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by Maddy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 198
Views: 5298

Re: Kavanaugh

I"ll just say that having learned a little bit about the circumstances, I can only feel respect for Jackson's choices. 'Nuff said.
by Maddy
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 198
Views: 5298

Re: Kavanaugh

I'm still raising a 22 year old millenial. She was adopted so she she's not infected with my baby boomer genes. On one hand I could commend her for the minimalist lifestyle she is leading. She doesn't drive a car but walks to work every day to her part time job that provides her with all the money ...
by Maddy
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 198
Views: 5298

Re: Kavanaugh

I'm still raising a 22 year old millenial. She was adopted so she she's not infected with my baby boomer genes. On one hand I could commend her for the minimalist lifestyle she is leading. She doesn't drive a car but walks to work every day to her part time job that provides her with all the money ...
by Maddy
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 198
Views: 5298

Re: Kavanaugh

Speaking as a late boomer myself with millenial kids, if the crime rate is lower it's because they are too lazy to go commit them, or need one of us to show them how. :P Or because there are cameras in every aisle and all the merchandise that has any appeal to young people is now contained in theft...
by Maddy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 198
Views: 5298

Re: Kavanaugh

Diversity and globalization don't help these people. But neither do corporate tax cuts and the military industrial complex. And free healthcare, tax-credits, and other safety nets sure as f'k DO help them, yet they eschew those options in favor of a bombastic clown because they see themselves as te...
by Maddy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 198
Views: 5298

Re: Kavanaugh

She's not asking anyone to believe her wholeheartedly without evidence. She's just asking that her testimony be given as evidence to his character. If he did what she claims, I think she has every right to come forward whenever she pleases. Nobody's questioning her right to come forward. Nor has an...
by Maddy
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 198
Views: 5298

Re: Kavanaugh

I taught a class to high-school aged kids not long ago and was struck by the extent to which young people are seemingly unable to distinguish reality from a position asserted with the object of convincing others of its truth. It seemed to be much more than a political or ideological preference; rath...
by Maddy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 198
Views: 5298

Re: Kavanaugh

"Playing hard to get" is simply evolutionary biology at work, don't you think? I mean it's like, "okay guys, who is the fittest among you who would like your genes to survive with me - show me what you got". Rape is when someone takes away the woman's power of natural selection that she already has...
by Maddy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 198
Views: 5298

Re: Kavanaugh

"Playing hard to get" is simply evolutionary biology at work, don't you think? I mean it's like, "okay guys, who is the fittest among you who would like your genes to survive with me - show me what you got". Rape is when someone takes away the woman's power of natural selection that she already has...
by Maddy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 198
Views: 5298

Re: Kavanaugh

I tend to agree with you Sophie, that something probably did occur, but most likely it involved drunkenness, mixed messages, the usual teenage fumbling, and a good dose of Saturday morning remorse. But that's a far cry from what's being alleged. We live in a culture where much of communication consi...
by Maddy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Kavanaugh
Replies: 198
Views: 5298

Re: Kavanaugh

As all of these women's testimony unravels, the response of the "true believers" has become even more shrill and even hysterical. I was the unfortunate attendee of an agricultural seminar last weekend in which the topic turned, without warning, to the Kavanaugh hearings. Several of the women in atte...
by Maddy
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Health Care Reform
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Health Care Reform

Thanks for your thoughts on this, Sophie! I was secretly hoping you might send a kernel of advice my way! Fortunately I've got nothing else tugging at me today, so I'll get this squared away one way or another. I did take a look at the CDC stats on tetanus--200-something cases in the U.S. in 7 years...