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by Jennifer
28 Jun 2010, 20:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Market!
Replies: 241
Views: 24575

Re: The Market!

I noticed on Saturday that Buckyballs are sold at Brookstone's for just under $30. I wasn't tempted to buy any, though, and reading Warren's post makes me glad I didn't.
by Jennifer
28 Jun 2010, 20:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dave Weigel gets his fifteen minutes
Replies: 132
Views: 7719

Re: Dave Weigel gets his fifteen minutes

I like the way a writer described the fiasco on Slate: "This person who cared enough about politics to take a job writing about politics had opinions about politics. Conservatives are very upset that he had opinions."

http://www.slate.com/blogs/blogs/scocca/
by Jennifer
27 Jun 2010, 21:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dave Weigel gets his fifteen minutes
Replies: 132
Views: 7719

Re: Dave Weigel gets his fifteen minutes

Ayn Randian, I vaguely recall a Hit and Run thread where you went off on some guy -- "get fucked" or "drop dead" or whatever -- I specifically recall Tim Cavanaugh telling you you'd be banned if you made such comments again. And while such commentary -- on a public forum, no less -- is arguably unwo...
by Jennifer
26 Jun 2010, 03:36
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Of course I've got a blog. Who doesn't?
Replies: 348
Views: 90305

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

Among the many traits I admire in my pretend polygamous internet husband is how he came up with that weight-loss plan all by himself.
by Jennifer
25 Jun 2010, 17:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dave Weigel gets his fifteen minutes
Replies: 132
Views: 7719

Re: Dave Weigel gets his fifteen minutes

Most of the journos seem to side with him, too. Good. I hope he's offered a new and better job very soon.
by Jennifer
25 Jun 2010, 15:33
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dave Weigel gets his fifteen minutes
Replies: 132
Views: 7719

Re: Dave Weigel gets his fifteen minutes

I've not been following this too closely, but I think Weigel is getting a raw deal. Limbaugh spoke on a national radio broadcast whereas Weigel wrote in what was supposed to be a private web forum, so comparing the two isn't fair.
by Jennifer
25 Jun 2010, 13:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: TAKE OUR JERBS!
Replies: 12
Views: 1142

Re: TAKE OUR JERBS!

If they want it to be really accurate, the wages should be at the slightly-to-significantly below minimum wage rates that many migrant workers receive (the average is something like $7,500/year for an individual, $11-12,000 for a family), and the individuals in question should be expected to work f...
by Jennifer
25 Jun 2010, 00:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: TAKE OUR JERBS!
Replies: 12
Views: 1142

TAKE OUR JERBS!

This is fucking brilliant: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37906555/ns/business-us_business/ SAN FRANCISCO - In a tongue-in-cheek call for immigration reform, farm workers are teaming up with comedian Stephen Colbert to challenge unemployed Americans: Come on, take our jobs. Farm workers are tired of be...
by Jennifer
24 Jun 2010, 16:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1190
Views: 48403

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

(in more words, if a person was actually skillful enough to manipulate events like this, he would likely be skillful enough to manipulate events to pull out a 'win' in Afghanistan.) Not necessarily. Perhaps the war simply cannot be won, regardless of who is in charge. The war can be won. The US jus...
by Jennifer
24 Jun 2010, 15:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1190
Views: 48403

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

Kolohe wrote: (in more words, if a person was actually skillful enough to manipulate events like this, he would likely be skillful enough to manipulate events to pull out a 'win' in Afghanistan.)
Not necessarily. Perhaps the war simply cannot be won, regardless of who is in charge.
by Jennifer
24 Jun 2010, 12:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: We can win the war in Vietnam!
Replies: 1190
Views: 48403

Re: We can win the war in Vietnam!

I wonder if he somehow did this on purpose -- wanting to be fired? I would in his position -- he'll still get his general's pension and full vet benefits, so being fired doesn't have the economic consequences for him that it would for most of us here -- but more to the point, he might know the war i...
by Jennifer
23 Jun 2010, 16:19
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Of course I've got a blog. Who doesn't?
Replies: 348
Views: 90305

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

You kicked ass, Lunchstealer. I clicked the little "recommend" button next to your name.

Of course, the anti-immigration folks on that thread still outnumber us a hundred to one.
by Jennifer
23 Jun 2010, 14:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Of course I've got a blog. Who doesn't?
Replies: 348
Views: 90305

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

They also ignore the point that it isn't just "illegals" affected by this law. EVERYONE must get a license to rent, including native-born citizens. EVERYONE is subject to being stopped to show their "papers" in Arizona. Even if I didn't give a damn about the plight of illegal immigrants -- even if I...
by Jennifer
23 Jun 2010, 12:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Of course I've got a blog. Who doesn't?
Replies: 348
Views: 90305

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

In retrospect, though, I wish that to illustrate the "no racist lashing out after 9/11" concept I'd ignored the "I Am An American" ads and instead discussed one of Bush's speeches where he emphasized our beef was NOT with the world's Muslims, but with the tiny minority in al-Qaeda or the Taliban. Bu...
by Jennifer
22 Jun 2010, 21:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Popular Front
Replies: 113
Views: 6273

Re: The Popular Front

Reformed.
by Jennifer
22 Jun 2010, 17:00
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Of course I've got a blog. Who doesn't?
Replies: 348
Views: 90305

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

I compare illegal immigration to 9/11 over at the British blog.

http://feralgenius.blogspot.com/2010/06 ... n-911.html

--Scans comments over there -- Oooh, yeah, this is going over well.
by Jennifer
20 Jun 2010, 23:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The AnarChrist Roves the Toobs Agin!
Replies: 12
Views: 1279

Re: The AnarChrist Roves the Toobs Agin!

He makes Dondero look like a sane, wise elder statesman.
by Jennifer
20 Jun 2010, 14:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Of course I've got a blog. Who doesn't?
Replies: 348
Views: 90305

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

I know, DAR, and I don't own enough shares for my votes to actually matter anyway. I don't know exactly how many shares the company has, but I'd be shocked to learn I owned more than .0000000000000001 percent of it.
by Jennifer
20 Jun 2010, 13:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Of course I've got a blog. Who doesn't?
Replies: 348
Views: 90305

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

As a Concerned Shareholder, I call for BP's CEO to lose his job.

http://feralgenius.blogspot.com/2010/06 ... yward.html
by Jennifer
20 Jun 2010, 12:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling out J sub D - Gulf Oil Spill
Replies: 190
Views: 9579

Re: Calling out J sub D - Gulf Oil Spill

I'm not saying Hayward needs to work 16 hours a day every day until the oil geyser stops; I'm saying THIS particular weekend jaunt was unbelievably stupid and/or callous.
by Jennifer
19 Jun 2010, 21:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling out J sub D - Gulf Oil Spill
Replies: 190
Views: 9579

Re: Calling out J sub D - Gulf Oil Spill

I can't see anything wrong with what he did. He will have very little to do with repairing the well. Doesn't matter. If I broke your leg on accident that was my fault, while you can't expect me to set the bone, I should atleast apologize and show my sorrow by taking some time out to do some work fo...
by Jennifer
19 Jun 2010, 21:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling out J sub D - Gulf Oil Spill
Replies: 190
Views: 9579

Re: Calling out J sub D - Gulf Oil Spill

At this point, I'm pretty sure he's not going to be CEO after this is all over, so maybe he just stopped giving a shit once they released him from his duties. Or he's just so worn down that he doesn't care. Even if he doesn't care about his job, he could pretend to at least have common fucking dece...
by Jennifer
19 Jun 2010, 20:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling out J sub D - Gulf Oil Spill
Replies: 190
Views: 9579

Re: Calling out J sub D - Gulf Oil Spill

BP's CEO took the weekend off to go to a yacht race in England. Christ, does the guy have Asperger's or something? How the fuck can he not realize "Leaving the oily Gulf of Mexico to go off and have the kind of fun only the very rich can afford would be a cataclysmically stupid PR move"?
by Jennifer
19 Jun 2010, 12:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What the hell are YOU staring at?
Replies: 2296
Views: 77927

Re: What are YOU looking at?

How many episodes does your box set have? That's the easiest way to tell if you have the direct translation or the edited version. I don't know how many episodes it has -- on each disc, the opening and closing credits appear only at the beginning and end of the disc, not around individual episodes ...
by Jennifer
19 Jun 2010, 03:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What the hell are YOU staring at?
Replies: 2296
Views: 77927

Re: What are YOU looking at?

Hmm. This is NOT the same Star Blazers I saw, but a different edit. The scene where the Star Force captures a Gamelon pilot and then lets him go -- I remember how horrified I was when the Gamelons wouldn't let the pilot return. But in this edit, once the Star Force releases the pilot the episode en...