As a fellow cyclist, this is why I’m starting to avoid road biking. Luckily I have a bike trail near my house, but I don’t trust drivers anymore. Either they are distracted or assholes to cyclists. No need to try to kill cyclists since they are making you to get somewhere slower. We take up the lane for our safety.
god also made us with inability to digest animal milk...
I like this phrase! No matter how much we want it to be it is NOT healthy to eat all of the dessert all of the time. Life requires hard choices. If a dessert isn’t worth the calories save yourself for a better dessert! Read more
the thing that makes GBBO special is that it is not about artificially inducing failure or celebrating horrible people and adversarial competition. it is the opposite of nearly all “reality” TV.
give amateur bakers the tools and the (minimum) time necessary to achieve something. tell them in advance (other than the… Read more
I know it’s weird to latch on to one thing in this sea of crazy but I genuinely don’t get the fear of tracking. Dude, unless you don’t own a smartphone your minute-by-minute location data is already available for sale, legally, on the open market. Isn’t it a bit late to worry about that? Read more
So I understand why it can be annoying but I’ve been saying that for years for what I suspect is the same reason. I’m an amateur baker and I have available to me far more desserts than I can safely consume. So I’m keenly aware of the downsides of consuming a slice of mediocre supermarket cake. Prue being a… Read more
Her logic makes no sense, frankly. If she thought that voting no on the Iron Dome funding was going to cost her that seat, I don’t know why she would think that voting “present” is magically going to preserve whatever support she thinks voting “no” would have lost. Especially when she then comes out and says all of… Read more
The vitriol is because her explanation basically says why she should have voted no, and it’s completely unclear why she didn’t stick to her convictions on this. The obvious answer is that she made a political calculation that voting no would hurt her career in New York politics. The tears, in that context, seem a bit… Read more
Pure cowardice. I’m no fan of Bernie Sanders’ politics but I do admire his standing by his principles by casting unpopular votes.
No argument from me on that. I don’t know if my news sources are reflective of the whole but the messaging I’ve seen for the duration has seemed weirdly ambiguous and contradictory from the get-go - even from the authorities I trust. Half the government was just outright lying and the other half seemed like they… Read more
It’s like she wanted to make a sneaky political move but doesn’t understand that the whole point of making sneaky political moves is that you do them ... sneakily.
What is this simpering equivocation? The entire point of a “no” vote here is its symbolic power; if you can’t even show basic solidarity with people under apartheid in a moment like this then what good are you?
I fail to see how going from “no” to “present” would make her more politically viable. The pro-Israel folks are just going to be mad she didn’t vote FOR it, and her wing is going to be mad she didn’t vote AGAINST it. Trying to walk the middle will just piss everyone off. So, if this was done as cynical political… Read more
Sounds like a lot of work. I am just going to embrace nihilism and anarchy.
Thank you for the kind words. It was a rough several weeks but therapy, support from friends, and love from the doggies have definitely helped.