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by beantownbubba
Fri May 07, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18565
Views: 2590804

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: 18565
Views: 2590804

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: 18565
Views: 2590804

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: 121
Views: 20886

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: 52491

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: 18565
Views: 2590804

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: 18565
Views: 2590804

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: 18565
Views: 2590804

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: 18565
Views: 2590804

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: 18565
Views: 2590804

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: 18565
Views: 2590804

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: 18565
Views: 2590804

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: 121
Views: 20886

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: 18565
Views: 2590804

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: 687460

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: 121
Views: 20886

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...
by beantownbubba
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 598
Views: 52491

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

Zip City wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:08 am
Well, my skinny, athletic, 15-year-old daughter just tested positive and will miss the rest of softball season. If only they let 15-year-olds get vaccinated...
Wishing her the best, zip.
by beantownbubba
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 598
Views: 52491

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

From Heather Cox Richardson: "Tonight, FNC personality Carlson called for his audience to start direct action. He told them to confront people wearing masks, which he says are signs of “political obedience.” He maintained that 64% of white Americans who called themselves “liberal” or “very liberal” ...
by beantownbubba
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 598
Views: 52491

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

tinnitus photography wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:52 pm
FLORIDUMB
"vaccinated people “may be transmitting something from their bodies” ".

In other news, the school announced that, effective immediately, all faculty, staff and students are required to wear aluminum foil hats to ward off the transmission of something.
by beantownbubba
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Happy birthday, Big Tom
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Happy birthday, Big Tom

Happy Birthday!
by beantownbubba
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: Other Bands / Music News (non DBT-related)
Topic: Artist of the Week 10.18.2014-- Bob Dylan
Replies: 178
Views: 52533

Re: Artist of the Week 10.18.2014-- Bob Dylan

https://www.varyer.com/article/listeners-arc-what-broken-glass-reflects ^^^ Excellent piece about Dylan and his music. And life in general. Good stuff. Thanks. Talk about a personal journey: "Mark Richardson is the rock and pop music critic at the Wall Street Journal and the former Editor-in-Chief ...
by beantownbubba
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18565
Views: 2590804

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Do you think the average person who screamed about collusion for four years and now acts like our elections are iron clad knows what you posted? I don’t. I'd say the answer is somewhere between "probably not" and "no fucking way." If your point is simply that too many people who know too little spe...
by beantownbubba
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18565
Views: 2590804

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Requiring ID is not in and of itself racist. Eliminating drop box locations, under staffing polling places, and limiting access to GETTING IDs is predominantly non-white areas is the problem. Giving food or water and an election site would be a non-issue if the wait wasn’t 6 hours. I have no issue ...
by beantownbubba
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18565
Views: 2590804

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Requiring ID is not in and of itself racist. Eliminating drop box locations, under staffing polling places, and limiting access to GETTING IDs is predominantly non-white areas is the problem. Giving food or water and an election site would be a non-issue if the wait wasn’t 6 hours. I have no issue ...
by beantownbubba
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18565
Views: 2590804

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Bubba every time I want to get to answering one of your other posts you fire off another one that’s roughly the length of War and Peace.😆 Yeah, believe it or not, I actually do try to edit them down. Sometimes more successfully than others. But in the time honored tradition of blaming the victim, i...
by beantownbubba
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Coronavirus - COVID-19
Replies: 598
Views: 52491

Re: Coronavirus - COVID-19

Getting my ass kicked by vaccine after effects. I had some trouble after the first shot but am having worse from the second. It's rather like chemo after effects. The RA issues are amplified & I'm not getting around too well. Going to try & get back on food today, didn't go so well yesterday. Don't...
by beantownbubba
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Reefer
Replies: 399
Views: 146476

Re: Reefer

Zip City wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:46 am
Smoking weed? I, too, remember 1994...
Then I guess you weren't really there.
by beantownbubba
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18565
Views: 2590804

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Edit: Please note that I did not see the 5 most recent posts before I posted this. I’ve had to show an ID every time I’ve voted in Georgia. Suddenly it’s racist. Even though white people have to do it too. And the mountain that is being made of this molehill about not being able to offer someone a ...