Popular Comments

drummerboy
Discussion: Pope Francis, Catholics, and Christians in the news

mtierney said:

drummerboy said:

pro-life

Is that all you have? Multiple coverage of the same 10 year old?

is that all I have?

one ten year old rape victim isn't enough for you? how many would it take? because there will be more. but it won't matter to you how many more there will be, will it?

be careful about revealing your true colors like that.  people might think bad things about you.

ETA: this is truly one of your most horrific posts.

Like  3 Likes
yahooyahoo
Discussion: The NYT Spelling Bee Thread

Finished my first week ever on Sunday where I reached "genius" every day.

Saturday took a while.  6 pangrams is a bit much.

Like  3 Likes
ml1
Discussion: July 4th 2022 Celebration in Maplewood

algebra2 said:

ML - obnoxious - maybe the guy was from out of town and just googled “post office”. 

from the expert on being obnoxious. With keyboard courage. 

Like  3 Likes
tjohn
Discussion: The Rose Garden and White House happenings: “Awoke” in the Land of Nod

I am pretty convinced that a high percentage - maybe even a majority - of those cheering the overturning of Roe v. Wade will actually exercise choice if an unplanned or medically complicated pregnancy affects them personally.  I think Roe v. Wade is one of a few issues that has become the hill on which we will fight for many conservatives.

Like  3 Likes
Morganna
Discussion: July 4th 2022 Celebration in Maplewood

krnl said:

Maplewood's Police Department just sent a Nixle Notice that the Channel 12 report is wrong. There are NO fireworks this weekend.

For the sake of all of the critters, happy to hear there are no fireworks!

Like  3 Likes
HatsOff
Discussion: July 4th 2022 Celebration in Maplewood

sac said:

If you refuse to use one of the best free sources available, and also don't sign up for town emails etc (also free) then you really shouldn't complain about missing information. 


Facebook is NOT free. Their business model is predicated on taking my personal information, click history, etc. and monetizing it. I'd far rather pay for something than have my behavior and data thrown onto their obscure, highly guarded and IMO corrupt algorithms. They are not benign actors. I never have had, and never will have an account there. Like  3 Likes
ridski
Discussion: Pope Francis, Catholics, and Christians in the news

mtierney said:

I just heard, or read it somewhere, that if a sitting president steps down or dies, the vice president becomes president immediately — no ifs, ands, or buts. A “transparent,” (aka obvious) reality facing Democrats.

mtierney said:

Not obscure at all, as anyone old enough to remember Lyndon Johnson’s swearing-in aboard the presidential plane, carrying the body of John F. Kennedy back to Washington from Dallas, will never forget.

How can you have known this fact for 60-something years, yet claim you just heard about it?

Like  3 Likes
jimmurphy
Discussion: The NYT Spelling Bee Thread

No “attaboy”s for me. Only word I missed yesterday.

Like  2 Likes
dave
Discussion: Dispatches from Hong Kong

Miss: family and friends

Miss: I could really go for a slice of Roman Gourmet pizza.  Are they still 45 cents?  

Miss: change of seasons (though I could give winter a pass)

Miss: lawn grass, smell of cut lawn grass

Miss: driving myself around in a CAR on the RIGHT side of the road (don't really want to own a car here... too much stop and go)

Enjoy here:  national healthcare system-- no paperwork! no insurers or premiums! it's awesome!  Waiting times have been figured out and shortened by new AI tech.

Enjoy here: public transit system is A+ (though wife can easily walk to office, which helped during Covid thing)

Enjoy here: cheap taxis and no tipping!

Enjoy here: Hong Kong style dim sum.  And Char Siu BBQ pork.  And the wet markets.  And Honbo Burgers. And Chachawan Pad Thai noodles.  etc.

Enjoy here: watching the city lights slowly turn on at dusk

Enjoy here: safety (ie no guns), no real crime to speak of on the island. Young children feel safe enough to take buses alone. Everyone looks after everyone.

Enjoy here: there's an app for everything, from booking a booster shot to reserving a library book or a seat at the movies. 

Enjoy here: US politics aren't on TV.  We don't even own a TV. 

Like  2 Likes
ml1
Discussion: The NYT Spelling Bee Thread

jimmurphy said:

me too.

I got the QB. Admit I used the hints for the last word. But I don't feel guilty though because I'm sure I would have got it if I stared at it long enough. 

Like  2 Likes