In the current government shutdown, and the campaign to defund Obamacare, it certainly sounds that way to me.
I’m angry. I don’t usually talk this way. But for better or worse, for the moment, I will.
I don’t know the numbers, and I’d welcome if someone would tell me. I also don’t understand how the numbers work here, and I’d also welcome if someone would tell me.
How is it that the Tea Party has not just hamstrung the Republican Party, but also the House as a whole?
Let’s say the President proposed that “tomorrow” be defined as “the day after today.” Let’s also suppose there are 100 Tea Partiers in the House; of 235 Republicans; and that the remaining 200 House members are, you know, Them.
Obviously, the 100 Tea Partiers will oppose the President here, just as they do as to anything else. But how can the remaining 135 Republicans, along with the 200 Them, fail to pass such a thing?
Call it kairotic, call it synchronicity, call it whatever. I am working on the “substantial response” mentioned here, specifically just now on a passage about how the emotionally needy, the infantile, those who stomp their feet and throw tantrums like two-year olds, lack the wherewithal to learn problem-solving skills, being intransigent and unwilling and unable to compromise or negotiate. I’m speaking there of what may be called the “underclass,” but the equal pertinence to the Tea Party leaves me speechless.
The significance of this discovery is not to be underestimated.
I would have supposed it occurred much earlier. To put things in context, 1973 is the year I graduated high school. So maybe that’s about right.
This opened the door to study of the whole world of receptors, with many important developments. Discovery of the serotonin receptors was key to invention of the medicines now most widely prescribed, and most successful, for treatment of depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Discovery of the insulin receptors has wholly changed research into diabetes.
At least from its Amazon page, Everything You Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d seems to deserve attention.
Yesterday I researched expungement in Maryland. My conviction was in mid-October 2010, and I’d understood one could get a misdemeanor expunged after three years, so I was hoping to take care of that now. Turns out there is no expungement of any guilty verdict, except in the case of any of a long list of truly trivial nuisance crimes, e.g. urinating in public or not paying one’s fare on the subway. To clear my record, I must apply for a pardon, for which I become eligible only after five years of being arrest-free after the end of probation (Oct. 2011). The paperwork is extensive. One’s application must include copies of one’s high school and college diplomas, any discharge from bankruptcy, and certified copies of one’s driving record from any state in which one has ever had a license (as in my case, Ohio until 1978).
So for the time being, until October 2016, my one (1) misdemeanor conviction will continue to bar me from employment with many of Maryland’s largest employers.
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One may need to take the term “intelligence” here with a large grain of salt.
At any rate, the reader has provided me with the actual text of the op-ed piece.
There is more to this than other commentators have indicated. I will have my own response here within a few days.
A reader just brought to my attention a recent “controversial article” by Andy Kessler that appeared in the July 8, 2013 Wall Street Journal, suggesting that I might respond to it here.
We’ll see. Thus there may be a “Round 2.”
One response to Kessler’s editorial: “Andy Kessler, Former Hedge Fund Manager, Says Shelter Volunteers Cause Homelessness”
The big obstacle is that the original is available online only to WSJ subscribers.
Quoting from my e-mail reply to the reader:
If you’re not familiar with the October 17, 2012 post, I commend it to your attention now.
I had not known about the defamation case.
The search continues for an environmental scapegoat, for what to me appears to be a strictly genetic disease.