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ZoomBubba last won the day on October 29 2020

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  1. He's a couple months younger than me ... so he's past 40. The snotty rich kid thing must make him seem much younger.
  2. The thing big protests is that they are a magnet for all sorts of bad actors who have a tendency to follow behind the actual protestors. Over the summer, you saw extremists (left and right) and looters show up after many of the protests had ended or protesters had moved on. Extremists of both wings tend to be examples of the horseshoe effect, where they get so far from the mainstream that they're more like each other than they are the regular factions in a movement. You saw a lot of that with the Proud Boys/Boogaloos and Maoists/Anarchists whose main purpose is destruction, overthrowing the government and violence with the other side. Any sort of protest movement just draws them like flies. If you saw over the summer, you'd see protesters pleading with the extremists to stop because they're hurting the cause they say they're their to support. But, the extremists aren't really there for the BLM cause, they're their for their own: https://www.opb.org/article/2020/11/23/portland-protest-racial-justice-oregon-black-lives-matter/
  3. I always found them annoying when the gyms were open because they grunted, groaned and when they did these really crappy lifts they'd celebrate afterwards like they had the biggest dick in the prison shower.
  4. I find I work better from home anyway. We had a change of management over the summer from someone in their 40s who said "work from home as much as you can" when all this started to and older guy who said "I want everyone in the office" to someone that didn't say much one way or the other, but we were still told by our supervisors to come in. I'm the communications specialist for a POA, but I already have a setup at home to handle everything which I emphasized over and over to little avail until we had the pandemic send most of the employees home.
  5. Why am I not surprised he's one of these: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Ego lifter
  6. He tested negative so he gets to move to second step NICU. My supervisor at my place of work, where I caught it, had the gall to tell me "I hope you appreciate what we're doing for you in order to keep your job" in regards to me working from home for a few months ... something I should've been doing all along. It's like, if my co-workers had been careful and I was chewed out for keeping my office door closed during the pandemic, I may not have been in this situation. Needless to say, I don't see myself staying there for the rest of my life.
  7. Trump Jr. looks like a skinny pussy. If he came in my backyard, I'd send my daughter to beat him up in order to practice for the mean girls she'll meet in pre-school.
  8. Masks are not a guarantee, particularly when you're in close quarters for a long period of time. They're meant to prevent the spread when you're going out and making sure to maintain distance. If you're doing one and not the other, then the chances of spread go up further. I caught COVID last month. I was wearing a mask and making sure to social distance, but I still caught it due to others around me not doing the same. It's a weird thing to be sick with, I thought I had allergies until I lost my sense of smell and cases started breaking out at work. My wife wound up catching it and we wound up having a baby two months early. He should be getting out of isolation in the NICU if he tests negative today.
  9. There's a mechanism already in place for dissolution of the government without bloodshed and that is the Constitution itself via the powers it grants congress. If a majority of congress agrees then they can vote on an amendment to dissolve the US and hold a new constitutional convention. It's a long process, but when you have a Constitution that's getting harder and harder to adapt to modern times and attitudes, it may need to be re-examined, particularly if a broad majority supports it. The thing is, governments are not overthrown by united people. Look at Yugoslavia, they descended into chaos because every ethnic group didn't want the others to have a say in how they were governed. In the end, each one wound up with its own separate country and you had population exchanges/expulsions. The pattern pretty much repeats itself over and over. On the other hand, you have places like Myanmar which overthrew their dictatorship and immediately started attacking and expelling ethnic minorities. I think, in reality, most people are probably going to be content with a return to the old status quo for a while. It may have not been fair but it was better than waking up and wondering what the lunatic in chief is going to do today. Going into 2022 and 2024, you'll probably see more of a rejection of radicalism of both left and right. Gallup polls have shown the amount of Americans calling themselves moderates (35 percent) has finally caught up with those calling themselves conservatives (35 percent). The number of people calling themselves liberal went down to 24 percent in 2018 and climbed to 26 percent in 2019. People are stressed out, the big reason Biden was elected is that he seems like a guy you don't have to worry about torching everything around you or inciting a mob on Twitter.
  10. Shapiro is either ignorant or disingenuous (probably this). Not all zip ties are the same. The ones that suspects were carrying around in the capitol are made specifically for binding people: https://www.amazon.com/Tool-Gadget-Disposable-Handcuffs-Restraints/dp/B074MQ2TFG There may need to legislation passed to bind the sales of these types of zip ties considering they've been used in crimes before.
  11. Also, fines for not wearing masks. https://thehill.com/homenews/house/534165-pelosi-announces-lawmakers-will-be-fined-if-they-bypass-metal-detectors-to I don't like to say things without evidence, but I'm really wondering if some members of the GOP planned to intentionally spread COVID-19. Greene and a few others were giving tours to rioters and the fact that the shelter's quarters are cramped really makes me think that there should be an investigation as to whether infection of Democratic lawmakers was part of the plan. Like the intelligence agencies said, this wasn't a spontaneous thing. There is probably a smaller inner circle coordinating things. Whether that group is rooted online, in the White House or in Congress remains to be seen.
  12. This is not the suspect in the death of Sicknick. The cop in the video being beat on the steps was not killed. This is why you can't rely on amateurs to find suspects, particularly anonymous ones online. The guy that wacky posted was the suspect they're seeking: https://www.fox13now.com/news/national-news/photo-released-of-suspect-possibly-linked-to-death-of-capitol-officer
  13. Well, when it comes to superhero symbols the only safe one is Psylocke's butterfly in the end.
  14. The terrifying part is that we don't know who is loyal to who within our military, police or even security agencies now. The security agencies are appointments and would be rather easy to clear out as far as Trumpists go. But white nationalists and other extremists have been encouraging their membership to join the military and police forces for years: https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/11/military-right-wing-extremism-457861 I guess we're going to have to wait a few more days to see what happens. I am somewhat expecting a few counties to fall in line with Trump since the sovereign citizens movement is popular with many sheriffs who see themselves as the highest officials in the land: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/constitutional-sheriffs-cops-who-think-government-our-greatest-threat-n557381 I still think that most of these types are little more than keyboard warriors, but we have had private citizens training in militias and amassing arsenals for decades now, waiting for this moment. Considering my party preference is listed as "Democrat" in a heavily Republican County, I'm hoping they don't succeed in taking the courthouses. They could go through county voting registration and find who voted how.
  15. Q-Anon Congress people are a "security risk":
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