Quantcast

gmt wednesday GMT

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by insanitylevel9, May 9, 2012.

  1. insanitylevel9

    insanitylevel9 triple nubby

    Rep/Likes:
    8 / 5
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2011
    Messages:
    2,032
    Location:
    hopkinton ma
    good morning im back to starting the gmt :thumb: anyways i spent the entire weekend up at highland ridding bikes with my friends. anyways there is a overwhelming smell of weed on the breeze blowing through my room today, some ones up a little early:think:.
     
    #1 -   May 9, 2012

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

    Rep/Likes:
    38 / 36
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2006
    Messages:
    5,959
    Location:
    Here. I'm just not sure where "here" is.
    Holy sh!t! You have friends?
     
    #2 -   May 9, 2012
  3. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

    Rep/Likes:
    38 / 36
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2006
    Messages:
    5,959
    Location:
    Here. I'm just not sure where "here" is.
    Morning monkeys!

    Finally installed the Brooks saddle I have on my road bike. Now to break it in.

    Moar office today. Can you feel my excitement?

    Be safe out there.
     
    #3 -   May 9, 2012
  4. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

    Rep/Likes:
    83 / 360
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2002
    Messages:
    21,639
    Location:
    NC
    North Carolina managed to write their bigotry into the state constitution last night. Yay :rolleyes:. F'ing backwards rednecks. The only counties that voted against it were where major universities are. Imagine that - the educated counties.

    Had a great long weekend up on Cape Cod, visiting my folks. Managed to meet up with one of my oldest friends for her 30th birthday, too, while I was up there.
     
    #4 -   May 9, 2012
  5. Polandspring88

    Polandspring88 Superman

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2004
    Messages:
    3,101
    Location:
    Broomfield, CO
    Where on the cape were you BV?

    Mornin all. Trying to put the finishing touches on our euro vacation. Booking hotels and stuff for the latter half of the trip. Just have to finish the whole figuring out what to bring and mastering driving stick and we will be all set!
     
    #5 -   May 9, 2012
  6. ICEBALL585

    ICEBALL585 Bacontard

    Rep/Likes:
    82 / 679
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    Messages:
    6,246
    Location:
    .:585:.
    Morning.

    It's amazing how good I feel when I go to bed early and get lots of sleep. Maybe I should try that more often :think:. I should probably stock up on sleep now before the baby arrives next month.
     
    #6 -   May 9, 2012
  7. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

    Rep/Likes:
    83 / 360
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2002
    Messages:
    21,639
    Location:
    NC
    My parents have a house in Harwich.
     
    #7 -   May 9, 2012
  8. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

    Rep/Likes:
    435 / 3,166
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    26,559
    Location:
    Riding the baggage carousel.
    :wave:

    Monday. Had a nice weekend. Man the weather was hard to beat yesterday.

    FTFY, for proper vernacular.
     
    #8 -   May 9, 2012
  9. Greyhound

    Greyhound Trail Rat

    Rep/Likes:
    32 / 338
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Messages:
    5,031
    Location:
    Alamance County, NC
    Easy, BV. :thumb:

    North Carolina has its share of backwards rednecks, for sure. It does not paint us in a very beautiful light, but we aren't the only state that is struggling with this issue. One cannot override that many years of traditional thinking in a state surrounded by others with traditional thinking, overnight. The fight isn't over by any stretch of the imagination, so to see opponents of this amendment pouting about it and sulking in the corner isn't going to help the cause. It's certainly well within the range of normal to be upset about the outcome if you were against the amendment, but there's no need to trash the hotel room and throw the TV out the window. If anything, it shows that uniting people on both sides of the political isle against an issue is a difficult thing to do...even when it's something this visible in our society... We'll get 'em next time!
     
    #9 -   May 9, 2012
  10. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

    Rep/Likes:
    435 / 3,166
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    26,559
    Location:
    Riding the baggage carousel.
  11. DirtyMike

    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

    Rep/Likes:
    59 / 706
    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2005
    Messages:
    14,123
    Location:
    My own world inside my head
    Morning.... Finally got some answers fromthe doc this past monday... I am not going to die, but I have some changes to make.
     
  12. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

    Rep/Likes:
    83 / 360
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2002
    Messages:
    21,639
    Location:
    NC
    I agree.

    NC isn't the only state with backwards rednecks.

    I'm not painting NC as particularly bad. I just hoped, you know, that logic, reason, education, compassion or acceptance might be taken into account at the polling booths instead of ignorance, hate and bigotry.
     
  13. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

    Rep/Likes:
    236 / 3,211
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2001
    Messages:
    13,966
    Location:
    directly above the center of the earth
    well I was going to sleep in...early morning crew called me at 5:30am. Nav system was down, told them where the spare was. It's going to be a long day with a short night, I'm on the swing shift rig until midnight and then at 7am Thursday I have to meet with the Alameda County EMS coordinator for our bi annual Ambulance inspection and permit renewal. Guess it will be one of those sleep in my camper at work if I am going to get any sleep at all nights.
     
  14. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

    Rep/Likes:
    25 / 359
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2001
    Messages:
    9,974
    Location:
    Bend, Oregon
    What happened?
     
  15. stevew

    stevew unique white person

    Rep/Likes:
    249 / 2,352
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2001
    Messages:
    31,478
    sorry....
     
  16. CBJ

    CBJ Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    92 / 1,175
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2002
    Messages:
    10,851
    Location:
    Copenhagen, Denmark
  17. ICEBALL585

    ICEBALL585 Bacontard

    Rep/Likes:
    82 / 679
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    Messages:
    6,246
    Location:
    .:585:.
    Judging by all the comments on RM and FB it appears that North Carolina might be beating New Jersey as the most made fun of state.
     
  18. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

    Rep/Likes:
    83 / 360
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2002
    Messages:
    21,639
    Location:
    NC
    NC passed an amendment to the state constitution defining marriage as one man and one woman.
     
  19. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

    Rep/Likes:
    435 / 3,166
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    26,559
    Location:
    Riding the baggage carousel.
    Boggles my mind.
     
  20. Greyhound

    Greyhound Trail Rat

    Rep/Likes:
    32 / 338
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Messages:
    5,031
    Location:
    Alamance County, NC
    Exactly, stevew....the issue is complicated here. NC is blessed with many points of academia, but even within those points are several layers of traditional cultural thinking from both Blacks, Whites and Latino that doesn't necessarily indicate that they are backwards rednecks. Being in agreement with this amendment can also mean that they don't particularly care for judges and legislatures determining how a state will proceed on a particular issue. They may see this amendment as protecting NC from the people who have access to be able to change something without all parties weighing in on it.

    As I said...we'll get 'em next time.
     
  21. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

    Rep/Likes:
    118 / 1,152
    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2006
    Messages:
    13,450
    Location:
    Colorado
    It's not just that that though. They removed acknowledgement of ALL non-marriage partnerships from law. So domestic partnerships are no good either. Think about going to see your dying/injured domestic partner at the hospital, and being told 'sorry, you aren't family'. See the additional issue here?
     
  22. Greyhound

    Greyhound Trail Rat

    Rep/Likes:
    32 / 338
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Messages:
    5,031
    Location:
    Alamance County, NC
    ...Let's not get ahead of ourselves.....:thumb:
     
  23. Greyhound

    Greyhound Trail Rat

    Rep/Likes:
    32 / 338
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Messages:
    5,031
    Location:
    Alamance County, NC

    The issue is seen, Joker. That's why it's such a hot topic. All of NC has been immersed in this for the last 6 months.
     
  24. stevew

    stevew unique white person

    Rep/Likes:
    249 / 2,352
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2001
    Messages:
    31,478
    not every democrat thinks like a democrat....not every republican thinks like a republican....

     
  25. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

    Rep/Likes:
    435 / 3,166
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    26,559
    Location:
    Riding the baggage carousel.
    Sure. I understand that part, I'm not necessarily a big tent guy myself. The part that makes me :twitch: is the colored minority population that rejects equal rights for a sexual minority population.
     
  26. skibunny24

    skibunny24 Enthusiastic Receiver of Reputation

    Rep/Likes:
    84 / 534
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Messages:
    3,290
    Location:
    Renton, WA
    I'm curious as to how long the break-in will take. I got mine last year for Mother's day and it didn't take too long, but I'd like it to break in a little more still. Is it on a mtn bike or road bike?

    Yikes, this does not sound like fun changes.
     
  27. skibunny24

    skibunny24 Enthusiastic Receiver of Reputation

    Rep/Likes:
    84 / 534
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Messages:
    3,290
    Location:
    Renton, WA
    My legs are TOAST. I passed this on my ride in today:

    rough morning for that guy!
     
  28. rockofullr

    rockofullr confused

    Rep/Likes:
    115 / 832
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    Messages:
    7,300
    Location:
    East Bay, Cali
     
  29. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    376 / 3,673
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    54,222
    Location:
    media blackout
    but still doesn't give any limitations as to family relation prior to marriage
     
  30. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

    Rep/Likes:
    83 / 360
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2002
    Messages:
    21,639
    Location:
    NC
    You don't really believe that this was primarily anything other than a knee-jerk reaction to something perceived as icky or flying in the face of God, do you?

    Come on now. I'm not drawing a distinction between black, white, latino or any other race. I'm not even drawing a distinction between typically-conservative voters or religious democrats. This was a straight, "I don't like who you are." Painting it in any other light is giving credit to those who deserve none.

    Trust me, as someone who has lived with his girlfriend for 7 years, I know. However, the vast majority of those who voted for the amendment weren't voting against straight couples. This was voting religious beliefs into the state constitution - nothing more, nothing less.

    Anyway... I'll take it to the political forum, n00b.
     
  31. MtnBikerChk

    MtnBikerChk Squeaky Wheel

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 5
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2001
    Messages:
    5,460
    Location:
    Southern New England (where there ain't no TITUS d
    In response to the NC issue I still don't get why what 2 people do is anyone else's business or concern.

    How do two people of the same sex getting married affect me? It does not.

    America: land of opportunity (as long as it's the opportunity we think you should have).

    or like George Carlin said "this country was founded by slave owners who wanted to be free."
     
  32. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    376 / 3,673
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    54,222
    Location:
    media blackout
    this is the big problem. it starts you down the road to theocracy.
     
  33. ICEBALL585

    ICEBALL585 Bacontard

    Rep/Likes:
    82 / 679
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    Messages:
    6,246
    Location:
    .:585:.
    North Carolina: You can marry your cousin, just not your gay cousin.

    Sad but actually true.
     
  34. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    41 / 428
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2003
    Messages:
    16,679
    Location:
    Dancin' over rocks n' roots!
    Afternoon peeps! Still no baby :( I think I may cough her up yet though.

    I can't seem to shake this cold and I have entered the, I can hear but I can't stop coughing phase :rolleyes: Tball tonight if it doesn't storm...I'm actually hoping it storms so we can just chill at home instead, but we'll see. I honestly don't think that Sydney cares one way or another.
     
  35. Greyhound

    Greyhound Trail Rat

    Rep/Likes:
    32 / 338
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Messages:
    5,031
    Location:
    Alamance County, NC
    There are lots of complicated layers. Can't say it enough. It's not just NC. We just happen to be the one with the vote this month, so it's on the radar. Just because other states voted very similar ways....does that make it OK for NC? No. Not at all. I think long gone are the days of knee-jerk reactions to this kind of issue. I think the Democrats(and many Republicans) were way less united in their opposition to this amendment than the primarily Republican voters were that were for it. That's a no-brainer...but look at the vote. It had some serious traction, and if given another shot at a later date...the outcome might be completely different.

    It was a gross miscalculation by opposition strategists to overlook how black and latino voters would fall on this issue. In my opinion, far less was done to reach out to that base than was needed. While they were busy spending their time worrying about what whitey would do, they missed the mark on other sets of voter demographic.

    I feel your passion on this BV. It's a big center of discussion here at the art school--can you believe that? Yeah, I know...pick yourself off the floor. As a lifelong resident, I hardly got the sense that it was a straight-up "We don't like your kind" vote. It was complicated, and there were many surprises from voter groups.
     
  36. Greyhound

    Greyhound Trail Rat

    Rep/Likes:
    32 / 338
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Messages:
    5,031
    Location:
    Alamance County, NC
    There are lots of complicated layers. Can't say it enough. It's not just NC. We just happen to be the one with the vote this month, so it's on the radar. Just because other states voted very similar ways....does that make it OK for NC? No. Not at all. I think long gone are the days of knee-jerk reactions to this kind of issue. I think the Democrats(and many Republicans) were way less united in their opposition to this amendment than the primarily Republican voters were that were for it. That's a no-brainer...but look at the vote. It had some serious traction, and if given another shot at a later date...the outcome might be completely different.

    It was a gross miscalculation by opposition strategists to overlook how black and latino voters would fall on this issue. In my opinion, far less was done to reach out to that base than was needed. While they were busy spending their time worrying about what whitey would do, they missed the mark on other sets of voter demographic.

    I feel your passion on this BV. It's a big center of discussion here at the art school--can you believe that? Yeah, I know...pick yourself off the floor. As a lifelong resident, I hardly got the sense that it was a straight-up "We don't like your kind" vote. It was complicated, and there were many surprises from voter groups.
     
  37. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    376 / 3,673
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    54,222
    Location:
    media blackout
    but next time they'll be voting to reinstate slavery, or something else equally archaic
     
  38. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    376 / 3,673
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    54,222
    Location:
    media blackout
    breaking news: obama has come out in support of gay marriage.

    cue: birthers, muslimators, tin-foil, etc.
     
  39. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

    Rep/Likes:
    435 / 3,166
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    26,559
    Location:
    Riding the baggage carousel.
    Ban haircuts? Says so right there in the bible dontcha know?
     
  40. stevew

    stevew unique white person

    Rep/Likes:
    249 / 2,352
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2001
    Messages:
    31,478
    mighty white of him.