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by Jennifer
06 Sep 2018, 16:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1191
Views: 52201

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

Even when R. Paul the lesser was trying to promote his "libertarian," IIRC it was the brand of libertarianism which boiled down to "Not a penny of tax money must be spent on helping the poor."
by Jennifer
06 Sep 2018, 16:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Rand Paul.....sigh.
Replies: 1191
Views: 52201

Re: Rand Paul.....sigh.

At least Alternet knew to refer to Rand Paul as a "fake" libertarian, in their article headlined "Fake Libertarian Rand Paul Says Trump Should Use 'Lie Detector Tests' to Find Anonymous Op-Ed Writer."
by Jennifer
06 Sep 2018, 16:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6573
Views: 200822

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Aresen wrote:
06 Sep 2018, 12:47
A Jewish Elizabeth Warren?
Sounds like more of a Jewish Rachel Dolezal.
by Jennifer
06 Sep 2018, 05:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Of course I've got a blog. Who doesn't?
Replies: 348
Views: 84673

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

That was a good read. And made good points.
by Jennifer
05 Sep 2018, 20:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 432
Views: 13052

Re: Op-ediots

Of course, assuming the NYT was thorough in its vetting -- thorough enough to not knowingly allow any lies into the piece, not even lies intended to protect the writer's identity -- the writer CAN'T be Pence, because Pence is not someone who can be fired if Trump gets mad at him. I suspect the most ...
by Jennifer
05 Sep 2018, 19:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 432
Views: 13052

Re: Op-ediots

Of course, "lodestar" could just as easily be someone else's way of deflecting "suspicion" onto Pence and away from the actual anonymous writer. Regardless of who wrote it, I agree this person is not coming across as nobly as he intended (especially if it IS Pence, who stands to gain much if Trump i...
by Jennifer
05 Sep 2018, 19:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 432
Views: 13052

Re: Op-ediots

While that linguistic coincidence is interesting, one thing I'd want to know is if it's a popular word in certain fundamentalist Christian circles. If so, then it could also have been used by any number of other people in the administration (though many of them might be tied to Pence, and he might ...
by Jennifer
05 Sep 2018, 19:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 432
Views: 13052

Re: Op-ediots

In all seriousness: just before I saw Pence trending and why, I did think "If I were ever in a situation where I was famous and wanted to publish something anonymously, I would write the column, and then I would give it to Jeff (or someone else I trusted equally well) and tell him "Please rewrite th...
by Jennifer
05 Sep 2018, 18:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 432
Views: 13052

Re: Op-ediots

"Mike Pence" is currently trending on Twitter based on a belief that he wrote the op-ed; the main piece of evidence (based on my .2 nanoseconds of perusing the topic) is the word "lodestar" appearing in the op-ed AND in some previous speeches and writings of his. EDIT: FWIW, a quick search of the ar...
by Jennifer
05 Sep 2018, 17:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3059
Views: 125069

Re: What are you reading?

I read Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter , which surprisingly was far less silly than it sounds. It is actually "realistic" in the way that certain Harry Turtledove fantastic alt-histories are "realistic" -- as in, of course it's inherently silly to think "Imagine World War Two -- only if aliens invad...
by Jennifer
05 Sep 2018, 16:24
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Cool little things
Replies: 1033
Views: 53308

Re: Cool little things

Jeff and I bought a Blu-Ray player a couple days ago (mainly to replace our broken DVD player). Since we once again have the ability to play DVDs, we got our collection out of storage ... and I was pleasantly surprised to discover a LOT of good stuff I'd completely forgotten about. Back in Loudoun C...
by Jennifer
04 Sep 2018, 22:50
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 56
Views: 2317

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Finally saw "The Rachel Divide," the Rachel Dolezal documentary. Holy crap, but I feel bad for her son. He's only 13, but clearly has a lot more sense and self-awareness than his mother does.
by Jennifer
02 Sep 2018, 16:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 476
Views: 20689

Re: Ladyfashun

In all seriousness, Ellie: there is a chance your hair problems are not caused by the bleaching agents and other "external abuses" you do to your hair; it might be caused by your bun-in-oven status. (A couple months ago when we were troubleshooting possible causes, and all my other theories had been...
by Jennifer
02 Sep 2018, 14:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9344
Views: 333970

Re: Petty annoyances

Woke up thinking I was coming down with another crippling fever-illness making me miserably hot, sweaty and clammy... come to find out when I'd shut the windows before going to bed that morning, I'd forgotten to turn the air conditioner back on. Doesn't take a virus to make you miserably hot, sweaty...
by Jennifer
02 Sep 2018, 00:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 476
Views: 20689

Re: Ladyfashun

Ellie wrote:
02 Sep 2018, 00:24
I have loved being a blonde. I really did have more fun.
And have four kids to show for it [ducks]
by Jennifer
01 Sep 2018, 14:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Onion that could've been in The News
Replies: 211
Views: 25801

Re: Onion that could've been in The News

"Political scientists reassure Americans that stripping minorities of citizenship usually where descent into fascism peters out" CHAPEL HILL, NC—Responding to concern about the Trump administration accusing hundreds of Hispanic people living near the U.S.–Mexico border of having fraudulent birth cer...
by Jennifer
01 Sep 2018, 13:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5811
Views: 137735

Re: Orange is the new President

So, while McCain was selfishly sucking up the nation's attention what with his funeral and all, Trump decided to get some of his own back with a Twitter rampage against Canada.

by Jennifer
31 Aug 2018, 18:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Legal Eagle Question
Replies: 98
Views: 4068

Re: Legal Eagle Question

A judge in Texas denied Jones' motion to dismiss the Sandy Hook parents' lawsuit.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 15941.html
by Jennifer
30 Aug 2018, 19:37
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Animal Crackers are Capitalist Oppression ZOMG!
Replies: 31
Views: 417

Re: Animal Crackers are Capitalist Oppression ZOMG!

I didn't think the Vox article was that bad -- but then, long before I read it or saw this thread, all I knew about the Barnums redesign was that it was a PETA suggestion, and PETA seems to think this is a victory for suffering animals, which is of course asinine because, while IMO there are legit a...
by Jennifer
30 Aug 2018, 19:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5811
Views: 137735

Re: Orange is the new President

FWIW, it's not only the crazy-evangelical Protestant churches that go for grape juice instead of wine: the [generally liberal and progressive] United Methodist Church I was dragged to as a child also did this. I don't think that was an "anti-alcohol" move so much as a combination of "Grape juice is ...
by Jennifer
30 Aug 2018, 18:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6573
Views: 200822

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

You seem to think I'm defending this. No, I'm just going into more detail about how utterly infuriating this whole thing is. Especially given the timing -- no, BoA is not to blame for Trump's trying to deny passports and revoke citizenship from Hispanics born near the border, but for fuck's sake! S...
by Jennifer
30 Aug 2018, 17:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6573
Views: 200822

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

More likely it's that somebody in the elaborate corporate bureaucracy got paranoid, turned some of their procedures up to 11, and there you go. Probably starts with "We need to make sure we're not seen as having anything to do with Cuba or Iran," then a bunch of procedures get tightened in the dumb...
by Jennifer
30 Aug 2018, 17:32
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6573
Views: 200822

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

I doubt that BofA has an anti-immigrant agenda. I do suspect that in the current climate just about every business will be more hyper-cautious about doing business with non-citizens. This will result in new rules as well as more stringent, punitive, and stupid application of existing rules. Because...
by Jennifer
30 Aug 2018, 17:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6573
Views: 200822

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

Bank of America is freezing the accounts of people it suspects are not US citizens, or are dual citizens. While my heart goes out thoser those dealing with it, the article gives no evidence that this is a new thing. Did you stop reading the article before you got to this part? ...In response to an ...
by Jennifer
30 Aug 2018, 16:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5811
Views: 137735

Re: Orange is the new President

And all these horrible things have come about after Trump's only been in office a year and a half.