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cant stay, but.... Happy birthday Jmax yesterday. Mr. Clarice's birthday is also this week. oh, and maryrose - happy anniversary (last weekend) ok, think I'm caught up on my official duties. there's like 15 birthdays over the next two weeks, i'll probably do them in batches. gotta run. btw, have you heard the rumors that Hillary was running "I'm a Nigerian princess with 6 millions bucks I will deposit in your bank if you help me get out of the country" scams from her email server? (if mrs hit and run reads this, this is not hit and run, i am someone else and i hacked his account; but if you are reading this, why are you online!?!!) kthxbai
Stupid typepad wudnt let me say it more than twice. Harrrumph! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANE!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANE!!!!!!!!!!
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANE!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANE!!!!!!!!!!
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Hi. We are going to practice No Media March, so this is so long. I will hopefully be able to pop in for Birthdays, but otherwise I won't be around (heck, I'll be online at work and can pop in, but no one tell mrs hit and run, mmmmkay!). For those scoring at home, the next JOM birthday is Jane's and it is Tuesday. I don't see any reason we couldn't start celebrating now. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JANE!!! I love you very much. So long, farewell, all feet are the same good night.
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As the self-styled JOM Archivist, I blanch at name modifications that put a word or phrase before a user's typical name. Google (or other search engine) searches are affected. "posted by: sue" ...will not work for entries in which "Swashbuckler Sue" is used, for example. No big deal, really. But those times when I have been offered a potential five-digit reward for locating specific comments could come to an end. I have other ways. Many other ways. But I like the easy way.
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Thanks, clarice. BTW - mrs hit and run and I are likely to be coming to the DC area in May. Nothing final, but hit and run jr has a field trip to the area. I want to put that out there now for you and Janet and rich and OL and JamesD and??? (please don't let me forget anyone) We'll likely be staying with the same friends I was with the last time not far from you, but even that's not settled. Alright, it's out there now. Now I need to firm up the details. (i'm not going to lie . . . i love clarice, my meet up with clarice in 2008 is one of the highlight of my life . . . but i am absolutely dying to meet janet. i hope we can knock over a 7-Eleven together)
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JiB: You want to please your remarks to me. I don't speak non-English-JiB, but for now I'm pretty sure I don't want to please my remarks to you.
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JiB: Hit, Did you vote for Reagan in 1980? I did and I have to tell you Holy shit, JiB. I was 10 in 1980. Which you would know if you bothered paying attention. My 45th birthday was this past Groundhogs's Day, which we celebrated here. No, unfortunately I didn't vote for Reagan in 1980. I was in 5th grade. I actually did battle it out with Susie Seifert who was a Carter supporter. Big deal, she was reaaaallllly cute and she was into me. I was kinda awkward with girls. She "liked" me in that 5th grade way until Ms. Simm's class started talking up the election. As a 10 year old I had nothing else to give but the rejection of the affections of a Carter-loving-cute-classmate, and I voted in our class "election" for Reagan. Of course, that didn't help actually elect Reagan, like you did... You hero. Your pomp and circumstance is certainly impressive. Just like the time you upbraided me for my lack of golf knowledge compared to yours because I made a joke that you thought was at your expense . . . well, you're still a know-it-all the expert about everything.
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What if Rand is an imperfect vehicle, but the voters he attracts are get-able for the GOP. But what if getting them necessitated not trashing the Paul name? I fear there are those for whom losing the votes would be worth it.
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JiB: Well, hit, I would agree with all that if it wasn't from the millenial reception of Net Neutrality. "Yes, persuasion is dead, let's give up and write off a whole voting block." --stuff Reagan (never) said
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JiB: GOP caters more toward the libertarian base versus the conservative base In the words of some stoopid-azz President, I reject this false dichotomy. Cater, no. Target based on a more general understanding of what makes a demographic tick? Whoa. What if we went in and studied these mysterious "yutes", and come to find out they didn't just want weed, they wanted the federal government off their backs. Maybe . . . and this could just be crazy talk . . . maybe conservatives could build a message that first hit on freedom from authoritarian control, and eschewed on the whole "libertarians are selfish-adolescents" condescension? You know, politics. --------------------------- I'm not saying that there doesn't exist a bunch of "big L" Libertarian "selfish-adolescents" (Paulians 4EVAR!). What I'm saying is, take the LIV libertarian-ish tendencies of the yutes and make a play for them based on the conservative message of Big Government wants to control you. My goodness when did it become hip for the hip to want the federal government to control the hip????????
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jimmyk: Until someone writes a bookmarklet to block avatars on Safari, that is. When that day comes, I am prepared for that.
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Yike. Nevermind, I am now scrolling down on the Corner to Eliana's coverage of Cruz's speech at CPAC. It’s something of an oddity that Cruz, widely considered the 2016 candidate with the most serious intellectual bona fides, and somebody with a long history as a debater and public speaker who eschews podia and prepared texts, relies so heavily on canned lines. Even his acknowledgement of his wife, Heidi, seems to be done by memory. In all of his public appearances, and again tonight, he praises her beauty, brilliance, and business savvy. “She is my best friend in the entire world,” he says, and he said it again tonight. ZOMG! A politician who gives a speech using lines from other speeches written in the format of a speech to be given!!!!! What if he uses the same line again in his next speech?!1!?1?1?!?!!?!? Cast him out! Not good enough! Better Hillary than #cannedlines The soft-spot is becoming calcified.
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Ok, I have a soft spot for Eliana Johson, but her post at the Corner is bizarre. I was going pull a quote from it, but it's too hard to pick a small sample to choose from. Seriously sloppy writing/editing (is she pulling stuff from Walker's latest appearance of from "a recent meeting in New York" in her third "paragraph"?)*. I HATE HATE HATE the insinuation that a Governor should be all up in the business of the federal government particulars. Do you want a Senator as candidate? Because this is how you get a Senator as a candidate. A general governing principle is ENOUGH, when you have a person who is truly committed to those principles, as evidenced by his governing by those principles in his tenure as chief executive in the position to which he has been entrusted. Probe him on his philosophy and principles, question the hell out of him on his experience in governing. I do not give a shit about whether he knows the particulars of federal legislation jot and tittle. Otherwise we're dealing with the equivalent of who is the Minister of Economic Development in the country of Hoogivesafukistan. -------------- *Fuck it. I would never, ever claim to have an ounce of editorial talent. But pleeeeeeeeease, this sentence has me adrift at sea. The takeaway from his speech before this libertarian-leaning crowd came, oddly enough, on foreign policy, when at the close of Walker’s presentation, moderator Frayda Levin, a Club board member and supporter of Kentucky senator Rand Paul in the 2016 race, came charging at him. Comma, please! Sentence Diagrammers of JOM to the battle stations! I think I get it. The takeaway came when Frayda charged him. Um, ok.
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If narcisolator2 changes are blocking my avatar, it's your loss.
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I-75 upon entering Florida????????? Marlene, I'm concerned you passed much closer to me than anticipated with nary a word, unless you came down I-95 and have since crossed over to I-75. I don't want to add you to the list of JOMers who came close by and chose not to stop. But I will. I keep lists. It's what I do.
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Jane, I want to offer you a word of encouragement.... We got our 8" overnight on Wed, and this is my yard today. Ok, it may be late June before you see something like this, but still . . . it'll melt sometime...
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henry is conciser than I am.
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sbw: how does one know how many comments have been posted on a JOM thread? On the home page, each thread lists the number of comments. Posted by Tom Maguire on February 28, 2015 | Permalink | Comments (132) Or.... Page number in the url is 2. That means we are in the 101-200 comments. Ctrl F = "posted by:" Take the count on that and add to 100. 132 comments.
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clarice: I just hit the time and date stamp under the comment and the banner gives the hyperlink which I can copy and past. That only works to.... WAIT. WHAT?!1?!!?!!! Did typepad fix that at some point and nobody told me about it? Used to, the hyperlink for the time/date stamp only took you to the page of the comment, not the comment itself. But now . . . it appears that in both Firefox and IE, it does indeed take you to the actual comment. Whoa whoa whoa. Since I uninstalled Chrome yesterday, I don't know if maybe Chrome was my problem all this time or not. So. The url on the Recent Comments on the left sidebar for clarice's comment is this: justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2015/02/slurps-up.html#comment-6a00d83451b2aa69e201b8d0dfac5f970c The link in the time/date stamp on the page is this: justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2015/02/slurps-up.html?cid=6a00d83451b2aa69e201b8d0dfac5f970c#comment-6a00d83451b2aa69e201b8d0dfac5f970c And the link in the time/date stamp works - meaning, if Ext can change the Recent Comments sidebar to includ ith "?cid=xxxxxx", it should work, I guess. Kids these days and their newfangled linkie thingies, I tell you what.
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I don't know enough about Allison to know, DoT. I don't see Mahesh any more since changing leagues. But if I ever do see him....I'll ask. Oddly enough, I was at the bar where we used to play his team last night with mrs hit and run for dinner (a chef at a great local placed move to the bar - and now that bar's food is spectacular for a bar. i highly recommend the x-hot buffalo shrimp hoagie). No Mahesh though.
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Extraneus: Anyone remember how to go directly to a comment? If someone can remind me, I could try to get the narcisolator to fix the Recent Comments links. This one's fun. Take the post url: justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2015/02/slurps-up.html ...take out the .html ...add the /comments/page/X/ ...then add the part of the comment link beginning with the "hashtag" - for example, here's the url from my pool reply to DoT: justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2015/02/slurps-up.html?cid=6a00d83451b2aa69e201b8d0dfa445970c#comment-6a00d83451b2aa69e201b8d0dfa445970c and you just want the... #comment-6a00d83451b2aa69e201b8d0dfa445970c Put it all together... justoneminute.typepad.com/main/2015/02/slurps-up/comments/page/2/#comment-6a00d83451b2aa69e201b8d0dfa445970c Or hyperlinked Easy as pie.
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DoT: Good God, Hit. Who keeps all those stats during every game? The scoresheet is rather simple. The break has a box where you put Y if a ball is made, a N if no ball is made and F if you scratch (or as is often the case on my breaks the cue ball leaves the table). Each shot is given a box. A made ball is marked with an X for a striped ball and O for solid. A miss is marked with an M. A foul is marked with an F. A safety is marked with an S. An intentional foul (I hit your ball in to keep you from having a ball to use to get position on a later shot, for example) is marked with an I. And that's about it. The league takes those scoresheets and loads all the relevant stats to the database. I have never met the Duchess of Doom. There is a guy in my old APA league who used to be a touring pro. APA has an annual Las Vegas tournament you can qualify for. The captain of the team he's once told me about the time that Allison got on the elevator with them at the Vegas tournament and she and Mahesh just started chatting it up like long lost buds. Mahesh is the best player I've ever played...although, Johnny Archer comes in town quite often and I've watched him play in some 9-ball tournaments here, but I've never played him (I don't do 9-ball tournaments). Earl Strickland used to play at the bar I now play in, but that was 20 years ago (and the bar was quite different), but he comes in town from time to time as well.
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DoT - I play 8 ball. UPA tracks stats nationally, using the following criteria (among others): Winning % games Winning % matches Shot % Misses per game Break % (at least one ball made on break) Foul % (% of games where foul occurs) Effective safety % (a called safety where opponent does not pocket a ball or fouls on next shot) Positive Safety Return % (you pocket a ball or do not foul after opponents called safety). The last two are then used to determine a Strategy Intelligence Quotient (SIQ) which is a letter grade from A+ to F. They then employ an algorithm to calculate a Systematic Speed Ratio, a number between 0 and 1,000, which determines your ranking. They give us a cool dashboard with the stats and a number of charts. But of course, I also maintain my own spreadsheet.
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Ok, now caught up. Good call by rich saying I was probably playing pool last night. I even came home early - midnight. At a current 1,350 comments, the previous thread broke in to the top 5 of all time. It won't make it to #4 unless the narcisolator comments keep up over there for a good while.
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