Sunday Morning Book Thread 03-10-2013: International Women's Day [OregonMuse]

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"Well, Bless Your Heart!"

Good morning morons and moronettes and welcome to the amazing Sunday Morning Book Thread.


Sisterhood You Guys

Did any of you morons know that Friday was International Women's Day? I'll bet you didn't. It passed with nary a mention on this fine blog, so I figured I needed to pick up the slack.

I thought I'd celebrate International Women's Day by highlighting the works of one of the most intelligent, talented, insightful, accomplished women alive today. This is precisely the kind of woman the feminist movement holds up for praise, demanding our respect.

I'm speaking, of course, of Phyllis Schlafly.

Ann Coulter devoted a 2002 column to this amazingly accomplished woman, which I am drawing on heavily for this thread.

This is for starters:

She was nearly the first woman ever to attend Harvard Law School – though it did not then admit women, Schlafly's Harvard professors found her so brilliant that they offered to make an exception for her. (She declined.) Instead, she married, raised six amazingly accomplished children and later attended law school in her 50s – all while fighting the establishment in her free time

She helped launch Barry Goldwater's presidental run with her 1964 book A Choice, Not An Echo, which sold 3 million copies, and Coulter argues that this clarion call against the Northeast 'Rockefeller' Republicans paved the way for Reagan's eventual ascendancy.


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Early Feminists


Then she co-authored The Gravediggers which accused the foreign policy establishment of selling out American military superiority to the Soviets. Then Kissinger on the Couch, an 800-page criticism of his foreign policy, and in particular, the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT), which he engineered.

And, almost as an aside, Schlafly pretty much single-handedly prevented the "Equal Rights Amendment" from being passed. In the words of one hostile reviewer:

When [the ERA] was approved by the House and Senate and sent to the states for ratification in March 1972, its success seemed assured. Thirty state legislatures ratified the amendment within a year. Presidents Nixon, Ford and Carter all lent their support. Yet in 1982 the E.R.A. died, just a few states short of ratification. By then, it had become linked in the public mind with military conscription for 18-year-old girls, coed bathrooms and homosexual rights. That public relations coup was largely the work of one clever, charming, ambitious, energetic and forever ladylike woman: Phyllis Schlafly.

She must p*ss off feminists to no end.

I especially like this tidbit from her early life, from the same hostile reviewer:

Schlafly received a four-year scholarship to a local Roman Catholic college, but left after a year because it wasn't sufficiently challenging. Instead, she decided to pay her own way through Washington University by taking on a full-time job firing rifles and machine guns to test ammunition at the St. Louis Ordnance Plant. She worked night shifts - 4 p.m. to midnight or midnight to 8 a.m. - and then attended morning classes. She graduated early, made Phi Beta Kappa and called the ordeal "the most wonderful two years of my life, a beautiful experience."

You can almost hear her teeth grinding as she wrote this.

Schafly is still writing or co-authoring books. Her latest, No Higher Power: Obama's War on Religious Freedom came out last July. Schafly was born in 1924, so that makes her 88 years old.

Schafly doesn't have her own Amazon page as some authors do, but just search Amazon for the books she's written, co-written, or otherwise has had a hand in, and it's an amazing number, and the topics are mostly public policy issues.

I'm just glad she's on our side.


Books For Morons

Author Amelia Hamilton heard about our book thread via Gabe Malor and in her e-mail she tells me that her new patriotic children's book, 10 Steps to Freedom: A Growing Patriot's Guide to the American Revolution will be out this week. This is actually the second book in the series. The first one is One Nation Under God: A Book for Growing Patriots. Both books may be purchased from her website.

I hope Amelia intends to write more of these books.

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So that's all for this week. As always, book thread tips, suggestions, rumors, and insults may be sent to OregonMuse, Proprietor, AoSHQ Book Thread, at aoshqbookthread@gmail.com.

So what have you all been reading this week? Hopefully something good, because life is too short to read lousy books.

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1 Finished With a Tangled Skein by Peirs Anthony. Currently reading Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code.

Posted by: Vic at March 10, 2013 11:01 AM (53z96)

2 Can't be.

Posted by: Jean at March 10, 2013 11:02 AM (EYbqR)

3 I thought every day was women's day.

Posted by: Vic at March 10, 2013 11:02 AM (53z96)

4 Instead, she decided to pay her own way through Washington University by taking on a full-time job firing rifles and machine guns to test ammunition at the St. Louis Ordnance Plant.

Wow. I did not know that.

Posted by: rickl at March 10, 2013 11:03 AM (sdi6R)

5 Argh, just read Varley's Red Thunder, which would have been great for my kid. Except for the meaningless sex parts.

Posted by: Jean at March 10, 2013 11:04 AM (EYbqR)

6 They call Margaret Thatcher the "Iron Lady". Maybe Phyllis Schafly should be known as the "Lead Lady".

Posted by: rickl at March 10, 2013 11:04 AM (sdi6R)

7 Don't forget. Phyllis was probably also really something before electricity

Posted by: buzzion at March 10, 2013 11:05 AM (GULKT)

8 Morning!

Waiting for the gun thread.

Posted by: EC at March 10, 2013 11:05 AM (doBIb)

9
Bros precede Hos

Posted by: USS Diversity at March 10, 2013 11:05 AM (+bZOu)

10 Vic, except for that steak and bj day. BTW, does Phyllis support that?

Posted by: Jean at March 10, 2013 11:05 AM (EYbqR)

11 The sign should read - "I want to commit suicide"

Posted by: Whatev at March 10, 2013 11:08 AM (A7Wh1)

12
I've just started Lois McMaster Bujold's "Cryoburn", alternating with a book about Queen Victoria's household; "Serving Victoria: Life in the Royal Household" by Kate Hubbard. That second book is more interesting than it sounds.
Oh, and I am about 3/4ths done with writing my next book; HF, about a pair of English ladies who come to Texas in the 1870s. I'm describing it as "Mrs. Gaskell meets Zane Grey." (Should be out in November, 2013.)

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at March 10, 2013 11:09 AM (PvxhO)

13 That pic is priceless. Love it.

Just finished Master of Disguise by Antonio Mendez. Outstanding. I learned much. The biggest shocker was that the seven day war almost turned into a thermo nuclear exchange between the US and the USSR. Apparently the Russians were moving battlefield nukes into place to help the Muzzies against the Jews and thinks started spiraling out of control from there.

This was the guy that led the ARGO plot. The real thing had very little to do with the movie. Other than there were six people rescued and it was successful. I FKing hate hollywood.

Good book if you like the history of spys and CIA spycraft.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet is no longer shamelessly hawking his book Amy Lynn available on amazon. at March 10, 2013 11:10 AM (l86i3)

14 Wow, I knew in a general way that Schafly was amazing, but didn't know almost any of the details. Amazing doesn't actually do justice.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, assault Hobbit at March 10, 2013 11:11 AM (wbeNt)

15 I am this close to finishing The Three Musketeers novels.

Pretty depressing ending.

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 10, 2013 11:12 AM (cOEiS)

16 Jeez.the picture at top is empirical proof of Limbaugh's First Law of Feminism

Posted by: Möbius at March 10, 2013 11:12 AM (QqmnC)

17 That is the world's best photograph ever.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 10, 2013 11:13 AM (ORGYc)

18 I am reading "A ReliableWife" by Robert Goolrick.

The reviews on the cover leave no kind of praise unused, and here and there the book is brilliant, but overall it is meh halfway through.

Posted by: eman at March 10, 2013 11:14 AM (64rcm)

19 Finished listening to "Nineteen Minutes" by Jodi Piccoult with my wife.

JUST. HATED. IT.



Posted by: Al at March 10, 2013 11:17 AM (V70Uh)

20 I am re-reading the novels of Patricia Veryan, which I collect. Lots of old-style British patriotism, Regency heroes and heroines, Boney and Waterloo, evil French spies, and NO OBAMA or anyone even close.

Posted by: Miss Marple at March 10, 2013 11:19 AM (GoIUi)

21 On the related topic, how much bullying did you experience in school?

Upon reflection, I realize that I could have been a target of bullying, since I was slight and nerdy. But where I grew up (Pacific Beach) there really wasn't any bullying. From my perspective, bullying is many a myth, along the lines of 10% of the population being gay. It's just something the liberals like to use to bash regular society.

Posted by: Al at March 10, 2013 11:20 AM (V70Uh)

22 17, the photo of the guy eating a bucket of KFC at some PETA/Bloomberg type protest is also good. Although, you can almost hear that Hooters chick responding to the lesbian's refusal of the iced tea with a "God Bless".

Posted by: Jean at March 10, 2013 11:21 AM (EYbqR)

23 Reading Kantor's "Andersonville" which I've become extremely interested in because I discovered that my g-g-g-g-grandfather died there.

Posted by: USS Diversity at March 10, 2013 11:22 AM (+bZOu)

24 Finished "Son of the Morning Star" by Evan S. Connell for about the third time. It's about the Battle at Little Big Horn. Besides being about Custer and the 7th Cavalry he also goes into a great detail about the plains indians and the chiefs involved in that battle. Custer was a real shithead and the indians were not the wonderful stewards of the land as they are always portrayed.

Posted by: ExSnipe at March 10, 2013 11:22 AM (PBm/l)

25 Just read Flashman for the first time. I wasn't interested in antiheroes when I was younger. The history seems sound, for some value of novelization.

A good companion to Byron Farwell's books on the Victorian Army period like Queen Victoria's Little Wars, Armies of the Raj: From the Great Indian Mutiny to Independence: 1858-1947, Mr. Kipling's Army: All the Queen's Men and
Eminent Victorian Soldiers: Seekers of Glory .

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 10, 2013 11:24 AM (u82oZ)

26 Does anyone have text-to-speech app reccomendations for the Kindle Fire and a Windows XP desktop?

It was really disappointing to find that the Fire didn't come with one. I found a third-party app called "CoolReader" which is decent (with some serios transcription issues for poetry and some books) but only reads about 20% of my books.

The reading voice sounds like GLADoS without the warmth and charm but the lack of books it recognizes is a bigger issue.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, assault Hobbit at March 10, 2013 11:24 AM (wbeNt)

27 19 Finished listening to "Nineteen Minutes" by Jodi Piccoult with my wife.JUST. HATED. IT.
Posted by: Al at March 10, 2013 11:17 AM (V70Uh)



Interesting. I have that book sitting on my desk at work, boss gave it to me and told me it was the best book she ever read.

Posted by: Molly k. at March 10, 2013 11:25 AM (pFCTM)

28 White males playing golf on television. No gender diversity. Monday classes cancelled.

Posted by: Oberlin College at March 10, 2013 11:27 AM (wIgpo)

29
Finished listening to "Nineteen Minutes" by Jodi Piccoult with my wife.

JUST. HATED. IT.


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I know, right? I wanted to gun down every character.

Posted by: USS Diversity at March 10, 2013 11:28 AM (+bZOu)

30 Molly k,

Your boss needs to expand her curriculum. If that's the best she have ever read, um, "Bless her heart."




Posted by: Al at March 10, 2013 11:28 AM (V70Uh)

31 I finished Coolidge, and have started on "What to Expect When Nobody's Expecting" by Johnathan Last. So far, there's a lot of overlap between this book and Charles Murray's "Coming Apart". The overlap tends to the doomish.

Coolidge was good, not great. The takeaway was that this was not a brilliant man, but he understood the limitations of the office and what government could and should do. That alone puts him in the upper tier of presidents.

Posted by: pep at March 10, 2013 11:28 AM (6TB1Z)

32 Posted by: Miss Marpleat March 10, 2013 11:19 AM(GoIUi)


I *loved* her Feather Castles which was the first of her books I ever read. What's strange is that I can't find my copy and suspect that in a fit of madness I gave it to Goodwill before our most recent move. Her other books were very good as well and I agree that her characters deep patriotism was a very endearing quality.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, assault Hobbit at March 10, 2013 11:29 AM (wbeNt)

33 I can't stand Phyllis Schlafly, the original queen bee. She's done more to hurt the conservative cause than almost any woman I know. But bless her heart for stopping ERA, which would have created 30 years of confused law about what "sex" meant.



Posted by: Sarahw at March 10, 2013 11:30 AM (LYwCh)

34 I finally got around to watching For Whom The Bell Tolls. I liked the movie so much, now I'm reading the book. You can find it easily online for free.

Posted by: gp at March 10, 2013 11:30 AM (+Jpqc)

35 No clitoris butchery on International Women' Day, you guys.

Posted by: eman at March 10, 2013 11:31 AM (64rcm)

36 LOL. I was going to ask ExSnipe if his Custer book mentioned Sir Harry Flashman acting as scout, poster formerly known as Salty Dog.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 10, 2013 11:31 AM (ORGYc)

37 The GF told me Friday it was "Women's Day"....eh, she's Russian.

Posted by: BignJames at March 10, 2013 11:31 AM (HtUkt)

38 Great picture. I only ate at a Hooters once. The eye candy was very nice but the food was kinda not so good. Seemed like everything on the menu was fried food. In my opinion good food beats eye candy.

Posted by: Regular Moron at March 10, 2013 11:32 AM (feFL6)

39

After mentioning Rendezvous With Rama the other day, I went ahead and purchased the kindle version. Wow....It was great when I was just a kid, but now, all the glaring errors make it a very difficult read.

First, it enters our solar system rotating about it's short, unstable axis. That should have raised alarm bells all over the place, and should have been recognized as definitive proof that Rama was not some long dead wandering relic. Instead...that was simply ignored.

The sudden appearance of the Hermian bomb, after it was stated earlier in the book that it was impossible to arrange any intercept other than Endeavour. Placing Endeavour in the shadow of Rama to protect it against a possible nuclear blast, when it had been mentioned only a few pages previously that it would mean the destruction of Endeavour.

The tidal wave in the cylindrical sea would have run in two directions simultaneously.

The 50 meter sea wall on the north face of the cylindrical sea did not take into account the return of water following orbital maneuvering by Rama....if it took a 500 meter sea wall on the south face of the cylindrical sea to prevent the sea from flooding the southern section of Rama, it would have required a sea wall of nearly the same height on the north face.

There are more problems with the book...too many glaring errors make it difficult read now. It's ok for a kid, but otherwise.....no.

The story is still optioned for a movie, (Morgan Freeman wants to make it, and play the part of commander Norton). Which is fine...I just hope that if it ever is made, that they correct those problems....though I doubt this will ever actually be made into a movie.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 10, 2013 11:33 AM (eyJh9)

40 Lois McMaster Bujold's "Cryoburn" was a meh Miles book. Still verry good against today's SF.
I liked "Captain Vorpatril's Alliance" much better.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 10, 2013 11:33 AM (u82oZ)

41 #32 It took me a while to figure out that all of the characters in her Regencies are connected to each other. Titles to look for also include Sanguinet's Crown, Some Brief Folly, The Lord and the Gypsy, Love's Minuet, The Noblest frailty, Had I Never Loved.

She also has a series set in the Scottish uprising, and another which is based on hidden Jacobean treasure.

All are well-written and very excellent entertainment.

Posted by: Miss Marple at March 10, 2013 11:33 AM (GoIUi)

42 Today is Mothering Sunday in the UK.

Posted by: Al at March 10, 2013 11:34 AM (V70Uh)

43 And speaking of International Women's Day, it's only four more days till Steak and BJ Day!

Posted by: andycanuck at March 10, 2013 11:34 AM (ORGYc)

44 IRS raids Gunsmoke gun shop, store formerly featured in reality TV show 'American Guns' on Discovery Channel

http://is.gd/wfZ5kG

Posted by: Jones in CO at March 10, 2013 11:36 AM (8sCoq)

45 Hey, hey, Ralphie boy. How's it hangin'?

Posted by: commander norton at March 10, 2013 11:36 AM (ORGYc)

46 Currently catching up on my chronological list, reading the Almagest of Ptolemy

Posted by: By Any Means Necessary at March 10, 2013 11:37 AM (W3aml)

47 My birthday is Steak and a BJ day! Who's happier than me?

Posted by: By Any Means Necessary at March 10, 2013 11:38 AM (W3aml)

48
IRS raids Gunsmoke gun shop, store formerly featured in reality TV show 'American Guns' on Discovery Channel



They want a war, let it begin here.

Posted by: Captain John Parker at March 10, 2013 11:38 AM (+bZOu)

49
Remember, Democratic Party voters:
In 2008: Vote melanin!
In 2016: Vote vagina!

Posted by: mammon at March 10, 2013 11:39 AM (VDovR)

50
36
andycanuck

Don't remember any Sir Harry in the book. But the U.S. Army had other regiments in the west.

Posted by: ExSnipe at March 10, 2013 11:39 AM (PBm/l)

51 Nineteen Minutes?

Who am I, Superman?
_

Posted by: AoSHQ Member 31175 at March 10, 2013 11:39 AM (9P+hO)

52 Is that Bitty Schram?

Posted by: Corona at March 10, 2013 11:41 AM (fh2Y7)

53
Great picture. I only ate at a Hooters once. The eye candy was very nice
but the food was kinda not so good. Seemed like everything on the menu
was fried food. In my opinion good food beats eye candy.


They serve food there?

Posted by: Samuel Adams at March 10, 2013 11:41 AM (ZOf1l)

54 I find it shocking you ignorant and sexist Morons even know there is an International Womens' Day. We are having a celebratory luncheon at the Unitarian Universalist Church here in Brattleboro. Meanwhile Mr. O'Spades, that horrible Ewok, will be celebrating it at a strip club, or in Megyn Kelly's garbage can!

Posted by: Mary Cloggenstein from Brattleboro, Vermont at March 10, 2013 11:43 AM (eAUyf)

55 But bless her heart for stopping ERA, which would have created 30 years of confused law about what "sex" meant. Posted by: Sarahw at March 10, 2013 11:30 AM (LYwCh)

She delayed it's implementation by 30 years. The aspects of the ERA that horrified Americans then - women in combat, unisex bathrooms (now being touted as a 'civil rights' issue - we can't hurt a tranny's feelings by denying him access to the ladies' room) and gay marriage - are mainstream now and if you don't agree with them, you're a ha8er.

Posted by: Donna V., Cheesehead Supreme at March 10, 2013 11:43 AM (7FqJH)

56
I would second OSP's rec on Master of Disguise. Finished it before all the Argo nonsense. Well written. Interesting guy. More enjoyable than the Rodriquez CIA book Hard Measures IMO. But if you like American patriots, either will do.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at March 10, 2013 11:44 AM (1+dNo)

57 "how much bullying did you experience in school?"

I literally had rocks thrown at me and my house broken into.

Of course, the rock thrower died last year from huffing paint, so I'd say I still came out ahead.

Posted by: Holder & Company at March 10, 2013 11:44 AM (wsGWu)

58 Never been to Hooters.

Sounds like I have not missed much.

Posted by: eman at March 10, 2013 11:44 AM (64rcm)

59 Damn DoD sock...although that might explain some things.

Posted by: Lauren at March 10, 2013 11:45 AM (wsGWu)

60
I wouldn't mind being a decoration. Gaze upon me, loooove me.

I don't see the problem.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 10, 2013 11:46 AM (p/cQy)

61 I tend to read histories and biographies. I suffer from that reading disorder wherein what you read starts to affect the way you act socially.

Like if you read a bunch of Hunter S. Thompson - and then you put out your cigarette on the Pastor's neck during coffee hour when he asks you to stop smoking ... that sort of thing.

Sooooo, after changing churches, I tend to stick with histories.

Two books that I highly recommend are "Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton" - history of the explorer. Fascinating character. Well written book. Burton's observations on Muslim society are still accurate - and way more informed than any of those in this administration.

Letters of Raymond Chandler - A compilation of his personal correspondence over a period of about 20 years. Nice, conversational style. Interesting thoughts and well-turned phrases - not glitzy displays, but apt, well-tuned phrases. One example being "They pay brisk money for this crap." when talking about the burgeoning SF publishing market in the 50s. He then engaged in a paragraphs long display.

Anyway - the Capt. Sir - book is one I would recommend if you like a good solid read.

The Raymond Chandler book is one where you can pick it up, and find something good to read on any page.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at March 10, 2013 11:48 AM (9P+hO)

62 Feminazis have be complaining about the "exploitation" of women for decades.

Uh, excuse me? Who's being exploited? It men didn't have these hormonal urges, Playboy, Hustler, and Hooters would have never made any money.

Posted by: Al at March 10, 2013 11:48 AM (V70Uh)

63 Mary Anning is a little-known, but very important international woman.

She died a long time ago, but there are women like her alive today: important, but shunted aside.

Posted by: eman at March 10, 2013 11:53 AM (64rcm)

64 Thought on ERA -

One of the "Bless Your Heart" aspects of the ERA ratification is that the NOW has said that states which approved the amendment back in the 70s cannot ''un-approve'' their approval and reduce the number of states needed for a vote.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at March 10, 2013 11:53 AM (9P+hO)

65 The Jeeves Omnibus by Wodehouse. Some of the stories I've read before, some I haven't. I needed something light after reading Niall Ferguson's "The War of the World: 20th Century Conflict and the Descent of the West." The latter was well-done, but as depressing a read as you can imagine. Europe basically committed suicide during the 20th century.

Posted by: Donna V., Cheesehead Supreme at March 10, 2013 11:55 AM (7FqJH)

66 Just finished " How Dark the World Becomes" by Frank Chadwick. Very, very good space noir about a guy who more or less finds himself by volunteering to protect 2 alien heirs. Good character alien character development which you sometimes don't find in Sci-fi. I had a little tear in my eye at the end. Actually, I didn't want it to end. Highly recommended.

Posted by: Tuna at March 10, 2013 11:55 AM (M/TDA)

67 Isn't the ERA dead? Wasn't there a time-limit that Congress extended and it still failed to be ratified in time?

Posted by: Al at March 10, 2013 11:55 AM (V70Uh)

68 Who's being exploited?

I feel that the guy paying too much for drinks, passing a couple bucks to a nearly naked dancer above his head, with virtually no chance of scoring with the silicon based life form is the one being exploited.

Meanwhile, the silicon based life form is making about three or four times the rate of pay she would make in any other job and might be working her way through college.

Posted by: Regular Moron at March 10, 2013 11:56 AM (feFL6)

69 Re: 13 - Second the rec. for Master of Disguise by Antonio Mendez. Excellent book, but it starts a bit slow. Beginning shows how his character developed. By the end, you'll be glad you read the whole thing.

Posted by: Doug at March 10, 2013 11:56 AM (aUK/g)

70 silicone, not silicon.

Posted by: Al at March 10, 2013 11:57 AM (V70Uh)

71 I'm so angry that I need to find my special place on my mat.

Posted by: Ashley Puffington at March 10, 2013 11:58 AM (vbh31)

72 Women have more rights and privileges and receive free shit than men do in our society and they recently voted in a jug eared fuck so they can continue that gravy train, and they're still somehow victims?

Fuck 'em all.

Posted by: The Vaginacist at March 10, 2013 11:59 AM (+AV7H)

73

One of the "Bless Your Heart" aspects of the ERA ratification is that the NOW has said that states which approved the amendment back in the 70s cannot ''un-approve'' their approval and reduce the number of states needed for a vote.

Yep. It's still out there lurking...and it will come up again, even though, as has already been pointed out, most of it's goals have been implemented through other means. They'll just tack on even more crap, more 'goodies for gals', and ram it down America's throat eventually.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 10, 2013 11:59 AM (eyJh9)

74 BumperStickerist at March 10, 2013 11:48 AM (9P+hO)

I have the Burton book, but never got around to reading it. Thanks for reminding me. The problem is my book-buying habits far outstrip my ability to read them. In a bookstore, I'm like Michael Moore in a doughnut shop.

Posted by: Donna V., Cheesehead Supreme at March 10, 2013 12:00 PM (7FqJH)

75 Ashley Judd reminds me of "The Children on Men", another very good book that Hollywood just did not understand and made a film that completely fucked-up the message.

Posted by: Al at March 10, 2013 12:00 PM (V70Uh)

76 I have extreme daddy issues.

Posted by: Ashley Puffington at March 10, 2013 12:01 PM (vbh31)

77 Schlafly also writes at Townhall. She and Thomas Sowell are right up there in the octogenarian hall of fame...I want to be that old and contribute daily!!

Posted by: defendUSA at March 10, 2013 12:01 PM (nAHMK)

78 "The Children of Men"

My typo rate this morning is high.


Posted by: Al at March 10, 2013 12:02 PM (V70Uh)

79 http://minx.cc/?blog=86&post=338177#c20303226
Yeah, sure. Bring up Schlaffley and force me to link back to my embarrassingly self-revealing post from a couple days back.

I'm glad you mention all the momentum the ERA had, including the Presidents. We weren't that weird to think it was a good idea. The past is an alternate dimension; they did things differently there.

And the spelling nazi within whispers that her name is missppelled several times in the post ... and possibly here in mine.

Posted by: a mindful webworker at March 10, 2013 12:03 PM (1zmtP)

80 There's more about Sir Harry Flashman and Custer here, ExSnipe, in my sock link.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 10, 2013 12:03 PM (ORGYc)

81 Ashley went to college. She is smart. She has a B.A. in Women's Grievance Studies. She knows what is good for us.




Posted by: Al at March 10, 2013 12:03 PM (V70Uh)

82

I want to be that old and contribute daily!!

Eh. I expect something important to give out long before that, like my wiener, then it's off to the federally approved old folks warehousing compound, and mulching facility.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 10, 2013 12:04 PM (eyJh9)

83 Soylent Green isn't mulched.

Posted by: Al at March 10, 2013 12:05 PM (V70Uh)

84

I keep getting spam messages when trying to post.

eh?

Posted by: beach reader at March 10, 2013 12:06 PM (XYSwB)

85
andycanuck,

That looks like it might be a good read.

Posted by: ExSnipe at March 10, 2013 12:08 PM (PBm/l)

86 That picture, caption, and the expression on the sign holder's face are priceless.


My own favorite Hooter's waitress is in graduate school working on an MBA, She's 25, 5'10", with light blue eyes and was one of their international calendar girls. Maybe one woman in 10,000 has any business being on a Hooter's calendar - so as you might imagine she is just stunningly beautiful in person. By the way she was a collegiate Greco - Roman wrestler, and helped her brother build the engine on her Mustang. And for the moronettes - she is the real deal; I can see the difference between emotion and attitude - so no, I'm not getting fooled. All the other waitresses really like her too.


Where was she when I was young?

Posted by: An Observation at March 10, 2013 12:10 PM (ylhEn)

87 40 Lois McMaster Bujold's "Cryoburn" was a meh Miles book. Still verry good against today's SF.
I liked "Captain Vorpatril's Alliance" much better.

I thought it interesting that Miles, who was almost never home, married Vor, while Ivan, who was almost never off-planet, married a Galactic. From Jackson's Whole, even.

Posted by: Fox 2! at March 10, 2013 12:10 PM (+N4be)

88 "Women are not for decoration."




Some more so than others apparently.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 10, 2013 12:10 PM (qqZuQ)

89 So seriously you guys, can guys now dress in drag and hit the ladies room? Or do I have to have my parts swapped? A friend wants to know.

Posted by: Guido at March 10, 2013 12:12 PM (A0wk8)

90 Soylent Green isn't mulched.
And the product isn't consistent--the taste varies from person to person.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 10, 2013 12:14 PM (ORGYc)

91
65
Donna V,
If you found Ferguson's book depressing, then don't read "Bloodlands" by Timothy Snyder. It's about the war between Hitler and Stalin. The history of what those two did to the countries between them is horrific, and that's before they started fighting.

Posted by: ExSnipe at March 10, 2013 12:15 PM (PBm/l)

92

So seriously you guys, can guys now dress in drag and hit the ladies room? Or do I have to have my parts swapped? A friend wants to know.

There was a story up on Lucianne the other day, about a city council passing an ordinance allowing any male that identifies as being female to use any female bathroom. Remember that next time you take your kids to the park...or out to eat...or just out.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 10, 2013 12:15 PM (eyJh9)

93

And the product isn't consistent--the taste varies from person to person.

I intend to be tough, and stringy, and tasting vaguely of beer, and stale urine.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 10, 2013 12:17 PM (eyJh9)

94 Hooters = rape. Double rape, 5-7pm weekdays.

Posted by: annoyed at March 10, 2013 12:17 PM (bWQXp)

95 The ERA legally died in 1979 when the time limit expired. Congress passed a simple majority extension to 1982 (which in my opinion was illegal). But it didn't make that one either. So it is dead dead dead now.

Posted by: Vic at March 10, 2013 12:18 PM (53z96)

96 But in the end it didn't matter. Congress went head and passed all the laws without the amendment because the Constitution was no longer in effect anyway.

Posted by: Vic at March 10, 2013 12:19 PM (53z96)

97 This week I read {i]The Flanders Panel by Arturo Perez-Reverte, and give it a 4.25/5.

Quoth the Publisher:

A fifteenth-century painting by a Flemish master is about to be auctioned when Julia, a young art restorer, discovers a peculiar inscription hidden in a corner: "Who killed the knight?"

In the painting, the Duke of Flanders and his knight are locked in a game of chess, and a dark lady lurks mysteriously in the background.

Julia is determined to solve the five-hundred-year-old murder, but as she begins to look for clues, several of her friends in the art world are brutally murdered in quick succession. Messages left with the bodies suggest a crucial connection between the chess game in the painting, the knight's murder, the sordid underside of the contemporary art world, and the latest deaths.


Fast-paced, extremely well-researched and written (as is every work by this author), and good clever fun with chess, art and history. Recommended.

Posted by: Blacksheep at March 10, 2013 12:20 PM (bS6uW)

98 Oops. It was Philly so it doesn't count.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/b75oq2s

Posted by: Fritz at March 10, 2013 12:21 PM (WM+rJ)

99 StickyW- that is so beyond fucked up. But otherwise its always "for the children" right? Dbag dirtbag retards.

Posted by: Guido at March 10, 2013 12:21 PM (A0wk8)

100 What is the trump suit, gay or female?

Posted by: eman at March 10, 2013 12:23 PM (64rcm)

101 @100: It'll still be black. Corey Booker will demolish Hillary in the Dem primary.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 10, 2013 12:23 PM (OevbG)

102 This week I read {i]The Flanders Panel by Arturo Perez-Reverte, and give it a 4.25/5.

Loose shit in my coding.

Posted by: Blacksheep at March 10, 2013 12:23 PM (bS6uW)

103 Sexism, only ugly bitches complain about it!

Posted by: jukin at March 10, 2013 12:24 PM (WGm5T)

104 The poor Hooters chicks look like they're dealing with their exploited plight just fine, thank you ... as am I.

Posted by: Blacksheep at March 10, 2013 12:27 PM (bS6uW)

105 Amazon customer reviews of a scale model replica of the Predator drone;

http://tinyurl.com/alj9tgv

Posted by: kbdabear at March 10, 2013 12:27 PM (mCvL4)

106 For my book club this coming Monday we are reading Joseph Girzone's The Homeless Bishop. It's a novel about an Italian Bishop who comes to America and lives as a homeless man for a year and a half. Because I guess there are no homeless in Europe. Anyway, I got about halfway through it and just had to stop. The book is written in an awful, ham-handed fashion. Every homeless person is a would-be saint who has fallen on momentary hard times. Evidently this novel also takes place in some alternate universe where immigration laws are actually enforced, so there are no less than three deportation scenes. The final nail was the Bishop's description of the Iran-America impasse, a part which I think Ron Paul must have co-authored.

What gets me about the book is that on Amazon every review but one has given this drek five stars. I can understand the social justice types lauding the politics and theology, but just the quality of the writing alone makes it a middling book at best. Doesn't anyone care about aesthetics, or is it enough that a book cater to your ideological predispositions?

Posted by: Paul Zummo at March 10, 2013 12:28 PM (81ahw)

107 a city council passing an ordinance allowing any male that identifies
as being female to use any female bathroom. Remember that next time you
take your kids to the park...or out to eat...or just out.


So behavior that would get a 'regular' male arrested, placed on a sexual predator list, and other societal punishments can now be permitted by simply making up a story about gender?

Wake me up when this nightmare is over.

Posted by: Regular Moron at March 10, 2013 12:28 PM (feFL6)

108 "1001 Nights": I was looking for a free and uncensored version on teh Kindle. I chose John Payne, not Burton. Payne was a poet, and also didn't clutter up the place with footnotes like Burton.

I saw what they meant about "uncensored". In the first story I read, as soon as the main character gets into Christian territory he stumbles upon a "monastery". It is, of course, full of women and they waste no time before stripping down and wrestling each other.

So I ended up spending the evening of "womens' day" pretty much reading pr0n.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at March 10, 2013 12:30 PM (QTHTd)

109 ExSnipe at March 10, 2013 12:15 PM (PBm/l)

I'm of Eastern European descent and thank God all the time that I was born here and not in Prague or Krakow.Talk about being geographically disadvantaged - battered by both Germany and the USSR. That book would indeed be a very difficult read for me.

Posted by: Donna V., Cheesehead Supreme at March 10, 2013 12:32 PM (7FqJH)

110 Getting close to finishing Vince Flynn's "American Assassin". Better that the others in the Mitch Rap series. They were too formula, pretty much the same story. Could be me I kind of burnt out on the Techno-Thriller.

Posted by: Paladin at March 10, 2013 12:34 PM (LTquJ)

111 BlackSheep, The Flanders Panel by Arturo Perez-Reverte sounds great! Thanks for the tip.

Posted by: Donna V., Cheesehead Supreme at March 10, 2013 12:35 PM (7FqJH)

112 Finished Thomas Perry's "Pursuit," about an ex-cop who uses unconventional methods to catch a hitman. Excellent, excellent, excellent.

Posted by: RushBabe at March 10, 2013 12:38 PM (tQHzJ)

113 74
The problem is my book-buying habits far outstrip my ability to read them. In a bookstore, I'm like Michael Moore in a doughnut shop.
Posted by: Donna V., Cheesehead Supreme at March 10, 2013 12:00 PM (7FqJH)


Uh huh. Factor in Amazon, AbeBooks, and Alibris and the problem gets an order of magnitude worse.

I'm going to have to build an addition on my house to live in after the piles of books finish their takeover of the rest of the house.

Meanwhile, I spend all my free time reading blogs. Go figure.

Posted by: rickl at March 10, 2013 12:39 PM (sdi6R)

114 I like boobs.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 10, 2013 12:40 PM (HDgX3)

115 Here's a link to American Thinker article about the bathrooms...

http://tinyurl.com/a8qgfsw

On Feb. 26, the Phoenix City Council passed the so-called "Bathroom Bill," which will allow not only "transgendered" men, but also any man who thinks he is a woman to use many of the same public restrooms that women and young girls use.

Posted by: Regular Moron at March 10, 2013 12:40 PM (feFL6)

116 Vic, Piers Anthony has whole series of those books, "The Incarnations of Immortality". Try "On a Pale Horse" next, if you like his stuff.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at March 10, 2013 12:42 PM (OjQYm)

117 What gets me about the book is that on Amazon every review but one has given this drek five stars.

Groupthink is strong on Amazon. I reviewed "James Corey"'s Leviathan Wakes as a 2/5, because its characters were stock, the horror-creatures were "vomit zombies" and the villains were greedycorporations again. Since most SF fans are progressives, my review got downdinged by everyone. If I ever told the "Cloud Atlas" readership what I really thought about that book, I'd get ejected as a troll.

"more like - Cloud of Fart-Gas!"

(Yeah, okay, maybe I am a troll. But that doesn't mean it's not true.)

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at March 10, 2013 12:43 PM (QTHTd)

118 But in the end it didn't matter. Congress went head
and passed all the laws without the amendment because the Constitution
was no longer in effect anyway.


Posted by: Vic at March 10, 2013 12:19 PM

What is this "Constitution"?

Posted by: Dept. Of Accuracy Dept. at March 10, 2013 12:44 PM (MhA4j)

119 Almost forgot, re Phyllis. According to Ann Barnhardt, IIRC, Phyllis's latest book has a copy of the cancelled check a U.S. Catholic bishop used to send to send Barry Obama to Calif. to learn community organizing back in the day.

Posted by: RushBabe at March 10, 2013 12:44 PM (tQHzJ)

120 Vic, Piers Anthony has whole series of those books,
"The Incarnations of Immortality". Try "On a Pale Horse" next, if you
like his stuff.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at March 10, 2013 12:42 PM (OjQYm)

Yes, I know I have read them all from the library. I am working my way through them now on the Kindle.

Posted by: Vic at March 10, 2013 12:45 PM (53z96)

121 105 Amazon customer reviews of a scale model replica of the Predator drone;

http://tinyurl.com/alj9tgv

Posted by: kbdabear at March 10, 2013 12:27 PM (mCvL4)

Hilarious.

Posted by: BignJames at March 10, 2013 12:46 PM (HtUkt)

122 Are we getting close to the gun thread yet?

Posted by: VIA, on the tiny keyboard at March 10, 2013 12:47 PM (pY+zp)

123 117
Since when are most science fiction fans Progressives?
Most liberals and über liberals I know have zilch in the imagination department.

Posted by: Tuna at March 10, 2013 12:47 PM (M/TDA)

124 a friend of mine decided to become a a former friend when the conversation turned to "gender" -

He runs a youth-centered charitable organization. A story a while back dealt with a biological male child who self-identified as "girl." and the ramifications of that for the school.

I work in that public school (on the parent side) milieu - so I pointed out that anything outside "normal" requires a professional diagnosis (medical or as-appropriate) to access accommodations.

In other words, a male child's self-identification as girl, even with parent support of said identification, home movies, and such - only indicates that a professional opinion is needed.

At which point I, somehow, became a Nazi and he went full Lefty - defriended me, won't return calls or messages, et cetera.

I didn't bother pointing out that all the kids in his program are almost as white as an MSNBC corporate function - as is the staff - and they're in an area that has about a 40% non-white population.

The irony-aneurysm that realization would precipitated would have killed him - or worse - turned him Republican.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at March 10, 2013 12:48 PM (9P+hO)

125 Here's what bothers me about Hooters waitresses. Some of them wear those orange shorts so tight that they look like they're pulling up on the butt crack. All I can think about in that restaurant is how uncomfortable that would be.

And push up bras that push the boobehs up and together for cleavage?

Putting up with all that tightness and binding? Those gals earn the big tips.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 10, 2013 12:50 PM (vHU8p)

126 rickl at March 10, 2013 12:39 PM (sdi6R)

At least we're not Manhattanites. I remember reading a WSJ article about the problems faced by New York book addicts who live in cubbyhole apartments. They showed a guy who had books piled from floor to ceiling. Another guy ran out of space and was renting two efficiency apartments - one for living quarters and one for books. It's a great place for bookstores and the worst place to own a lot of books

Posted by: Donna V., Cheesehead Supreme at March 10, 2013 12:52 PM (7FqJH)

127 At least we're not Manhattanites. I remember reading
a WSJ article about the problems faced by New York book addicts who
live in cubbyhole apartments. They showed a guy who had books piled from
floor to ceiling. Another guy ran out of space and was renting two
efficiency apartments - one for living quarters and one for books. It's a
great place for bookstores and the worst place to own a lot of books

Posted by: Donna V., Cheesehead Supreme at March 10, 2013 12:52 PM (7FqJH)

_______________
First World Problems suck.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 10, 2013 12:54 PM (HDgX3)

128 Is Bush fatigue an oxymoron?

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at March 10, 2013 12:54 PM (P3dtw)

129 Most liberals and über liberals I know have zilch in the imagination department.

Well, their fanatical adherence to bad science (AGW) at least lends credence to the fiction side of the equation.

Posted by: My Little Pony at March 10, 2013 12:55 PM (vbh31)

130 Only read a couple of free mystery novels lately. "Murder on the mind" start of a character series for Jeff Resnick. Protagonist finds himself getting psychic flashes from a murder after being mugged and uses this + insurance investigator history to solve the crime. It was fairly well done but didn't grab me to the point of buying the next novel right away.

The other one was "Hot Straight in" If you are bothered by errors such as swapping character names and other such lack of proof-reading give this one a pass. I also was just not engaged by the authors depictions of modern electronic surveillance and so on. It was not so bad I quit reading but I'll pass even on another freebie from Mr James Bryce.

Posted by: Palerider at March 10, 2013 12:56 PM (cQZV0)

131 Since when are most science fiction fans Progressives?

Apparently since at least 2009.
http://blog.jim.com/politics/racefail-09.html

The leftward march of science fiction as a genre is dealt with here (a few para's down):
http://blog.jim.com/culture/burning-the-past.html

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at March 10, 2013 12:57 PM (QTHTd)

132 And the sad thing about that photo of the feminist holding the sign is that if she'd put a little effort into it, she'd look just as good as anyone else. Baggy, shapeless pants, stringy hair, and no make-up. Envy and bitterness are not lovely traits.

Think about it. Paris Hilton's looks are based on great make-up, gorgeous expensive clothes, a blonde dye job, and hair that is constantly being done for her by professionals.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 10, 2013 12:58 PM (vHU8p)

133 " Putting up with all that tightness and binding? Those gals earn the big tips."

For those of both genders interested in the technology, Jenna Marbles
http://youtu.be/HErdtVkR3Nw

Posted by: a mindful webworker at March 10, 2013 01:00 PM (F3WsD)

134 The feminist decoration photo and a comment above reminded me of the New Yorker cartoon post: a black and white water color rendering captioned, "I think I'll just go kill myself."

That is the despair inflicted on women by feminists.

DM

Posted by: DM at March 10, 2013 01:01 PM (LaKlJ)

135 New thread up... oh, wait, never mind. It's gaming.

Posted by: a mindful webworker at March 10, 2013 01:01 PM (F3WsD)

136 21 On the related topic, how much bullying did you experience in school?

Posted by: Al at March 10, 2013 11:20 AM (V70Uh)

I dealt with bullying quite a lot in middle school. In fact, I found out less than a year ago that the worst bully I encountered had drowned in a diving accident in the mid 00s. My decades-long regret for not pounding him into a coma suddenly vanished upon discovering that. Good fucking riddance.


By high school, I was merely ostracized rather than bullied.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's hi-cap assault diaphragm at March 10, 2013 01:01 PM (7xeJQ)

137 First World Problems suck. Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at March 10, 2013 12:54 PM (HDgX3)

That's why the Left is working hard to ensure we'll all have plenty of Third World problems to concern ourselves with.

Posted by: Donna V., Cheesehead Supreme at March 10, 2013 01:01 PM (7FqJH)

138 That picture yonder up top is eye rape.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's flying yoga mat at March 10, 2013 01:04 PM (vbh31)

139 Game thread up

Posted by: Vic at March 10, 2013 01:05 PM (53z96)

140 I have trouble browsing books on amazon. So as a consequence of borders going out of business I have bought far less books the last couple years. Mainly I buy books recommended here or that I read about elsewhere. My budget is grateful but I miss stumbling upon whole shelves of amazing new reads at the bookstore.


Speaking of recommendations here I am in the middle of 1493. Great book, am learning a lot. For example china has always been the source of cheaply made crap that other countries snap up.

Posted by: Paranoidgirlinseattle at March 10, 2013 01:05 PM (RZ8pf)

141 "And the sad thing about that photo of the feminist holding the sign is that if she'd put a little effort into it, she'd look just as good as anyone else. "

You're right. When I was a teen, I was always fascinated by those makeovers they would feature in women's magazines - taking a plain woman, fixing her hair and makeup and making her look glamourous. So much can be done with just some basic grooming.

Of course, if you're not interested in that and don't wish to spend any time at all on looking good, that's your choice. But don't hate others who do.

Posted by: Donna V., Cheesehead Supreme at March 10, 2013 01:07 PM (7FqJH)

142 Is Bush fatigue an oxymoron?
Not with me!

Posted by: sandy fluke at March 10, 2013 01:13 PM (ORGYc)

143

Here's a link to American Thinker article about the bathrooms...

Yep, that's the article. Amazing, isn't it? My wife is already Mama Bear when it comes to the kids, (we do foster care, and currently have four....which is why I can have three grown children, and four more under the age of eight), and I can envision some very ugly scenes if we lived in Phoenix.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 10, 2013 01:14 PM (eyJh9)

144 Great picture. I only ate at a Hooters once. The eye
candy was very nice but the food was kinda not so good. Seemed like
everything on the menu was fried food. In my opinion good food beats eye
candy.


Posted by: Regular Moron at March 10, 2013 11:32 AM (feFL6)

Try the grilled chicken sandwich.

Posted by: An Observation at March 10, 2013 01:14 PM (ylhEn)

145 What are these things called books?

Posted by: Bufalobob at March 10, 2013 01:16 PM (x+7qA)

146
I think we should rename this thread to Crapper Finds.

Posted by: Ed Anger at March 10, 2013 01:17 PM (tOkJB)

147

Putting up with all that tightness and binding? Those gals earn the big tips.

Yeah, true. The men dining there could be fed sauteed cardboard, and would never notice. The patrons are happy, the girls are making a decent wage by showing a little ass, and cleavage. I really don't see how it hurts anyone. Not my cup of Valu-rite, but to each his, or her, own.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 10, 2013 01:19 PM (eyJh9)

148 "The men dining there could be fed sauteed cardboard, and would never notice."

How did you find out our secret recipe? Industrial spy!

Posted by: Hooters Chefs at March 10, 2013 01:26 PM (13IVx)

149 38
Great picture. I only ate at a Hooters once. The eye candy was very nice
but the food was kinda not so good. Seemed like everything on the menu
was fried food. In my opinion good food beats eye candy.



Posted by: Regular Moron at March 10, 2013 11:32 AM (feFL6)


Food-wise, I only go to Hooters for the oysters which are either steamed (my preference) or raw.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke's hi-cap assault diaphragm at March 10, 2013 01:27 PM (7xeJQ)

150 And might as well plug in the book thread this for all the aspiring Moron authors. April 1st will kick off the first Camp NanoWriMo of the year. July will see a second one.

Word count is flexible, default is 50k in a month. But you can set it lower or higher. Also this time they are bowing to reality and what some had been doing - you can choose to write one story or write a series of short stories. Also can further define the criteria of who will be your cabin mates.

So register and start planning out the story.
http://www.campnanowrimo.org/about

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 10, 2013 01:28 PM (Jr9vG)

151 Up next in my reading pile is "We," by Yevgeny Zamyatin, "How the Irish Saved Civilization," by Thomas Cahill, and "Gates of Fire," by Steven Pressfield.

Posted by: no good deed at March 10, 2013 01:31 PM (mjR67)

152 Paranoidgirlinseattle ,

Since you miss browsing at the bookstore, just an idea. Hang out at the library, then when you find books that are interesting, you can buy them on Amazon.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 10, 2013 01:32 PM (vHU8p)

153

I give up trying to post without spam messages.

here's the link

http://www.davidsongifted.org/

Posted by: beachgamer'ette at March 10, 2013 01:38 PM (XYSwB)

154 Nerdy girl that is a good idea but it doesn't seem like our libraries can keep in the newer books. It is a good idea for me to find some older ones though.

Posted by: Paranoidgirlinseattle at March 10, 2013 01:40 PM (RZ8pf)

155 "The patrons are happy, the girls are making a decent wage by showing a little ass, and cleavage. I really don't see how it hurts anyone. "

I tried the place a couple times because their food was supposedly good. It wasn't great. But I have to say, I went alone, figuring that I would get less service than the men who are obviously supposed to tip big for the eye candy. The waitresses were just as friendly to me and gave good service. They know how to earn tips.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 10, 2013 01:43 PM (vHU8p)

156 In a just and righteous world, the dictionary would have Schlafly's picture next to the word Feminist.

Posted by: toby928© presents at March 10, 2013 01:44 PM (QupBk)

157 I went to a Hooters exactly once. The food was deeply average, and the waitresses all had on fleshtone full-body stockings under their skimpy uniforms. There was actually less skin on display than at a convent.

If you want food, go to a decent restaurant. If you want titties, go to a titty bar. Hooters is neither fish nor fowl.

Although if it pisses off feminists, I guess it's a net good for society.

Posted by: Trimegistus at March 10, 2013 01:48 PM (p7Am8)

158 And I'm also waiting for the gun thread. I need advice on whether the the PA-63 or the P-64 is a better carry Makarov. The alloy Hungarian looks better, but I can almost get two Polish for the same price.

Posted by: toby928© presents at March 10, 2013 01:51 PM (QupBk)

159 Piers Anthony?? Try Pornucopia. Even if it isn't some of his best work, it's freaking hilarious.

Free horror/comedy on kindle

Attic clowns vol 2 http://preview.tinyurl.com/acqwhkz

The Crawling Abattoir http://preview.tinyurl.com/ansr5se

Posted by: 4TZNh at March 10, 2013 01:52 PM (4TZNh)

160 Even I draw the line at Hooters food. Well, sometimes.

Posted by: Meggie Mac at March 10, 2013 01:54 PM (vbh31)

161
What are these things called books?

----

It's what us old farts use to change our brains software.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 10, 2013 01:59 PM (9MmIU)

162 Sometimes I just need to feed these ginormous jugs and massive glutes, so any fare will do.

Posted by: Meggie Mac at March 10, 2013 02:02 PM (vbh31)

163 Actually as far as the picture, it doesn't say every much, You can't even see the woman in the back and the woman with the sign is almost completely hidden You don't know if taken out of her shapeless sweats and put in skimpy little shorts and a shirt and while she was wearing makeup and a new hairs style she might not look fine. Women work at Hooters for the same person they work many other places-to make money.Iif their tips will improve because they look good-that understandable. It happens when waitresses and waiters are wearing non sexy attire too. I don't go to "Hooters" but i've talked to women who work there. Some were women who were single mothers
and some were college students; IMO It beats prostitution or pole dancing as far as a job to claim you do and which would seem to be more demeaning.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 10, 2013 02:05 PM (g7q64)

164 I enjoyed the information about Phyllis Schafly. It belies the comments of the poster who said she wants all women claimed to the stove or that's she's a hypocrite. Hypocrite-why? I still don' t get that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 10, 2013 02:10 PM (g7q64)

165
On the related topic, how much bullying did you experience in school?

Upon reflection, I realize that I could have been a target of bullying, since I was slight and nerdy. But where I grew up (Pacific Beach) there really wasn't any bullying. From my perspective, bullying is many a myth, along the lines of 10% of the population being gay. It's just something the liberals like to use to bash regular society.






I was bullied. Often and to varied degrees. Though I simply figured that's the was things were and it wouldn't always be so for me. If I blamed anyone it was the teachers who were supposed to be protecting me (HAH!).

Posted by: katya the designated driver at March 10, 2013 02:24 PM (DoZD+)

166
Ashley Judd reminds me of "The Children on Men", another very good book that Hollywood just did not understand and made a film that completely fucked-up the message.





What'd you expect with Julianna Moore?

Posted by: katya the designated driver at March 10, 2013 02:28 PM (DoZD+)

167 I listened to the audiobook of Eight Million Ways To Die, a Matthew Scudder novel by Lawrence Block, read by same. I read it a couple of years ago and found my appreciation for it hadn't waned, just a brilliant heart-felt mystery that the author does an excellent job narrating. It puts me in the mood to read or listen to more Scudder stories, and rent a vid of the movie though I think it's not supposed to be faithful to it.

Posted by: waelse1 at March 10, 2013 02:41 PM (KeTxr)

168 Kids are the worst in junior high and sometimes despite their recent comments of "no tolerance" for that the teachers do nothing. In fact, i know a girl in 7th grade who claims the teachers are as bad as the kids in bullying. And if you have a kid who's different it's miserable. My son (whom I suspect has Asbergers) was miserable for two years but never told me until after I began to homeschool him how bad it was and this is in one of the supposedly best schools academically in the state. Now I have to deal with the darn school system and the child study team if I want him to be evaluated for Asbergers.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 10, 2013 02:42 PM (g7q64)

169 "Zero tolerance" policies in school are a fantastic tool for bullies. Since schools now routinely punish BOTH kids involved in any "incident" the bully can now use the school's own rules to intimidate his victim into silence. "If you tell the teacher you'll get in trouble. You don't want that, do you?"

Posted by: Trimegistus at March 10, 2013 03:00 PM (1L5aT)

170 I realize this thread may be dead but here goes.

I was thinking that I could use a couple more bookcases. Then I thought "no, in the future (present), entire libraries of books will be on Kindle"

Then I wonder "How many books can a Kindle hold?"

Well? How many books can a Kindle Fire hold? How to you back up books (media?, PC?) if your Kindle gets full? Let me tell you, I am NOT deleting any books.


Posted by: Al at March 10, 2013 03:25 PM (V70Uh)

171 Yeah, Junior High sucked. By High School, the bullies were smoking pot and mellowed.


Posted by: Al at March 10, 2013 03:26 PM (V70Uh)

172 The original Kindle will hold about 1400 books of average size. The newer ones will hold about 3500. If the books are DRM free you can move them over to your computer, if not you can simply delete them and reload from your Amazon "cloud" library.



And BTW, in the early days almost every book downloaded from Amazon had DRM on it and it is aggravating shit. My experience lately is about 50 to 60% have DRM now.


If you go to a tablet like I got my wife for Christmas and get a 25G card it will hold so many you will never have to worry in your lifetime.

Posted by: Vic at March 10, 2013 03:35 PM (53z96)

173 I know many on the right do not like Phyllis and like to deride her. I can tell you this - the woman has done her duty and then some. She has never disgraced herself and always called out those who oppose her strong convictions. The most interesting part of her life is the great love she has for people of all backgrounds. The media has portrayed her as cold and unloving but she is anything but that. She's the grandmother many wish they had.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at March 10, 2013 03:49 PM (n8LUb)

174 Here is a quote I underlined:

The Metaphysical Club Chapter The Law Of Errors...

"Man is born, grows up, and dies according to certain laws which have never been studied.," Quetelet began, and he printed a table showing that the annual number of murders reported in France from 1826 to 1831 was relatively constant.This was not an unexpected finding. But Quetelet's table also showed that the proportion of murders committed with guns each year was also relatively constant as were the proportions of murders committed using swords, knives, canes, stones, cutting and stabbing instruments, kicks and punches, strangulation, drowning, and fire....
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Gun grabbing seems so out of place after reading this.





Posted by: sTevo at March 10, 2013 04:07 PM (VMcEw)

175 Boy, this paste really tastes great!

Posted by: occam at March 10, 2013 04:45 PM (YwpS0)

176 Flouride has been cited in recent studies as lowering the IQ in children who drink it. Schlafly was onto something.

Posted by: Aslan's Girl at March 10, 2013 06:53 PM (KL49F)

177 At our Annual Town Meeting yesterday, we voted down having flouride added into our water!

Posted by: HAPPY at March 10, 2013 07:23 PM (5X289)

178 176 Flouride has been cited in recent studies as lowering the IQ in children who drink it. Schlafly was onto something.
Posted by: Aslan's Girl at March 10, 2013 06:53 PM (KL49F)

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I've also heard that fluoride can interfere with thyroid function.

Posted by: Mindy the wacko-bird at March 10, 2013 07:54 PM (wk9P4)

179 Wally Bryson's sister (on the left)? Not complaining... just wondering...

Posted by: TomK at March 10, 2013 08:57 PM (u5h2Z)

180 Currently reading Nikolai Berdyaev's "Christianity and Class War". Berdyaev was a Marxist until he had a conversion, and then became a Christian philosopher. I just finished chapter 2, where he basically rips Marxism apart because of all its internal contradictions. Unfortunately, I think the only edition published in English was back in 1933, so it's a hard book to find, but most of his stuff is quite excellent.

Posted by: Katja at March 10, 2013 10:31 PM (9Ymq7)

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