Why don’t transsexuals organize their own athletic events? Why destroy women’s sports by having men who think they are women outrun, outlift, outwrestle and beat up women who are obviously weaker than they are?
I started dieting on January 1st. I dropped from 200 to 190 pounds within weeks. After that, it got hard. Very hard. I was Auschwitzing myself but couldn’t drop below 190. After two months of zero progress, I went Bobby Sands for three weeks and dropped to 185. I figured, once I pushed myself off the 190 mark (my “equilibrium weight” or “set point,” I assumed), I’d start to shed pounds quickly. But no: I’m still stuck at 185, despite a strict diet (not Bobby Sands, but very strict). It looks like I’ll have to battle for every pound until I get to my goal (lose 30 pounds or shed five inches on my waist; whichever comes first).
Wow, the far left knows no bounds . . . and this guy is an elected official: Dem state lawmaker records himself harassing pro-life woman outside Planned Parenthood. Right and Left both have their nuts and their haters, but it seems obvious that only the Left has so many nuts and haters in positions of power or respect. Of course, if you define “Anyone who likes Trump” or “Every serious Christian” as a “nut and hater,” then the Right has many such people, but that would be disingenuous. I’m defining “nutty hater” in the sense of the bastard in the video, not every person who is pro-choice or who voted for Hillary.
Finally: Civil appeals court dismisses legal challenge, says Sheen’s body can go to Peoria. This passage humored me: “Both the Diocese of Peoria and the Archdiocese of New York have repeatedly voiced prayers that the beatification cause may move forward in a timely manner.” It’s my understanding that this whole court battle wouldn’t have erupted, if New York had just done its job and moved forward with canonization, but it dragged its heels for years, until Sheen’s closest relative lost patience. The article says the Vatican has told Peoria it could move forward with canonization even if it doesn’t have the body, but I don’t think that was the case when the whole fiasco started. If I have my facts straight, shame on New York.
I’m a sucker for Michigan in May. The past two days have been simply gorgeous. I’ve spent a lot of time in the garden, taken walks, played frisbee golf with my two youngest sons, practiced tennis with Max twice, watched part of Tess’ tennis match. The weather is going to turn a bit sour now, but that’s alright. I’m really grateful for these past two days.
As word of the crash came down on April 2, players scrambled to book their own flights home. Others, some of whom had literally crammed their kids’ cribs into hotel rooms, searched for places to stay. In the mayhem, one Hotshots player texted a friend on the Memphis Express to ask if he was O.K. The reply: “This feels like the Fyre Festival.”
The chief battleground for this duel is public hygiene. Science has tried and failed to come to a consensus about the hygienic superiority of one product over the other. Even so, the paper towel industry has funded or promoted a rash of studies claiming that hand dryers turn bathrooms into mosh pits of pathogens. These results almost always make news. Any sort of health scare is a gift to a journalist – an opportunity to write viral headlines such as “Hand dryers are blowing bacteria all over your hands” or “Hand dryers are germ-flinging bullshit”.
"In recent years, Christian restaurant chains, bakers, and high-tech executives have fallen prey to campaigns to chase them from the economy, a kind of professional execution in a capitalist society." https://t.co/9DerRgO7m1 …
I got my weight down to 185. I started the year at 200 (freakin’ 200 pounds). I have rewarded myself by wading back into hard liquor. Specifically, the gin and tonic . . . just in time for warm weather.
But I “one up” it. I use Fever Tree Refreshingly Light tonic, which has only 30 calories. And I use only 2/3rds of the bottle per shot of Bombay Sapphire gin, so I’m only taking in 79 calories per drink. And each drink is fairly strong: Sapphire is 94 proof. After three drinks, I’m feeling pretty good, even though I’ve only absorbed 237 calories.
Worth knowing: “For the third consecutive year, Pennsylvania produced more craft beer than any other state in the nation, Brewers Association chief economist Bart Watson shared during the Brewers of Pennsylvania’s annual Meeting of the Malts gathering in Hershey, Pennsylvania.” Link.
7-Eleven Launches Beer Delivery in 18 Cities. Link.
There’s no point blaming the tragedies of socialism on the flaws or corruption of particular leaders. Any system which allows some people to exercise unbridled power over others is an open invitation to abuse, whether that system is called slavery or socialism or something else.
Can there be any doubt that at this juncture to get the Dem nomination being black or gay or female is seen as so important that Biden and Beto and Sanders are practically obliged to find a running mate in one or more of those categories? https://t.co/lIySYJp7GN
Life is going to have me in a headlock for the next six weeks. Daughter Meg has 14 functions over the course of 28 days, starting this Saturday. Daughter Tess has her parochial school graduation and a few tennis matches. And, oh yeah, daughter Abbie is getting married in early June. I’m buckling up. Expect a lot of abbreviated posts like this one for awhile.
TIL there was a comic book series chronicling an alternate Superman timeline where he lands in the Soviet Union instead of the United States.
Optimism is lowest in people’s twenties, rises steadily into people’s thirties and forties, peaks in people’s fifties, and gradually declines after that, suggests new research (n=1,169) that charts the trajectory of optimism over the lifespan, which found people experienced peak optimism at age 55.
LGBT at Work: The Supreme Court has taken three LGBT discrimination cases. It’s evidence that Derrida has won: text with no context can be twisted however you want.
Easter: The Resurrection is an historical fact. Shocking claim? Hear me out. Also: Discussion about the Shroud of Turin.
Lightning Segments: Low calorie gin and tonics, Game of Porns, Staring at a Naked Woman, Staring down NOW at the Masters (Note: I don’t say “hundreds of thousands” when referring to the men’s counter-protest at the Masters . . . I say “hundreds or thousands”).
Loan Forgiveness: Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to eliminate student debt is a moral outrage. Her plan to throw even more money at the schools further compounds the problem.
The thing is, these aren’t mentally ill people. Well, many of them are, but based on what I saw, you could break down the homeless demographic as follows:
20%: Mentally ill
50%: Flat out bums, young people under age 40 who simply want to live on the street
It’s a major problem, but the Left protects the bums, characterizing them all as mentally ill and, therefore, deserving of compassion. The shiftless young, meanwhile, enjoy using the mentally ill as a foil.
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