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Sunday, June 12. 2011
"Amoralising"? Good neologism
I completely agree with NYM re the candidates
Via Dr. Merc, Worldwide ages of consent
Cocksure Weiner MOCKED Larry Craig Sex Scandal
Teachers’ unions will never willingly give up their power, says Terry Moe.
Krauthammer: 'Keep it Ideological'
Y’Know What I See? I See Dead Donkeys.
Advice from Dr. Sanity:
Kamikaze government in the UK
O'Reilly: Obama sees rich as his to plunder
Actress defends Weiner, says 'everyone lies about sex'
When the 2-year hate of Palin starts losing Left-feminists …
This is not a witch-hunt
Teachers’ unions will never willingly give up their power, says Terry Moe.
China ratings house says US defaulting: report
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Re: the Palin emails, one thing that surprises me is that the A-List bloggers aren't asking their readers to write or email the NY Times, MSNBC, etc, and tell them, "Thank you so much for the Palin emails! Here I always thought she was kind of dumb, but in reading the emails, it turns out she's a pretty sharp lady! Thanks again!"
But I guess they need all their energy and time to write more Weiner articles.
And you really need to read the Dr. Sanity article to catch the line at the end that Bird Dog left off the quote. What a pathetic dickhead. He'd like to spend even more time telling us losers to get a life as we struggle to exist day to day -- but he's too busy vacationing in... Hawaii.
"For all those online addicts; twitter freaks and cyberpaths out there -- GET A REAL LIFE !"
Good advice, buddy. How 'bout if we start with your site?
You must be jealous. Thanks for reminding me of PIP, with regards to the Fukushima post, but considering that in the not to distant future cancer will be more common then the cold or the flu in Japan it wasn't appropriate. Something a dickhead would write, and I know you are not a dickhead.
Re the Nylon Riots: Funny. One wonders if Marianne has any recollection of it?
re Why the Jews support the dems: Interesting. The more religous a Jew is the more likely he is to support conservatives, while the "secular Jew" is more likely to support the Left. I had never heard that explanation before. Makes sense.
re: I see dead donkeys. I hope he is right but I will have to see it to believe it. Polls show the dems are not dead yet.
re kamikaze government: One wonders if the people pushing windmills will wake up when the day comes where they flip their light switch and nothing happens?
Bird Dog, you tease us with "Nylon Riots," and there are no pics?!
Oh boy--they are still at it in Seattle! Please remember that the AG Rob McKenna was the only "Republican" they "allowed" to win the last election. He is also the man that defended the fraudulently elected MSZZ Gregoire to the governorship. After many, many demonstrations/evidence of fraud, he went to court to assure that she stayed in office in 2004.
The tunnel would clear up the views of every building downtown--it is a very, very expensive item for the sake of the large building owners who want a pretty view. It goes into a hill under Seattle for a couple of miles, rather than replacing the existing bridge/viaduct over the water. Some folks have high speed rail at 40 mph, while others have plans for trains that go nowhere. Seattle dems crave this "bit of pretty". What is truly too, too bad about today's dems--they are trying to make pretty where their parents, grandparents, and great grand parents made just plain greed! Now they got theirs, they want the taxpayers to make life a little nicer for them. One of the worst traffice congestions in the world is on the freeways around Seattle. On several occasions the people have voted in tax bonds to create a rapid transit system. What do they get, over and over, and over? A baseball stadium, a fast bus lane in places, and some buses. Ohh, I almost forgot--they got a cute little trainy thing running from the airport to the downtown banks/hotel/conference center section. Screw the citizens of the Seattle area again! All because these spoiled daughters of extreme wealth think they are "designers of tomorrow". I would surely hate to see what their dining room wall paper looks like!
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feeblemind ... You mention the Nylon riots and ask if I remember them. During the run-up to World War II, stockings of any kind were hard to get. Silk stockings of course were preferred, but they were both fragile and expensive. Nylon thread was a marvelous development which the defense industries snatched up with glee, using it for bombsights and other warlike devices. As I remember, we women scrambled to solve the problems. For daytime, many of us wore cotton stockings [ugh], but when we went out in the evening we wanted something prettier. Silk stockings were scarce and very expensive, and had a distressing habit of developing runs. When we could find nylon stockings to buy, we grabbed them up. At the same time, the underwear makers began using nylon for slips and nightgowns that were infinitely superior to cotton.
Some girls solved the problem of no silk stockings by using leg make-up in stocking-y colors. Some even would draw seams with eyebrow pencil on the back of their legs to resemble stocking seams. Unfortunately, the pencil marks tended to smear, so that was not very satisfactory.
One thing I remember clearly is when pantyhose were introduced and I bought my first pair. They were so great because you didn't have to garter them as you did stockings, and that made them so much more comfortable. I hated wearing girdles, but if you wore stockings, you had to, or at least a garter belt.
It's all so long ago now, but this was one innovation that has forever changed my life.
"Teachers are easy to organize and have clear common interests. Parents and students are unorganized, don’t share common problems, and worry about other issues beyond public schooling."
Hey, maybe he's onto something here! Teachers give a shit, while students and parents don't. Brilliant.
Robin Hood had, at least, the excuse that the Norman overlords were corrupt invaders who actually did oppress the peasantry and the serfs.
There are a few wealthy people now who made their fortunes corruptly or who are trying to do so -- oddly enough, mostly Dems. T Boone Pickens is trying, or at least was trying, to use subsidies and foolishness to build his fortune -- subsidies and foolishness with "progressive" writ large on them. When it's actually illegal, it's fraud. When it's following government money, it's called rent-seeking. GE has been big on this too.
Most wealthy people and most large companies achieved their positions by providing goods and services people want. Apple/Steve Jobs and Microsoft/Bill Gates, for example. They probably have a few deals with bad aromas, but most of their money comes the success of providing wealth to others and keeping some as it goes by. Why on earth do I have any claim on their fortunes?