Agreed. He’s not perfect by any means, but he’s a reasonable politician with a relatively clean record and a proven ability to work both sides of the aisle. He’s had some offshore drilling concerns and his early support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (which he has now stepped back to align better with HRC) was troubling. But he’s clearly for…[Read more]
although this will need watching if he is in a position of power. .
I can understand some reticence, but he’s clearly pro choice and I think that’s all that matters for practical purposes. No one is “for” abortion, just for a woman’s ability to choose what to do with her body. Kaine makes it very clear that he is on board with this regardless…[Read more]
It is more helpful if you explain why.
What you said, alf1200… No substance, just rhetoric. And the moon is made of cheese, not ice cream – hello.
It seems the truth is coming out at last!
Of course an employee is falling on the sword as usual. Melanoma (sorry, too easy), who earlier implied she wrote most of the speech herself (as if) should have been the one to come out and graciously say that she recited elements of Obama’s speech to a staffer who may have incorporated them into h…[Read more]
Steven007 commented on the post, Trump VP Choice Mike Pence Doesn’t Agree With Science 5 days, 4 hours ago
He’s not quoted enough.
I agree. And even though he and Hitch did not see eye to eye near the end, it’s clear that they were far more alike than not. It would certainly be interesting to hear what they both had to say about this circus. And re: the cat – thanks, me too.
Steven007 commented on the post, Trump VP Choice Mike Pence Doesn’t Agree With Science 5 days, 5 hours ago
Isn’t the call for law and order the absolute mark of totalitarian
regimes who want to silence dissent and the language of the unheard?
I was just re-reading parts of Gore Vidal’s Imperial America. Interestingly in the beginning he writes that according to the polls in 1972 the second principle concern of the American people (after the Vie…[Read more]
Steven007 commented on the post, Bill Nye visited a Noah’s Ark he doesn’t believe should exist 1 week, 1 day ago
Hi Dan. I was being, somewhat uncharacteristically, hopefully optimistic. I am usually a bit rougher on the god heads and have occasionally been reined in by the Mods for sarcasm that leaned a bit more toward the sardonic. I mock well. So I tried the soft approach. Kind of like instead of torturing someone to get information, which will…[Read more]
Steven007 commented on the post, Bill Nye visited a Noah’s Ark he doesn’t believe should exist 1 week, 2 days ago
Bobby, you will no more win an argument using YEC based “science” on a science and reason website than any of the regulars here would win an argument, arguing with actual peer reviewed science (i.e., science that works and is eventually used in medicine, engineering and multiple other disciplines that make your life much more comfortable) on a YEC…[Read more]
@ LaurieB –
I know, when I saw the initial posting from you today and started from the top down, I was pleased to see Katy Cordeth again, assuming she was back. Alas, it’s an old posting. She was quite the contrarian and always interesting to read. Good stuff from you and PB. I can only agree.
Bravo, Dan! That’s a nice story. Good luck to your ‘adopted’ pet.
And in reference to your post script on the 30th, I do/take both. I like fish (salmon primarily) and eat it several times a week. I also take supplemental fish oil capsules. It’s hard to get the ideal amount of omega 3’s from fish alone. The amount I generally take (1.5 grams per…[Read more]
And by the way, moving forward, whenever you see these words “eats away at belly fat!” – you are sure to be in the midst of a room full of bullshit laden Dr. Oz acolytes. Or even just one.
The likelihood that cucumbers (or celery, or raspberries, or tree bark of some kind) have some newly discovered “fat burning” compound that few but your friend…[Read more]
Dan, you are certainly not obese – in fact at 6’11” and 183 you are utterly rail thin bordering on anorexic! But I’m guessing you pecked at “1” one too many times. That said, 6’1″ 183 is not bad at all. I’m 6’2″ 240, but a good portion of that is legacy weightlifting weight (i.e., lean tissue).
Thanks for the kind words. I read all of yours as…[Read more]
Dan! I believe our first real acquaintance here was via some supplement/nutrition article. You were a newbie then but you’re a seasoned vet now, posting far more than me, brava!
Your diet as mentioned (clearly part of a much larger diet in terms of variety, or one would hope) sounds fine. Avocado’s are sources of healthy fat (fat itself is…[Read more]
Thanks for pointing that out, Phil. I’ve been taking 4-6 grams of fish oil for a few years now with an associated positive trend in my bloodwork (in the absence of any drugs of course) showing an increase in my HDL and a decrease in my LDL, triglycerides and total cholesterol. I also take niacin which could be responsible for the cholesterol…[Read more]
“what you’ve did”…ugh. 1 minute too late on the edit.
LaurieB, you read my mind. I was about to helpfully do exactly what you’ve did here as a public service. I’m glad I saw your post before I posted my redundancy.
@ Anton –
Hillary doesn’t “need” the religious vote. In fact, she won’t get too much of the strident evangelical vote regardless. They will (the majority) either vote Trump or other. Here’s what Trump won’t get:
African American voters
College educated voters
Er, I think that may be a few votes. But good luck with…[Read more]
Steven007 commented on the post, Why some evangelicals changed their minds about evolution 3 weeks, 4 days ago
“Those who did not reason their way into beliefs, often are incapable of reasoning their way out of them. Some of them are incapable of reasoning or learning to reason at all- due to their deep indoctrination.”
Excellent, Alan! I am stealing this 😉
Steven007 commented on the post, The Abortion Case That Could Overturn Roe v. Wade Has A Lot Of Opponents 3 weeks, 5 days ago
This is an important victory. I’m so relieved.
And done without the benefit of a full, left tilting (as it certainly will be once HRC steps in) SCOTUS. As has happened often, Kennedy was the swing vote here. And no, my HRC confidence is not as strong as it seems, but it is very hopeful, and getting more so as the days pass recently…
Steven007 commented on the post, Why some evangelicals changed their minds about evolution 1 month ago
I agree with everything you’ve said but I think a fair reading of the comments by and large reveal encouragement far more then purposefully putting them on the offensive. To wit, the member (Alien) repeatedly badgering Alan with the same message while offering nothing in return was the one in this case being offensive. But I agree w…[Read more]
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