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Randy Newman: ‘My Life Is Good’

Hold it, teacher
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A couple weeks ago
My wife and I
Took a little trip down to
Mexico
Met this young girl there
We brought her back with us
Now she lives with us
In our home
She cleans the hallway
She cleans the stairs
She cleans the living room
She wipes the baby’s ass
She drives the kids to school
She does the laundry too
She wrote this song for me
Listen
Yeah

The other afternoon
My wife and I
Took a little ride into
Beverly Hills
Went to the private school
Our oldest child attends
Many famous people send their children there
This teacher says to us
“We have a problem here
This child just will not do
A thing we tell him to
And he’s such a big old thing
He hurts the other children
All the games they play, he plays too rough”
I said hold it teacher
Wait a minute
Maybe my ears are clogged or somethin’
Maybe I’m not understanding
The English language
Dear, you don’t seem to realize

My life is good
My life is good
My life is good, you old bag
My life

Just this evening
Some young associates of ours
Are flying in to see us from
New York City
They’re gonna stay with us
A couple of weeks or so
I’m gonna take ‘em to
Restaurants and everything
We’re gonna get ‘em some
Real good cocaine
They don’t get much
Where they come from
And this one guy’s wife
Is such a pretty little brown thing
That I’m liable to give her a poke or two
Whaddaya think of that?

Teacher, let me tell you a little story
Just this morning
My wife and I
Went to this sort of a hotel in the hills
That’s right
The Bel-Air Hotel
Where a very good friend of ours
Happened to be staying
The name of this young man
Is Mr. Bruce Springsteen
That’s right, yeah
We talked about some kind of
Woodblock or something
And this new guitar we like
And you know what he said to me
I’ll tell you what he said to me
He said, “Rand, I’m tired
How would you like to be the Boss for awhile?”
Well, yeah

My life is good
My life is good

There’s also a great version of this song on The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 2.

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161 comments

1 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:23:00pm
2 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:25:59pm

Heh

3 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:26:38pm

re: #1 windupbird is in the gravity well

Why hasn't this been deleted?

Why should it be? And what the Hell does "painting jihad" mean, anyways?

4 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:28:09pm

re: #3 Dark_Falcon

Why should it be? And what the Hell does "painting jihad" mean, anyways?

Let's keep this talk on the thread in question. Not everybody wants this stuff to drag on from thread to thread.

5 Shvaughn  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:29:45pm

re: #4 Killgore Trout

Let's keep this talk on the thread in question.

You already broke the irony meters two posts back, no point in trying now.

6 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:29:55pm

Or not. I can go wither way but this stuff does piss off Charles sometimes.

7 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:30:35pm

re: #5 Shvaughn

You already broke the irony meters two posts back, no point in trying now.

Ok just a thought. Carry on.

8 Kragar  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:32:40pm

Kony filmmaker's wife explains meltdown

The wife of the Kony 2012 filmmaker and Invisible Children co-founder Jason Russell has blamed his public meltdown on "extreme exhaustion and dehydration" and denied he drank or abused drugs.

Mr Russell was found semi-naked in a street, masturbating, in southern California yesterday

Who hasn't been really tired and thirsty and said, "You know what? I'm gonna whack off in the street!"

9 Shvaughn  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:32:44pm
10 Shvaughn  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:33:31pm

re: #8 Kragar

Kony filmmaker's wife explains meltdown

Who hasn't been really tired and thirsty and said, "You know what? I'm gonna whack off in the street!"

Well, dehydration can really mess you up in the head, it's true.

11 abolitionist  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:34:18pm

re: #10 Shvaughn

Well, dehydration can really mess you up in the head, it's true.

Both heads, I would think.

12 goddamnedfrank  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:35:34pm

Note to self: When your life's work finally goes viral, fluids are your friend.

13 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:37:47pm

re: #9 Shvaughn

Occupy Wall Street celebrates six month anniversary

Upding for giving passive-aggressive behavior the backhand.

14 wrenchwench  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:43:14pm

Not his most musical song, but I think it's just musical enough.

He must meet a lot of people that he doesn't really care for.

15 Interesting Times  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:45:50pm

re: #12 goddamnedfrank

Note to self: When your life's work finally goes viral, fluids are your friend.

16 Robert O.  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:47:30pm

In the news this hour, Ayatollah Rickollah Santorumeini pledges to wage war on porn:

[...] Santorum points to a "wealth of research" showing pornography causes "profound brain changes in both children and adults," and rips President Obama for not doing enough.

[Link: www.nydailynews.com...]


ROFLMAO!

17 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:51:39pm

re: #13 Dark_Falcon

Thought you might want to see this from the last thread:

It's the ultimate McMansion. No truly cohesive architectural design, and has way to much flash. I'm not against huge buildings, but they should be classy. Like the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Tower, Willis Tower, any of the currently being constructed or proposed WTC building, the proposed Tower Verre, or just large buildings built in styles familiar to the Muslim World, or even stealing someone else's.

But, again, this is just a massive fail architecturally. And Architecture is my favorite art.

18 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:52:29pm

re: #16 Robert O.

I wonder what this "research" was.

19 jaunte  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:54:11pm

re: #16 Robert O.

...a "wealth of research":Image: 550.jpg

20 Lidane  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:54:29pm

re: #16 Robert O.

Because the most pressing issue of the day is porn. Not the economy. Not jobs. Not foreign policy. Porn.

Really, Torquemada Jr.? That's what the POTUS should focus on?

21 goddamnedfrank  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:55:11pm

re: #15 Interesting Times

LOL, truth is though I feel kind of sorry for the guy. My game plan for dealing with the transition to becoming super famous is to do the Rachel Maddow show (because she's awesome) and then go fishing for a month at some incredibly remote lake where there's no electricity, somewhere way up and well hydrated in northern British Columbia.

I don't think many people realize how stressful and surreal losing their real life anonymity is going to be until the transition has buried them alive.

22 erik_t  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:55:15pm

re: #19 jaunte

...a "wealth of research":Image: 550.jpg

Check out Minnesota down there. No wonder Larry Craig was driven to such desperate measures.

23 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:55:47pm

re: #16 Robert O.

In the news this hour, Ayatollah Rickollah Santorumeini pledges to wage war on porn:

[...] Santorum points to a "wealth of research" showing pornography causes "profound brain changes in both children and adults," and rips President Obama for not doing enough.

[Link: www.nydailynews.com...]

ROFLMAO!

T'ain't funny, McGee. He means it, and DoJ likely has enough power to effect a significant crackdown on online porn. Indeed, John Ashcroft planned such a move in 2001. Scheduled for a fall rollout as part of the "Communites of Character" campaign, it was aborted after 9/11. Alberto Gonzales wanted to tighten rules on online porn, but his plans stalled out when he resigned.

24 SanFranciscoZionist  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:56:17pm

re: #16 Robert O.

In the news this hour, Ayatollah Rickollah Santorumeini pledges to wage war on porn:

[...] Santorum points to a "wealth of research" showing pornography causes "profound brain changes in both children and adults," and rips President Obama for not doing enough.

[Link: www.nydailynews.com...]

ROFLMAO!

Alcohol causes even more profound changes.

We could bring back Prohibition, if Rick's really up for some heavy lifting.

25 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:57:45pm

re: #17 ProGunLiberal

Thought you might want to see this from the last thread:

I agree with you on that point.

26 Kragar  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:58:13pm

re: #16 Robert O.

causes "profound brain changes in both children and adults,]

ROFLMAO!

So its like organized religion?

27 Lidane  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:58:45pm

re: #23 Dark_Falcon

Maybe if those moralistic assholes did more to actually help people in need instead of focusing on non-issues like porn, they'd have some credibility.

Then again, I guess this is what they're reduced to in 2012-- arguing about sex, birth control, porn, and social issues because they don't have anything else.

28 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 4:59:49pm

re: #16 Robert O.

It makes sense in a way. He wants to be the only wanker.

/rimshot

29 Interesting Times  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:04:40pm

re: #21 goddamnedfrank

I don't think many people realize how stressful and surreal losing their real life anonymity is going to be until the transition has buried them alive.

I got a teeny-tiny taste of that when Soledad O'Brien retweeted me. My insignificant little Twitter account went from hardly any mentions to getting bombarded with breitbrat bilge. It gave me new-found empathy for both her and Charles, and irritation with Twitter for lack of a "block anyone with a breitbart avatar" feature :P

30 Dark_Falcon  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:05:28pm

re: #29 Interesting Times

I got a teeny-tiny taste of that when Soledad O'Brien retweeted me. My insignificant little Twitter account went from hardly any mentions to getting bombarded with breitbrat bilge. It gave me new-found empathy for both her and Charles, and irritation with Twitter for lack of a "block anyone with a breitbart avatar" feature :P

Haters gonna hate.

BBL

31 abolitionist  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:07:44pm

re: #24 SanFranciscoZionist

Alcohol causes even more profound changes.

We could bring back Prohibition, if Rick's really up for some heavy lifting.

Oh, and chastity belts.
/

32 PhillyPretzel  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:08:14pm

Okay. I took the plunge and I am on Chrome. Things seem to be moving faster and I am now see everyone's full page. Is there anything that I should be on the lookout for?

33 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:10:43pm

re: #32 Georgia Tech Aunt

Okay. I took the plunge and I am on Chrome. Things seem to be moving faster and I am now see everyone's full page. Is there anything that I should be on the lookout for?

You'll love it, it's relatively easy.

34 PhillyPretzel  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:12:04pm

re: #33 Killgore Trout
It is okay so far. I do not like the auto-fill in for the websites. Is there a way to turn it off?

35 Interesting Times  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:13:40pm

re: #32 Georgia Tech Aunt

Okay. I took the plunge and I am on Chrome. Things seem to be moving faster and I am now see everyone's full page. Is there anything that I should be on the lookout for?

I still use Firefox (too invested in all the plugins to quit at this time), though I occasionally dabble with Chrome. The only significant thing it's missing compared to other browsers is a "Print Preview" feature (which could be annoying if you like printing certain things from certain sites).

36 PhillyPretzel  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:15:00pm

re: #35 Interesting Times
Thanks. I am a big fan of cut and paste. I will try to remember that.

37 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:17:46pm

re: #28 ProGunLiberal

I imagine I will be judged harshly these sorts or shenanigans when I pass on.

38 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:18:31pm

re: #34 Georgia Tech Aunt

It is okay so far. I do not like the auto-fill in for the websites. Is there a way to turn it off?

I think i've seen a setting for that somewhere. Check around in the wrench icon in the upper right.
One annoying feature is bookmarking pages is for some reason complicated. I always have to click around a lot to find the "bookmark this page" option.

39 abolitionist  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:22:37pm

re: #32 Georgia Tech Aunt

Okay. I took the plunge and I am on Chrome. Things seem to be moving faster and I am now see everyone's full page. Is there anything that I should be on the lookout for?

I've read that printing of background colors doesn't work right (or at all) under chrome, such as when trying to make a hardcopy of a webpage --according to Steve Gibson of grc.com

40 ReamWorks SKG  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:23:31pm

re: #9 Shvaughn

Anniversary? it's almost time for the first yartzeit!

41 ReamWorks SKG  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:25:03pm

re: #24 SanFranciscoZionist

Without Porn, the Internet will have 50% more bandwidth!

42 Lidane  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:26:28pm

re: #41 ReamWorks, SKG (fka Reuven)

Without Porn, the Internet will have 50% more bandwidth!

Nah. It'll just be filled by LOLcats. And funny gifs.

43 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:31:04pm

re: #1 windupbird is in the gravity well

Why hasn't this been deleted?

Because I don't see it as a serious insult. KT and CL have bantered like that before, and it wasn't a big thing.

If CL doesn't like it, believe me, she'll say so.

44 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:32:42pm

re: #43 Charles Johnson

Because I don't see it as a serious insult. KT and CL have bantered like that before, and it wasn't a big thing.

If CL doesn't like it, believe me, she'll say so.

Agreed. If she's offended, which I don't think she will be, I will apologize. I like her and no insult was intended.

45 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:40:36pm

After almost 5 years and over 58 million views, RCA Records finally forces YouTube to take down the "RickRoll" video. This is all that remains.

46 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:41:56pm

re: #34 Georgia Tech Aunt

It is okay so far. I do not like the auto-fill in for the websites. Is there a way to turn it off?

If you're talking about remembering passwords, it's under Tools > Options > Security > Passwords. Here's a PDF of a Firefox cheat sheet that has served me well over the years. It's kind of old, but AFAIK not much as changed. The shortcuts I've found most useful are the ones for adding, showing, and hiding bookmarks and navigating through the tabs (as well as opening & closing them). Also these three:

Refresh Page: F5
Refresh Page & Cache: Ctrl + F5
Find as You Type Text: /

There's another neat feature you can use for searching if you want me to tell you about it. I didn't know about it for the longest time, and when I found out it became something I use all the time.

47 wrenchwench  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:42:23pm

re: #45 Pope Ron Polyp XXXVII

After almost 5 years and over 58 million views, RCA Records finally forces YouTube to take down the "RickRoll" video. This is all that remains.

[Embedded content]

I instinctively don't want to click on that.

48 TedStriker  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:44:03pm

re: #45 Pope Ron Polyp XXXVII

After almost 5 years and over 58 million views, RCA Records finally forces YouTube to take down the "RickRoll" video. This is all that remains.

[Embedded content]

You suck...should've known I was getting RickRoll'd ;-P

49 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:44:46pm

re: #45 Pope Ron Polyp XXXVII

After almost 5 years and over 58 million views, RCA Records finally forces YouTube to take down the "RickRoll" video. This is all that remains.

[Embedded content]

No way I'm clicking that.

50 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:44:50pm

re: #46 CuriousLurker

Would you please judge me? I throw myself on the mercy of the Sharia court.

51 PhillyPretzel  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:45:23pm

re: #46 CuriousLurker

Thanks for the tips. I am trying it out and so far it is okay. The clicking sounds are gone. The good thing is I get to see the whole profile instead of a part of it. Most of the other things seem to be okay.

52 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:48:42pm

re: #43 Charles Johnson

Because I don't see it as a serious insult. KT and CL have bantered like that before, and it wasn't a big thing.

If CL doesn't like it, believe me, she'll say so.

Heh, yeah, I've been known to speak my mind on occasion.

I see there was a bit of a kerfuffle after I left. I really appreciate you guys defending me—I was quite touched to see it. That said, I didn't really take offense at what KT said since he said something similar the other night, albeit under very different circumstances.

I don't want to be a source of more headaches for Charles or any of you, so I'm just going to go back to ignoring KT when he's engaged in his jihad. I'll just wait till he's talking about his frogs, cats or greenhouse or whatever.

53 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:49:03pm

re: #45 Pope Ron Polyp XXXVII

The record companies can go suck a fat one.

Honestly, I want an anti-trust lawsuit against the MPAA and RIAA.

54 TedStriker  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:49:26pm

re: #47 wrenchwench

I instinctively don't want to click on that.

Curiosity killed the cat...and caused me to get RickRoll'd against my better judgment.

55 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:51:41pm

re: #50 Killgore Trout

Would you please judge me? I throw myself on the mercy of the Sharia court.

You don't wanna go to Sharia court. Trust me. //

56 wrenchwench  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:52:42pm

re: #54 talon_262

Curiosity killed the cat...and caused me to get RickRoll'd against my better judgment.

That's the sort of thing I might click on in the Spy, so it rolls off the page and I can pretend it never happened.

Later, lizards.

57 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:55:16pm

re: #51 Georgia Tech Aunt

The key command to add a bookmark is Ctrl-D in Windows, Command-D on Mac.

58 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:55:20pm

re: #52 CuriousLurker

Heh, yeah, I've been known to speak my mind on occasion.

I see there was a bit of a kerfuffle after I left. I really appreciate you guys defending me—I was quite touched to see it. That said, I didn't really take offense at what KT said since he said something similar the other night, albeit under very different circumstances.

I don't want to be a source of more headaches for Charles or any of you, so I'm just going to go back to ignoring KT when he's engaged in his jihad. I'll just wait till he's talking about his frogs, cats or greenhouse or whatever.

Fair enough. I'm acquitted of the greater charge of radical bigotry but still guilty of the lesser charge of general douchebaggery and loitering. I can live with that. Thanks for judging me. It was my pleasure.

59 PhillyPretzel  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:56:29pm

re: #57 Charles Johnson

Thanks. I have Window XP Media Edition.

60 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:57:34pm

I don't think this guy likes me.

61 BongCrodny  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:59:19pm

re: #45 Pope Ron Polyp XXXVII

After almost 5 years and over 58 million views, RCA Records finally forces YouTube to take down the "RickRoll" video. This is all that remains.

[Embedded content]

We should figure out a way to start a new RickRoll.

Maybe the one with Santorum shirtless. That's scarier than anything Rick Astley ever did.

62 jaunte  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 5:59:35pm

re: #60 Charles Johnson

Image: Screen_shot_2012-03-17_at_7.58.39_PM.png
Overcompensation Alert!

63 freetoken  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:00:08pm

On an otherwise meaningless and self-centered topic, I'm still struggling with changing my avatar. I had hoped I'd always stay ahead of the crowd, so I really should have changed by avatar after 2010... but I appear to be getting even lazier in my old age.

I'm thinking of going solid color.

64 Interesting Times  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:00:19pm

re: #60 Charles Johnson

I don't think this guy likes me.

Well, you did see "better prospects" on the other side - better prospects for science, education, women's rights, environmental protection, social safety nets, the economy...

65 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:02:16pm

That's one of the right wing conspiracy theories about me -- that I "suddenly" flipped and became a radical leftist commie, because of all that sweet sweet cash George Soros is handing out.

66 Interesting Times  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:03:26pm

re: #62 jaunte

Image: Screen_shot_2012-03-17_at_7.58.39_PM.png
Overcompensation Alert!

At least he's ideologically consistent, though - loves 19th century literature so much he's working to return to said era :P

67 jaunte  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:04:03pm

re: #66 Interesting Times

"I love the smell of greek fire in the morning."

68 Interesting Times  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:04:32pm

re: #63 freetoken

On an otherwise meaningless and self-centered topic, I'm still struggling with changing my avatar. I had hoped I'd always stay ahead of the crowd, so I really should have changed by avatar after 2010... but I appear to be getting even lazier in my old age.

I'm thinking of going solid color.

If you really want the path of least resistance, why not just use the same avatar you do on Twitter?

69 freetoken  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:04:48pm

re: #60 Charles Johnson

I have the twitter reply window open. Was going to call him out for linking to the likes of racist Derbyshire, but he'd probably take it as a compliment.

70 JAFO  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:04:55pm

re: #62 jaunte

Image: Screen_shot_2012-03-17_at_7.58.39_PM.png
Overcompensation Alert!

Michael Douglas in Falling Down, right-wing hero?

71 freetoken  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:05:18pm

re: #68 Interesting Times

If you really want the path of least resistance, why not just use the same avatar you do on Twitter?

Each culture needs its own art.

72 Targetpractice  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:07:11pm

re: #65 Charles Johnson

That's one of the right wing conspiracy theories about me -- that I "suddenly" flipped and became a radical leftist commie, because of all that sweet sweet cash George Soros is handing out.

Sold my soul to Soros and he still hasn't sent me my check.

///

73 freetoken  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:07:18pm

Though I only started reading LGF in 2004, with the election and the Rathergate stuff, I went back and skimmed through the early entries, from the very beginning.

How some people concluded that a cycling, jazz musician proponent of evolution must be "conservative" is beyond me.

74 BongCrodny  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:07:50pm

re: #70 Ghost of Tom Joad

Michael Douglas in Falling Down, right-wing hero?

Looks like it.

Nothing says "rational" like using a complete lunatic for your icon.

75 jaunte  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:08:07pm

re: #70 Ghost of Tom Joad

It does have a scene that dramatizes the imaginary gang-kid beatdown.

76 Interesting Times  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:11:12pm

re: #75 jaunte

It does have a scene that dramatizes the imaginary gang-kid beatdown.

But it also has a scene where Michael Douglas's character thoroughly tells off a sexist, racist, dittohead type:

We are not the same. I'm an American and you're a sick asshole.

77 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:11:19pm

re: #72 Targetpractice

Sold my soul to Soros and he still hasn't send me my check.

He sent me $50,000 via PayPal but the bastards still haven't released the funds yet.

78 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:11:33pm

re: #58 Killgore Trout

Fair enough. I'm acquitted of the greater charge of radical bigotry but still guilty of the lesser charge of general douchebaggery and loitering. I can live with that. Thanks for judging me. It was my pleasure.

Well, I figure since you've been doing a lot of judging about liberals in general and people here in particular, then you should be able to take it if you're going to dish it out.

I don't like head games, KT—got really sick of them after learning from the masters (Iranians, who make the folks in Dangerous Liasons look like rank amateurs)—so I don't play them. I feel like you have been playing them, and that's been annoying me because we're not puppets here whose strings need to be pulled, we're people. But whatever, you're on a mission and I couldn't stop you even if I wanted to.

Yeah, I know I tend to wield my honesty like a blunt instrument at times, but what can I say? I am who I am.

79 jaunte  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:12:31pm

re: #76 Interesting Times

He's a regular [victimized] guy, getting even with the world on his last day.

80 jaunte  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:15:11pm

Daisey, still at it:

81 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:17:10pm

re: #16 Robert O.

In the news this hour, Ayatollah Rickollah Santorumeini pledges to wage war on porn:

[...] Santorum points to a "wealth of research" showing pornography causes "profound brain changes in both children and adults," and rips President Obama for not doing enough.

[Link: www.nydailynews.com...]

ROFLMAO!

His rants are reminding me of the statement "I think they lady protests too much". Usually the most vocal against something have something to hide, IMHO.

82 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:20:07pm

I just popped in Blade Runner to provide some background ambiance, and I noticed that it's set in 2019. That means we have a mere 7 years to turn the planet into a barely-habitable shit hole, establish labor colonies on Mars, design and perfect sentient synthetic life forms without any regard for their autonomy, and build flying cars. SKYNET was supposed to become self-aware on August 14, 1997. We need to get our shit together, people! We're way behind schedule.

83 Targetpractice  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:21:43pm

re: #82 Pope Ron Polyp XXXVII

I just popped in Blade Runner to provide some background ambiance, and I noticed that it's set in 2019. That means we have a mere 7 years to turn the planet into a barely-habitable shit hole, establish labor colonies on Mars, design and perfect sentient synthetic life forms without any regard for their autonomy, and build flying cars. SKYNET was supposed to become self-aware on August 14, 1997. We need to get our shit together, people! We're way behind schedule.

It's almost 2015, where's my flying Delorean?!

/

84 Interesting Times  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:22:33pm

re: #82 Pope Ron Polyp XXXVII

I just popped in Blade Runner to provide some background ambiance, and I noticed that it's set in 2019. That means we have a mere 7 years to turn the planet into a barely-habitable shit hole

Don't sell the GOP short; they're making spectacular progress on that one.

85 Vicious Babushka  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:22:48pm

re: #83 Targetpractice

It's almost 2015, where's my flying Delorean?!

/

Where are the hover boards?

86 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:23:06pm

re: #83 Targetpractice

It's almost 2015, where's my flying Delorean?!

/

You can have the Delorean. I'll take Mr Fusion units to get us off of oil for energy.

87 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:23:33pm

re: #85 Learned Mother of Zion

Where are the hover boards?

GMTA, my first thought as well!

88 freetoken  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:23:46pm

re: #83 Targetpractice

You've got to understand - our timeline gets altered in 2274 when someone travels back to 1985 and changes everything. So enjoy your (temporary) existence while you can.

89 Targetpractice  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:25:14pm

re: #88 freetoken

You've got to understand - our timeline gets altered in 2274 when someone travels back to 1985 and changes everything. So enjoy your (temporary) existence while you can.

Is that why I don't remember the Eugenics Wars?

90 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:25:15pm

If anyone who uses Firefox is interested, here's the other useful feature I was talking about:

1.) Go to any site that has a search function—Google, Google Images, YouTube, Flickr, PHP.net, Urban Dictionary, whatever and click inside the search box.

2.) While the cursor is still in the search box, right-click and look for the item on the menu that says "Add a Keyword for this Search..."

3.) When the bookmark box opens, go down to the 3rd box labeled "Keyword" and enter a character or two that you can easily remember. I use "g" for Google, "gi" for Google Images, "y" for YouTube, and so on. Click "Save" and you're done.

Now, whenever you want to search one of those sites, just click in FF's address bar, type the short keyword, a space, and the terms(s) you want to search for, and hit your "Enter" key to be taken to the results. It's a big timesaver for me.

91 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:26:24pm

I wanna know where the wayback machine is for my sagging skin.

Or the Rhythm Machine. I had no idea it was a machine, and I'm Catholic (well, of Catholic Heritage)
/gah

Never a good combo. Lawmakers venture into murky waters when they attempt to deal with the mysteries of human reproduction. The results are generally short of scientific. Once, when I was covering the Connecticut House of Representatives, a bill introduced at the behest of professional musicians, “An Act Concerning Rhythm Machines,” was referred to the Public Health Committee under the assumption that it was about birth control.

"“Now we’re seeing why legislatures getting into the practice of medicine is dangerous,” said Barbara Bollier, a Republican state representative in Kansas, where a bill requiring doctors to warn abortion patients about the breast cancer connection is pending.

Bollier is a retired anesthesiologist, who also formerly taught bioethics. If you wanted to have a résumé guaranteed to drive you crazy in the Kansas State Legislature, she’s got it.

We had a very interesting discussion over the phone about good science — what makes a reliable study, and how an early suggestion of a possible connection between abortions and breast cancer was overtaken by larger, better studies that showed no evidence of a link whatsoever. All of this has been shared with the Kansas Legislature, to no effect whatsoever. "

92 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:27:42pm

re: #88 freetoken

You've got to understand - our timeline gets altered in 2274 when someone travels back to 1985 and changes everything. So enjoy your (temporary) existence while you can.

No, no, no, you can't undo what is already done. Going back in time and changing things produces an alternative universe.

Didn't you see the Star Trek in which Spock is in touch with his feelings? I ranted about it enough.

:)

93 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:27:43pm

re: #91 ggt

You and me both. Dry sagging skin. Ugh.

94 abolitionist  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:28:30pm

re: #82 Pope Ron Polyp XXXVII

You may be not be considering that evolution of Si -based life-forms is likely to be several orders of magnitude faster than that for C -based life forms.

There is still time, brother.

Extra ding for first lizard to place the italicized quote. It's from a movie.

95 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:28:49pm

Holy shit, somehow FF got back on my Dock and I'm using. I blame the teenager.

bbiaminute

96 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:29:59pm

ahhh, such minor inconsistencies are not good for the aging brain.

97 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:30:08pm

re: #73 freetoken

Though I only started reading LGF in 2004, with the election and the Rathergate stuff, I went back and skimmed through the early entries, from the very beginning.

How some people concluded that a cycling, jazz musician proponent of evolution must be "conservative" is beyond me.

If I ever get hold of a time travel machine, I'm going back to 2002 and telling myself that some of these people who are pretending to be experts on Islam are really bigots with a good line of bullshit, and that some of the right wingers trying so hard to be my friends are really horrible people who will soon reveal themselves.

It would change the course of history as we know it.

/

98 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:31:04pm

re: #94 abolitionist

You may be not be considering that evolution of Si -based life-forms is likely to be several orders of magnitude faster than that for C -based life forms.

There is still time, brother.

Extra ding for first lizard to place the italicized quote. It's from a movie.

Something about a Beach movie?

99 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:31:07pm

re: #94 abolitionist

There is still time, brother.

Extra ding for first lizard to place the italicized quote. It's from a movie.

False, it's from LOST. Any sentence including the word "brother" at the end was invariably spoken by Desmond Hume. It's even more obvious, considering Desmond has a different perception of the flow of time than everyone else.*

* not intended to be a factual statement

100 freetoken  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:31:26pm

re: #92 ggt

No, no, no, you can't undo what is already done. Going back in time and changing things produces an alternative universe.

Didn't you see the Star Trek in which Spock is in touch with his feelings? I ranted about it enough.

:)

Ah, but Star Trek is fiction. I'm talking about reality. Time is more like, well, like a bowl of spaghetti.

101 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:32:08pm

re: #97 Charles Johnson

If I ever get hold of a time travel machine, I'm going back to 2002 and telling myself that some of these people who are pretending to be experts on Islam are really bigots with a really good line of bullshit, and that some of the right wingers trying so hard to be my friends are really horrible people who will soon reveal themselves.

It would change the course of history as we know it.

/

I wish. IIRC even the POTUS at the time tried to tell us differently. Our response (well, mine) was ROPMA.

I was too angry, too scared.

102 abolitionist  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:33:46pm

re: #98 ggt

Yes, On the Beach.

103 Targetpractice  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:33:49pm

re: #100 freetoken

Ah, but Star Trek is fiction. I'm talking about reality. Time is more like, well, like a bowl of spaghetti.

It's really more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly...timey-wimey...stuff.

/

104 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:33:51pm

re: #81 ggt

His rants are reminding me of the statement "I think they lady protests too much". Usually the most vocal against something have something to hide, IMHO.

"I think the Lady doth protest too much"

I knew I missed a "th" in there.

105 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:34:29pm

re: #92 ggt

No, no, no, you can't undo what is already done. Going back in time and changing things produces an alternative universe.

Didn't you see the Star Trek in which Spock is in touch with his feelings? I ranted about it enough.

:)

Heh. I like the new time line. Any universe with 2 Spocks has to be twice as cool, right?

106 engineer cat  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:35:42pm

Santorum: If I win Illinois, I win GOP nomination

i love you mitt romney
it's like the gop
was strapped to a highchair
and forced to eat reality
in the form of a very bland but still indigestible realization
that everything they believe
is wrong

107 PhillyPretzel  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:36:11pm

re: #104 ggt

Macbeth The lady doth protests too much, Methinks. I forget which act and scene. I do remember that it is Lady Macbeth commenting on Hamlet's play.

108 Gus  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:36:31pm

re: #76 Interesting Times

But it also has a scene where Michael Douglas's character thoroughly tells off a sexist, racist, dittohead type:

Another internut. Probably never "smelled" napalm other than while playing Fallout.

109 freetoken  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:37:20pm

I picked up Chris Stringer's The Origin of Our Species at the library today. It's the original printing of the later version I linked a few days ago.

Stringer discusses the "Recent African Origins" hypothesis - how it originated, became established over a period of 30 years, and now needs to be modified (because of genetic discoveries.)

I'll report back after I read it - it looks somewhat uneven, wrt targeted audiences. Problem with so much science is that popularizations sometime over-simplify, but getting into too much detail turns off the every-day reader.

110 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:37:32pm

re: #102 abolitionist

Yes, On the Beach.

Read that a long time ago. Major depressing; I was hoping more for something like "Alas Babylon" or "The Postman" where people might still have a reasonable chance to pick up the pieces.

111 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:38:56pm

re: #97 Charles Johnson

If I ever get hold of a time travel machine, I'm going back to 2002 and telling myself that some of these people who are pretending to be experts on Islam are really bigots with a really good line of bullshit, and that some of the right wingers trying so hard to be my friends are really horrible people who will soon reveal themselves.

It would change the course of history as we know it.

/

I'll tell you what, when I used to accidentally cruise by here in the old days, I never in 1000 years would've imagined that one day I have friends here who'd defend me, or that I'd be writing a page on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 that would end up as a main article. It's pretty amazing when you look back on it.

I still think you should write a book about the evolution of right wing blogs since this site is one of the earliest & most famous ones and you have an insider's view. I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

Speaking of anniversaries, my two-year anniversary as a Lizard is coming up next month on the 3rd April! Man, how time flies when you're having fun (and the claws & scales are flying, heh).

112 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:39:16pm

re: #97 Charles Johnson

I've decided that trying to convince one's earlier self of something profoundly contrary to the earlier self's point of view would be futile 100% of the time. Earlier You can't arrive at the same conclusions Later You comes to without the information and experience that is by definition inaccessible to Earlier You.

For me, life has been a continual series of painful epiphanies, occurring every couple of years or so, wherein I realize that I was really amazingly fucking stupid just a couple of years ago.

It doesn't take a genius to extrapolate the realization that the aforementioned suggests that I am really amazingly fucking stupid right now, but in ways that I won't be able to understand for a couple of years or so.

I believe all humans are inherently stupid. We are each born with varying degrees of innate stupidity, and we can never truly become less stupid. We just rearrange our stupidity into new and unfamiliar configurations from time to time.

113 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:39:42pm

re: #105 William Barnett-Lewis

Heh. I like the new time line. Any universe with 2 Spocks has to be twice as cool, right?

I went thru a freak-out period. So much change in the world and in so little time. Spock being in touch with his feelings was just toooo much.

IIRC,

The Earth had tilted on it's axis (Chilean Earthquake);
We lost a zigasecond or two in the day because of some other natural disaster;
Greenland is green;
iPhones;
Twitter;
Black man in the White House . . .

I was working hard on accepting the reality of the changes in the world, THEN
the most solid-in-stone-constant-absolute in my life was changed.

Spock was in touch with his feelings.

It was very, very difficult for me. I'm still having issues with it.

;0

114 Killgore Trout  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:41:03pm

re: #78 CuriousLurker

Yeah, I know I tend to wield my honesty like a blunt instrument at times, but what can I say? I am who I am.

God Allah bless you for that. I wouldn't want you any other way. Keep on keeping on.

115 freetoken  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:41:09pm

Speaking of evolution, I'm still trying to get over the fact that OK state representative Sally Kern's preacher-husband used the increasing number of "gaps" argument in his debate against evolution.

They never learn.

They don't want to learn.

116 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:42:03pm

re: #115 freetoken

Speaking of evolution, I'm still trying to get over the fact that OK state representative Sally Kern's preacher-husband used the increasing number of "gaps" argument in his debate against evolution.

They never learn.

They don't want to learn.

Reality is tough concept.

My version of the Universe is so much better, everyone should adopt it.

/gah

117 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:42:39pm

re: #114 Killgore Trout

God Allah bless you for that. I wouldn't want you any other way. Keep on keeping on.

Thanks. Unfortunately it means I really suck at taqiyya. //

118 TedStriker  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:44:54pm

re: #117 CuriousLurker

Thanks. Unfortunately it means I really suck at taqiyya. //

Or do you?

///

119 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:45:00pm

re: #112 Pope Ron Polyp XXXVII

It doesn't take a genius to extrapolate the realization that the aforementioned suggests that I am really amazingly fucking stupid right now, but in ways that I won't be able to understand for a couple of years or so.

THIS. It's the most bitter pill of them all.

120 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:46:56pm

re: #118 talon_262

Or do you?

///

Hahahahaha! Yeah, I could be a super deep cover double reverse jihadist. Or something like that, heh.

121 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:47:20pm

re: #119 CuriousLurker

THIS. It's the most bitter pill of them all.

Is that the one that Mother Gives you?

No, that one does nothing at all . . .

122 freetoken  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:47:32pm

re: #116 ggt

It just... well, after the "God of the gaps" argument has been so lampooned and shown to be fallacious (over and over), here's a guy (whose wife just got passed in the OK House a creationist bill) who keeps trotting it out.

123 engineer cat  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:47:40pm

re: #112 Pope Ron Polyp XXXVII

amazingly fucking stupid

hey!

that's my job!

124 freetoken  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:48:41pm

BTW, here's the current printing of the Stringer book that I mentioned:

Lone Survivors: How We Came to Be the Only Humans on Earth

You can read the introduction in the Amazon "Look Inside" capability.

125 Interesting Times  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:49:32pm

re: #115 freetoken

Speaking of evolution, I'm still trying to get over the fact that OK state representative Sally Kern's preacher-husband used the increasing number of "gaps" argument in his debate against evolution.

And by fantastic coincidence, look what just came out today:

Antibiotic Resistance Could Bring ‘End of Modern Medicine’

As bacteria evolve to evade antibiotics, common infections could become deadly, according to Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization.

Speaking at a conference in Copenhagen, Chan said antibiotic resistance could bring about “the end of modern medicine as we know it.”

Durr hurr, evilution is a lie, and drug-resistant bacteria are impossible because the Bible tells me so. Derp.

126 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:49:44pm

re: #122 freetoken

It just... well, after the "God of the gaps" argument has been so lampooned and shown to be fallacious (over and over), here's a guy (whose wife just got passed in the OK House a creationist bill) who keeps trotting it out.

Did you see my article link above about the Rhythm Machine?

Rhetoric is meant to influence, factually or not.

127 Targetpractice  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:51:17pm

re: #125 Interesting Times

And by fantastic coincidence, look what just came out today:

Antibiotic Resistance Could Bring ‘End of Modern Medicine’

Obviously, this is God's will, as only he has the power to create such deadly infections. Who are we to believe that we have the power to fight against this?

128 Lidane  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:51:21pm

re: #115 freetoken

They never learn.

They don't want to learn.

Because learning would mean questioning the Bible, and YEC's and anti-evolutionists like that have such a weak and pathetic excuse for a faith that anything that raises doubt about the Bible has to be stopped at all costs.

129 abolitionist  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:53:37pm

re: #125 Interesting Times

And by fantastic coincidence, look what just came out today:

Antibiotic Resistance Could Bring ‘End of Modern Medicine’

A friend of mine lost a foot to an infection he apparently picked up while he was hospitalized.

130 darthstar  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:54:20pm
131 TedStriker  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:57:00pm

re: #120 CuriousLurker

Hahahahaha! Yeah, I could be a super deep cover double reverse jihadist. Or something like that, heh.

Is that anything like double secret probation?

132 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:57:28pm

re: #127 Targetpractice

I heard that today from a friend. We've ruined everything with our overuse of antibiotics.

I guess Gonorrhea will be making a comeback.

133 Interesting Times  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:57:51pm

re: #128 Lidane

Because learning would mean questioning the Bible, and YEC's and anti-evolutionists like that have such a weak and pathetic excuse for a faith that anything that raises doubt about the Bible has to be stopped at all costs.

David Barton agrees with you:

But when science takes you to a position that causes you to doubt your relationship with God, causes you to doubt the Bible ... that's called false science.

Compare and contrast to:

“The truth of our faith becomes a matter of ridicule among the infidels if any Catholic, not gifted with the necessary scientific learning, presents as dogma what scientific scrutiny shows to be false.”
― Thomas Aquinas

On second thought, perhaps that proves evolution can happen in reverse.

134 freetoken  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:58:07pm

Speaking of science, I see that a great deal of the media are still stumbling over themselves about those pesky neutrinos. It seems that the idea of conversations between scientists which aim at clearing up anomalous data is too subtle a thing for the media to package into a salable product for their customers.

135 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:58:18pm

re: #131 talon_262

Is that anything like double secret probation?

Akin to a Royal Fizbin.

136 Charles Johnson  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 6:59:39pm

re: #122 freetoken

It just... well, after the "God of the gaps" argument has been so lampooned and shown to be fallacious (over and over), here's a guy (whose wife just got passed in the OK House a creationist bill) who keeps trotting it out.

In a way, the creationists' arguments are the template for every right wing reactionary argument.

No talking point is ever conceded to be false - they just reappear over and over, no matter how many times they're debunked, and no matter how ridiculous they are.

137 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 7:00:04pm

re: #101 ggt

I wish. IIRC even the POTUS at the time tried to tell us differently. Our response (well, mine) was ROPMA.

I was too angry, too scared.

I really hate that Muslims did this to Americans, scared & enraged them like that. I hate that they do it to anyone, but I naturally feel stronger when it's "my people". It makes me feel furious and ashamed and depressed all at the same time...like I want to rip off their smirking, murdering terrorist heads, then apologize and ask people to please try to understand that it hurts us as much as it hurts them and we're not all like that...then I usually just feel like crawling off into a corner and crying at the horror and pain and senseless of it all.

138 William Barnett-Lewis  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 7:00:06pm

re: #124 freetoken

BTW, here's the current printing of the Stringer book that I mentioned:

Lone Survivors: How We Came to Be the Only Humans on Earth

You can read the introduction in the Amazon "Look Inside" capability.

Thanks, got it on hold from the Library.

139 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 7:01:02pm

Hey, this happened to a Muslim Friend at OU flying back to Britain to see her parents for Spring Break:

also awks moment when the security lady is like 'oh wow youre clear but im gonna check your headwrap anyway' #muslimproblems #notracistatall

I'm a little ticked. Should I be?

140 Targetpractice  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 7:01:36pm

re: #136 Charles Johnson

In a way, the creationists' arguments are the template for every right wing reactionary argument.

No talking point is ever conceded to be false - they just reappear over and over, no matter how many times they're debunked, and no matter how ridiculous they are.

"You know that that talking points absolute bullshit and was debunked years ago, right?"
"It was never debunked! It's totally true!"
"Yes it was debunked, let me link you to it."
"Yeah, like I'm gonna believe propaganda from that leftwing site!"

141 engineer cat  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 7:02:17pm

re: #136 Charles Johnson

No talking point is ever conceded to be false

doubt is the origin of knowledge

142 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 7:02:17pm

re: #140 Targetpractice

"You know that that talking points absolute bullshit and was debunked years ago, right?"
"It was never debunked! It's totally true!"
"Yes it was debunked, let me link you to it."
"Yeah, like I'm gonna believe propaganda from that leftwing site!"

when one can't understand the science, attack the source.

/

143 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 7:03:06pm

re: #137 CuriousLurker

I have a similar reaction, except the end part.

The anger ends up deposited on top of past anger, creating a stockpile of it.

144 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 7:05:14pm

re: #143 ProGunLiberal

I have a similar reaction, except the end part.

The anger ends up deposited on top of past anger, creating a stockpile of it.

Don't do that, it's not good. Sooner or later the pressure of it will get to be too much and it WILL blow. It could land you in serious trouble.

145 freetoken  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 7:07:07pm

re: #136 Charles Johnson

No talking point is ever conceded to be false - they just reappear over and over, no matter how many times they're debunked, and no matter how ridiculous they are.

This phenomenon is at the core of how I'm beginning to understand our society (and humans in general.)

Long story short - what does it mean to be "human"? From at least one perspective, humans are unique by the fact that we have a running dialogue within us, in our brain. But one can't have a dialogue without a language. Thus language is central to "humanity". Lots of writing on the idea of "language" by the way, in the anthro circles.

Anyway, this power of language becomes inflated into a mystical super-giant. Words are magic. Writing thus becomes magical.

Then, Magic is instantiated into reality through incantations. Repetition is assumed to make the magic stronger or more imminent.

Thus repetition of a meme becomes important as a way of instantiating the desired outcome.

And thus, the creationists (in this example) just repeat over and over what they want to be true.

And - it works! Sort of, anyway. What happens is that the magic may not appear as desired, but other people start repeating the incantation, thus the belief spreads.

I suppose that isn't has coherent as I could make it - I really should write it up with clear examples and definitions.

But at the heart of a religion that depends upon literalism and written holy sayings/narratives is the necessary to keep repeating the belief in those writings, otherwise they lose their power.

146 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 7:07:23pm

re: #144 CuriousLurker

It will be slow but I will fix it over time. It something I have done for a while.

Thoughts on my friend's incident?

147 Holidays are Family Fun Time  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 7:07:41pm

Some guy on a friend's fb is freaking out because I made it real clear that I"m ok with the idea of a women having the right to choose to kill her fetus.

I think some people live under a rock.

148 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 7:08:06pm

re: #146 ProGunLiberal

Thoughts on my friend's incident?

??

149 Achilles Tang  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 7:10:01pm

re: #137 CuriousLurker

I really hate that Muslims did this to Americans, scared & enraged them like that. I hate that they do it to anyone, but I naturally feel stronger when it's "my people".

But it's not really "your people", is it? It's not even most Muslims "people". Even primitive thowbacks like the Taliban are not most Muslims.

You have adopted some customs and the name, but you could just as easily call yourself something different and be the same person and have the same principles, couldn't you?

150 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 7:10:55pm

re: #148 CuriousLurker

From 139:

Hey, this happened to a Muslim Friend at OU flying back to Britain to see her parents for Spring Break. From her Twitter:

also awks moment when the security lady is like 'oh wow youre clear but im gonna check your headwrap anyway' #muslimproblems #notracistatall

I'm a little ticked. Should I be?

151 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 7:13:41pm

re: #149 Blue Spot Vlamingii Tang

But it's not really "your people", is it? It's not even most Muslims "people". Even primitive thowbacks like the Taliban are not most Muslims.

You have adopted some customs and the name, but you could just as easily call yourself something different and be the same person and have the same principles, couldn't you?

When I said they do it to "my people" I meant Americans. You're absolutely correct on the rest though. :)

152 Achilles Tang  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 7:14:42pm

re: #151 CuriousLurker

When I said they do it to "my people" I meant Americans. You're absolutely correct on the rest though. :)

My apologies for that semantic misinterpretation.

153 Feline Fearless Leader  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 7:16:32pm

re: #128 Lidane

Because learning would mean questioning the Bible, and YEC's and anti-evolutionists like that have such a weak and pathetic excuse for a faith that anything that raises doubt about the Bible has to be stopped at all costs.

But there is such a variety to choose from!

154 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 7:16:38pm

re: #150 ProGunLiberal

From 139:

Hey, this happened to a Muslim Friend at OU flying back to Britain to see her parents for Spring Break. From her Twitter:

I'm a little ticked. Should I be?

I would've been ticked if it had happened to me, but it probably wouldn't do any good. Things are gonna be like that for a while yet.

155 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 7:20:12pm

re: #152 Blue Spot Vlamingii Tang

My apologies for that semantic misinterpretation.

No need to apologize. Now that I reread it, I see that it could be interpreted either way.

156 CuriousLurker  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 7:22:35pm

Well, you guys have a new thread and I'm feeling lazy tonight, so I'm going to go veg out. Have fun, everyone.

157 ProGunLiberal  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 7:23:49pm

re: #154 CuriousLurker

I get rather protective of my friends, so I wish. something could be done about it.

158 teresa  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 8:01:51pm

Thanks for this, he is one of my favorite artists!
Short People got no reason, short people got no reason, short people got no reason to liveeee!
But I think my most favorite is Louisiana 1927.

And everything he and Lyle Lovett did together.. this really brings me back to when music was great.

159 SanFranciscoZionist  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 9:35:11pm

re: #52 CuriousLurker

Heh, yeah, I've been known to speak my mind on occasion.

I see there was a bit of a kerfuffle after I left. I really appreciate you guys defending me—I was quite touched to see it. That said, I didn't really take offense at what KT said since he said something similar the other night, albeit under very different circumstances.

I don't want to be a source of more headaches for Charles or any of you, so I'm just going to go back to ignoring KT when he's engaged in his jihad. I'll just wait till he's talking about his frogs, cats or greenhouse or whatever.

OK. I have no further issue.

C'est settled. KT, I'm sorry I went off the handle.

160 SanFranciscoZionist  Sat, Mar 17, 2012 9:36:10pm

re: #55 CuriousLurker

You don't wanna go to Sharia court. Trust me. //

What? It's like a bais din, except the judges don't each know three pathetic Yiddish jokes they want to shoehorn into every situation, right?

161 S'latch  Mon, Mar 19, 2012 5:05:01pm

Thanks for posting, Charles. I really love Randy Newman's music.


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CriticalDragon1177
Alternet - Nicholas Wade’s Flawed Book Rewrites the History of Scientific Racism
Jon Phillips takes on Nicholas Wade's claims, and proves once again that so called "scientific" racism is little more than a pseudoscience. This was originally posted in September 2014 edition of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report, ( ...

7 hours, 50 minutes ago
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Rightwingconspirator
Uninsured Rate Drops to Lowest Level Since the ’90s
This is really huge. So many were in big medical trouble. Another day, another survey showing that Obamacare is beginning to cure America's uninsured problem. The latest numbers come from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which polled ...

9 hours, 47 minutes ago
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FemNaziBitch
This Is What an Abortion Looks Like -NYT
This is how it really is, abortion: You do things you regret or don't understand and then you make other choices because life keeps going forward. Or you do something out of love and then, through biology or accident, ...

16 hours, 35 minutes ago
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Randall Gross
Looking for the Key to Security in the Internet of Things
As the number of Internet connected-devices in any home skyrockets from a few, to a few dozen, to perhaps even a few hundred--including interconnecting thermostats, appliances, health and fitness monitors and personal accessories like smart watches--security concerns for this ...

17 hours, 40 minutes ago
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Lumberhead
Angry Letters to the One Member of Congress Who Voted Against the War on Terror - the Atlantic
My first attempt at a page - so here we go: The article is a little long but well worth while. I found it to be nicely balanced with interesting excerpts from supporters as well as detractors. Barbara Lee was ...

1 day, 10 hours ago
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The War TARDIS
Doctor Who “Listen” Open Thread
I'm back. Last week, I couldn't do this thread, as something more important was going on. One of my best friends, a sweet, and very devout Christian, is going to the UK to help a Christian Group in Oxford, and ...

3 days, 8 hours ago
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Slap
For guitar fans…
I suppose one needs to be a guitar freak of a certain age to recognize both of these guys. Gabrels' work might be familiar to fans of Bowie/Tin Machine. Nelson's work? I believe him to be one of the most ...

4 days, 14 hours ago
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GlutenFreeJesus
Check your gmail accounts!
Here's the link to the tool. One of mine was on that list, so I changed the password. Good luck! isleaked.com

6 days, 5 hours ago
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I Stand With Big Sodomy!
French speaking tourists wanted for luring, kicking squirrel into Grand Canyon
Needless to say the little guy didn't make it. The tourists are described as two French-speaking men, wearing only cowboy hats and boxer shorts. Story

6 days, 11 hours ago
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danarchy
Mysterious Phony Cell Towers Could Be Intercepting Your Calls
Weird stuff. Interceptors vary widely in expense and sophistication - but in a nutshell, they are radio-equipped computers with software that can use arcane cellular network protocols and defeat the onboard encryption. Whether your phone uses Android or iOS, it ...

1 week ago
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 Frank says:

The drummer's playing in 4/4, the Saxophone player is playing 5/4, the guitar player is picking his nose....