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Feb 12 jcsmith2 commented on This Weekend I Found Out You Can Have Weddings and Funerals on the Ferry and I Kind of Can't Think About Anything Else.
We had one for my brother on the Edmonds-Kingston route (his request). Everyone from the crew to the other passengers were very kind.
Jan 30 jcsmith2 commented on How John Boehner Could Lose His Speakership.
John Boehner would use a wood chipper to slaughter his family rather than lose his "Speakership". As with previous attempts, rumors of his demise are overblown. He knows were all the bodies are buried...
Sep 24, 2013 jcsmith2 commented on The Morning News: The All-Hockey Edition!.
Matt - I would pay money to watch Torts and Roy go at it!
Sep 24, 2013 jcsmith2 commented on The Morning News: The All-Hockey Edition!.
The hockey season hasn't started yet and Gracie wants to get in on the pre-season fight action. I might leave the bench to protect Megan.

Sorry to hear that Torts is banning tweeting, but I'm not really surprised. It will be very interesting to see how that team does this year.
Sep 5, 2013 jcsmith2 commented on Russia Moves to Take Children From Gay and Lesbian Parents.
Dan - Unfortunately no, we can't talk about moving the Olympics. We can discuss a country or athlete boycott (I'm not in favor of that, the window is just too short for some athletes, but it's a viable conversation), but not moving the actual Games and here's why.

There's just no time to make that happen. Yes, there are other cities that have venues available (Vancouver could probably juggle everything to clear the venues' schedules), but they don't have the infrastructure. Even if all the venues are available, where would the athletes (and coachs and trainers and support staff, etc.) stay? Would you ask folks now leaving in what was once the athlete's village to move out? Then there's the volunteers. It takes tens of thousands of volunteers to put on an Olympics. They usher, they take tickets, the stand on courses, and do a hundred other jobs, where would you get those people from (and train them, etc.)?

So, no, we can't really talk about moving the 2014 Games. Other options, yes, and we should have to conversations, but moving the Games is off the table.
Jul 8, 2013 jcsmith2 commented on Why Good Monday Morning, Here's the News.
#6 - If true that makes SROTH's comments even more relevant. No way he should be doing that without someone vastly more experienced watching, it's why they have co-pilots. I think Ms. Graves is right, there's a lot of 'splaining to be done...
Jul 8, 2013 jcsmith2 commented on Why Good Monday Morning, Here's the News.
#4 - Spot on and well said.

#3 - Not sure where you got the "1st time landing" thing, but the reports were that he had 50 hours in a 777. If that's the case, you can be sure that the co-pilot would be very experienced in flying a 777.

Yes the ILS was down, but in good weather that shouldn't be that big of an issue. It'll be interesting to see where this goes...
Jun 28, 2013 jcsmith2 commented on Having My Cake and Eating It Too.
That was very well written, I predict you have a bright future ahead as a writer.
Apr 16, 2013 jcsmith2 commented on The Spirit of the Boston Marathon.
Mr. Manlinowski doesn't have a fucking clue. "(I)t seems hard to imagine that race organizers and Boston residents and visitors will ever be quite as trusting or good-natured on this day as they were before...The reasonable response to something like this is fear and caution." Seriously? This just shows he knows little about the East Coast and nothing about Runners. The Boston Marathon requires a qualifying time, but if for the 2014 edition they opened it up to everyone, I'm willing to bet they'd set records for participation in a Marathon. I know I'd be there.
Mar 28, 2013 jcsmith2 commented on The Specials Are the Best Ska Band That England Ever Produced.
FUCK! How did I miss this?

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