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by Jennifer
20 minutes ago
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Simple Pleasures
Replies: 26
Views: 327

Re: Simple Pleasures

I completely gave both bathrooms and the linen closet badly needed re-organizations. https://media.giphy.com/media/bKBM7H63PIykM/giphy.gif Thanks! Organizing and re-organizing is actually one of the few household tasks I genuinely like doing, provided I have the right organizing equipment/furnishin...
by Jennifer
Today, 18:53
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Simple Pleasures
Replies: 26
Views: 327

Re: Simple Pleasures

After I got over the worst of my unusually debilitating cold/bronchial infection last week I wanted to do something useful but had almost no energy at all, so I completely gave both bathrooms and the linen closet badly needed re-organizations. (Actually that's not quite accurate; " re -organization"...
by Jennifer
Today, 14:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3690
Views: 107687

Re: When journalism goes bad

The model as I understand it goes something like: - The world is composed of scumbags and good people - Scumbags don't respect authority or participate in social institutions that would moderate their native scumbaggishness. - Scumbags/lawbreakers will do literally anything, they are functionally p...
by Jennifer
Today, 13:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3083
Views: 114547

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

I had to cancel my pinched-nerve doctor appointment again today because of the snow. Only an inch of snow and Atlanta SHUT DOWN. Around 11 this morning -- shortly after confirming that the doctor's office is indeed closed -- Jeff watched one of the news channels and discovered that even if we wanted...
by Jennifer
Today, 10:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3690
Views: 107687

Re: When journalism goes bad

It feels like the racist veneer description is a bit too simple. By analogy the left just wants free stuff paid for by people they don’t like and left elites want the power to decide who gets what. There is some truth there but I’m not going to say that’s all there is. I think conservatives worried...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 23:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2373
Views: 110830

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

A few episodes into Marvel's Runaways. This show is extremely not good. That's too bad. The premise is mildly interesting, though I've heard very meh things about the comic. My wife was watching the first or second episode of this and I, not knowing what it was, cracked, " What is this, some other ...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 20:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3083
Views: 114547

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

I recently re-watched the King of the Hill episode where it actually started snowing in Texas -- just a couple of flakes, no accumulation at all -- but everyone started freaking out and skidding their cars all over the parking lot and crashing into each other. If they saw Eric's near-Siberian backya...
by Jennifer
Yesterday, 20:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4563
Views: 79551

Re: Orange is the new President

If immigrants these days got off the boat, or walked across the border, and immediately started acting like "white middle class" the anti-immigration movements would have much, much less pull, and be far less intense (at least among whites). What's the non-racist way to demand people act "white mid...
by Jennifer
14 Jan 2018, 21:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 75
Views: 1951

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

Why are you posting that in this thread, Painboy? As near as we can tell no asses were disrupted. Yeah! No chow down! Fake news! False flag! Have you ever noticed how Painboy and Alex Jones have never actually been seen together? Funny, that. Funny as in "ha ha humor and whimsy," of course, not "da...
by Jennifer
14 Jan 2018, 20:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4563
Views: 79551

Re: Orange is the new President

Jennifer, what do you think "Trump removes this plausible deniability" means? That there actually existed some "plausible deniability" to be removed? Having said that: I re-read your comment and realized I misinterpreted part of it when first I wrote my response--it's the people who pretended their...
by Jennifer
14 Jan 2018, 15:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4563
Views: 79551

Re: Orange is the new President

So this really gets to part of the actual problem here. Some people say "we should try to let skilled and educated people immigrate" and mean "let's let talented Nigerians immigrate." And other people say "we should try to let skilled and educated people immigrate" and they mean "let's allow immigr...
by Jennifer
13 Jan 2018, 22:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Simple Pleasures
Replies: 26
Views: 327

Re: Simple Pleasures

I used to love KFC original recipe until I moved here and one day decided to splurge on some and the branch nearest my house (in Leesburg, the nearest KFC to me was a couple towns over) , and everything was just wrong -- chicken was too dry, biscuits were kind of stale, corn on the cob was tough, ev...
by Jennifer
13 Jan 2018, 18:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Simple Pleasures
Replies: 26
Views: 327

Re: Simple Pleasures

One of my standard el cheapo lazy meals is a fried egg and cheese sandwich: two pieces of white Italian-bread toast, buttered and salted, with one egg fried in either melted butter or bacon fat (depending on what I have), and topped with a sprinkling of sharp shredded cheddar cheese. It is tasty, ch...
by Jennifer
13 Jan 2018, 15:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Simple Pleasures
Replies: 26
Views: 327

Re: Simple Pleasures

Odd synchronicity with this topic, as just a couple days ago (while getting over a fever AND taking way more prescription meds than I've ever been on in my life, which doubtless affected my thinking in weird and not-fun ways) I was thinking how many of my "simple pleasures" (in the sense of being su...
by Jennifer
13 Jan 2018, 13:30
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Prank SWAT Call May Have Led to Wichita Police Killing a Random Man on His Own Doorstep
Replies: 37
Views: 615

Re: Prank SWAT Call May Have Led to Wichita Police Killing a Random Man on His Own Doorstep

Would I like this to end with the double benefit of the cops disbanding or severely curtailing the use of SWAT teams? Yeah. We've seen that most of them are used for dubious deployments, for drug raids and non-violent offenders. Would that end up with an increase in the danger to cops? Yeah, it pro...
by Jennifer
13 Jan 2018, 13:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4563
Views: 79551

Re: Orange is the new President

What bothers me about this is that if he’d said the same thing in prettier language, it wouldn’t be news. I don't think the language offers sufficiently pretty ways to say "shithole. He didn't say, for example, that he wants "less uneducated" people, or "less unskilled" people (things which a given...
by Jennifer
12 Jan 2018, 15:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4563
Views: 79551

Re: Orange is the new President

by Jennifer
10 Jan 2018, 11:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread
Replies: 243
Views: 13760

Re: The Sheriff Joe Arpaio Memorial Prison Reform Thread

Warren wrote:
09 Jan 2018, 16:02
Mo wrote:
09 Jan 2018, 16:00
And Reagan's lines were divisive, racist falsehoods about why food stamps needed to be cut.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe he used those lines in a State of the Union address.
So?
by Jennifer
09 Jan 2018, 19:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3083
Views: 114547

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

Outdoor temps back up in the 60s today, and our apartment is back to "windows and patio door wide open."
by Jennifer
09 Jan 2018, 14:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rules, RVs, and a four-story phallus: the HOA thread
Replies: 668
Views: 13138

Re: Rules, RVs, and a four-story phallus: the HOA thread

That rule sounds stupid even by HOA standards. The story doesn't list any possible rationale for such a rule, either. You have to actually, you know, read the story. "I have nothing to hide. I understand somebody had people living in the garage. I don’t. I am following the rules," Ia said. "All I a...
by Jennifer
09 Jan 2018, 14:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rules, RVs, and a four-story phallus: the HOA thread
Replies: 668
Views: 13138

Re: Rules, RVs, and a four-story phallus: the HOA thread

That rule sounds stupid even by HOA standards. The story doesn't list any possible rationale for such a rule, either.
by Jennifer
08 Jan 2018, 20:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4301
Views: 166453

Re: Food

Yeah, we've taken all of our measuring spoons off the rings, and instead separated them into "big" and "little" bins on the counter (in like a cutlery holder). Teaspons and below in one bin, everything above in the other. We have some specialty spoons also, like 1.5 and 2 Tablespoons, that go in th...
by Jennifer
07 Jan 2018, 21:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Maximum feels about the minimum wage
Replies: 28
Views: 458

Re: Maximum feels about the minimum wage

no Ah, well, we disagree then. To summarize something I've said before: if the number/percentage of "can't possibly support anybody on that " jobs were small and shrinking (and especially if that number/percent closely coincided with 'number/percent of American workers of an age where statistically...
by Jennifer
07 Jan 2018, 15:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Maximum feels about the minimum wage
Replies: 28
Views: 458

Re: Maximum feels about the minimum wage

no Ah, well, we disagree then. To summarize something I've said before: if the number/percentage of "can't possibly support anybody on that " jobs were small and shrinking (and especially if that number/percent closely coincided with 'number/percent of American workers of an age where statistically...
by Jennifer
07 Jan 2018, 14:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Maximum feels about the minimum wage
Replies: 28
Views: 458

Re: Maximum feels about the minimum wage

This idea that every job should pay enough to support a family of four (and now apparently at middle class living standards) is giving me ulcers. HOW DOES THAT MAKE SENSE TO ANYONE? To be fair, the more reasonable versions of the complaint I've heard is that evermore jobs don't even pay enough to s...