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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Walmart Giving All Employees a Raise to $10/Hour on: March 01, 2015, 11:06:42 pm
Ew, why are you engaging in small talk with the cashier? Or anyone ever, for that matter? Don't talk to people.
Yeah, next time the cashier asks me how I'm doing, or remarks about the weather or whatever, I'll just ignore her and stare at my shoes. That won't be awkward at all.
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Walmart Giving All Employees a Raise to $10/Hour on: March 01, 2015, 08:22:06 pm
I like the self checkout machines. The lines are usually shorter and I'm spared the awkward small talk. It doesn't work well with a whole cart full of groceries though.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: March 01, 2015, 06:07:15 pm
http://www.bestfoodfacts.org/food-for-thought/grass-fed-or-corn-fed

In short - they generally taste the same unless the pasture the grass-fed cows live on is poorly managed.
Grass fed is the premium product though. You want to make it sound better to make the sale. More natural, flavorful, etc.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: March 01, 2015, 06:02:09 pm
Good job! Now go get a pork loin and try it.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: March 01, 2015, 05:37:27 pm
It's clear Bushie has never been in a bar and doesn't intend to go to one now. And that's that. Also, smoking laws vary from state to state, and, sometimes, by municipality. Smoking in bars is still allowed in plenty of places.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: March 01, 2015, 04:12:22 pm
And, for the record, I am not opposed to alcohol.  I'm just opposed to excessive drinking and getting drunk.  I'm also opposed to people burning their family's paycheck on beer instead of food or bills.  I, myself, like to enjoy a glass of wine every now and then.  I haven't had any since July 2013 because I am of the belief that if I have a drink then I cannot drive the rest of the day and since I am often by myself, then I cannot indulge in a drink.  I have no problem with any of my friends having controlled drinks just so long as they don't get drunk and embarrass themselves or their family.  That said, I never condemn anybody if they do get drunk nor do I call them out, because I do things that are just as bad.

Nice!  Bushie is such an artist.

Will you answer my question?  Or here's a less direct one.  If I came through Oklahoma on a road trip would you have Braums with me for lunch or is my speech directly controlled by Satan?

To answer your question, I do not visit bars, nor do I prefer to be around excessive drinking.  I have no problem with talking to anybody, though.  Everyone, atheist, Christian, Muslim, or other beliefs, is deserving of a friend.  I don't discriminate based on religion.  I don't even talk religion unless they ask.  I am respectful of their time and our friendship that I don't want to push anybody way by shoving the Bible down their throats.  If they ask, I will politely tell them, but I don't bring it up.  I try to live my life in such a way that will invite people to ask, but I don't bring the subject up myself.  So, if you came to Northeastern Oklahoma, I would definitely share a meal with you and shoot the breeze.  I might even have a glass of wine with you, but I just will not go into a bar.
How does the no bar rule work in combined bar/restaurants. Will you never go to a restaurant with a bar? What about airplanes? They sell booze so they are sort of like a bar. No country clubs either? What about weddings? Would you decline a wedding invitation if there were a bar at the reception?
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: March 01, 2015, 04:07:52 pm
Bushie is opposed to people spending family money on alcohol, but has no qualms about spending all day watching basketball on the ultra premium cable package his dad pays for. Right. I'm not here to defend alcohol. I think it's about the least fun intoxicant around, but how does somebody go through life so blind to internal inconsistencies?
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Walmart Giving All Employees a Raise to $10/Hour on: March 01, 2015, 03:17:44 pm
I'm always amused to see the right insist they prefer Welfare over Working as the cure for poverty.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: March 01, 2015, 02:57:59 pm
Look, I think it's great that Bushie got a grocery job after all these years of floundering. However, that doesn't mean he should sit on his Inks and watch a basketball triple header either when he knows nothing at all about food or drink. Getting a job has never been Bushie's biggest problem. It's keeping the job that he has so much trouble with. He doesn't have a clue that employers, unlike church and school, expect a lot more than just showing up.  He needs to think about why that is the case. The distance is a problem with his fear of weather and attendance record. Of course, VP of Inks Waving jobs aren't found on every corner, so one goes where one must to get them, and people who get those jobs are less intimidated by every little obstacle imaginable too. The suggestion that I didn't congratulate a 32 year old man enough (I did, in fact, tell him congrats) for getting hired at a grocery store is insane.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: March 01, 2015, 12:58:42 pm
Oklahoma seems pretty darned reasonable compared to our liquor laws in Ontario.
Have you checked out the wikipedia link I gave? You can't even buy ordinary beer in Oklahoma groceries. They are only allowed to sell special 3.2% stuff.



I don't look that close and don't know the difference in percentages, but I have seen some Dos Equis, Guinness, Smirnoff, Boston Lager, Heineken, and other beers that are not your run of the mill Bud, Bud Light, Miller, or Miller Lite.
Smirnoff beer? LMAO.

He's referring to Smirnoff Ice, which can be manufactured below 3.2% and is sold in grocery stores in Kamsas and Oklahoma.
That's not beer either. It's what high school girls drink because they don't like beer.
Also, is Bushie just determined to work far from his home?  Surely there are grocery stores less than 15 miles away from him?
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: March 01, 2015, 09:22:14 am
Oklahoma seems pretty darned reasonable compared to our liquor laws in Ontario.
Have you checked out the wikipedia link I gave? You can't even buy ordinary beer in Oklahoma groceries. They are only allowed to sell special 3.2% stuff.



I don't look that close and don't know the difference in percentages, but I have seen some Dos Equis, Guinness, Smirnoff, Boston Lager, Heineken, and other beers that are not your run of the mill Bud, Bud Light, Miller, or Miller Lite.
Smirnoff beer? LMAO.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: February 28, 2015, 11:04:53 pm
Oklahoma seems pretty darned reasonable compared to our liquor laws in Ontario.
Have you checked out the wikipedia link I gave? You can't even buy ordinary beer in Oklahoma groceries. They are only allowed to sell special 3.2% stuff.

13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: February 28, 2015, 10:28:41 pm
Wikipedia and Bushie give conflicting info about Oklahoma's alcohol laws.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcohol_laws_of_Oklahoma
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: February 28, 2015, 08:37:36 pm
At the interview, did they ask you if you knew anything about meat (or any other types of food)? You don't need to be a world famous chef to work at a supermarket meat counter, but it may be good to know how to brown some ground beef. Jesus tapdancing Christ, it's not that Inksing difficult. Are you going to be responisible for seafood as well?
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: February 28, 2015, 12:27:20 pm
Instead of simply reading about different cuts of meat, why not try to cook and eat some of them? You would learn about them in a completely different way, you would learn about cooking, and you would be less tempted to gorge on super duper refined carbs. Skip the potatoes, rice, and corn with your meat. Try broccoli, brussel sprouts, green beans (not canned), and so on. People are going to seek out your advice about what sorts of food go well with cuts of meats. You're going to be at an uppity grocery. People who shop at uppity groceries usually eat fresh produce.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Over Under on ODF's new job. on: February 27, 2015, 04:02:05 pm
A nice thing about the meat counter is that Bushie can lean on it. So, while technically standing, his joints need no carry the entire burden.
17  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Rep. Schock big Katy Perry fan, according to The Hill on: February 26, 2015, 10:47:19 pm
Dude keeps giving the gays a bad name. How come nobody ever elects a bear to Congress?
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Walmart Giving All Employees a Raise to $10/Hour on: February 26, 2015, 10:45:44 pm
Classic Fordism rediscovered 100 years later. In labor markets, you get what you pay for. Crazy to think that Wally World could be a vaguely desirable job la Starbucks, but it sounds like that's the way we're headed.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How excited are you (1-5 scale) that Bushie has a job at a grocery store? on: February 26, 2015, 10:24:36 pm
Nobody else concerned that he's going to be in a specialized department at a premium grocery store. He's going to have to lift heavy things. Hate to rain on the parade but I suspect he's going to get shown the door just after he renews the Tulsa lease for 6 more months. Also, what if the grocery store attracts too many of those people?
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: February 26, 2015, 09:59:08 pm
1. Bushie, do you know anything about meat? Customers at uppity stores expect a certain level of food knowledge. Don't fall back exclusively on the training the store will give you. Learn about meat on your own during the whole month you are planning on having absolutely nothing to do. For that matter, learn about other kinds of food. Both for your own practical use and because people are going to ask you questions every single day.
2. Good to see Papa has given up on the CADD pipe dream. No need continuing to throw good money after bad.
3. You can apply at any grocery. It doesn't have to be a brand new store that is having a hiring event. There must be dozens of groceries in Tulsa. There is no such thing as a supermarket that is not hiring.
4. Nice to see you make a good choice for a change. Way to go!
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: February 24, 2015, 08:50:33 pm
some African children, who are probably no longer with us (RIP).
Unlike with JJ aka Blondie, this particular RIP is not really Bushie's fault though. We can't expect Bushie to transform Africa into a livable place for destitute orphans.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: February 24, 2015, 07:00:06 pm
He also views divorce as more immoral and unforgivable as a sin than premartial sex, which is still sinful but redeemable.

Guess which of those two sins Bushie accidentally committed.
To be fair to Bushie, the New Testament (as much as one can speak of the NT as one, unified thing) is pretty strongly anti-divorce. Much more so than a lot of things 21st century Evangelical Christians spend quite a bit of time and energy railing against.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is Papa Bushie getting ready to cut Bushie off? on: February 24, 2015, 03:07:12 pm
get some professional mental help.

It's Oklahoma. The Japan of the United States in all the bad ways (hyperdeveloped in-group-out-group mentality, stigma against mental health problems, ossified gender roles) and none of the good ways.

yeah.  even on LI here most of the 'help' is worthless, 12-step pushing hacks and airheads (mostly women) who picked the career because it was likely to pan out in terms of job prospects.  in Ithaca I found the situation, especially the university system, to be much better.  (and the 12-step groups weren't entirely full of slogan-crowing, braindead cultists).   I can't imagine what it's like in the Heartland... though B_____ does have access to a large urban area, so he would have a shot.

odds are the only therapy he'd have a tolerance for is sunshiney, unconditionally positive circlejerking.  the type that wouldn't challenge him to actually change his behavior.
I agree mental health people do tend to be female, but I very strongly disagree with your claim that it's about women tryng to make a career move. I don't think many counselors (or teachers, another nurturing female dominated profession) in the history of the field have ever selected their job purely for financial reasons.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: February 24, 2015, 01:48:11 pm
I really don't know why he won't date her. Maybe he's just afraid of women. They are awful, I agree, but we cant live without them.
Atlas poster uninterested in women. I have a theory.
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: MSNBC embarassment: Network pulls in avg of 55,000 viewers on: February 22, 2015, 04:15:15 pm
Does anybody really watch cable news? I see it in banks and waiting and such places, but the idea of sitting down at home and (after paying a lot of $ for countless cable channels) choosing to watch FOX, CNN, or MSNBC makes about as much sense as one of Bushie's diets. There's a lot of good tv out there, but literally none of it is on any of those networks.
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