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Re: Hey Hooks

Post by Dr. Medulla » 28 Mar 2016, 9:54am

It does come down to whether you're a lumper or a splitter. Do you tend towards finding reasons to fit in with a group or reasons to be outside of it? And even that is quite situational—being dogmatic about that doesn't really make sense either.
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Re: Hey Hooks

Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 Oct 2016, 7:04am

Some generational perspective on the US election, treating it as the final(?) Boomer tantrum:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions ... 0c90fa5c7b
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Re: Hey Hooks

Post by Silent Majority » 26 Oct 2016, 8:30am

Dr. Medulla wrote:Some generational perspective on the US election, treating it as the final(?) Boomer tantrum:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions ... 0c90fa5c7b
Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz and their Republican Gen X ilk don't seem likely to stop the politics of obstruction.
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Re: Hey Hooks

Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 Oct 2016, 8:37am

Silent Majority wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Some generational perspective on the US election, treating it as the final(?) Boomer tantrum:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions ... 0c90fa5c7b
Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz and their Republican Gen X ilk don't seem likely to stop the politics of obstruction.
I think the larger point is that with a declining/dying base, they'll necessarily be in a weaker position in trying to obstruct. That the GOP is the majority party in the House is due to gerrymandering, but even that is a stopgap as their supporters die off.
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Re: Hey Hooks

Post by tepista » 05 Dec 2016, 7:10pm

just tryin' to keep him busy when he comes back.

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Re: Hey Hooks

Post by Dr. Medulla » 07 Feb 2017, 8:37am

Huh, one of Bannon's favourite books is Strauss & Howe's The Fourth Turning. As I recall, both Al Gore and New Gingrich pimped for S & H's first book.
Bannon’s 2015 documentary, “Generation Zero,” drew heavily on one of his favorite books, “The Fourth Turning” by William Strauss and Neil Howe, which explains a theory of history unfolding in 80-100 year cycles or “turnings,” the fourth and final stage of which is marked by periods of cataclysmic change in which the old order is destroyed and replaced—a current period that, in Bannon’s view, was sparked by the 2008 financial crisis and has now been manifested in part by the rise of Trump.
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/ ... ist-214745
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