JamesPadraicR

JamesPadraicR

  • Commented on A reminder
    ...it'll likely include women, since the Senate voted to add them to Selective Service registration this past June. Well, never mind: Lawmakers Drop Plan Requiring Women to Register for Draft. Or as my mother (Cpt. USArmy Ret.) said when she...
  • Commented on A reminder
    There used to be a belief that PTSD in soldiers was related to whether they felt they had a Just Cause. Many American soldiers in WWI, Korea, and Vietnam often wondered what they were doing there, while WWII was considered...
  • Commented on A reminder
    Considering that the US abolished the draft (conscription) January 1973 So why did I have to register with Selective Service when I turned 18, in 1989? Conscription was not abolished, it was discontinued. There is always the possibility of it...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Forget about possibly hacked voting machines, it's a red herring. We know that Clinton got at least 2 million more votes than The Rump. I'm hoping (though not holding my breath) that the Electors will do their actual duty and...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    You could probably also make an argument that T.Rump's behavior is nothing new. The other day I heard an interview with a story of him pointing to a beggar and saying "That man is richer than me...I'm $X million in...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Apologies if this is inappropriate, but I really can't hold it in anymore and posting it before I chicken out (maybe I should). A couple days ago I was going to leave a comment about how, since at least last...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    And now for something completely different: Los Cthuluchadores!...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Clinton said that half of Trump's base was a "basket of deplorables. Many of whom got all irate at having to learn a new word, then started using it in their Twitter handles and spouting off things that showed how...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Even if Trump claims he was being hyperbolic* during the campaign... Near the end of the radio show I linked to above they reminded me of the idea that anti-Rump people take what he says literally but not seriously, while...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Meanwhile, the US public radio show "The Thomas Jefferson Hour" just had a good episode on the election. Their left lean is obvious (not that there's anything wrong with that), but they do a good job trying to present a...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    This tweet from Charlie yesterday: "More evidence we’re living in the back-story of a 1960s “colonize space because Earth is fucked” future history novel. And it *sucks*." and following the links kinda ties it all up, so not entirely off-topic....
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Apropos of nothing in particular, just a possibility of irony. Every time I see Mike Pence, I'm reminded of an Evil Twin version of a "Jonny Quest" character. I couldn't remember the character's name, so looked it up. Turns out...
  • Commented on The Day After
    Just got a forwarded spam addressed with @toldyoutrumpwasgonnawin.faith claiming to be an ÃMÃZÕN refund. Any bets they're in Russia?...
  • Commented on The Day After
    Now that donald grump (sorry, every time I see him appear on TV he always seems to look *miserable*) This is why, when he first announced his candidacy, I was calling him Trumpy Cat, until someone here said it was...
  • Commented on The Day After
    That's okay, I should be doing other things, at and away from keyboard....
  • Commented on The Day After
    Okay, I think I got your point. I think Damian's was that not all Texas musicians are rednecks. I mention SRV because it's almost guaranteed that nearly everyone has heard him, whether they knew it or not—he played lead guitar...
  • Commented on The Day After
    He should add Stevie Ray Vaughn to that list. Kinky Friedman is best known as an author of crime novels, but had a band called The Texas Jewboys. I hadn't heard of James McMurtry, but looking him up found he's...
  • Commented on The Day After
    Who are the next two? The Rule of Three? Ick. I don't even want to think about it....
  • Commented on The Day After
    2016, You are so fired. Canadian singer Leonard Cohen dies aged 82 "Everybody knows that the dice are loaded Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed Everybody knows the war is over Everybody knows the good guys lost Everybody knows the...
  • Commented on The Day After
    Okay, gotta ask: If "Accelerando" is ever reissued will President Santorum get changed to Trump or Pence? Side note; seeing Trump/Pence signs around town, I kept thinking of an old coin of no value, "I wouldn't give Trumpence for that."...
  • Commented on The Day After
    been afk Where are you getting those figures? Admittedly the non-Colorado numbers were from memory of things I saw online yesterday, mostly via William Gibson retweets. And it was early when I posted that, so possibly misremembered, but not sure...
  • Commented on The Day After
    Have moved from depressed to disgusted, after seeing how nearly 47% of registered voters didn't, and 66% of shiksaswhite women went with The Rump. In Colorado we went to Clinton by only 2%. A Democratic Senate incumbent was reelected, but...
  • Commented on The Day After
    Of course not. It was in every Clinton commercial, along with "You can go f**k yourself!"...
  • Commented on The Day After
    Okay, one real last thing. Something that was bothering me the last few weeks were the campaign commercials. Rump's pretended to be about issues, while not actually saying anything. Clinton's were all about what a bad man he is. His...
  • Commented on The Day After
    ONe last thing before I go and read the comments. At least he's not as bugfuck crazy as Duterte, or if he is there's no way he could get away with the same stuff here. I hope....
  • Commented on The Day After
    Was trying to type that, and this, with a hundred pound OESheepdog lying next to me, with his head in my lap and pawing at me. He's a service dog and surprisingly empathic. That or he was to go out...
  • Commented on The Day After
    haven't read the post or comments yet. Dispatch from our Grim Meathook Future: Waking to a nightmare. Things'll calm down once Il Douché rounds up the Redhats and ships them off to the Iranian front. Meanwhile, we in the underground...
  • Commented on Ever Young?
    Oh, I know the feeling. A mid-40s, so-called Gen-Xer with a Millennial lifestyle. Totally not the life I was expecting when I graduated high school, but shtuff happens, or doesn't. Skipping the boring/embarrassing details. I'd like to do this writing...
  • Commented on State of the Charlie
    Don't melt! But enjoy the trips....
  • Commented on Facts of Life and Death
    Great, been catching up on comments and now I have Soft Cell stuck in my head....
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