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by Jennifer
Yesterday, 22:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 156
Views: 3397

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

A Saudi newspaper describes Khashoggi's death as a comedy, and also it is somehow Qatar's fault. (This is what they're publishing in the English language; I shudder to imagine what they're saying in newspapers the typical American doesn't know how to read.) http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/545845 ...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 21:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 156
Views: 3397

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Remember what Jesus said: "It is easier for a rich man to go through the eye of a needle if you hack him into little pieces with a bone saw first -- wait, did I say 'rich man'? I meant 'journalist'."
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 21:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8790
Views: 271700

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Just got back from casting early votes (assuming they'll even be counted, thanks to Georgia's utterly insane "all-electronic ballots with no paper trail" system), and I kinda wanna soak in a cleansing vat of Lysol after having cast my first straight-Dem ballot since ... um ... ever. But for all the ...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 16:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8790
Views: 271700

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Lately when Jeff gets home from work a bit before 6:30 in the morning, it's still full dark outside. (Or, if the eastern sky is lightening, it's not visible from my windows.) Thing is, the school bus comes to pick up various kids a few minutes before he gets home. Which has to be TERRIBLE for the ki...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 05:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8790
Views: 271700

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Mo wrote:
Yesterday, 04:54
You say this now Jake, but wait until we spend 8 hours in a city council meeting trying to ban mayo.
Whoa there now, Mo. Mayonnaise's bad reputation is not its fault, but due to decades of ignorant misuse: it's supposed to be an ingredient, not a condiment.
by Jennifer
17 Oct 2018, 18:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8790
Views: 271700

Re: Observations of the Random sort

I'm not the best one to offer a charitable take on their mistakes. I'd personally be a lot more charitable to the McArdle-esque "We were wrong, but for the right reasons" types if they'd remove the second clause of their sentence, and also remove the second clause from the "You were right, but for ...
by Jennifer
17 Oct 2018, 17:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8790
Views: 271700

Re: Observations of the Random sort

He says don’t look at the outcome, look at the argument Yeah, except the pro-war boosters tended to overlook such arguments as "the UN weapons inspectors have found nothing" and "Saddam and al-Qaeda are not and were not allies." Unless the wrong-for-the-right-reasons guys are now pretending "War is...
by Jennifer
17 Oct 2018, 16:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8790
Views: 271700

Re: Observations of the Random sort

YOu don't understand my logic. Perhaps I would if you answered my earlier question: what tradeoffs and variables did the wrong-for-the-right reasons Iraq War boosters overlook at the time? Saddam and al-Qaeda's mutual dislike was apparently irrelevant, the UN weapon inspectors' inability to find an...
by Jennifer
17 Oct 2018, 16:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8790
Views: 271700

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Ignoring that Saddam, for the most part, ignored getting involved in international terrorism. And ignoring that al-Qaeda and Saddam never got along anyway, and that the UN weapons inspectors in Iraq didn't find the dread WMDs -- yet somehow, the people arguing that we should invade Iraq insist they...
by Jennifer
17 Oct 2018, 16:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8790
Views: 271700

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Ignoring that Saddam, for the most part, ignored getting involved in international terrorism. And ignoring that al-Qaeda and Saddam never got along anyway, and that the UN weapons inspectors in Iraq didn't find the dread WMDs -- yet somehow, the people arguing that we should invade Iraq insist they...
by Jennifer
17 Oct 2018, 15:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8790
Views: 271700

Re: Observations of the Random sort

In coaching and in business decisions and probably in public policy as well, I am a believer in giving the most weight to the quality of reasoning and process of executing plans over a series of decisions that mattered and much less weight to outcomes. This is the Joe Flacco is not better than Dan ...
by Jennifer
16 Oct 2018, 16:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8790
Views: 271700

Re: Observations of the Random sort

What's especially useful is that if you're wrong for the right reasons, you need not engage in any self-reflection or wonder if you can or should do better next time. Conversely, if you're right for the wrong reasons you DO need to learn from your mistakes and resolve to do better. Which means that ...
by Jennifer
16 Oct 2018, 14:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8790
Views: 271700

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Mo wrote:
16 Oct 2018, 14:25
Here’s the thing I don’t get about AZ senate. How the fuck are the people who were right about Iraq the bad guys?
They were right for the wrong reasons, whereas those who supported the war were wrong for the right reasons.
by Jennifer
16 Oct 2018, 05:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 156
Views: 3397

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Apparently the Saudis' defense is that they didn't MEAN to kill the guy; they only wanted to torture and kidnap him but things got a wee bit out of hand. Oopsie! https://twitter.com/brianstelter/status/1051911549584101378 And thanks to GWB, we don't even have the high ground on that! I thought to l...
by Jennifer
16 Oct 2018, 04:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 648
Views: 21903

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Along with the official Sears bankruptcy announcement today they announced that they would close another 142 Sears and KMart locations before the end of the year. The one in my town will NOT be on that list and I am flummoxed by this. This Google maps image shows the problem clear as day. This was ...
by Jennifer
15 Oct 2018, 16:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 156
Views: 3397

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Maybe Trump can hire O.J. Simpson to help find the real killer.
by Jennifer
15 Oct 2018, 15:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our Friends, The House of Saud
Replies: 156
Views: 3397

Re: Our Friends, The House of Saud

Apparently the Saudis' defense is that they didn't MEAN to kill the guy; they only wanted to torture and kidnap him but things got a wee bit out of hand. Oopsie!

by Jennifer
13 Oct 2018, 15:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1672
Views: 67128

Re: Home $weet Home

If not for the fact that my own walls are already occupied by either high bookcases or various decorative thingamajigs, I'd be tempted to try such a mirror array myself. Even do it on both walls for an infinity-mirror setup. Another thought -- this is just tossing out any idea that comes to mind -- ...
by Jennifer
13 Oct 2018, 03:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1672
Views: 67128

Re: Home $weet Home

I’m a lover of the open plan and the base assumptions of such spaces is use of seating to create separation. For the most part irrespective of anything else, if you can’t deal with seating defining space you need lots of little rooms. It's a bit of a catch-22 because I don't want seating-defined sp...
by Jennifer
12 Oct 2018, 00:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 495
Views: 21878

Re: Ladyfashun

I saw a girl with these on the other day. I can't decide, genius or abomination? Bootwedge.PNG The latter. If you wear shoes that look like that, you do it for comfort. If you wear high heels, you do it for fashion. Those combine the worst of both worlds: the ugliness of a comfortable shoe with the...
by Jennifer
11 Oct 2018, 20:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9354
Views: 337406

Re: Petty annoyances

Whoever writes the episode descriptions for AT&T cable REALLY needs to stop putting spoilers in them, especially for mystery/crime shows like "Alfred Hitchcock Presents."
by Jennifer
11 Oct 2018, 19:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3984
Views: 134503

Re: When journalism goes bad

Cheshire's a pretty rich town; I'd bet any kid there whose family wants them to have their own computer can afford to buy one already. Odd that they wouldn't try rolling this out in a place where students likely CAN'T afford such things.
by Jennifer
11 Oct 2018, 18:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3314
Views: 133664

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Storm/emergency prep is the one aspect of life where I can't really complain about effort being wasted; I am of course very glad that the preparations I made for a possible Hurricane Michael strike turned out to be unnecessary. (We did get some pretty intense rain, but not bad enough to flood the wa...
by Jennifer
11 Oct 2018, 17:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 495
Views: 21878

Re: Ladyfashun

Possibly a dispatch from Captain Obvious, but: have you looked at the thrift stores in your area? Almost every such store I've ever seen has a huge (pun unintended) selection of maternity clothes, no doubt because there's always a steady supply of women who recently outgrew -- uh, undergrew? -- the...
by Jennifer
11 Oct 2018, 15:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 495
Views: 21878

Re: Ladyfashun

Possibly a dispatch from Captain Obvious, but: have you looked at the thrift stores in your area? Almost every such store I've ever seen has a huge (pun unintended) selection of maternity clothes, no doubt because there's always a steady supply of women who recently outgrew -- uh, undergrew? -- them...