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by beantownbubba
Wed May 12, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18617
Views: 2598568

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Come on, tin. Get w/ the program. Next thing we know you'll be asking where lookout mountain is or, heaven forbid, calling what you're wearing an outfit Sorry I’m not a slick keyboarder like you bubba I’ll try harder for steel Y’all gettin personal in the middle of a perfectly fine discussion used ...
by beantownbubba
Wed May 12, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18617
Views: 2598568

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Here in San Miguel County we’ve had zero COVID deaths. Zero. Even after an influx of tens of thousands of tourists in the last year. Yet Tellurude remains the most restrictive towns I know about. And you’re likely to catch a trophy tale wife around here spewing something like...”can you believe tho...
by beantownbubba
Wed May 12, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18617
Views: 2598568

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

How did we have so many infections even though all the restrictions were on order? I’m saying that there were tons of indoor gatherings here despite all the warnings against. No one here can say that we have zero deaths because we were strict about not socializing. Not even close. Well you could sa...
by beantownbubba
Wed May 12, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18617
Views: 2598568

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

The White House is now partnering with McDonald’s to promote the COVID vaccine on its coffee cups. I’m guess since the vaccine is going to be brilliantly marketed as a yearly booster, this partnership will be ongoing. So instead of promoting good health and well being, we are going with McDonald’s ...
by beantownbubba
Wed May 12, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: mlb 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 21489

Re: mlb 2020

oilpiers wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 1:32 am
I also scored a $2 parking spot.
I had no idea there is or was such a thing. Cheaper than taking the T.
by beantownbubba
Tue May 11, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18617
Views: 2598568

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Inspired by the convo in the baseball thread, here's a snippet from Paul Krugman's newsletter that is apropos. I think the excerpt stands on its own but let me know if anything's not clear. The referenced chart doesn't add anything to what he says about it here. "But despite what looks like prosperi...
by beantownbubba
Tue May 11, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Happy bday Beantown Bubba!!
Replies: 10
Views: 117

Re: Happy bday Beantown Bubba!!

Merci beaucoup mes amis etrangers.
by beantownbubba
Mon May 10, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Happy bday Beantown Bubba!!
Replies: 10
Views: 117

Re: Happy bday Beantown Bubba!!

Thank you my friends!!
by beantownbubba
Mon May 10, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: mlb 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 21489

Re: mlb 2020

The Red Sox are 22-13. If that is informational, thanks for the info. If there's a particular point you're making, I'm not getting it. In general I am sure that the Red Sox will survive quite nicely without me, but OTOH, I am enjoying the extra hours in my day and the extra money in my wallet that ...
by beantownbubba
Sun May 09, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18617
Views: 2598568

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

A busy day on the Times opinion pages. I love paradox and internal contradictions, whether of capitalism or otherwise. Plus these 2 columns have more in common than is apparent from an initial perusal. And you gotta love "Talent is universal, while opportunity is not." https://www.nytimes.com/2021/0...
by beantownbubba
Sun May 09, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18617
Views: 2598568

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

it is conceivable that I may end up contributing to Liz Cheney's re-election campaign, an act which would have no parallel in my lifetime. A different perspective. I don't know that it will change my mind, but it's all true. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/08/opinion/liz-cheney-donald-trump.html?ca...
by beantownbubba
Sun May 09, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18617
Views: 2598568

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

it is conceivable that I may end up contributing to Liz Cheney's re-election campaign, an act which would have no parallel in my lifetime. A different perspective. I don't know that it will change my mind, but it's all true. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/08/opinion/liz-cheney-donald-trump.html?ca...
by beantownbubba
Sun May 09, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: mlb 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 21489

Re: mlb 2020

The Red Sox are 22-13. If that is informational, thanks for the info. If there's a particular point you're making, I'm not getting it. In general I am sure that the Red Sox will survive quite nicely without me, but OTOH, I am enjoying the extra hours in my day and the extra money in my wallet that ...
by beantownbubba
Sat May 08, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18617
Views: 2598568

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

The implied threats are pretty obnoxious and not as subtle as the author presumably thinks Ooops. Nope, not nearly as subtle as the author may have liked. Just because they call it "free speech" doesn't mean it's free. The last sentence is a beauty. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/05/0...
by beantownbubba
Fri May 07, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18617
Views: 2598568

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Oh, and she obviously cares a lot more about what managers are missing (i.e. control) than what workers are missing.
by beantownbubba
Fri May 07, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18617
Views: 2598568

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Office culture? Is that supposed to be a thing that people are missing? Just one reader's take on it, but I think she's using "office culture" as not quite accurate shorthand for that mix of inspiration, guidance/mentoring, experience/wisdom, teamwork/leveraging a mix of skills, experience and ener...
by beantownbubba
Fri May 07, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18617
Views: 2598568

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Our experience with the coronavirus will certainly have long lasting effects on this country. Whether it "institutionalizes" remote work as the primary way that businesses are run is very much an open question. See for example Jaime Dimon's (JPMorganChase chairman) response to the statement "but wo...
by beantownbubba
Fri May 07, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: mlb 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 21489

Re: mlb 2020

Zip City wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 11:40 pm
The "runner on 2nd in extra innings" rule is a joke
I've been trying to think of something to say about this but the fact is that it speaks for itself. Shaking my head, holding my nose.
by beantownbubba
Fri May 07, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 598
Views: 53803

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

The blurb for an article in today's Boston Globe , posted solely for its amusement value in light of previous conversation here. "After a year of smile-free interactions, fogged glasses, and general mask misery, you would have thought we would have ripped those things off our faces and never looked ...
by beantownbubba
Thu May 06, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18617
Views: 2598568

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

West coast geography is not conducive to high speed rail. People from LA would have to get to Bakersfield in order to access it. People are not going to do that. And I don't believe it would go into the legit Bay Area either. it is a 3 step process to get from LA to SF via that plan, and would take...
by beantownbubba
Thu May 06, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18617
Views: 2598568

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

jdVKgoerZrI Any government funded project is subject to fraud, waste, inefficiency, cost overruns, etc etc and the bigger the project the bigger the risks. If I didn't believe it before, I live in the state where the $2 Billion "Big Dig" became a $14.2 Billion fiasco (but the end result is great; t...
by beantownbubba
Wed May 05, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18617
Views: 2598568

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

As an enthusiastic supporter of high speed long distance rail, I am posting the opposing viewpoint because I think it's useful to have multiple perspectives. But I disagree with just about all of this. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-train-travel-revolution-that-isnt/2021/05/04/839acd68...
by beantownbubba
Wed May 05, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18617
Views: 2598568

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Very difficult to understand the rationale behind the outster of Liz Cheney. She is about as "conservative" as you can get from a voting record. Her Dad is fucking Dick Cheney, who still haunts my dreams. She threw her own sister completely under the bus to maintain her "conservative values". Now s...
by beantownbubba
Wed May 05, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18617
Views: 2598568

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

As an enthusiastic supporter of high speed long distance rail, I am posting the opposing viewpoint because I think it's useful to have multiple perspectives. But I disagree with just about all of this. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-train-travel-revolution-that-isnt/2021/05/04/839acd68-...
by beantownbubba
Tue May 04, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18617
Views: 2598568

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

And for something new and different, it is conceivable that I may end up contributing to Liz Cheney's re-election campaign, an act which would have no parallel in my lifetime. Timing is everything: No sooner had I posted the above when this appeared in my inbox: https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...
by beantownbubba
Tue May 04, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18617
Views: 2598568

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

I ain't nowhere smart enough to know where this is heading but what's happening in Arizona is a terrible thing from which no good can come. I won't dignify it by calling it an "audit," because it bears no resemblance to any audit I've ever heard of, to say nothing of the dictionary definition. But a...
by beantownbubba
Tue May 04, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: mlb 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 21489

Re: mlb 2020

For those desiring to engage in a little nostalgia, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/03/sports/baseball/johnny-bench-hall-of-fame-deaths.html?campaign_id=2&emc=edit_th_20210504&instance_id=30173&nl=todaysheadlines®i_id=39564728&segment_id=57156&user_id=40da6c49518a0987a3e3ea029039208a What a pleas...
by beantownbubba
Sun May 02, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18617
Views: 2598568

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Agree or disagree, at least this writer is not hysterical. https://www.newyorker.com/news/annals-of-populism/is-there-a-case-for-legalizing-heroin?utm_source=nl&utm_brand=tny&utm_mailing=TNY_Daily_043021&utm_campaign=aud-dev&utm_medium=email&bxid=5d115b18283d8e389922393f&cndid=57620061&hasha=40da6c4...
by beantownbubba
Sat May 01, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The TV thread
Replies: 3368
Views: 689045

Re: The TV thread

We watched Restless last nite. It's a well regarded British/South African 2 part series about British spies. It's very well done and I was pretty well captivated but I don't have a fucking clue what actually happened and why. I'll give anybody who can explain it to me a dollar now and a beer when we...
by beantownbubba
Sat May 01, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: mlb 2020
Replies: 134
Views: 21489

Re: mlb 2020

Except for the Bart Giamatti - Fay Vincent era, it feels like during my entire lifetime baseball has been run by people who don't even like the game. It's actually hard to make as many bad decisions as these guys do. I look at the occasional headline but I haven't looked at a single box score this s...