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I know it's cliche, but, I think I could enjoy listening to James Lileks read the phone book. I hope this the start of a regular solo podcast for Mr. Lileks here at Ricochet.
I don't think the NHL rebounds from this play stoppage as well as it did from the last. Because of that, I have some hope that the CBA process will be smoother. (ohh there's my unicorn, where's my rainbow?)
Let me explain my thinking.
Assuming I understand the Left properly, if someone is rich, I can, though I am not obligated to, hate them. However, if someone is not rich I cannot hate them, no matter what I have to have tolerance and empathy for the non-rich.
So my goal is to keep my options open by keeping the bar to being rich as low as possible, while still keeping my family under the bar so that we can be imune from being hated. Of course, I'm not of the Left, so we are subject to be hated anyways....
My reasoning might be flawed.
$105,001.00 for a family a three.
Living in a midsized Canadian city, we do not an NHL franchise. We do however a very good Major Junior team. Tops in the country at time of writing. I've used the lack of NHL distractions to actually take my son to Moosehead games and start build in him an enjoyment of our national pastime.
Also, I'm almost caught up on the Walking Dead and have watched an couple football games that wouldn't have otherwise gotten onto my radar screen.
Also, I find myself looking forward to Boxing Day and the start of the World Junior Championships even more than I usally do.
Be careful. Free speach isn't what it used to be. Joking about canabalism can get you in serious hot water (pun intended). Just ask this NYPD cop. Now, I recogize it's a matter of degrees, but do you trust the liberals who run the world now to recognize the distinction.
I forwarded a link to this on to some of the ladies I work with. They questioning the amount of flour with considerable hostitility directed towards me. Could you please confirm: only 1/2 cup of flour?
Warning, I wish I hadn't followed that link at work. Be careful. the site has some risque banner ads.
That's how I figure it will be resolved in Canada too. However, the victim's interest and grievences groups here haven't really acknowledged the existence of the hierarchy. Well they have but just not quite to the same extent. My hope is, this is an opportunity to blow up the intire grievence culture, but I have a better shot at ending single payer health care than that I fear.
Seriously, if they stop making Twinkies, what will we eat after a nuclear bomb?
I think the success or failure of something like this would depend largely on the personal characteristics of the beneficiary of the largess. My wife and I have recently awoken to the trap, slavery/hell that is indebtedness and have taken positives steps to get ourselves out, including reducing our living space, serious sacrifices of things we previously would have thought we couldn’t live without but really just kind of wanted. I’d like to think that if someone were to do that for us now, we wouldn’t repeat the mistakes of our past and simply live at our means as opposed to trying to live above them again. I know, if someone did that for us 2 years ago we’d still be living in the fantasyland that says debt equals wealth.
Mollie Hemingway, Ed.
Why shouldn't we? a job is a job and a service is a service. · 3 minutes ago
That you believe that saving someone's life is in no way different from enabling them to purchase a tchotchke further confirms for me that we need to desacralize Black Friday. · 1 hour ago
Over the years (through various Sunday Shopping Debates) I've become very, almost offended, by the suggestion that it is immoral to expect group A to work, while at the same time it is immoral to suggest that group B not be expected to work. I simply don't know where the notion that "retail workers" are a protected class of citizens came from.
Why shouldn't we? a job is a job and a service is a service.
While I share your antipathy with the consumerism that is over-taking our culture, I’m inclined to agree with Twitter user.
My wife is a nurse, she doesn’t get holidays as a right. I have many friends and family members who employed in the military, law enforcement and fire protection, they work 365 days a year depending on their schedule. I’m managing a project at my job that has to be implemented on January 1st, (I’ll be working that day) and if it isn’t ready to be implemented my team and I will be working over Christmas (hate to have to do it, but that’s life).
I’m sorry, I just don’t feel like a business it has to tell its customers, “you can’t buy broccoli, pantyhose or portable DVD players because our employees are entitled to a day off”, unless we’re also prepared to say, you can’t have nursing care, put the fire at your house out or restore your electricity after that drunk driver took out the power pole at the end of your street.
They only play inside when the weather dictates it.
They play on field turf not Astroturf.
Unfortunatly, they do play in the AL East. And I look forward to seeing how the Yankees over-react.
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