Peppers at 10, which seems low.
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|6 days 1 hour ago||Gotcha||
I dig your style and get where you're coming from. Sounds like we're on different sides of the fence but aren't trying to be jerks to anyone.
A couple of thoughts: one, odds are your wife and daughter have probably already been in a bathroom with a transgender person and didn't know it. If someone with a dick but who presents female does anything other than enter a stall, close it, and go to the bathroom, she/he will get in trouble. It's just like if a dude (gender) with a dick tries to peek over the stall regardless of which restroom he's in. If a dude whips it out near the sinks of the mens room and starts acting stupid, he'll get arrested.
I get the general point, though, that some straight dude creep might use this ruling as a way to creep on girls/women. But anything creepy he does will get him arrested anyway, so why put the transgendered in harms way? My wife is a school teacher and we're both in education and I think: man, some students are going to take advantage of this (not necessarily to creep on girls, but entering the wrong bathroom just to get attention/stir things up, because that's what teens do). I think the balance of the scales tips in favor of safety of transgender at the moment, but I'm willing to admit I don't know what this change would bring.
I'm generally pro decentralization of government as well. But I don't follow your state's rights argument since the city of Charlotte decided what was best for them but then the state gov't decided to overrule them. If the state wants to overrule a city government, they might as well be prepared to be overruled by the fed.
|6 days 10 hours ago||So you say||
You say that we should just stick to sports but then proceed to not stick to sports. I'm not going to say that's contradictory, but that's contradictory.
There are quite a few solutions to this issue that do not require people who are born with male genitalia but who are feminine in look and behavior to use a mens room where they are often assaulted or harrassed. Unisex bathrooms are one option. Europe has 'em. We have them. Just not everywhere yet, and that will take time.
Have you taken the time to look at the research on transgender people? It's not pretty--their suicide rates are many times that of non transgender and even well above that of our soldiers with PTSD. I imagine some people are choosing to be transgender, but I don't believe whatsoever that there aren't some people who truly have desires and behaviors that are typical of the opposite gender from their sex. The downsides of being transgender heavily outweigh whatever upsides there might be.
Am I right to assume that you would treat kindly someone who came into the mens bathroom dressed as a woman? Should that person just announce to the bathroom: "don't worry, y'all. I have a dick"? Should she whip it out for proof?
|6 days 13 hours ago||Morally right?||
What part of the new testament and specifically the words of Jesus (I'm assuming by your tagline that you derive your moral high ground from the Bible, specifically the NT) address bathroom usage? What part of love your neighbor as yourself says that people have to use bathrooms that correspond with their birth sex rather than current gender?
|2 weeks 3 hours ago||I've done some gardening and did not know about the huggle||
I've done some gardening and did not know about the huggle. Not only do I get to see awesome photos of you and others building healthy communities, but I get to learn at the same time. Keep it up, Mr. Smith!
Also, that new eating shirt with FL and MI in it is the coolest one I've seen. Respect to your shirt designer(s).
|4 weeks 1 day ago||North Carolina is a big state||
What city/town are you moving to? Mostly the choices are two: AT&T or TWC. Both jerk you around after your one year sign-up deal is up, even if you're pretty good at calling in to cancel and get a better deal.
I believe you can get BTN through either, and I managed to get it a la carte, but again, I am that annoying guy on the phone.
Most any bar with at least 5 TVs will have BTN. Just call ahead of time to make sure they'll keep a TV dedicated to the UM game. Nice thing about NC is that football is not as important to many as basketball is, so you can usually get a TV dedicated to UM even if UNC or NC State is on at the same time.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||The fellas||
The fellas were ballin' today
|7 weeks 6 days ago||In my view||
Re-building the UM image/brand/legacy such as to improve the attractiveness of UM to recruits is the #1 purpose of these camps. There is no doubt to me these camps are to help Michigan with recruiting, both directly (meeting recruits) and indirectly (media attention, building respect for UM, gaining fans in the South).
The reason it is working so well, though, is because Harbaugh does truly love football and is just as happy coaching a middle school kid as a D-1 prospect. His love for the sport and for development of youth is unparallelled.
I do think it is a bit naive for us to say "maybe this helps recruiting somewhat". Jim, as much as he loves football, wouldn't be doing these camps at the magnitude he is if it weren't improving UM and the UM football team first and foremost.
I'm just glad his football soul is happy.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Sure, why not||
If I were another coach, I'd try to learn from and collegially compete with JH at these camps. I know Narduzzi was at MSU, but I do think that stuff can all go out the door if you have mutual respect for coaching talent/work ethic. If Pat Fitzgerald was hired by OSU, I think Harbaugh would still respect him and have a collegial relationship with him.
|7 weeks 6 days ago||This was the exact quote||
That I took away from the day. This and the one he's used before: happy as a pig in slop.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||I second Mason Cole||
He allows us to remove either our backup center or backup left tackle from the field. For a new QB to have either a trusted LT or C is huge.
For Lewis, it is possible Stribling/Clark can hold on long enough for us to get into the meat of our schedule and maybe Long will be ready to go by then.
I get the DeVeon argument though. Until Isaac holds onto the ball in games and Drake can keep healthy (and block), we need DeVeon.
5. Glasgow (I know we have DL out the butt, but after Indiana/OSU last year, I want Glasgow more than I want pretty much everyone else on this list
6. Jake Butt (TEs galore but none of his caliber, yet)
|12 weeks 1 day ago||I enjoy those||
You and bronx blue make Sunday/Monday visits to the site a lot of fun.
|13 weeks 23 hours ago||I'll be that guy||
I'd take a Laphroig 10 or Ardbeg, let alone a Lagavulin or older Laphroig, over Johnnie Walker any day, regardless of the age on the Johnnie Walker. Shit give me Dewars, Grouse, or Grants over Johnnie Black.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||Wish you'd posted this sooner||
Could have avoided some Hoke v RR discussions
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah he didn't come to play school||
But I think it looks worse for us to take pot shots at a national championship winning quarterback.
|15 weeks 4 days ago||Agree, but I'd keep NW out of it||
Fitz showed up to our events and has been working on his own as well. Can't believe I'm about to defend Franklin/PSU, but I believe he had PSU doing similar camps as well.
|32 weeks 1 hour ago||A recruit||
in the Bush is worth two in the Hand.
Assuming no one made this comment yesterday. Couldn't wade through all the posts/comments.
|32 weeks 1 hour ago||Love it||
Homering with an enthusiasm unknown to homerkind
|32 weeks 1 hour ago||I actually agree with this plan||
You'll defeat the usual douches by reducto ad absurdum. And you'll keep making me laugh. Keep on truckin'
|32 weeks 2 hours ago||Dang man||
This was a very useful post: link, light analysis on team ranking possiblities, and a reminder not to be douchy. If this doesn't go up now, some other less quality "where's he leaning" post starts up.
|32 weeks 22 hours ago||Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach||
Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach
|32 weeks 2 days ago||That's no slam dunk hire||
That's a posterization!
|33 weeks 17 hours ago||I follow the South Park AIDS rule of 22.3 years||
Or at least that's how a rationalize my sense of humor.
|33 weeks 1 day ago||The last paragraph is new (to me at least)||
Nice info to add more context to the story.
Reminds me a bit of growing up with my millenial brothers. We had a big house, pool, video games, etc., and were plenty spoiled, but at least we spent time making up ridiculous competitions and games to play outside that helped us get creative. Roller basketball was the best.
I knew plenty of other families where the kids were bored. Give us a ball or a frisbee and we made up a new game to play. Not quite the same as what Jim was saying, but a similar attitude in terms of family approach. Ours was "what can we come up with with what we got on hand, because we're going to have some fun now"
|33 weeks 1 day ago||Eh||
I'm not going to bag on the millenials. How many of Jim's neighbors complained about whatever? Probably quite a few. Comparing the Harbaughs to the worst of the selfie generation is one big exercise in selection bias.
My millenial brothers had a pretty similar attitude towards life: so long as I've got some form of a ball and some free time, life is just fine.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||I'll take a shot||
Losing Barry Sanders to retirement because the front office shenanigans convinced him they didn't even want to win.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||I don't usually join mgopointbangs||
but when I do, I join the negbang.
|36 weeks 4 days ago||I'll join||
I didn't post negative things about Jake, but definitely thought them. I'll take a hit for my thought crimes.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||You're right||
I think the unspoken assumption on our part is that to become RB1, you usually have to work your way up from RB2, etc. How many frosh get annointed unquestioned RB1 in fall camp?
So seeing UM give time to five RBs makes me think that as a freshman, I will get carries even if I'm not RB1 right out the gates of fall camp. Whereas at OSU, I may not get game carries unless I'm RB1 out the gate. Even if I'm a confident top flight RB, the idea that I need to beat out every other top flight RB (including upperclassmen) to get a carry is daunting.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||Three issues w/ 97 D||
Steele should be A+. For him to be the equivalent of Glasgow is an insult. Glasgow would feel insulted for Steele. Steele did what he wanted when he wanted (at least the way I remember it)
I'd give Ray an A-, though we're splicing at that point
Also, Renes > = Glasgow (for now--let's see what Glasgow does the rest of the season)
|42 weeks 3 hours ago||Keep up the weekly write-ups||
Really enjoy reading them. Between you and JamieMac I almost feel like I could make a few bucks each week betting.