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In Topic: One of the Things I Love About Sarah

19 April 2015 - 03:41 PM

Solely!?  That takes some doing.


You never read a non-fiction book, or at least you never believed one.

You never had a history lesson in any medium.  In fact you have no knowledge of history, because necessarily you weren't there for the first-person experience.

You never used a map or verbal directions to get where you were going.  You found the way by trial and error aided by such memories as you had from having traveled the same routes before.

You never checked the weather, insisting on stepping outside or waiting til you got there to see for yourself.


How do you manage?

In Topic: Rand Paul for President

08 April 2015 - 11:05 AM

Has anybody noticed that Paul announced his candidacy at the Galt House hotel?

In Topic: What Would Howard Roark Say About This Office Building?

01 April 2015 - 02:39 PM

Wright's 1936 Johnson Wax building in Racine has a huge main workroom that, however beautiful, was horrendously noisy in its first several decades, in part because of a slab concrete floor (the better to show off Johnson's flagship product) and in part because of mechanical typewriters.  When desktop workstations came in the company had to jackhammer channels in the slab for conduits, and they covered the floor over with carpeting, much to everybody's relief.

In Topic: What Would Howard Roark Say About This Office Building?

01 April 2015 - 01:56 PM

On the strength of the information here, I suspect that he'd say "this is what the client wants; it's an interesting visual and acoustical challenge."  Then he'd get to work.  Part of the work would be getting the client to accept the solution he came up with.


We'll have to see photos and, a year or so from now, testimony from people who'd worked there in order to see how well or badly the building solves these problems.

In Topic: The Lying Intellectual Slut Cherokee Liz Warren debates the Incumbent Senator...

30 March 2015 - 04:05 PM

The Republicans decided in January 2014 to convene from July 18 - 21 2016; the Democrats decided the same month to open their convention on the 25th.  By tradition the party that doesn't hold the presidency goes first.


In any case the nominations are decided in the primaries months earlier.  The delegates can't in practice do anything about this at convention time.


Warren won't have to worry about money.  She can open her own casino.