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Aug 12 theophrastus commented on EOD: This Is a Porcupine, Eating a Rose.
hmm....
EOD Explosive Ordnance Disposal
EOD End Of Data
EOD Entertainment on Demand
EOD End Of Discussion ??
EOD Every Other Day
EOD Equal Opportunity Division
....and so forth (TLAs are not our friends)
Aug 12 theophrastus commented on KPLU Has New Call Letters.
nahhh... KNKX clearly refers to the San Diego Miramar Naval Air Station, CA. But we all like this, don't we? We want the alternative to KUOW to be [Barry White voice mode] Kink-aaah, (in fact, let's have it with less @2"shitty midday soft-jazz..." and more Barry White)
Aug 5 theophrastus commented on Melania Trump Denies She Broke US Immigration Laws.
To those here who would assert the "candidates' families are off limits" rule (which is so often broken) they should strain themselves to realize this item has functionally nothing to do about Melania herself. Trump went off early and often on "illegal immigrants" and then it turns out that he likely married one. That the wife du-jour was what Melania has agreed to be is only the stupidity of those who did the background checks for outstanding issues with the candidate, ("uh... we akually didn't do any of dose"). In zero political time Melania will survive just fine; hell, she'll probably get more 'coverage' for herself this way, (following the post-candidacy divorce). No INS agents will be visiting her, however much they should; the "wall" of lawyers will protect her nicely.
Aug 4 theophrastus commented on Oh, Good, Now Donald Trump is Getting Intelligence Briefings.
Today's NYT op-ed page has a worthy dark-humor column based on this little nightmare.
Aug 3 theophrastus commented on The Morning News: Primary Election Results Are in, Alleged Fraud Scheme Targeted Chinese UW Students.
Some proud The Slog intern must work the calculator to eventually give us the dollars-per-vote cost of the Jayapal campaign. Sweet-zombie-jebuz: nightly prime time TV ads plus i've about filled my recycle bin twice with the direct mailings... egads there's some big money in this one.
Jul 31 theophrastus commented on Three Dead, One Injured, Suspect in Jail after Mukilteo Shooting.
hormones and guns don't mix; perhaps even worse than anything else and guns.
Jul 22 theophrastus commented on All The Awkward Trump Father/Daughter Touching At the RNC.
Incest aside... red face, wide-pupils, and paranoia; this man is addicted to amphetamines. (mind you, there is an occasional precedent for this in the political arenas)
Jul 21 theophrastus commented on For Women's Rights, Ohio Is a "Preview of What America Would Look like If Trump and Pence Get Their Way".
By the bye, here's a Finnish study which finds that teenage girls who have abortions, rather than bring an unwanted pregnancy to term, are both healthier and more successful in later life. Unfortunately I suspect this study won't get the coverage that it deserves in the main media.
Jul 16 theophrastus commented on Here are but a few of the Reasons Why You Hate Mike Pence.
Some touchy-feely columnist needs to write this social analysis story; here's the setup: someone the writer knows and cares about, possibly a close relative, (someone you can't somehow ditch), decides they are supporting trump. The whole column would be what the hell should the response of a sane person be. You can't have the person committed or call in a 'deprogrammer'. And although i'd say you need to get far away from them and they ought to be dumped in the middle of a bunch of Westboro Baptists, you can't do that either. At the least this 'friend' ought to be kept drugged/drunk for the next 115 days. Can we mourn for the loss of those who would vote trump?
Jul 14 theophrastus commented on Look At These Frighteningly Militarized Police in New York.
You don't want the transition from human to (bomb carrying) kill-bots to be a shocking discontinuity do you?