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Lynn McGuire
2020-05-22 19:03:15 UTC
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A Girl and Her Fed: The Presidential Negotiating Room of 2030
https://www.agirlandherfed.com/1.1765.html

Heh.

Lynn
Dorothy J Heydt
2020-05-22 19:44:09 UTC
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A Girl and Her Fed: The Presidential Negotiating Room of 2030
https://www.agirlandherfed.com/1.1765.html
Heh.
Well, Sparky ... and an Australian ... yeah, they can handle that
kind of negotiation.

Reminds me of various discussions on rec.org.sca, back in the
day, on whether the US government would be better run if the
candidates had to don armour, grasp rattan, and duke it out on
the field of honour.

I don't think we ever came to any conclusion, except that we'd
probably have younger leaders than what we had at the time (any
time you care to mention).
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2020-05-22 20:54:18 UTC
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A Girl and Her Fed: The Presidential Negotiating Room of 2030
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Heh.
Lynn
I've always thought things would go a lot faster and smoother in
Washington if there was always the chance the Jr. Senator from New
Jersey can (and is encouraged to) chin-check you for saying dumb
shit on the Senate floor.
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2020-05-22 21:36:28 UTC
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A Girl and Her Fed: The Presidential Negotiating Room of 2030
https://www.agirlandherfed.com/1.1765.html
Heh.
Lynn
I've always thought things would go a lot faster and smoother in
Washington if there was always the chance the Jr. Senator from New
Jersey can (and is encouraged to) chin-check you for saying dumb
shit on the Senate floor.
--
Sen Booker is young and fit, but his opponent
might be armed, at least with a cane.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caning_of_Charles_Sumner

I think we are better off without that sort of thing.

Now, an Octagon in the Senate gym, for purposes of
settling "affairs of honor?" Hmmmmm....

Kevin R
Lynn McGuire
2020-05-22 21:42:14 UTC
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A Girl and Her Fed: The Presidential Negotiating Room of 2030
https://www.agirlandherfed.com/1.1765.html
Heh.
Lynn
I've always thought things would go a lot faster and smoother in
Washington if there was always the chance the Jr. Senator from New
Jersey can (and is encouraged to) chin-check you for saying dumb
shit on the Senate floor.
--
Sen Booker is young and fit, but his opponent
might be armed, at least with a cane.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caning_of_Charles_Sumner
I think we are better off without that sort of thing.
Now, an Octagon in the Senate gym, for purposes of
settling "affairs of honor?" Hmmmmm....
Kevin R
No, no, no, the fighting cage must be under the DOME ! Two Senators
enter, one Senator leave !

Lynn
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2020-05-22 22:21:44 UTC
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A Girl and Her Fed: The Presidential Negotiating Room of 2030
https://www.agirlandherfed.com/1.1765.html
Heh.
Lynn
I've always thought things would go a lot faster and smoother in
Washington if there was always the chance the Jr. Senator from New
Jersey can (and is encouraged to) chin-check you for saying dumb
shit on the Senate floor.
--
Sen Booker is young and fit, but his opponent
might be armed, at least with a cane.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caning_of_Charles_Sumner
I think we are better off without that sort of thing.
Now, an Octagon in the Senate gym, for purposes of
settling "affairs of honor?" Hmmmmm....
Kevin R
No, no, no, the fighting cage must be under the DOME ! Two Senators
enter, one Senator leave !
In the Rotunda, then.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitol_rotunda

We could use it in place of House/Senate conference committees. :)

Kevin R
Lynn McGuire
2020-05-22 22:49:03 UTC
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A Girl and Her Fed: The Presidential Negotiating Room of 2030
https://www.agirlandherfed.com/1.1765.html
Heh.
Lynn
I've always thought things would go a lot faster and smoother in
Washington if there was always the chance the Jr. Senator from New
Jersey can (and is encouraged to) chin-check you for saying dumb
shit on the Senate floor.
--
Sen Booker is young and fit, but his opponent
might be armed, at least with a cane.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caning_of_Charles_Sumner
I think we are better off without that sort of thing.
Now, an Octagon in the Senate gym, for purposes of
settling "affairs of honor?" Hmmmmm....
Kevin R
No, no, no, the fighting cage must be under the DOME ! Two Senators
enter, one Senator leave !
In the Rotunda, then.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitol_rotunda
We could use it in place of House/Senate conference committees. :)
Kevin R
Yes, we could get some good THUNDER in that DOME.

Lynn
J. Clarke
2020-05-22 23:39:08 UTC
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A Girl and Her Fed: The Presidential Negotiating Room of 2030
https://www.agirlandherfed.com/1.1765.html
Heh.
Lynn
I've always thought things would go a lot faster and smoother in
Washington if there was always the chance the Jr. Senator from New
Jersey can (and is encouraged to) chin-check you for saying dumb
shit on the Senate floor.
--
Sen Booker is young and fit, but his opponent
might be armed, at least with a cane.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caning_of_Charles_Sumner
I think we are better off without that sort of thing.
Now, an Octagon in the Senate gym, for purposes of
settling "affairs of honor?" Hmmmmm....
Kevin R
No, no, no, the fighting cage must be under the DOME ! Two Senators
enter, one Senator leave !
In the Rotunda, then.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitol_rotunda
We could use it in place of House/Senate conference committees. :)
Kevin R
Yes, we could get some good THUNDER in that DOME.
But can Nancy take Mitch?
Lynn McGuire
2020-05-23 00:02:30 UTC
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A Girl and Her Fed: The Presidential Negotiating Room of 2030
https://www.agirlandherfed.com/1.1765.html
Heh.
Lynn
I've always thought things would go a lot faster and smoother in
Washington if there was always the chance the Jr. Senator from New
Jersey can (and is encouraged to) chin-check you for saying dumb
shit on the Senate floor.
--
Sen Booker is young and fit, but his opponent
might be armed, at least with a cane.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caning_of_Charles_Sumner
I think we are better off without that sort of thing.
Now, an Octagon in the Senate gym, for purposes of
settling "affairs of honor?" Hmmmmm....
Kevin R
No, no, no, the fighting cage must be under the DOME ! Two Senators
enter, one Senator leave !
In the Rotunda, then.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitol_rotunda
We could use it in place of House/Senate conference committees. :)
Kevin R
Yes, we could get some good THUNDER in that DOME.
But can Nancy take Mitch?
Don't know, that is to be decided in the Capitaldome.

Mitch is a 78 year man with severe Polio damage as a child and with an
honorable discharge from the Army.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_McConnell

Nancy is a 80 year old woman from San Fransisco with five kids who has
custom freezers for her ice cream.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Pelosi

Both are pretty tough people. It could be standstill.

Lynn
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2020-05-24 05:59:11 UTC
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A Girl and Her Fed: The Presidential Negotiating Room of 2030
https://www.agirlandherfed.com/1.1765.html
Heh.
Lynn
I've always thought things would go a lot faster and smoother in
Washington if there was always the chance the Jr. Senator from New
Jersey can (and is encouraged to) chin-check you for saying dumb
shit on the Senate floor.
--
Sen Booker is young and fit, but his opponent
might be armed, at least with a cane.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caning_of_Charles_Sumner
I think we are better off without that sort of thing.
Now, an Octagon in the Senate gym, for purposes of
settling "affairs of honor?" Hmmmmm....
Kevin R
No, no, no, the fighting cage must be under the DOME ! Two Senators
enter, one Senator leave !
In the Rotunda, then.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitol_rotunda
We could use it in place of House/Senate conference committees. :)
Kevin R
Yes, we could get some good THUNDER in that DOME.
But can Nancy take Mitch?
Don't know, that is to be decided in the Capitaldome.
Mitch is a 78 year man with severe Polio damage as a child and with an
honorable discharge from the Army.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_McConnell
He had damage to his leg when he was about 2.
With a lot of medical care he got over it enough that he wasn't invalidated out of the draft

He enlisted in the Army Reserve (not the army) and got a medical discharge after 37 days officially for optic neuritis
(Allegedly his father contacted his senator to speed up the discharge and huffpost https://www.huffpost.com/entry/what-is-mitch-mcconnell-h_b_137083 claims that there was a lot of communication between a senator Mitch had worked for and the commanding General of Fort Knox at the time. It says that there was need for an urgent discharge to let Mitch attend NYU. Mitch was discharged, never attended NYU and there's no record that he'd ever applied to attend

Interestingly Mitch's record has "not on file" on the section "Transcript of Court Marshall" compared to "n/a" for all the other sections without information, does that mean anything?)
Post by Lynn McGuire
Nancy is a 80 year old woman from San Fransisco with five kids who has
custom freezers for her ice cream.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Pelosi
Both are pretty tough people. It could be standstill.
Paul S Person
2020-05-24 17:23:31 UTC
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A Girl and Her Fed: The Presidential Negotiating Room of 2030
https://www.agirlandherfed.com/1.1765.html
Heh.
Lynn
I've always thought things would go a lot faster and smoother in
Washington if there was always the chance the Jr. Senator from New
Jersey can (and is encouraged to) chin-check you for saying dumb
shit on the Senate floor.
--
Sen Booker is young and fit, but his opponent
might be armed, at least with a cane.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caning_of_Charles_Sumner
I think we are better off without that sort of thing.
Now, an Octagon in the Senate gym, for purposes of
settling "affairs of honor?" Hmmmmm....
Kevin R
No, no, no, the fighting cage must be under the DOME ! Two Senators
enter, one Senator leave !
In the Rotunda, then.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitol_rotunda
We could use it in place of House/Senate conference committees. :)
Kevin R
Yes, we could get some good THUNDER in that DOME.
But can Nancy take Mitch?
Don't know, that is to be decided in the Capitaldome.
Mitch is a 78 year man with severe Polio damage as a child and with an
honorable discharge from the Army.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_McConnell
He had damage to his leg when he was about 2.
With a lot of medical care he got over it enough that he wasn't invalidated out of the draft
He enlisted in the Army Reserve (not the army) and got a medical discharge after 37 days officially for optic neuritis
(Allegedly his father contacted his senator to speed up the discharge and huffpost https://www.huffpost.com/entry/what-is-mitch-mcconnell-h_b_137083 claims that there was a lot of communication between a senator Mitch had worked for and the commanding General of Fort Knox at the time. It says that there was need for an urgent discharge to let Mitch attend NYU. Mitch was discharged, never attended NYU and there's no record that he'd ever applied to attend
Interestingly Mitch's record has "not on file" on the section "Transcript of Court Marshall" compared to "n/a" for all the other sections without information, does that mean anything?)
It means you got hold of some bad info. Unless you are working from
memory.

It would almost certainly be "court-martial" (with or without the "-"
and/or capital letters), not "Court Marshall", if it were from a
/real/ document. Or a better memory.

"n/a" would mean "not applicable". Well, probably.

"not on file" would indicate that a file was missing. Paper files,
whatcha gonna do?
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Nancy is a 80 year old woman from San Fransisco with five kids who has
custom freezers for her ice cream.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Pelosi
Both are pretty tough people. It could be standstill.
--
"I begin to envy Petronius."
"I have envied him long since."
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2020-05-25 02:25:41 UTC
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Mitch is a 78 year man with severe Polio damage as a child and with an
honorable discharge from the Army.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_McConnell
He had damage to his leg when he was about 2.
With a lot of medical care he got over it enough that he wasn't invalidated out of the draft
He enlisted in the Army Reserve (not the army) and got a medical discharge after 37 days officially for optic neuritis
(Allegedly his father contacted his senator to speed up the discharge and huffpost https://www.huffpost.com/entry/what-is-mitch-mcconnell-h_b_137083 claims that there was a lot of communication between a senator Mitch had worked for and the commanding General of Fort Knox at the time. It says that there was need for an urgent discharge to let Mitch attend NYU. Mitch was discharged, never attended NYU and there's no record that he'd ever applied to attend
Interestingly Mitch's record has "not on file" on the section "Transcript of Court Marshall" compared to "n/a" for all the other sections without information, does that mean anything?)
It means you got hold of some bad info. Unless you are working from
memory.
It would almost certainly be "court-martial" (with or without the "-"
and/or capital letters), not "Court Marshall", if it were from a
/real/ document. Or a better memory.
Brain fart writing it while doing other things as well
Of course if you checked the link I gave you'd have seen the info with the correct words
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"n/a" would mean "not applicable". Well, probably.
Aware of that
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"not on file" would indicate that a file was missing. Paper files,
whatcha gonna do?
So you think there was a court martial but the records disappeared?
If you think that's the situation isn't that information that should be available to people deciding to vote for him?

(Frankly I'm dubious but the 2 different entries does raise questions - the answer might be as simple as "person doing the record came back after lunch and wrote something different" or "he couldn't be bothered checking")
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Mitch is a 78 year man with severe Polio damage as a child and with an
honorable discharge from the Army.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_McConnell
He had damage to his leg when he was about 2.
With a lot of medical care he got over it enough that he wasn't invalidated out of the draft
He enlisted in the Army Reserve (not the army) and got a medical discharge after 37 days officially for optic neuritis
(Allegedly his father contacted his senator to speed up the discharge and huffpost https://www.huffpost.com/entry/what-is-mitch-mcconnell-h_b_137083 claims that there was a lot of communication between a senator Mitch had worked for and the commanding General of Fort Knox at the time. It says that there was need for an urgent discharge to let Mitch attend NYU. Mitch was discharged, never attended NYU and there's no record that he'd ever applied to attend
Interestingly Mitch's record has "not on file" on the section "Transcript of Court Marshall" compared to "n/a" for all the other sections without information, does that mean anything?)
It means you got hold of some bad info. Unless you are working from
memory.
It would almost certainly be "court-martial" (with or without the "-"
and/or capital letters), not "Court Marshall", if it were from a
/real/ document. Or a better memory.
Brain fart writing it while doing other things as well
Of course if you checked the link I gave you'd have seen the info with the correct words
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"n/a" would mean "not applicable". Well, probably.
Aware of that
Post by Paul S Person
"not on file" would indicate that a file was missing. Paper files,
whatcha gonna do?
So you think there was a court martial but the records disappeared?
If you think that's the situation isn't that information that should be available to people deciding to vote for him?
(Frankly I'm dubious but the 2 different entries does raise questions - the answer might be as simple as "person doing the record came back after lunch and wrote something different" or "he couldn't be bothered checking")
That's a valid point -- it /could/ just mean that the files were
checked and no court-martial was found because there never was one.
--
"I begin to envy Petronius."
"I have envied him long since."
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A Girl and Her Fed: The Presidential Negotiating Room of 2030
https://www.agirlandherfed.com/1.1765.html
Heh.
Lynn
I've always thought things would go a lot faster and smoother in
Washington if there was always the chance the Jr. Senator from New
Jersey can (and is encouraged to) chin-check you for saying dumb
shit on the Senate floor.
--
Sen Booker is young and fit, but his opponent
might be armed, at least with a cane.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caning_of_Charles_Sumner
I think we are better off without that sort of thing.
Now, an Octagon in the Senate gym, for purposes of
settling "affairs of honor?" Hmmmmm....
Kevin R
No, no, no, the fighting cage must be under the DOME ! Two Senators
enter, one Senator leave !
In the Rotunda, then.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitol_rotunda
We could use it in place of House/Senate conference committees. :)
Kevin R
Yes, we could get some good THUNDER in that DOME.
But can Nancy take Mitch?
Don't know, that is to be decided in the Capitaldome.
Mitch is a 78 year man with severe Polio damage as a child and with an
honorable discharge from the Army.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_McConnell
Nancy is a 80 year old woman from San Fransisco with five kids who has
custom freezers for her ice cream.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Pelosi
err... Nancy was born in Baltimore, not SF. As she was a Mafia princess (her
father controlled the Baltimore docks) I’d bet on her over Mitch Dead Man
Walking, as I’m pretty sure that she picked up a few ideas from her
father’s leg-breakers.
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Both are pretty tough people. It could be standstill.
Lynn
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A Girl and Her Fed: The Presidential Negotiating Room of 2030
https://www.agirlandherfed.com/1.1765.html
Heh.
Lynn
I've always thought things would go a lot faster and smoother in
Washington if there was always the chance the Jr. Senator from New
Jersey can (and is encouraged to) chin-check you for saying dumb
shit on the Senate floor.
--
Sen Booker is young and fit, but his opponent
might be armed, at least with a cane.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caning_of_Charles_Sumner
I think we are better off without that sort of thing.
Now, an Octagon in the Senate gym, for purposes of
settling "affairs of honor?" Hmmmmm....
Kevin R
No, no, no, the fighting cage must be under the DOME ! Two Senators
enter, one Senator leave !
In the Rotunda, then.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitol_rotunda
We could use it in place of House/Senate conference committees. :)
Kevin R
Yes, we could get some good THUNDER in that DOME.
But can Nancy take Mitch?
Don't know, that is to be decided in the Capitaldome.
Mitch is a 78 year man with severe Polio damage as a child and with an
honorable discharge from the Army.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_McConnell
Nancy is a 80 year old woman from San Fransisco with five kids who has
custom freezers for her ice cream.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Pelosi
err... Nancy was born in Baltimore, not SF. As she was a Mafia princess (her
father controlled the Baltimore docks) I’d bet on her over Mitch Dead Man
Walking, as I’m pretty sure that she picked up a few ideas from her
father’s leg-breakers.
I'm not saying he wasn't mobbed-up, but he was mayor of
Baltimore. He might have been governor of Maryland,
but getting exposed as part of a parking lot corruption
scandal sidetracked that.

https://www.siliconinvestor.com/readmsg.aspx?msgid=27331362

quoting from:

http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,860626,00.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/2006/11/10/pride-of-baltimore-span-classbankheadnancy-pelosi-learned-her-politics-at-the-elbow-of-her-father-the-mayorspan/3325ffd8-f733-49fa-a920-0f259d07ad43/

Her Mom was Nancy also, but baptized "Annunciata."
That's hard-core Italian-American naming!
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Both are pretty tough people. It could be standstill.
With a D'Alesandro on the card, i wouldn't bet.
The match would probably be fixed.

Kevin R
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A Girl and Her Fed: The Presidential Negotiating Room of 2030
https://www.agirlandherfed.com/1.1765.html
Heh.
Lynn
I've always thought things would go a lot faster and smoother in
Washington if there was always the chance the Jr. Senator from New
Jersey can (and is encouraged to) chin-check you for saying dumb
shit on the Senate floor.
--
Sen Booker is young and fit, but his opponent
might be armed, at least with a cane.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caning_of_Charles_Sumner
I think we are better off without that sort of thing.
Now, an Octagon in the Senate gym, for purposes of
settling "affairs of honor?" Hmmmmm....
Kevin R
No, no, no, the fighting cage must be under the DOME ! Two Senators
enter, one Senator leave !
In the Rotunda, then.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitol_rotunda
We could use it in place of House/Senate conference committees. :)
Kevin R
Yes, we could get some good THUNDER in that DOME.
But can Nancy take Mitch?
If she's allowed to wear high heels into the arena, I bet she
can.
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Dorothy J. Heydt
Vallejo, California
djheydt at gmail dot com
www.kithrup.com/~djheydt/
Thomas Koenig
2020-05-23 16:51:09 UTC
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But can Nancy take Mitch?
If she's allowed to wear high heels into the arena, I bet she
can.
Reminds me of Adora Belle Dearheart's little scene in the Mended
Drum in "Going Postal".
Dorothy J Heydt
2020-05-23 17:04:22 UTC
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But can Nancy take Mitch?
If she's allowed to wear high heels into the arena, I bet she
can.
Reminds me of Adora Belle Dearheart's little scene in the Mended
Drum in "Going Postal".
Well, I never saw that and I never heard of her; but from her
name alone I can confidently expect that she is deadly.
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Dorothy J. Heydt
Vallejo, California
djheydt at gmail dot com
www.kithrup.com/~djheydt/
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But can Nancy take Mitch?
If she's allowed to wear high heels into the arena, I bet she
can.
Reminds me of Adora Belle Dearheart's little scene in the Mended
Drum in "Going Postal".
Well, I never saw that and I never heard of her; but from her
name alone I can confidently expect that she is deadly.
Oh, that's right. You're actively put off by Pterry's work after
bouncing off The Colour of Magic, whereas I just have never got 'round
to it again but find it interesting when I read descriptions.

I'd have to very much suggest this is your loss, especially as it would
seem rather a major portion of shared culture for any era post about 2005.
--
Chrysi Cat
1/2 anthrocat, nearly 1/2 anthrofox, all magical
Transgoddess, quick to anger.
Call me Chrysi or call me Kat, I'll respond to either!
m***@sky.com
2020-05-23 17:15:19 UTC
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But can Nancy take Mitch?
If she's allowed to wear high heels into the arena, I bet she
can.
Reminds me of Adora Belle Dearheart's little scene in the Mended
Drum in "Going Postal".
I normally worry about the effect of head injuries when this sort of thing is proposed, but since your country is already renowned for the experience of having a President who had the reputation of "too much time playing football without a helmet" I defer to your greater wisdom :-)
J. Clarke
2020-05-23 18:37:28 UTC
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Post by Thomas Koenig
Post by Dorothy J Heydt
Post by J. Clarke
But can Nancy take Mitch?
If she's allowed to wear high heels into the arena, I bet she
can.
Reminds me of Adora Belle Dearheart's little scene in the Mended
Drum in "Going Postal".
I normally worry about the effect of head injuries when this sort of thing is proposed, but since your country is already renowned for the experience of having a President who had the reputation of "too much time playing football without a helmet" I defer to your greater wisdom :-)
I can't imagine any head injury to either Mitch McConnell or Nancy
Pelosi which would not leave the world better off.
Dorothy J Heydt
2020-05-23 20:12:48 UTC
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Post by Thomas Koenig
Post by Dorothy J Heydt
Post by J. Clarke
But can Nancy take Mitch?
If she's allowed to wear high heels into the arena, I bet she
can.
Reminds me of Adora Belle Dearheart's little scene in the Mended
Drum in "Going Postal".
I normally worry about the effect of head injuries when this sort of
thing is proposed, but since your country is already renowned for the
experience of having a President who had the reputation of "too much
time playing football without a helmet" I defer to your greater wisdom
:-)
I can't imagine any head injury to either Mitch McConnell or Nancy
Pelosi which would not leave the world better off.
So you don't like either of them. Who do you like?
--
Dorothy J. Heydt
Vallejo, California
djheydt at gmail dot com
www.kithrup.com/~djheydt/
Chrysi Cat
2020-05-23 20:54:49 UTC
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Post by Thomas Koenig
Post by Dorothy J Heydt
Post by J. Clarke
But can Nancy take Mitch?
If she's allowed to wear high heels into the arena, I bet she
can.
Reminds me of Adora Belle Dearheart's little scene in the Mended
Drum in "Going Postal".
I normally worry about the effect of head injuries when this sort of
thing is proposed, but since your country is already renowned for the
experience of having a President who had the reputation of "too much
time playing football without a helmet" I defer to your greater wisdom
:-)
I can't imagine any head injury to either Mitch McConnell or Nancy
Pelosi which would not leave the world better off.
So you don't like either of them. Who do you like?
You're asking a self-proclaimed minarchist and likely big-L Libertarian.

If it's anything other than "government should only run a court system
and a military which is specifically permitted to deal only with foreign
incursion, though that doesn't necessarily mean foreign /military/
incursion and thus it doesn't matter what corrupt swamp creature is
sitting in Washington for 3 months out of the year--and it should BE
three months because politics shouldn't allow anyone to make a living",
I'll be shocked.

Yes, I'm aware that I didn't even include schools and roads in "what
government is allowed to provide". Even the city /SIDEWALKS/ are toll
roads in the minarchist's ideal society.
--
Chrysi Cat
1/2 anthrocat, nearly 1/2 anthrofox, all magical
Transgoddess, quick to anger.
Call me Chrysi or call me Kat, I'll respond to either!
J. Clarke
2020-05-23 22:12:23 UTC
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Post by Thomas Koenig
Post by Dorothy J Heydt
Post by J. Clarke
But can Nancy take Mitch?
If she's allowed to wear high heels into the arena, I bet she
can.
Reminds me of Adora Belle Dearheart's little scene in the Mended
Drum in "Going Postal".
I normally worry about the effect of head injuries when this sort of
thing is proposed, but since your country is already renowned for the
experience of having a President who had the reputation of "too much
time playing football without a helmet" I defer to your greater wisdom
:-)
I can't imagine any head injury to either Mitch McConnell or Nancy
Pelosi which would not leave the world better off.
So you don't like either of them. Who do you like?
You're asking a self-proclaimed minarchist and likely big-L Libertarian.
If it's anything other than "government should only run a court system
and a military which is specifically permitted to deal only with foreign
incursion, though that doesn't necessarily mean foreign /military/
incursion and thus it doesn't matter what corrupt swamp creature is
sitting in Washington for 3 months out of the year--and it should BE
three months because politics shouldn't allow anyone to make a living",
I'll be shocked.
Yes, I'm aware that I didn't even include schools and roads in "what
government is allowed to provide". Even the city /SIDEWALKS/ are toll
roads in the minarchist's ideal society.
You seem to have the same neurological disorder as someone I used to
date. The one in which she knows with great certainty what I am
thinking and without fail gets it wrong.
Dorothy J Heydt
2020-05-23 22:45:56 UTC
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Post by Chrysi Cat
Post by Dorothy J Heydt
Post by m***@sky.com
Post by m***@sky.com
Post by Thomas Koenig
Post by Dorothy J Heydt
Post by J. Clarke
But can Nancy take Mitch?
If she's allowed to wear high heels into the arena, I bet she
can.
Reminds me of Adora Belle Dearheart's little scene in the Mended
Drum in "Going Postal".
I normally worry about the effect of head injuries when this sort of
thing is proposed, but since your country is already renowned for the
experience of having a President who had the reputation of "too much
time playing football without a helmet" I defer to your greater wisdom
:-)
I can't imagine any head injury to either Mitch McConnell or Nancy
Pelosi which would not leave the world better off.
So you don't like either of them. Who do you like?
You're asking a self-proclaimed minarchist and likely big-L Libertarian.
If it's anything other than "government should only run a court system
and a military which is specifically permitted to deal only with foreign
incursion, though that doesn't necessarily mean foreign /military/
incursion and thus it doesn't matter what corrupt swamp creature is
sitting in Washington for 3 months out of the year--and it should BE
three months because politics shouldn't allow anyone to make a living",
I'll be shocked.
Yes, I'm aware that I didn't even include schools and roads in "what
government is allowed to provide". Even the city /SIDEWALKS/ are toll
roads in the minarchist's ideal society.
Well, in classical Athens, if you owned a house, the sidewalks that
ran in front of it were your responsibility. Your civic duty to
repair them, clean them off at intervals (remember, the sidewalks
were also the sewers), et cetera, was called _leitourgia_, from
which by some strange process I have not researched, we get the
English word "liturgy."
Post by J. Clarke
You seem to have the same neurological disorder as someone I used to
date. The one in which she knows with great certainty what I am
thinking and without fail gets it wrong.
I gather you no longer date her. Good show.
--
Dorothy J. Heydt
Vallejo, California
djheydt at gmail dot com
www.kithrup.com/~djheydt/
Kevrob
2020-05-24 00:23:03 UTC
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Post by m***@sky.com
Post by Thomas Koenig
Post by Dorothy J Heydt
Post by J. Clarke
But can Nancy take Mitch?
If she's allowed to wear high heels into the arena, I bet she
can.
Reminds me of Adora Belle Dearheart's little scene in the Mended
Drum in "Going Postal".
I normally worry about the effect of head injuries when this sort of
thing is proposed, but since your country is already renowned for the
experience of having a President who had the reputation of "too much
time playing football without a helmet" I defer to your greater wisdom
:-)
I can't imagine any head injury to either Mitch McConnell or Nancy
Pelosi which would not leave the world better off.
So you don't like either of them. Who do you like?
You're asking a self-proclaimed minarchist and likely big-L Libertarian.
If it's anything other than "government should only run a court system
and a military which is specifically permitted to deal only with foreign
incursion, though that doesn't necessarily mean foreign /military/
incursion and thus it doesn't matter what corrupt swamp creature is
sitting in Washington for 3 months out of the year--and it should BE
three months because politics shouldn't allow anyone to make a living",
I'll be shocked.
Yes, I'm aware that I didn't even include schools and roads in "what
government is allowed to provide". Even the city /SIDEWALKS/ are toll
roads in the minarchist's ideal society.
Well, in classical Athens, if you owned a house, the sidewalks that
ran in front of it were your responsibility. Your civic duty to
repair them, clean them off at intervals (remember, the sidewalks
were also the sewers), et cetera, was called _leitourgia_, from
which by some strange process I have not researched, we get the
English word "liturgy."
In great swaths of the US, the city, county or other
municipal construct has effective control over the edge
of your property facing the public highway: an easement.
Other entities can have easements, of course, such asthe
companies who provide your utilities.

The homeowner still pays taxes on that land, is required
to keep it clear of ice and snow, gets hit for special
assessments for installation and/or repair of the sidewalk -
which is injury added to insult if one was on the losing side
of the "shall we install sidewalks?" vote - and, of course,
the homeowner can get sued for slips and falls so needs to
insure against that.



Kevin R
J. Clarke
2020-05-24 02:10:14 UTC
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Post by m***@sky.com
Post by Thomas Koenig
Post by Dorothy J Heydt
Post by J. Clarke
But can Nancy take Mitch?
If she's allowed to wear high heels into the arena, I bet she
can.
Reminds me of Adora Belle Dearheart's little scene in the Mended
Drum in "Going Postal".
I normally worry about the effect of head injuries when this sort of
thing is proposed, but since your country is already renowned for the
experience of having a President who had the reputation of "too much
time playing football without a helmet" I defer to your greater wisdom
:-)
I can't imagine any head injury to either Mitch McConnell or Nancy
Pelosi which would not leave the world better off.
So you don't like either of them. Who do you like?
You're asking a self-proclaimed minarchist and likely big-L Libertarian.
If it's anything other than "government should only run a court system
and a military which is specifically permitted to deal only with foreign
incursion, though that doesn't necessarily mean foreign /military/
incursion and thus it doesn't matter what corrupt swamp creature is
sitting in Washington for 3 months out of the year--and it should BE
three months because politics shouldn't allow anyone to make a living",
I'll be shocked.
Yes, I'm aware that I didn't even include schools and roads in "what
government is allowed to provide". Even the city /SIDEWALKS/ are toll
roads in the minarchist's ideal society.
Well, in classical Athens, if you owned a house, the sidewalks that
ran in front of it were your responsibility. Your civic duty to
repair them, clean them off at intervals (remember, the sidewalks
were also the sewers), et cetera, was called _leitourgia_, from
which by some strange process I have not researched, we get the
English word "liturgy."
In great swaths of the US, the city, county or other
municipal construct has effective control over the edge
of your property facing the public highway: an easement.
Other entities can have easements, of course, such asthe
companies who provide your utilities.
The homeowner still pays taxes on that land, is required
to keep it clear of ice and snow, gets hit for special
assessments for installation and/or repair of the sidewalk -
which is injury added to insult if one was on the losing side
of the "shall we install sidewalks?" vote - and, of course,
the homeowner can get sued for slips and falls so needs to
insure against that.
And with all of that, there are still FUCKING MORONS who jog down the
middle of the traffic lane in pitch dark in the pouring rain in black
clothing facing away from traffic instead of using the sidewalk. And
if you hit the idiots, which they richly deserve, then it's your
fault.
Peter Trei
2020-05-24 04:44:59 UTC
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Post by m***@sky.com
Post by m***@sky.com
Post by Thomas Koenig
Post by Dorothy J Heydt
Post by J. Clarke
But can Nancy take Mitch?
If she's allowed to wear high heels into the arena, I bet she
can.
Reminds me of Adora Belle Dearheart's little scene in the Mended
Drum in "Going Postal".
I normally worry about the effect of head injuries when this sort of
thing is proposed, but since your country is already renowned for the
experience of having a President who had the reputation of "too much
time playing football without a helmet" I defer to your greater wisdom
:-)
I can't imagine any head injury to either Mitch McConnell or Nancy
Pelosi which would not leave the world better off.
So you don't like either of them. Who do you like?
You're asking a self-proclaimed minarchist and likely big-L Libertarian.
If it's anything other than "government should only run a court system
and a military which is specifically permitted to deal only with foreign
incursion, though that doesn't necessarily mean foreign /military/
incursion and thus it doesn't matter what corrupt swamp creature is
sitting in Washington for 3 months out of the year--and it should BE
three months because politics shouldn't allow anyone to make a living",
I'll be shocked.
Yes, I'm aware that I didn't even include schools and roads in "what
government is allowed to provide". Even the city /SIDEWALKS/ are toll
roads in the minarchist's ideal society.
Well, in classical Athens, if you owned a house, the sidewalks that
ran in front of it were your responsibility. Your civic duty to
repair them, clean them off at intervals (remember, the sidewalks
were also the sewers), et cetera, was called _leitourgia_, from
which by some strange process I have not researched, we get the
English word "liturgy."
In great swaths of the US, the city, county or other
municipal construct has effective control over the edge
of your property facing the public highway: an easement.
Other entities can have easements, of course, such asthe
companies who provide your utilities.
The homeowner still pays taxes on that land, is required
to keep it clear of ice and snow, gets hit for special
assessments for installation and/or repair of the sidewalk -
which is injury added to insult if one was on the losing side
of the "shall we install sidewalks?" vote - and, of course,
the homeowner can get sued for slips and falls so needs to
insure against that.
And with all of that, there are still FUCKING MORONS who jog down the
middle of the traffic lane in pitch dark in the pouring rain in black
clothing facing away from traffic instead of using the sidewalk. And
if you hit the idiots, which they richly deserve, then it's your
fault.
When I lived in Manhattan, my family owned an apartment building in Inwood
(aka 'upstate Manhattan). I had an apartment there, and when snow occurred,
it was one of my duties to shovel the sidewalk. You were required to do so
within 4? hours of snow ceasing.

I quickly learned to shovel a one-shovel width path first thing, to prevent
pedestrians from packing down the snow and making it harder to shovel.

After really bad storms, I'd have tenants offering to help. We were 'good' land
lords.

Where I am now, its 'sidewalks? what does this word mean?'. Snow involves
shovels, snow blowers, and the 'plow guy', who plows my secondary driveway for
$35 a pop. He also removes the ridge the town plow leaves at the bottom of my
primary driveway, but tends to f*ck up my lawn in doing so.

pt
William Hyde
2020-05-24 19:19:19 UTC
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$35 a pop. He also removes the ridge the town plow leaves at the bottom of my
primary driveway,
Here we call it a "Windrow", and I rather like the word.

but tends to f*ck up my lawn in doing so.

For a while there the city was removing those, but I am not sure that policy is still in place. I removed only one this winter, but whether the rest were removed by the city or helpful neighbors I don't know.

I also got to dig out a car stuck on a windrow this winter. Another box ticked off.


William Hyde
Kevrob
2020-05-24 05:02:59 UTC
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And with all of that, there are still FUCKING MORONS who jog down the
middle of the traffic lane in pitch dark in the pouring rain in black
clothing facing away from traffic instead of using the sidewalk. And
if you hit the idiots, which they richly deserve, then it's your
fault.
Sometime in the last 10 years I was bicyclingand I had to swerve into
traffic from the shoulder to avoid one of those loons. I slowed down to
ask him, "Why aren't you running against traffic?" He told me that,
because of the time of the day, that would put the sun in his eyes. If
he ran in the morning instead of the evening or any time in between he
wouldn't have put others out. There was a perfectly good park nearby he
could done circuits of. Nope, have to shuffle down the town's busiest
stretch of two-lane, with stretches that bridged some creeks, where thesidewalk and/or verge disappeared, being a hazard to navigation.

Before anybody starts whataboutism re: folks on bikes, I would
ride using lights, hand signals, obeying stop signs and stoplights,
with lights fore and aft and wearing a reflective vest like a flag-
waver on a construction crew. I was a real "Fred" on my "grocery-
getter" hybrid. It was a useful tool when I was out-of-work and carless,
and even during the periods I was working but had yet to buy a car.
I was using the road for transportation more than just exercise.
"Act like a vehicle" was my rubric, and that was the law.

Kevin R
J. Clarke
2020-05-24 05:10:42 UTC
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Post by J. Clarke
And with all of that, there are still FUCKING MORONS who jog down the
middle of the traffic lane in pitch dark in the pouring rain in black
clothing facing away from traffic instead of using the sidewalk. And
if you hit the idiots, which they richly deserve, then it's your
fault.
Sometime in the last 10 years I was bicyclingand I had to swerve into
traffic from the shoulder to avoid one of those loons. I slowed down to
ask him, "Why aren't you running against traffic?" He told me that,
because of the time of the day, that would put the sun in his eyes. If
he ran in the morning instead of the evening or any time in between he
wouldn't have put others out. There was a perfectly good park nearby he
could done circuits of. Nope, have to shuffle down the town's busiest
stretch of two-lane, with stretches that bridged some creeks, where thesidewalk and/or verge disappeared, being a hazard to navigation.
Before anybody starts whataboutism re: folks on bikes, I would
ride using lights, hand signals, obeying stop signs and stoplights,
with lights fore and aft and wearing a reflective vest like a flag-
waver on a construction crew. I was a real "Fred" on my "grocery-
getter" hybrid. It was a useful tool when I was out-of-work and carless,
and even during the periods I was working but had yet to buy a car.
I was using the road for transportation more than just exercise.
"Act like a vehicle" was my rubric, and that was the law.
Yep. That's the way to do it.
Robert Carnegie
2020-05-24 11:23:03 UTC
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And with all of that, there are still FUCKING MORONS who jog down the
middle of the traffic lane in pitch dark in the pouring rain in black
clothing facing away from traffic instead of using the sidewalk. And
if you hit the idiots, which they richly deserve, then it's your
fault.
Sometime in the last 10 years I was bicyclingand I had to swerve into
traffic from the shoulder to avoid one of those loons. I slowed down to
ask him, "Why aren't you running against traffic?" He told me that,
because of the time of the day, that would put the sun in his eyes. If
he ran in the morning instead of the evening or any time in between he
wouldn't have put others out. There was a perfectly good park nearby he
could done circuits of. Nope, have to shuffle down the town's busiest
stretch of two-lane, with stretches that bridged some creeks, where thesidewalk and/or verge disappeared, being a hazard to navigation.
Before anybody starts whataboutism re: folks on bikes, I would
ride using lights, hand signals, obeying stop signs and stoplights,
with lights fore and aft and wearing a reflective vest like a flag-
waver on a construction crew. I was a real "Fred" on my "grocery-
getter" hybrid. It was a useful tool when I was out-of-work and carless,
and even during the periods I was working but had yet to buy a car.
I was using the road for transportation more than just exercise.
"Act like a vehicle" was my rubric, and that was the law.
You should be able to pull out to pass a road user on
foot then.

If he's not on the shoulder (kerb side if there is one),
then ring your bell from well to the rear, and again
in case he's listening to earphones.
Kevrob
2020-05-24 14:44:14 UTC
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Post by J. Clarke
And with all of that, there are still FUCKING MORONS who jog down the
middle of the traffic lane in pitch dark in the pouring rain in black
clothing facing away from traffic instead of using the sidewalk. And
if you hit the idiots, which they richly deserve, then it's your
fault.
Sometime in the last 10 years I was bicyclingand I had to swerve into
traffic from the shoulder to avoid one of those loons. I slowed down to
ask him, "Why aren't you running against traffic?" He told me that,
because of the time of the day, that would put the sun in his eyes. If
he ran in the morning instead of the evening or any time in between he
wouldn't have put others out. There was a perfectly good park nearby he
could done circuits of. Nope, have to shuffle down the town's busiest
stretch of two-lane, with stretches that bridged some creeks, where
the sidewalk and/or verge disappeared, being a hazard to navigation.
Before anybody starts whataboutism re: folks on bikes, I would
ride using lights, hand signals, obeying stop signs and stoplights,
with lights fore and aft and wearing a reflective vest like a flag-
waver on a construction crew. I was a real "Fred" on my "grocery-
getter" hybrid. It was a useful tool when I was out-of-work and carless,
and even during the periods I was working but had yet to buy a car.
I was using the road for transportation more than just exercise.
"Act like a vehicle" was my rubric, and that was the law.
You should be able to pull out to pass a road user on
foot then.
I was fully prepared to "take the lane" when necessary, such as
overtaking someone running on the dividing line between the right-
most lane and the shoulder, or, more usually, avoiding road debris that
littered the shoulder. The area is heavily wooded, and fallen branches,
piles of leaves and sand left from the highway department dealing with
winter snow often made the shoulder a problematic "line" for a cyclist.
That particular stretch or road connects two business districts, has only
2 lanes and a 40 mph speed limit, which means people with no sense are
doing 50. A cyclist can take the lane if he checks behind him first, then
move right as soon as practicable. I had a mirror.

That mile of road also squeezes onto a couple of overpasses, with creeks
below, so that there is no shoulder and only a vestige of verge. It is hard
for a pedestrian, let alone a runner or cyclist to keep out of the traffic. It's a bad route for running, and I'd often take an alternate one when on
my bike.
Post by Robert Carnegie
If he's not on the shoulder (kerb side if there is one),
then ring your bell from well to the rear, and again
in case he's listening to earphones.
As for a bell, I used to ride with an AirZound horn! I need to
replace that.

Kevin R
J. Clarke
2020-05-24 02:07:08 UTC
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Post by J. Clarke
But can Nancy take Mitch?
If she's allowed to wear high heels into the arena, I bet she
can.
Reminds me of Adora Belle Dearheart's little scene in the Mended
Drum in "Going Postal".
I normally worry about the effect of head injuries when this sort of
thing is proposed, but since your country is already renowned for the
experience of having a President who had the reputation of "too much
time playing football without a helmet" I defer to your greater wisdom
:-)
I can't imagine any head injury to either Mitch McConnell or Nancy
Pelosi which would not leave the world better off.
So you don't like either of them. Who do you like?
You're asking a self-proclaimed minarchist and likely big-L Libertarian.
If it's anything other than "government should only run a court system
and a military which is specifically permitted to deal only with foreign
incursion, though that doesn't necessarily mean foreign /military/
incursion and thus it doesn't matter what corrupt swamp creature is
sitting in Washington for 3 months out of the year--and it should BE
three months because politics shouldn't allow anyone to make a living",
I'll be shocked.
Yes, I'm aware that I didn't even include schools and roads in "what
government is allowed to provide". Even the city /SIDEWALKS/ are toll
roads in the minarchist's ideal society.
Well, in classical Athens, if you owned a house, the sidewalks that
ran in front of it were your responsibility. Your civic duty to
repair them, clean them off at intervals (remember, the sidewalks
were also the sewers), et cetera, was called _leitourgia_, from
which by some strange process I have not researched, we get the
English word "liturgy."
That is still more or less true in CT. You're responsible for
shoveling the snow off of any that cross your property. Of course
there's no compensation for that service.
Post by Dorothy J Heydt
Post by J. Clarke
You seem to have the same neurological disorder as someone I used to
date. The one in which she knows with great certainty what I am
thinking and without fail gets it wrong.
I gather you no longer date her. Good show.
Amen.
J. Clarke
2020-05-23 22:10:37 UTC
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Post by Dorothy J Heydt
Post by J. Clarke
But can Nancy take Mitch?
If she's allowed to wear high heels into the arena, I bet she
can.
Reminds me of Adora Belle Dearheart's little scene in the Mended
Drum in "Going Postal".
I normally worry about the effect of head injuries when this sort of
thing is proposed, but since your country is already renowned for the
experience of having a President who had the reputation of "too much
time playing football without a helmet" I defer to your greater wisdom
:-)
I can't imagine any head injury to either Mitch McConnell or Nancy
Pelosi which would not leave the world better off.
So you don't like either of them. Who do you like?
If it's a politician, nobody. If the Earth opened up and swallowed
all politicians of all parties and all nations, it would be an
improvement.
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