greater than 45 of the states (Reagan had 58.8% of the PV and 49 states, but not DC), then I'll personally buy you...
by Hype
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Democratic Presidential Campaign 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14413

Re: Democratic Presidential Campaign 2020

There is no one in the Democratic party who is remotely "far left". This is how far right US politics has shifted. Bernie Sanders is not a communist, and he's barely a socialist at this point. AOC is not a socialist. Barack Obama was a neoliberal. They're barely left of center, and in many metrics t...