“I am relieved that Obama won. I prefer not to gloat over it although I slip sometimes.
It is troubling to think that someone whose advisors did such a poor job of preparing him for defeat came that close to being our Commander-in-Chief. Is not that how we got into unwind able wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? Nate Silver's blog was easy to find. If I were Romney I would be livid but, then again, why did he pick those people? It was bad judgment.”
FrankinSac on Nov 8, 2012 at 23:08:26
“Mitt is Mr. Bad Judgment. And you SHOULD gloat. Guess what they would be doing now if the situations were reversed. The Milk of Human Kindness does not flow through Republican veins.”
Vincent Boyle on Nov 8, 2012 at 23:08:19
“Good post. Fanned and faved! He surrounded himself with yes men. His need for affirmation, instead of a desire for advice and counsel, is more than bad judgement, but indicates a serious character flaw.”
“I too do not want to gloat. I am relieved and happy that Obama won.
Still, it is very disturbing to think that someone whose advisors cushion him from facts could so nearly have become our Commanderin-Chief. It seems that the same sort of denial took us into the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Nate Silver''s web site is pretty easy to find and his record is short but solid. He should have expected defeat.”
plaidsportcoat on Nov 8, 2012 at 23:11:41
“It just goes to show that people who are greedy for power and money can be just as out of touch with reality as Loughner. Ann Romney and Janna Ryan crying - gag me with a spoon.”
Feb 15, 2013 at 22:28:21
“This is not new news. The Harvard Nurses' Study showed this same result in the early 90s and that is an excellent study. Many studies show that alcohol increases the risk of cancer, breast cancer in particular.”
“Would the remark about having your hands full be obnoxious if you were carrying groceries and someone wanted to help? Many people make vaguely annoying comments about an array of situations. Most of the above comments seem mild by comparison. Have you lost a parent yet and been told it is fine because "she was old?" Saying less is usually the polite choice.”
“Thank you for this tribute John. I was a student of Jim's at UCLA and we remained friends until that awful morning in 2002. I introduced him to Lauren after she patiently endured hearing me yap on about him for months.
We use the word 'great' too freely but Jim was a great painter. And a great friend, an excellent teacher--with a thing about squeaky clean paintrushes, a fine desert chauffeur (see Michael McMillen's contribution above) a writer of thoughtful letters, the list goes on. I hope that any readers who have not done so yet will go to the MTA building in downtown Los Angeles to see his murals of Los Angeles past and future. Be sure not to miss his rendition of the future, upstairs. Future is now, to quote Nina Hagen. Or go see his painting A SHOPPING MALL at the San Jose Museum of Art. You will thank me.”
Jul 4, 2010 at 20:07:30
“I was perhaps over-zealous at protecting myself from sun for years, and I exposed myself to iffy sunscreen products. Though I believe prudence is a good idea, getting no sun at all--or close to none--makes no sense. We evolved needing some sun. Your 20 minutes per day sounds about right. Also, some clothing doesn't protect you well from the sun. That's worth looking into.”
Jun 8, 2010 at 20:56:16
“The funny thing is, if you go a few days without sugar, you stop missing it. Or at least it worked for me. As someone who has had breast cancer, I am grateful for concrete information on how to prevent recurrence.”