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August 05, 2008

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"In light of that assessment, I'm really confused as to what point you're trying to make."

I'm not trying to make any point; I answered Slarti's question. If I wanted to write something else, I'd, you know, do so.

I'm not trying to make any point; I answered Slarti's question. If I wanted to write something else, I'd, you know, do so.

Um, OK. In that case, your answer to Slarti's question makes no sense and confuses me mightily.

Now, if you wrote your answer after having forgotten that most of the oil this country uses is imported by tanker, that's all well and good. But otherwise, it doesn't really make any sense.

And not for nothing, but in my very humble opinion the reason offshore drilling has become the Most Important Issue Of Our Day is summarized perfectly right here.

Not saying there's no reason to consider and debate it, not saying it is without merit.

But none of the actually sane reasons for considering it appear to be on the table right now.

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Russell, I have a Republican co-worker who I have known for the last five years, a decent enough guy when he's not wearing his know-it-all persona, just turned 30.

We can't have a single political discussion without me just giving up after a minute or two and wanting to bang my head up against a wall.

Eric's current course of action is to say the Democratic Congress, not George Bush, is the why things are the way they are.

Watch Krugman on TV, and he usually gets shouted down by whichever Republican is on opposite him. Same thing.

Slartibartfast: PIMF, I guess.

??? Translation, please?

Preview Is My Friend

Thanks, Phil.

Ha ha, I googled PIMF and saw "Please ignore my f***-up." Somehow it didn't seem to fit Slarti's context, but I didn't have time to explore further. Thanks, Phil. ;)

We can't have a single political discussion without me just giving up after a minute or two and wanting to bang my head up against a wall.

To be honest, outside of here, I don't talk politics, or really any kind of social policy, with anyone. My wife, one or two friends, that's about it. It's just too frustrating, and I just get too pissed off.

I'm buying a sandwich the other day, and there's a sign in the cafeteria explaining how their tomatoes are safe to eat. This was just after about 1,000 folks had gotten sick from tainted peppers, and folks thought it was the tomatoes.

A guy walks up, apropos of nothing, and says, "See, the tomatoes are safe. The whole thing was about nothing. They're just scaring everyone, and all for nothing."

Don't know why he thought it was necessary to bring this up with total strangers in a lunch line, but there you have it.

I began to offer the point that, in fact, a lot of people had actually gotten sick. Then I realized what I was about to wade into, and just walked away.

It's just not worth it. I do what I can to make sure folks like that get outvoted, but beyond that I just don't have the energy to argue about stuff like that anymore.

It just seems like some weird form of insanity to me. Crazy people will drain the juice out of you in a minute flat.

No offense intended to anyone here. Folks here don't tend to be like that.

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