[-] kescusay 5 points 2 days ago

I'd say that depends a lot on what you want it to do. Are you looking for a very simple and easy desktop experience? Go with Ubuntu or one of its many derivatives. Do you pine for the glory days of RedHat? Go with fedora. Do you want maximal control over every facet of your computer? Arch.

submitted 3 days ago* (last edited 3 days ago) by kescusay to c/politics

Those calls came after numerous media outlets reported potentially identifying biographical information about the woman, including her job and the neighborhood she called home. Fox News Jesse Watters highlighted the juror's details while reading through public pool notes about the selected members. "This nurse scares me if I'm Trump," Watters said.

[-] kescusay 48 points 3 days ago

Huh. I wonder what they have against being anti-bullying? It can't possibly be because of some other facet of his identity that cannot be changed, right? I mean, if it were, that would probably be a violation of his rights and he might have grounds to sue.

[-] kescusay 9 points 3 days ago

And everyone knew it.

[-] kescusay 39 points 3 days ago

That was quick.

[-] kescusay 43 points 3 days ago

They've killed the second and adjourned the trial. It's over. What a stupid and unnecessary waste of time.

[-] kescusay 0 points 5 days ago

A couple of reasons...

First, because any such fall would be slooooooooow. Israel wouldn't fall quickly, it would take a long time and would be absolutely catastrophic for everyone on all sides of the conflict, because they would take a lot of Iran and others with them.

Second, because it would reduce western, secular influence in the region considerably, while massively increasing Russia's influence. Russia doesn't give a shit about stability and quality of life in the region, they just want vassal states from which to work to expand. Russia doesn't think any country that isn't Russia should exist, especially near them.

[-] kescusay 8 points 5 days ago
[-] kescusay 20 points 5 days ago

Wonder if Dozing Donny will pass out in his chair again today.

[-] kescusay 17 points 5 days ago

I'm starting to wonder if he truly, genuinely believed he'd be able to walk away with billions from this garbage. It's cratering so fast and so far, it could end up de-listed from NASDAQ and relegated to penny-stock status.

So... How can I help make that happen faster?

[-] kescusay 15 points 6 days ago

I actually think it can be fixed, but doing so is hard work. It requires:

  • Full and unreserved repudiation of Trumpism/fascism.
  • Codifying the norms and standards he violated (and continues to violate) into law.
  • Creating federal legislation that clarifies exactly what "emoluments" are to prevent the office of the presidency from ever being used for self-enrichment again.
  • Going after every single Russia-compromised politician. Make politicians scared to get in bed with Vladimir Putin.
  • Figuring out a way to cut off the sewage pipeline leading from Russian troll factories to our TV and computer screens.
  • Implement ranked-choice voting at all levels.
[-] kescusay 30 points 6 days ago

Oh, absolutely. The most despicable thing about him is also very Trumpian: He's maintaining a grip on power to try to stifle an ongoing corruption and bribery case against him.

The sooner that man is out of power and in prison, the better.

[-] kescusay 95 points 6 days ago

On nearly every single issue, not only is he "better than Trump," he's actually good. On the environment? Actual progress in the form of a massive infrastructure bill that invests in green energy sources and tamping down on pollution. On education? He's made student loan forgiveness a central tenet of his policy agenda. On the economy? He's gotten inflation under control and the economy is actually doing great now.

The elephant in the room is Israel and Palestine, of course, but I wish people would pause and think before knee-jerk reacting to... not even his policies there, just headlines about his policies.

The fact of the matter is that the Middle East is a fucking mess and Israel is currently run by a government hell-bent on making it ten times worse, but Israel actually falling and the conflict overtaking the entire region would be a global catastrophe. Biden is doing what he can to pressure Netanyahu over the insane and genocidal treatment of Palestinians while not giving Iran and others the sense that they have free rein to invade. (And for FUCK'S sake, can we stop pretending Iran is suddenly the good guys? They're supplying arms to Russia.)

This is a nuanced, complex, and fragile situation, and like it or not, Biden is exactly the right kind of person for the presidency at a time like this. Not only that, Trump would make it ten thousand times worse on purpose, because it would please Putin to see Russia's influence in the Middle East overtake that of the United States.

There is literally only one sane choice on the ballot this year.

submitted 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago) by kescusay to c/asklemmy

I've just finally contracted it for the first time. I'm vaxxed and multiple-times-boosted, so it's not that bad...

But it's still pretty fucking miserable. Ugh. The paxlovid seems to be helping some, but in return it's giving me the most horrendous taste in my mouth. Like a battery fucked a lemon in there.

What worked for you when you caught it, lemmings?

Edit: Holy cats, you guys came through! Thank you all for your various recommendations. The gist of it seems to be:

  • Definitely stay on the paxlovid (and use pineapple to deal with the awful taste in my mouth that's a side-effect).
  • Rest. Fucking REST! Do not, under any circumstances, stop resting until it's run its course. (Fortunately already doing that, since I've been feeling half-past dead.)
  • Ibuprofen, acetaminophen, and mucinex are my dear, sweet friends. (I'm already a big fan of mucinex, so I have some already.)
  • Drink a lot of water. (I have a comically oversized cup I've been using for that.)

And I gotta say... Now, as the end of the day approaches, I think I might, just maybe, be feeling a tad better. Thank you all!

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submitted 2 weeks ago by kescusay to c/politics

Florida venture capitalist Michael Shvartsman and his brother Gerald Shvartsman pleaded guilty on Wednesday to participating in an insider trading scheme linked to the blockbuster deal that brought former President Donald Trump’s social media business public.

Each of the brothers pleaded guilty in New York to one count of securities fraud, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, according to federal prosecutors.

submitted 2 weeks ago by kescusay to c/askpolitics

I don't need to know this myself, but I'm sure someone out there does, so here's how:


If you're a U.S. citizen and legally allowed to vote in your state, registration is quick and easy. Get registered today if you aren't already!

submitted 3 weeks ago by kescusay to c/eugene

This is pretty nifty. Eugene has some very nice (and underrated) museums.

submitted 3 weeks ago by kescusay to c/politics

This is happening right now.

submitted 3 weeks ago by kescusay to c/askpolitics

Question does what it says on the tin. I'm not sure how that particular balancing act works.

submitted 3 weeks ago by kescusay to c/askpolitics

Both are legislative bodies, so I'm curious about how they structurally differ.

submitted 3 weeks ago by kescusay to c/askpolitics

Hello, and welcome to a new community specifically designed around questions and answers of a political nature!

My aim for this community is that it inspire more productive discussion - and less vitriol - than political news communities tend to produce. And for that reason, it's not a political news community!

That's right, this is not the community to submit the latest articles/screeds/Xitter posts on. It's for asking actual questions, and (hopefully) getting more thoughtful responses.

Full disclosure: I am a flaming liberal. There's no point in trying to hide that fact, nor is it something I feel the slightest shame about. That said, my goals with this community aren't particularly partisan. I want it to be informative, and provide factually accurate responses to political questions.

If that's something you're interested in, you're welcome here regardless of your personal partisanship!

submitted 3 weeks ago by kescusay to c/askpolitics

Context: On Tuesday, SCOTUS is scheduled to hear a case involving mifepristone, an abortion drug: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2024/03/25/1240282129/mifepristone-supreme-court-fda-medication-abortion-explainer

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