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I am going to vote via absentee ballot

because I do not want to be in a crowded room at the polls. I'm in PA, and there's time to apply for the primaries. I'm going to be out of town (if you say you're ill you have to get a doctor to sign a form). I also plan to be out of town for the general election in November..
Posted by cyclonefence | Mon Mar 2, 2020, 02:52 PM (0 replies)

Words and usages I am sick and tired of

1. Sick and tired

2. Each and every, when "each" will do, which is imo all the time

3. "Simplistic," "enormity," and "toothsome" when what is meant is simple, enormousness, and delicious. These words do not mean what many people believe they mean. We've already lose "eke;" let's not let the barbarians take over any more useful words.

4. "I just couldn't bring myself to vote for Hillary." Self-explanatory.

5. There's another word like simplistic that I can't recall right now due to senility. ETA "Noisome" when what is meant is really loud.

Are you sick and tired of any words or usages? Can we compile a dictionary or grammar guide (like that hasn't been done already, and look how much that has helped)?

Somebody has pointed out to Roseanne Barr

that Donald Trump views direct scolding as a challenge which he will go out of his way to defy. Better to communicate through rumor and talk among close colleagues; Trump pays attention to that shit--it's close a conspiracy theory, which he wholeheartedly and without fail embraces--and does not feel threatened, ironically, by an indirect threat.

Roseanne isn't going anyplace. He does want Trump to stop tweeting about DOJ matters, and indirectly threatening to resign is the best way to get this empty threat into the moldy sponge that is Trump's brain.

Something weird happened the other day

I was sitting at my computer, probably reading DU, when I began to hear a telephone conversation coming from the laptop. I checked all the windows I had open (sometimes a video with sound will start running if I've left something open), but there was nothing. It was the end of a call, an older woman telling someone how much they'd enjoyed the visit and urging the other party to drive home safely. It was a pretty long goodbye, and I didn't hear the other party say anything--but tbh the older lady didn't leave much space for anyone else to speak. Finally she hung up, and that was the end of that. Never before, never since.
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