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The Lounge Rest in Peace, KathyGator. Aug 28 2015
20:23 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

She was one of the best people I've ever known.

That's the most I can bring myself to repeat right now.  It seems anything else is just....not enough.

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Aug 24 2015
21:53 (UTC)
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Nobody does butter better than Trump....

The Lounge Let's talk about the Apocalypse Aug 24 2015
12:10 (UTC)
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Original Post by pavlovcat:

They're kind of related though, santo.  If we can get a large portion of people creating their own energy through household solar panels and wind turbines, as well as producing some of their own food instead of shipping it dozens or hundreds or thousands of miles, wouldn't that address concerns about man-made climate change as well as the inability to survive a cataclysmic event involving our grid?

Why yes, it would.  But if climate change deniers won't believe NASA on climatology science, why would they give them any more attention regarding solar dynamics?

Still, individual efforts will be a good start, and maybe they'll get a boost with congress obsessing over imaginary man made EMPs.

The Lounge Let's talk about the Apocalypse Aug 21 2015
15:01 (UTC)
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Given the recent reports that the Earth has seen its highest temperatures in recorded  history, worrying about instantaneous destruction from space appears rather distracting.

Not that we can't worry about both or anything....

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Aug 19 2015
21:35 (UTC)
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*sigh*  The campaign season has just gotten a lot more tolerable....

The Lounge School days? Aug 11 2015
15:32 (UTC)
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For both elementary schools I attended, I typically walked to school.  However, I don't know if that would be smart thing now, as when I was a kid the routes to school didn't cross major 5 lane streets, didn't have the mess of traffic they do now, and had walkable sidewalks.

For one middle school I rode the bus, for the other I was able to walk or ride a bike.

For high school I lived close enough to not qualify for bus service, but far enough away that it would take a while to walk.  So I typically either carpooled with my best friend down the street or rode my bike.

And while my kids may have an easier time getting to school due to bus service, I have to say that they need it.  We live in an area where in order for my boys to get to their schools, they would have to cross a 5 lane heavy traffic area, and it isn't exactly bicycle friendly.

As for timing, ours starts 8/13 I say that school couldn't come soon enough.  My youngest would be happy if he could go to school year round, and the last thing my oldest needs is more sleeping until noon and video games.

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Aug 10 2015
11:50 (UTC)
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Original Post by tougherthanyou:

Abortion is murder. There is a real God. Don't care if you don't agree with me or call me names. I'm not PC and I won't change my beliefs just to please you. I'm not here to fight but I will speak the truth regardless of what's popular.

1.  I'm not sure what you think this website is, but the limits of what you can post here aren't defined by what's "popular" but by the rules set by the owners of this website and the discretion of the moderators.

2.  Most people here won't call you names, much less expect you to change your beliefs, but I have to observe that it appears you don't really know what "PC" means.  

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Aug 07 2015
19:32 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Original Post by trh:

And the there was the guy (I don't remember who) that said Pro-Life means you have to save the unborn child even if it means killing the mother. Say what?

That was Walker.

And what he actually promised was that no woman would ever die during childbirth/pregnancy. He said it just doesn't have to happen - there are alternatives. Maybe he's saying he knows how to make miracles?

Maybe he was hoping the argument would be more successful than when Joe Walsh used it because of "modern technology and science."

He really should have extrapolated - there are lots of women who could benefit from ectopic pregnancy technology.

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Aug 07 2015
17:02 (UTC)
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If I had known that Patton Oswalt was going to live tweet the debate, I would have tuned in:

"I don't think neurosurgeon Ben Carson ever needed [an] anesthesiologist in the operating room..."

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Aug 07 2015
15:34 (UTC)
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Original Post by kathygator:

I think Rubio did a pretty good job of running for VP last night. I think Kasich and Bush looked the closest thing to presidential, with Kasich doing it best.

That's what I got from clips too. On substance, Kasich was impressive, but I understand that he actually defended expanding Medicaid in Ohio - that is not going to carry well with today's GOP.

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Aug 07 2015
15:31 (UTC)
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Original Post by immabee:

I'd moved on to these newborn kittens by then. My attention span is short.

Excellent choice!

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Aug 07 2015
15:19 (UTC)
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Original Post by immabee:

When Rand Paul was going on about only spying on terrorists and not citizens I was all "if you know which is which why don't you tell us?" and then Chris Christie said about the same thing. Then I think we drank :)

What did you do after Paul said "Get a judge to sign the warrant"?

I looked up that exchange to get the full context, and Christie did quite an impressive Guliani impression.  Still don't think it's a good argument for unlimited data sweeps.

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Aug 07 2015
14:29 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

But after decades of spin, his approach is at least refreshing!

Even PT Barnum has him outclassed.  His reality show has simply changed the stage and participants.  He's still spinning with the best of them, he's just doing it with a gold plated volume knob cranked up to 11.

Although I do agree with you on the "sincere" part.  I think he does genuinely  believe in his superiority.

ETA:  What would be "refreshing" is someone who would stop justifying their a**hole rhetoric by denouncing "political correctness."

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Aug 07 2015
13:28 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

You did not find conservative sources that said Hillary Clinton won!

Of course not - that's why I posted "I think it's more appropriate to say..."

When conservative sources praise Trump for "honesty", yeah, I think that's a win for Hillary.

ETA:  Sidenote - why are turnip trucks so prolific, and why is there such a risk of people falling off of them?

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Aug 07 2015
13:00 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Word is Carly Fiorina won the JV debate. (I didn't see it.)

The Donald won the Varsity.

Based on the summaries I've read from both liberal and conservative sources, I think it's more appropriate to say that the only person who truly won was Hillary Clinton.  Some people were more eloquent than others, some made better points than others, but ultimately it was just a bunch of people bickering.

The JV...thing....(I don't think it can be called a "debate"), was, just from the optics of it, embarrassing.  They couldn't even round up an audience.

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Aug 06 2015
14:00 (UTC)
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Original Post by dnrothx:

Egads.  People will be hurting the day after.

Only if they're stupid enough to let a bunch of clowns force them into alcohol poisoning.

I say turn it into a workout, and instead substitute "push ups", "crunches", or "squat jumps" for "drink."

Then something good might come out of it and people would truly be hurting the day after.

The big drawback to this, of course, is the need to actually pay attention to what they're saying.  That's going to fry someone's brain just as much as alcohol.

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Aug 05 2015
15:16 (UTC)
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Original Post by kathygator:

Yeah...that's what I'm seeing.* Because otherwise, that don't make no sense. On one hand, he's promising, as a Catholic, to follow the teachings of the Catholic Church, while simultaneously admitting he doesn't.

 

*the sex brag

It makes perfect sense, and really just shows that Christie is no more pious or devoted than any other Catholic who doesn't have a problem with artificial birth control, or any number of things prohibited by Papal or Vatican decree.

What would not make any sense and legitimately shock me is a Catholic politician who actually 100% adhered to Catholic teachings. 

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Aug 05 2015
14:52 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

So maybe he was saying, the Bible has some nice ideas in it, but we're not necessarily going to follow  them.

Maybe for some Republicans, but specifically for Christie he may be alluding to recent statements by the Pope regarding environmental protection as a moral issue.

Conservative Catholics were all fine with the Holy See when he focused on things like abortion and same sex marriage, but this new fangled Jesuit hippy went over the line.

The Lounge Favorite quotes Aug 05 2015
14:20 (UTC)
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"A major Iowa newspaper published an op-ed against Trump calling him a 'self-absorbed, wholly unqualified feckless blowhard.'  Or as Trump put it, 'You forgot very rich...I'm a very rich, self-absorbed, wholly unqualified feckless blowhard.  Very, very rich.'" - Jimmy Fallon

The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Aug 05 2015
14:15 (UTC)
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Original Post by kathygator:

Plus I want to see hear Trump be a dick in real time, and Walker self destruct via union busting brags.

Both will have to compete with Christie, who apparently wants to punch teachers in the face.

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