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by Jennifer
Today, 19:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 13028

Re: The Abortion Thread

How Doctors And The [Catholic] Church Conspired To Stop An 11-Year-Old Girl [in Argentina] From Having An Abortion After She Was Raped Lucía sat up in her hospital bed as the priest made the sign of the cross on her forehead, the 11-year-old’s bulging belly visible underneath her pajama shirt. “Thin...
by Jennifer
Today, 18:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1054
Views: 39647

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

I can empathize with Jason and JD's "Fuck this; I'm outta here" attitudes, but the sad irony (IMO) is that after suffering through all the suckitude, you quit JUST before the payoff! It reminds me of a long-ago thread when I talked about how giving up shampoo turned out to be awesome for my hair -- ...
by Jennifer
Today, 15:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 13028

Re: The Abortion Thread

Even assuming the birthrate IS low enough to cause actual concern, and further assuming that immigration is not an option, Zod forbid people address the situation by, say, asking women "Why aren't you having more kids? Is there anything we could do to help?" No -- best to force us to be brood mares....
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 22:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 13028

Re: The Abortion Thread

Regarding those whose opposition to abortion stems primarily from white-supremacist attitudes -- the irony is that if they did succeed in passing the abortion bans of their dreams, the non-white birthrate will rise far faster than the white one. After all: wealthy women who need abortions will still...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 20:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1054
Views: 39647

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

For what it's worth, I found re-watching the series far more enjoyable when I could simply fast-forward through all the Ramsay-and-Theon parts, plus the overlong battle and fight scenes. And Oberyn Martell's fight with Gregor Clegane. And similarly gross/gory parts.
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 16:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 13028

Re: The Abortion Thread

Points for honesty: a forced-birther openly admits his goal is to force women to have more babies than they/we want or can afford. https://shareblue.com/gop-lawmaker-delaware-abortion-women-not-having-enough-babies/?fbclid=IwAR1i-up15oUM-SyvKo5of7N8thhzBrqf1LZ4owRLdQen2dtMYCmZKQaWJ7I A Delaware Repu...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 16:42
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1054
Views: 39647

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

Interesting test of what show claims to be vs what it actually is - thematically speaking. It claims to be a thing about breaking the wheel vs taking it all and damn the costs. I stopped watching because I came to believe what it actually is is a complex tapestry to set up nut punchy meat grinder e...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 16:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1054
Views: 39647

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

I know there are good and valid reasons why the show is NOT going to discuss this, but -- I would be very interested to know what the Faceless Men think about the army of the dead overrunning Westeros. (And what the Night King thinks about the Faceless Men, for that matter.)
by Jennifer
17 Apr 2019, 20:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1054
Views: 39647

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

As I mentioned on Wixenstyx's Facebook, I've never watched the show because I wanted to hold off and finish the book series first. Joke's on me. At the rate Grr Martin's going, I doubt even your kids will be able to read the books first. MAYBE some future grandkids, if Grr lives long enough. Assumi...
by Jennifer
17 Apr 2019, 20:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Of course I've got a blog. Who doesn't?
Replies: 352
Views: 94576

Re: Of course I've got a blog. Who doesn't?

It's stupid, but I think it's a stupid lack of hypocrisy. They want to vastly increase the power of government without lying about it like the Reds, and they have real cognitive dissonance with the fact that Reds are and will be in power. Except, "hypocrisy" is not le mot juste for whatever the hel...
by Jennifer
17 Apr 2019, 18:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Of course I've got a blog. Who doesn't?
Replies: 352
Views: 94576

Re: Of course I've got a blog. Who doesn't?

In light of O'Rourke and Buttigieg's calls to inflict mandatory national service on young adults, I pointed out that, for all that left- and right-wingers both have far too many unprincipled partisan hacks, at least the right wing is generally smart enough to only call for increased government power...
by Jennifer
17 Apr 2019, 18:28
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?
Replies: 17
Views: 447

Re: Did Reason Just kill Hit & Run?

The important thing is, the Big Terror thread still exists.

https://reason.com/2006/03/10/well-bust ... k#comments
by Jennifer
16 Apr 2019, 17:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1054
Views: 39647

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

Also, I've spent a long time reminding myself- don't feel bad for Sansa, she started the whole thing. But at this point I think I'm rooting for her- she's the only one that seems to care about the practicalities of logistics over the glamour, intrigue and flashy weaponry the other contenders have. ...
by Jennifer
16 Apr 2019, 16:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1054
Views: 39647

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

As I mentioned on Wixenstyx's Facebook, I've never watched the show because I wanted to hold off and finish the book series first. Joke's on me. At the rate Grr Martin's going, I doubt even your kids will be able to read the books first. MAYBE some future grandkids, if Grr lives long enough. Assumi...
by Jennifer
16 Apr 2019, 16:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1054
Views: 39647

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

It might seem like dragging up old grudges that at this point are dwarfed by larger concerns but I think it's one of those essential data points in Dany's story arc of facing the challenges of being in charge rather than a rebel with nothing to lose as she was in her Dothraki/free the slaves phase....
by Jennifer
15 Apr 2019, 19:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1054
Views: 39647

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

So .... am I the only one who was a tad disappointed by last nigh's season premiere? After seven seasons spent arranging the pieces on the game board, I thought they'd actually start to play, but instead they just did more rearranging. Well, they did have to do a lot of table setting / dinner guest...
by Jennifer
15 Apr 2019, 15:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1054
Views: 39647

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

So .... am I the only one who was a tad disappointed by last nigh's season premiere? After seven seasons spent arranging the pieces on the game board, I thought they'd actually start to play, but instead they just did more rearranging.
by Jennifer
11 Apr 2019, 15:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Wikileaks - Diplomatic Cables Edition
Replies: 762
Views: 32288

Re: Wikileaks - Diplomatic Cables Edition

Ecuador rescinded its asylum, and Assange has been arrested.

by Jennifer
10 Apr 2019, 18:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Brexit: what say ye?
Replies: 378
Views: 10131

Re: Brexit: what say ye?

Ellie wrote:
10 Apr 2019, 18:26
Is the guy on the left spitting? At first I thought that puddle was, y'know, the fluids of Onan, or whatever is the polite way to say jizz.
One hallmark of great art is its ability to support multiple interpretations.
by Jennifer
10 Apr 2019, 13:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 221
Views: 13028

Re: The Abortion Thread

http://www.fox5dc.com/news/texas-lawmakers-consider-the-death-penalty-for-abortion AUSTIN, Texas - State legislators stayed up well into the morning hearing emotional testimony about a proposed abortion ban. House Bill 896 would criminalize abortion and classify it as a homicide. Women who have abor...
by Jennifer
09 Apr 2019, 03:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2357
Views: 160567

Re: Market Failure!

Ugh. So what can you use to wash your skin? The ancient Romans used olive oil, but I imagine that would get expensive.
by Jennifer
08 Apr 2019, 20:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2368
Views: 110825

Re: Twitter!

by Jennifer
08 Apr 2019, 20:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2357
Views: 160567

Re: Market Failure!

FWIW, I used to really like various glycerine soaps, but fell out of the habit of using them primarily because when I lived in New England, a certian job lot outlet ALWAYS had glycerine soap super-cheap. Once I left that area and no longer had a steady supply of cheap glycerine soap, I switched to D...
by Jennifer
08 Apr 2019, 20:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2357
Views: 160567

Re: Market Failure!

I've even gotten to the point where almost all the time I'm washing my hair with conditioner and nothing else. [ Self-righteous nod ] That is as it should be. Except you should remove the word "almost." But, seriously: what is wrong with Dove bars (especially compared to actual soap)? Do you have a...
by Jennifer
08 Apr 2019, 19:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come
Replies: 408
Views: 22295

Re: If We Build It, They'll Probably Still Come

I feel about Nielsen's leaving the same way I felt about Sessions' -- yeah, they're both evil people who never should've had legal power in the first place, but they weren't let go for any of the reasons WE think they should've been let go: they were let go because they weren't evil enough for Trump...