joelmael

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  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: How Coffee Works by yellowsnapdragon.

    2014-09-02 11:56:31View | Delete

    But wait…cruelty to kids is “For Your Own Good Hidden Cruelty in Child Rearing And The Roots of Violence” title of a wonderful book by Alice Miller.

  • This is the long and the short of it, this is exactly the bind we are in. How can it be any clearer. Shouldn’t even a teabagger be able to get the picture?

    How much do retiring democrats get? Just a little less? Was it Nader who said there’s not a dimes worth of difference?

  • Just WoW! People like Nydia Tisdale give me hope.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: How Coffee Works by yellowsnapdragon.

    2014-09-02 08:53:06View | Delete

    Good to hear that I sometimes think maybe I drink too much of it. I use one of those auto perkers that says 5 cups on it. They are liars it’s less than 3 cups, I measured. So I usually make 2 pots of a morning. Interesting about brewing temp, I despise coffee left on [...]

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: How Coffee Works by yellowsnapdragon.

    2014-09-02 08:39:46View | Delete

    How about y’all Is that how you spell it? One incident comes to mind. A long time ago here an MD who I haven’t seen around here for quite a while mentioned that the young women of today seem to denying feminism. So, assuming (mistake one) the MD was a male, I thought of course [...]

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: How Coffee Works by yellowsnapdragon.

    2014-09-02 07:41:29View | Delete

    I’ll never forget that first cup of coffee as a teen. It was at a drive-in. If you can remember when a drive-in was a vacant lot on a busy street where someone built a shack and sold burgers and drinks. That cup really got me going, this shy guy flirting with everyone in sight, [...]

  • Article the third… Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. EVERY ACTIVITY OF THE GOVERNMENT SHALL, AT ALL TIMES, BE OPEN TO INSPECTION BY THE PEOPLE

    There, fixed it.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Solar Roadways: The Amtrak Commission and Other News by Phoenix Woman.

    2014-09-01 06:14:10View | Delete

    The cost of installing solar roof panels is dropping really fast: http://blog.ucsusa.org/cost-of-installing-solar-panels-635 I haven’t studied it carefully but it seems to me the cost/benefit is nearing that critical point where, in many areas, people will suddenly realize they can do it. Yes that troll gets debunked every which way but Sunday but I dunno what [...]

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Game Night by Elliott.

    2014-08-30 10:54:13View | Delete

    Yes Yes, love Charades. You get to act the fool with impunity!

  • joelmael commented on the blog post Come Saturday Morning: Some Good News

    2014-08-30 09:26:52View | Delete

    Well it was a long time ago, I might feel differently today. But as I recall Alice was the strong one and Ralph was all bluster. I think the audience was aware that he would not, could not, actually touch her. It was clear she had no fear of Ralph whatsoever, she just bemusedly allowed him run his exasperation at her, sort of like a little boy threatening mom.

  • joelmael commented on the blog post Come Saturday Morning: Some Good News

    2014-08-30 08:52:48View | Delete

    Loved that show, especially Audrey Meadows. Why did she take up with a boob like Ralph Kramden when she could have had me?

  • joelmael commented on the blog post Come Saturday Morning: Some Good News

    2014-08-30 08:25:32View | Delete

    “Sure let me state the ol’ saw that not all men are like this,”

    Maybe someday this caveat will not be necessary, women will be able to speak without being required to take care that some male somewhere might not feel good about what she says.

    The “B” word is a powerful enforcer, not quite up with burning at the stake but doesn’t require firewood.

  • joelmael commented on the blog post Come Saturday Morning: Some Good News

    2014-08-30 07:17:26View | Delete

    I think the nature/nurture discussion has been going on since forever without arriving at convincing evidence either way.

    I think we are usually willing to accept the nature side when it applies to other animals–when it’s not about us. And by ‘us’ usually we men.

    Are bonobos ‘extremely mellow’ by nature or by nurture?

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Game Night by Elliott.

    2014-08-30 06:11:45View | Delete

    I think it’s in the genes, jeans?. Whatever, we’ve been going with this men-in-charge thing since forever and it’s been continuous war. Why not try something different? Why not try the gender that has a reputation, whether true or not, for co-operation? Trouble is comparing genders is risky business people do not want to do [...]

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Game Night by Elliott.

    2014-08-30 05:54:49View | Delete

    “while a very smart person” makes the difference. I was thinking of the not very smart person with limited vocabulary. I think they usually avoid the game but sometimes they feel pressured to play. I’m also thinking of those kids who don’t do well in school who nevertheless have to get up every school day [...]

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Game Night by Elliott.

    2014-08-30 05:09:23View | Delete

    I like scrabble too, provided all the players are of similar ability. If there is one who just doesn’t do well, it’s uncomfortable.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Game Night by Elliott.

    2014-08-30 04:25:53View | Delete

    You can’t do any better than Monopoly, a truly red blooded Amurkin game. I want so many hotels you can’t move without paying me, hopefully enough to bankrupt you. Ooops, politics. I know this is curmidginly but many, maybe most, games make people into opponents. To me they elevate opponency into an ideal. Maybe you [...]

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: Your Location For Sale by msmolly.

    2014-08-29 07:22:59View | Delete

    Not likely a troll, my dad was Billy Goat Gruff.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: Your Location For Sale by msmolly.

    2014-08-29 07:07:04View | Delete

    Thanks, MS, I need my quiet time, especially between rude outbursts. I think my mother was bitten by a snark.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: Your Location For Sale by msmolly.

    2014-08-29 06:48:45View | Delete

    Don’t need no broad shadeful eaves, got AC

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