Friday, October 14, 2016

Somedays, I Don't Have To Write A Thing

Watch this, and you'll see what I mean.

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  1. I'm concerned that this election has created a social "tipping point" in American society, one that will have lasting repercussions. I am far from convinced that Americans will find some "reset" button but will continue as a society with a deeply radicalized faction of 30+ per cent. The Republicans created this monstrosity and they did it quite deliberately, perhaps not fully appreciating the risks that have now become reality.

    What will it mean for Canadians or Europeans? Will we see America as we once did or will we come to think of it as a nation sullied and weakened, a place to be shunned? I think Trump, for entirely selfish reasons, has brought his country low.

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    1. I see nothing on either end of the political spectrum that would suggest America is in for any kind of epiphany, Mound. The underpinnings of its society will continue to fracture, regardless of who takes the race, in my view.

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  2. Talk about needing a reset button. That lady doesn't hear anything being said by anyone else. She just listens for a keyword or term that can bridge her over to the applicable section of the daily speechlet she's memorized. Start the recitation at any point that the keyword points to. Then she gallops off at 300 wpm and won't stop until she thinks she's managed to bury the question or succeeded in using up the clock. It doesn't matter if it doesn't make any sense; anyone who hasn't been provided with an advanced copy won't have the time to process the input. As long as she keeps talking and doesn't pause, no one else can. You can't accuse her of changing the subject because she doesn't have one.

    That stupid grin pasted on her face is priceless. I think it contains a hidden message.

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    1. Her roboticism reminds me of the Stepford Wives, John, which, if memory serves me, was the ultimate Republican fantasy about women.

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