DontMakeMe

DontMakeMe

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3 hours ago @ Crasstalk - Summer Is Here Open Th... · 0 replies · +2 points

I like the cut of your jib.

3 hours ago @ Crasstalk - Summer Is Here Open Th... · 0 replies · +4 points

You know they have to love doing it because OMFG running around the south all summer in those heavy, scratchy costumes.

4 hours ago @ Crasstalk - Summer Is Here Open Th... · 3 replies · +8 points

You have to kind of love the idea of someone calling herself a "professional mermaid," don't you? Makes me want to add something like "professional unicorn" to my resume or something.

I've always wanted a card that said "Card-carrying Liberal." Maybe add "Professional Sneauxflake" under that.

4 hours ago @ Crasstalk - Summer Is Here Open Th... · 0 replies · +3 points

LOL, such is my love of mac and cheese that I could almost do that just for myself.

4 hours ago @ Crasstalk - Summer Is Here Open Th... · 0 replies · +20 points

I'm gonna say that, specifically in terms of hate, this is very different from birtherism. The animosity against trump is political and personal as to his bigotries and personal behavior. Birtherism was racism and xenophobia against Obama.

5 hours ago @ Crasstalk - Summer Is Here Open Th... · 0 replies · +9 points

Ehn, no, not really. "Tampered" is pretty different from "influenced" semantically. Plus, it was the second question about Russian efforts. The first was explicitly about Russia hacking Dem emails to benefit Trump, so the distinction between voting behavior and vote tallies was highlighted, and the difference in response makes clear the grasping of that semantic difference.

Q: [Do you think the following statements are true or not true?] Russia hacked the email of Democrats in order to increase the chance that Donald Trump would win the Presidential election
DEM: 91% true -- definitely true (45%), probably true (41%)

91% vs 59% for the "tampering with tallies" question clearly indicates people understood a distinction between influence and tampering.

ETA: I do think it overstates the belief though, but who knows by how much. Anytime people are polled about current events, they will overstate their knowledge about them (in this case belief being a proxy for "knowledge" about what they think they might have heard or seems plausible). There's just not a way of correcting for that.

9 hours ago @ Crasstalk - Summer Is Here Open Th... · 2 replies · +6 points

Once people get started on one costuming thing it seems to want to spread. I've known some people who got into Ren Faires and then branched into Comicon (and other -cons), and vice versa.

I've also casually known a couple of Civil War re-enactors, too. People assume they do it to rep for the Confederacy and shit, but they said most of their serious re-enactor pals have several sets of costumes and gear for both sides, various regiments and ranks, so they can portray whatever side is needed for a given re-enactment when they arrive.

10 hours ago @ Crasstalk - Summer Is Here Open Th... · 0 replies · +5 points

Maybe a literal heads-up, of a sort.

11 hours ago @ Crasstalk - Summer Is Here Open Th... · 0 replies · +7 points

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13 hours ago @ Crasstalk - Summer Is Here Open Th... · 1 reply · +2 points

I dunno, maybe the ABC Islands. Bonaire looked just extraordinary on an episode Inatl House Hunters last week, esp. if you dive or snorkel.