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People are so frickin weird...and stupid. Yes, though she seems to be a tad naive to think that when she decided to be an "influencer," it wouldn't inevitably lead to unpleasant consequences like that. Not blaming the victim, but this whole phenomenon of "influencers" is one of the more abominable products of social media.
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Jane, just curious: Have you made a lot of friends there? That's the thing that would scare me about relocating. I find the older I get, the harder it is to make new friends, and I think that's a common sentiment. Of course, if enough of our old friends relocate, that makes it easier.
Toggle Commented 8 hours ago on Saturday Afternoon at JustOneMinute
Maybe the isolation makes people act a little crazy. The isolation, the whole political situation, the absurdity that we're not being allowed to live our lives as free humans, express ideas that might offend someone without risking our careers, and so on. Yeah, it's certainly made me a bit more irritable and impatient. Last week I got exasperated because our "smart" TV was being not so smart and not letting me tune to regular cable stations. After a few minutes of frustrating non-responsiveness, I tossed the remote in the general direction of the TV, not intending to inflict damage, but it hit the screen, and that was the end of that TV. Good riddance, but I did have to take the time to replace it (just a basic 43" model which I got for $220). I didn't let on to the missus how the TV mysteriously broke, so I hope she's not reading this.
Toggle Commented 9 hours ago on Saturday Afternoon at JustOneMinute
“Boston Public Schools just canceled advanced classes for high-performing students because too many of the kids who qualified were white” NYC just appointed a new school chancellor, and she looks like a real winner. :( Apart from her history of in-your-face corruption, she has this to say: “I’m not going to shy away from the importance of really looking at inequities around admissions processes” The one thing NYC schools have going for them is the pure test-based admission to selective high schools like Stuyvesant and Bronx Science. Mayor Bane has wanted to undermine that. https://nypost.com/2021/02/26/who-is-the-new-nyc-schools-chancellor-meisha-ross-porter/
Anyone seen this? https://thrashercoffee.com/product-category/trump-coffee/ Kind of silly, and a bit pricey. But I liked the “Sleepy Joe” decaf line.
Iggy, I just watched some of the video of the gal you want to marry. Was it the bikini or the power tree trimmer that was the clincher? She does seem a little “off” to me, but maybe that’s a plus.
“I'm sure some sad, lonely person might fall for this...” Yes, there have been some famous cases of people getting drawn into FB “relationships” where the perp ends up “needing money” for an operation or some such, and the vic (usually a lonely middle-aged woman) falls for it. You don’t seem lonely, momto2.
NBC is butthurt because of the MAGA lineup at CPAC: Look at the lineup of speakers at this year’s CPAC: Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., (who spoke at that Trump rally on Jan. 6), Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas (who was Trump’s presidential doctor), former Ambassador Rick Grenell and Gov. Kristi Noem, R-S.D. Compare that with the CPAC lineup from 2013 — the last time the gathering took place after a GOP presidential loss: While you had Cruz and Trump, there also was Pat Toomey (who voted guilty in Trump’s impeachment trial), Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, Bobby Jindal, Eric Cantor and Jeb Bush. Eight years ago, all of those Republicans were considered prominent conservatives. https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2021/02/nbcs-latest-lie-about-trump.html
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Meanwhile, Back At Smith College at JustOneMinute
narc @9:28, Another honest lefty Is Patel a lefty? In any case, that video will disappear from YouTube in 3,2,1,...
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Monday Morning at JustOneMinute
Nahncee cut the House work week to Capt. Ramius' grueling levels. "Just one.", as in one day a week. Why not? The country can just be run by Biden (or whoever is actually writing them) EOs. No need for any actual legislating.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Monday Morning at JustOneMinute
My Jeep is a Grand Cherokee and it is white. Not sure if that's in reference to this story, but in case it wasn't already linked: The New York Post reported, "The leader of Oklahoma’s Cherokee Nation wants Jeep to stop using the tribe’s name on its SUVs." https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2021/02/jeep-paid-springsteen-it-should-pay.html
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Monday Morning at JustOneMinute
Be sure to wear the 3-piece suit, TC, so they know you're a gentleman of means.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Monday Morning at JustOneMinute
Even though it's only a couple of blocks from methadone mile, I did not receive any offers of street drugs, or erotic activity from the ladies of the evening Sorry to hear that, TC. Better luck next time! :)
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Monday Morning at JustOneMinute
They see what is happening and are NOT what one would call conservative at all. I guess Wolf and these guys can go in the column of "honest libs," along with Greenwald, Dershowitz, Taibbi to some extent. Wolf even mentioned the Constitution! The problem is we can count their number with our hands, don't even need to use our toes.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Monday Morning at JustOneMinute
Scary Though also encouraging that a leftist like Wolf is speaking out on this. She is much more likely to pierce the cancel culture, and prod others into speaking out as well.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Monday Morning at JustOneMinute
Oops, should have crossed out Petroleum rather than Strategic.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Monday Morning at JustOneMinute
Thanks for checking in, Porch! If I understand the TGA properly it's like a Strategic Petroleum Dollar Reserve that the Fed uses to flood the market with barrels of dollars as the WH does the oil market with barrels of oil. Except that I believe the TGA is under the control of Treasury, so the decision can be based entirely on political expediency rather than any economic rationale. At this point, though, there's little difference, as the Fed just seems to be doing the bidding of the Treasury anyway.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Monday Morning at JustOneMinute
Jane, I was saying earlier that the CPAC lineup looks great, very MAGA.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on R.I.P Rush at JustOneMinute
I am concerned because she just had that Covid vaccine (part 1) and was scheduled for the second this week. Just an anecdote, and probably just an unfortunate coincidence, but a friend of a friend got the 1st shot on a Sunday two weeks ago, and dropped dead of a heart attack two days later (age 65, in good shape as far as anyone knew). One unfortunate factor was that he got the shot in his left shoulder, and attributed shoulder and arm pain (and generally not feeling well) to the shot, rather than to his heart.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on R.I.P Rush at JustOneMinute
nyc-educator-fired-after-sharing-holocaust-story-refusing-wakanda-salute/ Surviving the holocaust = white privilege (disregard the two children murdered)
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on R.I.P Rush at JustOneMinute
Jane, if Janet were here she'd say "Just ask questions." If they say "Trump is guilty of incitement," ask, "What specifically did he say to incite anyone?" "Did you know they he specifically asked for a 'peaceful and patriotic' march?" "Strange that the riot began while Trump was still speaking to 100,000 people a mile away, isn't it?"
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on R.I.P Rush at JustOneMinute
Climate change is already affecting the economy and financial system. In the same way that COVID-19 does: Because of government and prog corporate oligarchs coercing the rest of us. Witches in 17th century Salem had a big impact too.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on R.I.P Rush at JustOneMinute
From my vantage point, the $15 national minimum wage is designed to cripple small businesses That, and to create a permanent underclass dependent on government.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on R.I.P Rush at JustOneMinute
Data Shows Wind-Power Was Chief Culprit Of Texas Grid Collapse Well, according to the NYT, it was the burning of fossil fuels that caused the storm in the first place.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on R.I.P Rush at JustOneMinute
Has anyone else read Chernow's "Grant"? There are remarkable parallels with Trump (though Grant managed to get reelected). There was a revolt against Grant by elite northeastern Republicans, led by Charles Sumner and Horace Greeley, who painted Trump as a dumb Midwestern hick. Like Trump, Grant was not an experienced pol, and had some trouble with cabinet appointments (though made some very good ones too), and underestimated the corruption and dishonesty of people in DC. Sound familiar? Worth a read, all 950 pages.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on R.I.P Rush at JustOneMinute