The Daily F Bomb, Wednesday 1/16

by: Floja Roja

Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 09:40:55 AM EST



Happy Hump day, Effers! Wednesday, also (for me) gym day, which equates to feline resentment day...

A few questions: Do drinks taste better out of bottles or cans? What food does everyone else love but you hate? What sounds best? Records, CDs or MP3s (and other electronic variations)? Have you ever caught yourself saying, "When I was your age...?" Did you stop yourself in time? Hardwood or carpet? White, whole wheat, sourdough, rye, pumpernickel, or other? What do you mean, "it depends???"  Has your handwriting deteriorated with the advent of computers? Has anything else? Can you still be a feminist and be subservient to shoes?

Let's have some Tweets:

Now, on to the history lesson!

Floja Roja :: The Daily F Bomb, Wednesday 1/16
On This Day

In 1547, Ivan the Terrible (Ivan IV) became Czar of Russian

In 1581, English Parliament outlawed Roman Catholicism.

In 1786, Virginia enacted the Statute for Religious Freedom, authored by Thomas Jefferson

In 1847, John C. Fremont became Governor of the new California territory.

In 1909, Ernest Shackleton's expedition found the magnetic South Pole.

In 1920, Prohibition began as the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution took effect.

In 1969, two manned Soviet Soyuz spaceships became the first vehicles to dock in space and transfer personnel.

In 1991, the White House announced the start of Operation Desert Storm to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait.

In 1992, El Salvador's government and rebel leaders signed a pact in Mexico City that put an end to the 12 years of civil war that had killed at least 75,000 people.

In 2006, Africa's first elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, was sworn in as Liberia's president.

In 2007, some guy named Barack Obama launched his bid for the Presidency.

Born on This Day

1477 - Johannes Schöner, German astronomer and cartographer (d. 1547)

1626 - Lucas Achtschellinck, Flemish painter (d. 1699)

Your pretty pic of the day.

1853 - Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson, English actor and theatre manager (d. 1937)

Galadriel! AWESOME!

1872 - Edward Gordon Craig, English actor, producer, director and scenic designer, also the illegitimate (is there a nice word for that?) son of famed actress Ellen Terry. (d. 1966)

This was during his Ziggy Stardust phase.

1878 - Harry Carey, American silent film actor (d. 1947)

Harry is ready to kick some Republican butt.

1886 - John Hamilton, American actor (d. 1958)

1901 - Frank Zamboni, American inventor (d. 1988)

1906 - Diana Wynyard, British actress (d. 1964)

Wake me up when the whole debt ceiling thing is settled.

1907 - Alexander Knox, Canadian actor (d. 1995)

1908 - Ethel Merman, American actress and singer (d. 1984)

Ethel tries to talk Baby Toots out of hogging the spotlight.

1910 - Dizzy Dean, American baseball player (d. 1974)

1920 - Elliott Reid, American actor

1921 - Francesco Scavullo, American photographer (d. 2004)

1924 - Katy Jurado, Mexican actress (d. 2002)

Why Grace, I can't believe you'd choose this wrinkled old geezer over ME!

1932 - Dian Fossey, American zoologist (d. 1985)

1933 - Susan Sontag, American writer (d. 2004)

1947 - Sarah Jane Olson, American political activist

1947 - Laura Schlessinger, American wingnut radio talk show host

1948 - John Carpenter, American film director

1949 - Caroline Munro, British actress

1950 - Debbie Allen, American dancer and choreographer

1959 - Sade, Nigerian-born singer

1961 - Paul Raven, English musician (Killing Joke, Prong, and Ministry) (d. 2007)

1962 - Paul Webb, British musician (Talk Talk, .O.rang)

1965 - Maxine Jones, American singer (En Vogue)

1965 - Jill Sobule, American singer-songwriter

1974 - Kate Moss, English model who was criticized as encouraging poor body image in young girls (and was one of the first to represent "heroin chic.")

1979 - Aaliyah, American singer and actress (d. 2001)

1981 - Nick Valensi, American guitarist (The Strokes)

Died on This Day

1752 - Francis Blomefield, English topographer (b. 1705)

1794 - Edward Gibbon, English historian (b. 1737)

1901 - Arnold Böcklin, Swiss painter (b. 1827)

I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. Plastics.

1901 - Hiram Revels, first African-American to serve in the U. S. Senate (b. 1822)

1906 - Marshall Field, American entrepreneur (b. 1834)

1935 - Ma Barker, American criminal (b. 1871)

1936 - Albert Fish, American serial killer (b. 1870)

1942 - Carole Lombard, American actress (b. 1908)

Yes, I do need to pee, why do you ask?

1981 - Bernard Lee, English actor (b. 1908)

1993 - Florence Desmond, [Dawson], actress (b. 1905)

2009 - Andrew Wyeth, American realist painter (b. 1917)

Today is

National Nothing Day
International Hot & Spicy Food Day
National Nothing Day
Dragon Appreciation Day
Religious Freedom Day
Hot & Spicy Food Day
Fig Newton Day

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I love this series. (2.00 / 25)
Just wanted to let peeps know that. /moosebomber

Just because they are posting on a progressive site doesn't make them progressives. - John Allen

Thanks! (2.00 / 20)
I'm glad you enjoy it.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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Hello... (2.00 / 22)
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One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

You did this early just for meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! (2.00 / 22)
Perfect, I am about to walk out the door to help my sister and her new bionic hip run some errands. With the added bonus of my 2 year old neice. ;)

Yesterday my organizing plans were derailed because I got called to sub, harrumph!

Be back later to read everyone's answers and then give the right ones. Yeah, I'm looking at you sarahnity.

Ciao!  

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.


We had about 3-4 inches of snow (2.00 / 18)
this morning, followed by sleet/freezing rain.  Had to clear the driveway and was an hour late for work.  Oh, well.  It LOOKS pretty.

Answers:
Do drinks taste better out of bottles or cans? Out of wine glasses, silly!
What food does everyone else love but you hate? Raisins
What sounds best? Records, CDs or MP3s (and other electronic variations)? LPs when played on a really good system.  You need to have an old Macintosh tube amp (NOT made by Apple), a top notch turntable (Thorenz or B&O) and really good speakers (Altecs, perhaps).  Otherwise, the difference in sound quality is minimal.
Have you ever caught yourself saying, "When I was your age...?" I have two 16 year old daughters.  Nuff said.
Did you stop yourself in time? Say what?
Hardwood or carpet? Harwood
White, whole wheat, sourdough, rye, pumpernickel, or other? Depends on what I am having it with.  White rarely.   Others (like multigrain) usually
What do you mean, "it depends???" It depends.
Has your handwriting deteriorated with the advent of computers? Are you kidding?  Have you ever seen my chicken scratches?
Has anything else? Hasn't everything?
Can you still be a feminist and be subservient to shoes? Not if you are down at the heels

I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas


raisins (2.00 / 15)
not too fond of them either, but still I do eat a number of things with them in  it. I like chocolate covered ones, though.  

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Waste of good chocolate, (2.00 / 14)
Not to mention the waste of good fruit that could have been served as table grapes or made into wine.

I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

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Double Nothing day? (2.00 / 16)
National Nothing Day
International Hot & Spicy Food Day
National Nothing Day

Your poll is missing Childrens Movies (like Pixar).

Back to read later ...

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


Nothing plus nothing is still nothing. (2.00 / 15)
as Billy Preston did not quite say. ;-)

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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OK, who voted "Porn"? Owl, was that you? (2.00 / 16)


I am for the individual over government, government over big business and the environment over all. -- William O. Douglas

That would be my guess, too. (1.94 / 16)


Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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Good morning. hit and run this morning. Getting ready to go to my nephew's (2.00 / 16)
military base for their official homecoming ceremony. woohooo!!!!
He's been in Iraq twice, Afghaniztan twice, but this is the first time I've been able to go to one of these.
Floating on air today even though I'm not looking forward to driving halfway through Kansas. ugh.

My answers:

Bottles
Popsicles
Records
Yes, and no I didn't stop in time, just ask my daughters.
Hardwood
pumpernickel
"It Depends": too many variables to answer and/or "leave me alone right now"
I'm a lefty, my writing has always sucked, thank God for computers.
Shoes? nothing can keep me from my worship of shoes.  


thanks for honoring my school mascot, the Dragons, today (2.00 / 13)
Do drinks taste better out of bottles or cans?Soda? cans because they stay cold longer.

What food does everyone else love but you hate? Sushi

What sounds best? Records, CDs or MP3s (and other electronic variations)? No earthly idea.

Have you ever caught yourself saying, "When I was your age...?" Did you stop yourself in time? Nah, not really.

Hardwood or carpet? I'd love hardwood, but I'm stuck with smells-like-dogs carpet.

White, whole wheat, sourdough, rye, pumpernickel, or other? What do you mean, "it depends???" Is that related to the bread question? Well, yeah, it depends. LOL. Ham and cheese on rye, yes, grilled cheese on rye, not so much.

Has your handwriting deteriorated with the advent of computers? I'd love to blame it on computers, but truth is my handwriting has always been atrocious.

Has anything else? Grammar, prolly, er... probably.

Can you still be a feminist and be subservient to shoes? Next set of questions ask what is the one thing women love but you don't get, and my answer will be shoes. LOL. They are a necessity, but not worth spending more than $20 on, IMNSHO.  


No snow here, and I am so glad. Here are a few answers: (2.00 / 15)
Do drinks taste better out of bottles or cans? Bottles
What food does everyone else love but you hate? Eggnog--ugh
What sounds best? Records, CDs or MP3s (and other electronic variations)? not MP3s
Have you ever caught yourself saying, "When I was your age...?" Did you stop yourself in time? Yes, and no I did not stop myself. I often remind my students that I wrote my PhD dissertation on a TYPEWRITER!!
Hardwood or carpet? Hardwood. I have allergies.
White, whole wheat, sourdough, rye, pumpernickel, or other? all of the above
What do you mean, "it depends???"  There's a old joke about this that starts boxers or briefs. Has your handwriting deteriorated with the advent of computers? Yes, but it was not great to begin with.
Has anything else? Sometimes I feel a bit ADD with the internet.
Can you still be a feminist and be subservient to shoes?I have big feet, and I have a hard time finding nice shoes, but I am subservient to earrings, and I still see myself as a feminist.  

Good morning world (2.00 / 15)
Do drinks taste better out of bottles or cans? Bottles

What food does everyone else love but you hate? Dill pickles and pickled beets.

What sounds best? Records, CDs or MP3s (and other electronic variations)? I don't know. :) I only have CDs.

Have you ever caught yourself saying, "When I was your age...?" I have grandchildren, so yes.

Did you stop yourself in time? No

Hardwood or carpet? Anything but carpet.

White, whole wheat, sourdough, rye, pumpernickel, or other? Yes

Depends? No, I don't need them yet. :p

Has your handwriting deteriorated with the advent of computers? No

Has anything else? No

Can you still be a feminist and be subservient to shoes? Well...I own one pair of walking shoes and a pair of beach sandals. I have others, but never wear them. I've only bought three pair of shoes since 2006.  




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Black Prairie - Crooked Little Heart (Live on KEXP) (2.00 / 14)

Good morning.....it I ever wake up it may be!

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


mornin, bombers... (2.00 / 14)
from the bubbapod:



lulz: romcom's and pr0n tied for 1st in poll (2.00 / 7)
also, random FYI (from horse's mouth):

Dear Colleagues:

When President Obama asked me to serve as Secretary of the Interior, I knew it would be an awesome responsibility to serve as a steward of our nation's lands, waters, wildlife, and heritage.  The past four years have been very special and meaningful for me.

After much reflection, I have decided to announce that I intend to return to my home state of Colorado and my family, having fulfilled my promise to President Obama to serve four years as Secretary. I have informed President Obama that I intend to leave Interior by the end of March.

Here at the Department of the Interior, we have much to be proud of. Our work is vital to the health of the U.S. economy, our identity as a people, and to President Obama's vision for a secure energy future.  We are the custodians of America's natural landscapes, history, and culture. We manage one-fifth of the nation's landmass, vast resources off our coasts, and the energy and mineral estate that belongs to all of us.  And we have a solemn obligation to uphold the federal government's responsibilities to Indian nations and advocate for America's island communities.

Since 2009, we have together launched an aggressive reform agenda to restore Interior's independence and integrity, overhauling offshore oil and gas development oversight and raising the bar on safety standards; spurred a renewable energy revolution at Interior, with the largest solar energy projects in the world now under construction on public lands in the West and a dynamic plan for wind energy in America's oceans; led a bold agenda for American land conservation, partnering with communities to conserve our nation's crown jewels; and tackled long-standing injustices in Indian Country, including settling the Cobell litigation.

I have often said that "the joy is in the journey."  The past four years have truly been joyous in large part because of you, the more than 70,000 public servants at Interior. From coast to coast, I have seen firsthand that the heart of this Department lies in the people who have chosen a career serving as stewards of our land, water and people.  Thank you for your work on behalf of this nation.

The strength of our economy, the strength of our spirit and the strength of our union are all tied to what we do here. I wish you the best as you continue your important work; I know that Interior's mission will continue and thrive under your care.

I truly believe that our nation's best days are ahead of us. Thank you for the opportunity to serve with you as we work to pass on a better future to our children and our grandchildren.

Respectfully,

Ken Salazar



Earth is the best vacation place for advanced clowns. --Gary Busey
 


Hey, kirby, here are the correct answers you're looking for (2.00 / 5)
Do drinks taste better out of bottles or cans? They sell wine in cans now?  Who knew?

What food does everyone else love but you hate? apple pie

What sounds best? Records, CDs or MP3s (and other electronic variations)? Is this like the bottles and cans question?  I can't tell the difference.

Have you ever caught yourself saying, "When I was your age...?" Not really, but I do use "Back in my day ..."

Did you stop yourself in time? Silly question!

Hardwood or carpet? hardwood, with strategically placed rugs

White, whole wheat, sourdough, rye, pumpernickel, or other?   Sourdough, if I have to pick just one for the rest of my life.

What do you mean, "it depends???"  I refuse to answer this on the grounds it may be held against me.

Has your handwriting deteriorated with the advent of computers? It happened before computers.  Too much note taking in college.

Has anything else?  My attention ... what were we talking about again?

Can you still be a feminist and be subservient to shoes? One could, but this one isn't.


INAS CI (2.00 / 7)
Do drinks taste better out of bottles or cans? cans, unless it's beer
What food does everyone else love but you hate? mushrooms
What sounds best? Records, CDs or MP3s (and other electronic variations)? MP3
Have you ever caught yourself saying, "When I was your age...?" Did you stop yourself in time? often, I work with kids in their early 20s
Hardwood or carpet? hardwood, easier to clean up dog pee
White, whole wheat, sourdough, rye, pumpernickel, or other? it depends
What do you mean, "it depends???"  Well, what am I eating with it?
Has your handwriting deteriorated with the advent of computers? I never learned how to write so others could read it in the first place
Has anything else? only things I'm happy for
Can you still be a feminist and be subservient to shoes? doesn't matter, should all be barefoot in the kitchen anyway

(I KID!)


It is too! It always is! (2.00 / 6)
It's Not About Sarahnity Check In

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I learned something new today (2.00 / 8)
In 1969, two manned Soviet Soyuz spaceships became the first vehicles to dock in space and transfer personnel.

I thought the Gemini program had done that back in the mid 60s, but it turns out they didn't actually dock, they just flew really close next to each other (like a foot apart) for 20 minutes, which is the really hard part, trust me.  They weren't set up to actually dock, but they could have opened the hatches and shook hands.  I wonder why they didn't.  Then in '66 they did a docking between a manned and an unmanned craft.  I guess once they had done those two they were confident they could do the whole maneuver on the Apollo missions.

Anyway, that was cool to learn.


I would think that was required knowledge for you. (2.00 / 6)
Maybe this is why you keep sending all those satellites hurtling back twwards Earth.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

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Me too! (2.00 / 5)
I feel so dumb.  But now I'm smart again!  Phew!  Saved by the F-bomb.

[ Parent ]
the Orlando Science Center (2.00 / 3)
has one of the space capsules as part of the exhibit, or at least they did last time I was there in the '90s. Don't recall if it was an actual capsule, or just a replica. Anyhow, it was an interactive type center, so one could get inside and test it out. And boy, did that capsule make me really claustrophobic. I can't imagine being hurled into space in that teeny weeny thing.

Kennedy Space Center also has the space shuttle. Again, whether it's an actual retired one, or a replica, I don't recall, but I was surprised at how small it was. In my mind, I pictured it as being HUGE.


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My answers to my own questions (2.00 / 7)
Do drinks taste better out of bottles or cans? I've always thought everything tasted better from glass, but it could just be psychological.
What food does everyone else love but you hate? Fish
What sounds best? Records, CDs or MP3s (and other electronic variations)? I dunno, I was hoping you could tell me! Suddenly LPs are all the rage again (but I notice they aren't releasing new ones)
Have you ever caught yourself saying, "When I was your age...?" Yes, dammit, I have nieces.
Did you stop yourself in time? I try, or else I do the little old person voice, or change it to "back in olden times." I still remember people saying that to me!
Hardwood or carpet? Hardwood, easier to clean if you have furry pets. With occasional rugs to warm the feet.
White, whole wheat, sourdough, rye, pumpernickel, or other? Sourdough, unless we're talking falafel or hot pastrami (in which case pita and rye, respectively)
What do you mean, "it depends???" Well, it does.  
Has your handwriting deteriorated with the advent of computers? No, that deterioration started when I got my first typewriter
Has anything else? Yeah, my brain can't multi-task anymore without several tabs open
Can you still be a feminist and be subservient to shoes? I don't know, I'm subservient to my feet rather than my shoes.

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne

I love you for... (2.00 / 6)
...sourdough, except for pastrami, in which case rye.

And for hating fish; even though I don't hate ALL seafood, I'll never choose it if something else is on the menu.

As for LPs, I sold my turntable some years ago for $75, and gave away my entire collection of albums. I don't regret it, and now I listen to music from the computer. With decent speakers, it's a reasonable alternative to a stereo system and saves much space in my small apartment.

There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)


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I have a bunch of LPs (2.00 / 6)
including a lot of my Dad's jazz and some classical boxed sets (and one set of singles of Adlai Stevenson speeches) that I really need to move out. You can transfer LPs to your computer, but it's a long, onerous process.

Hot pastrami has to be on rye! It's in the Constitution, somewhere, I swear!

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


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with a name like this, (2.00 / 5)
Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson, English actor and theatre manager
the dear boy sounds more Scots than English. IMO, of course.

Drinks from bottles? Nevaire. Glasses.

Hardwood -- I am removing carpeting from the stairs. Gak. The damn stuff is old enough to vote and filthy -- probably dirty old Republican carpeting. Next steps are to remove the staples, sand the wood, stain treads, paint risers, then get a pro to put in a sisal runner. Extraordinarily therapeutic for destructive impulses. I imagine I am yanking up and throwing away nasty, obstructionist Republican pols.

White, whole wheat, sourdough, rye, pumpernickel, or other? What do you mean, "it depends???" It does depend -- gluten-free, babee.  

Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas. -- Anonymous


You MUST not allow that carpet to vote. (2.00 / 3)
We don't need more dirty republican influence.

I started stripping my stairs and my poor computer weakened wrists got in the way, so I paid someone to do it for me. Looks very nice, now! I cheated and painted the risers black, though.

Gluten-free? Nooooooo! ;-)

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. - A.A. Milne


[ Parent ]
I really like this series and the morning check in... (2.00 / 5)
I don't feel like I'm trying to find a place to fit in, meet people...you know, new kid in town stuff :o)

So, questions....

Do drinks taste better out of bottles or cans? Glasses...Always a glass, especially sweet tea with lemon.

What food does everyone else love but you hate? Fish/Shellfish

What sounds best? Records, CDs or MP3s (and other electronic variations)? I'm such a troglodyte when it come to this sort of thing...I can't tell the difference, I really can't.

Have you ever caught yourself saying, "When I was your age...?" I have three grown children and a teenage son with minds of their own..What do you think?

Did you stop yourself in time? You're kidding right? Never miss the opportunity to relate the essence of your childhood to your offspring--that whole walk two miles to school uphill both ways...in the snow.

Hardwood or carpet? Hardwood

White, whole wheat, sourdough, rye, pumpernickel, or other? Whole wheat or rye

What do you mean, "it depends???" Well it just does, it's subjective...kinda sorta...maybe. I think...Just depends on the my mood at the time. Or not...What was I talking about?

Has your handwriting deteriorated with the advent of computers? LOL...My spouse says he needs a translator!

Has anything else? Oh just everything...

Can you still be a feminist and be subservient to shoes? Not if you are down at the heels. Yes. Absolutely.

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle"...."We make a Living by what we get...We make a Life by what we give."  


Faces of the Day, from Andrew Sullivan (2.00 / 4)
Photographs ~ Norma Holt

Aaron turned some of her more haunting work into a slideshow above and I am proud to show it - almost as proud as I am to know this remarkable human being, and the passion and anger and boundless curiosity that make her, in her mid-90s, as alive as anyone I know. And in ways I never truly told her, as HIV haunted me, she helped me learn how to live as well.

http://andrewsullivan.thedaily...

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


I belatedly second Spiffy from above.... (2.00 / 4)
I really enjoy this series and I'm happy to see it in purple. :)

As to those questions?

Do drinks taste better out of bottles or cans? Bottles, always
What food does everyone else love but you hate? Poultry (all of it..fowl is foul)
What sounds best? Records, CDs or MP3s (and other electronic variations)? Live (my hearing is too damaged already to tell any difference in recorded versions)
Have you ever caught yourself saying, "When I was your age...?" Probably (I tend to catch myself saying all sorts of things that make me cringe)
Did you stop yourself in time? Not likely (I am well accustomed to the taste of shoe leather...my own)
Hardwood or carpet? Hardwood (with Turkish rugs)
White, whole wheat, sourdough, rye, pumpernickel, or other? Pumpernickel or Rye (or Swirl)
What do you mean, "it depends???"  Often it means "NO" (akin to "We'll see")
Has your handwriting deteriorated with the advent of computers? I have always had deplorable handwriting (much to the nuns' dismay, the Palmer Method did not help)
Has anything else? My reading (I read fewer books, read more material online)
Can you still be a feminist and be subservient to shoes? I think a lot of women's shoes look like torture devices (which is why I get a bit worried when I think about how much I like seeing them wear them)

/grin

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Since you asked... (2.00 / 3)
Do drinks taste better out of bottles or cans? Granmama swore that coke only tasted right from the 8oz bottles. My palate cannot tell so I defer to her..bottles

What food does everyone else love but you hate? Peanut Butter

What sounds best? Records, CDs or MP3s (and other electronic variations) Digital

Have you ever caught yourself saying, "When I was your age...?" Did you stop yourself in time?    I say it all the time only because I wonder what they'll see when they reach MY age. Just imagine!

Hardwood or carpet? Carpet

White, whole wheat, sourdough, rye, pumpernickel, or other? Sourdough by a furlong

Has your handwriting deteriorated with the advent of computers? Not really

Has anything else? Yeah, there is now no excuse for not having accurate info. I get miffed at people who pull "facts" out of thin air that have nothing in common with reality. It's just too easy to check now..look it up!!

Can you still be a feminist and be subservient to shoes? HHmmmm......there is nothing useful that I can say here.....subservient?.......nope, no comment.

Republicans only care about Republicans.
Democrats care about the Republic


Hah! Krugman admits he was wrong about an Obama cave (2.00 / 3)
h/t a comment at TPV

Not With a Bang but a Whimper He's even using LOLcat.

When you're wrong, you're wrong. I thought that by ruling out any way to bypass the debt limit, the White House was setting itself up, at least potentially, for an ignominious cave-in. But it appears that the strategy has worked, and it's the Republicans giving up. I'm happy to concede that the president and team called this one right.

There'll be diaries from the HOFers admitting the error of their predictions, right? Right?  


Thanks raina..... (2.00 / 2)
I've been off line all day...nice to read this tonight.

The key point to remember here is that Obama achieves his main goals simply by surviving. Above all, health reform gets implemented, and probably becomes irreversible.

A good day for sanity, all around.

A good day indeed.

Love is the lasting legacy of our lives


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Shocking, raina. A smart guy like Obama being ... smart. (2.00 / 1)
President Obama was not going to cave. The line he had drawn ("no negotiations on the debt ceiling") was not in the sand but set in concrete. Republicans were foolish to not see that.

Obama's flaw in his first term was in thinking that we had already reached the place he talked about in 2004 where there were no red states and blue states but only the United States. He wanted bipartisan solutions to problems faced by all Americans, not just those who voted for him or who agreed with him. Unfortunately, he discovered that he lacked enough willing partners in Congress to work towards those solutions. And the 2012 campaign rhetoric, like the force of a 2x4 upside the head, probably hardened him even more to the fact that one of the parties seemed completely focused on repealing the good government programs people depend on,  including his own health care plan which is poised to save lives and make a lot of people healthier.

Krugman, in general, wasn't quite Hair on Fire but his hair was certainly smouldering once in a while.

Words have meaning. Our words will reflect what is in our souls.


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