LOL .. the prevailing attitude of the tax spenders ... and the Supreme Court
ruling last week on private use of imminent domain just reinforces the fact
that instead of ownership, you're now basically just renting real property
from the government entity that taxes it, and you just may get to keep it,
or pass it on to your heirs, as long as someone else doesn't come up with at
ruse to justify increasing the tax base with it.
This sucker is getting to where it ain't worth fighting for any longer ...
Har. Har. Computer programs don't set the
standard, at least this week, this day, this hour.
or in the case of Microsoft, this year. The
spelling is not debatable! The beginning letter
remains "E" just like it has for decades
(?centuries?) in standard references. Just
imagine a Microsoft programs being used as a
standard. Makes you think of, "It depend on what
And as long as we're being sticklers for correctness, your assumption is
incorrect: OE's spell checker "spelled" it from my typo (debatably a poetic
omen in choice of replacement words, in case you missed that also).
My mistake, I guess. You didn't spell "imminent" correctly, your
spell checker did - is that your point?
If I want to refer to one of your posts, should I refer to it as a
"Swingman" post or an Outlook Express post? I mean, you didn't
actually post anything, your newsreader and ISP did that.
Aside from the "who (or what) is responsible for one's post" issue,
it does seem odd that OE wouldn't offer several correctly spelled
alternatives for a misspelled "eminent". Could be a defect in OE's
spellcheck. Do you recall your original (mis)spelling?
While delusions of perfection may run in your family, judging from your
above, we obvioulsy shouldn't ask too closely about having a clue ... unless
of course, you are that rare man on Usenet ... the one who's never
transposed an "i" and "e" on a keyboard.
You're either new to Usenet, as dense and as clueless to the vagaries of
spell checkers as you appear, or you are just one of those dickheads who
doesn't have anything to add but correcting typos and spelling.
Nonetheless, feel free to go fuck your perfect self at whim.
I'm a little surprised at your comment, Dave. What did I say that
warranted a "go fuck yourself" reply? Prior to reading your post I
thought that maybe "Swingman" misunderstood me or was having a bad
day when he wrote that, but maybe it _is_ me. What did I say that was
so terrible? I did get a little snide in my second post, but that was
in response to his "No shit?!" post. That's no excuse for my reply,
but it _was_ a response in kind. I've re-read the whole sub-thread and
I'm not seeing where I said anything to warrant that type of response.
I realize that I might be biased in my own favor and would
appreciate an objective third party take on why what I said was so
Let it die ... I apologize for taking you too harshly to task for your
reaction to what I considered lighthearted banter on my part. We obviously
both misunderstood each other ... it happens, but does not signify, nor
should it have long lasting consequences/bitterness.
Have a good fourth.
Agreed. I'm usually pretty good at lighthearted banter, but I can
see where I might have missed it here.
We're supposed to have sunny and dry weather all weekend up here,
which means that I can make some sawdust outside. If you could see the
sad state of my basement "workshop", you'd realize what good news that
is (and, in Vermont, fairly rare).
No lack of sunshine here in Houston and it's punishingly hot, especially in
a shop with no AC. However, I am determined to take advantage of some
hopefully uninterrupted shop time this long weekend and complete the
remaining sliding shelves in a new kitchen that has been the victim of
Shelves ... should be a piece of cake, but somehow they've taken longer to
complete than the cabinets.
I'm well aware that I, and my spelling, are far from perfect. I'm not
sure what I said that led you to believe that.
I never complained about your spelling. When you said that OE thought
"eminent" was spelled "imminent", I offered an explanation as to how
that might happen. Apparently you already knew all about spell
checkers and my explanation was of no use to you. Fine. Instead of
saying something like, "Yes, Tom, I know how spell checkers work", you
gave me a snotty reply. My second post was a snotty reply to your
snotty reply. That was a mistake on my part.
Your eminence may be imminent, but you also must be fairly new to
newsgroups. As a pro writer, I could have myself a time correcting
spelling and use throughout most forums, but it is frowned upon, so
strongly that it creates almost life threatening wrinkles in the
If you can understand what is being written, don't bitch about it.
There are too many levels of education and ability here in other areas
to make parsing sentences and moaning over misspellings worthwhile.
I can't afford to bitch about people's spelling, as I make plenty
of mistakes myself. I didn't bitch about Swingman's spelling, either.
I thought that he might not understand why OE's spell checker offered
up "imminent" as a correctly spelled, but wrong, choice, thus my
initial post. Apparently, he did understand & therefore my post wasn't
useful to him.
I love it! There should be no issue with this, right?
It is further interesting to note, that despite all of the rhetoric
about how the right, conservatives, and the current adminstration are only
in it for giant corporations and to advance the corporate agenda, look who
of the men in black robes voted *for* government siezure of private land
from individual citizens for the benefit of large corporations and who
voted against that siezure; writing some very strong language regarding the
absolute tyranny that this move represented. Think about that when the
next supreme court justice vacancy is being filled.
If you're gonna be dumb, you better be tough
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