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Talks abouts what-evs

Oct 09, 2012 by Ugh
Clearly I have no energy to post anything substantive right now. So random musings: Geez, Obama, debate prep is optional now? I know you expected Mitt to come out and basically sh1t himself and all, but now we have all these polls saying things are tied, oops. Good luck next time. Is there a better relevant U.S. sport right now than the NFL? Sure they had the replacement ref debacle, but they seem to put a compelling product on week after week. It has the advantage over the NBA, MLB, NHL, and college hoops in that you only have to pay attention essentially one day a week (sure there are Thursday and Monday night games). Whereas the other sports have never-ending regular seasons. Only competition is College Football and, well, it's college, there are ~5 times as many teams and they also seem to have nationally televised games every day of the week other than Sunday. What's the appeal of the inevitable iPad Mini (or whatever they call it)? I was sitting at home soon after I got my iPad and had my phone, iPad, and laptop situated close together and they seemed to step perfectly in size and also complemented each other in function/portability. I don't see the iPad mini filling a hole anywhere, although I guess maybe for those who don't have an iPad yet it might be attractive. Do we really need more aircraft carrier groups than the rest of the world combined? Can we cut back to, say, 5? Also, why do we still have military bases in Japan, Germany, and Italy? Why do those countries put up with them? I guess I can probably answer that last question. The US policy of deporting "illegal" immigrants who came here when they were children is abominable and cruel. But, alas, typical of US punishment in general. Anything else?


Oct 09, 2012, 01:51:37 John Thullen wrote:

No, that about covers it.

Oct 09, 2012, 02:27:43 Ugh wrote:

Thanks John. Now, if LJ can figure out how to let us insert empty lines between paragraphs again, all would be well!

Oct 09, 2012, 14:19:31 russell wrote:

my guess is that we have military based in italy as a recruiting strategy.

sure, maybe you'll spend the next couple of years eating sand in some desert hellhole, but then again, maybe you'll meet a fabulous italian model!!

it might work on me, were i of recruiting age.

Oct 09, 2012, 14:21:24 russell wrote:

also, i find that i have zero interest in an iphone or an ipad, but you can have my ipod (note the 'o') when you pry it from my cold dead fingers.

i dig my macbook also, it's everything i want or need a computer-as-personal-appliance (as opposed to software development tool) to be.

Oct 11, 2012, 00:02:11 Ugh wrote:

US Troops in Jordan! Hurrah!

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