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Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 July 2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 137
Posted By E. Q. Taft
President Trump does a great job and doesnít let...

President Trump does a great job and doesnít let America down at all...
Forum: Crash and Burn 17 July 2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 282
Posted By E. Q. Taft
But of course your auto insurance is not a...

But of course your auto insurance is not a "health care policy" -- although it may cover health care costs from accidents, I believe it is certainly allowed a cap. If she also has health care...
Forum: Police Blotter 17 July 2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 26,355
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Yeah, I had to read the headlines on the stories...

Yeah, I had to read the headlines on the stories about this two or three times before I believed they said what I thought they said.

Of course, they aren't actually trying to get money from...
Forum: Fun House 17 July 2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 170
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Or of course, we could just alter the lyrics to...

Or of course, we could just alter the lyrics to this one a little.

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Forum: Fun House 17 July 2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 170
Posted By E. Q. Taft
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Forum: Amusement Bark 17 July 2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 78
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I'm just trying to figure out why this is...

I'm just trying to figure out why this is considered cheating. So, the pitcher throws the ball a little sooner than he was supposed to. Wouldn't this, if anything, put the batter at a disadvantage?...
Forum: Police Blotter 16 July 2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Alligator Mob slaughters 300 crocodiles in Indonesia following death of local man

A mob slaughtered nearly 300 crocodiles at a breeding ground in Indonesia's West Papua province in retaliation for the death of a local man, officials said Monday.

A total of 292 crocodiles were...
Forum: Rantidote 16 July 2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 871
Views: 83,769
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I'm assuming the meaning was "African-French"...

I'm assuming the meaning was "African-French" (used in the same sense as "African-American") -- or in other words, black.
Forum: Rantidote 16 July 2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 871
Views: 83,769
Posted By E. Q. Taft
France I'm not sure this is in the usual vein for this...

I'm not sure this is in the usual vein for this thread, but still...

So, some activist in France tweeted, after their victory in the World Cup, something to the effect that 50% of the team members...
Forum: Crash and Burn 16 July 2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 282
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Yeah. The couple who found her had first seen...

Yeah. The couple who found her had first seen the vehicle from the top of the bluff, and figured no one could have survived. But they didn't see any blood or bodies, so they collected a few bits...
Forum: Crash and Burn 16 July 2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 282
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Driver Oregon woman survives week on remote beach after plunge off California cliff

On July 6, Angela Hernandez, 23, was passing through Big Sur, California, when a small animal darted in front of her, causing her to swerve. The area where Hernandez swerved has no shoulder,...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,615
Posted By E. Q. Taft
From what I overheard on the news this morning,...

From what I overheard on the news this morning, Putin arrived an hour late for his summit meeting with Trump today.

But then we already knew who was the bottom in that relationship.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 July 2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,615
Posted By E. Q. Taft
In a news story, I ran across a quote on the...

In a news story, I ran across a quote on the (then-upcoming) meeting from a Robert Hardman, who was credited as a "Royal Biographer."
Forum: Business Bytes 13 July 2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Dying is too damned complicated. Think I'll try...

Dying is too damned complicated. Think I'll try to avoid it.
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 July 2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,813
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I did enjoy Spider-Man observing about Captain...

I did enjoy Spider-Man observing about Captain America's shield, "That thing does not obey the laws of physics!"
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 July 2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Also, of course, what the Republicans in...

Also, of course, what the Republicans in political power want and what the Supreme Court decides to do are not the same thing. Maybe Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, and even Trump and Pence would...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 July 2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,813
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I rather liked the fact that the main "villain"...

I rather liked the fact that the main "villain" in this one wasn't really a villain, either. Admittedly, at certain points I wanted to slap them and say "You could be working together on this, you...
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 July 2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,813
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Well, the Thing might have just been caught up in...

Well, the Thing might have just been caught up in the heart of the moment. Call Godwin on him. :) (Captain America wasn't in that scene, or he might have expressed a different opinion...)
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 July 2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By E. Q. Taft
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Note: Comic historian and one-time...
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 July 2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,813
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Ah, FF #249 and #250 -- two issues of pure fun...

Ah, FF #249 and #250 -- two issues of pure fun violence. Byrne had fun with that one. Gladiator, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men (sort of), Spider-Man and Captain America, just busting up a big...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 July 2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 202,418
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Trump pardons ranchers whose case sparked Bundy takeover of Oregon refuge

President Donald Trump pardoned two men on Tuesday who were involved in a dispute with federal authorities over federal land usage that sparked the takeover of a wildlife refuge in Oregon.

Dwight...
Forum: Business Bytes 10 July 2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By E. Q. Taft
PayPal is a large enough entity that I'm sure...

PayPal is a large enough entity that I'm sure being advised that one of the customers is deceased is not that uncommon a situation. I would guess they probably have a process for it that was not...
Forum: Business Bytes 10 July 2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 732
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Tsk, Tsk PayPal told customer her death breached its rules

PayPal wrote to a woman who had died of cancer saying her death had breached its rules and that it might take legal action as a consequence.

The firm has since acknowledged that the letter was...
Forum: Business Bytes 10 July 2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,303
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I did go sample their burgers with a friend...

I did go sample their burgers with a friend though. They were... OK. The main attraction was at the special they were running (and may possibly still be, not sure) where the burgers came with a...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 July 2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,215
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I will say that one of the things that changed my...

I will say that one of the things that changed my mind about universal health care, some years back (before I was as liberal as I am now, and when I was a bit skeptical about the idea of the...
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