JamesPadraicR

JamesPadraicR

  • Commented on Radio silence
    The lone exception is Colorado... Back in the 20s the Klan hada strong presence in the Colorado government, including a Governor who was one of their leaders. IIRC, they lost popularity fairly quickly during the depression, so that by WWII...
  • Commented on Radio silence
    Here's an excellent thread retweeted by Charlie, on Punching Nazis. And a good wrap up of why, when I see someone complain about it, my first thought is "You're not Jewish, are you?"...
  • Commented on Radio silence
    Wasn't arguing, and I will adjust my pronunciation of the name accordingly. I don't recall Charlie ever saying how he pronounces it here, maybe I missed it....
  • Commented on Radio silence
    & Rb2 @80 What they totally failed to discuss is that "mh" always pronounces "v" because there is no actual letter "V" in Gaelic, and the mh phoneme is used to represent V in the written language. What I was...
  • Commented on Radio silence
    Meanwhile, WRT Presidential powers concerning the launching of Nukes: Cokie Roberts Answers Your Questions About Nuclear Protocols from NPR yesterday morning. TL;DR: The Rump can launch them whenever he wants without congressional oversight, and no one can stop him without...
  • Commented on Radio silence
    Interesting; I'd been reading her as IC1, and pronouncing her name "Vari", under the presumption that she was Scots Gaelic. I was about to go on about how I pronounce it like Mari, but decided to go to Wikipedia instead....
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    Jousting: The State Sport of Maryland Jousting tournaments have been held in Maryland since early colonial times but became increasingly popular after the Civil War. Retaining the pageantry and customs of medieval tournaments, modern competitors are called "knights" or "maids",...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    A later thought I had was that; in a few months, when nothing has been done wrt the tweets, and someone asks about them, the White House will claim there was actually a tweet in between that made some other...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    The really scary aspect is the nine minute gap between tweet #1...and tweet #2 My (not serious) take was that it took so long because his tiny hands couldn't easily tap them out on his iPhone. More seriously, he probably...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    Joint Chiefs Chairman Says Transgender Policy Won't Change Yet "There will be no modifications to the current policy until the President's direction has been received by the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary has issued implementation guidance." In other words,...
  • Commented on There is no extra credit in science fiction.
    Not much of a comment; I was trying to think whether Impostor Syndrome feeds into this, or if it's a manifestation of IS—or something else? ...and the train is already heading off the tracks, in Gold Medal time....
  • Commented on Unwanted Blogging Vacation
    Much sympathy to you and your family. I've nothing to say that wouldn't echo what others have said....
  • Commented on Book day!
    Arrggg! As mentioned above I got the confirmation email from B&N, and my copy was shipped on the 11th. Here's it's path according to UPS' tracking: Monroe, NJ on the 11th -> Hodgkins IL, 12th -> Colorado Springs 11:35pm on...
  • Commented on Book day!
    All right. It looks like we're in spoiler-open territory Looks like as of 102 I'm out of here. Unless people start Spoiler tagging, I'm not taking chances reading further comments. Well, maybe just enough to see whether it is or...
  • Commented on Book day!
    Hate to say it, but none of those actors are young enough, by at least a decade, never mind being too American (not at all familiar with Day, but assume the same). I picture Alex and Cassie to be mid...
  • Commented on Book day!
    Mikko Parviainen @76 et al. I think I am mis-remembering about the Hebrew, there are occasions were words are doubled, just not used how I was thinking. It came to mind because I was talking to an Israeli acquaintance the...
  • Commented on Book day!
    The "YesYes" is just a distinctive verbal tic. (It's one I've run across in person in the past.) I've come across it some too, usually from non-native English speakers. I was going to say "In one case I think it...
  • Commented on Book day!
    Well, crap, it's still Monday here, and Barnes and Nobbled won't even ship my pre-ordered hardback until Tuesday....I will take any spoilers as a mortal insult, Yep. Why I won't read the review on Tor.com. Probably safe, but not taking...
  • Commented on Book day!
    However, the space opera might end up being shoved back to 2019 Wait even longer for "Ghost Engine"?!?! Nuts. Must be something good to push it back....
  • Commented on Book day!
    In my email this morning I got the Tor/Forge newsletter, with a link to this article: What’s a nice series like you doing with a publisher like this? Any chance we'll get a hint of what the latest Attack Novel...
  • Commented on Report on Seat 14C
    I'm surprised the original Twilight Zone episode The Odyssey of Flight 33 hasn't been mentioned. Airliner goes back to the Time of the Dinosaurs, then back to the future—but not far enough! Also just had a look through TVtropes, and...
  • Commented on Report on Seat 14C
    Oh yeah, was going ask why F-15s, but remembered ANG's always a couple decades behind. Last time I was was in and out of JAX (early 90s) I noticed the Florida Air Guard's F-4s and was wondering if they actually...
  • Commented on Report on Seat 14C
    Kinda don't think that would've been accepted. Too technical, and not at all what they asking for—unless the author's where given more leeway. Haven't read any of the stories yet, but that's a nice collection of authors....
  • Commented on How to get a signed copy of The Delirium Brief
    Elderly Cynic @27: I had the thought after posting that perhaps I should have said "run like a big corporation". Reagan 'shrank' the government by outsourcing various aspects, though in actuality that led to there being triple the number of...
  • Commented on How to get a signed copy of The Delirium Brief
    Also, pre-ordered the book more'n a week ago. And that Politico article about Colorado Springs politics you re-tweeted: I'd repressed a lot of that. Didn't vote for the "Strong Mayor" nonsense, or the mayor who came along with it. I...
  • Commented on How to get a signed copy of The Delirium Brief
    Not at all surprised that you'd seen them. Looks like the app is no longer available, and the first book is out of print, though the others are still available. WRT phones in fiction: I recently finished writing a novella,...
  • Commented on How to get a signed copy of The Delirium Brief
    Just came across these illustrations: Disney Illustrator Creates A Series About Life With A Pet Octopus Lots of Steampunky tentacles, some Doctor Who themed. The Hannukah one's a favorite....
  • Commented on Attention Conservation Notice
    Meanwhile, Mike Pence was just in town to help Focus on the Family celebrate their 40th anniversary. If there was a side trip down the road to New Life Church, I could almost be tempted to worry about him leading...
  • Commented on Catching Up
    Silly question from the other side of the ocean: Does anyone know what the Queen's* personal politics actually are? WRT DUP; I described it elsewhere as Imagine if Westboro Baptist were a political party that The Rump had to ally...
  • Commented on Introducing new guest blogger: April Daniels
    Good! Just had to make sure. Insert cliché about Assuming....
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