Troutwaxer

Troutwaxer

  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files
    Damn. "...never opened, like all good collectibles." (This is really embarrassing. I blew the italicized Lovecraftian reveal. Shame. Fake News.)...
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    Exactly this. "The Atrocity Archives" seems to me like 8-12 one hour episodes: 1.) We introduce "Bob" and the Laundry, the burglary takes place. 2.) Bob meets Mo in Santa Cruz. 3.) Bob runs into Black Chamber zombie and rescues...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files
    Or an Eldar weapon with hideous powers? Arthur isn't back but Excalibur is?...
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    I don't believe I have, and if so it was multiple decades ago. I was simply thinking of the King Arthur story with some kind of Equoid-like twist....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    I note the petition is up to 5.5 million signatures....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    "...the British haven't used it for years!"...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files
    I was just thinking... soundtrack by Thomas Dolby?...
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    Greg, the particular usage of "trust" you impute to the U.S. fell out of common use decades ago. These days a U.S. person is much more likely to use a word like "monopoly" to describe the kind of situation you're...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files
    Announcement Two: The UN has decided to switch our reality to The Laundry's time-track on the basis that as an entity subject to Poe's law, the Laundryverse is less horrible than the time-track it satirizes....
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    I don't see the problem. If the "Once and Future King" is an Eldar, (or some kind of hideous Lovecraftian thing) that would work very nicely....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    What were they smoking when they came to the conclusion that they could loot a couple-dozen first-world countries the way the British looted a country full of differing religons and squabbling feudal types? And why are they still having flashbacks?...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    I can't see the idea that we allow the executive dept. to crank along for two years with nobody in charge, so how do you think that would work? As I see it, Pelosi would be "Acting President" with or...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    "...where warming is likely to hit an *additional* 8 degrees beyond what existing models predict." Just to make sure I'm not misunderstanding, we're discussing an additional 8 degrees centigrade is that correct? For an additional 12-15 degrees centigrade total? Also,...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    The specific possibility I was considering was that Trump and Pence were both arrested and denied bail. In that case, Pelosi would be Acting President and would have to walk very softly indeed....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Because there are too many immigrants with the wrong skin color and too many peasants with the wrong attitude! "And did we tell you the name of the game, boy? We call it Riding the Gravy Train!" And by the...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Leaving aside sexual depravity or something involving Russia that's so obvious and ugly it can't be argued against, there's one other thing that might cause the base to turn against him, and that's taxes. Everyone pays taxes. Right-wingers pay taxes...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Automation definitely demands changes, there's no doubt about that. But exactly how that needs to work? I haven't seen any great ideas yet, and must confess that I don't have any brilliant ideas of my own. As Climate Change gets...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Like I said, there's no way to be sure, particularly without the report in hand....
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    It's not impossible that she is all of: A believer in good government, ridiculously inflexible, not very bright, and possessed of poor social skills......
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    Of course the petition is slowing down at 15:45. That's fifteen minutes before Tea-Time!...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    I think Haig got more shit than he deserved, and approximately as much shit as democratic ideals demanded... and yes, he was a little crazy. According to Wikipedia this is what Haig said: Constitutionally, gentlemen, you have the president, the...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Exactly why I think that if Pelosi took over the government she'd walk very softly. On one hand, I don't think Al Haig did anything truly wrong, except perhaps to phrase an otherwise necessary reassurance poorly. On the other hand,...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    "The intelligence guys had pretty much the whole thing in real time." One of the possibilities here, though I regard it as highly unlikely, is that Barr decided to stop trying to do parallel construction and instead make a report...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Agreed. Pelosi would be acting President. She would not be President unless Trump and Pence were impeached and she was confirmed by the Senate. Previous people who were in that particular situation have all been Vice Presidents, and even then...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    The next step, on the primary issue (Trump/Russia) is doubtless testimony before Congress. But I suspect Trump will end up like Al Capone, taken down by something like tax evasion charges coming from the state or one of the regular...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    And that's the flip side right there. Over at the "emptywheel" site the ex-Fed says that a federal prosecutor will only indict if they think their chance of conviction is 85-percent... I'd hate to see America elect those people again...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    The important thing to remember here is that this is a counterintelligence operation. Any indictments, reports, etc., which are made public are absolutely the tip of the iceberg. It's entirely possible that there will be no indictments, and a couple...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    "Some fantasists appear to regard the USA in this light, which is all the more revealing." Yes Guvnor! We're very anxious to become a colony again! Just give us an hour to cut a birch switch, then run down to...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    I was thinking about the petition. If a U.K. citizen wanted to really push the idea of ranked voting, that citizen could arrange two other petitions, "Please give us a Crash-Out Brexit" and "Please give us May's agreement." At that...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    If he writes an Op-Ed I think it should probably be for a U.K. paper....
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