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Re: Bear Pit: now the sole domicile of politics at LuLa
« Reply #8640 on: March 06, 2021, 07:54:17 pm »

Madrid is indeed a pretty cool little spot with some nice galleries.
On the way, stop by Cerrillos and get a pretty good burger here (but not as good as Santa Fe Bite aka The Bobcat Bite):
http://www.blackbirdsaloon.com
http://www.blackbirdsaloon.com/cerrillos-life

Bobcat Bite is good stuff :).  I'll check out Blackbird soon - I'm passing through in a week or so I think - appreciate the suggestion.
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« Reply #8641 on: March 06, 2021, 08:39:20 pm »

Bobcat Bite is good stuff :).  I'll check out Blackbird soon - I'm passing through in a week or so I think - appreciate the suggestion.
There's a new restaurant in the old Bobcat Bite location on 285, but I have no idea if it's any good. They are (ugh) calling it "Bobcat Bite". Nor do I like that the owners kicked out the original owners a few years ago and took over the name. Santa Fe Bite on St Michaels is the 'old' Bobcat Bite burgers that are pretty famous (in a fun movie called Hamburger Nation). They are just as good as they were in the past (I've been eating them for 27 years). New location isn't anywhere as cool or funky. But bigger menu and the green chile cheese burgers are still the bomb.
Here's Schewe, years ago at the original (super funky; the location AND Jeff) ;)
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Re: Bear Pit: now the sole domicile of politics at LuLa
« Reply #8642 on: March 06, 2021, 09:22:06 pm »

Here's Schewe, years ago at the original (super funky; the location AND Jeff) ;)

Apparently he was adjusting his sunglasses. . . .

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« Reply #8643 on: March 06, 2021, 09:23:31 pm »

Some need assistance in typing and using "The Google Machine"....

Do a Google image search first, then make sure to set my personal perimeters. 
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« Reply #8644 on: March 06, 2021, 09:53:56 pm »

Phoenix had 52 days over 110 degrees last year, the hottest on record. It must be like a pandemic every summer where nobody leaves the house, not that there is any place to go.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix-weather/2020/09/05/phoenix-august-summer-2020-hottest-history/5729955002/

Many years ago when I was still living in Toronto, friends of ours visited their daughter and family in Phoenix. They were there for 3 or 4 weeks. They were looking forward to the good weather since Toronto can have longish periods of drab grey damp weather. When they returned they told us they never got to enjoy the weather because it was too hot. They went from air-conditioned house to air-conditioned car to air-conditioned malls and retaurants, etc., no one dared go outside for long.

In my previous life I was involved in automobile rally, as competitor and as organizer/volunteer. We have events in the high heat of July and the deepest cold of February in near-north Ontario. Give me cold icy winter every time, cold I can handle.
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« Reply #8645 on: March 06, 2021, 10:01:19 pm »

Do a Google image search first, then make sure to set my personal perimeters.
Personal perimeters, yeah, right.
Try again.

"Reports that say something hasn't happened are interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don't know we don't know."
From: Donald Rumsfeld Wins 'Foot in Mouth Award'
Rumsfeld isn't alone.  ;D
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Re: Bear Pit: now the sole domicile of politics at LuLa
« Reply #8646 on: March 06, 2021, 10:26:23 pm »

I had the edifying experience of visiting Phoenix in July.  @114F, you can't go outside.  Simple as that.  Gawd help them if they ever run out of electricity in summer.



Try the East coast of Saudi Arabia some time - 45-50 C and high humidity from the Arabian Gulf. Summer in Phoenix is no sweat “ it’s a dry heat “ lol.
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« Reply #8647 on: March 06, 2021, 11:49:03 pm »

Try the East coast of Saudi Arabia some time - 45-50 C and high humidity from the Arabian Gulf. Summer in Phoenix is no sweat “ it’s a dry heat “ lol.

50C with humidity sounds awful.  Even in Phoenix, it was intolerable.
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« Reply #8648 on: March 06, 2021, 11:52:53 pm »

Sigh, sadly true.  Quite a few years ago, when retirement was still a bit of a fantasy for us, my wife and I — relatively frequent visitors to Santa Fe from the east coast — thought we might want to buy a part-time retirement home there.  One day, we visited a number of open houses.  We actually found one within reasonable walking distance of the Palace of the Governors (sic!) that, at least by Washington, D.C., standards, was a steal.  Needed a little fixing up, but nothing we couldn't afford.

You live in DC? One of my two favorite big cities, along with Paris. I love to go there for my novels, to do "research," AKA a tax-deductible interlude. I don't understand why it gets dissed -- reasonable climate, great art galleries of all kinds, interesting stuff going on almost every night, if you wish to look for it. Fast trains to Philly and NYC. Access to Chesapeake Bay for sailing and fishing. And, if you want to be terrified for some reason, you can always stop in Baltimore. While you were checking out prices in Santa Fe, I was checking out the cost of an apartment at the Watergate (because it's one big complex close-in that allows large dogs.) They were surprisingly affordable, but my wife said, "What about my horses?" They don't take horses, though the residents do produce a lot of horseshit. Sigh. I've settled, like you have, for extended stays.
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« Reply #8649 on: March 06, 2021, 11:54:03 pm »


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  And, unlike some others (Vancouver, can you hear me?) the invasion by rich extranjeros hasn't ruined it.

Mostly true, that.  Vancouver is my hometown.
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« Reply #8650 on: March 07, 2021, 04:56:34 am »

Mostly true, that.  Vancouver is my hometown.

I visited Vancouver first time in 1974 and was taken away immediately by the beauty of the city and it surroundings. After one week there, I flew back to Europe and drove the next day to the Canadian embassy in Bonn to apply for an immigration visa. One year later I landed in Toronto.

At that time, Vancouver had a distinctly British feel and included a small Chinatown quarter. Today, it's the other way around. Highway 99 to Whistler was a slow, but scenic two lane road. Whistler was a tiny sleepy village with a handful of chalets and Blackcomb was still a virgin mountain without any ski lifts. Coincidentally, a friend of mine having lived for 50 years in the same house in west Toronto has just listed his home for sale and is moving this spring to Vancouver.
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« Reply #8651 on: March 07, 2021, 08:19:09 am »

You live in DC? One of my two favorite big cities. . . . And, if you want to be terrified for some reason, you can always stop in Baltimore.

If you want to get some local Washington color for your next novel, book a room at the "venerable" Hotel Harrington.  Yes, it's a bit rundown, but it's the must-stay venue for the Proud Boys and other right-wing thugs.  Order a double and soak up the ambience in Harry's Bar, where the conspiracy theories are never watered down.  Harry's is the place to meet if you want to bash the elites—and, yes, we're talking about real physical violence.  Face masks are optional unless you're concerned about being spotted violating your parole restrictions.

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« Reply #8652 on: March 07, 2021, 09:53:00 am »

Florida vaccine corruption emerging, https://www.salon.com/2021/03/05/fbi-urged-to-probe-florida-gov-ron-desantis-over-red-carpet-vaccine-distribution_partner/. The claim is that rich GOP donors got on the "list" ahead of others.

If this turns out to be real, it should be bad but I think that the opposite might be true. People will see it as a good thing and will investigate ways to take advantage. The system adapts quickly, just look at how easily "rebel rock & roll" was co-opted. Old story, if you don't trust your institutions then you have to join in the corruption or be left behind. Over and over again, tragedy of the commons. If the corruption works to your benefit, then you go along with it and never worry about what it does to the wider culture. Not much different than Trump bragging about being smart because he didn't pay taxes, while people cheered. Once every corner of your culture is corrupt, do you have a society worth defending anymore? Am I too cynical?
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« Reply #8653 on: March 07, 2021, 09:56:33 am »

At first , I thought it not a coincidence that the bar is named after the famous Harry's Bar in Venice (and later Florence then London). A google search corrected my mistaken assumption and unearthed an interesting history (links below). The Paris one pre-dates them all, dating back to 1911, and somewhat amusingly is in fact called 'Harry's New York Bar'.

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2020/12/14/harrys-bar-proud-boys-washington-dc-445015
https://londonlamppost.com/harrys-bars-of-europe
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry%27s_New_York_Bar

If you want to get some local Washington color for your next novel, book a room at the "venerable" Hotel Harrington.  Yes, it's a bit rundown, but it's the must-stay venue for the Proud Boys and other right-wing thugs.  Order a double and soak up the ambience in Harry's Bar, where the conspiracy theories are never watered down.  Harry's is the place to meet if you want to bash the elites—and, yes, we're talking about real physical violence.  Face masks are optional unless you're concerned about being spotted violating your parole restrictions.

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« Reply #8654 on: March 07, 2021, 10:23:10 am »

You're all touching on my absolute favorite cities :)  I love Vancouver, and have clients up there that "require" a visit once or twice a year, though I missed last year for obvious reasons, and I lived the first 17 years of my life in DC (well, Fairfax, VA - 26 miles outside of DC).  DC has changed immensely since I lived there, but it's been fun watching that change as I go back for visits with friends and family who sill live in the area. If I were moving back, I think I'd prefer a place in Old Town, Alexandria (or maybe Annapolis) vs. DC proper, but regardless, still a great area.
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« Reply #8655 on: March 07, 2021, 10:33:07 am »

Personal perimeters, yeah, right.
Try again.

"Reports that say something hasn't happened are interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don't know we don't know."
From: Donald Rumsfeld Wins 'Foot in Mouth Award'
Rumsfeld isn't alone.  ;D

You have not been paying attention any Biden talks lately then. 

You did see the one where he accidently used the n-word.  Google captions even spelled it out when you turned it on. 
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« Reply #8656 on: March 07, 2021, 10:40:55 am »

You did see the one where he accidently used the n-word.  Google captions even spelled it out when you turned it on.

Unsurprising.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/joe-biden-n-word-recorded-speech/
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« Reply #8657 on: March 07, 2021, 10:42:05 am »

You have not been paying attention any Biden talks lately then. 

You did see the one where he accidently used the n-word.  Google captions even spelled it out when you turned it on.
Ah, your defense for your stupidity and foolish posting is what Biden may have said.
Foot deeper in your mouth.
All doubts removed...
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« Reply #8659 on: March 07, 2021, 12:44:55 pm »

Florida vaccine corruption emerging, https://www.salon.com/2021/03/05/fbi-urged-to-probe-florida-gov-ron-desantis-over-red-carpet-vaccine-distribution_partner/. The claim is that rich GOP donors got on the "list" ahead of others.

If this turns out to be real, it should be bad but I think that the opposite might be true. People will see it as a good thing and will investigate ways to take advantage. The system adapts quickly, just look at how easily "rebel rock & roll" was co-opted. Old story, if you don't trust your institutions then you have to join in the corruption or be left behind. Over and over again, tragedy of the commons. If the corruption works to your benefit, then you go along with it and never worry about what it does to the wider culture. Not much different than Trump bragging about being smart because he didn't pay taxes, while people cheered. Once every corner of your culture is corrupt, do you have a society worth defending anymore? Am I too cynical?

Look at the bright side.  All you clamoring about doing the right thing have convinced Republicans of the efficacy of the vaccines.  So much so, they're cheating to get their shots.
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