Current Topics
Voters
by jgw
Yesterday at 07:12 PM
The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018
by Golem
Yesterday at 05:11 PM
The chosen one?
by pdx rick
Yesterday at 12:36 AM
The Magic of Biochar
by Greger
10/13/18 07:08 PM
Kavanaugh and the FBI
by rporter314
10/11/18 03:56 AM
The Midterms
by chunkstyle
10/11/18 02:53 AM
Roundtable for October 2018
by Jeffery J. Haas
10/10/18 06:34 PM
The Blindness of Good intentions
by jgw
10/09/18 09:26 PM
Trump’s ‘New’ Can-Mex Trade Deal Has All Kinds Of Improvements? Thanks, Obama
by jgw
10/09/18 05:35 PM
The End of the Independent Judiciary
by pdx rick
10/07/18 02:55 PM
Tiny Hawaiian Gecko Accidentally Calls 'a Bazillion' People from Hospital Phone,
by Greger
10/07/18 01:09 AM
That Bombshell Report on Trump's Taxes May Spark an Investigation by New York
by Jeffery J. Haas
10/05/18 05:03 AM
A time when politics were not all about greed
by jgw
10/04/18 07:28 PM
George Will: Abolish the death penalty
by Greger
10/03/18 12:28 AM
if the Dems take over
by Greger
10/01/18 09:55 PM
Miscellaneous humor thread
by Golem
09/30/18 08:15 PM
Answer (Fredric Brown, 1954)
by jgw
09/28/18 06:24 PM
RoundTable for September 2018
by NW Ponderer
09/28/18 11:24 AM
Code for no black people': New York bar's 'racist' dress code sparks online deba
by Greger
09/26/18 05:11 PM
Our modern Sinclair Lewis?
by pondering_it_all
09/26/18 07:10 AM
Forum Stats
6248 Members
58 Forums
16398 Topics
282296 Posts

Max Online: 294 @ 12/06/17 12:57 AM
Google Adsense
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 >
Topic Options
#305813 - 03/01/18 02:31 AM RoundTable for March 2018
Jeffery J. Haas Offline


Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 13293
Loc: Whittier, California
Whaddya know, it's gonna come in like a lion and go out like a lamb.



Welcome to the Roundtable for March 2018

We came, we saw, we conquered, or so said the first butterflies of Spring, because that's due to happen on March 20th, but why not have a piece of pi on International Pi Day, which of course is 3/14.




Back in 1781, some wise-ass discovered Uranus, and the world of space jokes has never recovered.



Of course, we humans didn't rest on our laurels, because on March 18th the very first space walk took place.
Nope, sorry...it wasn't an American, it was a Russian cosmonaut, Alexey Leonov, and he accomplished that feat of derring-do on March 18, 1965.



This March will be even more important as students from around the country take part in the National School Walkout on March 14 and the March For Our Lives on March 24.



And of course,
March 17th is Saint Patrick's Day

And if drinking green beer and pinching non-participants doesn't float your boat, don't worry because Good Friday is March 20th and Passover is March 31st.

And of course there's always March Madness if the hoops are your thing.



Here's hoping we pick up a few new members to round out our own madness. Glad to see a few longtime members pop in and visit...we missed you!
_________________________
"He wakes up in the morning, ****s all over Twitter, ****s all over us, ****s all over his staff, then hits golf balls."
---Congressman Peter King

Top
#305818 - 03/01/18 07:39 AM Re: RoundTable for March 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline


Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 13293
Loc: Whittier, California
Okay, you tell ME if we've officially lost our minds.

Unification Church Worships AR-15's

_________________________
"He wakes up in the morning, ****s all over Twitter, ****s all over us, ****s all over his staff, then hits golf balls."
---Congressman Peter King

Top
#305870 - 03/07/18 02:48 AM Re: RoundTable for March 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline


Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 13293
Loc: Whittier, California
Wow...this is the most empty Roundtable I've ever seen...
_________________________
"He wakes up in the morning, ****s all over Twitter, ****s all over us, ****s all over his staff, then hits golf balls."
---Congressman Peter King

Top
#305871 - 03/07/18 03:17 AM Re: RoundTable for March 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
logtroll Offline
veteran

Registered: 04/26/10
Posts: 8887
Loc: New Mexico (not old Mexico)
Maybe it’s a hex?
_________________________
"You can't fix a problem until you understand what the problem is." Logtroll

Top
#305872 - 03/07/18 12:39 PM Re: RoundTable for March 2018 [Re: logtroll]
NW Ponderer Offline
Moderator
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/09/11
Posts: 16229
I'm very enthused about the teacher's victory in West Virginia. They weren't asking for that much, and they've inspired colleagues in other States. Our system for paying teachers - hell, education - in this country is insane. How can a nation such as ours be so penurious about one of its fundamental responsibilities?

It also highlights another serious failing - support of workers. Most of our economy depends on workers, yet they have been neglected for decades and deemed "The enemy" by Republican ideologues. Unions are the backbone of the American workforce, yet the concerted effort to destroy them had been effective, and is likely to be completed by the Supreme Court this term. People (voters) have forgotten that unions are responsible for almost everything they take for granted - vacations, overtime, pensions, social security, health care insurance, limited work weeks, safety and environmental progress - I could go on for paragraphs. Ignorance of history is just ignorance about life.
_________________________
A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.

Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich

Top
#305877 - 03/07/18 08:10 PM Re: RoundTable for March 2018 [Re: NW Ponderer]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline


Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 13293
Loc: Whittier, California
Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
I'm very enthused about the teacher's victory in West Virginia. They weren't asking for that much, and they've inspired colleagues in other States. Our system for paying teachers - hell, education - in this country is insane. How can a nation such as ours be so penurious about one of its fundamental responsibilities?


And we keep reaping the return on our meager and paltry investment year after year after year, and we refuse to admit that squandering our investment in education in favor of prisons results in less education and more prisoners.
_________________________
"He wakes up in the morning, ****s all over Twitter, ****s all over us, ****s all over his staff, then hits golf balls."
---Congressman Peter King

Top
#305878 - 03/07/18 08:45 PM Re: RoundTable for March 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
NW Ponderer Offline
Moderator
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/09/11
Posts: 16229
I think there is a direct correlation between our paltry education outlays and the opioid crisis.
_________________________
A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.

Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich

Top
#305887 - 03/08/18 01:59 PM Re: RoundTable for March 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
logtroll Offline
veteran

Registered: 04/26/10
Posts: 8887
Loc: New Mexico (not old Mexico)
Now this is more interesting than Trump or Bitcoin!
_________________________
"You can't fix a problem until you understand what the problem is." Logtroll

Top
#305920 - 03/10/18 02:18 PM Re: RoundTable for March 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
pdx rick Offline
Member
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 41039
Loc: Puget Sound, WA

The 2018 Sony World Photography Awards short list of winners:





_________________________
Contrarian, extraordinaire



Top
#305959 - 03/13/18 02:45 PM Re: RoundTable for March 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
Ujest Shurly Offline
newbie

Registered: 10/16/16
Posts: 356
Loc: Sterling Heights, MI, USA
Well this explains VP Pence and the rest of the true believers in Congress. Of course we sort of knew this all along.

Brain damage and religious fundamentalism
_________________________
Vote 2018; give meaning and honor to those who made sure you have the right to vote.

Life is like a PB&J sandwich
The older you get, the moldery and crustier you get.

Now, get off my grass!

Top
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 >

Who's Online
0 registered (), 45 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
TrentonP, Nosf50, erumonej, Jensen Breck, Albertapkr
6248 Registered Users
A2