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Saturday, August 08, 2015

Ross Elder on Donald Trump's Behavior

Megyn Kelly advertises herself with GQ... the picture gets bigger


from Ross Elder:
You so-called conservatives who are angry about Fox News and Megyn Kelly asking the candidates tough questions during the debate really need to reevaluate your political affiliations. On the liberal side, a liberal moderator asks a liberal politician liberally softball questions intended to allow the liberal candidate to easily navigate it and avoid actually answering it. 
I'm a conservative. I want an actual conservative in office. Someone who doesn't dodge the hard questions and isn't intimidated by a little pushback. Whichever candidates on that GOP stage complain about it are guaranteed not to get my vote.

We all know Trump isn't an actual candidate and he would have exactly zero chance of winning a presidential election. He's an idiot and his conduct before, during, and after the debate should be all the evidence needed to understand that.

Oh, and... Megyn Kelly is hot.

We all know Trump isn't an actual candidate and he would have exactly zero chance of winning a presidential election. He's an idiot and his conduct before, during, and after the debate should be all the evidence needed to understand that. 
Oh, and... Megyn Kelly is hot.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

hate hatred

a sentiment of opposition to something or a disposition towards antipathy

In my usual usage it is a Biblical or spiritual word and action, usually applied to circumstances or inanimate objects in a exaggerated or deeply secular sense.

Most people use the word in a deeply secular fashion as a more intense level or form of disliking something, definitely a sort of sentiment.  The distinction, of course, is that one must never hate someone, but certainly one can enjoy a disposition towards another because of a clash or incompatibility of personality or behavior.

Medieval Water

Some might ask if people drank water in the Middle Ages.  That seems like a strange question to me, but it did get someone to write an article about it.
If one did a quick glance through medieval letters and chronicles, one would find few references to people drinking water. Instead, they would speak of drinking ale or wine. This is not surprising – water is relatively tasteless – and few people would have preferred it compared to the alternatives. Like today, one doubts that too many writers from the Middle Ages would have praised their hosts for providing a cup of water instead of wine.
While medieval people rarely wrote about a love of water, that does not mean they avoided drinking it. Several types of sources offer more insight into drinking water during the period. Medical texts and health manuals throughout the Middle Ages often note the benefits of drinking water, as long as it came from good sources. For example, Paul of Aegina, a 7th-century Byzantine physician, writes “of all things water is of most use in every mode of regimen. It is necessary to know that the best water is devoid of quality as regards taste and smell, is most pleasant to drink, and pure to the sight; and when it passes through the praecordia quickly, one cannot find a better drink.”
One can find numerous references to when one should drink water, or add it to another drink. Sometimes medieval physicians even gave advice on when to avoid water.
Well that seemed fairly obvious to me, but the details were fun and informative.


Iceberg with hole near Sandersons Hope 2007-07-28 2.jpg


In either case I should poke around the Medievalists site some more.