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  1. Thread: Firefly

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    Re: Firefly

    There is, kind of. It's the movie Serenity, which finishes the storyline and features the original cast. Quite good.

    Tom
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    Re: The left's circular firing squad.

    I'm pretty sure that by "Reds" OR means conservatives.

    Tom
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    Re: Robert Reich: Liz Chaney for President

    How about a global pandemic of a deadly disease that spreads rapidly, threatens our elderly especially, has massive effects on trade and commerce, for which no vaccine exists, and...

    Oh....
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    You sure are fond of reframing people's statements in a way that would have certain other forumites scolded for "straw man" tactics.

    You're welcome to defend Biden anytime you want. No bona fides...
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    Re: Robert Reich: Liz Chaney for President

    The solution to that as obvious: run Cheney as a Democrat. :)

    Tom
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    The obvious difference being, she answered the questions she was asked instead of dodging them.

    Tom
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    Too cryptic for me, I'm afraid.

    Tom
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    Honest question: about what? I don't remember anything but praise for him from you.

    Tom
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    Cheer up, Baxter--you can start a write-in campaign for 2024. I'd come back from Poland if I'm elected.

    As for the bolded bit:

    Did you read the article? It reports at least 2 Democrats (a...
  10. Thread: George Is Wrong

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    Re: George Is Wrong

    And I take this as further evidence that sticking with "George is wrong" is the right course of action.

    Tom
  11. Thread: More Pushback

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    Re: More Pushback

    Trump is a disgrace.

    I mean, "ketchup dishes"?

    He's too good for a plain old plastic squeeze bottle?

    Tom
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    Re: New Lyrics, Old Songs

    After 10+ years working at summer camp, I do know my audience.

    They had a repeat after me "Bear Song" that ended with the narrator getting away. I wrote a "Bear Song Part II" ending......
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    No, you miss (or probably intentionally avoid) the real point here:

    Biden's apparent belief that negotiating with McConnell is a reasonable option to pursue is the problem. NOT the fact that...
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    Re: Advice saught for strip planking wood

    Yep, I figured this kind of comment would show up soon. :)

    This boat:

    114036

    is planked with radiata pine. 1" x 1/2" strips, edge-nailed and glued. No glass necessary, though I did glass the...
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    Starting with McConnell? Bless his heart...

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    Re: New Lyrics, Old Songs

    OK, now you qualify as head counselor.

    Tom
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    Re: Advice saught for strip planking wood

    Relying on glass (both sides) for the structural strength is an entirely different form of construction than strip planking with heftier unsheathed planks. Not saying it can't be done that way, but...
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    Re: New Lyrics, Old Songs

    That lyric immediately qualifies you for a job as a summer camp counselor--when shall I tell my wife (the camp director) you will be arriving? :)

    Tom
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    Re: New Lyrics, Old Songs

    OK, done for now. What have you got?

    Tom
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    Re: New Lyrics, Old Songs

    And more yet...

    My Bonnie crashed down in the Andes.
    From the wreckage she finally crawled free.
    That soccer team seemed very friendly...
    Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me.

    Bring back, bring...
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    Re: New Lyrics, Old Songs

    And more...

    My Bonnie became a BASE jumper,
    And leaped from a clifftop with me.
    Her landing--chute closed--was a thumper.
    Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me.

    Bring back, bring back, oh bring...
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    Re: New Lyrics, Old Songs

    Another :

    My Bonnie once bought a black mamba
    from Amazon--shipping was free.
    She opened the box... Ai caramba!
    Oh, bring back my Bonnie to me.

    Bring back, bring back, oh bring back my...
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    New Lyrics, Old Songs

    While driving yesterday, I amused myself by creating some new verses to "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean." Offered here for your amusement:

    My Bonnie had lots of pirhanas.
    Among them she'd wade...
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    OK--you're clearly not in that camp. I'm pretty sure Baxter has posted things in the line of "Biden is exactly the leader we need right now" because he promotes a "non-extreme, steady, quiet...
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    I'm pretty sure that's what Baxter's posts about Biden amount to, but of course he can always post a clarification if I misunderstood him.

    I would have thought it might apply to you and twodot...
  26. Thread: More Pushback

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    Re: More Pushback

    I agree. My comment about your reasonableness was aimed at other Forumites, not you.

    Tom
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    Remember that Biden is the same guy who said this:



    He does not appear to comprehend who today's Republicans are. Even today. Yet many here argue he's the best possible leader for this moment....
  28. Thread: George Is Wrong

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    Re: George Is Wrong

    George,

    I'll hold off further responses to your motivated reasoning until you address this:



    Tom
  29. Thread: More Pushback

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    Re: More Pushback

    Well, dang it. How can you keep up your role as a right-wing villain here if you keep agreeing to reasonable stuff like that? :)

    Though I'd go farther: the Senate has a duty to provide and consent...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    Given what Canoez posted in #1280, we may be headed in that direction here as well... :(

    Can't say I'd be surprised to learn that members of a quasi-military style hierarchy (police, FBI, Secret...
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    Re: Advice saught for strip planking wood

    Hornbeam and oak are pretty heavy for a small boat. I've never heard of either of them used in strip planking, but that may be because of the weight. It may also be because pine and cedar were common...
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    I guess this is that "incremental progress" that centrist Democrats are always banging on about. :)

    And they demand that progressive voters support this guy, while blaming them for the party's...
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    Re: Biden's Betrayal?

    A "promise" not to obstruct future Biden judicial nominees, apparently. Fat chance.

    Tom
  34. Thread: George Is Wrong

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    Re: George Is Wrong

    It pays to read carefully. I didn't say pair bonds are irrelevant. I said:



    Because, if any sexual activity that did not involve pair bonds was a threat to the propagation of the species (your...
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    Re: Mirror for rowboat?

    Interesting--do you mean to say that having a mirror means you end up not bothering to look?

    I've always done without a mirror. A few tricks help:

    1. Looking over your shoulder (alternating...
  36. Thread: George Is Wrong

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    Re: George Is Wrong

    First, you're ignoring the fact that promiscuous sexual behavior and multiple mates--and not monogamous pair bonds--is most advantageous from an evolutionary perspective. So all your talk about pair...
  37. Re: What are the 'good' things Trump did for this country?

    Going back to Clinton and earlier, it was typical for a president's Supreme Court nominations to be approved by 80-90% of the Senate. We're talking 96-0, 98-0, 99-0 type approval votes.

    I place...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    Not to put words in Lee's mouth, but I'm quite confident he sees it as right/wrong. And also sees that, despite the GOP being wrong, they are winning at the moment.

    Tom
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    Re: The left's circular firing squad.

    I don't think "obsessed" is a fair characterization, George. :)

    Tom
  40. Thread: George Is Wrong

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    Re: George Is Wrong

    Who mentioned "gay" or "men"? Not me--that appears to be your obsession. I'm talking about the adaptive advantages for multiple partners, no matter the gender:



    You apparently do not accept...
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    Re: The left's circular firing squad.

    I disagree. :)

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    Re: January 6th Committee

    The Trumper response to that line of thought will be:

    They sought pardons to gain immunity from a purely political witch hunt that they knew the Democrats would be conducting. The pardon-seeking...
  43. Re: AOC: "Impeachment should be considered if Supreme Court justices lied during - -

    I came back to say essentially the same thing. On reflection, I respect your views on AOC and the potential damage she can cause. And I respect, and even largely share, your opinions about Biden and...
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    Re: January 6th Committee

    Nope. Capitol staff died because of the intentional pre-planned actions of this moron and his Republican enablers, all to support an armed insurrection aimed at completing a violent coup against the...
  45. Re: AOC: "Impeachment should be considered if Supreme Court justices lied during - -

    Guilty as charged. He's been a disappointment. But "ankle biters" goes further, I'd argue. It's actively demeaning, and dehumanizing, and not merely loaded words reflecting a biased view.

    You can...
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    Re: The left's circular firing squad.

    Pfft. Not interested. I'm with Baxter on this. Falling back on thoughtless condemnations like "woke left" pretty much removes all credibility. There are plenty of dysfunctional progressive...
  47. Re: AOC: "Impeachment should be considered if Supreme Court justices lied during - -

    Biden caved. He settled for the "safe" thing with the infrastructure bill, and tried to play it off as a major win when it clearly wasn't. That's not a "fight" in my book. That's not "inspiring."...
  48. Re: AOC: "Impeachment should be considered if Supreme Court justices lied during - -

    Atticus Finch disagrees with you, Yoda:



    Or maybe you think Black men wrongfully accused of crimes should not get a trial, because they're just going to lose anyway. I can't say I'm a fan of...
  49. Re: AOC: "Impeachment should be considered if Supreme Court justices lied during - -

    Nope. She wants Biden to use the weight and authority of his presidency to be a forceful advocate for what he thinks is the right thing to do. To pressure the party into compliance even when they'd...
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    Re: The left's circular firing squad.

    Pfft. His first 2 points (well, his second point, anyway) are arguably correct (although the tired "woke left" label is ridiculous), but just who does he think is advocating "razing" anything to the...
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