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Forum: General/About Us Yesterday, 05:31 PM
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Posted By Mister Ed
Technically it rains less than half the year...

Technically it rains less than half the year here. Winters are wet, Summers are dry. But yeah, I'd hate to be out on the street during the worst weather here (though while the winters are wet, they...
Forum: General/About Us Yesterday, 03:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By Mister Ed
Well, here in Portland, there do seem to be a lot...

Well, here in Portland, there do seem to be a lot more homeless than there were a few years ago. I don't know what the figures are, but the visible presence of homeless people all over the city is...
Forum: Movies & TV 02-23-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5,493
Views: 242,708
Posted By Mister Ed
This is the part I'm talking about: “Now?...

This is the part I'm talking about:

“Now? Now you really can’t pursue someone further than, ‘No’. It’s like, ‘OK, cool’. But then there’s the, ‘Oh why’d you give up?’ And it’s like, ‘Well, because...
Forum: Movies & TV 02-23-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5,493
Views: 242,708
Posted By Mister Ed
I saw that. While I think cancelling him over...

I saw that. While I think cancelling him over that seems extreme (as does doing so over him dating somebody years back), his comments were a bit cringeworthy.

I mean, I realize he has far more...
Forum: General/About Us 02-23-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 140,969
Posted By Mister Ed
The fact that we cannot realistically attain...

The fact that we cannot realistically attain perfection doesn't mean we shouldn't be open to improvements. That's all I'm saying. Nothing is served by shutting down all criticism.
Forum: General/About Us 02-23-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 140,969
Posted By Mister Ed
I imagine many would argue that we aren't "the...

I imagine many would argue that we aren't "the best" on human rights, even though we are clearly much better than many other places.

I'm not saying our country is horrible, but there is a sort of...
Forum: General/About Us 02-23-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 140,969
Posted By Mister Ed
You have to be careful not to fall into the trap...

You have to be careful not to fall into the trap of using "There are far worse places" as justification for assuming what we have here is perfect, and we shouldn't address any problems.

Comparing...
Forum: General/About Us 02-23-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 140,969
Posted By Mister Ed
I saw the screenshots. It really does seem...

I saw the screenshots. It really does seem problematic to me. I mean, the focus of the training seems to be to try to adjust people's attitudes in ways that are admirable (be less arrogant, be less...
Forum: General/About Us 02-19-2021, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5,027
Views: 234,642
Posted By Mister Ed
I recall there being a SNL skit where Mr. T came...

I recall there being a SNL skit where Mr. T came looking for "my boy, E".
Forum: General/About Us 02-18-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5,579
Views: 285,951
Posted By Mister Ed
Heh. Guess they are as loud as he was... ...

Heh. Guess they are as loud as he was...

(Though in truth, the one on the right isn't that bad.)
Forum: General/About Us 02-18-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 58,904
Posted By Mister Ed
See, I'm not willing to condemn somebody just for...

See, I'm not willing to condemn somebody just for voting for Trump. I can disagree politically without assuming the worst of people. Where I start to lose respect is when they show they are willing...
Forum: General/About Us 02-18-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 58,904
Posted By Mister Ed
Before he was President, MANY people adored him....

Before he was President, MANY people adored him. Many did not.

I suspect that many of the people who adored him back then still adore him now. Those that have changed their minds presumably think...
Forum: General/About Us 02-18-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 58,904
Posted By Mister Ed
I'm having a hard time coming up with any...

I'm having a hard time coming up with any interpretation of "find me X number of votes", AFTER the votes have all been counted and certified, that isn't a request for election fraud. I think you are...
Forum: General/About Us 02-18-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 58,904
Posted By Mister Ed
That's disheartening to see, after the Secretary...

That's disheartening to see, after the Secretary of State showed the integrity to stand up to Trump. Fortunately, it seems unlikely to work, since they need a 2/3 majority to change the Constitution,...
Forum: General/About Us 02-18-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 58,904
Posted By Mister Ed
I think that after this display of infantile...

I think that after this display of infantile petulance at losing an election, Trump SHOULD be disqualified from holding public office. I really hope that somebody finds a way to accomplish that, even...
Forum: General/About Us 02-18-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 58,904
Posted By Mister Ed
Nixon resigned so that Ford could pardon him....

Nixon resigned so that Ford could pardon him. That's why there was no trial. Had Trump resigned to be pardoned by Pence (good luck with that, after Trump threw him under the bus for rightly refusing...
Forum: General/About Us 02-18-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 58,904
Posted By Mister Ed
Technically, they succeeded in impeaching him...

Technically, they succeeded in impeaching him both times. Impeachment and removal are two different things.

And there was plenty of evidence that Russia interfered in support of Trump.

Where...
Forum: General/About Us 02-17-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5,579
Views: 285,951
Posted By Mister Ed
Yeah, I have sympathy for his family and friends,...

Yeah, I have sympathy for his family and friends, and I wouldn't have wished it on him, but I can't say I'll miss him. He just had this way about him such that, even if there was a topic on which I...
Forum: Green Lantern Corps/Emerald Warriors/John Stewart 02-11-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Mister Ed
I didn't even realize there was Valentine...

I didn't even realize there was Valentine special. Ah well, if I happen to see it next time I go in, I'll take a look, but I won't be too broken up if I miss it.
Forum: General/About Us 02-10-2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By Mister Ed
Maybe? I can't find any figures on specific...

Maybe? I can't find any figures on specific origin, just local vs. new to the area. Last figure I saw said about 25% are new to the area. I can't say specifically where they are coming from.
Forum: General/About Us 02-10-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By Mister Ed
We do have a lot of homelessness. It seems like...

We do have a lot of homelessness. It seems like there isn't a lot of governmental will for the kind of tough love that would be required to address it.

They are kind of stuck, because people, in...
Forum: General/About Us 02-10-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By Mister Ed
Part of the problem, at least here in Portland,...

Part of the problem, at least here in Portland, is that they have to give up pretty much all of their belongings to get into a shelter. I was surprised to read that (in a recent article about why...
Forum: The Green Lantern 02-09-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By Mister Ed
I don't mind the art, though it often seems very...

I don't mind the art, though it often seems very dark and muddy to me. Probably intentional, given some of the subject matter, but still...
Forum: The Green Lantern 02-09-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By Mister Ed
It's almost over...

It's almost over...
Forum: Other Comics 02-05-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 25,597
Posted By Mister Ed
That cover shows Captain America beating up a...

That cover shows Captain America beating up a Capitol Rioter. What is it you object to? Do you support the rioters? I thought you didn't. By calling that image anti-Trump, you seem to be admitting...
Forum: Movies & TV 02-02-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8,784
Views: 437,748
Posted By Mister Ed
Perhaps so. At this point, however, I am so...

Perhaps so. At this point, however, I am so invested in my hatred for that film, I just cannot conceive of looking for anything good in it. Yours is undoubtedly the healthier approach, but I don't...
Forum: Movies & TV 02-02-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8,784
Views: 437,748
Posted By Mister Ed
You should've burned it and buried the ashes in...

You should've burned it and buried the ashes in the yard of somebody you dislike. I try to forget that this movie even exists. I cannot imagine actually WATCHING it again. It retroactively made the...
Forum: General/About Us 01-27-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 58,904
Posted By Mister Ed
The odd thing is, rather than signaling virtue,...

The odd thing is, rather than signaling virtue, the message it sends, from my perspective, is that they care less about the health of people of color than they do about their white students.
Forum: General/About Us 01-27-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 58,904
Posted By Mister Ed
Yeah, I read about that. It just sounds ludicrous...

Yeah, I read about that. It just sounds ludicrous to me. Either the vaccine is important enough to require, or it isn't. If people have false perceptions about the matter, that doesn't change the...
Forum: General/About Us 01-26-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 58,904
Posted By Mister Ed
That seems like a random thing to say. I don't...

That seems like a random thing to say. I don't know about you, but my celebration of Thanksgiving has pretty much nothing to do with Native Americans.



I didn't notice that. I've paid precious...
Forum: General/About Us 01-26-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 58,904
Posted By Mister Ed
But have you watched the original Dumbo? I'd say...

But have you watched the original Dumbo? I'd say they aren't just "claiming" racist tones. It's pretty obvious. That said, I'm not sure it should be removed (though if all they are doing is making it...
Forum: General/About Us 01-22-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By Mister Ed
From what I've read, quite a few have gotten it,...

From what I've read, quite a few have gotten it, actually. They were showing infection rates of residents and employees in shelters as upwards of 20% in some areas.

It may depend on the...
Forum: Sector 0 01-20-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,914
Posted By Mister Ed
Even if the vaccine is made mandatory in certain...

Even if the vaccine is made mandatory in certain contexts (I very much doubt it would be a blanket requirement, but rather a requirement for people in certain settings, as is usual for vaccines),...
Forum: Sector 0 01-20-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,914
Posted By Mister Ed
Well, anti-vax is pretty dumb, and dangerous if...

Well, anti-vax is pretty dumb, and dangerous if espoused by somebody with influence. But attacking people generally doesn't help matters.
Forum: Movies & TV 01-19-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5,493
Views: 242,708
Posted By Mister Ed
One thing I found kind of hilarious was that one...

One thing I found kind of hilarious was that one of the Tweets critical of the handling of Finn and Rose had this gem, "Even when hated, George Lucas would never minimize a role of a character."
...
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