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Posted on 05/20/2020 4.00 AM

Kosh's Shadow 5/16/2020 4:37:03 PM

Posted by: Kosh's Shadow

Occasional Reader 5/20/2020 6:55:57 AM

Good morning.  The sameness of one day to the next is belied by the really fun dreams I've been having. (I don't specifically recall the one from this morning, but it involved lots of friends and I woke up smiling.)

So a work/friend has proposed getting a shared house in the Outer Banks, week of July 12.  He and his (fairly new) wife are definitely in, maybe a few other folks.  It might be fun, and it's not Daddy Week for me, my only thing is that of the possible attendees, I'm the only one who's not currently coupled-up.  That could be awkward. (And given that dating itself is right now practically impossible, it seems unlikely I'd be at the "let's go to the beach for the week together" phase with anyone by then.) 

buzzsawmonkey 5/20/2020 7:15:02 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 1:

On the other hand, you might meet someone interesting at the next cottage down the road.

JCM 5/20/2020 8:28:43 AM
This looks good...

Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words

Two hour documentary on PBS. I hope they do the man justice.

Occasional Reader 5/20/2020 9:38:38 AM

Reply to JCM in 3:

PBS?  Hmmm. 

lucius septimius 5/20/2020 9:46:27 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 4:

Why do I suspect it's yet another high tech lynching?

JCM 5/20/2020 10:00:27 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 4: 

Reply to lucius septimius in 5:

Worth a try IMAO. If it's bad can always turn it off.

Occasional Reader 5/20/2020 10:07:59 AM

In #2 buzzsawmonkey said: On the other hand, you might meet someone interesting at the next cottage down the road.

Perhaps.  But will everyone still be wearing masks?  No idea. 

JCM 5/20/2020 12:22:42 PM

Reply to JCM in 6:

'bout half hour in listening while I work. It's Thomas speaking about growing up in response a simple basic question from an interview. So far two one sentence questions, the rest is Thomas talking about his life.

JCM 5/20/2020 12:35:41 PM
The are using relevant photos to illustrate the story... he's a marvelous story teller.
doppelganglander 5/20/2020 12:44:12 PM

Reply to JCM in 9:

My daughter heard him speak and met him when she was an intern. She was favorably impressed. 

Occasional Reader 5/20/2020 12:51:07 PM

NPR show interviewer just asked an interviewee:  "So how does the coronavirus discriminate against African-Americans?"


buzzsawmonkey 5/20/2020 12:54:26 PM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 11:

I'm finding it increasingly difficult to listen to Morning Edition Sedition.

Occasional Reader 5/20/2020 12:54:31 PM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 11:

Oh, and it's all Trump's fault.  But you knew that.

Occasional Reader 5/20/2020 1:13:05 PM

In #12 buzzsawmonkey said: I'm finding it increasingly difficult to listen to Morning Edition Sedition.

Indeed, I use to be able to simply roll my eyes at this stuff; but it's become much, much more grating as of late.  I don't know if they're becoming more blatant, or my patience has worn thin, or both. 

JCM 5/20/2020 1:13:23 PM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 11:

It has a genetic sequence that checks melanin levels.

The higher the level the more likely it is to infect the person!

I bet I could get a research grant with that thesis!

buzzsawmonkey 5/20/2020 1:15:58 PM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 14:

I still listen, as you get tomorrow's Leftist talking points today---and because they brag on NPR about things they otherwise deny.  

But it's getting...old.

Occasional Reader 5/20/2020 1:23:03 PM

In #14 Occasional Reader said: I used to be able


Occasional Reader 5/20/2020 1:23:43 PM

In #15 JCM said: I bet I could get a research grant with that thesis!

Bzzzt.  You didn't blame Trump.  No soup for you!

buzzsawmonkey 5/20/2020 2:08:46 PM

I was just having an exchange with an idiot over at PJM (I know, I'm probably repeating myself) who was complaining that Dennis Prager is "a science denier" because he "doesn't believe in evolution."  

Now, I have no idea what Prager does or doesn't believe in this area, and care less---but it occurred to me that the people most likely to play the "evolution card" when babbling about "science" are also the most likely to insist that "transgenderism" is somehow "scientific", and I realized that the whole idea of mutilating yourself into "becoming the opposite sex" is the very essence of Lamarckian thinking, wholly opposed to Darwinian theory. 

Funny, ain't it?

JCM 5/20/2020 2:24:29 PM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 19:

Question for those folks...

If men and the women are the same.

Why does a women have to change into a man or man into a woman?

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