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by phuqueue
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1342
Views: 76055

Re: Politics

You are super overthinking this if you've talked yourself into thinking there's a scenario in which impeachment is on the table and Dems don't vote for it. Whatever political advantage they have going into 2018 they owe to the fact that they are the opposition to Trump. If impeachment comes to the f...
by phuqueue
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1342
Views: 76055

Re: Politics

"All Lives Matter" is a racist movement not because the statement "all lives matter" isn't true on its face but because that's not what the movement actually stands for. I'm not taking about the ALM movement. I'm just saying BLM and the alt right don't seem to believe that all l...
by phuqueue
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1342
Views: 76055

Re: Politics

"All Lives Matter" is a racist movement not because the statement "all lives matter" isn't true on its face but because that's not what the movement actually stands for. You ask whether BLM has ever stood up for people of other races who have been killed (yes: https://www.theguar...
by phuqueue
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1342
Views: 76055

Re: Politics

You know if you really think about it, people who think black people shouldn't be murdered and people who think black people should be murdered are actually just two sides of the same coin, right???
by phuqueue
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1342
Views: 76055

Re: Politics

So far so good on the Trump presidency
by phuqueue
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1342
Views: 76055

Re: Politics

Trump approval rating (aggregation of many polls) at an all time low... https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_trump_job_approval-6179.html It will go up after we destroy North Korea in a pre-emptive nuclear strike. Sadly, it probably really would. I've always wondered whether the...
by phuqueue
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1342
Views: 76055

Re: Politics

I don't know about you guys but I'm still reserving judgment and waiting to see how Trump does
by phuqueue
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: We need a new airport!!!
Replies: 3494
Views: 175540

Re: We need a new airport!!!

That said, LaGuardia is one old airport and is about as or even more obsolete than KCI and probably should be replaced. Construction is already underway (which, incidentally, is leading to the real problems with getting in and out of LaGuardia -- not the security lines, which I always find pretty m...
by phuqueue
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: San Francisco Pictures
Replies: 13
Views: 1990

Re: San Francisco Pictures

Incidentally, although it does take an hour, I've taken that Caltrain ride before and it's not too bad. But if I lived in Palo Alto it's probably long enough that I wouldn't regularly head into SF unless my job was there (in which case I wouldn't live in Palo Alto, so)
by phuqueue
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: San Francisco Pictures
Replies: 13
Views: 1990

Re: San Francisco Pictures

The more I push back against this comparison the more it feels like I'm defending Palo Alto as a place to live, so agree to disagree that commuting by train is "exactly the same" as commuting by car even if the trips are comparable length (by car, PA to SF is half as long as Topeka to KC, ...
by phuqueue
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: San Francisco Pictures
Replies: 13
Views: 1990

Re: San Francisco Pictures

I would say that is a pretty poor comparison for a whole lot of reasons, not the least of which being that the raw distance between Palo Alto and San Francisco is half what it is between KC and Topeka.
by phuqueue
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: City Trip Reports
Topic: San Francisco Pictures
Replies: 13
Views: 1990

Re: San Francisco Pictures

I have a friend about to move out of Palo Alto and if you ask him it's not a minute too soon. Crushingly expensive and you don't actually get much for your money in terms of cultural amenities (unless you count proximity to San Francisco and its amenities). There are essentially no bars and the rest...
by phuqueue
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1342
Views: 76055

Re: Politics

by phuqueue
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gay marriage
Replies: 263
Views: 16585

Re: Gay marriage

No reason to oppose it is only part of the equation though. If there's no real demand for it, there certainly isn't going to be any movement among state legislatures to rewrite the laws. Could try to do it through a court challenge (to get standing I suppose you'd have to try to get a marriage lice...
by phuqueue
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gay marriage
Replies: 263
Views: 16585

Re: Gay marriage

"The principle of stare decisis is meant to ensure that there is uniformity on how cases are decided." Stare decisis basically only applies once a state or the US Supreme Court decides on an issue. My reference of course was to decisions made by the lower courts on the various issues that...
by phuqueue
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gay marriage
Replies: 263
Views: 16585

Re: Gay marriage

I mean before you get into the weeds about what the problems are and how to solve them you have to identify some constituency that actually wants it. Is there really a big movement for polygamy in this country? There's no specific movement for polygamy that I'm aware of. I just can't identify any r...
by phuqueue
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gay marriage
Replies: 263
Views: 16585

Re: Gay marriage

I mean before you get into the weeds about what the problems are and how to solve them you have to identify some constituency that actually wants it. Is there really a big movement for polygamy in this country?
by phuqueue
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1342
Views: 76055

Re: Politics

I just think the specific comparison of "Obama is a Muslim" to "Trump was installed by the Russians" is a false equivalency. The topics are different, the goal is to use an item of moral or ethical importance for a group of people to get them against a political opponent. and in...
by phuqueue
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1342
Views: 76055

Re: Politics

Agree that everybody probably believes that they're relying on "established facts," but that doesn't mean it's impossible to step back and evaluate what you believe in and why. Will still inevitably be tinged by your biases, but being aware of that can help you control for it to at least s...
by phuqueue
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1342
Views: 76055

Re: Politics

"One side believes insane conspiracy theories, the other side believe established facts -- they're both crazy!" is definitely a false equivalency. I'm not gonna get into a philosophical debate about "objective reality," and I do agree with you that "alternative facts" a...

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