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  1. US politics: Donny, you're out of your element

    Protests don't cause destruction of property, people do.
  2. February Reading 2017

    It was good, really good. One of the funniest books I've read in a while and suprisingly tight for a debut.
  3. Authors who vanished from the face of the planet

    He just pit out a book two years ago. The Revolutions. I didn't like it much.
  4. US Politics: Opening Pandora's Box

    So shootings can always be blamed on mental illness and never on guns.
  5. Who Are We Anyway: Tracing Our History

    Count my family as one of those claiming Cherokee ancestry 'somewhere on Papa's side.' Because my grandfather had few family ties it was taken as a given. I started questioning it in college when I read an article about just how many people had the same claim. I got married and my wife's Grandma swears by the same claim. They have one side of the family mapped all the way back to England (not the Mayflower sadly, that would be cool). But somehow they swear the other side has 'surprise' Cherokee. DNA test says I am Western European. Like, nothing else My wife has a small amount of Eastern European mixed with her Dutch and Anglo heritage. Neither of our Grandmothers trust the results (despite the fact that my wife's mom had the same results). I did however find someone who had mapped out my namesake back to Germany, which was cool. As my dad was adopted it doesn't explain my heritage but I did learn that I have a great-great aunt named Amazona and now I wish I knew her mother so i could get the name's origin.
  6. US Politics: Opening Pandora's Box

    Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence Cue charge of fake news in 5...4...
  7. NBA 2017: The Kings of Comedy

    Nuggets had no idea, he had a couple passing highlights last year and was a good talent. I agree that foreign players may be b undervalued again; most the nuggets young talent is overseas (and Canada somehow).
  8. NBA 2017: The Kings of Comedy

    Yes. May be a touch of homer hyperbole there but not a lot. Jokic has completely changed the team in his second year and does it with smart play, not just freak skills. Plays a lot like Marc Gasol in his prime but has picked it up faster; I see a very high ceiling for him.
  9. Watching Batman:TAS with my 6yo is the highlight of my week, it has aged great. So has Dark wing Duck though it's hard to find. I have also watched Animaniacs and Garfield with him (why was Garfield such a good show yet horrible comic?). I still love DS9 but could easily cut half the eisodes, especially the first three seasons. But I can't even watch TNG anymore. Cheers is my go to download for plane rides. I got my wife into Fraiser. Home Improvement mostly sucks (basically Tool Time is still fun and ignore the rest). My dad and I loved a short lived show called Brimstone; reviews tell me it may not live up to my memory. Is like to attempt a rewatch of Ally McBeal someday. But it is the rewatch I'd fear the most
  10. NBA 2017: The Kings of Comedy

    Nuggets tie the NBA record for 3 pointers in a game in a route of Golden State. The Dubs could not hit a three all night, even when open. Nuggets are starting to be worth watching; Jokic is absolutely legit. He has four or five highlight passes every night while quietly scoring 10-20 points. They will get first round swept if they hold onto the playoff spot, don't get me wrong. But it is exciting to see a superstar in the making every night.
  11. February Reading 2017

    Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly. Debut of the year, mark it down. Kinda of like KJ Parker in that it is fantasy only because the world is not our own (and because as the book is about the rise of a fascist state everything kinda sucks). Finished it and now started Kings of the Wyld (yes with a 'y'). Supposed to be kinda of a funny grimdark last ride of old friends kind of book. Looks fun.
  12. US Politics - Trump - Making America Grate!

    I refuse to link to his twitter but I think Scot has his answer re. Trump respecting a court order. He declared the ruling was made by a 'so called' judge. Any system of checks and balances may be screwed.
  13. US Politics: Papers, Please

    I recall a decent amount of violence at Trump rallies. I firmly believe we should cut off his federal funds.
  14. U.S. Politics: It's Torture

    Please. We invaded Iraq because Cheney knew damn well who would get the cash to help rebuild after the invasion (Hello Big H). Get your conspiracy theories right!
  15. US Politics: Now with Alt Facts

    Don't most common medical supplies get produced in Mexico? Getting sick about to get costlier still