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I see Cook Out as the antithesis to the likes of Zoes Kitchen - and I love it.

posted @ Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 10:47

@Jim Thompson: Your op-eds and cartoons are sufficiently balanced for my tastes, but I think it says something when you feel the need to call attention to the fact that you posted something for the conservatives.

posted @ Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 15:13

@E.J.: And truly, I'm trying to surface some of the implications of legalizing marijuana when I ask these questions. Alcohol is legal, but there are established limits of blood alcohol that legally define drunk driving for example. I don't know if similar kinds of limits on alcohol exist for airline pilots or not. I would think so, but I don't know. If so, will there need to be similar limits of legal marijuana usage before someone is considered incapacitated to drive or to fly?

posted @ Monday, January 13, 2014 - 18:28

@Allaboutcommonsense: WTH are you talking about? I support legalizing pot. In fact, I support legalizing most currently prohibited drugs. As I tried to say but apparently you're too thick headed to understand, I don't know if there is testing available for pot or not. You said there is - a urinary test. OK, good. Thanks. That's what I wanted to know.

posted @ Monday, January 13, 2014 - 13:15

Since I am totally ignorant of drugs and the drug culture, I have a question that may seem naive to the rest of you. I once had a student who was amazed that I always knew when he was smoking pot (his eyes were badly bloodshot). He said nobody else could tell. When I fly (literally, not figuratively), I want my pilot to be totally "sober." I know there are behavioral indicators and on-site tests to identify pilots who have been drinking, and several airline pilots have been prevented from flying because they were under the influence of alcohol. Are there such indicators or on-site tests for pilots who have been smoking pot? Are there studies that show any performance effects of marijuana on flying (or driving for that matter)?

posted @ Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 08:17

Just saw in USA Today that it was 110 million customers. That's 1 out of every 3 people in the country. Surely they meant 110 million transactions. If not, Target is doing well.

posted @ Friday, January 10, 2014 - 16:56

Well deserved. Hope Smoltz makes it too. He doesn't have the same stats, but he has good enough numbers and he had awesome "stuff."

posted @ Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 17:45

@theold33: High level recruiting classes don't seem to mean much at UGA. I personally don't expect much improvement next year on defense despite the usual cheap talk and do expect that the offense will drop off some because Mason doesn't have the same head for football that Murray has. But, hope springs eternal.

posted @ Friday, January 3, 2014 - 01:03

@thetoysurgeon: You've already heard them. And you heard them year before last, and the year before that, and... well, you get the idea. The excuses don't change from one year to the next.

posted @ Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 17:13

He's a DGD but I don't see much promise in Mason. He bails too early, he obviously panics if his primary is covered, and he cannot throw on the run. On the other hand, it was Lynch who dropped the critical pass and not for the first time either. I don't know the 2014 schedule, but I'm not hopeful.

posted @ Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 10:35

The game was boring, and we stand out like a sore thumb as the only SEC team to lose a bowl game so far. Plus, I saw nothing to be excited about for next year so at least next year I won't be deluded into thinking there's even a remote chance at a NC. The organization and coaching staff just aren't NC caliber. Still, I'll be rooting for them.

posted @ Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 17:57

@JoeBlow: Does it have to happen to us personally, or do we have to know them personally for it to be true? Geez! I guess I can't believe almost anything in the news anymore. So, really no-one was affected by hacking Target, right, because I don't know anyone personally who was?

posted @ Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 13:55

Extensions. Delays. Exemptions. Cancellations. Malfunctions. To call it a train wreck simply seems inadequate.

posted @ Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 10:25

"What’s interesting about the Nielsen yearly rankings, and what, presumably, the 140-character Twitter limit didn’t allow Erickson to note, is that “news talk information” radio is ranked ninth among the formats preferred by listeners between 18 and 34 years of age, at 3.7 percent. Pop contemporary hit radio led that demographic, with 12.4 percent.

The “news talk information” format fared somewhat better among people ages 25 to 54, ranking fourth at 6.8 percent, just behind country music radio at 7.5 percent."

Above quote is 512 characters with spaces. Yep, maybe Erickson couldn't fit in all the details.

posted @ Monday, December 16, 2013 - 21:41

My favorite movie with O'Toole was Becket. To me it was kind of an acting contest between him and Burton.

posted @ Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 17:48

@swimdawg68: Thanks swimdawg68 for pointing out something I thought would be obvious. Boehner's comment was about what the House has passed, but the author writes about what the Congress has passed. Two different things. One of the commenters above even thinks Boehner presides over the Congress for God's sake.

posted @ Friday, December 6, 2013 - 17:27

A man who truly earned his Nobel Peace Prize. A life well lived in the service of mankind.

posted @ Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 18:18

@nancy30683: Thanks for saving me a long post. Interesting that Mr. Grimes didn't mention quantitative easing, what it is, and what it does, among his list of important economic news that most people miss. Most people not only don't know about it, but many of those who do can't tell you what it is. Anyone who wants to verify your point can just look back at the day that Bernanke suggested he might reduce quantitative easing and check what the market did that day. My puny IRA took a real whack.

posted @ Friday, November 15, 2013 - 18:21

Two halves. Two different teams. Just like last week. WTH?

posted @ Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 20:11

@Ben Gazzara: I'm not sure how much experience you have with federal government contracts, but I can tell you that last minute changes and additions to the requirements set forth in the contract are relatively commonplace. In some cases, the changes can be routinely accommodated. In others, the changes can have major disruptive effects. I can only imagine the ripple effect of the last minute change to require consumers to create an account before they can browse available plans had on the program code. I suspect part of the problems being experienced can be pinned on the contractors, but, trust me, the government folks share the blame.

posted @ Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 14:19

Those who write these editorials and nearly all of the commenters keep talking about some "compromise" that the Tea Party refused to accept. What compromise was that? What I heard from the President and the Democrats was, "We will not compromise with a gun to our heads." So, was it the Tea Party folks who wouldn't compromise or was it the Democrats?

posted @ Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 10:20

Enjoyed the look back Mr. Tant. Those were exciting and awe inspiring days. Now, as then, I marvel at the courage of the astronauts and the brilliance of the scientists who plotted their travels. Early on they were using slide rules, remember? Amazing stuff.

posted @ Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 09:17

Some very questionable play calling today in addition to the special teams collapse.

posted @ Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 17:05

Comments that talk about Mr. Henderson's "free" healthcare and "free" food while serving in the military are just idiotic. I can't find an adequate adjective for the comment that calls him a Confederate flag waving whackadoodle. I, too, am a veteran. I volunteered and willingly served the country. I served knowing that the nation had warts, but I still loved my country, if "loved" is the right word, and trusted that we were all in this together and working toward a better nation seeking the ideals set forth by the founding fathers. Nowadays, all of that is just a bunch of hooey to me, and I would not join and would not serve again. Why? Read some of the comments above. Too many Americns today don't deserve our veterans' sacrifice.

posted @ Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 11:33

@Used2baFreeCountry: No, but I had to look up "suss." Smile

posted @ Monday, October 14, 2013 - 21:03

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