“There must be a payoff for this smell.” “Um, nothing really,” our Earth representatives answer. But that’s expensive, and no one wants to eat food grown with human crap.We just try to clean it up a bit before pumping it out into the water.” “Wait, what? “Yeah, we don’t really have much use for it.” “Wow, that is a lot of stupid, pointless, sh**,” the alien says with a look of disgust (which we’d recognize if we could interpret the aliens’ facial cues). I don’t know if I can remember a dumber week in which to follow the news.After he took care of the stinking Diaz brothers, he stole Merrick Garland’s Supreme Court seat. But now that the Oracle Kennedy is retiring, they’re terrified — and kind of losing their minds. “Our research shows that of American adults who followed these three simple rules, only about 2 percent are in poverty and nearly 75 percent have joined the middle class (defined as earning around ,000 or more per year).” This is the path that almost guarantees a relatively decent life for poor people. But the conservative is deeply skeptical of shortcuts and simple plans to save time or effort.The Supreme Court has been their Temple of Zeus for 40 years, granting liberals one wish after another that they couldn’t get at the ballot box, no matter how many oxen they sacrificed. The rationalist temptation to “out think” the simple rules — what Oakeshott called “making politics as the crow flies” — may not always lead to tyranny or oppression, but the odds that it will are too great to justify the attempt.Well, there’s a nifty trick I’ve picked up over the last two decades: I ask someone something like, “How do you pronounce this person’s name again?” (It works every time.) If you don’t want to take my word for it, I can attest that I’ve actually witnessed the likes of Charles Krauthammer and Bret Baier do this too.
Strozak,” saying “Strozak” with great confidence over and over.
Did not one Comms Director think of telling the boss, “It’s pronounced ‘Struck,’ which rhymes with ‘truck,’ not ‘Strozak,’ which rhymes with ‘Prozac.’”?
I don’t want to suggest this was anything like the dumbest thing about the hearings; it’s just that I spent an inordinate amount of time screaming, “It’s STRUCK!
” Ironically, that’s what I kept asking myself yesterday.
You see, I drove to the Adirondacks from Washington, D.