The Daily Broadside


Posted on 12/05/2022 5.00 AM

JCM 12/3/2022 5:50:04 PM

Posted by: JCM

vxbush 12/5/2022 5:59:32 AM

In yesterday's thread, CyberSimian wrote: 

I did notice, on Facebook, a huge overlap between these two groups: Those that smugly spent most of last year claiming that they “believed in science” Those that blamed their problems earlier this year on Mercury being in retrograde

You know, that explains so much. The argument I've seen is that you don't *believe* in science, because science has to be proven, but of course that doesn't even register with that crowd. 

Happy Monday, everyone. 

Occasional Reader 12/5/2022 6:16:02 AM

In #1 vxbush said: you don't *believe* in science, because science has to be proven

I'd say, rather; one doesn't "believe in science", because science is not a belief, it's a method. 

Good morning, y'all.

Sure, it's Monday.  But things could be worse.  You could be living here

Occasional Reader 12/5/2022 7:29:59 AM
Yay, my concealed carry permit renewal came through.  That was relatively quick, too. 
JCM 12/5/2022 8:14:51 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 2:

A method, that leads to knowledge. Not belief.

Knowing, is different from belief. For me a key is allowing belief to be changed by knowledge. And that knowledge is also changeable.

IMAO, part wisdom is the discernment to know the difference between belief and knowledge, and when new knowledge truly supplants the old.

vxbush 12/5/2022 8:45:09 AM

In #4 JCM said: IMAO, part wisdom is the discernment to know the difference between belief and knowledge, and when new knowledge truly supplants the old.

I know a cop who deals with the belief issue as the difference between facts and the inference from the facts. 

buzzsawmonkey 12/5/2022 9:55:09 AM

Reply to vxbush in 1:

Reply to Occasional Reader in 2:

Reply to JCM in 4:

I remember arguing about "belief in science" with Mad King Charles over at SOB.  It was, in fact, one of the reasons for my fall from favor/unpersoning over there.

Occasional Reader 12/5/2022 11:30:34 AM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 6:

You were STALKING him!!!111!!!!

Occasional Reader 12/5/2022 12:40:44 PM

New York Times falsely claims that Hunter Biden laptop had been "stolen".

They lie.  It's what they do.

JCM 12/5/2022 1:07:04 PM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 8:

How is that relevant to the information on it?

Let's play along. It was stolen, taken to the repair shop, and not picked up.

The shop was within rights to do what it did, and that has no effect on the data on the machine, or it's admissibility in a court.

Occasional Reader 12/5/2022 1:54:24 PM

Reply to JCM in 9:

Something something danger to Our Democracy!!!1!!!!!

JCM 12/5/2022 1:55:41 PM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 10:

Well in that case!

It was stolen by the RUSSIANS!

lucius septimius 12/5/2022 1:59:09 PM

I'm beginning to wonder if I have any blood relative who, give the chance, wouldn't fuck me over.


buzzsawmonkey 12/5/2022 6:08:10 PM

Reply to lucius septimius in 12:

Hey, fuck me over—

Because you’re kin

I won’t know till it’s over; 

When did you begin?

You smile and prevaricate

To cover it up

You figure since we’re related by blood

I won’t see you’re corrupt

But I’ll erupt in your face, bud, and get back at you

I look forward to the time that I can jam

Your foot in the other shoe

I’m just a mite short on tolerance now—

In fact, I’m kind of pissed

So look out, cuz—here’s my fist!

buzzsawmonkey 12/5/2022 6:09:09 PM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 13:

There was supposed to be a note that this was to the tune of "Hey, Look Me Over," but apparently it got lost in transport.

Occasional Reader 12/5/2022 6:36:50 PM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 13:


Haven't even thought of that song in years. 

Occasional Reader 12/5/2022 8:09:37 PM
R.I.P., Kirstie Alley.

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