& What's the point of a suburban newspaper that doesn't cover its own suburb?
Holy moly is Kass ever a douche canoe
One can be very much against the boycotts and also believe that "Bud Light" is a very poor substitute for actual beer.
" . . . businesses that knuckle under to anti-LGBTQ protests don’t deserve your patronage."
I couldn't agree more. BUT, the law of unintended consequences never sleeps. Target should be commended for its LGBTQ+ display. But a boycott of Target because it moved the display from the entrance of its stores to a more discreet location also serves as an example, to not only Target but also other establishments that choose to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, that next June it might be better to just do nothing rather than to incur the wrath of not only the haters but the LGBTQ+ community itself. Same applies to Anheuser-Busch. I have no answer to this "no good deed goes unpunished" scenario. But it should at least be part of the discussion when contemplating an appropriate response to an unfortunate situation.
Good song this week, and the video accompanying fit it perfectly. Thanks!
I am surprised at the high level of support for restricting public street parking for the benefit of school staff. It raises the question for which other employee groups should the public set aside street parking? Should staff at private schools get it? They are doing the same job as public school employees? What about colleges and universities? Fire department? I like coffee and I value the work done by the baristas at my local coffee shop. Should they get special parking permits because they are valued?
For those who voted for it, what makes public school teachers different from anyone else? I am clearly missing the logic on this one.
The University of Chicago went through a period where they tried to get us all to refer to the university with one word so they could be cool, like the Ivies or Duke. However, Chicago had already been taken by a major metropolis so they settled on UChicago. As an alum, they can bite me; I still say U of C.
I expect that the first music genre AI will excel at is old-time folk music. Most songs sound like you've already heard them. The chord progressions are almost uniform. And at each point in the melody, there are usually only one or two next notes that could be used. It will be easy for AI to pass the Turing test in this domain: can anyone reliably tell if a song is AI or not?
"Boycotts are seldom effective, but businesses that knuckle under to anti-LGBTQ protests don’t deserve your patronage."
In other words, boycott and counter-boycott all the way. An alternative is to accept that most people don't agree with my opinions but they are worthwhile for other reasons. Then, refusing to interact with them, or their services, or their art, because they aren't worthy, loses its self-satisfaction. As a long-time Oak Parker, this is how I've decided to love where I live.
I agree that AI presents a problem on many fronts. But I did enjoy an article about Trump coins, Trump checks and other Trump money being sold to Trumpers. The idea is you buy these Trump bucks for say five hundred dollars and then later with Trump’s magical powers they become legal tender worth five maybe ten thousand dollars.
The article went on to say some Trumpers had already bought some and had gone to legit banks only to be turned away. At least one Trumper realized they had been scammed!
The article said the scammers used AI as part of its scam including using a donald trump to promise that riches would be theirs if they bought Trump money.
Obviously a defect in my character, but if AI is going to fool us - it may as well be large groups of Trump supporters losing large amounts of money!
Just curious: what percentage of PT readers are men? Judging by the responses to the tweet about sizes of slacks (11% just now). I'm guessing 89%.
Thanks for sharing the family history anecdotes. Really great stuff.
Ties…that is right they are going away. Donald Trump can convince his folks to wear MAGA hats like he does. Yet it seems he cannot convince his folks to also wear long red MAGA ties.
I think it would be fun - Trumper in his hat and sweatshirt with a long red tie - maybe backward.
Probably would need to have clip ons for a lot of these folks.
Yes even the magic of Trump cannot bring back ties,,,the tie is dead, long live the tie!
I live on the NW side and I'm very appreciative that Nadig News still covers the area.
The only definition Merriam-Webster gives for “Alder” is a kind of shrub. Call them Councillors, fer cripes sake! Gender non-specific, actual word.
Camouflaged insults: my brother (also a subscriber), when asked his reaction to the implementation of a particularly brain-desd office space reorganization, said “It met my expectations. “
As a communications practitioner, I'd like to see an occasional story report "Joe Btfsplk was not immediately available for comment, which is understandable because I wrote the story and posted it while calling his cell."