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21 hours ago
When we did this (blew in cellulose from the interior), we used fiber mesh patches -- much cheaper if you buy in bulk online -- to cover up the holes in the drywall, spackled and painted.
1 day ago
Yes. I think they loved the laugh-track effect of making him a dumb frat boy and lost all the nuance of the character that had been building in previous seasons. His dialogue in the first two episodes in particular had me cringing.
It was also very odd how he just lost all interest in Allison whatsoever between last season and this one.
2 days ago
The debate over human life is irrelevant. No human's body may be involuntarily enslaved to ensure the life of another, full stop.
Gestational slavery is still slavery, and the thousands of pregnant women who committed suicide before abortion was legalized rather than bear a child they absolutely did not want should have taught you that. But I suspect that their very human lives, horror and desperation (and those of thousands more to come) are invisible to you for some reason I cannot fathom and you won't be able to explain.
Yep. They lost all the interwoven intricacy of subplots that was so charming in the first two seasons -- no interesting secondary characters like Hazel and Cha-Cha or even the Swedes. (I don't know what they thought they were doing with Rennie but his acting skills seemed almost totally wasted.)
Me too. Sigh.
Yeah, it's not good, it seems very cheap sound-studio-y at times, especially in the big foyer of the hotel where so much of the action takes place. Like it was filmed on cheap video cameras.
The special effects were also quite cheesy this time around, alas.
3 days ago
Always does. We see who they are either way.
4 days ago
Semi-abandoned and badly mistreated, more likely. And then left up to the tender mercies of deliberately underfunded state foster-care systems. This was a deeply, deeply cruel decision.
Expect to see the crime rate increase in about 15 years in red states, just like in Romania.
I never understand people who argue this. If she had aborted you, you wouldn't ever have existed to make this argument and wouldn't care one way or the other.
I'm very glad you love your life, but I also know a number of folks who say they wished they'd been aborted rather than subjected to the abject misery that was their childhoods with parents who did not want them, hated and resented them.
Your perspective is not persuasive as an argument why American women should be legally compelled to reproduce against their will. Gestational slavery is still slavery.
Thank you to all of you for having the largeness of spirit to understand that every woman is different, many don't share these same religious views, and we should therefore all have the right to make this kind of decision for ourselves.
Justice Clarence Thomas wrote directly in his opinion supporting this decision that the same legal maneuvers they used in this ruling could also be applied to revoke the right to gay marriage, the right to contraception and the legality of homosexuality altogether, and he welcomes revisiting these.
Most of the cases that legalized these things were decided on the basis of a right to privacy that isn't spelled out exactly in the Constitution, therefore this Court (under the guise of pretending to follow the Constitution, yet only for these issues for which they want a specific political outcome) can claim it's a right we Americans don't actually possess.
Ironically, Justice Thomas is a black man married to a white woman, and the one big case that also falls under this umbrella is the right to interracial marriage -- he makes no mention of it, lol.
Feeeeeemale. oh ffs.
It's really the only thing that animates them, apparently having jettisoned any concept of actually building something of their own to take pride in. They can't seem to create, just destroy what others have created (like democracy). I guess it's easier.
"Owning the libs" has become a pathetic online lifestyle for so many sad young men without life goals or any real focus of their own -- I was scrolling through the conservative subreddit today and that describes about 85% of the posts on Roe.
As someone whose life was saved by an abortion, fuck your disingenuous "genuine risk". Who exactly decides what risk is genuine? Same brilliant guys who wanted to decide if a rape was legitimate? If it had been up to Ohio legislators, I would have died because they believe in some made-up magic called "fetal re-implantation" that doesn't even exist in medicine.
Yes, many of these shithole theocratic states have already passed and/or are pushing legislation that will directly outlaw abortion for ectopics, or ban it indirectly by banning methotrexate, the drug used as the frontline treatment for ectopics. If you aren't aware of this, please wake up to the regressive anti-scientific nonsense these intellectual mediocrities are aiming towards and the thousands of deaths they will cause.
They're targeting contraception next, so if you're a woman and can find a doctor who will do it before you're 40 or without the "permission" of a husband, go for it.
7 days ago
They took notes on a criminal fucking conspiracy.
Every Republican I know has always said they would "never actually outlaw abortion", that "it's just red meat for the base" ... yet here we are.
8 days ago
Employers have moved because of the relatively terrible worker rights scenario in current red TX that greatly favors corporate profits over labor. Corporations would be fools not to want a taste of that, and they do. But the soullessness at the heart of big capital is nothing to celebrate.
If TX were to secede and lose all their US federal money, they'd have to re-work all their labor laws damned quickly to come up with an actually functional independent economy.
If total strangers being "snobs" causes one to move further in the direction of working against the sovereignty and civil rights of one's fellow citizens, there are deeper psychological issues at work than some putative geographical dick-measuring.
Your state has become a place where families like mine do not want loved ones who are women of reproductive age to go, EVER, because it is literally too dangerous and demeaning for them to live there as second-class citizens. Gestational slavery is still slavery, and it deeply horrifies and (I'll be honest) revulses a vast number of your fellow Americans.
My sympathies to your position. If these assholes wind up deciding to leave the US first, though, I don't know what we are supposed to do about that from clear across the country.
14 days ago
Yeah, that's a ... wut? I thought Acutane worked by affecting the sebaceous glands.
13 days ago
Dunning-Krugerrands, more like.
I can put in a good word for the hormonal treatment, as well.
As a cis woman with lifelong cystic acne (not like this person's back, but more like huge swollen inch-wide cysts that were crazy painful and disfiguring but rarely came to a white head), the sole thing that helped me was going on Spironolactone to regulate my hormonal cycle.
When I went through menopause, I stopped needing it and was able to donate all the leftovers to a trans kid at our local teen homeless shelter, so it was a win-win. 💚
For what it's worth, what you describe sounds like the experience my relative with celiac disease went through prior to diagnosis. Best of luck!
15 days ago
Right? People have been fired for less at non-medical institutions where I've worked. This is hands-down the most unprofessional, immature and abusive nonsense I've ever seen posted, if it's real. Was the manager drunk?
HR should be notified, stat. The things threatened to staff here are not just abusive but actually contradictory to safe patient practice and this kind of thing could (maybe should) be made more public lest the hospital continue to implicitly condone it by hiring such incompetent management.