I felt the same way about museum dinosaurs:
Both were MUCH smaller than I’d always imagined.
Never mind that Hoover Dam was in fact built by a consortium of private firms headed by Bechtel-Kaiser, under precisely the sort of outsourcing/private contractor arrangement that Maddow has no time for in most other contexts — in fact, she includes a chapter in one of her books denouncing this practice.
Far more “anti-” opinions than I imagined there would be.
Not sure how many are hostility/impatience toward the disabled, how many are sincerely concerned about possible lawsuits, and how many use “health and safety” (like “hostile work environment”) to get out of doing stuff they just don’t feel like doing…
Why is it always someone else’s fault. You have a disabled son you have had him for 17 years and you still expect organisations to pamper to you. He is your son it is a shame but this restaurant has no obligation to do one off food items and they are not responsible it he chokes as someone has pointed out already There must have been soup, hummus, ect on the menu so why could he not have this. Or take your own food for him. Stop with the whining, take charge of the situation and deal with it yourself it will be a lot let hassle in the long run (…)
At first I thought “that is not very nice”, but when I read the comments I have to say I agreed with them. What if the child would have choked on a lump? We own a restaurant ourselves, and my partner just said “I would not want a potentially unclean utensil in my kitchen, just as I do not prepare food in my kitchen somebody has brought in off the street.” Restaurants are willing to do a lot if it is discussed properly beforehand, like Loran said they will even come up with ideas.
It was tough at times to get a word in edgeways (especially before the off-camera intervention took place midway through) so there are times when the interview is more like a battle for airtime-space — more Senate filibuster meets Hunger Games than convivial let-the-author-cut-loose-and-talk-about-baby.
(Watch for host’s reading of verses from The Internationale.)
Overheard this joke today and REALLY pissed I didn’t think of it.
As for the so-called far right — about 10 people and a dog — this would be like removing the Canadian flag because a white supremacist in his mom’s basement puts it on his website.
The rainbow flag of the gay community is still to be flown by this particular council, of course, and Islamic festivals are to be properly commemorated, but the flag known by men who died fighting the Nazis and one that represents nation, tolerance, democracy and decency is to disappear.
To their credit, several Muslim leaders have described the action as absurd and extreme, which is a welcome departure as similar flags have been taken down from police stations and public buildings due to Islamic complaints.
The two families planned a wedding party, the wedding and Nekah (The religious process in which a woman is officially married to a man) took place and the 8-years-old bride became the 50-years-old Mullah’s 2nd wife.
The mullah takes off the bride’s clothes as well as his owns and with apparent so much happiness approaches her for sexual intercourse with the 8-years-old bride. Because of the Mullah’s huge physique which gave him a big penis, he threw himself on her and started to penetrate the girl’s vagina.
After several tries that led him to failure to penetrate her vagina, the Mullah was frustrated.
He failed because the 8-years-old girl who was about to die was physically thin and had a very tight vagina opening.
Sourced from the Mullah’s animal behavior, he took out the sharp knife that he always carried with himself in his pocket and tore apart the girl’s vagina from the clitoris side upwards as well as tore it downwards towards her anus in order to make the vagina larger enough so he can enter his penis into her vagina.
But, even under this best case scenario, isn’t “four or five generations” a mite long to wait to break even?
What’s the national ROI on this four or five generation project, anyway? (…)
How much of the media momentum to crush Jason Richwine isn’t just a Pavlovian response to the felt need for a triple bankshot strategy to prevent peasants with pitchforks from finally noticing that one Ellis Island immigrant group really is higher in IQ on average? (…)
Perhaps the single most beneficial contribution to improving the quality of intellectual discourse in the United States would be if the gentiles of America could somehow convince Jewish-Americans that the gentiles already know that Jews are smarter than they are on average; moreover, that this knowledge — rather than making the gentiles want to come after the Jews with their torches and crude farm implements — inclines the gentiles of America to like Jewish-Americans for being smart and witty and good with money.
There is nothing “outrageous” about the State pushing back against “non-profit” groups that supposedly reject the State’s size, or even its legitimacy while tugging their forelocks, begging for that very State’s favors.
If you believe in small government, why are you participating in this exercise in bureaucratic approval?
Why are you playing along with the rules of a tax code you supposedly wish to dismantle?
No real Tea Party group has any business being a “registered” anything, and playing the same game it claims to find immoral.
This is true of churches as well.
If you flirt with the State you should expect all this, and worse.
…now he has left Islam and returned to Christianity. Watch the video; in it he makes many, many important points about how converts to Islam are lied to, and how Islam establishes an empire of fear.
Old and funny: