May
31
2012
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“Gorilla, You’re A Desperado.”

Gorilla, You’re A Desperado, Warren Zevon

For some reason, I’m now associating this with The Avengers.

Damned if I know why, either.

May
31
2012
9

Speaking of OGRE…

…I’m finding it surprisingly hard to find a source for Mark III and V minis.  I mean, yes, they’re out of stock. So I’m not going to find find them hither and yon and at stock price. But I ain’t seeing them, period.

Weird.

Moe Lane

PS: I’ll have what I need for the game, mind you. Got a basic command post/defenders setup for one side and will have an Ogrethulhu for the other, if nothing else. Actually, I’ll end up with two of those. But the lead, man. The lead calls to you…

May
31
2012
9

#rsrh I wonder if David Axelrod’s found the mole, yet?

Because it’s not precisely accidental that Axelrod got rhetorically ambushed today at his take-em-by-surprise press conference, while Mitt Romney did not.

Yup, that’s Solyndra.

And that’s all I’m going to say about that.  Except… welcome to the majors, Davey.  John McCain was an aberration; we generally like to play to win.

May
31
2012
4

Huh. This Countup From Dystopia post…

should have auto-generated.

A very minor note: GURPS OGRE.

It’s not particularly earth-shattering or anything, but while consulting my copy of GURPS Ogre in preparation for the release of the game later this year I noted in the book’s timeline that this year (2012) is supposed to be the one where the USA runs out of oil.

Which is, of course, not even remotely true.  But it’s based on assessments that a lot of people took seriously ten to thirty years ago – and, to be fair, those people were generally acting in good faith when they received the information, even if the people that disseminated it may not have been – so expect a rash of curiously-dated gaming and SF material to intrude on one’s consciousness.  So it goes.

May
31
2012
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A very minor note: GURPS OGRE.

It's not particularly earth-shattering or anything, but while consulting my copy of GURPS Ogre in preparation for the release of the game later this year I noted in the book's timeline that this year (2012) is supposed to be the one where the USA runs out of oil.

Which is, of course, not even remotely true.  But it's based on assessments that a lot of people took seriously ten to thirty years ago - and, to be fair, those people were generally acting in good faith when they received the information, even if the people that disseminated it may not have been - so expect a rash of curiously-dated gaming and SF material to intrude on one's consciousness.  So it goes.

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May
31
2012
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A very minor note: GURPS OGRE.

It's not particularly earth-shattering or anything, but while consulting my copy of GURPS Ogre in preparation for the release of the game later this year I noted in the book's timeline that this year (2012) is supposed to be the one where the USA runs out of oil.

Which is, of course, not even remotely true.  But it's based on assessments that a lot of people took seriously ten to thirty years ago - and, to be fair, those people were generally acting in good faith when they received the information, even if the people that disseminated it may not have been - so expect a rash of curiously-dated gaming and SF material to intrude on one's consciousness.  So it goes.

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May
31
2012
9

I had something else scheduled here…

…but it was kind of mean.  Too mean; God forbid that any of us are ever in that position, ourselves.

So, here.  One of the best sequences from Mass Effect 3.  Spoilers, so don’t watch the video if you haven’t played the game.

(more…)

May
31
2012
18

#rsrh Here we go: 1st Appeals Court strikes down part of DOMA.

Technically, it struck down Section 3 of DoMA, which prohibits federal benefits from being provided for same-sex couples married in states that allow same-sex marriage. Section 2, which allows individual states to not recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, is still in effect.  The whole thing is under a temporary stay until the Supreme Court gets a crack at it; I assume that this will happen… soonish. (more…)

May
31
2012
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#rsrh QotD, I Wonder If Axelrod Is Counting Them, Too? edition

Jim Treacher, on the… strain… that David Axelrod has been showing lately.

I think maybe Axelrod needs a vacation. Just five more months of this, Dave. Five more months.

Stay on target…

May
31
2012
6

54% of WI AFSCME employees voted with their feet in 2011. #wirecall

I am going to try to avoid too much hyperbole and sarcasm for this one; this is one time where the situation requires neither.  When Scott Walker and other Republicans instituted labor union reforms in 2009, one of the basic planks of such reforms – the one that was quietly and viciously fought, tooth and nail, by the unions – was removal of mandatory dues collection for public sector union employees.  In fact, from the union leaderships’ point of view this was THE reform that needed to be killed; if the Republicans had compromised on it then there probably wouldn’t have been a Wisconsin recall movement at all.  But Walker and the Republicans didn’t compromise… and what was the result?

DOOM.

Wisconsin membership in the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees-the state’s second-largest public-sector union after the National Education Association, which represents teachers-fell to 28,745 in February from 62,818 in March 2011, according to a person who has viewed Afscme’s figures. A spokesman for Afscme declined to comment.

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May
30
2012
6

I think that Mitt Romney should make a deal with Barack Obama.

Romney will not try to be a community organizer – whatever the heck that is – and, in exchange? Obama will not try to make any more ‘strategic investments.’

(As always: when the other side gleefully captures your argument and sends it around, you probably have not won that particular round.)

Executive summary of the video:

Chuck Todd: Erm, the GOP kind of has a point about this entire Solyndra/Bain comparison thing.

Stephanie Cutter: No, they don’t […I think that’s what she said.  Coherence levels were… low.]

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