ptown_trojans_1

On Mar 5, 2021:

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Covid-19 discussion, continued..." at 09:21 am
posted by justincredible

Cases is a stupid metric because it's a lot easier to manipulate with testing. If you're gonna base it on something it should be hospitalizations. 

Agree. It should be hospitalizations.

However, it is better than nothing. Low bar I know.  

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Disgusted with the Biden administration" at 09:17 am

Damn neocon Joe! 

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/03/05/biden-war-powers-congress-473843


Now, I'll be interested to see what this new AUMF is and the exact language. Still, a good first step. 

On Mar 4, 2021:

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Covid-19 discussion, continued..." at 05:56 pm
posted by friendfromlowry

DeWine said all health restrictions will be lifted when we meet 50 cases per 100,00 people for two weeks. No idea what we’re at now. Can’t imagine with the vaccines ramping up it could take that long?

He said 179 as of yesterday. Seems pretty simple as the vaccines need to be rolled out faster and that will get that rate down faster. 

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Covid-19 discussion, continued..." at 11:29 am
posted by brutus161

You may laugh, but the hottest area to move to right now is the Jacksonville area. Duval and surrounding counties are blowing up. There will be a shit ton of job opportunities coming. That's and odd statement to make for the states largest city and one of the most populated cities in the country, but people tend to forget about Jacksonville. 

Yeah, aren't they also deepening the harbor there too to increase the port? They are trying to compete with the other east coast ports, like Savannah.  That is also leading to a boom in industry. 

I'll also add an Urban joke in here too as another guy leaving the state to move down there....

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Covid-19 discussion, continued..." at 10:38 am
posted by justincredible

And they always have. And always will. This really changes nothing.

True. You just will have those videos more and more now. 

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Covid-19 discussion, continued..." at 10:36 am
posted by justincredible

Well, those that don't want to wear masks will now have other options at the very least. Kroger will still require them, but H-E-B won't. They can shop at H-E-B. If I had the option, I'll go to the non-mask stores.

Yeah, that always assume people are rational and will make that choice. Some people just want the conflict. Or, they do not want to travel somewhere else that is not a convenience.  

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "2020 Presidential Election thread" at 10:30 am
posted by QuakerOats

https://rumble.com/ve5uch-mail-in-ballots-and-voting-machines-banned-in-france.html



common sense

LOL. An OAN video? Trash. 
ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Covid-19 discussion, continued..." at 10:29 am
posted by justincredible

A sign on the door that says "masks still required" doesn't sound too confusing. But I can also read at at least a 5th grade level so I kinda see your point.

The confusing part is who enforces that at the store? It has fallen on the store staff to do it and that has led to those viral stupid videos of people yelling about rights and shit. 

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Progressives, part 3..." at 10:17 am
posted by justincredible

To be fair, I don't think slate pretends to be impartial.

Correct. Slate is progressive and makes no bones about it. I used to read some of their stuff some years ago, but noticed it has gotten worse and worse of the years. 

That said, the Slow Burn podcast is actually pretty good. 

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Progressives, part 3..." at 08:30 am
posted by justincredible

Anyone see the hubbub about the shape of the CPAC stage? For those not in the loop, the outrage mob determined it was (obviously intentionally) built in the shape of a Nazi symbol. They called for boycotts of Hyatt for hosting the event. Turns out the stage was created by a prominent design firm that donates almost exclusively to Democrats. 

I saw it when it was first brought up on Twitter and just laughed. Then when people starting dunking on them about how the firm that did it is actually based in MD and has a very liberal owner, I laughed even more. The Twitter fast reaction mob is the worst. 

I'll also add the complete shit that Keith Olberman and Michael Moore posted the last few days about Texas and holding vaccines away from them now that they did away with the mask mandate. 

On Feb 26, 2021:

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Disgusted with the Biden administration" at 03:09 pm
posted by justincredible

It's the "etc." that worries me. People seem to be quick to label anyone on the right, or anyone that voted for Trump as a terrorist. And given my strong anti-government stances I'm a little uncomfortable with where we're headed. 

Fair. Very fair. I know I'm a little concerned about the talk of domestic terror bill something like the Patriot act. 

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Disgusted with the Biden administration" at 02:52 pm
posted by justincredible

I know, I know. There is probably some nuance that I am missing there.

Yeah, Waco and Ruby Ridge, were bad. But, there was also Oklahoma City, and the rise of right wing terrorism. Remember all the buzz about the Turner Diaries and neo-Nazi groups? 

It is like we are going back to that time. 

The FBI and DHS are really referring to groups like the Oath Keepers, Proud Boys, etc. 


ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Disgusted with the Biden administration" at 02:42 pm
posted by justincredible

Sounds like the next target will be America.

It's the 1990s all over again man. 

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Disgusted with the Biden administration" at 02:17 pm
posted by justincredible

Canada has been cruisin' for a bruisin' for a while now. It's about time to put them in their place.

Sure. I mean we tried and failed in the War of 1812. Time to try again. 

Also, if a Canadian NHL team wins the Stanley Cup..that should be grounds for war. 

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Covid-19 discussion, continued..." at 10:49 am
posted by QuakerOats

message march 1st reopen america weve been played covid lockdown over

Communist globalist-gangster LOL 

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Disgusted with the Biden administration" at 10:01 am
posted by superman

Nuance guise! 

The use of force is...how much responsibility does fall on Congress v. the President and his Article II powers of Commander and Chief. 

I do think we need to really debate the AUMF and update it better reflect the challenges for today. 

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Disgusted with the Biden administration" at 09:59 am
posted by justincredible

Neocons, neolibs, moderates, whatever. They're all War Pigs. Fuck 'em all.

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Disgusted with the Biden administration" at 08:54 am
posted by like_that

Guise it’s not neoconservatism when dementia Joe does it. You should educate yourselves and realize it’s democratic neoconservatism.



That is a very, very broad definition of neoconservative. Bill Kristol, Rumsfeld, Robert Kagan, Victor David Hansen, John Bolton, Doug Feith and others would be surprised by that broad definition. I don't think you understand the concept. Just because you conduct an airstrike overseas does not make you a neocon. 

You can argue that the President has too much power to unilaterally strike, but to call everyone a neocon is not right. Under your rational, was Clinton a neocon too then? 

Curious too, do you think the President should always go to Congress before conducting airstrikes? 

Does the President still have the right to conduct a nuclear first strike in your view or does he have to go to Congress too? 


On Feb 25, 2021:

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Disgusted with the Biden administration" at 07:52 am
posted by jmog

It has already been shown to not be different, other than what the media is calling it.


Which "media"? If you say so, must be right then....

ptown_trojans_1 replied to "Disgusted with the Biden administration" at 07:52 am
posted by majorspark

You would make a great candidate for the coming truth commissions.  Have you ever considered lobbying for a seat?

Thank ya. Nah, I'll pass. 

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