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Forum: SLC 19 August 2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 114,476
Posted By thorny locust
Watch a herd of cattle help police corral a...

Watch a herd of cattle help police corral a fleeing Florida woman

Police in Germany rescue man being chased by baby squirrel


-- the uprising of the other mammals! it's starting!

(though...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 August 2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By thorny locust
Interesting. In my very-red-area upstate New...

Interesting.

In my very-red-area upstate New York county, the party offices are usually only open for a few weeks or months during campaign years; they rent whatever otherwise-empty storefront...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 August 2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By thorny locust
Nah. I call it that Democrats will at least take...

Nah. I call it that Democrats will at least take the House this fall. And possibly even take all three in 2020; though if so, the Republicans will take either the House or the Senate again in 2022.
...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 August 2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By thorny locust
I hope somebody does. Not because I want to...

I hope somebody does.

Not because I want to look at him (I don't want to look at him clothed, either; and it's got nothing to do with what he looks like.) But because his presidency might actually...
Forum: Moot Court 16 August 2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,814
Posted By thorny locust
A Jewish person would get the cake, but said cake...

A Jewish person would get the cake, but said cake would turn out to have Christian symbology on it, because 'Judeo-Christian values and all that' usually translates into 'we think Jews believe the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 August 2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,095
Posted By thorny locust
One week? What's that supposed to accomplish? ...

One week? What's that supposed to accomplish?

I can see a one-week suspension for a miscellaneous user who's been out of line a couple of times, and might wise up if slapped in that fashion. But...
Forum: Moot Court 16 August 2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,814
Posted By thorny locust
For that matter, there are people who are born...

For that matter, there are people who are born with visible characteristics that aren't neatly either male or female.

Not to mention lots of other species, which he presumably thinks were also...
Forum: SLC 15 August 2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 9,965
Posted By thorny locust
Possible, I suppose, for the manufacturers. For...

Possible, I suppose, for the manufacturers. For the groceries, that might have worked for the first few to take them; but that was a long time ago, and now that race for market share has resulted in...
Forum: SLC 14 August 2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 9,965
Posted By thorny locust
From that article: But my beef with...

From that article:



But my beef with coupons is exactly that they pass a hidden and often unwanted cost along to consumers.

It costs to design the coupons. It costs to print the coupons. It...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 August 2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By thorny locust
No, indeed. Aretha Franklin is in home...

No, indeed.

Aretha Franklin is in home hospice care, source says (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/aretha-franklin-at-home-in-hospice-care-source-says/)

Although I'm glad she's apparently got home...
Forum: SLC 14 August 2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 76,380
Posted By thorny locust
We had 4.75 inches of rain last night; on already...

We had 4.75 inches of rain last night; on already wet ground. (And I don't seem to be in the area that got hit worst.)

I'm a significant way up a hill; my fields are soggy, but I'm fine. There's a...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 August 2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,518
Posted By thorny locust
Interesting. I wonder what happened to the ones...

Interesting. I wonder what happened to the ones who showed up with Kessler at the subway station but didn't make it to the demo? Did they skate off when they saw how few others were there to back...
Forum: SLC 12 August 2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 76,380
Posted By thorny locust
UEL, I really like the way you put that.

UEL, I really like the way you put that.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 August 2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,518
Posted By thorny locust
Sue, I think there's a streak of that in the...

Sue, I think there's a streak of that in the species too: an admiration for, and a desire to follow and be part of the pack of, the Big Guy who's standing up there blowing out his (yes, specifically...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 August 2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,518
Posted By thorny locust
Oh, we have made some progress. This isn't the...

Oh, we have made some progress. This isn't the 1920's, or even the 1960's; or, especially for those who happen to be gay, even the 1980's.

It's just that we have to keep fighting, if we want to...
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 August 2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 851
Views: 272,596
Posted By thorny locust
I really hate the common propaganda that all...

I really hate the common propaganda that all children naturally hate vegetables.

It is just plain not true. If they haven't had it drummed into their heads that vegetables are awful, lots of kids...
Forum: SLC 10 August 2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 76,380
Posted By thorny locust
Just saw that on the news; nothing clear yet...

Just saw that on the news; nothing clear yet about what happened, except for there being fatalities and the shooter being in custody.

Glad you are OK, UEL.
Forum: Social Studies 10 August 2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By thorny locust
That would have made a difference, to the extent...

That would have made a difference, to the extent that the straight roads made places easy to get to that would have been difficult to reach via pre-Roman trade routes that were routed by the...
Forum: Rantidote 09 August 2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 969
Views: 100,595
Posted By thorny locust
On the other hand, erwins, I've noticed quite...

On the other hand, erwins, I've noticed quite recently -- seems to me mostly since January 2016 -- a far greater tendency for news stories to note in the headline or in the first line or two that a...
Forum: SLC 09 August 2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 9,965
Posted By thorny locust
ChasFink, I'm very tempted to adopt that as my...

ChasFink, I'm very tempted to adopt that as my new term for him.
Forum: Social Studies 09 August 2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By thorny locust
Interesting; thanks for posting it. My first...

Interesting; thanks for posting it.

My first thought was that the places people build roads to are likely to be places that are prosperous for other reasons, such as access to good water,...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 09 August 2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By thorny locust
I don't think that's his hat, I think that's the...

I don't think that's his hat, I think that's the cat's hat --


They do have each other to socialize with; but, if they've been raised with no adult lions, I wonder whether that will cause them...
Forum: Rantidote 09 August 2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 969
Views: 100,595
Posted By thorny locust
I am not a millennial. I am a baby boomer. An...

I am not a millennial. I am a baby boomer. An early boomer at that.

We dropped a lot of F bombs in the late 1960's and the 1970's. We tried not to drop them around our parents, or on the record;...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 09 August 2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By thorny locust
Neat pictures. #2: Hold your fire!

Neat pictures.

#2: Hold your fire!
Forum: SLC 09 August 2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 64,988
Posted By thorny locust
The fact that you could hear the screams from...

The fact that you could hear the screams from inside your (apparently closed) house might be useful witness information, though.
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