What's outraging you today?

Spock Senior Member
5,271 posts 9 reps Joined Jul 2013
Tue, Mar 24, 2020 9:31 AM
posted by justincredible

Meanwhile, it Scotland.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-52018558

Unreal.  

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 184 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Mar 24, 2020 11:14 AM
posted by justincredible

One bill, one item. It should be one or two pages long. These fuggin' morons are playing political games in a time of actual crisis and it's disgusting.

No shit. I remember being annoyed last week when Rand Paul was trying to stop things to put in a qualifier about getting out of Afghanistan. And now he has CV. Makes me think the best solution is if 99 more people in the Sanate (and, what the hell, everyone in the house, as well) gets it and nature runs its course. At the least, the country will improve!

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 87 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Mar 24, 2020 11:20 AM
posted by Heretic

No shit. I remember being annoyed last week when Rand Paul was trying to stop things to put in a qualifier about getting out of Afghanistan. And now he has CV. Makes me think the best solution is if 99 more people in the Sanate (and, what the hell, everyone in the house, as well) gets it and nature runs its course. At the least, the country will improve!

The vote was 47-47 because several Repub Senators were in quarantine and couldn't vote.  I think that's kind of a problem they need to fix.

Spock Senior Member
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Tue, Mar 24, 2020 11:27 AM
posted by gut

The vote was 47-47 because several Repub Senators were in quarantine and couldn't vote.  I think that's kind of a problem they need to fix.

no reason why they couldnt vote via phone or video.  I mean the draconian rules about being present to vote was written when people still road horses around.

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 184 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Mar 24, 2020 11:31 AM
posted by gut

The vote was 47-47 because several Repub Senators were in quarantine and couldn't vote.  I think that's kind of a problem they need to fix.

Yeah, I'd have to think there is a problem that EVERYONE can agree on when you have a situation like:

1. We need 60 votes to pass something!

2. A number of people are in quarantine and can't vote...

3. WELL THEY HAVE TO BE HERE, IN PERSON, AND THAT'S THAT!!!!!!!!

4. Wouldn't that mean, in theory, that if enough people here get sick, it'd be impossible for anything to pass, even if it had near-unanimous support?

5. I said...AND THAT'S THAT!!!!!!!!

 

But then, we're talking our government. An organization so stupid that, despite all our talk and memes about it, we still haven't come close to reaching the depths of how incompetent it truly is.

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 87 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Mar 24, 2020 11:37 AM
posted by Heretic

But then, we're talking our government. An organization so stupid that, despite all our talk and memes about it, we still haven't come close to reaching the depths of how incompetent it truly is.

I'd add it should only be for extraordinary situations.  Otherwise, those idiots need to be PRESENT working together.  Because my guess is most would rather be home constantly working on their re-election.

QuakerOats Senior Member
11,701 posts 52 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Mar 24, 2020 1:16 PM
posted by Heretic

Yeah, I'd have to think there is a problem that EVERYONE can agree on when you have a situation like:

1. We need 60 votes to pass something!

2. A number of people are in quarantine and can't vote...

3. WELL THEY HAVE TO BE HERE, IN PERSON, AND THAT'S THAT!!!!!!!!

4. Wouldn't that mean, in theory, that if enough people here get sick, it'd be impossible for anything to pass, even if it had near-unanimous support?

5. I said...AND THAT'S THAT!!!!!!!!

 

But then, we're talking our government. An organization so stupid that, despite all our talk and memes about it, we still haven't come close to reaching the depths of how incompetent it truly is.

 

 

And some people do not want to drain it …

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Mar 24, 2020 1:23 PM
posted by Heretic

4. Wouldn't that mean, in theory, that if enough people here get sick, it'd be impossible for anything to pass, even if it had near-unanimous support?


 

posted by Heretic

But then, we're talking our government. An organization so stupid that, despite all our talk and memes about it, we still haven't come close to reaching the depths of how incompetent it truly is.

In the words of the immortal Lewis Black, "The only thing dumber than a Democrat or a Republican is when those pricks work together."

 

Spock Senior Member
5,271 posts 9 reps Joined Jul 2013
Tue, Mar 24, 2020 3:06 PM

Had my debit card stolen today.....been used as far as the Netherlands

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Mar 24, 2020 3:11 PM
posted by Spock

Had my debit card stolen today.....been used as far as the Netherlands

Yikes.  I had a near miss on something like this several weeks ago.  I'm sorry to hear you got nailed.  Any idea how they might have stolen it?

 

 

Spock Senior Member
5,271 posts 9 reps Joined Jul 2013
Tue, Mar 24, 2020 3:41 PM

Looks like through Amazon account

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
29,228 posts 303 reps Joined Apr 2010
Tue, Mar 24, 2020 3:43 PM
posted by justincredible

One bill, one item. It should be one or two pages long. These fuggin' morons are playing political games in a time of actual crisis and it's disgusting.

I wish this was a constitutional amendment.  We would either see further gridlock (fine by me) or both parties meeting in the middle and actually be help for the entire country. 

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Mar 24, 2020 4:26 PM
posted by like_that

I wish this a constitutional amendment.  We would either see further gridlock (fine by me) or both parties meeting in the middle and actually be help for the entire country. 

And, if nothing else, it would out whatever politicians are for or against something by itself instead of giving them a scapegoat or something else to hide behind.

wkfan Senior Member
1,850 posts 13 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Mar 25, 2020 12:04 PM
posted by Spock

Looks like through Amazon account

NEVER use a debit card on-line.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 178 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Mar 25, 2020 12:09 PM
posted by wkfan

NEVER use a debit card on-line.

Indeed. We stopped using our debit cards for anything other than ATM withdrawals.

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
18,909 posts 140 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Mar 25, 2020 2:38 PM
posted by wkfan

NEVER use a debit card on-line.

Eh, it's not problematic by itself.  And about 99% of the time it gets stolen, the problem isn't with the website's security.  It's with the user's machine.

Still, everybody accepts PayPal these days, and they have both great security and great fraud protection.  Really no sense in not using a payment surrogate service like that.

For the record, my near-miss a few weeks ago was the result of someone using a skimmer on a gas pump card reader.

 

iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
9,465 posts 77 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Mar 27, 2020 2:24 PM

All y’all buying baby wipes that don’t have babies can fuck yourselves.

thavoice Senior Member
15,437 posts 41 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Mar 27, 2020 2:35 PM
posted by Spock

Had my debit card stolen today.....been used as far as the Netherlands

I went from December 1999-November of 2017 without a CC and never had my Debit Card info stolen and then it was done so 3 different times in a few month span.  I tracked the two down, one I believe at a hotel in Milwaukee and the other at a gas station, (No idea the other time) so I ended up getting a CC to use because of those reasons.

Plus, paying cash wasnt always the best for building credit it seems!

Now the debit card gets only used to take out cash and occassionaly at the local grocery inside.

queencitybuckeye Senior Member
8,068 posts 106 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Mar 27, 2020 8:27 PM
posted by iclfan2

All y’all buying baby wipes that don’t have babies can fuck yourselves.

Sorry, bought one package, put them in plastic bags, and soaked them in rubbing alcohol.

Spock Senior Member
5,271 posts 9 reps Joined Jul 2013
Sat, May 9, 2020 2:01 PM

Covered my whole garden last night and still lost 1/2 of it......weather blows.

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