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  Topic: One Nation, Under God...
E. Q. Taft

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PostForum: Politics   Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:10 pm   Subject: One Nation, Under God...
Will it include the Gospel of Supply-Side Jesus?

http://www.buzzflash.com/contributors/03/09/17_franken.html

"Leprosy is a matter of personal responsibility. If people knew I was healing l ...
  Topic: Arnold Schwarzenegger's coded F-bomb in veto
E. Q. Taft

Replies: 2
Views: 1863

PostForum: Politics   Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:03 pm   Subject: Arnold Schwarzenegger's coded F-bomb in veto
*Someone* did it on purpose. The wording is too odd for me to believe it was a coincidence. Whether it was with Schwarzenegger's knowledge or approval, I don't know.

Personally, I kinda snickered ...
  Topic: Obama's Nobel Prize
E. Q. Taft

Replies: 25
Views: 17794

PostForum: Politics   Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:59 pm   Subject: Obama's Nobel Prize
I'm a big Obama fan. I had stickers on my car for him even before he was running. I donated to his exploratory committee. I think he has the potential to be a great President. I don't agree with ...
  Topic: Am I biased?
E. Q. Taft

Replies: 9
Views: 16500

PostForum: FOOL   Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:51 pm   Subject: Am I biased?
Well, I liked it.

Loaned it to a friend who was less impressed. He felt the humor was too dependent on everyone but the protagonist essentially being an idiot. I can see his point; it would be ...
  Topic: My personal religious quandry
E. Q. Taft

Replies: 15
Views: 3391

PostForum: News and Noise   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:47 pm   Subject: My personal religious quandry
I'm not praying at all. So far as I can tell, God never even checks his voicemail.

"Pretty" is a mater of interpretation and personal viewpoint. Lord knows i get exasperated at the vast ...
  Topic: Haunted truck stop
E. Q. Taft

Replies: 2
Views: 1038

PostForum: News and Noise   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:41 pm   Subject: Haunted truck stop
So I'm in the truck stop, buying a couple of candy bars, when over near the soda fountain thingie, a couple of the plastic cups pop out of the dispenser, apparently of their own accord.

The clerk, ...
  Topic: My personal religious quandry
E. Q. Taft

Replies: 15
Views: 3391

PostForum: News and Noise   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:30 pm   Subject: My personal religious quandry
If God can't (or won't) turn me into a pretty girl, then what good is he?

Discuss.
  Topic: More New Meat
E. Q. Taft

Replies: 22
Views: 30111

PostForum: Who's Who   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:36 pm   Subject: Been gone a while: updates
I haven't been around these parts for a while, so here's an update:

My job pretty much petered out in April; I went from being under-employed to unemployed. Unfortunately, since I'd officially bee ...
  Topic: Lily
E. Q. Taft

Replies: 31
Views: 35809

PostForum: A Dirty Job   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:20 pm   Subject: Lily
One of the things I actually sort of object to about the AG is his penchant for creating crazy-attractive women -- not just in looks, but often in personality, too -- who wind up falling deeply in lov ...
  Topic: The beginning
E. Q. Taft

Replies: 6
Views: 8289

PostForum: A Dirty Job   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:06 pm   Subject: The beginning
vp, eq, have you ever spent any time in sf? its a wild city, very live and let live. god i miss it.... Sad

Not enough. But some, and yeah, it's a great place.
  Topic: *spoilers* I thought the ending was perfect
E. Q. Taft

Replies: 5
Views: 6388

PostForum: YOU SUCK: A Love Story   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:01 pm   Subject: *spoilers* I thought the ending was perfect
Got to say, my main curiosity is whether any of the events of "A Dirty Job" will play a role in the background of the YS:ALS sequel. The two books coincide in time briefly, but "A Dirt ...
  Topic: What’s the Funniest Novel Ever? from the NYTBR
E. Q. Taft

Replies: 12
Views: 8326

PostForum: Reading Suggestions   Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:51 am   Subject: What’s the Funniest Novel Ever? from the NYTBR
"Catch-22" has something in common with the AG and Douglas Adams, in that it is in many places fall-down funny, but other places really strike serious emotional chords of fear, terror, and p ...
  Topic: Favorite books ever.......
E. Q. Taft

Replies: 39
Views: 28297

PostForum: Reading Suggestions   Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:45 am   Subject: Favorite books ever.......
A few of my very favorites:

Lamb
Harpo Speaks!
Last Chance to See
The Mote in God's Eye
Catch-22
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!
The Right Stuff
Shogun

Many more, but these are the one ...
  Topic: Republicanism Explained
E. Q. Taft

Replies: 12
Views: 4989

PostForum: Politics   Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:55 pm   Subject: Republicanism Explained
I thought "John Adams" was pretty good, myself. Though right now I'm slowly making it through HBO's "Rome" which is just terrific. (Also revisiting "Babylon 5" and reme ...
  Topic: San Diego Signing, Feb 12 at Mysterious Galaxy - AWESOME!
E. Q. Taft

Replies: 1
Views: 1178

PostForum: News and Noise   Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:44 am   Subject: San Diego Signing, Feb 12 at Mysterious Galaxy - AWESOME!
Sadly, circumstances prevented my attendance. Very annoyed by this, but it sounds like he's selling lots of books, which is the good thing! Hope to be able to fit my copy into the budget soon.
 
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