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|2 days 1 hour ago||There are similarities||
There are similarities between Jim Crow and LGBT, but it's not a perfect comparison. LGBT exclusion was not often de jure (except in the case of the military). But there was violence against gay people in the U.S., and to a lesser extent there still is. (In San Francisco, there is an ugly history from like the 1950s through the 1970s of police basically bashing people at gay bars, and riots and marches in response to the same; this has also happened in Miami and other cities). That corporations have largely come to accept LGBT people does not mean that discrimination is not still problematic. Where I grew up in Michigan not that long ago these issues were unspeakable and discussed by whispers and innuendo. But there was a lot of casual gay bashing (e.g., kids played 'smear the queer' at recess, things that sucked were 'gay'). I think the NC law is motivated by this same animus. States should not sanction hate, and if they do it is illegitimate.
|2 days 1 hour ago||Summer Fridays are the best.||
Summer Fridays are the best. Vacation starts next week.
|2 days 22 hours ago||False. There is a moral||
False. There is a moral imperative to defy unjust laws. See, e.g., Jim Crow
|4 days 2 hours ago||A stretch||
With all due respect I think the dominance of UW and Tennessee have more to do with Don James and Phil Fulmer. Neither program had been there before. Plus Michigan did not really dominate in the 1990s like it did in the 70s and 80s. There was like a lull from 94 to 96. And uncertainty after Bo and Mo left.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Going to a Tigers game in '84||
Going to a Tigers game in '84 against the Royals. Also remember the Tigers winning it in '84.
First distinct Michigan football memory: listening to the '86 Ohio game with my dad sitting on the flooboards of his Cadillac to keep warm.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I hope you are right about||
I hope you are right about that. I have seen somewhere north of 100 major league games, including dozens of playoff games in SF from 2010 onward. The most commanding pitching performance I have seen was in game 5 of the ALDS in Oakland, when JV pitched the whole game, hitting 97 with crazy movement into the ninth inning. Even (especially?) Oakland fans were in awe.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||I wanted to neg you for the||
I wanted to neg you for the 'easiest schedule' in the Big 10 comment, but given the five home game start (the first three against UCF, Hawaii, Colorado), you could maybe make that argument, even though Michigan plays home against Penn State and Wisconsin, and then at Michigan State, Iowa, and Ohio State. I would qualify that by saying 'easiest schedule' among potential contenders.
|4 weeks 23 hours ago||In no order: hot chicken,||
In no order: hot chicken, Monelles for brunch, Patterson House cocktails, stay at the Hermitage (and eat there too), 404 for everything
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Hate to say it, but that||
Hate to say it, but that suggests to me underachievement. (Although Michigan narrowly lost one to UNC, and one to IU as well.)
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Kyrie Irving reinventing||
Kyrie Irving reinventing himself.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||You guys are wrong. This is a||
You guys are wrong. This is a good idea. It will help their fans come down from all the glue they have sniffed before the game.
|8 weeks 19 hours ago||Founders All Day IPA. Found||
Founders All Day IPA. Found it in Truckee. C'mon Warriors
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Pats. Dubs have injuries and||
Pats. Dubs have injuries and are playing a team at their absolute peak.
|9 weeks 4 days ago||York stuck him with his||
York stuck him with his wife's bill after saying he'd pay for her, right?
It's a ballsack mcgee move, especially when York is a tremendously unpopular owner at dinner with a relatively influential Bay Area reporter.
If I were York I would have paid the whole thing. Let Kawakami write an article about how he is a good sport.
I think I get where York is coming from. The bet is the only thing he's won since his mother let him run the team. He's not letting go of that.
|10 weeks 18 hours ago||First sight. I was jamming||
First sight. I was jamming her friend at the time, which made it complicated, but I somehow pulled off the switch (of course there was a period when neither would talk to me). Took her much longer to be in the same place.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||I don't recall, exactly, but||
I don't recall, exactly, but I think it was either Appetite for Destruction or the Fat Boys or someshit. I should just go with the former.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||OP that is an unwarranted hot||
OP that is an unwarranted hot take on Rod Stewart. South Park is a retrograde cultural virus that allows young people to form opinions without any context or appreciation of the subject matter.
Rod Stewart has talent, even if his best song other than "Maggie" is a Tom Waits cover.
I am not here to sing his praises, but he has more originality in the cuttings of his early 1990s Detlef Schrempf mullet than dudes like Justin Bieber could even imagine.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, I would be surprised if||
|13 weeks 1 day ago||Yeah, I would be surprised if||
Yeah, I would be surprised if the Spurs beat the Warriors. The Warriors are as good defensively, that aspect to their game is overlooked. The Spurs are good at controlling tempo. Nobody is better, but the Warriors can attrition as well as anyone in a man to man grind.
OKC scares me because they can win on the Warriors own terms.
The meta truth is that the NBA in 2016 is weaker than its been since MJ first retired. As much as I love these Warriors they are not top 5 all time. Yet alone the best.
|13 weeks 4 days ago||Even if those numbers are||
Even if those numbers are inflated by inclusion of figures like lost tuition from scholarships, there is no doubt the issue is endemic and a big reason why costs of attending college have sky rocketed.
|13 weeks 5 days ago||YMCA. Indoor track. Kind of||
YMCA. Indoor track. Kind of lame but it will work.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||You don't say!!!! Baalke is||
You don't say!!!!
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Cavs in 6. Takes a while to||
Cavs in 6. Takes a while to grow playoff legs.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||The econ stat theory courses||
The econ stat theory courses I took were pretty difficult. Even if the econometrics were relatively easy, parts of the theory classes were basically incomprehensible.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||My roomates took all of these||
My roomates took all of these classes in the late 1990s. You would just get the outline from one of the bookstores the day before the test, memorize it, and then take the test.
Of course, the night before my roomates would start out studying, we'd end up playing quarters, and they would usually pull Cs.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Poetry classes should||
Poetry classes should actually be difficult, because the class should require analysis (of the text), snynthesis (of secondary sources, socio-political climate when the poem was written), and the ability to write about all of it.
There were tons of like one credit mini-classes, like Rocks for Jocks, where you just had a multiple choice test that was basically just memorizing a bunch of stuff. Intro PSYCH was pretty much like that, as was ECON (although the questions in ECON were hard).
|16 weeks 1 day ago||It's a booby prize. Dubs lose||
It's a booby prize. Dubs lose to the Spurs in May and it's meaningless. Prevailing attitude where I was tonight for the game is let it go. Rest for the playoffs. They've been wobbly the last few weeks. People don't remember Jordan et al because they won 72 games one season. It's the titles that count.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Ooof. Michigan burned all of||
Ooof. Michigan burned all of its basketball karma in that '89 run
|17 weeks 1 day ago||I respect the rivalry, but||
I respect the rivalry, but it's not my favorite. I would personally rather see Michigan football play Pac12 home and homes.
|18 weeks 2 days ago||I don't like Michigan's||
I don't like Michigan's chances against Notre Dame, considering the relative strengths and weaknesses of the teams, comparison of results, or how the rosters measure up in absolute terms.
I do like that we are playing these jive-ass-turkeys the day after Saint Pats. That Irish shit is played out, man, and nobody wants to wear green today, that shit is holiday leftovers.