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by listeme
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: The Resistance
Topic: March For Our Lives Mar 24, 2018 #GunControl https://www.marchforourlives.com/
Replies: 45
Views: 842

Re: March For Our Lives Mar 24, 2018 #GunControl https://www.marchforourlives.com/

Call me a cockeyed optimist, but the air around this issue has changed :blink: :cheer1: :cheer1: :cheer1: Feeling the same. Likewise. And it's the kids from Parkland who have made the difference. And same. I'm seeing actual conversations, with hardcore positions on both sides, people saying "okay, ...
by listeme
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 22915
Views: 806754

Re: Hijack this thread

TollandRCR wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:02 pm
Discharged from Saint Francis Hospital to Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center in East Hartford. The C diff infection is not over, but I feel much better.
I'm glad! I was just checking this thread to see if you had updated.
by listeme
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Teh Funny Stuffs
Topic: No Catz but Kate's OK
Replies: 3893
Views: 173873

Re: No Catz but Kate's OK

Our puppy sleeps like that!

Image

She is hilarious. Sorry for the dog pic in the cat thread. :blink:
by listeme
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: "We haven't disappeared; We're just traveling."
Replies: 2767
Views: 124688

Re: "We haven't disappeared; We're just traveling."

Wah, they left us! :crying: :crying:
by listeme
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: "We haven't disappeared; We're just traveling."
Replies: 2767
Views: 124688

Re: "We haven't disappeared; We're just traveling."

Whatever4 wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:25 pm
Headed up to Nowhere Maine for Christmas-like celebration with Verbalobe and Listeme, and many canines. (I’ve lost track.)
Remind me not to put you in charge of puppy if you're going to lose track of her.
by listeme
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Teh Funny Stuffs
Topic: Santa Foggy
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: Santa Foggy

Coq au vin, that's what freezer camp is for.

Er. I mean, Merry Christmas!
by listeme
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Teh Funny Stuffs
Topic: All Dogz Worthy
Replies: 1706
Views: 85782

Re: All Dogz Worthy

Hypothetically, the aptly named three bunny farm, which now has five bunnies and auxiliary sheep and maybe some chickens or ten, now has a brand-new baby -- a mix named Athena. Her "job", hypothetically, is to be cute and keep us awake all night. Annie dog thinks she had a baby somehow and is SMITTE...
by listeme
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 4265
Views: 221501

Re: Rest in Peace

Oh :(

Rest in peace, Sue.

:brokenheart: :brokenheart:
by listeme
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Confederate Monuments
Replies: 197
Views: 6883

Re: Confederate Monuments

As a kind of comparison, and for the sake of discussion:

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/01/Ame ... ct-Arnold/
by listeme
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: ►►►FOGBOW MEETUP IN MAINE, AUG. 11 to 13! ◄◄◄ (This is the PUBLIC thread, don't post sekrit stuff here!)
Replies: 52
Views: 1935

Re: ►►►FOGBOW MEETUP IN MAINE, AUG. 11 to 13! ◄◄◄ (This is the PUBLIC thread, don't post sekrit stuff here!)

Everything really great and everyone really great and you all should do this sometime!

More after recuperating.
by listeme
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Pratchett, Adams, Herbert, and fictional universes
Replies: 34
Views: 1401

Re: Pratchett, Adams, Herbert, and fictional universes

Never heard of Terry Pratchett before. :oops: :bag: Today I bought The Colour of Magic , first in the Discworld series. Think I'll go sit and read some of it now. :dogballoon: :dance: :thumbs: It's a good book, but far from his best. The Discworld series (fortunately) isn't really chronological, an...
by listeme
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Pratchett, Adams, Herbert, and fictional universes
Replies: 34
Views: 1401

Re: Pratchett, Adams, Herbert, and fictional universes

On the other hand, Some fictional alternative universes are so absurd and poorly conceived that the authors should be banned from publishing, and any fans of said works should be flogged daily with a dead flounder I am speaking, of course of S. M. Stirling's Emberverse series. I checked the first b...
by listeme
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Mueller's investigation of Trump
Replies: 3981
Views: 137730

Re: Mueller's investigation of Trump

What is the DoomSeer position?
by listeme
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Gardening 2017
Replies: 300
Views: 14173

Re: Gardening 2017

Verbie and I really want to do a composting toilet. Any recommendations? Dos? Donts?
by listeme
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Gardening 2017
Replies: 300
Views: 14173

Re: Gardening 2017

Thanks, all! The rustic, blowsy look is something I encourage, since I'm in a little clearing in the woods. I'm also ridiculously proud of the front view, too, which I also can't resist sharing. I'm seriously into what they call rough-scaping. I've been sort of homesteading here for 12 years. The c...
by listeme
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Pratchett, Adams, Herbert, and fictional universes
Replies: 34
Views: 1401

Re: Pratchett, Adams, Herbert, and fictional universes

Adams was a scriptwriter and that shows in dialog being central in many of his stories, the first few of which were of course narrative reworkings of radio scripts. Adams' descriptive narrative is functional and characters' internal feelings are demonstrated through their speech and their musings a...
by listeme
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Pratchett, Adams, Herbert, and fictional universes
Replies: 34
Views: 1401

Re: Pratchett, Adams, Herbert, and fictional universes

To an extent, I do think that's because Pratchett is the better storyteller - or at least the one more in touch with the core of the human condition - of the two. But to a greater extent, it's because the two aren't genuinely comprable. They were both using the speculative fiction framework to use ...
by listeme
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Want to know what the demigod Maui looks like? Ask Disney.
Replies: 27
Views: 981

Re: Want to know what the demigod Maui looks like? Ask Disney.

1) cultural appropriation is not necessarily evil. It is a natural, evolutionary process. Trying to stop it is like trying to stop a glacier with a blow torch. You might make a small dent in it, but eventually the glacier wins. Cultures appropriate from each other all the time. The whole concept of...
by listeme
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Congress
Topic: ACA Sabotage/Trumpcare ....
Replies: 1884
Views: 76188

Re: ACA/AHCA/BCRA, Medicaid, Medicare

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/7/12/15955982/democrats-fix-obamacare House Democrats introduce new plan to fix Obamacare. Includes: Creating a permanent fund to offset the costs of especially expensive patients. This reinsurance program would funnel extra money to the health insurers w...
by listeme
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Deplorables: We Don't Need No Education
Replies: 26
Views: 1429

Re: Deplorables: We Don't Need No Education

I was very involved in a mini-megachurch in the DC suburbs when my kids were growing up. Affluent suburbs, kids who grew up to be bankers and defense contractors (and lots of other things). The pastor was very charismatic and often talked from the pulpit in a way that made the seniors uncomfortable ...
by listeme
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Mueller's investigation of Trump
Replies: 3981
Views: 137730

Re: Mueller's investigation of Trump

Sterngard Friegen wrote:Well, Don Jr. has apparently released the emails. And they're incriminating.

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/11/trump-jr ... awyer.html

Jr. is a moron.
Yeahhh. Um. Yes.
by listeme
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Congress
Topic: ACA Sabotage/Trumpcare ....
Replies: 1884
Views: 76188

Re: ACA/AHCA/BCRA, Medicaid, Medicare

Well, he's certainly right --and he should have been working on the stabilization fixes all along instead of playing circus games.
by listeme
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Goodbye, and Good Riddance, to Centrism
Replies: 28
Views: 978

Re: Goodbye, and Good Riddance, to Centrism

That's kind of a weird piece. I know it's opinion. It's chock full of opinion. Our media priesthood reacted with near-universal horror at the election in Britain. We panned the result in which Labour, led by the despised Corbyn, took 261 seats and won 40 percent of the vote, Labour's largest share s...
by listeme
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Lesser Lights
Topic: Butterdezillion
Replies: 3105
Views: 180421

Re: Butterdezillion

It's really true: anyone can publish a book nowadays.

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