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alsoknownas commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Why Accents and Dialect?
"I guess taking an exit is reasonable. Trying to converse with Amy isn't. Good luck MS."
Saturday
alsoknownas commented on Jonathan Wolfman's blog post On Voting Green
"^^^yes"
Friday
alsoknownas commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Why Accents and Dialect?
"I thought your post on linguistics was just fine Rodney. I do take issue with anyone telling me which topics I can speak on or not, or that I should exit. That takes a self important jackass to do."
Friday
alsoknownas commented on Johnny Robish's blog post Vice President Pence Outlines Groundwork for a Future Space Force
"Holy Smokes. !!! Yes !! The Mole People. They made us forget about The Mole People. aaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiee !!!!!"
Friday
alsoknownas commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Why Accents and Dialect?
"It is quite absurd to continue to use LGBTQ by anyone who takes the "Q" to be a pejorative. I did not understand when I first began to see it added to LGBT.  Ron Powell said it better earlier in the thread but the analogy didn't…"
Friday
alsoknownas commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Why Accents and Dialect?
"I do not understand the "Q" in LGBTQ."
Thursday
koshersalaami commented on alsoknownas's blog post Turning Vinegar Into Vodka
"I agree with all of it except perhaps the analogy between Hamas and Hezbollah and the North Vietnamese government because Israel is nothing like the South Vietnamese government. "
Aug 8
alsoknownas commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Why Accents and Dialect?
"I don't buy into the appropriation of certain terms and phrases being an antidote, because the listener cannot be determined, nor can it be known what their reaction to it is. Lenny Bruce tried that in an effort to reduce the power of…"
Aug 8
alsoknownas commented on koshersalaami's blog post Interference in elections
"O.K.  That is discouraging."
Aug 8
alsoknownas commented on koshersalaami's blog post Interference in elections
"k/s, I understand. My guess is that there isn't anyone left on the site who would accept that the provocateur's missives are fact based."
Aug 8
alsoknownas commented on alsoknownas's blog post Turning Vinegar Into Vodka
"Here is what he said in response: Hamas and Hezbollah  are both terrorist orgs, subsidized by Tehran, and indigenous Israeli Arabs, and many other countries as well... that threaten Israel, deny her right to exist, want all Jews thrown in the…"
Aug 8
alsoknownas commented on koshersalaami's blog post Interference in elections
"The source of these posts here chooses to effect a role of provocateur, without consideration for fact, whether it be in terms of world politics or attacks on site members. It is flagrant, repeatedly daily and shows a level of intolerance that is…"
Aug 8
alsoknownas commented on alsoknownas's blog post Turning Vinegar Into Vodka
"Thanks for participating k/s.  I have forwarded your reply to my friend who wrote it."
Aug 8
alsoknownas commented on Johnny Robish's blog post Alex Jones Telling Followers to Buy His Merchandise After Banishment
"yecch"
Aug 8
koshersalaami commented on alsoknownas's blog post Turning Vinegar Into Vodka
"Mostly right as far as I can see, but there’s one factor that’s minimized in this discussion and that’s the role of Iran where it comes to Israel. That role hardly ever comes up and it’s crucial to understanding a lot of…"
Aug 7
alsoknownas commented on Safe Bet's Amy's blog post The BIG Difference Between Republicans and Democrats...
"Just plain nutty."
Aug 7

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Turning Vinegar Into Vodka

Posted on August 7, 2018 at 7:52am 9 Comments

 This morning I admitted on the email exchange with some friends that I do not understand entirely what it is that POTUS is doing by ramping up the potential for major conflict with Iran.

When I say I do not understand entirely I mean that I do not understand at all. I have given up on thinking I understand.

In response, one of the participants, who happens to be Jewish, enlightened me in this fashion. Typos are left intact…

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The Cult of Acceptance

Posted on June 10, 2018 at 8:00am 16 Comments

We're being crushed, becoming the mash at the bottom of an oak barrel turning grain into bourbon.

We're willingly flitting about in the light of a flame about to sear our wings and turn us to ash.

We're licking ice cream cones, watching the scenery, laughing our heads off on vacation while our vehicles careen off course to plummet into the depths of an unrelenting sea…

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In the Presence of RFK

Posted on June 5, 2018 at 6:30am 23 Comments

 

I don't remember exactly when I heard the news although it was stunning.

I had just met him a few days before. The feeling of disbelief is memorable however. First it was his brother, then the civil rights leader, and now this man, taken.

Teenagers now will remember their youth as the time of school shootings. The bad guy comes in the front or side door and kills them or their friends and peers.

Those who were teenagers in my time, lived in an age of political…

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At 6:53am on April 13, 2018, The Songbird said…

It sounds good though, heavier or not, to me.  Any stories about roughing it touch my spirit.  Keep me ...  um ... grounded!  Tx. 

 
 
 

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