Author Topic: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade  (Read 2434567 times)

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Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52200 on: June 09, 2016, 12:11:51 AM »
Andy just lost my vote by the misuse of "begs the question." A pet-peeve, annoyance of mine. As a lawyer, and time-traveler, he should know better.

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52201 on: June 09, 2016, 12:12:36 AM »
Heather, if the NSA wasted their time monitoring this programme that would be an unanswerable argument for the permanent revocation of their funding.

There's some desk jockey at the NSA who said to himself "I can make $75,000 a year listening to this crap" for national security reasons. He'll find a reason to justify his budget.

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52202 on: June 09, 2016, 12:13:24 AM »
Yeah, I have my off nights. :P 

I should have known Bateman was pulling a fast one, lol. ;D Won't bite on that again.  ::) Oh look.  My starr is all shiny again.  ;)

I'm assigning you ( for now ) a current magnitude of -12.6 ; which considering the scale is not that bad.

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52203 on: June 09, 2016, 12:13:36 AM »
I  took something for that
Thank you Ghost.  You're a good and kind soul! ;)

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52204 on: June 09, 2016, 12:14:19 AM »
There's some desk jockey at the NSA who said to himself "I can make $75,000 a year listening to this crap" for national security reasons. He'll find a reason to justify his budget.

i'd "listen" for 75k a year too

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52205 on: June 09, 2016, 12:15:46 AM »
There's some desk jockey at the NSA who said to himself "I can make $75,000 a year listening to this crap" for national security reasons. He'll find a reason to justify his budget.
Yep but, more likely a contractor whose bosses encourage and write up stuff to ensure that it is 'important' that this tripe in monitored.

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52206 on: June 09, 2016, 12:17:54 AM »
I'm assigning you ( for now ) a current magnitude of -12.6 1.46; which considering the scale is not that bad.
There.  Fixed yer typo fer ya, Speckie.  Siriusly! ;) ;D

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52207 on: June 09, 2016, 12:20:57 AM »
Now, if this was Al Queada/Illegal-immigrant/Daesh radio program it would likely be not monitored or, at least, not acted upon!

I can't help but speculate on how much more entertaining this programme would be if Heather were shilling for one of those groups rather for than Art Bell.  :)

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52208 on: June 09, 2016, 12:24:36 AM »
Andy just lost my vote by the misuse of "begs the question." A pet-peeve, annoyance of mine.

Are you referring to when people say, "begs the question" when they ought to be saying, "raises the question"?

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52209 on: June 09, 2016, 12:26:51 AM »
Good night, good folks. :)

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52210 on: June 09, 2016, 12:26:54 AM »
Are you referring to when people say, "begs the question" when they ought to be saying, "raises the question"?
Yes. I hate the misuse. I think teaching of formal, and informal, as in this case, fallacies should be taught in schools again. Logic should be one of the tenets of education.

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52211 on: June 09, 2016, 12:27:29 AM »
There's some desk jockey at the NSA who said to himself "I can make $75,000 a year listening to this crap" for national security reasons. He'll find a reason to justify his budget.

The NSA may need to increase his salary to 100K a year if most of the programmes are as dull and lifeless as this one.  :(

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52212 on: June 09, 2016, 12:29:13 AM »
Yes. I hate the misuse. I think teaching of formal, and informal, as in this case, fallacies should be taught in schools again. Logic should be one of the tenets of education.

I speculate that you may have a misplaced comma in your sentence.

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52213 on: June 09, 2016, 12:29:56 AM »
Good night, good folks. :)

Shine on star.... shine on...

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52214 on: June 09, 2016, 12:30:42 AM »
Now, if this was Al Queada/Illegal-immigrant/Daesh radio program it would likely be not monitored or, at least, not acted upon!

I wonder if there is a Mexican branch of Al Qaeda named "Al Quesadilla".

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52215 on: June 09, 2016, 12:32:43 AM »
Andy just lost my vote by the misuse of "begs the question." A pet-peeve, annoyance of mine. As a lawyer, and time-traveler, he should know better.

Also a couple times he's used a hard-g where a soft-g is called for, e.g. 'hegemony' and 'Regina'.  Maybe it's a linguistic development which he encountered in the future.

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52216 on: June 09, 2016, 12:32:47 AM »
Logic should be one of the tenets of education.

I suspect it is not currently so because giving young people the ability to think logically would render the emotional appeals of American politicians largely ineffective.

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52217 on: June 09, 2016, 12:35:34 AM »
I speculate that you may have a misplaced comma in your sentence.
I was thinking that myself actually! Wondering: should use some parentheses, but I'm always criticized for those.  How should I have phrased it? Seriously.

ps: I also have a weird keyboard issue (virus, just old) that some keys make "\" or other extraneous characters when I type sometimes. Odd. I found an old one after my other one went kaput but it could be a UK or even German keyboard (I forget when/where I got it) and not sure how/if it is simply the printing on the board or if it "connects," somehow to different characters and makes characters different. Though this is not the problem in the above problem you mentioned.

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52218 on: June 09, 2016, 12:36:16 AM »
I speculate that you may have a misplaced comma in your sentence.

That's your name, you don't have to open with it too.

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52219 on: June 09, 2016, 12:37:54 AM »
I was thinking that myself actually! Wondering: should use some parentheses, but I'm always criticized for those.  How should I have phrased it? Seriously.

ps: I also have a weird keyboard issue (virus, just old) that some keys make "\" or other extraneous characters when I type sometimes. Odd. I found an old one after my other one went kaput but it could be a UK or even German keyboard (I forget when/where I got it) and not sure how/if it is simply the printing on the board or if it "connects," somehow to different characters and makes characters different. Though this is not the problem in the above problem you mentioned.

If I am not mistaken, I may be ; you would use the coma to substitute the use of the word 'and' .

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52220 on: June 09, 2016, 12:38:48 AM »
I wonder if there is a Mexican branch of Al Qaeda named "Al Quesadilla".
I find funny these stories of girls named "ISIS" and etc. Interestingly, going to check myself in now, when they first appeared years ago I was: Egyptian god, space station etc and then happened upon Clyde Lewis also making the "connections" some weeks later when I was taking a piss and turned on my bathroom radio. :o

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52221 on: June 09, 2016, 12:40:42 AM »
If I am not mistaken, I may be ; you would use the coma to substitute the use of the word 'and' .

Better back that semi-colon up against your "be," mister!  >:(

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52222 on: June 09, 2016, 12:41:08 AM »
That's your name, you don't have to open with it too.

While I Speculate

that your opinion is a valid one....

We must agree to disagree during this current moon cycle.

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52223 on: June 09, 2016, 12:42:15 AM »
I was thinking that myself actually! Wondering: should use some parentheses, but I'm always criticized for those.  How should I have phrased it? Seriously.

Well, since you did ask (and therefore have only yourself to blame), how about:

I think teaching of formal and informal (as in this case) fallacies should be taught in schools again.

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52224 on: June 09, 2016, 12:42:51 AM »
Better back that semi-colon up against your "be," mister!  >:(

Only if you agree to get rid of the coma after your misquoted be :(

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52225 on: June 09, 2016, 12:42:52 AM »
That's your name, you don't have to open with it too.

You better be here for Hoagie

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52226 on: June 09, 2016, 12:43:35 AM »
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Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52227 on: June 09, 2016, 12:44:10 AM »
Only if you agree to get rid of the coma after your misquoted be :(

It's not misquoted. I was quoting you.  ;)

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52228 on: June 09, 2016, 12:44:48 AM »
You better be here for Hoagie

I don't think so. This thread is pretty funny though, at the moment. Maybe I just love grammar humor and never knew it.

Re: Midnight In The Desert With Heather Wade
« Reply #52229 on: June 09, 2016, 12:45:38 AM »
Well, since you did ask (and therefore have only yourself to blame), how about:
Ha. I still can't find a reference where commas shouldn't be used in that case. Though, ( ;) ) I welcome it.