My sincere apologies – I set my post about Signorile and Dolan to post automatically, went off on a drunken bender and had somehow managed to disable comments on the post. I’m still not sure how I did it (FYWP), but if you’d like to shout at me about the Catholic church or gay marriage or how dumb I am, please feel free to do so in this thread.
As soon as I can work out how to turn comments back on on that post, I will do so…
Mea culpa. Mea culpa. Mea máxima culpa.
ETA: I’ve managed to enable comments on my previous post.
I want to be the tablespoon of honey in Kamala Harris’ morning tea.
IOW, I want to have all her babies.
California breaks from 50-state probe into mortgage lenders [Updated]
Ingram for the INT!
Dude contains multitudes!
I was wondering what the hell happened there. So, any juicy stories about you and this asshat legislator from North Carolina? Preferably including a pool boy and one of your special cakes?
Oh great, I am in moderation. Is it for using the shorthand form of “for what it’s worth”?
Well I guess it’s better than the alternative. But we may need to talk about these benders you keep getting on hon. They’re gonna get you in trouble some day.
No mea culpa required, as some of these precious go getters need to have a quiet thread now and then, to realize it is a privilege to post comments on a private blog, not a right.
Fuck Archbishop Dolan, and fuck the Catholic Church too.
As long as Obama isn’t making them marry guys in their churches, they have exactly dick to say about secular law. And any Catholic who dislikes that fact and my tone can blow it out their ass, too.
It’s a message from God.
@NobodySpecial: What about non-Catholics who dislike that fact and your tone? Just wondering, purely for informational purposes.
@Yutsano: You still naked with a kitty on your face?
All is forgiven. Aspirin and a cool cloth at the ready for you.
@asiangrrlMN: Ahem. Family blog here.
SP&T, re: comments disabled
See, this is what happens when gays get married.
Sarah Proud and Tall
It’s all very strange. I have no idea how to turn comments off, but apparently I did, and now I can’t even find how to turn the damn things back on.
My first thought was that the comment section on the post had turned into an international blogwar, and John had to disable them for the safety of all of us, but it doesn’t seem to have been that interesting.
@asiangrrlMN: Clothed with her sleeping next to me. But close. :)
@BGinCHI: You just made me laugh. And you really have no idea exactly why.
@NobodySpecial: Yeah, I am Catholic and I actually know some lovely nuns and some terrific Priests. Sadly the Church in its infinite wisdom has decided that no one can advance beyond the Priest level unless they are a reptile without a heart. Then you get asshats like Will Donohue who think that people who speak out about the reptiles are hurting the church but those who protect child molesters are doing God’s work.
@Omnes Omnibus: Oh yeah. And, it’s not the late-night crowd. My bad!
@Yutsano: I knew she was nearby.
Ah, the weekend. So relaxing, especially compared to the cluster-fuck that was my Friday. Nothing quite like coming into work at 8 AM only to discover pools of water in the hallway, several waterfalls coming from the ceiling, and a whole bunch of coworkers running around like headless chickens. Perhaps the “favorite” part of the day was when the water-soaked ceiling tiles collapsed and fell three feet away from over a half million dollars worth of electron microscope.
Handy tip for anyone considering a career as a pipefitter: If you have to braze some copper pipes, directly underneath a heat-sensitive sprinkler head is the wrong place to work.
Oh, dear; in which case, I’d like to apologize for my last several thousand posts (talk about maxima culpa).
@The Dangerman: Have you also been posting pr0n?
@Sarah Proud and Tall: Ms. Sarah, if you go to the editing window of your post and scroll down a bit, you should be able to see an area labeled “Discussion”. You can click to enable comments on the post, and, of course, you can click to disable them. Hopefully, your FYWP is set up the same as mine. Good luck.
@dmsilev: Holy shit. I hope no one was hurt!
Sarah Proud and Tall
Thankyou, dear. I’m still confused how comments got disabled, as I’ve never had the option available on screen previously. Oh well, I’m over it now. FYWP.
@Omnes Omnibus: The good book of Cole does not make me the keeper of my brother’s hurt fee-fees. 8D
It looks like everbody’s taking hostages now.
For that price, you would think the scope would be waterproof.
@asiangrrlMN: Nobody hurt, and last I heard, nothing really valuable was damaged either. Beyond replacing the drywall and the ceiling tiles, it’s mainly clean-up and dehumidifying (the latter is not trivial; several of the impacted spaces have laser setups that get very unhappy in high humidity). That’s for next week, though. By the end of the day yesterday, we were so worn out from the immediate damage control that no-one could think straight.
@Sarah Proud and Tall: Well, respectfully, it’s always there. Methinks the bender was a weeee bit bigger than you previously indicated.
Comments now working on the original thread!
Sarah, I have once or twice edited the “scheduled” time on a post to pull it back & not bump down someone else’s simultaneous post. You COULD try doing that to get your excellent anti-bigot post back to the top of the page… but it’s probably not really necessary, and gods know I’m not the best person to give tech advice!
@Corner Stone: Whoot! She’s a comer, for sure! Wish I lived in Cali to vote for her.
@Maude: I wasn’t involved in the purchasing of that system, but I doubt that weatherproofing was an available option for the thing…
Or at least make waffles or something.
I have the fireplace going while I wait for Mrs. InD and Doglius to get back from walkies.
I had a phone meeting today with a probable future employer. I have to do a ton of research over the next week that I’ll be quizzed on next weekend. Need to prove that at age 52 a former Mainframer can learn Microsoft networks & all that small-machine jazz. The job isn’t ideal but after 9 years out of IT I’ll take it as a toehold back into the business.
People seem to read me as being able to do whatever technical stuff they need done. Sometimes this is an advantage. Sometimes I end up 50 feet in the air on a cherrypicker debugging wiring I know nothing about.
We’ll see how it goes.
That, we can do. As long as you don’t mind waffles which are 0.001″ on a side. And made of silicon. (We’re set up to do this, and that’s one of the major uses of the machine).
@RossInDetroit: I have a friend that’s been into Microsoft networking for the last 8 or so years. He’s also been big into security/hacking too. He started right around your age, so i’m pretty sure you can pull it off as well as my old friend.
Wonder why that is?
TD Cocks! Go Cocks!
If someone doesn’t break Steve Garcia’s arm after today then I’m not watching any more Cocks football games.
Man, just fall down and/or protect the ball you fudge.
3-run HR Ryan Howard, Phils up 4-3
What a sad and lonely man you are.
@Corner Stone: Yes, I can’t believe how often I clutter up these threads with a sports report.
ETA: HR Ibanez! Hey, this is fun! I take it back!
ETA2: Back to reading.
@efgoldman: Um, no. In California, medical marijuana is going strong.
Just google “medical marijuana” in San Francisco, for instance, and you’ll see the (ever increasing) plethora of dispensaries.
No one gets busted, as far as I know.
Mike in NC
I nearly flunked out of Boston Latin School back in the 1970s due to a complete lack of interest, but I do recall that the Latin alphabet doesn’t use letters with accent marks. Thus “Mea maxima culpa” is the correct spelling.
ALLEZ LE COUGS!!
That is all.
(Go Broncs. Also. Too.)
Too bad the Cocks never play Oregon State – the headlines would write themselves.
Open Thread. Good.
Weird thing happening in the past few days. Whenever I touch the icon for FaceBook on my iPad, no matter what I want to see (newsfeed, profile, messages, events, whatever) I end up getting an unexpected and unwanted YouTube video. Is anyo e else getting this? Is it somehow connected to all the new FaceBook changes, or just random?
It’s not a huge problem but it’s annoying and puzzling. Anyone know?
Beavers, beavers, fighters through and through!
Random, since it’s an open thread: you can only comment at Think Progress if you have a Facebook, AOL, Yahoo! or Hotmail account.
I sort of abhor Facebook, but at least it’s from the 21st century. The rest seem so quaint and peculiar, that anyone’s still meant to use them. Oh believe me, I know many do. But only those? 90’s revival time.
@SiubhanDuinne: Do I want to know how you know this? Corvallis is a great town to get drunk in too.
@Arundel: I think you should have to use Babbage’s Analytical Engine. It’s the only way to weed out the johnny-come-latelies who turn every political discussion towards salacious rumors about Grover Cleveland.
@FlipYrWhig: Oh that Grover Cleveland; all hands, that man. Left no lady of distinction’s bustle unmolested in his presence! Cannot we do something about this? Unseemly.
Makes sense to me. As a Luddite (well, a dyslexic w/mild OCD) Facebook is a place to which I will not go. But I have a Yahoo account from the hobby-board days of the early Aughts, and I suspect a lot of this-far-no-farther old pharts like myself are the TP targets. People who are hip to all the “new” sites won’t mind joining the FBorg, and people who aren’t probly have accounts at “old” sites from when they were the only options.