Reality beats any opinion including my own.
“What about turning on the TV set and waiting 10 seconds or more for it to warm up?”
Ah. You mean like booting your Windows computer. No, I never owned a TV until we bought a VCR to play kids’ movies on… and I never watched a TV outside OP’s places until I married… about 30 years back… a woman who’s addicted to the noise it makes while she wanders around the house doing whatever it is she is doing.
“Nonetheless, all of my Jewish friends break those rules (especially for bacon), no matter how conservatively they were raised.”
My closest Jewish friend explained to me that it is both feasible and reasonably common for individuals to become rabbis pretty much without any formal process. She went on to describe the reasoning (HER reasoning) behind the rules for kosher food / cooking. For instance, she had concluded that it’s just not moral to cook beef in milk because how would you feel if your kid were cooked in your milk. But she was a little iffy about whether it would be okay to make beef stroganoff using goat milk, or goat stroganoff using cow milk. She also said that chickens and eggs are both completely neutral, so it’s just fine to cook fried chicken with an egg wash. With that kind of background, I expected she’d be fine w/ eating bacon, but no: She’s tried it and just doesn’t care for it all that much… at least not enough to address her underlying feeling that pork is just dangerous/wrong/unpleasant. We have a local vendor who makes goat sausage (with a little pork fat) and she’s decided THAT is perfectly fine. Gotta agree: About double tasty compared to even good pork sausage. (Cumin is one of the spices). Yum!
I’m thinking of Catbert, Dogbert, Birdbert etc.
Why yes I do: Your vote and your ballot. Be sure to bring them together and put them where they’ll do the most good!
Dancing on her grave. Yeah. That elephant probably should have been drawn with Mitch (PutinPuppet) McConnell’s face though.
Two ethical GOP Senators have said they will work to prevent an appointment until after the election, and would allow Biden to nominate if he wins. Two more are needed (assuming Democrats all stay on board) to make that happen. Why am I so pessimistic about finding two more ethical GOP Senators?
I’ve been wearing a mask when around even members of my family who aren’t in my pod/bubble. And I’ve discovered two things that are relevant:
1: Eventually, you figure out how to wear it without fogging your glasses. AND you can stand it for even an hour or two. I’ve even forgotten it was on when I drove off.
2: It’s possible to have a pleasant and fruitful conversation from 2 meters distance, though there’s some need to repeat. (This is no different from how spouse and I communicate, now that we’re both getting deaf).
But when the restrictions are lifted, I expect an ORGY of hugs and handshakes.
I like the system where I am: Ballots mailed out well in advance, and ballots returned to ballot boxes which are easy to reach, even on foot, for almost everybody.
It looks to me like they’re doing it sorta right. Players being tested daily with quarantines for the whole team if needed.
Too bad the REST of us can’t get tested without presenting symptoms. ( sigh )
#3’s house is built of hot air.
At first I typoed “hot hair” which isn’t all bad…
I’ve seen a couple of offerings that claim to teach you how to recognize when a post is or isn’t legit. It’s a little tricky, but feasible to get it mostly right.