Mar 12, 2014 fixo commented on We Might Not Agree About E-Cigarettes, but Can We All Agree That "Vaping" Is a Terrible Word?.
I am grateful that my experiment with e-cigs over the course of a year or so got me completely off a stupid return to a smoking habit. Having lost my last e-cig for the umpteenth time a few months ago, I have not replaced it and don't need it either. As for my son, who became alarmingly fond of smoking cigs around age 17-18, I happily pay for his e-cig habit. He is off the smokes entirely, and his e-cig use is tapering off. No doubt people have a variety of experiences with e-cigs, just as they do with cigarettes, but count me among those who regard e-cigs as a godsend. Amazing, the pious, broad-brush condemnation by many on here, as though everybody using e-cigs is doing it as a fashion statement, or because they are misguided dupes and idiots, rather than people really wanting to get off tobacco.
Jan 22, 2014 fixo commented on I (Heart) Insane Seahawks Fans.
My favorite part of your post, Dom, is "the balls-out suburban culture." Are you thinking Lynnwood? Gig Harbor? Redmond?
Oct 4, 2013 fixo commented on Here Is a Website That May Change Your Mood.
Awesome, thanks Chris. I just spent an hour of work time dipping my toe into this site. And I don't feel bad about it at all. It's therapeutic!
Apr 12, 2013 fixo commented on Exciting Booze News: A New Bar from the Owner of Liberty!.
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Jan 2, 2013 fixo commented on House Republican Says Nobody Should Donate to House Republicans.
The reason Boehner canceled the vote on Sandy relief was that he wanted to show Cantor who's boss, after Cantor voted against the Fiscal Cliff bill (and against Boehner) because the bill lacked "spending reductions," even though Cantor is an ardent supporter of Sandy relief spending. It is understandable that Boehner would be furious at Cantor and McCarthy and other members of House GOP leadership, and there may be a certain logic to hoisting Cantor on the illogic of his position on spending, but Boehner's stunt managed to enrage many of the GOP members who voted with him on the fiscal cliff. It just seems very stupid and self-defeating.
Dec 10, 2012 fixo commented on The City Hall of Love.
Awww, that's fantastic. Thanks Dan, and congrats to you and Terry. Also, what @5 said.
Nov 28, 2012 fixo commented on Shock Tunnel.
Austerlitz is a great book. I believe it is time for me to read it yet again. Thanks, Charles.
Nov 9, 2012 fixo commented on Our Crying President.
@ all. This, truly, is what Slog is for.
Nov 7, 2012 fixo commented on The Masters of the Universe Lose.
@12. Some lesson--it's time to buy!
Oct 17, 2012 fixo commented on Only Obama Can Be Destroyed.
The impact of that cold "please proceed" was all the greater because of the lingering effects of the stern dressing-down the President gave Romney just before, about the puerile suggestion that Team Obama didn't take the Benghazi attack seriously. That was a transformational moment in the campaign and in his Presidency, in which, possibly for the first time, he found a way to express anger and to do it as the leader of the Nation rather than as an "angry black man."