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Cornell campus is gorgeous... or "gorges" as the locals say since there are many gorges and beautiful flowing water. It has snowy winters though. Posted by: Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA | September 18, 2019 at 07:24 PM I was just today skating by the Cornell boat house and some lovely coeds were warming up before taking to the boats. Ithaca (and Cornell) is 'gorges," but it is also "10 square miles surrounded by reality."
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Good morning all! I had to skip a bunch of threads to catch up. Did you see this story about the U of Tenn's t-shirt? My dad is a Vol and I'm getting him one for Christmas.
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PLBlog has a terrific podcast up with Heather MacDonald. It's great! So informative! But 2 hours long, so other than me who has time to listen to it? That's my intended gist and sorry to alarm anyone. Posted by: Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA | September 11, 2019 at 04:34 PM I frequently listen to podcasts while I'm working, walking the dog, and ferrying the tween, so I'm appreciative of your recommendations. I've been listening to Slate's (I know!) Hit Parade podcast about music, which has been very enjoyable even with the occasional SJW moments. There was a great one about Donna Summers - I had no idea that she had moved to Germany to pursue a stage career and hooked up with the electronic musicians who would shape her career as the Queen of Disco. It's a lot of fun.
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I never thought that Comey was the big fish, and it sure doesn't sound like he was exonerated to me. We are a little over 14 months out from a pivotal (aren't they all at this point) election, that will determine whether we are going to continue with our cold civil war or take it to the next level. Frankly, I think the administration, as I have stated before, has gamed this out for maximum impact on the 2020 elections. I was just reading the fabulous history book "The Land of Hope" about Jefferson taking office, and how it was nerve-wracking for everyone hoping that the first real test of a shift in political leadership for the fledgling country would go smoothly and without the rancor that had dogged the election season. Until 2016, that shift in power had been honored and accepted. That is no longer the case. The person with the most to lose in all of this is Trump. Not you, not me, but the man who chose to take on the fight, dragging his family into battle as well. He says he is a patient man. I don't think he is a man to let his enemies walk away unscathed. It's dog days of summer. We know that business starts up after Labor Day and my guess is we'll be having all sorts of fun by October. #6weeks
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I'd like to find a church, but I don't know how to go about finding one that speaks to me. I know, I know, just attend. My family has never gone to church, so it's not a habit that I learned. I tried Christian Science for a while, I liked the study side of it, but couldn't reconcile the medical beliefs. Why can you get glasses and braces, but not cancer treatment?
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That Tucker Carlson article was maddening. Living in an Ivy League town, you can almost believe that they are better than the others, but thinking about what he's saying, and seeing all the Chinese students walking the campus (knowing they pay full freight), makes me roll my eyes.
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Fathers...lined up to welcome their sons and daughters back to school. Sending my Jude into his first day of fifth grade like this meant everything to me. Especially since his dad was the first one in line. 💜💜 #meltmyheart #onegenerationtothenext — Priscilla Shirer (@PriscillaShirer) August 19, 2019 Posted by: MissMarple3 | August 20, 2019 at 08:15 AM The weird thing about that video (and don't get me wrong - I'm thrilled to see dads doing this) is that nobody looks like they're dressed for work. My husband's workplace is casual, but nobody wears shorts.
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Tom R, that was lovely! Thank you!
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Remington 870 or Mossberg 500 series pump shotguns are inexpensive and both are reliable. Posted by: Buckeye | August 19, 2019 at 07:21 AM Thank you for this and additional comments from Henry and ABob. JimNJ, it's hard to imagine that there were any households in colonial America that were not armed. That said, weren't the militias voluntary?
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That reminds me, I've been meaning to purchase a shotgun. Not exactly rolling in extra cash right now, so need an inexpensive recommendation or two before I go visit the local gun shop.
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I've been reading the history book recommended around the conservative Blogosphere, The Land of Hope, keeping ahead of the Tween, who is mightily annoyed to have it assigned to her over the last couple of weeks of summer. In the meantime, the boycott movement was becoming more effective, tapping into the patriotic passions of thousands of ordinary Americans who were willing to express their alarm at the British threats to American liberty. It was the common people - farmers and working men - who volunteered to serve in militias, such as the Minutemen of Massachusetts, for the same reasons. This was no longer the behavior of loyal subjects but increasingly that of liberty loving citizens yearning to remain free and restore their customary practices and legal rights. A profound shift of sensibility was taking place. As John Adams asserted, reflecting many years later on the events he had lived through, "The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and the hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations."....It was a revolution of the mind and heart they had begun. Someone here called our times the Great Awakening, which harks back to the religious and spiritual revival that swept through the British colonies in the 1730's, paralleled by the Enlightenment, which also found fertile grounds in the colonies. Reading about Thomas Paine and his Common Sense pamphlet, I can't help but be reminded of President Trump and his talent for "political agitation and stirring rhetoric." There is no question in my mind that we are not going back. I don't know what the future looks like, but the desperate pleas of gun control by the left signals desperation to me more than a victory lap. That Obama didn't take advantage of his party's absolute control in his first two years and impose draconian laws impeding the 2nd Amendment seems to indicate that they are not as far along in their remaking of this country as they would have wished, even at that time. Those of us watching Hong Kong are watching a Revolution in real time. It could not have happened if the people of HK were not confident of the support - both current and over the next few years - of the US officials.
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D, thanks. You'llhave to let me know if you make it to Rochester. :-) Hey, Robin, thanks, much appreciated. I can tell you that Googling various permutations of "woodworking bearings michigan expert" has been an utter failure for me. Posted by: hrtshpdbox | August 18, 2019 at 02:02 PM So, I got a few details wrong. Her name is Lynn, her business is Accurate Bearings and it's in Illinois. Have at it!
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Catsmeat, wish we could audit your class! I love children's literature. Maybe you'll share the reading list?
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Thanks Jane! He was ten at the time. I'll ask him if he remembers anything.
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Heart (Is that a good way to address you?), I am an infrequent poster too, so often feel a little out of the loop despite reading almost every thread through. It's like real life in a way - there are the people you interact with daily, and therefore their absence is striking. Then there are those who you see occasionally and wonder what they're up to over a long absence. My extended family is not very close, so the JOM folks are kind of stand-ins for the extended family I don't have. I mostly observe, appreciate, and, if I'm caught up (which isn't very often), chime in. But mostly, I enjoy the personalities and the differing points of view. Yours is a voice I enjoy, so I hope you'll be around more often. That said, if anyone is still with me, my husband was telling me about a woman in, I think, Michigan who knows everything there is to know about bearings for old machines, primarily woodworking. And I wondered randomly if anyone here knows about her. She sounds like quite a character.
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That NYT town hall is still bothering me/ They traded in the original 3 R's - Reading, wRiting and ARythmatic - for Russia, Recession and Racism. Posted by: jim nj | August 18, 2019 at 12:56 AM Funny, I was just thinking about this when you posted. The new rules of journalism.
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What year was that, Jane? My husband grew up in HK and I want to see what he remembers.
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Momto2, I love your story from the oral surgeon's office. Yay for the Trump supporter wearing a t-shirt that opens the door to conversation. No need for the secret hand signals. Just got back from a nice few days on Lake Winnepasaukee, where my paddle board spent mucho time in the water.
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Anyone else starting to get the impression that the world is about to explode politically and economically, that Trump is very aware of this (perhaps with some specificity), and is trying to distance the US from it? Posted by: Another Bob | July 25, 2019 at 08:19 AM Yes, that's why I believe he has been very careful and methodical about taking down the establishment. Blowing things up here while the world teeters on the brink (the business about China, Korea, and Japan that Michael Yon reported....) would be foolhardy at best. It would have been satisfying, but ultimately very damaging for our long-term prospects. That Boris Johnson article penned by Toby Young makes me think that the good guys are finally in charge.
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2019 on Mueller Time! at JustOneMinute I really enjoyed this article and was reminded of some favorite artists in the comment section.
OL, this was a lovely way to put it. Cheers to you! A-Bob (and I) are happy to recognize that our side of the coin might represent our defensive mechanism. Can't you accept that your side might be doing something alike?
She still thinks Trump is an idiot because she hasn't quite realized that the media is presenting a false picture. Lots of commenters on the original thread told her to look more closely. Posted by: MissMarple2 | July 23, 2019 at 07:20 AM That thread was terrific. I particularly liked this bit: (14/25) The left loves diversity of appearance, but diversity of thought isn’t allowed. In contrast, the right has its problems, but at least they don’t erase you, try to de-person you, for having a different view. They aren’t afraid of ideas. (15/25) And I say this as a lesbian. In fact, women’s issues were what pushed me into the left in the first place. As a Catholic pro-lifer, it’s always been an uneasy alliance for me, but I figured the left was the lesser of two evils. (16/25) Yes, the right has its share of bigots, but the left has now caved to extremists who now tell me *I’m* a bigot for not wanting to sleep with transwomen (i.e., male-bodied people). Now you’re a bigot for even using the term “pregnant women,” for God’s sake. (17/25) Why? Because “men can get pregnant too.” “Some men have a uterus.” And “some women have a penis.” News flash: No, they don’t. The emperor has no clothes. But the left won’t stand up against this idiocy, even as women’s spaces and sports are invaded by entitled men. (18/25) So I’ll take my chances with the comparative Wild West of the political right. Things sometimes get ugly, but freedom is by its very nature a messy affair. Tyranny, by contrast, is neat and orderly, because everything you can do and say is controlled, micromanaged. I'm seeing a couple of friends test the waters off the reservation. You have to very carefully manage this if they are asking you questions as you don't want to scare them off.
Politico's site must be busy, I can't get that Pence link to load. What's the scoop?
Robin, doesn't I81 end in TN? So the 1 says north to south, and the 8 says eastern, and the "non 5" says not border to border. Aren't those the rules? Posted by: Old Lurker | July 22, 2019 at 10:05 AM Hahaha, clearly, I did not read carefully enough. I didn't know that rule as a kid is what I meant. And yes, 81 ends in TN and we have logged oh so many hours on that stretch of road.
Even two digits not ending in zero are generally east to west but not coast to coast, and odd two digits not ending in five are generally north to south but not border to border. Posted by: Old Lurker | July 22, 2019 at 09:05 AM Even as a kid, I understood the bit about the interstates with the exception of I81, which we used to visit family in TN and SC from upstate NY. It broke the rules as far as I could tell.
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