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Georgiana

  • Commented on Dead plots
    I don't see how these North Carolina ballots will be counted twice. I live in Texas and am over 65, so I get to vote by mail. Last year we had a runoff election in December. I received my mail-in...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    Ayn Rand also supported abortion rights, and was not a Christian....
  • Commented on Roll the dice
    It's unlikely that Trump will win and the Democrats take the Senate. There's a tendency for the vote for the Senate and for the Presidency to go the same way. Also, keeping "McConnell rules" wouldn't help - 67 votes are...
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    Hillary was ahead by a lot, also. Biden does have some advantages 1. Trump was unknown last time, this time everyone knows his flaws. 2. The Democratic party is more united, as Sanders is cooperating. 3. Hillary antagonized a lot...
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    "Cordwainer Smith" was one of my favorite authors. I know where my copy of Norstralia is, and I think I'll go look for my copy of his collected short stories....
  • Commented on Cough Cough
    You Brits are complaining? I'll trade you Trump and Pence for a pair of old shoes....
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    JBS :841 Yes, you are correct. What I meant was that if the intelligence report had been more favorable to Trump, then Burr's problems would very conveniently have been overlooked....
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    Yes, it had to do with the report. Trump regards Burr as an "enemy" because of the report. So he didn't get the "protection" that a member of the President's party would usually get....
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    There are signs that Trump might be losing the election. He's behind in the polls. (He was way behind Hillary in 2016, of course). At the start of this year, I thought that Trump was nearly 100% to be reelected,...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    The second amendment is the right to carry guns. That would certainly be retained....
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    Maybe the cliff hanger will be that both Trump and Pence die of the virus nearly simultaneously....
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    Apologies for my previous post: this is the correct version Last April my (USA) family went to London, Edinburgh, and Amsterdam. While in Edinburgh. we saw a woman selling solar panels. We were astonished, but she assured us that they...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    Last April my (USA) family went to London, Edinburgh, and Amsterdam. While in Amsterdam we saw a woman selling solar panels. We were astonished, but she assured us that they would work just fine in Edinburgh. It was a two-week...
  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    JBS: I'm surprised that Trump judges that maximizes his chance of reelection. Michigan is a swing state - I could understand telling California, New York, or Illinois to go to hell....
  • Commented on COVID-19
    Great news, then! I live in Texas. It's 26 Celsius right now and will be 27 on Wednesday. Why do I not feel happy?...
  • Commented on A serious question
    Correct. And I'm thrilled to have this thread diverge to include my alma mater. Class reunion coming up this year! And I believe it would be appropriate to refer to Congressman Albert Thomas as class of 1920, as opposed to...
  • Commented on A serious question
    Rice is (currently) ranked ahead of Purdue, but behind MIT. I had assumed that Kennedy chose Houston either because there were plans to have NASA in the Houston area, or he wanted to carry Texas again in 1964....
  • Commented on A serious question
    @95: I was there for Kennedy's speech. Many years later I worked at NASA for about a year. Why does Rice play Texas? 1. They were in the same conference and contractually obliged to play. 2. Houston was the biggest...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    Regarding the Concorde: The routes were New York/Washington - London/Paris. I've thought that it might make some sense to revive it, but on the Los Angeles/San Francisco/ Seattle - Beijing/Shanghai/Tokyo route. The advantage is that the Pacific Ocean is a...
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    @214: The "Two Georges", by Dreyfuss and Turtledove, is an alternate history in which Britain and America made peace in 1776. I'm sure it's not the only such book. Adam Smith, writing in 1776, said that the war was wrong...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    @741: I'm American with a similar story. Some years ago both my boyfriend and I came down with a cold, mine being milder than his. I had health insurance; he did not. I went to the doctor and got some...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    682: I was in London and Edinburgh two years ago, in April. We never saw the sun, in two weeks. In Edinburgh there was a nice woman selling solar power collectors. She assured me there was enough sun to make...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    @414: Are you talking about Johnson or Trump?...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    California raised taxes a few years ago. They have a multi-billion dollar surplus now....
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    @673 The problem with the male-female imbalance isn't on this blog; it's common throughout the Internet. I only post on one other blog, a blog for bridge players. The female to male ratio is higher than here, but still nowhere...
  • Commented on Dread of Heinleinism
    I'm American, female, and "of a certain age", meaning that the Heinlein books were among the very first SF I read. My most recent rereads were "Door into Summer", "Cat that Walks through Walls", "Glory Road", "Citizen of the Galaxy"...
  • Commented on New Book Week!
    I haven't figured out how the USA knows about Hulius' botched attempt to get Elizabeth. Will this be explained in "Invisible Sun?"...
  • Commented on New Book Week!
    A few nitpicks: p. 30: Miriam says "She [Rita] was right here, where you're standing now", while in Erasmus' office. On p. 244 Rita says that she met Miriam in Miriam's office, which is also implied in Empire Games. p....
  • Commented on New Book Week!
    I think that Bezos is using his money in a very good cause. He used a portion of the Amazon profits to buy the Washington Post, one of the US's major newspaper. And the Post (aka WaPo) has spent a...
  • Commented on New Book Week!
    Charlie, I have a question that probably has been asked before, but I'll ask again. The Merchant Prince series is written in the third person, and primarily set in the USA. Your other books are usually written in the second...
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